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How does road maintenance work?

Playing civilization 5 the game explicitly says roads cost gold to maintain. This is of course a major variable in the answer to "should I connect these cities by road or not" question. However, ...
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25answers
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How do I kill a giant?

I've seen and heard a lot of references to how powerful the giants are in Skyrim (e.g. Penny Arcade), so my challenge as soon as I get the game is to go and kill one. I'm sure that if I maxed out my ...
28
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4answers
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Are class-specific weapons better than other weapon?

While playing D3, I got some good Fist weapons with my monk, but even better swords, axes, etc. So I chose the one who give me more dps, even using dual-wield. But then I read this: Fist weapons ...
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2answers
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What's the fastest way to make money online?

Everything in the online world is expensive, well the best things are. We all want the luxurious apartment with 10 cars garage and the best weapons but to achieve that, we need money. Which missions ...
9
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2answers
12k views

How does “elemental” damage on weapons work with elemental skills?

I have a weapon that adds Holy damage. How does this work with my skills that say "Does X% of weapon damage as INSERT ELEMENT damage and things of that nature"? Example: My wand does 8-14 damage at ...
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7answers
163k views

Restarting with new account

I downloaded Clash of Clans to my iPad (IOS7) this past weekend and started playing. Of course after a couple of hours I realised I made some newbie mistakes that are fatal to my future success. I ...
32
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6answers
89k views

What's the point of leveling up in Minecraft?

Starting with beta 1.8 prerelease, Minecraft players earn XP when they kill mobs! What are the benefits of leveling up? More health? More damage? Larger inventory?
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2answers
2k views

How does zombie spawning in Die2Nite work?

What determines the number of zombies that will be in a zone in the world beyond? Does killing a zombie while you are in the World Beyond mean that zone will have fewer zombies the next day as ...
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3answers
22k views

I've lost my portal home, and I am invincible. How can I leave the nether?

I've gone into the Nether and seemed to have lost my portal out of it, I also can't die in lava or by mobs attacking me, I'm appear to be invincible and can't die. This is Single Player by the way. ...
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4answers
18k views

How do the Treasure Goblins work?

Every once in a while I'll come across the sneaky devils and they always flee. What determines when they flee (time, distance, etc.) and do I get better loot by killing them faster? Is there ...
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6answers
178k views

Is it possible in Minecraft to switch over from survival to creative in single player?

This question is regarding the minecraft Beta 1.8 prerelease -- I have a beautiful house in single player survival which I'd like to record while flying. I want to be able to change the game mode of ...
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7answers
57k views

How can I level up more quickly?

I have now had my first character at level 40 for a while and have started playing another, new, character. The problem is that progress feels awfully slow, and my "overall progress" (for the whole ...
16
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3answers
30k views

When do mobs despawn in Minecraft?

I understand monsters only spawn in a 9 x 9 grid of chunks centered on the player, and I assume they stay around while they remain within that distance of you. But do they despawn as soon as you move ...
15
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1answer
21k views

What is the most efficient way to reach the Armor Rating cap?

What is both the most efficient way to reach the cap of 85% physical damage reduction (567 Armor)? Can it be reached without smithing/enchanting perks? Is it more efficient to not get some smithing ...
12
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2answers
3k views

Buying Diablo 3 in a different region

I live in EU and my battle.net account is set in EU. I'm going to be on during some days in NY, so I was thinking in buying the game there (US). What happens when I go back to EU and I put the key ...
8
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4answers
52k views

Is the .minecraft folder hidden on a Mac?

I have a friend who is playing with me on a server we've created. Unfortunately, he is on a Mac whereas I am on a Windows machine. I told him that I should be able to compile and send a .minecraft ...
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3answers
7k views

Where did the “play on realms” option go?

My Minecraft app now only has the option of "play" and there is no "play on realms" to be found! I downloaded - and paid for - the multiplayer app, but there doesn't seem to be a way to get to any ...
20
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1answer
34k views

How does Reputation work in Mass Effect 3?

