Dark Souls III Catch-All 2.0

imbiginjapan wrote:

I am finding the PS4 to be a bit more comfortable so far. There is something weirdly sped-up feeling about the 60 FPS on the PC. Having finished Bloodborne my timing is just geared towards 30 FPS, I suppose. I'm also getting less weird stuttering and sound issues on the PS4. PC looks sharper and the lighting is better but performance seems herky-jerky. For example I get random stutters when I pick up an item. Ambient sound loops are constantly cutting out and restarting. Quitting and starting the game on PC is annoying. The frame rate dips on PS4 are more significant but have been less disruptive to gameplay.

(And yes, I have both PC and PS4 versions... long story).

This is really good to hear. Was debating between PS4 and PC.

It sucks that some of you are having problems with the PC version. I haven't had any of the issues I've been seeing around. I'm not sure what the deal is, but things were fine all last night. Audio was fine, no crashes, no framerate dips.

I may have to give the Steamtroller a try next time I play. I'm curious to see how it stacks up against the 360 controller.

Regarding dual-wielding... I guess powerstancing is gone?

Spoiler:

Reading up on it, it seems there are weapons that split into a dual wield configuration and this provides a powerstance type situation, but .. blech, how annoying!

imbiginjapan wrote:
Taharka wrote:

Was playing the ps4 version last night, and I had no stuttering or lag.

So the ps4 version is capped at 30 fps? Wasn't the ps4 version of Scholar of First Sin 60fps?

Bloodborne was 30FPS too. Being built for the prior platforms, the geometry and lighting in SotFS is far less complex so it could get to 60.

Good point.
I wonder if there will be a 60 fps version for the PS4.5

Dakuna wrote:

Regarding dual-wielding... I guess powerstancing is gone?

Spoiler:

Reading up on it, it seems there are weapons that split into a dual wield configuration and this provides a powerstance type situation, but .. blech, how annoying!

Spoiler:

I actually like the new setup. I can't think of a single time in DSII where I had a weapon in both hands, but wasn't power stancing. The ability to switch between a shield and dual wielding with a single button press (instead of a button press, then a second button hold) is a nice streamline. My only concern, which I don't know the answer to yet is... do you have to find specific "paired" weapons, or can you grab, say, two scimitars and go through some process to "pair" them? If the former, I really hope there will be some paired Boss Soul weapons.

Strange that the PC version doesn't use Steam Cloud saves to move between PC's.. on the Xbox One it's enabled and makes it a dream to switch between multiple Xbox One's when you are playing.

Taharka wrote:
Dakuna wrote:

Regarding dual-wielding... I guess powerstancing is gone?

Spoiler:

Reading up on it, it seems there are weapons that split into a dual wield configuration and this provides a powerstance type situation, but .. blech, how annoying!

Spoiler:

I actually like the new setup. I can't think of a single time in DSII where I had a weapon in both hands, but wasn't power stancing. The ability to switch between a shield and dual wielding with a single button press (instead of a button press, then a second button hold) is a nice streamline. My only concern, which I don't know the answer to yet is... do you have to find specific "paired" weapons, or can you grab, say, two scimitars and go through some process to "pair" them? If the former, I really hope there will be some paired Boss Soul weapons.

Spoiler:

Everything I've read says no, you can only get the real dualwielding from specially made weapons.

Started out as the assassin class (PC), having a lot of fun so far. Got past the first boss. No problems so far, unless you consider no Borderless window a problem.

Is there a voice chat group for this?

Chimalli wrote:

Started out as the assassin class (PC), having a lot of fun so far. Got past the first boss. No problems so far, unless you consider no Borderless window a problem.

Is there a voice chat group for this?

I was in the main lobby of ventrilo while playing last night, but as nobody joined me, I did not go back today.

Rave wrote:

I was getting constant crashes at the first bonfire (760 gpu) and turned my lighting settings to low and haven't had an issue since (although I've only played about an hour). If anyone else is having issues try that. I literally crashed everytime I lit that first bonfire 6 times in a row, lighting fixed it right away.

