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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.


Apr
30
comment In GTA Chinatown Wars for iPhone is it possible to park the Rhino?
@xiaohouzi79 - Interesting, everything I had read said it wouldn't work with the Rhino, but I hadn't tested it myself.
Apr
28
comment How does the sun work in Tiny Wings?
I disagree that nest level affects the speed of the sun (see experiment 2 in my answer). The layout of the islands changes each day - perhaps recent layouts have just been tougher for you?
Apr
27
comment How does the sun work in Tiny Wings?
From my experiments, I believe this depends on where you are. Fevering across island 1 quite clearly does push the sun back (even before you hit the jump). On later islands, going that fast is only enough to stop the sun, and eventually the sun is going so fast that it still moves forward, even when you're in fever mode.
Apr
27
comment How does the sun work in Tiny Wings?
@Michael - I agree, at least partly. I've expanded and corrected my answer.
Apr
24
comment What's the story behind the drawings on the wall in Portal 2?
Probably.
Apr
24
comment What's the story behind the drawings on the wall in Portal 2?
The comic is also viewable from within Portal 2, in the Extras section (at least in the PC version).
Mar
2
comment Is there anything I can do to attract spiders in Minecraft?
Spiders can now climb walls! So take that into account when constructing towers. An outward-facing lip is the easiest way to prevent them from climbing up.
Mar
2
comment Strategy for handling the oddities that spew out of a fountain upon dipping
A ring of conflict might help against the snakes too, if you happen to get one that early.
Mar
2
comment Strategy for handling the oddities that spew out of a fountain upon dipping
@espais - Yes, but getting Excaliber always dries up the fountain, so if that's your goal, don't do it in Minetown.
Feb
22
comment What race should I genocide?
@Wooble - That an also be a good use for genocides from sitting on a throne.
Feb
17
comment Benefits of lycanthropy
@Wooble - Good point. I've updated my answer accordingly.
Feb
17
comment Benefits of lycanthropy
@Strix - True. With a Polymorph trap and a whistle/leash, you could probably have some fun. Maybe a good strategy for pacifist?
Feb
16
comment Flowchart(s) for indirect identification
@flies - It only uses one charge. See nethackwiki.com/wiki/Wand#Engrave-identification
Feb
10
comment I died in Nethack to Food Poisoning, despite having Poison Resistance
NetHack is a world full of magic and legend, not a highly scientific simulation. In any case, voting to close this question as it is essentially a poll.
Feb
7
comment Can't take off armor (not cursed!)
Wearing any cloak, regardless of BUC status, prevents you from removing body armor. You must remove the cloak first.
Feb
7
comment The sea is ruining my framerate, is there anything I can do to increase my FPS?
@Aslum -This article agrees that it will kill your framerate, and unfortunately will not drain the ocean, as it is replenished very quickly from the map edge.
Feb
7
comment How can I progress further when there are no stairs down?
@Strix Also, there is an automatic searching intrinsic that can be gained by playing certain classes, or extrinsic acquired from certain items. This does an automatic, free (0 turns) search on all adjacent tiles every turn, and makes it much more likely you'll find that secret door the first time you pass it.
Feb
7
comment How can I progress further when there are no stairs down?
@Strix - You can dig through walls on "normal" levels by using a pickaxe or dwarfish mattock (usually first acquired in the Gnomish Mines), or a wand of digging. Digging into big empty spaces, as illustrated by badp, may be less tedious for you than lots of searching.
Jan
30
comment How do I survive in the Nether?
@Cyclops - Ghasts have 5 hearts (according to the wiki), but yes, they can be hard to hit when they're a long ways off, and getting close can be dangerous. It mostly depends on your skill with the bow at long range.
Jan
26
comment Where are the stairs?
Rogue, unlike later games it inspired, has only a single stairway (%) on each floor. Until you find the amulet, all stairways are down stairways. Afterward, all stairways are up stairways. See the note on stairs here.