Dark Souls II Discussion
also the soul memory stuff? any idea what that is useful for?
Oh, you have to get to Majula, and you'll see a woman on a cliff near a bonfire. Speak to her and she'll give you an estus flask, and you'll gain the ability to level up. Teleport to another bonfire, then tele back to the one in Majula and the same woman will be back by the bonfire. Speak to her again and she will level you up.
As for the soul memory, I haven't gotten that far yet
[Edited by DrNoble, 4/24/2014 8:44:55 PM]
When you first enter Majula, there is an area to the right which has a tall tower overlooking the sea. To the right of that, slightly down the cliff and by a tree, there is a green-cloaked woman known as the Emerald Herald. Once you speak to her, she will relocate to the Majula bonfire. Thereafter, you can speak to her and level up at that bonfire. Unlike Dark Souls, this is the only place you can spend souls to level up.
When speaking to her at the Majula bonfire, be sure to wait for a menu to popup. You may have to speak to her several times before the option becomes available.
As a side piece of advice, if you want to save your souls until you can first spend them, don't go down into the area with the two trolls. This is a difficult encounter for a new character. You can bypass that and come back to it later to fight them.
soul memory seems to be for online play
[Edited by jackbig, 4/24/2014 8:49:58 PM]
As for soul memory, the only thing it is used for is determining online matchmaking. Basically, to co-op and invade/be invaded by other people you not only have to be within their level range but also have similar soul memory.
Soul memory is the total amount of souls you've ever acquired. Whether you used them, threw them away, spent them on items, doesn't matter.
Adding an option to edit this might be controversial. On the one hand, From Soft implemented this in an attempt to stop low level players from getting harassed by experienced players who've run through the game and not leveled up but gotten great equipment. On the other hand, it doesn't work. That's going to happen regardless and all it REALLY does it prevent people from co-oping with their friends, or PvPing with players of their skill level, because if one person plays longer than another their soul memory goes up and boom, you can't play with each other anymore.
Personally, I would like an option to edit this. I want to be able to co-op with the people I like without having to worry about playing the game too much. It might make it easier to harass players with less soul memory but let's be honest, this is a trainer. It's going to do that anyway. Soul memory is a terrible system anyway. Total number of souls doesn't mean anything. You could be a very inexperienced player that's just killed things over and over and kept dying, so you've accrued a ton of soul memory but haven't used any of the souls. Etc.
Sorry for the long post, tried to explain it as best as I could. As far as I know, no one knows the exact soul memory range for co-op/pvp. I've heard it's +/- 25% of your soul memory, but it's mostly speculation.
I suggest first purchasing a legitimate copy of DS2 for Multi-Player then torrenting a cracked version for Single-Player for use with a Trainer. That way you aren't really breaking the law as you legitimately own the game.
And you don't get banned from their servers for using a trainer(assuming one gets released)
Win/Win for both the player AND the dev.
Edit: I done this with many games I own on steam due to cheat protection in steam's version. EG: Realms of Ancient War (owned on steam but torrented version required for cheating purposes.
[Edited by Hoover1979, 4/24/2014 11:13:04 PM]
Purchasing a legit copy of a game does not legally entitle you to pirate it.
When you resort to software piracy you not only download the game but share it as well (it's the essence of P2P), which is still illegal.
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