The Elden Ring Community Has Become a Hotbed for Memes Due to Lack of News on the Game
With news on Elden Ring nowhere to be found, the game's burgeoning community has found a way to keep entertaining one another in the meantime.
There aren’t many gaming communities I spend a lot of time in nowadays, but over the past few years, I have found myself lurking more and more in Reddit groups for the Souls games. Whether it be Dark Souls, Bloodborne, or the newly released Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, I’ve found each individual community to be some of the most welcoming and positive on the Internet and, for the most part, are a far cry from the “git gud” mentality that many associate fans of the Souls games with.
With FromSoftware announcing its newest project, Elden Ring, earlier this year at E3 2019, it didn’t take long for a Reddit community on the game to form and discussions to begin taking place. As the months have dragged on though, news on Elden Ring has largely been totally absent. We still haven’t seen gameplay, we don’t know when it’ll be releasing, and FromSoftware and Bandai Namco have largely remained quiet. So with so little information to go off of, the community has slowly just become a place to create stupid memes centered around the game in the meantime.
Yes, the Elden Ring subreddit has largely just become a sh**posting community at this point. The top posts in the group almost constantly are memes begging creator Hidetaka Miyazaki for more information on Elden Ring, memes referencing a nonexistent boss called Glaive Master Hodir, or some other dumb jokes about how everyone in the group is going to die before we ever learn anything more about this game.
There’s also a running theory that Miyazaki is just stalling out on sharing information so that the community will begin to write the lore of Elden Ring for him. That’s how the aforementioned fake boss Glaive Master Hodir came about, after all.
One of my other personal favorite trends though has been everyone creating stupid memes referencing the “someone” or “something” that destroyed the Elden Ring, according to the game’s trailer. In all honesty, it’s a pretty dumb and poorly written line that is made all the funnier since the community has latched onto the quote in this manner.
Others in the community also started taking other lines said in Elden Ring trailer and have turned those into stupid jokes as well.
And more recently, I loved this stupid Spider-Man 2 callback realizing what the community has essentially turned into.
I guess the bottom line of this whole article is that the Elden Ring subreddit has been a fun one to lurk in for a few months now. Even without anything to go off of regarding the game, the community has found a way to make it a place I check in on almost daily just to get a good chuckle. If you’re a Souls fan, I encourage you to go spend some time in there as well if you get bored.
If we’re lucky, hopefully, we’ll get some more information before the end of the year on Elden Ring. And if we don’t, well, at least we know that Glaive Master Hodir is bound to show up.