Topic Portal Etiquette/Simple Manners
Today was just awful. So many people were just plain rude about trying to get a portal somewhere. I guess the portals disappeared from DAL and SHATT. But that is no reason to panic people.
Here I was trying to get my pilgrim dailies done and this guy keeps yelling at me to portal him to Darnassus. No “excuse me please…” or “ I know you are busy but may I please bother you for a port?” NO, he’s yelling and jumping around me like a monkey on CRACK, “HEY! HEY port me to Darnassus”. Excuse me? RUDE… Just a tip being a nuisance does not make us open the magic gate just to get you out of our hair.
I know we have a lot of new players on our server, since we have been dubbed a new player server, so here are some friendly tips to get mages interested in making you a port. If anyone has any other helpful tips please post.
Please utilize the trade channel. For example: “WTB PORT FR SW to DAL 15g” or something to that effect.
Offer a specific amount of payment on the /trade channel. Honestly, I’m far more interested in "doing" whatever I’m doing than making a portal for somebody. However, 15g gets my attention. "Will Tip" just doesn't do it for me personally. Let us know where you are and where you want to go. That helps so we know to even bother whispering back to you. If you are in SW and I’m in IF I’m probably not going to travel to SW to port you. I have only done that once. I was not busy, the guy was polite and offered 40g to port him from Darnassus to IF. At that point it was worth my time.
Most mages will whisper you and ask if you still need a port. You say “Yes please” or “No thank you. I got one but appreciate it.” Being nice will get you a port in the future. The mage should invite you to group if you say “Yes please”. Please wait and let them invite you to group. Then you should go to the mage as quickly as possible. Our time is valuable. Seriously, I personally have about 2 hours to play and I want to get my stuff done. So be quick and get there for your port. Definitely be ready to go. Don’t say, “Just a min I got to finish here at the bank.” or "Let me turn in this quest and I'll be right there." That will get you disinvited and we won’t ever port you in the future.
If you do not get a response on /trade and see a mage that doesn’t look too busy, whisper to them politely, and be close to them, for easy transaction. If you say, "Excuse me would you please port me to Exodar for 10g?" and you’re right beside me it's easy money for me and I'll do it. Sometimes I’ll even god forbid do it for free. Just depends on my mood , how nicely you ask (or if you make me laugh), if I’m in the middle of something like browsing the AH or you’re the first port of the day. Old superstition, it’s good luck when you are generous to the first port of the day. LOL.
Hope this was some what instructive and helps people in game get to where they want/need to go.