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#10 - kojogaara ONLINE (12/08/2012) [-]
they better still have this in it
they better still have this in it
User avatar #23 - alostsomeone ONLINE (12/09/2012) [-]
Holy **** ... This trailer is better than any gift I'll be getting for Christmas. God ******* dammit I'm already shaking with excitement.

Thank you.
User avatar #4 - swiekim (12/08/2012) [-]
was thinkin about getting dark souls... should i? i'm thinking yes but still wanted some reasons to get it
#5 to #4 - testtubebabies (12/08/2012) [-]
Yes Dark Souls is the most challenging game that I have ever played, but it is also the most rewarding. I work at a video game store and it is the one game that I try to sell to every person who asks for suggestions. Theres really no reason that you SHOULDN'T get it.
User avatar #7 to #5 - swiekim (12/08/2012) [-]
i could only really play it on the xbox (dont have ps3, computer isnt good enough for real gaming) so i didnt know if it was great on consoles or not, i do want to get it and now i think i will
User avatar #8 to #7 - Nihatclodra (12/08/2012) [-]
It was originally only for consoles, the PC port was pretty bad, it only works the way it should if you install Fan-made mods.
User avatar #9 to #8 - swiekim (12/08/2012) [-]
then console is a good bet then
User avatar #11 to #9 - Nihatclodra (12/09/2012) [-]
Yup. If you install the mods, the PC version is pretty good, and online play is free since it's on a comp (unlike xbox live). But if you play Xbox Live anyway for other games, you might as well get the console version.

Here's some advice for when you first start Dark Souls:
1) Everything can kill you. Everything. Treat even a butterfly with the same caution you would a nuclear bomb.
2) Don't rage-quit. It's fine to take a break, but quitting because it's too hard is the mistake most people make with this game. If you find someone who says Dark souls is **** , 99% of the time, they rage-quit and don't want to admit it.
3) Memorize enemy attack patterns.
4) Explore everywhere it's possible to explore, and then some. There are secrets around every corner: from illusionary walls, to drops that you can survive even if it doesn't look like it, rooftops you can parkour, windows you can jump out of, even gods that are illusions (with great chests) that will unlock hidden areas if you attack it.
5) Upgrade you equipment, level up your stats. This makes the game a LOT easier.
6) If you get REALLY stuck, look it up. it's better to get some help than run around in circles for hours.
7) Read the descriptions/flavor-text of items. The story in Dark Souls is told mostly through said items, and often tell you where you're supposed to go/do.
8) if something looks suspicious, it's not your imagination. It's a trap. but you are often rewarded by springing the traps anyway.
9) *Clears throat* DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODGE!!!!
10) If you need/want help, summon another player. summoning another player gives the boss more health, but having an ally can more than balance that fact.
User avatar #12 to #11 - swiekim (12/09/2012) [-]
i had questions... but they just ******* disappeared as soon as i was done reading... i cant think of what i wanted to ask now but thank you for the help, i always thought that being multiplayer ment it would be harder because of invasions and such though
User avatar #13 to #12 - Nihatclodra (12/09/2012) [-]
Invasions can get annoying, but you gain humanity and souls whenever you defeat the invader.

If you just plain don't want to be invaded, don't enter human form. If you are hollow, you can't be invaded. Or, you could summon another player, and ambush the invading player.
User avatar #14 to #13 - swiekim (12/09/2012) [-]
theres a question... human and hollow form what is this?
User avatar #15 to #14 - Nihatclodra (12/09/2012) [-]
Hollow = Undead. "Hollow" refers to "Soulless", or "Empty Vessel" in this case. There is a consumable item called "Humanity" in this game that serves many purposes, one of which is burning humanity at a bonfire to turn back into a human, from a hollow.
User avatar #16 to #15 - swiekim (12/09/2012) [-]
are there any benefits to hollow and human form aside from the no invasions?
