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by Scuttlemutt
Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 82001

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Ships can be generalted with Door Control subsystems; they just never use the manual open/close aspect of it. It is there just to get Blast Doors, mostly. I haven't seen an enemy ship with a door into space, though. Not counting the flagship on the second and third stage, after you blow off the chun...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

What is the trigger for abduction missions? Suppose undetected UFOs need to land in the target countries? So once the satellite network grows large enough, incoming UFOs get intercepted instead of landing to complete the mission.

Just a guess, though.
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:19 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Electrical Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Re: Electrical Wiring

That may be true, but the owner of the household is stubborn and cheap and would never pay for an electrician to do something she can get done for free. We had a relative come in to look at it a few hours after I posted this. It turned out the solution was B12 connected to W3, B3 connected to B-Fixt...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 82001

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

Personally I think having 47% dodge by the final boss is more mandatory than 4 or even 3 shields; That basically means you take 47% less damage (which I mentally round to 50% for simplicity) overall from non-beam weaponry, and it's easy to get with a combination of half-upgraded engines and max skil...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:51 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I've been using snipers with Disabling Shot to shut down anybody that gets mind controlled on my team (or at least, make them fire with pistols instead of their main weapon). Does Mind Controlling a mind controlled friendly even work?
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:46 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Electrical Wiring
Replies: 3
Views: 1880

Electrical Wiring

This is a real life problem that seems like it might be solvable by the same methods as a puzzle would. I am hoping somebody could give me a clue in the right direction that I can't seem to find. There is an old light fixture in the house that is being replaced. It was removed, and behind the fixtur...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 17, 2012 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I'm actually raising a Snap Shot sniper to test a theory involving a combination with the last promotion skill (I forgot the name, but the other one is "Double Tap"). I'm hoping if I can boost his movement enough that he can dash beyond the enemies cover, that may give him many more shots ...
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

This wasn't at the end of the month though; This was immediately after the completion of the Terror mission that a country withdrew from the project. I wasn't aware that was possible until it just happened to me.
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:45 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Berzerkers seem to refuse to move completely when somebody near by is Overwatching them. It's kind of terrifying trying to work around a Berzerker sitting in the middle of my squad while two cyberdisks, their drone entourages, and some floaters come at me.
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Don't you love getting the "Flight Computers are important" speech every time you enter a UFO?
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Oct 14, 2012 4:53 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I've developed a sound tactic for terror missions. Everybody gets a Skeleton Suit and we all jump on top of the nearest truck. Edit: You know what? Minutes after I posted this, I saw a Chrysalid jump a two story building. I think they were just luring me into a false sense of security by letting me ...
by Scuttlemutt
Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:31 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I've had fresh enemies advance out of fog of war before, so I think they are active even if they haven't been revealed. However, a majority of the time they don't seem to actively agress the player until soldiers have come within firing range. (Even revealing them with the Sniper's scanner doesn't s...
by Scuttlemutt
Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:52 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Not sure if beating the game without a withdrawal is possible on Classic, just because of abductions having 3 choices. Clearing an abduction mission can reduce panic in a country, but it seems like the missions you have to miss increase panic on entire continents. There is so much more panic generat...
by Scuttlemutt
Thu Oct 11, 2012 4:04 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 82001

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I've never seen the FTL charge level when Sensors 3, so either I keep missing it somehow or it's impossible. It does reveal repair/damage progress though. But a huge shame it doesn't seem to function on the end boss ship.
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Anybody have any ideas on what causes Panic ratings to rise? Obviously not accepting an Abduction mission makes it rise, but that can't be the only factor. I've gotten a TPK on a UFO Crash Site mission that didn't appear to cause any Panic, so I have to wonder if a downed UFO would be fine if it was...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:12 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I just lost a Corporal Assault and Support because a sectoid decided he wanted to be Alien Rambo, run through a closed doorway they were both set to overwatch to guard (dodged one, took 2 damage from the other; they both had assault rifles), and then critical hit one for 6 damage (lethal, from full ...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:09 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I think it has to do with the difficulty level. All locations were available to me on Classic and Impossible, and I think only two were available on Easy. I haven't checked Normal. Unless it has to do with the tutorial, because I only started up Easy to see the tutorial so disabling it could be the ...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:32 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I don't know if it's difficulty or my own terrible luck. Three soldiers at 45% hit rate all miss, and then the bastard dances out (Thin Men always look like they are dancing) and pops my assault soldier (behind cover, and I gave her the defense bonus skill in the tree) in one hit.
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Oct 10, 2012 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

