I've been playing this game since March 28th and I was wondering if there are any civil places in the game, ya'know like where people who don't come over and kill the second the can get close enough, but is there? I've just reached lost basille and just starting there.
There are NPCs that won't attack you unless you do enough damage to them for them to turn hostile. The only area I think we could call "civil" is the Firekeepers' hut in the beginning of the game and the town of Majula, where most friendly NPCs gather after you encounter them in the wild.
Like in the last game the people/monsters you meet are undead like you, and most of them have gone mad and will attack on sight.