I personally have no problem with people requesting Buddy Passes. It is a harmless request, as long as the same person isn't spamming threads about it or posting the request in other threads, or being rude, etc...
Unfortunately you will not find a warm response to the requests mainly because the buddy pass threads pop up so much that the regulars grow tired of seeing them. Don't mind the negative comments you receive, they would be the same replies given to any buddy pass thread started.
The best thing to do is just post the request once, and then don't reply when people try to antagonize you.
Anyways, I hope you get one for your cousin, however don't let that stop you. Imo the game is worth spending the 30 dollars or so it costs, especially with the fact that there is stil no subscription fee. Good luck.
Edited, Oct 1st 2011 12:54pm by StateAlchemist
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