So I haven't my copy of the game yet, since I live in Sweden, but I have a couple of questions regarding the online aspects of Dark Souls.
- If I'm online on XBL, does that automaticly put me as playing the game online and subject of potential invasions?
- Does playing online (and thusly subject of invasions) have any benefits, such as better loot, more souls, etc?
- If someone invades me and slaughter me, do I get pushed back to the latest fire I visited, like when I die to the AI?
- If playing offline mode (if there's an option), can I still read/leave messages?
I like the aspect of PvP and such, but can also see massive opportunities to griefing by idiots. I don't want to be fighting a difficult mob or huge boss, only to have someone invade my game, kill me, and push me back to a checkpoint.