(I am currently doing the tower quest) Around lvl 37ish I several things started happening. My bomber bot became a slacker and couldnt be bothered to bomb ANY mobs that were swarming me and I started dying 4 times a day - something that just didnt happen before.
I have an Eng with haste and bomber - with an arclight (309) and armor with thousands of elemental defense. At lvl 40 I have to defend on the retreat (movement) and if ANYTHING - something 2 inches high - is behind me I get killed. (7 stance and beacon). Slayers, vortex wraiths (and more) take 100 (easily) meters to kill. The tron bugs take a while to kill. etc etc.
Something changed. As a solo (MP) player I have to tell you the more it changes the less I like it. I easily killed all the hell bosses and honestly given that I dont have a ‘team’ I can see I wont be able to play this game before I return to stonehenge. (I am currently at the Tower quest - jesus I dont want to think how hard that boss must be (Or how pointless my toon has become).
For a team - maybe its ok. Solo MP is beginning to stink. These games ARE NOT a test of manhood. They are entertainment. If it isnt going to be entertainment - I’ll go somewhere else … sadly.
I’m in nightmare mode so I dont expect it to be easy. BUT in the last several major quests something has happened that makes killing some of the mobs mentioned really hard. I can kill them but I have to grind on them for a long time. In particular given I dont get help from my bomber (lvl4). Haste helps (full). Not only are the mobs tough to kill the number of mobs is amazing. Hundreds (I havent counted but it is a large number). On Tower approach I was met at the portal by 12 to 15 slayers and was killed when tron bugs blocked me from behind. … geez. I can think of other ways to say hello. I have all the stations - but havent moved to parliament or stonehenge quests yet. Honestly I doubt I can get there. Bummer.