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Old 06-06-11, 08:25 AM   #217
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Just curious - you folks who beat the kayran, how many times did you die before beating it?

This has to be the hardest boss I've ever fought, I must have gone down 40 times so far, playing on normal difficulty, sometimes right near the end of the fight going by it's health bar.

I sure hope the bosses don't get any harder from here. This is brutal.
It took me six or seven tries. After getting smeared three times I checked Youtube for a demo of how to beat it.
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Old 06-06-11, 08:49 AM   #218
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So far -

No quest arrows showing direction about 20% of the time. Exit game and restart they're there. - this happened 4 or 5 times so far.

Formulas disappearing from inventory. Once so far, emptied my formulas completely.

NPC no shows as you mentioned.

Monsters disappearing in the middle of a battle - several times on this one now.

Monsters turning their backs in battle and just standing there. Easy kills I guess, so far just nekkars and drowners.

All little bugs except for the kayran - it won't let me kill it.
I have had all of those issues, very often, too. However, I was able to kill the Kayran.
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Old 06-06-11, 09:01 AM   #219
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It took me six or seven tries. After getting smeared three times I checked Youtube for a demo of how to beat it.
I just saw on youtube what other sign to use too

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I have had all of those issues, very often, too. However, I was able to kill the Kayran.
I'm just taking pity on it because it's dying anyway.
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Old 06-06-11, 10:44 AM   #220
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It's funny the Kayran was an easy fight for me. It only took like 4 tries and most of them were because I missed seeing the QTE prompts. It was probably because I made a mistake and had the wrong sign selected and it happened to be the sign most effective for the battle. In hindsight the most difficult battle for me was mainly difficult because I went charging in like a tank with out any planning and you are not in anyway a tank.
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Old 06-06-11, 10:55 AM   #221
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It's funny the Kayran was an easy fight for me. It only took like 4 tries and most of them were because I missed seeing the QTE prompts. It was probably because I made a mistake and had the wrong sign selected and it happened to be the sign most effective for the battle. In hindsight the most difficult battle for me was mainly difficult because I went charging in like a tank with out any planning and you are not in anyway a tank.
I've actually been taking this pretty slow, planning, trying to determine timing and all. bottom line for tbh is I'm just not very good at this type of combat

I will be by the end of the game though.
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Old 06-06-11, 04:29 PM   #222
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It took me six tries to beat the Kayran, primarily due to stupid mistakes on my part and ignoring the script the game wanted me to follow. On the other hand, I beat Letho on the first try.
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Old 06-06-11, 04:41 PM   #223
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steam still hasn't released 1.2 yet..

i hope its not another 9gb patch
steam did the first patch wrong

instead of releasing the patch, they updated the game files on the server side, and then forced you to download all the files that changed, so about 9gb.
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Old 06-06-11, 06:36 PM   #224
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Just curious - you folks who beat the kayran, how many times did you die before beating it?

This has to be the hardest boss I've ever fought, I must have gone down 40 times so far, playing on normal difficulty, sometimes right near the end of the fight going by it's health bar.

I sure hope the bosses don't get any harder from here. This is brutal.
For me, it was about 5-6x, but my friend killed it before me and gave me the general strategy.
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Old 06-06-11, 07:34 PM   #225
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Just curious - you folks who beat the kayran, how many times did you die before beating it?

This has to be the hardest boss I've ever fought, I must have gone down 40 times so far, playing on normal difficulty, sometimes right near the end of the fight going by it's health bar.

I sure hope the bosses don't get any harder from here. This is brutal.
first playthrough, approx 6 tries. I had built the kayran trap and was unsure how to use it correctly so I got splatted several times while trying to figure that out. Then I needed to figure out the correct timing for dodging the tentacles. Once I figured that out though, the rest was a piece of cake.

second playthrough, once. didn't bother with the trap, and just yrden trapped the tentacles. never had trouble with the QTE's, but then I'm not playing on hard either.
it really is pretty easy once you know the strat. and that goes for pretty much all boss fights in this game. letho is a complete joke so long as you have enough throwing daggers (and the requisite skill). and the chapter 2 boss is even easier than both the kayran and letho. I almost teared my hair out trying to figure him out but then read up a little on a strat and the next time I fought him the fight was literally over in about 30 seconds.

haven't taken on the chapter 3 boss yet, will report back on that later.
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steam did the first patch wrong

instead of releasing the patch, they updated the game files on the server side, and then forced you to download all the files that changed, so about 9gb.
Yep.

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Old 06-07-11, 06:16 AM   #227
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lol another 9gb download, and I was going to get it on Steam.
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first playthrough, approx 6 tries. I had built the kayran trap and was unsure how to use it correctly so I got splatted several times while trying to figure that out. Then I needed to figure out the correct timing for dodging the tentacles. Once I figured that out though, the rest was a piece of cake.

second playthrough, once. didn't bother with the trap, and just yrden trapped the tentacles. never had trouble with the QTE's, but then I'm not playing on hard either.
it really is pretty easy once you know the strat. and that goes for pretty much all boss fights in this game. letho is a complete joke so long as you have enough throwing daggers (and the requisite skill). and the chapter 2 boss is even easier than both the kayran and letho. I almost teared my hair out trying to figure him out but then read up a little on a strat and the next time I fought him the fight was literally over in about 30 seconds.

haven't taken on the chapter 3 boss yet, will report back on that later.
I figured out why I had such a hard time with the kayran. For some reason

SPOILER FOR THOSE WHO HAVEN"T PLAYED IT YET

with difficult QTEs enabled, the prompt to let go of the tentacle wasn't showing up, so I just kept mashing mouse buttons and 'enter' trying to get him to let go. Once I disabled that I could see it clearly. Hit 'space' and I was home free.

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I know what you mean about the others, I try to get through without looking online for tips, but I'm not good at this type of game anyway so I usually need some help.
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