October 8, 2010

Stoopid Dummie Hed

Made a very dumb mistake yesterday and I thought I'd share my brain-dead moment.
I was looking on the AH for a Hero Cape, a level 60 purple crafted cloak. I've always wanted to prance around the rooftops of Taborea shouting, "Here I come to save the day!!" and I think this cloak is just the thing to give me the gumption to do it.
So I found one for sale by a person named Astragor but the stats were not good for a mage. I decided to write to him and ask him to craft me a new one and I would either collect the mats or pay extra for them to do it from scratch. I composed a polite message and pressed Send.
Then I noticed a message on my chat window saying, "You have paid 1 million gold."
I checked my gold balance and sure enough I had sent lucky Astragor a million smackeroos by mistake.
I immediately wrote another letter and suggested that he had two options: Keep the gold and laugh all the way to the bank, OR craft me the item. Of course, a million gold is about double the asking price for this cape, but I don't care that much.

I was thinking about how I could have accidentally sent a million gold. I had been writing a letter previous to that one and was going to send a million gold to buy an item, then cancelled the mail. I guess it never cancelled the gold amount.

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So to all of you who have experienced a facepalm moment like this: you are not alone! I, too, have experienced Empty-Headed Syndrome and lived to tell the tale, albeit as a much, much poorer toon.

EPILOGUE: Astagor was an honest person and took a third option and returned the gold to me. Thank you!!!
So then I farmed DoD until I got 350 mentos to buy this Savage Mind Cape instead. A happy ending to a silly mistake.

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