IN my point of view - the lvl 90 boost ain't that bad for those who pot a lot of effort in their chars, but don't have so much time because of work, family, etc. For them getting a new char and leveling it up would be a bit of a pain, as they have to go through all the quests they have done again - it can be a bit annoying. But this boost allows you to get a new char without worrying will you have enough time for leveling it up. And as for profession boost - you can get it only if you have leveled up to lvl 60, so it's not like you get it without effort - it's just that you have to make a choice - boost lvl1 to lvl90 and then level up professions on your own, or level up char to lvl60 and then use the boost to lvl90 + profession boost. But it's no wonder that hardcore players are agains this, because it makes other players get closer to them with less effort that they had given.
Just putting it out there...If WoW goes back to it's TBC levelling system, it will die.So, kids are lazy today. Who cares? It's much harder to get and keep a job now that it was in the past, so why put even more pressure on them by forcing their relaxing time with tedious grinding? I think most of the "old generation" underestimate kids these days.Anyway on topic... I see no problem with purchasable level 90s. Knowing Blizzard, the price of a level 90 will be around $25 or more. The purpose of these level 90s is just so players don't get bored ^&*!less levelling a new character. I personally know the struggle of getting a character to level 90, then instantly wanting to level another character. It gets really boring and tedious, and is one of the reasons why I quit earlier.If you don't want to purchase a level 90, don't do it. I guarantee half the player base who disagrees with this system will go ahead and use it anyway. If you want to relive the leveling experience, go do it, nothing's stopping you. You shouldn't care what other people do with their money.Also, please stop this crap about pay to win with this system... It's a level 90. If you don't mind the leveling, you get a level 90 in roughly 2 weeks. After purchasing or leveling up, you have to level up another 10 times, and then you have to start from the bottom and gear up. It's honestly not that big a deal. Getting to level 90 is 20-30% of a character complete, you still have to do the other 70% on your own.I support this change and I would reccommend this to other MMOs. This is a huge step in the right direction.
I am very excited about this boost. I have played WoW since the beginning, and with each expansion I always focused on one character (I listed below). As in, when that expansion started, I played nothing but that specific character for probably 90% of the expansion time. I would get my gear as maxed as I could, master my ability to perform the roles needed for my guild, etc. I recently realized that I'm fairly certain the Shaman class would be the most enjoyable for my play style. I really want to play a Shaman and focus solely on him in this next expansion, but if I have a choice between leveling a shaman and quitting, I quit.Am I lazy? No, I'm just not insane. I'm not gonna level up through that content for a sixth friggin time, mindlessly staring at my screen for two weeks straight in anticipation of the end game.If you think I'm going to be "some noob with a new 90 and fresh gear" that you will have to deal with, you're wrong. I am going to study on my build and role, learn the in's and out's, practice in harmless 5 man instances that groups faceroll anyways, and THEN start intigrating into more difficult content, where I already have a lot of practice healing and dps'ing with the classes below. So, yeah, I'm excited to play a Shaman =DVanilla: Orc WarriorBC: Tauren HunterWotLK: Undead PriestCataclysm: Undead Death KnightMoP: Blood Elf PaladinWoD: SHAMAN! probably orc?
I think many of you that are complaining about this are either missing the big picture/reality or are ignoring it for the sake of complaining. Here is the reality here, everyone gets 1 free level 90 boost, with the OPTION to buy further level 90s. Now, for those 90s, you get (as of this post) a full set of 483 gear which is likely good enough for starting WoD, but isnt as good as the gear that someone worked up (or farmed up in the case of Timeless Isle gear). Also, I doubt the free 90 will have anything beyond the basic achievements attached to leveling up. The profession boost will only happen if you have a level 60 already, so either you have a pre existing toon or you take the time to level it then boost it. It's as simple as that, but for those complaining about the nitty gritty, here is a reality check. No amount of free 90s are going to reduce/increase the number of ignorant noobs that have no clue what they are doing or are to lazy to try, they are in abundance already. However, for many of us that have leveled multiple toons to 80+, the leveling process is just tedious and nothing more, so an instant 90 is a relief. If you wish to experience the lore and leveling experience anyone still can, you don't have to skip over it.
