>walking around in human form
>tfw invaded while fighting the hydra in darkroot
Oh? You thought I was some new steam sale player going through the game for their first time?
could you not quit the game when that happened? i cant remember...
i quit my game the other day when some asshole decided to ring his sinister bell in the nightmare frontier on bloodborne
nothing happened, got out safe, and was able to pick up right where i left off :)
> Against Gwyn
> Not good enough to parry him into submission
> Become human
> Hang around front of area for a summon sign
> "Dark Spirit kyoot_hugs invading"
> Destroys me
> Become human again
> "Dark Spirit kyoot_hugs invading"
> Signal to leave me alone
> Destroys me
> Become human again
> "Dark Spirit kyoot_hugs invading"
>Not good enough to parry him into submission
> Kick the invader's ass by constantly knocking him down and backstabbing him
> Slowly realize that his health's not going down
> Realize he's hacking and just stand still to let him get it over with
> He finally kills me and gestures in victory
He sure earned that one.
It was easier to just let him kill me than to spend the extra minute luring him over to the side. It's just a bloodstain, after all.
Wouldn't he get bored ganking the same guy over and over again? If I already killed a guy in a certain area during invasions, I immediately quit out if I see his name again.
Ganking the same guy more than three times in a row just feels like a waste of time.
I was bitching about this in the general last night.
There's nothing worse than an invader who's clearly too stupid to know how to get to you. You just seem him pathetically wander around the other side of the level instead of having enough sense to give up or looking up a fucking guide to know how the map works.
I think he's saying that poise reduction is finicky and inconsistent, which is something I agree with. Even if you understand how poise works, its application in PvP can be really unreliable unless you have a force miracle or they have utterly shit poise/armour.
Honestly, if I have the full orb and I'm in a good mood, I'll sometimes half-ass the second invasion and just let the guy kill me.
When you hit your personal SL goal there's no real reason to take invasions too seriously. I sometimes just screw around by letting them chase me into enemies or destroying bits of the environment instead of seriously making an effort to kill them. I don't need the souls or humanity after a certain point.
While we are here a while ago I played DaS at a friend's console and got the dark hand which I used as a shield for a bit (since it looks awesome). Could it be that that thing messes with the games physics a bit? I think I flew over some ledges I am not supposed to, like the way to the entrance of Sen's Foretress.
Pic related is 99,99% THE area where +5 chaos bandit knife +5 ascended pyro flame firestorm and chaos fireball fags invade though, good luck with that as a 35 min old character
I enjoy invading Undead Parish with a full orb but I make sure to use lower-tier weapons and pyromancies. I'll sometimes be completely blindsided by a summon (who may or may not be NG+) with endgame spells and weapons. Always feels weird when that happens since I'm trying my best to handicap myself.
>tfw you make it through an area you have been struggling with and have a ton of souls but only one estus left
>tfw you are just about to get to the next bonfire
>tfw all of a sudden you get invaded
>Soul Memory at release
>those guys who invaded you and purposely killed themselves at SL800 and force give your character something like 15million souls and ruining any hope you had of having an balanced SM for your SL
Worse than any cheating ever done in das1 tbqh
This most cancerous rage inducing shit
Being cursed I could laugh but THIS
made me restart my 3-8 hour old characters around bell areas and lost bastille so many times holy fuck
>replaying for the hell of it
>run around setting up my build
>decide to kill taurus demon for a few souls
>invaded as I kill the crystal lizard
>invader is behind me
>fuck it poor guy probably barely gets invasions anymore
>lead him back to an open area
>havels armor and some small weapon I assume is +10 lightning
>sneak in a backstab before we square off
>he gets up and buffs iron flesh
>some sort of tonberry build
>choose to fight like a man/fool
>recoil off iron flesh
>get stabbed twice and die
PvP is an integral part of these games and I feel sorry for anyone who didn't enjoy it in it's prime.
That's fucking brilliant. I'm almost tempted to ruin other players' games this way.
It wouldn't really be my fault either. It's just another example of how poorly designed Dark Souls 2 is.
>be new to dark souls even after years of its release
>exploring the depths in human
>some asshole named kirk invades my game
>oh shit, this is the first time it ever happens to me
>he sees me an starts attacking
>some how I'm able to avoid/block his attacks
>even get to backstabbing once
>managed to defeated
>I'm feeling so proud of myself
>even do the "Well! What is it!" gesture
>realize it was a scripted fight hours later
One of the advantages of being new to this game so long after release is I don't get invaded all the time
one time i was living in a flat with some guys i didn't really like that much but they were ok i guess. anyway they kept bothering me to play cod4 with them and i was getting tired of it so i just turned on aimbot to max and made it totally obvious that i was hacking as fuck and they never asked me to play again
cheating solves problems
Blighttown was pretty rough
>trying to spot these niggas amongst all the wooden scaffolding and darkness
this reminds me
>dicking around in parish
>invade the guy with two summons
>kill one of them
>second summon's health is not going down
>both faggots in hot pursuit
>i run to the narrow ledge and there make a 180 turn and kick the summon off
>he just floats down there and then alt+f4's
>host sees this and pussies back to the sunlight altar
>while i chase him he summons both faggots again
>now they both have infinite hp
>they kill me and spend the rest of the time doing WELL WHAT IS IT
i never felt so satisfied as i did when i kicked this asshole down
>immediately figure out my prey is using talismans/chameleon
>continue 'searching' level to keep him unaware that I'm on to his ruse
>memorized the layout of props, so I already know which prop doesnt belong when I find him
>stand with my back turned and pretend to have paused to go get my black crystal
>9/10 faggot cant resist to go for bs
>do a quick 180 and slam their ass into the pavement with my buffed great club +10
It catches them way off guard every time
>invade in Iron Keep, room with platforms
>chameleon next to door with pharros lock to get to upper leve and belfry
>wait until host is on platform that gets dunked into lava via lever
>dunk him into the lava
Can't. It's a silly build akin to Tonberries from Final Fantasy hence the name. Super slow but highly lethal and meant to be ran from. Odd builds are my favorite part of Souls PvP and I'm looking forward to DS3. Shame about how rampant metafaggotry became towards the end of DaS and all of DaS2.
