I remember in 2.4 when I started on WoW, I was a level 36 gnome running around Stranglethorn Vale.I was desperately trying to save for a mount, had only level 20 green gear, had never heard of the AH, and was struggling to keep my 23g I had made from selling every quest reward to the vendor.Well, a very kind level 40 priest spotted me, and instantly opened a trade. Boom, I was 40g richer. Can I remember her name? No. Do I remember her? Yes.Lets bump it up a bit, I'm now level 56, questing in Felwood with about a hundred gold. I need help with a quest, and there happens to be a shadow priest doing the same one."Let's ride", I say."Can't, i don't have a mount", she replies.Boom. Suddenly she is 40g richer."I call it payback, but in a good way".
I remember when i first started playing, it was quite difficult for me to understand and this level 80 spent about an hour or so teaching me the basics and telling me that mining and skinning is the easiest money makers.A few days later, the same player told me that i was selling the bars i had smelted too cheap (i was infact.) and that a stack of copper bars is worth like (depending on realm) 1-5g each and he accually bought them all and gave them back to me.such a nice player, never heard from him again, i guess its like school teachers, once you know enough to survive you never talk to them again.But now-a-days, its all about gold, stuff like 'of the bandit' and other class specific brands of gear (ie. 'of the eagle' and so on) are all being sold way overpriced.http://www.wowhead.com/?item=25671 this for example was being sold for like 70g and i know its vital to rogues and kitty druids that are new to outland, but its not worth 70g, not even 10g, maybe 5-6g but no higher.The game has really changed from a fun based game to a gold making enterprise game. lol
i remember on my palladin i was giving away free enchants to level enchanting, and a kind level 60 walked up to me, he opened trade, he said: "Good luck with your enchanting" and suddenly i was a 100G richer. I cant remember his name, but i still remember: i was in ironforge, at the bank, and he was a lvl 60 hunter.
I once got around 5g just for complimenting a hunter's pet.
I still remember: level 12, first run of DM. I was trying to heal, didn't work, group were getting !@#$ed. Main tank logs onto his paladin, buys me a load of healing gear and bags, teaches me how to heal, gives me 300g (This was pre-TBC: a LOT of cash back then) and then boosts me through DM. Whoever he is, I thank him ^^
I'd like to share a story about an unassuming level 5X warlock who was bored one night in the ancient mists of 2.3. Levelling his first toon, he was bored one night and saw a poor level 30 warrior looking for a group for RFK.So, he decided to help the warrior out, and boosted him to the boss he needed for free. The warrior was doing his class quests, fairly near where the warlock was questing anyway, so he stuck around for the whole chain.The next morning, a level 70 priest whispered the warlock. He was a member of one of the best raid guilds on the server and wanted to thank the warlock for the help he'd given by means of a BRD boost.The priest also offered to give any advice he could if it was needed, which lead to the warlock respeccing and regearing, and his friends joining a 25 man raid guild shortly after the collapse of their levelling guild with some Kara progress.Generosity works both ways.
I paid for a guildie's flying skill because she didn't have it and we wanted a healer for a TK instance. I also used to give away any recipes -- including epic drops -- to guildies for the sake of their professions. I've given a lot in this game; but never to beggars. If people aren't expecting it, it is just a blessing to yourself to go out of your way to do something nice.
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When I first started, one of my RL friends came up and gave me 5 netherweave bags. Basically helped me level that much faster, since i had the bag space to continue questing
I remember the days when you needed lvl 40 to get a mount and it actually took some saving. You younglings have got it too easy!
I remember when I started, I came into the scene a bit after all my friends. I asked them if it wouldn't be effective to pick up two gathering proffesions and just sell the mats, instead of picking a gathering and crafting one together. I was told: "No, dude, you wanna make gear and sell that". I never understood why no one wanted my armor kits or crappy greens. Never.
I remember back in vanilla wow i was running through goldshire on my 60 hunter having just chased off a horde bothering the lowbies. A lvl 5 warrior asked if i had some spare bags i could give him. I didn't have any but gave him 20g to go to the AH and buy some. He thanked me and told me to wait right where i was. Next thing i know some lvl 60 pally came up and traded me around 200g saying i was the first that actually offered help instead of calling him names or putting him on ignore. Ever since then i have helped any lowbie that asked nicely cause you never know. It might just be a test with greater rewards if you pass.
I have a similar memory I cherish. I hold many memories of the 'old days,' but none more so than a simple act of kindness by a Warlock (his name has slipped my mind for years). We were never friends, per se, but rather business men. He was an enchanter that was rather popular in trade chat. At the time, I was obsessed with obtaining a Fiery Enchant (knowing little about such enchants' mechanics, being a Hunter) and, I feel now reflecting on it, pestered about an affordable price (30g at the time was out of my reach). I lost contact with this player for months and one day, to my surprise, opened an in-game mail holding 1,000g. He mentioned, in short, he was quitting the game and that he had gold to spare from his constant Enchanting sales. He recommended I purchase my epic ground mount - so I did just that. It was the kindest, most selfless act I've ever witnessed in this game. It's a shame really, I'll never meet this player again and return the favor and let him know his 1,000g pieces were put to use wisely and over a long, long time. The day I quit this game, I will too make a similar act of kindness to the right person.
I've given a few ppl free Firey enchants before and things like that, i gave one to a lvl 30 guy a good while ago who almost burst with happiness. I also particularly like boosting ppl through ZF, as it's one of my favourite instances.Off-loading a load of grey-level loot to people is often fun. Junk from Outland etc can be worth a lot of gold, and to create happiness for someone else just for the sake of it is a very nice thing to do.I vividly remember the day a lvl 70 (i was only 40 or so at the time) enchanted my 2 weapons with firey and icy as an act of kindness, and refused to take my money, simply because i was a member of a guild he used to be in. I never forgot it, and vowed to be as helpful as he was. As they say, it's nice to be nice
aslong as you think some before giving out gold, you can almost tell who is lying and who is not. People who lies tends to have weak stories if you look closer. ofc sometimes you will not know or your will be fool because they are good at lying. Also it easier to lie in a game bcs you cannot see the person in question, then you see someone in person you can look on body language and facial expression to see then someone lies. it is very few individual who can fool one with no expressions at all.Also you should consider buying and then also a good way is too check achievmeents, i think it says if the person has learned the riding skill. The mount itself is rather cheap:)
Way back in vanilla when I was still a noob NE hunter, I was in the low 30s and just starting off the STV nessingway quests. Being on a pvp server it was only about 10 seconds before I got ganked. After asking in vent if that was common in STV, a guildy came to help me out. My guildy wouldn't let me call it a night until he had boosted me through the entire quest chain. While that might not seem like much, anyone that tried to quest in STV on a pvp server back in vanilla knows how difficult it can be when solo.A few weeks ago my buddy and I took a random guild into naxx for their first 10man run ever. Neither of us needed any gear and just did it to teach them the boss fights and help them out. Under our guidance they were able to clear the entire place with only minor difficulties. Unfortunately over the next couple weeks they had difficulties getting more than one or two wings of naxx down and ended up falling apart when their gm and officers left for a more successful raiding guild.