I can only imagine what it will be like in a few weeks/months (if most don't get fed up and quit that is) when there are THOUSANDS of retainers up. A lot of people may even have multiple retainers! Did SE really think this through?
I don't think they did. I'm thinking they thought we'd be happy with a system like our mules parked out in Rolanberry. And, the retainers are
a good idea, but extremely limited.
If they're aiming at more casual play, why do they think people will have hours
to spend looking thru the retainers for the items they need to make a pair of boots. An AH is necessary.
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