Shaowstrike the Shady wrote:
idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
F*ck me, I just re-bought Dark Souls for the PS3 (having traded in the old one a year ago).
I never got around to playing the first that much. Can anyone give me some beginner pointers?
Keep away from everything that can kill you. Unplug your network cable before starting so you can get used to the game without getting Ganked 5 minutes in.
Stick with it. You will suck at first. But the combat system is actually extremely precise and once it clicks so rewarding.
I'm trying to come up with some tips without making to long a list but I will probably fail so pure stream of conscious:
-Lock on and block was the easiest style to pick up for me first. On gamepad you lock on with L3. Later you will not need to lock on as much and with some weapon skill sets 2Hing a weapon and ranging or circling around can be better. But turtleing up is ok at first. You dont regen stam while blocking so get used to letting go in between enemy attack some and moving back until you have stam.
-Weight: -25% of max load = fast move fast flip -50% = medium movement medium flip, after that it is FAT Roll. Slow. Happy medium for new players is probaly under 50% with enough poise to not get stunned to much. And a shield with enough stability. Later when you are pro fast ninja flipping with wood grain ring is great fun, especially with a havels ring so you can maintain some poise at least.
-Good weapons you can get early:
-Winged Spear (Dex build) Graveyard
-Zweihander (STR build) Graveyard
-Claymore (Everything build love claymore) On Wyvern bridge after Taurus demon guarded by...wyvern FIRE BURNS
-Uchigatana (best katana in the game Oh dat 2H spam and the way it eats bosses) Kill the undead merchant in Lower after you get enough stuff from him or wait and buy from Shiva. (just kill him Uchi is ***)
-Drake Sword: Just don't. yes you can get it from the drake tail shooting it with arrows. But its OP when you get it and will teach you bad habits. If you are really stuck on you first play well then ok get it. Until you level up some then upgrade one of the better weapons above.
Tons of other weapons and tips that, should get you started though. I'm about 2/3's of the way through on my current run. It's like my 5th or 6th Oo
*I'll edit that mess for readability and errors later, but I'm on lunch now and don't have time. :) Edited, Dec 17th 2013 12:31pm by Shojindo