The docile ones, I mean. Wolfs and rats? Of course. They attacked me first. But I can't bring myself to attack any of the cute critters roaming around the open world just to get crafting materials. Anyone else having this problem, or am I just a weirdo?
Are you killing the animals in Elden Ring?
This reminds me of the shock i got when i learned most people do not go renegade in mass effect and most dont go dark side in KOTOR. It's just so fun to be bad...in games. Most don't shoot in that COD level and i didnt either but only cause i wasnt even sure what was going on. Just surprised how much the push in the 90s - 00s was go dark...sonic adventure 2 etc. But most enjoy light side stuff. I attack any animal that i see near me while passing...some get away...like shoeing a fly. In real life i dont like attacking even bugs if I can.
There was this giant slug-thing on the beach in the opening area of the game surrounded by a bunch of little slug things. They weren't hostile, but I killed them anyway because
souls runes, then started feeling bad about it while I was whacking away at the big mother slug thing. Then I remembered that this is the series that made you kill Sif and Quelaag for no good reason and all guilt slipped right out of my conscience because you're kind of always a dickbag in these games.
So, yeah, murdering animals left and right because bones, meat, and sometimes because they were there and I wanted to hit something.
@topcyclist: It is funny, I will absolutely agonize before making an "evil" decision in any game that has such a system. Decades of reinforced morality has turned me into a total boyscout in-game. KOTOR was my big exception on the second playthrough mostly because it was so black and white. Replaying The Witcher, I just ended up making all the same decisions because goddammit, I gotta be cool dad to Ciri and help mages out. That most people have similar behavior is sorta encouraging regarding humanity? At least in it's "virtual virtues"? Thank you, just coined that phrase, everyone loves it.
But in cases like animals that give useful items, yeah, as much as I like squirrels in real life, ain't no squirrel surviving the night in Elden Ring. Need my cheap knives and arrows to pull aggro.
Man... you're all going to miss the secret animal dance party ending.
I guess it's probably beneficial that bows and items have never been a part of my Souls playstyle. I don't know if I'd be more inclined to kill them if I received a more personal gameplay bonus for doing so. I think I'd still feel bad about killing a rolling sheep.
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