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6:56 PM on 01.14.2013

Dark Souls PvP and me (An introductory blog)

Hello there, I'm Oven Fries. I've lurked around here for a couple of years now, but never really had the courage to write a blog of my own. So here goes my very first Dtoid blog and please, don't eat me.

Let me tell you something, I LOVE Dark Souls. The difficulty, the hidden lore, the weighty controls, the feeling of complete isolation and despair and that little flicker of warmth found at the next bonfire. I adore it. I've poured many many hours into Dark Souls, playing various builds and restrictions and engaging in jolly cooperation with other players. Yet for all my experience, as soon as I get invaded by another player, I shit my pants.

I suck at Dark Souls PvP.

That is always me, everytime.

I am just awful, every time I get invaded I lose. Sometimes it's due to massive amounts of lag/lagstabs. Other times it is because the other player has totally twinked their character (looking at you level 1 with full stats) but most of the time it's simply because the other player is better than me. I just can't win. It is one facet of the game I just cannot understand. When I come up against another player, everything I know about Dark Souls goes right out the window. The sheer unpredictability of another Human player totally throws me off my game. Dark Souls for me is about learning the moves of your enemies and knowing how they fight, but when faced with another player I make silly mistakes and die.

Now I don't hate the PvP. I know full well it is an important aspect of the game. When I tell people that I suck at it, they instantly tell me to play offline if I have such a big deal with it. Which is not the case at all. I daresay I like the PvP, there is definitely a rush that you don't get in PvE but I'm still rubbish. In the end I guess I'm just not overly competitive, I'm a guy who likes to help with someones fun, not shit on it and light it on fire.

Thanks for reading, you guys are awesomesauce.   read

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