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#4021 bearhawk72

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

Well I managed to beat the game. I think the difficulty is overrated somewhat. It is pretty hard at the start, but once you get better equipment and learn how you need to play it's easier, though still challenging.

I only managed to get the trophies for killing the bosses, not sure I will invest the time needed to get all the other trophies as manipulating the world tendencies seems like it would be a pain and a grind.

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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:41 PM

It's not going down. That article is a year old, as they announced a few weeks later that the shutdown was delayed indefinitely:

IRVINE, CA -- MAY 25, 2012 -- ATLUS, the video game brand of Index Digital Media, Inc., today announced an extension of the North American online servers for Demon's Souls™ for PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, the "Greatest Hits" hardcore multiplayer action RPG hailed as GameSpot's 2009 Game of the Year. Originally scheduled to be shut down at the end of the final hour of May 31, 2012, the servers will now continue to operate for the foreseeable future.

"We're incredibly excited to be able to announce that the Demon's Souls online experience will persist for a while longer," stated Tim Pivnicny, Vice President of Marketing and Sales. "While it originally seemed as though it would be unfeasible for us to continue to sustain the servers, a number of developments have made it possible for us to continue to invest in and support our fans as they have continued to invest in and support us and Demon's Souls. For all the gamers who have yet to discover the game's amazing online experience, we're happy to say you can still log on and find out why Demon's Souls is still regarded by many as one of the finest games of all time."

ATLUS did not rule out the possibility of future extensions of the North American servers, provided user activity and interest remain constant.



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 04:44 PM

It's not going down. That article is a year old, as they announced a few weeks later that the shutdown was delayed indefinitely:

They better NEVER shut it down [-(

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

Noob question... Playing as a Royal, soul level ~23 with most points in Magic, I've taken down the bosses of 1-1 and 4-1. Which stage should I seek to clear next?

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#4025 guardian_owl

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 05:55 PM

Latria probably, that's one of the more magic focused locations, in the first stage you'll find a vendor which sells cheap spice (instantly replenishes MP), an NPC you can free to return to the Nexus who knows more advanced spells, and there's is also some nice loot useful for mages. Or 2-1, near the end of that level is a really nice item which boosts the damage of your spells when held in your off-hand.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

Until there's a sale on Dark Souls, I've decided to play this again (thanks to PS+).

One question, though: Does playing online screw up world tendency still?

I remember playing before and having trouble reaching Pure White because it 'reset' on me.

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Latria probably, that's one of the more magic focused locations, in the first stage you'll find a vendor which sells cheap spice (instantly replenishes MP), an NPC you can free to return to the Nexus who knows more advanced spells, and there's is also some nice loot useful for mages. Or 2-1, near the end of that level is a really nice item which boosts the damage of your spells when held in your off-hand.

Ah thanks, I will try 3-1 and 2-1 next then. :)

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#4028 guardian_owl

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 10:39 PM

Until there's a sale on Dark Souls, I've decided to play this again (thanks to PS+).

One question, though: Does playing online screw up world tendency still?

I remember playing before and having trouble reaching Pure White because it 'reset' on me.

If you quit your game while in the Nexus it moves your world tendencies toward the server average (which is usually one shade below pure white). As long as you quit your game while in one of the worlds, it shouldn't do that. Nonetheless, when doing the pure black and pure white events it's usually a good idea to play offline. As long as there is one boss left alive in the world, and you haven't done the pure black events, you can still obtain pure white in that world.

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Posted 15 April 2013 - 11:48 PM

Ok super noob question, but what is this pure white and pure black discussion I keep hearing about? I will go research too, but its always great to hear the thoughts and receive feedback from fellow CAGs :D

#4030 guardian_owl

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 03:14 PM

You know about body form and soul form right?
There are 8 levels of tendency each world can be in. Each time you die in body form in a world, the tendency drops one level toward black, each time you kill a boss demon it raises one tendency level toward white. The blacker a world is, the stronger the enemies are and the better the drops of items and souls. The whiter a world is, the easier the enemies are to defeat, but they give less souls.

As the world approaches the bottom of black, extra powerful enemies start to appear throughout the world. At the lowest level of black (pure black) a powerful, named black phantom appears (like a mini boss) in that world and also another weak enemy that when killed provides an item which can upgrade unique items. Killing both the named black phantom and the weak demon enemy in one run will boost the world tendency by 2x +3, to one level below pure white.

At pure white world tendency the enemies are at their weakest and in place of the named black phantom NPC is a human version of that NPC which usually has a quest for you to obtain an item.

If you look on your menu there is a world tendency tab which shows the status of all the worlds, here is a color chart.
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or this video by Atlus also does a good job of explaining world (and character) Tendency

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#4031 guardian_owl

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Posted 07 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Last chance to pick up Demon's Souls for Free from PSN if you have PS+, it's leaving at tomorrows update.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

Are the servers still up for this? Could someone help me out with the fully upgraded weapons trophies? I've spent way too much time grinding for stones...(that's what she said).

 

I've gotten ot the point where I have the max of some of them banked.



#4033 guardian_owl

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 09:56 PM

yep, servers are still up, whether anyone can help depends on your characters soul level coop range is like + or - 10 or 20 levels) and also what stone are you missing, Pure bladestone?


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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:21 PM

yep, servers are still up, whether anyone can help depends on your characters soul level coop range is like + or - 10 or 20 levels) and also what stone are you missing, Pure bladestone?

hmm, I'll have to boot up and see where my character is...It's been so long since I played it.

