Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:54 AM
I found Marrowstones to be the most tedious. I've finally gotten max of all weapons. Actually, I just need a Friend Ring to have done everything except max my SL.
Farming for a Pure Bladestone just meant me going to 4-2, sniping the reaper, then going to the secret passage and killing the Dual Katana Skeleton. Using Thirst + Avarice on the Reaper, and Avarice on the DKS, I netted around 45k souls per 90-120 seconds. Compare that to my Marrowstone farming, which was maybe 8k souls every 2 minutes.
I will say this: I should have definitely done Pure White Character Tendency and gotten the Friend Ring BEFORE going to Pure Black (char tendency). It is quite a pain in the butt, considering there are only 5 NPCs in the whole game eligible to boost your Char Tendency toward White. I could Blue Phantom it up a bit I suppose, but I've read that the gain on it is fairly low unless it involves killing an invading phantom.