I have a feeling the same thing that will keep us from switching weapons in combat will be the same thing keeping us from casting or using town portals in combat. Something like a combat mode similar to WoW.
Upper management reserves the right to make these decisions, and they certainly have the record and position to back it up.
You think Jay wanted TPs back in?
And do you think they are eager to eat at the steady 1.4 billion a year from WoW for a one-time 300 million tops?
That's no conspiracy theory, that's just the way big corporations work.
Uhhh, what on earth does TPs coming back have to do with this Big corporations/WoW conspiracy theory nonsense?
WoW is dying. They just handed a free copy of WoW to every subscriber. I think I've gotten 3 different emails in the past couple months offering me 7 free days if I return, on top of the 10 free days of cataclysm that can be experienced by anyone. Two major MMOs are in the works for the end of this year / beginning of the next one. These are legitimate, solid fan base, amazing company produced MMOs, not Aion et all. D3 is Blizzard's primary hope of preventing a big chunk of their fan base from wandering off toward greener pastures while they work on their new IP/MMO. The writing is on the wall. The only question is, can you read it?
Originally Posted by Risingred
True, but I bet they'll take it out again.
"It just didn't play well. We thought that it would confuse players when they used it. 'Where'd my dungeon go'? They'd want to know why the big scary world changed, and they probably wouldn't get it."
It wouldn't surprise me.
"Portal griefing" Drop a portal in front of the dungeon entrance LOL as people head to town, and then leave the game, removing the portal. Works 60% of the time, every time!~