History VideoGame / KingdomofLoathing

24th Jul '16 2:08:38 PM billybobfred
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* GenreSavvy: When fighting [[spoiler:Ed the Undying]], your character does this:

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* GenreSavvy: GenreSavvy:
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When fighting [[spoiler:Ed the Undying]], your character does this:



*** This is probably because the exact same thing happened earlier in that quest. Of course, you were pretty GenreSavvy the first time around. Just... less so.

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*** This is probably because the exact same thing happened earlier ** Earlier in that quest. Of course, very quest, you were pretty GenreSavvy tried the first time around. Just... less so.same thing, only to fall victim to the JumpScare ''anyway''.



* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Hellseal_pup This young seal]] is nearly ready to leave the brood-nest to be a big shark in its own pond instead of a... piranha... in a small... All right, [[LampshadeHanging that metaphor went off the rails pretty fast]]." Probably not the only example out there.

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* {{Metaphorgotten}}: "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Hellseal_pup This young seal]] is nearly ready to leave the brood-nest to be a big shark in its own pond instead of a... piranha... in a small... All right, [[LampshadeHanging that metaphor went off the rails pretty fast]]." Probably not the only example out there."
24th Jul '16 10:29:23 AM billybobfred
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** The effect "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/The_Colors... The Colors...]]" makes you take extra damage from elemental attacks.

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** The effect "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/The_Colors... The "The Colors...]]" " makes you take extra damage from elemental attacks.
22nd Jul '16 7:02:38 AM billybobfred
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* OneStatToRuleThemAll: Used to be Moxie, since having it high enough would allow players to [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Safe_Adventuring avoid all damage]], and it also determined damage dealt by ranged attacks. As the game has grown more complex, this has become less clear-cut, so the god stat of the moment depends on player goals -- one strong example is [[Film/TheMatrix The Source]] challenge path, where having a huge MP pool is vital for defeating the Source Agents and leveling up quickly enough, making Mysticality the god stat.
20th Jul '16 9:20:58 PM BlueGuy
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* AbnormalAmmo: Pastamancers can cast spells that hit enemies with things like [[CreepyChild creepy little girls]], [[KillItWithIce Ex-girlfriends]], or [[BrownNote foul language.]]

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* AbnormalAmmo: AbnormalAmmo:
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Pastamancers can cast spells that hit enemies with things like [[CreepyChild creepy little girls]], [[KillItWithIce Ex-girlfriends]], or [[BrownNote foul language.]]



* {{Animesque}}: the battle with Yakisoba the Executioner, complete with a swirl of CherryBlossoms and TheThingThatGoesDoink when he shows up, as well as MotionLines and intense music ([[StylisticSuck which the character can hear and see, but the player can't]]) when he attacks you.

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* {{Animesque}}: the {{Animesque}}:
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battle with Yakisoba the Executioner, complete with a swirl of CherryBlossoms and TheThingThatGoesDoink when he shows up, as well as MotionLines and intense music ([[StylisticSuck which the character can hear and see, but the player can't]]) when he attacks you.



* ArcNumber: The number 11 appears [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/11 all over the place]]. It's ridiculous; it's not even funny. It is a reference to the song "Time Zones" by Negativland.

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* ArcNumber: ArcNumber:
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The number 11 appears [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/11 all over the place]]. It's ridiculous; it's not even funny. It is a reference to the song "Time Zones" by Negativland.



* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Subverted in some places, played straight in others. The final boss is only meant to be beatable with [[spoiler:a special wand in your inventory,]] and has massive stats to make sure of this. When someone found a way to do it differently, the developers ''gave them a prize for doing so,'' the description of which said, "Well done for doing something that everyone thought was impossible, and damn you for making us have to work out how to make it not happen again!" Then, ''it happened again.'' (It's good to note at this point that the first player was [[LevelGrinding over level 100,]] And the other had [[BribingYourWayToVictory bribed his way there.]]

