MMO-Champion - Scroll of Resurrection Revamp - Free lvl 80 Character and more!
Update - People are wondering how newly level 80 characters will be able to do anything with their level 10 or level 20 gear. The answer is probably in the new ilvl 232 uncommon armor sets + weapons introduced a while back on Patch 4.3 PTRs. However, this is pure speculation and we should probably sit tight and wait for the official announcement.

Scroll of Resurrection Revamp - Free lvl 80 Character and more!
The new Scroll of Resurrection revamp seems to be on live servers and includes a free level 80 character and a free character/faction change for the person you're bringing back to the game! We will probably get more information from Blizzard very soon.

We can only assume that the Spectral Gryphon and Spectral Wyvern Mounts teaser from yesterday means people doing the recruiting also get nice perks.

Thanks to Kaeh for his forum post!

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  1. Fiddycen's Avatar
    i have subbed this game for 3 years straight until Q4 2011! what do i get? do i get anything? how about a Mount, a free month, a free level 80, how about a free server transfers, how about... oh shit i guess it's the time for me to move on.
    Unsubbed today to wait for GW2
  1. Nyushi's Avatar
    I... I don't even know what to make of this. O_o
  1. Kilz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Biged781 View Post
    Second, this is for returning players only.
    That's the problem. An inactive person gets all this free stuff while we who already play would be forced to buy faction/server xfers which are insanely overpriced. They need to change the prices of these paid services or give current players a deal too because as it is currently this is unfair to people who have been actively playing, especially the ones on dead servers.
  1. lee443's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by hai2ufrand View Post
    In all srziznzz guyz.. cause wow iz srs bzz. I do frequent these forums quite often to watch the demise of this terrible game. It's like a car accident. You can't help but look. Panda panda. lewl lewl. Hai2uagainfrands
    Demise? It's still got 10 million subs. Just because *you* don't play it doesn't mean it's going to die. The game has better end game (and has for years) than any other mmo.

    And as for pandas, wow has gnomes and blood elves too. People seem fine with Gnomes and have been from the start, but Pandas, no... that's just too much. The whole panda comment is silly. If you've played wow you'd know there are way sillier creatures in it.
  1. gkai's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by toychristopher View Post
    Sell a level 80 boost on the store! I'd buy that for about 5 to 10$.*
    totally agree. The reason I don't play anymore is because I'm bored and I don't enjoy leveling at all. Obviously blizzard is still losing a bunch of people if they're willing to upgrade cata for free and hand out 80s now. I'm curious to see what's left in their bag of tricks to get people to come back for a little bit.
  1. Invulon's Avatar
    lol i thought this was a daily blink comic parody.They are this desperate huh, good to know
  1. Fcdwn777's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddycen View Post
    i have subbed this game for 3 years straight until Q4 2011! what do i get? do i get anything? how about a Mount, a free month, a free level 80, how about a free server transfers, how about... oh shit i guess it's the time for me to move on.
    Unsubbed today to wait for GW2
    You aren't entitled to anything for being subbed for 3 years. You got what you payed for. Quit being a child and understand how business works. Blizzard is a business. Subscribers are already giving them their money. Previous subscribers are not. Blizzard wants those players back and have put together a very enticing package to get them back. It's just business.
  1. Williamgood's Avatar
    Free lvl 80 character.. what... give something to people who have been subscribed for so long=/
  1. moonman0000's Avatar
    I really would hate to have some of u ppls lives. srsly. bitch bitch bitch bitch. if u dont need the SOR shut ur mouth it doesnt concern u. O QQ cuz ive been here (insert time frame) how come i dont get something too. u should like a attention seeker older sibling that needs a a present on ur bro or sisters bday. Little babies. i hope one day every single on of u will quit and leave WOW with about 5 million GOOD subscribers. the rest of u can go play something else and stop spewing ur verbal crap on this forums. *GOD ur lives are awful and it makes me grin.

    /rant


    Btw yes i made this account just to post this so if i need to be banned feel free.
    And ty to the actual good posters on here. *
  1. MoanaLisa's Avatar
    This has clearly upset those who seem to nurture a death wish for WoW and Blizzard.

