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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.


Oct
29
comment How do I enter Meditation Mode?
@Wojtek You are correct, it's good to include both. (It wasn't included originally, because when the question and answer were posted, the game was PC-only).
Oct
27
comment Why are there champion trains in low-level maps?
Most people who just want the loot do the champ train in Frostgorge. Since it's a level 80 zone, you're guaranteed exotic loot bags, unlike in Queensdale. However, most of the champs have associated events in Queensdale, so that train is better if you're looking for experience (and skillpoints) or karma.
Jan
6
comment Why are people selling Training Manuals in the Trading Post?
It is also worth noting that a training manual can be used to reset your traits without talking to your class trainer. Apparently people occasionally use them for re-spec-ing in dungeons, etc.
Dec
30
comment Which condition is converted to which boon?
It would be nice if someone could confirm that these traits always convert a given condition into the same boon (as opposed to a random one).
Dec
30
comment Which condition is converted to which boon?
@DavidYell - The question pertains specifically to traits that convert conditions to boons. If a specific condition is always converted into a specific boon by these traits (as seems to be indicated), then it is reasonable and non-subjective to say they're "matched", even if they don't cause precisely opposite effects in many cases.
Dec
19
comment How many Wintersday mini pets will I be able to make?
Also worth noting - you an use the frames to craft Wintersday tonics and endless tonics as well.
Nov
30
comment How many skill points are available in Guild Wars 2?
You can see the total number of skill challenges, hearts, waypoints, POIs and vistas in the top left corner of the map under world completion. If they ever add more, it should update this number.
Sep
24
comment Are achievements account or character bound?
This is often very convenient for the daily achievements. Sometimes that kill variety can be a pain, but jumping on an alt in a different part of the world makes it much easier.
Sep
8
comment How do I get to the island point of interest in Kessex Hills?
I also found this video, which does a nice job of showing where the cave entrance is: youtube.com/watch?v=pcLXX9ZcGzk
Sep
7
comment How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?
This still doesn't really address the actual mechanism by which the exchange rate is set. Is it based on the total number of gems in existence? The ratio of gem purchase to gem sale over a given period of time? Is it even a zero sum game, or could we still buy gems for gold (at a high price) even if nobody was selling?
Sep
7
comment How does the gold/gem exchange rate get determined?
I downvoted because your original answer didn't address the exchange rate. Downvote rescinded.
Aug
30
comment How do combos work in Guild Wars 2?
There is even a skill, Black Powder that combos with itself.
Jul
2
comment What determines the effect of a craft?
While this is somewhat useful, an authoritative answer would include the various crafts' affected categories and compatible buildings. Right now, you're pretty much just saying "it's intuitive", which may or may not be true, depending on the individual gamer.
Jun
13
comment In Spellsword, can equipment boost maxed skills?
Good science! It's nice to see more in-depth answers for iOS games around here.
May
27
comment How does Hungering Arrow work?
@LessPop_MoreFizz I thought I had, but I guess I wouldn't put money on it.
May
27
comment Will I level “too fast” if I clear each map completely?
The first character I completed Normal with was a monk. Having now gone back and tried a few other characters, it does seem to me that monk was one of the easier classes to play.
May
18
comment Does the Wizard Talent Conflagration work with weapons with +Fire Damage?
@LessPopMoreFizz - I have attempted to clarify.
May
18
comment How does the Prism rune for Diamond Skin interact with spells that have a continious cost?
@hkf - This is what I've picked up from a number of forum discussions, but I don't have any good links on hand. I'll try to find an authoritative source.
Apr
6
comment Does Ragnarok Online 2 feature PvP fortress battles?
Worth noting that the game apparently got to beta, then was "unreleased" and largely redone, including revamping the core systems like classes, so this may be subject to change.
Apr
6
comment What makes people want to go on shopping sprees?
It's worth noting that Woods and Fruitful Tree are the two exceptions - plants that do not increase popularity of adjacent buildings.