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* TheDevTeamThinksOfEverything: Subverted in some places, played straight in others. DevelopersForesight: Zig-zagged.
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The final boss is only meant to be beatable with [[spoiler:a special wand in your inventory,]] and has massive stats to make sure of this. When someone found a way to do it differently, the developers ''gave them a prize for doing so,'' the description of which said, "Well done for doing something that everyone thought was impossible, and damn you for making us have to work out how to make it not happen again!" Then, ''it happened again.'' (It's good to note at this point that the first player was [[LevelGrinding over level 100,]] And the other had [[BribingYourWayToVictory bribed his way there.]]



** Trying to access the server directory where the image files for trophies are stored simply returns a message:"No peeking."

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** Trying to access the server directory where the image files for trophies are stored simply returns a message:"No message: "No peeking."



* DisproportionateRetribution: Don't ask Rodoric the Staffcrafter to make a Chef Staff you don't have the materials for. [[OneHitKO Just don't]].
** In the Avatar of Boris campaign, [[spoiler:Sneaky Pete orchestrated all the events of the run just so he could get back at Boris for being a bad wingman]].
* {{Dissimile}}: Mr. Skullhead loves this trope. For example.
-->[[HelloInsertNameHere (your Disembodied Hand)]] sprays him with some club soda. And by "sprays," I mean, "hits," and by "some," I mean "a," and by "soda," I mean "for X damage."
* DeepImmersionGaming: Playing any [[MiniGame Game Grid Video Game]] has the character black out and in the game for the duration. Yes, add the same level of snark to [[{{Metroid}} Meteoid]], [[{{Sinistar}} DemonStar]], [[{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} Dungeon Fist!]], [[VideoGame/StarControl Space Trip]], and [[StreetFighter Fighters]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} of]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Fighting.]]

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Don't ask Rodoric the Staffcrafter to make a Chef Staff you don't have the materials for. [[OneHitKO Just don't]].
** In the Avatar of Boris campaign, [[spoiler:Sneaky Pete orchestrated all the events of the run just so he could get back at Boris for being a bad wingman]].
* {{Dissimile}}: Mr. Skullhead loves this trope. For example.
-->[[HelloInsertNameHere (your Disembodied Hand)]] sprays him with some club soda. And by "sprays," I mean, "hits," and by "some," I mean "a," and by "soda," I mean "for X damage."
* DeepImmersionGaming: Playing any [[MiniGame Game Grid Video Game]] has the character black out and in the game for the duration. Yes, add the same level of snark to [[{{Metroid}} Meteoid]], [[{{Sinistar}} DemonStar]], [[{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} ''[[Franchise/{{Metroid}} Meteoid]]'', ''[[VideoGame/{{Sinistar}} DemonStar]]'', ''[[{{VideoGame/Gauntlet}} Dungeon Fist!]], [[VideoGame/StarControl Fist!]]'', ''[[VideoGame/StarControl Space Trip]], Trip]]'', and [[StreetFighter ''[[Franchise/StreetFighter Fighters]] [[VideoGame/{{Tekken}} of]] [[VideoGame/TheKingOfFighters Fighting.]]Fighting]]''.



* DesignatedVillain: Lampshaded by one Monster Manuel factoid regarding the final boss of the [[WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld KOLHS]] challenge path - [[spoiler:Principal Mooney]]. (Also worth noting is that before fighting them, they openly remark that the player character hadn't done any actual learning and instead beat up virtually everyone and every''thing'' in the school.)
--> "If you think about it, though, [[spoiler:Principal Mooney]]'s actually the good guy of this story; [they're] trying to make sure all the students come to school and learn."
* DismantledMacGuffin: The worm-riding manual in the level 11 quest. [[spoiler:[[FreeSamplePlotCoupon Downplayed]], since you get page 1, then page 2, then pages 3-15 all at once.]] A revamp led to it being played straight, although you can still get multiple pages at once.
* DisproportionateRetribution:
** Don't ask Rodoric the Staffcrafter to make a Chef Staff you don't have the materials for. [[OneHitKO Just don't]].
** In the Avatar of Boris campaign, [[spoiler:Sneaky Pete orchestrated all the events of the run just so he could get back at Boris for being a bad wingman]].
* {{Dissimile}}: Mr. Skullhead loves this trope. For example.
-->[[HelloInsertNameHere (your Disembodied Hand)]] sprays him with some club soda. And by "sprays," I mean, "hits," and by "some," I mean "a," and by "soda," I mean "for X damage."



