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3:00 PM
This does look pretty great.
Deathegg is one scary dude.
@LessPop_MoreFizz ...What?
@GnomeSlice Orion: Dino Beatdown looks interesting
A game where you fly around in a jetpack shooting at dinosaurs while avoiding horrible dinosaur-related death? Yes please.
@IanPugsley I was just getting to that one. Still buffering. Sounds awesome.
Oh hey, Legends of Grimrock is releasing this month.
So is Fez!
@GnomeSlice HeroQuests are the best.
3:12 PM
^ Fez ^
Clearly, the point here is that you should all be playing King of Dragon Pass and asking questions about it.
This makes me sad:
hi, Is Age of Empires online good ?
Q: Fable III for my computer, although it doens't mean all minimum requirements

CamX3Alright, so. I REALLY want to play Fable III for my PC on Steam! :D But I found that my computer doesn't meet ALL the requirements, but it does meet most. My CPU and Video Card don't meet the minimal requirements. Will that effect the entire game? . . . Or can I make it work?

3:18 PM
@OrigamiRobot the real question is why he REALLY wants to play Fable III at all
@IanPugsley He's dumb enough to not understand system requirements, you think he's smart enough to read reviews?
@LessPop_MoreFizz Probably not, but did he not hear the collective howl of the internet after it came out?
Some levels of awful transcend standard communication channels.
Too. Many. Ponies.
Q: Which room am I mising to get 200.06% completion?

RichieBasically I have 1889 rooms discovered and I am at 200.05% and I absolutely cannot see which room I need to discover in order to make that final 0.01% If any of you have a keen eye and are willing to have a look for me, you will have my eternal gratitude. Regular Map Inverted Map

Why does completion go above 100%?
@OrigamiRobot I like how that question was closed by Rarity and Derpy hooves. Pony power!
@Wipqozn We had one last night closed by Rarity, Derpy Hooves, and Fluttershy
3:24 PM
I'm really getting tired of seeing ponies everywhere =[
@DerpyHooves are you planning to switch back to Rainbow Dash, or are you going to stay as Derpy?
@GnomeSlice I'm getting really tired of seeing you complain about it. BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN.
@OrigamiRobot why did you add a spelling error to that castlevania question?
@GnomeSlice Why? I'm not sure what the problem is.
@Wipqozn Clearly the solution to make us both happy is for me to leave and never come back.
@Wipqozn Gonna stay as Derpy for at least the 30 days. Then we shall see how the pony winds blow.....
3:25 PM
@DerpyHooves haha, okay.
@GnomeSlice I predict.... 2 stars.
@GnomeSlice Why? We aren't hurting anyone.
@LessPop_MoreFizz I wasn't going to star that, but I really want to now.
But I shall resist!
@DerpyHooves No, it' not that. I just... argh.
@Wipqozn (This is Ashley speak for "Honestly I have not thought about it")
3:26 PM
@Sterno That poor guy.
Q: Which room am I missing to get 200.06% completion?

RichieBasically I have 1889 rooms discovered and I am at 200.05% and I absolutely cannot see which room I need to discover in order to make that final 0.01% If any of you have a keen eye and are willing to have a look for me, you will have my eternal gratitude. Regular Map Inverted Map

@Sterno I feel like this question is too localized.
@Lazers Isn't that 'too localized'?
Wait... @DerpyHooves is actually Ashley Nunn? How long have I been gone from this place?!
@Aeo It's a recent change.
3:28 PM
@Aeo The change happened yesterday :)
@Wipqozn Oh.. Ok, then... thought I was away longer than I thought lol
Well, I need to head to school. Meeting people for Sushi after class, so I best not be late.
@GnomeSlice No more so than "My code no work. How fix?" on SO.
@DerpyHooves Oh... is that who you are?
I thought you seemed familiar...
Q: Games for Windows Marketplace - LIVE does not work

legospace9876I installed GFW Marketplace - LIVE but it does not work. I guess the problem is caused because of the unavailability of XBOX Live, or because it is not optimized for Windows 8 CP. In this first because I do not think I have already tried to solve the problem with the Auto Hide IP, and then the sa...

