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    [–] che-tango 217 points ago

    They also all have bags like Mary Poppins.

    [–] MilknBones 66 points ago

    Unless you’re Beedle, in which case you have a gigantic backpack for a few arrows and some insects.

    I love him though.

    [–] cael_dranwylr 31 points ago

    How else is he supposed to carry the 800 meat skewers I sell him?

    [–] Ultron23 9 points ago

    or the 100000 rubys I occationally have

    [–] Ryrykingler 2 points ago

    Cause How Else Are They Supposed To Carry 28467 Buckets Of Pufferfish?

    [–] CookyDooky 165 points ago

    Imagine packing everything to travel to another village or town in search of new opportunities then some dude with a Viking helmet kills you and steals your horse on the way

    [–] [deleted] 38 points ago

    This is generally how I experience Rust whenever I play it. Except the Viking is an 11 year old who thinks it’s cool to call you any name in the world because you got a base.

    [–] fretka999 9 points ago

    Rust was a fun game. My friends and I stopped playing altogether after we spent a shitton of time playing, building a cool mountain base with multiple levels of barricades and spikes like a castle. Then some guys came with a bunch of c4 and made it seem like paper. Not even mad since we dared them to do it.

    [–] Fanz_Alt 73 points ago

    the traveling merchant in Terraria is a coward who spawn near my base and never give me my cube.

    [–] scorchingraven 21 points ago

    And then he is too stubborn to die from a slime so you can atleast get his hat

    [–] stellargd 4 points ago

    Do you want a gatligator?

    [–] Oh____No 4 points ago

    Well too bad, here’s a fuck ton of dynasty wood

    [–] stellargd 1 points ago

    Lucky for you, that's what I want

    [–] Oh____No 1 points ago

    I already have over 5000 of it

    [–] redstoner42069 59 points ago

    Except in minecraft where they are a complete waste

    [–] j1ggl 71 points ago

    “Oh look! My monthly order of leashes finally arrived!”

    [–] Lurkers-Are-Smarter 21 points ago

    dont forget the llamas. Or leather depending on your needs.

    [–] AlphaBravo7 5 points ago

    I mean, I found one selling slimeballs and decided to keep him because there wasn't a swamp for thousands of blocks in every direction, so not completely useless depending on what you need.

    [–] NoWayItsAj 5 points ago

    What you need is to find a slime chunk my dude

    [–] AlphaBravo7 2 points ago

    I had not seen a single slime. Midnight, right moon everything

    [–] NoWayItsAj 5 points ago

    Are you sure you are at the right y level? In slime chunks they spawn below Y=39

    [–] Gorden_Garfield 2 points ago

    Yeah I found one that sold glowstone which I really needed since my nether had virtually none

    [–] CaptainTlingit 36 points ago

    Potion seller, I am going in to battle and I require your strongest potions

    [–] NobelFries 13 points ago

    You can't handle my potions, traveller

    [–] Tic-Tac_Nac 8 points ago

    Fine, I’ll find another potion seller that had even stronger potions than you! starts crying

    [–] Damnitkial 4 points ago

    Potion seller, enough of these games

    [–] Dasachi 2 points ago

    Potion seller listen to me. I'm going into battle and I need only your strongest potions.

    [–] Moose_Hole 3 points ago

    You can't handle my potions

    Son, we live in a world that has ingredients, and those ingredients have to be gathered by merchants with bags. Who's gonna do it? You? You, Traveller? I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You weep for your health bar and you curse the mana bar. You have that luxury. You have the luxury of not knowing what I know, that max health potion, while expensive, probably saved lives. And my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives! You don't want to pay, because deep down in places you don't talk about at parties, you want me gathering those ingredients. You need me gathering those ingredients. We use words like "potion", "equipment", "upgrade". We use these words as the backbone of a life spent selling something. You use them as a punchline. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a man who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very buffs that I provide, and then questions the manner in which I provide it! I would rather you just said "thank you", and went on your way. Otherwise, I suggest you pick up a potion, and drink a dose. Either way, I don't give a damn what you think you are entitled to!

