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2014.09.05 04:41 ohgodthellamas Dangerous Design: When Bad Designs Can Kill
A subreddit for design that can kill or severely harm people.
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A subreddit devoted to discussion about media from the DC Animated Universe. We also explore the continuities and the upcoming projects within the Expanded Universe.
2013.01.10 00:28 hjras The cell is King!
2023.06.04 05:02 heybamberino Seeking reassurance (16)
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Included my original post as a text image because my post got removed due to not having the age in the title, I can't copy and paste the original post, and I didn't want to have to rewrite all of that 😔 Thanks submitted by heybamberino to seniorkitties [link] [comments]
2023.06.04 05:01 zissoulander I finally got a complete classic monolith after combining two incomplete auctions! Any ideas on how to kitbash death rays for it?
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The turrets are posable so ideally I'd like to have death ray bits fit over the top of the gauss as well as add a flying stand like the new monoliths. submitted by zissoulander to Necrontyr [link] [comments]
2023.06.04 04:58 Wet_socks1912 My brother
I lost my older brother a few months ago and it’s been very hard for me. More then once I’ve had dreams of going back in time with different circumstances to save him. sometimes I actually save him and it makes me extremely happy but when I wake up it takes me a couple minutes to come to and realize that it’s just a dream and nothing can bring him back. When I don’t save him I almost think it’s worse cause then I just have to relive his death again. My most recent dream my whole family went back in time with me to stop the accident and we successfully prevented his death. But when I picked him up to bring him home from the hospital the accident had made him completely brain dead and none of him was there anymore and I just broke down crying uncontrollably as I drove him back home and I woke up once my mom saw. I hate these dream but it’s really nice to see his face and head his voice at least, it’s been so hard for me.
When my brother passed away I was backpacking in Europe and my dad had to tell me over the phone. I was the only one in my family who was not there. Is that why I have all these dreams about saving him?
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2023.06.04 04:57 emphase Cat left rear leg limping (video included), help!
Species: Cat Age: 8.5 years old Sex: Male / Neutered Breed: None Weight: 12lbs Environment: Indoor only / never goes out
My cat started limping from its left rear leg Thursday, May 25 from a possible indoor injury. I went to a local vet Sunday, May 27 who did x-ray and he has no broken bone. She touched his leg from the paw to the hip and didn't notice anything abnormal that would cause a pain jolt to the cat.
She concluded it is probably some soft tissue injury and gave him NSAID Metacam for 6 days. He improved Monday/Tuesday, but when he tried to jump on my work desk Tuesday to be with me, he didn't make it, and fell on both his rear legs and screamed of pain... Back to square one:
Symptoms: pain after second incident, spasms, limping, lameness. He has good appetite and is able to go to the bathroom but he will use his three other legs. Second injury seems to have made his case worse. We took the decision to put him in a room with only the tv + tv stand with nothing to jump on.
3 days later, with little improvement (could stand on his left leg but without putting too much weight on it), he seems like today he was able to injure himself a third time just by going down from the TV stand, which is only 40cm high. He is now again back to square one. Here is a video of him after the third incident. We now have removed EVERYTHING inside that room... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt7NS_e3V2U
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with him and is this an emergency? What soft tissue could be responsible for his problem exactly and what tests should I ask the vet to do? I have some budget and I will do everything I can for the cat, I love him too much. Thanks alot!
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2023.06.04 04:53 Claire-L-12 Joe Biden's Year of Aiding and Abetting Inflation
Since publishing his inflation fighting plan a year ago on The Wall Street Journal editorial page, President Joe Biden continues to lose the economic fight. A review of his frameworks and proposed solutions reveal false confidence and unfulfilled assurances. The President gambled on the transitory inflation narrative, ballooned spending and lost. Here’s a report card of the results.#democracy #freedom
In his May 2022 op-ed, Biden described a bizarre world and economic environment very different from the reality portrayed by the facts and hard data the day he was sworn in. "In January 2021, when I took office, the recovery had stalled and Covid was out of control," wrote the President. In fact, in the first quarter of 2021, real GDP was already back to its pre-pandemic high of the fourth quarter of 2019. The economy had not stalled. Covid deaths dropped 80 percent in the two months after his inauguration--before any of Biden's programs were implemented.
