This is more of a general question, but I have a real problem with the way this game handles the difficulty. Back in the first Dark Souls, humanity wasn't growing like weeds, but there were ways to either farm it or get more then enough to survive on while you're playing. You're also not given as much of a penalty for being hollow, other then not being able to summon.
However, in Dark Souls 2, it's gotten harder AND they've increased the penalties of being hollow. Before, I read that the more hollow you are, the less likely people are to invade you, as well as it being less likely that you'll find a summon sign. However, I'm finding that you NEVER can find a summon sign. And, what's more, I've found myself invaded harder the more hollow I am.
Am I missing something here? I know it's supposed to be harder, but with no way of getting your human body back easily, this makes the game more frustrating and tedious then it is fun. How do I deal with the fact that I have a very limited supply of human effigies? Before, simply helping someone kill a boss got you your human form back. Now, it only gets you souls, so you can't get your human form to help beat your own boss.