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I'm finding the Ancient Horse Armour to be quite handy, as it fixes the issue I kept having of riding up to places, jumping off to explore/climb all over, but then finding myself separated from the horse.

 

The rest of the DLC equipment isn't that useful, though it's fun to track down.  I like Treasure Hunts.

 

Haven't gotten to the rest of the DLC yet.  2 Divine Beasts down, 2 to go, but I'm trying not to rush.  This is a game that's at it's best when you take your time & enjoy the journey.

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Quick note, the Ancient Horse Armor can be used to get a Horse onto the Great Plateau, a place they can't usually go.

 

I wonder where else that might work... Zora's Domain?...Death Mountain?...

 

Wait... are Horses Fireproof?... :(

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Not only am i super-reluctant to test whether a Horse can survive Death Mountain, I'm also now acutely aware of all the times I've accidentally hit the "whistle" button while exploring that place... :blink:

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Came across a village last night in the deep South east of the map.  Spent about an hour trying to hit a rock on to the top of a boat to get a korok seed. Was convinced I was missing something as I hadn’t come across such a tricky puzzle for such a small reward but I did it anyway and felt so good when I nailed it. 

 

Then just as I decided to call it a night I spotted a small Island off the coast and decided that I would sail over and save my game. Nope! That fucker kept me up for another hour. Those who have been there will know why and I can’t wait to give that another go tonight. What a fantastic premise for a quest and even just the time I was there forced me to rethink everything I’d done in the previous 120 hours of playing and I’ve spent my whole 90 minute commute to work planning what I need to do. 

 

Anybody that says this game loses its magic after 20 Hours is talking out of their behind. 

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Really enjoying the new DLC - does stuff we haven't seen before and has already taken me to bits of the map I hadn't been to and some of the shrines have had me really scratching my head.  For shame, my son completed the spike one for me (I kept mis-timing the last jump)...

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As fun as the Shrine 'Dungeons' are, I like how with some Shrines the challenge is actually composed of something you have to do out in the world, like the ones found with Kass' songs, some others, & of course the big daddy of them all, that island.

 

I hope the DLC has more of that.

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12 minutes ago, Jarik said:

As fun as the Shrine 'Dungeons' are, I like how with some Shrines the challenge is actually composed of something you have to do out in the world, like the ones found with Kass' songs, some others, & of course the big daddy of them all, that island.

 

I hope the DLC has more of that.

 

you'll be pleasantly surprised

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1 hour ago, scottcr said:

Really enjoying the new DLC - does stuff we haven't seen before and has already taken me to bits of the map I hadn't been to and some of the shrines have had me really scratching my head.  For shame, my son completed the spike one for me (I kept mis-timing the last jump)...

I think the new shrines are some of the best in the game. 

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5 minutes ago, Stanley said:

I think the new shrines are some of the best in the game. 

 

yeap - very memorable.  I loved the how the

 



major test of strength

 

played with your expectations.

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Also - the one hit obliterator... I love how it feels like being back at the start, very exposed and really having to go back to using the environment and barrels.  

 

The new 

 



boss in the desert... Molduking... 

 

had me scratching my head as well

 



didn't help that my Urbosa's fury needed charged!

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I actually found the 5th divine beast & boss to be the best in the game too!   Ah I can't wait for lunchtime.  I'm determined to try and find the last few shrines.. I have 8 shrine quests left (no idea where they could be) and about 4 or 5 regular shrines (equally no idea where they could be).   But roaming the map has becoming more interesting thanks to the 2nd DLC reward...

 

I also have done 50 of 90 sidequests... WTF.   Not sure I can be arsed finishing those off. 

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What is this horse armour I've heard about? I'm not sure how you get it. Also is it possible now to set a fast travel point wherever you want? I think they introduced that with the first DLC but it's all new to me.

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Get your tear emotes ready.