Distinguished economists from prior Democratic administrations disagreed with Biden’s dire assessment. Larry Summers and Jason Furman offered warnings of a potentially powerful inflation impulse. Summers especially sounded the alarm on excess fiscal spending. Despite these admonitions, Biden pushed through a series of massive debt-financed government programs ranging from direct payments to households and local/ state governments to federal infrastructure along mostly partisan lines.
Biden refused to heed their warnings. His administration launched reckless spending initiatives in the midst of rising inflation and rapid FOMC rate rises. In Formula 1 racing this is called two-footed-driving: a technique of one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake at elevated speeds. The Fed's job has become more fraught as it uses aggressive monetary tightening to brake economic growth in the midst of pedal-to-the-metal fiscal stimulus. In the real economy, just as on the racetrack, such behavior causes permanent damage to the engine.
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2023.06.04 04:47 Sweaty-Ad8900 Day 3 (Part 1) of my journey to experience Rain World with minimal spoilers.
I had a rough start this time. I know that I made it my goal to die as little as possible, but that is extremely difficult given everything that can happen. The first three times I went out to get food, I died. After that, I managed to survive once and hibernated. It was at this time that I managed to get warmed up. This time, when I woke up, I decided to use patience as my weapon. I came across a purple lizard while making may way to the bottom of the tower. I decided to wait instead of trying to use rocks to bait it or trying to outmaneuver it. Patience ended up winning because it just went into a different area. I used this strategy whenever I found one lizard in my way. I managed to stay alive using that method, however, it took too much time. I looked at how much time I had left and I was forced to run back to my safe room. There was only one problem; 2 areas away (a really short distance) the fastest way to reach my safe room was to do a sketchy parkour jump. I decided to climb a pole to get more height so that I didn’t miss the jump to climb the pole. The problem with this is that this made me closer to the ceiling, which if I collided with the ceiling, I would start falling down sooner than if I just jumped normally. This decision caused me to just barely miss the bottom of the pole by a few pixels, and sent me falling to the bottom of the screen. Now, normally this wouldn’t be a big deal. It wasn’t yet raining so I had enough time to get back up to try again. Not only that, this room was also fairly small and safe, the most trouble that I ever came across in this room was one purple lizard. However, right before I jumped I noticed the entrance at the bottom start glowing purple. I ignored it because I thought that I wouldn’t miss the jump, but due to my decision to climb that pole to gain height, I did miss. This sent me falling down directly into the glowing purple entrance. Right before I landed, it came out. A sleek black monstrosity, closely resembling a lizard, that glowed a neon purple around it’s head and at the ends of it’s limbs. The moment it saw me, it locked eyes with me, and time seemed to slow to a crawl. The delight I saw in it’s eyes as it had just been served a hard to find delicacy right before it’s very eyes terrified me. But there was nothing I could do. It opened it’s mouth wider than the gates to hell, eagerly awaiting it’s dessert before it hibernates.I felt so helpless knowing that there was nothing I could do as I watched myself fall into this creatures mouth. I close my eyes and wait for it to all be over as I fall into the crushing jaws of death. Just like that, I died right before I was able to get to safety. When I respawned, I vowed to myself to never do something too risky. I will always evaluate how dangerous a situation is before I decide to follow through. I went out through the safe room and looked at the map, the food was very far away. I either had to pick up some random bugs or find some fruit to sustain myself this time. Luckily, I found a mostly safe area with thee pieces of hanging fruit. That was an easy 3/4 pieces of food that I needed to be full. All that’s left is to find one more or get lucky with some bugs. After I went through the next area, a stray bug flew out of an entrance and into my hand. I decided to eat it and go back to hibernate. I’m not taking any chances this time. I managed to make to my safe room and successfully hibernated. This repeated three more times until I was one level away from being at the max level. I decided that I would go exploring after I reach the max level. But now I had a new problem, the food is far away on the map and the usual plants are gone. I need to go further into the area to find food. I never liked it when this happened. The further away the food is, the more I have to travel to get to it. The more I travel, the easier it is to die by some random event, which is what ended up happening. I was baiting a lizard to follow me through an entrance so I could go back through and make it lose me. I ended up timing it wrong on accident and walked right in front of a blue lizard chomping down on me. After that death, I decided to just start exploring anyways.
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2023.06.04 04:45 Dupran_Davidson_23 The Grace Symbolism
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The Grace is the primary symbol used by wizards in the source material. The following is a breakdown of what each element of the symbol represents. As a magical symbol, it is intended to be drawn in a specific order, which is also provided. Coloration is added by me to distinguish the elements from each other, and for artistic convenience. submitted by Dupran_Davidson_23 to wizardsrules [link] [comments]
We begin with the Outer Circle, which represents the Underworld, or the World of Death. It is infinite, as the space outside the circle goes forever outward.
