The Shame of Jeff
I have been playing video games for years and years and over that time I have done some things that I am ashamed of. I am sure that at one point in time every gamer has done something in a game that he/she is ashamed of, rather it be the health or gun cheat codes in GTA3 (Grand Theft Auto 3) or rage quitting (cutting the system off after a defeat because your pissed or just don’t want to take the L, I hate that especially in fighting games!), we have all done one thing or another that other gamers would frown upon, that we ourselves frown upon. I recently have been going through a personal tug of war with Dark Souls. Let me preface my confession with this statement: I love FROM SOFTWARE’s Demon Souls/ Dark Souls series. Even though Dark Souls is not an official sequel to Demon Souls the game-play and concept were enough for me.
That said, I recently have committed THE CHEAT! Yes that’s right I did the DragonHead Glitch. For those who don’t know the DragonHead Glitch is used to multiply souls, which are used to upgrade your character or purchase items/ weapons. The Head glitch can also be used to multiply other items but we will only be talking about how I used this glitch so very shamefully… I don’t really like using glitches to gain an upper hand in video games in fact I normally despise it. I don’t judge other gamers that do it because, each his own, right? I played the game all the way through, beat the final boss and started a new game+ (which is just a new game but with heightened difficulty). I linked up with a random player online and we chatted, he told me about a couple of glitches that I should try because my current character was weak. So I did them, I went through the steps to do the bottomless box glitch (which just transfers your current characters items, weapons, and armor to a new character) and the DragonHead Glitch so I could level up my character. I took me about 45 minutes before I was able to actually complete the DragonHead glitch but once I started to see my souls multiply I didn’t want to stop. One thing you should know about the execution of this glitch is that the final step requires you to hold the square button (or the “B” button) down, and as long as you hold that whatever your multiplying (in my case souls) will continue to increase. I was greedy and my new love for this glitch took over. I got out of my chair, still holding the square button, went and found some tape and taped the button down. I then walked away from the game for about two hours and let the souls come rolling in!!!
It doesn’t stop there. I was looking forward to the DLC for Dark Souls and prepared to buy it the day it came out. I read multiple places online that the DragonHead glitch would get crushed with the update patch. I still don’t have the new DLC….LOL
Shameful or Justifiable?? What do you think?
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