I had been meaning to talk about this soon, but with yesterday’s announcement and the opportunity to have your 90-boost now, we’ll things have sped up some. The first question everyone seems to ask is “what are you going to instantly level?” Personally, I’m torn. I want my Gnome Warrior there, and I’m working on her when I have the time. There’s still my Orc Hunter, Forsaken Hunter (aka Liam Stephenson), and Tauren Druid. Plus, there’s the idea of essentially rolling a brand new 90. Decisions, decisions. What about you, are you settled in on something specific?
The other side of the instant boost coin is the cost to become level 90 in a split second. Obviously it becomes essentially “free” with your Warlords of Draenor purchase. Additional boosting, or simply hitting the current level cap without buying the new expansion, runs you 60 dollars US. My thought? That’s pretty steep. I understand completely that the developers did not want it to be too cheap, otherwise players would never level. They would just keep buying new characters. It makes complete sense to me, but I happen to think 50 is a nice round number and would have been just as fine. Would I ever use the service? I don’t honestly know. I sit here and think “would I spend 50 dollars to have a level 90 toon?” and my brain sort of bounces back and forth on the idea. Would I pay 60? Absolutely not. Sure, it’s only 10 dollars but I suppose that’s my threshold. At the same time, I don’t think I would ever get more than one (outside of the Warlords freebie) so I’m a poor example of what a good model is. Would you pay that? More? Less?
No matter how you answer these questions, the bottom line is that the age of instant 90 is upon us and I think in many cases even faster than we had anticipated. Some people have already boosted a character because they knew exactly what they wanted to do. Some of us are still wrapping our mind around the possibilities. Endgame zones will see new faces and you can bet for certain you are going to see new toons in your dungeons, raids, and battlegrounds. Mileage is most certainly going to vary on how much this will impact you, but you can’t argue that the feature launching this week will definitely do so.