Also Athu, Neh'Ashiir is a lot easier than you would expect. Near when I stopped playing, I managed to take her down with my 65 warrior/rogue/shaman combination. I used 2nd person view with my shaman to keep my alts in the right position while clearing black reavers (they blind with a small AoE).
After clearing the black reavers I zoned my warrior and shaman. Using my rogue, and with Levitate cast on him, I picked the locks up to Neh'Ashiir's floating house while sneaking/hiding by the trash mobs on the floating bridges. I aggroed her with a bow, and floated down to the zoneline to await the massive train that comes with her. As Neh'Ashiir will remain static at the last point of aggro, I waited until she was just before the zone in bridge and then zoned. When I zoned back in she was there waiting for me to take her down. All of this was done after I had already received my epic, and I did it to help my best friend again. Anyway, I just wanted to pass that along to encourage you some more with your epic.
You should be able to do Neh'Ashiir duoing with a good rogue nowadays. Use the trick I did to pull her to the zoneline if you encounter any problems and don't want to waste any time.
Rak'Ashiir should be duoed also with a high end melee or a decent mage. Just help with healing on the pet and buff it with the best you have. Nowadays you should live through the initial turn-in and just zone him and return, buff and take him down. You'll still need a rogue to pick the locks to access him. I remember that I died during the turn in, but back then I was level 56 and had only bits and pieces of Velious gear.
The child's tear is beyond soloing, and is the bottleneck of the entire Shaman Epic 1.0. Do you have a guild that you can sway into taking down Dread/Fear/Terror? Maybe you can sweeten the deal by soloing as much of the trash mobs as you can before your guild enters so that they don't have to deal with, thereby making the raid much faster and less inclination for your guild to start whining about wasting their time. Soloing in the Plane of Fear for a 65 shaman was very easy in 2004, just so long as you stayed within the southern area and away from the DT'ing minibosses.
Wulweirlynn Akallabeth of the Tribunal Server (Retired)
Edited, Nov 17th 2007 3:05pm by Rhaimes