I’ve been QQing like crazy recently as well. I even dropped by global to share some tears .
Most of it gets dumped on my tribies, so sorry guys, but I have to vent somewhere!
Bear in mind that I never freep, so my perspective is biased, but the main problem for me at the moment, as someone who likes to solo, is that the freep-soloer is largely a thing of the past.
There might be lots of reasons for this, but the obvious and tempting one to suggest is that it’s far more difficult for freeps to solo now.
Before RoR, soloers of certain classes could be sure of getting kills against grps of 3 or 4 low/mid rank creeps, and could enter 1v1s knowing that they would almost always win.
Now it’s far more evenly matched in 1v1s, and where are the soloers?
It’s not even like it’s that difficult for freep soloers. From a Reaver’s perspective, only Guardians, Hunters and Cpts (and, to a lesser degree, RKs) have it really tough. Any other class, if well geared and well-played, has at least an even chance of beating me, more if the player is half-decent.
I’m sure some people are thinking “people don’t solo now because they get zerged by creep grps”. The same was true before RoR though. No freep could ever stand up solo against a proper creep grp, so what’s changed? The ability to regularly win 1v1s with no challenge.
It honestly seems to me that, as soon as soloing has become even slightly more challenging for freeps, most have given up.
I didn’t mind getting zerged constantly by groups in RoI, when I knew that every 3 deaths I’d also get a decent 1v1 (which I’d often also lose). Now though I just get incessantly pwned by raids, groups and duos whenever I’m out there.
This is my challenge to the freep community then:
If you can take the zerg deaths; If you’ve got decent gear; If you know how to trait and use skills for solo play: come out and give it a go again.
You might not win as many fights, but, unless you’re just in it for the easiest renown possible (which many are, I’ll admit), you’ll find it much more satisfying when you get that solo kill than when you get 10 renown for getting one hit on that creep your grp just steam-rolled.
As some added fun, I’ll include this as well, as I know it’ll get the most reaction:
90% of all solo action I see these days is either Morthal (), or Felix.
That’s right: all the people who used to rag on Felix for running away and being a coward, feel the shame! Feel the shame as he goes out there solo and does what you’re scared to do, and takes his deaths like a warrior.
When RoR hit I could beat him without using most of my cds. Now, with decent gear and a re-adjustment of tactics, he wins 80% of our fights. You could do the same! You could earn the kind of respect Felix has on creep-side.
That’s right freeps: creeps think Butters is way cooler than you.
The gauntlet has been thrown down.
Grolmog, Rank 9 WL >>>>>>> Brogga, Rank 10 Reaver
Gwawmoth, Rank 8 Warg >>>>>>> Daedelith, Rank 6 Weaver