Sadly... you do not create content in a vacuum. You create it in relation to the community playing that content. If the community cannot play the content... well.... they will not play the game. The game needs the players. The players do not need the game.They will go find some other game to play. Sad.... but it is what it is. If the intent was to make sure that random groups could not complete the content.... they succeeded. I thought we were past making content too difficult for random groups. I thought that was what the elite version was for. For a while we could complete the regular content with a random group..... but not so much for the Elite content... and that was fine. That is what Elite was for. For the best of the best of the best.... with honors...... SIR!. But it seems we are back to making sure that random groups cannot play the regular content. It's always been this tug of war in DCUO between making content too easy or too hard. Personally I prefer too easy. Too easy.... everybody can complete the content... and everybody wins. Too hard... and you gatekeep a lot of players out of the content. And if people cannot play the content.... what's the point? They will go play the content in some other game. It's is ok if only a small tiny fraction of players can complete the Elite content. But most players should be able to complete the Regular content. And if they can't.... well you have a problem. I guess the Devs listened to the wrong crowd when they made the content more difficult. Making the solo hard is fine. You control 100% what is going on. You can adjust your Loadout... switch role if you need to. By yourself you can figure it out. But with a group... sadly all you control is what you do.... which sadly often is not enough. Heck one time the Tank and I were pretty much carrying the group.... and I was thinking that at last.... this time... we will make it. But then some bickering started amongst the group and half the group left and the group fell apart. That was sad because we were getting there.... but the group just fell appart and after that it was a leavefest where new players would come in and leave as soon as they saw how many names there was on the scoreboard. So I had no choice. I had to do the most desperate thing ever..... I had to go play the Event version. That is also why some time ago some people were asking for Elite versions of solo missions. Solo... if you fail..... you only have one person to blame. In groups... even if you do a great job carrying the group.... the group can still fall appart and you just cannot complete the content. I know that the Devs want to ``encourage`` people to play as a group. But sometimes.... going the long way of the solo warrior is the only way to play. Sorry for the long post.... just could not sleep.... and guess I had some time to kill while waiting for the daily reset (yes... I know.... I should just go back and try to sleep.... maybe tomorrow).