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Elden Ring: Breath of the From Software
I now understand why I thought smithing stones respawned in caves. If you do summoning pool co-op with the branch; when summoned in someone else’s world you can sometimes loot the cave walls as a phantom for more materials including ones that don’t respawn in your world.
Edit: I just looked it up and apparently even this is a glitch!
In the in-game "system" menu (not title screen options), under Multiplayer, you can add up to five group passwords. A few big one are:
(no quotes and case sensitive)
Lore YouTuber VaatiVidya’s “SEEKERS” group,
The Elden Ring’s Wiki’s “FEXTRA” group
Elden Ring subreddit’s “straydmn” group
sornars wrote: I didn’t play him pre patch but I have a strong suspicion that they overcorrected when “fixing” Radahn. I’m not that great at the game but he only hit me once during the fight and I beat him on my first go. It’s disappointing as the atmosphere and concept of a raid boss was fantastic.
This is confirmed. He was re-re-patched in 1.03a to absolutely obliterate people again. All is right with the world.
So, I got a PS5, and I got ELDEN RING and it's really really good, and we don't need to belabor all this, you all know. I did go from PS4 to PS5 and there's not THAT much difference outside of load times; which are an order of magnitude faster.
I went about 10 hours in with a bog standard shield + sword guy. Got through Margit, explored all over the castle and kept eating shit against the Silver Knight/Black Knight (not sure of real names) 1-2 somewhere along there.
Now am about 15 hours on a Dex/Int Samurai Mage that softens these fellas up with some Glintstone-to-the-dome and Unsheathes for a big hit as they approach. The Black Knight wind/fire stuff still screws me, but it's just me being bad, I am not outclassed.
Environmental spoiler below, don't read this if you haven't played the game for less than 20 hours.
I'm conserving runes like some sort of hoarder, I don't even know why. I should just level and get on with it, but maybe I am leveling wrong?!?!? That's one of the tougher things for me with From games. I really want to min/max, but I am so damn ignorant..
I can safely say that if you've revealed most of the areas and generally know the story, I think you should just look up the NPC quests. Some of them are good and very informative, and missing them would just be a crime. And you would miss them because even though things are less janky than before you still have to do a certain thing in a certain location that you might never have any reason to return to. I would have skipped one of the *core* quests that I have been interestedly and avidly following by not sitting at the right bonfire and paying attention if I hadn't started consulting a guide. The game also is a little bit more invested in actual characters acting concurrently to the story, up from "almost none" in the souls series, which I think is the direction the series should go.
I know others have laughed and gone on and on dogging him, but I think you can really see George RR Martin's influence in the storyline. The world bible is quite a bit different, for the better, than the Souls stories. The past events of the world care about relationships between individual characters and some key climactic named moments that shaped the world. That all has huge Martin vibes and Miyazaki and From are much better at just providing extremely vague "grim apocalyptic events in the past" which is a different thing and much less satisfying. I honestly hope they keep working with either Martin or some other fantasy writer in the background.
If you do dragon faith stuff it starts to change your appearance in minor ways. Yura warns you about this in his first or second dialog (guy next to the opening little lake under a big broken colliseum half).