The last post at the Gold Queen received a mixed response. Why did I want to offer you a look inside a Gold Beggars head?
Is Gold Begging wrong?
In view of the rules of World of Warcraft, you can beg all you want to. Social Etiquette, though, has evolved over the last few years from simple tolerance of gold beggars to annoyance with their existence. There was a peak of gold beggars, from my personal point of view, during the Burning Crusade. Shattrath was free of Gold Beggars, but port back to a capital city, and your screens were filled with level 1s pestering, pestering, pestering.
Two things that annoy me about Gold Beggars
- They spam. I don’t need to explain spam, or why it’s annoying.
- They don’t work. We’re working our butts off, and these guys are still hanging around, still pestering. Still asking.
My last Gold Beggar
The last time I encountered a gold beggar, I took him to one side and chatted to him about his options and what he could or couldn’t do to make some gold instead of being a royal pain in the backside. Like you, I assumed gold beggars were very young or very stupid, or both.
I was wrong.
I was speaking to a member of a good 25m heroic raiding guild, and was surprised to hear that he actually begged for gold. How could that work, I wondered, aren’t gold beggars utter worthless scum? If that was so, then how could this serious raider be involved in such a trade? I needed to know what was in his head.
What was in the gold beggar’s head?
When I found out, I shared his story with you. Maybe you’re curious about who gold beggars really are? Or why they exist?
I think of myself, as you do, as someone who thinks outside the box. Someone who looks at the rules and how they could be bent slightly or used to suit my needs.
I was angry with myself that I had allowed the social taboo of “beggars are scum” to cloud my sight that perhaps begging could work. I discovered that begging could work. I discovered begging was not for me. I shared that insight with you.
What’s your opinion on gold begging, now you’ve seen inside a gold beggar’s mind? Is it still the same? Changed?
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.