1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Greetings Guest!!

    In order to combat SPAM on the forums, all users are required to have a minimum of 2 posts before they can submit links in any post or thread.

    Dismiss Notice

Am I wrong to expect a tip?

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Bo Riddler, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Bo Riddler

    Bo Riddler Guest

    Well I was in Gatgetzan last night checking mail on my 47th Warlock. I was only on for a second to check mail but then I was politely asked by a couple of Level 62 Dwarves to help them Summon one of their friends.

    Seeing their golden armor, full pouches and shiney weapons, I thought for sure I was going to get some coin. I said sure and we partied up. We ended up pulling two of their guildys from a distant land to us in Gagetville.

    A simple thanks and the four of them walked away.

    A quick thanks and wham they were gone. I felt so, so, so broke.

    I honestly expected some form of payment, I never asked ahead of time but assumed I would be paid for my skills used.

    So you thoughts, was it wrong of me to assume 4 62's would tip me? Should I establish a price before hand? Am I being greedy?

    Mages get paid normally for portals, and often for food/water. Why not for my Summons?

    This is a light hearted discussion by the way, I am not bent.

    Bo
     
  2. Guest

    Guest Guest

    MAges get paid because portals, frankly, Cost money in resources.

    Warlocks, however, summon only with the use of a soul shard, which costs you nothing and is relatively easy to get. Warlocks also require the help of two others to summon the person

    Mages resources for portals are expensive. And they only require the knowledge and themselves to do it.

    A bit of a difference.

    Some people will pay you,most will not because it doesnt really cost you anything to do it.
     
  3. Bo Riddler

    Bo Riddler Guest

    Great point, but its a skill that they obviously dont have, and without me or another Lock to help them, they'd be paying that flight master 15-20 silver and loose 15 min? to get to where their friends are. And Mages can only Portal to the big cities, I can be anywhere and pull 'em.

    So in that, isn't their time saved worth something?

    Bo
     
  4. Bo Riddler

    Bo Riddler Guest

    Forgot to make this point, sorry for double post one after my own but

    <blockquote><hr>

    Warlocks also require the help of two others to summon the person


    [/ QUOTE ]


    Something I guess I didn't have in my original post, the first Dwarf that needed his friend pulled, asked me to make a party. In other words while he went to his mailbox, I gathered a volunteer from the AH and then pulled his friend.

    After his first friend arrived, then we could pull the next one without asking for help from others.

    Bo
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Just remember, a tip is just that. A tip. It's given out of their own hearts. Had you said "Yes I'll summon for X gold" it would be different. Instead you're hoping for someone to tip you. And most warlocks I know that are 60s dont even ecxpect to be tipped, they just help out because it doenst cost them anything.
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Time and effort = tip

    just my opinion

    you're providing a service for someone, tip should be without question and in bad taste if not given, even if its just a few silver.

    when you need an enchant, even when you have the mats do you not tip them for their time?
     
  7. Guest

    Guest Guest

    On a side note, I have been tipped recently. Any where from 50 silver to 5g to summon someone where I was at.

    It's been a complete surprise for the 5g tips. Heh.
     
  8. I usually tell univited summons /tells that I am not summon spec'd.
     
  9. Guest

    Guest Guest

    o_O

    That's ummmm....okay.

    All Locks can summon...that's just silly.

    My theory is if you want to be paid for services rendered, tell them up front "I'll summon if you pay X amount and get two people to help summon." It's worked every time
     
  10. <blockquote><hr>

    o_O

    That's ummmm....okay.

    All Locks can summon...that's just silly.

    My theory is if you want to be paid for services rendered, tell them up front "I'll summon if you pay X amount and get two people to help summon." It's worked every time

    [/ QUOTE ]
    No kidding all 'locks can summon. It is a sarcastic joke reserved for the annoying. It's even amusing when you run across someone who doesn't know all 'locks can summon.

    Really though.. if I'm in the bush and don't feel like going out of my way to summon someone somewhere, I really don't feel like dealing with some annoying simp who won't take no for an answer, which in my experience is 80% of the population.

    Occasionally I will grant a summon, but really only when I feel like it. I am not obligated and I am not a taxi. Getting a /tell that says 'DoOd.. summmon me nooww' is not a way to garner my good will.

    The other thing to do with annoying summonee's is to cast unending breath on me and my mates, swim down as far as possible to the deepest hole i can find and then summon them. And then maybe offer to cast unending breath on them for a nominal 5g charge. Warlock evil at its finest.