I play an online video game called Lord of the Rings Online. (I love this game!). What I find funny is that you can grow coffee in the game, process the beans and create something called "Second Breakfast Blend" coffee. You get a mild in game benefit - it makes you run faster! (5% faster or if you can make the superior blend you can run 10% faster). I love that I can give my characters a caffeine buzz then send them out on their quests. The screen captures below show one of my characters (one who can brew the coffee beans into the coffee). Now to open a Middle Earth coffee shop........ To grow coffee or brew it in game the profession level has to be at the highest level (at least at this point before the upgrade it is the highest level). 

You need a "bag of coffee beans" (produced by a character with farming as one of their professions or bought on the in game auction house)

 

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With the beans you can make either this (A cup of Second Breakfast Blend Coffee which makes you run 5% faster):

 

 

or the "Superior" version (A cup of Superior Second Breakfast Blend Coffee which makes you run 10% faster):

 

 

 

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Submitted by Chamie on
Okay, that's almost enough to make me want to start playing LOTRO -- and I have an almost visceral dislike of graphical games (I'm a text-game baby from way back.) I've played in games with some seriously bad@ss alchemy systems and built apothecary businesses based off my foraging and alchemy skills, and in one of my favorite games, my main character eventually opened her own tea and coffee shop, but we were still developing brewing ale as a subset of alchemy, so coffee wasn't even in the pipeline. Can you sell the cup of coffee after you brew it? If you can, I'd definitely go for it!

Submitted by donnedonne on
this reminds me of legend of zelda, ocarina of time, where you could restore health by drinking a very effective blue potion (most health restoring!) or...drinking milk. milk gave some benefits, but not nearly as many, but it just seemed more...organic. grass-fed cows, raw, etc. who knows where that mysterious blue processed potion came from!

Submitted by jbviau on
This makes me want to go play Diablo for some reason despite that game's lack of coffee. If only it were true in real life that "...to grow coffee or brew it...the profession level has to be at the highest level...," as you said!

Submitted by caffeine65 on
Chamie - yes you can sell it! I usually end up giving it to Kin members or to my other characters. Market price varies on the auction hall. LOTRO is free to play BTW. Intrepid - no but I think you have to grow it in "superior" fields (certain foods can only be grown in superior fields) and it does take "rich soil" instead of regular soil to grow. To brew you need a campfire. jbviau - :)

Submitted by EricBNC on
<br>They neglected to include a decaf bean that fakes the user out by not giving the enhancing properties that regular coffee gives - leave it as a decoy for your opponent to find!

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I play an online video game called Lord of the Rings Online. (I love this game!). What I find funny is that you can grow coffee in the game, process the beans and create something called "Second Breakfast Blend" coffee. You get a mild in game benefit - it makes you run faster! (5% faster or if you can make the superior blend you can run 10% faster). I love that I can give my characters a caffeine buzz then send them out on their quests. The screen captures below show one of my characters (one who can brew the coffee beans into the coffee). Now to open a Middle Earth coffee shop........ To grow coffee or brew it in game the profession level has to be at the highest level (at least at this point before the upgrade it is the highest level). 

You need a "bag of coffee beans" (produced by a character with farming as one of their professions or bought on the in game auction house)

 

..

With the beans you can make either this (A cup of Second Breakfast Blend Coffee which makes you run 5% faster):

 

 

or the "Superior" version (A cup of Superior Second Breakfast Blend Coffee which makes you run 10% faster):

 

 

 

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April 20, 2012 | by EricBNC


They neglected to include a decaf bean that fakes the user out by not giving the enhancing properties that regular coffee gives - leave it as a decoy for your opponent to find!

Thats pretty funny but it

April 19, 2012 | by hoonchul@hotmail.com

Thats pretty funny but it makes perfect sense. I assume extra boost wears off? You better keep your stash well stocked!

Coffee in video games

April 17, 2012 | by caffeine65

Chamie - yes you can sell it! I usually end up giving it to Kin members or to my other characters. Market price varies on the auction hall. LOTRO is free to play BTW. Intrepid - no but I think you have to grow it in "superior" fields (certain foods can only be grown in superior fields) and it does take "rich soil" instead of regular soil to grow. To brew you need a campfire. jbviau - :)

Love it!

April 17, 2012 | by jbviau

This makes me want to go play Diablo for some reason despite that game's lack of coffee. If only it were true in real life that "...to grow coffee or brew it...the profession level has to be at the highest level...," as you said!

That's a pretty funny item

April 17, 2012 | by intrepid510

That's a pretty funny item they have included in the game, does the elevation and soil have any effect on the coffee?

this reminds me of legend of

April 17, 2012 | by donnedonne

this reminds me of legend of zelda, ocarina of time, where you could restore health by drinking a very effective blue potion (most health restoring!) or...drinking milk. milk gave some benefits, but not nearly as many, but it just seemed more...organic. grass-fed cows, raw, etc. who knows where that mysterious blue processed potion came from!

SRSLY?

April 17, 2012 | by Chamie

Okay, that's almost enough to make me want to start playing LOTRO -- and I have an almost visceral dislike of graphical games (I'm a text-game baby from way back.) I've played in games with some seriously bad@ss alchemy systems and built apothecary businesses based off my foraging and alchemy skills, and in one of my favorite games, my main character eventually opened her own tea and coffee shop, but we were still developing brewing ale as a subset of alchemy, so coffee wasn't even in the pipeline. Can you sell the cup of coffee after you brew it? If you can, I'd definitely go for it!

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