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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.


Aug
22
comment Strange circle pattern on the ground in Don't Starve
Is this in sandbox mode, or adventure mode?
Aug
14
awarded  Yearling
Aug
7
comment Does Deerclops spawn every winter, and how does he behave?
Has something changed since this answer was written? I ran into Deerclops in a recent game, and he never attacked me. He dismantled a lot of stuff in my camp, which was annoying, but he never harmed me, and he left when summer came around again.
Jul
18
comment How does Roller Coaster Tycoon come up with ride ratings?
Also, nausea is primarily a matter of lateral (side-to-side) G's. If you make a lot of sharp left or right turns at high speeds, you'll significantly increase the nausea score. To avoid this, be sure to slow down (e.g. by going up a slope) and/or bank before going into turns.
Jul
17
revised Which resources are not renewable?
Put items under headings and reworded a few items
Jul
17
suggested approved edit on Which resources are not renewable?
Jul
17
comment How long of a life is long enough?
Two questions: (1) Do you have to do the 80 days with Wilson, or can you do it with any character? (2) Do you have to do the 80 days at the default settings, or can you do it with different settings (e.g. only summer, only day, different amounts of items, etc.)?
Jul
16
comment Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain?
Well, GOG games are DRM-free, so they won't suddenly expire at some point in the future.
Jul
15
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
10
comment Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain?
You can now find all four of them on Good Old Games: Cultures Series
Jul
8
comment How is score calculated?
It does seem pretty strange that defeating the boss doesn't significantly increase one's score. I've found that in some games where I won, I got a lower score than in other games that I lost.
Jul
8
comment How does sector 8 work?
Since I wrote that, I've finally beaten the flagship a few times (though on Easy mode). It can be done, but it definitely takes experience.
Jul
8
accepted How does sector 8 work?
Jul
8
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
5
comment Change/Add to the list of names for crewmembers in FTL?
Do people get rep for spotting duplicates or something? I'm baffled at why some people are so obsessed with it.
Jul
4
awarded  Nice Question
Jul
2
awarded  Cleanup
Jul
2
revised Do I get less scrap if I “soften up” an enemy ship before I board and finish off the crew?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jul
2
answered How can I raise/lower my Sanity in a controlled manner?
Jul
2
asked Do I get less scrap if I “soften up” an enemy ship before I board and finish off the crew?