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From Software Elden Ring - From Software's new game with writing by GRRM

Morenatsu.

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The only good ending is burning down this empty, copy-pasted world filled with 20 palette swapped Erdtree Avatars.
No surprise that the one who thought Dark Souls 2 was comfy or whatever the shit is tarding out on Elden Fillering
 

Aeschylus

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Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Wasteland 2 Divinity: Original Sin 2
Well I finished it. I picked the Ranni ending. It seems kind of like an evil ending so I kind of regret that. I'm not too happy to have ended the game bowing down to the seemingly evil entity that started the apocalypse in the first place. Oh well. At least I finally beat the game.
It seems more chaotic simp than evil, really.

On the evil side of the spectrum I would say are
Golden Order (Lawful Evil), Dungeater (Neutral Evil) and Frenzied Flame (Chaotic Evil).
Simp is worse than evil. A simp is a sucka who idolises mediocre pussy. Lets just say my character chose to become her consort because she's a goddess or whatever she is and he wanted to marry up.
Well, you give up a chance to be king of shit mountain to help a sentient love doll work through her issues with authority.
 

Ryzer

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To be honest, there is nothing wrong with input-reading AI, it cost less processing power while looking relatively smart on practice when the player doesn't notice it.
 

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The issue is not if said bit of game design is "smart", but if it's good game design
And the answer is that input reading is only a good pratice in specific cases, which is certainly not the case for ER and even previous From games since at least DS3
 
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Here's the specifics of the input reading. It's mechanically not input reading but functionally it is, as demonstrated by the video above:


Animation rather than input reading then. Explains why PvE enemies struggle with attack types that have very few (jump) or delayable (charged/mounted heavy) startup frames.

In fact it probably explains why some weapon arts are so effective too - the enemy likely isn't coded to respond to the animation in the same way as a standard attack. And why the fingerprint stone shield caused such weird enemy behaviour when I used it. There's no animation for them to respond to.
 

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So I've been doing something of a challenge run. It's not really that challenging, but I've forced myself to stick to a level 125 character. This way it feels more like I've got a build. So far its been great. I'm playing a pure faith Samurai starting class with dual sacred uchigatanas. He's been very effective at most things, though the Black Blade kindred was much more difficult with no physical striking damage at my disposal.

I haven't played pure faith in ages and it's as good as I remember. I'm loving dual katanas too. This is the first time I've stuck with powerstancing and my first time using katanas. They're really great.

Here's the build. His physick is holy shrouding and crimsonburst. Body buff is usually boiled crab. Obviously if I swap to flame art scaling for a boss I also swap crystal tear and scorpion charm. Sometimes I use golden vow. Usually not, just physick and boiled crab is enough.

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Edit: I dropped four points of mind and one point of endurance to be able to have a natural 60 in FTH. This let me put in Green Turtle talisman instead of two fingers. A stamina regen buff helps a lot with endurance this low, especially when I'm doing my powerstance combos or when I switch to my shield. 60 FTH isn't a requirement for anything, it's just the number I decided on as "a good amount of Faith".
 
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Job Listings Hint Towards FromSoftware Working On New Armored Core Game

Is Armored Core Coming Back?
By
Avinash Jaisrani
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September 26, 2022

FromSoftware has rapidly gained popularity since the release of the Dark Souls franchise. In recent months, the developer has successfully released their biggest title yet. Elden Ring has been a massive hit, and the game has also won the Japan Game Award 2022.

Although Elden Ring continues to do well, it seems like the developer is already busy with future projects. As a new job listing hinted at this leaked title. FromSoftware is hiring for a Character Designer, all but confirming the existence of a brand new Armored Core game.

FromSoftware Armored Core
Source: FromSoftware Character Designer Job Listing

The job description states that FromSoftware is looking to work on the setting and various other aspects of the game. Interestingly, the word “mecha” is mentioned multiple times in the job description. It states,

“You will be in charge of a wide range of designs related to characters and mecha."

FromSoftware has already worked on the mecha genre, with the Armored Core franchise. The franchise spawned several titles and ran for over a decade. Recent rumors have strongly suggested that FromSoftware is once again working on a new Armored Core title, and this job listing all but confirms this speculation.

Furthermore, the job description also mentions weapons and equipment. It states,

“Those who are good at mechanical design are welcome.”

All of this makes a very strong case for the rumored Armored Core game. FromSoftware is also looking for an Environmental Modeler.

FromSoftware Environment Modeler
Source: FromSoftware Job Posting

While the job descriptions strongly point towards the supposed Armored Core title, no official confirmation has been made from the developers yet. As such, this information should be taken with a grain of salt.

