When I thought about recording my gaming, I wanted to make a video of Thaz soloing ee Impossible Demands. Why? Because I wanted to show people that you don’t need to be a multi-TR to solo stuff. And that even clerics, who a lot of people think of as only healers, can rule the scene. Well, I was excited and pleased with my video, so I shared it in the channels and with my friends. While I got a lot of good feedback, one friend of mine told me I should try something harder, because ID isn’t really impressive. The reason I picked ID was because it wasn’t really a challenge to me. It’s short and I knew I could solo it easily. The quest I really wanted to solo was Tracker’s Trap, the first quest in the Storms Horns chain. I had tried it a few times before, always getting stunned and dead. After 3 manning most of it the other day, and us doing really well with the right tactics, I was inspired to try and solo it again. Yes, I’m talking epic elite, because epic elite is where it hurts.. a lot.
With this run I proved to myself why I don’t enjoy soloing ee’s. It just takes too damn long. In Shiradi Thaz does a lot of dps (for a cleric), but because of build and gear, takes take a lot of damage, and the only way for me to survive, is to just keep on moving. I find fighting a lot easier when I don’t have aggro, and I can just shoot the mobs in the back. Well, to prove a point to myself and to others, I decided to bite my teeth and push myself through Tracker’s Trap ee solo. I can admit I did feel like giving up several times, but I didn’t because I wanted to be able to say “I did it”. The run took 180 minutes, 21 deaths, 10 re-entries, I used the 13 charges on my mana trinket, and 28 major mana pots. I have no plans on doing this again.
I have cut out a lot of running around and dying in the video, as well as my re-entering and running back to the end fight. The finished product is 39 min long. Enjoy.