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14th Aug '16 3:10:39 PM htuttle
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* Many alien items in ''[[{{X-COM}} UFO: Enemy Unknown]]'' (aka ''{{X-COM}}'') and sequels have little or no use for the player, but can be sold for big bucks. Particularly noticeable with [[EnemyScan Mind Probes]] - of questionable utility on the battlefield, but worth more than even the heaviest guns when sold.[[note]]Of course, it's not hard to imagine why various civilian and military bodies would be quite interested in mind-reading devices.[[/note]]

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* Many alien items in ''[[{{X-COM}} UFO: Enemy Unknown]]'' (aka ''{{X-COM}}'') and sequels ''{{VideoGame/XCOM}}'' have little or no use for the player, but can be sold for big bucks. Particularly noticeable with [[EnemyScan Mind Probes]] - of questionable utility on the battlefield, but worth more than even the heaviest guns when sold.[[note]]Of Of course, it's not hard to imagine why various civilian and military bodies would be quite interested in mind-reading devices.[[/note]]
14th Aug '16 10:04:52 AM nombretomado
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* Pretty much all of the best items in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' require the trading of various vendor trash items, the majority of which can only be generated by battling specific characters or won in the game's Duel Coliseum. The best of the best items are often created from combining the items you've already generated along with even better vendor trash.

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* Pretty much all of the best items in ''DissidiaFinalFantasy'' ''VideoGame/DissidiaFinalFantasy'' require the trading of various vendor trash items, the majority of which can only be generated by battling specific characters or won in the game's Duel Coliseum. The best of the best items are often created from combining the items you've already generated along with even better vendor trash.
12th Aug '16 8:06:01 PM nombretomado
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* One of the most basic ways of making money in ''{{Albion}}''. Some predators are hunted for parts that are used for various purposes (like decoration or as an ingredient for medicine). So whenever you're running low on cash, go hunting, pick up a few dozen of these and sell them. Valuables, like gems, also count, except for (non magical) jewelry, which can be equipped for extra protection.

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* One of the most basic ways of making money in ''{{Albion}}''.''VideoGame/{{Albion}}''. Some predators are hunted for parts that are used for various purposes (like decoration or as an ingredient for medicine). So whenever you're running low on cash, go hunting, pick up a few dozen of these and sell them. Valuables, like gems, also count, except for (non magical) jewelry, which can be equipped for extra protection.
10th Aug '16 6:00:50 AM REV6Pilot
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* While everything you find in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is either money, equipment or ammo, the fact that most of the equipment is randomly generated [[CantCatchUp and usually a few levels below you]] (if it's even a type of weapon you like to use or a class mod compatible with your class), most of it is vendor trash. In fact, there is a unique gun in the game which has the sole special power of being [[http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Knoxx%27s_Gold good vendor trash]].\\

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* While everything you find in ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' is either money, equipment or ammo, the fact that most of the equipment is randomly generated [[CantCatchUp and usually a few levels below you]] (if it's even a type of weapon you like to use or a class mod compatible with your class), most of it is vendor trash. In fact, there is a unique gun in the game which has the sole special power of being [[http://borderlands.wikia.com/wiki/Knoxx%27s_Gold good vendor trash]].trash]], though it can appear with a good set of parts and ultimately avert the trope.\\
30th Jul '16 4:52:58 PM nombretomado
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* ''DarkSun'' games generally have either useful items, or junk with "0 cp" price tag that nobody will buy. But in ''Shattered Lands'' there is one trader in [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Gedron]], who buys and sells literal trash (broken pots, mostly) at huge prices. Unfortunately, he gets better when you [[{{Brainwashed}} save]] his village from [[ForTheEvulz evil wizard]].