>he just floats down there and then alt+f4's
Jesus, the thought of a hacker who can't even be killed by fall damage is infuriating. How pathetic does a guy like that have to be to waste everyone's time when it's clear he still can't win?
If they're not going to play fair then neither am I.
>but twinking's not-
Yes it is unfair. It's not up for debate, it's griefing bullshit and should be bannable, you faggots are so insufferable they had to implement soul memory
>bro-oping with friends in ds2s
>invaded while running over to fake ornstein
>invader is awful at fighting even when friends hang back so I can 1v1, invader runs off and comes back
>can't hurt him anymore
And thus began the intense 4v1 funhouse of trying to kick him off of the ledges until he just quit.
The whole point of invading is to grief.
They implement SM because faggots like you wouldn't stop whining about twinks.
Good job on that by the way. Completely ruined the online of Dark Souls 2 because vocal shitters can't get past the first few areas in the game without summoning people.
>Decked out in Silver Knight armor
>Grass Crest Shield
>Gravelord Sword +5
>Some faggot with pants, a sack, same shield and pyromancy invades
>Dodge his fire
>Oh fuck missed one
>300 damage through shield
>Slap his ass with sword for half his health
>Fucker keeps running away because fast roll
>Runs into royal sentinels to heal
>RUns back to try fireballing me
>Clearly runs out of spells
>Slap his ass again
>Runs out to the bats
>Heals again, takes out a claw, adds fire to it
>Kills me with a rubberband backstab
I mean what the fuck was that, bitch even spammed gestures afterwards
>playing a fatman with strength, vitality, large club, pyromancies and no armour
>decide to try being an invader after reaching giant tits
>use cracked red eye in Anor Londo
>wander around for 30 minutes before getting a message asking my level
>he messages me three times saying he's twice my level so "just fkin suicide"
>keep wandering around until I find him
>he's using one of those uchigatanas and a meme build
>I use an emote to make sure he's actually seeing me
>he runs over and stunlocks me to death during the emote
>sends me a message "lol nice try kid"
Similar thing happened
>use silver talisman because i felt like it in Iron Keep back in DaS2 vanilla
>you could clearly tell I was camouflaging since everything else was broken BUT me
>see the invader just going around aimlessly for like 5 minutes
>finally gets to where I was, stands there for a second
>I roll and attack
>he rolls and falls into the lava
I laughed pretty hard
They can still invade me even without the actual point of gravelord working until ng+.
It's basically a giant beacon for people to attack me when I stand outside the bonfire.
Works pretty well when I do it.
Nothing wrong with using cheats against cheaters
>get invaded by a hacker for the 12th time
>not in an area where I can just wrath and kick spam them off the edge
>just run away, camo and alt-tab until they leave
This has happen like 7 times and they've never found me. This really should highlight how fucking bad hackers are
i love invading then bowing or waving and attacking hosts while they gesture back
>Enter Bell Tower
>Already burned the bonfire to +8
>Invaders die seconds after spawning
Made me think of that simpsons episode where sideshow bob kept stepping on the rakes
>MFW just waiting around in high populated areas with a gank squad waiting for invaders while alt-tabbed out browsing internets
>get red soapstone so people know I'm trying to duel not be an complete dick by just invading.
>only times you ever get summoned are by gank squads and estus chuggers.
>happens in both 1 & 2
This happened to me once.
>billion tries to get past those fucking archers
>Finally get inside the castle
>Enter the bonfire room
>Xx420B4ckst4bxX has invaded
>Make a pitiful attempt at staying alive
*unsheathes great combustion*
You invaded the wrong neighborhood motherfucker.
99% of players aren't going to be that fucking petty, but that 1% really stands out. I get just as aggravated by those people too, especially if it turns out that one of them was streaming on Twitch
with usually 0 viewers.
