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Snow
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07:34:00 PM Aug 6th 2014
How long until the game qualifies as Vaporware, given the Schedule Slip since last February?
SeptimusHeap
moderator
05:00:27 AM Aug 7th 2014
Needs a lot longer, given that Wikipedia suggests that beta testing took place in last December.
TuefelHundenIV
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06:15:46 PM Jan 27th 2014
This does not appear to be quite the right use of the trope. The trope generally implies that players lose access to something due to game progression and actual game mechanics.

While the players do lose everything in a wipe it is not due to game progression or game mechanics it is due to the fact the game is still in development. The tack on sentence appears to be a response rather then a fixing of the example.

If possible find something that is lost forever due to advancement in the game or due to certain mechanics or we find a trope the information fits better such as games in development still but playable.

Something else to note from the patch notes. Character and ship wipes should no longer be needed but the devs did state there was a slight chance that planet and galaxy wipes might occur in the future.

Also player drops are now persistent as long as you don't exit out of the game as I understand it. So if you are playing on a higher difficulty mode that makes you drop items or the player accidently drops an item from their inventory they should no longer disappear.

  • Lost Forever: As core aspects of the game are tweaked during beta, the game will likely require repeated character wipes, forcing everyone to start anew. As of January 26, 2014, the need to wipe the game for patches has been eliminated.
TuefelHundenIV
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04:38:58 AM Jan 16th 2014
I am torn between agreeing with the sentiment and the fact that drills are just higher tier tools. The other issue is the trope is a character trope rather then a trope aimed at equipment. Is there perhaps something more fitting?

  • Overshadowed by Awesome: The Diamond Pickaxe is a good mining tool but pales in comparison to the Drill. The Copper Drill can dig at a similar rate to the Diamond Pickaxe, and drills are much easier to repair compared to pickaxes.
TuefelHundenIV
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04:29:27 PM Jan 4th 2014
Time Manipulation Mechanic is a red link. I am not quite sure what trope should be used in it's place.

  • Time Manipulation Mechanic: When a planet remains uninhabitied for about a minute, its time will automatically reset to just after morning. In single player all a character needs to do is beam up to their ship and wait a short time and it will be morning when the character beams back down to the planet.

Renagade
11:00:11 PM Jan 4th 2014
TuefelHundenIV
03:53:41 AM Jan 5th 2014
Thanks much.
Schezoroark
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11:23:40 AM Dec 28th 2013
Is it a coincidence that Florans, a carnivorous race of plant people, can have a head of a real-life carnivorous plant (Venus Flytrap) or did the devs do that on purpose?
TuefelHundenIV
12:58:03 PM Dec 28th 2013
A carnivorous plant with carnivourous plant like part would just seem like a natural occurence.

It is more akin to a weird hair or physical feature.
TuefelHundenIV
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04:33:39 PM Dec 25th 2013
edited by 98.168.240.129
Ok. Lets first take a look at the trope. The devs had already long planned to have airless/hazardous planetary bodies or asteroids. This was mentioned a couple times when they answered questions about planets a while ago. You don't have to research the tech at all so much as get the ability to build it when you trigger certain events in the game. In this case it is defeating the dragon boss.

The second part is that you do not instantly die but slowly suffocate like you were underwater and drowning. As noted in the response which should be integrated into the example if it is kept(repair don't respond), you can shield your character against the cold and teleport back to the ship before you suffocate.

So from the looks of it, the trope really doesn't fit in this case even as an inversion. The feature itself was planned along with other environmental effects but hadn't been implimented yet. The users didn't point out anything that wasn't already planned a while ago.

  • You Have Researched Breathing: An inversion of this literal trope: it took a bunch of users pointing it out for it to be impossible to breathe on moons or asteroids without the right gear, at which point any unfortunate character who happened to find himself on one of such planet promptly died.
    • Or not. Even a single piece of the Snow Infantry set, easily assembled out of leather gained via hunting, renders the cold of space a non-issue. A sufficiently resourceful player can thus fairly easily mine out a very generous amount of resources by teleporting back to their ship right as their oxygen meter depletes, then returning to continue mining once it fills again.
TuefelHundenIV
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04:46:55 PM Dec 23rd 2013
edited by 208.77.174.14
Another update. This one has multiple changes to environmental features. There is now potentially lethal acid rain. Moons and asteroids now require special gear to visit.

Trees can now be planted on soils. They appear in a pot with a glass dome that slowly cracks and breaks as the tree grows in. Players can create very dense groves of trees.

There is more advanced wiring in place thanks to a new workstation.

Players can plant race specific flags.

There is now a sky rail whatever that is.

There are other changes as well.
TuefelHundenIV
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08:24:32 PM Dec 16th 2013
The Shout-Out Entry is growing out of control. A request for solutions to its runaway nature has been put in Ask The Tropers. Suggestions welcome.
Telcontar
moderator
11:56:06 PM Dec 16th 2013
I made them into their own page at ShoutOut.Starbound.
TuefelHundenIV
02:02:05 AM Dec 17th 2013
edited by 98.168.240.129
As long as that is real subpage/namespace it works for me.
Telcontar
moderator
02:52:10 AM Dec 17th 2013
TuefelHundenIV
04:11:31 PM Dec 17th 2013
Perfect. Thanks for the help.
Schezoroark
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07:48:53 PM Dec 16th 2013
edited by 66.214.163.6
I'm not sure if my perverted mind is reading too far into this, but Florans giggle uncontrollably when they examine a "Torture Rack", an object found in prisons. Is it because of their aggressive nature or...something else?
TuefelHundenIV
08:19:36 PM Dec 16th 2013
Well given they are savage and often very agressive and lets be honest likely to eat anything fleshy, it could very well be they find the torture rack amusing.

