I made an alliance alt on another realm just to level up again on a new faction for some fun and I quickly became aware of how miserable the levelling experience is if you dont have a main on the server. I really do feel bad for new players who aren’t prepared for just how bad levelling has become.
Every server theres almost nothing but people asking or selling dungeon boosts for gold (exclusively mages) for an obscene amount of gold. 15G for a maraudon reset. 10g for a Scarlet Monestary reset. Its actually very upsetting that theres almost no legitimate players who run dungeons with people their own level and yes, i did try to make my own group.
People who start this game don’t sign up for that. I feel terrible for new players and it’s because of the abhorrent amount of boosting in classic that I don’t see the game having a long life span. I really do believe that this game will die our rapidly after naxx. There’s no staying power in a game where the only way to level is by paying mages to aoe mobs down.
Even I, who is fully aware that there’s boosting in classic, was pretty dejected and demotivated to level over just how hard it is to find people who are actually my level and want to run a dungeon. It’s rampant, over the top and is horrible for the game. I hate boosting. And I know that it will be around till the game dies.
I just remember the release week (or two) of classic release where literally EVERYONE was doing dungeons and making groups and doing quests together. I feel so terrible for new players that they will never get to experience that. It’s just so sad what this game has become. And I hope that mages who boost low lvls reading this post feel ashamed of themselves. Even though i know that they wont. Even though i know that the first response to this thread is going to be some kind of one sentence “gotcha” remark where they try and justify boosting being in the game.
I couldn’t imagine being a noobie in classic and trying to level up…withouth any knowledge of what they were in for. …