User avatar #17 to #16 - Nihatclodra (12/09/2012) [-]
Hollow: You cannot summon players, you cannot be invaded. Your resistances (Poison, curse, disease, bleeding, etc) are lower, and you look like moldy **** .
Human: You can summon other players, and be invaded. Your resistances are increased, your item discovery stat is increased (Easier to get rare-drops), you can kindle Bonfires (Another use of "Humanity". Bonfires btw are the checkpoints of the game, and you generally get 5 "potions" (aka: Estus Flasks) to heal yourself that refill themselves each time you visit a Bonfire. If you kindle a Bonfire with Humanity, you can permanently increase the amount of Estus flasks you gain from resting at that bonfire by 5). Also, you actually look like how you created your character.
User avatar #18 to #17 - swiekim (12/09/2012) [-]
do you get humanity at a steady pace? or is it a 1 boss 1 humanity kinda thing?
User avatar #20 to #18 - Nihatclodra (12/09/2012) [-]
What Mooklez said. You tend to find Humanity as random loot fairly often, and certain enemies drop it.
#19 to #18 - mookiez (12/09/2012) [-]
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I'll help with some questions as well. Because in My opinion this game is better than skyrim. Yes it is a steady pace. but they are still rare. As he said when consumed You HAVE to be at a bonfire to become human again. in other words You can't become a human just by consuming humanity. also the more humanity You consume the better. You will have a counter of humanity You have eaten. This is what You can spend it on at bonfire ( You die You lose it all, including all exp, But You have one chance to return to where You died and get all Your stuff back. You die again and it is gone forever. But You don't lose items only consumed humanity and exp. So if You think You may die, don't consume it. ) But if You consume it Without spending it Your overall stats will go up. Rare drop rate, resistance. Att will go up only from certain weapons. The best places for farming humanity is the sewers, There will be big ass rats in this location. they have a good drop rate. Also don't attack any npcs You see NONE OF THEM. On My first play through I attack a lot because I didn't know what I was doing. But I killed summons to help Me with the boss. big **** up. And if You get mad at the game and get stuck. sometimes it's best to just stop playing for the whole day, sleep on it, And You will win on the first try. I guarantee You that. alos classes. I prefer light armor so I can dodge. Heavy armor protects more. Bur You can't move. hard to dodge. And since most stuff can one hit You. I prefer lesser armor so I can move. I have played this game for a long ass time. on and off for months, I'm a level 598. on My tenth playthrough. I have the best sword that stacks with all of your stats. It's called the sword of atorios or something along that line, I can't remember exactly what it is called. and some bosses drop their souls that can be consumed for more exp or a weapon, I would advice looking up their soul to see what weapon can be made from them. also pic related this is humanity.
#21 to #19 - anon (12/09/2012) [-]
yeah skyrim didnt have that "oblivion" feel were you could play it 4 months after finishing it as much as possible and then come back and still have fun (hate that about the game), i dont want to ask to much before getting the game but what does consuming the humanity (without bonfire) do for you? i was thinking looking at the wiki awhile ago and couldnt decide what i wanted to do first but i'll assume i'll figure that bit out when i start playing, when you die you lose everything or just if you consume humanity?
User avatar #32 to #21 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Consuming humanity will increase certain stats for as long as you keep that humanity. When you die, you lose all your souls and current humanity (though you have a chance to get them back), and when you die as a human: you become hollow.
