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2-18-2009 @ 6:40PM
Lots of good advice in the comments above. As Anom said, it pretty much all comes down to being polite.I am generally willing to assist lower-level characters; when I'm not otherwise occupied, I'll throw a Blessing at everybody who can't run away fast enough. When I see somebody struggling with a mob, I'll add some DPS or shoot the stranger a heal.However, I absolutely will not carry somebody through the game. I have, on at least two occasions, been asked for "help with a quest," then expected to: * lead the requestor to all of his* quest objectives, * help him complete them, * tell him where to turn them in, * let him know about any quests he might be missing, and * continue doing the same with all the follow-ups, even following him around to subsequent quest hubs.Eventually I had to cut him off and go about my business. By playing the game for him, I was relieving him of the opportunity and responsiblity for learning to play his class effectively under difficult circumstances. That, in turn, would make him a liability in group settings.* To protect those who aren't here to speak for themselves, I'm using generic male pronouns to represent both of the people involved.
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