3:29 PM
@GnomeSlice yeah :)
Is 'Derpy Hooves' an actual character from the series?
@GnomeSlice Kindasorta. There's controversy.
@LessPop_MoreFizz I did? :(
WTF I didn't even touch the title...
@IanPugsley Did you watch the trailer for this?
Why did like 3 people say that the question was too localized, but not VTC it?
@FAE not surprising, their promos always have great animations
@OrigamiRobot You're missing the .6% you get from glitching outside of the map with the sword familiar.
@Sterno His specific room is too localized, but full maps will answer all the map questions.
@FAE .....Oi...
@Fluttershy That does not count towards the 200.6%
3:38 PM
@GnomeSlice nope; at work
> "It will, in the future, be less and less about the slingshot and more about the characters and their adventures and all different kinds of games in different forms."
...there ARE no characters, no story, no adventures...
@OrigamiRobot Are you sure?
@GnomeSlice Yeah, I... I don't know. I just... yeeeeeah.
@Fluttershy Yea with the glitch, the total is like 201% or sommat
@OrigamiRobot I agree it is highly salvageable with an edit. He's not asking for maps though. He's asking us to find the room for him.
3:39 PM
@OrigamiRobot Oh. Well then...
I suspect he's already seen the full map but just isn't able to pinpoint himself which room he's missing
@Sterno Edited the title. Done. Easy.
Also, anyone with an iThingy should check out Lunar Racer while it's still free. Noodlecake makes such awesome games.
And it's got music by Whitaker Blackall again.
^ (@DerpyHooves) ^
@GnomeSlice There is absolutely characters, story and adventures:
@LessPop_MoreFizz I am not watching this again.
3:44 PM
@GnomeSlice But it's awesome.
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@OrigamiRobot I agree that edit makes it better, but it changed the nature of the question enough that I felt he should make it himself, which is why I didn't do it. He's probably right back where he started... having no idea which room he's missing, since I'm guessing he already looked at that map. So, good edit for gaming.SE, maybe not so good for him in particular.
I must be bored if I'm still talking about this
@GnomeSlice yes.
It's extra funny when you realize it was made by Israelis.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Okay, maybe I am watching it again.
Sue me
3:48 PM
@LessPop_MoreFizz Yeah yeah, I knew you were going to do that.
@Sterno Someone found the room for him :)
Good eyes.
Ok, I need to go afk and ice and elevate my hand, been typing too long and it's sore again. Later all!
@Sterno He re-edited it himself. I Someone found his specific room. We answer questions like this all the time.
3:53 PM
Q: How do I "narrowly avoid" a shot?

Joe WreschnigThere are Treasure Hunt panels with the condition "Narrowly avoid a total of 5 (or 25, or 50) shots in Air Battles." According to my records, I've narrowly avoided two shots so far, out of what must be at least ten hours of air battles. Getting another three by accident sounds reasonable, but no...

Q: Where are Rare Treasurefish?

Joe WreschnigI need to defeat at least five Rare Treasurefish (probably more, in Treasure Hunt panels I can't read the requirements for yet). Where can I find Rare Treasurefish? Are they visually different from regular treasurefish? I feel like I've shot a ton of fish, but apparently only one was rare so far.

