Ok, so me and my merry band of hirelings were able to do this particular quest on epic hard, and it was doable - I had to stay awake, but it was doable.
So we tried epic elite - first encounter-BLAM!
I have no idea how in the world I could survive, even in a group. Not that I see any groups for anything in the FR chains except Rusted Blades farming. How can I have confidence to start my own LFM if I have no clue how to survive the first encounter?
I tried to decipher the combat log and one thing I noticed was how hard the melee mobs were wailing on me. So I figure I need more than 100% fortification.
So I have this augment slot in my Epic Cavalry plate that I can slot more fort in, but they're going to change augments in U17, so do I grind up enough tokens now and if I do will the stone even let me augment now since they're "disabled" until U17?
Or do I wait and just not run anything that needs exceptional fort?
I'd love to try some epic elite. I'm only a bit self sufficient (especially in EE) and I see no groups for any of the FR quests and even if I did, without healers in the group I am hesitant to join, don't want to get in the way of all the self sufficients.
Of course, I -could- just switch and build an alt and mothball my main....