why do you summon phantoms?

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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Tolvo on Thu May 31, 2012 1:48 am

    "By the power of Tolvo, I have the power!"

    Then whatever sword you have in hand turns into a Murakumo, and any creature you are on turns into a white cat as you gain knowledge on all things Forest and Anti-Gank.
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by JoeBroski09 on Thu May 31, 2012 1:49 am

    Tolvo wrote:"By the power of Tolvo, I have the power!"

    Then whatever sword you have in hand turns into a Murakumo, and any creature you are on turns into a white cat as you gain knowledge on all things Forest and Anti-Gank.
    Give me good internet, too.


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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Federally on Thu May 31, 2012 1:55 am

    Tolvo wrote:3 Gankers with full Giants, 12 casts of WotG, Claymores and a good sync as well as voice chat. I eat that for breakfast.

    A big *** tree...Has killed me more than anything in any game ever.

    Right there with you buddy. I HATE the BoC, It's my arch nemesis


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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by SpecOps0 on Thu May 31, 2012 2:00 am

    Federally wrote:
    Tolvo wrote:3 Gankers with full Giants, 12 casts of WotG, Claymores and a good sync as well as voice chat. I eat that for breakfast.

    A big *** tree...Has killed me more than anything in any game ever.

    Right there with you buddy. I HATE the BoC, It's my arch nemesis


    Summon me? cheers I make most frowns go upside down. lol!


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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Reaperfan on Thu May 31, 2012 4:41 am

    I summon phantoms because I'm too lazy to beat Ornstein and Smough solo. Sure I CAN solo them, but it's just a chore winking

    Anywhere else and it's mostly to give the phantom's something to do. Maybe I don't need help running through New Londo or Sen's, but since I know the most boring thing trying to be a phantom is waiting to get summoned I figure I'll do my part to make a few of them not have to wait around so long happy


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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by TheBigLebowski on Thu May 31, 2012 5:54 am

    Sebastrd wrote:I summon simply because I enjoy playing with other people. Dark Souls is such a lonely game, it's nice to have company.

    This. I also still play Demon Souls (the Asian version, best one) and there are summon signs all over the place still. Ofcourse it's not for help, but just for fun.
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Doelker on Thu May 31, 2012 6:02 pm

    Well ... It sounds like there are only pro's that can handle the game with a chopstik in one hand and the other one tied to their backs...

    Why do I summon or get summoned?
    Just because I love the Jolly Cooperation attributes of the plus the souls I get.
    I summon with some bosses because I go through most of the game with a low level and as I can't beat some bosses buttnaked and using only one fist I Summon somebody so I don't lose all my souls and humanities.
    And no, I don't get bored while I am waiting to get summoned. In fact I get summoned as soon as I lay my sign down. And again, and again. There is a lot of jolly co-op action out there.




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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by OcelotRigz on Thu May 31, 2012 8:41 pm

    Im new to the Souls games. I only got into them over the last two weeks, i finished Demons Souls and started Dark Souls monday. They are very overwhelming games at first, theres not that familiarity and run-of-the-mill design most other games have. Never summoned in DeS's, did everything solo, but have in DkS's a few times. I was having a very hard time with that shthead Capra all day and then tonight i finally summoned a guy and he killed Capra in like 5 secs. He had it coming though.

    But I would only summon a guy near a boss gate, i wouldn't summon any earlier because i take a while going through a world, i love exploring, taking my time, checking every nook and cranny, sussing out the enemy etc... I can imagine a guy getting bored and leaving, understandably.
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Thu May 31, 2012 10:03 pm

    Well, I never look for a summon when I am going for a boss, because at this stage, unless I make some boneheaded mistake or the Bed of Chaos is dead-set on being a jackass I know that I will not die to these bosses.

    However, if I am walking to a boss fog door and I spot a summon sign on the floor, I almost always say, `Hey, let me get this guy in my game.´ I do this for no particular reason, mostly just because if someone is leaving down their sign I know that they are waiting around to be summoned so I summon them just so that they can get some souls, humanity, and some action.

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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Viexnia on Thu May 31, 2012 11:43 pm

    I have yet to try and solo any boss.
    I like having the company of other phantoms, such as when I go and fight Seath The Scaleless..
    It takes forever to get to him and The Bed Of Chaos.

    I usually wait around to be summoned (Not long SL 166)
    and collect souls from beating the area boss.
    Also, I make co-op friends on the way so it all works out happy
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by WhatDoesThePendantDo? on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:04 am

    Viexnia wrote:I have yet to try and solo any boss.
    I like having the company of other phantoms, such as when I go and fight Seath The Scaleless..
    It takes forever to get to him and The Bed Of Chaos.

    I usually wait around to be summoned (Not long SL 166)
    and collect souls from beating the area boss.
    Also, I make co-op friends on the way so it all works out happy

    Not even the Taurus Demon the first time out?

    At that point I did not even understand how the online aspect of the game worked so I just slogged through it alone. But, then again, I had no DeS experience.

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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Viexnia on Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:12 am

    WhatDoesThePendantDo? wrote:
    Not even the Taurus Demon the first time out?

    At that point I did not even understand how the online aspect of the game worked so I just slogged through it alone. But, then again, I had no DeS experience.

    I realize that the Taurus Demon is incredibly easy...
    and no, not even him.

    I have not played Demon Souls either.

    I was given the suggestion of making a special chara
    that solo's every boss ^_^ It sounds fun, and very frustrating.

    ..and lonely -sigh-
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Federally on Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:14 am

    The Taurus Demon is easy now but *** hell he was hard the first time I saw him! I almost **** my pants when he jumped down on me the first time and was dead before I recovered from the shock. In level appropriate gear with newbie skills he isn't easy so don't feel bad.

    I'm currently running a new character that's soloing all bosses and its great. Just did Ornstein and Smough solo and it was awesome! I can't wait for Gwyn!


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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by TheBigLebowski on Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:24 am

    Taurus is easy, because of the cheesy lunge attack from the tower big grin
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    Re: why do you summon phantoms?

    Post by Wilkinson3424 on Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:09 am

    Viexnia wrote:I have yet to try and solo any boss.
    I like having the company of other phantoms, such as when I go and fight Seath The Scaleless..
    It takes forever to get to him and The Bed Of Chaos.

    I usually wait around to be summoned (Not long SL 166)
    and collect souls from beating the area boss.
    Also, I make co-op friends on the way so it all works out happy
    i forced myself to solo every boss my first playthrough. ng+ was a different story.


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