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23rd Dec '16 8:45:44 PM ADrago
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** ''3'' continues the trend, although many of the items can be LostForever if the player hasn't met certain requirements.

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** ''3'' continues the trend, although many of the items can be LostForever {{Permanently Missable|Content}} if the player hasn't met certain requirements.



*** An additional cabin item is awarded for most of the DLC's completed by the player (a Husk Head for ''Leviathan'', Admiral Petrovsky's chessboard for ''Omega'' and Private Westmoreland's mug in ''Citadel''). The latter can be LostForever if the security checkpoint isn't visited before Shepard goes down the Normandy elevator during the retake operation.

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*** An additional cabin item is awarded for most of the DLC's completed by the player (a Husk Head for ''Leviathan'', Admiral Petrovsky's chessboard for ''Omega'' and Private Westmoreland's mug in ''Citadel''). The latter can be LostForever {{Permanently Missable|Content}} if the security checkpoint isn't visited before Shepard goes down the Normandy elevator during the retake operation.



* Movie website [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/ iCheckMovies]], in which you check movies you've seen (admitting on the front page that is for [[BraggingRightsReward bragging]]), gives Awards, [[GoldSilverCopperStandard going from Bronze to Platinum]], for completing a certain amount of the [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/?tags=user:icheckmovies official lists]] - 137, ranging from Website/{{IMDB}} lists, highest-grossing films, award winners (UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}, UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry...), critic\filmmaker favorites, and lists made by magazines\books\institutions. A few are impossible to get [[HundredPercentCompletion Platinum]] for including [[LostForever lost movies]].

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* Movie website [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/ iCheckMovies]], in which you check movies you've seen (admitting on the front page that is for [[BraggingRightsReward bragging]]), gives Awards, [[GoldSilverCopperStandard going from Bronze to Platinum]], for completing a certain amount of the [[http://www.icheckmovies.com/lists/?tags=user:icheckmovies official lists]] - 137, ranging from Website/{{IMDB}} lists, highest-grossing films, award winners (UsefulNotes/AcademyAward, UsefulNotes/{{BAFTA}}, UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry...), critic\filmmaker favorites, and lists made by magazines\books\institutions. A few are impossible to get [[HundredPercentCompletion Platinum]] for including [[LostForever [[MissingEpisode lost movies]].
25th Nov '16 9:34:55 PM Argon2
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* Winning ''VideoGame/80Days'' with the pashmina silks and/or steppe tassel in one's inventory grants a few extra lines of narration in which it is placed on the Reform Club's wall as a trophy. Hardly worth the money they can be sold for ''during'' Fogg's journey, which provides more tangible benefits.
4th Nov '16 12:27:27 AM BackgroundGuy
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* Also, thumbs-up on comments, if a site allows it. They don't serve much purpose, but they boost your self-esteem!
3rd Nov '16 9:55:58 PM BackgroundGuy
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* FMyLife has a little something special for dedicated registered users: Medals. The bronze ones seem to be the most common and require little effort, silver ones are a bit harder to earn, and of course the gold ones require titanic levels of no-lifeism (such as [[ArchivePanic reading through the entire database of [=FMLs=] as of when you started]]). The site itself [[LampshadeHanging admits]] there's no real reason to do it, saying they are totally useless in the real world which for some reason is compelling enough for you to collect them all. Of course, the ones you've earned are visible on your userpage, and anytime you post a comment the number you've earned & the highest rank you've earned are displayed next to your up & downvote totals.
30th Oct '16 4:15:45 AM Morgenthaler
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** All versions of ''Maximum Tune'' from ''Maximum Tune 2'' onwards give out special titles for players' cards based on any combination of game variables (performance, mileage, make/model, color, wins/losses, racing conditions, etc.). Such titles are anywhere from cool ("Seeing the Fastest Line"), to {{Badass}} ("Undefeated Highway Dominator"), to hilarious ("Car > Family"), to {{Narmt}}astic ("The New Circular Instant Speed").

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** All versions of ''Maximum Tune'' from ''Maximum Tune 2'' onwards give out special titles for players' cards based on any combination of game variables (performance, mileage, make/model, color, wins/losses, racing conditions, etc.). Such titles are anywhere from cool ("Seeing the Fastest Line"), to {{Badass}} badass ("Undefeated Highway Dominator"), to hilarious ("Car > Family"), to {{Narmt}}astic ("The New Circular Instant Speed").
29th Oct '16 1:37:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''GuildWars'' has a long list of titles that can be awarded to your character for various in-game achievements. Some of these do have some practical use (many of the faction reputation titles, for example, give you access to exclusive skills), while others (e.g. the Cartography or Vanquishing titles) give you nothing but bragging rights.

