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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.


Apr
8
comment How do I deal with hacking drones?
However, be cautious. Hacking their hacking system can potentially blow up their hacking drone...which can then fire again, onto a more damaging part of your system.
Apr
7
asked How do the new door levels correspond to the old ones?
Apr
7
comment How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light?
Alas, in the Advanced Edition, the laser and missile rooms are now connected to the rest of the ship, which makes taking out its weapons with boarders a lot harder than it used to be. (Or so I assume; I didn't even try.)
Apr
7
comment Game Over if all crew dead but have cloning bay?
I've found the same thing to be true. Gotta take out that clone bay, or the battle never ends.
Apr
7
comment How does sector 8 work?
Surprisingly, after several ignominious deaths in Normal mode, I made it through in Hard mode with the Mantis B. I think it's because I was excessively cautious the whole time. Grinding beacons and finishing out the sector on a Rebel-controlled beacon or two isn't a very viable strategy anymore.
Apr
7
comment How does sector 8 work?
@z-, care to update this answer for the Advanced Edition?
Jan
31
comment Can random events kill your last remaining crew member?
Not only can events kill your last remaining crew member, but you can off him/her yourself through dumb decisions. In one game, facing a slaver ship, I only had one crew member, but I decided to offer a crew member to the slaver just to see what would happen. Well...just what did I think would happen? The crewman went over to the slavers, and as my ship had no more crew, my game immediately ended.
Jan
1
answered Where should I set up my base?
Jan
1
comment What is up with these pigs?
The warrior pigs by the torches are great for helping out with hounds, though. Just lead the hounds near them and let the pigs do the rest. The nice thing is that the torches are such a good light source, it works at any time of day.
Dec
24
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
19
comment How to destroy AI ships without weapons?
@ZanLynx, it's a programming bug. No, not in the game, but in the code written by the rebels who programmed the automated ships. That's why you can't let the rebels win. Bad programming would flood the galaxy!
Dec
19
comment How to destroy AI ships without weapons?
@ZanLynx, maybe that's precisely why it doesn't bother to repair them.
Dec
16
awarded  Famous Question
Dec
15
comment How to destroy AI ships without weapons?
@ShivanDragon, that wasn't because they didn't have autorepair. It was because your boarding drone landed in the weapons bay, causing a breach. In repair order, fixing a breach always happens before fixing a system. But AI ships can't repair breaches, so they'll never be able to repair a system in a room with a breach.
Dec
15
revised What triggers crew experience increases?
Add a note about 0% dodge chance giving faster shield training
Dec
14
suggested suggested edit on What triggers crew experience increases?
Nov
21
revised Reliable food source?
added 305 characters in body
Nov
21
revised Which resources are not renewable?
Moved some items to renewable; added some non-renewable plants and items
Nov
21
suggested suggested edit on Which resources are not renewable?
Nov
21
answered Reliable food source?