View Poll Results: What Would YOU Do?

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  • Enter the dungeon with the under-equipped pirate, and help anyway

    16 80.00%
  • Suggest he visit the Bazaar for his missing gear and wait to help him

    5 25.00%
  • Give him a list of gear he should have, and where to farm for it

    4 20.00%
  • Change Realms, port to the Life Fountain -- just ditch the guy

    4 20.00%
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  1. #1
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    What would YOU do?

    So you meet a Level 64 Musketeer outside the Gates of the Labyrinth, and he's not wearing very good gear. In fact, he's only filled about half of his slots, and the others are not much more than cosmetic. None of them gives him abilities, and his pet is at Level 16. After a brief chat, you discover that he knows he is missing some gear, isn't trying any sort of "challenge," and says he has plenty of gold to spend at the Bazaar.

    What would YOU do?





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  3. #2
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    Re: What would YOU do?

    Well, depending on my mood, I may or may not ditch him xD
    And at the same time that I like to be helpful, I don't like to waste my time and patience in-game; I wouldn't wait for him to go all the way to the bazaar.
    That said, I would go into the dungeon with him. I don't like to think of the other as dead weight (lol), but I'd be enough to carry the weight for the both of us!
    And for someone like that pirate, I wouldn't leave him inexperienced as he is. Inside the dungeon, I would then recommend him gear

    I'd be surprised that he even managed to get that far into the game with that gear in the first place. I'd think that he must be good in tactics and strategy making it without any proper gear, but then again, if he was so strategically adept, he would have proper gear in the first place.
    Last edited by maple9300; 02-07-2019 at 09:40 PM.
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  5. #3
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    Re: What would YOU do?

    3 out of the 4 options are pretty nice gestures, but if said player was not very polite about it, I think I'd understand wanting to ditch the guy.

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    Re: What would YOU do?

    The situation you have told us is quite specific. In this circumstance, I would assist the pirate because the Labyrinth is an easy dungeon for a max level, and upon this, I have good enough gear to handle any enemies that come in the labyrinth. I do not think it is a hard fight at all. I would not have told him about bazaar stuff, probably because I would not even glance at his gear. If he is level 64, I would assume he would know what the bazaar is.

    For a more complex scenario, well, my reaction would depend on the context. I would probably not help a pirate in a tricker dungeon like Kane or Moo if they have trash gear. This reminds me of something...

    One time when I was helping someone with the Level 70 Old Scratch promo. He was the most underprepared player I have ever seen. In his many previous attempts to solo the dungeon (before asking me for help), he ended up killing ALL of his companions. He also charged into the fight as player one, so I could only pick 2 companions. He did NOT inform me that all his companions were dead, until after the fight began. I was quite irritated. Thankfully 2 other friends ported to me and the guy got his help. If I had no friends there, I would have just quit and left him alone.





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    Re: What would YOU do?

    Depends on what you're up to. If you're farming gold, having him is a help to that cause and not a hindrance. A good pirate setup can take on double the enemies without any real help from a second party, so the damage he deals is just a bonus. The other thing to note is that in Pirate101, you may be an important unit, but you're not the only one. He gets two or three companions that can pull their own weight, too. The more the merrier.

    Trying to provide a list or instruction in-game or wait on him at the Bazaar seems like a waste of time for what will probably be a result of little consequence in the long run - you can't really instantly pick up anything at the Bazaar that makes an enormous difference, especially given that a lot of the best gear has little to do with stats and more to do with the powers and epics provided.

    If you're just in a hurry, you have no obligation to help or join his run. Obviously he's made it as far as he has, and Pirate101 is a game that can be almost entirely soloed. Leaving him to it is an option I wouldn't take off the table depending on the circumstances.



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    Re: What would YOU do?

    Thanks for the responses so far -- and some thoughts that hadn't occurred to me.





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    Re: What would YOU do?

    It depends. If he is rude and annoying, then I would ditch him no problem. If it was a nice person, of course I'd help out.
    IDK what to put XD



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    Re: What would YOU do?

    I'd help him out because I am nice. However, I'd tell him he's gotta get gear or else he's gonna get destroyed and leave me with all the enemies to fight :P

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    Re: What would YOU do?

    I voted 3 and 4, but it depends on the person.


    Generally, I've found that the people who ask for help fall into one of three categories:

    - Genuinely interested in learning to play the game but just haven't figured out some little thing that's preventing them from progressing. In this case, I'm usually happy to give them a few pointers to help them arrive at that "aha! That's what I was stuck on!" moment.

    - Totally unprepared, never bothered to read any guides or experiment with any game mechanics on their own. I have no patience for this type of person. Even if I helped them get through one quest, they'd still be stuck on the next one, and the next, and the next, and be constantly begging people for help throughout their entire gaming experience. It wouldn't be fun either for them or for whoever tried to help them out.

    - Doesn't actually need help, but is rather just lonely and wanting companionship. I stay away from this type of person because A) I don't know them, and I don't have time for them, and B) I'm not trained as a therapist or anything. :/ Thankfully, these types of people are not extremely common.
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    Re: What would YOU do?

    Depends on the situation. Obviously in a game like Pirate101 ones crew is arguably more important than the actual MC themselves, so as long as their companions were decently leveled and promoted then I wouldn't be entirely against helping them out provided they were being respectful and understanding.

    On the other hand if they had a "my way or the highway" type of attitude and were generally being unpleasant and/or I was on a time crunch then I wouldn't bother to help them out and depending on how far they went would probably also report them as well.

    Either way though them willingly not having at least some decent gear when not on a self-made challenge makes me question their overall ability to play the game effectively without help from others.



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