Tim Stone
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How do I beat the Reaper on Rannoch?
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This was a very frustrating battle. The trick about the targeting laser is that it doesn't actually require you to complete the targeting lock in a single fire. You can completely let go of the ...

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How do I zoom in with my bow?
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The Block button is the Left Hand action, which is, by default, the M2 (right) mouse button. You can check what the Left Hand action is mapped to in the Controls section of the main menu (Esc). The ...

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Are you able to farm fragments in Bastion?
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As Mana mentioned, you'll get access to the Smoking Pipe at some point, which allows you to combat waves of enemies in return for fragments. You'll also eventually gain access to the Bedroll and ...

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How much health do you have at each level in Bastion?
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According to the PlayerUnits.xml file, your character starts off with 51 health, and then you receive +2 health for every level, up to level 10: Level | Health ---------------- 1 | 51 2 |...

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How to improve sniping on Mass Effect?
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Sniping can be difficult at lower levels, especially if you haven't progressed far enough to have come across decent rifles. Additionally, if you haven't chosen a class with the sniper rifle talent (...

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How do I keep my fish from dying?
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For a whopping 25,000 credits, the Aquarium VI is available for sale on the Citadel, at the Elkoss Combine Arsenal Supplies terminal (where you first find Barla Von) in the Presdium Commons. In ...

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How can I regenerate health?
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You'll have to use medi-gel (which heals your entire squad) to recover bars that have been fully depleted. It can be accessed on your Power Wheel.

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Where are Mass Effect 3 saved games located on PC?
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The default save location is in the BioWare\Mass Effect 3\Save directory, inside of your My Documents folder. There will be individual folders for character you have, which contain all of the saves ...

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Does buying models and fish do anything except waste my money?
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Other than giving you the hottest Captain's Cabin in Citadel Space, no, purchasing these items will not do anything additional for you.

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How are minerals used if I run out of fuel?
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When you run out of fuel while exploring the nebula, EDI will warn you that an emergency FTL jump to the nearest fuel depot is necessary. As you know, you'll be forced to pay a mineral tax of some ...

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How much health does the Leechade spirit grant per hit?
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Shaun's observation of 5% is correct. You can verify this by looking at the entry for the Leechade entry in the game's PlayerUnits.xml file where it sets the LifeSteal attribute to 0.05, or 5%. ...

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Does the rank of the agent at headquarters affect Operations Reconnaissance?
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The way the projects are applied in the game's resource files 1 suggests that the level of the agent does not have any effect on the bonus – it's strictly the number of unassigned agents. In ...

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What's with this hologram?
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It indicates the currently selected ammunition power that's applied to that weapon, which you can change by selecting a new ammunition power from your Power Wheel. The different colours and icons ...

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What makes the 1D Fuel Scoop superior to the 1E Fuel Scoop?
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This seems to be a rounding artifact of the shop UI displaying the rate as metric tons/second instead of the actual scoop rate of kg/second. In the case of the 1E and 1D scoops, the rates are 18 kg/s ...

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Who are the numerous that died?
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The following is the memorial plaque wall when you start with a new character and select the "numerous" option. As you'll note, most of the squad members from Mass Effect 2 are still alive: Those ...

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What are the names on the wall in the Crew Deck?
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Yes, this is a memorial plaque to the crew members who have been lost. If you're particularly careless/heartless, the list can get pretty full, apparently (as LessPop_MoreFizz linked in chat): Many ...

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How do you respec in Mass Effect 2?
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To reassign points to your powers, you'll need to use the Retrain Powers upgrade in the Research Terminal, which can be found in the Research Lab on the second deck of the Normandy. In the Research ...

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Can I play SimCity 4 on Windows 7?
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I've been playing SimCity 4 (Deluxe Edition) on Windows 7 64-bit for a few weeks now and it's been relatively problem-free. I did have a problem running the game full screen after installing the ...

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Motivation for hacking Daemons
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Daemons are installed on mainframe devices, so the risk/reward mechanism is whether or not accessing that device is worth incurring the debuff for whatever you're trying to accomplish. While you may ...

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Is there a way to put orbital units very far away from cities?
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Supremacy level 6 grants you orbital coverage around all Firaxite resources, which would allow you to deploy orbital units near your enemy provided that they have sources of Firaxite within a useful ...

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Why is Anderson not a councilor?
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In the novel Mass Effect: Retribution, Anderson hands over the political negotiations he was in charge of to Udina in order to assist Kahlee Sanders from the Grissom Academy with locating Paul Grayson....

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How do I stop that banshee from eating my face?
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As an Infiltrator, I found dealing with these things a pain (in general, and to my ears, as that screeching gets old fast). However, I was able to find a combination that seemed to deal with them ...

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Do the cars in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit have different levels of health and strength?
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From what I've observed, this actually at least appears to be the case (and at least two other people agree). I haven't found a way to determine this definitively though, but I'll see what I can do in ...

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Is it possible to ride a bus as a passenger? Also, how do I get out?
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This is a bug. Per the game manual, Wei can only hire taxis, and as such it shouldn't be possible to become a passenger on a minibus. While I've never had this happen myself to test, based on ...

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How far can trade convoys and trade vessels travel?
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Per the in-game help on Trade Routes (emphasis mine): A colony is limited in the total number of trade routes it can establish, trade routes have unlimited range, and the amount a specific route ...

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Resuming a Mass Effect completed game?
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When you start a new game, in addition to the Default and Custom Shepard options for your character, you should have the option to "Use Existing ID". This will allow you to begin a new game with your ...

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Should I buy the Spectre Requisition Terminal weapons?
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What you see is what you get. The three weapons listed there are all that's made available from that terminal for the duration of the game. I can't reliably speak to the assault rifle and pistol (the ...

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Where are all the fuel depots located?
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Toward the end of the game at least, the functional fuel depots seem to mostly be concentrated in the lower left-hand corner of the Galaxy Map. In the following image, systems with fuel depots ...

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When does the romance occur?
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It happens when you're ready to put all of your cards on the table, right before you You'll have the typical "Are you sure?" dialogue (with Admiral Hackett) once you go to begin this mission. As ...

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What do I do with preparation nominations?
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As the name implies, they're nomination votes that help rank the top-ten systems in the Preparation list. Essentially this works out to them being effort-free way of completing a preparation activity, ...

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