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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:45 pm

    befowler wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:I actually have a lot of experience wearing this ring in PvP. For a few weeks I used this ring as a self-imposed challenge so to speak. I never noticed any effect being passed to other players after both hosting and invading. I was really hoping it would have some other effect but alas, it didn't...

    If people see you wearing it do they sometimes put it on themselves as well, to fight fair? Maybe that is why the aura sometimes suddenly appears.

    I never had anyone put it on themselves. So maybe if both parties had it on it would make a difference.

    As a matter of fact I remember people still coming at me buffed to the teeth. I thought maybe people who would normally buff would stop, considering i'm giving them the biggest buff in the game. They didn't.....


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:52 pm

    Maybe more testing is needed...Rynn, did you ever take the ring off? or swap during a fight?


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by skarekrow13 on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:47 pm

    Befowler, Rynn's last example was an afk guy. He would have to be super troll

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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 6:58 pm

    I'm not giving up random fights with the ring on. It's a fun challenge.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:11 pm

    Phoenix Rising wrote:
    befowler wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:I actually have a lot of experience wearing this ring in PvP. For a few weeks I used this ring as a self-imposed challenge so to speak. I never noticed any effect being passed to other players after both hosting and invading. I was really hoping it would have some other effect but alas, it didn't...

    If people see you wearing it do they sometimes put it on themselves as well, to fight fair? Maybe that is why the aura sometimes suddenly appears.

    I never had anyone put it on themselves. So maybe if both parties had it on it would make a difference.

    As a matter of fact I remember people still coming at me buffed to the teeth. I thought maybe people who would normally buff would stop, considering i'm giving them the biggest buff in the game. They didn't.....

    Yeah, people are still casting Power Within and using all types of weapon buffs on me. It's quite hilarious to get hit only once with the ring on when fighting against that.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:16 pm

    The Letter X wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:
    befowler wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:I actually have a lot of experience wearing this ring in PvP. For a few weeks I used this ring as a self-imposed challenge so to speak. I never noticed any effect being passed to other players after both hosting and invading. I was really hoping it would have some other effect but alas, it didn't...

    If people see you wearing it do they sometimes put it on themselves as well, to fight fair? Maybe that is why the aura sometimes suddenly appears.

    I never had anyone put it on themselves. So maybe if both parties had it on it would make a difference.

    As a matter of fact I remember people still coming at me buffed to the teeth. I thought maybe people who would normally buff would stop, considering i'm giving them the biggest buff in the game. They didn't.....

    Yeah, people are still casting Power Within and using all types of weapon buffs on me. It's quite hilarious to get hit only once with the ring on when fighting against that.

    Yeah it gets brutal sometimes but I had fun using it. I like to push my limits...


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Rynn on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:16 pm

    The Letter X wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:
    befowler wrote:
    Phoenix Rising wrote:I actually have a lot of experience wearing this ring in PvP. For a few weeks I used this ring as a self-imposed challenge so to speak. I never noticed any effect being passed to other players after both hosting and invading. I was really hoping it would have some other effect but alas, it didn't...

    If people see you wearing it do they sometimes put it on themselves as well, to fight fair? Maybe that is why the aura sometimes suddenly appears.

    I never had anyone put it on themselves. So maybe if both parties had it on it would make a difference.

    As a matter of fact I remember people still coming at me buffed to the teeth. I thought maybe people who would normally buff would stop, considering i'm giving them the biggest buff in the game. They didn't.....

    Yeah, people are still casting Power Within and using all types of weapon buffs on me. It's quite hilarious to get hit only once with the ring on when fighting against that.
    Ask them if they can see the rings Sauron effect above your head. That might allow us to know if people are switching to the ring or if I'd been infecting them.
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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:21 pm

    They can see it - I've gotten plenty messages about it.

    I'm having a blast using it. I've never felt so alive. lol!


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Rynn on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:24 pm

    Care to invade me later?
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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:26 pm

    Sure, message me when ready. You'll have to be SL ~120 or higher by the way.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:28 pm

    Oh yeah I got a lot of messages about it too. Do you cringe whenever you get hit X? I did!


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:34 pm

    It's mainly when it's a leo counter hit. I was nearly one-shotted by a halberd's R1.

    Power Within and buffs are scarier, but I'm halfway used to them now.

    Stunlocks are also unforgiving.

    The scariest of all is probably boosted magic and pyromancy, though. I understand I can't block too much damage with only a weapon, but I was still surprised when I died in one hit from black flame while blocking with the Broadsword. One bead from Dark Bead has also taken out nearly 1k of my health.

    It's awesome nevertheless. I am landing more parries for some reason.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:39 pm

    I noticed that too. I was also attempting them less. Probably because risk/reward goes out the window. You know that when you throw a parry, you have to be almost 100% sure you're going to land it.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:41 pm

    Makes sense, it's basically how I'm approaching every attack now since I can't afford a trade.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:47 pm

    Now I want to kill Kalameet and use it again...lol!


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:53 pm

    It's definitely worth it. I've already noticed improvement.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:58 pm

    Oh yeah it definitely improves your game.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:02 pm

    ^That explains a lot.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:13 pm

    The Letter X wrote:^That explains a lot.

    lol!

    Maybe I'll try 0-poise Calamity invasions.

    On second thought...just thinking about that prospect made me shudder.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:26 pm

    I'm currently running with 23 poise. sad


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:31 pm

    Thats nothin to cry about...at least you can't get dagger stunlocked to death. I can either do Calamity/Wolf or Calamity/DWGR and I can't decide which. sad


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:36 pm

    Two-hand halberds or katana are crazy. Daggers have such short range anyway silly

    I think I'd go with DWGR for dodging, depends on if you will rely on taking minimal hits or no hits at all.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Phoenix Rising on Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:41 pm

    I'm thinking DWGR too. I get clipped a lot by longer range weps if I fast-roll.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by The Letter X on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:09 pm

    I might call off the "testing" for the night soon. It's becoming more of a training tool than an item I want to test... I took it off for my last fight and ran into a player that I could never beat before.. I beat him with ease and even parried him.

    I wouldn't be disappointed if this ring holds no real value. It's currently proving to me that it already has a great use.

    Rynn, you may want to message me within the hour if you still want me to invade you.


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    Re: The calamity ring...

    Post by Rynn on Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:13 pm

    I was going to start streaming soon and wished for invaders as I played through NG+

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