My hints for the current community quest.

 A Battle in Active Time  
1. Not a diamond, but if you were an idiot you might think it's one. 
2. This dude's in all the games. Sometimes he has a great bushy beard, sometimes he likes his smokes. 
3. Giant chickens for ridin' on! 
4. Flyin' boats! 
5. DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY. 
 
The One Free Man 
1. I... pause at ran-dom... times when I... talk. 
2. Once you get here you have to ride in this tram car for like half an hour before you get to the front door. 
3. Aliens that were mean in HL1, but friendly in HL2. 
4. "..." 
5. Used for bashin' open boxes and headcrabs. 
 
Toasty! 
1. "Get over here!" 
2. Go to the MK1 page and look through the locations. 
3. FINISH HIM! 
4. Don't fall on 'em; they're sharp! 
5. I wonder what that dude's name was who popped up and yelled "Toasty!" 
 
Get Equipped With... 
1. You can unlock this in Dead Rising. It shoots tennis balls if you don't get the real deal, though. 
2. Wile E. Coyote? No, but the name's close enough. 
3. NYC has two MLB teams, one is the Yankees, the other would be the... 
4. You fight these at the end of levels in just about any game you can think of. 
5. It doesn't look anything like the picture on the front! 
 
Heart of the Tiger 
1. Big cat people. 
2. The dude what played Luke Skywalker also portrayed him.
3. It used to suck back in the day when our shields stayed down after a fight, luckily now we have... 
4. It's not CGI, but it has 3 letters too and you probably think of it when you hear CGI. 
5. If you have Midnight Brown's album Dope/Revenge, the title of track 14 would be quite helpful here.    

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 A Battle in Active Time  
1. Not a diamond, but if you were an idiot you might think it's one. 
2. This dude's in all the games. Sometimes he has a great bushy beard, sometimes he likes his smokes. 
3. Giant chickens for ridin' on! 
4. Flyin' boats! 
5. DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY. 
 
The One Free Man 
1. I... pause at ran-dom... times when I... talk. 
2. Once you get here you have to ride in this tram car for like half an hour before you get to the front door. 
3. Aliens that were mean in HL1, but friendly in HL2. 
4. "..." 
5. Used for bashin' open boxes and headcrabs. 
 
Toasty! 
1. "Get over here!" 
2. Go to the MK1 page and look through the locations. 
3. FINISH HIM! 
4. Don't fall on 'em; they're sharp! 
5. I wonder what that dude's name was who popped up and yelled "Toasty!" 
 
Get Equipped With... 
1. You can unlock this in Dead Rising. It shoots tennis balls if you don't get the real deal, though. 
2. Wile E. Coyote? No, but the name's close enough. 
3. NYC has two MLB teams, one is the Yankees, the other would be the... 
4. You fight these at the end of levels in just about any game you can think of. 
5. It doesn't look anything like the picture on the front! 
 
Heart of the Tiger 
1. Big cat people. 
2. The dude what played Luke Skywalker also portrayed him.
3. It used to suck back in the day when our shields stayed down after a fight, luckily now we have... 
4. It's not CGI, but it has 3 letters too and you probably think of it when you hear CGI. 
5. If you have Midnight Brown's album Dope/Revenge, the title of track 14 would be quite helpful here.    

Posted by trophyhunter

what do the Mets have to do with anything?

Posted by RobotHamster

I need help with 5 on both the final fantasy and mortal kombat ones. 

Posted by RecSpec

#5 for toasty, assume you know NOTHING about mortal kombat, all you know is the quest name, what would you do with it
 
and #5 for the Time Battle one has a ton of hints at the end of the huge topic, just click latest

Posted by Geno

Searched "spiky haired protagonists" for final fantasy #5 and got nothing :(

Posted by SBYM
@trophyhunter: Just put it in the search field on click on it.
Edited by SBYM
@RobotHamster: #5 for FF is a term used for when a male looks like a female and vice versa. #5 for MK is the name of the guy who pops up on screen to yell "Toasty!" 
 
@RecSpec: A Google search for the Toasty guy's name would help.   

@Geno: That's because it's not correct. I tried that too before getting it. 
 
