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12-15-2008 @ 2:11PM
Sorry to sound like a troll, I'm honestly a nice person, but...You seriously got into a fight with your friend for some noob's 38g? And your friend felt that 38g was a large enough profit to warrant boasting about it? I mean, really, 38g at level 80 (I assume he is, since he's applying to a guild)? :o
12-15-2008 @ 2:20PM
Re-read. The Blacksmith was not 'a friend' but an 'acquaintance'.
12-15-2008 @ 2:25PM
It's a matter of principle. It's a matter of being responsible for a mistake that you in part made. It's about being courteous. The blacksmith is wrong is so many levels that I don't even know where to begin. This same person might "accidentally" ninja the next piece of legendary that he can't use, shrug off and say "Life lessons suck".If I'm the customer, I wouldn't have asked for a refund, but I'd walk off and never do business with the Blacksmith again... and if he asks for any compensation for his non-work, I'd do everything in my power to make sure he never gets any business or run with any decent guild until he pays his $15 US dollars penance and change his name and identity.As an aside, that is one classy customer for handing over a tip after having all the crafting materials blown away by a careless blacksmith.
12-15-2008 @ 3:12PM
I'm with Jamus, you should deny the Blacksmiths application and find the customer. THAT'S the kind of person you want in your guild.
12-15-2008 @ 4:43PM
The argument was not about 35g. The argument was about the principle of keeping the tip and the mats (which, incidentally, cost far more than 35g to buy and take time to farm and smelt).O.K. So the buyer forgot -or didn't notice- that the item was BoP when he looked at the plans to get the material list.I can even see that the crafter might not notice either. I've done that as a leatherworker, crafted an item for a guild-mate and only realized afterwards that it was BoP. It happens.In our case though, that usually devolves into an argument of "Oh no, I insist!" when trying to force the other one to accept materials or equal value in gold or, conversely, me being told I should keep the tip for my trouble.Bleh. Longish post. Sorry.Making mistakes? It happens.Being a jerk about it? It happens too, but it's still being a jerk.
12-15-2008 @ 6:44PM
minttunator, read the last sentence again. "At the end of the day, I also have difficulty believing that people who cheat you over small matters wouldn't cheat you over larger ones as well."THIS is the scary part of the article. Who knows how much money the Blacksmith could have taken had the item been more expensive. It doesn't matter that it was a small amount. It doesn't even matter if it was one copper; it's still wrong. And it was not just the buyer's fault. The Blacksmith definitely should have at least checked to see if it was BoP or not. If it was an honest mistake, it would not have been difficult to just say "sorry" and ask if he wanted the money back. If he had asked, there is a fair chance that the buyer would have let him keep it.But not only did he not offer to return anything, he BRAGGED about it. I find that particularly sickening. It's greed like this that causes economic crises.
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