Souls Series Wiki Forums

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

+15
reim0027
Onion Knight
Spurgun
dr_calamitus
WarriorOfBenOwnage
dualcross
suleo
Serious_Much
carlucio
F3N.R1R
RaffoSS
Montante
H3adShotty
callipygias
ICEFANG
19 posters

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Poll

    How busy?

    [ 6 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap23%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [23%] 
    [ 6 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap23%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [23%] 
    [ 5 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap19%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [19%] 
    [ 1 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap4%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [4%] 
    [ 0 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap0%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [0%] 
    [ 6 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap23%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [23%] 
    [ 1 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap4%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [4%] 
    [ 0 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap0%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [0%] 
    [ 0 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap0%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [0%] 
    [ 1 ]
    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_lcap4%On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. I_vote_rcap [4%] 

    Total Votes: 26
    ICEFANG
    ICEFANG
    Insomniac
    Insomniac


    Posts : 1087
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-07-18

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by ICEFANG Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:39 pm

    So yeah, I mean I get lucky and get an invasion every hour or two. For me, the PC dark souls is so dead, its just terrible On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. 2324285107 I can go to the Kiln, the Burg, Anor Londo, THE FOREST and can't invade anyone consistently. It sucks having to wait, even when I use the Red Eye Orbs.

    BTW, what soul level are you speaking for? And where do you like to play? I'm 99, and its so dead, I have to vote 1. I hope it fixed up if that's the problem.
    avatar
    callipygias
    Hollowed
    Hollowed


    Posts : 1776
    Reputation : 93
    Join date : 2012-02-18
    Age : 54
    Location : Oregon, US

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by callipygias Wed Aug 29, 2012 9:57 pm

    I'm not exaggerating by picking '1.' Yesterday I played for... I can't remember now... 4 hours, I think? Human the whole time. SL 70ish. Not 1 invasion.

    Getting summoned has been mostly impossible too. I know the people are there and trying to summon, but it isn't working right. From might have broke something. Something important.
    avatar
    callipygias
    Hollowed
    Hollowed


    Posts : 1776
    Reputation : 93
    Join date : 2012-02-18
    Age : 54
    Location : Oregon, US

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by callipygias Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:12 pm

    Not only can I not get summoned or invaded anymore, I can't even see any player shadows. Not even seeing orange signs. I'm at the Kiln right now at sl90, human, collecting some chunks, but if that isn't broken up by the occasional summoning or invasion it's too boring. Besides, it's really eerie playing Dark Souls without even seeing other players' shadows. A creepy kind of lonely.

    I think I'm going back to my xbox or ps3 for now. I'll treat the PC as straight pve unless I happen to be by the Arena.

    *EDIT* Kind of funny. Left my guy standing at the Kiln for about a half-hour while I did other stuff. Just went back and saw 1 orange sign on the pvp platform. It says, "Need tough enemy." Hilarious. Some other guy sitting there going through the same thing, probably.
    H3adShotty
    H3adShotty
    Addicted
    Addicted


    Posts : 123
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-10
    Age : 31
    Location : Lost Izalith

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by H3adShotty Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:50 pm

    Correct me if i'm wrong, but didn't DS have the same issues, even worse when it was released on consoles, where Multiplayer was practically non existent? From still has to work out the kinks in the multiplayer, like they did in the console versions... Also i think GfWL isn't really helping the case either, just my two cents.
    ICEFANG
    ICEFANG
    Insomniac
    Insomniac


    Posts : 1087
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-07-18

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by ICEFANG Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:57 pm

    Yeah, 1.03 Dark Souls was terrible, the PvE was better and harder, but the PvP wasn't there.
    Montante
    Montante
    Addicted
    Addicted


    Posts : 135
    Reputation : 25
    Join date : 2012-04-24

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by Montante Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:47 am

    I get a decent amount of action as a darkwraith at sl 46. I've mostly been in Oolacile, but Anor Londo and the forest have been giving me some PvP as well. It was a bit faster on the Xbox, though.
    avatar
    RaffoSS
    Casual
    Casual


    Posts : 51
    Reputation : 2
    Join date : 2012-07-28

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by RaffoSS Thu Aug 30, 2012 5:39 am

    My story:

    I capped at SL 99 because of the arena bracket. Never getting invaded even in the forest or anywhere else, never finding pvp in the arena.

