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2answers
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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? ...
29
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5answers
53k 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 ...
44
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10answers
17k 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 ...
25
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3answers
17k views

Can I register a retail boxed copy of a game with Steam?

I personally do not like to purchase games digitally. There's just something magical about going to the store, picking up a boxed game, staring at the amazing box art, bringing the game home and ...
24
votes
2answers
41k 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
105k 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?
16
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9answers
2k views

How can I earn lots of gold?

What are your most effective way of earning lots of gold in World of Warcraft? Should I be farming materials for my trades or to sell on the Auction House? Or should I be doing speed runs on the ...
106
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8answers
664k 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
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1answer
6k 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 ...
67
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4answers
30k 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
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5answers
85k 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 ...
35
votes
2answers
82k 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 ...
32
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2answers
537k 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 ...
31
votes
2answers
18k views

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, ...
24
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4answers
37k 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 ...
30
votes
1answer
9k views

How does the massacre bonus work?

When running through the dungeon indiscriminately murdering everything that moves, I sometimes get a message that I've gotten a Massacre Bonus when I slaughter an impressive number of enemies in a ...
17
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6answers
15k 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.
14
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3answers
10k views

Can both the digital and analog output on the Xbox 360 be used at once?

I just bought an xbox 360 slim and plan to use it on a monitor. I know I can use a HDMI to DVI adapter for getting video on my screen, but can I at the same time use an adapter on the analog output to ...
38
votes
4answers
57k 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 ...
35
votes
6answers
32k views

What blocks can the Enderman pick up and what blocks can't they pick up?

I have seen the Enderman pick up grass blocks but I want to know is what blocks they can pick up and what block they can't pick up.
17
votes
1answer
28k 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
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8answers
6k 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?
15
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3answers
20k 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. ...
15
votes
3answers
25k 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 ...
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: ...
12
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1answer
4k views

How are attributes allocated?

Whenever a player levels up, they are granted points in 4 attributes: Dexterity, Strength, Intelligence, and Vitality. Are these stat allocations based on anything the player does or are they set ...
10
votes
6answers
57k views

Monks and the effectiveness of 2-handed weapons

I am just starting a Monk build in Diablo 3, and notice that a dual-wielding setup or a weapon/shield combo is far more favorable than using a Daibo, due to the ability to equip more prefixes and ...
10
votes
2answers
2k views

Using a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC

Can I use a wireless XBox 360 controller on a PC?
3
votes
1answer
5k views

Farkas/guards pursuing me glitch

I was doing a quest for the companions. When I entered Jorrvaskr, Farkas pulled out his sword and began to talk to me. Every time I would try to leave the conversation he would just follow me and try ...
42
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4answers
16k 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 ...
28
votes
2answers
15k views

Can you access the secret level in Diablo 3 more than once per difficulty?

In the secret Cow level of Diablo 2, if you don't kill the Cow King, you can go back as many times as you want by creating the portal in a new game of that difficulty. Can you access/farm the secret ...
24
votes
1answer
36k views

How can I link an item in the chat?

If an Axe drops for my Monk and I want to link it to my party or Battle.net chat, how can I do this? Is there a shortcut like Wow?
16
votes
4answers
51k views

How do I get my preorder bonuses?

Joining the Premiere Club by preordering the game gets you: The Golden Key - "Unlock a rare item in the mysterious Sanctuary Loot Chest." Vault Hunter's Relic - "Play solo or team up with friends ...
16
votes
3answers
6k views

Is magical/enchanted damage more effective against certain types of monsters than others?

Presumably each monster has its own resistance stats to different types of damage, such as 5% lightning resistance and 10% holy resistance, much like how the player does, but is there a general ...
14
votes
1answer
19k views

Can you romance multiple people?

In Mass Effect 2, I remember there was a point in the game that you had to choose who to finally... close the deal with, and after you chose, the other romantic interests were not available (even ...
14
votes
2answers
16k views

How can I respec Shepard?

I've imported my Shepard from Mass Effect 2, and it looks like he starts at level 30 and has skill points already spent. They seem to match the skills I had on him in Mass Effect 2. Is there a way ...
13
votes
6answers
10k views

Aside from containers in bought houses or guilds/organizations, are there other 'safe' containers which will store items permanently (won't reset)?

In TES IV: Oblivion, you don't have to buy a house nor join a guild/organization to have access to containers where you can safely store items, without them being reset every few in-game days. Aside ...
13
votes
6answers
43k views

How would I go about divorcing my spouse?

I was wondering how I would divorce my spouse before I get married. and could I get married again afterwards?
12
votes
8answers
114k views

Do Legendary drops only come from specific bosses?

From a Gearbox forum thread, legendary weapons drop from specific bosses in Borderlands 2. While this might make it easier to farm, it would be very useful to know if I can ever get legendary guns by ...
12
votes
3answers
48k views

How can I maximize my Magic Find?

What should I wear to maximize my Magic Find? What specific items are ideal for a Magic Find-optimized build? Does any one particular class have better class-specific items with increased Magic Find?
10
votes
1answer
9k views

Is there an additional reward for completing all bounties in all acts in a single game?

Compared to, for example, completing 5 bounties in each of 5 different games.
10
votes
1answer
680 views

When are Teemo's bomb's damage calculated?

This is something I've often wondered when playing Teemo. If I place a bomb, and then an enemy walks over it seven minutes later, how is the damage calculated? Is it based off of how much AP and ...
8
votes
2answers
8k views

Can I talk to the blue alpaca?

Reese's boyfriend seems to constantly be asleep. When I try and talk to him, she warns me that he's been hard at work all night, but I can't actually enter the shop at night. Is there any way to ...
7
votes
1answer
16k views

How do I modify my weapons?

So I've found several weapon mods that sound pretty awesome, like a scope for my SMG, and improvements for my Shotgun. Rad. And I've found a 'Weapon Bench' which, when I go to alter my loadout, also ...
6
votes
2answers
10k views

Is it possible to change from a member of the Dawnguard, to a Vampire Lord or vice versa (permanently)?

I activated the Dawnguard DLC approximately three days after it's release/inception, in late June, and commenced actively playing yesterday: July fifteenth, though I had already spoke with Isran, ...
5
votes
7answers
10k views

How do I beat the desert temple third room?

It's big and empty and I can't get up to the top, what should I do? I can't jump high enough, anti-gravity doesn't seem to do anything either. My first tactic was to use the octopus summoning crown ...
5
votes
3answers
53k views

Could I use a 1/2TB USB 2/3 external HDD with an XBox 360?

I'm considering getting an XBox 360 (plus Kinect). I need storage for other devices as well (movies, PC games, whatever an Ouya might need), so I'm considering getting a big external HDD. Can I store ...
5
votes
3answers
7k views

How is the weapon damage on this weapon calculated?

A 2h mace damage range as shown in AH is 1405-1944. The weapon has +284 min damage +361 max damage 49% damage increase and no other stats. The Doomhammer damage range is approximately 655-720 per ...
5
votes
7answers
64k views

Resurrecting companions

I've had a few companions who have died. Is it possible to resurrect them? If not, where can they be hired from?
4
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3answers
3k views

Do I need to own Diablo III to download and install the game?

When I purchased the digital version of Diablo III, I was given a passkey to download it. While I know I need a Battle.net account with Diablo III activated on it to play the game, does this passkey ...

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