GearNuke: "Bloodborne gives the players the ability to rate the messages left behind by other players online in the game, but there is actually a hidden secret to these messages that you probably haven't heard about yet."
It gives. You wings. But really it does give you health that's why i try to rate other players messages because they might be low on health and going through hell.
Demon's Souls had this same feature. This is definitely not a secret, especially where a font pops up on your screen, directly telling you why you got a health boost - because someone rated your comment 'FfiiiIIiIinnne'. I mean, why is Gearnuke making this out to be some kinda ultra super secret fucking feature? It's just blatantly a game feature that is to promote honesty within the messages rather than deception.... This is not new, nor a secret.
Not only that, it gives you the details on the notebook when you look at it in your inventory.
@thorstein - SHHHH ITS A SECRET!
What happens when someone rates your message as foul?
Pretty much, so many of the messages were just praise the sun and heeellppp
Because, making news out of nothign and calling it a secret equals getting lots of sweet hits from bloodborne players scouring for super secrets. I can't tell you how many times this has saved my life :) I'm always leaving notes at every turn.
Heck, no that's not new; I used to get a lot of health by getting laughs from people... I used to put "sticky white stuff" on Blacksmith Ed's bed and get a jillion health.
It's like that since Demon's Souls though so not really something new or "secret". Protip: Make sure to "protect" your best placed messages and you'll regularly get the health boost.
Always make sure to make funny comments, even if it seems typical. Like, I always leave Rolling-related comments around places with tons of things to smash, like the areas with giant vases and pots. Everyone loves that shit. It's got 50-100+ Likes on it. "It's all thanks to rolling" "reeks of rolling"
It's saved me a few times. Once in a boss fight with 1 vial left and no health. It got refilled, and gave me just enough time to beat it. Thats why I put them everywhere I can. I learn the areas so well that I try to help out if I can. And I always read others and rate too. The only thing is that sometimes the button is finicky and I'm too quick and it rates foul.
Umm this feature has been around since demons souls, if you rate the message,the other person who created the message gets the health boost. This is not new.
Thank you. It's also not a viable strategy since you never know who's going to rate your message or when they're going to do so.
It is a very viable strategy, the more notes you leave and the more areas you leave them in, the more likely it is to happen, especially if you make certain your notes are super helpful and useful. I've put down a tonne of notes, nearly all of them have 40-50 appraisals :)
Thats why its encouraged to create messages. Just dont spam it, do it when you believe its necessary
All my notes have been very helpful, my most recent ones were leading people to a door that leads to *spoiler*, after you take the elevator thats in Cathedral ward up to the healing cathedral workshop tower, the place you work your way down by dropping on to wooden beams and platforms, I left a few notes guiding people how to land on that ledge with the door without dying, along with gestures to point the correct direction to drop :) I like to help :D
um... that's been around since demon's souls.
I did not know that :/ .....
i was more surprised when i got how to make longer messeges, double size
Add a gesture too
Pretty neat but they took out the templates with two blanks now :(
This game is actually one of the best games I have ever played Sony and From software thank you for creating this masterpiece Please I welcome a sequel anytime and highly recomend for once DLC further down the road I will make it rain for this game I got it friday and already have over 25 hours into the game it is hard to keep away. THANK YOU.
Totally agree man. This game is a addiction for me. What a game, once you grasp the fundamentals of course.
"It's all thanks to superior beings and remember despicable wheelchair."
"Secret" feature that is literally five years old.
6 years, actually. :)
I already knew this
I've been rating majority of the messages a fine rating hopefully it helps someone out,I've been too wrapped up into playing to leave any.
it's helped me out once or twice in the past, both times at critical moments during a boss fight, too.
Ive seen messages that troll people telling you that you should fall off the ledge :/
Yup, welcome to the Souls (and Souls-like) games XD i do that, as well as putting things like ''fire the best way''-or sth like that- close to npcs xD
Yeah, that's always been there but at least now you can Foul a message so people can warn about troll messages without leaving "Liar" message close to it.
They made me execute that old lady, it's not my fault!
Yeah I followed a message in my first 15 minutes of playing, told me an npc was an enemy, ended up killing Eileen the Crow :( Well, by that I mean she totally eneded up kicking my ass. Now she's waiting patiently for me in a new area... I'll take her on when I feel like I'm ready :D
I had this happened while fighting machine gunner mini boss on top of the tower. While the health boost was nice I would've preferred a more subtle message system instead of this giant letter box of text which blocked the bottom of 1/4 of my screen.
