Top Reddit IAmA's http://www.topiama.com The latest IAmA's collected from Reddit GamingWe are the creators of theHunter: Call of the Wild. Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6467/we-are-the-creators-of-thehunter-call-of-the-wild UPDATE - We are now live at twitch.tv/expansiveworlds We'll continue answering the AMA live on stream, do some gaming, and take questions from chat! Keep the questions coming!

UPDATE 2 - As most of the team are now rolling out for the evening real-time answers will stop for now. Please keep questions coming and we'll be doing another pass in the morning so we can grab questions from all time-zones. :)

Hi Reddit!

We are a development team within Expansive Worlds, a division of Avalanche Studios (Just Cause, Mad Max etc.), based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Earlier this year we released our game theHunter: Call of the wild to PC, and more recently PS4 and Xbox One as well. Today we celebrate the release of a new wintry hunting reserve called Medved-Taiga National Park. Here's our trailer!.

We'll have the whole team (coders, artists, producers, QA, the odd marketing bod) available to answer your questions, we'll be responding via this /u/expansiveworlds account.

Looking forward to answering your questions about anything and everything, but of course our specialty is anything related to game dev, and in particular open world games. So...Ask us anything!

Proof: See our tweet

Extra info: We'll start answering questions at 15:00 CEST, 1 hour from now. At 16:00 CEST we start our Medved-Taiga launch stream (www.twitch.tv/expansiveworlds) where we'll continue to pick question from the AMA live! Then when the stream is wrapped up we'll continue for another hour or two with the AMA. As we know, time zones can be a pain, so we'll do another pass answering questions tomorrow morning so that everyone can get involved.

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Tue, 17 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyWe're MegaBots, Team USA in the Giant Robot Duel. Our robot fights tomorrow - AUA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6466/were-megabots-team-usa-in-the-giant-robot-duel Hey Reddit, I'm here again!

After starting standup at 19, I wrote, starred, and produced my own television show TITUS from 2000-2002. After I pissed off the Network President and the show got canned I've done seven 90 minute comedy specials and I'm working on my eighth called Amerigeddon, which is touring now.

I also just finished my first feature film called Special Unit, a cop movie starring actors with real disabilities and my emotional ones. We used handicapped actors in a way that has never been done before, in a balls out comedy that is as if Mel Brooks made Lethal Weapon with retards. You can check out the movie below.

Special Unit:
Available Here
And on iTunes

No I have not heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise, and one more thing...catapults, no question.

My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/KLw0j
Tweet at me: https://twitter.com/titusnation
Instagram me: @TitusNation

Bring it!

EDIT: I need to jet people! Thanks so much for the questions and some of your hilarious responses. If I get some time later I'll come back and answer a few more! And guys, PLEASE see the movie, no bullshit you'll laugh your ass off. If you don't want to give the corporate overlords at Apple any money you can get it on my website Until we meet again Reddit!

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Mon, 16 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AcademicI'm a professor who has published books on Star Wars and Blade Runner, AMA http://www.topiama.com/r/6463/im-a-professor-who-has-published-books-on-star I do stand-up comedy, I write, I act, and I do a podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. My producer Brendan McDonald and I wrote Waiting for the Punch, a book that uses hundreds of interviews from the podcast to help understand what it means to be alive. Let’s talk. (Brendan is here too and he’ll sign any questions he answers with ‘BM.’)

Proof: https://i.redd.it/jswmb2g669qz.jpg

That was fun. We've got to run to a thing. Thanks everyone for talking and asking and listening. If you preordered Waiting for the Punch, thank you so much. If you didn't, go get yourself a copy. We think you'll really enjoy it.

Boomer Lives!

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Sat, 14 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerI'm Aaron Douglas, actor and Chief from Battlestar Galactica. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6459/im-aaron-douglas-actor-and-chief-from-battlestar JB SMOOVE aka Leon Black from Curb aka Crown Royal Man Vanilla and Apple aka One-Stop from Barbershop aka Real Husband of Hollywood aka Trucky from Pootie Tang aka Dr. Ray De Angelo from GTA, husband, lover, father, brother, son, and natural fool.

Get out and grab The Book of Leon: Philosophy of a Fool (https://www.amazon.com/Book-Leon-Philosophy-Fool/dp/1501180711). It's good bad advice. Leon Black... He ain't wrong... he just ain't right - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFD96n250Ik

Love you guys ask me anything that will help you get your shit together!!!

Proof: https://twitter.com/ohsnapjbsmoove/status/917904447031992320

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Actor / EntertainerMy name is Scott Michael Foster and I like to pretend. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6461/my-name-is-scott-michael-foster-and-i-like-to Hey Reddit, I'm here again!

