Please don't light me on fire for being a noob, but i had just went back to the cathedral lamp and saw one of those huge guys with the sacs outside next to the abandoned caravan hiding in the dark, i approached him and had him down to 1 hit before he killed me and i woke up here but in a cell... I had no idea what was happening and i found this cleric chick down in the basement, some messages on the ground said to treat her with care to make the healing church work. I've been trying to get through this area and i honestly feel like i'm under leveled or something... Those big sac-carrying guys two hit me when they're buffed with that red mist. I unlocked the lamp at the top of the stairs in front of the caryll rune, that was actually my first caryll rune. Still don't know how to use caryll runes either... I went to them, but if i click "use" nothing happens... i'm assuming i don't have enough arcane or something? IDK, it seems like every time i die i end up somewhere new. The first time i died i ended up in the hunter's dream and had no idea what was going on because i had made it past the dog demon thing in the hospital and then made it to the torch guy right next to the ladder leading up to the lamp and died. I assumed i'd end up back at the hospital room and realized i had to use the tombstone to get back to yharnam. I started over because i hate dying first thing in the game, so the second time i died was to the big sac carrying guy next to the cathedral lamp and when i died THIS time i ended up in some area i'd never been to (yahr'gul) in a situation i had no grasp of (randomly in a cell after dying with the cleric chick asking me to leave her alone when i didn't particularly know what to do with her anyways...) in a cluster ***** of those big sac-carrying guys who could two hit me... I was like "oh, there's the difficulty curve.", same thoughts when i ran into the cleric beast... everything else was easy and then i accidentally run into the cleric beast's boss area thinking its just another part of the road leading somewhere else and i swear to god i thought multiple times "I don't think i can beat this, i might have ran into a mid game boss at the beginning of the game...", I managed to beat him on my first try, but not with lack of me running like a ***** and using all 20 of my blood vials... Eventually i realized that i could just two hand my hunter's axe and just spam r1 in front of him and he'd stagger. I had been trying to maintain distance the entire time and it was THE wrong thing to do... The gun was useless and while i did damage, it felt like the cleric beast had SUCH a huge hp pool... and then i killed the next boss, the hunter guy in front of Oedon, without ANY problems. All i did was r1 interrupt him while he was human and then circle around him counter-clockwise while he was a beast and attacked his back, you know, the tried and true dark souls counter-all. I thought it'd be easier since i've played all three dark souls (completed 2 and 3, got to RIGHT before ornstein and smough in 1), but i was pleased to find that while it is LIKE dark souls, it is definitely it's own game. The difficulty was definitely there. So far its been a blast and i'm really looking forward to more gameplay, i still don't know how gun damage works. I got one of those bone marrow items, but i don't know how to use it. I also got a chalice from the blood-starved beast which was a breeze with the fire paper i got from albert and summoning some help. I summoned a player and albert to kill it. It's really hard trying to decide what to spend insight on at the water basin thing in the hunter's dream, i ended up buying the boss armor of that hunter guy i killed and it wasn't even as good as the Yharnam hunter set i'd bought from the the other water basin next to where the doll is before she starts moving around... Also, he told me i could "use the doll too, if it please you"... -coughs- Maybe he meant her leveling feature? But i talked to him before she was even up and moving around so at the time that he told me this i was just like "...?!". I'm iffy about having to spend insight to summon people, but you find enough madman's knowledge items that it's like "meh". I think i'm going to start over again because i died at least twenty times in yahar'gul trying to muscle past the big sac-carrying guys... i had only died TWICE besides the (at least) twenty times i died here... I'm definitely under leveled or something. I've been using the Kirkhammer, it's so awesome, this paired with a gun gives me three weapons in two slots. The Kirkhammer gives me a quick weapon AND a slow heavy hitter hammer in one. I feel like my dark souls experience lead me to this weapon... The sword has the straight sword r1, r1, r2 combo from ds3 and greathammers aren't anything new in dark souls. I love how you basically have the quick step arte on daggers in ds3 as your regular dodge in bloodborne (i know this came first, i'm just speaking from my perspective as i played ds3 first), at least when locked on.