I am beginning to miss those LFMs with "healer needed please". Or "Tanks welcome".
Seems like every build out there assumes the need for soloing elites and self healing.
Since U19 I have mostly played on my now lvl 27 rogue. He is high DPS and can self heal with cocoon, dragonmarks and scrolls. However when a guildy and I went to duo Breaking the Ranks on EH, it took us a surprising "awhile", + one reentry each. We are both versions of Rogue, both can self heal and we were both blitzing. There were enough mobs in there to keep both of us blitzing forever. But it was not smooth, it was not fast. We both died multiple times.
Yesterday I went back in with my son, a blitzing pre-LR20 good old 16/2/2 bard ftr rogue, and my pre-LR20 pure FvS evoker. Both lvl 25. We crushed it. It was certainly intense and a lot of fun, but it took us pretty much about the minimum time needed for everything to spawn, about 16-17 min, no deaths.
I spammed BB, Divine wrath, Implosions and healed us. He blitzed. Shrined once.
In other words, we each did our jobs.
We were a team.
It was fun.
Now sure, I am sure many of you already soloed it on EE. Good for you (btw the scaling is borked. It's WAY harder with 2 man than 1. (Even though solo I also died on my rogue, still just too many of em). But man, it was fun to remember how to play as a team. With someone depending on you. And it was fast.
Oh and btw, at least on EH, DC was fine. Was getting implosions and the BB was hitting for 600-1200 ish. This helped him get kills a bit faster and also took some of the agro off him.
Anyway, just saying that because he did not have to waste time self healing with cocoon and scrolls, rather just concentrate on mashing his tactical buttons, making sure he was constantly displaced and hasted etc, which is also a lot to pay attention to, we did far better than 2 DPS self healing toons. And yes, this is of course anecdotal and I am sure many DPS solo's and duo's can also crush it, but my point is, we seem to have lost the interdependancey we used to have. And I want it back