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World of Warcraft: $60 for a Level 90 Character Boost? Say It Ain't So!

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 19,967MMORPG.COM Staff Rare

WowInsider.com is reporting that the World of Warcraft live servers with the new cash shop items in it are showing a "Level 90 Character Boost" for the whopping price of $60.00. According to the report, it appears that this is a mistake on Blizzard's part since pre-orders for the Warlords of Draenor expansion have yet to go live, which will also include one free character boost to 90. 

Would you pay $60 dollars for a level 90 character? Leave us your thoughts in the comments.

Thanks to Fendel84M for the tip!

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  • SatyrosSatyros Posts: 156Member Uncommon
    So many people bought max-leveled characters for a lot more. And illegally. Yeah, sure they will use it. Is it stupid? Yes, it is.
  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 3,103Member Rare

    $WoW$

     

    How much you want to bet they slow down the speed of leveling now.

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  • PpiperPpiper Posts: 733Member Uncommon
    correct me if I'm wrong but this is not showing any longer. Despite the fact, it's a little much, I'd prefer getting mine free when I buy the Xpac.
  • doragon86doragon86 Boston, MAPosts: 589Member Uncommon
    This... is a bad precedent...

    "For the Angel of Death spread his wings on the blast,
    And breathed in the face of the foe as he passed:
    And the eyes of the sleepers waxed deadly and chill,
    And their hearts but once heaved, and for ever grew still!"
    ~Lord George Gordon Byron

  • SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News Manager The CitadelPosts: 19,967MMORPG.COM Staff Rare
    Originally posted by Satyros
    So many people bought max-leveled characters for a lot more. And illegally. Yeah, sure they will use it. Is it stupid? Yes, it is.

    While I agree with this in theory, in practice $60 seems very steep.

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  • NadiaNadia Topsham, MainePosts: 11,866Member Uncommon

    i understand the price is intended for a new character being 60

     

    but i was hoping for a lower price

    I have over 30 level 80 characters on different servers that i refuse to level higher

    because I find Cata *boring*

     

  • MyrdynnMyrdynn Beaumont, CAPosts: 1,729Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Nadia

    i understand the price is intended for a new character being 60

     

    but i was hoping for a lower price

    I have over 30 level 80 characters on different servers that i refuse to level higher

    because I find Cata *boring*

     

    I am in the same boat, I actually like leveling every other part of the game, I hit 80 and I start a new toon, or pet battle/pvp/archaeology level to 85

     

  • ZeymereZeymere Somewhere, VAPosts: 206Member Uncommon

    All I can say if this was not supposed to be up yet but was by accident and then taken down,  Somebody at Blizzard is in some serious T R O U B L E ! ! ! !

     

     
  • SeariasSearias Edmonton, ABPosts: 716Member Uncommon
    $60 seems like an ok price, if they lower it down there would be way too many level 90s running around who would not know about their classes. :P

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  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
    Originally posted by Searias
    $60 seems like an ok price, if they lower it down there would be way too many level 90s running around who would not know about their classes. :P

    How is that any different than now?

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 7,819Member Rare
    for $60 dollars i expect at least free server transfer for life on that specific character.

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  • iFruitiFruit MoscowPosts: 97Member Uncommon
    Shitty decade-long outdated WoW running last-resort cash grabbing tactics aimed at mindless puppets, hell yeah! Way to go blizzards, nice one
  • FoxyShoxzyFoxyShoxzy Dallas, TXPosts: 119Member

    I'm actually very surprised it's going to cost so much. Maybe it's to discourage people from using it as an "easy" way to get a new alt.

  • CrazKanukCrazKanuk Elmira, ONPosts: 3,605Member Rare
    Originally posted by SBFord
    Originally posted by Satyros
    So many people bought max-leveled characters for a lot more. And illegally. Yeah, sure they will use it. Is it stupid? Yes, it is.

    While I agree with this in theory, in practice $60 seems very steep.

    It all boils down to how much you value your time, right? Even if you could level 1-90 in, say, 3 or 4 days game time, we are talking about 100 hours. Is your time worth $0.50 an hour? In fact, I'm probably casual enough that leveling 0-90 might take me a month or two, so if I did nothing else buy play that character, I'd be burning a couple months subscription just on that activity alone. 

     

    I've played through to 90 on 4 characters, to 85 on two others, but I'd REALLY like to roll a mage or a warlock, but it's all about the time investment required to do that. I don't think that $60 is that steep at all. Especially considering that they charge you $25 just to change factions/races etc, etc. A process which has probably been refined over the years to be a couple button presses on their end. I had to get a character restored in SWTOR because I deleted my character (stupid fat fingers), but they did it for me for free. So, it's really more about the convenience than anything else. For people who really don't care about the time investment, or people working through for their first time, it's probably not going to be a service they'll be interested in.

     

    Crazkanuk

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  • rojoArcueidrojoArcueid GinnungagapPosts: 7,819Member Rare
    Originally posted by iFruit
    Shitty decade-long outdated WoW running last-resort cash grabbing tactics aimed at mindless puppets, hell yeah! Way to go blizzards, nice one

    i agree that the price is a cash grab but how is it a last resort thing when every other new mmo still fails to reach their numbers?

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  • zastenzasten nowherePosts: 283Member

    I don't play but want to add that players are leaving this game because of this!

    They feel that after playing for 10 years to max their chars, that to now be able to just get one at max level with out the time taken to get it there is pure BS!

     

    As for my self, nope I would not buy one!

  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Chicago, ILPosts: 2,861Member Rare
    Originally posted by Searias
    $60 seems like an ok price, if they lower it down there would be way too many level 90s running around who would not know about their classes. :P

    That's what I was thinking.  They really don't want people making every character they own a level 90 because they just can't afford it.

     

    "Change is the only constant."

  • Darknessguy64Darknessguy64 Darkness, CAPosts: 233Member
    Originally posted by laserit

    $WoW$

     

    How much you want to bet they slow down the speed of leveling now.

     

    That would be awesome!! I'd go back just to experience it again.

  • bcbullybcbully Westland, MIPosts: 8,768Member Rare

    Paying to skip the content. The same old content that has not changed since 2004. This is almost like blackmail. 

  • FoxyShoxzyFoxyShoxzy Dallas, TXPosts: 119Member
    Originally posted by zasten

    I don't play but want to add that players are leaving this game because of this!

    They feel that after playing for 10 years to max their chars, that to now be able to just get one at max level with out the time taken to get it there is pure BS!

     

    As for my self, nope I would not buy one!

     

    We've known for months that this was coming, we just didn't know how much it would be.

     

    I want to add that the players I know are mostly indifferent to this. If they leave, they leave for other reasons.

  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 3,573Member Uncommon
    That's certainly not what i would call a microtransaction.
  • Regulator30Regulator30 Rockford, ILPosts: 2Member
    i think the first one should be free, then any other characters u want to be instant 90 should be paid for...just my thought
  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,171Member Uncommon

    I'd buy the ascend-a-friend thing instead, lots cheaper.

  • umcorianumcorian Boston, MAPosts: 517Member Uncommon
    So it begins. 
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