So I'm at the Darkroot Garden bonfire and keep farming the forest protectors for ~7k souls every few minutes. I've upgraded a good chunk of my equipment to +5 and my Winged Spear to +10.
I want to join the Forest covenant and at least buy some stuff off Shiva/kill his bodyguard for his ring, but I'm having a hard time walking away from all those fat, juicy souls. To make matters worse, I'm now farming the slimes in the Depths for Large Titanite Shards.
Truth is, I know I'm stagnating, but I keep finding compelling reasons to just live at that bonfire, always killing the mage/priest/thief/warrior over and over. Anybody else find this? I got the same way when you could use the helkite drake to farm the hollowed on the bridge over and over. After killing the drake, I kinda regretted losing that source of souls.