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5th Jan '16 10:40:04 AM SalexNights
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** Another example occurs at the very beginning of the game. The [[spoiler: Guru]] Melchior is visiting the Millennial Fair and has a Silver Sword for sale. Unless you farm money for a long time, you won't be able to afford it until you've progressed through at least one more dungeon.
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** Another example occurs at the very beginning of the game. The [[spoiler: Guru]] Melchior is visiting the Millennial Fair and has a Silver Sword for sale. Unless you farm money for a long time, you won't be able to afford it until you've progressed through at least one more dungeon.dungeon, at which point he leaves the fair.
28th Nov '15 2:03:58 PM Fallingwater
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* ''VictorVran'' does this big time. The first time you get to the shopkeepers in the castle, you won't be able to buy ''anything''. Later on in the game, perhaps you'll be able to buy one high-powered item before breaking your bank. Be ''very'' thorough in your gold scavenging and you might make it to two - by leaving yourself unable to buy anything else for many levels.
12th Oct '15 9:02:52 PM DeltaDart
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* The first DungeonSiege has some powerful items in shops literally marked "PRICELESS".
30th Jul '15 7:24:54 PM Setrin
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Added Legend of Dragoon example.
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* ''VideoGame/LegendOfDragoon'' features a few shops in Lohan, a city you reach very early in disc 1, selling among the best armor in the game well before you can afford it.
27th Jun '15 2:04:10 PM YelseyKing
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Extension of the Tales of the Abyss entry.
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** It has some traditional examples, as well, such as weapons for sale in Baticul, a city reached fairly early in the game, for more than a million gald.
31st May '15 8:22:35 PM Prfnoff
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* ''[[{{VideoGame/Alundra}} Alundra]]'' has ''two'' separate examples of this. The first is the Inoa shop, which always has the Silver Armor in stock, but picking it up will have the shopkeeper tell you it's not for sale. You won't be able to acquire this until the very end of the game. The second example is somewhat similar to the Pokemon bicycle mentioned above. About 1/3 of the way through the game, a shop will open on the beach, which sells [[HeartContainer Life Vessels]] and several unique accessories for 10,000 Gilder, exactly one more than the max of 9,999. A subquest a bit later on allows you to obtain these in exchange for the Gilded Falcons you find here and there throughout the game. * The ''Fallout'' series occasionally has equipment sold by [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] that maybe be just out of your price range, moreso when you've just started and lack any caps. The [[DownloadableContent Gun Runner's Arsenal]] for ''[[{{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} New Vegas]]'' can fall into this trope heavily, as it distributes the new weapons and weapon mods throughout the game in the inventories of most vendors quite randomly, so you might wind up looking through an early-game NPC's stock to find items that you wouldn't be able to afford without procuring a downright absurd amount of [[VendorTrash loot]]. * ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]] * In the second game in ''TheDenpaMen'' series, there's a shop that's only available before setting foot inside the NoobCave that sells a number of rare and expensive items, including one that increases the rare item drop rate. It's normally only available as an ultra rare drop from one of the mushroom enemies in the overworld. If you don't buy it then (for 20k gold--when most enemies drop single-digit amounts), the only way to get it is either to hope it RandomlyDrops or to wait for a certain shop to open up in the endgame. * There seems to be an example in {{Xenogears}}, with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever they don't sell them anymore]]. * ''OgreBattle64'' has the game-breakingly powerful Draconite element spell-book Annihilation available to buy at the end of the first chapter. If you're particularly frugal throughout the game, you might have enough money saved up to come back and buy one near the end of the game.
