History VideoGame / PerfectWorld

21st Nov '17 10:49:03 AM ChaoticNovelist
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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]]. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]].Princess. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.
21st Nov '17 3:14:31 AM ladycordelia17
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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] the Mad Princess. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess.Princess]]. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.
21st Nov '17 2:58:44 AM ladycordelia17
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* NotTheFallThatKillsYou: Apart from instanced dungeons where falling into lava causes instant death, player-characters are completely immune to falling damage.



** Each of the Three Orders of Morai (Luminance, Shroud, and Corona) offer Teleport Scrolls to member players who have enough Prestige, for nominal fees in Influence (Order-specific currency). These scrolls teleport players from any location on the Perfect World map to the home base of the issuing Order: Nexus of Luminance, Shrouded Temple, and Corona Sanctuary.
*** Players who complete the "Darkness of Magnier" daily quest in the GhostTown of Magnier are awarded a "Yin Yang Twin Stone" that may be exchanged for rewards. Among these rewards are high-level potions, and Teleport Scrolls that warp players either back to Magnier, or to the Western Steppes' capital city of Neverfall, from just about any map.

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** Each of the Three Orders of Morai (Luminance, Shroud, and Corona) offer Teleport Scrolls to member players who have enough Prestige, for nominal fees in Influence (Order-specific currency). These scrolls teleport players from any location on the Perfect World map to the home base of the issuing Order: Nexus of Luminance, Shrouded Temple, and Corona Sanctuary.
*** Players who complete the "Darkness of Magnier" daily quest in the GhostTown of Magnier are awarded a "Yin Yang Twin Stone"
Sanctuary. Other quests that may be exchanged for rewards. Among these rewards are high-level potions, and Teleport award Teleportation Scrolls that warp players either back to Magnier, or to the Western Steppes' capital city of Neverfall, from just about any map.with specific target destinations may be offered as event rewards.


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* TotalPartyKill: Pathkeeper Bajan, first boss in the Uncharted Paradise, is ''extremely'' fond of this trope, as he has numerous battle mechanics to this effect. If any player steps outside his arena while the fight is going on (including returning to the instance entrance after being killed), or if one of his elemental avatars, which spawn around the edges of the battlefield, is allowed to reach him in the center...the squad feels this trope in full force. Bajan also does an attack that reels everyone in and causes OneHitKill circles of death to appear around him, but players who know when to run (and when to stop running) can usually manage to avoid these. (His trial isn't called "The Trial of Unity" for nothing.)
6th Nov '17 2:51:41 PM DustSnitch
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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]]. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]].Princess. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.
27th Oct '17 7:16:56 AM ladycordelia17
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** As of the ''Neverfall'' expansion, public-display-of-affection actions that may be performed with other player characters for mutual Chi gain now include "Show Affection" (pair stands or sits close together, resting their heads against each other, and initiator wraps an arm around receiver)[[note]]This action may be performed by a heterosexual pair or [[LesYay a pair of females]], but it is unknown if two males are allowed to Show Affection.[[/note]] and "Adore and Love" (pair stands hugging each other, passionately kissing).
** While all of the above PDA's are typically allowed in overworld areas but disallowed in dungeons, examples of instanced dungeons that allow PDA's for Chi gain include Quicksand Maze, Flowsilver Palace, Undercurrent Hall, Uncharted Paradise, and Dawnlight Halls. "Embrace," however, is the only action that allows the couple to move around while gaining Chi (movement direction is up to the man involved).

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** As of the ''Neverfall'' expansion, public-display-of-affection actions that may be performed with other player characters for mutual Chi gain now include "Show Affection" (pair stands or sits close together, resting their heads against each other, and initiator wraps an arm around receiver)[[note]]This action may be performed by a heterosexual pair or [[LesYay a pair of females]], but it is unknown if two males are allowed to Show Affection.[[/note]] and "Adore and Love" (pair stands hugging each other, passionately kissing).
kissing). "Embrace," however, is the only action that allows the couple to move around while gaining Chi (movement direction is up to the man involved).
** While all of the above PDA's are typically allowed in overworld areas but disallowed in dungeons, examples of instanced dungeons that allow PDA's for Chi gain include Quicksand Maze, Flowsilver Palace, Undercurrent Hall, Uncharted Paradise, and Dawnlight Halls. "Embrace," however, is the only action that allows the couple to move around while gaining Chi (movement direction is up to the man involved).
15th Oct '17 8:43:41 AM ladycordelia17
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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Player-character gender is almost [[PurelyAestheticGender purely aesthetic]], i.e the Untamed race alone hard-wires all its men into the warrior class and all its women into the mage class (Barbarians and Venomancers, respectively). Most of the artwork (loading screens, class-trainer NPC sprites and War Avatar illustrations), however, follows this trope, depicting physical damage dealers as male and magical damage dealers as female.

