I didn't read the whole thread, sorry if I'm just repeating things others have said
(I bolded the part I'm replying to)
Originally Posted by kidnova78
It would take away from what I had accomplished if I didn't know that they had cheated though.
If there is no way of telling the difference between someone who bought their levels, and someone who has worked very very hard to get there, then I'm not sure I like this item. Sorry, that's just how I feel.
Suggestion: Lots of people like pretty things, so why not add a little star or something on the top left of the character portrait on everyone who hasn't bought their levels, or add it to those who has? That way you can show that you did the hard work, just like the way you can show the titles that you worked really hard for
Actually, I'm on both sides when it comes to buying levels. I think for me, how I feel about this depends on who the buyer is. If it's a spoiled person who wants to be high leveled NOW!!! so people will look up to him/her, then I'm against it, but if the buyer has spent years doing the earlier content over and over and over again, who am I to demand that they do it again? Someone who hates playing games but is a huge fan of LotR and wants to experience Middle-earth might have an awesome time with their gamer friends if they can get a bit higher up so they won't get killed when they explore
And someone who only likes endgame raids and such and to do them over and over again, but find it boring to do quests and read lots of story, shouldn't they get to play the part of the game that they find fun, and not the part they find boring? But on the other hand, isn't it those people who need to learn patience and that sometimes you have to work for things you really really want? Then again, should you have to work really really hard if you already spend all day working IRL and wants to spend an hour or two after dinner, doing something you enjoy the most? Hm... Complicated.
I think I might be all for it if you could tell who has earned their levels the hard way
;) “There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to the same place, so it doesn’t matter which path you take. The only person wasting time is the one who runs around the mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong.” ~ Hindu Proverb