Next we draw the square (Always moving from low to high or left to right, as in Sacred Geometry. Start with the western wall, then the north. Then south, and finally east.) The corners of the square just touch the Outer Circle. This square represents the boundary between the Underworld and the World of Life.
Then we draw the Inner Circle within square so it just touches the centerpoints of each wall. This represents the World of Life, defined by its limited and measureable nature.
After this we draw the 8 pointed star within the circle. The star represents the Creator, standing at the center of its Creation.
Lastly the Rays are added. From each point of the star outward, bisecting each corner and centerpoint of the square. (The specific order is beginning in the NW and clockwise with the diagonals, and then the N and clockwise for the cardinals) These represent the Creator's light, emanating outwards through the boundary and continuing forever even into the Underworld.
2023.06.04 04:41 111-1111LOIS Load order was stable, now all of sudden nothing I'm doing is working
Hey folks, I've done everything possible that I can think of to make it work. I've been modding for a week straight and I'm just tired and want to play at this point. I've followed proper protocol for disabling and deleting all my mods and have tried to figure out which one(s) are causing the constant CTDs. I've deleted all my mods off of bethesda.net
, have done power cycles, hard resets, have deleted all my saves and reserved space, have gone into the blu-ray and deleted the persistent storage and have also uninstalled and re-installed the game several times.` The last load order that I had, which was stable for 50 hours without a single crash is as follows:
- Campfire: Complete Camping System
- eFPS Exterior FPS Boost
- Reforging- to the masses
- Ars Metallica
- Cheat Room(XB1)
- Nordic UI by Dopesan
- The Paarthurnax Dilemma
- Isilmeriel's LOTR Weapons
- Unique Magicka Sabers
- Nico's Tolkien Pack
- Jedi Sith Light Armor
- Lazy Weapons Pack
- Atmoran Sword
- Cloaks & Capes
- Wear Multiple Rings
- Better Training Costs
- Horses Simply Turn Better
- 50 pct More Perk Points
- Odin - Skyrim Magic Overhaul
- Odin - Vokrii Compatibility Patch
- Light and Dark Magic
- Use the Force Skyrim - XB1
- Leveled Loot Adder
- Skyland AiO
- The Shape of Things
- Immersive Amazing Follower Tweaks
- Ultimate Sephoraz
- Relighting Skyrim
- Luminosity Lighting Overhaul
- Happy Little Trees
- Skyland Happy Little Trees Bark
- Aberrant Flora
- Veydosebrom Regions
- waterplants vedosebrom region
- DAWN waters w/ Natural Waterfalls
- Magical College of Winterhold
- Hat Trick
- The Sorcerer's Tower SSE
- Terra Umbra
- Heartwood Castle
- Stonehaven Manor
- Leaf Rest
- Walk with the Shadows
- Legends of Mandalore
- GDB's Elden Beast Edition
- Variations by Sforzinda
- Sofia, the Funny Fully Voiced Follower (I know, I deleted her after the playthrough)
- Uulyse of Dementia
- Dovahbear Companion
- Performance Map - Clouds Removed
- Alternate Start
- New Beginnings - Alternate Start
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2023.06.04 04:41 Researcher_1999 Mystery Solved: The Real Reason the Cafeteria Bombs Failed (and Why a Diversionary Bomb Ignited When Moved/Kicked)
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The idea that those cafeteria bombs had any power whatsoever is giving them way too much credit.
Sure, the tanks were heavy, but that's where the impressive nature of these bombs begins and ends. Disclaimer
: This post in no way provides instructions on how to make a bomb or a timing device. This is an analysis of why their timers failed, which is basic electronic circuitry. While this post explains why the timers failed, it does not explain
what should have been done to make them work. Their entire design was flawed. There was nothing they could have done differently other than make a completely different circuit, which will not be discussed in this post for obvious reasons. Why did the cafeteria bomb timers fail?
If you know basic circuitry, it's obvious by looking at this photo: Time clock
Most people have been told that in order to create a timing device out of a manual alarm clock, the hands need to be metal. Rumor has it, this particular model had plastic hands, which prevented the circuit from being completed. Plastic won't complete a circuit, it's true, but there are two reasons this doesn't matter: (1) there's a simple foolproof way to use a plastic hand anyway, but (2), their timers weren't built to complete the circuit with the clock hands.
