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The level 58 boost option that is offered with the arrival of  Burning Crusade Classic has caused quite a bit of controversy and Blizzard have now tried to clarify the details on it a little, clarifying that the boosts will only be available on the new BC realms, while the Classic Era realms (where characters will stay if they don't transfer to the new BC  realms) will not have the boost available.

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Hello.

I think it might be helpful to note that what we’re now calling WoW Classic Era realms start at Level 1, and we feel the same as we did two years ago: no Boost would ever be needed (or appropriate) there. When we originally laid out our principles for WoW Classic, the 1-60 experience was the only thing to which we could refer.

Burning Crusade Classic begins at level 58, and we’re configuring this new Boost service to avoid minimizing the accomplishments of existing players or skipping any new content at launch. It’s for players who want a way to quickly join their friends in Outland.

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Controversy? Sometimes I just hate the WoW-Community. Why don't we just let people, who only want to play TBC, just do that and spare them the 1-60 leveling. Those people would otherwise probably never play TBC. Unless leveling speed is increased quite a bit and you got tons of time ahead of the opening of the dark portal.

PS: I have a level 60 and I still wouldn't be upset if others didn't have to suffer through that classic leveling process.

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If Blizzard didn't offer it, then even more people would flock to account sellers. Of course people still will for quick and easy 70's with gear, but this only serves to mitigate something that would be happening illicitly regardless. If THIS upsets you, but you didn't feel a need to rant about the existing boosts then you are deliberately ignoring the reality of the situation.

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Wow, these two dudes who commented first.. Account sellers? this is not 2006, it is so hard to sell accounts id imagine w/ battlenet integration. Skip the leveling process? That is the game! a good portion! Also, I want all the bajillion warriors to have to make new toons cause they all wanted to be top dps, Making people who were locks in classic undervalued cause all the warriors are gonna be locks now. 

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1 hour ago, Fallingstarcore said:

Wow, these two dudes who commented first.. Account sellers? this is not 2006, it is so hard to sell accounts id imagine w/ battlenet integration. Skip the leveling process? That is the game! a good portion! Also, I want all the bajillion warriors to have to make new toons cause they all wanted to be top dps, Making people who were locks in classic undervalued cause all the warriors are gonna be locks now. 

Actually leveling isn't a big portion of the game. It takes maybe 1-2 Month for a casual and the whole expansion lasts what? 2 1/2 years? The reality is, that the end game IS the game. Leveling is for most people just a chore they have to deal with before getting into the real game.

And who can blame all those warriors and soon to be locks? Many pugs and probably also quite a few guilds will try to min/max and only take very very few warriors/rogues and the likes. So those classes would have a hard time finding groups. It's not always about being the highest dps but about getting into decent raids/groups.

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Personally I'm fine with the boost. Like it or not, people want to play the CURRENT expansion, not get stuck in old content while their guild/friends are enjoying Outland. That's a surefire way to lose your raid spot. 

It's unfortunate but this isn't 2006/7 anymore. The game's community has little or no patience to wait for someone, even a guild mate, to level up before doing content. Back then maybe things were different but not today.  Leveling isn't the main experience anymore (if it ever truly was once the initial new factor wore off).

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