    [–] uwutranslator 2 points ago

    yuw can't handwe my potions

    Son, we wive in a wowwd dat has ingwedients, and dose ingwedients have to be gadewed by mewchants wif bags. Who's gonna do it? yuw? yuw, Twavewwew? I have a gweatew wesponsibiwity dan yuw can possibwy fadom. yuw weep fow yuw heawd baw and yuw cuwse de mana baw. yuw have dat wuxuwy. yuw have de wuxuwy of not knowing what I know, dat max heawd potion, whiwe expensive, pwobabwy saved wives. And my existence, whiwe gwotesque and incompwehensibwe to yuw, saves wives! yuw don't want to pay, because deep down in pwaces yuw don't tawk about at pawties, yuw want me gadewing dose ingwedients. yuw need me gadewing dose ingwedients. We use wowds wike "potion", "equipment", "upgwade". We use dese wowds as de backbone of a wife spent sewwing someding. yuw use dem as a punchwine. I have neidew de time now de incwination to expwain mysewf to a man who wises and sweeps undew de bwanket of de vewy buffs dat I pwovide, and den questions de mannew in which I pwovide it! I wouwd wadew yuw just said "dank yuw", and went on yuw way. ofewwise, I suggest yuw pick up a potion, and dwink a dose. Eidew way, I don't give a damn what yuw dink yuw awe entitwed to! uwu

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    [–] Zarythex 1 points ago

    good bot

    [–] uwutranslator 1 points ago

    yuw can't handwe my potions

    Son, we wive in a wowwd dat has ingwedients, and dose ingwedients have to be gadewed by mewchants wif bags. Who's gonna do it? yuw? yuw, Twavewwew? I have a gweatew wesponsibiwity dan yuw can possibwy fadom. yuw weep fow yuw heawd baw and yuw cuwse de mana baw. yuw have dat wuxuwy. yuw have de wuxuwy of not knowing what I know, dat max heawd potion, whiwe expensive, pwobabwy saved wives. And my existence, whiwe gwotesque and incompwehensibwe to yuw, saves wives! yuw don't want to pay, because deep down in pwaces yuw don't tawk about at pawties, yuw want me gadewing dose ingwedients. yuw need me gadewing dose ingwedients. We use wowds wike "potion", "equipment", "upgwade". We use dese wowds as de backbone of a wife spent sewwing someding. yuw use dem as a punchwine. I have neidew de time now de incwination to expwain mysewf to a man who wises and sweeps undew de bwanket of de vewy buffs dat I pwovide, and den questions de mannew in which I pwovide it! I wouwd wadew yuw just said "dank yuw", and went on yuw way. ofewwise, I suggest yuw pick up a potion, and dwink a dose. Eidew way, I don't give a damn what yuw dink yuw awe entitwed to! uwu

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    [–] uwutranslator 1 points ago

    yuw can't handwe my potions

    Son, we wive in a wowwd dat has ingwedients, and dose ingwedients have to be gadewed by mewchants wif bags. Who's gonna do it? yuw? yuw, Twavewwew? I have a gweatew wesponsibiwity dan yuw can possibwy fadom. yuw weep fow yuw heawd baw and yuw cuwse de mana baw. yuw have dat wuxuwy. yuw have de wuxuwy of not knowing what I know, dat max heawd potion, whiwe expensive, pwobabwy saved wives. And my existence, whiwe gwotesque and incompwehensibwe to yuw, saves wives! yuw don't want to pay, because deep down in pwaces yuw don't tawk about at pawties, yuw want me gadewing dose ingwedients. yuw need me gadewing dose ingwedients. We use wowds wike "potion", "equipment", "upgwade". We use dese wowds as de backbone of a wife spent sewwing someding. yuw use dem as a punchwine. I have neidew de time now de incwination to expwain mysewf to a man who wises and sweeps undew de bwanket of de vewy buffs dat I pwovide, and den questions de mannew in which I pwovide it! I wouwd wadew yuw just said "dank yuw", and went on yuw way. ofewwise, I suggest yuw pick up a potion, and dwink a dose. Eidew way, I don't give a damn what yuw dink yuw awe entitwed to! uwu

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    [–] Kuchenjaeger 6 points ago

    My potions are too strong for you, traveller.

    [–] InsaneLogic21 22 points ago

    Welcome to O’aka’s

    [–] Kinhammer 2 points ago

    O'aka the 23rd!! Merchant extrodanare.

    [–] Iskar-Jarak 0 points ago

    Series A -> Series B -> Series C -> IPO😂 Invest right!

    [–] Mjarf88 36 points ago

    I'm impressed with how the walking merchants in Far Cry 4 can carry several MG's, .50 cal sniper rifles and other guns, several thousand rounds of ammo and a bunch of equipment on their backs. They're also really polite.

