I beat the game. There is nothing wrong with using tools available to me.

I beat the game. There is nothing wrong with using tools available to me.

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But you did cheat yourself out of the joy of getting gud.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No he didn't, he most certainly acquired the skills needed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >b-but
      stfu homosexual

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >not dual wielding grafted greatsword and greatsword
        You didn't beat the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elden Ring does not reward gitting gud. Or at least, it doesn't feel satisfying to succeed as such. Encounter balance is basically nonexistant. You're either stomping or getting stomped with no in-between. Therefore, when you beat a boss (or at least most of them), there's little feeling of excitement for having conquered a tough challenge. The two feelings I tended to experience upon beating a boss were either "thank frick I never have to do that again" or "wow, who knew winning could be so boring?"

      I blame Tanimura.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I remember when Miyahacki claimed his playstyle revolved around a low VIG build that recklessly traded blows. Even though that's basically fricking impossible. Doubt he even knows what half the enemies do in ER.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I mean, I generally don't expect developers to play their own games much. But yeah, that shit was an absolute lie.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what a lying gay. you can't even trade hits with 60 VGR against Radagon. half the time he'll just stunlock you to death if you don't die after the first hit.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          just trade blows without getting hit

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Exactly this. There is no middle ground. You beat a boss and then "thank God that's over with." The reason why I liked the Astel, Ancestor Spirit and falling star beast fights, they were less spastic reflex twitch bullshit and closer to DkS1 and 2. Mimic year too for being unique.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're claiming he cheating himself for not turning the game into a death simulator. The majority of enemies in the game are designed for summons. That's why its symbol appears in unfair areas and other areas it doesn't.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      But he is good if you uses the tool in the game to beat the fight?
      How is it any way different using a gimmick defeating a boss than using a spell or daggers?

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If the game didn't want me to cheese it, it should have been less shit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this.
      >double boss? ding ding
      >hopping around in the air with anime powers? ding ding
      >fricked up grab hit box? ding ding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >end of the game is boss rush and is a slog
      ding ding ding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >fake confidence
      If you really didn't care, you wouldn't be sperging at people merely pointing out the fact that you didn't beat the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I used mimic for foreskin duo, malenia and elden beast slop.
      Could not bother fighting them solo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i didnt use mimic tear because my build isnt super tanky or strong, i use the blackflame monk
      every boss is easy when they are focused on someone else and i can run up and shove a fully charged and buffed Fire Storm up their butthole
      seriously that spell is fricking busted

      based

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a bird.
      Bird is cool

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Only morons think op builds are bad. In ds3 I loved anris sword blood or anris sword holy. Was fun. Who cares what tryhards say

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this is true. same goes if the game is too hard artificially due to giving you no tools and the enemies just have bloated HP and damage.

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All that matters is that you had fun.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You beat the game an you should be proud of yourself

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >using cheat engine/other external tools
    you didn't beat the game
    >summoned other players
    you kind of beat the game but had help doing it
    >used in-game summons
    you beat the game but chose easy mode

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      if you didn't solo Malenia ydbtg

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not clicking your link, youtube is for aidsBlack folk

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        malenia is easier to solo than to use summons against. she will just heal from your summons

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not really, having a summon makes it easy to get free hits from her (which will turn her agro torwards you, then your summon gets a free hit etc etc).

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Is this some kind of new cope summon users are pushing? Yeah maybe if you use jellyfish it's more a hindrance but most of the good summons will completely neuter her just like any other boss. Not just Tiche and Mimic, but also general heavy hitters like Rollo or stagger lock capable multi summons like various Knights. Your only concern is waterfowl but with everything else taken care of you have no reason not to have frost pots at the ready.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Malenia is extremely easy to kill with a +10 mimic tear and dual +10 ultra weapons, which you should have at that stage of the game, because you can basically hitstun her to death while dealing massive damage.

