I'm about to start Dark Souls. I don't want to use a guide through the entire game, but hearing the guys on the Bombcast talk about never being able to figure something out without a FAQ makes me curious what things I should look up. I think I remember Patrick or Vinny talking about not understanding the weapons/gear stats until they looked it up. Same thing with the birds nest. Any suggestions?
I have played through Demon's Souls, but it's been a few years so I'm not sure I'll pick up the ins and outs of the game quickly (especially if Dark Souls differs substantially from Demon's Souls).
Any help would be much appreciated.