[GM]Dave Turns Over A New LeafAlternate Title: "And Finds The Same Old Leaf."
It is difficult to always be evil. Not impossible. Just difficult.
But I love a challenge.
Today, however, I woke up in a very good mood. Very good.
So good, as a matter of fact, that I decided to actually do something good today. A random good deed before I begin my normal hectic schedule of dragon feedings.
I did a quick search of a random server and came across a low level player. A nice level 4 Hume just outside of Bastok. A quick account check showed he just started and was not a mule.
[GM]Dave>> Hello, Adventurer. I greet you well.
[GM]Dave>> Hello, Adventurer.
[GM]Dave>> Are you there?
[GM]Dave>> Type /t Dave and then a message to talk to me.
Player>> and then a message to talk to me.
[GM]Dave>> That's good...
[GM]Dave>> Sort of.
[GM]Dave>> It speaks.
[GM]Dave>> Someone call Ripley's.
[GM]Dave>> I just wanted to welcome you to our world.
Okay, he just said "thx". Usually, this is enough for me to send him to the complaints department.
I mean, seriously, is it that hard to just type "thanks"? It's just three more damned letters.
And what the hell does "thx" mean exactly? He just said "thacks". What the hell is that?
He's new though, so I let that one slide.
[GM]Dave>> Don't mention it.
Dear sweet merciful lord. He's not even saving letters anymore.
Now, he's just phonetically butchering our language.
But, I'm going to be nice. Even if it kills him.
I mean me. Even if it kills me.
[GM]Dave>> How are you enjoying the game?
Player>> It's fun, but a little hard.
Player>> I'm saving up for a new sword.
[GM]Dave>> Well, I have some good news.
[GM]Dave>> I'm giving you 5,000 gil to help you get started.
See? I can be nice. I really can.
And it only burns slightly.
Player>> Wow! Thx!
Son of a...
[GM]Dave>> No problem.
[GM]Dave>> This should help you toward that new sword.
I'm actually feeling good about this. I gave him some gil and he's happy. I've done a good deed.
And noone got fed to a dragon.
Player>> Could you make it 8,000 gil?
Player>> The sword is expensive.
And there it is.
I finally break down and do something nice. I don't do nice things.
Occasionally, I will do slightly less evil things. But that's it.
So, I go out of my way to help this guy out and what does he do? He asks for more.
[GM]Dave is not happy. And when [GM]Dave is not happy, bad things happen to people.
[GM]Dave>> No problem. 8,000 it is.
[GM]Dave>> Would you like some armor, as well?
[GM]Dave>> Okay. 8,000 gil and new armor.
[GM]Dave>> Anything else?
Player>> I'm not sure.
[GM]Dave>> Well, I could give you a chocobo pass...
[GM]Dave>> Or some mining gear...
[GM]Dave>> Or a pet dragon...
Wait for it.
Player>> A pet dragon?
Player>> I want a pet dragon.
[GM]Dave>> No problem, Adventurer.
Player>> Where am I?
[GM]Dave>> We're getting your pet dragon.
Player>> What the hell was that?
[GM]Dave>> That was your new pet.
[GM]Dave>> I like the name "Fluffy".
Jormungand hits Player for 12,863 points of damage.
Player was defeated by Jormungand.
[GM]Dave>> You forgot to say "thx".
[GM]Dave>> Can I help you with anything else today?
Moral of the story: Don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Or you may end up looking a gift dragon in the digestive system.
Good advice there.