* DismantledMacGuffin: The worm-riding manual. [[spoiler:[[FreeSamplePlotCoupon Downplayed]], since you get page 1, then page 2, then pages 3-15 all at once.]]
** And then played straight after a revamp, although you can still get multiple pages at once.
* DittoFighter: the Doppelshifter and Comma Chameleon familiars, as well as any familiar equipped with the Tiny Costume Wardrobe.

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* DismantledMacGuffin: The worm-riding manual. [[spoiler:[[FreeSamplePlotCoupon Downplayed]], since you get page 1, then page 2, then pages 3-15 all at once.]]
** And then played straight after a revamp, although you can still get multiple pages at once.
* DittoFighter: the The Doppelshifter and Comma Chameleon familiars, as well as any familiar equipped with the Tiny Costume Wardrobe.
17th Jul '16 4:14:15 PM billybobfred
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* CommonPlaceRare: '''Bananas''' are a limited-edition item?!? (They can be duplicated in [[MadScientistLaboratory a certain lab]], but their original source is long gone, and the map that unlocks the lab is a limited item as well.) Don't ask about beets.

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* CommonPlaceRare: '''Bananas''' are were a limited-edition item?!? (They can be duplicated in [[MadScientistLaboratory a certain lab]], but their original source is long gone, and the map that unlocks the lab is a limited item as well.well. Eventually, the Barrel Shrine brought them back into the game permanently, for the sake of a Franchise/DonkeyKong joke.) Don't ask about beets.
29th Jun '16 5:34:02 PM billybobfred
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** The elemental bosses in Hobopolis can't be fought while you're in the same elemental form, since this would reduce most of their attacks to ScratchDamage.
27th Jun '16 10:52:15 PM foxley
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* KneelPushTrip: Some of the enemies use this as an attack. Examples include the horrible tourist family, The Sierpinski Brothers, and [[spoiler:The Avatar of Sneaky Pete]], who is so smooth, he does this to you ''by himself''.
16th Jun '16 6:08:37 PM billybobfred
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* DummiedOut: As [[http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/vb/showthread.php?t=225516 detailed in the June 16, 2016 radio show]], each monster has a field for some kind of bonus when fighting them, unlocked by learning all three of their Monster Manuel factoids, a la ''VideoGame/BioShock'' and its research camera. However, Jick decided it was just way too much work to come up with a clever research bonus for every monster, so they've all been left blank.
11th Jun '16 11:06:33 AM billybobfred
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** If you're in an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, you can buy a Cosmic Bucket, whose only function is to give you items that grant you more skill points for the path. Amusingly, the game admits that the item was for those who wanted to jump into speed runs right away, and encourages players to take it slowly instead.

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** If you're in an Avatar of Jarlsberg run, you can buy a Cosmic Bucket, whose only function is to give you items that grant you more skill points for the path. Amusingly, the game admits that the item was for those who wanted to jump into speed runs right away, and encourages players to take it slowly instead. This premise was recycled for future special-class challenge paths, giving them the nickname of "bucket items".
11th Jun '16 11:03:31 AM billybobfred
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* InterfaceSpoiler: PlayedForLaughs. If you attempt to adventure in the basement of Spookyraven Manor before unlocking it, the error message is "You shouldn't be down here yet. [[VerbalBackspace I mean here. Wherever here is.]]" Anyone actually trying to do that probably knows about the basement from previous ascensions and merely forgot they haven't unlocked it yet this run.
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