The change to the Paragon/Renegade system between Mass Effect and Mass Effect 2 was pretty significant. In the first game, you could eventually unlock the entire Charm / Intimidate trees, and ...
15
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2answers
98k views

How do you get the last paragon/renegade dialogue option towards the end of the game?

So I finally get to meet the Illusive Man, but the final 2 renegade/paragon option are greyed out! Here are my stats: War Readiness > 5000 Max Reputation (90% Paragon, 10% Renegade) However I ...
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4answers
7k views

What determines revive time?

I have noticed the more times I die in a game, the longer I must wait to revive. What is the formula for revive time and is there a cap?
11
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1answer
3k views

Does weapon speed affect animation speed?

I recently upgraded from a Dagger to a Javelin on my monk - and suddenly, it feels like it takes a lot longer to use my abilities. I checked, and found that the Dagger has 1.5 attacks per second ...
10
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5answers
104k views

How can I mine redstone ore?

I found redstone ore in Survival Mode (Minecraft Pocket Edition) and tried to use all five tools to collect it. It took about a minute or two to break, but I couldn't collect anything from it once ...
5
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1answer
13k views

How does chain fishing work?

How exactly do I chain fish in Pokemon X and Y? Do i have to talk to the super rod fisherman, or what. I fish every time after the last, but I have no way to know if it is working or not. I run at the ...
3
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7answers
59k views

What stats are best for casters (Wizard/Witch Doctor) doing Inferno?

Both my witch doctor & wizard are just about level 60 and I am preparing to go try out inferno. I like the casters so much I can't decide which one should be my main. My friends (all melee ...
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2answers
39k views

Not offered Candy crush Quest anymore.

I just completed level 135 candy crush and am not offered quest option. I am not logged into Facebook. Help!
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2answers
869 views

Minecraft crashes with “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION (0xc0000005)”

I am trying to install Minecraft for the first time. I have tried to uninstall Java and reinstall. I have tried shutting off the firewalls. I do not know what else to try. Anyone have any ideas? I am ...
39
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2answers
102k views

Is there any way to start Steam in offline mode without logging in first?

I recently find myself needing to start Steam in offline mode rather frequently (my wife is hogging my account to play Plants Vs. Zombies, and most of what I play doesn't really need to be online). I ...
64
votes
6answers
46k views

What does 8-bit / 16-bit actually refer to?

When talking about retro games, terms like "8-bit music" or "16-bit graphics" often come up. I myself often use these terms, but I'm not exactly sure what they refer to. What do they mean?
78
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2answers
87k views

How do enemies and monsters level up?

I remember that Oblivion implemented a behavior that level up monsters and enemies at the same time as main character. How does it work in Skyrim? Is this behavior still partially or totally present? ...
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5answers
62k views

How can I maximize my skill points gained in Kingdoms of Amalur?

Skill points are earned 1 per level to a maximum of 40. This number can be increased by using trainers, picking up books and by some equipment. Is it possible to simultaneously max out all the ...
45
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10answers
23k views

Is it possible to play two different Steam games on the same account at the same time?

I own a lot of games on Steam, and I'm overall a big fan of the service. However, one thing about it really bothers me, and I'm wondering if anything can be done about it. Let's say I have two ...
24
votes
2answers
50k views

What is the secret to the burnt treasure map with the Polytron logo, the candle room, and the floating black monolith?

After lowering the water level, there is a anticube room beneath the first warp zone. In New Game+ first-person view mode, the Polytron logo shows on the floor. After following the treasure map ...
14
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3answers
137k views

What are the rainy “giant owl” room's secrets?

Off of the dark, rainy node, the one with the owl's head that follows you. The map marks a secret on this node, and a grayed-out child node. Are they two different secrets?
115
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8answers
723k views

What can I do with Dragon Bones and Scales?

