Sometimes smither can be protective of their stuff. Which is kinda understandable because some people might smith something not very useful like making adze or chisel when we already have one. Or making knives for grieving.
But sometimes we will meet a smither that just very protective to their stuff. I met this kind of person twice and i believe there’s many more.
My first experience is an old lady in new developed village. I was about to do smithing when she come and grab the round rock that I’m about to pick up. I know that she’s going to smith too, so i told her “first we need hoe (because the farmers really need it) and then shovel (because we running out of water).” just to make sure that we are in the same chapter here. and she answered “i know. I’m not stupid.”. I don’t know why she’s getting offended but I’m trying to ignore that and told her “i’ll help you.” and she said “no”. Then, i die next to the klin because i forgot about my food bar while I’m typing.
I go offline for couple minutes then i came back and go to observation mode to check how things going. She managed to make a hammer but she still have to make hoe and shovel. The old lady continued her smithing but a boy came to her offering his help (like i do) . She refused the help (like she did to me) but the boy insisted to help. So, the boy grab her hammer and running.
“give it back!” she said, but the boy keeps running and she chasing him around. And then she died because either she was too old or she starves to death. Well, she should have realized that people also want the best for their village. also smithing is a lot better if we have assistant to help. Trust me, i know how better it feels to smith with someone else.
My second experience is, there’s a mother, same age as i am. And she’s about to smith. I don’t feel like smithing that day and there’s a lot of baby to fed. So i decided to babysitting next to the smithing area (because usually there’s fire near klin). There’s this boy that running around in smithing area a couple of times. He’s probably trying to eat berries. The smither get annoyed and shout “please get out of smithing area!”
. I mean, next to the smithing area is berry farm, everyone will always running around pass the smithing area, it just can’t be avoided. Besides, there’s only one boy who at the time standing there. The boy get offended and said “f*ck you” and leave the smithing area. Next is she grab a bow and arrow and shoot the boy. WTH!
Everyone just shocked with what happened. She said “he needs to learned. He’s not allowed to say bad words.”. Everyone just can’t say anything, including me. We don’t curse her because she got point. Bad mouthing is not acceptable. She continues her smithing and I’m not really in the mood to help her, not after with what happened.
People running pass smithing area is pretty common, guys. You can’t get mad over this. Telling people to leave smithing area is just rude. Besides, we still can smith without a problem even if there’s a lot of people pass by as long as nobody steal our stuff.
My tips is, if you want to smith but there’s already someone else there first, you should place yourself as their assistant. That way, they will allowed you to help her. Also, don’t force yourself if they don’t want to be helped. It wasting your time to argue with them. But you still have to spy on her in case she’s a potential griever.
Smither assistant jobs is basically the same as the smither, except you don’t use hammer to craft the tool. Only the smither who decide what they want to make. Help them with turn on the klin, makes coal, put the iron wrought in to the bowl, hit the hot iron ore to make iron wrought, or heat up iron ore, and if you want, you can take food and place it near smithing area or even fed her.