For players who want status and power in World of Warcraft, a high level is a must. Having a high level character will get you accepted into guilds, allow you to participate in raids, and generally enjoy many more things in the game.
So that begs the question. . . is it worth leveling up your character yourself, or should you pay someone to do it for you? Let's look at some of the pros and cons.
One of the best things about paying someone to level up your character is that it is now extremely cheap. When WoW first came out in beta back in late 2004, there were not many people offering these services, and prices were high. Now, we have an estimated 500,000 Chinese gold farmers who work very long hours leveling up players, and this has caused prices to go way down.
Due to the large supply of people in developing countries offering these services, you can get an experienced player leveling up your character for only about $5/hour (or even less). If your time is limited or you have some cash lying around that you don't mind spending on this game, then you can get a much higher level character for very cheap.
Another plus about power leveling services is that if you find the right person, they will be an experienced player who knows how to level up fast. If you are a new player, then you might end up spending a lot of time learning how to make gold, or you'll need to invest in a strategy guide. By hiring an experienced player to level up your character for you, you'll be able to level up faster than you ever could by yourself.
So, if power leveling services are available from experienced players working for very cheap, what are the cons of paying someone to level up your character?
Well, the first thing is that if you buy your way to a high level and consequently get accepted into guilds and raids, you may not have enough in-game experience to play the game properly at your level. If you don't know the first thing about making gold, then you won't be able to use your high level character to its full potential.
A second problem with WoW power leveling services is that you risk your account information being stolen. This is why on my website I provide a comprehensive review of what companies are legitimate and what companies you should avoid.
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Dave Latimer runs WoW Gold Tips . He has played World of Warcraft since it was first released in November 2004.