FromSoftware has become a huge name in the entire industry. Their recent releases have inspired many developers, but FromSoftware has a vast portfolio that predates the Dark Souls franchise.

Armored Core


Armored Core has been a hot topic in the industry, and it looks like development on the game is currently in progress. The job listing has solid evidence for an Armored Core title, but FromSoftware is yet to officially announce the game.
 

somerandomdude

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How's this for Elden Bling? I'm quite happy with how this guy has turned out, especially when I think that he started life as a naked wretch:

Ji9jdaV.jpg



His build:
He's a strength build with a tiny dash of faith to give him buffs and curatives. His heavy Zweihander has ash of war chilling mist. His alternate weapon, a cold broadsword, has ash of war glintblade phalanx. His only offensive spell is dragonice, which he casts with the clawmark seal. He's been absolutely brilliant to play but his adventure is almost over.

Vigor: 60
Mind: 17
Endurance: 38
Strength: 65
Dexterity: 11
Intelligence: 11
Faith: 15
Arcane:12

Talismans: Blessed dew, crimson amber +1 (will swap to +2 when I get it), Dragoncrest shield +1 (obviously will be replaced with better versions), great jar's arsenal.

Physick: Crimsonspill and crimsonburst.

Buffs: Bestial vitality (if not using physick), boiled crab. Sometimes fortification incantations instead of boiled crab, where appropriate.

Great rune: I've yet to use a single rune arc. I'm saving all of them for Malenia. I have over 50. I'll be using Morgott's in the fight against her.

Bro, if you're not dual wielding giant crushers, the build is simply low-T. With an adjustment in stats, you could do it and still wear some medium armor. I did a build like that, and found frost infusion to be the best. The leaping double slam is pretty stronk, and if you time the inputs correctly you can quickly do back to back double slams and stun lock the shit out of some stuff, including little Tam-Tam AKA "Malenia". The stat spread would be 50-60 VIG, 60 STR, and however much endurance you need to mid-roll with your armor loadout. Your primary offense is leaping double slams. You can leap in forward, double slam, and then chain another leap slam by doing a neutral jump into another double slam, and it comes out quicker if you time it correctly. You do a ton of damage, and also get a frost proc.
 
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Dadd

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Job Listings Hint Towards FromSoftware Working On New Armored Core Game

Is Armored Core Coming Back?
By
Avinash Jaisrani
-
September 26, 2022

FromSoftware has rapidly gained popularity since the release of the Dark Souls franchise. In recent months, the developer has successfully released their biggest title yet. Elden Ring has been a massive hit, and the game has also won the Japan Game Award 2022.

Although Elden Ring continues to do well, it seems like the developer is already busy with future projects. As a new job listing hinted at this leaked title. FromSoftware is hiring for a Character Designer, all but confirming the existence of a brand new Armored Core game.

FromSoftware Armored Core
Source: FromSoftware Character Designer Job Listing

The job description states that FromSoftware is looking to work on the setting and various other aspects of the game. Interestingly, the word “mecha” is mentioned multiple times in the job description. It states,

“You will be in charge of a wide range of designs related to characters and mecha."

FromSoftware has already worked on the mecha genre, with the Armored Core franchise. The franchise spawned several titles and ran for over a decade. Recent rumors have strongly suggested that FromSoftware is once again working on a new Armored Core title, and this job listing all but confirms this speculation.

Furthermore, the job description also mentions weapons and equipment. It states,

“Those who are good at mechanical design are welcome.”

All of this makes a very strong case for the rumored Armored Core game. FromSoftware is also looking for an Environmental Modeler.

FromSoftware Environment Modeler
Source: FromSoftware Job Posting

While the job descriptions strongly point towards the supposed Armored Core title, no official confirmation has been made from the developers yet. As such, this information should be taken with a grain of salt.

FromSoftware has become a huge name in the entire industry. Their recent releases have inspired many developers, but FromSoftware has a vast portfolio that predates the Dark Souls franchise.

Armored Core


Armored Core has been a hot topic in the industry, and it looks like development on the game is currently in progress. The job listing has solid evidence for an Armored Core title, but FromSoftware is yet to officially announce the game.
Will they turn it into Armored Souls?
 

Bloodeyes

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How's this for Elden Bling? I'm quite happy with how this guy has turned out, especially when I think that he started life as a naked wretch:

Ji9jdaV.jpg



His build:
He's a strength build with a tiny dash of faith to give him buffs and curatives. His heavy Zweihander has ash of war chilling mist. His alternate weapon, a cold broadsword, has ash of war glintblade phalanx. His only offensive spell is dragonice, which he casts with the clawmark seal. He's been absolutely brilliant to play but his adventure is almost over.