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* ''DarkSun'' ''TabletopGame/DarkSun'' games generally have either useful items, or junk with "0 cp" price tag that nobody will buy. But in ''Shattered Lands'' there is one trader in [[{{Cloudcuckooland}} Gedron]], who buys and sells literal trash (broken pots, mostly) at huge prices. Unfortunately, he gets better when you [[{{Brainwashed}} save]] his village from [[ForTheEvulz evil wizard]].
17th Jul '16 8:18:06 AM Someoneman
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' settles halfway between its two predecessors - the "junk" items still get sorted into a separate category, but [[ScrappyMechanic so do items that are actually important]], including research materials that can be turned in for damage bonuses against various enemies and in one level, items that you need to complete a sidequest. After you get the hang of the weapons and armor crafting (which can be done less than a third of the way through the game), most of the non-unique weapons fall into this.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' settles halfway between its two predecessors - the "junk" items still get sorted into a separate category, but [[ScrappyMechanic so do items that are actually important]], important, including research materials that can be turned in for damage bonuses against various enemies and in one level, items that you need to complete a sidequest. After you get the hang of the weapons and armor crafting (which can be done less than a third of the way through the game), most of the non-unique weapons fall into this.


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* Gems play this role in ''VideoGame/DarkestDungeon''. This adds a layer of complexity, since [[InventoryManagementPuzzle your space for items is limited]] and you may have to choose between gems and greater rewards when finishing the quest, or supplies and a better chance of actually finishing said quest. Additionally, having the Antiquarian class in your party gives a chance to find antiques whenever other items are found, which also serve only to be sold.
30th Jun '16 8:30:36 PM intastiel
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* D&D's spiritual successor ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}'' tries to {{reconstruct|ion}} this trope by providing the notable features, resale value, and potential buyers of some truly bizarre Vendor Trash, right up to up-market embalming oils and a room-sized vintage calliope (in mint and lightly-used condition, no less).
1st Jun '16 6:03:45 PM FruityOatyBars
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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' reverses it and automatically sorts all unusable loot into the "Junk Items" category, which can be emptied at any shop with a single click on "Sell all junk" button. You can also move useless armor and weapons to Junk to greatly simplify loot selling.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' settles halfway between it's two predecessors - the "junk" items still get sorted into a separate category, but [[ScrappyMechanic so do items that are actually important]], including research materials that can be turned in for damage bonuses against various enemies and in one level, items that you need to complete a sidequest. After you get the hang of the weapons and armor crafting (which can be done less than a third of the way through the game), most of the non-unique weapons fall into this.

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* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeII'' reverses it and automatically sorts all unusable loot into the "Junk Items" category, which can be emptied at any shop with a single click on "Sell all junk" button. You can also move useless armor and weapons to Junk to greatly simplify loot selling.
selling. Lampshaded in that the icon for the Junk Items category is a trash can.
* ''VideoGame/DragonAgeInquisition'' settles halfway between it's its two predecessors - the "junk" items still get sorted into a separate category, but [[ScrappyMechanic so do items that are actually important]], including research materials that can be turned in for damage bonuses against various enemies and in one level, items that you need to complete a sidequest. After you get the hang of the weapons and armor crafting (which can be done less than a third of the way through the game), most of the non-unique weapons fall into this.
17th May '16 1:33:08 PM Willbyr
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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.

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* The "Pretty Stone" in the first ''KingdomHearts'' ''Franchise/KingdomHearts'' game. Likewise, the "Mystery Mold" that RandomlyDrops from the randomly appearing Black Fungus; which is sold for 9999 cash! Sora apparently isn't curious just what merchants do with magic mushrooms formed from the darkness.
16th May '16 10:06:05 AM BiffJr
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Not a single item can be considered to be truly vendor trash as they are all useful, if not to the player receiving them they will be to someone else. The Consignment House and Black Market exist so that players can sell and purchase these items from other players.

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* Averted in ''VideoGame/CityOfHeroes''. Not a single item can be considered could have beenconsidered to be truly vendor trash as they are all useful, if not to the player receiving them they will be to someone else. The Consignment House and Black Market exist so that players can sell and purchase these items from other players.
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