History LoopholeAbuse / VideoGames

7th Jan '17 11:11:52 AM Hanz
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* In ''StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', this is how Alarak became First Ascendant of the Tal'darim. The Tal'darim operate off of a regulated form of KlingonPromotion (normally attacking a superior or even drawing your weapon in their presence is a crime punished by execution, but you can challenge them to a formal duel to the death known as Rak'shir where you take their position if you win), and Alarak, cunning sort that he is, noticed that while there is a rule against attacking a superior outside of Rak'shir, there Ain't No Rule that you can't talk your superior into challenging ''their'' superior in the knowledge that whoever wins, you'll be promoted. In the short story that debuted him, he got another: in Rak'shir, the two combatants can be assisted psionically by other Tal'darim who declare for them. Alarak entered the arena without declaring who he was supporting, supported one candidate (the former First Ascendant), then at the last second declared for the opponent and turned the tables, noting that there both Ain't No Rule that you have to support the same candidate for the whole fight and that there Ain't No Rule that you have to declare who you're supporting before the fight begins.
* In ''Tyranny'', you are tasked to proclaim an Edict to the Generals of your side (reading a magical scroll filled with the power of the evil overlord), setting a day and month by when the rebel base has to be conquered, or every living thing in the region dies. Usually that results in a time limit of 8 days to do the various quests and avoid certain death. But... [[spoiler: if you abuse an opportunity for a free resting spot, you can actually delay the reading and activation of the edict until after the date, which gives a time limit of a whole year since no year was specified in the Edict and it only goes into effect when you proclaim it]]

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* In ''StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', ''Videogame/StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', this is how Alarak became First Ascendant of the Tal'darim. The Tal'darim operate off of a regulated form of KlingonPromotion (normally attacking a superior or even drawing your weapon in their presence is a crime punished by execution, but you can challenge them to a formal duel to the death known as Rak'shir where you take their position if you win), and Alarak, cunning sort that he is, noticed that while there is a rule against attacking a superior outside of Rak'shir, there Ain't No Rule that you can't talk your superior into challenging ''their'' superior in the knowledge that whoever wins, you'll be promoted. In the short story that debuted him, he got another: in Rak'shir, the two combatants can be assisted psionically by other Tal'darim who declare for them. Alarak entered the arena without declaring who he was supporting, supported one candidate (the former First Ascendant), then at the last second declared for the opponent and turned the tables, noting that there both Ain't No Rule that you have to support the same candidate for the whole fight and that there Ain't No Rule that you have to declare who you're supporting before the fight begins.
* In ''Tyranny'', ''Videogame/{{Tyranny}}'', you are tasked to proclaim an Edict to the Generals of your side (reading a magical scroll filled with the power of the evil overlord), setting a day and month by when the rebel base has to be conquered, or every living thing in the region dies. Usually that results in a time limit of 8 days to do the various quests and avoid certain death. But... [[spoiler: if you abuse an opportunity for a free resting spot, you can actually delay the reading and activation of the edict until after the date, which gives a time limit of a whole year since no year was specified in the Edict and it only goes into effect when you proclaim it]]it]]. Similarly, the same Edict also claims that the Forces of Kyros must claim the Spire, meaning that if you so wish you can [[spoiler:ally with the opposing army and fight both generals]] to conquer the Spire, since you yourself happen to be a servant of Kyros.
** A later Edict involves ending the Regency of Stalwart in order to lift the Edict of Storms. Upon killing said Regent, you learn that [[spoiler:he recently just had a grandchild who is now the heir to the Royal line, forcing you to commit infanticide... Unless you have the sufficient Lore knowledge or a scroll from the Vellum Citadel that lets you get the child's mother renounce her daughter's claim to the throne]], which will also end the Edict. Tunon himself will even note how this was not Kyros intended the Edict to be resolved.
16th Dec '16 6:27:47 PM MADAGEk
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* The goal of ''DontShitYourPants'' is to...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin not shit your pants.]] While the correct solution is to go in the toilet like a civilized human being, the player also gets a victory chime for [[spoiler: taking off their pants and shitting on the floor. Hey, ''technically'' you didn't shit your pants.]]

