User talk:Karpatius

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I've been wondering about this since I first saw your sigs here.

How have you been doing them?

- Bomb Bloke 02:35, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

I just usually use the signature-button over the text window. It's the third to the right from the "trumpet" media link button. It just adds the three ~'s to the message you are editing, which UFOpaedia/wiki transforms into a standard signature.

Hope I didn't explain a familiar thing to you.

--Karp 03:31, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

Well you did, but that doesn't explain how that causes your name to come out as "Karp" instead of "Karpatius".

- Bomb Bloke 21:08, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

Simple, use a pipe and enter something different other than the default username: Bomb. --Zomb 21:47, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

Edit: go to your preferences and add a Nickname to the field. That automatically adds the pipe and nickname. ;)

Aah, you mean the nickname, BB. That is displayed instead of your username when using sigs.

--Karp 21:53, 20 August 2008 (PDT)

Aha! All becomes clear. Thanks guys. :)

- Bomb Bloke 03:28, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

No prob. Hope to see a fun nickname soon.

--Karp 03:37, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

And I believe Zombie meant a |-symbol ( alt gr and < on some keyboard layouts, don't know which you are using so cannot say what you need to press ). That changes the appearance of links and sigs, and allows links like Janitor missiles so you can fit them better into your text.

--Karp 21:57, 21 August 2008 (PDT)

Karp, thanks for adding to the Apocalypse info. I played most of the XCOM games back in the day... but when I found the wiki years later, I only have time for the original XCOM, now. Still, all of us here appreciate anybody who helps add info on anything that's XCOM! Just ask us if you have questions. Cool deal on the pipe, btw. -MikeTheRed 20:37, 23 August 2008 (PDT)

No problem. Just glad most of the info is there now and that you actually like it. Always glad to help out.

Again, here is the link format for those who do not yet know how to use it and tumbled here:

((page title inside UFOpaedia|name for viewers))
...the ((Stun Rod|cattle prod)) can only be used in close combat but...

replacing ()'s with []'s

I enjoy Apocalypse most of the X-Com series, especially since yesterdays sectoid terror mission with a commander ( out of sight ) panicking my very few surviving troops, a soldier and three Cyberdisks left to my landing zone... at night. No armor, laser pistols and a few heavy weapons. Tank/cannon was no use at all. Medium ( veteran ) difficult.

I don't want to sound like a rookie and I'm all up for a challenge, but not that kind of odds against me...

--Karp 22:41, 24 August 2008 (PDT)

Ah don't worry about that. You're meant to experience complete, total and utter annihilation in X-Com UFO or TFTD at least once in your lifetime! It's practically mandatory. Then you get better, you learn new things and start to play more cautiously. Before long you'll be breezing battles with reasonably minimal losses. It's just like Apocalypse when everyone's got disrupters, entropy missiles and dimension missiles and you're still scrambling for the disrupter shield research to be done. Only it's like that from the very start and follows all the way through the game. You get through by knowing when not to fight. If you get overwhelmed with psi, cut your losses and abort the mission after hauling everyone back to the Skyranger (and any loot you manage to snag along the way so that your escape is hopefully worth something). Until you can start screen your psi strength levels, you need to take a very cautious (or extremely aggressive) approach towards sectoid encounters. - NKF 23:47, 24 August 2008 (PDT)