>Summon someone for duel
>They spawn in
>Wave to them
>They immediately turn and run deep into the level
>get invaded in the forest before Seeth's crystal boogaloo
>wait in the forest for him to appear
>he is spamming magic infinitely in a way that isn't possible
>run down into the crystal cave and get to the second tier
>he follows me and instantly falls down
>have to quickly write down how many souls I had because it spams me with a million billion because I don't want to cheat
most annoying thing about hackers to be desu
>summon dragon dude at Iron Bridge
>he's obviously a jap
>immediately runs deeper into the level
>They immediately turn and run deep into the level
This is another thing I've never understood about souls games. the hell is the fun of cheating to get to max level and fuck with people who aren't. or being one of those infinite health people? doesn't that kind of take all the fun and challenge out of the game? Like I've invaded people who took zero damage from getting hit and they pretty much just ignored me and kept killing enemies and getting to the boss door.
literally git gud
>run to the right one
>parry+riposte his ass
>Get summoned by hank squad on bridge
>The level was open so turn and ran
>They chase me
>Climb the ladder in the back to behind Smelter
>Wait at the top
>Keep knocking them down every time they climb up
>One falls to death, the other two keep trying to climb up
>Host runs after a few minutes of this
>Another couple minutes of this see the summon I killed got re-summoned
>This went on until I got lucky and killed both summons
>Chased host as he ran to summon again
>Killed him right as he reach the bridge
My best moment in game for sure, heart was pounding near the end. I REALLY wanted to win after all that
Are you really this fucking retarded
>will he pull out his sword or just shoot me to death
>will he follow me after he pulls out his sword
not to mention most builds literally cannot stunlock him
>inb4 i used da zwei
Griefing has always been a thing in video games. I used to do it as a kid. I sometimes still do it if I find a particularly funny exploit.
The problem is when the guy is clearly just dispassionately griefing people who don't stand a chance in the most obnoxious way possible. I'm not sure if this is some sad cunt trying to feel some power in his pathetic life or if it's just a kid who thinks the whole thing is hilarious, but bland griefing almost bums me out. I can't imagine what kind of person would do that on people who have literally no chance.
>All these fucking casuals in this thread ranging from d/c-ers to magic spamming twats
Jesus /v/, step it up for christ's sake.
Is there any way to permanently stop people from invading me in DS2, without using items?
Going offline on steam and then launching the game would probably work, but I do want a record of my hours, which I don't think steam does in offline mode.
most of /v/ is just casual, don't mind them.
>Heart is thumping
>Adrenaline is pumping
>Remember I rolled a 99 INT sorc
>One shot invaders with Soul Vortex/CSS combo
Magic is seriously retarded strong, especially if you know how to combo it.
That's not even mentioning the super BS shit like Soul focus stunning out of rolls, or Soul Greatsword hitting through walls for 1k damage.
No kidding. I bet half of them can't even stay alive for more than 30 seconds fighting ANY kind of invader.
They tried but the angle they were shooting at made it take so long I just had to slowly side step to avoid it. They tried that but when it didn't work they just kept trying to climb up hopeing all 3 could get up together.
I knew I'd be fucked if they got up so I made sure to focus on keeping them apart
Nah, they're pretty easy
>Sprint up the thing, arrows will miss you 100% of the time
>turn right, roll under the arrow or just block it if you're a baby
>wait until he draws his sword, might take a couple more arrows that you can block or roll under easily
>kick him off the edge/parry him/he falls off on his own/kill him with spear pokes or something
The ledge is literally broken. You can't even climb up the 6 inch gap without going to the peak of the walkway, and even then it still breaks half the time making it impassable.
>get gud hahahahahahaahhahahahahaahaahahahahahahaha souls games are perfect lolloollll
>he hasn't got dual chaos blade yet
come on nigga
>will he pull out his sword or just shoot me to death
All you have to do is time rolls until he does. Dodging the arrows isn't hard.
>will he follow me after he pulls out his sword
Why would you run past him when you can just parry him once he pulls out his sword.
>invade in DaS2
>it's a clothy buffed up with 12 spells spamming GRS
>mfw I roll through every one of their spells and pummel these shitheads with nothing but a simple straightsword or Claymore
Anyone who uses magic in Souls games is outright displaying to everyone else they're gigantic casuals.
Ironically these are always the same people that come into DaS threads and scream about how easy it is.
>make a new character after running through the game once
>decide to try out the online more
>try invading in Parish with gear that you'd reasonably have at that point (claymore and shit)
>first guy I invade instantly disconnects
>second guy is a pretty evenly matched but the other guy is obviously new and I end up beating him
>third fight is a giganigger with 1.5k HP, paladin armor and I think it was a snake sword, alongside a fat guy with a similar level of gear
How the fuck does this stuff even work
>The ledge is literally broken. You can't even climb up the 6 inch gap without going to the peak of the walkway, and even then it still breaks half the time making it impassable.
i've no idea what you're talking about
just use a bow and poison arrows then you faggot
>first time I go human in the darkroot gardens
>killing npcs from the forest covenant
What a silly mistake, if only I knew it was a beacon to get your ass kicked.
Not that guy, but there's a certain angle of approach where a block is guaranteed to knock you off. You have to make sure that you're perfectly parallel to the wall. The problem is that most players instinctively auto-aim their shields at the archer, which causes the momentum to knock you off.
Magic builds were fun in DaS. Retards would try to block CSS with their grass crest shields and get one shotted.
Took a little bit more work at serious pvp though, with manual aiming and shit but at least the MLGS was a great weapon.
