Was playing Istaria for some 2 days: solo hunting, group hunting, helping others. The main question was about new players that ask for help. It is natural to help someone with almost anything, be it resources or trophies or just guidance.
The question is:where are the limits between new player commanding older one and asking for help? Situation: yesterday was seeking for lvl.92 Enranged wisp, wandering in the forests near Last Stand settlement. Some angry Forest Oastic showed up, attack and I merely escaped being unprepared to fight someone higher by 10 levels.
While wandering in the forests, player (let's call him player A) shows up in the chat.
A: Nakties, come to Kion to help me.
me: I am busy at the moment.
A: which temple are you attuned to?
A: recall then [explains he need to kill 20 elm sapplings near Bristugo]
Was this an asking to help or commanding to help? It's no problem to help other, be it 20 sapplings of elm (level 26-30) or 20 Nickel golems (level 41). it's no problem to get 20 trophies. It's about commanding someone and asking someone. I am not mentioning English word "please". Later he went into fighting with ~lvl.25 monsters, even group fighting - and told me before "Nakties, you just heal, not fight". Result: he died at least 2 times, just because my healing spells must "cool down" and while they are cooling down, I cannot use them. I saw he was in danger, but since he asked/commanded just to heal...
Later in the chat he asked in the same way ("Player B, you help me") almost anyone. Some players were busy with their own fighting or gathering resources. Some player told frankly: Player A, I do not like your manner [of asking help]. Result: Player A told he lost his friends, he is sad, because (almost anyone) is against him and he would go to the most dangerous Deadland. I explained I need to level myself and that I was helping another (lvl.70) player - therefore, with player's A kind permission, I could not divide into 3 characters.
I had a mixed feelings about this. Asking for help is normal. Being a newbie and therefore being impatient is normal too. However, the manner of asking - is questionable, at least for me. Should I help him at any costs or should I explain about English word "please" and that I may sometimes wish to hunt solo or help other players?
Don't know. Maybe someone wishes to share thoughts? Comments are highly appreciated.