I started playing Dark Soul.
Chose the Thief starter with the tiny bit of HP accessory.
Right now I'm high dex + scimitar and shield.
Thank god for the tips on the floor o_O
I'm not sure I would have considered running away from the first big baddie.
Got all the way to the Minotaur and fought him a good number of times.
Funny enough, I won when I went SCREW THIS SHIT, LETS GO MANO A MANO, NO DODGING OR TACTIC ROOOOARG!!!!!!
Had 10,000 soul after that from all those corpse runs.
EDIT: Oh yeah, question - Is there a reason to keep the junk equipment I find on enemies? Can it be sold or something or I just discard it?