(While you could conduct a conversation in /t or /s, how would you get someone's assistance in the first place? Not like we have Mentors who can flag up, or even a /search system at this point even if there were Mentors.)
(You): Excuse me, do you have a minute?
(Random Miqo'te bystander): Nya?
(You): How do you go about doing ______?
I know, it's hard, but a polite introduction works wonder to break the ice!
FFXIV: Cloe Delisle
Scholar, officer of the SWAGGER Free company, Sargatanas server.