This mod turns Elden Ring into a seamless co-op adventure

My experience trying to play Elden Ring with my real-life friends was as arduous as my trip to Erdtree. Just when I thought I was getting closer, I fell into a canyon or found a whole new piece of land between me and my target. That’s the struggle to make co-op work, and I wonder if all this disconnection, invasion, summoning signs failing to show up, and inability to ride or fast travel together are part of the game’s grand message about the necessity of suffering.

Well, I said “hooey” to all of this and let me play LukeYui’s mod which turns Elden Ring into a seamless co-op game (thanks, PCGamesN). The mod, which is still in progress, claims to remove “all multiplayer boundaries and allow connections to persist after death.”