Torrill Mortensen mentions of a news story in Norway about a 12 year old boy who survived a moose attack having "first yelled at the moose, distracting it so his sister got away, then when he got attacked and the animal stood over him he feigned death. 'Just like you learn at level 30 in World of Warcraft.'"
On the subject of serendipitous transfer to your real life your MMOG experience.
Personally, I would find it difficult to believe that merit badges (e.g. Boy Scouts) earned in World of Warcraft would be the best way to learn real world woodland survival skills. Yet, as Torrill's story does imply, sometimes transfer happens in odd moments in strange ways.
As another for instance, I do not believe I've learned anything from Eve Online that I could use to make a fortune in real world markets (see current series on Eve on this site - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. 7. ). Yet as an analogy, an imperfect proxy for real world situations, I think the game world of Eve Online can present fascinating illustrations.
Perhaps there lies the point of transfer for game-oriented MMOs (not simulations). Their direct experiences may not transfer well, but the experience and agility to form analogies based on those experiences might.
Yes, I know that is a real moose and I am not a hunter in World of Warcraft, but hypothetically speaking, were this like that incident in that Vale of..., perhaps I could... do something like...