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Apr
8
comment What is the penalty for being cloned?
Leveling piloting, dodge, shield and weapons from zero to max is trivial in a single battle, if you have enough patience, and more shield than the enemy has firepower. The rest not so much.
Mar
24
comment Can I understand and play System Shock 2 without playing the original title or knowing much about it?
The only downside would be that it lessens the shock of the big reveal. ("Who is she anyway?" versus "Wow, so she was behind all of this?")
Jan
6
comment I have this really old game from the DOS era, anyone know how to run it in my modern machine?
As far as I know, abandoneware does not mean it's old. It means there is no one to enforce it (it has no owner, as the old owner no longer exists and no one gained the rights to it) An old game which is still owned by a company, is not abandoneware.
Nov
8
comment What does “frags” mean?
I would like to add that "fragging" usually refers to killing characters/entities which respawn to be fragged again (like in a multiplayer match)
May
12
comment Do wands in Baldur's Gate have limited charges?
A was aware that wands should have limited charges, so I used them exceptionally sparingly. Good to know they are limited but the limit is quite high, so I'm free to make better use of them. Köszönöm!
Jan
20
comment Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?
Accepted the answer, thanks to the comments by Pyrodante. This answers all my questions regarding to this topic. :)
Jan
19
comment Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?
The only remaining question what makes me really, really, curious (even more curious than my original question) is why the growing danger posed by the Zerg does not amend this law, for example by allowing the bombing of planets not inhabited by humans (or only inhabited by the Zerg). I don't know all the "expanded universe", so I'm curious whether it's addressed somewhere. (It could be solved in-game without braking balance, for example by using it only in cut-scenes, and not in missions).
Jan
19
comment Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?
@Ullallulloo: While this alone does not make it impossible for the renegades do build some (if they really build and don't steal their mini-nukes), I find you answer reasonable. The renegades might not risk starting to build banned weapons out of fear of retaliation. My "open question nr 1" is therefore dropped :)
Jan
16
comment Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?
The answer leaves 2 open questions: 1: what about the rogue factions, are they bounded by that law too? 2: This law was made before the big Zerg wars (maybe even before mankind's first encounter with the Zerg), so won't these new circumstances allow for, let's say, destroy all life on a planet if it's completely taken over by the Zerg (and no other life firms remain)?
Jan
16
comment Why don't StarCraft's nukes have a larger blast radius?
@agent86: Even the smallest tactical nuclear weapons have bigger explosions than those in starcraft. In this case, however, comes another question: why don't the Terrans use big, strategical nuclear weapons? I'm just looking for a possible in-universe explanation, I did not ask this question to criticize the game!