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21st Apr '18 6:14:51 PM nombretomado
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*** Even more {{egregious}}ly, you can actually leave the bomb mission until just before the PointOfNoReturn, by [[ViolationOfCommonSense not rescuing the downed turian patrol]] until you're ready for the bomb mission (which completing it unlocks) as Cerberus [[TakeYourTime don't discover the bomb until just before Shepard does]]. This is the only way to [[spoiler:play this mission with [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers Ashley/Kaidan]] or Tali for some unique CharacterDevelopment you wouldn't ever get otherwise.]]

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*** Even more {{egregious}}ly, JustForFun/{{egregious}}ly, you can actually leave the bomb mission until just before the PointOfNoReturn, by [[ViolationOfCommonSense not rescuing the downed turian patrol]] until you're ready for the bomb mission (which completing it unlocks) as Cerberus [[TakeYourTime don't discover the bomb until just before Shepard does]]. This is the only way to [[spoiler:play this mission with [[MutuallyExclusivePartyMembers Ashley/Kaidan]] or Tali for some unique CharacterDevelopment you wouldn't ever get otherwise.]]
11th Apr '18 11:27:31 AM BeerBaron
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Guide Dang It! examples from ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls'' series.
29th Mar '18 4:59:14 AM wrigglybones
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** While there is an enchanting service in the game, you can prepare to pay tens of millions of gold for high quality enchantments. On the other hand if you do it yourself, the Enchanting system is so powerful that it's possible to make yourself a custom InfinityPlusOneSword before you even reach level 10. The catch? It has a percentage-based success rate factoring in your Intelligence and Luck stats and Enchanting skill level, and that percentage chance of success is so minute that at ordinarily obtainable levels (up to 100 Intelligence and Luck, up to 100 Enchanting)... good luck getting particularly powerful enchantments to succeed! Oh, and if you fail, your [[SoulPoweredEngine soul gem]] breaks and you lose the soul inside it. Say goodbye to that expensive grand soul gem and that rare Golden Saint you had to track down and kill. The only way to give yourself a 100% chance of success for artifact-quality enchantments is to use Alchemy or Enchanting to circuitously boost your Intelligence, making progressively more potent potions or gear. If you're going the Enchanting route, the amount of enchantment each bit of gear can hold is limited, so the duration of the stat boost is going to be at best 2-3 seconds, but more likely 1 (and that's on the highest quality clothing and jewellery money can buy). Once you've made enough pieces of gear, get ready to hotkey all of them, then sprint your fingers through the hotkeys and mash down that inventory button to pause the game before the duration runs out. Now that your character's Intelligence is boosted so far that they can probably see through time (900+)... you stand a decent chance of success on that Daedric sword with the 70 point AoE-on-hit fire damage. Have fun figuring all that out without a guide.



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17th Mar '18 11:08:47 PM ImpudentInfidel
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* Do you want to get the GoldenEnding in ''NeverwinterNights2/MaskOfTheBetrayer''? You'll have to reassemble the titular Mask. Too bad two of the parts are only collected in unmarked sidequests in completely optional areas that require Gann to be in your party to even find.
17th Mar '18 10:48:45 PM ImpudentInfidel
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*** [[spoiler:+2 points: Resolve Legion's loyalty mission by being a [[AntiHero Renegade]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch killing the heretics]] integrating them with the consensus leads them to encourage [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]], causing the civilian ships to panic without steady leadership.]]

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*** [[spoiler:+2 points: Resolve Legion's loyalty mission by being a [[AntiHero Renegade]] and [[KickTheSonOfABitch killing the heretics]] integrating them with the consensus leads them to encourage [[KickTheDog dog-kicking]], causing the civilian ships to panic without steady leadership. However, if you take the Paragon route and still make peace there's a significant War Score boost.]]
4th Mar '18 10:48:56 AM Scorntex
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* ''VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda:''
** Some quests and tasks require the player to poke around every Remnant or kett site they find.
** If Ryder reveals Annea's water supply, she attacks Ryder and runs off. Some time afterwards, Ryder might be attacked by mercenaries working for her, or find datapads from Annea explaining how she now wants Ryder dead. The subplot can end with Ryder finding Annea in the south of Elaaden's map, but this is never indicated via quest or character dialogue, requiring the player to either have just stumbled upon her camp by accident, or to have already known about it.
3rd Mar '18 6:14:35 PM iwantedtoaddsomething
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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' contains a puzzle that is impossible to solve without consulting a guide.

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* ''VideoGame/{{OFF}}'' contains a puzzle that is impossible to solve without consulting a guide. [[spoiler:Specifically, the READ ME.txt attached with the game.]]
31st Jan '18 5:17:25 AM Cryoclaste
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* The [[HollywoodHacking hacking]] game ''{{Uplink}}'' pretty much requires [[http://guide.modlink.net/index.php this guide]] to know exactly what tools that your character, a hacker, would need to avoid [[NonStandardGameOver your character being 'retired'']]. Even ''with'' that knowledge, the game is {{Unwinnable}} unless you [[SaveScumming back up your save game files after every major hack]]. Sometimes, [[TheAIIsACheatingBastard the server you just hacked can find you, even if you shut down all of the defenses and deleted all the logs that point to you being the hacker.]]

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* The [[HollywoodHacking hacking]] game ''{{Uplink}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Uplink}}'' pretty much requires [[http://guide.modlink.net/index.php this guide]] to know exactly what tools that your character, a hacker, would need to avoid [[NonStandardGameOver your character being 'retired'']]. Even ''with'' that knowledge, the game is {{Unwinnable}} unless you [[SaveScumming back up your save game files after every major hack]]. Sometimes, [[TheAIIsACheatingBastard the server you just hacked can find you, even if you shut down all of the defenses and deleted all the logs that point to you being the hacker.]]
29th Jan '18 8:21:24 AM BiffJr
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** Before patch 1.0.8, items on the Auction House only listed changes to base stats or damage, so you needed a calculator or 3rd-party site to figure out whether an item would be an improvement over your current equipment. Damage/second comparisons were added in 1.0.8, but even now, there's no way to account for skill-specific damage boosts and the impact on damage reduction/dodge chance still has to be done by hand.

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** Before patch 1.0.8, items on the Auction House only listed changes to base stats or damage, so you needed a calculator or 3rd-party site to figure out whether an item would be an improvement over your current equipment. Damage/second comparisons were added in 1.0.8, but even now, there's no way to account for skill-specific damage boosts and the impact on damage reduction/dodge chance still has to be done by hand. [[note]] This is no longer a problem as there is no longer an aucton house, however. [[/note]]
16th Jan '18 2:43:41 AM Cryoclaste
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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Mankrik%27s_Wife Mankrik's Wife]] was infamous for being impossible to complete without a guide. Mankrik tasked players with finding his wife's body, which shouldn't be hard... except that he offered no clues to her location, she was very far away from him, and oh yeah, players looking for "Mankrik's Wife" will never find her, because the thing you had to find was given the generic name "Battered Corpse" instead. Eventually Blizzard just took the quest out of the game.

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* ''WorldOfWarcraft'': ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'': [[http://www.wowwiki.com/Mankrik%27s_Wife Mankrik's Wife]] was infamous for being impossible to complete without a guide. Mankrik tasked players with finding his wife's body, which shouldn't be hard... except that he offered no clues to her location, she was very far away from him, and oh yeah, players looking for "Mankrik's Wife" will never find her, because the thing you had to find was given the generic name "Battered Corpse" instead. Eventually Blizzard just took the quest out of the game.
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