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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
29
comment What is the calculation behind Attack, Defense and Spellpower?
@user1337, that might be true, but there's too much on those pages to type here.
Apr
24
answered What is the calculation behind Attack, Defense and Spellpower?
Apr
21
comment Will a Wings of Liberty campaign be any different with the Heart of the Swarm extension?
You get the new UI features without buying HotS, though.
Mar
12
awarded  Self-Learner
Mar
10
revised Got stuck in Chaos Sanctuary, now what do I do?
added 81 characters in body
Mar
6
comment Can I play SimCity on two computers at the same time?
This question could have been answered without experimentation. Write down all the ways this scenario could be handled, then figure out the most unpleasant one. That is the one that EA will choose.
Feb
16
awarded  Quorum
Feb
16
awarded  Informed
Feb
15
comment Techniques to keep traffic under control in SimCity 4
I have to wonder whether SimCity 4 doesn't have it correct out-of-the-box, though. Where I live (St Louis), I can get downtown from my house by car in half an hour, or by bus in an hour. Or I can drive to our light-rail system: 15 minutes by car plus 45 by light rail. When you factor in walking time and waiting time, public transit really is much slower than a car.
Feb
13
comment Cultures: What were the various games? What do the compilations contain?
@Wipqozn, suit yourself, old chap, but I was looking for games in a well-defined series, not games that "fit specific criteria or are like an existing game". This question doesn't elicit long meaningless lists of games, as should be obvious from the fact that it has only one answer.
Feb
6
comment What benefit do I really get from medium- and high-wealth residents?
This is just with the out-of-the-box 9% on everything.
Feb
5
awarded  Nice Question
Feb
5
asked What benefit do I really get from medium- and high-wealth residents?
Jan
28
comment How to make this jump across in Testchamber 16 in Chapter 8?
@KonradRudolph, no kidding. I thought I was going to go crazy hunting for the missing box.
Jan
28
comment How do I enter the Aperture Science Innovators initiative?
On the walkway, there's a board or solid plate at the spot where you need to jump off to the portal-enabled ground.
Jan
24
comment Clicking on minimap causes strange behavior
Multiple monitors, or only one?
Jan
24
answered Got stuck in Chaos Sanctuary, now what do I do?
Jan
24
comment Clicking on minimap causes strange behavior
What operating system? Is this a desktop or a laptop? Does the computer have a touch screen?
Jan
14
comment How to take a fire engine in SimCity 4?
It's all fun and games until someone crashes into the back of a cement truck that wasn't there two seconds ago.
Dec
16
awarded  Nice Answer