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iOS programmer with many years in C++ and C#, mostly UI, from 3D game development to servers.


Jul
17
comment Conceding in Hearthstone
Specifically, XP comes from wins, killing minions, and playing cards. If you're gonna lose, I think it's kosher to kill or play quickly and then concede. You are denying your opponent some XP, but there's no guarantee that the opponent cares about that as much as they do about their time.
Jul
17
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
9
answered What is the fastest way to level a hero to level 10?
Jun
18
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
9
revised How does Roller Coaster Tycoon come up with ride ratings?
clarified base excitement algorithm; changed formatting style
Jun
6
revised How does Roller Coaster Tycoon come up with ride ratings?
extended description of excitement calculations
Jun
5
answered How does Roller Coaster Tycoon come up with ride ratings?
May
8
awarded  Yearling
Mar
26
comment How does matchmaking in the Arena work?
@Martin: Yes, Blizzard has decided that you specifically will receive bad matchups and give favorable matchups to those opponents you played against. 4 whole arena matches? 2 whole play matches? That's less than an hour of gameplay.
Mar
21
comment Does deck choice (basic or constructed) have any impact on who you are matched with in Play mode?
Agreed. Matchmaking appears to only look at MMR, so if you gain rank and then switch to a new deck -- beware, you'll be using that n00b deck against stronger opponents.
Mar
20
comment Hearthstone Ranks, being stuck!
You guys are talking past each other. The game systems y'all mention try to match players with similar Elo scores, providing balanced matches. This results in players having balanced winrates. Both things happen. If your score goes up, the system will match you with better players. If the system matches you with better players, your chance of winning will decrease.
Jul
31
awarded  Autobiographer
May
8
awarded  Yearling
Jan
31
awarded  Good Answer
Dec
19
awarded  Good Question
Jun
21
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
17
awarded  Nice Question
Jun
13
awarded  Famous Question
Jun
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
2
revised How can I find the House of Curios?
clarified instance name vs zone name