April 12, 2022 at 7:43 pm #43219
One Elden Ring user as of late stumbled across an incredible detail regarding the notes that come from the Lands Between’s various Merchants. Interestingly, not all of the Merchants in Elden Ring originally hail from the Lands Between, however precious little is had some significant awareness of their travels. They work like basically every other in-game shopkeeper, in any case, offering goods that range from key items and upgrade materials to weapons and consumables. Merchants also sell info items, notes boasting valuable information about certain locations, enemies, and more.
Of course, Elden Ring plays host to a wide variety of interesting NPCs, some of whom take users on a remarkable wild ride during their questline. Iron Fist Alexander, a giant talking cauldron, counts as one such side character. Roderika, who players first meet in the open world, serves as another fascinating non-playable character. And fan-favorite NPC Ranni the Witch continues to demonstrate so popular that cosplay and other user-made creations have already taken the web by storm on numerous occasions. Unsurprisingly, even Elden Ring’s Merchants are no strangers to fanfare.
While searching through their inventory, Reddit user uuhjordan realized something fascinating about the notes purchased from Merchants in Elden Ring. A feather accompanies each note in the inventory menu to indicate the thing’s origin. As such, every time a Merchant sells a note to the Tarnished, they attach a feather from their special hats to the parchment.
There seems to be no easy way to discern which note came from which Merchant. Users interested in such granular information will likley have to do a touch of legwork. Still, this small Elden Ring detail further demonstrates FromSoftware’s impressive design chops. It stands to reason that easy-to-miss touches of this nature will continue to be found by players for a long time to come.
Designer FromSoftware and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment shipped Elden Ring earlier this year on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox platforms. The title has since become a remarkable hit, too, with in excess of 12 million copies sold overall after just three weeks or so of availability. In celebrating the impressive sales milestone, FromSoftware and Bandai Namco teased their plans to additionally expand upon the Elden Ring brand, particularly outside the realm of the interactive medium. What such endeavors will entail is not yet known, however it’s clear Elden Ring’s success has just barely begun.
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