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  1. Haha I'll take that as a compliment
  2. Oh I definitely acknowledge there aren't many solid comparisons to SMB in terms of extreme difficulty, though I do have 100% in the Vita version of Sine Mora, so I've conquered some brutal challenges as well. Like you say, everyone has their strengths, but it's just a matter of dealing with challenges in a sustainable way, because it's probably going to take a while. It might take longer than some others, but I'm convinced anybody can plat any game given enough time and dedication (with the exception of ones that involve skillful online trophies, since you can't control how others play or server closures). I personally really enjoy challenging games and the sense of accomplishment from finishing something truly crazy, but I'm also not the kind of person who can demolish something hard in a few days like some people. I tend to work on hard games slowly over a period of years before finally pulling the trigger and dedicating to finish it off. I guess all I'm saying is, I know you might feel discouraged and on the verge of quitting, but it'd be a shame if you stopped for good after getting so close. Take a break, recharge, and just slowly chip away at it while not trying to stress about it too much until you feel ready to sit down and give it a serious weekend. You've got this.
  3. I don't think it's fair to call him patronizing, and I don't think your last sentence is called for either. You're probably very skilled and pick up muscle memory very easily, but that doesn't necessarily mean that everybody else just has to "learn the strats" if they're having difficulty closing out the run. Consistently hitting 13-15 streaks and getting as close as 18 with 2 easy levels left isn't "not knowing the levels". You can be as consistent as hell on individual levels but then crumble under the stress once it's part of a marathon. There's not really any specific level strategies that will ever help with that, just commitment and grind. @Spaz, it probably doesn't mean much since I'm only just coming back to this game to begin working on the iron mans after a very long absence (having none of the difficult ones complete yet), but as someone who has completed some other very difficult games, it sounds like you're burning out and need to re-group and get your motivation back after a break. I personally burn out on games sometimes, and taking a break to focus on something else (another game, or just something else entirely) often regroups my focus and I come back only to kill the previously insurmountable challenge in no time flat. It sounds like you need that right now to get in the right head space to close this out. The only problem, is that SMB also relies a crazy amount on muscle memory, so maybe try pulling away from the game and putting in 30 minutes or less (if you're consistently hitting 13-15, maybe just say 1 attempt a day), just to keep the muscle memory fresh while not demanding too much time of you. Then when you're feeling up to it, try hitting it hard again on a weekend in a bit and I have no doubt you'll crush this thing. You're crazy close, so clearly that means you're skilled enough to finish it. You just need that extra little push and the proper motivation to take it.
  4. Hey guys, So apparently someone reported my DMC5 plat, with their reason being that I finished my S ranks in human mode, which is apparently highly unlikely?? All I did was choose to do human mode last. Not sure who's doing this, but I imagine I'm not the only one. This makes absolutely no sense and is a waste of my and the moderators' time. Obviously I disputed this, but as someone who has never been flagged for something before, are these disputes looked at on a case by case basis by someone? I'm a little upset about this since I spent a solid 2 weeks working on this plat, and the reasoning for flagging me is beyond assinine.
  5. Oh wow, that's unfortunate to hear. Is it difficult to get into a game in general? (Like <10 people online at a time)? Or is it more limited for just a small number of trophies that I could finish in a boosting session in a few minutes? I hate when really interesting looking single player games have a heavy multiplayer component that ruins the trophy list.
  6. Is the online for this game active enough that the other online trophies can be gotten naturally? I want to pick this game up since it seems really cool and I loved the first 2 (Plus NYMHC seems like a fun challenge), but I'm worried I'll get locked out of the multiplayer trophies.