See if you can find a Apex "Thought Reassignment" area with a torture bed and see if they do the same thing.
Schezoroark
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11:29:36 AM Dec 13th 2013
Doed Bananacon (some bacon/banana hybrid, and both bacon and bananas exist) fall under Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs?
MrDeath
12:33:05 PM Dec 13th 2013
Bread, Eggs, Breaded Eggs is when there's a list format leading up to to mixing the two items. Not just for when two food items are combined.
waitwaht
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01:16:14 AM Dec 13th 2013
edited by 178.156.31.218
I have been thinking about adding this, but I'm not sure if it applies as the game hardly has a plot at all.

TuefelHundenIV
04:26:32 PM Dec 13th 2013
For now Giant Space Flea doesn't fit. The main storyline is not completed. We have in game fluff for characters and the races though.

The first boss summoning item fits into the story line with the player being stranded after fleeing whatever they are fleeing. While the Hostile Saucer spewing Penguin troops is a bit of a surprise the ship itself showing up is not.

Monster of the week really wouldn't apply either. These are deliberately triggered boss battles requiring the player to build items.

The first one is a bit of surprise if you haven't done it before. The second one is a bit more obvious. you build a giant robot with a monsters brain.
TuefelHundenIV
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05:34:17 PM Dec 10th 2013
This example was under Burn the Witch! but does not fit under that trope.

  • The temple guards of every Avian temple will try to kill you on the spot, on the basis that you are trespassing in sacred ground.

TuefelHundenIV
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05:25:04 PM Dec 10th 2013
When adding or editing examples please make sure recent patches haven't outdated info you are adding. Check the site for changelogs.

I saw a few entries that are not accurate as of the most recent patch.

This should be kept in mind for the future series of updates.
skywerewolf
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12:31:58 PM Dec 8th 2013
I think there should be a separate shout out page. I've found a number of them and it seems like there are still more to find, so a separate page may be required to hold them.
TuefelHundenIV
01:55:58 PM Dec 8th 2013
I have seen on other entries that shout outs frequently get put into Trivia. Fitting considering that is what the shout out entries pretty much are.
Telcontar
moderator
02:27:39 PM Dec 8th 2013
Officially, Shout-Out does not go in Trivia because the shout-out is evident in the work itself, despite relying on outside works.
TuefelHundenIV
12:53:21 PM Dec 9th 2013
Still a form of trivia and if it is starting to keep growing better to move it there.
TuefelHundenIV
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07:18:36 PM Dec 5th 2013
edited by 208.77.174.14
Neither of these examples are proper use of their respective tropes. The arrows are simply not trick arrows at all. They are just plain arrows. Any special effects are not coming from the arrow but but are stats for the bow. Arrows are part of an infinite ammo scheme of the game.

Starbound may be similar to Terraria but it is not a recycled in space version of Terraria. Neither game are the first to do what they are doing. There have been other 2d side scrolling action adventure style games and even other voxel based space based games.

Starbound set out from the start as its own unique game specifically and delbierately set in a scifi setting.

From the Recycledin Space trope page bolded for emphasis.
Note: Please make sure you understand what this trope means before posting examples. It does not refer to a normal sequel, a remake, an adaptation, or to something that is simply like something else in the same genre.

  • Recycled IN SPACE!: Take Terraria, stick it in a space ship, send it into the cosmos, and you have Starbound.

  • Trick Arrow: not quite tricky but bows and arrows are unique that they are the only way to get meat and leather from a monster, so if an arrow is the finishing blow for a monster than they have a chance of dropping the aforementioned meat or leather. It's also notable in that a bow is most likely going to be one of the first ranged weapons a character gets, due to being easily creatable with materials found near or on the surface of most planets.
TuefelHundenIV
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04:44:35 PM Dec 3rd 2013
The following was remvoed because it is about a real life person on a works page and not about the work itself.

  • The Face: Even if Tiyuri is the director of the team, the one member who is really close to the community is Bartwe, thanks to his very frequent streams, in which he does the coding for the game and answers questions every now and then. He became so popular that there is a cult for him in the official forums.

NonoRobot
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03:18:31 AM Jul 14th 2013
edited by 70.33.253.42
Hello,

I don't think the different races should be mentionned like this in the main text of the article. Once the game is released, more tropes will be added to them, and the main text shouldn't list directly the tropes for races: we have the Trope list just below and the characters section for that. Your thoughts?
Degraine
07:39:18 PM Nov 11th 2013
So you want to put sections for the races into the Characters page now?
TuefelHundenIV
02:03:03 PM Nov 12th 2013
edited by 208.77.174.14
At this point it really doesn't matter until the game at least hits beta. Which hopefully will be soon. Everything is still subject to change including the tropes list.

You can include the playable races in the write up but how you go about it could be done differently.

I will do a write up for you guys where that info can easily be integrated into the main blurb.
TuefelHundenIV
02:03:09 PM Nov 12th 2013
edited by 208.77.174.14
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Splehpnala
04:53:04 PM Dec 16th 2013
The icon for Glitch genders on the character creation screen are a plug and outlet for male and female respectively. Would this count as an example of Getting Crap Past the Radar?
TuefelHundenIV
06:35:51 PM Dec 16th 2013
Not really.
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