I’m simply irritated and infrequently petty, and I believe I’ve a brand new hero: An Elden Ring participant who spent actually hours hiding in a bush simply to mess with an AFK farmer who pissed him off.
AFK farming in Elden Ring works like this: Gamers use Torrent the horse-goat to get to locations that may’t be reached on foot, then use the Taunter’s Tongue merchandise to summon different gamers into their recreation, purportedly for PvP fight. However as a result of Torrent is not out there in multiplayer, the invited combatants cannot attain the farmer. Once they ultimately surrender and disconnect, the farmer will get some runes for the “victory,” even when they’re alt-tabbed out of the sport, or out of the room totally.
Some gamers are in a position to reverse-farm the AFK farmers, however Teasnarker took it a step additional. After invading an AFK farmer “5 fucking instances in a row,” as they put it, they determined that one thing wanted to be finished to halt the shenanigans. The farmer was out of attain and could not be handled instantly, so Teasnarker took a distinct method.
“After 4 pointless invasions I would had sufficient,” they wrote on Reddit. “I made a decision that this host would not get a single rune extra from me. So when hunters confirmed up, I ran away and placed on the mimic’s veil in a bush. And I hid there. The bush enfolded and guarded me.”
After which they refused to go away.
The Mimic’s Veil in Elden Ring is a multiplayer merchandise that permits gamers to imitate close by objects, not in contrast to the Typhon Mimics in Prey. It is an vital piece of the puzzle right here, as a result of it signifies that invaders (on this explicit case, Teasnarker) cannot be discovered and killed by hunters—different Elden RIng gamers who’re summoned to assist the “sufferer” throughout an invasion. AFK farmers get nothing when hunters surrender and go away: It is solely when the invader is handled, a technique or one other, that runes are “earned.” By refusing to go away, Teasnarker was making certain that the AFK farmer was losing their time.
The apparent draw back to this technique is that it requires the invader to remain related with the intention to deny the farmer their ill-gotten runes, however that is apparently not an issue for Teansnarker, who claimed to have been within the recreation for 3 hours once they posted about it.
“Since then, I’ve seen whole generations of hunters and invaders come and go, and all through all of it, I’ve remained within the bush,” they wrote. “The bush is my residence now. I am not popping out. You may’t make me come out.”
As a pleasant bonus, Teasnarker is even incomes a couple of runes for his or her bother—”AFK farming the AFK farmer,” as they put it.
“Each time a hunter will get killed or disconnects, I get runes and a furled finger,” they mentioned. “And the host goes to return again to fewer runes than he was anticipating, as a result of one in every of his invader slots is being completely taken up by me, crouching in my bush.
“I prefer it in right here. There are rocks and leaves and generally a bug flies by to maintain me firm. If you happen to invade an AFK farmer and have a while in your palms, I totally suggest doing this, however it’s a must to decide a distinct bush. This one is mine.”
It is potential that this story of an invader and his bush is apocryphal—Teasnarker even hinted at it, saying in an replace that individuals who query his declare of being in that bush even at this very second “most likely acquired a kick out of telling all the opposite youngsters there was no Santa Claus”—however even whether it is, I do not thoughts. It is humorous, it is cranky, and it is completely the kind of penny-ante hosejob that AFK farmers deserve. I do not do a lot Elden Ring multiplayer, but when I ever run into an AFK farmer myself, you higher consider that I’ll discover myself a bush—after which I’ll go exterior for some time.