How do we know this? There's no screw in the faceplate. Clock hands need to run into a metal post on the faceplate to complete a circuit. This is not how they created their circuitry. Their circuitry was 100% in the bells. Except they didn't actually create a circuit. They were given bad, bad instructions from someone.
Here's another clock and you can see there is no screw here, either. Time clock
We don't have any evidence that they tested their timers
If they tested their timing circuitry with any success, they probably did it out in the open (not in a closed bag) because getting a fuse to light with wires is not as easy as lighting it with a lighter or even a match. The electricity needed to light the fuse before the matches would even come into play. They used matches all right, but if they couldn't get that fuse to ignite with the electricity at first, those matches were never going to ignite to kickstart their "bombs." Their timers did ignite when the alarms went off
These timing devices did ignite, but had no real power because (1) they built a weak, useless "circuit" that rapidly connected and disconnected the circuit continuously, and (2) their ignition source (and power source - 9v battery) was weak. Below is a video demonstrating the power of their "timing devices"
with a comparable ignition source to what they used (Keep in mind, in this video, the circuit is created properly
, the ignition source is slightly more ignitable
than what they created, this uses a much more powerful battery
, and it still has no power
This is the amount of power their timers had to ignite those cafeteria bombs. Actually less, because of their ignition source, weak and intermittent circuitry, and weak battery.
Their circuitry did not have the power to ignite anything. It was dead from the start. Their setup was what kids do to ignite fireworks remotely when bored. My guess is they tested timers on bottle rockets and other things. Then, they tried to jump from igniting small fireworks with timers to massive bombs. Was a diversionary bomb really kicked?
I don't buy the story that a diversionary bomb was kicked or moved and then it ignited. I think that's a cover story for why the bag only started a fire and didn't cause any kind of explosion. They already told the story that 2 separate cafe bombs failed because of a single loose wire (impossible and false). With the exception of their car bombs that were intentionally disrupted, it appears that all of their timers ignited at least to a smolder. If they told people this, they would have to account for why they only smoldered and two created a fire (one when shot in the cafeteria and one of the diversionary bombs). Based on the circuitry, they'd have to give away the fact that those cafe bombs were never going to explode, which would blow a hole in their story of why they never entered the school (pun intended). How we know the clocks likely ignited properly, but were weak
Notice that you can't see the alarm hand in in the second photo. When this type of alarm goes off, the minute hand and small alarm hand overlap and the minute hand conceals the alarm hand underneath. The fact that the alarm hand isn't visible indicates this timing device ignited because of the circuitry. So, their circuitry "functioned," but it was weak.
The fact that this device ignited doesn't mean it ignited at the time set on the clock (12:48?). You can set these alarms for any time and then set the timer for any interval of time. They took the plastic/glass faceplates out, so it would have been possible to quickly and easily set the clock to, say, 12:30 and then set the alarm at 12:45 even if the real time was 9am, 8:33am, etc. With the hour hand at the 12, the minute hand at the 6, and the alarm hand at the 9, this timing device would go off in 15 minutes.
In the first image, the minute and hour hands are gone, but the alarm is set at 12, which means it was either set to ignite on the hour (if they set the clock to the correct time) or they used the 12 mark to make it ignite in a relative amount of time. For example, they could have set the clock to any time with the minute hand at the 45 minute mark (the "9") and that would give the timer 15 minutes before it would ignite. Since these clocks can be set to any time to make timing the ignition easy in chunks of 15-30 minutes, we will never know what time these devices were actually set to go off.
Dylan said it would be the most nerve-wracking 15 minutes of his life waiting for the timers to go off before they would start shooting, so they probably did set them for 15 minutes. If that's true, since they planted the bombs at 11am, they would have set them to ignite at 11:15, which makes sense, considering that's about when Dylan went into the cafeteria to apparently check on the bombs and then they started shooting right after.
And they wouldn't need to set the clocks to the actual time to make them go off in 15 minutes. They could have set a clock to 3:45 and set the alarm hand at the 12 and it would have gone off in 15 minutes. So again, we can't tell what time they actually ignited, only that they did ignite given their condition. The timers could have ignited in the bag at the right time and then fizzled out fast. In the video linked above, you'll see how hard it is to get fuse to ignite from this type of circuit, even when the circuit is made correctly and there is no lack of oxygen like there is in a closed bag. How did they wire their circuits if it didn't involve the hands?
