So, I was on the Xbox this evening, watching my son, I switched over to Dark Souls 3 for a bit, and made a run at the Rotting Tree again. I don’t know what it was. Maybe the fact that I was trying to keep the controller out of my son’s hands as I was dodging both him and the swipes from the tree, but I beat the tree, and it seemed really easy. Don’t know why I had like 10 deaths to this thing before.
And afterward I discovered that the tree area was a dead end? What the hell? If this wasn’t the way forward what was?
I lit the bonfire and looked at the destinations, and it looks like I already have a destination at the bonfire at the bottom of the elevator. Apparently that bonfire was not a dead end but the way forward.
So… the tree was optional this whole time?