Sometimes the "baseball team" won't show up in the search field. Otherwise you should search for the protective headgear that construction workers wear.
Posted by trophyhunter

#5 of  Get Equipped With
is all I need now

Posted by SBYM
@trophyhunter: Do a search for box art, and it will be in the drop down list. Can't miss.
Posted by RecSpec

I'm trying to be subtle without giving it away haha.
 
I've been done for awhile now.

Posted by SBYM
@RecSpec: Likewise. I have to delete parts of my responses and reword them to avoid flat out giving them away.
Edited by Undeadpool

These were incredibly helpful, but I found I was beyond help with a couple of them as I'm unfamiliar with ANYthing they have to do with. Thanks though, I got a bunch of others! 
Edit: I've got them all except #1 from the Final Fantasy!!! (which is hilarious because I've played a ton of Final Fantasy, but almost no Half-Life...I've just heard a roommate talk about Half-Life for SIX YEARS). 

Posted by DystopiaX

I checked the 'maniac' marshall page and didn't get anything. 
also, assuming "mets" is supposed to be transformed to "helmets" i didn't get anything either.

Posted by SBYM
@DystopiaX: Maniac Marshall isn't correct. I didn't search for that at all. 
And it's not a helmet; close, though. They are hard, and usually yellow & made of plastic.
Posted by WindFall259
@RobotHamster: For Final Fantasy, you kind of have to wonder why TIdus and Cloud have very stylish hair... or why Lightning has that deeper tone in her voice... It's probably a JRPG thing.
Posted by SBYM
@WindFall259: Yep. It isn't spikey-haired protagonists, though.
Edited by jlanzer

just need #5 for heart of the tiger. any other hints for someone who hasn't played the series or doesn't know who midnight brown is.
 
edit.  nvm got it thanks for the hints

Edited by SBYM
@jlanzer: That one is very difficult to hint at without simply giving it away. It's a person; one of the actors in the Wing Commander games. 
You're welcome.
Posted by DystopiaX
@SBYM: the actor of the character the actor played?
Posted by SBYM
@DystopiaX: The character that he played.
Posted by mithical

I'm very surprised that Robot Master doesn't pop up for 'Get Equipped'... especially given SBYM's hint for #4.

Posted by DystopiaX
@SBYM: crap, cause i've looked up all of the linked Back to the future characters from the hill valley location on the wiki (from the main quest thread hint), then searched their voice actors, then searched the voice actor's names with "wing commander", and yet I still don't have it.
Posted by SBYM
@mithical: That hint is not exclusive to the Mega Man universe. Rather, gaming in general.
Posted by SBYM
@DystopiaX: You're looking for something for the Tiger quest, right? Or did I give you a hint for something you were'nt looking for?
Posted by DystopiaX
@SBYM: yeah, the tiger quest. 
oh nvm, I got him. It WAS the voice actor. For some reason the damn site didn't give it to me until 20 minutes after.
Edited by SBYM
@DystopiaX: I see. Giant Bomb's running incredibly slow for me right now; may have something to do with that. It took forever for the first Half Life one to show up for me as well.
Posted by DystopiaX

yeah. And this quest was frustrating even without the site slowdown. No way 7000 people are going to do this.

Posted by KingBroly

#3 and #5 of Heart of the Tiger are confusing me

Edited by Undeadpool
@SBYM:  
Any other clues for #1 for Battle in Active Time?? 
Edit: Nevermind! Got 'em all! Thanks again for that stellar list. I never played Half-Life or Wing Commander but I was able to grab 'em with a little legwork. And as previously said HEARING about Half Life from a former roommate for over six years.
Posted by EgoCheck616

I don't understand your "..." hint for the "One Free Man" quest. #4 is the only one I've not been able to do on my own.

Posted by Undeadpool
@EgoCheck616:  
Silence is golden.
Posted by DystopiaX
@Undeadpool said:
" @SBYM:  Any other clues for #1 for Battle in Active Time?? "
look at FF wii releases. What you're looking for is in the title of the spinoff series. 
@EgoCheck616
said:
" I don't understand your "..." hint for the "One Free Man" quest. #4 is the only one I've not been able to do on my own. "
it's a general concept. obviously the protagonist in this series exhibits this trait, as does Mario, master chief (mostly), and whoever the player character in CoD is.
Edited by supalink
@EgoCheck616:  Think concept of what "..." could possibly mean in games
 
By the way @ OP. Great list of hints.
Posted by KingBroly

You could always ask Link what his thoughts on the subject are.

