Remember duders, spay and neuter your summons!

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#1 Posted by seveword (212 posts) -

I started a new character the other day and cruised my way through the early game until I made it to the Depths. I wanted to level my pyromancy flame up, so I stuck my summon sign next to the bonfire to help people take on the Gaping Dragon and nab some souls.

The first summon was very nearly a shitshow, as the guy hadn't killed that Channeler up above the fight area that buffs the dragon's attack (almost 1 hit kills with the weakest of attacks) and launches spells at you. However, we persevered.

The second fight went smoother, up until the very end, when I died right before the boss did. Still, it gave me the humanity and souls before I disappeared, so if you're quick you can still make out nicely (which is nice to know).

Things fell apart around the third. I always stick close to the host and follow them wherever they go. I figure it's a matter of courtesy, it's their world and I'm just here to help. The host didn't immediately beeline to the boss, so we went around stabbing things and they collected the loot. All well and good up until the point where I rolled wrong and fell down a hole straight to the area filled with cockatrices.

After a madcap dash out, narrowly escaping being cursed several times, I went about trying to find my host. I know the area fairly well, I've got multiple playthroughs to my name, so I figured it would be fine. Well, after retracing my steps I couldn't for the life of me find the guy, up until the NPC Kirk invaded. I dashed down to where it happens, despite having circled my way around to the complete opposite end. By this point Kirk had been defeated, and when I arrived my host was nowhere to be found. Right then, the host summoned Solaire, which is right next to the gate to the boss. I sprinted all the way there and arrived just in time to fight the dragon. We fought it and emerged victorious.

Moral of the story: keep an eye on your summons. You never know what kind of hijinks they might get into if you don't keep them in your sight.

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#2 Edited by slyspider (1752 posts) -

Had several hosts kill themselves before getting to a boss. I can't protect you from everything host!

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#3 Edited by CornBREDX (7198 posts) -

Ya, I've had several people summon me in that didn't know what they were doing. Not being mean, it's kind of funny really.

One guy summoned me in and the first time he kept standing on the bridge where they are throwing fire bombs so he ended up dieing. The second time (interestingly it was the same guy) he got invaded so we had to kill the invader, which took forever, and then I helped the dude kill the taurus demon

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#4 Posted by hippocrit (290 posts) -

While helping with gargoyles, I got summoned into a world where the host was working with an invader to kill coop bros. With no cool down on that kind of kill, I got summoned there 3 times before I gave up trying to help people. That sucked.

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#5 Posted by laserguy (550 posts) -

i wont summon people, I have no idea what im doing, i dont want to hurt your guy, or be embarrassed by my stupidity. you have to know what your doing.

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