another day, another elden ring Challenge race. Since FromSoftware’s massively popular Soulslike dropped on February 25th, tainted around the world has tackled the game in some downright nutty ways. but while beat it with one hand And play it harp are impressive, Twitch streamer Luality is recently taking this to a whole new level by attempting to eliminate elden ring With a freakin’ drawing tablet.
You must have heard of Luality before. A Brazilian content creator who primarily plays Soulslikes Twitch And youtubeLuality is challenging itself for a minute to beat these tough games in some truly crazy ways. Back in 2018, for example, she ran dark souls 3 with dance dance revolution dance pads, like hitting tough bosses Boreal Valley Dancer And nameless king While sweating in a storm. that later defame everyone elden ringvillain with dance pada feat that got him so much attention Made an appearance at the Intel booth at PAX West, You can imagine how trembling I was to see Luality do this. As the game from FromSoft continues to kick my ass, here it is, boss after boss with a dance pad bouncing boss like it’s nothing.
So, when I stumbled Luality robbing Godric the Grafted with a drawing tablet while scrolling elden ring Subreddit, I was on the floor and needed to know more. Why? How did the setup work? Was the drawing tablet harder to play with and, specifically, was it harder than the dance pad? I got a chance to chat on Twitter DM with Luality, who made me drink all the tea.
Perhaps the most confusing part of the run is how it all works. Luality broke it down, explaining that she’s using both a PC and PS5 (via PlayStation Remote Play) to stream elden ring For his Wacom Cintiq Pro 13 tablet. That said, things are not perfect, but with the help of his community, he has fabricated something that Worked well enough for him to defeat the Stupid Tree Sentinel Waiting to be all tarnished at the start of Limegrave.
“I had this idea two weeks ago, I asked some friends for help, and in three days we could have some prototypes that hardly worked,” Lueliti said. “Then I went to Pax West. I was invited to play Dance Pad elden ring Live at the Intel Booth! It was amazing! As soon as I got back home, I kept working on the tablet run and right now we are close to perfect and by perfect I mean barely possible! This race is tied to my hopes and dreams more than anything! I am using five different programs which are not meant to work together to make this possible. But slowly adjusting things and making things more stable has been a lot of fun, especially as the race started to take shape and I started hitting the bosses. It makes me happy how far we have come in such a short time!”
If you’ve watched some of Luality’s clips, you’ll notice that she draws strokes on the tablet’s screen to perform in-game actions like attack (a straight line) and jump (a triangle). It was too cumbersome to work with some commands. For example, camera control was impossible with this setup, so he skipped it entirely, relying only on the “reset camera” command. Accuracy is impossible here, which Luality called the run “incredibly difficult and frustrating” but completely doable.
“Both the dance pad and drawing tablet aren’t very reliable controllers and have their challenges, but the tablet beats the dance pad on this one,” Luality said. “In a lot of places they come together as equally bad. I have no camera control on either. But at least on the dance pad, I can hold keys down so things like sprinting and walking in a diagonal is more reliable. With the tablet, I can’t hold keys. I have to keep drawing and drawing. Sometimes the tablet allows me to walk in a diagonal line, but if I am using my pen, I have to pick a direction or it’s overwhelmed by inputs! Talking about this makes me laugh. I just love how all this barely works. It makes it more fun and special to me.”
Something she’s a bit more cognizant during this challenge run is how her body feels as she plays.
“My wrists are good,” Luality said. “Sometimes, the position I need to have the tablet makes my hands hurt a bit, but I am working on solving that problem so it’s not a long-term issue! I did damage a tendon in my feet while doing dance pad runs a while back, but I am mostly okay now!”
Of course, this isn’t Luality’s first jaunt through Elden Ring. Though she couldn’t recount how many times she’s beaten the game, she’s intent on finishing it with the drawing tablet because she’s “too stubborn” to give up now. She did, however, speak about the run’s hardest part so far, which, maybe surprisingly, has been just walking around the Lands Between with her Tarnished. It first consisted of drawing lines to initiate movement, but much like camera control, that became too cumbersome. Instead, Luality overlaid a virtual keyboard only for character movement, which streamlined things a bit.
The software setup is a work in progress, so Luality didn’t share the programs she’s using to make this all possible. However, she shouted out to her community several times for helping her see it through.
“I am also not doing this alone,” Luality said. “People in my community have been helping me and they have always helped me a lot. The reason I always say ‘we did it!’ when we make something cool is because it has always been a group effort. They help me troubleshoot things. They help me figure details out. They help me try different things. They support me financially so I can afford to take the time and buy the materials needed for those runs, and most importantly, they are always there for me and they believe in me even when I don’t believe in myself and they keep me going.”
I love how about her community Luality is, and you really get that sense of camaraderie watching her streams. Not only does she dish out sound relationship advice—sample: respect yourself, do not put up with bullshit—but she also gives out digital high-fives whenever she accomplishes something, whether that’s beating a hard enemy or surviving a massive drop off a cliff. It’s hella wholesome, not least because she Stream with your rabbits, However, that doesn’t make it any less stressful, and I’m sweating seeing him get beaten up by the owners over and over again.
So, what’s next for Luality? in addition to finishing elden ring With his drawing tablet—he’s in the middle of a game like himself latest twitch streamCurrently Renla of the Full Moon is fighting off the Queen and Starskorge Radan — she’s also doing some other seriously bonkers challenge runs for FromSoftware’s latest Soulslike.
“I’ve been playing FromSoftware games in weird ways for years,” said Lueliti. “I often think and have weird ideas for runs. I have plans to play the piano sometime soon. Most things are ready [on that front],