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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:06AM Existentialist said

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I once killed someone in EVE, the guy was in a thorax. He sent me some hate mail about how that was his only ship and that he worked so hard to get it and how I ruined his game experience. I sent him 30 mil and gave him a few tips about null sec and low sec.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 1:19PM (Unverified) said

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@Existentialist

Did you tell him
Tip #1 Don't fly what you can't afford to lose?
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:18AM (Unverified) said

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When I was a level 10 or 15 on my first toon Wow (a couple or 3 years ago), I ran across Tauren who, for no reason, gave me 2 rings and a necklace (as, of course, those slots were empty.) He (or she) just opened a trade window, put up the items and pst'd "No charge, have fun!"
They took off w/o another word and left me to think "How cool is this community?"
I never got a chance to say thanks, so on the off chance they read this, "Thanks!"

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:50PM alimantando said

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Used to hand out Green gear to new players in Factions after farming raptors.
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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:34AM Equillian said

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I am normally a good guy and help people wherever I can. I only do douchey things when provoked.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:35AM shmegger said

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I recently started another alt in EQ2 and had a drive-by vet drop 3 pieces of gear in the trade window. My guess is that this kind of thing will become more common. Not because players are turning into carebears, but b/c they need new players to stick around so their mmo doesnt go the way of SWG.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:45AM pcgneurotic said

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Am I the only one who finds it quite embarrassing? I recently had it happen in EQ2 as well, with a low-level alt, and this other, high-level person was like, 'Here, this thing just dropped and it'll do you good', and then proceeded to kill loads of mobs in the area and run back to me with the good loot. Honestly, I just wanted to log off and hide for a while.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:52AM (Unverified) said

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Once in FFXI a pair of friends and I ventured deep into a dungeon (Fei'Yin for those who've played) for a mission, despite being barely the level required to beat the mission. As, again, people who know FFXI can tell you, Undead (Ghosts specifically) in dungeons are just a teensy bit harder than their level (that may be a a mild understatement) and the three of us were killed deep in the dungeon with no hope of rescue.

While we were discussing our predicament a White Mage in full AF2 regalia came upon us and cast Raise 3 (the most powerful resurrection spell available at the time, it restored 99% of your experience lost. Yes, you lost experience in FFXI when you died) on the three of us. We were shocked and amazed at this powerful individual, and bowed and thanked him profusely thinking him a God. We caught a brief vision of his compatriots down the next hallway, decked out similarly in powerful armor, and all of us were inspired to one day become as impressive as they were.

That was a pretty long time ago now, but I still remember the guy's name (I think). Here's to you Oldmano (or...something). Thanks again!

PS I miss non-instanced dungeons.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 8:58AM Lenn said

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My first MMO was City of Heroes. One of my first lowbie characters was running through King's Row when I got stopped by a higher level, who proceeded to dump a crapload of influence in my pockets. It was great being able to buy all those overpriced training enhancements from vendors.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 9:06AM (Unverified) said

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In WoW a player who was quitting opened trade and was giving me items and gold, including an epic gun. I gave the gun back when I realized I didn't want it, not that it wasn't an upgrade or anything. He thanked me for my honesty. I'd rather it go to use than stay in my bags or go on the AH. I didn't want a noisy gun when I preferred bows.

The other day a druid healed me and helped kill mobs for me without saying a word. I thought that was very nice.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 9:28AM Borick said

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Some agent gave me a million credits in Global Agenda a few days ago. Free crescent jetpack!

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 9:38AM Jef Reahard said

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Posted: Nov 16th 2011 10:02AM Cassius81 said

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Probably happens weekly to me in LOTRO. I went into LOTRO from WOW and really expected the community to be similar (by similar I mean selfish elitist scumbags) and boy was I surprised. these days I tend to pay the earlier experiences forward and try to go out of my way to help others when I have free time. I make some gear for people I see siting around who need it, help people with quests and just generally try to be as helpful as others have been to me. It's probably the most fulfilling things I have ever done in game or out.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 10:48AM madrileno23 said

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I never experience the original Everquest until 2011, but after being sick of low quality games like WOW and LOTRO, I had to give this one a shot after all the praise I have heard. First day in the game, playing the tutorial zone, I had no idea about most of the game mechanics, some 10 year veteran who was starting a new character helped me out big time, gave me a ton of platinum, and talked with me for about 30 mins to instruct me in some of the basics for starting out. I never had such a friendly stranger do something like that in WOW, never.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:06AM dudemanjac said

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An extreme case of the opposite almost stopped me from playing mmos altogether. I was getting killed by low lvl rats in EQ and I walked up to a high lvl player and asked what I was doing wrong. I might have asked if I had to aim. One unarmed slap ended me and I uninstalled the game.

I'm usually pretty free with my dough when ppl ask me in game. I know City of heroes I usually got money because ppl liked either my back stories or my costumes.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:28AM nimzy said

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This more often than not happens out in the field, getting your butt saved from certain death when you take on something stronger than yourself.

As for the free gear... Never seen that happen, though I hear it happens a lot more commonly if you're playing a female character. Just sayin'...

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:39AM Seldra said

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A few times and I do donate equips when I can't be assed to sell them. Makes me feel all fuzzy inside.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:49AM kjhasdfjkhk said

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Warhammer Online: Uncleho on Gorefang. He somehow managed to heal and rez everyone during big, epic fights. No matter how out of the way you were, he would somehow always find you to rez you, or toss you a much needed heal when you were at 10% health. What's even better is, he did all of this even when you were not in his group or warband. Countless times, my own group would trample over my corpse without stopping to rez when I would see the message "Uncleho has attempted to resurrect you" pop up on my screen. He was the best. Never gloated, never asked for anything, in fact, I don't recall him ever saying a word. He was the epitome of the "silent hero" whose life duty was to go around helping people as best he could, and he became a legend for it.

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:50AM mattward1979 said

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When playing WOW, I started a new char and got up to about 60 and while heading out into Hellfire Peninsula, A fellow Alliance helped me fight off a gank, so we teamed up and ran a few quests together, sharing loot and comparing gear, just chatting about the game and giving advice to each other.... Was a really cool experience.

Even better when we started talking about our main characters, and it turned out it was a guild mate who was also levelling an alt lol!

Small world after all =)

Posted: Nov 16th 2011 11:53AM Skyydragonn said

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lets see
WoW;
countless gold, items given away over 5 years. Hours spent helping new players run content. giving away starter gear for lvl cap toons.
EVE
Tens of millions in ISk donated away randomly. newbie frigate etc.


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