1. How director Hidetaka Miyazaki stated early on that in terms of the player's choice of starting gift, personally he would choose "the pendant or nothing".
2. How over the following months the Dark Souls fan community exploded with theories and speculation regarding the mystery behind the pendant and its purpose, with a number of players coming up with countless ideas (some inspired, some ridiculous) on how to unlock the secrets of the pendant.
3. And finally, how Miyazaki eventually admitted that the whole thing had been just a prank, confirming that the pendant in fact held no mystery.
As such, I'm going to be rummaging through the history of this forum to find threads and posts concerning the pendant, tracing the history of what players thought and how many different ideas were attempted to unlock the pendant's secrets, my intention being to write about how the whole pendant issue played out over time.
Secondly, I'm looking for current feedback - you longtime fans who were there throughout the whole pendant issue, did you have any feelings about it? Beliefs or doubts? Did you try to do something with the pendant? If so, what were your methods and how did they come about? Do you have any thoughts on how the pendant can be related to Dark Souls as a whole?
I'd also be interested in any pendant-related forum links people could post here or PM me. As I said, I'll be searching this forum myself, but I'm sure a couple of things will pass me by, given the amount of material on here.
As you can see, the focus of my article will be very much on how the pendant impacted the Dark Souls community, and the tone of my article will be a positive one - for example, I'll be talking about how the pendant mystery helped to foster the sense of cooperation and teamwork that the game already inspired, and also emphasised how easy it was to believe that the game held such mysteries, as new secrets both big and small were being exposed all the time.
Anyway, thanks in advance for any feedback, I'll be looking forward to hearing any and all thoughts and stories on the mystery of the pendant.
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