I was wondering if anyone knows if a shared asset in a _root
.swf has to be entiely reloaded when a movie on another level calls
for that asset from its own .swf? that sounds confusing...
basically, if one .swf is has already been entirely would it ever
need to be loaded again when pulling an asset from it?
Yes, if it's inside the swf, in other words if you have
imported it into your flash movie. That's a good reason to load
large pictures, sounds, etc. dynamically, so that the browser will
use its cache.