Town Portal: works differently in MM6-8 parts
Should there be a single standard of how Town Portal works?
At the moment continents have different conditions for when the town is open for town portal:
- MM6: Master-level Town Portal have access to all towns, no matter whether visited or not. Not used in the merge.
- MM7: Master-level Town Portal gets access to town once you enter the location. Used in the merge for MM6 and MM7 lands. Makes a lot of sense. On another hand if you enter Blackshire from Dragonsand and immediately teleport to the center of the city, it is a bit too easy. Even now it just feels too easy (before Master Air) to open White Caps with Dimension Door to castle Stone, and then immediately TP to Castle Stromgard.
- MM8: Master-level Town Portal gets access to town once you drank from the main fountain. Used in the merge for MM8 lands. And it is really easy to forget to drink from a fountain in Ravenshore. It could be applied to MM7 lands with ease. However, in MM6 the fountain in Frozen Highlands kills the drinker. If this standard is implemented, in solo game it will take a party kill for most classes to make Frozen Highlands available for town portal (see #152 ).
Of course, one option is to leave things as they are and let TP work differently on different continents.