History YMMV / KingdomOfLoathing

16th Apr '17 12:44:05 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AcceptableTargets: Hippies, frat boys, snooty artists, furries, Canadians, Goths... this game makes fun of everyone.

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* AcceptableTargets: Hippies, [[NewAgeRetroHippie Hippies]], frat boys, snooty artists, furries, Canadians, Goths... this game makes fun of everyone.
10th Mar '17 11:04:46 AM yarrunmace
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* NintendoHard: A common criticism leveled at the 2013 Christmas content. To get the good limited-time items it was necessary to fight monsters that scaled to your level while under a massive debuff, and it essentially wasn't doable for players who didn't have access to a lot of Mr. Store content or millions of meat to blow on items.
11th Feb '17 2:39:14 PM BlueGuy
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Before he was let go, donating to the game would occasionally cause [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Advertisements#Mr._Skullhead a message of thanks to appear from Mr. Skullhead]]. Some of them are a fair bit more tragic in hindsight:
--> "As the only member of the Asymmetric staff without any marketable skills, I humbly thank you from the bottom of my heart for your donation, which will help keep me employed and off the streets."\\
"...because of donors like you, the last decade of my life has been spent doing a creatively fulfilling job as part of a great community. So thank you, from the sub-cockular regions of my heart."
4th Dec '16 1:36:48 PM billybobfred
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** Less arguably, the Smith's Tome. What does it do? It lets you, up to 3 times a day, summon a Lump of Brituminous Coal, a handful of Smithereens, and a Flaskfull of Hollow. The Brituminous Coal can be smithed into equipment that gives you a few small boosts, including +5 to a new stat called Smithsness... and one very ''large'' boost that scales with your current Smithsness. Yes, Smithsness is essentially a redo of Hobo Power, but much more accessible. As for the other two, the Flaskfull of Hollow adds +25 Smithsness and a Smith-scaled boost to all stats for a whopping 150 turns. And the Smithereens can be crafted into fairly useful combat items, or fairly good consumable items which (RuleOfThree, everyone) can grant ''a buff adding to your Smithsness''. More annoyingly, the Smiths equipment can be pulverized into more Smithereens, adding ''even more'' value to the turn-free smithing from Degrassi Knoll moon signs that were already regarded as too good. Nearly every discussion by StopHavingFunGuys on the forums now includes some form of the question "how the hell are Jick and co going to make the game stop centering around Smithsness without just making a new even breakier GameBreaker?"[[note]]The easiest answer is "let it type69 out", but that won't happen until 2016, and not everyone is happy about Smithsness dominating for that long.[[/note]] Jick has stated that a new Tome item won't be available until Smith's type69s out for exactly this reason.

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** Less arguably, the Smith's Tome. What does it do? It lets you, up to 3 times a day, summon a Lump of Brituminous Coal, a handful of Smithereens, and a Flaskfull of Hollow. The Brituminous Coal can be smithed into equipment that gives you a few small boosts, including +5 to a new stat called Smithsness... and one very ''large'' boost that scales with your current Smithsness. Yes, Smithsness is essentially a redo of Hobo Power, but much more accessible. As for the other two, the Flaskfull of Hollow adds +25 Smithsness and a Smith-scaled boost to all stats for a whopping 150 turns. And the Smithereens can be crafted into fairly useful combat items, or fairly good consumable items which (RuleOfThree, everyone) can grant ''a buff adding to your Smithsness''. More annoyingly, the Smiths equipment can be pulverized into more Smithereens, adding ''even more'' value to the turn-free smithing from Degrassi Knoll moon signs that were already regarded as too good. Nearly Until it expired from Standard, nearly every discussion by StopHavingFunGuys on the forums now includes included some form of the question "how the hell are Jick and co going to make the game stop centering around Smithsness without just making a new even breakier GameBreaker?"[[note]]The easiest answer is "let it type69 out", but that won't happen until 2016, and not everyone is happy about Smithsness dominating for that long.[[/note]] GameBreaker?" Jick has stated that a new Tome item won't be available until Smith's type69s out for exactly this reason.reason. (Though he seems to have decided on just not having Tomes ''at all'' anymore.)
21st Sep '16 2:55:35 AM ThatBitterTase
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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Persistent rumours regarding the LordBritishPostulate about [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Killing_the_hermit killing The Hermit]], an NPC "shopkeeper"

