They brought character boosts into WoW a long time ago, and there is a bad name on people who boost their characters.
All too often, you find those boosting a character and not really knowing how to play them. Or, this person regrets the choice to boost. Unfortunately, once you choose to boost a character, there is no going back. You will not get a refund, and it can not be reversed. Here, we will offer you some tips to help make this a smooth transition not just for you, but for those you will end up running with.
Research the class you plan on boosting. If you have never played that class before, boosting them can be quite overwhelming once you are in there. When you research them, look into each spec. If you want to boost a monk and you want to heal, then learn all you can BEFORE you take the plunge. This includes talking to friends who have that class.
There is always pros and cons to each class, so you should find out what they are. There are a number of online resources from youtube videos to websites that you can check out to see if a class might be right for you. If anything, have a general idea of how to play them before you boost them.
2. Class Trial Character
Blizzard implemented a class trial character. Don’t let the name fool you though, they start at level 100. They can not get past level 100, but it should be enough time for you to learn how to play the class in question or choose to boost. If you decide that you are interested in continuing with that character, you may pay for the character boost and therefore boost the character.
You will notice in the above screenshot, the highlighted toon under her name instead of a level it tells you “Class Trial in Progress” and tells you to boost the character. Though, I am unclear as to if the character becomes unplayable after a certain amount of time, I do know this is a great way to decide if you will like that class.
3. Boost a Level 60+ Character
There is a benefit to boosting a level 60+ character. You have taken this time to learn the class, at least halfway. Whatever primary professions you have, including first aid will be leveled up to 700. Some might even say this is the wisest way to go is boosting a character level 60 or above.
4. Level up First Character
It would be even wiser to level up your first character from 1 to whatever the level cap is at the time you are reading this. Currently, this is level 110. You shouldn’t jump into the game, boost your first character because in doing so, you will not learn how to play the game. You will be lost. I ran into a hunter who never played any toons. They came into the game, bought Legion and boosted a hunter because they ‘heard’ they were easy.
This hunter was making all sorts of mistakes, and when he was asked to use Misdirect he had no idea what it was or how to use it. This could have been solved had he leveled up because he would have learned about it. There have been other huge mistakes made by those who chose not to level up their first character.
This allows you to not just learn one character, but decide if it is worth it. You wouldn’t jump into a car and buy it without making sure its worth your money, would you? The same concept, make sure the boost is worth it, make sure the game itself is worth it. Learn the game first.
5. Choose wisely
All too often, people will do something only to find they regret it later on. Boosting a character is one of the things that if you find you regret it, there is no going back. You will be stuck with it. There is even a disclaimer that this a permanent choice. Make sure you truly want to boost a character and if you choose to boost, who you boost.
What tips would you give someone before boosting a character? Have you ever regretted a boost you have done, whether free or paid for? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to hear from you.