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A programmer. Need I say more?

Aug
25
comment Is there a mission timer in StarCraft II?
A good question. I've tried to keep track of time on my own before and it appears as though game time is not always real time. It probably factors in the full time of skipped cutscenes, etc.
Aug
24
comment Accidentally caged dwarfs
The dwarves were certainly knocked unconscious on their cage trap, which does cause them to get trapped. Same goes for other types of traps, so you have to be careful fighting near traps.
Aug
23
comment How do I deal with early Reapers as Zerg?
Wow, talk about grace under fire with that zerg player. I guess the most important lesson facing Reaper rush is "Don't Panic!"
Aug
22
comment How can I tell which layers there are in an in-progress fortress in Dwarf Fortress?
+1 for science.
Aug
22
comment Dwarf won't move because of a goblin who's not there
Have you tried application of magma? Then poor Urist will finally get his rest.
Aug
22
comment Can protoss counter mass marines in the open?
DT would extremely risky, IMO. I think you can count on a mid-game Terran player having 50 energy sitting around in their orbital command.
Aug
21
comment Why is there an elf hanging out in my fortress?
A related point: make sure your leader has an office for these meetings or else they'll generate negative thoughts due to embarrassment!
Aug
18
comment Do the artifact blasts hurt the final boss in the last mission in Wings of Liberty?
She can certainly survive the blast: I tried to blast her once and she was still there. I can't say whether or not she took damage from it though.
Aug
17
comment When do sieges start?
Could you expand on "How you've dealt with other goblin invaders"?
Aug
16
comment How can I complete the “Yippee-ki-yay…” achievement from “The Dig” mission in Starcraft 2 without Vikings?
I did not expand, although if I had I probably could have wiped out the eastern Protoss base as well. As it was I wiped out the northern base, ran out of minerals and was unable to sustain a successful assault on the eastern base. Still, got the achievement and it was easy to defend against the remaining Protoss until the end of the mission.
Aug
13
comment How do I dig below the magma seas?
That's true, Arda Xi. I think the proper method is to channel down until you breach into the magma sea from above, then pour water onto it until you have a solid layer of obsidian to dig down through. Again, I've never tried but this in principle could work.
Aug
12
comment How do I dig below the magma seas?
Now that you mention it, I've heard of people doing this but I haven't tried it myself.
Aug
12
comment How to find magma in Dwarf Fortress
Several reasons: forges and smelters built over magma don't require fuel (except in a couple cases where it's part of the recipe), magma can be used to produce obsidian, and because magma is especially good at hastening your enemies to a fiery, fiery death.
Aug
6
comment How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode on my Linux VPS?
And which version of DF are you trying to run? 0.31.12?
Aug
6
comment How can I run Dwarf Fortress in text mode on my Linux VPS?
Is the Linux box 32- or 64-bit?
Aug
6
comment How do you move caged beasts in Dwarf Fortress?
Aha! I just wasn't thinking about that the right way. Thanks!
Aug
6
comment What does Dwarf Therapist let me do that I couldn't do in the game?
@tzenes: Haha, I wouldn't say quite the same way.
Aug
5
comment What does Dwarf Therapist let me do that I couldn't do in the game?
@antony.trupe It doesn't directly do anything that you couldn't do in game, certainly. It does provide features that reduce tasks that in-game might require 100 keystrokes and reduce it to a couple clicks.
Aug
4
comment Are there people who cheat around fog of war in Starcraft 2?
"Failed" is pretty harsh. An un-hackable system doesn't exist. The real measure is how Blizzard responds to cheating. Can they stop it quickly? Will they ban cheaters? Et cetera.
Aug
3
comment What happens if I ignore the Tree-Hugging Elves?
Then I'm glad I said something. :) You need a forge, 1 metal bar, and a dwarf with Blacksmithing. (I'm pretty sure Blacksmithing is the skill used.)