Polite Alchemy

February 7, 2007 by at 8:25 am • Filed Under Etc. 
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There’s no right answer to this World of Warcraft dilemma I suppose, reasonable people could disagree » Etiquette thread: Alchemy specs and trade. Original poster, Minkyminky, level 67 Warlock of Feathermoon wrote:

Correct me if I’m wrong of course, but Alchemy specs allow you to sometimes make 2 potions/transmutes from the mats of one.

Therefore, what should be the proper etiquette if you give an alchemist the materials for, say, one Primal Might transmute and it turns into 2 Primal Mights? Flat rate for one transmute, pay more since you got more, give the extra Primal to the alchemist as the tip?

I’m inclined to expect the alchemist to hand over the extra crafted item and tipping him/her handsomely in return, but I wouldn’t wig out if the greedy bastard kept the extra either.

Probably best to keep this stuff in-guild anyways: if your greedy bastard guildmate keeps the extras, maybe he won’t be borrowing gold all the damn time.


13 Responses to “Polite Alchemy”

  1. Care on February 7th, 2007 8:38 am

    2nd goes to the alchemist.

    Alchemist put resources into his mastery, if you should earn 4 primal mights back from tips it will take forever to get a break even. Optional for the requester to buy the second primal at reduced price.

  2. Gesikah on February 7th, 2007 8:55 am

    Oh hell no. It should go to the alchemist. You get what you pay/provide mats for, period.

  3. BigFreak on February 7th, 2007 9:02 am

    I’ll totally be keeping the extras I make from this…as soon as I get my flying mount so I can actually do the quest to get it, etc etc.

  4. Ghiest on February 7th, 2007 9:05 am

    Alchemist put resources into his mastery, if you should earn 4 primal mights back from tips it will take forever to get a break even. Optional for the requester to buy the second primal at reduced price.

    Depends really, if it’s a guildy who is transmuting for me I’m pretty sure (as we only have two that I supplied 60-70% of the mats to get that mastery ) they will hand over both. But I do not expect it and wouldn’t be offended if I didn’t get it. If it was some shmo that was spamming it in the trade chan I wouldn’t expect him to hand over both 🙂

  5. Torron on February 7th, 2007 11:17 am

    I’ve already discussed this with some of the other Alchemists in our guild. We seem to agree that for guildies, you hand over the extra items. For non guildies, you keep them and don’t tell the guy you just did the transmute or potions for.

    Obviously this goes out the window if you don’t like that guildy you just did the transmute for.

  6. Nyquill on February 7th, 2007 4:27 pm

    If you’re not in the same party, only the alchemist will know, right?

  7. Begbie on February 7th, 2007 9:00 pm

    For a friend/guild mate – sure thing. For anyone else – you provide the mats for one item, you receive one item in return. Any extras are the alchemists to keep without question.

  8. Cyndre on February 8th, 2007 7:13 am

    Gotta agree with the other alchys here.

    Guildies get both, business transaction, I keep the extra.

  9. Elbows on February 8th, 2007 7:44 am

    Yea I think if it’s a business transaction that the alchemist should keep the extra, however, if I was the alchemist I would probably waive any fee in the event that this happened.

  10. Heather on February 8th, 2007 12:43 pm

    I’m with Elbows on this one. Due to the resources that go into specializing I’d probably expect to keep the extra (excepting with Guildies… although if I was the Guildy getting the transmute I’d tell ’em they could have the extra as a tip). However, I think Elbows’ suggestion of waiving any fee or tip in that instance is nice.

  11. bluekar on February 8th, 2007 3:05 pm

    I had this discussion with a fellow Alchemist. I will be keeping all extras I make on transmutes unless there is some kind of other arrangement made. There is a huge investment in Transmutation Mastery, and I shouldn’t get nothing out of the time and effort I put into that mastery, not to mention blowing my cooldown time for someone. I might split any procs with a guildmate, but even that is not guaranteed.

  12. Gemma on February 8th, 2007 11:41 pm

    I’ve not specialised yet, and apart from the fact it looks like most have gone with transmutation, would the elixir or potion specialisation be more profitable as there is no cooldown?

    The guild is gone, I’m in it for me…

  13. bluekar on February 9th, 2007 10:02 am

    I have yet to have a transmute proc, so I sigh in envy at my guildmates making 20 elixirs or potions with the mats for 10.

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