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I'm a software engineer at the University of Manchester, working on Taverna Server, Grids and Clouds, and the standardization thereof. I'm also a member of the Tcl Core Team.

ORCID, Ohloh


Oct
16
comment Are there any hidden chests in Sanctuary?
Lynchwood is New New Haven! (Except that the Sheriff wasn't putting up with that sort of nonsense from Jack…)
Oct
16
comment What does Mad Moxxi's tip jar in Sanctuary do?
I think I once triggered Moxxi into doing a dance routine (similar to one of the ones used by hookers in Saints Row 3) but that might just be my imagination.
Oct
16
comment When am I able to upgrade my inventory and ammo capacity?
Upgrade costs start at 4 and go up by 4 each time, up to 20. That is, your list is missing “12”…
Oct
16
comment Where can I find more Eridium?
You can spend that E on doing Terramorphous runs (4 units per shot).
Oct
16
comment When do shops change inventory?
There is a relic which speeds up the shop cycle time, the Lucrative Opportunity. I got mine as a side-quest reward from Marcus.
Oct
16
comment How do I kill Crystalisks?
I've found that using a melee attack on the legs works really well indeed, letting you take out a crystalisk with three hits and no ammo. Failing that, if you're lucky enough to have an Infinity (that isn't vastly underleveled at that point) that's pretty effective too.
Jul
17
comment Is it possible to solo the larger Underdome challenges?
The Angelic Ruins and the Gully do have spots where you can't be (easily) reached, which is good for horde waves, but you're going to often be dealing with the guardians in the badass wave so you can't stay really get away with camping too much.
Jul
17
comment Can I save the claptrap in the cage?
The fires are a side quest, the claptrap is a main quest (after the Rakk Hive, before Baron Flynt).
Jul
17
comment How do I do a grab in ME3?
I've seen someone do 5 grabs in quick succession on Gold Geth; I think the AI was too busy focusing on targeting one of the other players; stupid AI! :-) Good fun.
Mar
15
comment How are asteroid monitors created?
Good question; it might just be “not yet implemented”. The game was released in a poor state and it's only gradually being patched into playability…
Mar
11
comment Where did they hide the weapon loadout screen?
Don't get too anti-shotgun. Unlike in the previous MEs, shotguns appear to not suck in ME3.
Mar
10
comment When can I quick save?
They do say something like that in this game too, but not if you're going straight into a cut-scene.
Sep
6
comment General strategies to avoid game crashes
Also check that the heatsinks are clear of dust, which is an issue that tends to plague older machines. A can of compressed air can really help clear that sort of thing out, and it's hugely easier and cheaper than new hardware.
Aug
29
comment Mass Effect 2 Heavy Weapon Choice
The Cain is fun! Especially when you time it right, e.g., just as the lift door opens on the mission to collect Thane, turning a tricky fight into total hilarity.
Aug
29
comment How do you increase your team members' loyalty in Mass Effect 2?
When you've got a choice between retaining the loyalty of one of two team members, you can keep both loyal if you can pass a paragon or renegade check. This in turn requires doing certain loyalty missions quite late in the game (naturally that's not so much of a problem for Legion's case).
Jul
14
comment How long does it take to play civilization to the end?
Getting a spaceship to Alpha Centauri is a defined end. My favorite one too.
Jul
11
comment Tactics versus new “updated” engineers
@Corv1nus: Please do me a big favor: correct the spelling mistake in the title. :-) “udpated” really grates!
Jul
9
comment Is it possible to defeat Flemeth in DA:O without any mages?
DragonAge scales all opponents with the main character's level. Like that, some opponents (e.g., the Archdemon) are always difficult. But getting higher level means more powers and that needs to be where you get your edge from.
Jul
9
comment Has The 7th Guest entered the public domain?
The Berne convention basically means that the original author, if an individual person, holds the right in perpetuity and anyone else (including the author's heirs) holds it for 70 years starting from the point when it ceased to be held by the original author (i.e., instantly for organization-produced works). Given that virtually all games are created by companies and no game is even close to 70 years old – almost all aren't even half that – the difference is moot. Games are copyrighted unless someone authorized has explicitly said otherwise.
Jul
9
comment What is the quickest way to get a trapezohedron?
+1 for providing a link.