Sometime between hour 5026 and 5103, the game transforms. Marcus has capped his alts, is on his way to a stable of endgame-ready chars, drowning in epics. He’s been offered a GM position, but is holding off.
It happens on Thursday, when they’re raiding the Hungering Isle. Marcus starts reading the writing on the floor of the cave. It’s like the world unlocks. He starts seeing little details everywhere, touches of art and flavour.
When they face Gth’Kra the Devourer, he’s looking at the painting on the ceiling. In a week, he’s hanging out in the in-game library, doing nothing but reading.