    I think it's a great idea for bringing back old players, especially as MoP comes along.
  1. Jedek's Avatar
    "Desperation is a stinky cologne" - Chief Grady from Super Troopers
  1. Fcdwn777's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Invulon View Post
    lol i thought this was a daily blink comic parody.They are this desperate huh, good to know
    More people that can't tell the difference between desperation and smart business practices. So many little kids on here.
  1. Dee-Jay Delicious's Avatar
    A free level 80 character for returning players?WoW is becoming like Guild Wars 1 more and more each day.
  1. elegorn's Avatar
    I think they meant to say rested+bonus xp up to 80 level when grouped with your friend and phrased it wrongly as usual =/
  1. ryuke09's Avatar
    If this isn't Blizzard literately BEGGING for players to come back to the game than i don't know what is....
  1. Vesci's Avatar
    Give me those benefits to keep me in the game I might care. As it is my friends that don't play would rather wait for another game or MoP rather than come back now during this "lame duck" period of Cata. The only reason I'm still around is because of Diablo and the MoP beta later. MoP beta will be the perfect opportunity to make a final purchasing decision between WoW and Guild Wars 2. I'm only buying one.
  1. Invulon's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Fcdwn777 View Post
    More people that can't tell the difference between desperation and smart business practices. So many little kids on here.
    uh huh thank you for yor input fanboy, there is a difference between promotion and oh shit we losing more subscribers lets give them free shit.
  1. Biged781's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kilz View Post
    That's the problem. An inactive person gets all this free stuff while we who already play would be forced to buy faction/server xfers which are insanely overpriced. They need to change the prices of these paid services or give current players a deal too because as it is currently this is unfair to people who have been actively playing, especially the ones on dead servers.
    I agree that the price of some of these services is too high. However, the level 80 boost is merely an incentive for players to return so that they may join up with their friends on even footing quickly instead of playing for 2+ months just to get to 85.

    Would I like a free level 80? Hell yes, I am leveling a mage right now and I just leveled a rogue. I would love to jump 40 levels overnight. However, I can see why they would do this, it makes sense, and if everyone were given level 80's for a fee the complaining would be even louder (and I would agree that is a bad idea).
  1. Rawt's Avatar
    I must admit, i'm a bit jealous of those who get this!
  1. Tulani's Avatar
    It does seem a tad extreme, but think about it. It's not like they're doing this for Recruit-A-Friend (IE, someone who's never played before (Ideally, at least :P)). Instead, they're doing this for people who have STOPPED playing. This would suggest that that player probably has or had a high level character - I know at least a few people who used to play the game in a different expansion, and considered coming back, but did not want to level again.

    Let's say that JohhnyQPaladin played back in BC, raided at level 70, then stopped. Now, if he wants to return, he has to level, but really, he just wants to check out the endgame content and play with his level 85 friends (leveling by yourself is pretty boring, after all!). Recruit-A-Friend doesn't seem enticing either for mainly the same reasons. So, this way, he can get to 80, level very little, and then start playing again with the old friends he hasn't played with in years. 5 levels is a lot less daunting than 10+, and most people would probably see it as a "gentle introduction" to the new game, rather than a tedious process.

    Also, the free transfers are because of another common reason people don't end up coming back or resubbing with the current incarnation of SoR: all their old friends have moved on to other guilds, other servers, etc. Who wants to come back only to realize that they know no one anymore, and that if they WANT to play with their friends and get help from them, they have to pay $25-$55? No way.

    Or perhaps JohnnyQPaladin DID play at level 85, but he really burnt out on his paladin after playing it for 5+ years, and that was why he quit. Chances are though, he had an alt (or at least a random level one on SOME server), and he thinks, "I always DID want to try a mage...". With the current SoR, he'd either be forced to level a new character alltogether ("but I just want to try out the free game time, I don't want to level in zones I've leveled a thousand times in!") or play the paladin he dislikes - either way, it taints his opinion of the new game. This way, he can come back and immediately start playing his Mage at a high level and with old friends, and possibly enjoy it more than he would have.

    Blizzard is smart. They realize that for a lot of players, the game is enticing - but the friends are what keeps people hooked. This isn't meant for people who are new to the game altogether. This isn't meant to be used to get your brand-new friend to level 85 so he can have no clue how to play his character. Will it be used in this way? Of course. But people already abuse RAF, and I think Blizzard figures that at least this way, those retired people will have one less reason not to come back. They're removing the barriers that might make a retired person go "meh, it's just not worth it," the barriers that separate them from their friends that still play.

    Honestly, I just want to imagine that Blizz is listening to what people say when they give reasons for not returning, and aiming to do something about it. Of course this is a ploy for more money, don't ever think it isn't, but it's one that makes sense. What they're hoping is that the loss in revenue they take in giving free transfers is made up in the amount of people who wouldn't have resubbed, resubbing. (PS - if you think that it was "a waste of time and money" and regret doing RAF with your daughter and level with her from 1-85, then I think you missed the opportunity for quality time.)

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