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"We were somewhere outside Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like, 'I feel a bit lightheaded; maybe you should drive ... ' And suddenly there was a terrible roar all around us and the sky was full of what looked like huge bats, all swooping and screeching and diving around the car, which was going about a hundred miles an hour with the top down to Las Vegas. And a voice was screaming: 'Holy Jesus! What are these goddamn animals?'"

You can e-mail me at johnrudy somewhere near codeheaven.info. You can also follow me on Twitter.


Mar
8
comment Is a market worth building in an science city?
Actually, notably late in the game, it is possible for a city to produce both gold and science -- but one of them will typically be very tiny, as the boosts come from hitting milestones or being first to certain techs. (Eg, +5 gold in every city, this will make a science pump still put out 5 gold/turn.)
Jan
19
comment Can you max out your level in World of Xeen without cheating?
XP farming is easy, if you're patient and strong enough -- The MegaDragon. It's the money that's the real problem. Your techniques and the others show that it can be done, though -- and without the hex editing of gold I'd always resorted to. (For what it's worth, I earned the XP. Just not the money. :)
Dec
29
comment How many books can each home in Skyrim hold?
I had a very pedantic reason to keep this open ... But upon re-reading that question and its answers ... The question is a dupe, even if all the info I'm looking for isn't quite in those answers ... Yet.
Sep
29
comment Does replaying an assassination still affect stocks?
3,000 views in three days. Apparently I wasn't the only one wondering!
Sep
26
comment Does replaying an assassination still affect stocks?
That's what I'd figured, and I did actually restart. If nothing else, now that I know the game I can optimize money, weapons and cars by going in a better order.
Dec
15
comment How much NCR infamy do I gain from arming ARCHIMEDES?
@galacticninja: by the time that (admittedly, more peaceful and less explody) answer was posted, the damage (so to speak) was long done. The answer I accepted did work for me, on the day I needed it, in the play style I was employeeing for that character. YMMV.
Jun
21
comment What is the fastest way to level up without killing many people?
@kotekzot: I have a loose definition of non-violent. See also: gaming.stackexchange.com/q/6518/58 (I've forgotten, apparently, how to write in Markdown.)
Jan
31
comment Are there alternate ways of opening the console in Oblivion
Went with the spell. That works nicely. Added bonus: It games my alteration skill. ;-)
Jan
30
comment Are there alternate ways of opening the console in Oblivion
Chances are good that a mod which enables it via a spell or alternative keybindng is what I'll end up going with.
Jan
30
comment Are there alternate ways of opening the console in Oblivion
For me, that's the grave accent and tilde. Yeah, I know. :)
Jul
9
comment How can I get the least disapproval from Alistair after saving Connor?
I really thought "Well, that went well," would upset him. Oops! That saved it for me; I probably still lost a few points overall, but I was at -24/-23 just for the camp convo; with that at +7 I feel much better about my friendship with him!
Jul
9
comment How can I get the least disapproval from Alistair after saving Connor?
Fair 'nuff! (+15)
Jul
8
comment How can I get the least disapproval from Alistair after saving Connor?
I've given him his mother's pendant already. (As soon as I found it, actually!) To be fair, I'm a male character, so when I say "relationship," I mean friendship. :) But that said, thanks for the advice!
Jul
8
comment How can I get the least disapproval from Alistair after saving Connor?
@tzenes: Yes, that part I got, that was the first place I went. I'm trying to minimize it.
Jul
1
comment Will Alice: Madness Returns run on a 2010 MacBook Pro?
For the record, Boot Camp is simply Apple's multi-boot environment. When booting to Windows via Boot Camp, you are rebooting the machine entirely and running Windows only, natively.
Jun
17
comment Tuning cars for drag racing in Forza 3?
@Dustin: Agreed re simulation aspects needing improvement. Yeah, I did the AWD conversion for my Datsun (and a whole bunch of other upgrades), but my friends and I still like the tuning aspect, and really want to learn its ins and outs. (As someone on the Forza boards has in his sig: Sell a man a tune, he races for a day. Teach a man to tune, he races forever.)
Jun
17
comment Why did I get gifted a dozen or more cars last night/this morning?
No, I'd gotten those all already. But good guess. I'm beginning to think it's due to buying the VIP pack -- I also noticed a crown next to my gamer tag now, where previously there wasn't ...
Jun
15
comment What causes the triangle lap time notification?
Also ... why would drafting over 100 decertify you? I mean, I guess it's a bit dangerous, but really, drafting is a part of (at least some kinds of) racing ...
Jun
14
comment What causes the triangle lap time notification?
+1, but I'm still calling it the slop icon. :)
Jun
14
comment What causes the triangle lap time notification?
Updated for the Unicode-impaired.