Duuuuude! Welcome to the Onebro club! If you can take down Kalameet and Manus Gwynn is no problem. Solid strat on Kalameet, too! I did it the very long, very annoying route of a +15 light crossbow and as many bolts as it could possibly take. That took me a week and the fight itself was probably a solid 15-20 minutes.
lol I forgot I never did Centipede Demon so I had to go all the way to him and beat him but it wasn't too difficult. Now all I need to do is Gwyn which will be no problem. I upgraded the Occult Club to the highest level for lore significance to take down Gwyn but it sucks shit and does no damage so I'm abandoning that strat lol. I thought it was supposed to be super effective against him and it's really not. I can't believe you had the patience for that shit, man.... my Kalameet fight was tough because it was 1 hit kill (which is more or less any boss like that in OneBro) but I was able to beat him in less time than the duration of Power Within. I highly recommend that strat with Power Within stacked on top of RTSR
And yeah, KenOh, I've seen for the one move that's in my video, it just takes 3 quick taps of that to deflect it all and give you time to cool down and dodge a follow up attack. I highly recommend the glass canon danger strat of RTSR and Power Within if you have the Sanctus. It made Manus and Kalameet pretty fucking easy and seeing 1018 HP damage to Manus with one Great Fireball made that fight way more empowering and seemingly possible than just slowly ticking away his health little by little. The only annoying part is figuring out a way to get to a good HP count to activate Power Within and Sanctus...important to note that walking through a fog gate stops the HP drain of Power Within but not Sanctus regen and could lead to you fighting Manus with Sanctus on and bringing your HP up to a spot where it de-activates RTSR buff.
Had to get desperate for more damage against Kalameet but I was able to beat him at SL1. All it took was Curse + Dusk Crown Ring to get my HP halved twice to an amount that I could activate RTSR while using Power Within and using the Sanctus regen to balance out the HP Drain of Power Within. Just had to hit him with 6 Great Fireballs and then one two handed right trigger attack with my +5 Lightning Reinforced Club. Now onward to Manus with the same strat... I'm able to do 1000 damage to him in this stage with a Fireball so it's just a matter of dodging and avoiding getting hit. Then I'm all set to round out the run. I'm really glad I watched the Lobos 1HP 1STA run where he mentioned this strategy in passing at the end of it lol. I would not have had the patience to do the amount of damage I was doing without it to beat Kalameet
oh fuck it's February already.... I'm gonna pick up some gear and schedule some Muay Thai shit finally. I've also been swamped with shit the past few weeks so I haven't been to the gym. gonna start that up again and my HTFUF goal is to actually stay consistent so I can stop plateauing
*Background: Back in June 2018, my 2012 Rav4 was repossessed because I was simply too broke to get it back and continue to make payments on it. I saved a little money, and my mom gave me a little cash as well, and I was able to score a 99 LeSabre in OKAY condition with 88k miles on it for $1000.
this has less miles on it than my 2015 Ford Fiesta that I leased brand new with like...9 miles on it. That's so awesome you were able to fix a small part of it and feel that much deserved satisfaction. That really is the best feeling. Good luck with the radiator!
Also at my guitar lesson last night, my teacher gave me an exercise he gave me like...10 or 11 years ago that I had completely forgotten about and am so excited to get back to and get down. It's a Paganini piece and I'm real excited to get my chops up on it. If I can get it smooth and clean and fast, I'll take a video and post it...but that may take a little bit.
Also, Pingo, please do more albums like the Christmas one you did. I sent that to a bunch of folks around the holidays and had so much fun listening to it and want more in that style but am a stern "Christmas Music only in Late Novemeber/December" person.
hell yeah, thanks for all the info, everyone. it's immensely helpful. also, Tibone, that video of Lord Yngwie is definitely helpful. I feel like my wrist is way looser and I don't really have my elbow locked the way he does so it seems like I'm still too wrist heavy when playing compared to how it should be done. I'm gonna keep drilling with a stiffer arm.
I pick with my wrist, and I sweep pick with my wrist also (most of the time). What helped me with the right hand motion was loosening up my hold on the pick a little bit and angling my wrist downward a little (meaning the tip of the pick that hits the strings is pointing slightly up towards the ceiling) on the downstroke and angling up on the upstroke. It may sound trivial because your hand is naturally gonna do that when you're strumming, but I made sure to treat it as something different than a strum, and focused my concentration on memorizing the feel of purposely holding the pick in those positions. I practiced the motion with my left hand just muting the notes, and I practiced repetitions of 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 string sweep motions (with dead notes).
Just as important as learning to let the pick "fall" past each string was loosening up my movements enough so my palm would mute each string as I moved past it. I think overall what I was having the most trouble with was learning the correct amount of looseness needed to have the motion flow rather than be this manual controlled heavy duty thrust to push the pick past any resistance (like petting a cat against the grain of the fur).
Once the up and down motions themselves started to feel natural I started paying close attention to the transition note at the top of the run (where you switch from downstroke to upstroke), it was very sloppy and offtime compared to the rest of it, so I tried to focus real hard on getting that to be the same timing, length and volume as the rest of the notes (something I still have trouble with).
I spent a stupid long time on it and have used it maybe like 4 times since then, so if you're feeling too frustrated by it just focus your lessons on something more important like bending, vibrato, accuracy, alternate picking, economy picking etc.
A solid clean sweep impresses 1 out of every 5 dudes on youtube (the other 4 will say that they can do it better than john petrucci), but a good sexy bend with enough attitude will get your SO much vagina/penis/butthole
Thanks for this great advice. The reason I actually posted this in the first place was because I was focusing heavily on keeping a stiff arm and not moving my wrist but doing the stuff you mentioned...when I tried with my wrist the way that's more natural for me, I ended up getting it down a lot smoother and faster and loosened the hold of the pic. So it seems like I might just need to not go as hard as I have been with the stiff wrist and arm, but wheel it back more than I have been and focus on using the wrist a little less than I naturally have been. especially after watching that Yngwie video
As for frustration and focus on lessons, I took lessons with this same teacher starting when I was 16 learning bass. I started lessons on guitar when I was 18 and continued them concentrating on both for like 3 or 4 years after that. I was splitting myself between Bass and Guitar and when I got frustrated with guitar, I'd just go back to focusing on bass. After playing bass in bands as much as I did in my mid 20s I'm pretty confident with bass and wanted to focus exclusively on guitar and techniques I could never get back in the day. And finally get down sweeping is my main motivation to get lessons again. It always intimidated me too much to get good at. I have just been drilling the exercises I have after work while watching anime and shit so I don't think I'll really get too frustrated with it and want to focus on economy picking and all that...in fact a big part of why sweeping has always been tricky for me is I focused heavily and disciplined myself a bunch with Alternate Picking. so naturally I fall into that if I'm not paying too close attention. Focusing on sweeping and slight economy picking with the lessons I've been having has been great to get me out of that.
All this advice has been extremely helpful. And Raub, when I took lessons over a decade ago the "play slow till it's right" shit drove me crazy and I was too impatient to have that kind of discipline, but getting older has gotten me out of that mindset and I've just been drilling with a click and adjusting the BPM and accepting that it'll get better the longer I play it slow.
Thanks everyone! I'll keep you posted when I get gud