I just had an hour 1/2 of PvP fun. There is this little arena area after a boss where people seem to like to fight. I kept summoning phantoms and they would fight eachother while I watched. Seemed like it is a thing people do because no one cared to attack me... Red Phantoms were fighting Red Phantoms. I just mopped up the souls from the dead until I got bored and decided to fight one. Got my ass kicked because the best player/build was the last standing for sure.
Was entertaining though.
I haven't joined in on fight clubs before but I stumbled into one today and it was surprisingly fun, once you get used to the latency anyway. It's also just super weird seeing a bunch of reds playing nice together.
At one point there must've been like 4 of us just sitting around. Suddenly, the newest guy decides to attack the host (probably desperate for a Pale Tongue). Like clockwork, the rest of us rushed to mob him down and defend the host. Some crossfire occurs but he promptly expires, we rejoice his death and heal, and then immediately resume emoting like idiots while waiting for our turn. Utterly bizarre.
Still endlessly amused by how people approach PvP and arbitrary alliances.