  7. Finally finished with the last few crowns. Final game time (no joke) 199 hours and 54 minutes. My time could have been quite a bit faster, but I spent a solid 30-40 hours just doing special events and hunting behemoths. Some things I noticed as I was going that seemed to help things go faster: 1. Definitely spend your time farming gold and silver reward investigations. The more and better rewards there are, the higher likelihood for the optimal quest conditions that seemed to correlate with crown quests (more/less available time, more/fewer available carts, # of players, upsurge,etc.). 2. Tempered monsters are great for farming gear, but they take longer to kill and are much riskier than regular monsters, making them not that great for crown farming. Definitely did not notice any increased likelihood of crown size monsters during these 3. Big crowns seemed to be most heavily correlated with available faints. Snatch up any quests you see with 5 available faints, as they almost without fail would give me big crown monsters at some point in the 3-5 available runs of the quest. Time seemed to have a small correlation, but the available faints were definitely what drove getting most of my large crowns quickly (big Nerg, Vaal, Kirin, and Black Diablos were all 5 faints, with either 30 or 50 minute time limits). 4. Small crowns seemed to correlate with anything that would be considered a handicap (less time, less faints, limited players, forced capture), as well as upsurge. Try to take quests with 15 minute time limits, 1 available faint, 2 player limit, etc. Not as surefire as the 5 faints for big crowns, but if I saw a heavily handicapped quest, there was a strong possibility I would hit a mini crown. 5. Should be obvious, but get all the easy crowns first! With all the events that either guarantee or drastically increase odds of getting crowns, there's not many you have to actually go through the pain of farming the hard way (basically just all the elders with the exception of large Teostra, and Black Diablos). This went pretty quickly for me, but it was still a pain in the butt and got a bit tedious at times. Luckily the game is great and you can take breaks to do some of the many interesting events provided. Good luck everyone!
  8. Currently at 184.5 hours. I have 5 crowns left: Large: Nergigante, Black Diablos Small: Teostra, Black Diablos, and Anjanath Anjanath should be a freebie next week by running the Ancient Forest crown event, so I'm getting close... Going to farm a bunch of Nerg and Teostra over the next couple of days to hopefully finish off the elder dragons. The hard ones (Kirin and Kushala) are both out of the way, so this is starting to feel like the final lap.
  9. People were definitely using save editors when the game came out (maybe some still are, haven't played in a while), which caused a surge of the plat rate from 0.4% or so to about 2% less than 2 weeks after release. A bunch of bans happened, but the plat rate definitely never got out of control to the 20% range (and I don't see that rarity mentioned in the thread anywhere). I agree that save editors inflated the number a bit, I was just trying to correct the 20% figure (which still isn't a big deal if it was true, I was just curious about where the figure came from).
  10. Not sure where you heard that, but I got the plat really early on and the plat rate is currently the highest I've seen it at on PSNProfiles.
  11. Why is this discussion even happening? The original purpose of this topic was to discuss witch-hunt reporting based off of no evidence. That issue is apparently now being addressed and the topic that spawned it all has been removed, which is great. There's no need to be a gatekeeper in this topic. We all hunt trophies because it's fun and rewarding. Downplaying everyone else's trophies as being "worth nothing" does nothing except make yourself seem like an arrogant asshole. The soulsborne community is notoriously toxic because of this exact behaviour. Their mentality is that things are either "easy" or "hard", the line for what is "hard" is getting further and further away every day, and if you don't conform to those beliefs, you need to "git gud". I agree that DMC5 is not as hard as people initially thought it would be when the trophy list was leaked. I enjoy playing difficult games, and getting an 8/10 difficulty plat instead of a 10/10 didn't deter my enjoyment one bit. The game is great, the trophy list is well designed (in my opinion), and we should just let others enjoy the game they want to. Although cheating can ruin the satisfaction others get (particularly in this case, because it could result in legit people being branded that way), people pursuing one strategy or another shouldn't. I personally didn't use Dr. Faust at all except for a couple of bosses and fights, but I'm willing to bet that those that did felt just as good when they got the plat as I did. Just let people enjoy their games.
  12. No I don't think so. Apparently the reason why a bunch of legit people were flagged is because every single report was automatically flagged in the queue. This shouldn't happen again since it's been addressed. ...At least I certainly hope so. Apparently there are a lot of mad people on this forum who want to report every single plat regardless if there's an actual good reason or not. It certainly has turned into a witch-hunt. I really wish this save file didn't exist, because it's unfair to the people that have done this legit.
