After several deaths from its stupid flying fire aoe, I resorted to ditching my best armor for stamina regen robes. I eventually figured out how to keep baiting it to using it's forward flame attack, which is easy to dodge. I used sunlight spears, and several twilight herbs to replenish them. It would've been a fun fight if the dragon didn't 1 hit kill everything. Vendrick's turn.
Hm, Dark Souls 1 is on sale. GFWL screwed me over with the password because of some email debacle, so I only had one run with the game online before I got stuck offline. I could repurchase it and get another key code to get multiplayer, but they're supposedly phasing it out later in July. Unconfirmed, but other games have done it. Will have to wait and see if I get some answers.
I've been doing excellently with the brandistock. The slowness of the heavy attack combined with the range catches many offguard, with the vertical attack to change things up and increase range further. And the stupidity of the game's still alive and well, I've noticed.
I'm just about on equal footing with those pesky zweihander vanguards, and even some man-at-arms. All without resorting to their low tactics. The vanguards pretty much all got the exact same attack pattern, which heavily involves 3rd person and rapid mouse dragging around themselves. The brandistock's reach keeps them at a distance, which baits them to rush toward me with their own attack, upon which I back up slightly and go right, ending with a quick stab which is slightly faster than their own attack. If they block, a faint throws them off, and I get free hits. It feels so satisfying to finally be able to go 1vs3 and walk out fine and ready for more. Took me nearly a year, but I can finally hold my own.
Baiting 'n spacing. Assasin has some competitivenesses in 'em after all.
After the predicted 100+ hours of gameplay (200~ in fact), Gobul finally showed his mawsome mug in my leg'a Moga Woods. Finally got that Argosy License as such. I've also beaten every single non-event quest ever and got the award for that too. With this stuff outta the way, I've made my way to the arena in order t' get those fancy earrings. I've learned the basic controls of most-every class as such, and immensely improved my hammer-ing... just in time for Hunting Horn to always be used instead anyways. ._.;
I've gotten decent with the horn, so next up I'm gonna derp around with Dual Blades. It'l be a love-hate relationship I'm sure, 'cause **** sharpening.
Slapped event Brachydildo around a bit more giggity... and by a bit, I mean only once. And amazingly got three Crowns of Glory outta it, allowing me to forge that there shitty healing hammer. That's two 25~ minute hunts I skipped, so I'm most assuredly happy 'bout that.
Also gave Dual Blades a test run. As I remember, their mobility and the "demon dash" dodge are simply divine, but the range and long-lasting attack animations were very off-putting. Still are. DBs aren't good for tail cutting either, so this is the first weapon I've tried and will not of picked up. Though I did drop hammer in favor of horns, but that don't count.