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* GuysSmashGirlsShoot: Player-character gender is almost [[PurelyAestheticGender purely aesthetic]], i.e the Untamed race alone hard-wires all its men into the warrior class and all its women into the mage class (Barbarians and Venomancers, respectively). Most of the artwork (loading screens, screens used throughout the ''Eclipse'' and ''Elysium'' expansions, class-trainer NPC sprites and War Avatar illustrations), however, follows this trope, depicting physical damage dealers as male and magical damage dealers as female.



** While all of the above PDA's are typically allowed in overworld areas but disallowed in dungeons, examples of instanced dungeons that allow PDA's for Chi gain include Quicksand Maze, Flowsilver Palace, Undercurrent Hall, Uncharted Paradise, and Dawnlight Halls.

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** While all of the above PDA's are typically allowed in overworld areas but disallowed in dungeons, examples of instanced dungeons that allow PDA's for Chi gain include Quicksand Maze, Flowsilver Palace, Undercurrent Hall, Uncharted Paradise, and Dawnlight Halls. "Embrace," however, is the only action that allows the couple to move around while gaining Chi (movement direction is up to the man involved).



* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:The entire Morai main quest line is a fiasco of this nature, thanks to [[ShapeshiftingSeducer Chigo,]] [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent the Serpent Emperor]] pulling the strings so that everything you do only makes things worse. When you find the body of a murdered child, named Little Yetz, at the bottom of a lake, your attempts to identify her killer and bring him to justice [[DivideAndConquer breed discord among the Three Orders that hold power: Corona, Luminance, and Shroud]]. Those Essences of the cities in Perfect World that "Glory" called on you to bring to him so that he could "save Morai from the Wraith invasion"? Chigo, who [[KillAndReplace has murdered the real Glory and now impersonates him]], uses them to activate the Undying Dial on behalf of his boss, [[BigBad Jian'rin the Wraithlord]] in order to take over Perfect World and Morai alike. You must make several trips to Morai's Endless Universe to retrieve all the Essences after unwittingly handing them over. What's worse, he killed Little Yetz because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she was no longer useful to him]] after being the only denizen of Morai able to harvest the coveted Immortality Fruit.]]

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: [[spoiler:The entire Morai main quest line is a fiasco of this nature, thanks to [[ShapeshiftingSeducer Chigo,]] [[ReptilesAreAbhorrent the Serpent Emperor]] pulling the strings so that everything you do only makes things worse. When you find the body of a murdered child, named Little Yetz, at the bottom of a lake, your attempts to identify her killer and bring him to justice [[DivideAndConquer breed discord among the Three Orders that hold power: power in Morai: Corona, Luminance, and Shroud]]. Those Essences of the cities in Perfect World that "Glory" called on you to bring to him so that he could "save Morai from the Wraith invasion"? Chigo, who [[KillAndReplace has murdered the real Glory and now impersonates him]], uses them to activate the Undying Dial on behalf of his boss, [[BigBad Jian'rin the Wraithlord]] in order to take over Perfect World and Morai alike. You must make several trips to Morai's Endless Universe to retrieve all the Essences after unwittingly handing them over. What's worse, he killed Little Yetz because [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness she was no longer useful to him]] after being the only denizen of Morai able to harvest the coveted Immortality Fruit.]]



* PhlebotinumOverload: [[TheEvilPrince Tyrant Prince Mushi]], Flowsilver Palace's final boss, has a battle mechanic that will cause everyone's Chi meter to instantly fill up to its maximum capacity every 30 seconds for as long as he is on the battlefield. Players whose Chi meters are already full must "spark" (use Celestial/Demonic Eruption to consume all three Sparks and gain a measure of health, greater attack power for a few seconds, and a very brief invulnerability) or use some other Chi-costly skill before this happens, or this move will OneHitKill them. (1 Spark=100 Chi)

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* PhlebotinumOverload: [[TheEvilPrince Tyrant Prince Mushi]], Flowsilver Palace's final boss, has a battle mechanic that will cause everyone's Chi meter to instantly fill up to its maximum capacity once every 30 seconds for as long as he is on the battlefield. Players whose Chi meters are already full must "spark" (use Celestial/Demonic Eruption to consume all three Sparks and gain a measure of health, greater attack power for a few seconds, and a very brief invulnerability) or use some other Chi-costly skill before this happens, or this move will OneHitKill them. (1 Spark=100 Chi)



*** Players who complete the "Darkness of Magnier" daily quest in the GhostTown of Magnier are awarded a "Yin Yang Twin Stone" that may be exchanged for rewards. Among these rewards are high-level potions, and Teleport Scrolls that warp players either back to Magnier, or to the Western Steppes' capital city of Neverfall, from just about any map.



* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]]. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.

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* [[EvenEvilHasLovedOnes Villainous]] [[HeroicSecondWind Second Wind]]: Appears about half the time in Flowsilver Palace's new Judgment Mode, when the party is fighting [[BonusBoss Belle Belle]] [[FlunkyBoss Leun,]] [[BadassPrincess the Mad Princess]]. Once Belle Leun is down to a third of her health, she will cry out for her husband, Tyrant Prince Mushi, to intervene on her behalf: "[[SaveThePrincess Mushi, my love! Save your princess from these intruders!]]" When Mushi re-enters the battlefield, he behaves exactly as he did in the previous fight (the throne room) in terms of battle mechanics, but only has a third of his normal HP.
6th Oct '17 9:25:45 AM ladycordelia17
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* CombatPragmatist: Towards endgame, many bosses have frontal area-of-effect strikes (physical at close range, or magical at both close range and long range, the latter usually represented by a cone-shaped illumination), that OneHitKill all classes caught in them except Barbarians. (In one case, a system message explicitly states that only Barbarians can bear the brunt of the attack.) When facing one of these bosses, [[InTheBack attacking from behind]] is almost always a necessity.
1st Oct '17 12:59:16 PM ladycordelia17
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* FaceHeelTurn: War Avatar flavor-text describes this as the backstory of each of three bosses that are cultivation-quest targets in the Seat of Torment, for players choosing the Sage cultivation path: Rancid Venerator, Infernal Spikewing, and Torturess Venerator. "One of three Fallen Celestials, [boss] was once a defender of Lothranis. Tempted by the evil power in the Seat of Torment, [[OneWingedAngel his/her body deformed]] [[EvilMakesYouUgly into that of a hideous beast.]]"
1st Oct '17 10:05:08 AM ladycordelia17
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* WeaponOfChoice: again, oddly handled; since you need certain stats to wield certain weapons you can find mages with giant hammers, or Barbarians with magic wands; however, classes won't be able to use their skills if they're not using weapons made for them. Blademasters in particular will find themselves switching weapons frequently for this reason.
** More traditionally handled in the later expansions: From ''Genesis'' onward, Seekers can only use swords (probably to prevent the trick of switching to fists and punching everything endgame, regardless of class, that became popular shortly after the inception of ''New Horizons'') and Mystics can only use magic implements. When the Tideborn race was introduced in ''New Horizons'', it established daggers as Assassins' WeaponOfChoice, and Soulspheres as the same for Psychics. ''Eclipse'' similarly limits Duskblades to sabers and Stormbringers to magic scythes.

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* WeaponOfChoice: again, oddly handled; since you need certain stats to wield certain weapons you can find mages with giant hammers, or Barbarians with magic wands; however, classes won't be able to use their skills if they're not using weapons made for them.
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Blademasters in particular will find themselves switching weapons frequently for this reason.
reason, as from ''Eclipse'' onward, endgame Blademasters are expected to use debuffs and other tactical moves from all four branches of their class's skill tree.
** More traditionally handled in the later expansions: expansions:
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From ''Genesis'' onward, Seekers can only use swords (probably to prevent the trick of switching to fists and punching everything endgame, regardless of class, that became popular shortly after the inception of ''New Horizons'') and Mystics can only use magic implements. implements.
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When the Tideborn race was introduced in ''New Horizons'', it established daggers as Assassins' WeaponOfChoice, and Soulspheres as the same for Psychics. Psychics.
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''Eclipse'' similarly limits Duskblades to sabers and Stormbringers to magic scythes.
1st Oct '17 9:39:00 AM ladycordelia17
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* ContractualBossImmunity: Bosses in all areas of the game tend to be immune to Freeze (prevents movement), Silence (prevents attacking), Stun and Paralyze (these do both), and usually also Knockback. A handful of them either have special attacks whose channeling cannot be interrupted, or a buff that gives them the ability to use all their attacks with absolutely no channeling and thus no room for the player party to use its interrupting moves. (Fortunately the Harpy Wraith, an extremely tough overworld boss, appears thus far to be the only known example of the latter.)

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* ContractualBossImmunity: Bosses in all areas of the game tend to be immune to Freeze (prevents movement), Silence (prevents attacking), Stun and Paralyze (these do both), and usually also Knockback. A handful of them either have special attacks whose channeling cannot be interrupted, or a buff that gives them the ability to use all their attacks with absolutely no channeling and thus no room for the player party to use its interrupting moves. (Fortunately the [[HarpingOnAboutHarpies Harpy Wraith, Wraith]], an extremely tough overworld boss, appears thus far to be the only known example of the latter.)
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