Welcome back sir, let me get you up to speed on the current situation.
First off, parry spamming has infested most, if not all, of pvp. Some fool must have uploaded a video for the newer folk and made it look incredibly easy to parry. Now these guys are ridiculous and will spam until they parry you; however, they make themselves painfully obvious. Once identified a mere backstab should scare these hooligans.
As school is out, a lot of these 12 year olds have decided to hack their way into our realm. Be on the look out, the Undead Burg may as well have fallen on some days. Be careful out there. They sometimes disguise it in a, almost, clever manner. For instance, They may give themselves 99 faith and cast DMB on their falchion but leave their vitality and endurance at a normal level. Use your instincts on these guys.
This is merely an initial report. If anything else comes up I'll let you know.