It's as simple as this. I am not a Dirge but my friend and primary grouping partner is. At this point I am a 20 SK. while he is a 21 Dirge. As a group we rock I really have no complaints. But, In EQL we we're a Bard, Druid tandem. So I can simpathize with some of the issues he has, having played with him before and having been a simular class as EQL goes. In soloing I can easily manage to take out an Orange Solo (well not easily, but I'm not fearing death). Mean while my Friend who is a 21 Dirge cannot. Doesn't even have a chance. And that's against a White con for him. (BTW I'm guaging these results from Nek.). I must say EQ2 must correct this issue. The Dirge calss needs something added not taken away that can help in its soloing ability. ANd yes if it means bringing back Kiting than by all means it needs to be done. If I remember correctly the Devs at EQ2 we're trying to make the characters more equal in there ability to solo. Well, with a Dirge it is obviously not the case. My friend is an expierenced EQ player. And is a consummate gamer. I would strongly disagree that he has not found the best way to play his character. WHich leaves one final conclusion. The DIrge STinks. ANd needs to be fixed.