          Soloing her with a shield and sword, blocking all her moves and doing that convoluted rotating around her to avoid Waterfoul damage is basically a challenge run.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >avoiding Waterfoul

            Not possible. I don't regret cheesing the b***h.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I figured it out in 15 minutes. Just try rolling in different directions until you get the right combination. She does it pretty early in the fight anyways.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                NTA, it's not impossible to dodge, but Malenia is one of the shittiest bosses to learn anything on in the series. 60 vigor be damned, you'll get two learning opportunities per fight because until you manage to sprint away from her (to heal) she's in full blender mode and she will shred you quick. The timings for all her attacks are the tightest if anything in the series as well. Then while you're learning you notice "oh there's no opening after this" and have to learn another layer in when you can stagger her (btw it's never if she feels like it).

                No other boss in any game I've played has made me feel so disgusted once I finally beat them. I'd rather redo a 5x bed of chaos boss rush that this Coldsteel The Hedgheg ripoff again.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            new? last played elden ring in early april 2022
            it is a cope though. i was too damn lazy and mimic really did just heal the damn boss

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              aaand replied to the wrong post. sorry but not really

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >ydbtg
        You Did Beat The Game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >frostbite
        ydbtg

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >gets hit
        you didn't beat the game

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >chanspeak on youtube

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The game was designed, built, and balanced around using summons, and the majority of the bosses are specifically tuned for it.

      Summons are not 'easy mode', they are the intended experience. If you want to go without them, that's fine, but that is by definition a challenge run, just like going without armor or using fists.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        isnt invis assassin boss unbeatable without summons

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Sentry torch reveals invis stuff.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >The game was designed, built, and balanced around using summons
        Boss AI still can't properly deal with more than 1 target at a time, when they want to switch targets there's still a delay where they stand still and slowly turn for a few seconds before behaving normally, it's existed since Demon's Souls, this is in addition to how you can oviously cheese any boss to death by only attacking when they're not attacking you, drawing aggro, summon hits them and repeat
        Bosses don't have any additional attacks or tweaked behaviors when fighting multiple targets
        Bosses are NOT tuned for summons at all

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Boss AI still can't properly deal with more than 1 target at a time
          Because Fromsoft is incompetent at AI and have always been incompent at AI
          >Bosses don't have any additional attacks or tweaked behaviors when fighting multiple targets
          They absolutely do. Compare ER bosses to any other Souls game. Huge number of AoE spin2win attacks.
          >Bosses are NOT tuned for summons at all
          They simply are. This is not a matter of opinion or something up for debate.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No it wasn't, not at all

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not really, I had a load of issues on my first run I was getting my shit pushed in by a lot of end game bosses, but I did beat the game with summons though. On my second playthrough I went strength main instead of magic, pushed my vig up to 60, used the mixed physick with the damage reduce tear and stamina regen, grabbed a great axe and then upgraded it for the executioners great axe and solo'd the game. Only bosses that took me more than 1 or 2 tries were Malenia and Radagon / Elden Beast I actually found Malenia easier than Radagon and EB.

        For me the big realization was health at 40 like I'd done in previous souls games wasn't enough, and I had also ignored the mixed phsysick on playthrough 1, if you're not using that you're gimping yourself because with it and decent health you can brush off a lot of damage and suddenly you're not needing to perfect a boss fight to the point of not making a mistake because your build has enough health and damage reduction to take 2 or 3 hits before you have to heal. I despite ash summons though From's AI sucks so having more than one player trivializes a lot of bosses.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >>used in-game summons
      >you beat the game but chose easy mode
      People will say this and then you'll ask them they're build and it'll be a Colossal Weapon, Magic, or some busted Somber. Usually with Bleed, Crag Blade, or Frost.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    you are right. you didn't need to make a thread about it.

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It literally easy mode
    If you play easy modes, good for you, just don't act like you beat it on Hard

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      it's funny when people were crying about elden ring not having an easy mode and from came out and said
      >the game has an easy mode you need to go out and find it

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You did beat the game, but that doesnt mean anything in such an easy game.