Apparently this map is too big to edit.
I don't know why I bother answering CoD questions, since a) people upvoting them are nil and b) if I put out a really detailed answer, the average player of CoD either doesn't care or couldn't understand it
Wow that was weird. I called the National Guard Armory to take care of some Army stuff, and the guy that answered the phone was a good friend of mine from High School. o.O Didn't even know he was in the military.
@Rarity A shot of tequila and a gun
put a plus sign between em :)
3:55 PM
@Fluttershy that is weird
@IanPugsley Small world, I guess.
@agent86 This
@LessPop_MoreFizz Swear at him and use racial slurs.
3:57 PM
@LessPop_MoreFizz ho do i deal with lame plrz who dont play rite?
cuz i cant kill them is to hard
If that guy edits it again to say 200.06% I am gonna him!
@Rarity You seem better at this than you should be.
O.o so, I'm thinking the winners of this round of the LoL contest will a) have >100 views, and b) have >5 upvotes.
3:59 PM
>100 views? On a LoL question? Wow, that's impressive!
@Fluttershy yeahhhhh. quality :)
I dunno, some of the Lol players seem pretty abrasive...
@GnomeSlice no u
@Rarity I may be off on my view count, but I'm betting the upvoted answer will be somewhere around 5 or 6 upvotes.
And that's being generous.
Ahhh Omegadolon Update.
4:01 PM
On another note, I really wish they'd update us on the status of the ME3 mission prizes. =\ I don't wanna e-mail Lauren specifically to ask if my bag got ordered before they ran out of stock.
@OrigamiRobot Yeah. I think it's fine now. My point was in his original version, someone could have validly answered "You're missing the room to the left of <describe some room here>". It was originally too localized. And I don't even care that much. I was just commenting on the fact that 2-3 people in chat both said that too, but they didn't VTC it after saying that!
@Sterno I just dislike complaining that a question is too localized when a trivial edit can fix it. People don't get how this site works right away.
He was just applying his specific situation to the larger question.
@Fluttershy Here
@OrigamiRobot Which is why I left him a comment explaining how I think he should fix it. As I said before, I didn't want to do it myself because it does change the nature of the question. As his comment reply shows, it wasn't so much the big map he was interested in. It was someone pinpointing for him what he was missing, since he couldn't see it himself. Anyway, it all worked out great. INTERNET SAVED
@GnomeSlice There is one guy who bumped his post every hour to the point where it went into community wiki mode after a day... ahh LoL contest
@Sterno We can either complain in the comments that new users make trivial edits, or we can make them ourselves and explain why we did it. I prefer the latter in the case of such trivial edits.
Saying "I am voting to close you question" in this case makes us seem very excluding in my opinion.
4:16 PM
@OrigamiRobot my eyes
@Resorath Hahaha!
@Rarity SotN maps are serious business.
We probably read different intents from what he wanted. You see it as "I want a map". I read that question as "Do this comparison for me, since I'm failing at it". thus, I didn't see the edit as trivial, and I thought it was important to point out that "do the work for me" is not a valid question.
@Sterno If I can change the title and make the entire question acceptable, the edit was trivial.
Not if it changes what the user is asking for!
4:20 PM
@OrigamiRobot #0000FF blue on #000000 black is serious too
@Sterno It didn't. "How can I complete this map?" is the same as "What room do I need to find to complete this map?"
> Why is this unicorn looking all sexy?
As far as what is being requested.
@Rarity Wat.
Q: Why am I so good at fishing?

ResorathIn Ninja Fishing for iOS, what part of the fish causes the hook to catch onto it? It seems to be inconsistent among fish, often causing me to snag a fish I didn't mean to snag.

4:21 PM
@OrigamiRobot Do you feel the user would have been satisfied with just the map if someone wouldn't have spotted the specific room he was missing?
Toribash is such a cool game.
Do you think he didn't already find a map online?
@GnomeSlice ugh I need to play it
Looking at his original version of the question, before LessPop edited it, it seemed like he was specifically saying "I am failing at eyeball comparison. Help me with it"
@Sterno We can't assume that people already found things like that.
4:22 PM
@DerpyHooves someone from another room
@OrigamiRobot For the record, the amount I care about this is way less than the amount of text I'm typing. I'm just, you know, at work. So anything is better.
@Sterno You can tell what rooms you missed (usually) by simply looking at your own map.
@Wipqozn Have you played it? We could do it for Game On. Or so a tournament or something.
A: League of Legends Contest - Round 2

Peter Vogt LarsenIsnt it kinda unfair that people can put bounties on their questions and then get loads of views?

