Well...it's been a week since the SoR went live.
Earlier, I had noted that my only real issue with SoR was that the caster didn't get a lvl boost to 80 in order to actually play through the content with my returning buddy.
Long story short: My buddy did not return to the the game for this very reason. He likes to quest with a friend and Phasing made that impossible.
Thank you very much for explaining this. No program can anticipate every eventuality, but an accounting of people who resurrected friends who then disliked playing somewhat solo at level 80 is valuable feedback for us.
Now I'm very curious: How far did your friend level from 80 before the week was over?
That said, despite my mild annoyance with this aspect of the SoR, I have had 5 other Guildies return. The active Guild roster page hasn't been this full in a long time.
I think that it is about time we all take a deep breath and accept the possitives in spite of the negatives.
Just my take on this. Best of luck out there!
I've been gratified to learn that some old friends are planning to return in a week or two. It's as though there was this initial push, but the fun of getting together in-game with old friends isn't at all over.