Today I was informed of the servers coming up via Twitter. Ah Technology, how I <3 you.
I'm still not entirely sure how it happened but shortly after logging on the Lock I found myself in a 25 Man Baradin Hold run. I was surrounded by people far better geared, and who all clearly knew each other on first name terms elsewhere. Initially I was one of three locks until the best geared one got the lowest geared one thrown from the group. As I wasn't far off his ilevel I was kind of expecting to be the next one tossed but I remained, as people used their group summoning abilities to call people into the Instance (not far to L20 now folks, not far) I listened as some of the assembled mass discussed their weekly GDKP alt runs and the fact that a couple had been cancelled of late.
It's good to know that it's not just us, then.
Anyway, we win, and I'm not quite bottom dps but it's close, but having said that I manage 11.5k and am happy. I accidentally click on the portal to SW put up as I realise that the Warlock Tier gloves are up for grabs and am desperately riding back through the TB Peninsula as the roll comes up. I beat the other Lock by three, and ride into the instance as the last item is being rolled for, to have the gloves drop into my inventory.
It's less that 10 seconds before I get the whisper: 'Can I buy those off you?'
I find myself wondering how to reply. These guys clearly have no qualms about offering gold for stuff, it's part of how they play the game, but a small part of me was concerned as to where exactly that gold might come from. I did ask though, just out of curiosity, how much he wanted for them. 8000g, to be honest, seemed like it was a bit on the low side. Perhaps he thought it would be enough money to sway me.
I've never been swayed by people whispering me about items when I win them fairly via a /roll. I don't care how much money you've got.
People and expansions may come and go, but when it comes down to it, nothing really changes.