Simple things you didnt find out until much later.

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  1. KaOTiK

    KaOTiK Lifer

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    I had no idea you could deposit crafting stuff right from your inventory anywhere to the collections tab till I was in my mid 70's lol.
    Oh, I didn't know you could click on the gear icon to deposit all from your inventory till I was 80 for at least a week.

    lol is all I can do at myself for that
     
  2. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    Or watch a youtube vid.......
     
  3. Martimus

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    I got Ultima 7 in the mid 90s, and I could never figure out how to open a door. The manual said nothing about it, and I couldn't get anything to work. I could only get into doors that npcs opened for me. Suffice it to say, I didn't go very far before I gave up.

    I only figured it out earlier this year when I bought it again on GOG. Again I took a while to figure it out, as there aren't any other mechanics that require double-clicking in the game.
     
  4. power_hour

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    Played a few hours of Torchlight and cursing the need to run back to town to sell loot every other dungeon. Then realizing my pets can do it while I play ... OMFG!
     
  5. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    Fate had that as well. And I didnt learn if for some time.
     
  6. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    I have this now too. Woke up a few months ago and I had to check all my electronics to make sure it wasn't anything in the room.

    For the most part though it doesn't bother me. I only notice it when it is extremely quiet.

    Also don't know about you, but the tones vary for me. Sometimes it is louder than other times.

    I dunno, one of those things where I feel lucky to have A.D.D.
     
  8. EDUSAN

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    i played and finished the game... 2 years passed by, i replayed the game. Finished it again cause i wanted to play the sequel and luckily a friend told me this before starting the sequel...

    In the Batman games you can throw a batarang to the rope that you use to hang up people from the gargoyles
     
  9. Wyndru

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    Diablo 3 - Elective Mode

    Luckily I realized it within 40 hours of gameplay. I always thought screenshots of people's builds were from beta or hacks, because I couldn't mimic them haha.
     
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    Playing Torchlight 60+ hours too long. It was only after I stumbled upon a thread here at AT that I learned.......the game has no definitive ending. You can always go to the next dungeon.....infinitely.
     
  11. kache

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    Same thing in Dragon Nest.

    I kinda wonder why basically no single player RPG has autorun. There are some who really needed it badly, like Amalur...
     
  12. Martimus

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    Oblivion has autorun, but unfortunately Skyrim does not.
     
  13. EDUSAN

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    im pretty sure skyrim has one...

    yeah...its hotkey C
     
  14. KidNiki1

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    this was me too.

    also, WoW was the first mmorpg type game i had ever played and it took me over a year of playing before i realized that when i was selling items to the vendors, i didnt need to actually open the buyback tab and drag items to the window. and that there wasn't a limit on the number of things you could put in that window. o_O
     
  15. cronos

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    Autorun is 'C' on Skyrim. I found it accidentally, too.
     
  16. darkewaffle

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    "Deposit All Collectibles" in GW2, for being so useful it's kind of obscurely hidden.

    "Elective Mode" in D3 and "AoE" & "One Click" looting in SWTOR some of my friends had missed.
     
  17. Martimus

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    Well in that case, add Skyrim to the list for me in addition to Ultima 7. 150+ hours on Skyrim, and I didn't know how to autorun. I was trying to figure out how to do it too, since Q was mapped to something different.
     
  18. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    BUMP!!!


    Ok, this is why it pays to read.
    http://fallout.wikia.com/wiki/Golden_Gloves

    I learn something new from the Wiki every time I go there. Golden Gloves can be used to loot turrets, which normally you cant do. (Actually I think the Robot Expert perk allows you to loot them after shutdown.)


    I used to sell the things cuz I normally dont take Unarmed and when I do its always with the paladin toaster something similar.
     
  19. VulgarDisplay

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    When playing FPS games I used to only play in ways I thought humanly possible. As soon as I saw videos of great players doing unbelievable things I instantly became a better player.

    I now actively try and break games when playing. Realism be damned.
     
  20. MagnusTheBrewer

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    This is one of my biggest gripes with developers. There's a difference between putting game mechanic details in one overlooked place and not including them at all. Learning these things by trial and error is NOT fun and, it does NOT add to the gaming experience.
     
  21. shortylickens

    shortylickens No Lifer

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    As an example, Dungeon Keeper 1 and 2 have all kinds of hidden nuances. Most of them should be learned by reading web guides.

    Much of the junk in FF7 onward is hidden and very difficult to discover. FFX-2 in particular is mostly hidden stuff. And if you miss important things you cant get the good jobs, like Mascot.