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27th Apr '17 10:48:18 PM Caps-luna
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* Power creep has taken form in [[VideoGame/GrandTheftAutoV Grand Theft Auto: Online's]] multiple years of content updates. Here are a few examples:
**Car performance has been slowly escalating as the game has gone on, although with super cars the slowly part doesn't really apply. When the game was released the out of all the super cars released with the game, only the Adder is still technically the best in its given skill set and its not by much. Cars like the entity and Zentorno (which itself made several super cars obsolete when ti was introduced) were surpassed by newer DLC cars like the Osiris and T20. After these cars came the [[MasterOfAll X80 proto]] which functionally dethroned the Adder as faster car in the game while also having incredible acceleration and handling. ''After that'' came the cunning stunts cars,which had lower speed and or acceleration but ''even better'' handling than the X80.
** Better and beter ways to make money have come out as the game has progressed. First grinding contact missions were the only real way to make the big bucks without resorting to shark cards. The heist were finally released giving the players access to huge payouts and shattering the standard set by contact missions. Ten Ceo work added to the game which boasted even greater money making in the same amount of time at the cost of being much riskier due to both investment in product and by virtue of taking place in free roam lobbies. Then Motorcycle club businesses were released which don't offer quite the same money for total time but requite a far less active roll and don't require the player to risk investment in product. ''After that'' Import Exporting was introduced with an even safer and faster way to make money than the MC businesses.
12th Apr '17 8:58:37 PM PDL
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** A similar situation also occurs with Abilities (passive effects that Pokémon possess). An ability that was introduced in Gen III, the generation that abilities as a concept was introduced, would provide something simple: For example, the ability Water Veil would prevent the Pokémon from receiving a burn. An ability that was introduced later might provide the same effect plus something extra: Water Bubble (an ability introduced in Gen VII) not only prevents burns, but also halves the damage received from fire attacks '''and''' double the power of water attacks ([[GuideDangit this effect isn't even mentioned in its in-game description]]).
11th Apr '17 6:09:40 PM wanderlustwarrior
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[[caption-width-right:350:[-'''On your left''': Four useful cards at the time of their releases but with some draw-back (Blue-Eyes White Dragon[[note]]A powerful 3000 ATK monster which requires 2 Tributes to Normal Summon[[/note]]; Thunder Nyan Nyan[[note]]Powerful 1900 ATK monster that dies if you control a non-LIGHT monster[[/note]]; Moisture Creature[[note]]Requires 2 or 3 Tributes. If Tribute Summoned with 3 tributes, destroys enemy's Spell and Trap cards[[/note]]; Gilford the Lightning[[note]]Requires 2 or 3 Tributes. If Tribute Summoned with 3 tributes, destroys enemy's Monsters[[/note]]). '''On your right''': Beast King Barbaros, a card released later that can do the same as those four, at the same time, with no drawbacks. [[note]]Can be summoned with no Tributes with 1900 ATK. Can be summoned with 2 Tributes with 3000 ATK. Can be summoned with 3 Tributes to destroy all cards on your opponent's field.[[/note]]-] ]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[-'''On your left''': Four useful cards at the time of their releases but with some draw-back (Blue-Eyes White Dragon[[note]]A powerful 3000 ATK monster which requires 2 Tributes to Normal Summon[[/note]]; Thunder Nyan Nyan[[note]]Powerful 1900 ATK monster that dies if you control a non-LIGHT monster[[/note]]; Moisture Creature[[note]]Requires 2 or 3 Tributes. If Tribute Summoned with 3 tributes, destroys enemy's Spell and Trap cards[[/note]]; Gilford the Lightning[[note]]Requires 2 or 3 Tributes. If Tribute Summoned with 3 tributes, destroys enemy's Monsters[[/note]]). '''On your right''': Beast King Barbaros, a card released later that can do the same as those four, at the same time, with no drawbacks. [[note]]Can be summoned with no Tributes with 1900 ATK. Can be summoned with 2 Tributes with 3000 ATK. Can be summoned with 3 Tributes to destroy all cards on your opponent's field.[[/note]]-] [[/note]][[note]]Of course, the game has progressed to the point where all of the above cards are now worthless except for the first one, which is used for far more powerful cards, with no drawback[[/note]]-] ]]
5th Apr '17 7:41:42 PM flarn2006
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* Even real life is constantly subject to power creep over time, as technology gets better and better. As people discover new possibilities and better ways to do things, new technology is created which often makes older technology, previously the best of its kind, obsolete. For instance, the "stats" of a modern cell phone are orders of magnitude better than the best computers money could buy decades ago, and while commonplace now, if you were to take one back in time, it would be massively "overpowered".

