A better tutorial is necessary, yes. I think they put too much responsibility on mentors. If the newbie even manages to find one. Ads? Like ads within loading screens that advertise other games or random ads that pop up during gameplay and you have to wait a few moments before you can exit them? They are terrible, or are you referring to ads that KaW puts out to advertise KaW? You also have to pay a premium in WoW, KaW doesn't really have a subscription thing going and besides, with these b2b events, newbies have all the gold they need to get pretty large stats. First idea That wouldn't change anything, giving EVERYONE a permanent eq that boosts stats will just cancel out it's effects. It would absolutely change nothing other than give everyone a little extra attack power in their ebs. Giving someone HFBC without doing anything to deserve it is bad enough. People had to spend X hours, days, months, years trying to achieve such a build and you want to give it to them after a brief little run down over builds and such. That's kind of silly. If it's so easy to obtain gold, allow them to obtain the gold and get HFBC, atleast they'll have accomplished something than have something handed to them.