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: Persistent rumours regarding the LordBritishPostulate about [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Killing_the_hermit killing The Hermit]], an NPC "shopkeeper""shopkeeper". Eventually played for laughs with the Deck of Every Card; one card lets you fight the Hermit... who kills you in one hit while taking no damage himself.
21st Sep '16 2:52:45 AM ThatBitterTase
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** A trend in recent challenge paths that has come under significant scrutiny is their tendency to artificially slow down play in one manner or another, whether by arbitrarily reducing the player's food and booze limits or, as in the Source, denying them stat gains in one way or another. Players are divided into those thinking these put the "challenge" in "challenge paths" and those thinking this is an incredibly ''lazy'' way to make paths harder.
21st Jul '16 10:57:57 AM Anddrix
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* BaseBreaker: The Level 9 revamp (see ThatOneLevel below). Some players found the new content hilarious and original; others, however, found it tedious, the Smut Orcs area puerile, and the peaks boring and full of spiteful bashing of the StarWars prequels and re-edits. Speedrunners are generally united in their hatred of the revamp, meanwhile, as an area that could (with proper preparation) be completed in one turn has given way to one that cannot be solved in less than several dozen.

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* BaseBreaker: BrokenBase:
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The Level 9 revamp (see ThatOneLevel below). Some players found the new content hilarious and original; others, however, found it tedious, the Smut Orcs area puerile, and the peaks boring and full of spiteful bashing of the StarWars prequels and re-edits. Speedrunners are generally united in their hatred of the revamp, meanwhile, as an area that could (with proper preparation) be completed in one turn has given way to one that cannot be solved in less than several dozen.
21st Jun '16 5:12:10 AM HailMuffins
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* UnfortunateImplications: One of the factoids for the Erudite Gremlin basically describes it as being autistic. Yes, Jick and Skully make fun of everyone, but the ''disabled''?
** [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Put_on_the_Smooth_Moves This adventure.]] Female characters flirt with a guard until he wanders off to get some flowers, so they can sneak past him. Male characters flirt with a hot sorority girl until she lets her guard down, and they knock her out...so they can sneak past her. Because that isn't sexist at all, and the latter definitely doesn't resemble date rape.
*** Given that your character is a HeroicComedicSociopath, flirting with a girl so you can clobber her on the head and skedaddle before anyone notices is more RefugeInAudacity. Heck, the quest could even be considered a callback to the Roofie item (Which is a roofing shingle, not a drug. [[CrossesTheLineTwice That fratboys clobber their dates with]]) After all, this game plays SlapstickKnowsNoGender straight.
** Avoided in one Bad Moon-exclusive adventure, where your character gets stuck in tar, titled "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/A_Potentially_Offensive_Reference_Has_Been_Carefully_Avoided_Here A Potentially Offensive Reference Has Been Carefully Avoided Here]]".[[note]]If you're curious, it's likely that the reference in question is the "Tar Baby" from the tales of Br'er Rabbit.[[/note]]

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* UnfortunateImplications: One of the factoids for the Erudite Gremlin basically describes it as being autistic. Yes, Jick and Skully make fun of everyone, but the ''disabled''?
** [[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/Put_on_the_Smooth_Moves This adventure.]] Female characters flirt with a guard until he wanders off to get some flowers, so they can sneak past him. Male characters flirt with a hot sorority girl until she lets her guard down, and they knock her out...so they can sneak past her. Because that isn't sexist at all, and the latter definitely doesn't resemble date rape.
*** Given that your character is a HeroicComedicSociopath, flirting with a girl so you can clobber her on the head and skedaddle before anyone notices is more RefugeInAudacity. Heck, the quest could even be considered a callback to the Roofie item (Which is a roofing shingle, not a drug. [[CrossesTheLineTwice That fratboys clobber their dates with]]) After all, this game plays SlapstickKnowsNoGender straight.
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Avoided in one Bad Moon-exclusive adventure, where your character gets stuck in tar, titled "[[http://kol.coldfront.net/thekolwiki/index.php/A_Potentially_Offensive_Reference_Has_Been_Carefully_Avoided_Here A Potentially Offensive Reference Has Been Carefully Avoided Here]]".[[note]]If you're curious, it's likely that the reference in question is the "Tar Baby" from the tales of Br'er Rabbit.[[/note]]
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