Thanks for the concern 3nvy but Tolvo is correct in his reply. I play DkS as a relaxing hobby, I'm not a student, a kid or an unfortunate (or maybe not) unemployed person who can spend hours on each location and without the help / guidance of this site and forum I would not have ranked up over 200hrs of gameplay and still look forward to the next session.
I've moved forward with quite abit of pace since my last post. I've defeated the four kings in the Abys, visited the Painted World of Ariamis (PwA) and made significant progress in the Tomb of the Giants (ToG) all the way to Nito.
Given my journey, I have a few questions - -
I have just read the wiki regarding the PwA - I played through hollow, as I have done most of the game so I've missed Jeremiah, his armour and I did not kill Crossbeed Princilla. Apart from the armour is there a downside to leaving in peace?
ToG - the "git" that kicked me off the cliff, I went back and let him live (I'm a big softy at heart) but it seems that this mindset throughout the game has come back and bit my backside as they all seem to eventually want to kill me! anyway been pyromancer has been a HUGE advantage in the ToG but when I got to Nito I'd stashed away my divine weapons and they wasn't upto the task, so I had to warp out and at the moment I'm upgrading my weapons to fight another day.
I've just read the tip about joining the "pyromancy" covenet so thats a definate got to do, and I'm also on the lookout for red titanite chunks, I'll take a look at the wiki in a minute.
As always, I'm thankful for all the posters on this thread thats kept me engaged and stopped me throwing my hands (and controller) up in the air.