History VideoGame / Tradewinds

15th May '17 10:41:47 AM treehugger0369
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* ArmorIsUseless: Having full hull integrity or more armor doesn't stop your ships from losing cannons.

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Having full hull integrity or more armor doesn't stop your ships from losing cannons. Possibly justified when you consider the cannons would have to be exposed to be of any use, making them vulnerable to lucky shots.
1st May '17 4:37:03 AM EvilKid
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* CollectorOfStrange:

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* CollectorOfStrange:CollectorOfTheStrange:


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* DeathFakedForYou:
** Odyssey - Phil, the purpose of his main quest is faking Socrates' execution because of his unorthodox thinking of the divine.
** Odyssey - Asterion, [[spoiler:he discovers in one of his main quest that turn out Icarus didn't die after his wings melted and fell to sea. Instead, Icarus was saved by the harpies and lives peacefully with them. He faked his death because his father would definitely make him as lab rat until he die like the rest of his father's sons.]]


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** [[spoiler: Legends, turn out Tiger Bai and Ivory are sisters. Turn out Ivory is half-djinn and half-human. Because Ivory's human half is kidnapped when she was small, both of them only realized late in Ivory's storyline.]]


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* OnlyTheChosenMayWield:
** Caravan - Sameer, Sameer is asked to find a worthy heir for desperate town ruler. The selection process is by pulling the string of the ruler's family heirloom bow. It becomes funny moment as everyone and their dog (NotHiperbole there) can do that. The ruler is out of his despair mode and tries to find the worthy heir by interview instead.
** Legends - Ivory, In one of sidequest she must find a magic sword. The description of the sword is "Only the pure-hearted may wield this sword.
24th Mar '17 4:04:33 AM EvilKid
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* CollectorOfStrange:
** Odyssey, dev's interpretation of Atalanta is this as commented by her friend and favorite knick-knack merchant. "The more useless, the more she likes it."
** Legends - Ivory, one of city ruler likes to collect magical items.



** Odyssey, Odysseus is storm-magnet as PC's fleet always intact but blown off course whenever Odysseus is on board.



* ParentalAbandoment:
** In Legend - Ivory, local ruler uses 6 of his children as collateral of his debts. He justify it also to be the solution of inheritance problem.

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* ParentalAbandoment:
ParentalAbandonment:
** In Legend - Ivory, local ruler uses 6 of his children as collateral of his debts. He justify it also to be as the solution of of his financial and inheritance problem.problem.
** Odyssey, few of Zeus' illegitimate children meet him or, at least, knows he is their father.
24th Mar '17 3:45:40 AM EvilKid
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* TheParalyzer: The Hive of Bees "Magic Curse" in ''Tradewinds Legends'' does this in battle, rendering a single target unable to return fire for ten seconds. Considering that most enemies have at least five cannons, and each one fires every four seconds, the Hive of Bees can actually come in handy in cutting down the damage taken by your fleet. It saved many players' their game.

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The Hive of Bees "Magic Curse" in ''Tradewinds Legends'' does this in battle, rendering a single target unable to return fire for ten seconds. Considering that most enemies have at least five cannons, and each one fires every four seconds, the Hive of Bees can actually come in handy in cutting down the damage taken by your fleet. It saved many players' their game.


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* ParentalAbandoment:
** In Legend - Ivory, local ruler uses 6 of his children as collateral of his debts. He justify it also to be the solution of inheritance problem.
24th Mar '17 3:32:20 AM EvilKid
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* RagsToRiches: One of joy in this game. You start as small time merchant with limited cash and pitiful ship(s) and ends the game with millions of money and awesome ship(s) (except in 2, which you can only buy one ship).

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* RagsToRiches: One of joy joys in this game. You start as small time merchant with limited cash and pitiful ship(s) and ends the game with millions of money and awesome ship(s) (except in 2, which you can only buy one ship).


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** Legend - Ivory, one of Ivory's quest is named [[Series/KeepingUpWithTheKardashians "Keeping Up with Akbars"]], a fetch quest spiced with sitcom dynamics of mother-in-law and daughter-in-law of local ruler.
20th Mar '17 2:28:52 AM EvilKid
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** Subverted in Caravans - Sameer. There is quest which you must save a baby who is lost after a monster attack. You fight the monster and asked nearest bystander [[spoiler: whom turn out to be the ''baby himself''. The baby is 23 years old and used the monster attack as distraction to run away from home.]]
** Caravans - Jinpa Tasaret. Her children are affected with mysterious disease. So, she took the job merchant as a mean to provide food and find the way to cure them.
* AmazonBrigade: The original one in Odyssey - Asterion.



** In Caravans and Odyssey, you can't go to another city until you advance the story by getting new quest.

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** In Caravans and Odyssey, you can't go to another city / port until you advance the story by getting new quest.