I was busy playing it for a lot of today. And when I say 'playing' I really mean 'failing at'. I thought I'd try to be a badass and put it on Classic difficulty without having played an XCOM before, but I can't seem to get past month 2 without a feeling of hopelessness setting in. Three missions in ...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:04 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input
Replies: 9
Views: 4757

Re: Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input

Hm. Well, I think I'll follow your AMD recommendation in your first post then. It seems like the motherboard you linked to came in stock overnight, so I should be able to order it straight away. Although I am not sure if I'll ever get around to overclocking it. It's always been something I am nervou...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown
Replies: 456
Views: 135463

Re: X-Com: UFO Defense / UFO: Enemy Unknown

Anybody know how some people apparently have a lot of achievements from XCOM: Enemy Unknown when the game isn't even out yet? And you can't say "Time Zones" because I don't think a couple hours difference is enough for somebody to get "Win the game from each of the 5 starting location...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:08 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!
Replies: 361
Views: 82001

Re: FTL - ohcrapshieldsaredown!

I've been playing Rock Type B almost exclusively since I got it just because I want to be using that ship when I finally find the Crystal one, just for an achievement. 100 tries later, still nothing (Well, except for unlocking every other ship in the game minus Slug crusier). I've gotten to 5500~ is...
by Scuttlemutt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:37 pm UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input
Replies: 9
Views: 4757

Re: Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input

Is AMD's "dual-graphics" only a factor when DirectX 11 is involved? I am kind of leaning towards the AMD hardware but I might also look into streaming more often as well (I am not sure if it's my CPU or my internet connection, but I always get complaints that my stream is laggy; I think it...
by Scuttlemutt
Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:36 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input
Replies: 9
Views: 4757

Trying to upgrade CPU, seeking input

I believe it's about time for my old Core 2 Duo e6400 to be put to rest, being about 5 years old and all. The rest of the computer has been mostly updated already, but it seems like the computer as a whole can't handle newer applications or games very well at all anymore, even at low settings. Befor...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 72976

Re: Terraria

I think it would be much easier to brew up a couple Obsidian Skin potions than it would be to construct a giant runway. Spectre Boots means mobility is not a problem, and a Cobalt Shield means mobs can't knock you off course.
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Jan 22, 2012 12:57 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Bacon Workshop
Replies: 2768
Views: 548103

Re: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim : Dual Wield Bacon

On night to remember: I never actually went to rorikstead, but I somehow finished the quest Actually, if you talk to Ysolda while on the quest she tells you to go right to the last spot, no matter whether you saw the hagraven or the stolen goat. That is indeed what I did, completely by accident. I ...
by Scuttlemutt
Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Pirate Democracy
Replies: 52
Views: 15612

Re:

@tomtom2357
Spoiler:
That pattern doesn't seem quite right though. Let's say a pirate of arbitrarily low fierceness is expecting to get 1 gold coin from almost any plan proposed before himself; why should he agree with it over any other proposed plan?
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Dec 06, 2011 12:58 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)
Replies: 2086
Views: 396016

Re: Dungeons and Dragons (and other tabletop RPGs)

I don't mean to interrupt this convo but I do have a question about DnD 4e... To what extent should a DM be able to veto the use of PCs abilities? I've heard flying mounts is often an issue because it pretty much removes time as a factor from any long journey, but I've recently seen an issue where t...
by Scuttlemutt
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Heroes of Might and Magic VI
Replies: 7
Views: 2718

Re: Heroes of Might and Magic VI

Sanctuary doesn't do bad either; Their Coral/Pearl Priestess can give a temporary regeneration to a unit, and they get 2 charges per battle. Just as long as the stack itself stays alive (gets easier as the stacks get bigger), it's pretty good. NPC battles seem to get somewhat shallow once your hero ...
by Scuttlemutt
Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:26 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons of Dredmor
Replies: 16
Views: 4177

