Blog Azeroth Shared Topic – Helping New Players
Over on Blog Azeroth, Nexdominus posed a question:
Do you help new players, if so in what way?
Well dear readers, I am about to let you in on a secret. I am going to reveal one of my World of Warcraft guilty pleasures. Brace yourselves.
I like to create characters on different servers, just to play the Auction House. I know. Crazy, right?
For me, the AH is like a game unto itself. I start off on a new server with nothing, and I try to see how quickly I can make gold. Then I see how quickly I can replicate my success across a few different servers. It really doesn’t take much time to do, and once I’m set up the gold kinda just makes itself.
This will go on for some time until I get bored with the whole thing, it gets to be too time-consuming, or I find I have accumulated more money on other servers than I have on my own server (Editor’s Note: It’s true. He’s done this.) When the Auction House game is finally over, I take the rich bank alt back from whence it came. With a few hundred gold in his pocket, I start grouping up with any new players that I find. Hopefully I find one that isn’t a complete smackwit, and is not decked out in heirloom items. Someone that can use the help.
After the group wraps up and I’ve had a taste of what the player has to offer, I go to the nearest mailbox and send them gold. I thank them in the letter and offer the gold to help them gear up, buy their spells, or whatever they’re going to need on their way to 80. A couple hundred gold always comes in handy, especially when someone’s just giving it to you and not asking you to dance naked on top of a mailbox first.
This is Herc the Merc, uncreepy Sugar Daddy to the Newbies.