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15th May '17 11:13:30 PM Kayube
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** At two points early on in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', you must buy a shield in order to proceed. In the Kokiri Forest, Mido refuses to let you see the Great Deku Tree (which results in you entering the first dungeon) until you get a sword and a shield- you find the sword in a chest, but you have to buy the shield at the store. Similarly, you aren't allowed to enter Death Mountain, even with Zelda's letter, until you buy a shield, but if you don't have one yet, the soldier standing guard gives you a discount.

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** At two points early on in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', you must buy a shield in order to proceed. In the Kokiri Forest, Mido refuses to let you see the Great Deku Tree (which results in you entering the first dungeon) until you get a sword and a shield- you find the sword in a chest, but you have to buy the shield at the store. Similarly, you aren't allowed to enter Death Mountain, even with Zelda's letter, until you buy a shield, but if you don't have one yet, the soldier standing guard gives you a discount.
26th Apr '17 11:49:13 AM PlasmaTalon
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* In order to progress Chihaya Mifune's Confidant rank in ''VideoGame/Persona5'', a 100,000 yen holy stone must be bought from her. While she returns it later on, its quite the investment, especially in the early game.


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** The same thing happens on Telos station in ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublicII''. If you want to buy the czerka technican's pass codes off him you'll need 2500 credits. If you want to be light side, other wise you can just kill him and take it.
18th Apr '17 4:28:36 PM FurryKef
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* In RealLife, there's a building owned by [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/the-million-dollar-club/article1482153/ Morgan Meighen & Associates]], where you need $1 million dollars to proceed beyond the soft yellow interior.

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* In RealLife, there's a building owned by [[http://www.theglobeandmail.com/globe-investor/personal-finance/the-million-dollar-club/article1482153/ Morgan Meighen & Associates]], where you need $1 million dollars to proceed beyond the soft yellow interior.
29th Mar '17 4:59:51 PM Valiona
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** At two points early on in ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'', you must buy a shield in order to proceed. In the Kokiri Forest, Mido refuses to let you see the Great Deku Tree (which results in you entering the first dungeon) until you get a sword and a shield- you find the sword in a chest, but you have to buy the shield at the store. Similarly, you aren't allowed to enter Death Mountain, even with Zelda's letter, until you buy a shield, but if you don't have one yet, the soldier standing guard gives you a discount.



* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 3'' has the barbarian campaign where you're required to gather 200,000 gold to advance. The justification is fundraising for a land-grabbing campaign.

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* ''VideoGame/HeroesOfMightAndMagic 3'' has the barbarian campaign second mission of the neutral campaign, where you're required to gather 200,000 gold to advance. The justification is fundraising for a land-grabbing campaign. It's possible to gradually raise the money over time, or invade the rival player's territory and access the Border Guard, which grants you access to a large amount of gold in your territory.
2nd Jan '17 8:57:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* A mission in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' requires the player to harvest 10,000 lumber to proceed to the next mission. Similarly, a mission in the original Starcraft had Zerg, Protoss and Terrans team up to loot a Kel-Morian Combine harvesting facility for minerals. You could either harvest it normally, or spend some of it to raid enemy encampments for more. They revisit this again in several StarCraft2 Missions, such as Redstone, where you have to raise money in addition to being hounded by enemies. Either Spend the money now to save your skin and help expand, or hoard it to reach the goal faster (however, there are usually money pickups across the map, which would make it much easier to just spend all your money and go on an ass-kicking spree).

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* A mission in ''VideoGame/WarcraftIII'' requires the player to harvest 10,000 lumber to proceed to the next mission. Similarly, a mission in the original Starcraft had Zerg, Protoss and Terrans team up to loot a Kel-Morian Combine harvesting facility for minerals. You could either harvest it normally, or spend some of it to raid enemy encampments for more. more.
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They revisit this again in several StarCraft2 ''VideoGame/StarCraft2'' Missions, such as Redstone, where you have to raise money in addition to being hounded by enemies. Either Spend the money now to save your skin and help expand, or hoard it to reach the goal faster (however, there are usually money pickups across the map, which would make it much easier to just spend all your money and go on an ass-kicking spree).
30th Dec '16 2:26:46 PM Valiona
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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.

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* In ''VideoGame/BaldursGateII: Shadows of Amn'', you have to collect 20,000 gold pieces to pay [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves (or vampires)]] for breaking Imoen out of Spellhold. It gets reduced to 15,000 when [[spoiler:the Shadow Thieves]] realize that you have a competing offer. [[AntiFrustrationFeature Curiously]], this happens the very moment you ''have'' 15 grand on your person for the first time.time while returning to Athkatla.


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* Essentially the object of the game in the ''VideoGame/DLCQuest'' duology, as you need to use in-game currency to buy certain features, that will allow you to access new areas, from a weapon to the ability to jump. In the first game, [[spoiler:the seemingly useless "horse armor" isn't just a TakeThat to the infamous Oblivion DLC, but it's also necessary to avoid getting the bad ending, since it prevents your horse from dying while TakingTheBullet for you, enabling it to kill the villain]].
30th Dec '16 6:58:39 AM Chabal2
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[[folder:Idle Games]]
* Pretty much the point of ''every'' IdleGame (even when it doesn't go into AllegedlyFreeGame): At some point the disconnect between money being earned and money needed is just too high, and there's nothing for it but to head for the NewGamePlus.
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23rd Dec '16 3:55:41 PM ADrago
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Upon completing the quest, your money may or may not be LostForever. Compare FameGate, BeefGate, and YouRequireMoreVespeneGas.

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Upon completing the quest, your money may or may not be LostForever.lost forever. Compare FameGate, BeefGate, and YouRequireMoreVespeneGas.
7th Nov '16 2:33:06 PM intastiel
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* Getting the best ending in ''VideoGame/FableIII'' basically requires you to spend several hours doing this.

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* Getting the best ending GoldenEnding in ''VideoGame/FableIII'' basically requires demands this: as King, your royal treasury is spent either on repairing the damage your predecessor did to the kingdom or equipping your army for the final battle against the Darkness. To manage both, you have to spend several hours doing this.donate an immense amount of money from your personal funds.
27th Sep '16 4:53:40 PM Psychadelico
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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
** Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.

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* In ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClank2002'' and ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankGoingCommando'', you'll commonly be spending bolts to buy infobots that give you coordinates to new planets, as well as to buy some of the gadgets. This has mostly phased out of the franchise, however, with the recent games making you earn them instead.
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instead. Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' -->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.
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