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Gaming 'Puzzle' Questions

Recently (and in the past), there have been questions about gaming related puzzles. Things such as the following (I don't think this is an exhaustive list): What's the name of these games? Which ...
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Should we redirect Game Identifications towards other, non-SE (or even other SEs)?

From time to time we do get a few Game Identification questions, that are off-topic since they lack images. However, is it acceptable if we redirect users towards other domains where they can get ...
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Why aren't my questions being well-received?

I've been an active member of the Stack Exchange network for a little under a year now, and I've been trying hard to integrate myself into Arqade. I've played games since I was a kid, and I really ...
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Why was this COD WWII question deleted? [duplicate]

I understand why this question (about a soon-to-be-released but not-yet-released game) was closed (although I think it was a bit inconsistent, since there are several other questions about the game ...
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Is it okay to use code formatting when there's no clear and obvious alternative?

Spurred by this question, which uses code blocks to format a table in a more aesthetically pleasing way than any other formatting option available. There has been discussion in the past about using ...
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Are MMORPG quest questions on topic?

I have finished a quest in an MMOPRG, but don't know which NPC to speak to to get the reward. I have tried everything I can think of to no avail. This is blocking me in a quest line. Is it on topic ...
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Considering expanding the scope of my question

I have now realized that all games which use Steamworks features (i.e. the majority of modern online games on Steam) potentially download Steam profile images from the same location. My Counter-Strike:...
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Should [sims-freeplay] and [the-sims-freeplay] be synonyms?

Should sims-freeplay and the-sims-freeplay be synonyms? They are relating to the same game. The only difference is that sims-freeplay has a tag wiki.
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Do downvotes lower reputation?

Do downvotes lower reputation? I answered a question and it got down voted I had 5 reputation prior to that. After It happened I noticed I couldn’t post to the Meta which gave me the idea that ...
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Are questions about Trial and Beta on-topic? [duplicate]

Obviously unreleased games are off-topic, because there's no way to know what the answer will be until the game is released. This can include trial and beta, because while I can play the game now, the ...
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Questions regarding “stuttering issues”, are they really appropriate for Arqade?

So I found a random question that was bountied a while ago asking for help with stuttering issues that the user are having: Why is my game stuttering? My question is: Are these really answerable on ...
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Tag naming inconsistency for FF mobile games

I recently picked up Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, and wanted to ask questions on it. After not finding any suitable tag, I tried to use iirc ff-brave-exvius, which had to be edited by someone to the ...
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Should this question about colors depicting game item rarity have been re-opened?

There is a question that was asked involving gaming history and color schema of item rarity. As standards go on this site, this is off-topic as it requesting the identity of the game that first used ...
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Would questions relating to things that I found in game files be allowed?

I was going through a game's files and I found some files I wish to learn about. They are songs that I have not seen in game yet, and I was unable to find anything about them when I did some quick ...
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Is the time stamp for posted answers actually accurate to the millisecond?

There is a question with two answers from two different users that have the same time stamp: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/318494/79975 https://gaming.stackexchange.com/a/318493/79975 Is the ...
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Are questions asking for updated info duplicates?

In reference to this question... The OP of that question more or less admits that they know that their question is a duplicate. However, they also claim that all the answers in the question are out of ...
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A proposed change to the This is Fine news policy

Yesterday, a bit of an argument formed in The Bridge after a moderator moved a set of posts mentioning a fidget spinner to This Is Fine, citing the "Horrific news belongs in This is Fine" rule. During ...
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Should a tag be created for Divinity: Original Sin 2? [duplicate]

Divinity: Original Sin 2 was released September 14th 2017, and has many differences from its predecessor, Divinity: Original Sin. While some mechanics remain the same, many of the underlying systems ...
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Are RPG party composition questions on topic?

A fairly standard dilemma - an RPG has a dozen races, a dozen professions and a party limit of six. I would imagine that "what's the best.." questions are off topic, as they are in most SE site. ...
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Rename [torment-ton] to [torment-tides-of-numenera]

One of our tags is torment-ton. Can we have that renamed to torment-tides-of-numenera, the full name? I'm not sure why it was abbreviated in the first place, since it is 25 characters.
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Are questions about jumping in a savefile and modifying it off topic?

How are ascendants (ancestors) ordered in Fallout Shelter save files? This question is currently flagged as off-topic, but i'm not sure it's written that questions about modifying a savefile are ...
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How is link rot treated for questions?

I came upon a question which shall remain unnamed and unlinked, where data relevant to the question was linked to a pastebin post.. which then linked to other pastebin posts. On Stack overflow(which ...
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Would a question asking about how Steam's 'recommendations' feature works on-topic?

TL;DR: Is it on-topic to ask questions like "if I do X action on Steam, does it change/affect Steam recommendations?" I'm not very familiar with or active on this community. Is this an appropriate ...
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Are we shutting down art character identification questions?

This is an inconsistency that I'm seeing pop up fairly often. We get a lot of questions dealing with "Who is this character?" with a piece of artwork supplied, with the question having a fairly ...
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Handling dupes asking for updated info

Recently we had a Pokémon Go question asking for how a specific feature works as of a specific patch. We also have an old question which asks about how the feature works. I believe the answers on the ...
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“Do I need to play the previous entries in a series” questions should be closed as primarily opinion-based

In my opinion these questions are almost universally subjective and don't bring much value to the site. It is very difficult to answer whether and which of the predecessors are mandatory to ...
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Why does my reputation go up in waves?