@IanPugsley Yes.
4:23 PM
Well, if you continue to fix via edit, and I continue to comment on why I didn't like the original, we get the best of both worlds!
the bounty option just appeared for my question. so tempting!
@Sterno I think that is the better way. Closing a new user's question like that doesn't help anyone.
I still don't understand why completion goes over 100%
@Sterno The inverted castle is not required to beat the game.
@Sterno so it looks like you're done when you reach the not-really-final-boss
4:26 PM
Plus, secret rooms.
Wouldn't that just mean that you beat it at less than 100%?
@Resorath Wahahahaha
@Sterno This was before games did the whole hand holding thing.
100% is all non-secret rooms in the non-inverted castle.
4:28 PM
But it makes a percentage totally meaningless if the "real" completion is at 200.6%. It's like the devs are giving math the finger!
@Sterno If you got to the end of the first castle and it only said 50%, you would know there is more. It is supposed to be kind of a secret.
I was wondering what XKCDs april fool was.
You have to do very specific, non-required things to unlock the inverted castle.
If you kill the "final" boss, the game ends as though you won.
@OrigamiRobot wait, you do?
I thought that's just how the game ends, I just got the inverted castle without knowing about it
@Rarity Yes, you can kill Richter and the game ends.
@Rarity I did too when I first played.
4:38 PM
@OrigamiRobot was that a dialog option or something?
Banshees on ME3 insanity mode are just not possible to kill.
I'm pretty sure of it
@Resorath False
Try using a Carnifex, armor piercing mod works too
@Sterno I've run out of ammo trying to kill them. They have way too much health
@Resorath Which part? the last fight?
4:40 PM
BTW, there's a part wher eyou get to fight 4 of them in a row
@Rarity Luckily you don't have to kill them all.
@Rarity At the very end, don't they just spawn non stop?
Play keepaway
@Sterno No i'm only on the first encounter, second banshee
@Sterno you don't? I just kept killing them
Also 4 brutes on the map at once
4:40 PM
@Rarity The very last wave you can just run around for like 90 seconds
I do remember having to kill the brutes though.
@Resorath Well, I had Liara, EDI, and myself as a soldier with Energy Drain and Incendiary ammo
Energy drain/overload works wonders against the barrier
I'd pop powers to kill their barriers, rapid fire weapons the rest of the way to get them down, and then switch to pistols when they were down to armor
@Sterno I'm using Liara/Ashley.. which was a mistake. Ashley sucks, I should have let her die.
I do have energy drain though as a bonus power since its my second playthrough
@Sterno Pistols hey?
Make sure you're using rapid fire for the barriers and heavier stuff for the armor
sniper would be good too for armor, but the sniper rifle I favored was too slow-firing to be good for it
It's hard to say how much of a difference the Incendiary ammo might have made, since it is specifically designed for helping with armored targets
I'd usually throw 3-4 frag grenades, specced for armor damage, in the banshee's face too
useless lift grenades
4:44 PM
@Resorath throw them at guardians
@Rarity iirc, you have to collect a couple of rings, and go to a specific room in order to unlock the second castle. it was quite the easter egg at the time
@murgatroid99 ya, although anything that isn't armored and shielded I just lift with liara's singularity, then combo with "Throw", which has no cooldown when it combos
Liara's singularity, specced for quick cooldown, is the single best thing you can have in Insanity
(in general... not so much for banshees)
@Sterno yup
@Rarity No, you just don't have get the items you need to see Shaft.
4:46 PM
@agent86 huh. I just collected stuff and explored random rooms like a boss
Which is sorta the point
@DerpyHooves By the way, did you ever get around to trying Globulos Mania?
@OrigamiRobot I can dig it
@Rarity like an Alucard
@agent86 A what?
4:48 PM
@OrigamiRobot What is that.
@GnomeSlice Alucard is the protagonist of Castlevania: SOTN
@GnomeSlice Alucard.
I see...
He looks like a huge douchebag.
@GnomeSlice He is half vampire Dracula.
@OrigamiRobot he is half Dracula
which in this case is a humorous name for a vampire, and entirely accurate
4:49 PM
Why do I always get notifications for the Weekly Writers.SE chat?
WHAT IS A MAN? A miserable little pile of secrets.
@IanPugsley Quite.
@GnomeSlice you've been in their room at least once
@GnomeSlice Because you went into their room before.
@GnomeSlice you fool
4:49 PM
you'll never escape their clutches
Alucard is also Dracula spelled backwards.
@agent86 No spoilers!
I actually had a very pleasant chat with one of their mods a few weeks ago. We were the only two people who showed up.
@GnomeSlice So chat events go to anyone ever in that room.
4:50 PM
@Ullallulloo Even if you haven't been there in ages?
@GnomeSlice there is no timeout
@GnomeSlice Yep. That's why Grace says never go to the DIY chat.
@GnomeSlice even if you've only been there once, a year ago
Q: Let users opt out of scheduled event notifications

