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    How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:30 am

    Just that. Nostalgia got me. I think I may play it again. But I would like to be invaded, and summon guys, and ultimately invade others, but I want to know if I will be able to do all these things happy; or the online is pretty much dead.

    It makes me sad Dark Souls II will use region servers, because just like now, Demon's Souls' Asian server has many people playing it; when no one plays Dark Souls, we will still be able to play with the hardcore guys in Japan.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:17 am

    ChizFreak wrote:Just that. Nostalgia got me. I think I may play it again. But I would like to be invaded, and summon guys, and ultimately invade others, but I want to know if I will be able to do all these things happy; or the online is pretty much dead.

    It makes me sad Dark Souls II will use region servers, because just like now, Demon's Souls' Asian server has many people playing it; when no one plays Dark Souls, we will still be able to play with the hardcore guys in Japan.


    Region servers?



    I'm not buying.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:26 am

    Carphil wrote:
    ChizFreak wrote:Just that. Nostalgia got me. I think I may play it again. But I would like to be invaded, and summon guys, and ultimately invade others, but I want to know if I will be able to do all these things happy; or the online is pretty much dead.

    It makes me sad Dark Souls II will use region servers, because just like now, Demon's Souls' Asian server has many people playing it; when no one plays Dark Souls, we will still be able to play with the hardcore guys in Japan.


    Region servers?



    I'm not buying.

    You mean you won't be buying DkS II or you won't be buying Demon's Souls lol? It's not very important from a singleplayer POV. But in a Multiplayer POV, the game's online population may suffer greatly once the game becomes very old.

    It's like those nights you can't fight anyone but japanese players, if DkS was regional, then you wouldn't be able to fight anyone at all.

    PS: Keep in mind region servers doesn't exactly means "region" in the common use. It's just US Server, EU Server, Asian Server. That's how it was in Demon's; though because Dark Souls II will have a bigger budget and production/support, maybe they expand and make more servers, or make the servers bigger.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:44 am

    DkS 2.

    But yea I will think more about this.


    On Dota 2 you can actually choose which Servers you want to join to search matches. Thats the first time I've seen this mechanic and I love it. You can switch to servers close to you if you suffer too much lag and you can play with a friend from the other side of the world as well


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:46 am

    Carphil wrote:DkS 2.

    But yea I will think more about this.


    On Dota 2 you can actually choose which Servers you want to join to search matches. Thats the first time I've seen this mechanic and I love it. You can switch to servers close to you if you suffer too much lag and you can play with a friend from the other side of the world as well

    Blizzard introduced a long time ago lol

    Diablo 2, StarCraft. Battle-Net.

    Diablo 3 also have it.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Emergence on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:50 am

    Demon's was fragmented because of publishers being different for each version. So regional servers don't necessarily mean we will be restricted. Maybe so but not a definite.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:57 am

    Emergence wrote:Demon's was fragmented because of publishers being different for each version. So regional servers don't necessarily mean we will be restricted. Maybe so but not a definite.

    It was confirmed that it will have servers, but it's true that no one said we won't be able to pick which one we use.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Carphil on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:58 am

    About blizzard games, I stopped on Warcraft 3. But its interesting to know


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ChizFreak on Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:04 am

    Lol I just realized... No one answered my question silly!


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Odinbear on Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:49 am

    Just to stay off topic.... I hope DkS2 doesn't have regional servers. I like playing with folks the world over and in my experience DS dedicated servers have the same amt of failed sessions as DkS.

    OT... Seems fairly active right now. Sl17 & sl60. Sl17 just started low level invading in the areas i have cleared and the sl60 invades and co-ops in areas I never expected nor was getting any action a couple weeks ago. White phantoms all over. Kinda makes me wish I pushed on in the game back when it was first released instead of putting it on the shelf and picking up DkS.

    The only thing I don- t like on the invade/ co- op part of DS is that you have to suicide after each successful boss fight or host kill.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Onion Knight on Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:08 pm

    Depends what region you'll be playing in.
    Japan and Asia servers are still pretty busy.
    America is kinda dead.
    EU is dead.
    But in reality you are only going to find people at low soul level or 120.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Jiub of Carim on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:24 pm

    ChizFreak wrote:Lol I just realized... No one answered my question silly!
    I know! Please some tell me!


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Onion Knight on Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:27 pm


    Hey! I answered! I think ....