As you can see in my reputation graph, my reputation points on this site tend to stay pretty much the same for some days, then shoot up for a short while and then calm down again. This is not because ...
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This Is Fine is fine

Last week, we made a new chat room (This Is Fine) to house political and news discussion, and encouraged all such discussion to take place there rather than in our regularly scheduled chat room (The ...
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Should we reword the closure text for duplicate questions?

When we close a question as a duplicate of another, the following is displayed on the question: I thought that the normal protocol was to have the original author edit the existing the question that ...
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Is questioning how a soon-to-be-added feature is going to work Developer Intent?

So I just asked a question about the effects a new mechanic will have on gameplay. The update has been announced and released on public beta, but not implemented into the game itself. I quickly ...
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Merge request for the-legend-of-heroes

Merge request for the-legend-of-heroes to loh-trails-in-the-sky The legend of heroes tag is already part of the "loh" part of the individual games that have tags on them. There is no need for it.
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Rename [vampire-bloodlines] and [vampire-redemption] following the tag limit increase

Since tag length limit has been increased to 35 characters, I suggest to rename vampire-bloodlines to vampire-the-masquerade-bloodlines (33 characters). The other tag, vampire-redemption, could ...
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Question closed as Game-Rec (and now has a delete vote)

My question Updated guide for skill leveling order? gathered a few close votes soon after posting. I was asking for a similar quick reference/ cheat sheet to the outdated one shown there. When I ...
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Should questions that are too specific go unanswered?

My question is about questions that only really help one person. I answered this question and I am not sure if I should have. He has an attempted Minecraft command, showing he was trying. The ...
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What to do when a question is edited drastically?

I originally answered this question. He asked what was wrong with a very large command. I fixed the command in question. A little while later he asked another question with the answer to the ...
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Which answer should I accept

Referring this question. There's an answer that answers my exact question, and there's a different answer that helps me win/gain in the game, but considers slightly altered initial conditions. ...
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A case for Easy Questions

I'd like to make a case for Easy Questions. I sometimes ask something, and get a flurry of downvotes and get told to just Google it. I find it a little bit dumb. I mean, isn't pretty much any ...
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Should we fix typos when quoting sources?

I had answered a question here. Vemonus had made an edit which as far as I can tell was to correct a typo in the first quote. (Though, I have not verified that with Vemonus) Minecraft is written "...
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Are questions asking for ideas for designing in Minecraft on-topic?

Personally I like building in Minecraft a lot, and What topics can I ask about here? is unclear on whether asking for ideas for designing (maybe it falls on the first bullet?), and so far I haven't ...
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Would an Eternal Ring tag prove useful? [duplicate]

The other day, I was going to go ask a Question about an old PS2 RPG game I got back into, Eternal Ring, but I realized there is no tag for it! I am not sure it would be an extremely popular tag, ...
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Can we stop questioning the asker's intents in the comments?

I've just recently tried to join in on a few questions on this site after having a pleasant experience on a few other Stack Exchange sites, and I'm noticing an unpleasant reaction to questions that ...
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Are questions asking about a feature of controller emulators on-topic?

Are questions asking about a feature of an emulator solely be on-topic? According to the fourth bullet in What topics can I ask about here?, "game-specific hardware and utilities" is on-topic. There ...
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Should it be written in the topics page that questions asking about a broad overview of a game world are offtopic?

I don't really have a good name for it, but Questions that ask, broadly, what is the lore behind a game, like this one. What is the backstory of the Witcher's world creation? I think we should ...
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Burn the Diablo 3 class tags!

I was just browsing the tags and I noticed that the class tags for Diablo 3 still exist. I don't feel like they are necessary. They are used sparingly nowadays. Even in general compared to the total ...
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Are questions asking for technical explanations of singleplayer glitches acceptable?

There have been a few questions on Arqade asking for technical explanations for specific in-game glitches or exploits in singleplayer games. Has fishing/surfing on the Gym statues in Pokemon Gen I ...
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Tag rename request [constructorhd] -> [constructor-hd]

I noticed this question about Constructor HD get edited to have the (new) constructorhd tag, which I believe was a typo. The game is called Constructor HD, so the tag should be constructor-hd, ...
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Minecraft cross-compatible edition tags

So, as Mojang announced at E3, Minecraft is merging Pocket edition, Console edition and Windows 10 edition as one cross-compatible edition. Currently, we have tags for each one of them. minecraft-...
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Do we need the [left-4-dead-series] tag?

The only question with left-4-dead-series tag was this question about Jesus room in No Mercy campaign, present in both Left 4 Dead and Left 4 Dead 2. Do we actually need it, as it no longer applies to ...
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Are we allowed to post question on server plugins?

I know you are allowed to ask about mods in Minecraft (there are even specific tags for it), however does this extend to server plugins? I'm not talking about help coding them or help with small ...
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Rejected edit attempting to fix quote from a wiki page

I recently submitted an edit on an answer because the answer quotes information from a link, but the information isn't at the link any more (FYI: it's a wiki link). My edit was rejected. At a glance, ...