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    Random titanite Shard?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:56 pm

    By Solaire's bonfire in Anor Londo I found a titanite Shard in gift form by the bonfire. It wasn't there at the start of my run, but when I got back to it after clearing the level there it was. This happened just a couple minutes ago.

    Note: I was a Hollow so it couldn't have been an invader/phantom.

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    Re: Random titanite Shard?

    Post by SirArchmage on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:09 pm

    Happens randomly. You will find random little items on the ground for no apparent reason. I have only seen one in my own world, though I cannot imagine how many I might have just walked past. It sometimes is a purging stone or a prism stone.


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    Re: Random titanite Shard?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:14 pm

    Yeah, I've had prisms before, but I didn't know upgrade stones could be gotten.

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    Re: Random titanite Shard?

    Post by SirArchmage on Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:27 pm

    I think only titanite shards appear. Don't quote me on that though.


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    Re: Random titanite Shard?

    Post by retro on Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:32 am

    This was a drift item bag. When another player drops an item and abandons it, it has a chance of being sent to your world. It can be sent to you if you're hollow, and in non-multiplayer areas as well.

    If you don't pick it up and abandon it, it will also get sent to another player's world again. If this happens enough, it'll eventually turn into a Good Vagrant. (I currently have no idea how many times this has to happen, or if a certain amount of items greater than 1 also need to be passed simultaneously).

    I don't know of all of the possible items that can appear in them, but Lloyd's Talismans, Rubbish, and Prism Stones are the three most common things to be found in them. I've also found a couple titanite Shards as well, making those the only current 4 items I'm aware of. Items you drop turn into these items when they arrive in others' worlds, meaning these aren't necessarily what they dropped.

    So it could be something like dropped Purging Stones will get passed around to other worlds' as Rubbish, and then it eventually turns into a Good Vagrant that drops a Transient Curse. The item you find (as of now) doesn't seem to tell you anything about what was originally dropped. I also don't yet know if there's any significance or difference between finding one of the four known Drift Item bags yet.

    As tempting as it is to pick up a Drift Item bag to see what's inside, it might be better to leave it be. You're preventing a Good Vagrant from being born. happy

    source: An educated guess based on a lot of testing, where I've learned how to spawn these stray item bags on purpose, as well as create Good Vagrants for myself: Vagrant Testing

    I'll need to conduct more tests, with the help of modders/ hackers on the PC, to find out what's really going on behind the scenes and learn more about the details of this obscure mechanic.

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    titanite Shard
    titanite Shard

    Weird, the board is automatically changing the spelling of "T-itanite" (with a capital T), to "titanite".


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    Re: Random titanite Shard?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:16 pm

    retro wrote:As tempting as it is to pick up a Drift Item bag to see what's inside, it might be better to leave it be. You're preventing a Good Vagrant from being born. happy

    Saw-wee... sad  It's tempting though.angel  Excellent analysis though, +1.

    retro wrote:edit:
    titanite Shard
    titanite Shard

    Weird, the board is automatically changing the spelling of "T-itanite" (with a capital T), to "titanite".

    Yeah, it does that. Pretty dumb if you ask me.


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