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* The goal of ''DontShitYourPants'' [[VideoGame/DontShitYourPants Don't Shit Your Pants]] is to...well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin not shit your pants.]] While the correct solution is to go in the toilet like a civilized human being, the player also gets a victory chime for [[spoiler: taking off their pants and shitting on the floor. Hey, ''technically'' you didn't shit your pants.]]
25th Nov '16 2:33:41 AM MummyGaGa
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*** Speaking of the second game, the entire premise of that game can revolve around this. [[spoiler: Once Monokuma took the role as the teacher for the Neo World Program, Monokuma needed to find loopholes in order for his plan into reviving Junko Enoshima to work as the role of the teacher can not kill a student unless they break the rules. Because of that, he ended up creating the killing school trip as if a student committed murder, they would of broke the rule against violence at the island thus Monokuma has the right to execute the killer if they kill somebody.]]
*** Also from the second game, [[spoiler: Nagito ended up threatening to blow-up the entire island killing everybody inside it. Hajime attempts to convince Monokuma to stop him as he would of broke the rule in which you can't kill more than two people. However, that rule does not take place until ''after'' it was broken thus Monokuma refuses to stop him.]]
24th Nov '16 9:05:20 AM spqrz
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* In ''Monster Girl Quest'', there's a commandment handed down by the Goddess Ilias, one commandment out of many of course. The commandment is that humans must never give their semen to monsters by sexual intercourse, since monsters are "evil" and such an act is taboo. [[spoiler:Alice]] abuses a loophole when she wants to [[spoiler:give Luka a good time before his fight with the Monster Lord, [[ItMakesSenseInContext who is Alice herself]]: Alice has a "human form" she can transform into, and because she has intercourse with Luka in her ''human'' form and not her monster form, Luka isn't breaking the commandment when they have sex.]] [[spoiler: Meia the mermaid]] and [[spoiler: Sara the human]] also engage in sexual relations with Luka the protagonist, but more loophole abuse comes into play: [[spoiler: Meia gives Luka a blowjob; she ''doesn't'' actually have intercourse with him, so the commandment isn't broken. And Sara also just gives Luka a blowjob, but even if they had sex it wouldn't matter since Sara is human. So the only actual ''intercourse'' that canonically happens without losing a fight is the one with Alice, who is in her human form when they do it.]]

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* In the Japanese pornographic game ''Monster Girl Quest'', there's a commandment handed down by the Goddess Ilias, one commandment out of many of course. The commandment is that humans must never give their semen to monsters by sexual intercourse, since monsters are "evil" and such an act is taboo. [[spoiler:Alice]] abuses a loophole when she wants to [[spoiler:give Luka a good time before his fight with the Monster Lord, [[ItMakesSenseInContext who is Alice herself]]: Alice has a "human form" she can transform into, and because she has intercourse with Luka in her ''human'' form and not her monster form, Luka isn't breaking the commandment when they have sex.]] [[spoiler: Meia the mermaid]] and [[spoiler: Sara the human]] also engage in sexual relations with Luka the protagonist, but more loophole abuse comes into play: [[spoiler: Meia gives Luka a blowjob; she ''doesn't'' actually have intercourse with him, so the commandment isn't broken. And Sara also just gives Luka a blowjob, but even if they had sex it wouldn't matter since Sara is human. So the only actual ''intercourse'' that canonically happens without losing a fight is the one with Alice, who is in her human form when they do it. However, virtually all lost fights lead to rape in this game.]]
17th Nov '16 11:12:37 AM Warmduscher
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* In ''Tyranny'', you are tasked to read an Edict to the Generals of your side (a magical scroll filled with the power of the evil overlord), setting a day and month by when the rebel base has to be conquered, or every living thing in the region dies. Usually that results in a time limit of 8 days to do the various quests and avoid certain death. But... [[spoiler: if you abuse an opportunity for a free resting spot, you can actually delay the reading and activation of the edict until after the date, which gives a time limit of a whole year since no year was specified in the Edict]]

