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Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:43 am

Yeah, it's a bit early, but fuck it. The game will be awesome.

However, if you happen to get your hands on a copy early, I would suggest you DON'T play it online:

http://www.incgamers.com/News/29047/fro ... ls-players
From Software is killing early Dark Souls players
21 Sep 2011 at 16:39:34 by John Robertson

Yes, you're reading that correctly.

From Software, developers of Demon's Souls and it's upcoming 'spiritual successor' Dark Souls, are taking a characteristically uncompromising approach to players who have managed to get their hands on the game early.

Like Demon's Souls, Dark Souls comes packed with a mechanic that allows players to invade other's worlds. From Software are using this feature to send out maxed-out characters into the early-adopters games and systemically killing them off.

The tragic element in all of this is that it's the Japanese retail stores that are at fault, some releasing the game early ahead of tomorrow's official launch.

Screenshots (like the rather fuzzy one above) show characters at the maximum level of 145 and packing the top-level 99 for all of their stats being used as invaders. We're currently in the process of reviewing Dark Souls, roughly 35 hours in and we're at level 29... just in case you thought From Software's tactics weren't all that harsh.
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that is fucking amazing and terrible :mastoman:
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As if I didn't already love this game way too much for something I've never played.
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fallbacktostone wrote:that is fucking amazing and terrible :mastoman:
I'd love do be in on that developer's meeting:

"Hmm...people are playing the game early...what's the most dickheaded way we can stop them without turning off the servers or banning people?"
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fallbacktostone wrote:that is fucking amazing and terrible :mastoman:
I'd love do be in on that developer's meeting:

"Hmm...people are playing the game early...what's the most dickheaded way we can stop them without turning off the servers or banning people?"
i can't think of anything funnier and more to the heart of the game itself than that. i envy whoever the employees are that get to do the cleaning up.
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i will support this thread eventually, even if it makes Torsion mad
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:18 pm

i convinced two of my ho-hum-i'm-so-over-games friends to pre-order dark souls through sheer contagious enthusiasm & salesmanship.
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ghost boner wrote:you can get it on the fire stick too. theres nothing this thing cant do
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Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:33 pm

i'm not watching or reading anything else about it until it's in my machine

i preordered it for ps3 but i don't really have any particular reason why. does it matter at all? because i assume that you probably won't get to choose who you play with again
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Two more weeks... :cry:
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copstache wrote:i'm not watching or reading anything else about it until it's in my machine

i preordered it for ps3 but i don't really have any particular reason why. does it matter at all? because i assume that you probably won't get to choose who you play with again

I've heard the 360 version is a port so you'd be getting the lead version with the PS3.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:26 am

wait is that article really telling me that first dummy/impossible boss from Demon's Souls was killable? fuck my life, I'm only playing art games from now on

hahaha watching some youtuber do it now - you can just hang out by his feet? no fucking wonder that game never made any sense to me...
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so what happens if you beat that original boss ?
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:35 am

you get a mere 500 souls!

some commenter said you go to a room with beaucoup treasure and THEN you die but he may have been a trickster
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Necrometer wrote: hahaha watching some youtuber do it now - you can just hang out by his feet? no fucking wonder that game never made any sense to me...
Yeah, imagine that - a boss strategy that involves staying out of harm's way. Makes, like, no sense at all.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 12:45 am

it's unrealistic as hell... I thought we were beyond shit where you just roll around with no remnant of a fourth wall

his toes are even spiky

everyone stupider than MIKE go to 5:50 to see what happens next... it's pretty funny actually:
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Necrometer wrote:it's unrealistic as hell... I thought we were beyond shit where you just roll around with no remnant of a fourth wall
So what's your complaint now, that the strategy is to get so close that he can't hit you with his axe or that the dodge roll is overpowered? Make up your mind.
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I found Demon's Souls on Craigslist for $15. So, I'm gonna buy that and have it beat in two weeks! Plenty of time to be ready for Dark Souls
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:28 am

Stop quoting him, spacehamster. It's painful reading any posts about Demon's Souls not making any sense.
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CoconutBackwards1 wrote:I found Demon's Souls on Craigslist for $15. So, I'm gonna buy that and have it beat in two weeks! Plenty of time to be ready for Dark Souls
There are detailed walkthroughs for nearly every scenario in the game in the Demon's Souls thread. Good Luck!
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spacehamster wrote:
Necrometer wrote:it's unrealistic as hell... I thought we were beyond shit where you just roll around with no remnant of a fourth wall
So what's your complaint now, that the strategy is to get so close that he can't hit you with his axe or that the dodge roll is overpowered? Make up your mind.
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Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:53 am

Hahah. Thanks.

I'll look into them. I was kidding about me beating the game in two weeks. I'm guessing this game is gonna beat me into submission.
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Oh, come on...I can make it through the game without dying once.
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Wang Mandu wrote:Stop quoting him, spacehamster. It's painful reading any posts about Demon's Souls not making any sense.
I'm tryin', man, I'm tryin'.

Anyway, what's everyone's plan concerning walkthroughs and wikis this time? I've kinda resolved to at least try to do my first playthrough without any outside help, but early reports indicate that it's just as cryptic as Demon's Souls was, so I guess we'll see. I just think with hindsight that there are some really cool things in Demon's Souls that would've been even cooler if I'd discovered them myself.
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