Thanks for your support mate. Personally I couldn't come close to killing the Ubers with a limited budget, nowhere near skilful enough. As I've said before, you have a beautifully balanced Barb and actually fulfill all the criteria that Death discusses above, which I thought was excellent.
I was wondering, as a player working with a similar gear set to what we are talking about, the issues as you have experienced them? Thoughts from you too Anwin? And how about comments from similarly specced DW Barbarians who have completed the MP10 Ubers solo?
With my current gear I have no issues at all. Up until a week or two ago I was doing lobby uber carries daily, and have a friends list full of customers that can vouch that I do them smoothly and efficiently. (Obviously not as quickly as the likes of Death)
Have I had trouble with them in the past? Absolutely. The first time I tried to solo them, I attempted MP9 with gear much cheaper and weaker than my current set, but not that far off in terms of the hard numbers, and got completely wrecked. I was at around 85k diabloprogress unbuffed, very low, but strictly speaking sufficient to beat the enrages on MP9.
Then I added a SoJ and some other upgrades, backed down to MP8 and still stuggled. I remember failing on MP8 and having to ask a friend to bail me out, and then doing it pretty easily in MP9 with the exact same gear, but just changing my build and technique slightly. I had plenty of failed attempts in MP10 as well. It took slight adjustments in gear to bring it from borderline impossible, to feasible, to easy. One of Joch's youtube videos really made it click for me. At the time, his was the only one of a Skorn barb I could find, and it was done really well.
I've seen a lot of people with much better gear than mine express having a lot of difficulty, and I've also seen videos of people with gear much worse than mine do them successfully, to the point where I could hardly believe my eyes. Technique and practice are pretty important until you have really godly gear like yours. (At least I'd imagine...I have no idea how gear like that feels to play, I'd figure it must be pretty fun :)) On the flip side, they definitely have a high gear requirement in terms of balance between damage output and survivability that you can't really break no matter how good your technique is. Some things like siegebreaker picking you up in the middle of two of kulle's tornadoes while kulle rains his rocks on you are practically unavoidable, and you have to be geared to deal with them if you want to have a perfect success rate. Even wayneold struggled to make it happen on a tight budget, but I think success would've been within his reach with slightly more time and a slight bump to the budget.