What the title says. There has been a lot of talk about how difficult it is to develop a tank in today's EQ. Obviously, with infinite plat this is not a problem because defiant->othni/cultural->HoT/cultural->VoA T1/cultural->RoF T1/cultural is a simple and efficient path to current content. All it requires is patience bottom feeding on the lowest of low blue cons till you have the AAs and gear to go back and farm AC augs, after which it's smooth sailing. Getting your epic 2.0 at 90ish also isn't a bad idea and is easily achievable solo for a knight in RoF T1 gear. But new/returning players don't have infinite plat, and not all servers have vibrant economies for doing plat farming. To which end, my question is this - Do you think it's viable to gear up a tank solo/molo in today's EQ without the bazaar? This involves having to fight and camp the gear you need at each step to move to the next step. Thus, while defiant gear is simple enough - just kill a lot light blues - the steps past that aren't because the difficulty leap is pretty large even with a merc. In case your answer is no, state which equivalently leveled support class makes it doable, provided the tank is doing the tanking. Don't say make/box a mage because then it defeats the purpose of evaluating whether the tank is capable of performing his function all the way up.