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#326748 - zoopityzop (02/03/2013) [-]
Got a question for the Dark Souls fans in here
When I finished the game, I did the Link the Fire ending.
This one Commentator I watch did the Dark Lord ending, but he did mention that some people say it's the "true ending" of the game

So my question is, what's your opinion on this?
I think the Darkness ending was done much more, but still kinda lackluster. I've also much preferred good endings over bad ones.
#327146 to #326748 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
well, I can give my opinion on this but it does contain a major spoiler.
User avatar #327449 to #327146 - zoopityzop (02/04/2013) [-]
I've seen both endings!
User avatar #327509 to #327449 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
well, you asked for it.

as the player character you're a descendent of the furtive pygmy, the one who found the dark soul, the source of all humanity. this is why you can die over and over again without ever becoming hollow, this is also why you can hold so much humanity without any problems (many firekeepers are mutilated, blind, immobile etc). seeing as the player character's soul is so powerful, it might bring light back forever.

when there's light in the world it means that the gods and demi-gods are more powerful, meaning humans will to a certain degree be enslaved to them, but it certainly is better than the alternative. letting the fire extinquish means there will be nothing but darkness left in the world, the abyss will expand infinitely, and this darkness means death for all with the exception of perhaps the player character, seeing as the increase in darkness makes the dark souls more powerful, so essentially the player character more powerful. not to mention that the player can't lose his sanity like the four kings did. the furtive pygmy hated the gods and wanted the abyss to spread, but what does his opinion mean, really? nothing to me.

linking the flame=light, power to the gods (which protect humans, they've never actually harmed humans) and humanity will "calm down", all living beings will lose their humanity on a way slower rate for at least a while.

letting the flame die=power to the player character, though being the overlord of a black, shapeless world means nothing, death to all but wraiths, premordial serpents and of course the player character.

I'd say linking the flame is the true ending, it seems to be canon in dark souls II as well.
User avatar #327511 to #327509 - zoopityzop (02/04/2013) [-]
I knew most of this
#327820 to #327511 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
well then, you probably know that seath and logan both went insane due to the books of the duke's archives?
User avatar #327923 to #327820 - zoopityzop (02/04/2013) [-]
Yep, and that Seath was blind yadda yadda, I know of Gwyndolin's existence but haven't fought him yet

I actually had a suspicion from not too far after the start of the game that the Chosen Undead was the furtive pygmy
#327943 to #327923 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
how much do you know about lost izalith?
User avatar #327958 to #327943 - zoopityzop (02/04/2013) [-]
Well it's not obvious, Izalith is home of most demons, and I'm guessing most witches as well

Dark Souls, not being about hand holding, is usually hard to figure out so I use inferences
User avatar #328028 to #327958 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
oh, and I forgot to tell, Titanite demons, also known as prowling demons are born from titanite slabs.
User avatar #328033 to #328028 - zoopityzop (02/04/2013) [-]
User avatar #328461 to #328033 - europe (02/05/2013) [-]
slab? weapons. definitely weapons. armour loses it's use as the difficulty increases.
User avatar #327980 to #327958 - europe (02/04/2013) [-]
right, the witch of izalith was an owner of one of the lord souls, when the flame started to fade, she used this soul, essentially her soul, to try and copy the flame. this gave birth to the bed of chaos and many, many demons. one of the daughters of chaos guards the entrance to the fog gate, most likely because she wants to protect her mother because she thinks there's still hope for her.
User avatar #326771 to #326748 - thedasher ONLINE (02/03/2013) [-]
There was no bad ending, the fire would have died out anyway, all you did by lighting the fire was prolong the suffering
User avatar #326774 to #326771 - zoopityzop (02/03/2013) [-]
I thought linking the fire stopped the curse of the undead?
User avatar #326829 to #326774 - pinnacleofponies (02/04/2013) [-]
The bonfires are fueled by the bones of the undead and humanity, the way of the white uses undead to try and keep the fire maintained by sending members of the church who turn undead on missions to find the right of kindling (reah, paladin leeroy).

The bonfires also resurrect the undead, so as long as they are still burning the undead curse will stay because the undead will still be there, so linking the flame won't stop the undead curse, the only way to stop it is to end the age of fire and kill any undead left.
User avatar #326789 to #326774 - thedasher ONLINE (02/03/2013) [-]
Nope, it continued the age of fire and the undead, both endings eventually plunge the world into chaos, your soul is in no way strong enough to maintain the fire forever, so the cycle will repeat, with you as the lord of Cinder, and some other 'chosen' undead being led to light the fire and repeat the cycle

Or you could not link the fire and other possibilities arise, although you are still technically fucking everything over
User avatar #326793 to #326789 - zoopityzop (02/03/2013) [-]
Well that's rather grim
User avatar #326800 to #326793 - thedasher ONLINE (02/03/2013) [-]

But come on, who wouldn't want to be titled as the 'dark lord' by a bunch of serpents
User avatar #326809 to #326800 - burningdash (02/03/2013) [-]
as said, bad ending is always best!
User avatar #326808 to #326800 - zoopityzop (02/03/2013) [-]
Frampt was so fucking cool, that's reason enough
User avatar #326754 to #326748 - burningdash (02/03/2013) [-]
getting a OP dark lord is epic
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