So after slaving through the Capra Demon, I make it down into the Depths, screw around there, and nearly soil myself when I run head-first into the Gaping Dragon; "Ooh, that doesn't look so bad, it's actually kinda cu-- Oh god, it's climbing up, it's getting bigger, OH GOD OH GOD IT'S HUGE, OH MY GOD IS THAT A MOUTH OH GO--" Even Solaire couldn't help me; I died, hard.
So I looked the ol' beast up on the Wiki: turns out I don't need to fight him at all, I can get to Blighttown another way! , I think to myself, and run over to the Valley of Drakes-entrance, get a little freaked out by the giant dudes with clubs, but eventually I'm in Blighttown. After getting thoroughly terrified by everything there (I scare easily, especially in this game, alright?), I clear the place out, but I can't find anywhere to go ; I walk back and forth, climb down every ladder I can find, but there's just nowhere to go!
"Back to the Gaping Dragon", I mutter to myself, and I take it down after a few tries, get the key to Blighttown, and go through the "real" entrance; after that I've had no problems, but my question is: is the VoD-entrance really as pointless as I found it (which I highly doubt, honestly)?