I find that mercs have made mage killing a lot easier and a lot more boring. But it also allows us to get through things a lot faster then strictly solo which I like them for that fact.
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Thank you.Shardin wrote:Don't take it personally, but there are those among us who are fed up with the degradation of the mage class's ability to solo new content.
As I have read there are others who are perfectly satisfied with the mage class's ability to solo. I do think it is important to make the distinction between moloing and soloing when talking about trends in pet power. Mercs are not mage pets, and therefore you can't compare soloing older content with moloing newer content. Especially when it means having a stupid merc who loves to get whacked by mobs scooting around you
Imho, a mage should be able to solo without a merc, not the end zones, but normal content. Mercenaries are helpful, of course, but it should never be a requirement to use one.
Sorry for derail, now we can back to soloing (or is it moloing in UF ).
When you compare how hard it is to solo something now compared to the difficulty soloing in SoF, I think the difficulty has certainly increased. I can't say how much since I was on a break from EQ then and didn't come back until SoD, so I went straight from 70 to 85 and didn't get to spend much time in the 75-80 range that was appropriate for SoF, but from what I recall none of the mobs in the lower tier zones (DSH, Loping Planes) seemed nearly as hard to even a level 80 mage as the T6 and T7 UF content does to an 85 mage. Can we solo T6 and T7 content? Sure, it's certainly doable. I tend to agree with Danille though that I can't really solo "efficiently" there. SoF, however, had plenty of content that an 80 mage could solo easily, even in the higher level areas. When you compare the difficulty to solo in those two expansions, the most recent and the last one without mercs, it seems there is a stark contrast in soloability.
However I also suggest that it is not necessarily our power that is the problem, but the difficulty of the content in general. I don't think I've heard ANY classes say they can solo in UF well, and when the expansion first came out there was certainly a lot of talk about how it was the next Gates of Discord: an overly hard expansion with no level increase. I think because of mercs we're seeing the overall difficulty of the game tuned up because players are expected to have missing group slots filled with mercs.
Danille is their toon name, so based on that you should be able to find everything else you asked for...Tacoma2586 wrote:lol poor poor dan. and curious since u asked what another mages char name was or link to magelo how bout you. your dedicated to 1 sided here. why not show what your using so we might see why you feel this way.
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