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  1. #1
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    Random Act question

    Out of curiosity, what is the best way to surprise people with gifts? Do people prefer mailings, or just trade requests? I figure mailings are better because it doesn't seem like someone is blindly asking for something in return.
    Random Axe of Kindness makes the rounds from time to time just helping and offering gifts of randomness. Not anything as cheap as 20 silver or anything. I mean armor, weapons, food, things of that nature that might actually be usable. Obviously we try to make sure it's worth your level to use it. We aren't going to send a level 50 some light armor with a minimum level of 20. We're random, but not that random.
    I'm just trying to get a feel for peoples choice in receiving gifts so I know what would be the best way to bestow upon someone who isn't expecting it.
    The gifts right now may not be at high levels because our kin membership is low right now with alot of low characters, but as we work up, the gifts will get better.
    I thank you all for any input you have.
    As a side note, if you feel like you have always wanted to give random gifts and wanted to help people and are looking for a casual group of players, look us up. We'll be around, willing to help anyone when we can.
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  2. #2
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    Re: Random Act question

    mail is probably the best way beacuse 1. it gives you more chance to be random about who you select running around a town offering trade does limit you to people in that area at that time mail allows infintly more possibility. 2. It is kinda of wierd to be running around and getting a trade requests especially if you don't know the person. 3. Kinda tied to number 2 mail give you the ability to explain it in the letter to help cut down on confusion while simply trying to trade with someone it takes a little longer to explain it.
    The LOTRO Store is loaded with [b]thousands of convenience items as well as[/b] expansion packs, premium content, additional character slots, [b]potions[/b], character customization and more! -----Very interesting :p

  3. #3
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    Re: Random Act question

    That was my thought to. I've done a couple mailings and I think I like that method better. I just wanted to get a feel for what others thought. I can't remember what the situation was, but there was one thing that someone asked for an item and I offered it for free and they said no thank you and the conversation ended.
    I just don't want to end up mailing something and then getting it return to sender. That would make me feel pretty bad......But only for a moment. I'd just find someone else that might want or need the item.
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  4. #4

    Re: Random Act question

    I think that the mail system would be a better choice. Having someone walk up to you to open a trade at random is just like getting that sparring request or Fellowship invite without having been spoken to about it first. The mail system is a great way to send people your acts of kindness, and I hope that this project goes well for you! Good Luck!

  5. #5
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    Re: Random Act question

    I usually prefer mailing when giving random gifts, because:

    1. I have tried the random trade request, and people often decline those. Usually because they have no idea what you're doing.

    2. You can sit by a mailbox and look through the Fellowship tab for people to send stuff to. If you are unsure what they have is better you can use my.lotro.com to check their gear.

    3. I'm lazy and don't want to have to run around finding people .
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  6. #6
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    Re: Random Act question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mines_of_Moria View Post
    I usually prefer mailing when giving random gifts, because:

    1. I have tried the random trade request, and people often decline those. Usually because they have no idea what you're doing.

    2. You can sit by a mailbox and look through the Fellowship tab for people to send stuff to. If you are unsure what they have is better you can use my.lotro.com to check their gear.

    3. I'm lazy and don't want to have to run around finding people .
    I'm lazy sometimes too. Usually I will either run past someone crafting and look to see if they are a low level to see if there is anything I can make for them better than what they have. Depending on the crafting they are currently doing. I'd hate to send them something they are right at that moment creating. LOL
    When I'm finally done getting my crafting maxed or close to maxed, and when the kinship gets old enough for a kinship house I won't be saving money any more. Granted, I will for certain things, but I've always wished in real life I could just randomly give someone 1000 dollars or something, but I'm not rich. So I figured there's no reason I can't do that in game. Hence how the Random Axe of Kindness started.
    I'll enjoy just sending random people a gold or higher end items that they might need but never ask for.
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  7. #7
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    Re: Random Act question

    Quote Originally Posted by Nykoma View Post
    That was my thought to. I've done a couple mailings and I think I like that method better. I just wanted to get a feel for what others thought. I can't remember what the situation was, but there was one thing that someone asked for an item and I offered it for free and they said no thank you and the conversation ended.
    I just don't want to end up mailing something and then getting it return to sender. That would make me feel pretty bad......But only for a moment. I'd just find someone else that might want or need the item.
    since the topic is the first thing the player sees in the mail just something like "Don't return to send its a free gift" then explain what your doing in the actual letter portion
    The LOTRO Store is loaded with [b]thousands of convenience items as well as[/b] expansion packs, premium content, additional character slots, [b]potions[/b], character customization and more! -----Very interesting :p

  8. #8

    Re: Random Act question

    Open trades for sure. If someone is too much of a jerk to open a trade with a stranger, then they're too much of a jerk to accept your gift. Probably the same guy who would ignore your tells, decline your group requests, etc.

 

 

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