Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of Warcraft

March 3, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Last week we asked our readers if it was okay to purchase a level 90 character in World of Warcraft. The results are in, and the majority of votes said that it should be allowed if you have already leveled up at least one character to level 90.

Around 40 percent of the votes went for the aforementioned option, with 39 percent saying that it should not be allowed and 22 percent saying it should be allowed with no special provisions. Some see this new move by Blizzard as a means to enable "pay-to-win," or buying your progress through a game that would otherwise take you months or even years to accomplish...

Thanks to everyone who voted in last week's poll. Look for another one later this week.

For a more in-depth discussion on last week poll, check out the latest episode of Super Podcast Action Committee.

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Re: Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of ...

"game that would otherwise take you months or even years to accomplish...

Or just 2 days as some have shown. Or better yet, just buy the character third party.
TBH I think its just Blizzard continuing the thing from Diablo 3 where they want part of the sales from the in game items and character sales that people are doing. + Everquest is doing it now, so why not WoW... oh right.. EQ is F2P and only goes up to 85 for the paid characters... So they already had the pay 2 win design.. 

ahh well.. never got into WoW anyways. WC3's backtracking and cutoff of WC2's expansions story always irked me.. and it even went as far as stepping on WC1... :/ So WoW being built from 3.. never sat right story wise. And the gameplay was just... bleh... (but thats me)

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Both the 39% and the 22% say "not allowed".  From the phrasing, I'm going to guess that the 39% should be "allowed"?

Re: Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of ...

Good catch. That 22% were those who selected the "Yes" option.

Re: Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of ...

I had bought into WoW years ago, though I stopped playing some time after Lich King came out.  Still, if I were to go back, I wouldn't feel like starting all over again from scratch.  And since I have all but the last two expansions, I wouldn't mind shelling-out some money to buy maxed-out character already to get right into the big quests and endgame raids.

Re: Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of ...

"Some see this new move by Blizzard as a means to enable "pay-to-play,"..."

I think you mean "pay-to-win", WoW is already pay-to-play.

Re: Poll Results: Buying Level 90 Characters in World of ...

Fixed.

 

Andrew Eisen

 
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