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fromsoft games are not challenging. Its about having fun and exploring.

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is a game hard if there are tools easily available for everyone that make the game easy?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You didn't beat the game.
    You LITERALLY used the most broken piece of shit weapon even after multiple nerfs.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      how were I supposed to know? It's the only cool magic weapon you can get in the early game!

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nerfing a weapon because it is good in single player

      Do asiatic devs really?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        AAA games are implicitly on early access when """released""". Thanks for testing the game for me btw.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          SOTN would never release in current year.

          >god tier OST
          >crissaegrim OP
          >shield rod/alucard shield OP
          >infinite masamune scaling

          just to name a few. frick current year and the "original content, do not cheese" mentality. Miyazaki is a hack, and his game is not unique or hardcore.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      on my first run I used two uchigatanas, one bleed and one frost, did I beat the game?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        powerstancing is god tier, and don't let any homosexual tell you different.

        bonus if you spammed the jump attack.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      didn't use it until over 50h in the game but then started using it for everything. that pre-nerf stagger was just too good not to use and i was running an int build and using uchikatana anyways.
      the worst target i needed to use moonveil against was the giant golem in the cliff near caelid haliq tree. frick that thing

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >nerfing a weapon because it is good in single player

      Do asiatic devs really?

      The problem with this weapon is mainly speed. It does way too much damage and is way to fast. If it wants to keep its damage it should be downgraded to being Astel Wing tier.

      Right now it's basically a manditory anti-sippy in pvp.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Not a single intelligent person cares about ER's PvP.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I avoided Moonveil for the longest time because it was seen as a shitter weapon. Gave it a try later on and I feel bad for not utilizing it more. It's so sexy and feels great to use.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Moonveil is honest now. It does good damage and only shines at a specific range where the WA is almost unblockable. Using moonveil with the blue kimono robes is kino

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Face it. Summons are an intrinsic part of the game. Stop crying about it.
    I just wish the demi-human boyz were better.

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I beat the entire game with a zweihander. no summons, no buffs, no magic. git good. you didn't beat the game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >using greatswords
      lol get gud scrub
      use a real mans weapon

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        like what?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          firsts only

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Torch.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Flails.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dual great hammers

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          whips

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            only prancing lala homosexual gays use whips

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Says the cum connoisseur who uses greatswords.

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                you're just upset your pallet isn't as refined as mine

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              pvp gays never expect a whip

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              say that to my face fricker not online

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    whats the point of using an item that takes half of the boss hp bar when the only good part of these games is fighting bosses the rest is time padding

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the only good part of these games is fighting bosses the rest is time padding
      >t. DS3 was my first souls

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's an unfortunate fact that over time Fromsoft has put less attention on level design and more attention on bosses. That's why after your first playthrough you spend like an hour skipping everything that isn't a boss so you have a build fully online before even fighting Margit.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because bandwagoning homosexuals only play the game so they can say they "beat it". they don't actually enjoy playing it.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I just wanted to do a "pokemon" run

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the only good part of these games is fighting bosses the rest is time padding
      that shit only started with DS3. the old games were all about overcoming challenging level design with a cool boss as a reward at the end of each level.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >overcoming challenging level design
        alright if you die to the copypasted mobs you get a cheat item card you do need it

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >imagine caring what some Black folk think on a taiwanese microcircuitry message board

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You beat it, but you're not allowed to participate in discussions about strategies or boss difficulty because you've completely upended any semblance of balance the game was meant for.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the game was balanced around them. they exist in the game and you get tons of them. you're omega coping if you think otherwise

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you didnt come fard and sneeze at the same time ydbtg

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    easy mode is also beating a game, doesen't mean you wont get laughed at for pretending you are good at the game because you beat it on training wheels

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I honestly had no idea the chicken hat was easy mode, I thought I just unlocked some secret item

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah, you unlock it by dying alot consecutively

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haven't played since launch. Is Mimic still broken?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nerfed hard, but still easy mode.