I've started slaying dragons (like all good Dohvakiin must), and with each beastie I down, I'm getting close to 200 lbs of loot, mostly in the form of Dragon Bones and Scales. These two items are high ...
9
votes
1answer
7k views

What is the cap for equipment modifiers?

When judging equipment, whether a drop or in the Auction house, it's often best to know how far the item is from being "optimal." For example, a +intelligence +vitality ring may have +40 of each, but ...
70
votes
4answers
34k views

Is there locational damage (e.g: headshots) in Skyrim?

In Skyrim, will striking an enemy in certain areas do more damage (e.g: headshots = x2), or produce any other effects, such as stunning/crippling? I understand that sneak shots do more damage, and ...
15
votes
5answers
88k views

How do I change player name in minecraft multiplayer in offline mode in Linux?

I have a small Minecraft server (beta 1.5), and every time I log in via offline mode from a client, my name is "Player". How can I change that? I know of a way to do it in Windows but it doesn't ...
36
votes
2answers
109k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of becoming a vampire?

Before I decide whether or not I wish to become a vampire, I'd like to know what I have to deal with. Will I have to stay out of the sun? Will having garlic in my inventory hurt me? I'd also like to ...
34
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2answers
589k views

How does the garage system work in GTA V?

How does the garage system in GTA V work? It feels kinda inconsistent at the moment Will the car I leave at my home garage be saved or will it always be replaced with the "Standard-Car" from the ...
26
votes
5answers
42k views

What determines if a soldier is gifted with psionic powers?

The game mentions a soldier's will influencing whether they have a gift or not. Since you can only test a soldier once, does that mean promoting a soldier a couple of times before testing might ...
16
votes
5answers
15k views

Can I play Minecraft on a USB flash drive?

I've got a 4 GB SanDisk Cruzer here with practically nothing on it, and I'm about to go house-sit for a friend with a computer but no internet. It sure would be nice to play Minecraft while he's away, ...
12
votes
8answers
119k views

Why can't I buy the Windhelm house (Hjerim)?

I've finished the Stormcloak storyline, and now cannot become a Thane of Windhelm without buying Hjerim. The Steward keeps saying something has happened and he can't sell it right now. What the heck ...
17
votes
5answers
219k views

I've lost Shadowmere - where can I find her?

So I own Shadowmere from the Dark Brotherhood. However, I jumped on another horse for a few seconds, before fast travelling. I did a few quests, without even thinking about Shadowmere, and now when I ...
17
votes
6answers
17k views

Efficent Enchantment Skill-up

What is the most cost-effective way to increase enchantment? it seems too expensive to buy materials from vendors, and finding soul gems that have souls in them takes a while.
17
votes
1answer
87k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages of each version of Azura's Star?

At the completion of the quest "The Black Star," you are given the choice to pick between: What are the (dis)advantages of each? I'd seen some mention that human souls are more powerful than most ...
5
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3answers
3k views

How can I trick Minecraft into thinking two computers are on the same wifi network?

Minecraft's got an "Open to LAN" feature, which can be used to set up a local server when two computers running Minecraft are on the same network. Some young relatives of mine use this to play ...
38
votes
4answers
64k views

What's the level cap in Skyrim?

In Oblivion, the way the game worked, the max level possible was based solely on your choices for primary skills, and could vary anywhere from between 45 and 53 (with soft-caps at 29 and 35 in terms ...
18
votes
1answer
36k views

What happens if I buy a game I already own through Steam a second time?

I am debating whether or not to get the Potato Sack (yes, I realize I've been debating for several weeks now) bundle through steam. I already own: Defense Grid: The Awakening, Super Meat Boy, and ...
16
votes
8answers
7k views

How can I counter enemies with Riot Shields in Mass Effect 3

What are the best ways to deal with enemies using full body shields in Mass Effect 3? I've resorted to grenades, but are there any good powers to get these guys off balance?
14
votes
1answer
3k views

What are the new units in Heart of the Swarm?

Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm is out now - what are the new units, and what new strategies can they be used for? Basic list of new units and stats from battle.net: ...

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