  13. Solarus755 Devil May Cry 5 "Reason: highly unlikely, countless others are for some reason saving the last mission on the easiest difficulty for all S ranks trophy." I simply didn't play Human difficulty (Easiest mode) until finishing all S ranks on all other difficulties. At the start of the game, you're able to select between Human and Devil Hunter difficulty, with the latter unlocking the next difficulty up while human does not. I saved Human for last simply because it was a difficulty too easy to be fun. There are no restrictions on trophy unlock order which would prevent this from being the case, so I'm not sure why I was flagged for this. EDIT: Reason did not auto-populate, so I added it in.
  14. As an update, I've been un-flagged. Apparently someone mass-approved every single report in the cheater queue as long as they were half-reputable. They've acknowledged there's definitely a mass cheater issue going on that they're in the midst of resolving, but I'm sure all the people who've had their legit lists reported will be fixed in short order. It's too bad that the cheaters are causing so many issues for the site staff and are trying to fake accomplishing the plat in what I think is a really fun game that anybody can plat if they just spend a few solid weeks at it.
  15. Wow, that's unfortunate. I'm all for cheaters getting removed, but hopefully no legitimate people get removed accidentally as a result. I worked hard on this list and don't want to be branded a cheater because I decided to do the easiest regular mode last.
  16. I actually got the 5 enemies in one second trophy accidentally in the ending credits fight scene. I dropped a meteor on a pile of enemies as Dante and it popped. The Finish DMD trophy doesn't pop until after the credits, so that would explain the confusion.
  17. EDIT: Moved reason for flagging to opening post
  18. Just got the all bosses trophy and... old man Isshin Ashina. I was completely blindsided in New Game+ when going for the Shura ending and had significantly more trouble fighting Isshin Ashina than Sword Saint. His last phase is just oppressive and his ability to set random parts of the floor on fire while charging at you is the most frustrating attack in the game in my opinion.
  19. I rarely used the tools, but the times I did, they were incredibly useful. In addition to the Firecrackers (MVP by far) and the shurikens mentioned above, I found the axe extremely good against some bosses that had long enough recovery windows on some attacks because it spikes posture damage so much. Also, for some attacks the umbrella does RIDICULOUS posture damage if you use it to deflect instead of your sword. In particular, against the 2 Ashina Elite minibosses, 3 deflects with the umbrella = deathblow and makes both fights an absolute joke. The final upgrade for the whistle is incredibly useful against the Demon of Hatred. Mist raven is pretty darn useful if you're having a lot of difficulty dodging quick attacks, plus it lets you get some free damage in usually. Subimaru is uniquely good in that it enables a passive playstyle. If you're able to get off a full attack with the maxed blade, you can back off and let the poison damage tick for a while, then rinse and repeat. I think all of the tools have their uses, but most of the time the firecrackers just outshine everything because of how obviously amazing they are. I have almost no need for money anymore, so in new game plus I might try the "throwing money" tool to see how good it is.
  20. I'm on my 2nd playthrough now and not far after. The game should start you off without the mortal blade (even removes the mortal draw skill from your tree). Are you sure you have it? It should be hanging off your back. I had to beat the folding screen monkeys again to get it. If you don't, you probably just need to talk to Kuro a bunch more times.
  21. Hi everyone, It seems pretty well established that power level 7 is the best power level to be at in this game, but this also assumes that you're mashing during tough spots to maximize damage. I know that with higher power levels, the individual bullets do less damage, but at level 8, the spread pattern is the same as level 7, just with a faster rate of fire. I'm of course playing the vita version, and find it virtually impossible to mash without losing concentration because it moves the vita. If I go through the game without doing any mashing whatsoever, is level 8 the best spot to be for the quickest boss kills? EDIT: Did some testing myself during my primary only run today, and level 7 is definitely more powerful even with no mashing involved.