Chase at WoWInsider brings up today’s discussion on whether we would reincarnate or restart our character at level one. In short, absolutely not.
Don’t get me wrong, I have some incredibly fond memories of Tumunzahar’s early days, especially when he was on a RPPvP realm. Alas, I ended up finding a home on a new server and he got deleted and recreated (though I don’t know that he was even level 30 when I started over). But to take all the time and effort I’ve put into him and start from scratch? No thanks.
For starters, the levelling process is a blur these days so if a person really wanted to recreate a character, they could do it without deleting the original. Then again I have never understood the concept of deleting a character above level 70, to say nothing of those that will say farewell to an endgame toon. Perhaps I just invest too much into my characters that I see that as a waste of time and also not necessary. Each toon I have of any significant level serves a purpose, even if it’s just their professions.
Now when I first saw Chase’s headline, I thought “de-level” to 80 or maybe even 70? That I would consider. I’ve said before I feel that buying Cataclysm was a bit of a mistake. The 80-85 content was acceptable, but the things I really like about the expansion were many of the features that came in patches and weren’t raids. I really enjoyed Wrath, and it felt to me that (ToC aside) the developers really hit a home run with the expansion. So to drop back t 80 I would probably consider. But to do it all over again? I do that enough with alts that I wouldn’t want to reset a main character too.