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About me

I'm a teen software developer who relishes hacking PHP on the Web, C# on his PC and Objective-C on his Mac. I adore math, Jesus, Apple and π, but not apple pie!

I'm not a hardcore gamer by any rate, but I do play some games, and on the few games that I do play I try to get as close to 100% completion as possible, and sometimes I succeed. Puzzle's probably the genre that gets me the most. You can find me on Steam, where I was formerly known as The Annoying Pyro for quite a while, before I finally decided that being annoying was getting old.

My 5 most favorite games of all time (so you may see me patrolling these tags most often):

  1. The Ratchet & Clank franchise, by Insomniac Games, who are awesome.

  2. The Sonic the Hedgehog franchise. I often prefer Knuckles to Sonic though, for some reason.

  3. The reboot of the Tomb Raider franchise. Admittedly, I was never interested in Lara Croft's previous capers, but Crystal Dynamics was right: I'm really captivated by the idea of going through this brand new, character-building adventure of survival with a fellow (albeit fictitious) human being.

  4. The RollerCoaster Tycoon franchise, originally created by the talented Chris Sawyer, who is also awesome.

  5. Team Fortress 2, my favorite class being (although I main as ).

Honorary mention goes to Minesweeper, with my personal records on the Windows 7 version being:

  • Beginner: 5 seconds
  • Intermediate: 28 seconds
  • Advanced: 64 seconds

Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
I'm great against Soldiers and Demos but terrible against other Pyros :(
Jan
21
comment How much damage does fire do?
@Ronan Forman: Just to clarify, the state of being "on fire" is a different mechanic from afterburn. A Pyro can be briefly set on fire, during which time he can be extinguished or suffer a critical hit from a flare or the Axtinguisher, but he can never take afterburn damage.
Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
Also I'm not sure if this would exactly answer your question so I'm posting it here first: when you're running in with an ÜberCharge, the best way to deal with Pyros airblasting you back is of course to kill them ASAP, regardless of which class you're playing. If you're a Pyro, you can just aim enemy rockets at them to get rid of them first. A single sentry rocket should take one out at direct hit (190+ damage). That's what I always do, and it's pretty effective sometimes.
Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
I guess if you don't play Pyro offensively, then there's almost no way you're getting an edge over those who do. I'll probably just run back to the sentry nests I so faithfully spend my time guarding and let my Engineers repay some of the love I give them :)
Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
+1 for Reserve Shooter.
Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
If I'm airblasting an enemy Pyro, I 1) use all the ammo I can to do it (which often takes us across the area) and/or 2) close in with my Powerjack. Unfortunately, in most cases I'm the one with the Flare Gun...
Jan
21
comment How do I defeat a Pyro being a Pyro?
I have been experimenting with landing guaranteed critical flares on enemy Pyros, and taunting when they die as a result.
Jan
16
revised Is the range of the Phlogistinator actually longer than the range of the other flamethrowers?
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10
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27
revised What do people mean when they say “Craftable Hat”
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19
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Dec
14
comment Can you attack Time Eater as Classic Super Sonic?
All is right with the world :) And that video is marvelous.
Dec
14
accepted Can you attack Time Eater as Classic Super Sonic?
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12
revised Can you attack Time Eater as Classic Super Sonic?
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Nov
30
comment How to get the Vista achievement?
You can't be serious :(
Nov
26
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