    I decided to level to 120..and bum...perma invaded in the forest..i could not even quit the game cause people kept invading me.

    The game/GFWL or whatever the cause is having a really hard time with Summons or Invasions: they keep failing..But at least 120 seems active.
    ICEFANG
    ICEFANG
    Insomniac
    Insomniac


    Posts : 1087
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-07-18

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by ICEFANG Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:43 am

    I considered leveling up. I really appreciate that input, and I think I will. We'll see.
    F3N.R1R
    F3N.R1R


    Posts : 7
    Reputation : 4
    Join date : 2012-08-28

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by F3N.R1R Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:55 am

    It definitely hasn't been as busy for me as it was at the start of the PS3 version. I've not been invaded, ever, and still can't summon white phantoms/sunbros.

    The most action I've seen was someone gravelording in Oolacile Township last night. It looked like they were only doing it to take advantage of newer players inexperience though as they were bombarding blue phantoms with crystal magic when I invaded, flasking and backstab fishing. NO bows or anything just came straight at me.

    They were completely caught off guard when I dodged the magic and took him down in 2 swings of my longsword lol. Only gave 2000 souls sad

    In the arena I've only managed to get into duels but not many. Can't seem to get a death match or team match going at all. Currently level 70.
    carlucio
    carlucio
    Addicted
    Addicted


    Posts : 177
    Reputation : 4
    Join date : 2012-08-17
    Age : 34
    Location : Brazil

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by carlucio Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:51 pm

    I'm level 97 and it is bit dead comparing to ps3, i don't think that it is happening because the lack of players, Steam says that at least 8000 players are playing every hour which is enough for sustainable pvp, the problem is that the game is failing too much to connect players, i'm trying to get invaded on burg and kiln and i can clearly see the matchmaking failing, the fog appears on doors and then disappears indicating the failure to match.


    Another reason is that, on ps3, much more players are playing end game content while on pc a lot of players are begginers just trying to beat the game, lets give them a few time.
    Serious_Much
    Serious_Much
    Moderator Trainee
    Moderator Trainee


    Posts : 14641
    Reputation : 287
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Age : 31
    Location : The Dark Side of the Moon

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by Serious_Much Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:07 pm

    i swear i already commented on this... wtf :|

    anyways the pc pvp outside the arena would be more dead than consoles anyway due to less traffic... to be honest i think that the consoles post dlc will be good too. it means we'll have specialists doing both the arena at the specific level ranges and the good old fashioned in-situ fighting at the classic pvp level of sl120
    avatar
    suleo
    Newbie
    Newbie


    Posts : 26
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-07-28

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by suleo Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:12 pm

    If you want pvp action, go to the parish at level 10ish and invade winking.

    Did that last night. Successful invasion every 2 minutes or so. Of course, pvp action at level 10 is...meh.

    Anor Londo is probably a hotspot, as usual (I'll try it tonight). And the new areas get plenty of action too it seems. I got invaded twice there, at SL60-ish. Getting invaded in the new areas is kind of a pain due to the nature of the new enemies...
    avatar
    suleo
    Newbie
    Newbie


    Posts : 26
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-07-28

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by suleo Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:38 pm

    I'm at the oolacile sanctuary bridge right now and I have had about 15 successful invasions in the past 1-2 hours (at SL70). So that's not too bad. However, most people I invade are new to the game; I've only had a couple of good duels so far.

    The new magic is very powerful.
    avatar
    dualcross
    Newbie
    Newbie


    Posts : 27
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-25

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dualcross Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:14 pm

    not sure if this applies but might this fix your connection issues? http://forums.steamgames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2902926
    avatar
    dualcross
    Newbie
    Newbie


    Posts : 27
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-08-25

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dualcross Fri Aug 31, 2012 5:26 pm

    i've gotten invaded quite a bit in Anor Lando and also in the new DLC areas. Other areas haven't been quite as active however =[
    WarriorOfBenOwnage
    WarriorOfBenOwnage
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 88
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-03-20
    Location : Darkroot Forest

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by WarriorOfBenOwnage Sat Sep 01, 2012 1:48 pm

