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    The calamity ring...

    Post by Rynn on Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:55 am

    So I've been using this build, and at random times my opponent is infected by Calamity Ring
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    So... what's going on, anyone got any clue? It's happened three times now.

    First time I kicked my opponent, then slashed him with my Katana, and it did 840 damage. Suddenly I noticed he had a Calamity Ring effect now. Messaged him and he didn't even know what a Calamity Ring was.

    Second time I had just rollstabbed the host after he spammed Wog, as he was standing up I noticed the eye of salamon was above him. User reported not even owning the DLC.

    Third time my opponent was AFK at the bonfire. I started kicking him towards a cliff and after about a minute the eye appeared.
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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Emergence on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:01 am

    I wondered before if wearing the ring during pvp could give you the ability to give the mark of calamity yourself if you hit the opponent in succession. Like a reverse karmic justice. Would be a fair trade off for taking double damage yourself.

    Time for testing.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by BeeSeaEss on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:06 am

    Wow, the calamity ring might actually be viable if it has this effect.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:11 am

    I'd be interested in testing this.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by densetsushun on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:15 am

    The Dark Souls gods have granted you the power of calamity! Run for your lives, fools!


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Rynn on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:15 am

    please do, my curiosity is peaking...

    I was just wearing it for a more Sephiroth like appearance.
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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by AnCapaillMor on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:27 am

    Saw it activated on the PC but it was part of a hack.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by morte on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:43 am

    Maybe kicking with the calamity ring causes calamity on the enemy in PVP. It'd make it a very worthwhile tool to help take down turtles and the such. I'd be interested in seeing some testing, maybe event testing it myself sometime.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Emergence on Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:45 am

    I'm not by PS3. Rynn, this is your discovery, blaze the trail! Could be a really fun addition to pvp.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:02 am

    I don't know what kind of insane monsters From would be to do this but.....

    Another variable to test. 2/3 of your victims seem to have no prior Calamity experience. The DLC is actually the form of the latest patch with the purchase just the unlock key, meaning everyone playing on the latest patch technically has all the data, so....

    What if From wanted to take this line from the ring description to some new heights:
    "Best left unknown, or at least well hidden"

    Perhaps those who have not purchased the DLC are prone to Calamity in a kind of viral advertising scheme. You give them a calamity....they say "what the hell was THAT??!!?!?" You explain it to them....they want the DLC more. Essentially by showing the eye, you bring the knowledge of the calamity to those previously unaware.

    Now.....I may be a complete buffoon crazy guy for suggesting this but if you test this theory and find that spreading calamity is hit or miss, this might be information that would be valuable from potential victims.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Carphil on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:03 am

    Aparrently Skarekrow already knew this.


    Calamity ring OP. Really they nerfed DWGR for this? Thanks From! Look Skyward


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:08 am

    I tried to warn people about this ring and everyone thought I'd gone crazy....



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    For the record, while I was under the impression that the ring likely had a use we weren't aware of yet, I didn't know that the calamity could be passed on (like Kalameet does). I was hoping for something amazing like this since From decided to add only one ring which was quickly disregarded by most and, had I been encouraged by a cooperative interwebz.....I would have been playing with this ring on my main for forest hunting. However, thanks to a couple nights of ZERO activity fighting, etc. etc.......I have done no testing in PvP, made no headway into research and give numerous kudos, cheers and props to Rynn. Awesome!

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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by mankind on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:25 am

    great find rynn, thx for the info. will test this too asap.

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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by morte on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:44 am

    This would actually give tanks quite the edge. Think about it: a tank could kick you, give you calamity and then use his higher defense and shield to turtle through calamity and take you down faster.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by LunarFog on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:52 am

    Guess I'll be trying it out again. Maybe instead of kicking you just have to get up close to them and make enough physical contact?

    Wow. Is the calamaity ring an STD?

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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:04 pm

    So we may have a ring of freaky power that seems to activate from some amount of physical contact, whose only drawback is to receive higher damage to the wearer. If it were not the double damage effect, I would never have sought any reason to use it. I mean why a ring that only harms you? Now....this has got to be tested fast.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by befowler on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:11 pm

    In addition to kick testing, I'd test unarmed or quasi-unarmed attacks like claws or dragonoid fists. Hehe, I hope this is true, it'll be fun in coop to basically take one for the team in order to curse an invader. And think of the shenanigans in the Forest..


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Emergence on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:14 pm

    Haha this also could really add to the hatmail QQ's. Anyone who is already chipping or casting without being hit much themselves stand to profit further. This actually makes it tougher sledding as a tank.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by LunarFog on Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:19 pm

    Does it effect DURING or AFTER the first hit? Because If I get a damage bonus for my assassin's backstabs I'll finally have a way to power up my assassin without having to rely on the red tearstone ring or power within.

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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:53 pm

    Anyone on the 360 willing to test it tonight?


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Sneezer on Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:55 pm

    I'd be happy to help anyone on PS3 test this. just let me know.
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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:15 pm

    Does anyone have any theories or suspicions? I'm testing right now.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Soris Ice Goldwing on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:17 pm

    X need a hand with this?


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:21 pm

    Soris Ice Goldwing wrote:X need a hand with this?

    Sure, I'll message you.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:36 pm

    Only the one I threw out there before as a potential variable. I would. start off with broken weapons if I was partnered. Allows for hitting often. Kicking obviously too. Bare hand attacks.

    Wacky idea to test first:
    proximity, does the person just need to be close. if so, how long?
    rolling at or near?
    I would say taking damage but Rynn's last example was afk


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