My part in this story has been decided. And I will play it well.
A good reward would be to see who insta-leveled his toon and who didn't.
That way we can see who's a noob and who actually played the game, so we can ostracize them.
Then why did blizzard make heirlooms? Why let us buy insta lvl 90's?
Leveling is dying which is a massive blow to people who actually like leveling and altoholics.
LFD tool is going to take even longer now, both for dps and for healer/tank.
There are plenty of things in WoW that nobody would do unless they granted points. There are people called "achievement hunters" you know.
The only people benefitting from this are raiders and PvPers. Sadly alot of people forget that they're not the only kind of players.
I understand that there is really no difference in leveling and buying a 90. Leveling is so easy and simplistic it doesn't really teach you anything so a guy who levels from 1-100 will know just as much as the guy who bought a 90 and leveled to 100.
And I see most of your points. And I think this thread deserves a lock before it gets more out of hand. (We already have a thread about this anyway.) Its just a bunch of people insulting each other, mostly.
In a word; No
In two words; Hell no
The reward for lvling 1-100 is not paying for 1-90. It's optional so people who decide to be lazy have to pay.
I have everything but Mage at 90, and I'm willing to pay to skip 1-90, if at a decent price.
This conversation is silly anyway, there's no way Blizzard would implement anything like this. Advantage or disadvantage, neither is going to happen.
There is a stigma for people who buy gold. They still do it.
There is a stigma for people who buy toons. They still do it.
There is a stigma for people who win trade. They still do it.
Sadly, any moral compass in this game looks less like it belongs to a boy scout, and more like it belongs to Jack Sparrow.
This "I did something, I deserve a reward" attitude is just awful. I remember when I wall jumped into Caverns of Time and Hyjal at 60 just because I wanted to see what was there. I've leveled classes to the cap just to see what it was like to play one. I never expected to be given anything for doing things I WANTED to do.
Do you want to level a new character to 90? Do it. Do you want to skip the content and use your free 90 boost instead? Do it. Just don't expect Chris Metzen to be waiting there for you with a giant fucking cheque in his hands with your name on it because you did something you wanted to do.
Your "reward" is that you didn't have to pay for it. And god forbid, you might even have had some fun on the journey to 100.
"You're messing with my zen thing, man!"
Requests like these perfectly show what kind of an immature and at the same time rensentful attitude some people have. It's so unbelievably pitiful and embarassing.
Money = Work
The reward for leveling from 1 to 100 is that you didn't have to pay extra to do so. Enjoy!
Any stigma is really a joke. Thats why I plan to pay someone to level all my 90 toons to 100 for me.
I can't stand the leveling, the WoD story is uninteresting with alternate time lines and time travel garbage.
I want to run raids and heroic dungeons. Blizzard can get their cash for 1-90 and someone else can get their cash for 90 -100 and I get to enjoy the part of the game I want to play.
It's a win win. Cash for skipping what you want is looking very good with the WOW subscription model and cash shop.