Hi folks --
I am posting both to see if a) I'm the only one who feels like this, or if there are others who agree with me, and
b) If the former, if it's my problem alone, can anyone give me some tips for doin it rite?
Ever since I got into this game at release, soloing with my Captain has just been painful, painful, painful. To the point that I have dropped the game for extended periods more than once. Moria got me to just about quit the game altogether. Soooo many patting mobs, such fast respawn...I just can't seem to kill things fast enough to stay alive. Whether I use herald or banner. And then you get killed in the middle of an orc nest, and have to run back, wait for dread to drop, and slowly laboriously kill your way back in again...only, half the time, to get killed in the exact same way. (The new revive-in-place feature is nice in theory, but I almost always find myself too buried in respawn to be able to use it!)
So. Am I crazy? Or is soloing just too darn hard in this game, especially for certain classes?
And if it's just me being crazy, what are folks' suggestions for soloing without tears as a Captain? (Builds, rotations, etc. I don't have enough in-game money to buy expensive crafted gear. And I don't have much choice about having to solo because of my usual playing hours.)
I love my Captain -- I especially love grouping with my Captain -- but if I can't level her on my own time I'm not sure I wanna do this anymore.
Thanks in advance.