 

I think I’m bailing on the game. 60 hours in. Done all the memory quests, towers, got the master sword, three beasts down, around 50 shrines, 100-odd Koroks. I had a long weekend and wanted to fnish the main quests, but Thunderblight Gannon is joyless and having to do chores to get the equipment I need to face him, and then having to parry and put fucking effort in to beating him etc. Can’t be fucked. Literally forcing myself to play at this point.

 

I bailed on Twilight Princess too and have no regrets. Time is too short to be spent on gaming chores.

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58 minutes ago, grindmouse said:

Get your tear emotes ready.

 

I think I’m bailing on the game. 60 hours in. Done all the memory quests, towers, got the master sword, three beasts down, around 50 shrines, 100-odd Koroks. I had a long weekend and wanted to fnish the main quests, but Thunderblight Gannon is joyless and having to do chores to get the equipment I need to face him, and then having to parry and put fucking effort in to beating him etc. Can’t be fucked. Literally forcing myself to play at this point.

 

I bailed on Twilight Princess too and have no regrets. Time is too short to be spent on gaming chores.

 

smash his shield in phase 1

 

use magnesis in phases 2

 

parry his charged bolt attack in phase 3

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1 minute ago, grindmouse said:

 

Anti lightning elixir or rubber pants (in the game).

I've never used those while fighting him!!  Far from necessary.

 

But dude, if you ain't feeling it, you ain't feeling it (after 60 hours, lol).

 

No shame in bailing.  Play til you can't be arsed, that's my motto!

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27 minutes ago, grindmouse said:

 

Anti lightning elixir or rubber pants (in the game).

 

I didn't have either when I fought him... but hey ho... don't draw it out or you'll end up hating The Greatest Game Ever Made.  Which would be a shame.

 

and... (DLC Spoiler)

 



you need to fight him again in the DLC mission with only a poxy shield, scimitar and fancy Aladdin baggy trousers... and no food either.

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14 hours ago, Jarik said:

I'm finding the Ancient Horse Armour to be quite handy, as it fixes the issue I kept having of riding up to places, jumping off to explore/climb all over, but then finding myself separated from the horse.

 

The rest of the DLC equipment isn't that useful, though it's fun to track down.  I like Treasure Hunts.

 

Haven't gotten to the rest of the DLC yet.  2 Divine Beasts down, 2 to go, but I'm trying not to rush.  This is a game that's at it's best when you take your time & enjoy the journey.

Wait. Nintendo made a DLC pack with actual horse armour?

 

And this is not just some meme joke or something?

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Up Death Mountain

 

 

Okay, so I though I'd make a bit of progress in the main quest to smash the Ganon so I went off on a jaunt to Death Mountain, stopping by Akkala on the way to do a shrine that I'd marked on my map ages ago and promptly forgotten about. And I've forgotten what was in there now too. Oh well. Anyway, I jumped off a cliff in North Akkala and sailed over the river to the land of the Gorons, touching down near a handy stable where a comely horse wench offered to sell me some flame-resistant elixirs so I didn't die horribly (they sort of worked too, more later.) I greedily bought all three of them since I was feeling flush and started the surprisingly long trek up the mountainside, briefly considering taking a horse out with me but quickly realising that it would probably burn to death on the way up and I was already feeling guilty about my previous experiences with equine mortality. I tell you, it was like that scene in The Neverending Story over and over again *shudder*


So, I yomped over rocks, bathed in a few hot springs (finally; the tips on the loading screen have been teasing this for ages) and batted some fiery keese about with my Royal Claymore, then found the path blocked by a cheeky Guardian, flapping its legs about and beeping like Gordon Ramsay on one of his shit cooking shows. Once again I was completely out of Ancient arrows but it was too late for me to run off so I stared hacking away and I only smashed its legs off, meaning it couldn't chase after me anymore and I was able to hop about avoiding the targeting laser and continue to smash it up without much fear of retaliation. Hello Ancient Screw, ding dong Ancient Gear, ooh er Ancient Shaft!

