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3-23-2009 @ 12:49AM
My Death Knight is a skinner/herbalist. Being from a non-RP server, this was mostly because I am not patient enough to grind through low-level areas gathering materials so I can grind a crafting profession. Being dual-gathering meant I only had to stay in the low-level areas long enough to get enough skill to move up to the next level.However, I have a personality that rather enjoys RP, so I often try to find RP reasons for out-of-character choices.In the case of my Death Knight, I figure he uses skinning and herbalism as a way of enabling him to reassimilate with human society. My DK is not the survival-outdoorsman type. He sets his hearth to Dalaran because the inns have comfortable beds and he'll be damned if he's forced to rest out in the harsh wilderness just because he's dead. However, it's hard for him to integrate back into civilization when he's having to fight the constant urge to start hacking apart everything in his path.So, when he goes out adventuring, he rips small plants out of the ground and flays the flesh off of the creatures he kills. These acts allow him to sate his bloodlust enough so that he doesn't start mutilating people on the steps to the Dalaran bank. The fact that people are willing to pay him for the byproducts of his brutality is merely icing on the cake.
3-23-2009 @ 12:56AM
That is the most freaking awesome RP trope I think I've ever read. Well played, sir.
3-23-2009 @ 12:42PM
you sir have convinced me that RP may not be quite as "geeky" as i tend to believe it is. this was just a purely cool thing to read and has made me think of reasons for my DK's professions and even why i choose to hearth out in Icecrown instead of Dalaran.
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