If you can't beat 'em, join 'em. I entered Elden Ring knowing Elden Ring Runes I wouldn't be
able beat them--at least, not all of them. So when I discovered that an option
to turn off the Elden Ring photo mode mod had an option to render myself
inaccessible to enemies I decided that I wanted to live as a tourist in The
Lands Between, mingling with monsters , not fighting them. Instead of taking
selfies, I used it as a way to discover the massive open spaces safely.
Safely-ish. Oddly enough, after rendering them harmless I still ended up
getting hit by monsters. Twice. Turns out Elden Ring isn't entirely safe
regardless of how much you cheat.To add a little immersion to my Elden Ring
tourist adventure, I make a Prisoner class character as I believe that a guy
dressed in rags wearing a large cooker on his head (I refer to him as
Pottrick) wouldn't even get noticed among all the odd sights of the world.
In the absence of the instructional, I perform the same thing I've been doing
in my normal game: head north, select some flowers, and then buy a horse. But
this time, I don't need to scuttle around fearfully. I'm as courageous as the
other monsters in the game. I offer my bouquets of flowers for the vendor in
my church, and then purchase a torch should I want to explore some caves. I
also buy a telescope, something a tourist might want when visiting a new
country. The telescope sucks. That's my sole Elden Ring suggestion worth
mentioning Do not bother to buy the telescope.
Wandering freely throughout Elden Ring is a genuinely pleasant experience. The
world is breathtaking and fascinating. I love having the opportunity to walk
into creatures, check out their wonderful designs and animations and details,
and see what they are up to in their free time. Which isn't easy to do when
they're trying to harm you.
Granted: they don't do much. There's not an ecosystem within Elden Ring, as
far as I'm concerned. I've never seen creatures that hunt the strange rolling
goats or taking swipes at the birds perched upon cliff edges. I've only
witnessed one incident between two mobs , and I think that was a scripted
action rather than an emergent act. However, it's still a fascinating spot to
wander around. I see zombies digging in the dirt around the castle's crumbling
walls and wonder what they're trying to discover. I stumble across a winged
demon creature singing opera , and am allowed to sit and listen to it in a
respectful manner. I pull out my torch to join those bizarre procession that
sway along the streets. I might be a typical tourist, but I feel like I'm
fitting in well here.
I even ride alongside the imposing Tree Sentinel, though with my shabby rags
and cooker's helmet as well as a stolen sword resting on my shoulder I do feel
a bit undressed. I make a conscious effort to choose enough flowers and
collect enough butterflies to trade for some real armor and a large weapon.
This way, when I go on my next ride with him, I'll look a bit like the Junior
Tree Sentinel instead of being a grubby pretender.
While I am invisibly to all the evil out there however, the world functions
and it's full of surprises. I open my chest and be transported to another area
of the world. Wolves suddenly drop from the sky as I'm driving down a path,
scaring the crap out of me. I walked through the tunnel and it collapsed and
threw me into an area that contained a huge rodent. The incident isn't fatal
because I've totally gotten rid of the game, but it's still stupendous. Sorry
to disturb you, giant rat.
But leave it entirely to Elden Ring to be dangerous as hell regardless of the
mod rendering the game completely peaceful. At one point I come upon an NPC
who asks me to write an email to her father in a castle. It takes me a while
to locate the castle (because she wasn't entirely clear on where it was, and
there's plenty of stuff that resembles castles inside Elden Ring). But
eventually, I find it, and wander for a long time trying to find her father.
Then I'm about to end into death.
Once my heart starts to beat again, I realize it was a planned event in order
to let the critter crash through the destructible crates. It wasn't really
aiming at me because it can't see me. I happened to have been able to trigger
it and ended up into its path. At first, I thought the game was overriding my
mod, like it had got bored of my peaceful wandering and excessive looting.
If it occurs one time, it is likely to be repeated So I go from the Church to
buy the chainmail armour. Just in case! It's probably best to have done. While
checking out another horrifying monster inside the same castle, I choose to be
in front of it while it stalks around with a massive axe. It smacks me, but
it's unable to move to move, which I find hilarious. It's a silly monster that
can't even move an insignificant prisoner out of your way?
OK. The lesson learned. Don't be a mocker of giant beasts while using a cheat
to keep them safe. I absolutely deserved to get an enormous axe on the head
for this. (And the fine reflexes I have?) Again, I assume this is triggered if
the creature is pushed into something that is destructible so it is able to
clear the path and continue its patrol. However, it's still like the game is
getting increasingly annoyed and I've changed it to a simple walking
simulator. Fair enough. I think I should get returning to collecting mysicle,
and then trade them for a little more armor.
Another surprise arrives a bit later: I am attacked. It takes me some time to
remember that AI-controlled NPCs in addition to other players, can invade
games (the mod, of course is only available offline). And the invaders are
actually a welcome sight because while they don't attack the player, they
actually look at me. They come up and stand just in front of me and can even
chase me for a few minutes before disappearing. Honestly, it's nice to have
the company of an invader from time to moment. I enjoy being able to approach
monsters, but being totally invisible on Elden Ring can feel a small bit
After a couple of hours of exploring , and feeling I've seen very little from
this area (Elden Ring is, um quite massive) I've decided to end my little
tourist holiday. Being able to play in peace is a good method of observing the
world and its inhabitants in an (mostly) safe manner but I've certainly
disappointed a few people in the initial game for myself. In addition to
sightseeing and collecting flowers and butterflies there's nothing other to do
aside from snapping pictures and following zombies around.
There's one more thing to consider to do before I leave for vacation But, it's
a final thing. I've got armor and a helmet, as well as a adequate shield, and
an incredibly oversized sword. Finally, I can do a few laps in my golden Tree
Sentinel and feel like an actual Sentinel trainer instead of a grubby tourist.
Also, I ended up taking a bunch of selfies. How could I not? Take a look at
some of the vacation pictures below, but keep in mind that they depict a wide
range of Elden Ring monsters you may want to discover for Elden Ring Runes for sale