>I'm sorry adventurer but despite your quest to save the world I simply cannot give you any sort of discount in my store
>Bigass City, capital of the Universe
>sells rusty training swords
>Deepanus, tiny town at the end of the world with 3 dirt farmers farming dirt for mudcakes
>sells glorious rainbow dildoswords of ultimate destruction
Always thought that was bullshit. Like in RE4, where the island is going to explode any second and mr "WHATTARYABUYIN!?!?!?" won't cut you a fucking deal on some rocket launchers or anything.
But at least you can shoot his dumb ass after you get what you need. I think more games should allow you to kill the merchants.
What are you complaining about? You're able to kill monsters. Fucking monsters! You can do that FOR A LIVING! You make gold hand over god damn fist every god damn day, and here I am sitting in this hole in the wall shop selling the same shit I've always sold for 25 flippin' years. I owe rent, playa. I've got to make payroll to keep my business. You think this is easy? I have no other skills. I've lost all my passion for running this place; so much so that all I do is follow a script for every customer that deigns to grace me with their presence once every 3 months. Fuck you, you entitled piece of shit. Adventurers like you make me sick. So yeah, I'm gonna charge you 200 gold for an iron sword. Take it or leave it.
Makes perfect sense though. If someone came into the place i work asking for a discount because they're trying to save the world i'd try and coax them towards the door and call the cops
Most people don't really care if the world ends, or an evil empire conquers everything. If they stick their neck out for you, and you fail they are not any better off and maybe it'll come back to bite them.
I kind of don't get it either, but what do you expect from normies.
Shop keeper you need to calm down. Nobody forced you to become a shop keeper.
>Grizzwold starts out offering you gloves, belts and pointy sticks
>A month later s selling you diamond-encrusted, magically-enhanced full plate mail that makes you lightning-immune and suck enemies' health, among others
Where did he keep all that stuff, and why didn't he show it to me earlier? Why would he even have this shit, it's s fucking abandoned hellhole (heh) in the middle of fucking nowhere. And if he bought it for me, then how the fuck did he deliver the goods, and how did he pay for the 99% of the items that I didn't end up buying?
He didn't deserve to become a zombie, though. He was always good to me.
What the hell are you talking about? Are you out of your mind? You think I went to school? I've never even seen a school! You think there's jobs everywhere in my town of 9 people; 2 of which are my wife and retarded daughter that only says "..."? Have you any inclination how frustrating that is? I ask her if she wants more wood soup and all she can say is "..." My wife doesn't help me out at all. All she wants to talk about is the town up North. Like it's so much fucking better up there. Every day, every day it's the same old "to the North" this and "to the North" that. I swear that bitch is stepping out on me, but I can't prove it because I'm stuck behind this counter for the rest of my life! Fuck!
Poorfags don't deserve anything but their own misery and demise.
>Be shop keeper
>King demands that I give my items away for to adventure out to save the world
>Dickhead adventurer appears at random intervals to take my items for free
>People who come to my shop to spend money can't because I'm always out of stock because of adventurer
>Eventually go out of business and die alone.
>Game has merchants on the road
>You can make a "toll" for the pass
>You can destroy the displayed items in stores and that causes them to give you discount out of fear
>Wearing dark, intimidating armor causes prices to go on but without being notified, you have to notice the cut
>Guards also tail you when you have the armor on
>Merchants avoid you on the road
>waste all money on a new weapon
>find something better in a chest 5 minutes later
>party member can't equip any of those two weapons
You think this is a fucking game? Typical. Get the fuck out of my store.
>nobody's allowed to be creative or have fun on 4chan
>A summoner and her guardians on a pilgrimage to save the world from a kaiju-esque monster.
>Almost every NPC you talk gives you an item to help you on your journey.
>airship about to be blown the fuck up and eaten by a giant dragon
>about to go fight it
>"hey buddy, I got some supplies I'm going sell you"
>"if we lose you are seriously going to die and be eaten by a giant ass dragon, please give us this shit for free"
>"nah, i'm confident you'll win even if you have to pay me"
goddamn greedy piece of shit even admits that it's bullshit. doesn't care. fuck you, pay me
>I'm too cool for roleplaying, r-right anonymous website I totally fit in?
good riddance you cataclysmic homosexual, nobody wanted you here anyway
please take your "le epic may may" shitposting bullshit and cram it so deep into your own asshole that you can taste it
Yeah, but those guys just get the privilege through getting a title and identification cards to notify folk and merchants.
You hero was a nobody loser who just gets into some weird shit and some old geezer tells you you're the chosen one.
Normally the Chosen One isn't exactly revealed to the world.
look at it this way. you are a shopkeeper. you are selling your shit as usual and then one guy comes up and says "Hey im the chosen one. can I get free shit?" Would you give your items to him?
>5 coins short of being able to buy the Legendary sword of Arthur Zillyhoo
>Shopkeeper won't even barter
It fucking costs millions, a few coins shouldn't be noticeable. Who else is going to buy it from you, you're in a damn farm town, I don't see the retarded mayor buying it, I don't see much traffic through here. Are there other rich adventurers running around? Is there some other market for these shitty special amulets? Where do you even get this shit, how is some village store in the middle of nowhere stocking up on the latest armours and weapons made of unobtainium? Where does one acquire such contacts? What kind of black market deals have been made to get such weaponry for some obscure shithole.
Yeah, because Lord Asspounder, evil vizier to the eldritch horror that's awakening, totally wouldn't just head straight to Hub Town when the publicized chosen one is level 5 and stab him to death, would he?
blah blah blah suspension of disbelief and all that junk. The things go slightly in your favour because it's what makes the story interesting, that you get to play the guy that's lucky enough to avoid Lord Asspounder killing him right away for whatever reason.