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Avid PC gamer when I'm at home, and avid iPhone gamer when I'm out and about. I've played a lot of MMOs, and I love RPGs of almost any kind.


Sep
2
comment How do I survive the elevator shaft in Sector 1 of Metroid: Other M?
+1 for excellent penmanship and insightful note in second pic.
Sep
2
answered Can you interact with anything in the demo version of Epic Citadel?
Sep
2
comment Early detection of ambushes?
Yes, thieves are tricksy. However, in my experience they usually sneak through the traps, head for the children/swag, get seen, and flee directly into the cage traps again, getting caught. I think I have caught hidden ambushers with cage traps, but I'm not 100% sure they weren't seen first.
Sep
2
answered Early detection of ambushes?
Sep
2
asked Impregnable underground defenses?
Sep
2
comment Why should I breach a cavern?
Something worth noting, now that I have some cavern experience, is that nasty things can come into the first cavern from open map edges. A forgotten beast cyclops stegosaurus appeared this way and wiped out my fort and about 80 dwarves.
Sep
2
comment How do I safely connect a tunnel to a river to pipe away water?
Alternately, you could build a hatch over the stairs and connect it to a lever. The "pull lever" command will probably be executed faster than the "build floor" command, thus reducing the risk of water-related Fun.
Sep
2
comment How do I safely connect a tunnel to a river to pipe away water?
More games should feature the stupidity mechanic. It really livens things up.
Aug
31
comment Why isn't my doctor finishing this dwarfs treatment?
AFAIK, the level of a given skill only affects speed when the dwarf is actively performing the associated task. Perhaps the doc was out dealing with his own needs (food, booze sleep, etc).
Aug
31
answered Why isn't my doctor finishing this dwarfs treatment?
Aug
31
comment Why isn't my doctor finishing this dwarfs treatment?
There is currently a bug that prevents plaster powder from automatically being stored at the hospital, but you could create a plaster powder stockpile in your hospital zone, select "take from stockpile" (q -> t), and pull from your other stockpile.
Aug
31
comment SC2 advice for a poor multitasker
Possible duplicate - gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/4732/…
Aug
31
answered What Should I Know Before playing The Witcher (Enhanced Edition) for the first time?
Aug
30
comment How do I get to the air quickly in SC2?
+1 for IT'S MORPHIN TIME
Aug
30
comment Can you divert a brook?
I just read an interview with Toady where he describes how the game calculates water pressure. Interesting stuff.
Aug
28
comment Is there an overview of the dwarf fortress economy?
That's great for one-step items, but items like soap or steel are significantly less intuitive.
Aug
28
answered Is there an overview of the dwarf fortress economy?
Aug
26
revised Eve Online - what is the mix of NPC damage types?
pasted relevant info from link into answer; added 9 characters in body
Aug
26
comment How to make a zoo in Dwarf Fortress?
Cages confused me initially because I didn't realize they can be furniture or buildings. Initially, you build a cage and it goes in the trap. It catches something and is removed and probably put in an animal storage area. You can then "build" a Cage building, which will ask for a cage furniture as a component. Once the cage is built, it has new options, like making a zoo.
Aug
26
comment Eve Online - what is the mix of NPC damage types?
It's the "official" wiki and the last edits on that article are less than a month old, so I think it should be a solid source.