Posted by dietmango

All I need is #2 for One Free Man and #3 for Heart of the Tiger. Anybody got hints?

Posted by KingBroly

Can you help me with Heart of the Tiger #5?   
 
#2 - GlaDOS jokes about it

Posted by TheGreatGuero
@SBYM said:
5. I wonder what that dude's name was who popped up and yelled "Toasty!"
I was very happy to see this guy getting some love. I looked him up on my own before viewing this thread.
Posted by dietmango
@KingBroly said:
" Can you help me with Heart of the Tiger #5?    #2 - GlaDOS jokes about it "
He played as that one guy who always bullied a McFly in Back to the Future.
Posted by DystopiaX
@KingBroly: like what you did with Mark Hamill, only with a different person. You also only need to find the character. 
Back to the Future is a HUGE hint. If you look on the main thread for this quest it'll give you another hint; look it up and you'll get it pretty easily. 
 
@asian_pride said:
" All I need is #2 for One Free Man and #3 for Heart of the Tiger. Anybody got hints? "
#3 is what Master Chief is able to do in every Halo game. It has been copied in numerous shooters, including modern military ones, if not in title or aesthetics, then in function. 
#2 listen to Still Alive, the Portal credits song. Glados will joke about it.
Posted by MightyMayorMike

Just wanted to say awesome thread. Your hints got me all of them, SBYM. Took a little bit of hunting for some, but good stuff!
 
(The Midnight Brown hint was genius.)

Posted by dietmango
@DystopiaX: Thanks for the hints. :)
Posted by Phantom

I was able to get all the ones I couldn't on my own by looking at the huge thread in the Quests forum, so try there if you are still stuck. I'm happy to start posting help there.
 
I am not a Final Fantasy, Wing Commander, Half-Life, Mega Man or Mortal Kombat player, so it's easier than it looks at first.

Posted by Hamz

I genuinely don't get #2 in "Get Equipped With..."

Posted by Zombieheadbutt

Argh!  Heart of the Tiger #5 is going to kill me.  Its that last one I need.  I've been the characters page and the actors who played the character's page and nothing happens.  I've been to his IMDB page and confirmed him for the game and "The time before now".  Why won't it work!  (begins sobbing)  I've been at this quest set for 4 hours now.  I need it to be done! LOL  Danm you Brad!

Posted by KingBroly
@DystopiaX said:
" @KingBroly: like what you did with Mark Hamill, only with a different person. You also only need to find the character. 
Back to the Future is a HUGE hint. If you look on the main thread for this quest it'll give you another hint; look it up and you'll get it pretty easily. 
 
@asian_pride said:
" All I need is #2 for One Free Man and #3 for Heart of the Tiger. Anybody got hints? "
#3 is what Master Chief is able to do in every Halo game. It has been copied in numerous shooters, including modern military ones, if not in title or aesthetics, then in function. #2 listen to Still Alive, the Portal credits song. Glados will joke about it. "
I tried that one, and it's not registering.  There are a small amount of characters there and I've tried all of them.  Nothing pops up.
Posted by DystopiaX
@Hamz said:
" I genuinely don't get #2 in "Get Equipped With..." "
A main enemy of the protagonist, you could say that he's a professional and has reached a certain level of academic achievement.
Posted by DystopiaX
@KingBroly: the actors, not the characters. If you don't get it, the same thing happened to me and it took awhile for it to register.
Posted by Hamz
@DystopiaX: hah!...that'll teach me for never playing a Mega Man game! :P
 
Thanks.
Posted by DystopiaX
@Hamz: no problem. we haven't even broken a thousand yet so I figure one more always helps.
Posted by ThatFrood
@Zombieheadbutt said:
" Argh!  Heart of the Tiger #5 is going to kill me.  Its that last one I need.  I've been the characters page and the actors who played the character's page and nothing happens.  I've been to his IMDB page and confirmed him for the game and "The time before now".  Why won't it work!  (begins sobbing)  I've been at this quest set for 4 hours now.  I need it to be done! LOL  Danm you Brad! "
There's an easier way. Just go to the video game's page on GB and look at the characters.
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