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Finding Places on the Elden Ring Map

I've always had an acute attention to detail especially when there are things that are obviously meant to be something else.

Finding places in Elden Ring

Intro -

Gaining experience in the game is one of the most important aspects of the game and even though there'll be enemies in wide open areas that'll help you manage this, it goes without saying that you need to find certain places on the map. Now, not surprisingly, this might seem like a hard task but I assure that if you know what to look for and where, you'll find it.

Some dungeon areas require you to view it at a different angle in order to find it but there are ways of finding caves and dungeon areas without the use of a walkthrough or Google.

I always prided myself on trying to find certain places without an aid, but as the saying goes "you can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink". Having said that, it cannot be argued that some of these places in the game might come off a little invisible to the naked eye.

But, an approach I've mastered will make it so you'll be able to find whatever cave or dungeon it is. I'll warn you though, I can't take into account the dangers inside the places but there is a tell for finding these places.

Looking at the Map -

If you look at the map, you'll see little landmarks. At a distance, they might look like ruins or debris, but investigating them will unveil what they truly are. The map only shows you nothing but blankness and field as far as the eye can see.

However, some things are never what they appear to be at first glance, but I learned that in this game, it pays to not take things at face value lest you get fooled or even going down a path you're not meant to.

Picking out the Posies -

Now comes the fun part, look at the map and look really closely. Zoom in with R3 and look at the pieces of land on the map. Now, if I didn't know better, I'd say they were just ordinary ruins or buildings with special attention. But when you run over to that landmark and find that its a cave, it suddenly becomes a skill that you master in the moment.

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Not sure what I mean; let me explain. Finding places on the map is both easy and hard, but at the heart lies the concept that you know what something is without trying real hard to find it. For example, if you were looking for a cave but the cave doesn't exist in a wide open space but if you look at the blackish red orangish hole on the map, you'll discover that its a cave.

However, not every piece of land is going to be that obvious, a lot of places require that you spend some time looking for it. To be honest, I've gotten my fill of trying to find places without Google and I'll tell you that I am definitely capable of doing so and now, so do you. Leave not a stone unturned. Fortune favors the patient.

Take your time -

Sometimes, the hardest part isn't finding the places on the map, its the time consumption factor. A lot of times, I've gotten to a point where finding certain places on the map has become a bit of chore; I want to find everything and every place.

The big thing about doing this is that if you find and destroy the boss of a dungeon, you'll be richly rewarded. I mean, in the rune reward category. Make no mistake, you'll spend some time, a lot of time, searching for a place that doesn't exist or doesn't exist on that side.

You'll sometimes go looking for places that are right under your nose but you wouldn't know it because of its position on the map. Sometimes, one place can end up on the other side of a particular place but on that map, it can throw you for a loop.

Incidentally, no matter what you're doing, exploring every place on the map is paramount in getting stronger. I'm currently a Lv. 123 and I'm a practical superpower; trust me, its worth it.

Point of Order: Make the time to explore the map fully.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2022 Rodney McGill

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