Back when I still played, my mount money came from this nice blood elf Paladin who gave me 100 gold because I said on Trade:
It's nice to give out gold, but it's kind of hard if people notice that you're giving gold away an you get stock with pests than people who actually need it for an item/mount/training/etc.imo
i had a "legacy" of doing quests with a large amount of questing with people, when i quit i was surprised that half of these people remembered me, i quit for about 4 months and they still remembered who i was, and the sad part is that i didn't remember half of them. that was back at 04 and i doubt a majority of them still play this game.but, I've never had any luck on getting money off of someone. even when i promise to return the amount, meh.
I remember that i was given like 600g because we were just talking and i told him it was my birthday
/tear. More people need to be generous in WoW!
I remember back when I played my very first toon. It was a gnome mage (it's deleted now) and when I reached level 40 I had a friend buy it for me. Those were the days.
I remember the first time that happened to me.I had hit 40, and my friend bought my first mount, and traded it to me :)Those were the days...I now want to go stand near the Tree in the middle of Stormwind, and hand out gold to lowbies :D
Night Elf Warrior in Stormwind giving out gold to lowbies, got it!
I don't normally give out gold to people, but I did break down the other day when a newbie hit me with "please good sir, could you spare a few gold to help me get started?"
When you're showing intelligence, honesty and not-just-randomly-spamming-trade-for-gold when you talk with someone and explain your situation, nobody will mind sparing 10g unless they have nothing to give (I mean, you pay more gold for repairs if you die :)) especially not nowadays. Randomly talking to people with the intention of getting gold is ALWAYS the wrong approach, because you will answer/talk differently. I've been in a similar situation myself where i've recieved help from people that i traded, made craftables or did quests with. I wanted a crusader enchant and i spamming trade for a Righteous Orb (lvl40ish), I came in touch with an enchanter who was willing to give me my crusader enchant, got in touch a bit and when we came to the "You have gold for the enchant?" i told him i was actually saving up for my mount and i could afford the enchant but i would be a little short of money if i bought the orb for it's current (20g) price, so he cut the price in half and no fee for the enchant :)There are enough beggars around who have enough money lying on their mains but the difference really lies in helping a noobie out, and remain in his favour forever :D
Back at 60, a guildie of mine was totally broke. He didn't have even a silver coin. Then, all of a sudden, he ran into a fellow troll that gave him hundreds of gold and then logged off.My guildie, being completely extatic, bought his mounts, and bragged, spending almost all the gold.An hour afterwards, the unknown troll logged back on and asked for the gold.Apparently, his girlfriend had logged onto the character and given away the gold. <.<But I don't give away money. I don't have the patience to farm gold, and what little i have, is spent on enchants, raidfoods and raidflasks. And repairs too, now that Ulduar is here.
I remember my first epic mount.. (my character was a warlock so the 40 mount wasn't a big deal) i had been saving for weeks and doing everything i could to group up to do the quests for my Dreadsteed... it was tough as groups for Dire maul and Scholomance were scarce even then.. but after weeks of frustration and failed attempts to do it short handed.. a very nice Tuaren warrior gave me the 600g to just buy an epic mount (this was quite alot as it was before Qual'Danas was added).. i hate taking money from people.. so i worked my ass off for the next two weeks to pay him back.. ^ ^.. i kept in touch with him up until i moved to a new realm a few months ago.
Now you can at least check achievements (Stats->Char->Wealth) when someone asks - check to see if they've been properly funded already and just being lazy. On weekends I use to run through Razor Hill looking for people that just bought the game to donate 10g
Got a question from a fellow shaman here the other day, he had just bought the game and wanted to ask some talent and gear questions for leveling up. Ended up talking for like 30 mins, told him what he needed to know and i tossed in 30g just because he was a nice guy. That is what usually happens when people approach me with questions like that. Ofc i told him NEVER to beg for money or runs in general, seeing as it just gets you a bad rep.-Tuffgit
My cousine payed my mount xD it was great that he want to :) But he was lvl 70 too :P but now hes lvl 75 and and i 80 xD
I remember way back when I was level... 12 I think I was on the boat to menethil harbor from auberdine. Struck up a conversation with a really cool pally who was like 60 something at the time. When the boat arrived he gave me 10g and told me to buy bags and keep everything I got off of monsters, then sell it. He also let me know that greens are better then the vendor bought whites, great advice at the time >.<
When I hit level 29 on my rogue, All Hallows Eve had rolled around, and a RL friend said that I should sell the wand charges to people for the achievment.So here I am, a lowly little level 29 trying to get 100g for the training and mount. One of my customers was a 70 something, though I believe it was a pally. I told him I was raising money for a mount, then out of nowhere, he hands me a bunch of herbs. He told me to sell them for the mount money.I did.I forget what the herbs were, but they gave me around 150g, more than enough.If anyone here played a level 70 on Perenolde during last years Halloween and gave a nub 29 rogue herbs, thank you.
hehe, yea...i have had moments when i was low-level and needed help from high lvl's, and moments when i gave to poor low levels. i did not need money for my first mount and mount training, because i found Uthers might, (i think that was the name!) a great trinket i sold for more then 100g. but i dont think people who beg for money just to get better gear deserves it...only nice people who dont beg, but needs it for something important like mount and mount training deserves it...xD
The only memories I have regarding the casual discussion of money all involve people berating me for not having more at the level caps. It comes up that I'm saving for epic flight, and then there's a half hour diatribe about grinding dailies and how easy money is to get and all that. That's all well and good if you've got time for it (and feel like spending actual money to do the same dailies over and over for gold) but it's neither my taste nor does it fit my playtimes.This may seem a bit disjointed from the recollections of how people helped you out when you were new, but I find the fact that people are more likely to sympathize with low level characters they'll never see again then with the tank they run with at least once a week a bit perplexing.