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16th Dec '16 4:21:08 PM tyouker
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' averts this pretty hard during roughly the middle third of the game. You have to trek across half a dozen map areas to get from Rabanastre to Mt. Bur-Omisace, only to find that your next objective is in Archades, at the far end of the map, meaning you have to go back to Rabanastre and trek across another half dozen map areas in the opposite direction. Then after Archades you have to back to Golmore Jungle in order to reach Giruvegan via the Feywood. The backtracking is limited by airship travel, but you're schlepping all over the world map.

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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' averts this pretty hard during roughly the middle third of the game. You have to trek across half a dozen map areas to get from Rabanastre to Mt. Bur-Omisace, only to find that your next objective is in Archades, at the far opposite end of the map, meaning you have to go back to Rabanastre and trek across another half dozen map areas in the opposite direction. Then after Archades you have to back to Golmore Jungle in order to reach Giruvegan via the Feywood. The backtracking is limited by airship travel, but you're still schlepping all over the world map.
16th Dec '16 4:19:45 PM tyouker
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**''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'' averts this pretty hard during roughly the middle third of the game. You have to trek across half a dozen map areas to get from Rabanastre to Mt. Bur-Omisace, only to find that your next objective is in Archades, at the far end of the map, meaning you have to go back to Rabanastre and trek across another half dozen map areas in the opposite direction. Then after Archades you have to back to Golmore Jungle in order to reach Giruvegan via the Feywood. The backtracking is limited by airship travel, but you're schlepping all over the world map.
29th Nov '16 7:32:13 AM Morgenthaler
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19th Oct '16 5:17:10 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Drakengard}}'' follows this pretty much, except the Island Seal is ''nowhere'' near the [[CosmicKeystone Forest or Desert Seals.]] The game avoids the need to go there by having it conveniently disappear during the course of the plot after the Desert Seal. Still, you can go back during Arioch's character-specific sidestory, if you want to.
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' follows this trope for about the first half of the game.

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* ''{{Drakengard}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Drakengard}}'' follows this pretty much, except the Island Seal is ''nowhere'' near the [[CosmicKeystone Forest or Desert Seals.]] The game avoids the need to go there by having it conveniently disappear during the course of the plot after the Desert Seal. Still, you can go back during Arioch's character-specific sidestory, if you want to.
* ''PlanescapeTorment'' ''VideoGame/PlanescapeTorment'' follows this trope for about the first half of the game.
20th Aug '16 9:49:26 AM nombretomado
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* ''{{Dragonlance}}''. This TabletopGames campaign was a steady progression around the map.

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* ''{{Dragonlance}}''.''Literature/{{Dragonlance}}''. This TabletopGames campaign was a steady progression around the map.
25th Jun '16 8:40:03 PM nombretomado
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* The first ''BaldursGate'' game featured a lot of pointless trekking across mostly empty maps, although you didn't have to cross the same map more than once. The second game did away with the empty maps but as a result the map felt less like a contiguous area to explore and more like a selection of randomly scattered questing locations.

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* The first ''BaldursGate'' ''VideoGame/BaldursGate'' game featured a lot of pointless trekking across mostly empty maps, although you didn't have to cross the same map more than once. The second game did away with the empty maps but as a result the map felt less like a contiguous area to explore and more like a selection of randomly scattered questing locations.
31st Oct '15 8:27:28 PM nombretomado
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* More plot-related than anything; in PuyoPuyo Fever 2, the BigBad has three "artifacts"[[spoiler: ; a bookmark, a "moon rock" AKA three day moisturizing cream, and a lamp that could negate magic(apparently)]] that are used to fuel his transformed state. Enter the three heroes, looking for those ''exact three items'', and thus avert a disaster that would've happened if they didn't need those items.

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* More plot-related than anything; in PuyoPuyo ''VideoGame/PuyoPuyo Fever 2, 2'', the BigBad has three "artifacts"[[spoiler: ; a bookmark, a "moon rock" AKA three day moisturizing cream, and a lamp that could negate magic(apparently)]] that are used to fuel his transformed state. Enter the three heroes, looking for those ''exact three items'', and thus avert a disaster that would've happened if they didn't need those items.
31st Aug '15 5:29:11 AM Nirual
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* ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIV'' starts out limiting the players to the areas around their starting city, but starting around level 15 the main story sends you all over the place. It narrows its focus once again in the ''Heavensward'' expansion however, with all the new zones in the same general area.
21st Jun '15 5:38:09 PM nombretomado
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* Averted in ''KingdomOfLoathing'': most quests open up more areas to explore (or require you to find them yourself), but ''where'' they open has no bearing to your previous location. This might not apply, however, since there's practically no travel time between even the extremes of the map, beyond simply loading the appropriate page.

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* Averted in ''KingdomOfLoathing'': ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'': most quests open up more areas to explore (or require you to find them yourself), but ''where'' they open has no bearing to your previous location. This might not apply, however, since there's practically no travel time between even the extremes of the map, beyond simply loading the appropriate page.
10th Jun '15 2:21:20 AM Sheora
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* Mostly played straight in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', but mid-to-high-level questing might require you to travel through several zones, and some high level zones are dangerously close to newbie zones. For example, the Plaguelands border on both the Undead and Blood Elf starting zones, and nothing keeps you from entering the zone... although you won't get far. [[note]]Behold, the Welcome Bear! A level 50ish half-zombie half-bear horror, with a clear preference for squishy level tens wandering by accident into the Plaguelands.[[/note]] Heavily subverted in the case of Badlands. Horde players have two routes to the zone. One involves going through a narrow mountain path guarded by opposite faction [=NPCs=]. Attack one and every opposite faction player knows where you are. After that you need to go around an enemy city and avoid invisible cheetahs to reach a friendly outpost. The other route is [[WalkIntoMordor worse]]. [[note]]Depending on class, it may actually be easier to go via the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Burning Steppes]]. Yes, the high-level monsters will likely squish you if you try to stand and fight, but if you have a few good movement-impairing skills, it's easier to kite some spiders than to avoid the guards in the pass, especially since trying to slow the guards down makes you a PvP target.[[/note]]

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* Mostly played straight in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'', but mid-to-high-level questing might require you to travel through several zones, and some high level zones are dangerously close to newbie zones. For example, the Plaguelands border on both the Undead and Blood Elf starting zones, and nothing keeps you from entering the zone... although you won't get far. [[note]]Behold, the Welcome Bear! A level 50ish half-zombie half-bear horror, with a clear preference for squishy level tens wandering by accident into the Plaguelands.[[/note]] Heavily subverted Subverted in the case of Badlands. Horde players have two routes to the zone. One involves going through a narrow mountain path guarded by opposite faction [=NPCs=]. Attack one and every opposite faction player knows where you are. After that you need to go around an enemy city and avoid invisible cheetahs to reach a friendly outpost. The other route is [[WalkIntoMordor worse]]. [[note]]Depending on class, it may actually be easier to go via the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Burning Steppes]]. Yes, the high-level monsters will likely squish you if you try to stand and fight, but if you have a few good movement-impairing skills, it's easier to kite some spiders than to avoid the guards in the pass, especially since trying to slow the guards down makes you a PvP target.[[/note]]
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