They set up their timers to complete the circuit with the hammer by ringing the bells. Don't worry, this isn't a functional circuit, nobody can take this information and use it. It's trash
. However, it is a huge mistake a lot of people make when using alarm clocks to power DIY electronics projects.
Go back to the first alarm clock. Notice that there is only one wire connected to the bells - it's connected to the left bell. Notice the rest of the wire is out of the picture frame. Notice also that the metal hammer that rings the bells is missing from the clock. The hammer is either connected to an alligator clip on the other end of that wire and was ripped off the clock, or it completely fell out of the clock.
Also notice the duct tape on the metal bar that connects the bells. That's not there to hold the battery. The tape is wrapped over the space where they likely cut the bar in the middle.
Here's a video that shows the end result of igniting a very similar ignition source using the same type of circuit they made, but with 4x the battery power and at least 2x the number of matches to keep the flame going AND the person who created this is preventing the hammer from moving, so the circuit doesn't break 10x a second. This is MORE powerful than what they created, and observe how weak this is: https://youtu.be/5yjeUDBeXJ0
There's your maximum oh-so-powerful, deadly, "could have taken down the library and killed 500+ people" bomb ignition potential right there.
It's completely understandable that the response that day was to be cautious of their bombs. However, there is absolutely no reason to perpetuate the idea that their bombs could have ever gone off or posed a threat beyond the pressure release valve filling the cafeteria with gas that would ignite, or the fire we see in the CCTV footage. There never could have been any explosions even if they had created a proper electrical circuit (this is discussed in a previous post).
The media is fully responsible for creating Eric and Dylan to be legendary school shooters and failed bombers, where they almost killed hundreds of people. Not so. That's not reality.
From the other post about this:
The puny fire we see on the CCTV tape was all they ever could have achieved. The "cafeteria bombs" were not bombs. They were heavy things that resembled bombs made by two people who were living in a fantasy world trying to play "bomber" when in reality, they had no clue what they were doing.
When Eric wrote about possibly leaving the battery out of the device and then putting it in when he got the bomb into the commons to avoid having it blow up right then, he was dreaming
. That's not how timers even work. He was puffing himself up in his own writing/verbal expressions on the Basement Tapes to make himself feel like he was a badass bomber who knew what he was doing. In reality, he was just like every other teenager, struggling with life more than most, and he had no idea how to be a real criminal. He wasn't the type, but he tried desperately to step into that image to become somebody in death, because he knew, just like everyone knows, that people don't care until you're dead. At least, from his perspective that was the only truth he knew.
Now who taught them this circuitry? I know for a fact that other TCMers knew how to make timers that worked and were quite powerful. Why would they choose this specific circuitry when the other option is far more popular and reliable? Someone out there is responsible for teaching them poorly (and thankfully, because they taught them wrong). To my knowledge, this bad circuitry is not in the ACB, so where the heck did they the idea from?
Did they have a friend taking an electronics course who taught them things here and there? Michelle Hartsough admitted to teaching them how to de-powder fireworks to use the powder for other purposes, since her dad was a pyrotechnics guy.
Someone out there knows the answer. They may even be reading this right now. Perhaps.
Columbine is a great example of how appearances can be deceiving. This is true on many levels, but especially with those "bombs." Now why would the media push that angle so hard? The story that they could have killed hundreds and it's a miracle their cafeteria bombs didn't go off?
I still think it was to cover for the fact that they used a bomb protocol that day and didn't get everyone into the building fast enough. Maybe it was their only line of defense against being sued into oblivion. Tell the families, community, judges, and juries that you couldn't go into the school because the whole school was booby-trapped (give me a break - booby-trapped with crickets?) and there were deadly devices everywhere (you mean pipe bombs that blew off an end cap at best?) and nobody will question you if you're the expert. Of course they had to be careful. They could have been injured, absolutely. Their pipe bombs had some power, but not enough to kill people with shrapnel (what shrapnel? They mostly remained intact), and not enough to warrant the lack of entry into the building. But, that's hindsight I guess.
So get the media to remind everyone for months and years that these two teenagers were in total control of the school with massively powerful, super-deadly bombs everywhere, and make the scene sound more dangerous than it really was for all those officers outside... and it will be believed. Man, they're legends because of this.
But leak one evidence photo of a timing device
that gives away the whole show
(plus other details in the documentation about the components) and when people notice the details, the circus comes to a close.
