Started NG+. 2 hours, 20 minutes in and I'd already beaten Ornstein and Smough. Went from Firelink to Undead Burg, through Darkroot to the Parish/Gargoyles. The channeler and his goons fucked me up more than once. Had a bit of trouble with the gargoyles, too. Then took the New Londo/Valley of the Drakes way to Blighttown. I did not much of that place, but still fuck it.
Died IDK how many times trying to get to Quelaag and then leave after killing Quelaag (who was pretty easy). I accidentally clicked ''no'' when the chaos servant egg guy asked whatever it is he asked, so I killed him to get past to the bonfire. Unfortunately those goddamn worm things followed me so I couldn't activate until they were done. Got to the Sen's Fortress bonfire on first try which shocked the hell out of me given my history with that place. a pendulum hit me off but I just landed on the bridge underneath it, twice. Golem threw me off and I didn't see my bloodstain of 50,000 souls. Anor Londo WRECKED me with those goddamn ninjas and sentinels and FUCK YOU BLACK KNIGHT ARCHERS. One time during the ninja-thin-rail-rooftop-part I fell near a statue of Gwynevere and two Black Knights where I jumped off because there was nowhere else to go. I honesty don't think it would have been possible to keep the souls I lost without homeward boning, either. Then at the goddamn FUCK YOU BLACK KNIGHT ARCHERS place I finally after IDK how many tries got the right archer to all off before the left one actually snipes me for once. Pulled off the spiral staircase jump skip that brings you right near Ornstein and Smough. It's a ridiculously easy jump. Some dude invaded and I had this embarrassing performance against them where I tried to recklessly swing while they were swinging and didn;t get a single hit in. Took down O&S after around three tries. Boss fight is still spectacular. Did Sif + placing lordvessel/tiny other things as well which probably took around twelve minutes altogether after O&S, meaning I'd probably be around 2 1/2 hours in Actually going through the game quicker than I'd thought. Fuck...much quicker then I'd thought. I think first thing I'll do next is Demon Ruins/Lost Izalith or the Catacombs.
Also got two firekeeper souls. One from New Londo and the one from the Parish...? So a firekeeper soul respawns after NG+? I'm guessing you still can't go past Estus +7, though. I'm at I think +4 but haven't used my other (or if I have I'm at +5).
Killing Lautrec by ''kicking'' him twice to push him off of the cliff is the best thing in the game, btw.