All Alone in Stormreach...
MMORPG.com recently conducted an interview with Turbine regarding the new solo play option, and some of DDO's future plans.
MMORPG.com: Explain the Solo option players will be able to use in Dungeons and Dragons OnlineÂ: StormreachÂ (DDO)? How will it impact new players?
Turbine:The new solo option we are adding will allow players to select a 4th difficulty level on adventures. Currently DDO includes Normal, Hard and Elite modes and with this addition there is now a Solo mode. In this first rollout of solo content we have focused on the lower level new player experience specifically as it becomes easier to solo existing group content as your character gains levels and acquires more spells, skills and items. When you play an adventure on solo mode it is still the same adventure as it is on the other modes -- it's just the difficulty of the monsters and traps are geared towards a single player of the appropriate level.