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2-18-2009 @ 1:18PM
Maybe it's just me, but I generally seek out newer players if I'm in the area and bored. When I first started playing (back in '04) I was clueless about how rogues worked mechanics sense. I only knew I liked what the character creation screen said about them. Thankfully I was luckily enough to come across a level 40 something rogue who was goofing off right outside the UD starter zone as I had just leveled out of it. He noticed I was spamming the "Attack" button (I guess my character was jerking a bit?). Long story short he explained the uses of gouge (gouge + backstab blew my mind at the time). He also explained to me the "Stuns as an armor" concept. Sooo... whenever I come across a new player I tend to give 'em a good amount of gold to start off with and help if they need it. I'm sure this tends to spoil part of the experience of earning that first major purchase (well, back when mounts were level 40 and 100g). But I can't help it.
2-18-2009 @ 1:37PM
I love to help new folks out until it turns into..Hey; "Can you run me through Gnomeregan?" I reply; " I am in Naxx 25 right now." They reply so, what is Naxx 25? They immediately go on ignore at this point.Please be courteous and look where I am before you send me a tell for help.1. I generally do not like running instances I have ran before I hit level 80. Try finding a group at your own level to do it with.2. Try to figure your quest out and get other help in the area. It is a long way from Northrend to Goldshire or wherever and I may have to burn my Hearth just to come help you out.3. Please do not ask for gold, instead ask what are some good low level professions or areas to make gold.4. My first priority is with my guild.... know that they come first and I may have to leave you when helping you.5. Do not start asking thing every time you see me come on. Give me a few minutes to sort through my calendar, mail and auctions.If you follow that and what is written in this article, you will be well liked and asked to join many groups as long as you learn the character and abilities.
2-18-2009 @ 1:49PM
Paul: Yeah, whenever a level 5 asks me for a little advice or help I always let them know I'm running important, focus-heavy end-game content by using an abbreviation that will be completely foreign to them, and when they fail my elitist failtest, I promptly ignore them. Haha, that's really weak, man. You make a couple valid points, esp. your fifth one. But still.
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