I chose to push through Anor Londo blindly as I really wanted to see the new area of my game without any prejudice. It’s a gorgeous landscape. Serenity and beauty flow through the marble city with the ever setting sun, but peace and love are far from the greeting I received here.
Wrought with giant iron guards, silver knights at every corner, deadly assassin priests and annoying anorexic, white gargoyles Anor Londo proved challenging simply because I was unfamiliar with it’s layout. The Knight Archer bottleneck proved awfully frustrating as I cost myself a soul stain with 120,000 souls and could barely get over it. I am forced to farm the Knights at the entrance over and over for 9k per pass to make up for it.
Inside the church, I found my way to the bosses of the stage, Smough and Ornstein and thoroughly had my ass handed to me over and over before I figured them out. The great part of this game is it’s difficulty is completely relative. The bosses are impossible, until you figure them out. At that point you can defeat them over and over. Eventually Executioner Smough and Dragonslayer Ornstein were dead and I’d moved on.
Passing them and moving up the elevator, I was able to acquire the Lordvessel from Gwyndolin (whom is very sexy) and link the bonfires. I went back to Firelink where Frampt took me to the altar where the Lordvessel is placed. Now the major boss areas are open, and I’m puzzled as to where to go.
I did receive the trophy “Acquire the Lordvessel” so that was fun.
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Stay stubborn folks.