Blizzard Details World of Warcraft Level 90 Booster

February 25, 2014 6

After a Level 90 booster priced at $60 was recently spotted by WoW Insider, Blizzard has revealed some new details about this controversial addition to World of Warcraft.

As you may know, one booster will come with the upcoming expansion Warlords of Draenor, allowing players to instantly bring a single character to level 90. Additional boosters will be available on the WoW store, as Blizzard believes that some players will want to boost more than one character, but without the need to buy a whole new game.

"We realised as soon as we came out with Warlords of Draenor boost to 90, we knew that there was going to be demand for more than 1," WoW lead encounter designer Ion Hazzikostas told Eurogamer.

"It's tremendously awkward to tell someone that you should buy two copies of the expansion just to get a second 90. That's odd. So we knew at that point we were going to have to offer it as a separate service."

While paying $60 for a level booster may seem much, Blizzard believes that a lower price tag would "devalue the accomplishment of levelling."

"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," said Hazzikostas.

"But levelling 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."

While many players are concerned that this booster may greatly reduce leveling and depopulate lower level areas, Hazzikostas says this isn't what the developers are aiming for.

"The intent here isn't to create a world where no-one levels."

"It's 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."

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THAT1F | Tuesday, March 4, 2014 10:00 AM
I agree with Robert. One insta per acc. Its totally legit! If people with children or engineering students wanna play high-end game. But why would somebody ever allow to buy InstaLvlCap in MMORPG :D
Now, make us thing wow is not on a deathbed.. do it.
Digimortal | Thursday, February 27, 2014 5:06 PM
Woo hooo, now everyone can have full 8 character list with 90s.

Next thing blizzard. Please make us buy SOMEONE TO PLAY OUR CHARACTERS TOO!!!
Fucking stupid blizzfart.
Kai Kwapich
Kai Kwapich | Thursday, February 27, 2014 10:37 AM
Why the hell?! I mean, if you dont want to level aka play the game with your character to this level 90, then why do you even play? Giving the possibility, the sole possibility to bring a character magically to level 90 in an instant is ALREADY RUINING THE FEELING not only for people who actually use this boost but also for MANY people that don't. Just imagine yourself wandering around with this "satisfacing feeling of self accomplishment". And then you see a guy who bought himself in this level and don't even know how to play the actual game.
This is another desperate sign of the game DEVs that the game is dying. Squeeze some last cash out of it.
Imagine the feelings of people who payed hard money to play the game and LEVEL UP their characters for a few months. Imagine their reaction to this new function, to make all this "work" unnecessary. It might be even cheaper to use this instant leveling instead of leveling yourself, for working people for example.
And now tell me which, which developer in this godabandoned world wants the player to NOT play the game content he has created?
Juan Pablo Gonzalez
Juan Pablo Gonzalez | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:11 PM
yeah i agree with Robert. There should be only 1. If there aim is to target those who don't have time to do over 100 hrs of leveling why let them buy more than just 1. That defeats the purpose of what there saying. Thats just my opinion.
lorddarkhelmet | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 6:48 PM
Good thing i quit long ago , all a person needs a bunch of new players jumping up to 90 not knowing how to play and making dungeons HELL lol.
Robert | Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:15 PM
i think they should stick with ONLY ONE instant 90. Jut my simple opinion