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* ''GuildWars'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars'' has a long list of titles that can be awarded to your character for various in-game achievements. Some of these do have some practical use (many of the faction reputation titles, for example, give you access to exclusive skills), while others (e.g. the Cartography or Vanquishing titles) give you nothing but bragging rights.



* ''GuildWars 2'' is aiming for a similar situation with gear. Dungeons will provide tokens for purely aesthetic gear, rather than improved gear.

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* ''GuildWars 2'' ''VideoGame/GuildWars2'' is aiming for a similar situation with gear. Dungeons will provide tokens for purely aesthetic gear, rather than improved gear.
1st Sep '16 12:37:50 PM Morgenthaler
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* The single-player campaign in ''WorldInConflict'' gives medals, ribbons, badges and promotions for completing the various scenarios. The promotions are especially perfunctory: in the first (chronologically) mission, the player character is a mere 2nd Lieutenant, yet is still allowed to command larger forces than such a junior officer would be granted in real life.

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* The single-player campaign in ''WorldInConflict'' ''VideoGame/WorldInConflict'' gives medals, ribbons, badges and promotions for completing the various scenarios. The promotions are especially perfunctory: in the first (chronologically) mission, the player character is a mere 2nd Lieutenant, yet is still allowed to command larger forces than such a junior officer would be granted in real life.
31st Aug '16 7:39:48 AM Someoneman
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* Upon completing the BonusLevelOfHell and defeating the TrueFinalBoss in under [[{{Speedrun}} six minutes]], ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' rewards you with ''a different cursor on the main menu.''
** And different music to go with that cursor.

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* ''VideoGame/CaveStory'':
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Upon completing the BonusLevelOfHell and defeating the TrueFinalBoss in under [[{{Speedrun}} six minutes]], ''VideoGame/CaveStory'' rewards you with your reward is ''a different cursor and music on the main menu.''
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'' Beating the level under even stricter time limits rewards you with different cursors, and some music to go with that cursor.which is never heard anywhere else in the game.



* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.

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* The ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], Mushroom], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], Will, in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.



* ''{{Trackmania}} Nations Forever'' and ''United Forever'' have a single player campaign, ranging from easy tracks to [[ThatOneBoss not so easy tracks]]. Your reward for completing them? Medals. That's it. Then you realise the real game is in the track editor, the online component and the community. In other words, you just wasted your time.

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* ''{{Trackmania}} Nations Forever'' and ''United Forever'' have a single player campaign, ranging from easy tracks to [[ThatOneBoss not so easy tracks]].tracks. Your reward for completing them? Medals. That's it. Then you realise the real game is in the track editor, the online component and the community. In other words, you just wasted your time.



* Quiz website Sporcle has [[http://www.sporcle.com/user/april/#badges Badges]] for completing certain tasks. A few enter ThatOneAchievement.

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* Quiz website Sporcle has [[http://www.sporcle.com/user/april/#badges Badges]] for completing certain tasks. A few enter ThatOneAchievement.
12th Aug '16 1:13:54 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* The various armor permutations in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' series. Sadly, while very cool-looking, they are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay aside from potentially making you more visible to snipers.

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* The various armor permutations in the ''VideoGame/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' series. Sadly, while very cool-looking, they are purely cosmetic and do not affect gameplay aside from potentially making you more visible to snipers. Later games add the ability to customize the skins of your basic guns too.
8th Aug '16 9:48:48 AM Willbyr
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* The ''KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.

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* The ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' series of games is famous for rewarding OneHundredPercentCompletion with the SequelHook after the ending, but the [[UpdatedRerelease Final Mix version]] of ''VideoGame/KingdomHeartsII'' also has three crowns for Sora: a bronze, silver, and gold crown, awarded after [[ThatOneSidequest beating the minigames posed by the XIII Mushrooms]], [[BonusBoss defeating all thirteen of the Organization XIII data battles]], and [[ThatOneBoss defeating the Lingering Will]], in whichever order the player accomplishes the tasks. The crowns serve absolutely no purpose--they just look cool and prove that the player is hardcore.
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