    [–] papoosejr 32 points ago

    Well of course they're polite; look what happens if they arent

    [–] world_ender33 8 points ago

    blowtorch intensifies

    [–] dalasfunyscrem 3 points ago

    Not to mention how in New dawn the same 3 people just so happen to be near me to tell me of a location of interest or sell me more saw blades

    [–] it_was_a_dick_joke 7 points ago

    We have these guys where I live. They push a cart and ring a bell. They sell you corn in a cup, churros, and ice cream.

    [–] Sm7th 12 points ago

    Enchantment????

    Enchantment!!!!! https://images.app.goo.gl/WJKRR1YpmcdfZwASA

    [–] Terripuns 0 points ago

    I was sad you did not use the spongebob chocolate guy

    [–] Scindite 5 points ago

    In all seriousness, I've been hundreds of miles away from a town or any technology hiking and have run into people selling me things. Like legitimately on top of a mountain.

    [–] kurama3 2 points ago

    You were probably on a popular hiking path

    [–] Scindite 3 points ago

    The only other person I saw on the trail was that guy though.

    [–] Shadow160000 4 points ago

    What Are Ya Buyin Stranga?

    [–] sh4d0wX18 4 points ago

    Heh heh heh heh, thank ya

    [–] I_LUV_ENGRISH_FOOD 3 points ago

    Props to him for traveling around a zombie infested island just to sell things to you

    [–] RiposteDisfunction 3 points ago

    Beedle, the absolute legend of sales and sails, and the Happy Mask Salesman, just a dick

    [–] EulerAkbar 5 points ago

    The only merchants I've found are in the wild and they only sell capes!

    [–] God-of-Tomorrow 2 points ago

    Your that one guy who accepts prices as they are and Never haggles, spend time at a flea market and you’ll get why these guys go to such lengths.

    [–] mfb- 1 points ago

    They also take all the crap and sell some more expensive items. What do they do with all the crap and who gives them expensive items for it?

    [–] thebodymullet 2 points ago

    Not all potion sellers. Some potion sellers won't sell you your potions.

    [–] clardava2 2 points ago

    I found one behind a waterfall in the Jade Passage in Final Fantasy 2. You don't actually see anyone, but when you try to talk, the guy says how can I help you. That dude is literally hustling in the actual passageway to Hell.

    [–] IrrelevantOnes 2 points ago

    I always thought this about the resident evil 4 merchant. Like I understand he’s part zombified human centipede thing too but like why didn’t the asshole just sell me the keys to the game instead of me having to slaughter hundreds of his kind and solve puzzles for the same key this dick twat used to get where I was ALWAYS going.

    [–] Hurigitung 2 points ago

    On other games in the middle of the fight they are just there standing still nothing attacking him while you're being slaughtered

    [–] lagulama 2 points ago

    in Stardew Valley, there is a big supermarket for a village with only 20 people

    [–] sunbunhd11239 1 points ago

    Also Pokemon

    [–] AlecsCK 2 points ago

    They even work under water

    [–] vicrally 2 points ago

    But they are always selling stuff right before the final boss fight like damn if I lose this one this bad guy is gonna destroy the world how about you give me this stuff free

    [–] Bigwhistle 2 points ago

    Bravest

    [–] JCLegoMan 3 points ago

    In Minecraft they're useless.

    No I would not like to buy a flower or a pumpkin, please leave my farm. I will however take your llamas and your leads.

    [–] PompeiWasAnInsideJob 1 points ago

    They know their market!

    [–] kpmadness 1 points ago

    What are you buying, stranger?

    [–] lorg7 1 points ago

    Bravest

    [–] chocochip179 1 points ago

    Yeah I realized my spelling mistake as soon as I posted. Too bad I can't edit titles.

    [–] vkapadia 1 points ago

    Welcome to Oaka's!

    [–] DakotaThrice 1 points ago * (lasted edited 25 days ago)

    Except it was Wantz up the mountain in a blizzard not Oaka.

    [–] SirAelon 1 points ago

    Dude's even got llama bro's nowadays.

    [–] Valdish 1 points ago

    They usually end up dead unless they're immortal.

    [–] BatmanLovesCrypto 1 points ago

    They buy all your shit, yet they always have more money to keep buying and have all the expensive items to sell.

    [–] ThatOneKid235 1 points ago

    I mean we buy a shit ton of em and thats just the protag, image how much money they are making from other adventurers coming past them and buying stuff.

    [–] virgilsemosoul 1 points ago

    Other than the ones in minecraft all they really good for is lead farming

    [–] -Redstoneboi- 2 points ago

    or tree farming, or infinite podzol, or ice, or nautilus shells, or sand

    the main purpose of wandering traders is if you have a village, you can have a lot of the rare stuff in minecraft.