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* ''[[{{VideoGame/Alundra}} Alundra]]'' ''VideoGame/{{Alundra}}'' has ''two'' separate examples of this. The first is the Inoa shop, which always has the Silver Armor in stock, but picking it up will have the shopkeeper tell you it's not for sale. You won't be able to acquire this until the very end of the game. The second example is somewhat similar to the Pokemon bicycle mentioned above. About 1/3 of the way through the game, a shop will open on the beach, which sells [[HeartContainer Life Vessels]] and several unique accessories for 10,000 Gilder, exactly one more than the max of 9,999. A subquest a bit later on allows you to obtain these in exchange for the Gilded Falcons you find here and there throughout the game. * The ''Fallout'' ''VideoGame/{{Fallout}}'' series occasionally has equipment sold by [[NonPlayerCharacter NPCs]] that maybe be just out of your price range, moreso when you've just started and lack any caps. The [[DownloadableContent Gun Runner's Arsenal]] for ''[[{{VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas}} ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'' can fall into this trope heavily, as it distributes the new weapons and weapon mods throughout the game in the inventories of most vendors quite randomly, so you might wind up looking through an early-game NPC's stock to find items that you wouldn't be able to afford without procuring a downright absurd amount of [[VendorTrash loot]]. * ''KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' ''VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'' has a couple merchants on Dantooine with some shockingly good gear at just as shockingly high prices. The Rodian merchant outside the Jedi enclave, for example, sells one of the best heavy armors in game (Cassus Fett's armor). If you want it, you have to get very good at Pazaak, do a lot of griniding, or make a return trip ''before'' you get the third Star Map [[spoiler: because Malak's attack on Dantooine means the merchants and their items are LostForever]] * In the second game in ''TheDenpaMen'' ''VideoGame/TheDenpaMen'' series, there's a shop that's only available before setting foot inside the NoobCave that sells a number of rare and expensive items, including one that increases the rare item drop rate. It's normally only available as an ultra rare drop from one of the mushroom enemies in the overworld. If you don't buy it then (for 20k gold--when most enemies drop single-digit amounts), the only way to get it is either to hope it RandomlyDrops or to wait for a certain shop to open up in the endgame. * There seems to be an example in {{Xenogears}}, ''VideoGame/{{Xenogears}}'', with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever they don't sell them anymore]]. * ''OgreBattle64'' ''VideoGame/OgreBattle64'' has the game-breakingly powerful Draconite element spell-book Annihilation available to buy at the end of the first chapter. If you're particularly frugal throughout the game, you might have enough money saved up to come back and buy one near the end of the game.
23rd Jan '15 12:20:48 AM Tylendal
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* ''OgreBattle64'' has the game-breakingly powerful Draconite element spell-book Annihilation available to buy at the end of the first chapter. If you're particularly frugal throughout the game, you might have enough money saved up to come back and buy one near the end of the game.
10th Nov '14 1:29:52 AM Ramidel
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'': The shops in the first area of the game sell some really nifty swords, armor, and crossbows, usually for around 700-800 gold a pop...at a time where you're lucky to have more than 50 or so[[note]]If you spend an inordinate amount of time grinding, you ''may'' be able to afford some of the gear, but since encounters are semi-random (monsters wander, and the map is huge, but there's a fixed number of battles per chapter), and not every battle results in an actual ''reward'', it's prohibitive at best. On the other hand, if you get a lute and grind your bard skill, you could ''eventually'' have enough money, if you're okay with getting it at a rate of 1 gold every four or five attempts[[/note]].
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* ''VideoGame/BetrayalAtKrondor'': The shops in the first area of the game sell some really nifty swords, armor, and crossbows, usually for around 700-800 gold a pop...at a time where you're lucky to have more than 50 or so[[note]]If you spend an inordinate amount of time grinding, you ''may'' be able to afford some of the gear, but since encounters are semi-random (monsters wander, and the map is huge, but so[[note]]However, while it's [[GoodBadBugs not exactly intended]], there's a fixed number of battles per chapter), and not every battle results in an actual ''reward'', it's prohibitive at best. On many well-known tricks to allow you to earn the other hand, if you get a lute and grind your bard skill, you could ''eventually'' have enough money, if you're okay with getting it at a rate thousands of 1 gold every four or five attempts[[/note]].needed to buy all of this awesome gear [[DiscOneNuke in the first chapter]].[[/note]].
10th Sep '14 3:33:00 AM guy1
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* In the second game in ''TheDenpaMen'' series, there's a shop that's only available before setting foot inside the NoobCave that sells a number of rare and expensive items, including one that increases the rare item drop rate. It's normally only available as an ultra rare drop from one of the mushroom enemies in the overworld. If you don't buy it then (for 20k gold--when most enemies drop single-digit amounts), the only way to get it is either to hope it RandomlyDrops or to wait for a certain shop to open up in the endgame.
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* In the second game in ''TheDenpaMen'' series, there's a shop that's only available before setting foot inside the NoobCave that sells a number of rare and expensive items, including one that increases the rare item drop rate. It's normally only available as an ultra rare drop from one of the mushroom enemies in the overworld. If you don't buy it then (for 20k gold--when most enemies drop single-digit amounts), the only way to get it is either to hope it RandomlyDrops or to wait for a certain shop to open up in the endgame. endgame. * There seems to be an example in {{Xenogears}}, with some useful but expensive accessories sold rather early in Nisan. By the time you earn enough money to comfortably buy them, [[LostForever they don't sell them anymore]].
2nd Jun '14 7:13:24 AM PaladinPhoenix
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* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', one of the game's most powerful spells can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time, or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).
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* In ''[[{{VideoGame/Faxanadu}} Faxanadu]]'', one of the game's most powerful spells and the best shield can be bought near the beginning...if you have obscene amounts of gold. You can either grind for a very long time, time[[note]]Which turns the Death spell into a GameBreaker for half the game[[/note]], or get the spell near the end of the game (when the price has actually increased).
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