Alright I'll start by saying that I don't play online and I could not care less about online play.
I recently read some notes on the newest patch, I have none of them, and apparently some technically issues were addressed. Of note were a few problems that annoyed me. But I have yet to both getting it.
Reason? Because I kept reading this nerfed that nerfed, this duration time shortened, that effectiveness decreased.
Now before any snobs start screaming "Now the game is as it should be! Skill XXXX was TOO good!" Know that I don't care about that kind of crap.
All I want to know is if the game has been significantly changed. I do not care about online. I do not care about PVP. I just want to play the game I have gotten used to without stupid changes screwing with me.
I just wanted the tech issues addressed and I honestly hate crap like this. Its the reason Diablo 2 drove me nuts. Seemed like every few months they would come in and start tweaking crap.
Anyway...for anyone who takes my question seriously and delivers a helpful answer. Thank you.
I think a couple of things were nerfed somewhat because they were OP, pre-patch. IIRC, pyro might have been and I know the the attack specs on the crystal ring shield were. I played pre and post-patch and I really didn't see any difference in playability. Someone said you get more souls as drops now. That was never an issue with me and isn't now. Guess my point is, the core hasn't really changed.
IMO the patches make the game easier as opposed to harder. The extra souls and ability to buy twinkling titanite ect. from the blacksmith in Anor Londo is well worth the slight nerfs to a few items/spells.
Um, offline changes.....you can buy twinkling from the giant blacksmith? Thats a good enough reason for me. Everything else your talking about, enchants lasting longer/doing less or more damage, weapons being scaled up/down, glitches being fixed(crystal ring shield), they were all fixed solely because of online play. Think they really care you can kill a boss in 1 hit of a glitched CRS offline, I doubt it. If you can do that to another player over and over without fail every time, thats when a patch is needed.
Hook it up, get the patch. Sure, sometimes patches mess stuff up and they need to come out with another one to fix the issue, but usually patches are meant to.......fix...problems. It seems kind of redundant to ask if a patch is worth downloading, I'm going to say 9/10 people play with their consoles connected to an internet source so its just like updating your computer.
I'm thinking the TC is female mostly because the question is related to "... what am I thinking about?" Which is normally asked by women. If not, then I have no idea what to say here.
I would just download the patch, try it out, then uninstall it if you dislike it. A patch is not permanent and can be undone should you not like it. The patch is only required for online play, not single play.
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