08/29/2011 03:41 PMPosted by AaheliI think that for a number of us, it's really not about money. We own the game (all the expansions, even), but we want a different playstyle. We might even like to think that if we pay a monthly fee, we could look forward to new content for our level-capped characters. New level 20 bgs, new level 20 dungeons, new level 20 questing areas. It's true that eactivating our paid accounts would net us certain benefits, but if you really don't want to be sucked into the end-game carrot chase, giving Blizzard money that will largely go to providing new level-85 content isn't a very attractive option.
I like capping my own characters at certain levels as well, but I do not expect Blizzard to put time and effort into developing content for a specific level that only a small amount of players will stay at. Most players level to level 85 and play the current end-game content. It would be a waste of time and money to develop more level 20 content when most active subscribers won't even really partake of it, and the majority of players who will are trial, non-paying accounts. Why would I want the money I pay to go towards stuff that will be enjoyed primarily by non-paying people? I'm not here to donate my money for their benefit.
The game is NOT designed for you to sit at level 20 forever and get the same kind of playing experience as someone at end-game. The game is designed for you to progress your character and reach end-game. If you want an alternate experience of playing by capping your level, then you are free to enjoy that as much as the game allows you to. (I have a lot of capped characters at level 20 myself, and it's nice to slow down a bit and enjoy things at that level.) But I do not expect Blizzard to pander to a minority of players--most of them non-paying--just so people can enjoy some alternate playstyle. You work with the limitations you're given, and enjoy what you can.
For example, I have a character capped at level 32 right now because I want her to enjoy the current zone she's questing in without leveling. Should I demand that Blizzard cater to ME and design new dungeons, battlegrounds, quest chains, zones, and gear for that level? Should I demand they give me special talent trees that are better balanced for level 32, so that I get the full experience of that class at level 32? Why don't I ask for raids at level 32, so I can have a richer, more enjoyable gaming experience at that level?
If they do it for level 20, then they ought to do it for every other arbitrary level cap that players want to sit at. And do you see what a waste of time and an exercise in futility that would be to design a complete gaming experience for every single level in the game?
Quit whining about how you just want a better gaming experience at level 20, and accept the fact that the current game cap is level 85 and NOT 20 for a reason. Deal with it, or go play some other game that caters to your every whim.