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Unread 03-23-2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Its been a while since I've played world of warcraft, but I just got back into it three days ago on a new account. The reason? Apparently they're now offering to let you make "buddy" accounts. You do some fancy pants stuff to make someone's account a buddy when they are making their account, and from then on you get certain benefits that include:

- Teleporting each other to anywhere once per hour per character
- Triple experience when playing together within 2 levels of each other
- The Invited may grant the Inviter free levels equal to half of their character level up to a maximum of their character level or 60.

Thanks to this fancy stuff, my brother and I got a priest and a mage both to level 40 in about 4 days with some help from a level 80 that gave us instance runs etc. The triple experience helps level at insane speeds. I've found that with this boost I'm held back more because my level outpaces my ability to find gear than anything else. They've also updated some of the professions and things, which make gold farming much easier and faster, and mounts can be bought and trained for at level 30 now, instead of 40.

These friend account boosts combined with the WotLK addition of Death Knights and Bind on Account items make it look like Blizzard is finding more ways to help players get through the first 60 levels faster so they can get to the expansion content earlier.

Anyone taking advantage of all this?

(Death Knights sux)
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Unread 03-23-2009, 04:54 PM   #2
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Mac and I have been playing horde characters using Recruit a Friend.

...oh wait, he keeps putting it off. Jerk.
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Unread 03-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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Mac and I have been playing horde characters using Recruit a Friend.

...oh wait, he keeps putting it off. Jerk.
You know what, gimme till this weekend. That way I can get the stuff I need.

God you are so demanding of me. WHy are you so demanding of me :gonk:
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Unread 03-23-2009, 04:56 PM   #4
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You know what, gimme till this weekend. That way I can get the stuff I need.

God you are so demanding of me. WHy are you so demanding of me :gonk:
7 days left on my account and no money with which to replenish it. That's why.
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Unread 03-23-2009, 05:28 PM   #5
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Anyone taking advantage of all this?
No, but I've got an 80 already and am three and a half levels away from having another so, obviously, I forfeited friends a long time ago anyway.
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Unread 03-23-2009, 05:58 PM   #6
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I am just constitutionally incapable of playing characters that are not my main. Currently specced Demo for the buff, so I'm looking forward to the buffs I get in the next patch (54 seconds off my meta cooldown!)

Also looking forward to Ulduar. Not looking forward to doing Thad with an unreliable spacebar.
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Unread 03-23-2009, 06:42 PM   #7
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A friend who played recruited me. I in turn recruited another friend. By the end of our three months we each had two 60+ characters. I then recruited my wife. I'm also probably recruiting another friend soon. After four months of playing. I have a level 80, 73, and three 60's(one DK, and a Pally solely on granted levels). The only downfall is you generally wind up at 60 under-geared because you flew through the levels.

I find the greatest benefit is it helps people to try the game that wouldn't normally. They get ten free days in which to try plus once they sign up they know you are going to be there to help them out. If they pay for time before the trial expires they get a free month which cuts down on the cost.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 06:55 AM   #8
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A good solution to being under-geared is to take a gathering profession and use it to gold farm. Then, when you have a lot of money, go run to the Auction House and spend it all on a bunch of greens. Once you do that, you should at least be well enough geared to go do instances, raids, and quests for better gear.

EDIT: I'm ashamed of you all. You should all be playing alliance. Its way better.

By which I mean its way worse, so more good players should go there to help break the self-perpetuating cycle that is 'horde crushes alliance'.
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Unread 03-24-2009, 07:38 AM   #9
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the self-perpetuating cycle that is 'horde crushes alliance'.
You have been away a looong long time.

I quit at the beginning of the year. Time to move on and do something constructive with at least some of my spare time, instead of pouring it all down the WoW pit in pursuit of the neverending quest for better gear for all my many alts/getting progressively snubbed by more and more on my server as the community segregates and shuts each other out/sit around waiting for someone to want to do something that sounds vaguely interesting instead of sitting around twiddling thumbs.

But yeah, I did start up a second account to help my fiancee level her characters a little while before I quit. It was nice. She got a zhevra. Then I finally reached the point where there was nothing more to be gained by logging in whatsoever and she already was fed up, so we stopped. Our 360's been glad to finally get attention.

Also... Horde are better because they are universally more interesting culturally than any of the Alliance, with the possible exception of gnomes. So, HAH!
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Unread 03-24-2009, 08:52 AM   #10
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A good solution to being under-geared is to take a gathering profession and use it to gold farm. Then, when you have a lot of money, go run to the Auction House and spend it all on a bunch of greens. Once you do that, you should at least be well enough geared to go do instances, raids, and quests for better gear.

EDIT: I'm ashamed of you all. You should all be playing alliance. Its way better.

By which I mean its way worse, so more good players should go there to help break the self-perpetuating cycle that is 'horde crushes alliance'.

hahaha

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The Horde was outnumbered on my server about 3 to 1.

We still crushed them, regularly.
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