At the end of the side quest Venomous Revenge in Hogwarts Legacy, you can either give the plant away without asking for money (“Happy to be rid of it”) or ask for money first (“I’d like to be paid”).
So, what is the best choice here: to give it right away or to ask for a reward first? Here’s what happens if you give Ackley Barnes the plant or ask for money in the Hogwarts Legacy game.
Hogwarts Legacy Ackley Barnes Choice, Give Plant or Ask for Money
When you meet Ackley Barnes in Hogwarts Legacy, he will tell you that his plan is for you to steal a Venemous Tentacula from Alfred Lawley.
Make sure he can’t see you, because if he does, you’ll fail the quest. You can do this by drinking a potion that makes you invisible or by using the Disillusionment spell. If you bring the Venomous Tentacula back to Ackley Barnes, you will have two options:
“Glad to be done with it.” If you choose this choice, you will give the plant to Ackley Barnes right away. He’s going to be very, very happy, of course. You will get a reward from him for doing this for him, and you will also get some XP for completing the quest.
“I’d like to be paid.” Even if you don’t give him the plant until he pays you, the outcome will be pretty much the same. He will agree that you should get something for your hard work and will give you the same reward as in the first option.
So, as you can see, there isn’t much to choose between these two choices. No matter what you do, you will get the same reward, and Ackley Barnes will be glad to get the Venomous Tentacula back.