How do you handle beggars?

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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby halabar » Tue Jan 25, 2011 2:58 pm

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sherck wrote:That is seriously funny. The mining pick, heh.

pick up mining and herbing and by level 12 I typically have 20 or 30 gold in my pocket from selling my stuff.


It's not hard, but some players may be just new enough that they don't know. If so, BUYING THEM a pick (awesome) and saying "go mine+herb, sell them on the Auction House. I can help you determine what is a good price" is both helpful and an amusing response if they are genuinely a beggar.

I guess i'm lucky that I've almost never been begged for gold, so I can spend the time to be nice when I do.


It's usually easy to tell the beggars from the fresh toons or those that are doing some AH moves and don't have any coins on that lvl 1 alt. I've helped people that actually knew what they were doing, and on a few occasions have been handsomely rewarded later on.

But I haven't seen any of the true beggars requesting gold in a long time, other than the trade spammers.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Koatanga » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:00 pm

Amirya wrote:I've tried the no without the ignore.

I've had far too many be persistent. "But you're in endgame gear/have epic flying/are an engineer/other lame excuse! It's only <whatever amount they want>, and it's only for <whatever they wanted it for>!"

I got tired of the, "I understand that, but I said no, and I will not repeat myself."

Oh I don't respond to them after the "No". The few tells they may send me after the "No" don't bother me enough to /ignore them. They rarely send more than 1 or 2 messages before they get the clue you are not responding.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Invisusira » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:04 pm

"yeah sure but whisper (insert friend/enemy name), he's got my gold atm"
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Dantriges » Tue Jan 25, 2011 3:53 pm

I actually gave someone gold because he said he can´t even afford a bag, then he just gave me 3125g, because he wanted to erased the toon and knew no one anymore on the server. So he wanted to give his gold to the first person who was nice.

That guy got flames for 20 minutes in trade, I recently started a toon on a new server who is as poor as a pauper and somehow I had mercy and could spare the gold for a bag.

Was the first time in years I actually responded to a beg. Normally I don´t respond at all.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Chunes » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:03 pm

I open trade, put some amount of gold in and then slowly backpedal and see how far I can drag them. The farthest I've made it was from the undercity to the gate to arathi highlands before they got killed by a raptor that was much higher level than they were.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Amirya » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:12 pm

Koatanga wrote:
Amirya wrote:I've tried the no without the ignore.

I've had far too many be persistent. "But you're in endgame gear/have epic flying/are an engineer/other lame excuse! It's only <whatever amount they want>, and it's only for <whatever they wanted it for>!"

I got tired of the, "I understand that, but I said no, and I will not repeat myself."

Oh I don't respond to them after the "No". The few tells they may send me after the "No" don't bother me enough to /ignore them. They rarely send more than 1 or 2 messages before they get the clue you are not responding.

You have nice beggars.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Sabindeus » Tue Jan 25, 2011 4:13 pm

Chunes wrote:I open trade, put some amount of gold in and then slowly backpedal and see how far I can drag them. The farthest I've made it was from the undercity to the gate to arathi highlands before they got killed by a raptor that was much higher level than they were.


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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby halabar » Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:41 pm

Dantriges wrote:I actually gave someone gold because he said he can´t even afford a bag, then he just gave me 3125g, because he wanted to erased the toon and knew no one anymore on the server. So he wanted to give his gold to the first person who was nice.


I might do that when I finally quit this game..
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Jaitee » Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:27 pm

oepn trade put gold in dont click trade when they say click trade tell them its not working because they have trading from others disabled tell them to type /camp and enable trading from others....fyi /camp is basically the same as /logout
got a guy to log out about 5-6 times kept telling him that its because hes in to crowded part of org move to another after the 6th time he finally caught onto my plan lol


and now that i have a 85 rogue i want to try doing some tricks of the trading gamon onto lowbies...though i dont think u can cast tricks on people below a certain level so itll only work on higher levels and most 85s cant handle gamons power
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby sahiel » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:27 am

I have no idea how people believe this but... I tell them "I got killed by a ton of mobs earlier and they took all my gold, if you go out and kill them you can keep 50% of it, just mail the rest back please :)"

Over the last year or so I must have had a dozen or more actually mail me gold, one guy kept at it for 4 days before I felt sorry for him, sent it all back and asked him to stop >.<
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby culhag » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:14 am

We don't have beggars on my server.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Skye1013 » Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:58 am

sahiel wrote:I have no idea how people believe this but... I tell them "I got killed by a ton of mobs earlier and they took all my gold, if you go out and kill them you can keep 50% of it, just mail the rest back please :)"

Over the last year or so I must have had a dozen or more actually mail me gold, one guy kept at it for 4 days before I felt sorry for him, sent it all back and asked him to stop >.<

That's just...wow...

I usually give them some ideas for obtaining gold for themselves... they usually thank me and move on (probably begging someone else.) I figure if they're truly a new player and just don't really know how to make gold, then I've helped them. If not, well, they aren't bugging me anymore.
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Worldie » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:51 am

The mining pick is epic.

Though, I usually just reply "In the time it took you to write this message, you could have done a quest and gained 10x as the amount of gold I would give you".
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby benebarba » Wed Jan 26, 2011 5:51 am

when someone yells "Can someone give me X G?" , I've yelled back "Yes, probably everyone here.". Same for the guy who asked in SW "Who can level a toon to 60?", answer: "Anyone." Grammar FTW (even if I suck at it myself :P)!

my favorite was the low level toon (maybe level 1-5, I forget) that asked for something like 100 G. It reminds me of a panhandler asking for 20 bucks on the street a couple years back. I really wanted to say "you're new at this aren't you?"
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Re: How do you handle beggars?

Postby Rachmaninoff » Wed Jan 26, 2011 8:39 am

Chunes wrote:I open trade, put some amount of gold in and then slowly backpedal and see how far I can drag them. The farthest I've made it was from the undercity to the gate to arathi highlands before they got killed by a raptor that was much higher level than they were.

I'm going to find a beggar and do this
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