History LoopholeAbuse / VideoGames

19th Apr '16 12:41:05 AM SSJMagus
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** The Holy Grail War is [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne a fight between Servants]]. Ain't No Rule that you can't kill a Master (who is usually a SquishyWizard) to make their Servant disappear.

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** The Holy Grail War is [[ThereCanBeOnlyOne a fight between Servants]]. Ain't No Rule that you can't kill a Master (who is usually a SquishyWizard) to make their Servant disappear. In fact, since not all Servants are suited to direct combat, sometimes it's the ''only'' way to have a chance.
18th Apr '16 4:44:23 AM Togie
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* Random Number Generator, or RNG abuse, in ''{{Pokemon}}'' games. As long as you have the right computer software, you can catch or hatch a mon with perfect stats, even a shiny one, quite easily.

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Random Number Generator, or RNG abuse, in ''{{Pokemon}}'' games. abuse. As long as you have the right computer software, you can catch or hatch a mon with perfect stats, even a shiny one, quite easily.easily.
** Diancie's [[SecretArt signature move]] [[BlingBlingBang Diamond Storm]] hits multiple targets in Double and Triple battles, and has a chance to raise your Defense. However, if the attack connects with said multiple targets, then there's a chance that her Defense stat can be raised to catastrophic levels. Both Diancie and her Mega Evolution have pretty high defenses, so this turns them into mighty physical tanks.
8th Mar '16 11:47:58 AM storymasterb
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*** On a related subject, the Berserker class is ''supposed'' to trade its sanity in exchange for raw power. Ain't No Rule that says you don't get the power if your Servant has a skill which effectively renders the sanity loss moot (the ''LightNovel/FateZero'' Berserker has a skill called Eternal Arms Mastership, meaning his fighting abilities aren't affected by mental hindrances... like the sanity loss caused by his class).
6th Mar '16 9:06:41 AM Kadorhal
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* The notorious [[NintendoHard Redemption mission]] in ''VideoGame/XWing'' is a lot simpler when you realize that the objective is that the ''Redemption'', the Corvette, and all three shuttles make it to hyperspace before being destroyed, and not that the shuttles and Corvette have to unload their wounded onto the ''Redemption''. You can simply order the three shuttles to hyperspace home as soon as they jump into the system, which means that the Corvette can begin unloading its wounded immediately and leaving you with three fewer fragile targets to defend.

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* The notorious [[NintendoHard Redemption mission]] in ''VideoGame/XWing'' is a lot simpler when you realize that the objective is that the ''Redemption'', the Corvette, and all three shuttles make it to hyperspace before being destroyed, and [[GoodBadBugs not that the shuttles and Corvette have to unload their wounded wounded]] onto the ''Redemption''. You can simply order the three shuttles to hyperspace home as soon as they jump into the system, which means that the Corvette can begin unloading its wounded immediately and leaving you with three fewer fragile targets to defend.


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* A Fugitive skill in ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'', "Hidden Blade", is made slightly more useful than it might otherwise be thanks to ExactWords. The description states that increases your melee weapon's concealment by 2 points. Thing is, you ''have'' to have something the game classifies as a melee weapon, even if it's simply [[PistolWhipping bashing cops with the stock/grip of your gun]] or even [[GoodOldFisticuffs punching them out]], so in practice the skill simply gives the player a flat 2-point increase to Concealment.
24th Feb '16 8:13:32 PM Kadorhal
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* In the ''[[Franchise/JamesBond 007]]'' game ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'', the first mission requires you to infiltrate a bank, retrieve the contents of the safety deposit box and then get out without setting off the alarm. No rules against setting off the alarm before opening the box.



-->'''G0-T0''': "Amendment 1695-30 of the Khoonda Civil Code allows us to sell you into slavery."
-->'''Jorran''': "What?! That's ridiculous!"
-->'''G0-T0''': "Paragraph 12: Salvageable items include organic matter incapable of leaving the boundaries of the salvage area."

