I really love helping you guys, and answering questions in game. But it’s starting to get a little overwhelming. Messages via red mail are fine. Even asking me in chat. But I physically cannot be there to personally show every player who asks. So please do not be offended if I only offer to help you via chat or mail. There are just some things you need to do on your own.
Please also know that I do not purposely ignore requests for help.
That said, chat is not often the most reliable way to reach me or get my attention. I usually don’t keep my chat window open, and when I do it is NEVER on Global or Say chat (this being for various reasons, but mainly because of my strong aversion to drama). If you find me in game and are standing right next to me, I’ll be in range to see your little speech bubble pop up, but that’s not a guarantee that I will see it. Especially if I need to be afk, I usually leave the game open, or if I’m checking emails, I can just switch windows. If I don’t respond, and run away away from you, follow me. It’s probably I just didn’t see you ask for help, but I’m pretty quick to notice a shadow, and will stop and ask if you need help. If you aren’t near me, send me a mail message. I keep my inbox empty enough to receive new messages and when I do get new ones the little red message flag pops up.
Please understand though that I want to enjoy the game as much as you do. There will be times when I am doing my own tasks or quests or hanging out with friends. You are always welcome to join me, but if I am busy I will not offer to personally show you through your quest. If you are really desperate, just have some patience and I will show you when I can.
Lastly, I am not a snobby person. I enjoy helping people, and I often go out of my way to offer my help. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t still appreciate a thanks once in a while. I’m a very modest person, so a little compliment will go a long way. If I’ve helped you, tell me so. Yes, I don’t ignore requests for help, but if you are rude about it I may be more likely to put you at the bottom of my to-do list. I will gladly help people who ASK for help. I will grudgingly help people who DEMAND my help. And also be aware that you are not the only person that asks me for help in the game. Even if I do agree to help you, I can only help one person at a time, so you may have to wait your turn. Please do so patiently and I’ll help you when I can.