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3-07-2012 @ 11:04AM
Okay folks, this one - in theory - will cut the amount of questions asked on today's queue by roughly 79.6%.How long do you think it'll be before we'll be able to buy a previous expansion level capped character from Blizzard?I'm guessing it's not cut & dry yet, the items and spec they've put into SoR isn't so easy to put together. But guessing is fun! *claps excitedly*
3-07-2012 @ 11:33AM
Your statistics look fake! :)Also, I hope soon; I'd drop 20 bucks to have a character are the beginning of the newest content (where learning how to play your class/spec really happens IMHO)
3-07-2012 @ 11:34AM
It's an interesting question. The promotion (for the lvl 80 boost) is only on for 90 days, so it could be that it's just a drive to pump subscriber numbers for the end of the financial quarter. On the other hand, it could very well be a new service that blizzard can roll out to fast track folks to the end game. I know some people like the levelling game, but I wouldn't mind a choice on skipping the largely obsolete parts of the game if I could (having levelled a number of alts to 85 already). I like that it only takes you up to the beginning of the current content so you still have to level through the cataclysm content to make sure you have at least some experience with the class before being thrown into LFRs.
3-07-2012 @ 11:39AM
They really loaded up the receiver side this time around. The giver still just gets a mount. (It makes sense - the receiver's who they need to convince - but as the potential giver it'd be nice to get something else thrown in.)I hope they don't ever sell, award, or insert-any-applicable-verb-here max level toons to either new or existing players under any circumstances. Free 80s, even just as a promotional award, are pretty hard to swallow. Hell, anytime I see someone in SW doing their "insta-leveling" from RaF I still want to kick them in the satchel.
The feedback I got from people about how interested they would be in having a toon start at level 55 or 65 as a feature of a future expac, was decidedly against that. And then less than a week later Blizzard rolls out having a toon boost to level 80 as part of the scroll of ressurection. I think there is a market for giving people an option to start a toon at a higher level for many reasons. I'm not sure Blizzard would ever go that far, but then again looking at all they are giving away to returning players right now, who knows.
3-07-2012 @ 12:15PM
What if they instead sell boosts to 80, instead of outright giving you an 80 or 85? So your character will have to already exist, and maybe even be a minimum level.One thing the free boost to 80 in SoR seems to do is actually delete the character, then remake them. You have to choose your spec out of game, then when you get the "boost", appropriate Talents are chosen for you, you are equipped with level 80 green gear, any gear on your character is mailed back to you, and you are given mounts and mount training. I would assume pets would also get mailed back to, too. Sounds like it just deleted your character, then immediately creates a level 80 version of them.I wonder how many people would find this undesireable. I mean, it's the same character, but the fact that they delete your character and remake it wouldn't set well with some people.
3-07-2012 @ 12:21PM
@DrakIf it didn't sit well with them, why did they stop playing it?
3-07-2012 @ 12:34PM
@ DrakSmells like cloning. Yuck.
3-07-2012 @ 2:30PM
Noyou, some people who quit didn't do so for lack of interest in the game. I know one person who isn't playing currently simply because he doesn't have the money. And while if someone doesn't have the money, the SoR won't exactly help them, if those people come back, they may not like the idea that their character they created is deleted and replaced with a level 80 copy.Most people wouldn't care, but I know some people would.
I feel like this could be a potent "reward" for people who have maintained subscriptions for years - maybe one fresh 80 per realm (a la the DK limit) for having a year+ of subscription time logged. Make the gear valueless to avoid exploits, and I think it would be a nice way to reward loyalty.
3-07-2012 @ 2:51PM
@DrakAs you said, if you can't afford to play, then you probably can't afford to come back for the SoR. And if you do come back for the SoR, I would make sure to ask exactly what happens to your toon before you partake in it. I'm not sure what, if anything you would lose out in getting the boost. You might get your quest log wiped. I would imagine your achievements would be in tact. Your old gear gets mailed to you. Perhaps someone who has used it can share with us.
3-07-2012 @ 3:44PM
Your quest log does in fact get wiped. The FAQ says your active quests "may" be reset, but we know it will.And it's not just what might get reset. I know some people wouldn't like the idea that the character they created, originally created way back when, was now deleted and replaced with an exact copy, only level 80. I could see RP'ers especially not liking this.
3-07-2012 @ 4:52PM
...although, of course, that's what happens every single time you use a Gnomish teleportation device.
3-07-2012 @ 9:27PM
I would totally avail myself of such a service, especially in MoP-- I like leveling in Azeroth and don't mind Outland too much, but I've done WotLK and the Cata zones too many times to stomach them any longer (I have 10 characters; their levels are 85x4, 83, 82, 80, 73, 71 and 24). If I could pay a fee to powerlevel a couple of them to 85 in MoP it would be a transformative experience.
4-04-2012 @ 11:29AM
I would definately jump up a char (maybe two if my wife's willing to budget it in) to L80 or L85 for 20€ a pop.
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