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Professional: 16+ years C++/C#/HTML/ASP.NET/SQL

Personal: 1 wife, 3 kids

Gaming: Mostly PC and Wii at this point... (WoW, Flight Simulator X, various racing games)


Aug
6
comment How can I reduce latency while playing World of Warcraft?
Mine went from 300 to 110 using this. :) midwest, running on a west coast server...
Aug
5
comment How to dodge the blue shell in Mario Kart Double Dash
Until everybody else does the same thing... ;)
Jul
29
comment How does StarCraft 2 differ from other RTS games?
@tzenes - unfortunately you can't (it's been beaten to death on the meta.stackoverflow site too...) but if it does end up closed you can vote to reopen. :)
Jul
27
comment The disappearance of the joystick
Yeah, console games just don't need all the buttons you get on a PC. If they did, then keyboards and other fancy controls would be common on the consoles.
Jul
27
answered The disappearance of the joystick
Jul
26
comment How do I improve my Xbox wifi signal?
Note that, while this works and should give you sufficient performance for most tasks, you are introducing some extra latency into your network. This could be an issue particularly for gaming.
Jul
20
awarded  Beta
Jul
19
comment Which is better for a Gaming PC Graphics Card - more RAM, or faster GPU?
I would also add that, for the GPU, speed is not the sole criteria you need to look at. I'm not sure why the manufacturers make this so hard to figure out, but for example an nVidia GTX and GS are extremely far apart in performance even if running at the same core speed.
Jul
15
comment How should I go about finding a guild in WoW?
If someone runs up and shoves a guild invite in your face, it's probably not a guild you'll enjoy being in...
Jul
14
comment Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?
I think what Grace Note is trying to communicate is that, unlike your statements in this question and the other question that got closed, you're not really missing or losing any information using this approach. It's just represented in a different way. The separate items are still represented - what you have essentially done is added a third, composite value that adds to the available information. Now, if all you showed was the composite value then, yes, you'd "lose" that information and be at a disadvantage.
Jul
14
comment Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?
Yeah, your math seems to be correct. :)
Jul
14
comment Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?
i.e. you could have 100 armor and still die...
Jul
14
comment Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?
I think you misunderstand how health and armor work in Quake 3. When you are shot, 2/3 of the damage is taken from your armor and the remainder (or any debt left over if you have no remaining armor) comes from your health. So they are treated independently by the game. (source: www.quake3world.com/q3guide/armorhealth.html)
Jul
14
comment Would I be at a disadvantage if I played Quake Live with an HUD that displayed damage to death “instead of” health and armour numbers?
@badp - the point is that you need to go looking for whichever is lowest. If you're low on health, you should go looking for health packs. By combining them together, you lose that critical piece of information, to know which one you need.
Jul
11
comment How to get old 16-bit Windows games to work on 64-bit Windows?
Although it's unlikely you're using the Starter edition, XP Mode is not available for that edition of Windows 7. Also, it requires certain hardware support that may or may not be enabled in the BIOS even if it is available on your hardware... Other than, that, I love XP Mode. :)
Jul
9
revised What is a hit box?
added 1 characters in body
Jul
9
answered What is a hit box?
Jul
9
comment Advantage of a slower off-hand for a dual-wield Frost Death Knight in World of Warcraft?
@Luminose - this site is intended to be a "general" gaming site. While this means that we don't want the site to be dominated by WoW questions, they certainly are not off-topic or "belongs on X" either.
Jul
9
comment What are some key ways for someone new to FPS games to improve their game?
On a PC game, definitely learn to use mouse-look effectively. Once you've got it down, you can change direction at the speed of your reflexes rather than the repeat speed of your keyboard.
Jul
8
comment Healer add-ons for end-game raiding in WoW?
I already use OmniCC (didn't list it above since it doesn't affect screen real estate...). Also, it looks like you use both Skada and Omen?