Fair price for a service like this. If people really (and I mean REALLY) want a lvl 90 right there and then, they would more than likely use this option.
At the same time it will discourage people from doing if if they just want to see what a certain class is like at max level on the live servers.
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Seems pretty reasonable to me if it is $45-$55 (which is what, 30 euros?). I wouldn't mind it being $20 instead but honestly it should be an investment. You are saving time at the expense of money. I plan on using my free 90 from the expac to get up my rogue, but even at $55 dollars I still plan on making an Alliance Paladin so I can have my alt for both factions. After getting 5 toons to 90 (all the healers) I am a little tired of leveling so this service is perfect for me.
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So assuming the battle chest is $20 and MoP is also $20 right now. WoD should be $40-$60. That's $80-$100 so far and that's without the $25 transfer fee. Now $105-$125 is a lot of money and Blizzard has said they are thinking of making it something you can purchase out of convenience to prevent people from going through the hassle of getting the new account, 2 expansions, and transferring. This means that they could still charge the $105-$125 per character since it's an option for convenience.
The goal isn't to make it cheap enough so it becomes a requirement by the community. They want you playing as long as you can and leveling is something that takes enough time to keep you sucked in to keep with what Blizzard needs to make their shareholders happy. Ft they lower he price, I really doubt it'll be $40. You would never invest your time into your characters since you wouldn't bother doing server transfers anymore. This would distance you even further from the addictive grip they need to have on you. I'm thinking it'll be around $60 or maybe a little more.
I'm willing to pay up to $90.
One dollar a level is more than reasonable, really.
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£40-£50 is fine to me, and will hopefully be the price they go for. Like the other services, it should be priced in such a way that will discourage people from overusing them; and with a free, geared level 90 being a pretty big 'carrot' (to put it mildly), i'm hoping the price is an equally big stick.
I can't even fathom the amount of cash Blizzard is going to make from this "Paid 90" service. I think it's terrible for the long term health of the game, but such a brilliant cash grab move in the short term. Good on them for taking advantage of a lazy playerbase.
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I don't see the paid service version coming until Warlords has been out a couple of months.
Why don't they just make that "boosted character" uneligible for account transfer for 90 days or something? End of the story
First of all, all you posted was simply just speculation, and you should have titled it as such. The CM you spoke to even pointed out that: a) there is no price set yet to the service, and b) it is just speculation on the CM's part.
Second, do I think the price is fair? Yes, yes I do. It's not a required service to enjoy the game, or to even be able to play the game, so they can charge how much or how little they want and not affect the game at all. You can go from 1 to 90 in basically a week now, so there's no real reason to spend money with it. The only real issue with leveling a new character is having to gear it up as close as possible as your main character.
Combining the cost of a realm/faction change is more than reasonable for such a service. While I'm in no way against boosted 90's, it should be a decision one makes between spending the cash or spending the time.
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You screen capped an opinion, and ran up in here yelling about the price, which has not even been set yet. The CS should never have made a speculation cause shit like this happens. Do yourself a favor and stop making mountains of speculative molehills. Also, take the SEVEN YEAR OLD outside to play, rather than into Azeroth.
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I feel ~$50 is a fair price. I'm sure Blizzard has mixed feelings about letting people potentially dilude the pool of max leveled characters with lack of knowledge of their class, so a higher price tag could deter people who aren't a little bit serious (and thus want to do some research) about paying for the character.
OR they're just hoping tons of people cough up the dough for it regardless of the price. xD
see people say if it's not the price of a faction/realm transfer it would get abused by people jumping realm, but if that person is jumping realm/faction to raid are they going to go buy a level 90 with questing greens, no professions and next to no gold (more so when the level cap moves to 90) or are they going to pay to transfer their existing char that is geared up, has completed professions and a bunch of gold and other items?
the fact is in WoD the only reason you would ever buy a 90 is if you are wanting an alt or coming back to the game, if you want to go to another server for end game content your not going to leave behind everything that will let you do end game content while also making it so you ahve to go through the expansion yet again. so even if it was the same price as a server/faction transfer it still wouldn't affect server/faction transfers in any way that people willing to reroll already doesn't.