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3-23-2008 @ 2:26PM
"Most can do more DPS than a prot spec'd Warrior or Paladin can (baring exceptions, of course). That means that they'll eventually win in a match."I can say from first hand experience with most that that's simply not true. I've soloed all the instances in the game up to and including normal mode underbog on my lvl 70 t4/t5 prot warrior.
3-23-2008 @ 2:36PM
As a fellow warrior player, I get the feeling that you must be a very patient man indeed if you actually soloed through all of it.
3-23-2008 @ 2:44PM
Well, I've tried to do it with my T4 prot warrior before. Now that I'm buffed in T6 I'll give it a try this week and post next weekend on my success / failure.Best,Adam.
3-23-2008 @ 3:18PM
Underbog was especially fun solo. It was a great way to get Sporegarr rep too. You become intensely aware of agro radius doing this sort of thing. And you pick up interesting little variations on things too -- I remember the sporebats before the hunter boss being a real pain early on because of the way their psychic screams could lead to adds... that's not an issue in solo since they apparently only fear bomb the second on the agro table. Or something. Solo mode they don't even use the ability.
3-23-2008 @ 3:57PM
and just to be clear this solo streak is over the course of the last 3 years or so of gameplay. Pre-bc I got as far as Maraudon (in t1/t2 mix). Scarlet Monastery runs was a great way to make money back then as a prot. The rest have followed in the bc era. And while it does take patience I find that's a hallmark of most prot players. Besides it's just something of a lark to pass the time periodically. A diversion when I'm sick to death of the same ol' dailies or rep grinds or whatever.
3-23-2008 @ 3:29PM
That's interesting. I used to solo the old instances, up to SM, as well.Did you do underbog using prot gear while prot specd? What stance did you spend most your time in?- Adam
3-23-2008 @ 4:05PM
Prot spec (a 12/5/44 "aggressive" prot build that I often use in raids versus the 8/5/48 "defensive" prot build I also use in raids) in a threat set parked in defensive stance. The only time I ever really spec out of prot is for the occasional AV weekend and every now and then for arenas when I have surplus gold. I farm, solo quest, etc. all in prot. Happily for the most part as well. I'm content to kill more slowly than my dps counterparts but never having to worry about dying and never having to slow down to eat makes up for it imho. ymmv.
3-24-2008 @ 11:44AM
Umm, some cannot be soloed. Like Uldaman - you need a certain number of players to activate the last boss.
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