After bravely dealing with this miscreant I cockily trotted further upwards and right onto the top of a GIANT LAVA BASTARD, which I naturally ran away from as fast as possible, counting upon my cat-like reflexes and stoat-like climbing abilities to drag myself up a wall and out of the way of its fiery fists. Breathing a sigh of relief (that may have sounded somewhat like a whimper), I crossed a small wooden bridge and discovered a coal pit filled with hefty men speaking in unfathomable northern accents. Yes, it was Goron country! This small but merry band of workers were toiling dutifully away in their socialist worker's paradise, cleaving ore from the rock face with gay abandon and pickaxes, so I had a little chat with them and managed to convince two of them to sod off to Tarrey Town, reducing their work force by 20 percent, decreasing the effeciency of the mining operation and knocking a good chunk out of the Goron economy. Add economic terrorism to my rap sheet along with the horse murder and fish bothering.

There was another guy there in a clunky-looking diving suit asking me for 10 fireproof lizards, which he would take off my hands and eat (probably) in exchange for a set of fireproof armour. I took him up on his offer since I was running out of fireproof elixirs, then stewed up a few more heat-resistant dished and went off in search of the reticent reptiles. Of course, I could only find nine of the fuckers in the immediate area before they all decided to migrate south for the winter (yes, reptiles do that in my mind because they are like birds like in Jurassic Park), so I had to go much, much further out of my way to find the last one. I went even further up the path to the North Mining Area thing and soon found myself running out of time before my penultimate elixir wore off and the heat became bad for my elf (yes, I went there), so I snarfed my last elixir and.... burned to death. It wasn't a flame-proof dish it was a heat-proof dish but how the fuck am I supposed to know the fucking difference? Bollocks.

Well, to cut a long story slightly shorter, I ressurected, went back to buy more elixirs from horse wench, staggered back up the damn mountain and finally found the last lizard sunning himself on a rock by a hot spring the scaly bastard. So I got the flameproof armour, made my way to Goron Town (who is playing the boozy tube up here?) and ingratiated myself to the locals by buying all their stuff and having a terrifying massage from an old codger with a beard. To be continued.

 

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4 hours ago, grindmouse said:

Get your tear emotes ready.

 

I think I’m bailing on the game. 60 hours in. Done all the memory quests, towers, got the master sword, three beasts down, around 50 shrines, 100-odd Koroks. I had a long weekend and wanted to fnish the main quests, but Thunderblight Gannon is joyless and having to do chores to get the equipment I need to face him, and then having to parry and put fucking effort in to beating him etc. Can’t be fucked. Literally forcing myself to play at this point.

 

I bailed on Twilight Princess too and have no regrets. Time is too short to be spent on gaming chores.

 

Yeah, I found him an absolute ballache to fight in the main game - but after he's done -  nothing but joy.

 

Until... (Spoiler)

Spoiler

You have to fight him again in the DLC, and it's even more of a fucking ballache, as you've got less stuff than you had first time.

 

So, if I were you, just YouTube the dude, finish the main game and hang your hat after a job well done :-)

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4 hours ago, Mr Cochese said:

Wait. Nintendo made a DLC pack with actual horse armour?

 

And this is not just some meme joke or something?

 

No joke.  The Horse looks pretty cool in it & the ability it grants them is quite useful, though it turns out that Epona can't wear it, or indeed have any other changes to her gear or appearance.  For her, it's OoT Classic or Nothing.

 

So I put it on Maximus (my name for the White Horse, wink to anyone who gets the reference) for as nice as the Royal set looked on him, the Ancient Set is just so much better.

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19 minutes ago, Jarik said:

So I put it on Maximus (my name for the White Horse, wink to anyone who gets the reference) for as nice as the Royal set looked on him, the Ancient Set is just so much better.

 

Two young daughters. 

 

We have our own Maximus and a Phillipe on Link’s equestrian team. 

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