After this weekend's view on my Blog, i saw that a lot of people actually read the 1G plz!: Experiment. While it was nothing more then a personal experiment to have a laugh this proved to be quite interresting.
So here by further explanation of the experiment.
Approach: My approach isn't the standart need G plz, no money for mount plxxxx lolol! I used a more sofisiticated and friendly approach in the lines of: Hello
Hello, I'm collectiong Gold for charity. A poor boy (me), needs a mount since the beasts have crippled him, sadly enough there isn't enough money to buy one, care to help out?
These mostly gave me a: hehe, where are you man? And a gold went into my pockets.
As one of the commenters said, if a reason is provided, people will give in easier. Not only that it let's them feel social. And WoW is played as a social game isn't it? Also a thing that you can't underestimate is the power of laughter. by whispering or /2 spamming in a silly but good humoured way you will likely have a better reaction. (which is also true on /2 in low population hours)
For the record: This experiment was done at Ravenholdt EU (A) A medium server with about 5K Ally people. (give or take a few) And it was done everyday around 5-6 in the afternoon. (also give or take an hour).
For an awnser to some of the questions that have been asked by people in my guild / mails etc.
1.Why? Well this is how I keep myself and my readers Entertained. And an experiment like this was overdue
2.Aren't you ashamed that you have done this?
NO, NO, NO....I share the Goblin point of view (well about 90ish % of it). They are being Social, and it's my right to take advantage of it. It's my duty actually, As a banker it's yours too.
3.Are you continuing this experiment?
No, I have learned enough, also its a 400G/2H = 200G/H... i make 5 times a much at the AH.
4.Did friends respond yo your whispers?
Well I was incognito, so yes a few responded. Though I think only 1 or 2 actually gave Gold...
5.Are you ashamed for taking the gold of friends?
Bussiness is Bussiness.... see nr.2
Any others may be asked by mail or Comment.