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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)


Jun
5
comment Why are my kids naked?
Yeah, the part where you disable your kids is going to raise some eyebrows, too...
Jun
6
comment Where can I mine copper ore in WOW?
Note that Gatherer doesn't come out-of-the-box with locations. It builds them over time from the gathers of your characters and your guild-mates. You can also download a separate library of locations, or merge from a friend's library. And don't forget to turn on ore tracking on your mini-map.
Sep
26
comment Can I play a country-locked Steam Game if I buy a physical copy?
You can also add the game shortcut as a non-Steam game, but you won't get any of the Steam-specific stuff for it. So it basically turns into an integrated launcher.
Nov
7
comment Where can I find the Lich King in World of Warcraft?
It's been done solo by a death knight, but definitely not for the faint of heart.
Jan
6
comment What should I know when playing WoW for the first time?
As an added benefit, many of the "grindy" aspects have been reduced even further through the ability to finish or continue some quest chains "in the field", rather than returning to the questgiver only to be sent right back again. This is new as of patch 4.0.1. (?)
Dec
28
comment I get the message “disconnected from server” after minutes away from the game. Did WoW reduce the AFK timeout?
Same here - haven't had a problem with disco since I switched to Windowed Full Screen. Also lets me browse the internet on one monitor while WoW remains visible on the other.
Dec
17
comment In World of Warcraft, how do the Auction House fees work?
Same information is on Wowpedia wowpedia.org/Formulas:Auction_House
Dec
9
comment Good class and profession combinations for leveling with a friend in WoW?
Depending on the druid's spec, you may be competing for leather gear until level 40 since feral kitty and hunter both use Agility as their primary stat.
Dec
9
comment Good class and profession combinations for leveling with a friend in WoW?
Same here - my troll druid is leveling with a tauren paladin. She does tank/melee DPS and I do heals/ranged DPS. When we're questing, we both keep an eye on each other's health bars and heal up as appropriate. As far as professions go, she took herb/alchemy and I'm doing mining/engineering. So we never compete with each other for raw resources, either.
Nov
13
comment Starting out in WoW
Though to be fair, you'll probably want to avoid EJ for the first little bit - it can be rather overwhelming.
Nov
12
comment Can I verify an Xbox 360 game isn't damaged by installing it?
This makes sense, since the priority when playing from the disk is "I need this file RIGHT NOW!" vs. the installation which can afford to be more fault-tolerant.
Nov
10
comment How has WoW changed since Burning Crusade?
In general, you get new talent points on odd levels and new skills/abilities on even levels.
Oct
8
comment What should I do to prepare for the release of Cataclysm?
Also, don't forget that whatever epic gear you get now will be replaced within the first few days - even quest greens/blues from the 80-85 quests will be better than your current epics.
Oct
5
comment Using one wireless mouse for multiple computers: WoW 5 boxing
@Jeffrey - actually I think this is the same question on SU.
Sep
1
comment What are some well-written guides for World of Warcraft?
Huh... just noticed that the official site (worldofwarcraft.com) uses "WoW.com" in the titlebar. Now, if that isn't confusing...
Aug
26
comment Will an unauthorised repair count as a modded console from Microsoft's perspective?
However, I think the real question is, would these repairs be detected automatically by MS and result in the console being blocked? TOU are legal, not technical means of protection for the company.
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.