Getting Summoned.

#1 Posted by OtherworldOdd (21 posts) -

So I'm having troubles getting summoned guys. I'm not sure how the whole mechanic works for it. I'm trying to help people so I can get into the Sunbro covenant. I'm SL 36 and I've been placing my sign in Quelaag all the way up to Iron Golem with very few hits. Only like once or twice. Is it because I'm too low of a level? Or too high?

#2 Posted by AndyD74 (169 posts) -

You're probably too high. Say "no" to drugs. I've seen people have luck with summoning by repeatedly tapping square with the white soapstone equipped.

#3 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@OtherworldOdd said:

So I'm having troubles getting summoned guys. I'm not sure how the whole mechanic works for it. I'm trying to help people so I can get into the Sunbro covenant. I'm SL 36 and I've been placing my sign in Quelaag all the way up to Iron Golem with very few hits. Only like once or twice. Is it because I'm too low of a level? Or too high?

It might be your a little low. I know in anor I got hit after hit after hit of invasions and seeing signs for the boss there around 50-55. 
#4 Edited by AndyD74 (169 posts) -

Here's a video of what I was talking about with tapping the square button with your white soapstone equipped. This guy has two PS3 and was able to summon his other character on the 2nd PS3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_765507&feature;=iv&src;_vid=qTc-WMeXzlo&v;=72pnmVdJzv0

#5 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@AndyD74 said:
Here's a video of what I was talking about with tapping the square button with your white soapstone equipped. This guy has two PS3 and was able to summon his other character on the 2nd PS3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=annotation_765507&feature;=iv&src;_vid=qTc-WMeXzlo&v;=72pnmVdJzv0
The summon thing is based on lobbies in the game. You can get dumped into a fully empty lobby. The "Tapping" Was him just dropping a sign. And it landing in the lobby his other PS3 was using. 
#6 Posted by AndyD74 (169 posts) -

Does it switch lobbies with each tap?

#7 Edited by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@AndyD74 said:

Does it switch lobbies with each tap?

It does every few places. So hes more or less just spamming the servers. Also it takes a few seconds to show up in another world. It sounds more like he just spammed the servers. 
#8 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@OtherworldOdd said:

So I'm having troubles getting summoned guys. I'm not sure how the whole mechanic works for it. I'm trying to help people so I can get into the Sunbro covenant. I'm SL 36 and I've been placing my sign in Quelaag all the way up to Iron Golem with very few hits. Only like once or twice. Is it because I'm too low of a level? Or too high?

It all depends on where you are dropping your sign and what time it is. Even at lower levels / Really high levels, you will find someone to summon / get summoned sooner or later. At your level, iron golem will have a harder time as it is around the 40's but queelagg should be fine. But seeing as it is the swamp, not many people enjoy being alive there as getting invaded can suck in that area.

#9 Posted by Gazel_Ministry (125 posts) -

I usually just quit to the start menu and go in again. If I see different messages on the ground that's normally a good indicator I've switched lobbies. Doesn't always work but it's been faster for me than any other method. I wait about 3-4 minutes before quitting.

Easiest way to get summoned is to place your summon sign at the beginning of each level. If some one is looking for help, they usually want it early to avoid all the griefing invaders.

I'll be the first to admit that I'm picky about who I summon. If I see some one standing in front of Sen's Fortress with a broadsword and some level 1 armor, I'll pass them up. I noticed a lot of people do this. I have a level 21 character I use on the lower levels. I put on Leather Armor and a Standard Helm..........waiting.....waiting...waiting. I put on Ornstein's Helm and hold a Claymore....You Are Being Summoned!....over and over. I guess appearance matters. A naked summon means 1 of 2 things: they are really good and looking for a challenge or they are just amusing themselves and are not really concerned with helping. I've run into both.

#10 Posted by mr_ink_5000 (19 posts) -

Could we not leave requests for assistance here? then Spam the white soap until requested. I'm outside Queelag on my main game, as i want the humanity to open the short cut, i'll be on tonight if anyone needs the help.

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