That's a good point about people picking up the game, seeing that it's level 85 until they reach the cap, and then walking away. That is something Blizzard is going to have to deal with.
But Blizzard's not going to do a sequel. One of the greatest mistakes ever made in (the short) MMO history thus far was the splintering of EverQuest's fan base. When EQ2 came out, people left in droves for it; but when they didn't like it as much, many returned to EQ1. What you had was a splintered fan base, half playing EQ1 and half playing EQ2. Sony really screwed up. If it had played the cards differently, it's likely the MMO landscape would be different today. EQ2 was and in many respects is a great game -- except for one crucial factor: It doesn't have the massive fanbase WoW does.
I've had this conversation with a Blizzard person before, and Blizzard is not at all interested in splitting up the players in WoW. Blizzard will make a new game (Titan) instead.
Are there any plans to update the guide for "The Insane"?
That's a good idea. I'll put it on my list of things to get updated, but it probably won't happen for a while. So few people actually try it that it's a low priority for us to have a guide for it, but it'll get updated soon.
Question: Why do the non-combat pets stay summoned upon relogging for some of my toons but not for others?
I'm guessing that you're talking about the haunted memento, which will always show if you've got it in your inventory. Noncombat pets shouldn't stay out once you've logged. If others are staying out, it's a bug.
I noticed I couldn't use a potion in TB. I asked a GM, thinking I broke something. The GM response was that there was a dev change to treat TB as a Rated BG in regards to tinker/pot/brez restrictions, except without the rewards for doing rateds.
Uh...any speculation as to why?
I'm having connection problems with WoW at the moment so I can't verify this, but if this is true, then I'd assume it has something to do with leveling the playing field. An extra flask or potion or two can really make a difference between two equally well-geared and well-skilled players. Blizzard is all about that balance, and it'll enforce that as much as it can. Don't surprise me too much.
Is shaman pronounced shay-man or sham-on?
I'm terrible with words ... which is a bad thing to be in my position. Instead, I'll just link you the dictionary reference for it, that has some audio you can play. It's: sha-mahn.
How many gnomes could a green orc punt, if a green orc could punt gnomes?
37, in a row.
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