Blizzard Justifies WoW $60 Character Boost Option

The latest patch update for World Of WarCraft introduced the ability to boost a character to level 90 for $60. Some players are afraid that this might unbalance the game while others believe that $60 is too expensive for an in-game boost.

The game's lead encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas believes that both sides have nothing to fear.

"In terms of the pricing, honestly a big part of that is not wanting to devalue the accomplishment of leveling," he explained. "If our goal here was to sell as many boosts as possible, we could halve the price or more than that -- make it $10 or something. And then hardly anyone would ever level a character again."

"But leveling is something that takes dozens if not over 100 hours in many cases and people have put serious time and effort into that, and we don't want to diminish that."

Istead, the boost is meant to "just to allow people who want to purchase additional level 90s, maybe they want a second or third alt and they don't have time to level it themselves because they have a family or etc -- it's to allow them to do that."

It is worth noting that the Warlords of Draenor expansion includes one free level boost.

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haha..

i boosted all the time..and it cost me $7.50 per toon.....wanna know how ? Honor Buddy !! $15 amonth and with the bot running 18hrs a day..i could max a character in 2 weeks time. Wow's story sucks and grinding sucks even more. I botted for 3years. Never got caught. Now ii'm playing star wars the old republic and i like playing it. The stories are awesome and keep you interesting. With that being said..$60 is reasonable considering the amount of time it takes to get to 90. Look at how many hours you gotta play. It's something like 7-9 DAYS played time..160-210hours ...That's $0.28 cents an hour to get boosted if you paid for it. That's NOTHING out of you paycheck no matter where you work. Blizzard found another cash cow.

Fuck Blizzard

Wow's number have gone sour, I mean they were bad, but it's been getting even worse. Just 5 months ago I was purposely trying to get banned by cussing out a GM in 5 seperate tickets, being racist to them, throwing out all kinds of bs, but I guess they're so desperate to keep that $15 a month now they just don't care, and the time it takes to get help has gone from 5-10 minutes to literally 24-40 hours. I'm sure their next fail will be a system to allow players assist other players by resolving tickets for them for free lol. Fire the staff, get rid of the expansions, and they would have a good game again. But no, Vanilla wow was to hard for some, now they need to have it family oriented and everyone holds hands, Do I need to earn keys to do raids? nope.. Can anyone clear the raids now? yup... cuddly pandas check that off the list. that's an instant loss of 80% of the player base easily. You can't even distinguish hard to earn mounts from easily obtained mounts anymore. I still have 4 RL ppl playing it though. But this next expansion is the only one I plan on not ever trying for the 2 months I usually come back for each expansion but not this time. And yeah hastily written "nerd rage" as the kids like to say lol.

love how people always bring

love how people always bring up the pandas and fail to see they have been in past games and lore for many years. If you want to go back to Vanilla which version of it? the one where there was no raids or just the one? time when Warlocks could kill every other role? problem when ppl go bring back old wow which version of it as people will bitch if they brought a classic server up, as it would be the wrong version they want to play.

Everyone would want Molten

Everyone would want Molten Core 40 man back, and a time when not mostly every class could heal or tank, and a time when yes some classes would be more powerfull at a certain role, not balance everything to be the same and boring just because pvp made one obsolete. And yeah, I told that same GM he doesn't care about his job he should quit, and he did make a sad statement about it because he needed the money for the time being. Pretty much he proved my point for me. Maybe if they got rid of this fan based "talent" and brought in people who generally love designing the game could get back to its core and not lose mass subscriptions like it's been doing.

Again what patch version of

Again what patch version of classic? So many patches for the old wow what one should be used? no one will ever be happy as a group of people will always complain "but but it's not the classic version we want" The game is now ten years old and still around the 6-7 mill mark. no one in there right mind would think after 10 years a computer game would still have the same numbers as it started out with.

smart ones clean slate

WoW set the standard for MMo's. A high bar most MMo's never reach. That being said a lot of people believed that wow reached its peak during Burning crusade and wraith of the lich king. I personally think lich king was the peak of the ice berg for wow. Cata was a re-vamp that was overdue, and panda just made the whole game a pokemon mmo with retarded pandas(who were overdue aswell). We also have this new expansion which is ever worse than the panda expansion cause those idiots fucked up on the lore. I doubt i would go back if wow went F2P.

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