Just curious. And I'm not saying "new" players, I'm saying "bad" players. I'll get more to that in a second.
Running through Elite VON4 last night . . . a TR barb joins our no healer group. He then goes off and gets killed running in the opposite direction of the group. Somebody eventually rezes him and he sits at 26 HP the rest of the quest.
A TR . . . doesn't carry cure pots . . . has no means of healing himself. he became the first person I squelched in over a year.
So where do you draw the line? When do you expect basic competence?
Me personally . . . if the character has "wings" I expect them to know *** they are doing. If said barb had been a non-TR I'd have bought him a bunch of pots and let him tag along, on a TR I expect better. Anyone who's made it to 20 should know the basics like bring CSW pots with you as nobody heals anymore.
Am I expecting too much? Have the Otto's boxes given us a whole "class" of players who are completely clueless?