History LoopholeAbuse / VideoGames

20th Jan '18 10:55:45 AM bwburke94
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*** A GM [[http://blue.cardplace.com/cache/wow-customer-service/103879.htm invoked this]] in reverse on someone who asked if they could get banned for kiting Kazzak into Stormwind, noting that while there Ain't No Rule against it, having a 40-man world raid boss rampaging around the human capital city was [[{{Understatement}} likely to be disruptive for other players]] so the GM could, if they were so minded, consider it a Zone Disruption and punish the player(s) responsible under those terms.

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*** A GM [[http://blue.cardplace.com/cache/wow-customer-service/103879.htm invoked this]] in reverse on someone who asked if they could get banned for kiting Kazzak into Stormwind, noting that while there Ain't No Rule against it, having a 40-man world raid boss rampaging around the human capital city was [[{{Understatement}} likely to be extremely disruptive for other players]] players, so the GM could, if they were so minded, could consider it a Zone Disruption and punish the player(s) responsible under those terms.



** A rare ''positive'' example that could honestly have been done in any game (and has [[UrbanLegendOfZelda been rumoured to have been done in Majora's Mask before]]), a player in a guild had a buddy who was rendered blind by an accident while stationed in Iraq. He regularly performs very well in-game, so how does he do it? The blind player and his friend acting as a "Seeing eye dog" used mods, macros, and private-sound channels so that he could play the game blind.

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** A In a rare ''positive'' example that could honestly have been done in any game (and has [[UrbanLegendOfZelda been rumoured to have been done in Majora's Mask before]]), game, a player in a guild had a buddy who was rendered blind by an accident while stationed in Iraq. He regularly performs very well in-game, so how does he do it? The blind player and his friend acting as a "Seeing eye dog" used mods, macros, and private-sound channels so that he could play the game blind.
8th Jan '18 6:04:43 PM Steven
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* When the NES launched worldwide, Nintendo of America placed extremely tight restrictions on third parties that wanted to make video games on the console so that history would not repeat the UsefulNotes/TheGreatVideoGameCrashOf1983. Said restrictions were not allowing developers to produce more than 6 NES games a year. To get around the rule, companies would split up into smaller companies with different names and all would make video games. Since each company was "different", no rule was being broken. This practice died off once the standards of video game publishing changed over time.
28th Dec '17 7:46:47 AM Cryoclaste
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7th Dec '17 5:54:55 PM nombretomado
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* A shortcoming in the engine that supported ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' allowed players to kill their own mobs. So what this encouraged was someone to stay behind and kill every single one of "Their" mobs so the enemies couldn't get experience at all, and thus the "Deny" mechanic was born.

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* A shortcoming in the engine that supported ''DefenseOfTheAncients'' ''VideoGame/DefenseOfTheAncients'' allowed players to kill their own mobs. So what this encouraged was someone to stay behind and kill every single one of "Their" mobs so the enemies couldn't get experience at all, and thus the "Deny" mechanic was born.
24th Nov '17 5:01:30 AM GigaHand
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** ''VisualNovel/DanganronpaV3'' has the same basic premise, but a slightly different ruleset, so many of these loopholes no longer apply, and some new ones are created. For example, there is a rule saying that you may not enter the gym or the pool after nighttime... but no rules saying that [[spoiler:you cannot enter the pool ''area'' after nighttime... or that ''corpses'' cannot enter the gym at nighttime.]]
** ''V3'' has a big change to the ''two murder limit'' rule. There is no limit to the number of people you are allowed to kill. Also, the killing game ends when there are only two people left. The loophole these two rules create does not go unnoticed - kill everyone but two people (ideally yourself and someone else), and the game ends with no class trial or execution.
22nd Nov '17 6:38:21 PM fungus3
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** [[spoiler: [[ClimaxBoss Ultra Necrozma]] is actually ''very'' easy prey to ArtificialStupidity if you lead with a Zoroark that disguises as a Poison-Type Pokemon at the last slot in your party. And with Darkinium-Z, [[TheDragonslayer Zoroark can set up and unleash a +6 Black Hole Eclipse]] without even a scratch!]]
11th Oct '17 9:17:41 AM Viira
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* Humans in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' under the Treaty of Farixen are only allowed to build one dreadnought per every five the Turians have. Instead they began [[TheBattlestar building carriers]] which were not subject to any restrictions. This was mostly because Humans were the ones to introduce the concept of Carriers to the Galaxy ''in the first place.''

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Humans in ''Franchise/MassEffect'' under the Treaty of Farixen are only allowed to build one dreadnought per every five the Turians have. Instead they began [[TheBattlestar building carriers]] which were not subject to any restrictions. This was mostly because Humans were the ones to introduce the concept of Carriers to the Galaxy ''in the first place.''



** In ''Mass Effect 2'', the krogan RiteOfPassage allows the young krogan undertaking it to bring a "krantt", a small group of one or two established warriors. When Grunt undergoes the trial, Shepard (and potentially another party member) come along as his krantt because nobody said that the warriors had to be human. The traditionalists are pissed, but the clan chieftain and the shaman administering the test allow it (especially if said chieftain is [[spoiler: Wrex]]).

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** In ''Mass Effect 2'', the krogan RiteOfPassage allows the young krogan undertaking it to bring a "krantt", a small group of one or two established warriors. When Grunt undergoes the trial, Shepard (and potentially and another party member) member come along as his krantt krantt, because nobody said that the warriors had have to be human.krogan. The traditionalists are pissed, but the clan chieftain and the shaman administering the test allow it (especially if said chieftain is [[spoiler: Wrex]]).
22nd Sep '17 7:40:57 AM GlitteringFlowers
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[spoiler:the only way for [[BigBad the fell dragon Grima]] to truly and permanently die is by his own hand. The mortal vessel used as a sacrifice to bring Grima into this world was [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]]. Obviously, Grima's not interested in offing himself, but since Grima travelled to a time before the sacrifice was made, [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] could kill Grima, as they are the same person. There is a price for abusing this loophole, though: since their souls are tied to one another, Grima's death would also mean the Avatar's death...]]

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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemAwakening'', [[spoiler:the only way for [[BigBad the fell dragon Grima]] to truly and permanently die is by his own hand. The mortal vessel used as a sacrifice to bring Grima into this world was [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]]. Obviously, Grima's not interested in offing himself, but since Grima travelled to a time before the sacrifice was made, [[PlayerCharacter the Avatar]] could kill Grima, as they are the same person. There is a price for abusing this loophole, though: since their souls are tied to one another, Grima's death would also mean the Avatar's death... but if the choice is taken, he or she ends up ''temporarily'' erased, but ultimately brings him/herself back.]]
14th Sep '17 3:05:52 PM Jgamer
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** In ''Mass Effect 2'', the krogan RiteOfPassage allows the young krogan undertaking it to bring a "krantt", a small group of one or two established warriors. When Grunt undergoes the trial, Shepard (and potentially another party member) come along as his krantt because nobody said that the warriors had to be human. The traditionalists are pissed, but the clan chieftain and the shaman administering the test allow it (especially if said chieftain is [[spoiler: Wrex]]).
5th Sep '17 11:43:57 AM Psyclone
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** To start with, this rule is from the school, not Monokuma's game: 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.

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** To start with, this rule is from the school, not Monokuma's game: 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 includes a 20 year old fortune teller who was held back several grades.
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