Michael MrozekChat pops up a notification anytime a scheduled event in a room you're interested in is about to start. Unfortunately, it defines "room you're interested in" as "room you've been in, ever", and there appears to be no way to tell it otherwise. I've been in quite a few chat.SE rooms for sites I'm...

@agent86 Bountied.
4:52 PM
@OrigamiRobot we're way past the expiration date of spoilers on playstation one games.
BTW, SMB2 is all a dream mario is having.
@agent86 Also, it wasn't even a spoiler... it's in the booklet.
@agent86 GODAMMIT.
besides which, is it a spoiler if it's backwards?
@agent86 I never actually noticed that.
Snape kills Dumbledore!
4:53 PM
@agent86 I was claiming the implications therein were spoilers.
@OrigamiRobot I think we've beaten this subject far past its ability to survive
unless it was a secret vampire
OH NOES its back from the dead and sucking my blood! SAVE YOURSELVES
@agent86 is there any other kind?
@agent86 The player is actually Darth Revan!
Vampires don't usually walk around all, "Greetings, my good man! I am a Dracula."
4:56 PM
@IanPugsley dracula usually rolled that way. dude did not give a crap.
he was all like "WHAT HAS FOUR POINTY TEETH AND DOESN'T GIVE A CRAP? Me, bitches."
prepare to be vampire'd
@agent86 Well he didn't so much use words as impale people...
@agent86 you're thinking of Dracula, King of All Vampires!
@GnomeSlice What was the name of the iThingie game we needed to try while it was free?
what if yoda spoke normally?
@agent86 wow hes really boring now
5:04 PM
@GnomeSlice You're the third person to bounty it, so good luck :)
Must resist the urge to ask ALL the SotN secret room questions...
I'm just going to leave this here.
Y'see, Satan is like jello pudding. NO. Actually, satan is more like Nintendo Gamecube...
@MichaelMrozek Third time's a charm?
@OrigamiRobot Ah, the secret rooms. IIRC, a secret room is the only time wolf form was ever necessary in the entire game.
5:09 PM
penny arcade did a meta joke today
@MarkTrapp But I think you could also do it with the bat? That's the one I want to ask.
It's been way too long for me to remember specifics
@MarkTrapp I was never 100% sure how to open it.
I could always eventually get it open.
@OrigamiRobot it was a giant pain to do this considering you didn't know how to do it
I remember us just trying random things until it opened
@IanPugsley I can't separate the facts from the rumors.
5:18 PM
@OrigamiRobot sounds like a good question
@IanPugsley I'm trying to find a screenshot.
Where's the punchline? WHERE'S THE PUNCHLINE?!
@MarkTrapp makes a tic mark under group 1
@agent86 wrong group smartey-pants
5:28 PM
@agent86 Are you counting in binary then?
unless you were marking yourself down, which seems a little unnecessary
@Ullallulloo that doesn't make sense either
Base 1 format
why would you zero-index that list of groups
@IanPugsley You know what I meant, but yeah.
I did it.
5:32 PM
@IanPugsley I always 0-index. programmer habit.
Q: How do I open this secret room?

OrigamiRobotNear the beginning of the game, there is a room full of mermen. The completed map shows a secret room connected at the bottom left of this area. I have heard stories about using the wolf/bat and this tunnel to unlock it. Sometimes they say you need to ram the ledge on the wall. How do I gain ...

