Can't summon other players

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#1 Posted by mrbubbles (1177 posts) -

I was wondering if anyone else has had recent issues with summoning players (for both co-op and PvP) and had any advice on how to try and fix the issue. Every time I try to summon someone it says "summoning failed, timed out." I'm playing on the PC and summoning had been working fine for me since release until yesterday. I can summon NPCs fine but I can't summon players without getting the "timed out" message. Any advice would be appreciated.

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#2 Posted by TheManWithNoPlan (7008 posts) -

I've had the same problem recently. I kept trying to summon in other players, but it just kept saying "summon failed". After enough persistence I'd eventually get someone in, but otherwise I don't know what to tell you. Just keep trying I guess. Oh, and I'm playing on Pc as well.

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#3 Edited by Lunnington (516 posts) -

Check out this Support Thread here: Linky Pinky

You might have to open some ports on your router/modem. It looks like it requires TCP&UDP: 50000 - 50100 in order to work.

If your ports are closed even after you've forwarded them in your router then you might have to contact your ISP and ask them to unblock those ports.

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#4 Posted by mrbubbles (1177 posts) -

UPDATE: I don't know how or why but I can summon again. I didn't do anything and all of the sudden it just works. Chalk it up to something on the server side I guess?

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#5 Posted by Zevvion (5217 posts) -

UPDATE: I don't know how or why but I can summon again. I didn't do anything and all of the sudden it just works. Chalk it up to something on the server side I guess?

Certainly possible. I was unable to login to the servers at all a couple of days ago for no apparent reason. I was able to play other games online. Then after an hour or two I could log in again.

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#6 Posted by mordukai (8481 posts) -
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#7 Posted by mrbubbles (1177 posts) -

@mordukai: I was playing on PC but I've beaten it now. :D

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#8 Edited by Original_Hank (261 posts) -

I have a similar issue. I can summon people for co-op and I can be invaded in places like the belfry, but when it comes to summoning an invader by a red sign on the ground the game always says summoning failed. Seems strange to me that it would be a ports issue since I can connect online the other ways.

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#9 Posted by ThunderSlash (2588 posts) -

I have a similar issue. I can summon people for co-op and I can be invaded in places like the belfry, but when it comes to summoning an invader by a red sign on the ground the game always says summoning failed. Seems strange to me that it would be a ports issue since I can connect online the other ways.

That could just be that someone else summoned him before you did.

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#10 Posted by Original_Hank (261 posts) -

@thunderslash: I really don't think it can be that, because it happens every single time. When you spawn in the iron keep there is always a string of invasion signs on the bridge and I never got a single one to work.

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