There's so much 'Insider' knowledge to Dark Souls, it forces the community to piece together the puzzle. It's the only singleplayer game (at least mostly), that manages to capture this aspect of good MMORPGs. The arcane mystique of mechanics and encounters and how the community at large keeps scratching at the surface of this onion of an enigma wrapped in a puzzle. I'm four days in and I've had many crazy highs and some horrid lows, but I feel like we are about to unravel Dark Souls and own it.
It's been an awesome trip you guys. Keep on trucking!