I haven't played any Dark Souls 2 at all. And the difficulty of Dark Souls 1, while interesting was a bit much. I heard Dark Souls 2 Scholar raises the difficulty of DS2. So I was thinking I should buy the base DS2 game without scholar. Unless there are options in DS2:Scholar that let you play easier version and you don't miss any content.
Is there content not in DS2:Scholar that is in DS2 base? Can I play the original difficulty buying DS2:Scholar?