Ultima 3 - oh man I was sooo stupid. I tried to avoid that damn whirlpool, i thought that if i got swallowed up i would die. Back then, I played it on the IBM pcjr and every time I got swallowed by that whirlpool, I quickly turned off the computer. 11 months went by trying to find those darn shrines. I knew that game frontwards and backwards. I knew every dungeon, every town, found everything I needed. Except those shrines.
Until one day the whirlpool got me right when my mom started yelling at me about something so I had to run out of my bedroom quickly. When I got back, I was in the land of Sosaria. WOW!! what a sight.
Anyway, 11 long frustrating months without cheating, and i finally got it by accident.