So the first question I have is: What the hell happened to the complaining "crestfallen" chainmail guy you meet at the "beginning" of the game where the crow first takes you? Last thing he said was "damn and I was just starting to like it here... I guess I better do something about it" so he jumped off the edge?
So here is my progress: Reached depths golden light, reached Anor Londo Golden light, reached entrance of tomb of giants (damn its so dark, and there are huge skeletons everywhere) and Ive opened the entrance to the Grave of sir Artorias, or at least the door that leads to it and killed the werecat minibosses (using cheap methods I admit).
I am level 50 something, I have lightning spear, stone armor, dark knight shield, and my stats I will share when I manage to get home but at the beginning I was a knight focusing on endurance and strength and then vitality (realize that was a mistake now) and intelligence and a few levels of attunement.
So I guess the question is, WTF am I supposed to do after I defeat the gargoyle in Anor Londo? Theres no way to reach the spiral staircase so easily visible from there. The firekeeper I thought said "go straight ahead and down the elevator to get to the lordvessel" and I suppose thats what I need to traverse the golden light.
Please try to be as non spoiler as you can, though dont worry about spoilers too much. If its something that would greatly help me or something I absolutely need to know then just tell me anyways.