>looking around for him
>walk up to doorway that leads into large open area
>stand near door but dont go through
>use camera to pan around a bit
>use camera pan to look through doorway
>can see host and 2 summons all in full havel running around trying to find me
>try to take them on and figure If I do it right I can kill the host quickly and win
>host isnt taking any damage
>none of them are
>they manage to kill me
>all start doing emotes
Its like the guy I work with where the first thing he does when getting a new game is to fire up cheat engine and various other faggy shit to give himself near limitless money and infinite health.
>ITT: "i beat dark souls first try no deaths lol u guys suck that part was so EZ"
That's not even close to what we're saying.
It's just that those archers shouldn't take anybody 15 tries and especially not if they have a friend helping them.
Holy shit anon you just suck at the game get over it.
Magic damage bonus honestly doesnt curve off in a logical way.
You go a few levels with no increase, but then the next 5 levels all give points.
I don't claim to understand it, but 99 int is enough to be noticeable over 50 or even 64
You might have invaded a gank waiting in NG+ Invading in DS1 went a couple levels below you but also infinitely upward. meaning you could invade a level 300 guy who was in the parish at the same time as you when you were only level 15-20.
Well that explains it
Seems a bit dumb though, is there a reliable way of meeting players around your own level other than I guess just waiting to be invaded?
>get invaded by a hacker
>roll through his shit for a good 5 minutes until he kills me
>adds me on steam
>"you are the first guy that has lasted more than 30 seconds against me"
>invades me again and drops me 77 humanity
cheaters can be absolutely based
When you get to the top turn right. Keep an eye on the right hand knight while listening for the other to loose an arrow. If he does, roll then parrybthe right hand knight. Drop down try to light bf and get instantly invaded and die
>kind of excited for DS3
>excited until i remember they will probably cock it up hard like they did with DS2, and the twinking in DS1
Red soap stone works around you like the normal one for summoning. Only problem is you have to get all the way to the painted world. and trying to use it in the parish ain't gonna fly because no one wants to PvP with a person they know twinked to get the red soap stone.
The vast majority of the time, I get lowbies at Parish. It's really just a dice roll. Like the other poster said, the only way to really guarantee a proximate SL is through the red sign soapstone that none of those lowbies want to deal with.
So Gwynevere's milk?
I always get excited and hype as fuck, my heart starts beating hard as hell in preparation of the conflict that is about to commence.
I go hard.
But they're in limited quantity
>join the rats
>go down to Doors of Pharros
>Chameleon into a water feature right behind where trespassers spawn in
>rape them while they're dicking around with one of the first mastodon guards
>fight is over in 10 seconds
>Alt-F4 out of the game and get back in within 30 seconds
>new trespassers come instantly
>repeat for an hour
> tfw invader does bow and you stab his ass during animation
back in the CS 1.6 days there was a fun server with glass, he and car maps.
anyway, this one dude starts cheating for a shitload of time with this blatant aimhack/wallhack/speedhack.
>Suddenly, this german kid starts shouting in this loud german accent
> He's full blown Hitler rage speech mode and leaves the server
>We keep getting raped by the cheater.
>2 minutes later, german kid rejoins with a spin hack, speed hack, autoaim, auto fire, wall hack cheat.
>the other cheater turns on his spinhack to fight the german kid
>the entire match devolves into two beyblades spinning around and shooting lazer beams through walls
>instantly killing everyone as soon as they spawn
>laugh my ass off
>cheaters keep at it through 2 more maps before an admin comes along and kicks them
>I just stand there spectating the whole time and laughing my ass off at this bizarro deathmatch mod those dudes are playing
Man, cheater wars must be son fun to play!
This is why I'm glad that superheroes aren't a real thing. Every petty argument would devolve into two stupid assholes spinning around trying to kill each other while tearing everything else up.
OP here, glad this thread grew to some nice discussion about Soulsborne PVP.
I always place one of those each playthrough,
>there are people who not fight anyway and claim the rewards of besting an invader
hell only in Bloodborne and demon souls they allow invaders to heal at all
in DaS 1 and 2 you have an EXTREME advantage
>that real-time weapon changing
god damn nips
>chug my estus empty in front of them and the character does that animation where it pours an empty estus into the air
>fight and win
i dont usually do meme roleplaying shit but that kind of shit before a fight gets me hard for some reason
no, this Webm is meant to show the high skill cap in DaS1, compared to DaS2.
watch the careful positioning and even that parry he pulls off on the first hit in the webm.
... Just, no, sorry. That's stating that cis (non-trans) is default and implying that trans people all choose to be trans / it's fine to indoctrinate them into believing they're cis which is well-documented to screw trans people up.
The term'd be assigned male at birth, which is different in that in emphasizes the assumption made without stating it to be correct.
On topic, Gwyndolin is referred to by he/him/his pronouns by loading screens I've seen, I believe the description on his armour states that "the power of the moon was strong in Gwyndolin, so he was raised as a daughter", and the Darkmoon Knightess, his most devoted follower, refers to him as "master" upon death, not "mistress".
Given this and the fact that Gwyndolin has visible breasts and whatnot, evidencing estrogen-based puberty unless gods work differently in that regard, I consider him to probably be a trans man. As in, assigned female at birth and raised as such, but identifying as a man.
Which is to say, he is a man.
Thus, trans man.
Sorry for the lengthy phrasing, trying to make it so trans-illiterate folks can work out what I mean.
