Getting to 80 was a different game. People were still playing the low level zones, there was an economy, and it was an adventure still. Go level to 90 today. It's a grind. You learn barely anything about how your class works. You get no new content. Why would anyone new try WoW, find nobody at there level, see old content, and then expect them to spend the next 2 months figuring things out, to stay and play?WoW is addictive, I'm not trivializing addicts here but hear me out. If people can just get a taste of how good the game can be, new players may get hooked and stick around.If you are here posting, you love this game too. I'm good with finding a new way to get new players in the game. I hope people stay. A free 90 might also give people a chance to try a new class without having to eat 2 painful weeks leveling. It's not so bad. I think it will help keep the game alive.
Not good.Blizzard could make leveling even more faster but surely buying a character to lvl 90 is stupid and ruins the whole concept of the game.I'm sure the main requirement to do this will be to have already a character leveled up to 90 but still.So you get one character to lvl 90 and then you can "buy" all the others.Don't know.I believe it's stupid.I hope developers won't make this happen.I wonder how many Tanks and Healers have not been leveled because the player simply could not face the grind of leveling 0-90.Or for that matter how many players have left the game because they were bored of their class and couldn't face leveling another.This is a good thing, it is not mandatory and it will give quite a few people a reason to try something new or to pick up the game again, and surely that is a positive.I don't see how this could have a negative impact on the game at all, and I've read pretty much every post on this topic, in my opinion nobody has yet to provide a reasonable argument why this should not be a thing.
If people loved old content, they'd still be playing it. Your idea of fun is having people grind as long as you did and then, maybe, one day they can join your leetness in WoD.That's a stinging reply, consider this though. You can find good people to play with. We all need more subs to keep the game alive beyond WoD. Try to see the benefits, I do understand your concerns but I think you may be going down a bit of a rabbit hole worried about the quality of players in the game.On that note, I think it would behoove everyone to spend a fair amount of time doing pvp before doing any raiding. Pvp forces you to learn your spell book and you get introduced to coordinating with others and to reacting to different situations. Skills any good raider needs to be of value to their team.
On that note, I think it would behoove everyone to spend a fair amount of time doing pvp before doing any raiding. Pvp forces you to learn your spell book and you get introduced to coordinating with others and to reacting to different situations. Skills any good raider needs to be of value to their team.PvP battlegrounds have just as many slackers as LFR.Those people don't learn a thing, let's not get into a PvP vs PvE debate here, they are two very different beasts.
But does that really affect you though? They will have to learn to play while they level up to 100, so while you are mastering heroics at 100 etc they might still be playing at 91.
I'm hoping the new character skins won't increase the system requirements... I already have to play on almost all low settings just to keep decent framerates.
Adding the same thing that worked for Lich king's Death Knights.Get at least 5 characters to level 90 and you can purchase 90th level for others mb?
Adding the same thing that worked for Lich king's Death Knights.Get at least 5 characters to level 90 and you can purchase 90th level for others mb?Seriously?Why do people want players to jump through hoops just to get a long needed service?Tell me why on earth it matters if I have 0 characters and get a 90 or have 5 max level toons to get a 90?Am I somehow going to be a better player if I have two 90's rather than just one and then get a third? How about four or five, do I really need to be this awesome to qualify for a free 90 or is it just to satisfy some issue you have with thinking that if someone can somehow circumvent the process you went through years ago they are somehow cheating the system?
I don't think this is a bad idea at all. There are good things about lvling and others are not. A smart person will use this to their advantage... for example: Trying a new class = lvling better. Having an opposite faction copy of your main = lvl boost better. Also, wanting to play with ppl in other servers... instead of having your main jumping realms, you can just make a "boosted copy" of it.If someone new just boosts to 90 without enjoying the rest of the game is their loss, but for those of us with 3+ top lvl characters it can get very anoying having to repeat certain parts of the game...It would be smart also to try and have like a lvl jump for a smaller amount of money... say 1 - 90 = 10 $, but maybe 60 - 90 = 3$ or something... I mean, if you don't like it, then simply don't use it... is not like Blizz is taking leveling away....
blizz says that everyone should experience content so they made LFR, but now they give new players the option to skip a buttload of content. also when you get a free 90 boost you won't feel like it's a accomplishment
"...This will also give more players the opportunity to experience the current end-game content and the events leading up to Garrosh’s exodus to Draenor."More reason to stay out of LFR. They will turn into more of a cluster-f progression fight than it already is...
