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Mar
14
comment How can I see through smoke?
If you're an Adept or Vanguard, just spam Shockwave in the enemies' general direction and you'll hear all these screaming sounds :)
Mar
8
comment Which is better for healing, power or crit?
Crit is a desirable stat for many healers in WoW as well. Modern MMO class design has come a long way from the traditional way where many stats were simply 'useless'. It's much more interesting this way.
Aug
31
comment What does backdoor mean in strategy games like DotA or LoL?
Since when are DotA/LoL games called "strategy games"? I don't mean this in a rude way. I just thought they were part of their own genre, like "Team Action RPG" or similar. Those games, while they do include tactics/strategy, are based around the premise of personal character advancement (RPG) in a team-based setting. It seems strange to call them strategy just because they were originally built using the RTS engines of Starcraft & Warcraft III.
May
20
comment Warcraft series: Where to start?
Interesting, Microsoft specifically did extra work so a particular game could run? Also as a side note, I recall Blizzard released a Warcraft III patch somewhat recently that was aimed at letting the videos run in newer versions of windows. Gotta love Blizzard for still patching their old games like War3 and D2 :)
May
20
comment Can you tell if your friends are playing without going all the way in-game?
Well, the fee also allows you to access the remote auction house so it isn't solely a chat feature. Certainly it isn't the best option in terms of cost, but in terms of actually allowing you to connect with your friends, Steam doesn't seem viable to me unless you are so persuasive that you can convince 60 or 70 friends/guildmates to download steam and open WoW via that client every time. Not to mention that you only need to be on your phone, rather than on your computer.
May
20
comment Why do Terran players use the Marine blob micro move?
Alternately, instead of pressing attack move you can simply press "stop" and the units will attack the closest enemies. Not only does this eliminate the extra finger action, it also reduces the likelihood you'll accidentally A+click on one of your own units and kill it with friendly fire, which happens to beginners more often than you'd expect.
May
20
comment Does a 64-bit OS improve the performance of World of Warcraft?
I'm not so well versed in computer hardware, but is it possible that the bottleneck could also be the hard drive? WoW has a huge amount of data it needs to load, and despite having an extremely powerful computer it usually takes me 2 or 3 minutes of loading screen to actually get into the game. After the first load, it's very quick however. Would it be worth getting an SSD just to install WoW on?
May
20
comment How do I properly spec as a Balance druid?
Just to add although that the Balance Druid "rotation" (it's actually more like a priority list) is quite simple and easy to be good at, the Balance spec is actually one of the hardest to reach absolutely tip-top, World of Logs-busting performance, especially since some of the mechanics are subtle and not obvious and you need to know the raid encounters ahead of time to time your eclipses and cooldowns, or if a lot of mobility or AoE is required and you must remain in Solar eclipse.
May
20
comment Warcraft series: Where to start?
Agreed that Warcraft III is still an excellent place to start. It gives you a great amount of the storyline and fills you in on a few details you might have missed from the earlier Warcraft games. Plus, Warcraft III is much more accessible as it can actually be installed and run on a modern computer without compatibility issues.
May
20
comment Why did Stones of Jordan (“SoJ's”) become the “currency” at one point in Diablo 2?
Very interesting. I was wondering what that "x stones of jordan sold to merchants" message was that kept popping up!
Sep
10
comment What prevents users from cheating from outside a game?
In Starcraft II you can whisper the players who are playing even if you are an observer. Requires no outside IM service. Although there's nothing stopping the player from being on Skype or on the phone with an observer. I really don't see why anyone would go to such lengths to cheat at unranked games anyway.
Sep
10
comment Will my upgrades be available when I replay missions?
Yes, the easiest way to get all the armory and mercenary achievements are to play through quickly on casual and don't spend any of your credits until you're ready to farm the achievements.
Sep
9
comment What does the StarCraft 2 client download when entering the league queue?
There's no way that it's downloading maps each time because I've already played games on every single map. That really seems like speculation.
Sep
9
comment How do I earn SC2's “Hurry up, it's raid night” achievement?
Does it take into account best times of any difficulty (above normal)?
Sep
8
comment Rare/Epic Gear World of Warcraft
You'd have to be level 80 for anyone to take you to a Sartharion or Naxxramas raid. Not sure if you can even enter the instances below that. Tier 9 gear and heroics also require level 80.
Sep
8
comment What's the correct number of workers to put on gathering vespene and minerals in StarCraft 2?
I've heard that 4 workers are required for full saturation of a far diagonal vespene geyser. Is this true? Whenever I've tried it, it always seems like one of them is just sitting outside the assimilator.
Sep
8
comment Getting Better — Playing other races
@Brian Genisio Just a word of personal advice, if you want to learn all the races, DO NOT 'practice' going random in 3v3 or 4v4. I've learned so many horrible habits because I thought I could get away with 'learning' while my allies cover for me.
Sep
8
comment Getting Better — Playing other races
@tzenes Are you a random player?
Sep
8
comment How many drones to transfer to expansion(s)?
Is there any easy way to count how many workers you have harvesting minerals if you're on one of those maps where the Vespene Geyser is actually inside your mineral patch? Previously I was just taking a geographic half of my workers and sending them over.
Sep
7
comment How to efficiently scout early drops en route?
Gaining air superiority will discourage your opponent from going drops, but this isn't a real 'solution'. If there was a catch-all anti drop strategy save building 99^99 photon cannons in your base then no one would be using drops.