Thread: Elden Ring

  1. #1981
    Awesome, died to Death Buildup just as I killed Dung Eater with the fucking Giant Crab interfering so I didn't get to loot his gear... and running back there there's nothing to loot.

    Great stuff... fs.

  2. #1982
    The presentation really is next level sometimes. The Erdtree. The underground "sky" looming over ancient ruins. Radahn's battlefield. Renala's ph2 arena. The corpse-filled valley in Mt. Gelmir. The foggy rises and towers around Liurnia. So many great looking vistas. Usually open worlds do have good looking views but this game's feel as handcrafted as in a linear experience, and they're not backgrounds or skyboxes but places you can go to 90% of the time. Really impressed by that.
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  3. #1983
    Quote Originally Posted by Daedius View Post
    Awesome, died to Death Buildup just as I killed Dung Eater with the fucking Giant Crab interfering so I didn't get to loot his gear... and running back there there's nothing to loot.

    Great stuff... fs.
    When you finish his quest you get it. Same damn think happened to me. It was his weapon.

  4. #1984
    Quote Originally Posted by Jastall View Post
    The presentation really is next level sometimes. The Erdtree. The underground "sky" looming over ancient ruins. Radahn's battlefield. Renala's ph2 arena. The corpse-filled valley in Mt. Gelmir. The foggy rises and towers around Liurnia. So many great looking vistas. Usually open worlds do have good looking views but this game's feel as handcrafted as in a linear experience, and they're not backgrounds or skyboxes but places you can go to 90% of the time. Really impressed by that.
    I dont think i seen a single place you cant go actually. It seems if its not either water or fog, you can go.

  5. #1985
    I'm on NG+ and scared to fight Malenia again.. I was worried for nothing... I saw some people having easy time with river of blood so I'd give it a try this go around since I have two.
    Boosted both to +9 slap on the blood loss talisman, Alexander talisman, the lower fp cost to skills one and the boost stat one. summon mimic and hit some L2.. She melts in first form. Dodge the flower thing, pull out the repeater crossbow that fires three bolts at once with the blood bolt for more blood loss. Slap her with more L2 move, does a second flower and shot her a few more time and done...
    Worried for nothing -_-

  6. #1986
    Completed it, on NG+. Blitzed through it, so trying to do things I missed first time round. Story wise I am at the Capital, not went further.

    Have to say, this game is a masterpiece.
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  7. #1987
    Quote Originally Posted by minteK917 View Post
    I dont think i seen a single place you cant go actually. It seems if its not either water or fog, you can go.
    There is a boss fight where you start walking into an area and see a normal guard, prepare to discard him, but right before you reach him the entire screen goes black and it throws you into a boss battle, where the ENTIRE screen is black except the twin bosses, their spells, your spells/armor/weapons, and the NPCs/Player are brightly lit against a completely dark void. After the fight, you are not teleported back, but instead to the final location you were headed, which the game deduced(correctly in my case) by the direction I was going.

    This was just a random interaction in the open world, and barely notable, but in any other game it would be spoken of like the highlight. Absolute masterpiece.

  8. #1988
    Quote Originally Posted by Devilyaki View Post
    I'm on NG+ and scared to fight Malenia again.. I was worried for nothing... I saw some people having easy time with river of blood so I'd give it a try this go around since I have two.
    Boosted both to +9 slap on the blood loss talisman, Alexander talisman, the lower fp cost to skills one and the boost stat one. summon mimic and hit some L2.. She melts in first form. Dodge the flower thing, pull out the repeater crossbow that fires three bolts at once with the blood bolt for more blood loss. Slap her with more L2 move, does a second flower and shot her a few more time and done...
    Worried for nothing -_-
    Cheers for this, I will try it when I get to her again.
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  9. #1989
    As far as I can tell, I guess only have left to kill Radagon. This is it!

  10. #1990
    Quote Originally Posted by Zenfoldor View Post
    the ENTIRE screen is black
    High Lord Wolnir taught me that there was a fight coming the moment everything else went black. Although the arena and fight are more enjoyable this time.

  11. #1991
    The collision and hitboxes in this game have to be some of the best if not THE best work From Soft has ever done. I really can't think of too many games with this kind of consistent collision throughout the whole experience.

    PVPing, I swear there was a moment when I missed and the dude sidestepped my blade perfectly like within a hair's breadth. He immediately did his weapon art and I forward rolled on some Neo in The Matrix shit and the weapon just barely would have grazed me. We both stopped, stepped back, and took a moment to look at each other in disbelief.

    This is a masterpiece of design and gameplay I have rarely ever seen.

  12. #1992
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jastall View Post
    Shout out to the bros and sis leaving messages around those.

