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Offline Sir Slash

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #780 on: May 19, 2020, 10:56:27 AM »
Depends. Did you finish it by yourself, or did you have help?  <:-)
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #781 on: May 19, 2020, 03:06:14 PM »
Congratulations!  Admire the perseverance. 

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #782 on: May 20, 2020, 09:11:25 PM »
HA!  I finished it!  After 7 years of agony I finished it!

What have I finished you say?  Dark Souls. 

I started playing Dark Souls on Xbox360 back in 2013.  As some of you may already know Dark Souls is a game that prides itself of being insanely tough to the point where most people give up on it. 

Somehow though I managed to make my way all the way to the final boss.  I looked forward to beating the game but when I encountered that last boss for whatever reason I couldn't figure out how to beat him.  I must have failed at least a hundred times.  I got so aggravated after putting in 150+ hours into the game to fail so miserably.  Then Dark Souls II came out and I played and beat that game. 

Over the course of the past 7 years I would revisit Dark Souls and try to beat that last boss but to no avail.  I just couldn't do it even after watching every YouTube video and reading every written guide I could find on how to beat Gwyn Lord of Cinder.



Everyone who wrote a guide or posted a video kept saying that he's really one of the easier bosses to beat which was disappointing for being an end boss.  I just couldn't see that though and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what I was doing wrong.  I never gave up however because I really like the Dark Souls series and I was determined to win.  I'd play the game for a few days off and on trying to beat Gwyn but couldn't do it...until late last night. 

I stopped trying out different strategies that people had recommended and just concentrated on what I was doing wrong.  What were his attack patterns if any and what did I do over and over again wrongly to try to counter them.  When I looked at the whole picture after clearing my mind of all the advice I had read or seen I finally identified what I was doing wrong and I beat that mo fo!  I finally beat him!!! <:-)

It took me a total of about 210 hours of game time to do it but I did it.

Congratulations, sir!  Very well done.  :clap: 

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #783 on: May 21, 2020, 08:42:22 AM »
Thanks guys!  Con put it nicely and that is exactly how I felt as I was nearing the end of the fight, certain that I would win.

There is a real rush when you are so deeply invested in a game through time committed etc to suddenly see that you might have a way to beat the game.  The holy crap its working moment- the I am so close will I be able to do it- the panic over the thought of failing.

I find my heart pounding and breath shortening like I was a kid again doing some insanely dangerous thing.  Its amazing that some electronic pixels can elicit such a strong feeling.

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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #784 on: Yesterday at 02:37:01 AM »
Finished my Empire Total War main campaign....all of India (but the achievement did not unlock on steam  :-\) and also Persia. Could be a cool game if the AI wasn't that bad (both on the strategic and tactical level).
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #785 on: Yesterday at 06:24:58 PM »
Congrats, Anguille!  Let's hope they come out with Empire 2 someday.  8) 
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #786 on: Yesterday at 07:28:16 PM »
After four years I finally reloaded and finished Doom 2016 today.   

After they remove Denuvo from Doom Eternal I'll be giving it a go.

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« Reply #787 on: Yesterday at 08:53:52 PM »
After four years I finally reloaded and finished Doom 2016 today.   

After they remove Denuvo from Doom Eternal I'll be giving it a go.

Took me about that long to finish also, uninstall, reinstall.

Whats this Denuvo crap, first i'm hearing about that. My plan is to grab Eternal during the holiday sale. The new Serious Sam 4 is coming out August, new engine, supposed to allow an absolutely insane number of enemies on screen at once. That's listed at $39.99 , might pre-order the game, love me some Sam carnage.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #788 on: Yesterday at 09:29:10 PM »
After four years I finally reloaded and finished Doom 2016 today.   

After they remove Denuvo from Doom Eternal I'll be giving it a go.

Took me about that long to finish also, uninstall, reinstall.

Whats this Denuvo crap, first i'm hearing about that. My plan is to grab Eternal during the holiday sale. The new Serious Sam 4 is coming out August, new engine, supposed to allow an absolutely insane number of enemies on screen at once. That's listed at $39.99 , might pre-order the game, love me some Sam carnage.

A DRM update they rolled out to Doom Eternal gives kernel-level access to your computer.  In non-technical terms, it has fuck-you access to your whole PC, which would be a huge deal if there's ever a big security breach along the lines of Yahoo.

Last I heard they're rushing to undo all this fuckery.
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Re: HA! I finished it!
« Reply #789 on: Yesterday at 09:52:36 PM »
Congratulations SirAndrew and Angille.

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« Reply #790 on: Yesterday at 11:54:31 PM »
A DRM update they rolled out to Doom Eternal gives kernel-level access to your computer.  In non-technical terms, it has fuck-you access to your whole PC, which would be a huge deal if there's ever a big security breach along the lines of Yahoo.

Last I heard they're rushing to undo all this fuckery.

Just so. 

They were making it non-optional for single players because of the new invasion mechanic, where if you open your single player campaign up, players can come in and occupy demons that you're fighting. 

But yeah, the software is far too invasive.  It wouldn't cause any slowing to my rig, but it has to others.  Outside of just taxing the system, yeah, kernel level access.   

I simply don't trust Bethesda and id to protect my data with something that invasive.   I'll play it after it gets excised and it goes on a sale for the summer sale.