The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by THE ONLY TRUE GAMER » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:42 am

I think I've missed something then. Spoilers:

I have finished the Elephant section and then moved on to tackle the Camel, which I've also completed. My next challenge is to attempt the Bird as I've met the Rito.

I don't think there were any particular prompts that led me in any direction after I'd helped the Zora, though - I was met by their Prince at the river which led me to their domain, I'm assuming that's a game prompt but I've had nothing similar to direct me towards the Gorons.

Now I'm guessing that there's something in that vein that I must have missed, in order for me to be able to scale Death Mountain? I've unlocked the entire map, but can't get close to the summit of the volcano without burning up. Even if I dequip all items and clothing and drink heat resistance elixir, I still catch fire once I get beyond the Tower.

I do have the Gerudo Women's outfit but I think that's sunlight heat as opposed to temperature heat as when I wear that I still burn up. Which is why I've not attempted to go when night falls, as it's still hot near the volcano.

What have I missed? I'd really like to meet the gorons...

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:50 am

Follow the path up and a solution should present itself.

I do think you can get where you need to go with just elixirs though. Hint:It isn't the summit.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Balladeer » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:02 am

Yep, I did the south-west second because I wasn’t prompted anywhere after the south-east and due to its proximity to the start I thought it’d be easier than the other two.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by THE ONLY TRUE GAMER » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:35 am

Captain Kinopio wrote:Follow the path up and a solution should present itself.

Here's the thing though; I've done this, and no such prompt occurred. I'm guessing I didn't pick my path starting point accurately enough though. Where should I be setting off from?

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Jenuall » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:54 am

THE ONLY TRUE GAMER wrote:
Captain Kinopio wrote:Follow the path up and a solution should present itself.

Here's the thing though; I've done this, and no such prompt occurred. I'm guessing I didn't pick my path starting point accurately enough though. Where should I be setting off from?

Have you unlocked the map for that region? There should be a fairly clear path that you can see to follow on the map.

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by THE ONLY TRUE GAMER » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:00 am

Jenuall wrote:
THE ONLY TRUE GAMER wrote:
Captain Kinopio wrote:Follow the path up and a solution should present itself.

Here's the thing though; I've done this, and no such prompt occurred. I'm guessing I didn't pick my path starting point accurately enough though. Where should I be setting off from?

Have you unlocked the map for that region? There should be a fairly clear path that you can see to follow on the map.

Yeah I've unlocked the entire world map. I figured as nothing had happened once I got to Goron Tower I tried to recreate what happened with the Zora - I started from a shrine near the bottom of the path and followed it upwards. Nothing happened though so I'm guessing I need to do this again with a start point even further south?

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by OrangeRKN » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:41 am

The stable at the foot of the path has a trader who will sell you elixirs to survive the heat

Follow the path up and you'll find help easily enough

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I don't think there were any particular prompts that led me in any direction after I'd helped the Zora, though - I was met by their Prince at the river which led me to their domain, I'm assuming that's a game prompt but I've had nothing similar to direct me towards the Gorons.


Balladeer wrote:Yep, I did the south-west second because I wasn’t prompted anywhere after the south-east and due to its proximity to the start I thought it’d be easier than the other two.


The way the game "prompts" you is through the sequential unlocking of quests and goes like this

> Great Plateau > Dueling Peaks > Hestu > Kakariko >Impa
> Hateno > Hateno Ancient Tech Lab > Back to Kakariko
> Meet Zora > Zora's Domain > First Divine Beast
> Continue towards Akkala Ancient Tech Lab which will take you past Death Mountain

If you buy and upgrade the house while doing the above (like I did) the Tarrey Town quest will also guide you up past Death Mountain, as well as the quest to find Robbie

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by Jenuall » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:46 am

The other thing I would say is - don't worry about prompts and where you are "supposed" to go, a lot of the fun is just finding your own path and seeing where it takes you!