 

 

Edit: I am level 100. I dont have any of the upgrade trophies yet. I've been scared to upgrade my stuff. I may have upgraded my crescent falchion, but I think that is it. I will get an item count, so I cane see what I am missing.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 03:19 AM

OK. I am level 100.

 

These are the "PURE" stones I have: Clear, Grey, Dragon (3), Sucker, Spider, Cloud, Hard (3), Sharp (3). I also have 2-10 chunks for each of those. Can I build something with those or do I need more?



#4036 Jodou

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 04:38 AM

I can help you if you get to level 912. :lol:



#4037 guardian_owl

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 05:21 PM

To get all the weapon upgrade trophies you need:

hardstone, sharpstone, clearstone, greystone, bladestone, dragonstone, suckerstone, mercurystone, marrowstone, moonlightstone, darkmoonstone, faintstone, spiderstone, and cloudstone

 

For hardstone / sharpstone you will need 40-55 shards, 23-29 large shards, 11-14 chunks, and 1 pure. For the rest you will need 15-20 shards, 6-8 chunks, and 1 pure per weapon, and also however many hardstone or sharpstone shards it takes to get the weapon to the required starting level of +3 or +6 in order to set it down one of the other upgrade paths. If all you care about is the trophy, and not actually using the weapon, then pick the weakest weapon available to upgrade. The crappier the weapon, the fewer stones it takes to upgrade. This has a list of all the stones, and a list of all the weapons which can upgrade with that stone. On that weapon's page it will tell you how many stones it takes.

http://demonssouls.wikidot.com/upgrade

 

Shards and large shards of all ores are usually either purchasable or easily farmable, so feel free to go nuts upgrading as long as you stop upgrading before it requires chunks unless you plan on sticking with that weapon for awhile. Chunks are typically more time intensive to farm, and some pures aren't farmable at all.

http://demonssouls.w...m/stone-farming

 

My character that has most of the trophy related stuff is too high for you to coop with, I am not sure what items are on my lower level characters.


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#4038 slowdive21

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 06:51 PM

Thank you for explaining. I've been so cautious, I didn't want to screw up. I just want the trophies for now. I really like the falcion because of its regen (I think it is magic regen) and I have the guard shield that regens health. It looks like the dragon sword and the crescent falcion are definite upgrades since they already have bonuses.



#4039 guardian_owl

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Posted 24 August 2013 - 04:03 AM

yep, feel free to upgrade that to +2 I think it is before it requires chunks. Depending on what your Dex and Str stats are, Some of the better darkmoon weapons are the uchi, which is a katana-like blade, that is the highest damage curved blade. If you like the moveset of the falchion, a higher damage version of that weapon (with greater range) is the kilij.The other interesting weapon is the estoc, it is a fencing type weapon in which you thrust with it, you don't slash. Because it is a thrust weapon it does huge amounts of damage when you either parry with your shield and riposte or backstab the enemy. You can also attack with it at the same time your shield is raised.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 02:32 AM

After putting in about 30 hours into Dark Souls on PC (years after putting 90 hours into the 360 version) I got the urge to start playing this game again so I started a new character.  Amazingly even though its been around 3 years since I've played, I still remember quite a bit and got through 1-1 with no deaths and just about every hidden item.

 

Looking forward to playing more, even though I have Lego Marvel, Deadly Premonition, and Scribblenauts waiting to be played.


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Posted 04 November 2013 - 04:09 AM

I could tell you how to get through 1-1 faster than directions to a store. It gets burned into memory :)



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 11:03 PM

yea I think I got 1-1 down to about 10min including boss fight. I have high hopes of a Demons Souls 2 on PS4 really disliked the way they took it with Dark Souls so dissapointed.


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#4043 IRHari

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Can't believe this thread is still active!


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#4044 Dormin

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 12:47 AM

Can't believe this thread is still active!

It is probably one of the best games made this gen IMO. Plus it was free on PS+ and some people are finally getting to it.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:01 AM

yea I think I got 1-1 down to about 10min including boss fight. I have high hopes of a Demons Souls 2 on PS4 really disliked the way they took it with Dark Souls so dissapointed.

What about Dark Souls disappointed you?


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#4046 Dormin

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:14 AM

It is an opinion thing . I liked how Demons Souls was more segmented where you could pick worlds instead of it be open world. I beat it but didn't ever want to come back to it like I did with Demons. I am very much in the minority I know.


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#4047 Jodou

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 01:34 AM

Not really.  I preferred this game over Dark Souls too.



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Posted 07 November 2013 - 03:12 AM

It is an opinion thing . I liked how Demons Souls was more segmented where you could pick worlds instead of it be open world. I beat it but didn't ever want to come back to it like I did with Demons. I am very much in the minority I know.

Fair enough. I myself loved Demon's, but 'only' really, really liked Dark. I was just curious as to what you disliked about Dark.


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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:11 AM

I still love Demon's Souls pvp over Dark Souls any day. Dark Souls 2 pvp from the beta; however, is shaping up at least.



#4050 Dormin

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Posted 07 November 2013 - 05:58 AM

Not really.  I preferred this game over Dark Souls too.

See this surprises me I always thought you loved Dark Souls. Although you are one of the few people on here as much in love with Dragons Dogma as I was so I guess it really shouldn't surprise me. 


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