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22nd Mar '17 5:36:02 AM Sumatris
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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', almost any weapon you failed to pick up during missions can be purchased afterwards at one of the numerous shops on the Citadel. Prices range from 4,000 credits for basic gear to 10,000 credits per top-tier InfinityMinusOneSword. Well, and then there's the Spectre Requisitions Office that sells the Black Widow sniper rifle, the M-11 Wraith shotgun and the M-77 Paladin heavy pistol, each of them the InfinityPlusOneSword of their respective category. They can be yours for 250,000 credits apiece, and that's just the Tier I version without any upgrades. If you start out with the cash bonus from importing an ME 2 save file, you'll have to finish ''a lot'' of missions before you can afford even one of them. If you start a game completely from scratch, you'll have to finish about ''half the game'' to scrape together the funds required. They're entirely worth their money, but damn if it isn't a pain in the ass to acquire them.

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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', almost any weapon you failed to pick up during missions can be purchased afterwards at one of the numerous shops on the Citadel. Prices range from 4,000 credits for basic gear to 10,000 credits per top-tier InfinityMinusOneSword. Well, and then there's the Spectre Requisitions Office that sells the Black Widow sniper rifle, the M-11 Wraith shotgun and the M-77 Paladin heavy pistol, each of them the InfinityPlusOneSword of their respective category. They can be yours for 250,000 credits apiece, and that's just the Tier I version without any upgrades. If you start out with the cash bonus from importing an ME 2 save file, you'll have to finish ''a lot'' of missions before you can afford even one of them. If you start a game completely from scratch, you'll have to finish about ''half the game'' to scrape together the funds required. They're required, and that's assuming you refrain from buying anything else in the meantime (like those neat weapon mods you could really need all the time, for instance). The three guns are entirely worth their money, money once you finally get to use them on the enemy, but damn if it isn't a pain in the ass to acquire them.
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22nd Mar '17 5:31:50 AM Sumatris
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* In ''Series/LethalWeapon2016'', Murtaugh actually says this word-for-word when a posh hotel bar bills him $14 for a bog-standard soda.




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* In ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', almost any weapon you failed to pick up during missions can be purchased afterwards at one of the numerous shops on the Citadel. Prices range from 4,000 credits for basic gear to 10,000 credits per top-tier InfinityMinusOneSword. Well, and then there's the Spectre Requisitions Office that sells the Black Widow sniper rifle, the M-11 Wraith shotgun and the M-77 Paladin heavy pistol, each of them the InfinityPlusOneSword of their respective category. They can be yours for 250,000 credits apiece, and that's just the Tier I version without any upgrades. If you start out with the cash bonus from importing an ME 2 save file, you'll have to finish ''a lot'' of missions before you can afford even one of them. If you start a game completely from scratch, you'll have to finish about ''half the game'' to scrape together the funds required. They're entirely worth their money, but damn if it isn't a pain in the ass to acquire them.
19th Mar '17 10:12:16 AM nombretomado
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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.

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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic.''Franchise/StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic''. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.
''Film/ANewHope''.
19th Mar '17 3:23:32 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things�that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.

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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things�that things--that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.
19th Mar '17 3:22:56 AM Morgenthaler
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*** It might be related to the aesthetic ideal of wabi-zabi, and to the Zen idea of the impermanence of all things—that wouldn't be the oddest place in Japanese culture that wabi-zabi has turned up.

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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy UsefulNotes/{{dice}} which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.

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* The ''Xtended'' GameMod for ''[[Videogame/{{X}} X3: Terran Conflict]]'' adds the Fuzzico® Fuzzy Dice collection, a series of twelve fuzzy UsefulNotes/{{dice}} which are valued by in-universe collectors. Their price varies from ''negative'' [[WeWillSpendCreditsInTheFuture credits]] to hundreds of thousands on the black market, depending on the color of the dice. In-game however, [[GameplayAndStorySegregation they are worth only two credits]], simply being a BraggingRightsReward. The only way to acquire them is to loot the wrecks of civilian cargo freighters.



* For some bizarre reason, ''bikes'' in the Pokémon series are sometimes this, dating all the way back to the first game where a bike cost more money than the player could possibly carry. Not that this stopped an NPC from giving away a voucher to anyone who talked to him...

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* For some bizarre reason, ''bikes'' in the Pokémon series are sometimes this, dating all the way back to the first game where a bike cost more money than the player could possibly carry. Not that this stopped an NPC from giving away a voucher to anyone who talked to him...



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20th Feb '17 1:01:00 PM bt8257
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Being a geek is tough. But never mind any social stigma, or trying to explain your hobbies to other people. Oh no. The hardest hits in Geekdom go straight to your bank account.

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Being a geek is tough.hard. But never mind any social stigma, or trying to explain your hobbies to other people. Oh no. The hardest hits in Geekdom go straight to your bank account.
26th Aug '16 4:32:45 PM TheBuddy26
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22nd Aug '16 6:31:05 PM WillBGood
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--> ''You see, I need the money to buy more toys. I love toys. They can play songs. They can dance.'' They can even eat money. Oh, boy, can they eat money. All my money. [[spoiler: And then I remembered an episode of The Gray Ghost. And I knew what else a toy can do. It can carry a bomb. It can hold a city for ransom. Oh, the power of the toy. It can earn millions. Millions for the little old toy collector, me.]]

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--> ''You -->"You see, I need the money to buy more toys. I love toys. They can play songs. They can dance.'' They can even eat money. Oh, boy, can they eat money. All my money. [[spoiler: And then I remembered an episode of The Gray Ghost. And I knew what else a toy can do. It can carry a bomb. It can hold a city for ransom. Oh, the power of the toy. It can earn millions. Millions for the little old toy collector, me.]]
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4th Aug '16 10:13:38 AM Willbyr
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* ''{{Medabots}}'' has a main set of characters, the Medabots themselves, as expensive to buy and maintain. (Justified, in the fact that they are built to shoot missiles, lasers and other things.)

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* ''{{Medabots}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Medabots}}'' has a main set of characters, the Medabots themselves, as expensive to buy and maintain. (Justified, in the fact that they are built to shoot missiles, lasers and other things.)
25th Jul '16 3:54:48 PM nombretomado
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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.

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* ''CyranoDeBergerac'': ''Theatre/CyranoDeBergerac'': This attitude is shown InUniverse (and deconstructed) by the baker [[FanDumb Ragueneau]]. His wife Lise remembers a time when he was a normal person, a SupremeChef with a successful bakery. But then he became infatuated with the poets and his lifestyle. In the first act he trades pies for theater tickets. In the second act he accepts poems in return for his food, [[ConspicuousConsumption pays too much to an assistant for baking a pie shaped like a lyre]] and cannot renounce even one of his precious poems. He's completely ruined in the beginning of the third act, [[YourCheatingHeart abandoned by his neglected wife Lise]] and attempts an InterruptedSuicide.
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