Monday, July 30, 2007

Saying "Share" is not the way to ask...

So this weekend we didn't raid. Certain key people weren't going to be there, so we called it. So when I wasn't working on keeping Heroic Pandemonius on farm status trying to get the Balance Druid robe, I was leveling Deis.

On Saturday night, I decided I'd hit up the Deadmines. So I do the prequests, get all the quests and go in to the outside "dungeon" (not actually in the instance, but still underground). I'm wandering around killing stuff waiting for my escort (lvl 70 mage = EZ mode!) when I get to a Tin Vein. Hey, cool, I need more tin to feed my pretty, pretty princess jewelery-making habit. So I mine it once, twice, and during my third mining attempt this little gnome runs up to me and says "Share". Not "Share?" or something like a question. And then he starts mining the vein!

Now, if he had said "Share?" and waited, I might have stopped and let him have it. I mean, it's not like I won't find more Tin as time goes on, or I can stop and hunt for Tin if I need it. But he just tells me "Share" (lack of a question mark makes a huge difference) and starts mining the vein I had gotten to first. Grrrrrr.

4 comments:

Joyd said...

The worst is trying to communicate with members of the opposing faction (I'm on a PvE server) about resource nodes. If someone's fighting right next to an herb, maybe they want it, maybe they're jsut fighting right next to an herb. Just taking it is kind of a tool thing to do, so you're stuck jumping on it and using random emotes trying to get a response. (Jumping on it and using /talkq with the other player targeted is the best I've found.)

StrangeLuck said...

That kind of rudeness must be met with overwhelming force. You should have waited for your 70th to arrive, macroed "Not Share!" to a key, and followed that gnome around for half an hour making certain that he didn't get anything in there.

Michael said...

Yep, that sucks. The only thing you can really do is try and contact the player's Guild-Master, (assuming they are guilded..) and simply say that they ninja'd a tin-vein. Be polite about it, say something about "not expecting that kind of behavior from a member of your guild..." It's unlikely anything will happen, but it's about the only thing you can do.

Its not worth your time to follow the guy around, and trying to explain mining etiquette with /say sucks.

Kaziel said...

That kind of rudeness must be met with overwhelming force. You should have waited for your 70th to arrive, macroed "Not Share!" to a key, and followed that gnome around for half an hour making certain that he didn't get anything in there.

I refuse to do this. I'd be no better than him. Maybe I'm just too self-righteous, but lowering yourself to another's level should not be the correct response to someone else's negative actions.