The very first thing in the clip is the other player lagging behind him for a backstab, and him rolling out of the animation due to lag.
They literally fucking teleport around.
Teleporting behind kids impersonally, is not footsies.
nope, thats prejudgment of net connectivity.
technically he rolled out at the last possible few frame to escape on, meaning he still took full damage, but could still counterattack.
Both parties are watching their engagement distance super carefully too.
and backpedalling when necessary to avoid overextending.
The guy avoiding the backstab ended up using it to his advantage and got time to switch and counter.
>Prejudgment of net connectiviy
Knowing how to exploit lag doesnt mean that there's no lag.
And that's literally all the video is, laggy backstabs, which was the absolute work part about DaS1 pvp.
I swear you fags are so deluded, you think that lag is an intended game mechanic.
Its highs were higher and its lows were about the same
At least flippy japstabbing is impressive and takes a lot of skill to do perfectly, even if its pretty dull. That period of DaS2 when people realized numbness and armor were OP was excruciating. You were allowed to chug in the arena, Great Resonant Soul and dual Avelyns were bullshit as fuck, one of the greatsword movesets had a touch of death combo for months. I haven't played the game in ages, but it was never really more balanced than DaS1, there were just more people playing it so you saw bullshit less often. At least when I was playing. They might have eventually nerfed enough stuff that nothing truly broken is left, but then you're just left with the sloppy core mechanics that aren't as satisfying as DaS1 anyway.
I used to have terrible panics when I got invaded in DS2.
In one I never did, but two forced them so you had to.
My heart would race, my face would turn bright red and throb with my heart beat, I'd sweat through my tshirt, my hands would shake and I'd fumble every thing.
In the end I forced myself into PvP by becoming a bellbro and fighting a ton of dudes. I ended up loving PvP after a while.
No fucking idea why I got so scared, normally nothing phases me and I'm just a regular guy.
>not knowing that a simple R1 spam catches ANYONE circling for BS
pls anon, the whole "I BS U" thing is blown out of proportion.
Theres also OBVIOUS tells when someone is only going for a bs, such as diagonal movement, and of course, lack of blocking, meaning anyone backpedaling and throwing out the occasional R1 can easily fuck off BS fishers.
hell Ive even caught woodgrain rings while they were trying to roll away from me with BS of my own off of a midroll.
Source: hundreds of hours of pvp.
>Saw a thing on TV about how there are Schools and businesses using Second Life to teach
>Just thinking about a class of totally straight faced people working then some random blow up furry with massive tits and giant horse dick walks in
>sit in Parish
>wait for twinking scum
>break all their shit, egg, and petrify them
>Start new game
>Cheaterfag bothering me multiple times
>Not invincible but overleveled, probably 99 in all stats at soul level 1-10
>Always doing the giandtad gesture when he rekts me
>He doesnt know I also know how to use cheatengine
>He comes again walking slowly
>Pull out my curse/parasite weapon
>Instakill him / curse him / infect him with the parasite in one hit
I never got invaded by him again.
He was also wearing starting armor, so I doubt he had any transient curses or egg vermifuge
probably the risk of losin all your hard earned souls, I feel ya anon, its the same reason I started pvp-ing.
DaS2 was my first souls, and got me into the series. now Ive played them all
Demons souls is the most fun because everything is so broken its balanced, and I love using stormruler at tower of latria
DaS2 I became a ruin sentinal, with drakekeepers warpick
now Im a pig-armor wearing DaS1 invader chopping people up with my great machete
Backstab fishing is easy to deal with if someone has a good connection to you, which is the case maybe 33% of the time.
I was explicitly talking about LAGSTABS
The very first thing that happens in that webm is the other player literally teleporting behind him, into the backstab.
There's really no way to counter that, except for getting lucky with a glitch.
There's nothing worse than some chink standing still for 5 seconds, taking no damage, because you know the second his connection kicks back in, you will be in the fucking backstab receiving position
Is it possible to also make the weapon break all items?
How do you do that and the curse / infection thing?
Do you have to fish codes in raw cheatengine or is there an option in the 1.62 table?
>A male is a male despite being dressed up as a woman
>Thus, trans man
I always get pumped up for invasions, because even if it's a hacker, they are often so terrible at the game that they're pretty easy to drop off a bridge or cliff
Dude if you can tell a guy is lagging it's not much harder to counter someone fishing for backstabs. Swing where they're going to be, not where they are. I killed dozens and dozens of nip backstab builds in the forest by turning off lock on and doing a 180 while I wind up my UGS swing. Once they get within two or so body lengths from me that's when I'd do it.
>There's nothing worse than some chink standing still for 5 seconds, taking no damage, because you know the second his connection kicks back in, you will be in the fucking backstab receiving position
If he's standing still and taking no damage why would you keep swinging at where his model is, since it's obviously not where he's actually at and you know he's going to go for a backstab?
You have no idea what you're talking about
All the stuff that happened in that webm is perfectly consistent. That's called a backstab escape, you can do it every time if you're good.
People freezing for 5 seconds and then killing you when the connection is otherwise fine is lagswitching, which is cheating. It works in pretty much every non-server based online game ever made. If they just have 3rd world mcdonalds wifi, there's nothing the game can do about that. They could r1 you in the face 10 times just as easily and all you'd see is them spamming at the air 30' away before you die.