    Onion Knight wrote:Depends what region you'll be playing in.
    Japan and Asia servers are still pretty busy.
    America is kinda dead.
    EU is dead.
    But in reality you are only going to find people at low soul level or 120.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by densetsushun on Mon Jan 14, 2013 6:33 pm

    I think a decent indication would be whether or not you get summoned/get a summon for Old Monk. Not sure as I haven't gotten there yet with my newest char.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Yarxov on Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:53 am

    We tried resurrecting it with an uber complex clan war idea that died instantly. (by me, none the less.)


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Jiub of Carim on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:49 am

    So no one Pvps in DeS anymore?


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Saturday-Saint on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:13 am

    I've been invading at low and mid-level, getting a decent number of folks. Some of them had phantoms, even. SL 120 PvP was alive and well last time I checked, but that was at least a month ago.

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    Post by Odinbear on Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:41 am

    I see a lot of white phantoms standing around in shrine of storms. Is this a PVP spot? If so, how is PVP being accomplished, invasion? Or with the red eye stone?


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by ublug on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:41 pm

    Odinbear wrote:I see a lot of white phantoms standing around in shrine of storms. Is this a PVP spot? If so, how is PVP being accomplished, invasion? Or with the red eye stone?
    Yes, the area around the first bonfire is the hotspot for most players (or at least it was). Level 120, host, black or red stone should get you some action there. Fightclub/tourney hosts also summons blue phantoms in ds, since you can only have one black phantom in the world at a time.
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    Post by befowler on Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:57 am

    I started a new knight last night, and summoned 6 different people and even got invaded. It was actually busier than I remember the last time I checked in -- lots of bloodstains and ghosts running around. Very fun!


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by Sentiel on Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:06 pm

    My lady is playing it right now. She just cleared 5-3 and only has 4-2+3 and 1-3+4 left. She's having troubles in 4-2 and wants to leave 1-3 for last.

    She tried to get summoned and nothing. Never saw a single summon sign either.

    On other hand, she got summoned for Old Monk and won. It was her first DeS PvP too. Then someone invaded her in 4-2 with full PvP gear and slaughtered her. Even had balls to send hatemail to her.
    Her reaction was: "He must've been waiting to kill a new and clueless players for how long? Two years? No wonder he's so happy he won."
    Then she got a player for Old Monk, but it went rather well as the player seemed pretty new to the game himself.

    I've tried it myself a little bit and haven't found a single player. This is on EU servers, just to make it clear.

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    Post by befowler on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:22 pm

    Yeah, I'm on NA and it still seemed to be humming, I didn't expect to see anything. Instead I saw multiple summon signs in 1-2/1-3 and 4-1, among others, and this at fairly low level. The guy who invaded me did seem almost as surprised as I was, and we had a hilarious battle between his fists and my catalyst before he got bored and pwned me. I only tried DeS online after I got addicted to Dark Souls, and the no poise thing still messes me up big grin.


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    Post by densetsushun on Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:47 pm

    Befowler, it seems like DeS on PSN breathed new life into the DeS servers.

    Sentiel, I haven't played in a bit but last I played it wasn't really that lively save for ghosts.


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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by FruitPunchNinja on Sun Feb 10, 2013 10:09 pm

    You most likely will not get any invasions/invaded. Not sure though since it was put on PSN recently, and i haven't played it for about 3-4months. Your best bet for PvP is to go to 4-1 with a SL100-125 build and hope you run into someone, people do still hold fight clubs that usually have 4-6 people on the NA version.

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    Re: How "alive" is Demon's Online?

    Post by DMC on Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:12 am

    I had loads of fights last Friday evening on the EU servers in 4-1.
    Invade or put down a blue sign. I found invading worked better. There was a lot of guys hosting. (No one answered my messages though whcih was weird. I sent a smiley face after a double KO, nothing; remarked on the length of a mirror-match fight with someone else, nothing; enquired about regular PvP meets with another, nothing lol. It's usually the opposite in DeS. I've made friends through this game!
    I actually won a lot of fights so I don't think they were DeS vets... I think most of them are actually DkS players who have heard that 4-1 is the place to go for PvP. The reason I say that is because a) I won many fights and b) A lot of guys didn't seem to aware of the 'hyper armour' of certain weapons and kept getting nailed by them.
    I've stumbled across a vets fight club before and everyone toyed with me. It was embarrassing lol


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