Ganking…In The Catacombs?

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    Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:41 pm

    i was invading the Catacombs with my SL50 INT build (butterhorn and moon sword) and i ran into allot of gankers there. i wasn't even aware that anyone did that sort of thing in the Catacombs.

    i repeatedly ran into the same thing…a phantom in full havel's, two handing the artorias greatshield and standing like a roadblock in the hall leading the first bonfire, a second phantom with a buff of one kind or another and the host standing at the top of the ladder spamming dark magic or soul spear. i have no idea what level they were but i think it's safe to say that they were allot higher than SL50.…imagine my surprise when i spawn in that room and realize i'm gonna get raped before the the fight even starts.

    i know i was asking for it as i was the invader and i'm sure that all the questers making a run for the rite of kindling really appreciated their police action. still it must not have been very fun for the gankers though, waiting around for an invader and then killing them in less than a second only to wait around some more.

    after several invasions ending in the same way, i decided that it would be less painful to invade the forest (imagine that lol). seriously though, how could that even be fun for anyone? for the gankers or the invaders? you'd think that the gankers would be bored to tears, never mind the frustration of invading them over and over.
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:50 pm

    I thought that nothing can suprise me in this game anymore and then you have to just stroll here like it's nothing and prove me wrong.

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:54 pm

    I can top that!

    Wait. Nope. Got nothing. That's crazy. Every time I've gone catacomb invading I've only ever found solo hosts. Most of them scared out of their mind to be invaded (even when invading with my main, high level character). The only thing tempering my surprise is the fact that the Burg used to be a good duel spot and then it was overrun similarly for awhile. Ditto for the Kiln, Both forest sections, etc. etc.

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by RANT on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:57 pm

    i have seen gankers in the catacombs for a while now but theyre very rare from my experiece. the archives has way more gankers from what ive seen.


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Sentiel on Mon Jan 21, 2013 12:59 pm

    Only ganking I've done in Catacombs is waiting for invaders with the first stone door closed. That way, they can't run away, which they LOVE to do there, even more than in Township and have to fight me instead.

    Got some hatemail for that.


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by GrinTwist on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:00 pm

    How odd, but then again no area is off limits to gankers. Hell I've been ganked in the Tomb and Izalith, but never in the catacombs. Maybe the forest has gotten boring for them?


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:04 pm

    Maybe the Forest has gotten too difficult for them. You are guarenteed only one invader in the catacombs with no room to manuever.
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:06 pm

    So you're saying that's somehow easier than two hunters and about ten Skarekrow Tree Descendants?



    Good point

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by barrywilkins on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:09 pm

    I kept getting summoned via RSS by a guy and his phantom. I wasn't specifically looking to duel anyone. It was the only area my friends character could summon me for a fight. After winning the first few times. They proceeded to spawn camp me and I had to stop putting my sign down because they hadn't stopped trying after like an hour.

    Perhaps the most annoying case of ganking was me summoning a phantom in the Depths at around sl 35. There was an invader, so we took care of him first and I set off for the Gaping Dragon. The phantom black crystaled out because I wasn't ganking. Shoulda known, his face looked like every other gankers
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Tolvo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 1:09 pm

    Nothing beats kick gankers two handing havel's shield on the painted World bridge.
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by ChillerHR on Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:58 pm

    If you want any at all decent PvP match, you've got to host in Burg, that's my experience, bring Dried Fingers to help invasion with, and summon red phantoms in-between, you just can't hope to get fair game invading any more, either you turn out to be a griefer or you get ganked...good invasion fights are rare and far between...


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:17 pm

    i wasn't actually looking for a "fair duel" i was on a mission to ruin anyones day that i could…Dark Wraith, Hello!

    i mean i wasn't being unfair or trying to ambush the host or hiding amongst the bonewheels or anything. i was hunting them down as aggressively as possible. 1v1 or 3v1, i wasn't backing down or cowering behind the mobs. that's my job right?

    i was actually surprised how many hosts disconnected after i invaded or ran off only to find themselves in a meat grinder of unkillable skeletons (which was great fun to watch from a safe distance). once i blew a host off the ledge right near the second necromancer and got 877 and some odd thousand souls (thank you moonlight greatsword).

    even still, all i could think was "you gankers must be really bored right now" or there were allot of Dark Wraiths hanging around to even make it worth while.

    thank goodness the invasions were coming really fast yesterday. i never waited more than 30 seconds between invasions and i wasn't placed in the gankers world every time. it was still enough times that i gave up and moved to the forest though
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by ChillerHR on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:23 pm

    I see, I thought you were after something else...my bad...