User avatar #22 to #21 - mookiez (12/09/2012) [-]
I know bro. Skyrim just didn't have that feel, And even though they made dlc, I'm not going back to skyrim. But onYour question, consuming basicly makes You a little stronger. You can consume a total of 99 at a time. I have only ever consumed a total of 42 and died and lost it all. I raged. But with bonfires. You have to consume one and spend it to become human. when You become human it unlocks other options at the bonfire. It will unlock the kindling process. As the other guy said You start with five flask ( health potions) And when You use them the only way to get them back is to rest at a fire. But when You consume and spend another humanity for kindling. You can hold ten flask. But only at the fire You kindled. There are dozens of other bonfires (checkpoint, change magic, level up, etc) That won't be kindles. If You rest at these it will only give you up to 5 flask. They have to be kindled as well to get 10. But as a dark souls noob (aka the games bitch.) It's best to hold onto those humanity and don't consume them so You don't lose them when You die, Because You will. And when You do that You can only consume them when needed at a bonfire. 5 flask will not make it for You. You get another thing in the game at a later time that allows 20 flask.And sometimes that is not enough. but basivcly on that question. consuming humanity without a fire will increase rare item drops and increase resistance. and increase att power of certain weapons that You get and a later time. When you die You lose the humanity consumed and souls ( exp) so spend all Your souls as soon as You can. so You don't die and lose them. But when You die, where You died at there will be a green dot just go over that and You can retrieve your stuff you had humanity and exp. But if You die again that green dot disappears and all Your stuff will be gone forever. I lost 3 million souls on time. And that is like a **** ton of exp. This is one of those games that You don't quite understand until played.
User avatar #31 to #22 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
**** the taurus boss....
User avatar #34 to #31 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Sounds like you bought the game. What's your opinion of it so far?
User avatar #24 to #22 - swiekim (12/09/2012) [-]
didnt know you posted this because it logged me out so i didnt get a notification when you replyd... sucks but yeah... whats with all the random ghosts jumping off the sides of cliffs and just drops and stuff...
User avatar #33 to #24 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Random ghosts?
User avatar #35 to #33 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
like transparent people just jumping off of cliffs every so often
User avatar #55 to #35 - mookiez (12/10/2012) [-]
Sorry for the late reply. those invisible people You see are actually other players, And You are watching them die. That's why You may see a blood stain next to them. Sometimes when You die people can see you die. It's part of the internet connection portion of the game. also there is a person You can sell items to. After You ring both bells. He will appear at the start of the game. And always read those orange things You see on the ground. some people post some in front of invisible walls. and if You post something helpful and someone likes it and up votes it, you get a free humanity.
User avatar #53 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
You cannot sell things. It quite simply is not a game mechanic. You want souls? Farm them. You want to get rid of item? Drop them, or buy a Bottomless Box.
User avatar #54 to #53 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
alright, wanted to know before i started hauling around 3 sets of hollow armor waiting for a vendor that would want to buy them...
User avatar #51 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Mini-bosses don't have fog-gates, he's a real boss. Same with the Asylum Demon.
User avatar #52 to #51 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
that makes me feel a bit better about being stuck on him
User avatar #48 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Well, keep at it. Dark Souls is a game that begins to feel like sex as you beat bosses... for the first playthrough, and first Newgame+ playthrough anyway. After that, most people turn to challenge-runs.
User avatar #49 to #48 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
for now i'll worry about the small stuff seeing as the first miniboss is giving me trouble
User avatar #46 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
*Slow Clap* I didn't even think of using that strategy on him in early-game. Well done.
User avatar #50 to #46 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
oh yeah.. is there some kind of vendor you sell things to? the merchant in undead burg doesnt wantto buy things or i dont know how to sell stuff
User avatar #47 to #46 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
i didnt either... i saw something about taking him up to some kind of high spot then jumping off, and he didnt want to go up the ladder so it just turned into me jumping on him a few times... got my right though
User avatar #44 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
You're not supposed to fight that Black Knight until later. He's supposed to be a "If you want this ring, suicide for it. If you don't want to suicide for it, get stronger and then come back." enemy. If he was easy for you, I can't imagine what sort of talent you have in this game.
User avatar #45 to #44 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
i kinda bitched him.. apparently his weakness is jumping on him with the broadaxe 3 times and a few throwing knives... all i did was got his attention, climbed up on the building that goes to where the 3 pyrogrenade undead are and jumped off it onto him when he started walking away, then he'd get stuck attacking the wall while i waited then i jumped on him again and repeated... i felt really dumb after suiciding 4 times trying to kill him head on though not gonna lie
User avatar #42 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Just wait, once you get going in this game, Taurus Demons will be laughing stock.

