One of the single players on Elden Ring sets an example of how to carry out the perfect conquest — and, by Jolly, if they’re not the only hero we need in Soulslike games.
Elden Ring, like other games in the Soulsbourne series, is tough at the best of times. Immerse yourself in invasions – where players can sneak into your game and kill you while you get distracted battling AI enemies – and the Elden Ring can go from scary to “no!” Very fast. So seeing this Redditor feel pity for newcomers to the game has warmed up the snails of my old grizzly heart.
u / veracuradin (Opens in a new tab) They shared their wholesome style of Elden Ring forays on the game’s subreddit. The title of the post says it all: “Invasion to kill high-level summons…Yes! Invasion to kill real new people can spoil their first experience at the Elden Ring….No! As an invader we can be dicks, it’s our job, but don’t get away people more.”
They follow invaluable PSAs with a video showing how events played out for them upon conquest in this exact scenario.
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The gameplay video shows the summoning being defeated, at which point the invader turns on his tail and runs. But a kind Redditor (after many gestures) convinces them to return and presents them with a hero talisman. The text overlay reads:
“Most invasions have a high level summon and combating them is the fun part. But after beating high level summons and watching the home team, I don’t want the new players to have a bad first” [Elden Ring] expertise.
“Invaders can be dicks. But we don’t want to turn away from anyone [Elden Ring]. “
And then VeraKorradin pops up in a cloud of fairy dust and sprinkles. It is figurative. But that’s really what their exit is worth.
I’m not a hardcore Souls player by any means; The games are hard and I know very well I won’t make it. But oh my gosh, does it get annoying when you’re simply trying to survive and some just jump a little bit with something to prove pops in.
Of course, it’s all part of the game, but as VeraKorradin points out in the video, you don’t have to spoil someone else’s good time. And they’re not the only ones (who don’t) get in the good fight. Some commentators likewise give a break to new players.
He says, “As conquistadors, we have to choose.” u / Snoo61755 (Opens in a new tab). “It’s just part of the game, but sometimes you can tell if someone’s going to have a special setback, or it’s not going to be a match in the first place. I don’t want the ‘Rules of Honor’ being littered or anything, but it’s good to get a sense of when Someone is going through a tough time.”
I totally hated the forays in Dark Souls 3. “Hey, hello, hello. I’m obviously outdone and just trying to enjoy myself for an evening out. Your character seems to have just finished a triumph cycle at every costume convention; it seems to me that he’s fallen into a pile of Dirty laundry and wrapped up in anything stuck. Obviously I’m not disappointed Which who is this.’
In the absence of heroes like Reddit’s, I’m back to my secret weapon: time. It’s time to take out a white branch and seamlessly merge with my surroundings. Time to watch you wander aimlessly until this rocky tough solution turns frail. Until it’s time for you to leave empty-handed and find someone else to frighten with for a sense of validation.
If you are petty enough to decide to beat the snot from a humble and dusty person like myself, I can take the time to give back.
I don’t know where all the healthy guys were at the time, but I’m glad they came out full force for Elden Ring. Even if you are sitting outside.