Goldmaking Ethics – The Expensive Mount
The GoldMaking Ethics is a series of Warcraft Opinion Articles documenting responses to ethical questions posed on Twitter on 8 May 2018.
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We have 9 articles for you to read, culminating in a TGQ Long Read with my own opinions. Today, I posed a question about an expensive item that your guild mate can’t afford.
All stories were gathered in a judgement-free atmosphere. I understand if you disagree with other people or get upset by it, but during the Ethics Questions, we are examining responses in a detached scientific manner.
Your guildie really wants a mount. He's been working hard to afford one.
You sell these mounts. The price is going up and up in the AH.
Your guildie sighs in guild chat, he feels like he'll never get one. That someone on the AH is putting the prices up.
You do what?
— The Gold Queen 💛 (@thegoldqueen) May 8, 2018
Just Give it To Them!
Kaiaphin goes for the kind approach
If you can, you gift them the mount. I do it all the time.
— Kaiaphin_CtR (@Kaiaphin_CtR) May 9, 2018
Better than a Gift?
Nef thinks education is even better than an item. As someone whose job it is to give you gold making education, I approve!
I'd give him gold-making tips. In this case, since he's sighing in gchat and possibly knows you sell them, he's probably expecting you to give him one, and I'd ignore his passive aggressiveness. If there's a rumour he'll resell, then absolute no to giving/selling him one.
— Nef (@NefNeferteri) May 8, 2018
Take a Risk, it could be worth it
It was worth it for Enikka. How cute.
Traded a spectral tiger to my husband. Told him the choice was his on whether he kept it or sold it. I smiled when he mounted up next to me on his matching kitty.
— Enikka_CTR (@Enikka_Huntress) May 8, 2018
Other side of the discussion
Llanilek would have no qualms.
I would ride around on said mount in front of them. Usually circling them typing /silly
— Llanilek (@Llanilek) May 8, 2018
Over to you
What would you do in this situation?
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I would probably do one of three things.
1. give the mount to them
2. sell the mount at a reduced price.
3. become a loan shark and loan them the gold to buy it.