^ Well, because it's quest-based, you can solo quest. The quests chain (at least so far in my test run) and if it stays that way for a while, people can level without a party if they're just willing to do the quests. But I agree it's always fun with friends around, especially since the emotes are so lively that it's pitiful to be unused.
What I like about this game is that the clerics can have decent attack-type spells as well even early in the game, so they're not completely wimpy all alone.
It passed as if a whisper.
Raise your blade, sir.