Sterno
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How can I maximize my skill points gained in Kingdoms of Amalur?
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First of all, yes, your gear can have skill bonuses on it. To max out every skill, 90 skill points would be needed. Every race gets 4 points worth of skills. By level 40, you'll have earned 40 ...

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Building Barbarian in Inferno
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Note: This was written prior to patch 1.05. With the changes to defensive skills such as Leap and War Cry, and in general making Inferno easier, some of this advice needs reevaluation. Novarg left a ...

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How do armor, resistances and missile/melee damage reduction interact?
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In general, ItsColby nailed the basics of how it works. Damage reduction is multiplied rather than added. So 70% Armor and 30% Physical Resist doesn't mean you're a god who blocks all damage... you're ...

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Why can't I travel between these systems with wavy connecting lines?
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After playing a bit longer and unlocking some techs, I was able to answer this myself. It looks like those wavy lines represent wormholes, and you simply need the Applied Casimir Effect technology to ...

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Can Sombra teleport to her teleporter after respawn?
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35 votes

No. The teleporter disappears when you die.

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How can I maximise the amount of scrap I collect?
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29 votes

Take ships intact when possible Acquire a Crew Teleporter so that you can send boarding parties over to capture ships intact. Intact ships tend to yield more scrap, plus sometimes other benefits such ...

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What's a good soldier set-up?
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I've been playing a soldier on Insanity. I started at level 30 with an imported character, so my experience might be a little different than someone starting at level 1. My advice below is ...

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How can I check the total played time of a character?
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To find out how long you've played a certain character, when you're on the character selection screen, select a given character. It says on the right how long you've played them: You can also find ...

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How can I edit coalesced.bin so that I can use cheats and graphics tweaks?
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A lot of game tweaks are possible for the PC version of Mass Effect 3, both in terms of graphics and "cheats", and can be done by editing Coalesced.bin. Most of the results you find when you Google ...

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Why can't I loot Dr. Mercy's body?
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Apparently this is a glitch that often occurs if you kite Dr. Mercy and kill him outside of his cave. His corpse becomes unlootable and the quest marker gets very confused. To fix it, leave the Three ...

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How can I pass the "No Looking" challenge?
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An easier way, if you have the Dash rune, is to face to the left but press the button to dash to the right. You'll dash right without actually turning to face that direction.

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What does the full castle upgrade tree look like?
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I realize this doesn't show which are prerequisite for each other like you wanted, but it does at least show what's available and where. Just unlock stuff in the direction of what you want. I can't ...

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How do I keep up with the power curve?
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Explore as many nodes as possible You have to make sure you hit as many nodes as possible in the early systems before leaving them. Ideally, you don't go to the exit for a system until the fleet is ...

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How to know which spells my mage can cast?
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There's a few things at play here. First of all, you need to discover the rune combination for a certain spell to cast it. In-game, you do this by finding scrolls, but you can also discover ...

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Is there a way to get to a data store located behind a server?
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You can't directly capture it, but you can get credit for it. When you capture all of the diagnostic subroutines in a system, you automatically get access to all the data stores and the hacking mini-...

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Do defenders have to be on payload for it to move back?
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The payload will start moving backwards on defense whether or not anyone on the defending team is riding it. It will start moving backwards 10 seconds after the offense leaves its zone of effect. (...

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How do I re-light a torch?
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Once a torch is fully depleted, you cannot use it for light anymore . However, a torch that is almost-but-not-quite burned out (which gives off a dimmer, orange light) can be placed in a wall sconce ...

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Can you use sleep dart on Junkrat's RIP-Tire?
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No. If you shoot a Junkrat's tire with a sleep dart, it does not put the tire to sleep, immobilize it, or slow it down. It'll do 5 damage, and that's it.

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What do all the walls with secret switches look like?
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Where a switch type appears on a wall is variable, so while the screenshots below circle what the switch looks like, it doesn't mean you can always look at exactly that part of the wall to see it. ...

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How often do the healing crystals refresh?
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It doesn't take too long. Assuming all of the healing crystals refresh at the same rate as the one I tested on (and this definitely fit the ballpark for what I saw throughout the game), they refresh ...

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Where are my model ships?
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I'm not sure if I had all of them in ME2, and thus I don't know if they are all there for me to find in ME3, but here are the collectibles I found on the Normandy: Alliance Shuttle - CIC: ...

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What is the purple currency
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The purple currency is competitive points, earned for each win in competitive matches. At the end of the season points will also be given to each player for whatever their highest rank was that they ...

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How do I install and play the Day Z mod for Arma 2?
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This process has gotten a lot simpler since the question was originally asked. The DayZ site now recommends and links a launcher which installs the mod, updates it, and even lets you launch the game ...

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How do I disable corpses?
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I almost deleted this question, since I found the answer a minute later and feel like a dolt, but it is in the options menu. It's just that you actually have to be in a campaign to see those options. ...

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What is the penalty for dying in SWTOR?
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There is a timer before you can resurrect, which increases if you die repeatedly in a short timespan. 1 death : 10 seconds 2 deaths: 30 seconds 3 deaths: 2 minutes 4 deaths: 10 minutes 5 deaths: 30 ...

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How long is Mass Effect 3 on normal difficulty?
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This is a question that no single person's experience can answer for you, as we all have different play styles, play on different difficulty levels, and play on different platforms. These can all have ...

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How can I fix the auto-login to the Cerberus network (EA Online)
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I thought I had this fixed, but it turns out it only made the auto-login work for an hour or two. Then it's back to the error. Leaving it here until I find something better. Start the game. Go ...

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What's up with my junk?
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There are two ways that you can junk items. Click on the icon, not the name, of an item in your inventory and drag and drop it into the junk bag. If you try to drag and drop on the name instead of ...

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Why do some dialogue options have percentages next to them?
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It is the chance that you will succeed at that dialog option (such as getting some extra money or items from the NPC). Points in the Persuasion skill raise this chance. I haven't run into any ...

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Are the classes in TOR *really* mirrored across factions?
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I've found one case where an ability is different between the mirrors, but even beyond that there are definitely some differences between how the mirrored abilities themselves play out. The ...

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