Graphics still look good with lighting on low as well but I hope this gets fixed by the weekend.

I just got this. It completely locked up my PC. I couldn't even ctrl-alt-dlt

Ahh, secrets! Boss related, I guess.

Spoiler:

I found the basin of vows, and the dancer of the boreal valley! :)

On the PC is there a way to disable V-Sync and unlock the frame rate? Would love to use my G-Sync monitor.

Thanks for the lighting tip for the bonfire crash everyone. I will try that when I get home. Otherwise it seems like a really good port.

This boss is making me crazy... most people don't seem to know about it, and so nobody knows how to avoid dying. Super grindy for that reason right now. Alas, learning curves!

Tempest did you end up switch the lighting setting to low? Did it help? Just curious if that seems to be a reliable solution.

Are we talking about weapons and spells openly? I guess we'll have to at some stage.

Valve just posted a video thing about how the Steamtroller works with DS3:

The main thing that might get me to swap over? Being able to put dash/roll on a grip button. Being able to control the camera while dashing seems like a thing I want to be able to do.

Chaz wrote:

Valve just posted a video thing about how the Steamtroller works with DS3:

The main thing that might get me to swap over? Being able to put dash/roll on a grip button. Being able to control the camera while dashing seems like a thing I want to be able to do.

Wowie. I have a steam controller, but I generally don't use it. I'll have to give it a try with Dark Souls.

Live on Twitch with Dark Souls 3 - aiming for a perfect first run through

Be there in ten minutes! Try to stay alive until then.

Also, UPS just dropped it off in my office. The day is getting super slow...

TheHarpoMarxist wrote:

Be there in ten minutes! Try to stay alive until then.

Also, UPS just dropped it off in my office. The day is getting super slow...

I hear you. My Oculus is supposed to be delivered today, in addition to DSIII waiting.
Work cannot end soon enough.

Nicely done, Clusks!

Always the dilemma with me and souls game.

Do I play with/without magic. I understand the "hardcore" appeal of a mele-only play through, but I always feel like I'm missing out on some gameplay by not using spells.

Any advice for this one?

Tyops wrote:

Any advice for this one?

Play how you want, not how the hypothetical community says you should.

Dyni wrote:
Tyops wrote:

Any advice for this one?

Play how you want, not how the hypothetical community says you should.

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Dyni wrote:
Tyops wrote:

Any advice for this one?

Play how you want, not how the hypothetical community says you should.

That's super helpful.

Ask a stupid question I guess....

Tyops wrote:
Dyni wrote:
Tyops wrote:

Any advice for this one?

Play how you want, not how the hypothetical community says you should.

That's super helpful.

Ask a stupid question I guess....

The only real advice is to pick a path and stick with it. You're better off heavily investing in one (maybe two) stats used for damage scaling. If you try to make yourself a jack of all trades in a Dark Souls game you're just hamstringing yourself.

Any focus you pick should be viable, so what you do with this first character is completely dependent on what you want to do.

Nah, it's not a stupid question at all. It's really easy to get caught up in the "right way to play" with a game that offers different choices for play styles. And then you have this huge community that starts breaking down and figuring out every nook and cranny on top of that, and it's perfectly natural to want to get in on that level of discovery.

At the end of the day though, all that matters is if you're enjoying the game or not.

I'm committed to the fact that I won't be optimal, as I've never played a Souls game proper and want to largely keep it all a mystery (I've limited myself to reading the occasional article and the streams Certis did, and I'm peeking in on Clusks at work - but I'm also highly distracted by the busy work day.) Some of the articles I've read have been a little spoilery, but beyond a few errant details (such as the bosses Certis and Clusks have run into on their streams) I'm mostly in the dark

Though I do know a rumor that might help make this easier, Tyops.

Spoiler:

Points can be redistributed at some juncture.

Chimalli wrote:

No problems so far, unless you consider no Borderless window a problem.

I do!
No crashes here either, but quite a bit of lag when looting.
A friend is crashing a lot though. Not impressive :/