Why do I sometimes randomly get humanity?

#1SteadyingMeatPosted 3/29/2013 4:59:08 AM
Sometimes I notice that I have like 1 or 2 humanity, yet I didn't actually use a humanity thingy, so where is it coming from?
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#2GrowshroomPosted 3/29/2013 5:02:35 AM
If you kill enough enemies in an area where the boss is not yet defeated you'll get Humanity. It is a way to encourage players to go human and summon help in case they are stuck against the boss.
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#3xdividebyzeroxPosted 3/29/2013 5:12:28 AM
It happens. Most enemies humanity goes straight into the counter. Nothing to do but either use it to kindle any bonfire's you come across, make use of the benefits of the extra item discovery or take the risky route and save it for when you die and hollow. .
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#4ffogellPosted 3/29/2013 7:27:15 AM
xdividebyzerox posted...
It happens. Most enemies humanity goes straight into the counter. Nothing to do but either use it to kindle any bonfire's you come across, make use of the benefits of the extra item discovery or take the risky route and save it for when you die and hollow. .


really never noticed that..... and 'im still doubting for the amount of time i played...

OP... did you put message on the ground ? because when someone promote your message you get an humanity much like you get an estuk shug when someone kindle their bonfire in the same zone your are...
#5LamesyPosted 3/29/2013 8:08:14 AM
It's definitely a thing. As mentioned, in areas where the boss is alive. I think it may only accumulate from certain 'types' of defeated foes as well (e.g. Undead) because there are areas I farmed ad nauseum (Sens' opening snake duo) without any gain.
#6Sain_of_CaelinPosted 3/29/2013 8:46:39 AM(edited)
From: ffogell | #004
OP... did you put message on the ground ? because when someone promote your message you get an humanity much like you get an estuk shug when someone kindle their bonfire in the same zone your are...


I'm pretty sure that's been debunked.

You can get up to 5 humanity per area before killing the boss by killing enemies. There's a link floating around somewhere, reddit maybe, that outlines the entire system.

EDIT: http://www.reddit.com/r/darksouls/comments/1ai3wn/dark_souls_science_the_mechanics_of_obtaining/
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