World of Warcraft player becomes trade chat hero

World of Warcraft player becomes trade chat hero

It started with an innocent question in World of Warcraft’s trade chat: “What would you do with 200,000 gold?” Among the various responses, a player said that he’d like a Vial of the Sands to give to his friend. The vial actually gives the player a Sandstone Drake flying mount, one of the more difficult-to-obtain mounts in the game.  If you chat to learn more about wow power leveling support message.

The story doesn’t end there: The asker of the question then tracked down the guy who answered and delivered the super-expensive vial into his hands. When the donor found out that the mount was for the guy’s friend, he bought and gifted a second mount so that the two friends would have matching rides. The reason for the generosity? “I wanted to make someone’s day,” the donor said.

And thus the legend of the trade chat hero is born.



Not to sound bitter, but I am not sure whether the “hero” tag and the whole “reporting the story on both Massively and Wow Insider” is really appropriate.
Who knows whether his intention was to do something insanely nice? Yes, of course, its nice for the guys who got the drake, but I am not sure this was really an act of altruism or just someone who was giving away his money because he was sick and tired of WOW. I have seen loads of players giving away gold. Maybe not 200K to one player, but thousands of gold to random strangers just to get rid of it.

What saddens me is that a story like this gets such a huge response, so much attention…but its fitting, because something like this IS rare in WOW. One of the reasons I didnt enjoy the game anymore was the sick behaviour you’d see in LFD, LFR, trade chat, node-ninjaing, whatever.
I dont expect la-la-land, but if I quest somewhere, and a random player runs up at me and goes “F***in noob” for what seemed like no reason, then ran away, it tells you something about the state of the community if you add that to the “Helpfulness” in trade chat and the stuff that happens in PUGs.

So what Im trying to say is a) Maybe he IS a hero, and it sure is nice for the guy who got the drakes, but it might be just someone trying to get rid of his gold, not someone who was thinking “Now, I am gonna make someones day because Im so nice” and b) too bad stuff like this is so rare