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Is it necessary to play Dark Souls I / II before I play III?

No, it's not necessary. You are able to complete DS3 and understand it till some point without any background in series. But experience with previous games will help you: in understanding basic game ...
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Is there an illusion in the tutorial area?

There's no illusion in that area. You open hidden walls by pressing X/A on your controller and in very rare cases by attacking a wall or using explosives. I'm afraid you were trolled successfully in ...
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How scarce are souls?

Yes and no. Basically, after a while (as you mentioned), enemies stop spawning. So the souls stop flowing. However, there are ways around this. Infinitely Spawning Enemies. Yup, you heard right. ...
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How scarce are souls?

With the latest patch, Dark Souls 2 gives you unlimited souls, available near the start of the game. This is due to a change with the covenant Company of Champions, accessible when you reach Majula (...
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Is there a limit on how far you can Hollow in Dark Souls II?

According to user @somebody (comments of the question) and to that source: This will continue until it caps at 50% of maximum HP, unless the player has a sin level of wretch, which it will cap at ...
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How do I remove the Pursuer's curse?

The effect of curse in Dark Souls 2 is similar to the effect that you get when you die -- you lose some of your maximum health and you go hollow. You can reverse this effect by either using a human ...
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Does Dark Souls II have a way to be purchased with all DLC?

Scholar of the First Sin is the version you are looking for. It includes all the DLC content as well as being the 64-bit version which has enhanced graphics and some "extra features". From the Steam ...
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How do I remove the Pursuer's curse?

First of all, in DS2 you don't have to be afraid of curse like you were in DS1. Curse has the same consequences as death, except for not actually dying: You max hp will be lowered by 5%. If you are ...
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How scarce are souls?

Just to make the topic complete. Another infinite source of souls is White Soap Stones. By helping others to kill bosses and other enemies you get your part (up to 50%) of the souls and it has no ...
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Max number of souls Dark Souls 2 SotFS PS4

As mentioned in the comments, there are ways to ensure that you can get unlimited souls. Assuming that you are talking exclusively about offline play (playing online would also allow for a major ...
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How difficult is to play with friends on Dark Souls 2

While Dark Souls can be played with friends, keep it mind its co-op features are more intended as random help than full-on multiplayer. The biggest reason for that is that progress is not shared ...
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What are options to increase difficulty?

Aside from the ways you already mentioned, you could increase received damage (actually, reduce your defence) by using clutch rings. They also occupy ring slots: Dark Clutch Ring Fire Clutch Ring ...
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Reinforcing Bows in Dark Souls 2

When you shoot with a bow your damage is sum of AR of the bow and arrow damage. So yes, if you reinforce a bow your arrows will do more damage to an enemy.
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Is there a reward for killing the fire lizard at the bottom of the Forest of Fallen Giants?

No, these flame lizards don't really drop anything special. They definitely don't drop anything unique to those flame lizards specifically. However, you can use these flame lizards to get yourself a ...
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Better DPS: Ultra Great Sword or Twinblades?

To be honest, as you mentioned, it's a choice between Tank or Rogue - two very different builds. Firstly, as we all know, one thing to account for is damage received. Wielding a Ultra Greatsword is ...
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Collosal difference between FPS in Dark Souls II and Dark Souls III

The system requirements for Dark Souls 2: OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8. Processor: AMD Phenom II X2 555 3.2Ghz or Intel Pentium Core 2 Duo E8500 3.17Ghz. Memory: 2 ...
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Is there any other purpose for boss souls in Dark Souls 2?

As mentioned by @Fabian the weapons he linked are all the weapons/spells you can get. However you also have the option to get unique items if you give multiple boss souls Straid Talk to him ...
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Why can't I summon my friend to help me?

I'm playing the original DS2 for Xbox 360 whereas he's playing Scholar of The First Sin Yes, that's exactly why you can't coop (or invade). Original DS 2 and Scholar are considered two different ...
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What are options to increase difficulty?

You already named almost every option. Increasing NG, and joining Champions. The only other thing I can think of, is constantly using knuckles, to increase your invasion chance.
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I have a DLC item in my inventory, but don't own the DLC?

According to the Dark Souls 2 Wiki and Steam, Dark Souls 2 Scholar of the First Sin contains all the DLC that have been released since April 1st 2015 (the games release date). Steam words it as: ...
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If you kill a boss in dark souls 2 with someone by being summoned, is that boss defeated in your own world?

No, bosses defeated while you are summoned as a phantom are not counted towards your own world's progress.
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Does Dark Souls II have a way to be purchased with all DLC?

The "Scholar of the First Sin" edition includes all of the DLC as well as a few other differences.
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What is behind the statue in majula

There are only 2 statues in this area, one is in Majula, the other in Things Betwixt (if you are playing SotFS) Majula: This statue is Rosabeth of Melfia, and she blocks the entrance to the Shaded ...
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Is there any other purpose for boss souls in Dark Souls 2?

Soul of a Giant can be used to make one of boss fights easier: However, this soul is not strictly 'boss soul'. But it still drops from one of bosses.
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Does killing Shanalotte aka. The Emerald Herald change the rest of the game?

Aside from her being dead and thus unable to appear in other locations, no. You can use her services at her grave by paying some souls.
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Soul Vessel in Dark Souls 2

No. The soul vessel resets your stats back to what they originally were when you began the game, as the wiki states: Does not allow the reallocation of base class stats. Only the points that the ...
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How to get rid of Dark Souls 2's "There is no new information" modal prompt?

As @pushasha mentioned in the comments; this prompt is just for new release notes. Since the game is (likely) no longer going to be updated after the release of DkS3, this prompt is going to remain ...
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How to get Aldia fight if Nashandra is dead for good?

Unfortunately for you, It can't be done in that order. For it to work properly you have to Kill Vendrick Talk to Aldia in all of his locations Kill Nashandra Aldia will appear This is fixable with a ...
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What are options to increase difficulty?

You can purchase the agape ring from Straid of Olaphis. This will prevent you from earning any souls, and thus from leveling up or upgrading your equipment.
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Is a broken staff a death sentence?

You can repair broken equipment at the blacksmith, who you can unlock very early in the Forest of Fallen Giants, so you won't need to restart. You didn't specify how far into the area you got, but ...
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