Co-op: is anyone still playing?

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#1 Posted by DoubleKR (123 posts) -

I never actually finished this game, thought I'd finish it before DS3.

The real question is anyone still playing?

I'll be using the GB community password "vinnco"

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#2 Posted by SkullPanda1 (1624 posts) -

I've seen some people on Twitter still playing. I'm personally taking a spin through DS2SotFS

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#3 Posted by militantfreudian (681 posts) -

I doubt you'll have much success summoning or being summoned into someone's game using the GB community password. That has been my experience in the months after the game's release. Anyway, I came back to the game in the past couple of weeks, and it seems like there's a decent number of people still playing it, it didn't take long for me to invade, be invaded or be summoned to help someone with any particular boss.

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#4 Posted by deactivated-582d227526464 (835 posts) -

People are playing, but probably not with the GB password sadly.

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#5 Posted by Napstar (187 posts) -

I've been trying to finish the Chalice Dungeons before DSIII but I don't think I will. Farming ritual materials so I can go to higher dungeons is becoming a slog, and I'm done fighting the same enemies and bosses and such.

Might still go through the campaign with a new game + character, probably not balanced to get summoned for co-op.

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#6 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (3014 posts) -

The password system really only works if you're trying to match with someone in particular and you know that they're in the same area as you and close enough to your level.

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#7 Posted by Pazy (2770 posts) -

close enough to your level.

Im pretty sure they patched it so that passwords can summon whoever you like. I know for one tough fight early on in my first play my lvl20/30 dude summoned my friends NG++ character since he was logged in already.

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#8 Posted by JasonMasters (292 posts) -

I have recently returned to Bloodborne after stepping away for a few months (terrible idea). I have seen plenty of phantoms running around. Though maybe they are just the same few over and over. I haven't tried to summon, or be summoned by anyone, so I can't speak to that.

I wish I could sit down and put a bunch of time into it but work and all my friends playing WoW put it low on the list.

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#9 Edited by Rorie (5727 posts) -

I'm still working my way through it, but I haven't ever co-oped anything in it, alas.

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#10 Posted by AngryHobo321 (69 posts) -

I seemed to have a harder time finding players in Bloodborne even when the game was newly released. I don't know how they segregated the matchmaking based on levels, but I always seemed to match with the same few people throughout my entire playthrough. My guess would be that since the game has a lower replay value (in my opinion) than other From Software games you're going to have a harder time finding people in your level range that are still active online.

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#11 Posted by Captain_Insano (3495 posts) -

I got some help for the first time ever the other night against Martyr Longarius (?). Was really useful. Then I got invaded in the Nightmare of Mensis, which kinda sucked - so it balances out. I don't know what the vanilla game is like, I bought the version of the game that had the Old Hunters DLC included. Outside of most boss fights is a little area to call in an Old Hunter for help and that has been pretty useful.

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#12 Posted by MattSchwabby (125 posts) -

I started a new character this weekend and have been playing co op pretty much the entire game. This is public, not using the GB password.

It seems pretty obvious they cleaned up whatever processes they use for matchmaking quite a bit. I am finding more matches, faster, compared to back around when the game was released.

So I would recommend if you wanna play co op don't use the GB password. Lots of people still playing.

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#13 Posted by JasonMasters (292 posts) -

I recently leaned about all of the "password" business and gave it a try. I couldn't find anyone. When I turned the password off and went global, and I had no issues getting people. I would rather play with the giant bomb community.

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#14 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

I recently leaned about all of the "password" business and gave it a try. I couldn't find anyone. When I turned the password off and went global, and I had no issues getting people. I would rather play with the giant bomb community.

They are all busy playing Dark Souls 3.

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#15 Posted by JasonMasters (292 posts) -
@mordukai said:
@jasonmasters said:

I recently leaned about all of the "password" business and gave it a try. I couldn't find anyone. When I turned the password off and went global, and I had no issues getting people. I would rather play with the giant bomb community.

They are all busy playing Dark Souls 3.

Point taken.

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#16 Posted by mordukai (8516 posts) -

@mordukai said:
@jasonmasters said:

I recently leaned about all of the "password" business and gave it a try. I couldn't find anyone. When I turned the password off and went global, and I had no issues getting people. I would rather play with the giant bomb community.

They are all busy playing Dark Souls 3.

Point taken.

I'll coop with you if you want. Much rather play BB then dark souls 3 tbh.

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#17 Posted by JasonMasters (292 posts) -

@mordukai: Right on. Can you connect through the PS4 friends list or it is a crap shoot?

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