Having fun in DDO means being ones own advocate. If we dont like piking while someone else does the heavy lifting, we dont need to. The myth that it must be done this way is perpetuated by those who want the path of least resistance to the most XP or reward (which is why 5 people sit there and do nothing while one person does the swim in the first place). When I cant beat something on elite, I didnt think twice about dropping to hard. Its far better than asking for it to be altered for everyone else, simply to suit my playstyle. If that means I get hard saga reward rather than elite saga reward, so be it.