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5th Aug '17 9:13:29 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In competitive circles, the {{Metagame}}-defined optimal manner of play that [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome everyone who plays to win uses]] may not be the most exciting way to play, but it's the one that achieves the best results.

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* In competitive circles, the {{Metagame}}-defined optimal manner of play that [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome everyone who plays to win uses]] may not be the most exciting way to play, especially since [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome you're going to see that same strategy / character / build / whatever used over and over]], but it's the one that achieves the best results.
5th Aug '17 9:12:32 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In competitive circles, the {{Metagame}}-defined optimal manner of play may not be the most exciting way to play, but it's the one that achieves the best results.

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* In competitive circles, the {{Metagame}}-defined optimal manner of play that [[ComplacentGamingSyndrome everyone who plays to win uses]] may not be the most exciting way to play, but it's the one that achieves the best results.
5th Aug '17 9:10:11 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* In competitive circles, the {{Metagame}}-defined optimal manner of play may not be the most exciting way to play, but it's the one that achieves the best results.
16th Jun '17 6:54:41 AM ANTMuddle
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->''"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars."''

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->''"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, [[BreadEggsMilkSquick suicidal novelists. novelists.]] One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars."''
27th Jan '17 12:08:45 AM AnotherDuck
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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]]. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], [[ReviveKillsZombie killing zombies]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)

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* [[TheMedic Healers]] in {{MMORPG}}s are often this. [[PlayingWithFire Fiery doom]] or [[CoolSword big swords]] are a lot cooler, but [[ShootTheMedicFirst you try getting anywhere in a dungeon without a dedicated healer in your group]].group. (However, a lot of video games try to circumvent this by giving healing spells effects just as spectacular as their offensive counterparts, such as [[LightTheWay big shining lights]], [[SummonMagic summoning gods]], [[ReviveKillsZombie killing zombies]], or [[GreenThumb massive plant growth]].)
8th Oct '16 11:45:55 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Again in [=RPGs=], buffing and debuffing abilities. "Why use these when you can attack right away," you ask? Raising your stats (particularly defense and evasion) and lowering the enemy's (particularly attack and accuracy) can make the difference between ThatOneAttack hitting only half of your party for damage that can be healed back up promptly and causing a TotalPartyKill.

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* Again in [=RPGs=], buffing and debuffing abilities. "Why use these when you can attack right away," you ask? Raising your stats (particularly defense and evasion) and lowering the enemy's (particularly attack and accuracy) can make the difference between ThatOneAttack hitting only half of your party for damage that can be healed back up promptly and that same attack causing a TotalPartyKill.
8th Oct '16 11:45:31 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Again in [=RPGs=], buffing and debuffing abilities. "Why use these when you can attack right away," you ask? Raising your stats (particularly defense and evasion) and lowering the enemy's (particularly attack and accuracy) can make the difference between ThatOneAttack hitting only half of your party for damage that can be healed back up promptly and a causing a TotalPartyKill.

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* Again in [=RPGs=], buffing and debuffing abilities. "Why use these when you can attack right away," you ask? Raising your stats (particularly defense and evasion) and lowering the enemy's (particularly attack and accuracy) can make the difference between ThatOneAttack hitting only half of your party for damage that can be healed back up promptly and a causing a TotalPartyKill.
8th Oct '16 11:45:04 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* Again in [=RPGs=], buffing and debuffing abilities. "Why use these when you can attack right away," you ask? Raising your stats (particularly defense and evasion) and lowering the enemy's (particularly attack and accuracy) can make the difference between ThatOneAttack hitting only half of your party for damage that can be healed back up promptly and a causing a TotalPartyKill.
8th Sep '16 1:34:50 AM eroock
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->"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars."

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->"Of ->''"Of all the weapons in the vast Soviet arsenal, nothing was more profitable than Avtomat Kalashnikova model of 1947. More commonly known as the AK-47, or Kalashnikov. It's the world's most popular assault rifle. A weapon all fighters love. An elegantly simple 9 pound amalgamation of forged steel and plywood. It doesn't break, jam, or overheat. It'll shoot whether it's covered in mud or filled with sand. It's so easy, even a child can use it; and they do. The Soviets put the gun on a coin. Mozambique put it on their flag. Since the end of the UsefulNotes/ColdWar, the Kalashnikov has become the Russian people's greatest export. After that comes vodka, caviar, suicidal novelists. One thing is for sure, no one was lining up to buy their cars.""''
27th Jul '16 3:37:50 PM AgProv
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* Many strategy-level wargames come as a rude surprise to the naive, who just want to generate as many panzer divisions or equivalent as they possibly can in order to roll over things with the high-end glamourous BlingOfWar. The hard lesson to be learnt is that if you don't pay attention to the boring stuff - your supply and support network, the boring logistics that needs lots and lots of boring trucks - then you're doomed once the panzers start running out of fuel and ammo.
** This is a lesson drummed into trainee army officers. The teeth of an army are as ''nothing'' without its tail. It is a fact that every German panzer division in the Blitzkrieg required a logistics train whose less glamourous vehicles - many horse-drawn - would have stretched for ''a hundred miles'' behind the Panzers if placed nose-to-tail. it took several ''thousand'' lorries to keep the six hundred tanks of an armoured division in the battle. Hitler's Ardennes offensive of 1944 failed because he was obsessed with tanks to spearhead it - and paid scant heed to the logistics trains necessary to sustain them.
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