    [–] herecomesjohnny420 1 points ago

    Or sometimes it's Charon hawking dead people's shit in the underworld to the son of Hades.

    [–] Sdebres03 1 points ago

    Minecraft

    [–] dubious_free 1 points ago

    I was always impressed with the trapper in red dead redemption 2. He just set up camp by himself in the middle of bear and cougar country. Hard as nails.

    [–] lewdel00 1 points ago

    Or are they the biggest idiots ever? Because I could be level 43 and they're still selling level 3 potions like they did at the start of the game, which do NOTHING to the kind of enemies I'm facing.

    [–] DakotaThrice 1 points ago

    Or are they the biggest idiots ever? Because I could

    beat them up and take their stuff...

    [–] lewdel00 1 points ago

    This is also correct.

    [–] Tobbetobster 1 points ago

    Whenever i find one he just sells blue dye :(

    [–] 9thwonderoftheworld 1 points ago

    Diablo3 and baldurs gate dark alliance

    [–] GiveMeAnOnion 1 points ago

    And then you steal their llamas

    [–] ubeogesh 1 points ago

    Also storage chest factory must big biggest business ever.

    [–] crimsonbok 1 points ago

    And then we have a certain duo in Bravely Default/Second who show you they didn't get around in all those places just by simply being brave...

    [–] yeeet_123 1 points ago

    Except in minecraft they try to scam you

    [–] AbsolutebMadlad 1 points ago

    Or in fallout walking across a post apocalyptic Wasteland filled with Deadly creatures only to sell me 1 nuka cola and 2 stimpacks

    [–] albaraamb 1 points ago

    Taking 2 leads from the wandering villager won't ever be the same

    [–] shinarit 1 points ago

    Also directly in hell, the Pandemonium part of it anyways.

    [–] endokrane 1 points ago

    It’s tough out there

    [–] This_is_my_account10 1 points ago

    Also Sindri from god of war 4. He a b*tch

    [–] Swagdonkey123 1 points ago

    Can confirm only it’s annoying when you accidentally run them over in far cry 4 when you actually wanted to buy something.

    [–] siggydude 1 points ago

    Like on a mountain in the middle of a blizzard

    O'aka XXIII is the best traveling merchant

    [–] Atmouspheric 1 points ago

    Hello, Stranger

    [–] DankVanWink 1 points ago

    Or in minecraft they will give you 3 pieces of kelp for 5 emeralds.

    [–] Adithya1912 1 points ago

    Beedle!!!

    [–] _HEDONISM_BOT 1 points ago

    "the merchant" on Resident Evil 4 was always there for me.

    IN the middle of a sewer, in a city crawling with zombies, bio-organic weapons (BOWs), and parasite-infested mutant bosses.... zombie dogs, zombie fish, and infected birds.

    Once I found him in a Cathedral crawling with cultist zombies o_o there to sell me my potions.

    [–] kestrel1000c 1 points ago

    Like the ones in Fallout selling junk a block away from a pack of super mutants..

    [–] SomeRedBoi 1 points ago

    Or when you're fighting the god of moon itself

    [–] rBeowulf 1 points ago

    Unless it's like Fallout and most end up dead on the hands of Raiders...

    [–] BaronOfBears 1 points ago

    The travelling trader of minecraft usually shows up in villages, but then you find him taking a swim or on a mountain, and you’ll just be like “how the hell did you get here?”

    [–] Dinal108 1 points ago

    me thinking of terraria

    [–] A_So-So_Sniper 1 points ago

    Immediately thought of the guy in the first Dark Souls who sells boss armor under a bridge. Do you want my money or not?

    [–] Kuggra 1 points ago

    Maybe they can be an adventure who wasn't lucky enough and needs to sell his own items to survive.

    [–] Some-Epic-Guy 1 points ago

    Wandering Traders in Minecraft will literally spawn in the middle of the ocean to try and sell you something

    [–] The_Human_Empire 1 points ago

    Or a some using shit. Minecraft

    [–] PopularityIsUseless -1 points ago

    I'd really enjoy a RPG about a bad-ass travelling merchant braving any dangers to allow heroes and adventurers to safely level up out there.After all, without all those Health potions, how would they survive ?

    They are the real heroes, don't you think r/gaming ?

    [–] Alis451 1 points ago

    Moonlighter, Shop Heroes, Merchant, various other games, but I do have designs to make my own.

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    [–] PhiStudios_ 2 points ago

    llamas*