I love hacking to kill hackers.
I usually gift cool shit to noobs that clearly dont have the PVP watchdog (because they dont kick me out) and curse/infect hacking shits.
I also have an all 99 stats character with enchanted falchion +5, and always spam shitters with advanced armors and weapons that think they can abuse me.
I was thinking about it but can't think of any.
Are there any other games that have a similar PvP system? Like playing a mostly single player game but randomly another player attacks you.
The satisfaction of screwing people
The satisfaction of screwing hackers
The ability to gift things to new players that are nice
The ability to play the game offline juicing the max out of it
The ability to quickly jump to level 115 or so and getting the items you want for quick multiplayer.
The ability to collect humanity / sunlight medals / souvenirs of reprisal for the rewards with certainty
Hacking can be many things, and I generally recommend it for people who are already burnt out with Dark Souls. Also there absolutely nothing wrong with hacking your souls to jump to a higher level quickly
>They're the shitters
>I'm not a shitter though even though I'm trying really hard to justify my hacking
Just own up and say it's fun to cheat, because it is, no one will hold it against you anymore than they already are.
I don't hack but if i repeadetly run into someone really unpleasant while pvp:ing i use tumblebuff
>crystal magic weapon on moonlight greatsword
>one swing takes 1/3rd off the health of flipping havelfags
Abusing saves with the stat editor tool for 360 got me at least another 100 hours or so out of DeS. I didn't have to make a new character to try a different build, I could just readjust my stats and give myself the mats to upgrade the weapons.
My first ever PvP matches in souls games have always ended in strategy.
Dark Souls 1
>some guy in sorcerer gear invades and the fight goes pretty well until he oneshots me from full health, through my shield with great combustion. At the time I didn't really know what it was, I just felt cheated
Dark Souls 2
>didn't get invaded a single time during NG, but in NG+ some guy invades me in heides tower of flame and wrecks me in seconds
>same here never got invaded in NG, but in NG+ in mergos loft some guy invades me and proceeds to two shot me with kirkhammer
Yeah, I'm shit at PvP. I've always liked the PvE better anyway. If you're wondering why I didn't list DeS, it was because I quite honestly did not ever get invaded even once. I played the game in 2014, and no one invaded me. Even though I did 3 playthroughs.
Invading the last part of it as a hacker makes you a shitter, when most players turn human to summon Solaire for O&S and they already have to deal with some Silver Knights and two Giants
>sit around and wait for a few minutes
>still white fog wall
>no invasion message has appeared
>wait a little longer
>give up and head over to the boss fog so I can get the fuck on with my game
Dark Souls 1 invasions were annoying as fuck when this happened
What the fuck is this even supposed to be
I'm really glad tumblebuffing and moveswapping exist
They can lead to some lame shit like buffed stone greatswords or great clubs with the estoc running attack, but you actually don't see that very often, probably because its just easier for faggots to cheat than figure out the simple roll timing. And it leads to some really fun shit, like invisible greatbows or a broken zweihander with the estoc running attack
>fall off ledge
>quickly quit the game through the menu
>get back in
>on the ledge
I don't even feel bad since the platforms in DS1 are so fucking slippery
Souls pvp is incredible because anything goes. It's nonstop shenanigans.
Disgusting. Totally ruins the atmosphere of Souls. It's supposed to be fleeting moments of contact with another person trapped in the same hell as you, not some fucking chat room.
>playing with friend for fun
>he summons me and then Solaire for those early medals
>Solaire starts conjuring lightning bolts and throwing them at nothing
>suddenly he hits something
>it's a completely invisible invader but you can still lock on to him
>the three of us wreck the cunt
>never even got an invasion message
Thanks Solaire, you're always looking out for me
Why the FUCK do people have such trouble with the Anor Londo archers?
>roll through arrow
>roll through arrow
>roll through arrow
then I go on the Internet and see all this endless bitching
>Get summoned for gargoyles
>Me Host and other Summon enter gate
>Part way in the fight hear the sound of someone entering the Fog Gate
>Turn to see third white summon walking in
>Starts breathing fire on the gargoyles
>Kills them both in seconds
PC Souls is some crazy sheet
>gets called out for not knowing something, even when shown clear VIDEO PROOF, still insists on shitposting.
You only play DaS2 on pc, dont ya anon?
I'll have you know the wikis dont tell you everything, you enormous faggot.
>first time playing through dark souls
>get to blighttown
>Don't have good eyesight and miss the projectile animation, thinking that this place just sometimes fucks you up with some poison.
>Climb up ladder
>Find this enemy and wait for him to aggro so I don't get trapped in some new combo or some shit
>Guy shoots me with a dart
>Feels the burn.
>mfw I wanted to do so many terrible things to this mourning wooded stiff cunt for aggravating me I unequipped all my weapons and beat this fucker until almost dead, then kicked his lanky, socially inept ass off his rickety platform.
>Visibly shaking in the darkness of my isolated and greasy basement.