This feature gives you that warm feeling that you're not alone, that we're all in this (nightmare) together. Been loving it since I played Dark Souls 1. Just another extra touch to an already amazing masterpiece.
A Hunter is never alone.
Don't forget there's a lot of new players playing this. They might not know about this feature so it's a good call this story.
But its not a "secret" or "hidden" a big message pops up across your screen and your health goes up.
I've played all Souls games and I didn't know this. Now I'm actually intrigued to leave messages and rate them. Thanks story!
Lol. This has been known about since 2009. It even tells you on the screen. It actually did help me vs Rom the other night.
Still can't get past that stupid boss. Any tips on how not to get mercilessly slaughtered by the spiders?
Just be patient and kill one spider at a time. Striking their side also does much more damage than their head.
Yes. Kill the spiders first. They are armored on their head. Hit them from behind or the side and its a one shot kill. When the Vacuous one rolls on his back, back up and then go back in after that arcane attack and hack away. Rinse repeat till dead. If you choose to do so, just ring the Beckon Bell while in front of lunarium and wait for help. That's the beauty of Souls. Always help available. 🎮
Also bolt is very effective
He was a b*tch! Like everybody else said focus on the little guys one at a time. Every once in a while one will jump really high in the air and land head first with its butt sticking up, if you can hit it before it gets unstuck it's a one shot kill. I also found that the short version of Ludwigs sword will kill them on the third hit even attacking their head, I guess it angles them for an impalement or something. That's what worked best for me anyways.
For me I just completely ignored the spiders, i found they distracted me more than anything, even when playing with two friends and all of us taking out the spiders it would get us killed. My tactic, which I solo'd after they went to bed worked like this. Attack his sides, his front is highly defensive but side attacks do huge damage, and just be cautious, side step, attack, side step, attack, all while keeping your distance form the spiders. Occasionally he'll lift both ends of his body so his stomach is the only thign on the ground, when this happens take off the target lock and RUN (rather than try and leap away) before he belly flops, this can often be an instant kill. When he disappears, try get to him ASAP when he reappears before he launches his ice rocket thingys, they can be tricky to dodge. Also if he rolls on his back, retreat, very dangerous attack of his when you're in close, can be an instant kill. And just be forever mindful of his spider minions, as long as you dodge often they'll just faceplant themselves into the ground which leaves them useless for a time. Keep an eye on your stamina, when its about 1/3 or 1/4 remaining, dodge out and wait for it to fill back. Don't get to greedy with attacks, keep it to one or two attacks at a time then dodge/retreat. He's weak to fire/bolt so if you have papers or blood runes that imbue your weapon with arcane power (and your arcane is levelled as high as your other attacks) he can be very easy. Hope that helps. Also level grinding before goign back in to fight him always helps :)
^ Thanks, but I already defeated him. I did the long method and killed all the spiders before whacking away at him. Tedious, but much safer than ignoring his minions and hoping that they don't all dive at you at the same time.
Nobody cares if you already knew this. Some people are new to the series and aren't automatically experts.
That's great and all, but the issue is not with ignorance of the reward. It is with referring to it as 'a secret'. I have realized one thing during this past week. NO ONE READS TODAY!! The disc comes with a digital manual right next to the start game screen. All one has to do is press x and read. Everything in the game is in that manual. For all the flak From software gets for being secretive, they're not. Its just that people are entirely too busy to read.
Too bad they took out "sticky white stuff". That was a constant source of upvotes, especially when it was in a funny context.
Interesting. I'll have to give online a go then and leave and rate messages for any newer players to help them learn early on. I already beat the game solo and got most of the equipment/items you can get, but I think I'll do some co op and help people on my next playthrough.
Why not play online?
I don't play online. At least I haven't yet. I enjoy doing things myself while discovering the game for the first time. I don't want a bunch of messages on the ground telling me to watch out for things. I like the surprise of it all personally.
This isn't a secret feature... I knew this was there before I even put the disc in my PS4.
Not even sure how this made it into the top 5 news.
so "like" something actually can save life.....
I love this game so much, this happened to me yesterday when I was venturing into the unseen village, which is a very difficult and I was about to die while facing a hunter, BOOM, my message got rated, back to full health, and I beat the hunter who had killed me 10 times!!!!
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