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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Discussion (Nintendo Switch) [game]
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Welcome to the official discussion thread for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the Switch!

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The wait is nearly over. The game is being detailed left and right by the media,… the amiibo have been announced,… and the Nintendo Switch is imminent… The Legend of Zelda series has been a special one for Nintendo fans since it began and the next chapter starts on March 3rd, 2017.

A hero's tale begins anew.
Open your eyes and see what is true.

Fun Facts:
Vast open world where you could go find the end of the game within 15 minutes… but you won't survive it.
Weapons have stats and durability.
Climb pretty much anything you want.
Eat and cook to regain health.
Full voice-acting for all except Link

Lets use this thread to discuss the game on the Nintendo Switch. To help hold the tide of the wait, here are some beautiful screenshots and links for your perusal.

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Game Informer Interview - Getting away from traditions and making dying fun

YouTube Videos of Interest
Nintendo Switch - Legend of Zelda 2017 Presentation Trailer
Nintendo E3 2016 Legend of Zelda BotW Trailer
Nintendo Switch Super Bowl LI Ad (2017)
Nintendo Switch Extended Superbowl LI Ad (2017)
The Legend of Zelda Art & Artifacts Book Tour – Nintendo Minute
Fan-Made Old-School Zelda Breath of the Wild Commercial

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Posted: 01/29/17, 18:20:06  - Edited by 
 on: 02/12/17, 21:42:30
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@Zero I'm not sure how you can not know where the other two are since they get marked on your map, hee hee.

But no, I didn't feel like there was any sort of intended order or difficulty progression to the beasts, so just go where you feel like going. Most enemies in the world become tougher versions the more shrines you complete, so that's the main cause of difficulty increase.
Posted: 04/04/17, 00:21:00

It's funny, that's definitely the way I did things. If you follow the early story from Kakariko to Hateno and back, the sidequest to Akkala opens up and has you passing through the Zora area first. Death Mountain is of course right over there, so that's a natural second spot.

After that might be more of a tossup I guess. I naturally gravitated south and worked my way around through Faron, across to the southwest and then finally up the Western edge of the map. But I see no reason why anyone wouldn't choose to go to the northwest first instead. I'm glad I went my way though because I nabbed a super useful item to help out in the final area.

@Mop it up

I only just worked that out the other day. "Silver Bokoblins? Holy crap". Figured I was just getting to extreme areas of the map. (My initial theory was that enemy difficulty increases in proportion to your distance from the central plateau and/or how out of the way a location is.) Then I started running into silver dudes in earlier areas.

It actually kind of sucks because almost all the Lynels I initially avoided have become white Lynels and are increasingly ridiculous to kill for the parts I need. The only red one I can still find is the one above Zora's Domain. The colosseum used to have a red one. That's now white. I don't know if there were ever any other red ones about, because all the ones I've found since are either blue or white...and even the blue ones are being replaced with white ones now. And I believe there's another colour after that for added fun.

...Was it really too much to ask to let me kill the red ones first before they start getting stronger?
Posted: 04/04/17, 01:04:34
I started to see Silver Bokoblins recently myself but still only see default Lynels. I've only fought like 3 of them. They scare me.
Posted: 04/04/17, 01:36:56
@carlosroxWhere are you seeing red ones? I could use some easy targets.
Posted: 04/04/17, 01:46:21
@Shadowlink That's also the way I had guessed it would work, but it doesn't seem to. I s'pose rubber-banding the enemies makes it easier to go anywhere from the beginning, though the way it is now also doesn't feel very balanced to me. One of the reasons is what you mentioned. I've had to buy some pictures for the compendium since the stuff doesn't appear anymore.
Posted: 04/04/17, 02:48:21
BotW Lynels are, without a doubt, the hardest standard enemies in a Zelda game. Even now, as OP as I am, taking one down is still a real challenge. It's a great feeling when I can get through a battle with one efficiently, without damaging too much of my equipment or without really needing to heal much.

