History VideoGame / KingdomofLoathing

15th May '18 10:51:05 AM MKcyborg
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*** G-Lover: Effectively the opposite of Bees Hate You. You '''love''' the letter 'g'. Equipment without the letter G in it gives no bonuses, and you can't use non-quest items or familiars without the letter G in them (and quest ones hurt you).
1st May '18 7:54:33 PM Joyeat
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* SocializationBonus: Clan dungeons. [[BonusDungeon Hobopolis, the Slimetube, and Dreadsylvania]] require you to be in a Clan in order to play in them, and while it is possible to get the best rewards in Slimetube [[AvertedTrope by yourself]], you'll want a team of 6 people in order to find the best items in Hobopolis, and some parts of Dreadsylvania (such as the items needed to unlock [[BonusBoss the hardmode versions of the bosses]]) require co-operation between clan mates.
** And the mall, as well as trading in general. Honestly, despite the label of an MMORPG, Kingdom Of Loathing is a single player game with a few socialization bonuses.
** At one point the best foods in the game were hi meins, which could only be crafted using elemental powders (generated exclusively by Muscle classes) at the Wok of Ages (accessible only to Mysticality classes). If you weren't currently a Chef-Mage, you'd have to obtain them from someone who was. The Wok of Ages and hi meins have both since been removed from the game.
22nd Apr '18 6:59:26 PM ironcommando
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* DeviousDolphins: Dolphins in this game are utter jerks that have a huge chance to [[NinjaLooting steal dropped monster items from you]] in ocean areas. You can use a dolphin whistle to summon that "rotten dolphin thief" and beat it up to retrieve your item back.
17th Apr '18 10:39:45 PM Jubileus57
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* PainfulPointyPufferfish: Pufferfishes appear as enemies in the ocean. Their initial turn has them scrape the player with their spines to poison them, which damages the player each turn of the battle and doubles each turn. They may also drop their spines upon defeat, which can be used on enemies to make them suffer similar poisoning.
10th Apr '18 6:53:04 PM SeizureFerret
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** In a similar vein as the Hippo Ballerina, [[http://forums.kingdomofloathing.com/vb/showthread.php?t=158825&highlight=cornbeefadon one thread]] speculating on the next Mr. Store familar included the joking idea that it would be "a corned beef sandwich glued to a dinosaur". Come March 2018's IOTM, and the "Cornbeefadon" is now a familiar, with its description lampshading its memeticness.
18th Mar '18 1:31:31 PM Irthe1981
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* SeahorseSteed: The "Under the Sea" quest was updated to include this. After rescuing the Sea Monkees, you can ask about the currents and you end up n a quest to tame a sea horse, granting you access past the currents and into the Merfolk's city as well as increase combat initiative. Hilariously enough, the sea horse side-quest is also one massive reference to ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' as the seahorse's random name generator produces a pony-like name and it's implied to be as colorful as they are.
5th Mar '18 7:09:00 AM MKcyborg
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* TheRival: In the [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Pocket Familiars]] special challenge path, almost every boss battle is replaced with a PokéFam fight against Jerry Bradford, an expy of Gary Oak with his [=Jerkass=] nature cranked up. The Monster Manuel goes to great lengths to describe how much of a jerk he is.
--> "Jerry Bradford's pokéfam are extra mean, because he refuses to feed them if they don't win."
--> "Jerry Bradford posts other people's fanart to his tumblr, without attribution.
--> "Jerry Bradford holds in his farts until he's in an elevator."


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** The concept of salad being hilarious, which comes from the March 27, 2008 radio show when Jick and Doc Galaktik wondered what the world would be like if salad was the only funny thing in the world.


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*** [[{{Franchise/Pokemon}} Pocket Familiars]]: You cannot use familiars in the normal sense. Instead, you use a team of 3 familiars and pit them against other monsters instead of normal combat. Guilds are unavailable and you have no access to any permed skills from previous runs. The Cake-Shaped Arena is replaced by the Poképorium, where you can gain Pokédollars from leveling up familiars to spend on path-specific items and hats. Finally, almost all boss battles are replaced by PokéFam battles with [[TheRival Jerry Bradford.]]


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* YourHeadAsplode: Happens to [[spoiler: Principal Mooney]] after beating [[spoiler: him,]] due to a combination of [[{{Film/TheBreakfastClub}} 'Don't You Forget About Me']] and [[{{Series/CSIMiami}} "YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!"]]
20th Feb '18 11:04:06 AM wingedcatgirl
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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.

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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.blank.
** The LT&T Telegram [=IotM=] content included a series of equippable cans of beans, which could be converted into edible plates of beans. The "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Plate_of_Val-U_Brand_Every_Bean_Salad Plate of Val-U Brand Every Bean Salad]]" has no corresponding can item. [[note]]And the plate can only itself be obtained because the [=KoL=] Con 13 snowglobe periodically dispenses random food items.[[/note]] While there is a conspicuous gap in the item numbers that is presumably it, there's no way to confirm this without ''someone'' obtaining the item, and nobody has found any way to do that.
1st Feb '18 7:35:59 PM ironcommando
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* WeirdCurrency: The currency used around most of the kingdom is Meat, which justifies the use of MoneySpider. Things that obviously lack meat (e.g. non-meat elementals, ghosts, skeletons) won't drop it, while Giants tend to drop lots.
10th Jan '18 9:05:32 AM Jubileus57
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* PalatialSandcastle: The game allows the player to build one for themselves.
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