The game is already easy now you can even buy 90s better not or let them buy buy 60s
At the very minimum you should have leveled at least one character to 90 manually.The leveling grind has been sped up significantly and I can't see a brand new wow player not enjoying most of that stuff since it will be their first time. Also they have programs like recruit-a-friend to speed up new players. Most people who use this boost are only going to do it to bypass having to level another 90 anyways. I've done it 7 times and I don't want to do it again, and I've certainly paid my dues. If blizzard is worried about the 1-90 grind for new players, they could sell cheap exp boosters (new players don't have access to heirlooms very easily)...25% extra exp for 48 hours (or something to that effect) for $0.99. Perfect for those weekend grind sessions.
Well in my opinion i am quite looking forward to that boosted lvl90 character coming from the fact i have manually leveled 10 classes to 90 already and i simply cannot be arsed to do my level 36 warrior so the boost is very welcome for me and as i will buy the expansion having that warrior at 90 will save the extra unneeded level grind especially if i can skip out Outland, Northrend and pandaria :)
Why are so many people making such a drama about this? I think it's a bit too early for anyone to be making any assumptions about how Blizzard will proceed with this, let alone making predictions about how it may or may not affect anything about the game! Surely by now everyone knows that once Blizzard have decided to go ahead with something there's virtually nothing that can be said or done to make them change their plans, short of technical difficulties that Blizzard can't resolve!I've been playing since 2005 and I currently have 14 level 90's from a total of 41 characters! While I'll certainly be making use of the level-90 boost that comes with my purchase of WoD, I'm not sure that I'd consider purchasing further level-90 boosts. Having said that though, I might consider purchasing smaller level or experience boosts if Blizzard were to make them available as well.
Everyone is harping on the free 90(s)- but I want to know more about the first paragraph here, celebrating the 10th anniversary :) As someone who started playing when Cata launched, I missed all the cool anniversary presents and I feel gypped! Fireworks and "celebration package" just don't do it for me, I want to see a cool pet (or something permanent) to celebrate. After all, 10 years is a big thing, do something awesome for us ;)Oh, and, I most likely won't use a 90 boost, I can't pick up and learn a class that far along, I need a gradual build up of skills as I level thru questing, but that's just me. The same with timeless isle gear though (free epics are no longer epic, really), selling 90's does seem to send a message that developers consider 'old' content irrelevant and a waste of time.
Everyone is harping on the free 90(s)- but I want to know more about the first paragraph here, celebrating the 10th anniversary :) As someone who started playing when Cata launched, I missed all the cool anniversary presents and I feel gypped! Fireworks and "celebration package" just don't do it for me, I want to see a cool pet (or something permanent) to celebrate. After all, 10 years is a big thing, do something awesome for us ;)Oh, and, I most likely won't use a 90 boost, I can't pick up and learn a class that far along, I need a gradual build up of skills as I level thru questing, but that's just me. The same with timeless isle gear though (free epics are no longer epic, really), selling 90's does seem to send a message that developers consider 'old' content irrelevant and a waste of time.I think it may be a little too early for any real info regarding the 10th Anniversary in November. Hopefully Blizzard do consider this one to be special enough to warrant something more than the fireworks and "celebration package" that we've been getting the last few years!I'd also like to know more about the Digital Deluxe and physical Collector’s Edition mount and pet. Has there been any indication as to what they might be?
It's an mmo, the whole point of it is that you grind and improve. Why not sell a starting gear pack for every character wich contains a full 496 set? By buying a 90 you pay to skip, skip the leveling (Wich is a part of an mmo as I said, it's about improving your character) And yes I do feel you, i dont find leveling particularly funny but neither is gearing up my alt in LFR, so what would stop Blizzard from putting gear packs in the shop if they consider putting lvl 90 characters there? The leveling is boring, hey you can pay to skip it. Gearing up alts for raiding is boring, hey you can pay to skip it. This is my opinion on it atleast. While paying to skip and essentially pay to win is two different things, dont you think they are rather similar in this case?
Many new player's will buy the instant level 90's, never really having a chance to experiencing the tedious, full grind of 1 - 100, they won't feel the real adventure. Maybe there should be a limit to amount of 90's you can buy, at least?
they won't feel the real adventure. Sure they will; they'll experience the leveling process from 90-100 and if they enjoy leveling, they can always start an alt and go through it.