In some form or another, because the team has been backsliding like mad.
[BLUE="http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27813861152&pageNo=1&sid=3000# 3"]We've always been trying to see if we can create a better system than town portals, making waypoints the main travel back to town mechanic. But, it's looking like it's just simply more fun and a quality-of-life-nicety to be able to jump back to town from anywhere even if waypoints are all over the place. Plus it's not really that hard to avoid the few pitfalls that TPs in Diablo II had. [/BLUE]
[BLUE="http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27813861152&postId=27809118688 2&sid=3000#10"]We haven't had [Scrolls of Wealth] for a while, although we do have another mechanic to sell items while out and about.
Also I never said you can just use them anywhere anytime as much as you want. [/BLUE]
Reading the thread is annoying. Why can't Bashiok give us details??????????
For my part, I though the reasons for taking it out - ie. how TPs removed so much challenge - were very exciting and promising. I hope they still have those reasons very much in mind. (I fear they don't.)
Awesome! I am happy about this. The only major pitfall was boss healing but it wasnt detrementil to the game by any means. I am happy about this, being able to go back to the safe town at any time is a huge win.