I just saw a post on the official US forum that people seem not to understand the concept of "tip vs fee".
The situation the OP describes as:
- I need someone to craft X. Someone replies and I fly over there with my mats. The person crafts my item and I fly away. Meanwhile I get a /w saying "what about my tip?"
Disclaimer: this is not the exact quote from the forums.
Then the OP gets bashed for being a cheap ass dude and then the OP defends his statements saying "I only tip if it's worth tipping."
The stupid thing about this whole thread that goes on and on, is that people do not get the concept of tip vs fee.
- ingame tip: you give someone as a thank you for service given
- ingame fee: you set a price for service given, which may or may not be followed by a tip
Personally, I think it is quite normal to tip. But tipping is something up to the receiver of service. A fee is not optional if spoken about before giving the service.
And then the debate also went about why people would pay for a service at all, since it is just a click of a button.
Well then you grind my gears tbh. It is not just a click of a button now is it? It is the whole leveling of the profession, that took a lot of time and effort and sometimes gold. It is my time away from doing whatever I was doing to craft something for you. While the receiver of the service has nothing to do with this, it is one thing to just say "No thank you I'll take my offer to someone less expensive." then "You greedy %^&*, why should I pay you for a click?"
I am currently an enchanter and blacksmith. BS is new for me and I don't have all the recipees yet. But I have been an enchanter since Vanilla. I have had recipees that almost no one on the entire server had (lucky ofc) and thus I could take that opportunity to ask a special fee for providing a service almost no one could provide. This was also my way of getting my gold back up which I spent leveling enchanting.
How do you guys feel about this?