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You didn't beat the game

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Let’s say you run a race, but then you push a button where your shoes turn into wheels and your wheels carry you to the finish line

    Now ask yourself: did you really run the race?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The race allowed me a button to turn my shoes into wheels.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are absolutely correct.

      False comparison because you are implying that it is supposed to be a footrace yet the person isn't running. Using an in-game tool is no more cheating than using an overpowered weapon or spell.

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I feel sorry for people whose first souls game was elden ring and not dark souls and I completely understand why those people think that all fromgames are trash.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You're missing the point entirely but I applaud you for standing up for things you felt strongly about before but can't relate to now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        elaborate on that. no idea what you mean.

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm currently training to beat Unalloyed Malenia, a mod that makes her about 10x more difficult. Best way to train is to use CE and activate godmode, and spend many hours picking up patterns and combos.

    Even the world's best souls player has trouble with her.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am the worlds best souls player thoughever

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The gank fights in Elden Ring were so shit they should just auto spawn the mimic tear

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Godskin Duo best boss in the game

      RL1, no cheese, no sleep pots

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >post-nerf
        yawn

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They got nerfed?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Every gank boss got nerfed

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            All group bosses had their behaviour adjusted shortly after release, yes. Mostly just toned down the aggressiveness on whichever ones you aren't engaging, if memory serves.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm in the middle of a replay after playing the game once on release and I have to say the weapon upgrade system FRICKING BLOWS. Hell, any kind of upgrade is a chore to get.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sure.
    However, that doesn't stop you from being a little pussy b***h that has to play on easy mode 🙂

  27. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I'm so unaffected by this that I wrote an entire article coping about it
      kek, gaming journos are the gift that keeps on giving

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I'm so unaffected by this that I posted dozens of threads coping about it
        Ganker is no better

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, but that dude plays shit for a living. and he still thought it was a good idea to write, submit and publish a seething article on how much he sucks and how much he doesn't care that he sucks. on Ganker it's usually some bored gay trying to bait or seek affirmation from strangers.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >He got paid to write around his cope
            >Ganker does it for free
            P O T T E R Y
            O
            T
            T
            E
            R
            Y

  28. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Okay you tough guys. Why didnt you finish the game using only bare hands? By your Logic Using reinforced weapons is easy mode and cheating.
    Play however you like you idiots, using ingame mechanics is fine.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      using summons and buffs is a ctutch. using a big ass stick and going unga bunga on a boss is badass and high test. but you already knew this, strawmaning homosexual.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      summoning another entity to aggro and tank for you is not even in the same realm as improving your weapon, Mr. NPC

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The only things that are easy mode are
      >leveling up vigor too much
      >ashes
      >certain weapons/arts/spells
      >going to an area that is lower level than you (but that's not the player's fault for the weird scaling and open world)

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        summoning another entity to aggro and tank for you is not even in the same realm as improving your weapon, Mr. NPC

        using summons and buffs is a ctutch. using a big ass stick and going unga bunga on a boss is badass and high test. but you already knew this, strawmaning homosexual.

        I play full str builds, but I dont despise anyone playing differently. You on the other hand act like edgy teenage homosexuals. You are so much better than everyone else. I kneel.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >playing STR
          >still using summons like an absolute pussy

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >I p-play summons for fun!
          >BUT I REFUSE TO USE ANY SUMMONS BUT MIMIC TEAR. IF YOU DON'T USE MIMIC TEAR YOU'RE A TRYHARD!

