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Twitch streamer completes near-impossible Dark Souls trilogy challenge

Published: 22/Oct/2019 2:06 Updated: 22/Oct/2019 2:31

by Isaac McIntyre

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Dark Souls veteran ‘The Happy Hob’ has taken FromSoftware‘s grueling games to the next level, ticking off a near-impossible challenge in the notoriously difficult series by completing all three original games in a row without leveling up his character or taking a single hit.

The Dark Souls fanatic is no stranger to grinding FromSoftware’s series, and was nominated for ‘Fan Favorite Gaming Moment’ at the Gamers’ Choice Awards after completing Dark Souls 1, 2, and 3, as well as Bloodborne and Demon’s Souls, without taking a hit.

According to his self-imposed rules, no-hit runs instantly come to an end if he is hit by an enemy or trap at any point during any of the games, and he has to start from the beginning of every title again. Self-imposed fall damage doesn’t count towards these rules.

Now he’s taken the challenge to the next level, adding in the prerequisite that he couldn’t even take advantage of the experience he’d been earning in the title, and keep his characters weak and underpowered by locking them at base level.


The difficulty-increase through not leveling is a regularly-run challenge in the Dark Souls community, but Happy Hob’s choice to add in the no-hit objective took it to a near-impossible level, and very nearly came apart at the seams right near the end of the run.

FromSoftwareThe Happy Hob has risen to streaming fame as a Dark Souls master.

As the Twitch star dueled with Dark Souls 1’s final boss Gwyn, a stray swing from the Lord of Cinder nearly clocked Hob’s character, which would have forced him to reset all the way to the beginning of the three games again.

He was able to dodge Gwyn’s attempt to grab him, however, and delivered the final few blows needed to finish the game, as well as the three-title no-hit challenge — a moment Hob celebrate with a smile, before cheering with his chat.

“Trilogy no-hit run! SL1!” the Dark Souls star yelled in excitement when he delivered the final blow. “Holy sh*t dude, oh sh*t. I can’t actually believe we f*cking did it. Did that actually just happen dude? Let’s go!”

The no-hit challenge finish wasn’t the first time The Happy Hob has broken down after completing parts of the series, after he first achieved a no-hit victory back in March.

After completing the complete ‘Soulsbourne’ series, the streamer collapsed onto the floor after defeating Gwyn at the end of the five-game slog, cheering and yelling after hitting the first major milestone of his career worth of grinding.

It seems like The Happy Hob just can’t take enough punishment from the Dark Souls series, however, as he soon announced to his fans that he would be attempting an all-boss, no-hit, level 1 run in Dark Souls 2 the next evening.


He also confirmed he would be branching out from FromSoftware titles soon, and revealed that he would be attempting a no-hit run on the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is set to be released on November 15.

Twitch: The Happy HobThe Happy Hob doesn’t look like he’s slowing down his Dark Souls grinding any time soon.

Considering most players can’t even get through most adventure games without dying a few times and having to restart, The Happy Hob’s obsession with avoiding damage whatsoever is an impressive one, and it seems like he’s not slowing down any time soon.

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Asmongold defends Forsen after learning the real reason for Twitch ban

Published: 27/Nov/2020 20:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Popular Twitch star ‘Asmongold’ went to bat for fellow streamer Sebastian ‘Forsen’ Fors after the Swede was banned from the platform on November 26.

At first, no one knew the real reason for Forsen’s ban, with some thinking it may have been DMCA-related. However, viewers soon discovered that for a brief moment in a recent broadcast he showed a gif of a horse in a very inappropriate scene.

Despite this, Asmongold decided to stick up for Forsen during his own broadcast and call out Twitch for banning him due to an honest mistake.

“How the f**k is that going to be TOS? If…I don’t understand. You’ve got other people and they’re going around showing Animal Planet,” he explained. “Like you see literal animals killing each other, but you see a horse’s d**k?”

To this, Asmongold makes an interesting point. There are streams on Twitch that document animals in the wild and they can get into some rather freaky situations that, while natural, aren’t exactly the kind of thing you’d show your boss.

“Listen, horses don’t wear clothes, you know that?” the streamer sarcastically stated. “So, if you look at a horse, you’re going to see their d**k. Like, that’s all there is to it. It’s weird, man.”

However, right after making this argument, the streamer learned that it wasn’t just the horse that got Forsen banned, but the girl who was in the gif with the animal that changed the whole conversation. Briefly, anyway.

“Okay, that’s a little bit different,” he confessed. “It’s a little bit more than what I thought it was.”

Despite this, Asmongold still defended Forsen for the mistake of showing the gif. “I don’t think it’s really that big of a deal. You show that for like a second, right? Cause it’s an accident.”

According to the popular World of Warcraft player, one second of footage shouldn’t determine a whole Twitch career. “That seems stupid to me,” he added. “But you know, here we are.”

Unfortunately for Forsen, the streamer says this time, his ban is indefinite and it’s unclear when, if ever, he will be unbanned.

Hopefully, with Asmongold speaking out, Twitch can agree to let this incident slide and let Fors back on the platform so he can stream again.