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  1. Yes, I attempted to go for it earlier today, but failed. Although you can use whatever tool at your disposal. I tried with frags, but was rarely able to kill more than one enemy at a time. I also attempted to use my K-bullets to destroy enemy behemoths and tanks, but never got the kill. I'll try more later. I guess you could also use stationaries to get it, i.e. destroying a tank with a cannon or a plane with the AA (assuming the vehicle in question houses 3 or more enemies).
  2. Yeah, and after then fight when Wow, this is a good game. I want to play it again too!
  3. Sounds like a good plan. The first chalice dungeons are going to be easy, as they're meant to be played on fairly low level. A couple of bosses right before the Defiled Dungeon might be a bit tricky, but I think you'll do just fine. As for the bosses in Defiled, I think a few levels won't really do much difference - the bossfights are unforgiving regardless, and it's all about really learning their attack pattern (to a larger degree than many bosses in the main game). By playing through the DLC and the chalice dungeons up to Defiled you'll get enough blood echoes to level up several times, and then you should just go for them. You should consider farming some blood vials, both for the DLCs and the dungeons. I sure needed a lot of them. As you said, the DLC bosses are hard, but personally I found the Defiled bosses harder. Which weapons do you use?
  4. Yeah, who would care about a new FromSoft game. They only created this Bloodborn ... Bloodborne? ... thing that a few obscure people here talk about. And yeah, that Soul-y thing. Black Souls? D... Dank Souls? Nothing to see here, people.
  5. I first played it on normal, and then on DM. Enjoyed the DM run more, but I think one of the reasons was that I'd already played through the game once. The first time it took a little while for me to sync to the game's rhythm, so to speak, and I skipped several side missions to progress the story, as if I was a bit anxious to just get to the end of the game. On my second go I loved the game from beginning to end, and I really did most of what you can do in the game, except for a few treasure hunts and some questionmarks I didn't visit. In my opinion DM was also more fun as it forces you to learn the combat system and use the various tools at hand. On normal I didn't see any purpose in making oils and different potions and decoctions, because I had swallow, thunderbolt and quen which was all I really needed on normal. On DM though, I had to invest into the alchemy skill tree to get the skills that raises Geralt's tolerance due to the different potions and decoctions I was using for different fights. I also had to learn to time my dodges mor efficiently. However, if I'd played my first playthrough on DM I'm not sure if I would love the game as much as I do now. If you feel up for two playthroughs, which you probably will want to at the end of the game anyways, I'd say: go for medium on your first playthrough, play through the game and have fun, and come back a week or six months after your first playthrough to kick ass on DM while making some different choices and doing everything you can do in the game. It's absolutely worth it.
  6. All of the new content was added for free, but the in-game prices for new stuff are quite high now. The only type of microtransaction is to purchase GTA dollars for real money, so nothing is hidden behind a microtransactive wall. The free content came at the price of more grinding required to buy new stuff, unless you buy money through the Shark Cards. I guess for people with little time on their hands (work, children etc) buying Shark Cards is the only viable option. If you only have an hour a day to play, you'd have to play for weeks in order to buy some of the new stuff otherwise.
  7. I agree that Shark Cards are much better than lootboxes, it's something that I and many others haven't bothered with. The big downside with the Shark Cards though is that it drives the prices for everything up, meaning much more grinding required for those of us who do not want to buy in-game money. I remember when GTA V came out and the Bugatti Veyron was the expensive car. 1 million dollars. That's pocket money compared to some of the new stuff added later.
  8. Was about to buy Uncharted 4 last Sunday, but decided to wait to see if it would be on BF sale. Lucky me! I'm also considering buying Life is Strange: Before the Storm.
  9. It runs much better IMO. I've had a couple of CE-34878-0's on PS4, and once the game started lagging so hard I had to exit and reload (which did the trick). Beyond those three instances I haven't had any issues. Found a weird trick to improve the PS3 version as well, can't remember where I read it. Delete all messages, sent and received. After I did that the game never crashed on me, except for the few times where I'd received new messages and forgotten to delete them. EDIT: I might also add that I have two characters, one at level 68 where I've played around 120 hours and one at level 36 where I've played around 35.
  10. No, I don't. I probably have 10-15 games installed on my PS4 that I haven't started - or activated - yet. No particular reason, I just don't bother do enter the games only to exit them again. I'll save the magic of starting a new game until I'm ready to play it.
  11. Well, seeing as Norway ended fourth in their group I will paint my cheeks with the colours of the Icelandic flag next summer, and I'm hoping that Sweden and Denmark win their play-off matches as well. And then, during the Euro 2020 we will beat them all to a pulp!! EDIT: typo.
  12. I got the trophies this spring. A few people playing, although a few of the game modes were essentially dead. I messaged a few players I met and together we boosted it all, except the two last trophies (reaching level 50 and unlocking all the characters) which can be done solo. Had it not been for the help of the other folks it would've been difficult.
  13. As the OP says, sometimes trophy hunting makes you play through parts of a game that you wouldn't normally explore for various reasons. Back in the day when I played games like Skyrim and similar RPGs I rarely 'completed' the game. I would do a few Thieves' Guild quests until I wanted to try something new and then never complete it, only doing a few of the Daedra quests etc. I was just less inclined to search in every nook and cranny, instead only wanting to do the fun bits until it became less fun. I bet if I'd played The Witcher 3 before starting to hunt trophies, I would probably not . The same thing goes for most open world games; I probably wouldn't complete any of the Assassin's Creed games, just do the side stuff until I felt satisfied and leaving the game after finishing the main story. Another thing is also how I play the games. Had it not been for the trophy to complete Witcher 3 on Death March difficulty I would probably have completed it on the medium difficulty setting (DM being something like very hard). Playing on DM has made the game much more fun IMO. When playing on medium - as I did on my first playthrough - I never really learned the combat system, didn't bother with alchemy etc. I just dodged and swirled, drank health potion when low on health and tanked hits all over the place. It's much more fun now playing with signs, decoctions, oils etc.
  14. It worked splendidly. Reached 190k, the majority living in high residential although I had several large areas of low density residential as well. I) Maxed both residential taxes II) Made sure I had enough elementary schools to pull it off. III) Waited until the population dropped to around 120k, then set the tax rates at 12%. IV) Waited until the schools filled up. Thanks for the help!
  15. Thanks for the tips, guys! I'm at 140k now, so I'll keep growing until I reach around 200k and give it a go.