Everyone gets stuck. It's a simple fact of the gaming pastime. Although everyone has a different method for taking down those virtual demons, perhaps the most common is reading a FAQ.
FAQs, or Frequently Asked Questions, are plain text documents that rarely take the form of questions and cover anything from full walkthroughs to bestiaries and plot discussions. People spend countless evenings writing walkthroughs, for free, and with little thanks to show for it. What drives them to cover every polygon of a game for seemingly nothing? And why is it that many give up in the process?