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11-22-2010 @ 11:05AM
Awesome! I hope everyone remembers to not park in Dal. (Bet the dirty mages will jack up portal prices)
11-22-2010 @ 11:24AM
Yes, yes I will. That combined with Pilgrims Bounty portal whoring and I should see a tidy if somewhat insubstantial profit.
11-22-2010 @ 11:26AM
I don't usually ask for tips for portals, and was surprised last night when I got a 25 gold tip. So, with a mark up it should be around 1000 g a portal ya?
11-22-2010 @ 11:33AM
I really couldn't believe trade chat last night, people offering upwards of 40-50g as a tip for a port. From what I saw, the average price advertised was about 5g. Around the PB tables though, it was either the 5g ad or mages just saying they were opening up a port to IF/Darn for anyone who wanted an invite to use it. Seems to be a good time to be a mage, whether you charge outright a set fee, or take whatever tip is being offered.
11-22-2010 @ 1:03PM
God forbid you have to spend the 10 minutes it takes to travel without a port.
11-22-2010 @ 1:28PM
I usually just charge for the cost of the reagents. I don't need to make a killing selling ports, but I think some people forget that it does cost money for a mage to make a portal, so I balk a little when people don't bother to tip for it.It's such a negligible cost for the person asking for the port typically, but for the mage, those 20s reagent costs add up after a while if you're doing a lot of ports for people, so there's really no good reason for someone not to tip a mage offering a port unless they refuse to accept it.But yeah, 40g seems unnecessary. Although if someone actually offered me that for a port I can't say I'd refuse!
11-22-2010 @ 2:11PM
I'm actually just going to stay in Dalaran. There's no reason for a level 80 to go back to Azeroth yet, unless you just want to look around, which will only take a couple hours. Meanwhile there's still dailies to do up there, and they nerfed the proto-drake eggs you get from the Sholazar gorlocs (3 days to hatch and a higher chance to drop).
11-22-2010 @ 5:32PM
Haha. I ported more people for free yesterday than I got money for. I leave it up to the people. surprisingly I got some good tips 15-20g as well. If someone asks me I usually tell them 5g. most of the time they give 10-20g. It all kind of evens out. I tried to do a 4 port package for hallows end but most people couldn't wrap themselves around the concept. My mage is like my 4th or 5th alt so when I'm usually on him it's for relaxing/porting so I don't mind hanging out. As far as parking my toons in a particular spot. I was going to put them all in their home cities. The only problem with that is we may have to go to SW/Org to pick up old world flying. Which sucks because there will probably be a massive line waiting to get flying. Oh well. I think i will make sure to set their hearths to their home cities (except my mage- might leave him in Dal to port people out /grin) before i end playing tonight. happy shattering!
11-22-2010 @ 7:06PM
So, am I the only person grateful for having spent umpteen thousand gold on a dalaran ring, allowing me to have both an Orgrimmar Hearthstone and Dalaran Teleport once every half hour?
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