I have only been able to find a single blacksmith on Magtheridon so far. Thankfully I don’t often need a titanium weapon chain, because he happens to be socially inept. Yesterday he whispered me asking for me to disenchant some items for him. I happened to be in Dalaran at the time, so I said that I would for a fee. I received a smily face as a reply and then was invited to group with him, which I assumed meant an acceptance of my conditions of service. He gave me the items and I disenchanted them. This is not as simple as it seems. I already have a lot of disenchanting mats in my bags, so when I disenchant gear for other people they all get mixed up together, so afterwards I have to scroll back through the chat, (which can be difficult in Dalaran what with all the goldsellers, shouting and general hoo-ha), count up how many of each item was DE’ed, then make new stacks of each item and finally put them up in a trade window. It takes some time, not as easy as just clicking a button. So anyway, I put them up in the trade window and he immediately presses trade.
But I don’t. I just wait. For my fee. It’s a small fee, 1g per item disenchanted, but this is my time and I’ll charge for it as I see fit. Eventually he asks what the problem is. I say that there is no problem, it just seems that he has forgotten to put the gold up. He replies that he thought I was joking. I reply that I don’t joke about gold bud, my ex girlfriends tits maybe, but never about gold. He says that he doesn’t have the 6 gold. A level 80 with 450 blacksmiting doesn’t have 6 gold. I reply that I will mail the mats to him C.O.D for 6 gold, so he can collect them when he wants for that price. He suddenly discovers that he has 6 gold, but he grumbles about it.
He then asks me to link my enchanting. Against my better judgement I do so. He tells me which enchant he wants, it requires among other things, 4 greater cosmic essence. He only has 3 on him, the ones I just gave to him. He asks me if I have one. I reply that I do. This is great news for our hero until I mention that the price for the enchant and the essence will be 40g. Now he exclaims in outrage at such a price for a greater cosmic essence. I patiently point out to this retard that this includes my price for doing the enchant, and seeing as the mat costs 27g on the auction house, I’m letting him off cheap. He declines my kind offer with the news that he’ll just get a guildie to do it for him and leaves the group without another word.
Fine by me, as I was sure that even if I did do the enchant something else would inevitably come up to make it all painful. How right I was. Within 30 seconds he whispered me with:
“Can you borrow me 500 gold please, payz you back soon.”
I replied with a calm, no, and then put him on ignore. So now I have to find another blacksmith if I ever need another titanium weapon chain. Thank god I don’t wear plate. Shortly after this I grouped up with a guildie. She is an alchemist that can do transmutes, so we are going into business together with my jewelcrafting. As we were sorting things out there came up a notice in trade chat of somebody looking for a JC. I didn’t respond. My guildie prompted me to reply, and I informed her that I just couldn’t be bothered. I don’t sell in trade chat anymore. I’d rather masturbate with a cheesegrater. Socializing in a social game on the internet is just too painful for words.