I think if anyone is to make LOI 2, they will have to have knowledge about the happenings in game/ characters around about the times of atleast 2005 till now. I agree with Pellandria here, and would think it would be more appealing to players that actually played last couple of years if they could familiarize more with the next game e.g. feel move 'involved' in it. And no, I'm not talking about putting newbies or chars with no real influence or popularity into the next game, but it could include some groovy quests or battles that happened in the past few years along with some familiar faces., maybe even throw in a name your own character choice? Meh, it probably won't happen. Not for a few years anyway.