It doesnt matter that lvl90 is not level cap, its still more ingame power.
This is absolutely disgusting and greedy from blizzard.
Content is lacking/boring/grindy? Why fix it? just charge 60 bucks for people to skip it.
A new low in MMOs
The level 90 boost? all it does is get people to play the game, because we all know how very very few people actually enjoy the leveling process, and blizz and most players know the game doesn't really start till max level.
I don't care about the level 90 boost, my only concern was having more people who don't know how to play their class, but blizz seems to have thought of that and they have 10 levels to figure it out. Not that it makes much a difference cause baddies will always be bad compared to anyone that cares about performance.
If the paid service takes off, I do wonder what it will do for future leveling content. Make it more time consuming, to push more folks to pay for the skip? Make it far more trivial (is this even possible?), so less dev time is spent on overall content?
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Finally is all there is to say, god damn finally.
Because its very fun leveling the same quests repeatedly and the same dungeons on multiple characters, this service is 4 expansions late at least and most characters are already level 90 or 85, so who cares.
Anyone disagreeing with it..What game are you playing the last 10 years seriously.
WoW as every other western game is about the end game content of each expansion, leveling is just a time waster.
This service is only good, overpriced but good.
And that's it in a nutshell.
If we want to cross that line, let's throw in race change, faction change and server transfers as more pay to win then.
Race change. Some racial are better than others in certain PvE and PvP situations. Hence, I can pay to win.
Faction changes. We all know some servers have a horrible imbalance, or really bad progression on one faction. So I can now pay to win by faction changing to the side that has better progression. Hence, I've paid to win.
Server transfers are the same. Server I was on sucked for any sort of horde side progression. So I transferred to a server and a guild that has some progression. Hence, again I've just paid to win in their eyes.
It's a fair price, considering it's meant for the new xpac anyways. I spent hours and hours leveling all my toons to whatever the current max level was. If you want an instant (now) cap, or instant (WoD) level 90, then pony up your money. Stop whining, or play a different game.
Virtually all the account service options are horrendously overpriced. Race Change for 25$, Server Transfer for 20$, It'd need to be more expensive than those because it could effectively replace both of them.
They're not accessable because the option to get them in game exists, and are basically just hooks for players who don't want to lose unobtainable stuff like FoS, Old transmog gear, etc.
I think it's crazy that someone wanna pay 60$ to not play the game... but you already have this option, it's just not in Blizzards hands.
It has to be expensive.
Something tells me if it was cheap, you'd hear more crying about how fresh level 90s are ruining dungeons/raids/blah blah blah.
It's basically paying to bypass content. Paying to not have to level your character. Paying to not have to grind epics. Paying to not have to farm gold.
For the it's not high enough people, You weren't going to use the service anyways. For the it's now enough people, it's the same as 2 faction changes.
I'll most likely use it the service once because I have 2 toons I'd like to play at "cap". I have 8 90s and started right before TBC released. I have seen all the content that WOW has to offer and don't care to see it again. Yes it is fun to level a new toon to about 30 but after that it's repeat and rinse all the way up to 90.
Me thinks Chromie has a whole lot of splaining to do!