So my friends and I (SK, Necro, Templar) decided we all wanted to return to EQ2 (hooray!) and all of us immediately purchased the pre-Order so that we could explore the Expansion (ToT) that we missed so that we could 1) get back into game and 2) prepare for the new content! Super excited! ....Today, excitement turned quite swiftly to misery. All three of us were raiders before ToT -- we are not newbs (and we've been here since BETA). We may have needed a small refresher 3 weeks ago, but we are not incapable or poor at our classes. That being said, it took us no time at all to find our niche again and get right back into the swing of things. So on launch, we expect the usual: all of the gear we managed to get before the launch (which wasn't much, we finished the ToT sig line but did not manage to get into the heroics) would quickly become out-dated and paltry compared to the new stuff -- yeah, we get that. New launch always "Evens the playing field" so to speak. Understandable. There is no even-ground for a returning player who did not previously do heroics in ToT. None. Heroic^^ mob takes us 20 minutes to kill because our resolve is around 60. This is pure misery. If I didn't have a fabled merc, these wouldn't even be dead. If this Xpak was meant to bring people back to EQ2, this is certainly going to kill their drive because it certainly has made trudging through the quest line pure and utter misery for us as a TRIO. If I had to do this solo, I have NO idea (much less any HOPE) of completing it. Please consider lowering the resolve requirements of the starting quest mobs. I cannot imagine anyone coming back to EQ2 from having missed ToT being able to play AT ALL.