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Breakfast Topic: Do you enjoy soloing instances and raids?

Brian Cutaia

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It all started one lazy Saturday afternoon when I decided to head into Karazhan alone for a shot at my very own Fiery Warhorse. Attumen went down easily enough, and I didn't have much else to do, so I decided to see just how much of the raid I could solo. A couple hours later, I had cleared the entire place -- even soloing the chess event after a bit of trial and error.

Suddenly, I had the soloing bug. I was compelled to see just how many old raids I could clear all by my lonesome. Molten Core and AQ10 both fell effortlessly before my wrath, and most of AQ40 went down until I was blocked by the twin emperors. Perhaps I was feeling a little overconfident when I stopped by Icecrown Citadel, because I ended up a bloodstain on the floor before even reaching Lord Marrowgar.

Now, I'm no Raegwyn or Jider, but I'm having a lot of fun anyway, so I forsee a lot of solo attempts in my future. I'm looking forward to seeing which bosses I can kill and which ones have mechanics I simply won't be able to overcome.

So, I'm curious how many of you have ever taken a stab at extreme soloing. If you have, what drew you to it? Do you have any favorite moments to share from your exploits? If you haven't, is it because of the class you play or does the idea just not interest you?

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