  29. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tiche or mimic?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Dung eater.
      Not even kidding. That motherfricker can solo Malenia at +10

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh yeah but that guy is a pain to obtain.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I JUST got tiche this time in my 2nd playthrough. in my first game i killed blaide so i couldnt do all of rannis questline i think
      hes really good summon, love the damge over time in him. i really only got to use on maliketh and elden beast though. but for some fights ill still use mimic and he will spam rannis dark moon and really chunk stuff down.

      this magic build i have 99 int and elden beast still tough, had easier time on my melee guy. i hate how the boss runs away so much

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I thought about using summons but why is it such a pain to upgrade? Couldn't they just have made it happen in exchange for money only? Why another fricking resource to skim the entire map for?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          its not hard for me to upgrade but i am the style of player that will clear every tomb I see. thats where the ghost glowarts are. if you're the type of person who just skips everything cause its 'too easy' well then tough.

          other people often say the loot sucks when they 'only' get an arteria leaf but I use those to make the upgraded damage buff item and use them for bosses. plus its not about what you get its just a satisfying little challenge to collect that thing lying trapped near that runebear or whatever. if they were gold coins that do nothing I would still collect them.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The problem is that I've already played the game to completion but I realize replays are awful because of that. I simply want to do a quick run of the game but there are way too many scattered resources needed depending on what build/weapon I want that lead me to large detours. I guess it's my fault for wanting to replay an open world game with that mindset but still, it can be annoying.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Tiche is a woman

  30. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People who use mimic tear spam these threads because they are extremely insecure and feel like they ruined the game for themselves

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I don't feel like I ruined the game. I taught the game not to be fricking stupid instead.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >the game is le stoopid
        Christ, you are raving mad LMAO

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      True. But it's a problem that the intent of the developers seems so unclear.

      It's more of the frustration that they just seemed to have no clear vision. How the frick would a playtester go about dodging Waterfowl Dance? What were they thinking with Somber Stones vs regular ones?

      The game was designed, built, and balanced around using summons, and the majority of the bosses are specifically tuned for it.

      Summons are not 'easy mode', they are the intended experience. If you want to go without them, that's fine, but that is by definition a challenge run, just like going without armor or using fists.

      >The game was designed, built, and balanced around using summons
      Boss AI still can't properly deal with more than 1 target at a time, when they want to switch targets there's still a delay where they stand still and slowly turn for a few seconds before behaving normally, it's existed since Demon's Souls, this is in addition to how you can oviously cheese any boss to death by only attacking when they're not attacking you, drawing aggro, summon hits them and repeat
      Bosses don't have any additional attacks or tweaked behaviors when fighting multiple targets
      Bosses are NOT tuned for summons at all

      And if we're talking about summons not every summon is Black Knife Tiche or Mimic Tear, but for some reason those are the only ones you talk about. It's apparently designed with summons in mind, and yet there's a massive, massive imbalance among summons.

      Can't really pretend they're specifically tuned for summons either, considering there are cases where you actually can't summon against certain bosses

  31. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Beating the game on easy mode
    Sure but there's nothing to brag about either.

  32. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You didn't beat the game.

  33. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you use the tools that are deliberately provided to you, you beat the game and only autistic, insecure manchildren argue otherwise.

  34. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Be honest, how many of you losers even beat it blindly with no guides/wikis?
    Im not even asking about deathleass or without levelling.
    Most of you are certified cazzies, so just keep quiet.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >implying I needed a guide on how to hit things with a big wooden stick
      kek. you still didn't beat the game, btw.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not me.
      I was curious though. How are you intended on figuring out where the Dectus and Haligtree medallions are? Are the hints easy to miss?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Dectus
        If you find one, the location of the other one is in the item description

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Dectus
        If you don't find the 2nd piece in Dragonbarrow (I didn't on 1st playthrough) you can use the cave to go to Altus. Rya tells you about it.
        There's also the Iron Virgin in Raya Lucaria that Patches tells you about.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Me as I played it during launch

  35. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Majority of people have cheated

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they cheated only themselves

  36. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Has anyone done a run just letting the mimic solo everything? I got about halfway in ng+1 before getting bored after the first nerf(idk if it got more) and the hardest thing it struggled with was having multiple things equipped

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Some people have done summon/pacifist runs where they only buff/heal their ashes

  37. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Use all the shit you want that makes the game more enjoyable and simultaneously easier. But also use shit and/or limit yourself to make the game enjoyably harder up to your preferred level of difficulty. This is what is missed by morons who call it cheating to use mods.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      its stupid yeah. the fact is you can adjust the difficulty by leveling up and farming or upgrading equipment. hell you can even reroll your entire stats and swap to a new build if something really filters you

  38. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I didn't beat the game

  39. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I played the whole game with the co-op mod and had a blast with my friend.
    Really makes me wish we had seamless co-op mods for the DS games, but that would be too hard to do.

