The Easiest 22 Levels I Ever Gained
If I told you that I gained 22 levels in 3 minutes in World of Warcraft what would you say? Would you call me a liar, a crack pot, or a cheat? Maybe you’d just ask for my secret? Well, fret not young one, for herein below lies the magic formula…
Recruit-A-Friend. Yep, Blizzard’s sanctioned referral programme or, as my non-referred friends call it, the cheating programme. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the scheme, it’s a multi-point offensive on both the referrer and the referred in order to encourage them to play together and thus hook a new subscriber. It works too. Until level 60 both players can summon each other to their present locations and, whilst grouped and within a 4 level gap, gain triple experience from creature kills and quests. Plus the referrer gains a free month of play along with a zebra-esque mount if their buddy subscribes for two months.
All of those things are pretty strong incentives to encourage players to try and recruit their buddies and then, cunningly enough, get them to adventure together and solidify the bond. Perhaps the most powerful (and with no doubt the strangest) thing though is the ability for the referred player to grant levels to lower level characters belonging to their comrade. Yep, you heard me, they can give levels.
The entire thing is a little preposterous to be honest. In addition to my level 63 Warrior who I’ve been leveling up alongside my brother, I now have a level 59 Priest, a level 50 Mage and a level 49 Shaman, all of which have benefited from a few ‘free’ levels. For instance last night my Shaman went from level 22 to 49 in a blink of an eye. It’s fun for me because I can boost up some latent alts to mess around with but the whole thing is leaving me feeling a little baffled. What’s the feature for exactly?
That was a rhetorical question so let me answer. It’s for the next time I decide I want to power level a new character up to 60. I’ll just open up a new online email account, download WoW onto my netbook, refer myself, and dual box two characters from 1 to 60 faster than you can say cheating scumbag. It won’t cost me a penny because my main account will get a free month’s play plus I can grant levels to my other alts leaving me with a whole ensemble of boosted characters.
How come no one has ever thought of this before?! I’m so clever, sometimes. I suppose though, Blizzard may as well let me buy a pre-made character, it would make them more money.