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Submitted by Periphereality 305d ago | news

Legally boost your WoW character to level 90 for $60

Blizzard add a $60 feature to boost a character to level 90. (PC, World of Warcraft)

Muffins1223  +   305d ago
Really cheap move.
GamerEuphoria  +   305d ago
I'm okay with this, it'll sustain those who want to try alts but don't have the time to level, it's hardly like they are buying gear etc...for now!
solidsheep  +   305d ago
I don't mind that they are offering the ability to pay to level to 90. What I mind is that they are charging $60, this is insane.
It feel like they are trying to milk every dollar out of WoW before they release a new mmo and kill wow sub base.
kazuma999  +   305d ago
Server transfer = 25$ u saw this coming.
GentlemenRUs  +   305d ago
BWHAHAHAHAHAHA!

How SAD... One Step closer to FULL-F2P.
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kwyjibo  +   305d ago
Why go free to play, when you can be pay-to-play and pay-to-win?

Activision have got the best of both worlds.
Volkama  +   305d ago
Box price, boxed expansions, subscription AND fully exploitative cash shop.

There is no font big enough for the dollar signs they must see when they are making these decisions.

Hopefully there are no dollar signs small enough to express how badly it backfires, but that probably wont happen :|
SlapHappyJesus  +   305d ago
Not against this. Its the whole argument of time vs money. Some just don't have the time to put in to get to the end game content. This allows them a way to do so. A bit of a premium to do so, bit that's really up to them.
brandonb21  +   305d ago
Server transfers are $25
Faction changes are $30
We pay a monthly fee of $15, which equates to $180 a year

If you thought it was going to be in the 20-40 range, I could have told you beforehand that you were going to be wrong.

Blizzard needs to price it high enough so people won't just make a new 90 instead of server/faction changing, but low enough so people with the cash to throw around will still buy it.

If you don't like it... you aren't missing out on anything. You still have the opportunity to level.

I literally have no idea why there is any uproar about this. Did people really think they could get 90s for the price of a server transfer?

On second thought, there is literally no price that Blizzard could have put for this that everyone would be happy about. $60 is fair. Carry on.
Omegasyde  +   305d ago
I'd expect this in a Free 2 play game, but not in a subscription based game ESPECIALLY at 60$. time=money? BS.

I still think it's silly you have to buy the expansion packs! These title updates should be included with monthly fees.

A good example of treating the fanbase right is DC universe online. As long as you are a subscriber, you get access to ALL the add-ons.
Geekman  +   305d ago
For the same 60 dollars you could buy a better game. Or better yet a gifts and chocolates so you can try and get a girlfriend.
SlapHappyJesus  +   305d ago
You need gifts and chocolates to get a girlfriend?
Weird, considering I was able to get a girlfriend without the gifts and with the avatar.
Then again, I never said I was trying to insult someones religion. Nor have I ever claimed someone's religion was insulting me.
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Geekman  +   305d ago
That and a N4G picture that doesn't insult peoples religion.
Master-H  +   305d ago
F2P microtransactions and crap in a subscription based MMO...Hold on , can you guys smell that ?? it's dat Activi$ion greed, son.
KendrickLamar  +   305d ago
FTP move indeed....
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Mystogan  +   305d ago
The only way I'm going back to wow is when it goes f2p. It's almost the last bastion of p2p gaming. Elder scrolls is trying to do it too but they're going to fail miserably.
il-JumperMT  +   305d ago
Why don't you add buy epic gear too?
foie  +   305d ago
I remember the days when a large part of WoW's greatness was the adventure and exploration of levelling. It wasn't a grind, it was a satisfying way to spend your time.

Back then, paying $60 like this wouldn't have made much sense, you would have been throwing away the experience.

I do understand that there's a demand for this type of service and I believe the consumer should be given options, but I can't help but feel disheartened by this.
Periphereality  +   305d ago
You, sir, win the internet.
RiPPn  +   305d ago
Are they still bleeding subscribers at an alarming rate?
sorane  +   305d ago
No they actually just gained over 200k subs.

http://n4g.com/news/1451240...
beatled  +   305d ago
this article is false

everyone who buys the expansion, both new players and old can level any character, a level 1 or a50 or whatever instantly up to 90 so they can start playing the expansion content right away

this is a good move imo

after the first char upgrade they will likely charge something, not $60, but something, if I had to guess, I'd say $20-$30....personally, to me, I only need on character and leveling a new race/class instantly to 90 to start in the new zone is quite appealing to me

personally I am looking forward to playing this game with my wife and brother and a few friends, we always have fun with this game and each expansion for at least 20-40 hours

more than I can say for 98% of other games I buy
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Periphereality  +   305d ago
Not including that one free level with the expansion is a thing, does not make the article, which announces the arrival of a paid service, false.
MetaReapre  +   305d ago
Look at whats pay to win now?! lol

Well I guess not exactly pay to win as you need the gear still, but you get my point right?
gz1987  +   305d ago
REALLY? pay 60$! for 1 lvl 90 toon... are they on crack or just fucked up? im so done with WoW here i come Wildstar. stupid wow and their scams.

Yay lets not enjoy the game and level anymore why do that when you can BUY your way... stupid game
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Iltapalanyymi  +   305d ago
What P2W bullshit paradise has this gaem become?
sungam3d  +   305d ago
$60 for the admins to type in 2 numbers.

MUCH GREAT TOP DEAL!

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