  40. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why do we live in world where people care how other people play/beat single player games.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you still didn't beat the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Notice how literally all of these threads are made by summon users screaming and crying at people who beat the game solo.

      They don't play games for enjoyment, as you can tell they only care about beating the game and getting it over with to brag about it to anons on Ganker. You can tell they hated the game.

  41. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you didn't play the game the exact same way I play it, you didn't beat the game.

    Stop not being me.

    Why won't you be me?

    You're supposed to be me.

    Everyone is supposed to be me.

    Me is better than not me because me is me.

    Me me me me me me me me me me.

    Meeeeeeeeeee.

    MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      cry all you want. you still didn't beat the game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        WHY WON'T YOU JUST BE ME????!!!!!???!!!!

        WHY WON'T YOU JUST BE ME?!!!!!!!???!!!!!!?

        WHY?!!????? WON'T?!!!!!!!????? YOU?!?!!!!!??? JUST?!???????? BE?!!!?????! MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE??!!!?!!!!???!!?????

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          yeah, good question. why wont you beat the game?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Play the game the exact same way that I played it OR IT DOESN'T FRICKING COUNT.

            JUST STOP NOT BEING ME.

            BE ME.

            BE ME.

            BE. ME.

            BE ME!!!!!!!!!!

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              you're still crying? could have beaten the game by now

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Please explain to me why everyone refuses to be me. Why doesn't anyone understand that me is better than not me because me is me?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Reminder that this autistic sperg has been confirmed as non-white. Probably indian or seamonkey.
      have a nice day you moronic brownoid, I physically cringe every time I see you make this post

  42. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It was 7/10 game. You could see past 20% of the start of the game that 80% of the game was unfinished and just rushed to be playable, way too much repetition, gameplay is still demon souls level but this time with d3 weapon art spam, all fun new ideas are there but they are unplayable and shitty, monster variety ended up at halfway point of the game, 90% of bosses were shit and final boss was dogshit too. I hope the DLC revamps the base world so fricking much

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I hope the DLC revamps the base world so fricking much
      wishful thinking. you'll probably just teleport to a new map, like in every other souls DLC.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I hope the DLC revamps the base world so fricking much
      It better considering it's been in development so long that modders have basically done total overhauls by this point.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I hope the DLC revamps the base world so fricking much
      It better considering it's been in development so long that modders have basically done total overhauls by this point.

      are seriously expecting them to change the open world? this isn't a free update. you'll probably get a whole new map.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I'm expecting a minimum from a multi-billion dollar IP that's achieve universal acclaim and has had another 2 years of dev time put into it.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's not realistic because you would end up with two different versions of the game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yeah that'd probably be for the best.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              didn't they sell that as a whole new game?

              • 2 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                It was a cheaper purchase if you owned the original.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Elden Ring does not reward gitting gud. Or at least, it doesn't feel satisfying to succeed as such. Encounter balance is basically nonexistant. You're either stomping or getting stomped with no in-between. Therefore, when you beat a boss (or at least most of them), there's little feeling of excitement for having conquered a tough challenge. The two feelings I tended to experience upon beating a boss were either "thank frick I never have to do that again" or "wow, who knew winning could be so boring?"

      I blame Tanimura.

      The design is very unclear and messy, and I think for most people spirit ashes seem to make it more apparent that they had no idea what they were doing

      I remember when Miyahacki claimed his playstyle revolved around a low VIG build that recklessly traded blows. Even though that's basically fricking impossible. Doubt he even knows what half the enemies do in ER.

