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I graduated U.C. Davis with a BS in CS, now I'm a programmer with a love of web development and databases.


Aug
29
comment Is there a limit to the number of tiles a city can use in Civ 5?
@niico Your borders can stretch 2 hexes beyond this. But your population won't work the hex. IE: You'll get the happiness from the luxury, but not the $$.
Jun
15
comment What can I do with Rotten Flesh?
Welcome to Arqade! Your answer is definitely correct, I've seen that work before, but I think you're getting downvoted because that's not a very nice thing to do. You might have more luck answering another Minecraft question that's less of a discussion.
Apr
3
comment What is the ideal “block” size in SimCity?
This is incorrect (but close.) Avenue over avenue has enough space for two high density buildings, but avenue over road and road over avenue do not. This is quick to see in the game by building the roads based on these different grid lines, and they simply don't line up.
May
24
comment What does it mean 'there is no cow level'?
Found a screen cap of the message linked elsewhere: i.stack.imgur.com/HwilC.jpg
Nov
6
comment How do I build large, healthy cities in Simcity 4?
@LucM Sorry about that. I found the link a year ago. However, I made sure all the info relevant to this topic is copied on this page, just in case!
May
28
comment Is there a medical officer on Deep Space Station K-7 in Star Trek Online
This question is now out of date since there's a doctor present right in sick bay, the first place anyone will look. I doubt anyone will come looking for this now.
Jan
10
comment Why is [Vial of the Sands] so rare?
We're not likely to know any better than you are why your server doesn't have this item. Unfortunately, we're not a normal forum, and speculating doesn't work very well here, so I'm sad to say, I don't think we'll be able to help you. Is there any way you can change your question so its less specific to your server, and something we, who don't know your server, might know? Like: "What is involved in making/getting this item, and is there any reason one faction or the other would have a harder time doing it?" Something more like that we MIGHT be able to answer.
Jan
10
comment Where can I learned about important warrior macros?
This is sadly a question asking for a list, which does not work will with the question/answer format of this site. You're probably better off asking on some kind of forum.
Jan
10
comment Wow Cataclysm Vital Leveling Addon's
This is sadly a question asking for a list, which does not work will with the question/answer format of this site. You're probably better off asking on some kind of forum.
Jan
5
comment Where can I find dungeons in WoW?
Dungeons have suggested levels for groups of 5. If you want to go in with just 3, you'll want to be a higher level than the suggested levels, but then the gear and experience you get won't be as good. You'll get the best experience playing with a full group.
Jan
4
comment What should I know when playing WoW for the first time?
1) Asking for money is a quick way to get people to not like you. 2) Two great ways to make money are selling things on the Auction house, and selling Grey items to vendors, which you specifically recommend not doing. > Better advice to make money is to buy big bags ASAP, pick up everything, and vendor everything Grey without thinking. (Or, you know, look at each item an see if its an upgrade, cause Greys often are for low level characters.)
Dec
17
comment Why would spending money on a tile lower my score?
Related: How is score calculated in Civilization 5? Based on what they found in that question, I don't actually see how this is possible, and should actually have been the reverse. I wonder if there's something else going on.
Dec
16
comment How do I tank as a paladin?
I'm sad you're already 78, because my best advice would be to learn to tank by starting with lower level dungeons, where mistakes are more forgiving.
Dec
8
comment What are the advantages of being behind the enemy while attacking as a rogue?
@Raven but if those mechanics have not changed since then, its still accurate. Either way, those patch notes are not helpful, and what we need is someone who has recently let a mob hit them a lot and compared the combat text/logs with block chance. I'm sad the old forums are down specifically because I'm sure I could have found what we need there. So, we're out of luck till we find such a test or break down and do it ourselves.
Dec
7
comment What are the advantages of being behind the enemy while attacking as a rogue?
@Raven I looked at "official patch notes" as reproduced by Wowpedia, and that point is not clear. It says more or less what the wowpedia article said: "Block: All creatures will now report a Block on attacks from the front, reducing damage caused instead of converting the attack into a 'Miss.'" I would check the old forum archives for a tested answer, if they had not recently been taken offline.
Dec
7
comment What are the advantages of being behind the enemy while attacking as a rogue?
"cause the healers watching your health bar undue stress!" I can personally attest to this. For the (real world) health of all your holy cloth wearing friends, please attack from behind.
Dec
2
comment What's the most efficient usage of the golden mushroom in Mario Kart 64?
+1 for SCIENCE!
Dec
1
comment How do I get Tome of Polymorph: Turtle since Cataclysm?
You're right, today I probably won't get a useful answer. I keep forgetting that Cataclysm itself isn't actually out yet, because the world has changed, and I'm playing with low level characters.
Nov
29
comment How does road maintenance work?
@Martin No, that square is not a city, but a cottage that does not have a road in it. (Cities can't be directly next to unowned land. They take over every square immediately around them when placed) However, your other points are worth investigating. I'd love to see an example where you can't remove a road that you appear to own.
Nov
27
comment How does road maintenance work?
Exhibit #2 from my post directly contradicts you. Being connected to a city or not seems to make no difference.