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26th Sep '16 11:28:58 AM Qube
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*** Once you advance far enough into the main quest to get it, the Dragonrend Shout will be your ace in the hole against any dragon you fight. What does it do? Forces a dragon to land. Normally you have to get them to half-health by pelting them with lucky shots from your bow or spells or the much fancier but less reliable Shouts, but with Dragonrend you can cut straight to the bashing-their-brains-in-with-a-warhammer step.



** Skyforge Steel weapons. Basically, they look like bog-standard Steel weapons. They also have the same damage as Elven weapons but are much lighter. Because they're Steel, any player with the first easily-obtainable Smithing perk can upgrade them to be even better. Oh, and one can be obtained for free upon joining the Companions. Players tend to hang on to their Skyforge Steel weapons for quite some time.
** If you are the type for magic, you have the Transmute spell. Convert cheap and plentiful iron ore into silver or gold, smelt into ingots and either sell or (better still) craft into jewelry at the forges. Not too flashy, but you'll never want for cash ever again.
** Bethesda almost certainly intended for the werewolf abilities to be used as a standard power and you feed on enemies as you kill them to become stronger. While that's certainly a viable tactic, in the early stages of being a werewolf (especially with ''Dawnguard'' installed, which gives greater practicality to actually ''being'' a werewolf in the first place) it's a lot easier ransack a bandit hideout in your normal form, gather their corpses in one place, loot them so you can make some money on the whole venture, and ''then'' go into Beast Form and feed on them without any further threat to yourself.

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** *** Skyforge Steel weapons. Basically, they look like bog-standard Steel weapons. They also have the same damage as Elven weapons but are much lighter. Because they're Steel, any player with the first easily-obtainable Smithing perk can upgrade them to be even better. Oh, and one can be obtained for free upon joining the Companions. Players tend to hang on to their Skyforge Steel weapons for quite some time.
** *** If you are the type for magic, you have the Transmute spell. Convert cheap and plentiful iron ore into silver or gold, smelt into ingots and either sell or (better still) craft into jewelry at the forges. Not too flashy, but you'll never want for cash ever again.
** *** Bethesda almost certainly intended for the werewolf abilities to be used as a standard power and you feed on enemies as you kill them to become stronger. While that's certainly a viable tactic, in the early stages of being a werewolf (especially with ''Dawnguard'' installed, which gives greater practicality to actually ''being'' a werewolf in the first place) it's a lot easier ransack a bandit hideout in your normal form, gather their corpses in one place, loot them so you can make some money on the whole venture, and ''then'' go into Beast Form and feed on them without any further threat to yourself.
24th Sep '16 12:52:31 PM nombretomado
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* ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' has 48 characters, all with a variety of special moves. Their best attacks? For the most part, a crouching fierce (hard) punch. Out of the top 3 characters (Cammy, Sagat, Blanka), two have ball-busting low fierces and there is almost no time where it is a bad move (Cammy's standing fierce punches and roundhouse (again, hard) kicks generally serve the same purpose).

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* ''[[CapcomVsWhatever Capcom vs. SNK 2]]'' ''VideoGame/CapcomVsSNK2MarkOfTheMillennium'' has 48 characters, all with a variety of special moves. Their best attacks? For the most part, a crouching fierce (hard) punch. Out of the top 3 characters (Cammy, Sagat, Blanka), two have ball-busting low fierces and there is almost no time where it is a bad move (Cammy's standing fierce punches and roundhouse (again, hard) kicks generally serve the same purpose).
17th Sep '16 12:06:01 AM TheSinful
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** Starter Pokémon. Everyone has one and they're often not as cool as late game Pokémon, but they're useful throughout the entire game and some are even useful in competitive play (with a couple being outright [[GameBreaker Game Breakers]]).
16th Sep '16 11:58:28 PM TheSinful
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** Also from the campaigns, upgrades that allow for instant building/mutation of your supply generator. Not much to look at but you can train more troops faster. Particularly noteworthy are the Zerg which grant more supply (thus saving resources), and the Terran who can use their supply depots to wall off their base or create choke points.
29th Aug '16 6:57:06 PM naruto8900
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** In Kane's Wrath, your standard front-line infantry are given old Tib-War 2 era guns and armor, because while it may not be as fancy as GDI's various types of combat armor, it's still better than the hoodies and AK's normal militia are armed with.

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** In Kane's Wrath, your Nod standard front-line infantry are given old Tib-War 2 era guns and armor, because while it may not be as fancy as GDI's various types of combat armor, it's still better than the hoodies and AK's normal militia are armed with.
23rd Aug '16 10:53:54 PM Yuihime
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* Want to make loads of money in ''VideoGame/RuneScape''? Learn what some reliable commodities are, collect or manufacture them, and sell them on the Grand Exchange. Pick potatoes. Spin bowstrings. Buy feathers and harpoons from the NPC fishing shops. Tedious? Absolutely. Hundreds of thousands of gold per hour? Entirely possible.
14th Aug '16 12:12:14 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' features Rocket launchers, energy swords, shotguns and gravity hammer. The most efficient weapon to quickly kill most enemies? Battle Rifle or Covenant Carbine, provided the player can consistently hit the head.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'':
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''VideoGame/{{Halo 3}}'' features Rocket launchers, energy swords, shotguns and gravity hammer. The most efficient weapon to quickly kill most enemies? Battle Rifle or Covenant Carbine, provided the player can consistently hit the head.



** And just for completeness, the Battle Rifle in Halo 2 is the do-all workhorse of both multi-player and single-player. Even more so in multi-player when Bungie toned up the accuracy a little.

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** And just for completeness, the Battle Rifle in Halo 2 ''VideoGame/{{Halo 2}}'' is the do-all workhorse of both multi-player and single-player. Even more so in multi-player when Bungie Creator/{{Bungie}} toned up the accuracy a little.
11th Aug '16 5:53:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''HeartsOfIron 2'', you have your tanks, motorised infantry, paratroopers, mountaineers and the like, but the most cost-effective strategy remains to crank out masses of foot infantry and militia.
* Probably deliberately averted in ''WorldInConflict'' with the Support role. With slow-moving, fragile AA and repair vehicles, Support players see very little flashy action, like the Armor and Air players (and the role doesn't get any considerable attention in the single-player campaign). However, without good support, the team will lose pathetically. No exceptions. And it just so happens that since later patches, Support role nets the highest scores in 90% of online games. Quite fitting, seeing how the game is ALL about teamwork. Interestingly, Support also has the most AwesomeButImpractical units in the game - the artillery.

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* In ''HeartsOfIron 2'', ''VideoGame/HeartsOfIronII'', you have your tanks, motorised infantry, paratroopers, mountaineers and the like, but the most cost-effective strategy remains to crank out masses of foot infantry and militia.
* Probably deliberately averted in ''WorldInConflict'' ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' with the Support role. With slow-moving, fragile AA and repair vehicles, Support players see very little flashy action, like the Armor and Air players (and the role doesn't get any considerable attention in the single-player campaign). However, without good support, the team will lose pathetically. No exceptions. And it just so happens that since later patches, Support role nets the highest scores in 90% of online games. Quite fitting, seeing how the game is ALL about teamwork. Interestingly, Support also has the most AwesomeButImpractical units in the game - the artillery.
2nd Aug '16 10:43:06 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/{{Vectorman}}'' has multiplier items which multiply the points you receive, a useless holdover from arcade games...except the multiplication applies to health pick-ups and extra lives too: getting an extra life with a x10 multiplier in effect means you get ''ten extra lives'' on the spot.
28th Jul '16 4:44:50 AM TheGameMaster
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