@Fluttershy Lunar Racer.
@OrigamiRobot Oh yeah, that's the werewolf room
from Noodle Cake Studios. They make awesome games. They did Super Stickman Golf too. Both with music from Whitaker Blackall.
@MarkTrapp But I've done it with the bat sometimes.
:4073078 I linked to the tunnel
5:39 PM
@OrigamiRobot Yeah, saw that afterwards :P Assuming you've opened that so you can walk through it, I think I got your answer
@MarkTrapp I am 99% sure it can also be done with the wolf somehow.
I can't watch the video right now, but I'll check when i get home.
Q: How do I get out of this sewer pit in Thieves’ Guild?

ZenoI found this pit: So I jumped into it and found that large door/valve will not open. Now I cannot find a way out or back up: How do I get out? The dark corner has nothing either. I cannot use a Rope arrow, there's nothing to attach it to.

Q: How do I open this secret room?

OrigamiRobotNear the beginning of the game, there is a room full of mermen. The completed map shows a secret room connected at the bottom left of this area. I have heard stories about using the wolf/bat and this tunnel to unlock it. Sometimes they say you need to ram the ledge on the wall. How do I gain ...

@Sterno This makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Our party's been carrying around a bag of holding and portable hole as a "just in case" weapon for a long time. But if we can turn it into arrow form, even better!
5:50 PM
@OrigamiRobot The "official" way to do it is to walk into one side as wolf and walk into the other side as bat, but I second guessed myself and chose the bat-only method because the video claimed it was easier (and it looked easier). Reverted back to the wolf/bat answer, as other videos show the same thing and that's what I remember
@MarkTrapp Interesting
It's so hard to know what contributes because you get no feedback
I wonder what the prize distribution was for the ME3 contest, e.g. who chose what. The messenger bag vs comics seems kind of obvious and I don't think anyone got a console - but I wonder who took the headphones vs the keyboard
took the keyboard
@Resorath @agent86 chose a console and @Ronan was gunning for the headphones
One guy I work with took the keyboard. I'm pretty sure the other took the headphones
5:54 PM
I would've gone headphones as well had I stayed at that level
@FAE Did he not get to the TV level? because a $300 console vs a $800 tv seems kinda strange. and ya I took the headphones personally - my logitech G15 keyboard is kinda gross and needs cleaning, but I love my LCD panel too much
@Resorath I got to the TV level. I think it was a $500 TV when I checked it.
I opted for the console because I had no use for the TV. I originally asked for a gift card, but they declined
@agent86 oh it was only $500? which console did you get?
I could've gotten the TV and then tried to sell it, but I'd have to find someone local and reliable to buy it
i guess my original xbox 360 elite was like $550
5:56 PM
@Resorath I got a playstation 3
Mar 20 at 19:43, by agent86
don't really need the TV, and trying to sell it or something seemed like more trouble than I was really interested in
@Resorath It was an $800 MSRP TV that was $500 on Amazon
of the current gen, non handheld consoles, it was the only one I didn't have :)
@agent86 Ah. I always thought it was worth more. Good call then on the console. I was going to buy a PS3 but I figured the next generation of consoles is bound to be out soon
@OrigamiRobot I have a feeling the wolf part is unnecessary/not implemented. Now I have to go play SotN to confirm
5:57 PM
@Resorath You were wrong. Except the Wii U.

This is the code name reportedly being given to the fourth incarnation of the PlayStation console (PS4), tipped to be released during the “holiday season” next year.
fox news though :(
@Resorath I've seen the same rumor on game blogs; probably where Fox News got it from
The fact that they're not showing the console at E3 this year doesn't bode well for it
5:59 PM
@MarkTrapp ya maybe. but "holiday season" of next year is still 1.5 years away.
@Resorath That's still almost two years.
@LessPop_MoreFizz Barbie Horse Adventure 3?
@LessPop_MoreFizz I wish I could give out negative stars in chat
So @Wipqozn @Fluttershy @Rarity @DerpyHooves, I watched the first 3 eps of MLP:FiM. It's a fun little show.

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