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"I can't even imagine not having a mind entirely devoted to YALORT, since I have no room in my mind for imagining, because it's all taken up by worshipping YALORT!"

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Aug
10
revised How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat?
SHAMEIMARU!
Aug
10
comment How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat?
@Willful Right! Teleportitis, should add that. Yellow Mold causes stunning on attack, and Violet Fungus is also common as a hallucinogenic corpse.
Aug
10
comment How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat?
This is generally useful, but restricted to your pet being a carnivore and eating the same diet you do. A horse can tell you that yellow molds are a bad idea while brown molds are safe, but it can't eat meat so it won't help you in the majority of cases. Undead pets eat rotten corpses, not fresh ones, so they work opposite. And whatever you do, do NOT follow your pet Yellow Dragon's example and eat a cockatrice.
Aug
10
answered How can I tell if a corpse is safe to eat?
Aug
6
comment How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?
@Kip I would consider console knowledge to be less game-dev and more universal. This kind of console hardware question is more of a "how stuff works" within the gaming world as a whole, not just dev. I see it the same as this question about gravity engines. How consoles work is actually important to gamers, since it affects how their stuff runs. It's developing against those specs or considerations in their creation which is more for Game Dev than here.
Aug
6
comment How can the PS3 do so much with so little RAM and VRAM?
We looked at this issue very early at Meta. The judgment was that non-gaming gaming console questions are fine, and I am content with that ruling myself. Super User would most likely close it. And thank you, @thethinman.
Aug
5
comment Pokemon: Gotta catch 'em all, but how to get started?
@kazza HGSS is a rehash more than a remake. It follows the same story and region as Gold/Silver, but it is no less of a 4th generation game than DPPt. It has many new features that aren't even in DPPt, like having Pokemon follow around behind you (I'd love to have a Ninjask following me ♪). Don't let its status as a "remake" affect your decision - it's basically a new game, and only familiar if you've even played the original Gold/Silver (and I myself skipped 2nd Gen and went straight to 3rd).
Aug
5
comment Pokemon: Gotta catch 'em all, but how to get started?
@kazza Both are the current generation. And this I would say is where personal choice comes in - what exclusive features are the ones that attract you. For example, a friend of mine had to select Pearl (back when 4th gen first came out) because it had Misdreavus. If there aren't any exclusive features that attract you strongly, choose your favorite color.
Aug
5
answered Pokemon: Gotta catch 'em all, but how to get started?
Aug
5
comment Pokemon: Are there any adverse effects to making a legendary beast faint?
Just goes to show you can't always work off of what happened in the previous versions (even in the same gen!). Nice correction.
Aug
5
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Aug
4
revised Was there a code for “Hyper Sonic” in Sonic 2?
Game tagging ♪
Aug
4
revised In “A Boy and His Blob” for the Nintendo Wii, is there any reason to rescue the blobs in world 4?
Adding the tag on the next one ♪
Aug
4
revised Spoiler: “A Boy and His Blob” (Wii), why the I - III and IV - VI in the final bonus level?
Adding the game tag ♪
Aug
3
comment Do I need to put more focus on making armour and weapons?
Don't shoot for catchy titles. Use a title that describes or summarizes what you're actually asking about. Otherwise, people get confused over what is being asked and it won't be easy to get an answer.
Jul
30
revised How to best manage Protoss Observers in StarCraft 2?
Which syllable is the accent on "Protoss", anyway?
Jul
30
comment What does it mean for a game to be linear?
@Christian I meant the words I chose. I personally never find linearity to be bad by itself. However, linearity is often seen as an aspect that hurts replay value. Replay value is important to a lot of gamers, so to them it can seem bad, which is why you get statements like "It was a good game, but X was just way too linear."
Jul
30
comment Qualities of a good custom StarCraft 2 map?
It might be wise to specify what kind of maps you're looking for. Standard bouts against players, or those special kinds of maps with non-standard objectives?
Jul
30
comment What does it mean for a game to be linear?
One thing to note is that there's a difference between linearity and player options. For example, in many shoot-em-ups you can select from multiple characters to use. The stage layout remains the same, the only change is the firing pattern and sometimes story. So even though you get a lot of replay value by playing different characters and using different strategies in the stages, ultimately the game is linear because you still end up traversing the same set of stages each time with the same objectives to complete the game.
Jul
30
comment What does it mean for a game to be linear?
@Christian There's a level of scope to in-game activity that you need to consider if you want to create a categorization like "linearity". That's why the definition is traditionally centered around one of level layout, story, and gameplay. The latter category, while present on occasion, is usually only present in the most extremely linear games. Ironic as it sounds, there is more than one dimension to linearity in video games.