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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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* 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.
27th Sep '16 4:50:37 PM Psychadelico
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**Lampshaded in the second game.
->'''Ratchet:''' What? Even the ''computers'' are charging us now? That's it, this place blows.
9th Sep '16 7:59:54 AM LadyNorbert
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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', you need to gather 50 sovereigns to finance Bartrand Tethras' expedition to the Deep Roads, which finishes Act I. This money is returned to you at the start of Act II. Interestingly, you can ''fail'' at this. Since there is only a finite amount of money to be had in Act 1 (~80 gold), if you finish all the side quests but come up short because you bought too much stuff, an [[LoanShark honest dwarf investor]] will offer to make up the difference. In Act II, he tries to extort you for more money, so you get to kill him.

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* In ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'', you need to gather 50 sovereigns to finance Bartrand Tethras' expedition to the Deep Roads, which finishes Act I. This money is returned to you at the start of Act II. Interestingly, you can ''fail'' at this. Since there is only a finite amount of money to be had in Act 1 (~80 gold), gold, unless using Runes of Fortune or other exploits), if you finish all the side quests but come up short because you bought too much stuff, an [[LoanShark honest dwarf investor]] will offer to make up the difference. In Act II, he tries to extort you for more money, so you get to kill him.



** To advance in the early thieves guild quests you must earn money though thefts (i.e. case an NPC or house, rob them and sell their stuff to the guild's fence). As with the mercentile example above, this is just to prove yourself and they don't take any money from you.

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** To advance in the early thieves guild quests you must earn money though thefts (i.e. case an NPC or house, rob them and sell their stuff to the guild's fence). As with the mercentile mercantile example above, this is just to prove yourself and they don't take any money from you.



** Several of the quests in ''Skyrim'' can only progress if you fork over a considerable sum of money. Sold the scroll to Urag at the end of the main quest? Gotta pay up almost 50% more than what he gave you to get it back for ''Dawnguard''. Want the title of Thane? Gotta buy some property (usually starting in the thousands). The side quest ones will likely hinder you for the majority of the game, but once you've reached a high enough level, flawless gems and dragon bones will pave your way, since they sell for thousands and are very common at higher levels.
** In the ''Dragonborn'' add-on, there's a quest called Unearthed that's essentially a series of these under the guise of funding the excavation of a Nordic crypt. Finance the dig, kill the Draugr that the miners have disturbed, and repeat for about 3 or 4 times, with each sum of gold being somewhat more costly than the last.

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** Several of the quests in ''Skyrim'' can only progress if you fork over a considerable sum of money. Sold the scroll to Urag at the end of the main quest? Gotta pay up almost 50% more than what he gave you to get it back for ''Dawnguard''. [[note]]If you are Arch-Mage, however, you can insist that he sell it back for the same amount.[[/note]] Want the title of Thane? Gotta buy some property (usually starting in the thousands). The side quest ones will likely hinder you for the majority of the game, but once you've reached a high enough level, flawless gems and dragon bones will pave your way, since they sell for thousands and are very common at higher levels.
** In the ''Dragonborn'' add-on, there's a quest called Unearthed "Unearthed" that's essentially a series of these under the guise of funding the excavation of a Nordic crypt. Finance the dig, kill the Draugr that the miners have disturbed, and repeat for about 3 or 4 times, with each required sum of gold being somewhat more costly than the last.
8th Sep '16 7:17:37 AM tdf4638
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* A large part of ''VideoGame/ShadowrunReturns'': ''Dragonfall'' is spent earning enough money to purchase vital information about the BigBad from the local KnowledgeBroker.
24th Jun '16 6:51:00 PM WillyFourEyes
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* In ''Olympia Rising'', you need to defeat enemies to collect enough coins for Charon to allow you to progress to the next stage. If you don't have enough by the time you meet him, he takes all of your coins anyway and forces you to start the level over.
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