Warcraft has a monetary system. You can make money by killing things, questing, selling things, or doing daily quests -- the same set of quests available once a day that reward extra money. You can then buy in-game items with this money or pay another player for professional crafting services.
Copper - Like pennies.
Silver - Like larger change. 100 copper.
Gold - Like paper money, the largest currency. 100 silver.
I got to know a beggar fairly well. He's the little brother of a friend's friend, and I was nice to him a few times, so I got asked for things.
I don't think this phenomenon happens too often, but there are a few ideas I'd like to address.
- It is never a 70's job to do things for lower levels. When a 70 does something for a lower level, it is a favor. I don't even ask my husband to help my 46 druid, and if you have the right to ask anyone to help your alt, it's your own spouse.
- Yes, 70s can make 100g a day. Note "can." Many 70s do not have time to do dailies regularly.
- No, being able to make 100g a day doesn't mean we're all sitting around with lots of gold or, if we are, that we should give ANY of it to people who ask. Dailies are *gasp* time consuming and we do them when we need to pay for something -- because believe it or not, things at 70 are massively expensive.
- We do give loans to people we trust. But "40g plz" by Org bank does not inspire trust. Being in the same guild for a year or more, seeing how the other person makes and spends gold, etc, does.
How to Ask for Gold
- Never ask someone you don't know well.
- Always give a valid reason.
- Always offer to pay the person back.