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8-01-2008 @ 2:44AM
This works both ways, I've been tipped 30g for a Shattrath port before :P.That said, you should at least cover the cost of the mats.
8-01-2008 @ 9:50AM
The way I see it a portal is an investment of time. If I am in the old world and want to get to outland, how much would it cost me in terms of TIME? Seeing as you're looking at at least 15 minutes from a city that is close to the Dark Portal (like Stormwind) then you need to ask yourself what is your TIME worth. For me, I announce a tip of 10g, and there is never a shortage of anyone who is willing to come get me and drop a portal on the spot. In the 20 minutes or so of time I save flying, riding etc, I can make back that cash in a flash in Outland farming or doing dailies.
8-01-2008 @ 11:16AM
Except, you don't have to run from Stormwind to the Dark Portal... Alliance has an FP in Blasted Lands... then it's like a 2 min run from there.Anyway... I'm a lazy tipper... I don't take the time to figure out what the service that I'm asking for costs. I tip 1g to open a lockbox, no matter what kind it is... just because it's easy for me to type a "1" into the gold slot. I typically do the same thing for every service. Make me a blue-quality gem, you're probably gonna get 50g in return (since I only ask if I can't buy it on the AH anyway). I have plenty of hearth and patience, so I rarely, if ever, ask for a port, but if I ask you to port me, or help summon a party member, or group with me so I can ghetto hearth... you'll get 5g.... just for your troubles. After all, it's not like it takes long to get that money back. Run a handful of daily quests and rip through Scholomance or LBRS and sell the greens and blues on AH (or DE them)... hell dumping the grays at the vendor is usually 5 to 7 gold by itself.So, I tip the way I do partly because it's the right thing to do, but mostly just because I'm lazy, and "1", "5", "50" is quick and easy to put in to the gold slot without having to give it much thought.
8-01-2008 @ 11:17AM
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