In a certain video game, people can trigger a certain event, using items they have to work for to get (It is considered a moderate deal to get the items.) The event is wanted by all people, but the items are also highly sought after and can be sold to make good profit.
However, the prerequisite is that you have to progress enough in the game to be able to have a higher chance of getting them. Naturally some people aren't there yet, but nevertheless want the event (which is understandable), and ask if others they can use the items to trigger the event.
In this case, a lot of people chastise people like this because they are merely asking other people to spend their hard worked items. However some people do it in a rather mean way, using vulgar language etc.
I try to resort to more moderate language. For example, a conversation might go like this:
Person A: Can we trigger the event
Me: Well do you have items?
Person A: No.
Me: Well then maybe you shouldn't ask as other people worked very hard to get the items and they might not want to use them.
Person A: Well I was just asking...
And then as the conversation continues, Person A would just repeatedly emphasize that they are merely asking and you can't prevent people from asking a question. Person A would also say that they are not "demanding" and are fine if they don't get it, but they just want to ask. I have tried to tell Person A that they are asking for others to spend their hard work without Person's A contribution, which is different from merely asking a question and is considered as begging.
In the end, it usually gets to the sentence, "This is just a game." This leads me to conclude that the majority of such people ask for these things because they feel that it is a game and they can act however they want.
Questions I would like to ask:
How can I make clear to person A that their asking is not ok, while doing it in a manner that they can listen to? I feel rather uncomfortable with using the term "begging" as it is a strong word, so I'd rather not use that.