In Dark Souls, you had a way to level up in every covenant without going online (you had a way to farm Sunlight Medals, Souvenirs of Reprisal, and so on).
Will this still be possible in Dark Souls 2 ?
Specifically, rumors say that an item given by the Rat Covenant will allow the respawning of depleted enemies. Will this item be obtainable offline ? Which would allow anyone to farm at their heart's content.
First of all, if you really have to kill that many people to get max rank, that's ridiculous. Secondly, I'm sure you'll be able to increase the rank offline somehow. They did in Dark Souls and I don't see why they wouldn't do it here. If they didn't, that would essentially be screwing over the people who can't/won't play online.
I got a Sunlight Medal and a token for the Blue Guardians as a random drop. There are no trophies for having unique equipment, but you'll have to play some Bell keepers among other things to get all the spells.