Sourcevi·o·la·tion noun \ˌvī-ə-ˈlā-shən\
: the act of doing something that is not allowed by a law or rule
: the act of ignoring or interfering with a person's rights
: the act of showing disrespect for something (such as a holy place) usually by damaging it
You keep using that word. I don't think it means what you seem to think it means. If I bought my lvl 90 boost from someone OTHER than Blizz, it would be a violation.
I bet the reason for this is so people will instead buy more copies of the expansion boosting there numbers for sales and subs.
It affects me because if there are more people spending 60 dollars to get 90's over leveling, Que times for BG's will go down. As more max level toons to participate in the only thing I enjoy at this point in wow, PVP
Why did you throw Bell Curve as an argument for the game dying too?
There are adults who plays this game, 60$ is somethig i would very much pay if i had to change main for some reason.
I have leveled 3 90s and two 85s I see no need to level another char if I can pay for it. Doubt its going to happen, but yes please if that is the case.
How many people faction change/server change their character to warrant the price tag? Once more is you server transfer WITH all your stuff and gold. It's not even comparing apples to oranges, it's comparing apples to two pieces of limestone - the two don't correlate whatsoever.
And, as for me, when I spend money on a video game - it's for content, not convenience. $60 can be spent on either leveling a character up to 90, which saves a couple days of replaying old content, or I can buy a BRAND NEW IN BOX (not even DL) Video Game that has 40+ hours of BRAND NEW content... content that, chances are high, doesn't require a subscription fee to access.
I guess if the only thing you have in your life is World of Warcraft, this would be a great deal. In the real world, however...
The arrogance in that post shows u failed horribly as balanced and ethic person. You aren't succesful, you have a lot of money. Theres a huge difference.
That said, 90 boosts will have major impact on WoW economics (less low level material being gathered, prices going up)
It will have major impact on que times in BG and Dungeon (less people to Q)
It will have major impact on skill level
Now go back to your golden throne and look down upon us with succesfull arrogance. Off you go.
So go ahead and purchase your new $60 game, then spend 48ish hours levelling a toon from 1 - 90. You could do both and spend most of that 48 hours actually playing said 'new game'.
WTB Set of Starter Raid gear 522 ilvl for cash. I don't have time to level and I don't have time to grind out Starter gear on the TI. Make this happen, Blizzard.
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So who exactly is this for? Most people who will come back as subscribers tend to be people who have already played WoW and do have some high level characters already, be it 70-80 or 90. New games won't be paying for all the expansion packs + 60$ just to start a new game.
Only thing I can think of is they want the option to be there but discourage anyone from using it.
God damn when is this going live?
I'm really confused about the griping about the 90 pricing. It seems fair to me as there will be players who will go out and buy a new copy of WoD for the boost. Thats a given. What it does do is cut out the hassle and hoops of attaining a second boost what not. I think 60 is a fair price. Its available for those who want it, but not so cheap that everyone is going to abuse it.
Patience is a virtue. I never claimed to be virtuous.
40$ for WoD, 25$ for a transfer between accounts, Battle chest is usually 5-20$ (and will likely start coming with MoP soon(tm).)
give or take, if you were to buy new expansions to get level 90 characters, it's ~80$/head.
60$ is expensive, perhaps prohibitively so. I like it.