When you suck as bad as I do at these challenge-like content events, you just have to laugh about it and write a blog post. My artifact is now up to 130, and my ilvL 920. I’m still getting my butt handed to me by the Mage Tower.
They really do make me think of raids. I’m imagining the countless hours I put into progression raid boss attempts and the frustration I had at people who stood in the bad stuff or didn’t interrupt and I think… I’m that guy and I’m playing all by myself.
The Mage Tower is the solo raid. This is truly what it would be like. I put in about 15 wipes tonight on the Mage Tower, and probably another 20 or so wipes over the past week. I’m making minor progress, and I can see that, but it’s just way too reminiscent of a raid. I’m packing flasks, bloodlust drums, potions, and entering with the mindset of progression raiding. Maybe that’s good?
I often wondered what it would be like to raid solo. Raid when I want, with only people I like, who are all working in unison — it’s my army of one.
Despite hating the Mage Tower now and my own ineptitude, I like that there’s at least one piece of challenging content for a solo player. I wouldn’t mind seeing more like it added to the game in BFA. I’d also like to see 2-man or 3-man challenges.
In a way, what’s really the difference if it’s solo, 2 people, 3 people, or 40? Other than the difficulties of herding cats, it’s a remarkably similar and rewarding process. At least I imagine it’s rewarding because I wouldn’t know.