After starting standup at 19, I wrote, starred, and produced my own television show TITUS from 2000-2002. After I pissed off the Network President and the show got canned I've done seven 90 minute comedy specials and I'm working on my eighth called Amerigeddon, which is touring now.

I also just finished my first feature film called Special Unit, a cop movie starring actors with real disabilities and my emotional ones. We used handicapped actors in a way that has never been done before, in a balls out comedy that is as if Mel Brooks made Lethal Weapon with retards. You can check out the movie below.

Special Unit:
Available Here
And on iTunes

No I have not heard the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the wise, and one more thing...catapults, no question.

My Proof: https://imgur.com/a/KLw0j
Tweet at me: https://twitter.com/titusnation
Instagram me: @TitusNation

Bring it!

EDIT: I need to jet people! Thanks so much for the questions and some of your hilarious responses. If I get some time later I'll come back and answer a few more! And guys, PLEASE see the movie, no bullshit you'll laugh your ass off. If you don't want to give the corporate overlords at Apple any money you can get it on my website Until we meet again Reddit!

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Fri, 13 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Director / CrewWe're the creators of Netflix's "American Vandal" Tony Yacenda, Dan Perrault and Dan Lagana! Ask us anything! http://www.topiama.com/r/6460/were-the-creators-of-netflixs-american-vandal We created "American Vandal" and are excited to answer all your questions about the show and how it was conceived -- and most importantly --- "who drew the dicks" so ask away

Proof: https://i.redd.it/3v5ed29j59rz.jpg

Hey guys, we have to step out for a second but we'll come back and answer more questions throughout the day.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI'm Scott Galloway, Professor of Marketing at NYU Stern and author of "THE FOUR: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google" AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6468/im-scott-galloway-professor-of-marketing-at-nyu I recently wrote a book about how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are the four most influential companies in the world. I've also started 9 companies. Ask me anything.Proof: https://i.redd.it/w5ie2j9y61rz.jpg

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Thu, 12 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
AuthorI’m Jocko Willink, retired Navy SEAL Officer, author, and host of JOCKO PODCAST and I'm here for you to Ask Me Anything. http://www.topiama.com/r/6452/im-jocko-willink-retired-navy-seal-officer-author My name is Jocko Willink. I'm a retired SEAL Officer and author of the books Extreme Ownership, Way of the Warrior Kid, and Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. I also host the podcast, JOCKO PODCAST, where I talk about leadership and human nature through the lens of war and human struggle. Outside of that, I own Echelon Front, a leadership and management consulting company that works with businesses in every industry. I’m also a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, an avid surfer, and father of four “highly motivated” children.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
TechnologyI discovered a novel design for Sustainable Energy Generations Systems and released my proprietary rights into the public domain. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6453/i-discovered-a-novel-design-for-sustainable While completing my MSEE degree, I got an idea for how to design sustainable energy generation systems. To give some background, the electric power system delivers electricity to homes and buildings to power televisions, refrigerators, computers, and every other device that plugs into an outlet. A sustainable energy generation system is an off-grid (stand-alone) electric power system that can independently provide reliable electric power to a home/building from renewable energy resources. The main challenge in designing sustainable energy generation systems, i.e. solar and battery storage, is determining how much solar and how much storage are required to reliably supply power year-round.

By considering oversized PV, I pioneered an algorithm that approximates the energy storage requirements for increasingly oversized PV. The result was a graph of all possible configurations of oversized PV and storage, and I found an inverse relationship between PV and storage. Here is an animation of what this looks like.

This relationship is important to optimize for the cheapest system. Since PV and energy storage have different costs, the algorithm computes the price for each system and determines the most cost-effective configuration shown by the red “x”. This data represents the results for a residential home; however, this solution is scalable to any size.

After graduating, I founded OffGrid, an organization to design sustainable energy generation systems. My work involved working on the design, patent application, and funding opportunities. Unfortunately, I was unable to secure funding for this organization and found a job a few months after. I uploaded the algorithm on GitHub and released all potential proprietary rights, pertaining to the system, into the public domain. AMA

My Proof is a technical document with more information about the system and a link to the algorithm.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Adult IndustryHey Reddit! I am Ron Jeremy, adult entertainment legend, actor and filmmaker. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6455/hey-reddit-i-am-ron-jeremy-adult-entertainment Hi guys. I'm Whitney Cummings. I'm a comedian. I'm currently touring America with a stand up and book tour. My book I'M FINE...AND OTHER LIES is out now. It's about my struggles with mental health issues and all the mistakes I've made that were way too embarrassing to tell on stage. But check out this clip from my HBO special: Strong Women

I'm here now, so ask me anything!

Proof: https://twitter.com/WhitneyCummings/status/916372667082641408 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLabXe4X4AAmfek.jpg

UPDATE: I gotta go I love you guys and keep asking me questions/insulting me on twitter and I'll try to respond.

