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I am an occasional player of games, a programmer and an all around geek.

If you're interested in playing me, my Hero Academy and Hearthstone username is: XantheTerra


Dec
22
comment Who is the mind behind 'vault boy' drawing style?
Asking who is responsible for the artwork in a game is not a speculative question about developer intent. The people who worked on a game is concrete knowledge that does not require access to the minds of the developers to answer. This question should be re-opened.
Dec
11
comment Why am I not able to collect stones?
@Marco - Poor research is a downvote reason (it's right there on the tooltip), not a close reason.
Nov
21
comment Why would you ever want to dash in XCOM? (Rather than making two half moves.)
Yes @Jaydles it is possible, especially when moving up and down levels. The path your soldier takes to the first spot is NOT the path they would take to reach the farthest two move spot, leaving them without enough movement to get there.
Nov
4
comment Is Alien aggression global or is it on a per-nest basis?
Relevant Meta: meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/7359/…
Oct
22
comment Workers forget their actions!
My initial guess is that it is the same bug, unfixed in the Linux version for some reason. It was quite annoying, to say the least.
Oct
22
comment Workers forget their actions!
There was an old bug in Civ 5 that caused workers to constantly think there was an enemy nearby. Do you have any of the expansions, or just vanilla Civ 5?
Oct
8
comment Is AFK gaming more profitable?
@Frank - it does say "Offline gold calculation has been tweaked to be more accurate." Not sure what that actually means, though. Those numbers are from v0.14.
Oct
8
comment Is AFK gaming more profitable?
According to the FAQ at Reddit, you do gain more gold when the game is closed.
Oct
4
comment Mouse sensitivity while aiming grenades
Pretty sure it is a bug. Also, it is much easier to aim grenades in Enemy Within, so if you were considering the expansion...
Oct
3
comment What causes increases in city tile bonuses?
City tile yields are almost entirely dependent upon the buildings that exist in the city.
Sep
22
comment In Dungeon Crawl, I've found two good weapons. What should be my weapon-use strategy, and why?
Also consider the point of view of now versus the future - The +9 trident of speed is awesome right now. The +0 unbranded latajang could be better in the future, once it is branded and has some bonuses.
Sep
20
comment Civ 5 BNW broken city connections bug?
In addition to enemy units, it is possible for enemy territory to take over one of the hexes that your road goes through, thus severing the link (if you do not have an Open Borders agreement).
Sep
8
comment How are aliens affected by darkness in OpenXCom
I was a bit hasty (and tired) when I changed the tags, but OpenXCOM is an attempt to be 100% accurate to the known game mechanics in XCOM, which means, for the majority of game mechanic questions, the answers will be the same. Either tag is fine with me.
Aug
21
comment How high is the probability that a hunter has an Unleash the Hounds combo in their hand?
@ChaseC - The mulligan changes the initial start percentage, because you have the ability to see 6 or 8 cards before the game starts.
Aug
21
comment How high is the probability that a hunter has an Unleash the Hounds combo in their hand?
Don't forget the differences in going first vs going second (3 cards versus 4) and mulligans specifically looking for UTH, which can give you 8 attempts to get the card in your opening hand.
Aug
12
comment How do I obtain the additional soldier customisation options in XCOM: Enemy Within?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft - No, it's important so you can colour-code your soldiers to look like the ponies. :P (But, yes I do agree with you - being able to tell your soldiers apart at a glance is great.)
Aug
1
comment Is there a correlation between my collection and the arena cards?
@Troyen - Correct. I always forget about those cards, because I don't have any of them.
Aug
1
comment Is there a correlation between my collection and the arena cards?
Also see this question and answer for some details on what types of cards to expect.
Jul
11
comment How can I make a guard move out of the way?
Possibly. It's pretty small if it is, as I accidentally ended up in jail, but was able to continue on (as a good guy) after serving my time.
Jun
7
comment How can I unlock all campaigns in HOMM 3?
@Pacerier - New World Computing - the original developer of the Heroes of Might and Magic series.