- Jul 30, 2004
Might be the network or something, but I'm getting lots of those little blips where the game pauses for a sec and then fast forwards rapidly to catch up.
Yea, I've noticed they definitely decreased draw distance of foliage and objects, I wish they would have made this an option so it's not forced on everyone.People are claiming that the performance improvements are due to lower LoD and noticeably more pop-in. I won't be able to see it for myself, until tonight.
People are claiming that the performance improvements are due to lower LoD and noticeably more pop-in. I won't be able to see it for myself, until tonight.
(Let Me Solo Her, the first legendary Elden Ring player, is a perfect example of this.)
so a graphics downgrade?...1.04 seems to be mostly a rebalancing patch...hopefully ray-tracing is coming soon...although 1.04 seems like a great point to jump into the game...now that I'm done with Far Cry 6 I'm debating my next game
where does Elden Ring rank for you among all the FromSoft games?
They are all good. Demons, DS1, Elden, and Seikiro stand out as being the trend setters though.Elden is my first Souls game so I don't know which I should go back and try. I'm wondering if Elden has spoiled me and I would be disappointed with the previous titles. I was thinking of trying either DS3 or Sekiro after I'm done with Elden.
Elden is my first Souls game so I don't know which I should go back and try. I'm wondering if Elden has spoiled me and I would be disappointed with the previous titles. I was thinking of trying either DS3 or Sekiro after I'm done with Elden.
They're all wonderful games. The main thing about Elden Ring is that it smooths out the rough edges and tedious stuff in the older games. It's also simply bigger/better/faster/more/etc.
You're basically playing the culmination of their formula, but you could very easily go back to all of the Souls games (hell, even play 'em in order) and enjoy yourself. There will be eye roll moments and tons of frustration, though. IMO, the toughest bosses in ER aren't as rough as the ones from the prior games. Especially the ones where summoning isn't an option sans other players.
After ER, I'd probably recommend Bloodborne and Sekiro. Those two deviate from the formula enough to not feel like a step back. For what it's worth, the PS5 version of Demon's might be, too. Graphically I think it's actually a bit better than ER, but the gameplay will probably feel a little more rudimentary.
The AI invaders suck. I've been using the guardian's swordspear and all I have to do is sprint straight at them, thrust attack, back off, repeat. They don't even have a chance to attack when I do that. Thrust attack is way OP.With the various AI invaders, I typically go ham with jumping R2. If you can land 2 of those in quick succession, it'll crumple them for a gut stab. That's enough to outright kill or put most of 'em on death's door. They typically try to heal if they're still alive, so I just stay close enough to start swinging if they do. That worked even with a longsword (and on a couple real players), so I don't think it's weapon specific necessarily .
If I'd only played Elden Ring, my next stop would be Demon's Souls on PS5 just because the level of polish is incredible. And it'll still have the most active PVP/MP of any of the other games. Sekiro is a more polarizing game that people either loved or hated, it's not really a souls game. I played Sekiro 4-5 hours, lost interest and never picked it up again.Elden is my first Souls game so I don't know which I should go back and try. I'm wondering if Elden has spoiled me and I would be disappointed with the previous titles. I was thinking of trying either DS3 or Sekiro after I'm done with Elden.
Malenia is difficult only because of her cheap water fowl attack. But once you learn how to avoid it she isn’t that bad. Twin Gargoyles and Twin Crucible Knights were pretty challenging for me first go around. Final boss is annoying because half the fight is spent running towards them.
Well yeah. Bosses also become easier the more times you learn and defeat them. I base my difficulty based on my experience fighting them the first time with my build at the moment. It’s all subjective.I think it's bs to say that x game's boss is easier than y game's boss. Every boss's difficulty is going to be dependent on so many factors. Your specific build, level, summons, special items (e.g. margit's shackle), physick mixture, etc... Not to mention the skill of the actual player. Everyone's experience is going to be different.
also just to clarify, I mean fighting them solo...no summons, no co-op etc...pre-release From Software said there would be some optional bosses that were of a much higher difficulty than the mandatory bosses
I've been helping out with Mohg in co-op. Observations:
2. There's a surprising amount of people who summon co-op partners without even trying the boss on their own first. I don't understand this. It's basically wasting everyone's time because the host always dies.
I just beat her three days ago, after around 30 solo attempts and 15 co-op attempts (co-op killed her finally). I got killed almost every time at the start of phase two, when she goes into air and jumps on you.https://kotaku.com/elden-ring-patch-1-04-malenia-self-heal-bug-let-me-solo-1848818180
I guess there's this. Maybe the bugged version of Malenia could be a contender for the toughest boss in the game? I didn't struggle with her as much as some others, but her health regen thing was annoying even in the normal version of that fight.
3. About 75% are unaware or don't have the item necessary to counteract the nihil curse. And thus they die.
I just noticed that rivers of blood arcane requirement was upped and now I can't use it (I have arcane 17, and on the katana it say you need 20). That wasn't the case before the latest patch.
There's also the silver tear helmet which raises Arcane, and various scar/soreseal talismans. Maybe one of those was equipped prior.Maybe? I remember being able to use it on Malenia a few days ago, and it didn't have the red x on the icon. I wanted to use it in Shaded Castle today, and I saw I didn't have the requirement. I grinded out those three levels with pests at Haligtree roots. One run gets you 125k (with golden scarab), so it was just three runs. I upped arcane a while back for the dragon powers, especially Ekzykes's Decay , I killed some bosses with it.
Melenia is on that level, it took me 2 days to beat solo, with over 100 attempts, maybe 150 attempts on patch 1.02, not sure if she was nerfed since. I think Friede took me around 70-100 attempts. Haven't played Bloodborne so I haven't experienced Lud and Zallen and know nothing about that encounter.
Haven't played Bloodborne so I haven't experienced Lud and Zallen and know nothing about that encounter.