History LoopholeAbuse / VideoGames

13th Apr '17 2:51:26 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'''s dodgeball, you can't hold the ball while you're in rival territory [[note]]you drop it automatically if you do[[/note]]. Specifically, while you're ''touching it''. What you ''can'' do, however, is grab the ball in mid-air and throw it before landing again. This strategy was actually used by advanced players in the online metagame.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'''s dodgeball, you can't hold the ball while you're in rival territory [[note]]you drop it automatically if you do[[/note]]. Specifically, while you're ''touching it''.standing on it. What you ''can'' do, however, is grab the ball in mid-air and throw it before landing again. This strategy was actually used by advanced players in the online metagame.
13th Apr '17 2:50:26 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'''s dodgeball, you can't hold the ball while you're in rival territory [[note]]you drop it automatically if you do[[/note]]. Specifically, while you're ''touching it''. You can grab the ball in mid-air and throw it before landing again. This strategy was actually used by advanced players in the online metagame.

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* In ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'''s dodgeball, you can't hold the ball while you're in rival territory [[note]]you drop it automatically if you do[[/note]]. Specifically, while you're ''touching it''. You can What you ''can'' do, however, is grab the ball in mid-air and throw it before landing again. This strategy was actually used by advanced players in the online metagame.
13th Apr '17 2:49:36 PM Gosicrystal
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* In ''VideoGame/MarioSportsMix'''s dodgeball, you can't hold the ball while you're in rival territory [[note]]you drop it automatically if you do[[/note]]. Specifically, while you're ''touching it''. You can grab the ball in mid-air and throw it before landing again. This strategy was actually used by advanced players in the online metagame.
2nd Apr '17 3:37:22 PM nombretomado
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* Explicitly invoked by Aigis in ''{{Persona 3}}'': "Nowhere in the school regulations does it state that canines are prohibited from attending school." [[spoiler:It doesn't happen.]]

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* Explicitly invoked by Aigis in ''{{Persona 3}}'': ''VideoGame/Persona3'': "Nowhere in the school regulations does it state that canines are prohibited from attending school." [[spoiler:It doesn't happen.]]
23rd Mar '17 6:03:12 PM Gosicrystal
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** One puzzle requires you to use two corks to plug up a maze of twisting passages ensure that the smell of the garlic does not reach the person's nose. A careful examination of the puzzle reveals that you would need three corks to block all the holes, so you instead put them over the person's nostrils.

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** One ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheDiabolicalBox'':
*** Puzzle No. 34 shows 5 trees in a row. The question is which two trees are furthest from each other. All five seem to be equally separated at first glance, but the solution is lateral thinking: the ones in the far ends. No one says that the trees you're asked about must be adjacent.
*** Puzzle No. 37 features a pro golfer who can putt exactly a number of distances (3, 5, 7 and 11 feet). The
puzzle asks you what's the minimum number of putts he needs to sink the ball when he's 20 feet away from the hole. It can only be solved by assuming the golfer putts diagonally 11 and 11. After all, no one said all putts have to be directed at the hole.
*** Puzzle No. 74
requires you to use two corks to plug up a maze of twisting passages ensure that the smell of the garlic does not reach the person's nose. A careful examination of the puzzle reveals that you would need three corks to block all the holes, so you instead put them over the person's nostrils.
22nd Mar '17 8:02:56 PM Nintendoman01
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* ''VideoGame/MortalKombat9'': The [[TheGodsMustBeLazy Elder Gods]] use this to justify their refusal to intervene on Earthrealm's behalf during Shao Kahn's invasion. As they explain, invading other realms without declaring Mortal Kombat is not itself a transgression; since Shao Kahn hasn't actually [[MergedReality merged Earthrealm with Outworld]], he hasn't broken the rules, so they have no reason to intervene. For his part, Raiden considers it a DistinctionWithoutADifference.
9th Mar '17 1:05:09 PM storymasterb
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* In ''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.

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* In ''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 while once you declare for a candidate, you have to support continue supporting them until the same candidate for the whole fight and that end, there Ain't No Rule that you have to declare who you're supporting before ''at the fight begins.start of the duel''.
5th Mar '17 11:04:48 AM Valiona
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** One puzzle requires you to use two corks to plug up a maze of twisting passages ensure that the smell of the garlic does not reach the person's nose. A careful examination of the puzzle reveals that you would need three corks to block all the holes, so you instead put them over the person's nostrils.
** One puzzle in ''VideoGame/ProfessorLaytonAndTheMiracleMask'', like other similar puzzles, requires you to hit various colored blocks on their side with a hammer so that they are arranged in a certain order. The other ones involved hitting them in a certain order, but this specific puzzle is impossible... unless you hit the block at the bottom, which tilts the base on which the stones rest and causes them to slide into the correct positions.



-->"The Lord Forgives all, but I'm just a prophet. So I don't have to. Amen."

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-->"The Lord Forgives all, but I'm just a prophet. So prophet, so I don't have to. Amen."



** In the first game, Monobear introduces a ban on students lending their ID cards to each other. Ain't no rule that [[spoiler: you can't ''borrow'' or ''steal'' an ID card]]; and, in fact, Monobear [[spoiler:leaves the dead students' ID cards in a publicly accessible box in the school lobby where anyone can pick them up.]]

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** In the first game, Monobear Monokuma introduces a ban on students lending their ID cards to each other. Ain't no rule that [[spoiler: you can't ''borrow'' or ''steal'' an ID card]]; and, in fact, Monobear Monokuma [[spoiler:leaves the dead students' ID cards in a publicly accessible box in the school lobby where anyone can pick them up.]]



** In the second game, one rule is that Monokuma cannot kill a student unless they break a rule. What he ''can'' do is [[spoiler:lock them in an area without food and wait for them to starve, unless they fulfill the escape clause of any student dying. Technically its the ''students''' fault if they starve.]]

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** In the second game, one rule is that Monokuma cannot kill a student unless they break a rule. What he ''can'' do is [[spoiler:lock them in an area without food and wait for them to starve, unless they fulfill the escape clause of any student dying. dying (and the last challenge of the Final Dead Room requires the participant to risk their life in a game of RussianRoulette). Technically its it's the ''students''' fault if they starve.]]



*** 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.]]

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*** Also from the second game, [[spoiler: Nagito ended up threatening to blow-up the entire island killing everybody inside it.it(which is actually a bluff, but Hajime doesn't know that yet). 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.]]
11th Feb '17 1:06:30 PM Psyclone
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** To get into Hope's Peak Academy, you need to be a high school student with an exceptional talent. Ain't no rule that the talent in question has to be academic or even productive, meaning that the class includes a talented "gamer", "yakuza" and "hall monitor".

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** To get into Hope's Peak Academy, you need to be a high school student with an exceptional talent. Ain't no rule that the talent in question has to be academic or even productive, meaning that the class includes a talented "gamer", "yakuza" and "hall monitor". Ain't no rule that you have to be of high school ''age'' either, thus said class also include a 20 year old fortune teller who was held back several grades.
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.
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