Bloodborne - Demon's Souls Spiritual Successor's Spiritual Successor

Some, but not all bosses have NPC’s available. I tried Alfred on that boss and he wasn’t much help. The boss does something that just requires you be able to react to it. There is a consumable, can’t remember exactly what it was, that makes the boss much easier to fight solo. I think it was BB version of the DS item Alluring Skulls IIRC. Not sure though.

below the gunner, the great hall with all those red eyed monsters, I wasted all alluring skulls for nothing, now I don’t have them for the boss. This is a new area to me, nothing like the horror of a new area in a souls game.

So when that gunner first opens up on you, that is one of the great WTF? moments in any game.

I was transported to the unseen village, wow. I love the music in this part, constantly playing, it is calm but foreboding. One of my favourite areas in Demons Souls is the Tower of Latria with the singing merchant. This part has similar vibes.

Also burned all my blood vials on the first boss in the first chalice dungeon. I like to fight him, but he is tough. I think I am not strong enough for him at the moment. He has huge reach …

I beat the bloodstarved beast with online help and Alfred. I usually try a couple of times solo, but when I fail to often, I skip it.

Now the game opened up, so many paths to follow.

Probably the best track I’ve ever heard in a game.

Finally got caught up on this thread, glad you played/enjoyed BB @Scuzz!

And welcome to FROM’s finest @newbrof

Hoping we get some sweet BB/DeS/Elden Ring action from sony’s presentation later this week.

Fear the old blood.

There apparently is a rumor, I have tried to watch a youtuber talk about it but the guy was really boring, about Bloodborne being ported to PC. I know you can access it thru PS+, but apparently there are quality issues with that. I know there is the rumor about Demon Souls being ported, but I think that would have been done by now if it was going to be done.

I would love to get more info on Elden Ring.

This is a good reminder. I’ll try to get back to it. It would be a Soulsborne game if I didn’t at least try to do it before giving up and running past it!

Note to self: This is the goal. The pigs, so that I can grind them for experience.

Kolbex was level 145 when facing Lady Maria. I’m level 78. Grind, grind, grind baby. Gotta reach them pigs.

Thank you for calling attention to the fact that I occupy the lowest level of skill one can attain and still be able to finish the game. ;-)

Heh. I thought I remembered a screenshot of your character, but I couldn’t find it upthread. Where did you put all those extra levels? More strength? More stamina? Or hit points? Or all 3?

I can load it up later if you want the breakdown, but I pumped up hp and stam (can’t actually remember what the attributes are called anymore) to the cap (50 maybe), and put the rest into my weapon damage (used Ludwig’s Holy Blade the whole game, experimented with others but it was my true love) until it stopped going up. That’s as good as you can get with grinding, and it still took me what felt like 50 (but might have been fewer) tries to beat Orphan.

I didn’t play the DLC or do the dungeons and finished at 110 I think. The last 12 levels or so were just to get past Gerhman, as the final boss was pretty easy. But man, the pre-final boss was a real bitch.

Still the hardest souls boss, in all games, including the endboss of Sekiro and Midir in The Ringed City.

I don’t know if I agree with that. Midir is…something else, man. I did Orphan solo, but I don’t think there are enough souls in the game to get me to the point where I could have done Midir alone.

Yeah, Midir NG+ is the hardest FromSoft boss ever produced. Orphan is nothing compared to that horror.

Can confirm, pretty sure that’s the only boss I got sick of and never beat. I was pretty checked out already so we’re probably talking about 5 attempts here. It’s also a giant boss so it’s inherently more annoying than a large humanoid.

I loved multiplayer in DS3, helping people out with bosses left and right, loved sticking my sign down and got the point where Nameless King was no big deal, but Midir, man. I think about 10% of the runs I did against him with other players (usually me and another phantom with the summoner) ended in victory. Maybe less. He’s just so brutal. Usually it was the host being too aggressive and getting his ass handed to him within the first minute.

I haven’t even beat Midir with summons. Probably tried 25 times.

That is basically what I do for many hours near the end and after I finish the game. I put mu summon sign down in various places and help other people with bosses or help them in heavy invasions zones. I have tried being the invader myself but unless I have help I am no match in 2v1 or 3v1 situations. But there is so much positive about PvP.

What was left unsaid here is that I skipped the beasts, the rock throwers, the spiders, and even John Carmack. That one really hurt though. I really wanted to fight John Carmack. But I followed your instructions and ran past him.

I found not one, but two shortcuts to be able to skip all that next time!

And the next boss is really neat. Nothing like I’ve ever fought before in these games.

It’s always wild to me hearing what bosses people find easy/hard.

I’m not a good souls player so this isn’t a flex by any means, but once I figured out I had to stay in front of Midir 100% of the time, I didn’t find the fight easy, but it felt manageable. Enjoyable even. I did manage to knock him down solo after a dozen or so attempts. There is of course some RNG in there where he would kill me in 30 seconds flat if he started with back to back charge/flame combos. But staying in front, staying aggressive, and rolling backwards worked really well.

I helped a pal out with him and that was much harder because the aggro was difficult to manage. Not to mention the increased healthpool.

It’s easily my favorite fight in DS3.

Orphan on the other hand…I’d say I attempted him solo and with a friend maybe 50 times?

Victory was never so sweet.