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JOZJO23

sup, new artwork of elden ring can be seen here - https://discord.gg/dD5Snr6VPm

seems bandai is revealing too much of the game now... I wonder if the leaks will stop this fall.

JOZJO23

TheBrandedSwordsman

@colonelkilgore Do you reckon we will be able to transform into a werewolf, like the one briefly glimpsed in the trailer, in the game? There is speculation on another website that we will, but only at the cost of health/stats or something until we can find a purging stone or something similar to undo the 'curse'.

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"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman very possibly... I mean we could at least partially turn in to dragons in Dark Souls 1 & 3. It wouldn't surprise me.

I ain’t ever met a souls-like I didn’t like!

TheBrandedSwordsman

@colonelkilgore I am sure you have heard the latest from Bandai Namco, with their website updating the lore for the game, but just in case you haven't, the gist of it is that you will be able to choose between either taking on the demigods or unifying the Lands Between, both of which can result in completion of the game, with the latter presumably occurring through the completion of NPC-given quests. With that in mind, will you choose to take on the demigods or unify the Lands Between for a first playthrough? I can imagine you will want to do everything in the game, and go into NG+ at least for the platinum. I myself plan on taking on the demigods in a NG cycle then unifying the Lands Between in NG+ .What will you choose to do?

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"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman no I hadn’t read this actually, very interesting though. I’ll probably try and get a feel for the options first from dialogue and item descriptions etc. but the order which you suggested also seems the most likely way I’ll tackle them.

How’s Obra Dinn going?

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@colonelkilgore I didn't get it! I bought Deus Ex:Mankind Divided instead, throwing you a curve-ball there, I'm not entirely sure why I had just heard of it I think and wanted to try it, have you played it?

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman played the one on PS3 (Human Revolution) and quite liked it actually. Do you mind checking whether the multiplayer is still active, if so I might pick it up and play it this month?

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@colonelkilgore I fell off of it and deleted it quite quickly, gameplay just wasn't for me, as I said in the other thread, and I couldn't find anything after a quick Google search to say if multiplayer is still active, I presume not, in that case.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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TheBrandedSwordsman

https://gamerant.com/elden-ring-inspirations-lotr-norse-irish... @colonelkilgore With LotR being such a huge influence, apparently will you read the books or watch the films if you haven't seen them already in order to prepare for the game? As well as reading the other books Martin cited as influences? (before your first playthrough)

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

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colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman I’ve watched the films many time buddy, well I’ve watched the extended editions many times… saw the theatrical versions once a piece. I read the Hobbit about twenty years ago and my father read the three LotR books to me for bedtime stories as a child. Fantasy… and particularly Tolkien have always been a big part of my personal geekdom.

I imagine your a big fan too?

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TheBrandedSwordsman

@colonelkilgore I've read The Hobbit recently and I'm currently reading the LotR trilogy. Really loved The Hobbit and am progressing well with The Fellowship of the Ring. It's high-fantasy at it's best. No wonder Martin saw fit to plunder the material eh?

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"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman well that’s a subject which will probably spawn creative writing course or three (it it hasn’t already). I’m of the opinion that Martin simply took the high-fantasy genre (which was basically created by Tolkein’s works… or at the very least he set the template which has been followed thereafter) and proceeded to turn a lot of the tropes which had set in on their heads. I see it in a similar way (what Martin did with Fantasy) to what Alan Moore did in super hero comics with Watchmen… and I love both dearly.

Let’s just hope the added context, themes and layers that Martin will undoubtedly add to the book’s conclusion will be a more fitting end than that of the tv series.

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TheBrandedSwordsman

"He (Miyazaki) also said that there will be more health items in the game. Whereas Demon's Souls uses different grasses to heal players, Dark Souls uses Estus Flasks, Bloodborne uses Blood Vials, and Sekiro uses Gourds, Elden Ring will presumably have several items that can restore health. Miyazaki said this is because the world map is so large, and it can be inferred that resting points may be fewer and farther between than in other From games." - from https://www.gameskinny.com/39463/miyazaki-gives-new-details-o...

@colonelkilgore @Jimmer-jammer Doesn't that mean that "bonfires" will be set up like in DeS/Bloodborne as opposed to plentiful placement aka DS3/Sekiro - it might not be the best idea game-design wise in a huge open-world eh? Might be a bit too hard, even for FromSoft, for me anyway.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

colonelkilgore

@TheBrandedSwordsman maybe… definitely sounds like that from the piece you linked. I did hear a rumour that bonfires (or their Elden Ring equivalent) could be a ‘consumable’. As in, there would be an item ie ‘Bonfire kit’ that you can use to create a temporary rest and recuperation spot, that will be exhausted after x amount of uses. I know Miyazaki was considering something similar during the Dark Souls 3 pre-production, so maybe he’s finally getting a chance to use it.

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Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman @colonelkilgore interesting...I suppose the bonfire structure of old doesn’t transfer too well to a more open world and would be far too vulnerable to exploitation. Perhaps only 6 rest spots (1 in each area) along with more consumable healing options helps maintain the balance of difficulty. I haven’t heard anything about “dropping souls” upon death as an included mechanic. I do wonder how different this may end up being from past efforts. Either way, it’s by far my most anticipated game (with a release date) and I can’t wait to go on this pilgrimage.

It’s never too late to change

TheBrandedSwordsman

@Jimmer-jammer But then would each "bonfire" unlock only after you beat the area boss? That would be intense, man! Like Returnal or something like that from what I've heard. At least in BB/DeS you had one main area rest spot then one that unlocked after you beat the area boss.

Can you imagine if it's like Returnal and you can only save your game after beating a boss, despite all the enemies you have had to fight your way through to get to that point, and then dieing to that boss and have to go all the way back to either where you started the game in the first place, OR to where you beat the boss of a previous area before you can make another attempt at progression? Too much, I feel, Miyazaki.

"Ten thousand toadstools, with right purchase, could lift a man, I suppose. But what good would it do?"

PSN: Draco_V_Ecliptic

Jimmer-jammer

@TheBrandedSwordsman yeah that would be too much for me. Miyazaki has fairly established himself at this point to be a creative genius, not an evil genius!

It’s never too late to change

JohnnyShoulder

Just got this through the post:

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And there is a 10 page feature in the mag! 🤤

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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colonelkilgore

@JohnnyShoulder well do a bruh a solid and snap and post every damn page already will ya 😤

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