Originally Posted by cozbyrt
Seriously thinking about getting this game. Good to know about getting the guide. Is there more to the online play than just leaving messages for another player?
Yup, but right now it seems borked for me.
Basically you have two forms unhollowed (body/human), and hollowed (zombie/undead).
When you're hollowed you can put down a sign to that other players will see and bring you into their world as a white phantom. you get souls for defeating enemies, and beat the boss and you get +1 humanity that you can use to become unhallowed at a bonfire.
You can do the same as unhollowed if you want, but as unhollowed you can also see others souls signs and invite them to help you clear the level and boss. Or alternatively you can invade (PvP) other's worlds as a black phantom and kill them for souls and additional humanity points.
But right now, either because of the level requirement, new P2P servers, or a bug, I'm not seeing nearly as many people throwing down MP offers. I'm hoping its a bug that will be patched, as DS always had tons of Coop & PvP play.