Elden Ring

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Trustmeimadoctor

8,089 posts

132 months

Friday 29th April
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you can just buy them when you get the bells to trade with the woman at the table thingy but obviously this depends on if you can defeat the people to get them

ZedLeg

3,861 posts

85 months

Friday 29th April
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Yeah, they don't seem to restock though?

FourWheelDrift

84,352 posts

261 months

Friday 29th April
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toastyhamster said:
Just done Castle Morne, killed the boss guy at the end only to find some comedian has put a message bang on the Grace so you can't touch/rest at it, not that it matters, doubt I'll need to go there again.
Play offline if that's happened. I play offline all the time.

Durzel

11,139 posts

145 months

Friday 29th April
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toastyhamster said:
Just done Castle Morne, killed the boss guy at the end only to find some comedian has put a message bang on the Grace so you can't touch/rest at it, not that it matters, doubt I'll need to go there again.
You will probably find in that instance that the trigger for finding the site of grace is offset slightly from its position. I noticed the same on one the other day, a message right on top, and spent ages trying to "override" it, only to find the activation point for the grace was actually a few steps away.

anxious_ant

2,438 posts

56 months

Friday 29th April
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Cheers on the controller tip. I don’t have a working controller but a USB Xbox controller is £30 so not too bad.

Tempted to get the PS5 controller though as I don’t really like the feel of the XBox controller.

I’m only few hours in but I find it enjoyable. This is my first experience of such a game. RDR2, Assassin’s Creed and Outriders were probably the most recent games I’ve played which is close to the genre. I think ER could be a bit daunting for a newbie but if you persist it is rewarding.

ZedLeg

3,861 posts

85 months

Sunday 1st May
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It’s funny how this game gets under your skin. I was just about ready to put it down as I hadn’t progressed for a while and I figured I’d hit my skill limit. Decided I’d have another shot at the draconic tree sentinel to get into the capital. Spent about 30 mins figuring out the rhythm and now I’m in the city and back on board laugh

Trustmeimadoctor

8,089 posts

132 months

Sunday 1st May
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Fire giant is pissing me off just can't get close to him to get that leg

Steven_RW

1,492 posts

179 months

Monday 2nd May
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Trustmeimadoctor said:
Fire giant is pissing me off just can't get close to him to get that leg
Did you try to ride torrent? I can't remember if that is possible in that particular boss fight for sure (I think it is) but that could get you under/behind the giant and close quite easily.

Steven_RW

1,492 posts

179 months

Monday 2nd May
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ZedLeg said:
It’s funny how this game gets under your skin. I was just about ready to put it down as I hadn’t progressed for a while and I figured I’d hit my skill limit. Decided I’d have another shot at the draconic tree sentinel to get into the capital. Spent about 30 mins figuring out the rhythm and now I’m in the city and back on board laugh
Nice - that is what this game is all about. What seems impossible is just a puzzle of sorts and once you work it out you get the satisfaction of moving on. I killed the same horseback sentinel yesterday. Took me a few goes and I had him to one hit to go a few times and he got me with that lightening strike he does that just nails you from the air. Worked it out eventually as it is better with a slightly different technique now I am playing a faith character rather than strength and Dex.

Trustmeimadoctor

8,089 posts

132 months

Monday 2nd May
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Steven_RW said:
Trustmeimadoctor said:
Fire giant is pissing me off just can't get close to him to get that leg
Did you try to ride torrent? I can't remember if that is possible in that particular boss fight for sure (I think it is) but that could get you under/behind the giant and close quite easily.
It's possible but didn't help me get always just get on shot hit with the plate/shield he holds

ZedLeg

3,861 posts

85 months

Monday 2nd May
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Steven_RW said:
ZedLeg said:
It’s funny how this game gets under your skin. I was just about ready to put it down as I hadn’t progressed for a while and I figured I’d hit my skill limit. Decided I’d have another shot at the draconic tree sentinel to get into the capital. Spent about 30 mins figuring out the rhythm and now I’m in the city and back on board laugh
Nice - that is what this game is all about. What seems impossible is just a puzzle of sorts and once you work it out you get the satisfaction of moving on. I killed the same horseback sentinel yesterday. Took me a few goes and I had him to one hit to go a few times and he got me with that lightening strike he does that just nails you from the air. Worked it out eventually as it is better with a slightly different technique now I am playing a faith character rather than strength and Dex.
I found that smashing him with Lions Claw until he goes into that phase and then jumping on my horse and charge attacking him did the trick.

I'm contemplating a respec as there are a couple of daggers I want to try that have int and arcane requirements.

Aces_High

44 posts

24 months

Thursday 5th May
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This is such a great thread. So many folks’ comments resonate. I find the game wilfully obtuse, irritatingly vague (I’ve lost count of the number of quests I’ve not furthered as none of them are recorded anywhere - and I do genuinely feel that’s a mistake by From) and of course it’s punishingly hard. But….it totally gets under your skin. I find myself at work, wondering if I should stick with my upgraded grafted greatsword or switch to the ponderously slow but utterly lethal giant-crusher hammer. Should I continue down into Nokron, or spend more time in the Liurnia sections i glossed over? The landscapes, the enemies, the strategies…it becomes totally addictive and when you take it away….you feel you’re missing something.

