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Old 07-17-2019, 11:42 AM
Sororos Sororos is offline
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Hey guys - complete newbie to both p1999 and EQ here. I was wondering if there's a custom regarding tipping people for binding you to a location. I ask because (A) I'm only level 4 and dead broke with 2 gold, but don't want people to feel like I've gypped them if I ask for a bind and don't top and (B) when I hit level 12 and am able to bind, I don't want to expect tips if it's not customary.

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Old 07-17-2019, 12:27 PM
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I would never expect a tip for binding someone, unless they went far out of their way to do so. Generally you are asking someone who is already nearby.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:28 PM
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Even if you're talking about tipping for ports, people tend to do a sliding scale. If you send a tell to a random Dial A Porter, and you flat out tell them "I'm a broke newbie, but I started on Odus and it sucks, can you please come port me out of Toxx Forest even though I can't pay you a cent" ... I'd predict 9 out of 10 will come get you (possibly after taking any paying customers they have lined up first).

With binds it's even more so. I don't think I've ever tipped anyone, or been tipped, for binding/being bound.

It really only takes a few seconds anyway, so it's not like it's a big deal that really deserves a tip. More on the order of getting a SoW, but just a bit harder because you have to group.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:32 PM
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I've never accepted a tip for a bind, and while I always offer tips on my characters needing a bind, I find it is usually declined.

Binding is an unfortunate necessity that some classes/levels simply cannot do by themselves. Compared to porting, for example, binding yourself is all but impossible (leveling up if a Caster/Priest, Locket of Escape being the other all but impossible option). Porting, however, is purely a convenience measure as it IS possible to travel anywhere in Norrath without a port (Plane of Hate and Plane of Sky excepted) so a tip seems expected.
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Old 07-17-2019, 12:34 PM
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Thanks for the responses guys. Good to know.

Related to this, is it okay to specifically message level 12+/14+ casters in the city I'm in (Qeynos for now) to ask for a bind, or is it more customary to ask in OOC? Sorry for all the questions; just want to make sure I dont step on any toes.
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Old 07-17-2019, 01:23 PM
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I remember on live bonds being 10-20pp as they really did save a lot of inconvenience, and as such were well worth the investment.

On p1999 people tend to do them gratis, I suspect because ports and rezzes are so easily available; mobility is far less an issue here.
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Old 07-17-2019, 02:30 PM
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usually what i do is bind people for free............... and then port them to EJ or Skyfire
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Old 07-18-2019, 01:19 AM
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I will not accept a tip from a low level obvious new toon even if they tried. That being said I was in Neriak on a 50 something shaman and a 50 something monk gave me a peridot after I asking for a bind. I took it. If on a melee I will tip but only if its a high level toon getting a bind from a low level toon. So the long winded answer is no don't tip but tell em you broke first.

oh and i tip 50pp per port period.
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Old 07-18-2019, 11:23 PM
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I usually toss people 5-10p for a bind if I have it, but I've also not tipped. I've bound many people for free too.

Think of it as, money isn't necessary but may get you one faster than without money.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:51 AM
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I usually stick a bit of cash in the trade window. Even if its just 5 gold or something. They usually cancel the trade.

I always offer some of what i have.
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