So this just happened:
I rolled a brand new sorcerer, killed the gargoyles, then threw down a summon sign. I get summoned by this extremely advanced dude wearing Artorias' armor. I follow he and his friend (a guy in full Havel gear), and they make me fight everyone. They block my path and forced me to fight advanced NG enemies (balder knights, berenike knights, etc). And for every guy I killed they would drop Soul of Great Hero's for me. They just gave me like 29 Soul of Great Hero's, and 99 Gold Coins! Just like that this guy is now SL 68!
ETA: wow, and I just realized that gold coins can be sold to cramps for 5,000 souls! Oh man...
This post was edited on 3/29 at 4:45 pm