Re: Dungeons of Dredmor

I've found Alchemy a pretty strong skill about mid way once a suitable stash of iron is collected. It's possible to distill almost any alcohol into aquavitae, and distill every fruit into alcohol; This pretty much means your healing potion supply is tied only to the amount of iron you find, and if y...
by Scuttlemutt
Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:54 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Dungeons of Dredmor
Replies: 16
Views: 4177

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

It's actually kind of neat how much EXP you can earn from just disarming a floors worth of traps, but I'm still not sure if it's worth pumping trap affinity. "I could use my level up on skill X, or I could use my level up on a trap affinity skill which will earn me EXP to get skill X next level...
by Scuttlemutt
Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Prisoners, hats, twists, etc.
Replies: 21
Views: 4276

Re: Prisoners, hats, twists, etc.

Clarification: The "No Talking" rule doesn't apply when the word spoken is "KARBUKI!", does it? Otherwise I think everybody is dead right from the beginning. Aside from that... The guy at the front of the line is visible by all except the Blind man, right? So the guy with the mat...
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Nov 20, 2011 12:11 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Logic of Probability
Replies: 22
Views: 7394

Re: The Logic of Probability

I think I see the similarities to a Monty Hall problem. Imagine the reverse of the usual scenario; There's 6 doors with 5 cars behind it, and one door is empty. You pick one door, and then he reveals the other doors until it's down to just your picked door and the empty door. Should you swi...
by Scuttlemutt
Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:15 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems)
Replies: 2634
Views: 494706

Re: Great Steam Deals (And other Online Distribution Systems

Amazon.com is having a sale right now, buy one game and get a second 50% off. Of course it only applies if both games belong to a specific list, but there is some good stuff on there. I'm planning on buying Disgaea 4 and Catherine for PS3 once I figure out if this offer applies to Canada (Amazon.ca)...
by Scuttlemutt
Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:10 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Ultimate glitch thread
Replies: 51
Views: 7999

Re: Ultimate glitch thread

There was a dupe trick for pokemon Gold and Silver too, that duped items and pokemon themselves. This was the generation that allowed you to make pokemon hold items, so what you would do it give the item you want to dupe to any pokemon. Put it in the PC, and let it save. Then move it to another box,...
by Scuttlemutt
Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Card Matching Game
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Re: Card Matching Game

Actually, the strategy I came up with for the man is this: The first card the woman flips over must always be a new card, because she hasn't seen any before. The second card can either be another new card, or the match to the first card. Obviously the latter is not ideal for making it take the l...
by Scuttlemutt
Sun Jul 24, 2011 8:26 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Card Matching Game
Replies: 10
Views: 2524

Card Matching Game

A man challenges a woman to a card matching game. Using a standard 52 card deck (two colors, four suits, 13 of each suit), all of the cards are placed on a table and the woman must turn them over two at a time, and if they match she may remove them and if they don't match they are flipped back over....
by Scuttlemutt
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:05 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 72976

Re: Terraria

•Water now evaporates when it reaches the underworld. So... What happens to water that is already down there? Because, well, while I was building my Hellevator under my town, I picked up quite a bit of water along the way... Let's just say that when I finished my hellevator, I inadvertently begun '...
by Scuttlemutt
Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:15 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Terraria
Replies: 362
Views: 72976

Re: Terraria

As long as the whole set is visible, you get any visual effects associated with it. For example, you could have Meteor Armor, Meteor Legs and a Cobalt Helmet sorry, JUNGLE Helmet equipped, and then a Meteor Helmet in the vanity slot and you'll get the lighting effect. Not that you would want to brea...
by Scuttlemutt
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: How many prisoners?
Replies: 112
Views: 45066

Re: How many prisoners?

I'm not sure if anybody has taken this into account, but if there's n-1 prisoners and n cells, doesn't that mean there is an empty cell somewhere? What if a critical message hits the empty cell in any of the strategies above?

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