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!

This article was originally published in forum thread: Scroll of Resurrection Revamp - Free lvl 80 Character and more! started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. Tykus's Avatar
    So we have to pay 50 bucks for a faction/race change, but they get it for free because they are NEW subscribers? Sounds like some BS at&t would come up with.
  1. topitopi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Velthy View Post
    Everything looks cool, besides the free 80 which is lame and failed. WoW is goin from RPG to Arcade.
    You have zero knowledge of marketing my friend. There would be zero incentive to revive an account if you dropped out in Vanilla or BC and had to level all that way again.
  1. Baracuda's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Swiftero View Post
    I still love how people have the misconception where they think the game matters anymore from level 1 to 85. If you didn't notice, World of Warcraft is all about end-game. Why do you think classes are so unbalanced at lower levels? Think about it.

    That's why people get a free boost to 80. Because they want people to get a free skip over the old, boring stuff, but not so much that they have to skip the newest leveling zones. Because Blizzard want people to experience what they have made.

    I just want to say one thing to the haters... If you hate World of Warcraft so much, why do you still care about it? Move on. Seriously.
    Believe it or not a lot of people just spend their time leveling new characters all the time, giving up somewhere midway. While I LoL.
  1. Vellerix's Avatar
    I'm really not sure how to feel about this :\

    On the one hand, really nice for returning players who perhaps want to try it out again without the hassle, on the other hand..

    Just.. DAYUM
  1. Asatru's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Asatru View Post
    Adding the word "Boost" in there can mean SO many different things:

    1: Your character magically dings to 80 from whatever level.
    2: You get an XXXX% exp gain from Quests
    3: Your Recruiter has to grant levels, reverse RaF-style.
    4: ??
    5: ??

    ~~~~~

    Anyone know exactly what they mean by "Boost" ?
    Anybody? :-/ I do kinda wanna know before I make ANY decision to come back to this game haha.
  1. Dzudzadzo'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.
    Didnt knew a builded up drop kick straight to your paying customers scrotum is a good pracite.
  1. Lightfist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by topitopi View Post
    You have zero knowledge of marketing my friend. There would be zero incentive to revive an account if you dropped out in Vanilla or BC and had to level all that way again.
    Yeah, because playing the game isn't incentive.

    You proved exactly what the poster said. An RPG is all about leveling, progressing your character, etc. It is not about being insta-leveled and then looking up a spec, running LFR, and staring at all your welfare purples.
  1. Azivalla's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tykus View Post
    So we have to pay 50 bucks for a faction/race change, but they get it for free because they are NEW subscribers? Sounds like some BS at&t would come up with.
    Do you even know what a Scroll of Resurrection is?
  1. Kanx's Avatar
    I'm regretting the annual pass so much right now. Fuck.
  1. Baaltheron's Avatar
    Ah, ha-ha. WoW is really killing itself now. I have long said the only thing that will kill wow is wow itself, through all of their mistakes, this is the first big nail in the coffin. Fun to watch and also a little sad after having praised them for so long.
  1. Hellfrog's Avatar
    people still play this game?

    lold hard

    thank god I quit a half a year ago
  1. Tonystark's Avatar
    I quit in WotLK, this would give me a free upgrade to Cata & realm transfer. I could get that 10th level 80 and seven free days for NO MONEY. It is sooooo tempting
  1. Runeweaver's Avatar
    Free Level 80?! :O!
  1. artem123's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Runeweaver View Post
    Free Level 80?! :O!
    Use that for their panda toon anyone.. =_="
  1. phai's Avatar
    what the fuck.
  1. lol's Avatar
    Catering to a player base that won't stick around for more than 2 months anyways.This is a moot point overall.*
  1. Whodey's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hellfrog View Post
    people still play this game?

    lold hard

    thank god I quit a half a year ago
    lol hard at people who don't play this game but come to forums dedicated to this game.
  1. Powerogue's Avatar
    This seems both utterly disgusting to me and yet brilliant all the same.

    I'm not sure what to think of it. It feels like blizzard giving me the puppy eyes "pretty pretty please give us your money? We'll give you a free level 80 and everything!"

    it seems they're getting further and further into devaluing the leveling experience because people don't want to do it more than once. The point of the leveling experience is to learn some things about how to play your class, which it already fails at, so I guess this can't make people worse raiders. I'm imagining someone getting insta-80'd with a new class and wondering "derp what do all these buttons do?" at the time of queing for a dungeon. It'll be worse than DKs.
  1. chunkycarl's Avatar
    now i can see the benefits of this, but it seems to be riddled with flaws.
    first off, can you imagine the "friends/ work colleagues/ family members" that people will have recruited, they got to lv 40 fairly harmlessly out the way, and now the person who origenally recruited them or got them in wants that shiney mount. OK, so these people with little or no game experience are going to be handed a lv 80 character. with no clue over what their doing, thrown into cata content (for free which yea seems pretty decent) and off they go.
    The problem then is these people are going to be utterly clueless, and in a situation where their close to max level and basically going to be able to make game play for other people unenjoyable.
    i really hope theres some sort of "refresher" course when these chars go live to at least teach people the basics of the class they use, its the whole DK issue over again (which you still see around lv 65-75 a hell of a lot of DK's who are utterly clueless about wow in general nevermind the Dk class) i could imagine if this became a problem it doing more harm than good.

    Added to that, the free Xfer, it kind of sets a bad image when people who quit after a few months get free realm Xfers, but people who have paid 7 years of subs can be left on dead servers to rot with no FCM off (Burning steppes Eu for example is one of these servers. theres many more)

    TL;DR : looks good but needs some sort of refresher so people know how to play these free lv 80 toons.
  1. ZeroWashu's Avatar
    wow. just wow.

    and here I had my battlenet account deleted, can't resurrect that!

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