VS the Shrieker
VS the Shrieker
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is out. It has four difficulty levels, the toughest of which is called Death March. I had my reservations about choosing that difficulty but said to hell with it and chose it anyway. The game kicked my ass until I learned to kick back. Then it went back and forth until I started getting the upper hand. We’ll see how long that lasts.
What I mean to say is that this is a work-in-progress. The game was just released. I don’t think anyone’s an expert at anything just yet. I don’t know if the things I’ll be writing here are going to be viable at the endgame. What I do know is that these have worked well for me so far. Let’s get started.
I was able to create an Isz root chalice dungeon with two Lost weapons and a Blood Rock. No modifiers/rite materials needed.
Dungeon: Isz Gravestone (AKA Isz Root)
Rite Materials: None
Loot: Lost Kirkhammer, Ludwig’s Lost Holy Blade, Blood Rock
Sony was selling certain games for less than a dollar over the weekend, one of which was a Vita title called Gravity Rush. I’ve read good things about it so it was an instant purchase for me. It’s been occupying most of my waking hours for the past week.
Gravity Rush is an action platformer for the PlayStation Vita. You play as Kat, a girl with a mysterious past who has the power to shift gravity. She can cancel gravity to float in mid-air, then anchor it to another point, allowing her to “fall” to it. It’s like flying except she’s not going against gravity; she’s controlling it.
I also appreciate the nuances in how her “flight” is animated. Sometimes she’s falling head first with her limbs stretched downward to mimic free falling in natural gravity. Then there are times when she’s falling like someone yanked her backwards from the waist. It conveys that while Kat has control over gravity, it is still a force that she succumbs to.
You know what it reminded me of? Lashing in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archive. Similar to how Kaladin learns his powers in the series, Kat learns hers and masters them. And with the recent announcement that the game will be released on the PS4, I can’t wait to see her debut on the big screen. I guess that’s another post for another day.
You can start farming as soon as you unlock Emprise Du Lion.
No combat involved for the first five nodes.
The last two nodes can only be accessed after unlocking Drakon’s Rise Camp.