Thanks for experimenting and reporting- I had wondered exactly what it is that closes the quest and it seems to be taking the WP to Act 2, not talking to Cain as I (and most people, I think) had suspected.I tested this a bit. I used my speeder that was in A1 Hell without Cain.
I killed Andy and went to Act 2. The quest then could not be completed. I then created a new game, starting in Act 2. The quest was doable. I talked to Cain, nothing changed. I went to Act 1. Quest still doable. I went back to Act 2. Quest cannot be completed.
at lvl 86, I just released cain in hell on one of my baba's. Hoping for a better ring.Indeed, I forgot to mention that if you join a game and start in act 2, then you need to talk to cain directly or go to rogue and back to goleim to 'block' the quest in that game. I vaguely recall just taking the caravan will also block the quest in that game.
So, which one of you leaves him hangin at times ? We know that Creon pokes (fun) at Cain with his speeder. Without a doubt PurpleLocust has done something of sorts to have such suspicions.
C'mon, the rest of you can also admit you like to hear him moaning for help and then apply the 'point and laugh' technique.
at lvl 86, I just released cain in hell on one of my baba's. Hoping for a better ring.
it was a ring of craftsmanship or some such BS magical ring, not even a rare one
I don't make a habit of having him ID stuff for me anyway. I usually have a full tome of ID scrolls on all my chars.