My twinkling titanite problems have been erased by a visit to ash lake and the clams there.
So now I have a +5 BK halberd, +5 BK greatsword, +5 Antiquated set for some very good curse resistance, and a +5 crest shield for magic resistance.
When I get the black iron armor I will return to upgrade that because I plan on making that my main armor after I reach Anor Londo.
I'm trying to figure out how casters are supposed to deal with the two Hydra mini-bosses. If you try to lock on to them it'll target the body where it will take drastically longer to kill them then attacking the heads with any melee weapon. not tom mention if you don't kill the heads they can keep shooting at you.
Long overdue edit, I have now beaten DS1, DS2, and am working into DS3.
More edits, I have beaten 3 and now have obtained every steam achievement for 1