      Did anyone even fricking playtest the game?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I think for most people spirit ashes seem to make it more apparent that they had no idea what they were doing
        A good half of them are completely useless, even against normal enemies.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Again probably not even playtested

  43. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i cheesed the final 10 bosses because i just wanted it to end.

  44. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >credits rolled
    I beat the game.

  45. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I am going to find you and kill you

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      pls don't rape my bussy first. that would be so weird, h-hehe uwu

  46. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >we intended fully for this boss to have her two healthbars melted in seconds by the player's summoned NPC, before the player could even see her moveset

    If that's really true, then that's just objectively dogshit boss design that they phoned in. You cannot pretend that's a thoughtfully designed game, in the same vein as Bloodborne. But it's probably true, they were lazy and just wanted to cram it full of dogshit hoping people would overlook the massive flaws.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Game balance has never been among From's talents.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they probably threw that shit in as a band aid after play testers got absolutely rekt by the solo boss fights. since they didn't want to scrap all these elaborate boss movesets they worked on so hard.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we intended players to hit 2-3 frame perfection dodge rolls based on animations to not instantly lose because losing instantly is apparently difficulty. btw my favorite game is iwtbtg

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we intended players to hit 2-3 frame perfection dodge rolls based on animations to not instantly lose because losing instantly is apparently difficulty. btw my favorite game is iwtbtg

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      they intended for any moron to beat the game because that's how you make the big bucks.

  47. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    eric moment

  48. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Boss fight is hard
    Come forth my saviours

  49. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    From software adds Co-op as a second thought. the AI has never been sophisticated enough to handle more than a player which is why really frustrating double fights were designed.

    That being said, it basically breaks the game.

  50. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's the best ash of war for the Zweihander?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Giant Hunt.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Lion's Claw

  51. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i didnt
    stopped at elden beast

  52. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Mimic Tear with a Jar Canon is fun.

  53. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >beat Malenia
    >go to final boss
    >have to chase boss around big ass field
    >holy shit this boss fight is boring
    >never technically finish the game

  54. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Threadly reminder that if you played after the boss nerf patches, you did not beat the game

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They retracted the Radahn damage nerf, the only difference now is the AoE is actually reflected in the animations.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        His arrow tracking is still nerfed he used to be able to snipe people off their horses 100% of the time.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They badly nerfed every remotely powerful weapon and summon far more than any boss got nerfed, and they even undid some of the boss nerfs. Elden Ring now is a far harder game than it was at launch.

  55. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Elden ring balance is just terrible, the bosses are way too easy and boring with summons but simultaneously way too dificult and unfun solo unless you go for a handful of meta builds. It really feels like they didn't finish tuning the combat and dropped summons as a bandaid.

  56. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There is nothing wrong with using tools available to me.
    So you beat the game solo then?

  57. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >seamless coop
    >both of us using summons
    yep, it's gaming time

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I kind of wish souls games had a better coop experience. I've beaten these games like a million times, I want to just frick around with a friend and meme on bosses for the keks, there's nothing else for me to do. Shame that no game has a seamless coop mod except for elden ring.

  58. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I used Latenna

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      me too
      she told me she would help me, and she did

  59. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I have more respect for someone who used mimic tear than someone who consulted a wiki during their first playthrough.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      So you barely respect anyone? There's a reason that the regular ending was one of the least gotten according to achievements. Yes it is technically possible to get one of the other endings blind but it is not likely, and certainly not so likely that they dwarf the standard ending in attainment.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, I don't. Souls games are meant to be played blind first time, just like all other games, you are not meant to start a game and follow walkthrough. If you find the mimic tear by yourself good for you, if you look up where to find it you are not gaming, just metagaming.
        The ranni ending achievment being more common than the regular ending achievment just shows how moronic the playerbase of souls games have become.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >ranni ending
          if you sweep the entire map (which is what I did) it's more likely to get this ending than to not get it.
          that's what happened to me, and to many other friends that I know played blind because we tried our best to not share info between each other.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          If you didn't get the Ranni ending you didn't beat the game.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            *Dung Eater

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              we don't sign our posts here

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Souls games are meant to be played blind first time
          No they're not

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You have to actively try not to get her ending to be completely honest. Her questline is not only expansive but is pretty straight forward and you can even skip a lot of it (the whole back-and-forth between Blaidd and Seluvis and Sellen for example if you already activated the Radahn festival). The only point at which I could see someone not finishing it is if they don't think to speak to Iji after Ranni disappears or don't notice they can speak to the doll once they take the Renna's Rise portal.