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* Even real life is constantly subject to power creep over time, as technology gets better and better. As people discover new possibilities and better ways to do things, new technology is created which often makes older technology, previously the best of its kind, obsolete. For instance, the "stats" of a modern cell phone are orders of magnitude better than the best computers money could buy decades ago, and while commonplace now, if you were to take one back in time, it would be massively "overpowered". And for a more traditional example of power creep, just look at the history of weapons.
5th Apr '17 7:40:50 PM flarn2006
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5th Apr '17 7:40:38 PM flarn2006
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* Even real life is constantly subject to power creep over time, as technology gets better and better. As people discover new possibilities and better ways to do things, new technology is created which often makes older technology, previously the best of its kind, obsolete. For instance, the "stats" of a modern cell phone are orders of magnitude better than the best computers money could buy decades ago, and while commonplace now, if you were to take one back in time, it would be massively "overpowered".
14th Mar '17 11:55:58 PM flamemario12
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** Pokémon stat spreads slowly became more specialized as time went on. Those that could be seen as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s in ''Red and Blue'' became [[JackOfAllStats Jacks-Of-All-Stats]] as more MinMaxing was done by the designers. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it reached its zenith with [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]], which are explicitly designed to be on par with the series's OlympusMons with less stat points to go around. The Ultra Beasts in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are like the Mega Evolutions in certain ways too, with some extreme and specialized stat differences--[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Kartana]], for instance, has one of the highest Attack in the game but its Special Defense awfully poor.

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** Pokémon stat spreads slowly became more specialized as time went on. Those that could be seen as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s in ''Red and Blue'' became [[JackOfAllStats Jacks-Of-All-Stats]] as more MinMaxing was done by the designers. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it reached its zenith with [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]], which are explicitly designed to be on par with the series's OlympusMons with less stat points to go around. The Ultra Beasts in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are like the Mega Evolutions in certain ways too, with some extreme and specialized stat differences--[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Kartana]], for instance, has one of the highest Attack in the game but its Special Defense is awfully poor.
13th Mar '17 12:15:49 PM BeerBaron
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* The ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' has this happen in the expansion packs. For example, the natural enemies you encounter in ''Bloodmoon'' (such as wolves and bears) are as powerful as enemies you find inside the Ghost Fence in Vvardenfell, home of the 4000 year-old PhysicalGod BigBad. The expansion also contains some of the few weapons in the entire series which are stronger than Daedric.
10th Mar '17 5:46:06 PM flamemario12
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** Pokémon stat spreads slowly became more specialized as time went on. Those that could be seen as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s in ''Red and Blue'' became [[JackOfAllStats Jacks-Of-All-Stats]] as more MinMaxing was done by the designers. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it reached its zenith with [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]], which are explicitly designed to be on par with the series's OlympusMons with less stat points to go around. The Ultra Beasts in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are like the Mega Evolutions in certain ways too, with some extreme and specialized stat differences--[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Kartana]], for instance, has a base Attack almost times higher than its Special Defense. This Attack stat is also the highest in the whole series that isn't a Mega Evolution.

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** Pokémon stat spreads slowly became more specialized as time went on. Those that could be seen as {{Lightning Bruiser}}s in ''Red and Blue'' became [[JackOfAllStats Jacks-Of-All-Stats]] as more MinMaxing was done by the designers. In ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it reached its zenith with [[SuperMode Mega Evolutions]], which are explicitly designed to be on par with the series's OlympusMons with less stat points to go around. The Ultra Beasts in ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' are like the Mega Evolutions in certain ways too, with some extreme and specialized stat differences--[[AbsurdlySharpBlade Kartana]], for instance, has a base one of the highest Attack almost times higher than in the game but its Special Defense. This Attack stat is also the highest in the whole series that isn't a Mega Evolution.Defense awfully poor.
7th Mar '17 12:12:25 PM felipelight
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* Chess. See what happens once a player is able to promote his Pawns into Queens. It requires a lot of skill (or an inept opponent) to pull off, but a CurbStompBattle is the usual end result.
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