A few days ago a gold beggar made me laugh, but not because of what they did, but because of the circumstances around their efforts to spam folks.
We were happily wasting our time in game, when a guildie named Genowen piped up on vent that she was getting personal messages from a gold beggar; but what made these different is that they were in full sob story style. Almost propper RP style.
I chuckled and we kept playing. About 10 minutes later I get this:
I actually laughed out loud, Genowen would certainly ignore a beggar and it made the experience a little less like spam and more like a real story.
It would be interesting to know what the hit rate is for begging in Warcraft. Given that people still do it, somebody must be feeding these guys with money? Maybe its part of a mini-game for them.
Imagine a guild or forum based around screen-caps of people giving them money. Like a strange form of social engineering testing, where he who gets the most gold by begging is the “Master Beggar”.
But I doubt its that cool, organised, or intelligent.
I’d normally blur out the names, but in this case I’m angry. Hartlessq the Death Knight is only the most recent ass-hat to beg money from one of my characters. At 58 he has more than enough levels to make money easily. I guess he doesn’t really know what tough love is.