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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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How do players find the more intricate secrets in the Dark Souls series?

It's important to remember the scale of the Dark Souls playerbase. It's almost impossible for any one person to figure out all of the game's secrets, but Dark Souls 3 sold three million copies. The ...
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When exactly does the auto-save save the game in Dark Souls?

The auto-save system basically removes any need for worry of losing any major progress. The game saves: Any time you interact with something (talk to an NPC; pick up an item; rest at/leave a bonfire; ...
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Does Dark Souls III follow Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the storyline?

Basically; no. While the story might share similarities through the references of "the old gods" and the "chosen one", with perhaps a few old faces thrown in, the story of DkS1, DkS2, and now DkS3 ...
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Is the runic writing in the Dark Souls series based on anything?

TL;DR: looks like more than one language (or character set) are used. One of them could be based on Futhark Well, I did quite a bit of research. I have installed DS1, DS2:SOTFS and DS3 (as every ...
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Is there any faster way to exit Dark souls games?

More-or-less safe option: Force-quitting (Alt+F4 for PC; Cmd+Qon Mac; or just quitting to the dashboard on console) does the job, next time you will get complain about possibility of losing progress, ...
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Lore reason behind dissolving of the corpses in Dark Souls

Well I can start by saying that there is some sort of Lore Reason and there is not (Please take this with a grain of salt. Not everything in Dark Souls games is related to the Lore). But I will say ...
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In terms of lore, how do Miracles work?

The truth is somewhere in between. Many of the miracles originate from songs, singles verses as well as complete stanzas and tales. Through prayers and thorough internalizing with the help of the ...
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What is the differences between INT and FTH?

See Stats: Intelligence: Meets Intelligence requirements for equipment and sorceries; Increases damage on weapons with INT scaling; Magic Adjustment UP for most catalysts Faith: Meets ...
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How do players find the more intricate secrets in the Dark Souls series?

Player community is huge and dedicated. Story telling is deliberately made very vague to encourage players to fill the gaps and discuss their findings and theories. Players not only explore game world,...
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What sparked the first flame?

As stated in the comments, answering this is going to be rife with speculation, so I'll avoid that by saying this: We don't know. Over the years, there has been many questions about the cycle, what ...
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Is there any faster way to exit Dark souls games?

For ds3 on PC, I've always selected quit from the start menu, waited until the game "restarts" (first publisher spash appears) then hit alt+f4. That way it saves, you don't have to wait for the main ...
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Benefits of holding many souls at once

Yep, there are some benefits: In Dark Souls 2 there are Hexes that consume souls - Resonant Soul, Greater Resonant Soul, Climax, Resonant Flesh, Resonant Weapon, Lifedrain Patch. So amount of souls ...
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Is it necessary to play Dark Souls I / II before I play III?

No you don't need to play the others games to understand the game.
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Is it necessary to play Dark Souls I / II before I play III?

The short version is no, you really don't. The souls titles are all variations on a theme and not a continuous narrative. You will not understand the lore / story your first time through anyway so ...
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Does Dark Souls III follow Dark Souls and Dark Souls II in the storyline?

Again: no. My previous answer was actually without any involved experience of the game (YouTube mostly), so, as stated in the comments of the answer, it was very much a "shortcut answer". However, ...
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“Friendly fire” for enemies in the Dark Souls series

Your original premise is already wrong. Bounding Demon of Izalith from Dark Souls can hurt each other. Subsequently, there are other enemies like so in the other games.
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Is the runic writing in the Dark Souls series based on anything?

TL;DR: There is no confirmed source for anything about the Language, I am however looking into it myself now. As far as my research went I couldn't find anything about the writing being based on ...
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Lore reason behind dissolving of the corpses in Dark Souls

To expand on Lokuzt's answer, particularly following the statement: People tend to overthink Dark Souls lore in general and read to deep into it. Remember, this is a video game. Not every mechanic ...
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