Despite World of Warcraft’s level cap being 85 at the moment (90 when Mists of Pandaria comes out), the free trial of the game still has its cap stuck at 20. With earlier expansions such as Burning Crusade where the cap was 70, being limited to level 20 wasn’t so bad and the disparity wasn’t that great. If you were hoping that Blizzard would increase the level cap for the free trial to maybe 25 or 30, well you’re out of luck. Speaking to the folks at CVG, Blizzard’s John Lagrave was quoted as saying, “You know, we looked at it lots, we looked at whether Level 20 would give you a good sense of what our game is, and we think it does. There’s also a lot of things in the game that are special that we want to reserve for our paying customers.” So there you have it, if you thought that Blizzard might try to making the game more tantalizing to lure new customers, especially with its declining subscription, it does not appear to be the case.
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