* CrapsackWorld: The world is rampant with piracy and/or banditry, you can be cursed/be troubled without knowing the reason why, may get some divine being's wrath for something which is not your fault (Odyssey), get DisproportionateRetribution if you are guilty for minor offense, become friend/subordinate/in employ of some trouble magnet dude/lass .... You get the idea.



* EarnYourHappyEnding: The PC-s if his/her/their respective story mode is completed.



** To elaborate, he boasted of 1) killing Minotaur and 2) getting out of Labyrinth by his own. Both are lies as you play as still-living-Asterion (The Minotaur) and he gets help from Ariadne and her thread. He is complete jerkass and pervert to boot.

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** To elaborate, he boasted of 1) killing Minotaur and 2) getting out of Labyrinth by his own. Both are lies as you play as still-living-Asterion (The Minotaur) and he gets help from Ariadne and her thread. He is complete jerkass {{Jerkass}} and pervert to boot.
12th Mar '17 10:37:59 PM EvilKid
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* ActionGirl:
** Every female protagonist is able to direct her crew against pirates and her other enemies and usually has combat-oriented power to help them.
** Literal AmazonBrigade in Odyssey. Yes, that one.
12th Mar '17 10:17:52 PM EvilKid
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* Myth/GreekMythology: The backdrop of ''Odyssey''.
** AncientGreece : Another part of it.



** In Caravans, you can buy "Heavenly Fire" at Temple.



* Myth/GreekMythology: The backdrop of ''Odyssey''.
** AncientGreece : Another part of it.



* RagsToRiches: One of joy in this game. You start as small time merchant with limited cash and pitiful ship(s) and ends the game with millions of money and awesome fleet (except in 2, which you can only buy one ship).

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* RagsToRiches: One of joy in this game. You start as small time merchant with limited cash and pitiful ship(s) and ends the game with millions of money and awesome fleet ship(s) (except in 2, which you can only buy one ship).
12th Mar '17 8:55:09 PM EvilKid
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** In Odyssey - Asterion, you can get both quests of warning Trojans about Theseus's plan to kidnap Helen and getting Odysseus to Ithaca (in this case Delphi). The former is definitely before Trojan War is over, the latter is after. The game also depicts both Helen and Paris as early-teenage kids.


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* BadassBookWorm: Phil the Cynic. Philosopher, trader, and admiral of his own fleet.


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** To elaborate, he boasted of 1) killing Minotaur and 2) getting out of Labyrinth by his own. Both are lies as you play as still-living-Asterion (The Minotaur) and he gets help from Ariadne and her thread. He is complete jerkass and pervert to boot.


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* RagsToRiches: One of joy in this game. You start as small time merchant with limited cash and pitiful ship(s) and ends the game with millions of money and awesome fleet (except in 2, which you can only buy one ship).


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* ViolenceisTheOnlyOption: Sometimes you ''must'' win a fight to advance and complete particular quest(s) or get access to some port.
12th Mar '17 8:30:12 PM EvilKid
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* BadassCrew: You mercenary bodyguards in "Caravans" may include magicians and WarElephants.
* [[BadassArmy Badass Navy]]: Your fleet if you choose to fight every enemy, win, and survive with intact fleet.



** In Caravans and Odyssey, you can't go to another city until you advance the story by getting new quest.



* Myth/GreekMythology: The backdrop of ''Odyssey''.
** AncientGreece : Another part of it.



* HeroicBastard: Petrakles is one of the PCs in Odyssey. He is the son of a temple priestess and [[DisappearedDad never knows his father before the story starts]]. Three guess who his father is. [[spoiler:BTW, he discovers his dad in the ending.]]

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* HeroicBastard: Petrakles is one of the PCs in Odyssey. He is the son of a temple priestess and [[DisappearedDad never knows his father before the story starts]]. Three guess who his father is. [[spoiler:BTW, he discovers his dad in the ending.ending and becomes his cup bearer.]]



* KarmaHoudiniWarranty: Sometimes player character's quests are making sure someone pays for his mistake/sin, usually the BigBad. [[spoiler: In Odyssey: Theseus, Sisyphus, King Minos (accidentally), Polydectes, .... The list goes on.]]



* Myth/GreekMythology: The backdrop of ''Odyssey''.
** AncientGreece : Another part of it.



* RecycledInSpace: Every game has different setting. Original game is Taipan with more story.



** Daimones' Story Mode, in ''Odyssey'', has this gem: "[[Film/{{ThreeHundred}} Tonight we dine IN TARTARUS!]]"

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** Daimones' [[spoiler:Daimones']] Story Mode, in ''Odyssey'', has this gem: "[[Film/{{ThreeHundred}} Tonight we dine IN TARTARUS!]]"
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