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-->'''G0-T0''': "Amendment Amendment 1695-30 of the Khoonda Civil Code allows us to sell you into slavery."
-->'''Jorran''': "What?!
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'''Jorran''': What?!
That's ridiculous!"
-->'''G0-T0''': "Paragraph
ridiculous!\\
'''G0-T0''': Paragraph
12: Salvageable items include organic matter incapable of leaving the boundaries of the salvage area."
23rd Feb '16 7:16:39 PM ReyKenobi
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* In ''VideoGame/FireEmblemFates Conquest'' route, this happens twice:
** Garon orders the player character to suppress a rebellion in the ice tribe... by themselves. However, Elise and several other retainers join the avatar along the way, and the Avatar ends it via diplomacy. Technically, this is still following Garon's orders, as the Avatar did not ask Elise and co to join, and Garon never specified ''how'' he wanted the rebellion to be suppressed.
** Garon also orders the player to kill the rainbow sage. However, the Rainbow Sage [[FaceDeathWithDignity says his time is up anyway, and dies of a heart attack right there.]] Iago then [[LampshadeHanging curses the loopholes]], but [[PetTheDog admits that the player DID obey Garon's orders]], since Garon [[ExactWords only asked for the rainbow sage's death, again not specifying HOW he wants the rainbow sage dead.]]
14th Feb '16 3:58:55 PM JMQwilleran
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* in ''VideoGame/StarOceanTheLastHope'' , following [[spoiler:the destruction of the Eldarian homeworld]], the [=USTA=] declares that the [[spoiler:[=SRF=] is to be disbanded. In fact, it never existed, and therefore couldn't have caused the destruction like the Eldarians claim.]] Commander "Lightspeed" Kenny is ordered to carry this out by [[spoiler:destroying all remaining [=SRF=] vessels]], but when he encounters Edge and his crew and explains the situation to them, Edge refuses to stand down, even knowing that he'll be branded a pariah, and the rest of the crew stands with them. Kenny decides to let them go. Afterwards, in explaining how they'll justify this to one of his comrades, [[spoiler:they never encountered any [=SRF=] vessels. After all, there is no [=SRF=] and never was, so how could have any vessels?]]
12th Feb '16 3:42:47 PM storymasterb
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*** Ain't No Rule that you can't kite high level world raid bosses into capital cities to sit back and watch the carnage (provided you can achieve the task of getting them across the continent). This was eventually fixed by having bosses leashed to their spawn locations, presumably because the GMs got tired of having to reset the server whenever someone kited Lord Kazzak into Stormwind.
*** 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 GMs could, if they were so minded, consider it a Zone Disruption and punish the player(s) responsible under those terms.

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*** Ain't No Rule that you can't kite high level world raid bosses into capital cities to sit back and watch the carnage (provided you can achieve the task of getting them across the continent). This was eventually fixed by having bosses leashed to their spawn locations, presumably because the GMs GM team got tired of having to reset the server whenever someone kited Lord Kazzak into Stormwind.
*** 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 GMs GM could, if they were so minded, consider it a Zone Disruption and punish the player(s) responsible under those terms.
12th Feb '16 3:41:41 PM storymasterb
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*** Ain't No Rule that you can't kite high level world raid bosses into capital cities to sit back and watch the carnage (provided you can achieve the task of getting them across the continent). This was eventually fixed by having bosses leashed to their spawn locations, presumably because the GMs got tired of having to reset the server whenever someone kited Lord Kazzak into Stormwind.
**** 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 GMs could, if they were so minded, consider it a Zone Disruption and punish the player(s) responsible under those terms.
23rd Jan '16 9:12:35 PM Dimensio
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** A summoned creature ordered to guard a chest can be fought and slain to gain access to the contents of the chest, but a character with sufficient Wisdom can think to ask if the creature was instructed to guard the ''contents'' of the chest. He will realise that he was not, and (being rather annoyed with his compelled service) he happily allows you to plunder the contents, seeing as the chest isn't being taken anywhere.

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** A During one quest, the party will encounter a summoned creature who was ordered to guard a chest chest. It can be fought and slain to gain access to the contents of the chest, but a character with sufficient Wisdom can think to ask if the creature was instructed to guard the ''contents'' of the chest. He It will realise that he was not, and (being rather annoyed with his compelled service) he it happily allows you to plunder the contents, seeing as the chest isn't being taken anywhere.
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