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I don't think they have a collective name, but I like to name them Arcade Enrage. The name comes from World of Warcraft when battling a boss for too long. The boss would then enrage, increasing damage by a lot, and death is inevitable. Somewhat the same goes for those characters.


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No, there is no canonical name for them. However, I somewhat like the term Chase Boss this GiantBomb user has come up with, although it does not strictly limit the term to enemies appearing due to time constraints: http://www.giantbomb.com/baron-von-blubba/3005-10958/forums/the-mentop-tento-ten-best-chase-bosses-504317/ It's also worth noting that 1980 ...


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There is no defined category or genre for these games yet. However, its safe to assume that To The Moon is a puzzle-adventure game. Dear Esther is getting the label "Virtual Installation", its more of a interactive picture, VERY light on gameplay or objectives. Gone Home is "like" Dear Esther, but presents more "gameplay elements", like a objective, ...


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First of all, a word of warning. Everyone out there uses different genre taxonomies, so there can be no "right" answers to questions such as this one. Some of the bigger taxonomies out there are found on Wikipedia and MobyGames, but both of them are highly inconsistent and self-contradicting. Please also note that loads of actually existing subgenres have ...


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They are the exact same thing. Beat them all (or Beat 'em all) is a term mainly used in France for this subgenre. Another term for it is Brawler. These three terms all refer to games where you advance through a side-scrolling level, fighting loads of appearing enemies (thus "them") simultaneously, usually with your bare hands and feet or slaying weapons. ...


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Soulbound items and soulbound loot are different in RotMG. In this case you have a soulbound item. Soulbound items will be lost on death. Soulbound items cannot be given to other players by dropping it or trading it. Soulbound loot just means purple/cyan/white bags, which cannot be accessed by other players, unlike brown/pink bags. If you drop a soulbound ...


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Leet (or "1337"), also known as eleet or leetspeak, is an alternative alphabet for the English language that is used primarily on the Internet. It uses various combinations of ASCII characters to replace Latinate letters. For example, leet spellings of the word leet include 1337 and l33t; eleet may be spelled 31337 or 3l33t. The term leet is ...


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The japanese word まなぶ (manabu) meaning "learn" is also related to words like "school" and "science". Given the character limit on older games, especially console games like NES and prior systems, one could imagine manabu abbreviated to mana. This is just my speculation given the popularity of early RPGs (aka JRPGs) being of Eastern/Japanese origin.



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