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Wed, 11 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Sewer worker round two! http://www.topiama.com/r/6449/sewer-worker-round-two First one was fun and I think a lot of people learned some awful and fun stuff about what goes on under their feet.

I'm an underground infastructure robotics technician and professional confined space work technician and this is my second ama, please don't dox me this time.

I'm also socially a brick wall so I'm sorry in advance if I let the it jokes float over my head, again.

Proof: https://imgur.com/YFawlV7

Ask me anything.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
BusinessIamA Student Loan Expert here to talk about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6456/iama-student-loan-expert-here-to-talk-about-the I do stand-up comedy, I write, I act, and I do a podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. My producer Brendan McDonald and I wrote Waiting for the Punch, a book that uses hundreds of interviews from the podcast to help understand what it means to be alive. Let’s talk. (Brendan is here too and he’ll sign any questions he answers with ‘BM.’)

Proof: https://i.redd.it/jswmb2g669qz.jpg

That was fun. We've got to run to a thing. Thanks everyone for talking and asking and listening. If you preordered Waiting for the Punch, thank you so much. If you didn't, go get yourself a copy. We think you'll really enjoy it.

Boomer Lives!

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Tue, 10 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionIamA Lawyer Who Got Kidnapped by Furries http://www.topiama.com/r/6447/iama-lawyer-who-got-kidnapped-by-furries Hello, Reddit! Mike from UC Berkeley's public affairs office here. Since free speech on college campuses is a hot topic - especially at Berkeley - I asked the dean of our law school, Erwin Chemerinsky, to sit down for an AMA to discuss it and other subjects.

Erwin is an extremely humble person, but I need to quickly brag for him before we begin: In addition to being our law dean, Erwin is one of the country's foremost scholars of constitutional law, and earlier this year was named the most influential person in legal education in the United States by National Jurist magazine. Before coming to Berkeley, he helped establish UC Irvine's law school, and before that taught at Duke University and USC. He has argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, has written hundreds of law review articles, and is the author of ten books - including “Free Speech on Campus,” his latest. You can learn more about him here.

I'm just here to facilitate; Erwin will be responding to all questions himself. No need to stick solely to the topic of free speech, either - he's willing to discuss all manner of legal subjects. He'll begin answering questions at about 5:30 PM pacific time.

Proof: https://imgur.com/XTXFCWs

EDIT: Mike here again. I'm afraid that Erwin needed to sign off for the evening, but he asked me to pass along the following: "It was a pleasure to participate in this, thank you for all the very good and well-informed questions - I answered as many as I could and I'm sorry I could not do more. I'd love to do this again." We'll try to make that happen!

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Specialized ProfessionI'm Jeff Szymanski, PhD - Executive Director of the International OCD Foundation. Today is the first day of OCD Awareness Week. AMA! http://www.topiama.com/r/6448/im-jeff-szymanski-phd-executive-director-of-the Hi my name is Charlie Hamilton James and I’m a National Geographic Magazine photographer. As a kid all I wanted to do was shoot for National Geographic and finally, after a lot of years, I work for them pretty much full time. Many of us who shoot for the magazine specialise in certain areas and subjects. I started out specialising in wildlife then I broadened out to cover other subjects - vultures was my favourite wildlife story. Now I tend to shoot people and animal stories - usually conservation based. I recently finished a story on wildlife poisoning in Africa which is a huge problem and an untold story. It’s pretty depressing stuff but an important story to tell. Currently I’m shooting four stories for the magazine - one on sea otters which I haven’t started yet but can’t wait to get going on - I’m a massive otter fan. Before working as a still photographer, I made wildlife films for the BBC and worked as a wildlife cameraman; but I love shooting stills far more than shooting movies.

Proof: https://twitter.com/NatGeo/status/915275478289743872

EDIT

Thanks so much everyone for the questions - they were all nice ones! Have a great day. I'm taking the doodle out now to check my camera traps. See ya!

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT
Request[AMA Request] Any Bob Ross Certified Instructor (CRI) http://www.topiama.com/r/6451/ama-request-any-bob-ross-certified-instructor-cri I do stand-up comedy, I write, I act, and I do a podcast called WTF with Marc Maron. My producer Brendan McDonald and I wrote Waiting for the Punch, a book that uses hundreds of interviews from the podcast to help understand what it means to be alive. Let’s talk. (Brendan is here too and he’ll sign any questions he answers with ‘BM.’)

Proof: https://i.redd.it/jswmb2g669qz.jpg

That was fun. We've got to run to a thing. Thanks everyone for talking and asking and listening. If you preordered Waiting for the Punch, thank you so much. If you didn't, go get yourself a copy. We think you'll really enjoy it.

Boomer Lives!

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Mon, 09 Oct 2017 0:00:00 EDT