Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Share
    avatar
    Kirk-Barb
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 359
    Reputation : 35
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    Location : Illinois

    Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:37 pm

    I'm in the Depths ready to go visit the dragon so I attempt to summon a Sunbro to assist. I'm having a little trouble connecting with him and it takes a few tries before he begins to arrive. Unfortunately a Darkwraith, who had already invaded me twice before, showed up in my world while I'm trying to connect. When the Sunbro arrives he has no idea that there is a Darkwraith waiting around. An especially sneaky, underhanded one.

    We bow, and then I try to communicate with gestures and action that I need him to wait while I send him a message. I wave, do circles, and go to the far end of the room from the campfire and motion come here. He gives me the "What the ?!" gesture and I then start to send him my message. As I'm looking for him, he turns and leaves the campfire room. I immediately give chase, trying to get his attention. He reaches the hollow guarding the entrance. Kills him. Then as he trurns back to see where I am, the Darkwraith comes up on his blind side and backstabs him to death.

    What could I have done better? Is there some gesture or action generally used to indicate that you have important information to impart. Maybe even a "darkwraith is here" dance.

    callipygias
    Hollowed
    Hollowed

    Posts : 1776
    Reputation : 93
    Join date : 2012-02-18
    Age : 48
    Location : Oregon, US

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by callipygias on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:39 pm

    I've had people summon me, then point down at the bonfire. I knew they were telling me they'd been invaded.


    _________________
    XBL: callipygias33
    PSN: callipygias33


    "It's just common sense to NOT go into battle naked." ~ Yarxov

    "Billy - what type of gladiator do you plan on being?" ~ TehInfamousAmos

    "Troll the big drunk guy at the bar. Get punched in the face. Repeat until desire to troll is gone." ~ Forum Pirate
    avatar
    cloudyeki
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3685
    Reputation : 101
    Join date : 2012-03-19
    Age : 25
    Location : Cali

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by cloudyeki on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:41 pm

    Bite the bullet and rush ahead? With any luck he'll catch site if the bugger as you run around and help you fend him off. Can't really think of a dance but point forward at the summon and then point down seems universal for "You! Stay right here"


    _________________
    Spoiler:

    Props to BindMind for the sig!
    avatar
    Yukon
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1307
    Reputation : 99
    Join date : 2012-02-21
    Location : Canada

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Yukon on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:50 pm

    The best thing to do is a have a preset message to send. then you can just forward it to people you summon quickly. All you need to type is "Darkwraith" or invader
    avatar
    RANT
    Tyler Durden
    Tyler Durden

    Posts : 7779
    Reputation : 268
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Winterfell

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by RANT on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:53 pm

    just type dw right away, the wp's name should be the one on top, i do it all the time its rather easy to do.


    _________________
    Night gathers, and now my watch begins.
    I am the sword in the darkness, I am the watcher on the walls, I am the fire that burns against the cold, the light that brings the dawn, the horn that wakes the sleepers, the shield that guards the realm of men.
    I pledge my life and honor to the knight's watch for this night and all the nights to come.
    avatar
    Kirk-Barb
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 359
    Reputation : 35
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    Location : Illinois

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:55 pm

    Thanks to you all. Looks like there is something else I need to practice. Quick message.
    avatar
    befowler
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Posts : 2032
    Reputation : 188
    Join date : 2012-01-17
    Location : Sunlight Altar

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by befowler on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:56 pm

    If you are worried about the distraction of sending a msg, the most common one I see is when the host stands there with their shield up even though there doesn't appear to be any imminent danger. Most sunbros will pick up on this immediately. For example, stand by the bonfire in the Depths and face the hallway with your shield up. Elsewhere, stand facing whatever direction you expect the DW to come from. If for some reason your summon doesn't seem to be getting it right away, you can run back and forth a bit, and keep turning and facing towards the danger while putting your shield up again (or 2hd your weapon and block with it). If it still doesn't work, resign yourself to the fact that this will probably be an unfortunate learning experience for your summon.


    _________________
    "They can be a great people, Solaire, they wish to be. They only lack the light to show the way. For this reason above all, their capacity for good, I have sent them you... my only son."
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Rynn on Wed Apr 11, 2012 7:59 pm


    I keep a dark hand close to my inventory, then if a darkwraith summons while I'm summoning a phantom, I start spamming the dark wraith hand attack, then switch back to my normal weapon... pointing out in the distance.
    avatar
    Kirk-Barb
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 359
    Reputation : 35
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    Location : Illinois

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:03 pm

    befowler: But I felt so bad for the guy. He thinks he's coming to the aid of a crazy newby and suddenly out of know where....bam! death.

