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Author Topic: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite  (Read 54904 times)

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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #315 on: December 13, 2017, 07:36:31 pm »

Everyone's an idiot when playing games, because you can't have your eyes on the whole screen at once. Yes, you. You do this. So do streamers, it's just more obvious because you're looking over their shoulder and can focus on things they're missing because they're thinking about the game. Deal with it.

That happens, and it's fine. It's when they do something like pick up an item, slowly scroll over it five times, hover it for ten seconds, then rapidly flip through the item tabs shouting
“WhErE iS iT?”

It's when they slowly walk past an obvious path, turn to look at it, then run in a circle (passing the path another six or seven times) loudly complaining about the game being obtuse and how they have no idea where they're supposed to go.

Oh, and for the love of god, it's when they have absolutely zero grasp of spatial awareness and get confused, thinking that they've entered a new area because they turned around for five seconds to look at something and don't recognize where they are any more. Or when they look at an area that has obvious connections between different points, act absolutely befuddled, and then exclaim in amazement when the route which clearly leads to a visible point turns out to in fact lead to that point.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #316 on: December 13, 2017, 07:59:55 pm »

Everyone's an idiot when playing games, because you can't have your eyes on the whole screen at once. Yes, you. You do this. So do streamers, it's just more obvious because you're looking over their shoulder and can focus on things they're missing because they're thinking about the game. Deal with it.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #317 on: December 13, 2017, 08:00:20 pm »

Those people have probably played too many games with objective waypoints, yes.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #318 on: December 16, 2017, 06:11:44 pm »

On the ds1 topic, I recently went back into the meta level pvp after a bit of sl50 invasions and messing around with a weapon randomizer. It felt great, unlike pretty much all meta level pvp I've ever done... good connections, good humoured people mostly, and even a number of wins. I feel like it clicked a bit for me, especially as I started to work out my own style. Not that I was much good, just that I could say what happened in matches. Even the gankers and dps freaks weren't too annoying.

Especially enjoyed using fire surge to rack up a hit's worth of damage for free on someone. Feels reasonably viable and something of my own (I've never seen people use it), a very nice combination. Very fun way to finish someone, if they have little health.

Great session all in all... going to try dual wielding black knight greataxes next.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #319 on: December 16, 2017, 06:16:43 pm »

Yeah, the PVP can be fun just for the sheer number of different things in the game. It's pretty easy to find a loadout that's surprising, if not strictly effective. ;P
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #320 on: January 23, 2022, 03:13:18 am »

Bump for great justice.

This is a PSA for anyone playing Dark Souls 3 on PC.

Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Dark Soul's network code that can allow someone to remotely execute code on your PC.

I.e., you get invaded and the invader can run a hack which gives them full access to your PC to control it, install software and the like.

The only 100% known defense to this right now is to play in offline mode. There are claims that the Blue Sentinel mod, already used for identifying and protecting you from cheaters, might protect against this vulnerability but there are conflicting reports on that front.

Pretty damn embarrassing and shitty vulnerability to have discovered the month before the biggest, most hyped game you've ever made releases....which is built on the same code as DS3. It's already been confirmed this vulnerability exists in Elden Ring as well, and From/Bandai have already said it will be fixed by release. But what will they do for DS3? Do the usual From Soft thing and just let the game literally get your computer infected, and maybe let someone else fix it in a remaster? I hope not. That is a shitty way to treat your legacy and a shitty way to treat devoted fans of the game.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #321 on: January 23, 2022, 09:09:00 am »

Shit. I had no shortage of bad encounters with hackers and specialized-for-murdering-newbies low-level invaders when I tried doing DS3 co-op with my brother. People are malicious like that. Somehow arbitrary code execution doesn't seem too far from that.

Thanks for the heads-up. DS2 and PTDE aren't affected, are they?
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #322 on: January 23, 2022, 03:40:58 pm »

I haven't done further reading on that front. Some people are saying it affects all From Soft games with MP. But I haven't seen anyone confirm that yet.
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #323 on: January 23, 2022, 04:16:53 pm »

It looks like the community has managed to get From to notice this particular issue and it is being addressed. Or at least, very probably, it's being addressed. We can't be 100% sure.

Here's a link to a brief video discussing what's gone down.

Basically, the servers are getting taken down to look into and resolve the problem. Players of the Souls series on PC have been pretty fortunate that this particular flaw was discovered by a decent guy who did everything he could to raise awareness about the issue and protect the people in the community. It could have very easily done a lot of damage in the hands of someone with fewer scruples.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2022, 04:34:01 pm by Nighthawk »
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #324 on: January 23, 2022, 07:06:28 pm »

Shutting down the servers is a great sign, it means they're taking it seriously.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2022, 07:37:46 pm by nenjin »
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When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
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How will I cheese now assholes?
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #325 on: January 24, 2022, 12:22:18 pm »

They took it all down, except Bloodbourne and Demon Souls Remaster.

DS: PtDE, DS Remaster, D2 and DS3.

I suppose BB was omitted because it only runs on the Playstation network. Sekiro though....I know it has a networking component of some sort that people have modded to allow full multiplayer and invasions. But I guess since that's not supported in the vanilla code of the game, that's probably up to "Modders Beware" more than anything.

Also curious if this affects Demon Souls Remaster, or if they went with a different network server/client backend there too.
« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 12:29:31 pm by nenjin »
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Re: Dark Souls 3: Sunbros unite
« Reply #326 on: August 25, 2022, 07:06:37 am »

Huh, servers for DS3 (and only that) are back online. I thought they were closed for good. Wonder how online will be after such a break.
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