On Aggramar, the current trend is for a mage to open that Stonard portal right on top of the Wintergrasp one – just as the battle is starting. Wouldn’t be so bad if he’d take it himself in order to send all those fooled players back – but when he doesn’t, it’s just shooting our faction in the foot. : (
OOH i should try that 6 portals. In the last few days I have been asked so many times to portal someone somewhere that I have had enough and now just tell them “Sorry this Taxi service is OFF DUTY, please try again later”.
I have no issues with porting friends and guildies the world thru. But when i am busy testing rotations dont come and spam me or beg me for a portal, that is an instant ignore.
Yeah, the good old Stonard-portal. Sometimes I spice it up a bit, with a one-way ticket to Silvermoon. 🙂 (No, I’m too nice to just leave them there. Dumb me!)
Question: in cities do you charge total strangers for portals? I do, and 5g is the usual price. For a lower level char I do it for less. But the other day, I was doing the fishing quest in org, when this guy whispers me: portal to shattrah plz. I said: yes, 10g. He called me out on general and trade immediately after, how I can be such a douche to charge 10g for a mere portal, which costs me a few coppers. It’s supply and demand, if you ruin my fishing, you gotta pay. If other mages do it for less (it was offpeak hours, none present in Org), buy it from them, not me. Thoughts?
yea i totally agree with you mojambo. I hate it when people get angry when you tell them you want 5g, and they come back with “the mats are 18s.” Its not that I’m charging to be a dick; its just that when I’m playing a video game porting random jackasses around is not my idea of fun.
It’s a classic problem in WoW. People feel entitled to the benefits your class can give them.
Warlocks had it just as bad as mages until recently. Some people seem to feel they are entitled to a “free” summon, make no effort to get there themselves and then get arsey if nobody summons them.
It’s all about expectations though. Decent players realise it’s not a god given right to be given portals, summons, food, healthstones etc, and are generally courteous if they do get them.
As a mage, I obviously don’t have many mobility problems in getting somewhere. I will happily port friends and group members for free, just like I’ll happily make them food. I won’t demand a summon. If there is a warlock around, I will ask for one WHILE MAKING MY OWN WAY THERE AS WELL.
And yeah, if some random stranger wants a portal off me, I expect a tip. If I’m going to take time out of what I’m doing entirely for someone elses benefit, It’s not unreasonable to expect a little something in return.
Often though, I ignore portal requests altogether, as I cba with the rude obnoxious people who are outraged when they have to pay for something.
The only time I intentionally misported someone was some jerkface who offered me a tip that was less than the cost of the rune. I can’t even port anywhere interesting. I sent him to Exodar when he wanted Ironforge.