Vigor: 60
Mind: 17
Endurance: 38
Strength: 65
Dexterity: 11
Intelligence: 11
Faith: 15
Arcane:12

Talismans: Blessed dew, crimson amber +1 (will swap to +2 when I get it), Dragoncrest shield +1 (obviously will be replaced with better versions), great jar's arsenal.

Physick: Crimsonspill and crimsonburst.

Buffs: Bestial vitality (if not using physick), boiled crab. Sometimes fortification incantations instead of boiled crab, where appropriate.

Great rune: I've yet to use a single rune arc. I'm saving all of them for Malenia. I have over 50. I'll be using Morgott's in the fight against her.

Bro, if you're not dual wielding giant crushers, the build is simply low-T. With an adjustment in stats, you could do it and still wear some medium armor. I did a build like that, and found frost infusion to be the best. The leaping double slam is pretty stronk, and if you time the inputs correctly you can quickly do back to back double slams and stun lock the shit out of some stuff, including little Tam-Tam AKA "Malenia". The stat spread would be 50-60 VIG, 60 STR, and however much endurance you need to mid-roll with your armor loadout. Your primary offense is leaping double slams. You can leap in forward, double slam, and then chain another leap slam by doing a neutral jump into another double slam, and it comes out quicker if you time it correctly. You do a ton of damage, and also get a frost proc.
Well I killed Malenia with him so I think he worked out just fine. His adventure is over, there'll be no more respecs for him. In the end I moved one stat point and changed his trousers so he could wield the Guts Greatsword (heavy, lion's claw) instead of the zweihander. I don't prefer giant crusher. It looks too much like something out of Looney Toons for me to enjoy it. Plus the Guts has more reach and a generally better moveset.
 

Late Bloomer

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How's this for Elden Bling? I'm quite happy with how this guy has turned out, especially when I think that he started life as a naked wretch:

Ji9jdaV.jpg



His build:
He's a strength build with a tiny dash of faith to give him buffs and curatives. His heavy Zweihander has ash of war chilling mist. His alternate weapon, a cold broadsword, has ash of war glintblade phalanx. His only offensive spell is dragonice, which he casts with the clawmark seal. He's been absolutely brilliant to play but his adventure is almost over.

Vigor: 60
Mind: 17
Endurance: 38
Strength: 65
Dexterity: 11
Intelligence: 11
Faith: 15
Arcane:12

Talismans: Blessed dew, crimson amber +1 (will swap to +2 when I get it), Dragoncrest shield +1 (obviously will be replaced with better versions), great jar's arsenal.

Physick: Crimsonspill and crimsonburst.

Buffs: Bestial vitality (if not using physick), boiled crab. Sometimes fortification incantations instead of boiled crab, where appropriate.

Great rune: I've yet to use a single rune arc. I'm saving all of them for Malenia. I have over 50. I'll be using Morgott's in the fight against her.

Bro, if you're not dual wielding giant crushers, the build is simply low-T. With an adjustment in stats, you could do it and still wear some medium armor. I did a build like that, and found frost infusion to be the best. The leaping double slam is pretty stronk, and if you time the inputs correctly you can quickly do back to back double slams and stun lock the shit out of some stuff, including little Tam-Tam AKA "Malenia". The stat spread would be 50-60 VIG, 60 STR, and however much endurance you need to mid-roll with your armor loadout. Your primary offense is leaping double slams. You can leap in forward, double slam, and then chain another leap slam by doing a neutral jump into another double slam, and it comes out quicker if you time it correctly. You do a ton of damage, and also get a frost proc.
Well I killed Malenia with him so I think he worked out just fine. His adventure is over, there'll be no more respecs for him. In the end I moved one stat point and changed his trousers so he could wield the Guts Greatsword (heavy, lion's claw) instead of the zweihander. I don't prefer giant crusher. It looks too much like something out of Looney Toons for me to enjoy it. Plus the Guts has more reach and a generally better moveset.

