I take it MANDATE is a new detriment added too stop people from solo'ing zones . I might actually quit over this
Its been around for-fucking-ever.
Seeing as how you are returning from the game after what appears to be a 2 years absence, (or more), you might want to know that Mandate is on rare named, and key mobs. You can still solo zones, just avoid mobs that cast mandate on you.
If you play a pet class mandate shouldn't be a problem. You get mandate and ur pet goes to town on the annoying mob. Once the mob is dead mandate goes away.
Crusaders also don't have to worry about it.
Or druids or anyone who boxes.
[Sat Jun 20 15:30:20 2009] \aPC -1 Sangra:Sangra\/a tells you, "i was only allowed to touch it once, and my dad told me that wierd feeling i couldnt describe when i touched it was what evil felt like"
Yep, it came about because people were sneaking or FDing their way to key mobs in instances for easy shards in TSO.
Or you can just kill the keymob before it casts mandate and run away laughing with your plat
I stand far enough away, send my pet in, then cure it. I love necros.