    It's good to see that I'm not the only one who literally gets zero other player interaction. I'll see sporadic messages, and I saw one ghost of a guy in full Havels with the Mask of the Father, but that's it. I had the Cat ring on for about 2 hours, I've opened all my ports, I've left summon signs outside Manus for about another hour, still nothing at all. Frustrating. I even went and stood in the arena for almost 30 minutes on various trapdoors, nothing. I'm gonna go try gravelording, but my hopes aren't high. If anyone finds any new information, please post it here.
    dr_calamitus
    dr_calamitus
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 83
    Reputation : -6
    Join date : 2012-08-26
    Location : new eden

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dr_calamitus Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:30 pm

    i pvp aroudn the sl 35-55 bracket ( 45 sl myself ) and im always gettign invaded, and always invading. Sometimes i use a red eye orb and i insta invade people in sens or the depths, or when i stand in the woods as a human i cant get a break.

    so you peopel saying pc is just for pve, your wrong, you are jsut stuck thinking that the old pvp spots are goign to be the new ones...

    fyi, arena sucks, and im sure many people share that opinion as i fight plenty of people who could do just fine there
    dr_calamitus
    dr_calamitus
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 83
    Reputation : -6
    Join date : 2012-08-26
    Location : new eden

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dr_calamitus Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:32 pm

    WarriorOfBenOwnage wrote:It's good to see that I'm not the only one who literally gets zero other player interaction. I'll see sporadic messages, and I saw one ghost of a guy in full Havels with the Mask of the Father, but that's it. I had the Cat ring on for about 2 hours, I've opened all my ports, I've left summon signs outside Manus for about another hour, still nothing at all. Frustrating. I even went and stood in the arena for almost 30 minutes on various trapdoors, nothing. I'm gonna go try gravelording, but my hopes aren't high. If anyone finds any new information, please post it here.


    lower level pvp, try bieng SL 30 and using the red eye orb in the depths , or bump up 5-10 levels and go to sens, i even had insta invades for about an hour in blighttown untill i went to the depths ( slowing muck, mehhh)

    its a matter of high traffic areas, people invade lots there, and plenty of people fish for invasions too.

    again, i have had 0 issue pvping, its just summong people and the stupid amounts of sumoning failed i get in the process, but tis definatly not for a lack of signs
    ICEFANG
    ICEFANG
    Insomniac
    Insomniac


    Posts : 1087
    Reputation : 106
    Join date : 2012-07-18

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by ICEFANG Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:09 am

    Yeah I'm not going to do that, invasion at low levels is really boring, in my opinion, if that's the only place to play other players, then PvP is dead.
    H3adShotty
    H3adShotty
    Addicted
    Addicted


    Posts : 123
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-10
    Age : 31
    Location : Lost Izalith

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by H3adShotty Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:10 am

    Even running through on my second PvP toon, barely any summons, had several invasions in the burg when i was going through there, other then that, every area after that's been dead, it's depressing.
    dr_calamitus
    dr_calamitus
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 83
    Reputation : -6
    Join date : 2012-08-26
    Location : new eden

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dr_calamitus Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:12 am

    ICEFANG wrote:Yeah I'm not going to do that, invasion at low levels is really boring, in my opinion, if that's the only place to play other players, then PvP is dead.

    pvp is dead, in your opionion...

    in mine, its definatly not, i have some really good fights at this level.

    just because you cant have 50 in every stat does not mean you cant have good fights, in fact, lower level pvp takes more skill, this is not opinion, its fact based from plenty of experiance
    WarriorOfBenOwnage
    WarriorOfBenOwnage
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 88
    Reputation : 0
    Join date : 2012-03-20
    Location : Darkroot Forest

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by WarriorOfBenOwnage Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:20 am

    dr_calamitus wrote:

    lower level pvp, try bieng SL 30 and using the red eye orb in the depths , or bump up 5-10 levels and go to sens, i even had insta invades for about an hour in blighttown untill i went to the depths ( slowing muck, mehhh)

    its a matter of high traffic areas, people invade lots there, and plenty of people fish for invasions too.

    again, i have had 0 issue pvping, its just summong people and the stupid amounts of sumoning failed i get in the process, but tis definatly not for a lack of signs

