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bio website withoutthesarcasm.com/…
location Austin, TX
age 34
visits member for 2 years, 5 months
seen Jul 13 at 1:28

I play a wide variety of games, but as my gaming time gets less I prefer co-op and multiplayer options - so that I can socialize while I play. Pretty much the only thing I avoid are sports games, because I'm about as bad at them as real life sports. My current circumstances cause a fair amount of focus on social games, especially Candy Crush Saga, Clash of Clans, and Puzzle and Dragons. I'm also exploring some back catalogue options at the moment, Limbo being the game du jour.


Jul
12
comment How do I make Minecraft look more polished beyond using Shaders
@Flaunting You mention good looking screenshots. While not a guarantee, if you can link to one, it might help others identify the mods used.
Jul
7
comment How do you solve the last puzzle in the workshop?
I think it is important to emphasize stay in the middle and jump when the ingredients start spinning. I had done everything right, but standing slightly off center the process occurred and ended without any effect (which is dumb IMHO).
Jun
27
comment How do I unlock new uniforms in COD: Ghosts?
This is why I've lost interest in Ghosts. Why does that have to be so complicated!
Jun
19
comment How long is the day to night cycle in Fez?
It's been a while since I did that puzzle, but I recall it being long enough to wait out. Similar to the clock puzzle, and easier solution is to just change the time of your console or PC.
Jun
19
comment What knowledge am I supposed to start with in Minecraft?
Based on how the game was constructed, I'd propose that it isn't a game in which you can feasibly avoid death for long, without prior knowledge unless you play on Peaceful or Creative, and even then there are ways to die. As such, you could argue that death is a series of lessons in how not to die. In the early game, death doesn't have that big of a penalty to it - so before too long you learn about night and lava... long falls, etc.
Jun
10
comment Can I avoid attacks indefinitely by remaining online?
@Alex - Yes. However, there is a long timer which will eventually kick you out. You could at that point immediately return though as far as I can tell. I haven't seen anywhere that someone has tested it.
Jan
27
comment Can you use a USB to expand the Xbox's storage?
In my personal experience, the XBox formatting is fairly bulky too. I once tried using a small key to store some XBL Arcade games to make some space on one of my boxes, and after formatting there was basically no space on the key. I believe it was 1 GB. After that I just bit the bullet and bought a licensed expansion drive.
Jan
25
comment Which direction do Coconut Wheels turn if they are destroyed?
This matches my experience. You'll see it spin a short random amount of time, then it picks a direction.
Jan
23
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For my part I'll be voting mostly on my experience with these folks, and what kind of mod I expect them to be, but I am trying my best to understand the proposed changes from the different nominees.
Jan
23
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@FEichinger You can criticize galactic for making a lot of self-referential examples, but the only other option is calling other people out. For some of the nominations folks are saying "I won't change" or "I don't want to change the site". Others like Frank are mentioning changes from the status quo, in this case being less hands on. I think its natural for folks who have gotten to know the status quo to have a lot of questions about what exactly is changing. But I also think there is only so much that can be explained in the few days before elections.
Jan
23
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...and I'll add that I appreciate he was open to discussing it. :)
Jan
23
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Strix and I chatted and I better understand where he is coming from. I think he summed it up well above, but I now have a better sense what he didn't mean. Check out the chat log if you are interested. He has my support.
Jan
22
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@StrixVaria Thanks for elaborating. I didn't mean to imply harassment was better than trolling - instead that it is easier to define as bad. In contrast to disagreements, which aren't always bad IMHO. I agree with you that you have to trust mods to interpret "intentions" to the best of their ability. I'm guessing I just haven't witnessed folks intentionally "disregarding the consensus of the community" much (not to say it doesn't happen). I have been in the minority opinion on my fair share of Meta and Chat discussions though, and I was wondering if that fit in that bucket.
Jan
22
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@StrixVaria I'm interested in what your definition of "trolling" is, in the context of Arqade. Some behaviors dubbed trolling are simple harassment. Is that the extent of what your talking about, or does it extend into disagreements? In a disagreement between two parties (or groups) - who do you ban?
Jan
14
comment Is the row direction random when the striped candy is created indirectly?
I agree. I've both never seen a pattern myself, nor have I read about one on various sites where folks are asking this same question. If there is causality to it, it must be extremely hard to predict.
Jan
12
comment Why does Mumble interfere with Steam?
@Kissaki I am by no means a software/driver expert, just trying to help based on the OS message. I get that Mumble would be independent at run time, but the message seems to indicate that other apps are blocking the Mumble install. I often wonder if the installers are really blocked by a conflict with an open app, or they just blindly force you to close those apps - maybe there isn't really a conflict, but the installer thinks there is?
Nov
19
comment Which characters unlock each scene?
Good job on the edit. It looks great now.
Nov
16
comment Which characters unlock each scene?
Hi @Alex, welcome to Arqade. I think I see where you are coming from, but your question would be best reworded, highlighting the specific information you are seeking. For more info on asking a good question, you can check out this. I'd suggest rephrasing to something like "What are the conditions for acquiring all unlockable scenes". Also - the back half of your question is probably more of an answer.
Nov
16
comment Can I avoid attacks indefinitely by remaining online?
@Blem Seems like you are talking about something else. When you say PvE - do you mean the Goblin campaign? There is no timer in the Goblin campaign maps - you should be able to attack indefinitely (until you run out of troops). In PvP attacks, there is a timer that is unavoidable. This question was about a different topic though - the inactivity timer when you are looking at your own village. If you are inactive too long, it will time out and you become vulnerable to attack.
Oct
26
comment What happens if I take revenge and destroy all the attacker's facilities?
I feel like a builder used to be required, but I see that now it is not. Corrected.