I think it'd be pretty cool, as long as it was reversible =D
Yea, It's one thing to go back at level 80 and slam through the low level zones for gold or achievments, But being able to actually Play Through a zone you missed would really help the "one way street" of character progression.When it is released, I'll probably be In STV for days on end.
I think without the intense (and irreversible) phasing helping your lower level friends or just friends who aren't on the same part of a questline as you, would be easily done. This seems like an overly complicated loophole around phasing to me.Why not just have an option to be phased to the person in group who has the earliest phase complete already?
So technically, I could go back and do a low level dungeon with it still being challenging rather than a faceroll?Depending on how it's implemented, I can see a lot of potential for people who want to go back and play their class at a given level.
This is one of those ideas that when I first read it I thought "wtf was he smoking?". But, whatever he was smoking, he needs more of it because this is an absolute gem of an idea.I know my guildmaster would jump for joy at the idea of being able to actually play a lot of the old instances at the level they were designed for.
As long as it's optional I agree it would be a fantastic addition to the game. The question is what will happen to gear, if purplez and whatnot will scale down automatically to a low-level equivalent of a purple, or scale to the level of a blue or a green, or perhaps not scale down at all......And on a PvP server, what will happen to the scaled-down character if attacked by another high-level player? Will you scale down only versus monsters, or versus everyone?
I wonder if this will let us join LFD or BG queues at the lower level, also what they'll do about gear. As well as if there will be any way for other people to see that we're actually level 80.
They had this in FFXI, and I always thought it was one of the most phenomenal concepts. It's a shame it was too late to save the game.This'd be fantastic - it's a great way of benefiting from heirlooms as a high-level character, and supporting friends who are leveling without being a bored power-leveler.
Wonder how that'd work out for dk's. Or would the spells also simply be scaled down?
I'm unsure as to why lowering your level helps other players. I certainly would rather have my level 80 guildies run my alts through wailing caverns over and over again than pug it and wipe a million times.
I like the potential to go back and run some of my favorite instances without just facerolling through them. Using the LFG system at a lower lever sync would have to be a must.
This would be amazing to experience the content you have not done, without just storming throu it.
I think many of you reacted just the same way as I did...Namely: a huge WTF and the question of it being necessary.But the more I think of it the more it makes sense. Helping your friends (without steamrolling + extra XP for them), old dungeons, old raids, do the zones you skipped at the appropriate level. There are loads of possibilities.Wonder if they will let down-scaled 80 85's into BG's...Edit: Also, it's another gold sink, which I think will be needed.
In the words of Mr. Findlay himself - "Hell, it's about tiiiiime"
I'd be interested to see how gear is going to scale with the level difference. :3
"Step in the right direction"