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* In ''Tyranny'', you are tasked to read proclaim an Edict to the Generals of your side (a (reading a magical scroll filled with the power of the evil overlord), setting a day and month by when the rebel base has to be conquered, or every living thing in the region dies. Usually that results in a time limit of 8 days to do the various quests and avoid certain death. But... [[spoiler: if you abuse an opportunity for a free resting spot, you can actually delay the reading and activation of the edict until after the date, which gives a time limit of a whole year since no year was specified in the Edict]]Edict and it only goes into effect when you proclaim it]]
17th Nov '16 11:10:29 AM Warmduscher
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* In ''Tyranny'', you are tasked to read an Edict to the Generals of your side (a magical scroll filled with the power of the evil overlord), setting a day and month by when the rebel base has to be conquered, or every living thing in the region dies. Usually that results in a time limit of 8 days to do the various quests and avoid certain death. But... [[spoiler: if you abuse an opportunity for a free resting spot, you can actually delay the reading and activation of the edict until after the date, which gives a time limit of a whole year since no year was specified in the Edict]]
5th Nov '16 7:54:14 AM storymasterb
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* In ''StarcraftIILegacyOfTheVoid'', this is how Alarak became First Ascendant of the Tal'darim. The Tal'darim operate off of a regulated form of KlingonPromotion (normally attacking a superior or even drawing your weapon in their presence is a crime punished by execution, but you can challenge them to a formal duel to the death known as Rak'shir where you take their position if you win), and Alarak, cunning sort that he is, noticed that while there is a rule against attacking a superior outside of Rak'shir, there Ain't No Rule that you can't talk your superior into challenging ''their'' superior in the knowledge that whoever wins, you'll be promoted. In the short story that debuted him, he got another: in Rak'shir, the two combatants can be assisted psionically by other Tal'darim who declare for them. Alarak entered the arena without declaring who he was supporting, supported one candidate (the former First Ascendant), then at the last second declared for the opponent and turned the tables, noting that there both Ain't No Rule that you have to support the same candidate for the whole fight and that there Ain't No Rule that you have to declare who you're supporting before the fight begins.
29th Oct '16 2:18:32 PM nombretomado
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* Related, PC gamer magazine often runs a code to receive a freebie for a game in its magazine, such as a free pet in ''GuildWars'' or a free champion (and a skin) in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. There's always at least one person who goes onto their forums and asks them for a new code because theirs didn't work - Ain't No Rule saying people can't just go into a magazine store, take a copy of the magazine, snap a picture with their phone or write it down, and then enter it into the game without having to pay a cent for the magazine.

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* Related, PC gamer magazine often runs a code to receive a freebie for a game in its magazine, such as a free pet in ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' or a free champion (and a skin) in ''VideoGame/LeagueOfLegends''. There's always at least one person who goes onto their forums and asks them for a new code because theirs didn't work - Ain't No Rule saying people can't just go into a magazine store, take a copy of the magazine, snap a picture with their phone or write it down, and then enter it into the game without having to pay a cent for the magazine.
25th Sep '16 7:45:38 AM GigaHand
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** When you defeat Ryoma, Garon orders Corrin to kill him. Problem is, Corrin is a softy and Ryoma's sibling and so refuses to kill him, but has to look like he's obeying Garon for his plan to work. A loophole is discovered that allows both objectives to be met when [[spoiler:Ryoma commits seppuku]].

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** When you defeat Ryoma, Garon orders Corrin [[PlayerCharacter Corrin]] to kill him. Problem is, Corrin is a softy and Ryoma's sibling and so refuses to kill him, but has to look like he's he/she's obeying Garon for his his/her plan to work. A loophole is discovered that allows both objectives to be met when [[spoiler:Ryoma commits seppuku]].
25th Sep '16 7:32:30 AM GigaHand
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Conquest'' route, this happens twice:

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Conquest'' route, this happens twice:a few times:


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** When you defeat Ryoma, Garon orders Corrin to kill him. Problem is, Corrin is a softy and Ryoma's sibling and so refuses to kill him, but has to look like he's obeying Garon for his plan to work. A loophole is discovered that allows both objectives to be met when [[spoiler:Ryoma commits seppuku]].
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