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If you spend your time finding two-or-three-year-old questions to close, perhaps it's a sign that you need a real hobby. (One would think, if you post here, that gaming would be enough of a hobby.)

I mostly play old stuff. The last few weeks, I've been obsessed with Roller Coaster Tycoon. How did I miss this game back in the day!? I bought it and RCT2 from Good Old Games. I haven't even run RCT2 yet, because I'm having too much fun with the original.

I used to be a big Blizzard fan, but they jumped the shark with the StarCraft II EULA. Diablo III will not be getting my money:

  • A company doesn't have a right to tell me I can't play their game offline without logging into their server first.
  • A company doesn't have a right to require that each member of a household buy the game over again in order to play the "full" game.

Back in the days of spawning, with WarCraft II, Diablo, and StarCraft, Blizzard was a great company. Greed has ruined them.


Oct
1
comment As science research points increase in Civ 5, why does the research itself not hasten?
If you have a look at the Tech Tree and scroll to the right, you'll see that the far-right techs take a huge amount of science compared to the ones on the left.
Sep
27
awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
comment Why can't I click enemy units anymore?
It's a misnomer, because turning it off also prevents you from selecting neutral creatures, mineral patches, and other things.
Sep
24
comment Aside from repairing via trader, is there any other way to repair ship hull?
The Hull Repair Drone is more cost-effective than store repairs over the course of the game. A drone part costs 8 scrap at a store, and the drone repairs 3-5 damage, so it costs an average of 2 scrap per repair. This is the same as the stores in the early sectors, and cheaper than later sectors where it goes to 3, then 4 per repair point. In addition, if you have a Drone Recovery Arm, you can get 2 repair points for free: Fire up the drone, let it repair twice, and then jump away, and it'll get collected instead of used up. (But this keeps it in its slot for your next battle.)
Aug
31
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Jul
9
comment Does killing Pigs raise Naughtiness as Webber?
Of course, the next question is, what happens when spiders Webber controls kill a pig? I'd guess that you don't get naughtiness from that...but clearly it needs to be tested.
Jul
8
answered Does killing Pigs raise Naughtiness as Webber?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
comment Was there a RCT scenario when you had a compete with a rival park?
Or he's just misremembering? The brain is a strange beast. I've had mine convince me I did things that, in fact, I only thought about.
Jun
20
revised Where should I set up my base?
Add details about Wigfrid
Jun
16
comment What is the penalty for being cloned?
Another way to look at it is that any skill is decreased by as close to 10% as possible without going over 10%. (10% because, remember, there are two levels of skills.) If repair or combat took off one more skill point, that would push the percentage over 10% of the total (4/36 for repair = 11%; 2/16 for combat = 12.5%).
Jun
16
comment Game Over if all crew dead but have cloning bay?
@ChargingPun, based on what I've seen recently, I think that bug has been fixed, so that you only get fighting experience once for beating an enemy no matter how many times he clones.
Jun
10
revised Which resources are not renewable?
Add a lot more detail about spiders
Jun
10
comment How do I build a Lureplant farm?
Eyeplants also don't grow on rocky turf. It may be that they don't grow on any turf that other plants (such as pine trees) don't grow on.
Jun
10
suggested suggested edit on Which resources are not renewable?
Jun
5
revised Which resources are not renewable?
Add koalefant to manure section; more detail on pig men and rabbits;
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on Which resources are not renewable?
Jun
4
revised Which resources are not renewable?
Added bees, honey, honeycomb
Jun
4
suggested suggested edit on Which resources are not renewable?