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Whitecroc
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09:53:53 AM Apr 23rd 2013
edited by 70.33.253.45
I unspoilered the page quote because it's been bothering me for years, and I read up on Handling Spoilers, which states that spoilers should not be used above the example line at all.

Finding out that Alistair may leave the party in the end-game of Dragon Age: Origins is not really a big deal, because it's during the climax that all the drama happens, and party members leaving due to mistreatment is common in RPGs.

So there. I doubt anyone will read this, but I had to get it off my chest. If you insist on keeping it a secret, try to find another quote instead. :)
xnamkcor
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07:28:00 PM Oct 19th 2011
Could we expand this to include or make a new, related, trope for "Hello, and Thanks For All the Gear"? As defined by getting a new party member and allocating his good things to your main character and giving him you old things.
amplt0
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04:52:36 PM Feb 24th 2011
edited by amplt0
  • Also happens twice with Shinon and Gatrie in Path of Radiance, and thanks to the save system, if you didn't see it coming, you'd have to replay the entire previous chapter to save scum and remove their equipment before they go. The first time they leave, they reappear a couple chapters later, still holding everything they had from earlier (though you were probably screwed if you were unlucky enough to give one of them the only heal staff available to you for quite some time). They leave again almost immediately, not to reappear until midgame; and this time, the items they were holding are gone forever when they are recruited back.

Removed that ^ The first time listed there is only for a few chapters, so it seems like its inclusion is somewhat tenuous to begin with. The second, however, is outright inaccurate. All of Shinon and Gatrie's gear gets deposited with your caravan upon their departure.
xnamkcor
04:02:47 AM Oct 20th 2011
There is no such thing as tenuousity.
doctrainAUM
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01:32:25 PM Sep 6th 2010
Odd, I could have sworn you kept Cecil's dark knight equipment even when he switches classes. I distinctly remember selling some Hades Armor and Shield. Maybe it's just in the DS version.
108.13.19.42
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06:41:51 PM Mar 31st 2010
Is a halfassed HGTTG reference really 'better known' than a Final Fantasy 7 reference?

"So Long and Thanks for All" the fish. (Only the bit in quotes even applies to HGTTG. (I never knew HGTTG *had* a notable thief.)

...or...

'Wutai' Thief. (Simple If you get the 'reference', you know EXACTLY what the page is abo8ut.)
Mopeyennui
06:49:54 PM Mar 31st 2010
I posted that... just was having cookie problems earlier.
ChadM
10:38:25 AM Aug 7th 2010
The idea was not that the reference would be better known, but that the trope is easily discernible from the trope name.

Even if you've never heard of H2G2, you know what the trope name means. This isn't true of Wutai Theft and FF 7.
68.9.43.203
10:14:01 AM Sep 2nd 2010
Frankly its a bad move. It's a lame rename of a trope everyone and their mom seems to be fine of. Don't say that "this is to help us understand the trope better." That's absolute bullpoop. 50% of the tropes here I find have similar stories to justify their trope names. Before TV Tropes ruined my life, I didn't know what Lampshade hanging was... by this logic we should change all of those references to something else.

Anyways this is a bad change.
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