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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
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There are two tridents that the Zoras hold in high regard.
The first is the Lightscale Trident, the actual weapon Mipha uses. You get this after finishing the Vah Ruta (elephant) Divine Beast and it's a stronger-than-average spear. It breaks like everything else, but a blacksmith in Zora's Domain can remake it for you if you bring him a Zora Spear, a diamond, and five pieces of flint.
The second is the Ceremonial Trident. This weapon looks like the Lightscale Trident, but is only used for Zora ceremonies and as a result isn't as powerful. You can also remake it with the Zora blacksmith if it breaks.
If you don't have it yet, you need the Ceremonial Trident to solve this Shrine Quest. You can get it by checking under the left-hand "bridge" (9 o'clock position, I think) into the main area of Zora's Domain. It should be in the water by itself (no chest or anything) and you can pull it out with Magnesis. To make things more confusing, there're a COUPLE of spears in the water around there; one of them is just a regular weapon and one is the Ceremonial Trident.
Once you have it, you head to Veiled Falls. Swim up the waterfall then paraglide right above the orange platform, then do a falling strike onto it with the Ceremonial Trident by pressing Y while paragliding. This should reveal the shrine.
Lost my post once again thanks to me needing to login again for some reason. That's nice. Point form now.
-Swear I did all that when I had it -How do you guys all know the materials you need to remake it? He's not telling me all that, just that it can be done. -Now need to search the entire region for the spear? Sigh.
Pokepal: -Then it would be a spoiler for anyone who hasn't gotten that far yet ;)
I hate "social gaming". I like to play my damn games alone and in peace. The only reason I accept his wish of coming over to watch me play Zelda is to not be a dick and he doesn't have the game. But fucked if I'm doing anything major while he's around. I'm okay with dicking around areas I've already seen or just doing minor things (at most a tower or small shrine) but I made the mistake of going for a Shrine Quest to throw him a bone. My mistake. The only option I have now is hoping it respawns after a blood moon (I've definitely had one since that time I broke it though and I've been back to check already!!) or coming across it in the world. I've read it can be found on enemies.
Sorry Carlos, but this is kind of funny . I know it's not exactly co-op, but it';s the same distracting presence of another person, and the possibility they'll interfere with what you're doing
@Shadowlink I didn't know the downward stab existed, so I jumped off the waterfall, paraglided down some, stopped paragliding and then hit the attack button. The idea that I'd get a whole different attack (with seemingly no actual difference?) if hit the button while paragliding never crossed my mind.
That's ok. He can quietly find the weapon you want and just not tell you about it as he chucks it away
@nate38 You sure it's a different attack? I thought it was the same 'attack from on high' thing the game gives you the tip about. Attacking just automatically puts the paraglider away for you. You might have just got your targeting a little off (another reason to use the paraglider, to help line up your strike.) I had to do it a couple of times before it registered. Eh, you got there in the end. And in general it's a pretty neat puzzle. Love the secret shrines in this game. Love love love.
@Shadowlink No, it's a different attack. If you stop gliding, you do a downward slash (the jump attack, basically). If you do it while gliding, it's a downward stab. I don't know if there's any mechanical difference or if it's just aesthetic, but I tried the former a dozen times and it didn't work, but the latter worked first try. Once I looked it up and realized it existed, anyway.
So i have tryed a couple of times to get into Zelda BOTW have not played a Zelda since OOT on N64. (have played Wind Walker for 1hr)
I have it on My WiiU - Tryed playing with the Pro controller and the Game-pad.
I had been genuinely looking forward to this game for the past 6-12 months,
After about 2hrs of game play i just can not get into it, the controls feel unnatural and awkward to me, some of the game-play mechanics feel unnecessary like the Weapon durability. The story so far compared to other games im playing just doesn't draw me in i believe that could be due to lack of Voice acting / the writing.
Each to their own, I know most people love it and if it works for you best of luck but this game is just not for me.