#1 Edited by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

What's the limit on who you can summon in? My friend and I decided to try and buy the ring where you choose a god and its supposed to make finding people of the same god easier in summoning but we weren't able to summon each other. I am soul level 75 and he's soul level 59...is there like a 10 level summon limit or something? Lots of people online are saying soul memory has nothing to do with it, so I don't know if there is any official word out there or not.

#2 Posted by Aetheldod (3914 posts) -

Not that I know of ... but then again I never tried it so I dunno :/ sorry to not be ing able to help. As far as I know the ring increases the chances to be able to co op with whom you like but is it not a 100% thing I guess.

#3 Posted by YoThatLimp (2015 posts) -

Its up to 10 levels higher.

#4 Edited by Grissefar (2905 posts) -

People of the same god? I thought it meant people of the same covenant. And it can't be 10 levels, since you are getting levels left and right in this game.

#5 Posted by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

@grissefar: No, how the ring specifically works if you can choose a "god". The ring makes it so you get a higher chance of being able to see the sign of those of a similar god. Essentially you and your friends would want to choose the same god, but we weren't able to see each others signs. We take our rings off and we see tons of them.

#6 Edited by StrainedEyes (1353 posts) -

It's based on your Soul History this time around, instead of level. I also heard that the ring summoning is glitchy, have you tried both the normal and small sign stones?

#7 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6873 posts) -

It's based on your total soul income over the course of the game, presumably it's +/-10% for white phantoms and +/- 20% for gold phantoms.

#8 Posted by Sterling (3137 posts) -

@fredchuckdave: I think its much higher than that. Odd that its not explained or any real info given in the guide. But it feels like the numbers are much larger. Unless its just that so many people are currently playing.

#9 Edited by Sessh (1358 posts) -

Since I was curious about the threshold too, because I met loads of people, that either did no damage to me/bosses or died in one or two hits from me/bosses, I tried getting summoned on a very early boss (Last Giant) with my SL 80+ guy. Still got summoned after about a minute or so, and somehow I highly doubt, that the dude had grinded that much at that point in the game.

#10 Edited by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

There's no definitive answer online that I've found, but I hear people say soul level, soul memory, etc. Until I see someone provide me with a source I'll just assume it is "I have no idea". Yeah, I bought the guide to go through after I've beaten the game at least once. I went to the section labeled multiplayer and found it to be incredibly useless.

I'm curious about these different sized signstones. Does the basic white signstone do both sizes or do I buy a different one somewhere else?

#11 Edited by Skyrider (400 posts) -

@sammo21: The regular white soapstone leaves the large summon sign. The "small white soapstone" (which you have to find) leaves the small summon signs. The reward is different for clearing the area boss (large one gives you a token of fidelity, small one gives you . . . something. I've only used it once so I don't know if it always gives the same thing)

Also, the large one summons you as a phantom, vs as a shade for the small one (if I recall correctly). I guess the small one has a time limit to, but I don't know if that's how long the sign stays on the ground, or if it is for how long you can stay summoned.

#12 Posted by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

@skyrider: OK, I'm about level 80 and just got to the Huntsmans Copse. I haven't found the stone, that I'm aware of. I've literally solved No Mans Wharf, Lost Bastille, Tower of Flame, and Giants area right now.

#13 Edited by Fredchuckdave (6873 posts) -

@sterling: It could be +/- 20%/30% or something, but my SL 140 character had very few summonings, I realize there's not a ton of people that far in the game but there should have been some summons given how many people are playing. I also had very few bell tower invasions trigger for me (though I was able to get invaded). With my SL 20-80 character it's been nonstop PvP and summons whenever I want it (less than a minute intervals).

#14 Posted by Skyrider (400 posts) -

@sammo21: Based on where you've been, you may not have fully explored early on.

#15 Posted by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

@skyrider: OK yeah, now I think about it I haven't been down that pit with the fire in the Giants zone.

#16 Posted by Sammo21 (4092 posts) -

@skyrider: Booted the game up and realized I actually did have the small soapstone :p