With the launch date for MoP fast approaching, a hotly discussed topic in the forums was whether or not Pandaren and Monks would be eligible for Scroll of Resurrection and Recruit-a-Friend benefits and rewards.
Will it be possible to have an instant 80 monk on launch day?
The short answer is yes. Zarhym confirmed that no changes will be made to the Recruit-a-Friend program:
“We’re not making any changes to the way RaF bonuses function, which means monks won’t be excluded from receiving the benefits of RaF when Mists of Pandaria is released.”
Meaning you could theoretically grant levels to a brand new baby monk and have an instant 80, and still be eligible for the realm first level 90 monk feat of strength.
If you were hoping to be able to use a Scroll of Resurrection to boost yourself a level 80 monk you’re out of luck. They updated the SoR blog post, adding in a few interesting restrictions and changes. The biggest would probably be this:
“Players who receive a Scroll of Resurrection will not be able to apply rewards (e.g. boost to level 80) to monk characters.”
So there you have it, RaF will give you a “free” level 80 monk, but SoR won’t. Will you be using RaF to boost a monk to 80? What do you think about not restricting the level granting? Let us know in the comments below!