Woah never thought people would call Shish keJoe a fascist :O He's just helping people to get more out the game by saying not to use hints the first 48 hours :O...
By doing the "wrong" things in adventure games (especially Monkey Island) you'll get the most hilarious qoutes from Guybrush.... so 1 who'll directly use the hint will miss this part of the game... So Shish keJoe is really helping this people to get every thing out of the game! But yes... if one still want to use hints... go ahead... we're not stopping you :P
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