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Dark Souls II Progress: 9/17/15
September 17, 2015

Have you ever experienced that odd transitional stage in a game with flexible linearity? You know, where wander around and search a few areas before making any major headway? That sums up my last week or so with Dark Souls II. I beefed up, sharpened my Uchigatana, and pretty much plowed through anything that didn't look friendly.

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Dark Souls II Progress: 9/8/15
September 08, 2015

I'm amazed I didn't write this sooner. I've put a fair amount of work into Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, mostly after coming home from work. It's pretty much the only time, save for a few sessions here and there on days off, that I'm able to sit down and play these days.

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Non-Dark Souls II Gaming Progress: 9/6/15
September 06, 2015

Yeah, I'm still playing and mostly enjoying Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin, but I do occasionally need a break from that...

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Gaming Progress + RPG Clearing: 8/30/15
August 30, 2015


I reached a point where I realized I only had a few things left to do, and I should do them and move on to the next project.

Priority number one was upgrading the Estus Flask as much as I could. I discovered that there were two generic Firekeeper Souls that I missed, one in Duke's Archive and the other in New Londo Ruins. I nabbed both and beefed up the flask. I also recalled killing Gwyndolin, which makes the Firekeeper of Anor Londo hostile. I returned there and she attacked, but I subdued her and took her soul, bumping my flask to a +5. From there, it was boss hunting time.

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Dark Souls progress: 8/27/15
August 28, 2015

There were lots of deaths the last two nights, both from me and from the bosses...


Exploration bore enough fruits and I'd had more of Royal Wood's axeholes than I can stand. I decided it was time to advance to the boss of the Royal Wood and put a stop to his bossiness. So I made my way across a few bridges, activated a shortcut, and pushed right through the fog.

...and got killed several times.

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Dark Souls progress 8/24/15
August 24, 2015

A smidgeon of an update on my progress. I've only beaten two bosses since the last Dark Souls blog.

Last time, I had defeated the Centipede Demon and moved on to Lost Izalith, where I was constantly running afoul of Bounding Demons, mostly because the brightness put off by the lava down there rendered it difficult to see where the path lay. After snooping around a bit, I found some walkways and towers that eventually lead to a huge structure that obviously served as the ominous conclusion to this chain of regions (where the major boss Bed of Chaos calls home). I even managed to find an illusory wall and uncover another bonfire, which cut the trip about in half. From there, I made my way to the ruined fortress where the Bed awaits.

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Dark Souls progress: 8/16/15 part 2
August 16, 2015

[...continued from previous post]


Okay, I avoided the bearded clam reference, but I will say:

"Ceaseless Discharge, huh? Sounds like a personal problem."

As you can tell, I decided to make my way back to Quelaag's Domain and investigate the Demon Ruins. I found the gold banded armor set and roused the aforementioned boss to wake. We fought, I died. I tried again, I died. I tried again, I died. I tried again, I- there's gotta be some better way to go about this!

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