Dark Souls is one of my top three favorite games and I'm super excited to play the remaster as I never got to play the game when it was super active in the beginning. That being said, here's all the shit I'm not looking forward to in the PVP that plagued the original:
1) >guys loses to you
immediately blames his loss on your build
Here's a giant list of things a good percentage of the (salty) community bitch about being 'unfair':
uchigatana, iaito, chaos blade, mask of the mother, mask of the father, mask of the child, dusk crown, any havel armor, any giant armor, darkmoon blade, sunlight blade, ninja flip ring, hornet ring, all dark magic, all sorcery in general really, pyromancy, drake sword, shotel, falchion, all lightning, fire, and chaos weapons, large club, great club, all spears, great scythe, tin crystal cat, hollow warrior/solider armor, wrath of the gods, TWoP
It seems like over half of all viable equipment/abilities are off the table (unless they're the ones using them). Hell, you don't even need to use 'taboo' stuff. I've had people bitch about losing to me using a washing pole, great swords, a darkmoon crown, and even power within.
2) Cheating and pretending they're not wrong for doing so. I can't tell you how many times this has happened to me. I fight without any cheats (never used them), I start winning, they break out the cheats. If you ask them why, they blame you for using legit gameplay. Examples:
backstab guy when he's using a big ass, slow weapon and just not taking any measures to prevent a backstab
breaks out the cheats literally the first time I backstab
guy cheats and blames it on me using any of the 'taboo' things I list above
or just anything he deems to be 'unfair'
fight a guy who heals using an flask
dishonorable, but not cheating
I pop humanity
they start popping DBs
say it's because I healed
I will often gank a high level player in the forest with a new character
you know, the way the forest is supposed to work
turns on the cheats
kill a guy's phantom by ambushing him or using a cliff
starts popping DBs cuz I "didn't fight honorably"
I heal after a guy attacks me while I'm bowing
uses DBs cuz I healed
Basically, cheaters will use any excuse to justify their cheating.
3) People who blame your play style when they lose rather than just getting better. I've been called a "cheater" for:
backstabing (I don't even fish. As any player fishing would work on is bad enough to not need it and any player good enough it won't work on)
dodging "too much", fucking dodging
using a weapon buff of any kind
This is the first and only online game I have played. Maybe all online games are like this. Regardless, I really hate the DS community.