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Programmer, game designer, master's in physics.

Published boardgame: http://nestorgames.com/#linkage_detail


Jul
8
comment When does the difficulty increase in Tallowmere?
I know that, @GnomeSlice. Being able to shoot your enemies at range is epic in the context of the game's ordinary controls. I maintain that an action-based game, especially one with short play times and no saves, would be seriously harmed by letting you rampage through it because you found a powerful weapon. I quit playing Dynasty Warriors 3 precisely because of this error.
Jul
8
comment When does the difficulty increase in Tallowmere?
The Rocket Launcher feels epic not because you make your opponents look silly, but because you can shoot them at range. Fundamentally Tallowmere has a different way of conveying "epic" because it is an action game rather than a turn-based RPG with simple combat like in Final Fantasy, where your arguments would make more sense.
Jul
8
comment When does the difficulty increase in Tallowmere?
"the game immediately adjusts the difficulty so that I'm no more powerful than before." From a design perspective, I don't see how it could be otherwise. Epic items would just let you tromp through room after room with no challenge, and it would be boring. RPGs have always traded on this increasing difficulty making your more powerful gear "necessary" not "powerful".
Jun
11
comment Should you let the minions destroy the tower?
Ok. I'm still climbing out of bronze, so I didn't want to edit it if there were some weird thing that "red turret" referred to. :)
Jun
11
comment Should you let the minions destroy the tower?
"Red turret" you mean purple turret?
May
14
comment How do I get a yellow card back?
Sure! Glad you found the information useful. A lot of people hate finding these things out, for some reason. :)
May
14
comment How do I get a yellow card back?
Useless comment: "criteria" is already the plural of "criterion". So you mean "you need to meet three criteria". :D
Apr
21
awarded  Yearling
Apr
21
awarded  Necromancer
Mar
14
answered How do I to get level advantage?
Feb
14
comment How do I learn to strafe jump in Quake3?
Don't forget to enable the Camping Gaz HUD. It helps A LOT. Plus I recommend using the long downhill map with the gap at the end to learn.
Feb
14
comment Why does strafe-jumping/bunny-hopping work?
Use the Camping Gaz HUD for the DeFRaG mod for Q3. It shows you how it works by showing what direction you should face to accelerate.
Aug
12
awarded  Talkative
Apr
30
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Oct
22
comment Punching Diablo?
This is the important bit. I tried just unequipping, no dice.
Apr
23
awarded  Scholar
Apr
23
accepted Where is the P_Drive in the Macintosh EVE-Online Client?
Feb
24
answered Where is the P_Drive in the Macintosh EVE-Online Client?
Feb
24
asked Where is the P_Drive in the Macintosh EVE-Online Client?
Feb
22
awarded  Commentator