So the other day I was playing on my priest, tooting around at the mailbox, when I noticed a message for help from a lowbie warlock. She needed someone to help her get to a place inside a dungeon that none of her groups were stopping at. Feeling helpful and knowing I could battle through any lowbie dungeon in a short amount of time, I whispered her and she replied that she needed to get to the safe zone of Gnomergean, because none of her LFD groups were stopping to let her turn in her grime encrusted objects. Buncha jerks!
So, we party up and head on in to the instance.
I breeze through and obliterate all the troggs for her, and we reach the safe room with relative ease. She turns in ten of her objects and also the ring. Curious to where it turns into, I tell her Ironforge (the turn-in would show on her map). We share some polite conversation and, noting that she is not wearing any heirlooms, I ask her when she started playing.
She said she was a long time horde player but this was her first alliance toon. I traded her a quick amount of gold (500) and offered to help her anytime she was online.
She replied with “You’re the first person who has been nice to me on the alliance side.”
She was level 28. The fact that nobody had offered to help her yet really made me sad. We continued to chat and I learned a lot about her, what she liked to do, her boyfriend, and her life. We didn’t go to bed until midnight, and I was absolutely fine with it being a work night.
Sometimes when you show friendliness and respect toward a person, they are more apt to hang around the game and stay. I am hoping that she continues to dabble on the alliance side and levels up her little warlock as much as possible. Maybe this will be her first alliance 85!
So I ask you all, what kind of person are you in game?
Are you respectful and friendly toward your other players, regardless of whether or not you think they’re an alt? Do your words reflect what kind of person you are? Do you help your guildmates when they need it?
When others ask for loans in the guild, I am more than happy to send it to them and let them pay me back when they can. I find that I have been repaid every single time. Telling them to take their time and send it when they can I believe makes them feel much more relaxed and cared about.
In the end, it is just gold. You can get more. If giving some away to a stranger will help them feel cared about, I will gladly give it all out. I will craft pretty gear and give instance runs to make someone feel appreciated and to show them how they can have fun with other people in the game, and that good people do exist.
Take a little time out of your day to either help a lowbie, share your gold with them, make them something nice, take them on a dungeon run, or just chat with them a bit and ask them if they need any help.
You’ll be rewarded with that warm fuzzy feeling and the knowledge that you made someone feel absolutely wonderful.
Please let me know in the comments below about your moments where you were happy you responded to someone’s trade chat call for assistance.