  60. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Souls games have never been particularly difficult. Some people argue that they're challenging if you don't use x or y or z but they're just demonstrating the point, the game itself isn't hard. Saying 'it's hard if you pile on arbitrary constraints on yourself' is meaningless, you can do that to any game and it'll be "hard" afterwards.

  61. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Is Elden Ring a traditional souls game?
    My character moves like a DS1 character but everyone else is faster than me.

  62. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If you learnt enemy patterns, you didn't beat the game. Knowing the patterns trivialises the bosses

  63. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I beat the game.

  64. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Rollspam and R1 every 3 minutes is fricking boring and I'm tired of pretending it's not.

  65. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >There are people that unequip all of their gear before fighting the Mimic Tear.
    >Not deliberately equipping even more busted shit than you normally use, Bloodhound's Step etcetera, to make the fight more entertaining.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      That's just setting yourself up for failure especially if you're a caster as the boss mimic tear just like other hostile npcs has infinite FP

  66. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What enemies do you want to see as Spirit Ashes in the DLC?

    >Duelists (bonus points if it starts cloaked and removes it as part of the summoning animation like the boss version)
    >A bat colony / one of the singing ones
    >Giant Miranda Sprout
    >Giant Land Octopus
    >Omen
    >ANTS
    >Group of those creepy Celebrants
    >Servants of Rot (the casters with the poison bolts)
    >Revenant

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Both variants of miner
      Glintstone snails

  67. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If using summons and spell is not the "intended" way to play the game, why are the majority of the rewards you get in this game spells and summons?
    You explore a cave, kill a boss to get a reward you are not suppose to be using?

    How is this good game design?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The enemy design is definitely bad, otherwise we wouldn't need summons. All these fake "solo" runs on the internet are recorded 8 hours after dying over and over building up muscle memory to get lucky rng for malenia and other bosses with unfair attacks. They even acknowledged it took them hours. Fromdrones are a very vocal minority. They don't represent all Elden ring fans.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      When people say you're cheating by using spells, they are not referring to shit like an eagle or the poison eggs or useless shit like that, they are talking about literal cheat ashes like BK Tiche, the greatshield boys or Mimic Tear. Basically anything that let's you draw agro easily while lasting for more than half of the bossfight.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Using weapons is cheating

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Address the point, homosexual.

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You're claiming using weapons and armor is cheating. I didn't say it. Anything that makes the game easier or balanced is cheating.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They are the intended way to play the game.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >[citation needed]

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why did From nerf the shit out of them then? Good luck trying to get carried by anything in the current version.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Why did From nerf the shit out of them then?

          Feels like a bit of a non sequitur, they've nerfed a lot of shit they felt was unbalanced after the fact. That doesn't mean using spirit ashes is not clearly something they intended players to do.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >How is this good game design?
      You'll get it when you grow up.

  68. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've had more fun with spirit summons once I started trying to keep them thematic to my characters.

    >Marionette cosplay that can only use marionette/avian marionettes.
    >Vulgar Militia cosplay using Vulgar Militia
    >Necromancer build using skellies, putrid corpses, jellyfish.
    >Azula build using Nightmaiden & Swordstress as Mai and Ty Lee.
    >Glintstone sorcerer summoning Raya Lucaria soldiers as bodyguards.

  69. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did I beat THPS4 if I used matrix mode and moon gravity for one challenge?

  70. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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