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May
8
comment What does Blizzard mean by broadband?
@less: Certainly cellular connections would be extremely problematic, but even home wireless can have serious issues, and they can be hard to diagnose when the connection isn't under load.
Feb
17
comment What's the best strategy for Survival: Endless mode in Plants vs Zombies?
@GeraldineJain: Sun becomes less relevant as you go on. The four double sunflowers there should be more than enough to replace losses.
Dec
5
comment What is the purpose of the Dragon Priest Masks?
Heh. It was a reverse spoiler to me. I found the wooden mask long before I was capable of killing one of the dragon priests...When I finally killed one, and saw the mask I suddenly knew what I had to do to complete that "quest".
Dec
5
comment Are there disadvantages to wearing armor as a mage casting spells?
@bigjeff5: I have a character with high enchanting/smithing, and my dragon scale armor is actually equivalent to Master robes. Once you can double enchant things, you can enchant mana regen AND cost reduction/mana regen on the same item. Chest, head, ring, necklace, it adds up quick.
Nov
29
comment Are Wards actually useful?
+1: I only ever use this with my dual-wield warrior. I had to push stamina so hard that my health isn't high enough to soak a lot of spell damage. In this case the ward is super useful, as it gives me the time I need to close to melee against a ranged magic user. On the other hand, it's not uncommon that I just shout, knock them on their ass, and close that way, so it's not required.
Sep
22
comment No text at all in the game?
This is a font issue, 100%. Sometimes Mac's built-in fonts are not compatible with "standard" fonts. That being said, I have no idea how to fix it. Do you have the French language font packs installed?
Sep
1
comment How do I use my hacking tools effectively?
@bob: There are two options. Either you can hack the green one(s) (sometimes there are more than one), or, if possible, you can hack the red one.
Sep
1
comment What does backdoor mean in strategy games like DotA or LoL?
@shadur: Don't think he speaks for everyone. And backdooring isn't even that common in LoL. I see it play, maybe 1 game in 7, and almost exclusively in cases where the other team is made up of really good players, who are completely incapable of understanding that it doesn't matter how good you are at killing the other heroes, it matters how good you are at taking down towers and pushing the lane.
Sep
1
comment What does backdoor mean in strategy games like DotA or LoL?
It doesn't make any sense to me that this would be frowned upon. LoL has only one victory condition: kill the final nexus. If you lose because someone killed your final nexus while you weren't there, you deserve to lose. You damn well should have been guarding it once those last two towers went down.
Sep
1
comment What determines the type of takedown animation performed?
@dma I get "tap-and-smack" all the time.
Sep
1
comment What actions give XP in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
Just a subtle point: you can be somewhat seen, and still get the bonus. If you put an enemy in the "alarmed" state, and either hide until they get over it, or knock them out before they sound the alarm, it doesn't count as being seen. I like opening doors, and waiting for the bad guys to check it out. Heh. It's like a horror movie. "NO YOU FOOL! DON'T INVESTIGATE!!! OH GOD, THERE'S BLOOD EVERYWHERE!!!"
Sep
1
comment Does it matter whether you use lethal or non-lethal tactics in Deus Ex: Human Revolution?
@fambida: The only way to keep them from being woken is by doing a bang up job of hiding the bodies.
Aug
29
comment Any tips on getting people to play together in a squad on Battlefield 2 (or 2142)?
@david: It's all about finding the right one. For big strategic games, they are a requirement, but you should never stick with one where you're not comfortable. Some of the best experiences I've ever had were clan oriented. I still miss Planetside...I was in an all-air clan, and on a good day we could field 100+ units, skilled, and organized. Pants were soiled on a wholesale basis when we crested the horizon.
Aug
29
comment How do I beat the first boss (Barrett)?
There is a pile of mine templates in one of the alcove rooms. If you snag those (and magically find some grenades...I think there are some in the same place), you might be able to lead him into a few mines, which will definitely make it easier.
Aug
29
comment How do I beat the first boss (Barrett)?
Heh. On "challenge" mode, he'll turn and punch you in the face, and knock off 75% of your health. I eventually killed him with barrels, grenades, and repeatedly shooting him in the face with my assault rifle.
Aug
25
comment How do I defeat/sneak past proximity mines?
I too eschewed subtlety, and I applaud you for it, sir.
Aug
25
comment How do I rescue Josie Thorpe?
That's what I did as well.
Aug
17
comment How dangerous are windows?
@fredley: This is why all my abodes are either underground or over ground. If I look out my window I want to see rock, or a creeper falling to his death. There is no in between.
Aug
4
comment In the final boss battle in Dead Space 2 should I expend a lot of ammo on the marker?
@johnfx: I love me some plasma gun. Fully upgraded, it's a monster. I can stand in front of a charging horde, and take all of their legs out with one shot a piece, then multiple sets of arms (the right arm of the guy in front, and the left arm of the guy beside him) as they try to get themselves upright. The only things I don't like it for are the chargers, and the little swarm floor guys.
Jul
20
comment Unique weapons locations
@wilerson: Yea, I'm thinking of doing a melee/explosives build. As long as I'm not using bumper swords, the melee stuff is pretty light.