I can't seem to get anywhere there. I picked up some items and there is a larger wooden, but I can't find a way to proceed in that area. Is it a dead end?
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i can see blood stains and messages but theres no summon signs and i cant put one down either no matter where i am in the game what the hells going on ?
If you are in the Company of Champions covenant you can't see summons signs and you can't use your own. You basically can't co-op.
I was one step below Human when I got summoned & helped beat the boss; I then turned human. Seems like it's gradual to me. Maybe it's just a straight random chance, and the closer to human you are, the higher it is?
I did not see any gradual change. I stayed 50% and then suddenly became human without killing a boss.
@golguin: Yeah you have to get lucky for that to happen in a 1 on 1. Most of the time he's already broken all of the stuff before you could manage to use it. Pursuer can either be really easy because he chose to do easy attack patterns/you have a good shield or almost impossibly difficult if he doesn't/you don't.
@karkarov: They also drop some of the best equipment in the game; though it's probably rare for them to drop exactly what you want.
I totally have no fucking clue where to go right now and neither does the internet. Perhaps I should decorate the mansion with my cavalcade of boss souls.
Edit: Figured it out yay, only took 2 hours of aimless wandering through zones.
Oh trust me when I say it was not luck. It was more of waiting game. I was the matador and he was the bull.
As soon as the fight started he'd charge and I'd dodge under his blade. We'd then be on opposite sides and he'd do it again and I'd dodge. I needed him to either do the swing, shield bash, and jumping strike combo or the thrust combo to get him still long so I'd have time to run to the crossbow and use it. It would happen like 1/12 dodge attempts. Also needed to be done in a specific area so it wouldn't miss. I was eventually able to time a single hit after each dodge so little by little his health went down. When I was confident that the arrow would kill him I went for it.
I did notice a little something from my fight compared to the non covenant fights I helped with. Pursuer seems to have a state change when he's almost dead. Maybe it was because he managed to do his curse thrust on me? Streams of darkness were blowing out of his armor.
All in all I think the fight with him can be pretty good, but I implemented the same dodging strategy on him as I did the forest boss. They couldn't deal with my rolls, but I can only manage a single safe hit at a time with that strategy. It takes time, but it works. I know for a fact that it can't be done without high adaptability because my rolling animations has become significantly faster. I can now attack and dodge certain enemies during certain attack animations that would always result in a landed counter attack. I'm becoming too fast for them now.
Having fun with Pursuer?
I actually killed him while in the Company of Champions.
I guess I cheesed it a bit because I took off most of his health with that giant crossbow. I was able to heal with my Estus. I just forced him into that 3 hit combo and then I'd chug as he performed it. Having 16 Adaptability probably helped. I was really good at dodging all of his attacks (can't do it locked on need to be free ballin it) and I'd forced him to do the 3 hit combo in front of the giant crossbow. I had already taken off 1/4 of his health so that killed him. I was very disappointed to find out that there was no visible gift or reward for taking him down while in the covenant. I thought that the covenant points on the tablet shows the bosses you killed, but it was just for invaders. Who's going to know I killed him?
I'd also like to confirm that being in the Company of Champions DOES NOT restrict invasions. I had a guy invade my game that didn't even unlock the achievement for finding he covenant. He told me he just used a cracked eye orb to invade.
I haven't heard of such a mechanic and didn't notice my humanity "increasing" and I helped down Dragonrider like twenty times. Perhaps it's really super random, but I doubt it.
I finally became human. The host must have dismissed me (black separation crystal) from the game because I left my game idle. I saw myself leave his world and I was human when I was back in my own. Still don't know how it works.
I was talking to people last night and what was happening to them was that they were getting a little more human each time they helped. Meanwhile, I became fully human the first time I helped (and succeeded) in killing the first boss. So it could be random. It's more likely that we just need more time to figure it out.
I don't know about that becoming a bit more human each time. My 50% health has not moved and I've killed a bunch of bosses.
I've become human once from helping out as a white phantom. I've helped to kill the first few bosses 5 times and I'm still not human. Word is that it's random. Some people have become human without killing the boss (summoner died or they left the world).
Has anyone figured this out?
I've also gone through The Forest of the Giants without being invaded. My guess is the vast majority of players are still at a point where the items necessary for invading aren't available to them yet.
I'd think this is the case. I used the 2 cracked red eye orbs I found to successfully invade 2 dudes in the forest, but I first guided them to the bonfire before killing them. I was invaded once and swiftly dealt with that invader. That's the only invasion action I've had in 11 hours, but it seems that the Company of Champions limits who I can interact with.