First post updated
On the co-op level: This is yet unconfirmed but it is rumored that you must be + - 10 levels from the host of the game.
The Japanese wiki has a list of common co-op spots for levels 40-60 stating it is likely most people solo their way to 40 and start searching for help around blighttown, Sen's Fortress, etc or some of the bosses. Levels 70+ will be in NG+ so all areas are somewhat active.
Is it only +/-10 levels? So even if someone was level 100, they could only play with people between 90 and 110?
Wow, great update.
Still level 60, but i've been getting stronger by upgrading all my armour and weapons.
anyway, I finally managed to play some of the multiplayer.
I have been both invaded and summoned now. Seems the easiest place to do this is in the forest.
Its where a lot of invading happens. I guess this would be a recommended spot for those wanting to PVP
Nice to have some official confirmation on the level range
I agree, but I must admit that the range seems a lot tighter than in demon's souls, IDK why they made this change.
I would assume they made the change so people with higher soul levels would be be forced to fight others in their range of power. For instance, in Demon's Souls level 60 range is 45-76 according to http://www.demonssouls.info/level-range.php where as Dark Souls would be 54-66.
the new range sucks out loud. For someone like myself who gets to play maybe once every 2 weeks everyone on the servers will be level 90+ and ill still be 10. Ill basically be running around by myself and again be worried about being invaded by people on their thrid character built stricly for ass raping characters like mine.
GREAT JOB BONDIA! Should have been atlus, hell should have been anyone! I would have hosted the servers in my basement if they asked!
Due to several contacts we've received from users confused as to how the summoning feature works in game, we have provided this list to help.
Conditions for summoning (White Sign Soapstone):
!!!!!!Also, please note that there are several different servers/lobbies that are being used for Dark Souls, so you may not be able to summon a specific friend into your game even if you adhere to the steps above. We can only recommend that you follow the steps above for the best chance at being able to join a specific friends' game.!!!!!!!