Well as for me if the price isn't crazy then I would consider paying to have a character leveled to 90. I have 7 90s, and have been playing since just after Burning Crusades was release. The drudgery of leveling to 90 is tedious to say the least. To be able to avoid that is a great deal for veteran players. Then to give them suitable gear is an even better bonus. Another possible use for this is for those veteran players that want to try a new realm. They'd have a self sustaining character of level 90 on the new realm. To be level 1 and on a new realm is NOT appealing so it might encourage veteran players to try a new realm. This is all just my 2 cents worth and you can take it for what it's worth.
I saw no harm in the SINGLE boost when buying a copy of WoD, but adding this as a character service is jumping the shark. I really really really hope this doesn't go through to live.
Idk if blizzard still has it that you have to get to lvl 55 before you can make a death knight, but that would be a good idea as well with this new instant level 90 character. You should have to get a character to lvl 90 before you can get a free one, so you at least have a basic understanding of the game. If you give a noob a level 90 immediately, he's gonna mess it up and wish that blizzard hadn't given him a level 90 right away and quit the game. Just a thought
Here's my 2 cents worth : #1 : the PTR is a TEST server (PTR = Public Test Realm). Things can easily break. This is for you to TEST what's coming before it is put on the LIVE server for everyone to use.#2 : the upgrade to level 90 is so that you can TEST the NEW level 90 (or higher) stuff and REPORT back : good / bad / works / broken / can be better.#3 : it brings "everyone" to a common level.#4 : the PTR is not designed to be used the same way that a normal game server is. There may be some things missing on PTR which exist Live.#5 : this is really designed for experienced players who know the game to TEST new stuff. It's not designed for new players to jump in at the deep end and try to swim.Happy Testing,Wokka
More importantly - to me anyway - is if they're going to give us more character slots. I admit I'm a rabid altaholic, but I don't want a free 90 on some other server and my current is full with a bank alt.
Yes it appears as such. You should be able to get it to 600, which most likely NOT be the maxed in WoD, if they follow the pattern they have since Vanilla, WoD max will be 675. The point is they want you working on end game content not miring in "old content". A problem I see with /90, is the dungeon queue for lower level toons, it will be totally out of wack instead of a 7-10 minute queue it could be up to 45 minutes, but Blizzard won't care because you can just buy that toon to 90, more money in thier pocket.
No one purchased the mount. It was received
So how long 'till they start selling Gold? And will they be competitive with the Chinese? Cause I have more money than sense, and would really like Blizzard to take advantage of that.
anyone ever consider this scenario... a new player gets an automatic boost to 90.plays through to 100 and then says to him or her self "that was cool why not try a new toon from 1 ?" ffs people it's ONE toon. new players unlike all of the "experts" with 10 90's are where Blizzard hopes to keep gaining subscribers. they have the rest of us. just get over it and stop crying like little babies. don't want the boost? then DO NOT take it. i personally enjoy leveling and will continue to level my alts.will i use the boost?prolly.but it may be for a toon i already have at 90. taking a class i haven't leveled much or at all to 90 doesn't let me learn how to play that class or spec.yeah i know there will be 90 locks,druids and tank classes that have NO idea how to play them.if you find one in a raid boot em or don't invite them again. or maybe you could suggest the proving grounds so they can learn how to play their toon....just sayin.
Not to be a pain but i'd be into this. I have played through every expansion, leveled many characters to max level many time and honestly it gets tiring. I mean, i didn't skip all the content, i've seen it, i just don't need to see it 5 more times.
why to leave it half way then? if they bring this in, then it would be just the same to smack those bough 90's with lvl 90 professions too.or is it so that these "profession boosts" have to be bought separately? xD