    Also shout out to From for making PvP opt-in only so I can see the messages, bloodstain and stuff without some guy interrupting my play session with this game's terrible PvP.
    Uhhh you never had to humanity/effigy/ember to see messages and bloodstains, PvP in souls has always been Opt in because you would have to use an item to make it so you could be invaded.

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  13. #1993
    The only griefing I got was in Haligtree when somebody put a set of message runes on top of a bonfire and I didn't have the option to select between them with the up button and simply could NOT click the bonfire, I had to go into offline mode and then I could click it. I'm not sure how that happened because usually I could select which action I wanted if they were stacked, but in this case I could not.

    Honestly got to me, it wasn't even that big of a deal, but it upset me that the other player had the power to make me have to restart the game twice to proceed. I do love the online aspects of these games though. In the grand scheme, this was a very minor inconvenience.
    Last edited by Zenfoldor; 2022-04-01 at 05:53 PM.

  14. #1994
    You gotta be kidding me... areas change/open up after you "clear" them?

  15. #1995
    Quote Originally Posted by Gutler View Post
    Uhhh you never had to humanity/effigy/ember to see messages and bloodstains, PvP in souls has always been Opt in because you would have to use an item to make it so you could be invaded.
    Bloodborne says hi. Though it was so late in the game, pvp was goofy.

  16. #1996
    Quote Originally Posted by Gutler View Post
    Uhhh you never had to humanity/effigy/ember to see messages and bloodstains, PvP in souls has always been Opt in because you would have to use an item to make it so you could be invaded.
    It's not really opt in when it's a buff you use to make yourself better that opts you in. Runes Arcs are the equivalent to all those in Elden Ring and they don't "opt" you in to pvp. The only way to get invaded is to use taunters tongue or be playing in coop.

    Also there are cases among Demon's Souls, Dark Souls 2 and Bloodborne where you can be invaded without even using a buff so lol... 2 of those being during boss fights to boot. The only true opt out there is to go offline, or just roll the dice on being lucky.
    Last edited by Tech614; 2022-04-02 at 03:30 AM.

  17. #1997
    Seen people complaining about player messages blocking Sites of Grace, but has anyone else had an issue of not being able to interact with undiscovered Sites of Grace just in general since the last patch?

    I've noticed it in a few places, but a couple stick out in my head. The site at the windmills where there's a boss fight, the actual site seems to be misaligned from what's shown... it's off by a couple of body widths. The other is the site after the dragon boss fight at the end of the lift bypass to Altus... not sure if the NPC invasion was messing with it. Also, the last site before the Blood Lord boss room wasn't accessible until I left the game and re-entered. Pretty sure it's just the patch and not some NG+ shenanigans. Anyone else experiencing this?
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  18. #1998
    Quote Originally Posted by exochaft View Post
    Seen people complaining about player messages blocking Sites of Grace, but has anyone else had an issue of not being able to interact with undiscovered Sites of Grace just in general since the last patch?

    I've noticed it in a few places, but a couple stick out in my head. The site at the windmills where there's a boss fight, the actual site seems to be misaligned from what's shown... it's off by a couple of body widths. The other is the site after the dragon boss fight at the end of the lift bypass to Altus... not sure if the NPC invasion was messing with it. Also, the last site before the Blood Lord boss room wasn't accessible until I left the game and re-entered. Pretty sure it's just the patch and not some NG+ shenanigans. Anyone else experiencing this?
    Happened to me a couple of times before the patch also. Just quit to main menu and load again, should work.

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    I'm trying to rank the Fromsoft games.

    For me, Elden Ring is safely above Dark Souls 1, 2, 3 and Sekiro, but is it above Bloodborne? I donno yet, so I'm replaying it after a many years. The other games are relatively fresh in my head because I replayed them recently. I only just arrived at the Cathedral Ward, but so far Bloodborne is winning.

    Nothing will ever beat this game's atmosphere and level design. Elden Ring is more grandiose and full of variety and everything is turned up to 11, but Bloodborne feels a lot tighter and dense. Considering also its age, the graphical fidelity deserves higher marks than Elden Ring as well, despite the often sub 30 fps.

    Anyway, all I can say is we don't deserve Fromsoft. What they've managed to achieve in a decade cannot be matched by any game developer.
    Last edited by hellhamster; 2022-04-02 at 12:36 PM.

  20. #2000
    I love that almost nobody seem evil, except mogh lmao. Hes a cool boss and a lore piece of shit. Theres no real reason why hes that way either, morgoth had the same cursed upbringing and turned out a good person. Cant wait for those vatti videos going over what is probably their most disgusting lore characrer lmao. Mabye that part was writtem by Martin for sure. Sound like some bastard hed write about.
    Last edited by minteK917; 2022-04-02 at 01:57 PM.

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