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Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20
In light of COVID 19, Blizzard has added a 100% Experience Buff that will be active beginning today through April 20, 2020.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)
If you’re staying inside and find yourself returning to Azeroth, or if you’re leveling another character (or two), you’ll be getting a special bonus to help you on your way. Beginning today through April 20, 2020 all players in Battle for Azeroth will gain an experience buff called “Winds of Wisdom” which will increase experience gains by 100%! (This includes Starter Edition and Legion players as well.)

Players will also be able to take advantage of this experience boost while still using their favorite heirlooms. It won’t take long before you’ll be facing off with the Old God N’Zoth and his minions in Ny’alotha, the Waking City.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Gain the Winds of Wisdom 100% Experience Buff Through April 20 started by Lumy View original post
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  1. FelPlague's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Laqweeta View Post
    In the time it took Joana to hit level 60, you would be halfway done with 1 (ONE) Rank 2 Essence. That, quite frankly, is fucking ridiculous.

    Also, please stop acting like it takes months to hit level 60 in CLASSIC WoW nowadays. Nearly every person leveling uses a guide. It probably takes 8 days at max.

    Again, in the time it takes for the average player to hit 60, you'd be done with ONE essence grind.
    that is not even fucking true mate.
  1. xenogear3's Avatar
    Plenty of MMORPGs tried that before, SWTOR, LOTRO, etc.
    It boosts the subs for one month. After one month, it drops back down.

    This game has $50 for an instant level 110. The sale for that will suffer.
    Overall, it is a loss to Blizzard.

    I took advantage for these events before.
    Then regreted. It is just a waste of time unless you plan to level anyway.
    These max leveled characters are never used.
  1. Ragnarohk's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Scrod View Post
    So in other words, the leveling grind has been reduced, the grind to create alts has been reduced, gear flows like water...

    and essences for new players still require weeks of grinding mostly obsolete content.

    I mean, do you really need to grind the essences?

    I quit after PuGing AotC Azshara in September. I literally just used the first essence you get (from the unlock scenario) don't even know what rank. My performance wasn't sub-par when compared to other players.
  1. Mightytasty's Avatar
    Just turned in 9 ghostlands quests and gained 3 levels. This is nuts
  1. Tronski's Avatar
    Hooray, 100% XP buff just a few months after you literally could AFK-level to 120 in a few hours in Korraks Revenge.

    Not sure why anyone would care for this if it's not affecting classic as well.
  1. Puthred's Avatar
    To reach max level faster with another boring class and play that shitshow of an endgame?

    Nah not resubbing
  1. Biomega's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Puthred View Post
    To reach max level faster with another boring class and play that shitshow of an endgame?

    Nah not resubbing
    Pretty much.

    I appreciate the sentiment, and it's probably a smart move in times where people are stuck at home, but it doesn't fix the actual problems of the game. It won't get back a lot of people that quit because BFA endgame sucks, but it might get some new people or OLD old players back in.

    And of course it's a nice tool for current players to get their alts back up, for all that's worth.
  1. Maruka's Avatar
    This is great i already leveled two alts, thanks blizzard !
  1. Razion's Avatar
    Hey this is pretty cool!
  1. Syegfryed's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by det View Post what if you get this boost out of it
    not a problem, just saying what i think, with my tinfoil, that they only fix something or boost others, when they played themselves and saw the problem, like drop rates
  1. Grimbold21's Avatar
    So one gets further depressed about the state of class design?
  1. Malikath's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Why would you think they are trying to compete with totally different games?
    same reason netflix sees fortnite as it's primary competitor, duh.
  1. Boomzy's Avatar
    Really nice for people who want to level alts and play. Credit where credit is due for blizz.
  1. czarek's Avatar
    Meh i would like this in classic as well. Already have 2x 120 on bfa and im not intersted to do more. Alting in bfa is just annoyin.
  1. Lolites's Avatar
    its just my paranoia or does this look like there will be now shadowlands news for some time? bcs if we should get access to alpha/beta soon this would be kind of useless...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimbold21 View Post
    So one gets further depressed about the state of class design?
    ive never seen you post everything but whining, WHY ON EARTH are you still on this forum? its clear that you dont care about the game anymore...
  1. Flarelaine's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Asrialol View Post
    The average wow player probably doesn't care about getting all essences at rank 3, by the way. Or care about essences at all.
    Even players who don't care about essences will be annoyed to hell by the game wailing on them for having empty slots.
  1. Iem's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Syegfryed View Post
    *puts the tinfoil hat*

    100% sure this is because since the devs are in home they tried to play the game but they didn't like the slow shit leveling and made this a thing
    I think you're on to something sir!
  1. det's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lucetia View Post
    That's an odd way of putting it. Didn't know doing quests, dungeons or pvp was "no-lifing it". They are standard activities and you can do them just the same as you described assaults which leads to the next point.

    Assaults are a really bad source of XP and always was. Typically by the time you finish the 5 part quest line (4 WQ + end) you could have completed a few more quests with less traveling. On average I was seeing 10-20% per level depending on what was offered as rewards. Even if you logged off and did it every time it was up. Though now the extra 10% xp buff they give might be worth doing just for that due to this buff. Just for future reference though you'd be better off skipping. I wish they'd buff the XP on them to make them comparable to Legion Invasions, but I don't see it happening.
    Hm...with "no-lifing" I mean you can just do them 24hrs - assaults are only up for a short time and there are only 5 quests to do. But I admit I only do the assault quests that give bonus xp.

    It works for me, because nowadays I can't really be bothered to do the quests again and I only do the bare minimum to get to friendly and unlock the basic areas in the warcampaign.
  1. Grimbold21's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Lolites View Post

    ive never seen you post everything but whining, WHY ON EARTH are you still on this forum? its clear that you dont care about the game anymore...
    I doubt that you're familiar with my posting history.

    But I'll give you a tidbit: someone else's opinion not aligning with your own is not basis to dismiss it as "whining".
  1. Laqweeta's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by FelPlague View Post
    Yeah this is the first double exp event ever. in wow, pretty cool.

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    takes far less then 8 days if you know what to do, go kill some rares to get the rep/exp turn ins. Go kill a few ancient coral rares that gives you 200 exp in every follower.
    sounds like you just are bad at the game.

    also i still love how you show "Hurdur retail dead" and your proof?
    /who on one faction, in 1 random zone no one ever goes to, at 1:48am in the morning.
    Sorry, 7 days.

    And it’s more of a mockery of Queen of Hamsters. Pretty ridiculous isn’t it? It’s also 1:48PM, and the best 10-60 Horde zone.

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