I got a tell from someone, but it wasn't a helpful "Oh hello, I'd like to repair it, please tell me where you are so I can help you" response; rather, their tell said: "if you can't fix it don't buy it."
A little bit piqued, I sent a tell back, asking if that was his rule regarding gear, to which he said: "it's the only rule anybody in this game should live by." He also told me, after I bounced /tells back to him, that: "...You'll suck in game later on, 90% of the in-game population level their craft and combat high, and a Pugilist should hit Red mobs non-stop even with damaged gear."
If the "conversation" (I use that term loosely) happened the way you write it here, then that guy obviously has nothing better to do than troll live and in /tell. Who takes the time to send a completely useless response to a common request, to a complete stranger, and impart their gaming "philosophies" (again, I use the term very loosely)?
Those quotes remind me of when I was 13 years old in an AOL teen chat room reading how someone from Wherever-the-****, USA was going to come to my house and kick my *** because I made xHotHolly619x "lol" and he didn't.
What can I say? Some people need to attack others via anonymous online chat to make them selves feel important. It's pretty sad, I would actually feel bad for the guy. My response would've been something to the effect of: "Thanks for the tip, Nostradamus. Welcome to my blacklist."
From a practical perspective, did you check this player out on lodestone? I wonder how his "rule regarding gear" will work when he's got a battle class leveled to 50, and suddenly he's got some new gear that isn't covered by his craft. "Crap dude, you better get started on that rank 1 goldsmith if you wanna fix that!"
A few people have come at me with snide, arrogant remarks. For example, I sometimes get some /sh chats going in town. Silly stuff, just for fun. I don't remember the context, but I got a reply the other night about "maybe if you understood the game, you'd get somewhere". I give this person too much credit here because I'm quoting them with proper spelling and punctuation. Lodestone showed me that he had one class barely leveled to 20. I'm not saying that level dictates skill, but assumptions sure make an *** out of some people. I replied "LOL - Lodestone (Please check it.)" Too many people open their mouths before they think, and I love when it comes back to bite them in the ***. Some people are just flat out @$$holes.
Anyway, this has been fun to write, hope you enjoy!