Er yeah, its not that I dont mind helping them, I help them all the time. Just walked Keensheen through AF1 (soloed the chaos elemental in field gear and a garuda dagger :-P) and Ironfrog through finishing his PLD job quest.
The problem started when people in the LS started abusing me to the point where it seemed like some were telling me essentially "Because you are high-level, you are obliged to sacrifice all your time to do stuff for us."
Stealthydhalmel/Misaku pitched the idea that for essentially (yet again) running people through rank 4 and rank 5, thus spending my entire day doing nothing but that, that they should chip in and help pay for my efforts (again :-P). Thats when everyone copped an attitude.
Really, I've done plenty of things for people, some that I didnt even know (we were finishing up doing coffer runs in Eldiem Necropolis when some guy, I cannot remember his name for the life of me, asked if I could help him out, I asked the party and we all just let him camp at the entrance while we killed droppers for him), and never expect payment, and even when they insisted on paying me, I would refuse the Trade option because I really didnt want it.
It was just that Stealthy's polite suggestion wasnt taken to well, and thats when it REALLY felt like I was being taken advantage of. >.<
So yeah, I've hopped off of 900 gil chocos right after getting it to Raise a dead guy in La Theine, I've ran into the ass end of Giddeus to link and kill all the key droppers for some random noob, I've run to Garlaige to help another random fellow open the gate, etc etc, and I dont mind doing it at all so long as people dont treat it like an obligation so much as a polite favor. With the way my LS is setup, I dont expect there is much of anything they could do to repay me in the future (truth be told, I'm the highest level on there, by about 20 levels, so...), but I never expected compensation.
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