It takes less than 2 days to level to 90. They aren't needed, nor are they game breaking, or pay to win. If you think leveling boosts are pay to win, I disagree. Especially when you can right now buy a RAF account for $20 and level 1-80 with 300% experience.. lol..
but they are a pretty nice little boost to maybe get to 90 in under a day if you bought 20 of them lol.
Comments on this topic always make me wonder why people get so bent out of shape over this. First off, people are getting upset and arguing over things that have not even taken place yet, mostly in regards to the eventual addition of "pay to win" items. I will admit that I am not the biggest fan of the addition of even xp% potions to the store. But even if I wont be purchasing them myself, they really do not cause any harm to my current and future game play. I have heard stories, and seen videos of people leveling at ludicrous speeds (85-90 in a matter of hours?!?!), yet people complain because some people may drop some hard earned money to boost their xp for a few hours? The cable company analogy used above is acctually very accurate when it comes to this situation. As with WoW, you pay a monthly sub for your cable for a set amount of channels. For any "extra" channels or features including PPV, additional channels, and features such as DVR or ability to watch TV on the go, you may pay additional monthly or one time fees. These extras are in no way needed to enjoy your television experience but they simply add to the experience and are all based on your preference and are in many cases there to impress your friends (Everyone knows the guy with all the channels who orders all the PPVs and is always the place to be come Sundays), just like everyone in WoW knows the guy (or gal) with all the store mounts and pets that we can ooh and ahh over.
So in the end, I personally am going to save all my flaming of Blizzard for being "Play to Win" or anything of that nature until they have 100% implemented it into the live game.
I just think we are all debating and arguing over a future, which in my opinion, is still a LONG ways off if it ever arrives at all.
I hope people don't buy this or even more stuff like this will catch on. =/.
hey, remember those BOA's you upgraded for justice points? yeah well, sorry...wanna level fast? buy our xp pot.
a cash shop does not belong in a sub based game, PERIOD.
Call me when I can buy full sets of gear. Till then I couldn't care less what they put in the shop.
"Players were much less skilled than they are nowadays, so killing raid bosses was done at a much slower pace. Content was also updated much less frequently."
This was the funniest part of the post. Because it is a known fact that players that played in BC and orcs and humans can out play majority of players today even in the hardcore scene. Back then it took way more research and time to kill bosses cause we didn't have as many outside sources to do so. Add ons and third party websites. That takes no skill, sorry. To further back my point today's top guilds were barely making top 10 back in that day. With the exception of paragon, blood legion and method couldn't hold a candle to teams like death and taxes or sk gaming. Most players from that day and age moved on cause the game was getting to easy alla lich king. one last thing Always remember Muru the single hardest encounter ever in wow that devs swore to never do again. Some will argue he was broken but don't forget he was still getting killed.
25 man raiding felt way more epic in bc and 10 man raiding was just time to hang out with your clique. That was a golden time for wow. Today's players are more spoiled then they are skilled. You get epics by simply farting a few dailies and cheesy world bosses. 10 mans have become the central raiding system cause people don't wanna deal with more people they don't want the hassle of working harder or helping skill and equip the worse players. The community has gotten more anti social and lazy not better skilled at all. Another case in point LFR it was a great concept but the community runs it in the ground with there constant bitching bleh i get no epics my coin roll got me nothing wah wah wah. Go back to raiding one lock out a week and cry about epics then. LOL more skilled how absurd
WOW!!!! That lecture about about colors of item names and the colors of the items itself is a GIANT slap in the face of the midcore crybabies. "Casuals" and "hardcores" really don't give a damn.
I'm glad they are ALMOST open about they are sick of people asking for content made to lock other out, so those who found away can rub it in their faces. It's WRONG and NO SERIOUS developers should help with it.
Now they only need to address the "lore-bias" crybabies and tell them that biasing the gameplay at their side is not what balanced game means.
Let's move AGAIN the discussion from "Joe's guild could kill it" and "I'm closer to what Joe's guild does than you" as midcore likes to point, and check the FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY.
It's just the subscription of Joe's guild and the midcore remoras that pay the development of those raid most people can't reach? Or Joe's Guild and the midcore remoras are using a raid which development was paid for EVERYONE'S SUBSCRIPTIONS as e-peen?
For how long that can keep going? THINK in how motivated the developers will be to hear your pleas when you're the part that pay for their desserts. And ignore the parts that pay for their houses, clothes, food, cars, etc... See for what you people REALLY are, not the distorted vision you have of yourselves.
"Quick! Grab all the money we can! EQNext is coming out soon.....you know, the game we basically stole to make WoW. We're gonna lose a lot of subs, and we'll need that money to steal EQNext if it's successful!" - Random Blizzard Coder responsible for the cash shop.
So for $20 additional dollars, I can get 30 days of 300% experience leveling if I dual box accounts.
Since it already only takes a little over a day to do 1 - 90, that would make it take like 18 hours lol.