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:34 pm

    ChillerHR wrote:I see, I thought you were after something else...my bad...

    no worries…i have a dragon bro that i use when i'm looking for 1v1 pvp. i still get the odd spawn ganker even as a dragon bro, thankfully those are all 1v1 so it's not nearly as bad as facing a squad of over leveled goons.
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:16 pm

    Not too surprising. I've been ganked everywhere. Some of it has been some good elaborate traps and I've got to hand it to the gankers for ingenuity. It is much more common in certain areas, but present in all areas I have invaded.

    EDIT: I can't recall being ganked in upper b-town, but that's it.


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by skarekrow13 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:23 pm

    Note to self: Start gank squad in upper B. Town. I will seem original and cool there....

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:46 pm

    skarekrow13 wrote:Note to self: Start gank squad in upper B. Town. I will seem original and cool there....
    Fog Ring, Force or WoG, win. Or, play hide and seek. Upper B-town sucks to invade. I got my 20 kills and don't plan on going back.


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Nybbles on Mon Jan 21, 2013 7:24 pm

    i'm not even sure where the spawn points are in upper blight town?
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by reim0027 on Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:37 pm

    It is a royal PITA. You spawn near the first bonfire, but have to go across the thing moving walkway.


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Sentiel on Tue Jan 22, 2013 5:20 am

    GrinTwist wrote:How odd, but then again no area is off limits to gankers. Hell I've been ganked in the Tomb and Izalith, but never in the catacombs. Maybe the forest has gotten boring for them?
    GrinTwist wrote:I've been ganked in the Tomb and Izalith
    GrinTwist wrote:Tomb and Izalith
    GrinTwist wrote:Izalith
    Wat?!
    I don't even...

    How the fridge can you gank there? oO

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:36 pm

    Sounds to me like they're doing whats called Guerilla Warfare. Its basically anything goes type of play. Someone sets up a gank and then people try to break the gank using any tactic they have at their disposal. Using the environment, trapping, etc....etc.... its actually kinda fun. But yeah people usually do it in the catacombs or Sen's....


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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Nybbles on Wed Jan 23, 2013 3:02 pm

    you don't even need a posy to gank in Sen's. two-hand a heavy shield, polish up your kicking boots and wait on one of the bridges near a pendulum. okay, so maybe it's trolling more than ganking, but the laughs are so worth it.
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by Tolvo on Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:50 pm

    Actually just ran into some gankers in Upper Btown. Weird ones. Something like SL100, waiting at the ladder just after Gaping dragon, right at the top. Taunting until you go up the ladder. Right as I went up to the top, they would spam GC or try to hit me. After a while I just waited at the bottom. When all of the sudden a gold, white, and multicolored figure came falling right at me...Plunging attack. I was dead, and then I watched as they all went right past, having overshot, and fell to their deaths.

    So many souls for an SL28 in upper Btown. Praise the Sun
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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by GrinTwist on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:08 pm

    Sentiel wrote:
    GrinTwist wrote:How odd, but then again no area is off limits to gankers. Hell I've been ganked in the Tomb and Izalith, but never in the catacombs. Maybe the forest has gotten boring for them?
    GrinTwist wrote:I've been ganked in the Tomb and Izalith
    GrinTwist wrote:Tomb and Izalith
    GrinTwist wrote:Izalith
    Wat?!
    I don't even...

    How the fridge can you gank there? oO

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    Re: Ganking…In The Catacombs?

    Post by reim0027 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 10:19 pm

    Fog ring and Great Bow is just mean. Knock someone either to their death, or to another random platform, where they become hopelessly lost, and then repeat. Serves the invaders right, I suppose.


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