I don't understand a thing either one of you said. I'm not angry, but you might as well be speaking Greek. I have no idea how to block - never seen a tool tip on this and the controls pages I've seen on the web don't say a word about blocking. I don't understand "humanity", "kindling" or "hallowing". Equipment? Just what I've started with - a lousy axe and 8 fire spells. I didn't blissfully walk past any shrines and I don't even seem to have access to a map. Now if I'm supposed to understand humanity, or weight encumbrance, or any of this other stuff, then then the game has some serious flaws explaining what seems to be some very basic concepts, because all it's done is tell me how to fight, roll and sprint. That's all I can do. Frankly, I don't think we're even talking about the same area. I've seen no blacksmith, elevator, gravestones or anything of that sort. I appreciate the attempts at helping, but I think I'll go play something "simple" like Kerbal Space Program. Astronomy & Physics seems a lot easier than Dark Souls. EDIT: Oh, and I just checked. I have no humanity, can't "kindle" or any of that stuff.