    Kujii: I don't have a dark wraith hand. Is that something I can buy from a merchant somewhere?
    avatar
    Rynn
    Chosen Undead
    Chosen Undead

    Posts : 4689
    Reputation : 257
    Join date : 2012-01-26

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Rynn on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:29 pm

    Kirk-Barb wrote:befowler: But I felt so bad for the guy. He thinks he's coming to the aid of a crazy newby and suddenly out of know where....bam! death.

    Kujii: I don't have a dark wraith hand. Is that something I can buy from a merchant somewhere?

    You pick them up in New Londo ruins... but if I'm right and you're a genuine newbie... then you prolly can't succeed at getting one yet.
    avatar
    cloudyeki
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3685
    Reputation : 101
    Join date : 2012-03-19
    Age : 25
    Location : Cali

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by cloudyeki on Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:38 pm

    Ah man, next time I summon and get invaded I'm gonna have an entire routine set.

    Dark hand punches > spin around and Prostration > turn around and Dark hand r2 > Point Forward Praise the Sun Prayer Joy


    _________________
    Spoiler:

    Props to BindMind for the sig!
    avatar
    Kirk-Barb
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 359
    Reputation : 35
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    Location : Illinois

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:23 pm

    Kujii: I wouldn't call myself a true newbie. This is my first go around in Dark Souls. Yet, I have played many games similar to it in the past. If by New Londo Ruins, you mean the place where the ghosts haunt, I just haven't gotten up the nerve to try that area yet. I need to create a holy weapon first.
    avatar
    berkut
    Caffeinated
    Caffeinated

    Posts : 938
    Reputation : 29
    Join date : 2012-01-26
    Age : 28
    Location : Canada

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by berkut on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:28 pm

    Are you trying to do a spoiler free run through Kirk?

    One thing that has had some success for me in the past is to use wait until they are summoned, then look at them, get there attention, then put down message saying 'beware of darkwraith' using the orange soapstone, then point at the message. Hopefully they can see it? I also use messages like that to give general advice to newbies (especially in the depths) (though I haven't for a while now...) when I am doing sunbro deeds, works sometimes happy


    _________________
    PSN/Origin: Berkut4796
    When discussing things, always strive to be as friendly and understanding as possible. When offensive, argumentative, or vague dialogues are used, it often causes the other readers to receive negative emotions from the post, which can create a toxic thread. If we all strive to be friendly and understanding, then we can avoid hurting peoples feelings happy.
    avatar
    Kirk-Barb
    Obsessed
    Obsessed

    Posts : 359
    Reputation : 35
    Join date : 2012-03-30
    Location : Illinois

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Kirk-Barb on Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:33 pm

    berkut: I didn't even think of the orange soap stone. I have never used it, but I will remember it in the future. Thanks, I like this idea.
    avatar
    cloudyeki
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3685
    Reputation : 101
    Join date : 2012-03-19
    Age : 25
    Location : Cali

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by cloudyeki on Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:48 pm

    berkut wrote:Are you trying to do a spoiler free run through Kirk?

    One thing that has had some success for me in the past is to use wait until they are summoned, then look at them, get there attention, then put down message saying 'beware of darkwraith' using the orange soapstone, then point at the message. Hopefully they can see it? I also use messages like that to give general advice to newbies (especially in the depths) (though I haven't for a while now...) when I am doing sunbro deeds, works sometimes happy

    way to ruin the fun with logic. kidding, that is an item that always slips my mind.


    _________________
    Spoiler:

    Props to BindMind for the sig!
    avatar
    Buggy Virus
    Insomniac
    Insomniac

    Posts : 1279
    Reputation : 37
    Join date : 2012-04-11
    Location : Firelink

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Buggy Virus on Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:01 pm

    Spinning around and trying to communicate with gestures is more fun than the soapstone.


    _________________
    *Busy Drawing*
    Xbl: A Buggy Virus
    Whelp, now I have positive rep.
    Reputation : 30
    Positive votes received : 80
    Negative votes received : 74
    avatar
    sparkly-twinkly-lizard
    Compulsory Poster
    Compulsory Poster

    Posts : 3627
    Reputation : 144
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Age : 23
    Location : World 4-2 Demon Souls

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by sparkly-twinkly-lizard on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:20 am

    holy weapons aren't for ghosts, but are necesary, so be careful. (the npc in the depths tells you what holy weapons are for if you buy stuff then immediately talk to him.)


    _________________
    ლ(ಠ_ಠლ) (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    avatar
    Yarxov
    Revived
    Revived

    Posts : 2313
    Reputation : 36
    Join date : 2012-01-19
    Location : How should I know?

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Yarxov on Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:26 am

    Whenever I'm summoned I check if the door is closed in Anor Londo and the Depths, if it is there's an invader afoot!


    _________________
    I do not live in hopes of a better tomorrow, or in blissful dreams, but I live for those who live no longer.


    Sponsored content

    Re: Danger Will Robinson! Danger! Darkwraith around!

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:28 am