I've gotten way better at doing flurry rushes, and combining that with using Stasis+, Urbosa's Fury and figuring out when and how to mount them, I can occasionally defeat one without taking any serious damage, but I still have to work for it.
Posted: 04/04/17, 02:51:57
@Mop it up

What have you found doesn't appear anymore?
Posted: 04/04/17, 02:56:11
@TheBigG753 I have no idea why Lynels don't have their own music and the big health bar.

@DrFinkelstein I missed one tier set of the Lynel line of gear since they quickly went away like Shadowlink talked about, plus the picture for the beast itself. I also can't find various middle weapons between the weakest and strongest stuff, had to buy the photos. I forget if there were other enemy forms I bought.
Posted: 04/04/17, 03:00:12  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/17, 03:00:51
@Mop it up

For reals. They are way harder than even the most difficult Hinoxes and Taluses.
Posted: 04/04/17, 03:02:08
West/SW. Who knows if it differs per game though.

@Mop it up
They do have a variant of the battle theme don't they?
Posted: 04/04/17, 03:17:10  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/17, 03:18:16
I'm pretty sure you can find older 'iterations' still. I had to find a simple moblin with a simple moblin club for a side quest and I found it, despite I'm incredibly far through the game.

They're just in specific areas now whereas most enemies progressed.

I'm not saying you're wrong, but I'm not fully in agreement you're right either.
Posted: 04/04/17, 03:33:07
@Mop it up

If you still need a red one, I'm (hoping?) the one above Zora's Domain that you do as part of that quest remains red. Wheras all the others have gone blue/white, that one remains red for me at the moment. Wait for a blood moon and head back up that way.
Posted: 04/04/17, 03:44:01  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/17, 03:44:51
@Mop it up They do? I just double checked my map and I ain't seeing anything. Just a bunch of blank areas.

Mop it up said:
Most enemies in the world become tougher versions the more shrines you complete, so that's the main cause of difficulty increase.

Hmm, I was wondering if something like this existed, because otherwise the balance could get weird later on.
Posted: 04/04/17, 04:05:56

You need to select the main quest from the log, it'll bring the locations up.
Posted: 04/04/17, 04:09:54
@carlosrox Not really. The intro is different than most normal enemies, but the rest is the same. Plus that intro is still shared by some other enemies.

@DrFinkelstein That's weak-tier though, not mid-tier. And the point was that they weren't in any place I found them before, they may still exist somewhere but are rare at best.

@Shadowlink It was one of the middle colours. It doesn't matter now though, I already bought it from the tech lab guy.
Posted: 04/04/17, 04:25:56
I got all 3 pieces of the Rubber Armor!
Omg I got the easiest one last. I thought I was gonna be stuck on this sidequest forever! I started it like 100 hrs ago and read it all wrong! The answer was right in front of me the whole time! I even saw the answer a few mins ago and still didn't piece it together!!

That is one major piece of equipment for a side quest!! I was expecting to get an apple out of it!
Posted: 04/04/17, 04:54:38  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/17, 04:55:32
@Shadowlink Oh yeah I totally forgot the quest log exists.
Posted: 04/04/17, 06:13:34
There's still 5 fucking regions I haven't even unlocked yet LOL WOW!!!! WHAT!!!

And there's tonnnnnnns I ain't seen in all the ones I do have!!!!!! 1000 hr game!!!
Posted: 04/04/17, 08:51:39

How many hours do you have logged so far?
Posted: 04/04/17, 12:46:44
Even though I've been a lot slower than some of you, I probably put in a good 15-20 hours over this weekend alone. Yesterday I just basically played all day, I had taken off work and Shirley was sick and slept most of the day and I had nothing else to do really.

Is there a real way to check how much time you put into each Switch game yet or do you just have to go to that screen your friends see on your friend's list?
Posted: 04/04/17, 14:52:07  - Edited by 
 on: 04/04/17, 14:53:15
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