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Deadlock Clock: Feb 26th 2021 at 11:59:00 PM
R3Ked from Unknown Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Feb 24th 2021 at 1:52:16 PM

I still don't want This Image Is Not an Example. I'd rather have images be examples for both people who know the work and people who don't. Otherwise, people who don't know this policy will open up another Image Pickin' thread and waste the mod's time, time that could be better spent.

Edited by R3Ked on Feb 24th 2021 at 1:56:37 AM

Just your average mysterious entity. :)
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Feb 24th 2021 at 1:57:30 PM

This Image Is Not an Example is not ideal, but illustrativeness is the priority. We should not reject an image just because is it not an example when current policy allows it.

Funnily, knowing that you can still enter the blue door cleared 14 up for me (the game is telling you to go red instead of forcing you to go through it; the latter I'd ascribe more to But Thou Must!). I guess it depends on how much the narration looks like a regular part of the gameplay (But Thou Must!) or a rumination on it (Video Games and Fate).

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R3Ked from Unknown Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
Feb 24th 2021 at 2:00:22 PM

Well, I do have an idea for this trope that also comes from The Stanley Parable, but it's a huge spoiler for the confusion ending. The image is the board that shows the order of events at the end of the path that leads to the confusion ending. Should I suggest it anyway?

Edited by R3Ked on Feb 24th 2021 at 2:01:14 AM

Just your average mysterious entity. :)
petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Feb 24th 2021 at 2:01:15 PM

After a quick look through the examples, many of them are anything where fate or destiny is brought up in any way, which basically makes it Because Destiny Says So, applied to video games. That's pretty much a non-trope. There are a minority of examples that are true to the description, where the linearity of the gameplay is also a plot element. I think it seriously needs a TRS discussion. Whether The Stanley Parable image would help, I'm not sure. I think it shows But Thou Must! more than this trope.

Edited by petersohn on Feb 24th 2021 at 11:01:28 AM

"My battery is low and it's getting dark."—Opportunity
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:01:28 AM

The clock's up and I don't think we've got enough consensus for 14. Locking up.

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