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by DarkRula » Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:58 am

I don't think I'd found out how to avoid burning, so did the entire run to the Goron village by being as fast as possible and trying to find a route that would stop me from burning up too quickly. Can't remember the exact path I took, but I had a lot of fun doing it.

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by Jenuall » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:00 pm

Yeah exactly - it's great looking at the world as a set of problems and thinking "how can I deal with this?" rather than simply "what is the solution the developers want me to use?"

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by Drumstick » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:03 pm

I did in in the Zora > Goron > Rito > Gerudo order.

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by OrangeRKN » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:04 pm

Jenuall wrote:The other thing I would say is - don't worry about prompts and where you are "supposed" to go, a lot of the fun is just finding your own path and seeing where it takes you!


Oh for sure! It's all about the discovery and going your own way. I think the light-touch prompting for a most common route is great design too though!

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Jenuall » Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:07 pm

OrangeRKN wrote:
Jenuall wrote:The other thing I would say is - don't worry about prompts and where you are "supposed" to go, a lot of the fun is just finding your own path and seeing where it takes you!


Oh for sure! It's all about the discovery and going your own way. I think the light-touch prompting for a most common route is great design too though!

Yep it's a balance that I think they do a great job with. There is a nice breadcrumb trail to follow and players should be able to stumble upon enough hints to help them on the way, but it is handled really well so as not to become either overbearing or have a negative impact on the feeling of freedom.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Squinty » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:24 am

Beat the Rito Divine Beast last night. So that's Elephant and Bird down so far. I think I might just wander around for a bit and do the memory questline.

I can't decide which Divine Beast to tackle next, although I made it about halfway up Death Mountain before I started to go on fire and die. I haven't set foot anywhere near the area the other divine beast is in.

Still loving the game. Played it for a good bit last night when I came home from work. It's very rare that I play games on weekdays. Took down one of those big stone things as well, was easier than I thought it would be.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by THE ONLY TRUE GAMER » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:39 am

OrangeRKN wrote:The stable at the foot of the path has a trader who will sell you elixirs to survive the heat


Ah thank you, this is what I had missed! :wub: I'd 'unlocked' the stable on my map but clearly, for whatever reason, I'd not been inside this one or spoken to anyone around it. Cheers!

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Poser » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 am

I've returned to this after a break of about six months (I got badly defeated in one of the divine beasts and it out me off for a while :slol: ).

I've gone back to basics and am just doing all the shrines so I can be as powerful as possible before I take on the bosses.

I know I'm largely preaching to the converted here, but this game is just so good. Whether I'm having a long go at it, or just pottering around for ten minutes, I can always find something to do. I know it's always tempting to talk in superlatives, but I really think this is on its way to being my favourite ever game.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Squinty » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:09 am

Really struggled with the camel. It was so confusing. I spent about 2 hours in there, most of that time was just me wandering around not knowing what to do :dread:

Also really enjoyed Link having to cross dress.

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by Green Gecko » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:27 am

The divine beasts are a bit topsy-turvy but I think that's what differentiates them from the shrines. A bit obtuse in places but made for some good "aha" moments and minor sequence breaking in terms of gliding over here or hopping over there at the last possible minute / with the tiniest bit of stamina remaining etc.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Denster » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:36 am

Isn't there a quest before the entrance to the Goron village where you can get the fireproof armour? That area on the right where there are gorons working. Just before you get to the village?

I think I started with elixirs and then bought the armour in the village. I then recouped my losses by wandering for miles over the mountains getting lots of gems.
I discovered the quest too late.

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PostRe: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild GOTG v2
by Errkal » Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:34 am

Squinty wrote:Really struggled with the camel. It was so confusing. I spent about 2 hours in there, most of that time was just me wandering around not knowing what to do :dread:

Also really enjoyed Link having to cross dress.


I had a harder time with that one. It was the last one where I had to make a door open to ge to the terminal that marked me off.

Also took far too long for phase 2 of the blight battle to click.


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