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13th Jun '16 6:12:00 AM VPhantom
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** The kingdom Bob comes from is one of the few that remained unattacked. To prevent an attack the good king sends Bob with the best weapons he can part with. As you adventure farther and father, you find out just why your starting weapons can easily be replaced by better ones: The kingdom is actually poor and has few things going for it aside from farming, and the reason they weren't attacked wasn't because they could defend themselves, it was because they just weren't worth it.



* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The kingdom bob comes from is one of the few that remained unattacked. To prevent an attack the good king sends Bob with the best weapons he can part with. As you adventure farther and father, you find out just why your starting weapons can easily be replaced by better ones: The kingdom is actually poor and has few things going for it aside from farming, and the reason they weren't attacked wasn't because they could defend themselves, it was because they just weren't worth it.
11th Jun '16 4:40:30 AM MisterApple
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** Emperor Evulz stole most king's and Bob's equipment, leaving them with the weakest one.

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** Emperor Evulz stole most king's of the King's and Bob's equipment, leaving them with the weakest one.



** Bob is questing for a legendary sword, a shield that can block anything, and armor that has amazing effects on it's wearer, as either part of or the whole quest, so it might just seem prudent to give Bob enough that he can protect himself against known monster around [[GreenHillZone the village/city he is leaving from]], possibly thinking that he will get at least one of the set before he gets into truly deadly areas or just doesn't know that next village over they have a more deadly monster problem.

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** Bob is questing for a legendary sword, a shield that can block anything, and armor that has amazing effects on it's its wearer, as either part of or the whole quest, so it might just seem prudent to give Bob enough that he can protect himself against known monster around [[GreenHillZone the village/city he is leaving from]], possibly thinking that he will get at least one of the set before he gets into truly deadly areas or just doesn't know that next village over they have a more deadly monster problem.



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6th Jul '15 10:09:31 PM BattleMaster
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** The kingdom simply doesn't have any good equipment available to equip Bob with; maybe they're broke, maybe there's a material shortage, maybe they just don't have access to good metalworking or firearm technology there.
1st Dec '14 6:57:40 PM ElodieHiras
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** Bob is [[ItsRainingMen airdropped]] deep behind enemy lines with a stealth glider to avoid being shot down before arriving at the place where he must be dropped, and he can only carry limited equipment. Sure, a BFG would be great, but given the rate at which such babies eat through ammo, it's not gonna be useful to him for long, so he's forced to bring with him only [[BoringButPractical low powered but reliable equipment]] and make do with what he will find.



* '''Discussed''': ???

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* '''Discussed''': ???"Are you sure sending Bob with a knife, a pistol and C-4 is going to be enough?" "Unless you have a plan to insert him deep behind enemy lines with a lot of equipment and without him getting shot down, we're gonna have to hope it will be."
29th Jun '13 4:06:35 PM Lightning4119
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** Bob majorly screwed up and the King is trying to let him redeem himself in the course of his quest.



** [[ATasteOfPower ...And he promptly loses it all twenty minutes after starting his mission.]]

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** [[ATasteOfPower ...And he promptly loses it all twenty minutes minutes]] [[BagOfSpilling after starting his mission.]]
29th Jun '13 1:48:45 PM Lightning4119
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** Bob thinks he's going to get a load of crappy gear, but is instead given a bunch of top-end equipment...


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** [[ATasteOfPower ...And he promptly loses it all twenty minutes after starting his mission.]]
25th Jun '13 3:12:12 PM VPhantom
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* '''Played For Laughs''': When passing by a lake, Bob fishes for a bit and catches one, entering a random battle with it equipped he will say "Wow, this is better than that junk the king gave me. Why don't the guards just use fish?"

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* '''Played For Laughs''': When passing by a lake, Bob fishes for a bit and catches one, [[ShamuFu entering a random battle with it equipped equipped]] he will say "Wow, this is better than that junk the king gave me. Why don't the guards just use fish?"
25th Jun '13 3:10:50 PM VPhantom
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* '''Implied''': It's never shown in the inventory, but after a few points, the sword and shield Bob are using is changed and he gets a stat boost when this happens. By the end of the game, if one goes out of their way to not gain stats, they see the starting and middle boosts are vastly improved.



* '''Implied''': It's never shown in the inventory, but after a few points, the sword and shield Bob are using is changed and he gets a stat boost when this happens. By the end of the game, if one goes out of their way to not gain stats, they see the starting and middle boosts are vastly improved.



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25th Jun '13 2:34:43 PM skywerewolf
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* '''Downplayed''': ???

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* '''Downplayed''': ???Bob's given what was left in the armory. His quest is important, but the war against Evulz has drained the supply. The sword's rusty but was well kept when it was owned perviously, and the shield is actually pretty good.
25th Jun '13 2:31:20 PM skywerewolf
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* '''Plotted A Good Waste''': The kingdom bob comes from is one of the few that remained unattacked. To prevent an attack the good king sends Bob with the best weapons he can part with. As you adventure farther and father, you find out just why your starting weapons can easily be replaced by better ones: The kingdom is actually poor and has few things going for it aside from farming, and the reason they weren't attacked wasn't because they could defend themselves, it was because they just weren't worth it.
* '''Implied''': It's never shown in the inventory, but after a few points, the sword and shield Bob are using is changed and he gets a stat boost when this happens. By the end of the game, if one goes out of their way to not gain stats, they see the starting and middle boosts are vastly improved.
* '''Played For Laughs''': When passing by a lake, Bob fishes for a bit and catches one, entering a random battle with it equipped he will say "Wow, this is better than that junk the king gave me. Why don't the guards just use fish?"
* '''Played For Drama''': The equipment shows what the king thinks of Bob, while one with less skill gets weapons that are much better than the poor items than Bob got, he considers multiple times betraying everybody and simply joining Evulz because of how clear they are making it that they want him to die on this quest.



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