Died twice and couldn't loot the first corpse

Good post, @LucanDChance, especially since it is your first !

This is behaviour we expect and I am sorry for your wife’s loss. The second death did wipe the loot from the first death. When running with another player, I usually stay with the first tombstone, making sure there is nothing that would get between them and their gear.

The alternate solution that I use while solo is replicating the gear and leaving it in a special box bear each spawn point. I can grab all and dress on the run. With legendary weapons, I get as close as possible with crafted ones, good enough.

Please help your wife through this traumatic experience !

Regards

jim

Thank you for your response Jim. Unfortunately that glitch is a game breaker for her and my roommate. I will continue playing but it means that she won’t clear me getting the dlc. If y’all fix that bug or even have plans to remedy it in the future please let me know so I can get them back on board.

I’m really sorry to hear that, but my daughter feels the same way, so I lost a form of enjoying her company from 1k miles away. I feel your pain.

Enjoy what you can, accept the rest :slight_smile:

Regards

jim

Hey there @LucanDChance

Welcome to our community.
Tombstones despawn after a period of time to avoid cluttering (30 minutes in official servers). It is not a bug, but intended behavior. As per the death marker, it shows where you died last only.

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Hi I think you’re incorrect here.
I just double checked on Solo play…
You can have up to 3 tombstones on the map, and of course 3 corpse/cairn’s.
As soon as you die a 4th time the first tombstone vanishes of the map and it’s cairn turn’s in to a loot bag.
All subsequent deaths destroy the oldest tombstone/cairn.
If your quick enough (within 30 mins of the 1st death) you CAN loot all 3 cairns.

This was done to give an unarmoured player 3 chances to get their original kit back

So it is a bug I’m afraid :anguished:

I can’t speak to three tombstones, but this evening I was running with a friend, let’s just call him Cliff (for obvious reasons).

He died while trying to slide down a long drop, leaving his tomb with all his gear. Having his spawnpoint back at home base, he portalled to the sinkhole, whereupon an undead hyena ripped his nekkid bod to shreds. Second death, still no gear.

I stood at the obelisk to keep the hyenas at bay and back he came. Making it through this time, we proceeded to his first death marker and made the slide off the cliff without incident. Gear retrieved, two tombstones on the map, well less than a half hour.

I’m with @ChatterBox in calling this a bug, but reproduction would be iffy at best.

Please ask your wife to read this thread, perhaps it will change her mind. It’s a wonderful online/partnership experience.

Regards

jim

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actually it’s configurable feature, server I play on allows only one corpse, as to make players more wary of dying, meaning if you do not loot your corpse and die again first one despawns automatically with all loot on it

That’s funny, I haven’t seen a Dark Souls server setting. Just kidding, but seriously I haven’t seen that in the server settings. Also I have heard that this has been going on since the release of the game so I have to assume it’s a bug in the core programming. If it is, I understand that it is a major pain to do a rewrite. With that said, my suggestion would be to copy the code, find the bug, fix it, then re-release the updated version. You may get a lot of backlash for it but it should be done for a couple of sound marketing reasons. The first reason is that without fixing the big bugs and focusing manpower on pumping out xpacs it gives the game a money grabbing feeling. The second reason is that by fixing the bugs it would give the player community a sense that the dev team really cares about their opinions and concerns which creates a loyal customer base, And lastly with a loyal customer base and good solid programming you will have a game that could compete heavily in the MMORPG arena. Heck if someone started a Kickstarter to make up for loss of profits while the game was offline I would pay into it.

had your wife testament? if you have doubts, now you can if you have loot or not, depends of the love of your wife about you :smiley: :smiley: :smiley:

@drachenfeles, could you point me to those settings? Even if in a .ini, it would be interesting to test. We may even prefer a single gravestone, just to punish our friends :stuck_out_tongue:

Regards

jim

sure

CorpsesPerPlayer=1

TY !

Regards

jim

LOL, for some reason in my solo game it is set to 10. I certainly did not do that.

@LucanDChance, since you are playing on an official server, you have no way of altering serversettings.ini, which contains the setting @drachenfeles just turned me on to.

You could, however, start a new game in solo/coop and invite your wife as a player through Steam (must be friends). There are a few restrictions, none too harsh, tether range being the most restrictive.
Find ServerSettings.ini and alter CorpsesPerPlayer to any number that makes her happy.

An alternative would be renting a server, then more than two can join. They are relatively cheap and as server admin for CE, do the same. Then you, better half and her BFF can play together without those restrictions.

If you want better or more precise directions, feel free to DM me or shout out here.

Best of game

jim

or hosting server locally on one of PCs, woks much better then buggy co-op

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I’m playing on PS4, I also noted that I died 2 times and was still able to loot my first corpse on the same server…

@drachenfeles, I fully concur. I got my daughter a laptop and the game as a present, thinking we could spend some quality time together 1k miles apart. The rigamarole we had to go through with steam, other coop problems, 2 player limit, etc, drove her batty.

My issue with server hosting is opening ports and getting rather deep into the digital mechanics to allow multiplayer. Personally, I would rather throw money at that solution since it is rather cheap.

I suspect you are rather proficient and comfortable with hosting and surpass my knowledge /bow

Regards

jim

to host locally not over internet you need no such shenanigans, it’s basically plug&play
there is tool to automate the process

Yes, I read that in detail several months ago and although well written and thorough, I saw no need to go there.

Thanks for the tip, though :slight_smile:

Regards

jim

If playing Solo/Co-op, the lose loot on death thing can be turned off so dying doesn’t mean losing your goods in an enemy camp with little hope of recovering it.

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