I did it! And by that I mean I’ve caught up on 5015 posts in this thread.
I’ve never played a Souls game before, but the chatter around Elden Ring was so good, that when my nephew had a birthday and asked me to join him in game, I couldn’t say no. That was a couple of weeks ago now, and my Confessor (modelled after Warrior Nun) is level 58. What a game! I’m totally enraptured. Maybe it’s a question of right game at the right time, but I’ve previously bounced off open world attempts, including: Breath of the Wild, Witcher 3, and RDR2. Why did Elden Ring hook me? I honestly don’t know. It’s not the story, that’s for sure. I find it near incomprehensible. But now that I know what I’m doing (e.g., don’t fat roll, and roll constantly), I’m feeling a real sense of weight and mastery when I actually win a tough fight.
I just got around to beating Rennala, with relative ease as I’m over leveled, and moving onto Altus and Caelid in search of a somber smithing stone 5. My build is something I just came up with because it’s cool: Faith based dual scythe wielding. I have barely any FP (88) so I’m still using the skelly and wolf summons (albeit slightly upgraded). I have Oleg and Lhutel, but I’d rather prioritize getting my Vigor up to 40 before plunking any points into Mind. Plus there’s always Endurance that needs more points. Roll roll roll! Which reminds me, I have to manually equip and unequip my crossbow because otherwise I’m heavy. And yes, I’m using the Talisman that helps with weight. I’m just deeply appreciating my heavy, heavy Grave Scythe (with Faith damage scaling ashes of war) and Winged Scythe combo. A jumping attack while dual wielding gives such a satisfying snicker-snack death to most non-boss mobs. And the bleed works well on bosses!
So, that’s me. Anyone from Qt3 besides Jeff still actively playing on PlayStation? And close enough to level 58 for me to summon for help on occasion? Do we have a group password?
Finally, @jpinard, do you think you’d be within summon range of me? I play on PS5, and you’re one of the only Qt3ers I’ve got friended and visibly still playing. I’ve been tempted to ask you for help a couple of times, but I’ve been a bit too shy to reach out.