It pays to RP.
I was just now walking in Org (walking), allowing my senses to enjoy the sights, sounds, etc on my way to up my first aid. A random player rode by, stopped, watched me, then gave me 20 gold.
To give you an idea of how epic that is I barely had 1 gold, was going to buy some Firewater in the inn and realized that my drinking problem would get in the way of me getting new skills.
Like I said, it pays to RP. REVAKAZE whoever the hell you are, I love you.