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ZeroWolf
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2017

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"There are no requirements to attempt Solak – emphasis on attempt – and all you need is a team or partner you can trust, as well as the ability to work together."

Well, guess no Solak for me then. May not sound like much, but the reality is that gathering even one person to even attempt a boss is a daunting task for most players.
In my personal experience, as someone who is not part of some major league bossing clan, it can take a few hours just to get one person willing to take a break from their other shenanigans to go die at a supposedly super hard boss with me.

I have this thing called a life that takes up most of my time, my time to play is maybe an hour every other day if other things aren't keeping me busy. I am not alone in this. So for people like me, who live outside of Gelinor, Solak is a daunting boss that I will almost surely never fight. Which bums me out when I consider all the dev time that goes into content that is dead on arrival for me and many other people I know, many of whom do not have the specs for high level slayer, let alone bossing.

TLDR: I'd like it there was some sort of solo mode, probably with reduced rewards, would even be fine with no chance at signature drops, so I could actually play the new content.
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29-Apr-2018 07:15:36

Foxxie
Mar Gold Premier Club Member 2015

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It has been known since the concept of Solak that it would be a group boss along the lines of Nex: Angel of Death. This isn't a surprise, and honestly you should be thankful they've even developed a duo-mode given the nature of the encounter and the level of the rewards.

So given that information, the fact this isn't in the game yet and thus not a Recent Game Update.... I'd say this is just a rant.

29-Apr-2018 07:21:19

Archaeox
Dec Gold Premier Club Member 2011

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It's a fair point.

This boss is dead on arrival for...

- any solo players
- anyone who isn't into high-level bossing
- anyone without the time to find partners or groups who are high level bossers

I too would prefer to see development time spent on content that was accessible and interesting for a wider section of the player base.

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29-Apr-2018 07:38:36 - Last edited on 29-Apr-2018 07:39:57 by Archaeox

Singularity
Apr Gold Premier Club Member 2007

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I'm a solo player and won't be interacting with Solak for the same reason as you (finding another player would be more hassle than I'd like). I prefer solo content and always will.

That said, however, you can't always expect every content to satisfy you. I'm pretty sure people that love group bossing feel the exact same way when a solo boss comes out - not everyone loves soloing - some find it really boring. Bosses like Solak satisfy those looking for end-game group content. It can definitely be more fun than solo if you have access to a good, permanent team that work around your playing times.

After all, we chose to "fly solo" as they say, so we got to deal with the consequences from that choice.
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29-Apr-2018 16:06:47 - Last edited on 29-Apr-2018 16:08:24 by Singularity

Qwis7
Aug Gold Premier Club Member 2010

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^ Luckily the game isn't for just a selective group of players.

To be honest then they should add a solo option to for the boss with this logic.
Maybe you would like the edit this post:P

29-Apr-2018 18:32:30

Wacky Farmer
Jul Gold Premier Club Member 2007

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For a few coin, you can hire your very own 'friend' or 'friends' to help you with the encounter. We don't ask for much for our services, I promise you.

your what wrong with part of the pvm community
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29-Apr-2018 20:38:09

Panda Dog
Jan Member 2006

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^ Luckily the game isn't for just a selective group of players.


>implying the game doesn't revolve around pvmers


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