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2-18-2009 @ 1:14PM
In my opinion, the most important thing to remember is that noone else MUST help you.We are using our time to help you and you need to know that not everyone is willing to do that.For myself, I always try to help people asking me questions, under a few conditions:1. I'm not busy. If i'm in an instance, don't whisper me for help. I got more important things to do, like tanking or healing.2. Write properly. I don't mind if english aint your first language, you don't have to spell 100% correct, but do try. "Plz" is instant ignore.3. Ask politely. A whisper like: "where do I do this (...)!?!" is not polite. "Hey man, do you know where I can do (...)?" feel much better. I do not like beeing ordered around.
2-18-2009 @ 1:55PM
Agreed! I don't mind if someone's asking for help if they are a) polite, and b) at least make the effort to communicate clearly. Most times I can tell the difference between someone who's just too damn lazy to type (which I can't stand-sorry, l337speak is NOT a language, it's a joke to be laughed at) and someone who just honestly misspelled a word.That being said, what really grinds my gears is when I decline to help someone (reason is irrelevant as long as I do it politely, since it is my time they're asking for and my choice to help or not)-or, God forbid, I don't know the answer to their question-and they get upset. That, and random strangers who beg for gold. O(>
2-19-2009 @ 8:15AM
I've had too many occasions where being nice backfired in my face. I stick to helping guildmembers and ppl I know.Great advice for players that have questions is: bookmark allakhazam or thottbot and play in windowed mode.
2-18-2009 @ 2:45PM
I'm willing to help people, but I have rules.1) Read the quest. Read it again. I'm not going to hold your hand and read it for you. This is probably my number one pet peeve: most of the people asking for help seem to lack basic reading comprehension skills. Sure there are vague and confusing quests and I'm happy to help out with those.2) Don't expect me to drop what I'm doing and fly halfway across the world to help you with something. I have a limited amount of time to play and I'm not going to waste it helping some stranger level up.3) Don't spam me. I saw your question the first time you asked it and I'll get to it when I'm done with what I'm doing. I don't live to serve you.4) Be polite. Please and thank you go a long way.5) Act like an adult (even if you aren't). I'm not going to help someone who describes everything they don't like as "gay". 6) Explore a little on your own. If the quest says to look for the tree, try actually looking for it before you start asking for the exact coordinates. You'll enjoy the game a lot more.
2-18-2009 @ 4:02PM
Basically, ff you say 'plz' because it's shorter than 'please', I'll say 'no' because it's shorter than 'yes'.Good grammar and spelling are extremely important. Don't be lazy, be polite. Seriously, I wish people would understand this. People say "I'm not being graded on it so it doesn't matter!" but habits like that lead to people like my coworkers who can't spell properly in IMs to our boss. Does it matter now? You bet it does.
2-18-2009 @ 4:32PM
You can spell your 'yes'es as 'y' if you want to make a point of being laconic.And don't be a douchebag, plz.
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