One year ago Blizzard rolled out a free-to-play option for World of Warcraft called Starter Edition. While some think that Blizzard would do well to expand the level range given the fact that Star Wars: The Old Republic will open up to players to level 50, Blizzard lead game producer John Lagrave doesn’t think the Starter Edition of World of Warcraft has to be revised.
“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. We’ve definitely slid some of the pay-for features into the first 20 Levels,” said Lagrave. “But there’s also a lot of things in the game that are special that we want to reserve for our paying customers.”