The Daily Grind: Which MMORPG craft skills can you do in real life?

    
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I’ve just gotten back from a family trip during which I bumped into various family members with some interesting craft skills, from gardening to jewelcrafting — yep, one of my brothers-in-law makes jewelry (and it’s pretty nifty too!). That got me thinking about traditional RPG and MMORPG crafts and which ones we’re likely to actually have in our repertoires. I mean, how many of you are really adept blacksmiths?

Me, I’ve got a little bit of furniture crafting and intermediate sewing under my belt, and my riding skill is pretty good, but I’m betting most of you would kick my butt at cooking!

How about it — which MMORPG craft skills can you do in real life?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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Anstalt

Just the basics for me:

Cooking (intermediate)
Painting
Gardening

I like to think I’d be fairly good at some of the survival stuff – making fires, building rudimentary cabins / treehouses, hunting etc – but have never had to put them to a proper test.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m a good cook at least.

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Bývörðæįr mòr Vas´Ðrakken

grin, these are fun. So I have hammered out a full set of plate, it took my five years so maybe not a armourer just journeymen, I have made foot stools and one chair by streching fabric over a wood frame I built, one bed built with six by six posts and lag bolts from home depot, that bed was really cool. Sorta like bunk beds in that I used a uncut door piece for the work space to sketch, and sixteen foot tall bookcase. I was working on a desk in toronto but the wood was so expensive up there and I had to rebuy all the tools since I could not bring mine across the border. I have made period clothing for ren faires but most of my nicer clothing a woman made. I know enough about clothing to know it is worth it to pay someone with more skill for the nice pieces of clothing. I have made a couple swords and retempered a couple swords I bought so alchemy master crafter but only journeymen sword wright. coding is a skill in some mmorpg and even when I hate debugging my own code I can layout and code and transcode my own trunks and functions. I have worked in leather but while I know how to tan leather it is something I have never actually done. cooking well there are more jokes about women sneaking into my apartment in los angles to borrow my left overs than I am really comfortable. Usually they would leave new ingredients likely just as an excuse to go shopping. So chef no problem. gun smith in real life you need to have lines of supply and certification which I don’t have but I have built a couple fire arms from steel and porcelain. Mason as in one whom works in stone I have done but again lacking certification. So physically and mentally I can do many of the craft skills to working point but to make money on them in real life you have to pass tests that cost money. For me the IT certification was bad enough since as you worked to learn the skills and pay the money people would go in with brain dumps of the answers from someone who knew what they were doing killing the value of the tests. So I plan to stick to mechanical engineering for the time frame. But that is usually a class not crafter class. grin.

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Little Bugbear

Cooking, animal taming and herbalism.

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Pandalulz

I just hung a thing on a wall. I have housing down apparently.

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Maggie May

Tailoring (ok knitting), provisioning … Painting, I’d say some diplomacy … The only thing I’d be equal to in real life would be delivering pies and running away.

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Bryan Correll

I could do a lot of them in a half-assed sort of way. I can do pretty well on cooking and most things agricultural in nature.

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Alfredo Garcia

I can take one sword and fuse it with another sword to make a totally kickass sword.

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Hirku

That was a three-bladed sword, actually. The reason there’s two in the picture is probably because Talon shot somebody with the third. Man, I loved the 80’s.

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Alfredo Garcia

I know it has three blades, but I wanted to play off of the SWL item fusion mechanic.

And yes, the 80’s had some awesome stuff that would never get made today. Or it would be remade without all the grit, all the silliness and B-grade F/X. It would be too cleaned up to be entertaining.

Flash Gordon is one of my favorite movies of all time.

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Hirku

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Melissa McDonald

Max Von Sydow was 24 carat gold as Ming.

Brian Blessed was incredible as Wotan. I really, really wish he’d been young enough that he could have played Boromir in LOTR. He was always my mental image of Boromir.

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Melissa McDonald

I’m really sad they never made that sequel that was promised in the ending credits with Lee Horsley.. “tales of the ancient empire” or something wasn’t it?

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mcsleaz

I can craft a House from Foundation to Rooftop & everything inbetween.

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Estranged

Equine and Canine breeding.
Hunting.
Gardening/Herbalism.
Skinning.
Cooking (but not baking).
Fishing.
Rudimentary gunsmith skills, that I learned from my Dad. He was pro.
Rudimentary sewing.
First Aid.
Worked in a manufacturing chemistry lab for 3 summers.

I’m also the guy in town you can ask to fix anything. May take some research, but I’ll do it. Latest project was reworking the plumbing under my kitchen sink. Thank you Plumbing YouTube Lady!

Guess my Business/Info Systems BS qualifies me as a Auction House PvP specialist.