Seems like the community is now fine with P2W, how we have deteriorated.
I choose oppose cuz its gonna kill leveling content and even endgame content with all the retards that dont know how to play their class but it seems the casuals are getting what they want again so... we better get prepared for this. And yes this is getting to become Pay To Win Mmo !!
I strongly oppose! I feel like leveling a character at the moment is an attempt to teach someone to play said character. Dropping that completely just means more of a mess when that person just skips that whole learning process. LFR and majority of heroic dungeons are terrible experiences for me and I certainly don't want to extend this for everyone else.
For new people I would not recommend it but its super boring leveling nowadays after having done all the content to death. I would pay for all my characters to hit 90. Bads will always be bad, no matter how they level. 90 wont change a thing. Either way at 90 things are radically different. They should provide a proving grounds type thing when they ding you to 90 for the sake of learning your role at least. But either way I support. Also more character slots per server please. Purchased or not!
Support, I love leveling to experience the lore, the content and everything that is related to leveling but it gets boring really soon after that, the second alt may be just about okay but starting with the third, I get irritated and just want to hit max level. Love the idea, an extension towards Level 100 might be cool IF the leveling in WOD turns out to be just like MOP, too tedious in my honest opinion.
That being said I find it stupid to claim that people won't know their class after buying their way up to level 90. You don't have to learn your class in order to reach maximum level already so there is no real different right there, right now.
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Support. The only requirement for leveling is time and a pulse. Everyone reaches level 90, even the worst players in the game.
Pay to Win would be buying Thunderforged equivalents of the highest raids. Being able to buy the best armor and weapons, etc.
I prefer leveling myself, but if they're making it available with purchase of the expansion for 1 character, they've already identified a way to work around it, so a more direct option makes sense.
I'd personally prefer to see a Paid 90 have a simple restriction of already having the class at 90.
Faroth here is a level 90 NE hunter, but I would like to play and see some things from Horde side so allowing me to buy a level 90 Horde hunter would be convenient.
But I don't have a level 90 warlock on either side, so not allowing me to have a paid 90 warlock would be okay with me.
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I'd also say raids, but ilvl won't let them in to begin with, I'm betting.
"There is good and evil in this world; we must find the black and white in the gray."
You learn the game properly in the endgame with every spell available. For the most people, including me, questing/dungeons got really boring after the 5th toon, but that's just a personal feeling. I play for the endcontent, that's what I like about this game and this option just supports my way of trying different things out. Well as long the price is reasonable.
I doubt it will affect the game for others that much because when WoD comes out you still have to do those 10 levels.
This is such a great Idea. There are soo many people that want to try wow that have never played, or have played but dont want to go through the level grind. This has a good chance of solidly boosting wow subs and therefore having more people to play with. This is a good thing.
People should realize the "allowing people to boost to level 90 will enable bad players" argument is without merit. Players will still have to level from 90 to 100, during which point they will have figure out fundamentals about their class. Plus, when you choose your specialization it tells you what abilities are key/essential. And finally, anyone who doesn't take a moment to read their abilities and figure out what they need/what's important won't do it at level 1-90 if they're not going to do it at level 90-100. Bad is bad folks, making the game easier for people to power up an alt is a great idea (especially when you get out of that age bracket when you can't affort to spend 4+ hours a night on wow... and some us like to go out and see movies and have dinners and socialize too - this option will make the game more accessible!).
Also as far as pay to win... I like "paying" with time spent playing. I miss the badget farming sessions I used to have with friends at the end of WotLK, it provided incentive for people to run dungeons instead of "you may only run this 2x a day and then you're basically wasting your time... go do dailies" MOP style. Incentives to run 5 mans = shorter queue times. Could get gear and offspec gear (not a thing in WoD anymore, yay) and compete with friends to see who's epeen was bigger. Miss those day. T_T
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You are still paying a premium to get an advantage over everyone else, you are paying to win. Too many people (whether they are english speaking natives or not) focus on the one word at the end of the phrase, instead of looking at the bigger picture.
Edit: Succeeding in this game doesnt just boil down to HC raiding or PvP fights.
They have Deathknights and Monks for this sort of thing. As well as Scroll of Resurrection. I understand one toon per account, or maybe one toon per faction per account, but anything more then this takes away from the game. Took me forever to hit 70 in TBC and get my first epic ground mount. I road that for days on end!
Assuming the cost is around $30 or so, I support it. The game doesn't start until max level, the leveling process is just one long obnoxious speed bump that I am all in favor of skipping after my first or second time through an expansion. Most of my MoP alts have leveled strictly through LFG because I just can't stomach the questing.
I 100% support character upgrades! I would love it if they did away with the whole leveling system all together. I only have one level 90 for the pure fact that I don't want to spend my time leveling when I could be doing end game content with friends.
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