GreenDude's thoughts on:
Call to Arms
Why powerful runewords exist and why they weren't nerfed by devs: 1.10 runewords came out in October of 2003 and according to blizzard north wiki "by June 2003 two new games were in production" and "On June 30, however, several key employees left Blizzard North to form two new companies." so the team had already moved on several months prior to this patch. And of course 1.11 runewords came out in 2005. What's hilarious is the "original" runewords that came out with the expansion are notoriously weak. Only the 1.10+ runewords are insanely overpowered and they werent made by the original team. So I'd like to think the original team wouldnt have made such powerful ones.