So BRK has posted a few times about his typical response to people that ask him randomly for gold – he sends them out on a quest for 99 light feathers, and if they come back, they get 40g. A few other people have reported similar tasks, and similar good responses, but overall – it’s rare that anyone bothers with the 99 feathers.
Being that I play on an RP-PVE server, we get our fair share of people that don’t know what RP is, or how it works, or they just have friends here (or they come here specifically to be asswaffles and grief RP). So it’s rare that I’ll run into low level players that are interested in RP.
Tuesday night, however, I came across a first.
A level 14 rogue approached me and waved. He was unguilded, wearing grey “ragged leather” items.
Rogue: alms for the poor?
Aely: Aye, lad – ‘ve ye been t’ Cathedral a’ late?
/rogue looks puzzled.
Rogue: i go every week.
Aely: An’ y’ve been t’ see th’ Orphan Matron, get a good meal?
Rogue: yes maam, every wednesday and sunday.
Aely: S’ what’cha needin’ gold f’r?
Rogue: to pay for my lessons maam and maybe a new dagger
Aely: A’righ – be good, an’ luck to ye – someday, mayhap we’ll see y’ on th’ lines.
And I gave him 2 gold. He thanked me, bowed, and walked away.
Did it take him long? No. The whole exchange took less than a minute. But he not only got the gold he was looking for (and possibly more, he didn’t ask for an amount), but we both had a nice little impromptu conversation, and hopefully I got to encourage both a new player on the server and someone new to RP.
Did he use capital letters and punctuation? Not really. But he was trying – and honestly? The whole exchange made my night.
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