    Problem being, I already tried that, and still got jack nothing. I don't even see more than one summon sign per area, and they never work. I've tried low level, it didn't work. I really don't know what to do. It seems like I could PvP based on the number of messages, I just can't find anything.
    dr_calamitus
    dr_calamitus
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 83
    Reputation : -6
    Join date : 2012-08-26
    Location : new eden

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dr_calamitus Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:23 am

    WarriorOfBenOwnage wrote:
    dr_calamitus wrote:

    lower level pvp, try bieng SL 30 and using the red eye orb in the depths , or bump up 5-10 levels and go to sens, i even had insta invades for about an hour in blighttown untill i went to the depths ( slowing muck, mehhh)

    its a matter of high traffic areas, people invade lots there, and plenty of people fish for invasions too.

    again, i have had 0 issue pvping, its just summong people and the stupid amounts of sumoning failed i get in the process, but tis definatly not for a lack of signs

    Problem being, I already tried that, and still got jack nothing. I don't even see more than one summon sign per area, and they never work. I've tried low level, it didn't work. I really don't know what to do. It seems like I could PvP based on the number of messages, I just can't find anything.

    then you sir, are one unlucky ***, i only have that issue when im in the wrong level range for the area
    H3adShotty
    H3adShotty
    Addicted
    Addicted


    Posts : 123
    Reputation : 1
    Join date : 2012-04-10
    Age : 31
    Location : Lost Izalith

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by H3adShotty Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:32 am

    dr_calamitus wrote:
    WarriorOfBenOwnage wrote:
    dr_calamitus wrote:

    lower level pvp, try bieng SL 30 and using the red eye orb in the depths , or bump up 5-10 levels and go to sens, i even had insta invades for about an hour in blighttown untill i went to the depths ( slowing muck, mehhh)

    its a matter of high traffic areas, people invade lots there, and plenty of people fish for invasions too.

    again, i have had 0 issue pvping, its just summong people and the stupid amounts of sumoning failed i get in the process, but tis definatly not for a lack of signs

    Problem being, I already tried that, and still got jack nothing. I don't even see more than one summon sign per area, and they never work. I've tried low level, it didn't work. I really don't know what to do. It seems like I could PvP based on the number of messages, I just can't find anything.

    then you sir, are one unlucky ***, i only have that issue when im in the wrong level range for the area
    Level range really does play a huge part in being able to interact with other players, was only around level 8 in the burg, place was beaming with summons, 17-18 all the way through to the beginning of anor londo after that... guess either there may actually be connection issues with the servers, or everyone powerlevels to the sky so they have less chance of getting smacked around 100 times.
    dr_calamitus
    dr_calamitus
    Regular
    Regular


    Posts : 83
    Reputation : -6
    Join date : 2012-08-26
    Location : new eden

    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by dr_calamitus Mon Sep 03, 2012 12:36 am

    H3adShotty wrote:
    dr_calamitus wrote:
    WarriorOfBenOwnage wrote:
    dr_calamitus wrote:

    lower level pvp, try bieng SL 30 and using the red eye orb in the depths , or bump up 5-10 levels and go to sens, i even had insta invades for about an hour in blighttown untill i went to the depths ( slowing muck, mehhh)

    its a matter of high traffic areas, people invade lots there, and plenty of people fish for invasions too.

    again, i have had 0 issue pvping, its just summong people and the stupid amounts of sumoning failed i get in the process, but tis definatly not for a lack of signs

    Problem being, I already tried that, and still got jack nothing. I don't even see more than one summon sign per area, and they never work. I've tried low level, it didn't work. I really don't know what to do. It seems like I could PvP based on the number of messages, I just can't find anything.

    then you sir, are one unlucky ***, i only have that issue when im in the wrong level range for the area
    Level range really does play a huge part in being able to interact with other players, was only around level 8 in the burg, place was beaming with summons, 17-18 all the way through to the beginning of anor londo after that... guess either there may actually be connection issues with the servers, or everyone powerlevels to the sky so they have less chance of getting smacked around 100 times.

    pretty much, the only issue i get with summoning isent for a lack of signs, but summoning failed over and over

    Sponsored content


    On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers. Empty Re: On a scale of 1-10, how busy is the non arena PC souls, No spoilers.

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Fri Mar 01, 2024 12:19 am