At 7am EST this morning, August 17, 2011, I finally succeeded in solo-ing VoD on my fighter after about a dozen attempts. 8 hours spent to get enough Deathward clickies from Tangleroot. =D You have to understand that such a feat is not the same as soloing on a FvS or even a paladin. Cha is not a prime ability score for fighters, and I have to rely almost completely on my poor use of heal scrolls. No quickened, empowered, maximized heals or cures. No torc + conc op combo. The majority of the time I died, it was from lag from switching to my clickies. For some weird reason, DDO has some ~serious~ lag issues when you switch to certain items on your hotbar. This morning, I did a fresh reboot, turned off all chat programs, turned down graphics to "very low", draw object distance to "low", and noticed, for the first time ever, minimal lag during item switching.
This made all the difference in the world because when the bats attacked, everything has to be clicked at exactly the right time. 30 second displace scroll, recitation wand, GH scroll, deathward clickie, haste potion, heal scrolls, cure serious potion, cloak of ice, shield wand etc.
Here's me in my silly bunny hat figuring out how to light the panels solo.
Fully buffed to the teeth with all wands, scrolls, etc.
This is what happens when ship buffs and recitation wears off and I'm chained.
Victory dance in my healing amp dragontouched outfit.
Victory dance in my icy rainments, fighting outfit.
I can now finally get back to real life now that my obsession is over. =D 70 heal scrolls (75% activation), 23 cure serious potions, 5 GH scrolls (2 failed), 6 of each yogo pot of Wis, Dex, and Cha, 3 fireshield cookies, 4 fire protection cookies.