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Programmer by day, writer by night.

Java web developer with experience in Spring, JSP, DHTML, Javascript, yatta yatta yatta.

I love Science-Fiction, Fantasy, and all the less easily classified forms of speculative fiction. While my writing is typically within these genres, I will read almost anything, fiction or non-fiction.


Feb
29
comment How do I beat the first boss (Barrett)?
His punches are extremely deadly at higher difficulties. He will punch you to death before you kill him if all you use is a handgun.
Jan
3
comment What's a world boss?
You've provided a picture of one particular boss with no additional information. This is of little use and doesn't answer the question.
Dec
25
comment How do I maximize my end-of-fight bonus?
I've never seen a combo work in that mode. Does it only happen with specific weapon types? Or does it just not show the usual "combo" text?
Dec
17
comment Does anyone have any tips for developing a character in skyrim?
And if you had asked "What stats/perks should I get for a strong assassin/rogue (or other type of character)", I would consider that a much better question, since it's asking for something specific and fairly objective.
Dec
17
comment Does anyone have any tips for developing a character in skyrim?
The two questions you ask are "Could I have planned things better?" and "Any tips?" If you reworded it to something specific like "How do I plan a a character build to maximize stat X, Y and Z", I would be much more inclined to vote to reopen. I am only trying to enforce the existing rules of the site.
Dec
17
comment Does anyone have any tips for developing a character in skyrim?
This is awfully open-ended in its current form. You seem to be more or less asking "how should I play the game?"
Dec
17
comment When do I get my first companion?
@Powerlord Not me. I would never let such silly incentives affect my behavior.
Dec
17
comment When do I get my first companion?
@Powerlord I figured it just had something to do with hats
Dec
7
comment How do I open a locked path?
From what I can tell, no actual keys are earned or required to open these paths. Instead, when you beat certain major bosses, you'll see a cutscene where your character shoves his hand in a glowy red magical hole (no, really). You then start a new bloodline and one or more locked paths will be opened.
Dec
3
comment What combos exist in Infinity Blade 2?
@Jaydles I've updated to clarify. It does appear that you have to use the opposite direction of your first hit. I tried, for example, left, up, left and it did not count as a combo.
Dec
2
comment Are gold bag locations fixed in Infinity Blade 2?
@Nick They show up as keys. It took me a while to realize what they were, and that they were lootable! (The models are kind of funky - you can check them out in the inventory/store screen so you know what you're looking for.)
Dec
2
comment How do I climb the Galata tower in 60 seconds?
Sigh. I try over and over, quit for the night and ask the question. I come back later, and, of course, I get it done on the first try.
Dec
1
comment Where and when can I craft bombs?
@Bora Sorry if this seems trivial to you. I haven't finished an AC game since the first, and a fair amount of Ezio's skills aren't really explained to the player at the start of this one. I wanted to make sure that bomb-making wasn't already available to me and I was just missing it.
Nov
28
comment What causes research options to be unlocked?
@AshleyNunn Yes.
Nov
28
comment Is there a way to search for a particular type of resource?
Nice. Not quite as convenient as a map, but still a very good resource.
Nov
28
comment Why can't I access the potion during the first Defence Against the Dark Arts class?
possible duplicate of Why can I not activate the spell wheel in LEGO Harry Potter Years 5-7?
Nov
27
comment What are the hidden combos in Oh! Edo Towns?
@AshleyNunn - I've added the table to the answer, although I had to do some rather ugly formatting to make it fit halfway nicely.
Nov
5
comment What happened to the book of Earth?
@Frank - Interesting! I didn't remember that tidbit. Might be time to go read those books again.
Nov
2
comment How do I transport items upwards from a monster trap?
Marko, I've edited this to explain what you're linking to and point to the correct section of the page. Your posts are much more likely to get a good response if you can include an explanation like this, rather than just a link.
Oct
28
comment How do you play old Windows games that use Quicktime?
I was very happy that they used an updated QuickTime for the collectors/masterpiece editions of the Myst series. (This also fixed a lot of the ugly boxes that would appear around QT animated elements in the original versions.)