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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.


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?
Jun
30
comment How do I optimally use the Ion weapons (Ion Blast, Ion Blast Mark II, Heavy Ion)?
Thank you for writing that first sentence. I was extremely confused as to what "4 damage" meant with an ion weapon.
Jun
26
comment How does sector 8 work?
Well, having faced the rebel flagship for the first time today, in Easy mode, it would appear that the game designers completely forgot to implement Easy mode for the flagship. :(
Jun
25
comment How does sector 8 work?
I've been playing on Easy because on Normal I get killed too quickly to get the hang of the game mechanics. I think of Easy as "training mode".
Jun
24
asked How does sector 8 work?
Jun
21
asked How can I ensure that the merchants have new items when I go back to town?
May
22
answered When “extending” my desktop across multiple monitors, how can I limit my mouse to one monitor when playing full-screen?
May
15
comment What is the difference between potions of healing and scrolls of healing?
So the bottom line is that scrolls are better, except for the chance of interruption?