Cataclysm New Feature: Level Sync?: "The Escapist recently did an interview with Greg "Ghostcrawler" Street, where they talk Blizzard's plans and ideas behind Cataclysm. One part that really stood out was Ghostcrawler mentioning a new system being put in place that will allow high level characters to decrease their level to help out low level characters.
This sound familiar to anyone? Anyone who has ever played Final Fantasy XI may remember this as Level Sync, and City of Heroes players may remember this as their "Mentoring System". Ghostcrawler does mention that this may happen eventually, so no getting your hopes up if it doesn't come true!
Cataclysm may also eventually include a system that allows players to scale down their character's level in order to help newer players. The heirloom items unveiled in Wrath of the Lich King already scale with a character's level, so adjusting them to suit a downgraded character is already part of the design. Cataclysm will go one step further and replace individually purchased spell ranks with a scaleable system that allows a single ability to grow along with a character. Scaling down levels probably won't be possible when Cataclysm is released, but it's a feature that will be coming eventually and should help players of differing levels adventure together more easily.
What do you think? Step in the right direction, or waste of time?
By fewyn on 08/20/2010 at 1:48 PM"