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My favorite thing to do is dance. Here are some dancing styles I do:

  • Contact improv
  • Contra (and other folk dances)
  • Argentine Tango
  • Waltz
  • Swing (limited)
  • Biodanza
  • Electic Slide, Hokey Pokey, Funky Chicken
  • The entire choreographed sequence from Thriller (really)

But often I just dance free-style. My favorite kinds of music to dance to are dubstep and electronic folk.


Mar
5
comment A particular lever in Myst's Channelwood appears to not be working
@agent86, ok, will do.
Mar
5
comment A particular lever in Myst's Channelwood appears to not be working
Moderator: I've flagged this as Too Localized as it appears to be a non-reproducible bug, and not something other people will encounter or have encountered.
Mar
5
comment A particular lever in Myst's Channelwood appears to not be working
It looks like this was a bug of some sort. I started a completely new game, and did the minimal steps necessary to go directly to Channelwoood and then striaght to that lever. Pressed it, and voila, the door opened. Reloaded my original game and tried again one more time, and confirmed for sure that the lever simply doesn't work in my game, it plays the door-open animation but the door doesn't actually open. Anyway, can't reproduce the problem and glad I can at least finish the game by re-playing through my new game (kind of annoying though). Will flag this question as Too Localized.
Mar
3
comment A particular lever in Myst's Channelwood appears to not be working
That is the lever I mean, and that next step makes sense, but my problem is prior to that step. The door to the stairway itself never seems to open.
Jun
13
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
@MBraedley, when playing multiplayer, it only drops for one player if it drops it all. This is mentioned in many places in the D3 forums. This is why it's recommended to do the Izual runs single player if your goal is just the Plans.
Jun
13
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
@ickleislands, I actually got the plans eventually (see my comment in on the question above to see the trick I used). And I actually did get all the other ingredients fairly quickly, somewhat lucky for most of them. Besides the plans, only the Liquid Rainbow was a pain, but got it after about 30 runs (a lot less than the number of times I tried Izual though).
Jun
13
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
The trick is to talk to all the ghosts on the way to Izual (Leah, etc...). For me, after several dozen runs on Normal skipping the ghosts, Izual still didn't drop it. After just a few runs talking to the ghosts, Izual dropped it. I've seen confirmation of this effect from several people on D3 forums as well. It obviously isn't a problem for everyone, but for those having the problem this may solve it.
Jun
13
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
@MBraedley, I actually think I figured out the secret. I tried to post a solution to this last week, but it got heavily downvoted, so I said screw it, if other people don't believe me that's not my problem, so I just deleted the post. I'll go ahead and post it as a comment though.
May
29
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
I've read quite a bit about this and everything I'm reading agrees with @fbueckert -- the only way to originally get the plans is through an Izual drop. Once you have gotten them, then you can buy plan upgrades from that vendor.
May
29
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
Thanks. Unfortunately, my IRL friends are all very reasonable about their time spent playing Diablo, and thus are all in the early stages of Normal mode, whereas I am already at the beginning of Hell mode... After another 30 runs with no luck, I've decided it's got to be bugged for me. I'm going to try in Nightmare a few runs (several reports in that forum thread you listed were from people who had no luck with hours of runs in Normal but got it after a few tries in Nightmare). If that still doesn't work, I'll try it with another Hero while still in Normal mode (I've already started that one).
May
28
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
Hmm... Okay, time for me to get back to Izual hunting then!
May
28
comment What is the drop rate for the Plan: Staff of Herding?
@Kotsu, do you have much magic find boost? I'm wondering if it's possible there is a minimal threshold I don't have.
May
23
comment Is Diablo 3 Dodge chance random or consistent?
@Wikwocket, I can't argue with that! In most software development, it really is a trade-off between development costs and features. Really my only point here was that Diablo is an exception to this rule -- it's a blockbuster, really -- so Blizzard was in the singular position to spend a lot more on development than most companies would be able to, to get all the edge case and development-expensive features in.
May
23
comment Is Diablo 3 Dodge chance random or consistent?
@Wikwocket, for a big-name title like Diablo, they are not going to skimp and choose a less-than-preferable solution simply because it's an easier programming problem (especially in this case, where both problems are pretty trivial to solve). In the general case, they will put in the extra money/time/manpower to make it work how they want, even for the hard problems.
Apr
4
comment Any way to change the keyboard layout in Typing of the Dead? Or how to type a “#”
For something so mind-mindbogglingly addictive, it's hard to believe it's helping me improve on an actual valuable real world-skill.
Apr
4
comment Any way to change the keyboard layout in Typing of the Dead? Or how to type a “#”
@RESPAWN, if all it takes from you is one workday, you're lucky ;). I can't play at work, but let me tell you, I've been spending half the rest of my time on this game since I've discovered it! I've put in about a dozen hours already. And I'm sure I'll be right back to it again tonight...