At the weekend I finally got to Starscourge Radahn, a battle I’ve been dreading but building up to for weeks. And beat him first time. To be clear, there’s no skill on my part - I’ve farmed that chicken run like a demon and am hugely levelled up, so I know the achievement is massively diminished, but still, I found myself punching the air in total delight and excited to see what comes next. Few games have that impact, on me anyway.

It’ll never top TLOU 1 or Witcher 3 for me, but it’s easily my favourite game over the past few years. What an incredible achievement of a game.

Steven_RW

1,492 posts

179 months

Friday 6th May
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Aces_High said:
This is such a great thread. So many folks’ comments resonate. I find the game wilfully obtuse, irritatingly vague (I’ve lost count of the number of quests I’ve not furthered as none of them are recorded anywhere - and I do genuinely feel that’s a mistake by From) and of course it’s punishingly hard. But….it totally gets under your skin. I find myself at work, wondering if I should stick with my upgraded grafted greatsword or switch to the ponderously slow but utterly lethal giant-crusher hammer. Should I continue down into Nokron, or spend more time in the Liurnia sections i glossed over? The landscapes, the enemies, the strategies…it becomes totally addictive and when you take it away….you feel you’re missing something.

At the weekend I finally got to Starscourge Radahn, a battle I’ve been dreading but building up to for weeks. And beat him first time. To be clear, there’s no skill on my part - I’ve farmed that chicken run like a demon and am hugely levelled up, so I know the achievement is massively diminished, but still, I found myself punching the air in total delight and excited to see what comes next. Few games have that impact, on me anyway.

It’ll never top TLOU 1 or Witcher 3 for me, but it’s easily my favourite game over the past few years. What an incredible achievement of a game.
Glad you are enjoying it.

Interestingly the two games you call out as being the best are ones that tell you who you are and what you will do and how. Elden is quite the opposite. I am working my way through quests that I completely messed up the first time on this second character play through. The game is designed to have these obtuse quests etc to make it feel like you are uncovering something knew should you choose to play again. Not many games make you want to immediately dive back into them after 120 hours solid on the first play through. There are plenty other From Soft games for you to try after this :-)

Ruskie

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3,475 posts

177 months

Friday 6th May
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Aces_High said:
This is such a great thread. So many folks’ comments resonate. I find the game wilfully obtuse, irritatingly vague (I’ve lost count of the number of quests I’ve not furthered as none of them are recorded anywhere - and I do genuinely feel that’s a mistake by From) and of course it’s punishingly hard. But….it totally gets under your skin. I find myself at work, wondering if I should stick with my upgraded grafted greatsword or switch to the ponderously slow but utterly lethal giant-crusher hammer. Should I continue down into Nokron, or spend more time in the Liurnia sections i glossed over? The landscapes, the enemies, the strategies…it becomes totally addictive and when you take it away….you feel you’re missing something.

At the weekend I finally got to Starscourge Radahn, a battle I’ve been dreading but building up to for weeks. And beat him first time. To be clear, there’s no skill on my part - I’ve farmed that chicken run like a demon and am hugely levelled up, so I know the achievement is massively diminished, but still, I found myself punching the air in total delight and excited to see what comes next. Few games have that impact, on me anyway.

It’ll never top TLOU 1 or Witcher 3 for me, but it’s easily my favourite game over the past few years. What an incredible achievement of a game.
I concur with everything you said, an absolute masterpiece of gaming and for me one of the greatest games ever made.

I’m 30 hours in and haven’t looked anything up. Progress is slow but I don’t care, I just transport somewhere on the map and explore some more!

MWM3

1,639 posts

99 months

Saturday 7th May
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Ruskie said:
I concur with everything you said, an absolute masterpiece of gaming and for me one of the greatest games ever made.

I’m 30 hours in and haven’t looked anything up. Progress is slow but I don’t care, I just transport somewhere on the map and explore some more!
Only 30 hours in, you're only just scratching the surface. It gets even better from there.

toastyhamster

1,433 posts

73 months

Saturday 7th May
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I'm absolutely useless at this game but I'm enjoying playing it. Level 80 and can't get Margit below 50% health (Str/Dex build), Internet says the castle should be done at level 20-30 lol.

Had to youtube some things to understand some of the background and get some tips for locations while I level up, other than that just been wandering around killing stuff.

Trustmeimadoctor

8,089 posts

132 months

Saturday 7th May
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I'm now 176 and still get on shotted

Durzel

11,139 posts

145 months

Saturday 7th May
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Raging so hard trying to navigate the Divine Tower of Caelid. Jump puzzles with the clunkiest controls (basically every Souls game) known to man. Was bad enough trying to get up the tower on Torrent, but now I’m inside I’m having to blind jump to platforms etc. Died so many times.

Stevil

10,367 posts

206 months

Sunday 8th May
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Durzel said:
Raging so hard trying to navigate the Divine Tower of Caelid. Jump puzzles with the clunkiest controls (basically every Souls game) known to man. Was bad enough trying to get up the tower on Torrent, but now I’m inside I’m having to blind jump to platforms etc. Died so many times.
I seem to remember the path down with the jump based stuff was all optional though, if you just want to activate the rune then you can do that by going up and through the door.

Durzel

11,139 posts

145 months

Sunday 8th May
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Hmm which door are we talking about? I’ve got in from the outside, jumping around with Torrent. Currently at the “Centre” grace.