>chameleon near precarious ledge
>goober walks by
>mfw it works
eh dark souls ealry pvp died thanks to the bottomless box glitch, and later on all the cheating. cant start a new character without getting invaded by mr dark bead havel invading you every 3 seconds because he cant actually win at pvp
Got invaded in earthen peak in ds2. He was a mage fuck boy who even after i let him buff up he blasted me for 300 damage while i was bowing. Spammed spells from half a room away and i could dodge with ease. Ran out of spells and ran behind a corner thinking i was dumb enough to let that happened. Healed up and took out the mobs in the room. Decided to start sniping me with firebombs and throwing knives and i just kept dodging him. Eventually he must of run out of everything he had so he came at me with a magic bone scythe. His sub par melee build got fucking destroyed by my lightning tank build. He sent me a messege "Wow r1 spams and chugging you must suck".
I keep reposting this and it doesnt get old
i know that, they are fucking awful and just run like a bitch when you pull out an actual weapon, but its still annoying as fuck. early game invasions were super fun but they died off so fast thanks to those assholes. i guess its more of a flaw with the game so i cant really blame them though
I cherish those moments, even though I get pounded in the back hard by the fishers. There's not many people left playing the game on PC. I use Dried Fingers afterwards if I have them, so we can do that again.
cause apparently most people either skip him till later in game, or the guy was summoning people specifically TO help him.
If they try to kill hydra, they have to literally turn to face hydra and block/dodge leaving them open for Red to bs them.
As long as red stays away from hydra, or lures them to the water wear its reaaaaly hard to dodge, hes guaranteed victory....
so long as hydra doesnt kill him first.
Thats Why I always make Hydra my number 1 priority, cause smart people will invade all the forest invaders at the secret bonfire as darkwraiths, and I dont want them to have the option of hiding behind that monster.
>walking up to archers
>kill ledge archers
>go to archer spot
>equip silver knight set,dragon bow, and fog ring for good measure.
>wait forever for invader
>see the stairs move a few times
>eventually he just leaves
>Go slightly faster than normal to boss gate
>Make it past the invader's spawn point
>Reach boss gate right about the time he spawns in
The only real danger is if the chancellor buffs the hollows.
I think I've only been invaded once, by a guy in the forest area (with the ghosts and cat).
Fuck I feel like playing an invading on my SL1 but my Dualshock 3 controller is broken (or the mini USB cable, can't tell which).
you should have watched the terrain, and watched your back.
remember to backpedal next time.
Backstabs are very quick and efficient.
you probably got your ass handed to you by an SL 1, by the sounds of it.
Fire and backstabs is the only choice for SL 1s.
Yeah, a player that knew how to optimize his gear in his level range to adapt to his preferences and maximize pvp potential
He was probably lucky with the lagstab, it's not really his fault
You just have to git gud.
>Get invaded at the end of the crypt
>Invader just rings the bell every time I kill the ghosts and then runs off to the other side of the room until his timer runs out
Finally defeated Bell Gargoyles after dying 15 times. Not once did they let me get close to them when that faggot came to help the first one. I had to upgrade my weapon and reach level 21 and even then I managed to kill them because of luck. Not skill. This fucking game man.
I like Souls PvP in theory, it's a cool idea, but in execution it's way too much hugely uneven situations.
When you after dodging and weaving for forever finally get an hit in and see that it did 0.5% of opponents health while their swing takes about 75% out of you, it's just not fun or interesting.
That looks fun. I wonder if you can pull off something similar in the first game. I don't normally PVP, but I have a level 70-something pure mage character I could maybe try invading with.
oh my fucking god she's perfect, should I get this game?
>twin humanities gift
>gobble up humanity around Firelink
>rush to black knight
>fuck him up the ass a few times
>get black knight sword
>level up just enough to use it two-handed
>rush to tower before Taurus demon
>kill crystal lizard
>kill Taurus demon, get pass red drake
>upgrade BKS with twinkling titanite
>go to new londo ruins
>open the gate
>go back to New Londo Ruins
>kill Four Kings
>become dark wraith
I don't even play DaS anymore unless I do it, other than quickly getting a +5 Fire Great Scythe by going to the catacombs first and then farming green shards at the bottom of Blight Town
I thought I was shit until I learned their patterns and I don't think they have killed me that much in total.
you're clearly doing something wrong if you are stuck there.
I realise this game is not easy, but that boss is overrated alot.
A lot of of that hinging on getting the BKS, I'm leaving them alive except the Halberd one since I need to get to that bonfire. Is 10 Humanity really going to help item discovery that much?
Well, she's not featured too prominently, but it is a good game.
>See the mole
>Check the webms
>She actually has it
I used Black Witch's Staff a lot in PVP for my pure INT/FTH build.
There's so much shit you can pull off with sorceries/miracles/hexes without changing weapons while also having pyromancies
Go for fastest cast speed, it'll make up for less damage
They're dodging, can't see shit, probably have their guard down
>Crystal Soul Spear
And they're fukken dead
They'll try to backstab you as if you cast Firestorm, but this spell always knocks them down, leaving you to follow up with Profound Still and an easy kill
>people say STR weapons are garbage in pvp
>get to rank 3 in the BoB arena with this bad boy
Dexfags getting BTFO will never not be satisfying
>Black Knight Halberd
even with grinding humanity from rats, it didn't drop for me.
