So I finally picked this game up and I'm wondering if the Giantbomb Demon's Souls community can give me some tips before I go headlong into it. Through the reading of other threads, I'm seeing that dodging is key and class really only affects the beginning of the game. So I'm more wondering, are there any tips for manipulating World Tendency/Character Tendency? What WT/CT should I strive for on my first playthrough? Once online play is available again, should I play online or will that just mess up my WT? Also, when online, will I constantly be invaded and annihilated on my first playthrough? Any tips for world/level progression? Should I have bypassed starting this thread and just consulted a guide or even just stumble and crawl my way through?