No, seriously. Taurus Demons and Capra Demons (Capra is a boss you will fight after Taurus) are as common in Izalith (mid-late game area), as Hollow are in Undead Burg.
User avatar #43 to #42 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
right now undead burg is sucking... aside from that black(?) knight guy guarding a ring.. he was surprisingly easy
User avatar #40 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Just takes practice. Also, remember to roll to dodge. Certain frames in the rolling animation make you invincible, and it gives you a short boost of speed.
User avatar #41 to #40 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
i'll get it eventually.. just need to get there without almost dieing
User avatar #38 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
as soon as you traverse the fog, turn around and go in the gap to the left of the stairs. There's a ladder. Climb up the ladder, kill the hollows there, quickly jump down on-top of the Taurus Demon while pressing the Attack button (Like with the asylum demon). Run away, run back passed the taurus-demon once he chases after you, climb the ladder, repeat until dead.
User avatar #39 to #38 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
he always gets in the way when i try that, and if he doesnt then he gets to me before i'm up the ladder and knocks me off then corners me in between the ladder and stairs then dominates me
User avatar #36 to #35 - Nihatclodra (12/10/2012) [-]
Those are other players, you can see phantoms of other players playing the game to give you hints of what to do, where secrets are, etc.
User avatar #37 to #36 - swiekim (12/10/2012) [-]
ohh, thats helpful til you see them dodge off the side of the wall or something (still stuck in the undead place, stuck on the taurus demon) pain in the ass he is
User avatar #27 to #11 - leetninijaz (12/09/2012) [-]
try holding with two hands
User avatar #26 to #11 - leetninijaz (12/09/2012) [-]
amazing chest up ahead
User avatar #58 to #5 - FightClub (12/13/2012) [-]
the difficulty of it alone is why people don't get it
User avatar #1 - thundercloud (12/08/2012) [-]
PRAISE THE SUN
User avatar #25 - leetninijaz (12/09/2012) [-]
Dark souls is possibly the best game i've ever played, and that says something, i've played a lot of games I CAN'T ******* WAIT!!
#63 - drmersu ONLINE (03/17/2013) [-]
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User avatar #62 - arstya (02/17/2013) [-]
Maybe we could have a bit more of a story? One we don't havve to search for while dodging death I mean.
User avatar #57 - Pharonix (12/12/2012) [-]
I just hope you can import your dark souls save.
#59 to #57 - johnshepherd (12/14/2012) [-]
But you'd lose the challenge of a new game!
User avatar #60 to #59 - Pharonix (12/14/2012) [-]
i mean in the sense that, if you import an old save, you get a few items maybe a few souls or weapon, just a few things as thanks for playing dark souls 1

And maybe after beating the game once with a new character, you gain the ability to summon an NPC Phantom of your imported character, that is...only after you defeat them in battle.
#61 to #60 - johnshepherd (12/14/2012) [-]
But then the game would need to create some sort of AI that examines the strategies you yourself used and incorporates them into a whole new character. Seems pretty far fetched and hard on any system.
#28 - slenderchild (12/09/2012) [-]
demons souls, dark souls, dark souls 2

logic= gone
#29 to #28 - slenderchild (12/09/2012) [-]
looks sick though
User avatar #30 to #28 - lostandgoneforever (12/10/2012) [-]
They originally wanted to name Dark Souls something completely different, they tried something like, "Dark Ring" (you know, cause of the accursed mark of the undead) but due to some issues of that being offensive or something in a specific country, they kept trying different things til they ended up with Dark Souls.
Also, Dark Souls is a direct sequel, which means it will be taking place in the same world as Dark Souls, unlike Demon Souls to Dark Souls.
#56 to #30 - slenderchild (12/11/2012) [-]
this makes much more sense now
User avatar #6 - LiquidSnake (12/08/2012) [-]
i screamed like a little girl when i found out i seriously cant wait
#2 - theXsjados (12/08/2012) [-]
All of my NOPE
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