What's the recommended route for going through DLC stages? I'm not interested in just rushing through and getting the best stuff in the game, I want to see all it has to offer. That being said, a I better off going through normal DLC stages before going through hard, or will doing so give me way too much good gear and trivialize the early hard stages? Thanks in advance! --- Check out Giga Guy, a Mega Man clone / tribute in the making! http://gigaguygame.blogspot.com/
You could probably go through the normal DLC first. IIRC they don't drop stuff that can be found on hard; with some enemy drops being exceptions:
Ch 10 has R Death/R Creature who drop some previously boss only hard gear. Ch 11 has Pejora's Masks which drop Ch 5+ hard gear. --- Well when I asked this one cute girl out during lunch, I got laughed at because I was wearing this ridiculous cape called the Ebisu Rainment. -NeoseekerDarkKn
Chapter 8 Normal also has the Apollo and Artemis Rings from the Purple/boss chests which function as a better version of Sunstones/Moonstones and are good to get until you find Misers from 7 Hard. --- Who's ready to pound some plastic?