Cool looking dude. How many tries for Malenia?
 

kites

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When it came out my first run was INT-caster/parry-dagger to break my long-time Souls series 2hand-guts-style-smasher spell.. I still feel I cheated the game but idk if I need to ever play again with more than 100 hours completionista-ism

I had wished there was more INT variety/utility, but it was also entertaining to wreck the worst offending input-readers with delay’d spells

DS3/ER sorta killed my fanboyism, but I still have hope for AC
 

Bloodeyes

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How's this for Elden Bling? I'm quite happy with how this guy has turned out, especially when I think that he started life as a naked wretch:

Ji9jdaV.jpg



His build:
He's a strength build with a tiny dash of faith to give him buffs and curatives. His heavy Zweihander has ash of war chilling mist. His alternate weapon, a cold broadsword, has ash of war glintblade phalanx. His only offensive spell is dragonice, which he casts with the clawmark seal. He's been absolutely brilliant to play but his adventure is almost over.

Vigor: 60
Mind: 17
Endurance: 38
Strength: 65
Dexterity: 11
Intelligence: 11
Faith: 15
Arcane:12

Talismans: Blessed dew, crimson amber +1 (will swap to +2 when I get it), Dragoncrest shield +1 (obviously will be replaced with better versions), great jar's arsenal.

Physick: Crimsonspill and crimsonburst.

Buffs: Bestial vitality (if not using physick), boiled crab. Sometimes fortification incantations instead of boiled crab, where appropriate.

Great rune: I've yet to use a single rune arc. I'm saving all of them for Malenia. I have over 50. I'll be using Morgott's in the fight against her.

Bro, if you're not dual wielding giant crushers, the build is simply low-T. With an adjustment in stats, you could do it and still wear some medium armor. I did a build like that, and found frost infusion to be the best. The leaping double slam is pretty stronk, and if you time the inputs correctly you can quickly do back to back double slams and stun lock the shit out of some stuff, including little Tam-Tam AKA "Malenia". The stat spread would be 50-60 VIG, 60 STR, and however much endurance you need to mid-roll with your armor loadout. Your primary offense is leaping double slams. You can leap in forward, double slam, and then chain another leap slam by doing a neutral jump into another double slam, and it comes out quicker if you time it correctly. You do a ton of damage, and also get a frost proc.
Well I killed Malenia with him so I think he worked out just fine. His adventure is over, there'll be no more respecs for him. In the end I moved one stat point and changed his trousers so he could wield the Guts Greatsword (heavy, lion's claw) instead of the zweihander. I don't prefer giant crusher. It looks too much like something out of Looney Toons for me to enjoy it. Plus the Guts has more reach and a generally better moveset.

Cool looking dude. How many tries for Malenia?
God knows. I've restarted a lot to try builds so it was my first time fighting her. Many, many attempts over 4.5-5 hours of constantly bashing at her.
 

BLOBERT

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I still beat myself up over the fact I never finished Sekiro. It's the only one
YOU CAN DO IT. Do it the straightest way you can without adding any of the difficulty modifiers. You shouldn't miss out. Sekiro has the best boss fights, especially the final 2 (one optional, the other mandatory).
BRO I FEEL YUR PIAN

IM AT THE LAST SEKIRO BOSS BUT I BURNT OUT ON DEMON OF HATRED

I DONT THINK I HAVE IT IN ME TOO GO THROUGH THE GAME AGAIN THAT APE WASN TRAUMATIC
 

NJClaw

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Pathfinder: Wrath I'm very into cock and ball torture
I'm Ridin' with Biden I'm Ridin' with Biden
Well I finished it. I picked the Ranni ending. It seems kind of like an evil ending so I kind of regret that. I'm not too happy to have ended the game bowing down to the seemingly evil entity that started the apocalypse in the first place. Oh well. At least I finally beat the game.
My heart is finally at peace. I imagine this must be what seeing your children's graduation feels like.
 

HeatEXTEND

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I still beat myself up over the fact I never finished Sekiro. It's the only one
YOU CAN DO IT. Do it the straightest way you can without adding any of the difficulty modifiers. You shouldn't miss out. Sekiro has the best boss fights, especially the final 2 (one optional, the other mandatory).
BRO I FEEL YUR PIAN

IM AT THE LAST SEKIRO BOSS BUT I BURNT OUT ON DEMON OF HATRED

I DONT THINK I HAVE IT IN ME TOO GO THROUGH THE GAME AGAIN THAT APE WASN TRAUMATIC
Fire sombrero :thumbsup:
 
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BRO I FEEL YUR PIAN

IM AT THE LAST SEKIRO BOSS BUT I BURNT OUT ON DEMON OF HATRED

I DONT THINK I HAVE IT IN ME TOO GO THROUGH THE GAME AGAIN THAT APE WASN TRAUMATIC

First run is the only traumatic one, next run should make you feel awesome. Also Demon of Hatred is a troll boss, no shame in just skipping it.
 

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