I got my first epic in Everquest. Rather, Project 1999, so it still had it’s shares of challenges. In fact I am guessing with Mercs and the new level limit you can probably solo the crap out of the entire process.
Not on my EQ.
It actually really felt like an accomplishment. There were many parts that were impossible to solo and required groups. There were so many new experiences – some I hope never to have again (ever do a CR in Kedge Keep?) but still happy to have experienced them. It was the culmination of months of effort collecting the bits and pieces, getting small help where needed, getting big help when needed – it is not possible to do without a dedicated group of friends, and/or guild.
And it was on the character I didn’t expect, my Druid, who is now level 55 and wielding the picture above. It’s a beautiful graphic, a good stat stick and a great spell effect, which combines a long DOT with a long Snare.
My Druid and Enchanter are both level 55, and while the ENC is coveted more for small group end game dynamics the Druid is by far the most convenient class in the game. Tracking and Porting alone make the lives of everyone so much better. I can also pull off some off heals and other important things in groups and I haven’t had an issue.
Now, for the next journey, is to get my first character to 60. Bear Pits here I come!