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Like I stated in the comments I'm against this suggestion. The main reason for this simply that there are not enough Minesweeper questions. We currently have 17 questions (~2 per year) about Minesweeper, of which only a very low amount would be closed (the three questions posted above = one question every three years). The change would be extremely minor and ...


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Personally, I see no problem with your proposed question. You are simply asking about a fairly benign thing (creating a second account for an MMO, with no ill-intent) and wanting to know if this would go against the game's ToS. I agree also that the legalese for ANY modern ANYTHING is complicated beyond belief, and tends to be unreadable by the common person ...


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Updated: I see how my original answer didn't really answer the question at hand... Should we update our policy on "Is There a Term for X?" questions to permit them, or should the policy remain as is? Yes, and I'll defer to Galacticninja's post for a better explanation, the quoted part especially makes sense (originally sourced from here). If the ...


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In general: This is a bit of a gray area. It's not always obvious whether a developer strictly intended for a demo to allow something, and developers (usually) do intend for players to download and play demos without paying for them. There is nothing wrong with asking questions about a demo rather than the full version of a game. On the other hand, if a demo ...


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The rule states: Questions that ask for recommendations of games, servers, software, or hardware are off topic. I'm not sure how many people need to tell you that your question doesn't follow our rules. Your question is quite literally shopping for recommendations on finding players, and you've tried to bend the rules by slapping some games in your question. ...


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I agree that that question is too broad. The "What types of questions should I avoid asking?" page says Your questions should be reasonably scoped. If you can imagine an entire book that answers your question, you’re asking too much. I think it is entirely reasonable to say that if it is impossible for an answer post to contain the answer to the ...


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From xbox-one: This tag should only be used if the question is about the Xbox One operating system or hardware, or a game feature truly unique to the Xbox One. You question falls under "operating system" part, it's totally on-topic, and moreover it's encouraged in tag description.


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I believe that the moderator that closed the question believed it to be under the following prohibited question category: Speculations on future of the industry, upcoming (but unreleased) games or content, and developer intent on mechanics and narrative The way I see it, a question that asks "Why is this feature the way it is?" and that can be ...


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Asking for users to give you free robux (or for that matter, any in-game currency) is definitely off-topic. We're a site about getting expert answers to gaming questions, rather than about requests for resources (free or otherwise). However, if Robux is a currency that can be earned in-game, then asking for ways to earn robux (using tricks or methods that ...


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terminology has a long history, so let's try to retrace it. The tag's first revision, back in 2010, explicitly mentions questions like yours as problematic, and the wording never left the description afterwards. This first revision also makes it clear that "single questions which ask for a list of answers (with one term per answer) do not fit well into ...


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I'd allow questions about terminology altogether. ​There is no real harm in doing so. Yes, there is little room for great questions and much less for great answers, but there is room for at least decent posts. On the other side the risk for bad posts isn't much higher than what we already allow. On the contrary, I see a wider variety in what is already ...


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I would expect this type of question to be generally off topic unless the brain activity itself is involved in the gameplay. Games that directly involve brain activity do exist. Although they will probably become available to the general public at some point in the near future, that doesn't sound like what you're asking about. To me, it sounds like your ...


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I agree that this question should be closed: Reason In the Tour: Ask about... Gameplay strategies and tactics Puzzle solving or obstacle clearing Game mechanics and terminology Plot and characters in games Game-specific hardware and utilities Don't ask about... Anything not directly related to gaming Requests for game identification or recommendations ...


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I still believe it would be off-topic. My reasoning is: If we go by the tags definition, we only allow these questions when they contain a screenshot, video, or audio clip, none of which you will be able to provide it sounds. Your four bullet points would all be based off of a "description of what you can recall from memory", to quote the tag. ...


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It's clear that community opinion on this issue has shifted, and so the tag wiki summary for terminology has been updated to the following (thanks to galacticninja): For questions that ask what a gaming-specific term means, or what the terminology is for a gaming-specific concept Various members of the community have also gone through and reopened ...


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TL;DR I think this type of question is still off-topic for Arqade and should likely belong on GameDev.SE With some exceptions, I think creating mods for a game is a topic that is better suited to GameDev.SE. For the majority of instances, if the issue requires modifying or adding to the existing game files, it's likely a bad fit for Arqade. The only time I ...


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As it is, it's a where-can-I-find-this question, which in this form is considered off-topic on all Stack Exchange sites, as far as I know. If the OP was looking for the name of the item of clothing it would also be off-topic here: that particular 'object' or its name have no bearing on the story or gameplay in the game (it would be different with e.g. the ...


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Game identification questions are only allowed when you have a screenshot, video, or anything beyond a description. The wording "This tag is only for identifying games in movies, pictures, videos, advertisements or otherwise where an unknown game appears" doesn't make that clear, so I've changed the tag excerpt to: Only ask if you have a ...


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The (original) question actually posed two separate questions: In the title: "Why do I turn into super Mario instead of fire Mario?", and In the body: "Is this a bug?" We can (and have) answered the former. Experts in Super Mario have decompiled the game code and figured out the 'Why'. This showcases the core what our site is about - ...


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I'd point you at the help page and remark, in particular that it doesn't really include the 'social' elements of gaming, like finding a local community. While its not explicitly contraindicated, its not within the scope of the site.


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After additional research and following some tutorials to create a few packs, I think an argument can be made for having BE packs be on-topic. This answer is based on the condition the game was at on version 1.17.11. I am certainly not an expert in this particular topic, so feel free to point out any mistakes and offer suggestions to make this answer ...


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I believe if this adjusts the tag, it should still require people to be as specific as possible, and we should not allow for broad reaching questions. It'd be up to the community to decide on what is and isn't, but immediately closing everything that starts with "Is there a term for X" doesn't seem right. If the question is scoped and has examples ...


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No, but only if the title requires players to be in the same physical vicinity as one another (e.g. generation IV and newer is out of the question entirely). The no is answering the question's title here. There is a very concise list of Pokémon titles that fall under my stance on the matter, and they were all released prior to generation four. These titles ...


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I would say maybe not. The help center states that these are allowed: Gameplay strategies and tactics Puzzle solving or obstacle clearing Game mechanics and terminology Plot and characters in games Game-specific hardware and utilities The second one might mean this is allowed, but I'm not sure, as it seems more intended to be about the process of solving a ...


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To add onto what @Robotnik said, even if you can't earn robux in game (which it seems like you can't, but nevertheless) it's still on-topic to ask if there is a way to get them at all, and it is not restricted to having to be obtainable without actually paying.


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Yes. Quoting the top-voted answer by @DCShannon in the last meta post about this issue - Do we want to support “Is there a term for x” questions? I'm having trouble understanding the motivation for limiting ourselves here. As always, if a specific question doesn't have enough information to answer it, then close it for being unclear. If the question clearly ...


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Not sure it would necessarily be off-topic. Depends heavily on the question. If you are stuck on one specific problem (example; using commands in Minecraft to do X when Y occurs), then that would likely be on topic. In which case I would only tag it with the appropriate Minecraft tags. You can explain in the body of the question that you are trying to get it ...


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There are two main ways I know of to distribute a ROM hack: As a complete (patched) ROM – this is the version of the game that is directly playable, but it often includes verbatim assets and code from the original game in addition to the modified versions. (Some ROM hacks are basically complete rewrites, but these are rare, and imo shouldn't really count as ...


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This question would be off-topic for our site. See our on topic page. You should check out the game development stack exchange site and see if it would fit in there.


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