I'm in NG+ on my second character with a much better build and a more proactive approach to the online aspects. I've been summoned on the Lost Sinner over a dozen times and I'd say I've got a 95% success rate. Red Eye Ring does wonders for tanking.
Now, here's the problem. The problem is that I decided to join the Blue Sentinels. I enjoy it. I enjoy being summoned to defend some poor bastard from ganking invaders. That's fun. You know what else is fun? Invading the guilty and exacting sweet sassy justice.
I amassed quite the collection of cracked blue eye orbs in my first playthrough. I stuffed about 30 of them into my item box and never thought of it again. Then I amassed another collection in NG+, and now I have about 50 cracked blue eye orbs. I decided to invade some guilty sinners, and I've been utterly destroying most of the sinners I come across. I find the PVP in this scenario to be addictive. I want to stop. I want to progress, but I keep finding myself earning more tokens for more duels, for more victories which give me more cracked blue eye orbs. I don't even want to get summoned to help apostles anymore. I find that annoying. I want to invade the guilty. To make the sinners repent. I want to hear their lamentations as I pierce their fucking hearts with my halberd of Karma.
My point is, I've become that ganking asshole invader I hated so much in Dark Souls 1. The worst part? I kind of understand them now. This sense of power, this idea that I can immediately ruin someone else's day. The "oh shit" pause after the sinner runs a gauntlet of Old Knights in a desperate attempt to reach the Dragonrider, only to find this lovely hunk of blue rock waiting for them by the fog door. All of it is so intoxicating.
I need help, guys. I really don't want to be that asshole, but it's so much fun.