So I created a new character, didn't get that time either
In my autistic determination, it took 6 character rolls
>spend 10 hours grinding drakes in the valley for 30 dragon scales
>finally achieve full scalie mode in early game, SL 19, before killing any bosses
>appear as a naked dude with no weapons in my summon sign
>never get any summons, ever
It's a shame. Though maybe I got no summons because there's hardly any people left playing.
PvE with only Dragon Torso/Head Stone is pretty fun. Your punches do like 300-400 damage per hit, and you have to roll out of the way of enemy attacks, or get staggered and die.
>Black Knight Halberd
>plunging attack on dat ass demon
>plunging attack on taurus demon
>plunging attack on capra from stairs
God damn I love me some BKH
I keep getting pulled away by either work or family matters. I'm so close to getting the fucking things though, when I get off of work tonight I'll try, try, try again.
There was never a prime.
The stat balancing and matchmaking is still absolute garbage. Every fight I've ever had was some faggot with 4 billion HP, throwing some magic at me and circle strafing.
A single hit often almost kills me, and every single time I would land at least three times as many hits on them with almost no damage being done.
Not to mention the numerous times the hits don't even register between both of us.
Every fight was also just two dudes prancing in a fuckin' circle.
I love the souls series but the PvP is such a joke.
No fun allowed. Cookie cutter tactics and builds only. Fuckin' disgraceful execution of a brilliant concept.
How much milk do you think Gwynevere's massive udders hold?
Ah, I don't really know what you're talking about. I meant making a PvP caster in DaS 1, as I haven't played DaS 2 yet. From what I understand, there's fewer sorceries/pyromancies in the first game. Though they seem to hit like a truck anyway, provided you don't miss.
are you a forest invader/in the forest being invade?
I dont think theres a level limitter in effect on people invading you/you invading people.
you literally could be matched up against any SL.
Remember that upgrading armor is just as vital as your weapon.
i REALLY wish it wasnt so fucking easy to cheat in dark souls because i would love to pvp
coming up against the absolute faggots that are blatently cheating just makes me want to uninstall this shit
>set off traps to kill the host
>knocking off fhosts from ledges with R2 Golem Axe
>Chameleon in Silver Knight Statue room
>chasing hosts through hallways, kicking them in the ass as they frantically try to escape
poise is just another stat bar like stamina or health, you have 40 poise you have 40 points once you take 40 damage you have no more poise and get stunned or whatever
i really didn't like the pvp in dark souls
yeah but they all pretty much just stick to pairs in darkroot garden to invade and attack a solo player so one could get a guaranteed backstab from 2 players on 1.
Its doable in DaS1 but takes a lot more effort, the spells are way more restrictive so you need to either masterfully bait people into getting hit or use gimmicks and tricks
There's a lot of weird stuff about spells you can take advantage of, if you're really want to try it seriously look into it on youtube and shit. Just expect to get destroyed repeatedly by people that know what they're doing. Dodging straightforward soul arrows and dark beads is something even the most braindead of players tends to figure out eventually.
I finished DaS2 a few times and put about 200 hours into it and now I'm considering playing DaS1. Any helpful advice? Any mods that makes the game look nicer (other than DSFIX)?
I started with 2 because 1 looked like shit back then and didn't know about DSFIX.
>dark souls 2 out, bloodborne out, 3 confirmed
>bring souls 1 back up on PC during steam sale
>slap on completely naked character with unlimited health and stamina
>unlimited cracked reds
>run around in low level areas poking everyone with a curse/egg/instakill demon spear
>in not blighttown when i get invaded
>shits dark as fuck but i can see the little red cunt running around looking for me
>pull out my torch and light the circle of braziers and spam emotes
>finally sees me while on a bridge above me
>he tries to jump from the bridge to my platform and dies
way to waste 10 minutes of my time nigger
Dark souls pvp is both simultaneously truly awful while being absolutley revolutionary.
All the little things you get from online, messages, bonus estus, summoning invasions is so goddamn cool. The netcode and balance is god awful but honestly thats half the charm.
People who get butthurt about the pvp are truly amazing.
>tfw no more gfwl so no more hate mail
God GFWL hatemail was the best, it was on-tier with 360 hatemail.
You could almost hear the legitimately controller-tossing seething anger screeching out of some of the people who message you.
>tfw no more gfwl so no more hate mail
One German guy added me on Steam after wrecking my shit like 5 times in a row in Anor Londo. I was drunk at the time and kept using Dried Finger hoping to get him one of those times. We had a nice chat.
Eventually, I found two white phantoms who annihilated him for me.
>dude has infinite hp
>tries to get me to leave
>just sit by the archers and knock him off after a half hour of waiting
I have never not been indicted.
God damn, I'm so fucking classy.
>only summoned for duels
>no sorceries, miracles, pyromancies, or hexes except for weapon buffing (only if opponent buffs though)
>no ranged or throwing weapons
>always bow or wave
>chug my estus in front of the person who summoned me
>trade blows with people unless they're really offensive shitters, will then parry and stab with a dagger
>when I'm not trouncing ruffians I sunbro it up
The best fucking thing about GFWL was playing hatemail or shitter lottery
>get hatemail or have just fought someone who pulled some terrible shit that either caused them to win or lose
>go to the live menu and hover over their name in "recently played with"
>try and guess what country they're from
>nearly every time I'd get a shitter or hatemail they'd be russian or brazilian