I had this really cool idea for a sort of in-game forum and discussion area for future Dark Souls installments. It would be this sort of inter-dimensional tavern that anybody could access and it would link all the players together in one area, but combat would be disabled. There would be "tables" where players could discuss (you'll need a headset) certain topics: boss battles, secrets, hints, lairs, enemies etc. So you join the boss battles table and you wanna talk about how hard it was to beat that certain boss. You scroll down to that bosses name and select it. You're then put in a private conversation with all the gamers that that want to talk about that dang boss. It could be people who beat it and want to gush over it, rage over how many times it killed you, need help in beating it, or any manner in between. The point of the matter is you'll be put in a conversation with people who all want to talk about this topic. This allows for help to be instant and a way for you to recount your strategy, or just gush about how awesome the battle was. You get the ability to recount your epic quests in a medieval tavern with your character drinking a flagon of mead surrounded by like-minded individuals. How awesome would that be?
The whole point of this tavern would provide in-game help and create a better sense of "we're all in this together". It breaks the immersion going to the internet or web browser, if you're on steam, and looking something up. This tavern would allow you to directly interact with fellow gamers who just want to help or, on the other hand, require your help.
If you read all these ramblings and agree with me then great, if not could you explain why this aspect wouldn't work because right now it just seems like an awesome idea. That being said I'm not a programmer and I have no idea how many servers something like this would require and maybe From Software can't provide that kind of service, but wouldn't it be awesome? I mean, come on, you get to see everybody's badass character builds and newcomers get to gaze in awe at what they can become over a flagon of mead while you talk to real people about how awesome this game is.