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.
Why not just hand players 100% completed characters while you're at it. I mean you're already doing 70% of their work by leveling them to 90 with professions.You really don't understand the point at all. They're wanting new players to experience the new content without having to trudge through what for some people can be months of leveling. The new content builds on the old to be better as they go along. I think it's a really good idea.I do actually. They're already giving people 1 free lvl 90 at the release. If new players want to experience the higher level stuff, they should also enjoy the other 90% they paid for instead of paying even MORE to skip over it. I don't understand the point of playing a game that has 100 levels, and you only have to play the last 10.Because I've already leveled 3 characters and I'm sick of doing the same thing over and over again just to be able to raid with a different class.If someone buys the game its their game, they can play whatever and wherever they please. if they boost a character to max and enjoy the content at that level then let them be. They could decide to play another character or go back and see what they missed later if they want. its their money, they could do worse things with it. Its not like blizzard is going to go "Here have a 90, go have fun!", theyre going to give them a small tutorial about the class/spec they chose, THUS why blizzard makes them choose a spec before entering on the new lvl 90. Blizzard has thought of everything and made it so that new players can function in at least LFR so they can enjoy all of the content. I believe this is a great move on blizzards part and will enjoy my own lvl 90 boost.
Excactly THAT... You pay for a game and you pay again for "cheating" the game? Next step is the one that most of the "free games" use out there , the more you pay the better the player....if this is the future of WOW , sorry but i will not be in it...Exactly. Shouldn't the POINT of playing an mmorpg like WoW to start from nothing at level 1 and work your way up? If you can pay to auto level to 90 (with professions if those screenshots look right), then what's the point of having 100 levels? Just level from 1 to 10 then start doing raids. That's how much sense this makes.You only get professions IF you are already level 60+ then boost to 90. Otherwise if you do a level 1 all the way to 90 you have to go back and level the toons professions. Of course they might add an option in the store in the future allowing you to by your professions up as well, who knows. I don't think wow will ever go Pay to win, if it does I'll quit this like I've quit other F2P games. this won't change the fact that some people WILL FEEL LEFT BEHIND by this money-driven advantage. They can feel that way all they want; no one is going to be 100% behind anything that Blizzard does. However, it's still not pay to win: Pay to Win would be jumping the characters to level 100 for WoD, and giving them a full set of gear that is not possible to be gained in game. All this is doing is making it so that brand new people are not going to be burned out trying to get to the new content as they spend upward of a month to get to level 90. It's also going to bring back people who were fed up with Cata, who didn't get sucked into Pandaria(or felt it was childish), and have a chance to catch up to their friends and see the new stuff without needing to go through the old. i'm just worried about the image world of warcraft is projecting.The image is...it's a successful game. It's a game that for the last 10 years has been on top of the MMO market, that has not been toppled, that has had a player base far beyond any other multi-player game out there. This is going to bring back old players and new ones which will help it out.Also...to most of the world, Warcraft is already a cess pool; if you aren't a 'geek or nerd', the image they've seen of Warcraft was on South Park, Memes and Leroy freaking Jenkins. It's going to be fine.On another note some of those new players who jump from 1 to 90 might start getting curious about what they missed then go create another character to go through content then realize that they now like their new character that they leveled themselves better then their free 90 and then never use the feature again and recommend any of their new friends they invite to play through from level 1 first then later use the free 90 option on another toon. I will be using the free 90 on a toon I don't ever plan on leveling myself, it will either be a rogue or a mage as I find both of those annoying to level. Still have at least 6 months or so to decide.
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. Excactly THAT... You pay for a game and you pay again for "cheating" the game? Next step is the one that most of the "free games" use out there , the more you pay the better the player....if this is the future of WOW , sorry but i will not be in it...Exactly. Shouldn't the POINT of playing an mmorpg like WoW to start from nothing at level 1 and work your way up? If you can pay to auto level to 90 (with professions if those screenshots look right), then what's the point of having 100 levels? Just level from 1 to 10 then start doing raids. That's how much sense this makes.Actually that makes less sense. If you enjoy leveling every single toon from 1 - 100 feel free, however many of us are tired of the grind that just gets longer and longer, so having this option is great. WOW is an END GAME MMO, meaning all the good stuff happens at the end of the game. 1 last thing and I will be done, for those thinking they are getting "greedy" and are just fishing for more money, we have no idea how much it takes for them to maintain the large team they have, the servers, the equipment etc., but games/companys die without a steady/large income flow. This is win/win for the players and the company.
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.
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.Why is it jumping the shark?
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
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 thoughtNo.There will be a training zone of sorts for new level 90'sAnd hell there are a lot of people who have level to 90 and are still clueless. The noob factor will always be a factor, and really if you leave a game because you can't learn to play it, then an MMO is not for you.
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.
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.Well, sorry, they're not giving any more character slots.
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 The other notable addition to the PTR Blizzard Shop is the return of Tyrael's Charger, originally from the Diablo III Annual Pass.I didnt get the mount but I suspect if it is available on live people who paid loads to get the damn thing will be really, erm, annoyed. Not the word I would use but this is a family site hehe. I hope it doesnt even though I would love the mount. I have been affected by "this item will never come back in game!" only to find it does. Shame.No one paid loads for the mount. For agreeing to not break your WoW subscription for a year, you got Diablo 3, this mount, and got into the Mists of Pandaria beta. Still, it would be frustrating for me, as someone who did the annual pass thing and got the mount, to find that people could just up and buy the mount now.
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