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10-19-2008 @ 12:35PM
definitely sounds like a good idea to me
10-19-2008 @ 1:30PM
But not to Blizzard. Why would they allow you to skip half of the game? AND in addition to losing subscription time, this feature would require a ton of development time because of all those class specific quests that give you key abilities of your class.In short - not gonna happen. Leveling is very, very fast already if you know what you are doing, and I would assume you do know what you are doing if you have a 70 of that class already.
10-19-2008 @ 1:39PM
@ Aigarius1) This wouldn't apply to new players who don't have a level 55+ character.2) There should be an option to do so, so that people can choose to do 1-55 again or not3) I don't 100% see how this will reduce subscription time. For a start, theres a lot to do in the endgame, so the game doesn't end at the max level.4) Surely someone can l2p their class in 25 levels (counting WotLK here)?5) If you know what you're doing, it still takes about 4 - 5 days just to reach 60, and prob a few more to reach 70. Imagine what it'd be like getting 70 - 80.I think its a good idea to be honest.
10-19-2008 @ 1:56PM
The lost subscription time is not a valid argument. Whatever time people skipped leveling from 1-55 would be offset by the fact that they would be more inclined to start an alt at all, and level it from there.Having said that, I'd rather see much more mid-level content. A mini-expansion of sorts, that adds ton of 1-55 content and polish including the application of phasing across the entire old world.I had lots of fun leveling my first alt to 70, because I was able to do quests I skipped my first way through. My 3rd 70 was a little less fun, since there were fewer new (to me, anyways) quests to experience. Any other 70's I'll level will involve even more repetitive questing.
10-19-2008 @ 2:48PM
A Blue allready stated on beta forums the entire point of the DK starting at 55 was to test that very theory out. Alot of people boo hooed that alot of people will be skipping out or somehow it's not 'fair'.Against listed such as lack of experience in playing the class, the 'fun' of leveling through and some people rather start from scratch for whatever reason.I do not see an issue with it being an 'option' that can be toggled on or off. The arguments against it seemed selfish for the most part as lack of experience is pretty silly.
10-19-2008 @ 4:00PM
Aigarius, the point you're missing is that Blizzard ARE letting players skip half of the game. They ARE giving players key abilities for their class at advanced level. The point is, why not expand on the concept they are already implementing?
10-19-2008 @ 4:02PM
This idea would make me a little annoyed only because I've already leveled 70s of each of the classes. Suddenly that would kind of have been a huge waste of time.
10-22-2008 @ 4:45PM
I wont make a warlock unelss its a free lvl 55. Why? cus I dont have to time and im bored at lvl 1 to 70. So its no downtime on subcription beacuse i wont play unless given the option. Go to forum and help make the lvl 55 dream cometrue to those of us who care less about DK.
10-20-2008 @ 1:38AM
I say that thats one of the reasons that the DK is a hero class, and its made and built around this factor, and the other classes might not adjust so well to this formula, and as i said i think its one of the "Perks" of being a hero class
10-20-2008 @ 10:22AM
I rather people be forced to level from level 1 so that they can actually LEARN to play the class they want to have handed to them. I have 6 70s and the rest are over 60. I learned how to play EACH class by leveling them and going through the motions... it's too bad so many people think entitlement = right. If they let you have any class at 55, then we're going to see an influx of players who don't know how to play their class and sucking badly at it.
10-20-2008 @ 12:10PM
**If they let you have any class at 55, then we're going to see an influx of players who don't know how to play their class and sucking badly at it.**That's why we have friend/ignore lists. Of the thousands of folks on each server, you're you're bound to find a few people who you enjoy playing with. :) and ignore the ones you don't.This isn't a bad idea, but as with any change of this caliber, not an easy one. I like the idea, but it would take a lot of design to do the 55-prepzones. On the issue of old content being 'wasted'... well.. it already is to a point and blizzard is ok with that. (i recall reading a blue on it, but don't have a link) All the old instances had good runs. It's ok to let them go so that we can move forward. /nod
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