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    Default Why not allow one player to use up to 3 hirelings?

    The quests are designed for 4 players, as I understand it. CR 2 means 4 level 2 characters. If this is correct then why not allow for someone soloing to purchase and use 3 hirelings if they want to, instead of just one? This way they can have their 4 level 2 characters for the CR 2 quest, for example. If you have a full party of players, just cap it the same as if you had only players in the party.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gregoryfl View Post
    The quests are designed for 4 players, as I understand it. CR 2 means 4 level 2 characters. If this is correct then why not allow for someone soloing to purchase and use 3 hirelings if they want to, instead of just one? This way they can have their 4 level 2 characters for the CR 2 quest, for example. If you have a full party of players, just cap it the same as if you had only players in the party.
    The first reason that comes to mind is pretty straightforward: They don't want people soloing even with the hirelings. The purpose of hirelings is to fill out a group, not to be the only other "players" in it.

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    Hirelings aren't meant to replace human players, just to fill in gaps in the party if you can't find a certain class you need, like a cleric. If you could get that many hirelings, why ever play with other humans again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirea View Post
    Hirelings aren't meant to replace human players, just to fill in gaps in the party if you can't find a certain class you need, like a cleric. If you could get that many hirelings, why ever play with other humans again?
    Is there anything wrong with that (not playing with humans again)? Lots of games are solo-only, and DDO supports plenty of soloing for the hardy adventurer.

    If someone wants to "solo" using hirelings, I have no problem with that. Why should anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strakeln View Post
    Is there anything wrong with that (not playing with humans again)? Lots of games are solo-only, and DDO supports plenty of soloing for the hardy adventurer.

    If someone wants to "solo" using hirelings, I have no problem with that. Why should anyone?
    Agree, to each their own.

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    I encouraged quite a few of my family members to try this game out ,and the one thing they complained about is the necessity of having a group as opposed to WOW a game they play .

    having said that, i havent used hirelings yet and am under the impression that they come with their own hot bars,
    it may be trouble to code the ability to have more than one hireling

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    Its not really Soloing if you have another player inthe instance. Regardless of who's controlling it.
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    personally i'd argue that completing a dungeon with 3 hirelings (no deaths of course) would deserve a post in the Achievements forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aspenor View Post
    personally i'd argue that completing a dungeon with 3 hirelings (no deaths of course) would deserve a post in the Achievements forums
    Solo then summon them before you loot the last chest for completion?

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    If you want 3 hirelings, just pretend that 2 of the other people in the party are hirelings - like keep commenting that their AI must be broken if they don't keep hasting you, or run into the middle of the room and die, or refuse to heal you. It's easy once you try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willphase View Post
    If you want 3 hirelings, just pretend that 2 of the other people in the party are hirelings - like keep commenting that their AI must be broken if they don't keep hasting you, or run into the middle of the room and die, or refuse to heal you. It's easy once you try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willphase View Post
    If you want 3 hirelings, just pretend that 2 of the other people in the party are hirelings - like keep commenting that their AI must be broken if they don't keep hasting you, or run into the middle of the room and die, or refuse to heal you. It's easy once you try!

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    Quote Originally Posted by willphase View Post
    If you want 3 hirelings, just pretend that 2 of the other people in the party are hirelings - like keep commenting that their AI must be broken if they don't keep hasting you, or run into the middle of the room and die, or refuse to heal you. It's easy once you try!

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    Having experienced the "joy" of a single hireling on Risia, I shudder to think of the "fun" trying to control 3 at a time. Kinda like hitting the "R" key and walking away and hoping to make it to the end of the dungeon....
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