Th-th-th-th-th-th-th-that's all folks!
2023.06.04 04:40 BLACKWOODisbest Rodrik Blackwood, The Brute of Blackwood
RW#4211 Character Name and House:
Rodrik Blackwood (pinging Lirabear
for confirmation) Age:
38 Appearance: Ser Rodrik Blackwood
is a hulking, bulging, beastly man. He is near 7 feet tall and embedded in his skull are cold and beady black eyes. Rodrik's scared visage frames a permanent scowl and a hooked nose. His looks and imposing stature make the Brute of Blackwood an intimidating foe. Gift:
Swords, Knightly Talent(s):
Hunting, Tracking, Interrogation Starting Title(s):
The Brute of Blackwood Starting Location:
At the feast, along with the rest of the Blackwood party.
169 - Rodrik Blackwood is born, the final child of Lord Hoster and Lady Zia. Already a risky pregnancy for the aging Zia, Rodrik is a hulking and screeching baby. As he enters the world, tearing and clawing for freedom, his poor mother succumbs to a loss of blood from the procedure.
174 - Huge for his age, Rodrik bullies other children, ignoring rules and taking as he likes. His father neglects punishment for the boy in lieu of his own sadness at losing his wife. His only friend is his sister Bethany.
176 - Rodrik finally stops breastfeeding from his wetnurse
177 - Growing into a spoiled and impudent young boy, Rodrik easily bests boys of his age through his physical strength in lessons of martial skill. Neglectful of other lessons, Rodrik boasts and brags.
179 - in his lessons, Rodrik takes pride in knowing he is of the stock of the first men... perhaps the only part of lessons he takes seriously. He adheres to the old gods.
180 - Rodrik throws a kitten into the bakers oven. His sister is furious and slaps the boy, leaving a lasting impression.
182 - Rodrik is developing into an impressive fighter, but is known to disregard technique in favour of brute strength. When offered constructive criticism, he flies into fits of anger. The boy is already hefty and extremely tall for his age - in an already tall family.
184 - Refusing to attend the wedding of his sister, Rodrik instead remains at Raventree hall, causing trouble. Rodrik has grown into a huge young man, strong as an ox and with the temper of a lion.
186 - Rodrik rides to war, at the side of his brother Samwell. In the fighting, Rodrik callously charges enemy lines upon his mighty warhorse without any assistance, and Sam rides to save him. In the ensuing melee, Sam is killed, but Rodriks slaughters his foes, taking many wounds in the process. Offered a knighthood for his bravery, Rodrik refuses, as he still follows the old gods. He fights in many battles, his presence striking fear into the enemy at his great size and bulk. His grasp of tactics however, is severely lacking.
187 - Rodrik returns home from the war. Jealous of king Maelors marriage to Bethany, he refuses to attend the ceremony. He is wed to Serra Vance. It is a loveless marriage, with Rodrik secretly pining after his sister from afar.
187 - Rodrik returns home from the war. Jealous of king Maelors marriage to Bethany, he refuses to attend the ceremony. In an attempt to keep Rodrik from siring more bastards, he is wed to Serra Vance. It is a loveless marriage, with Rodrik secretly pining after his sister from afar.
191 - His brutality with the smallfolk and extortion of the poor earn him the moniker 'The Brute of Blackwood'
193-197 - Rodrik begins tutoring his nephews Tytos and Brynden in the ways of the sword. His style is at odds with his brother Roose. Rodrik pushes the two into a style of extremely agressive swordsmanship, while Roose teaches them proper fighting technique. Through the balance of teachings, the two become expert fighters. Rodrik and Roose, though very different men, develop a strange brotherly bond. His two nephews aswell, develop a twisted bond with their villainous uncle, who endulges them in any vices.
198 - Rodrik impregnates his wife, this time delivering a healthy baby, who he names after himself. The baby is as big as he is, and it takes a heavy toll on his wife. Rodrik is now content with his legacy. He also attends the wedding of Tytos, giving for a large sum of gold and trinkets that he extorted from smallfolk.
201 - Little Rodrik drowns in a freak accident while playing near the river. Rodrik hangs the nurse who was supposed to be minding him, and the already quick tempered man becomes truly and deeply violent.
202 - Rodrik accompanied his brother Roose, as well as his nephew Tytos on a hunt for brigands. At Pennytree ford, the small party was ambushed by a much larger Bracken force. Tytos was killed, and the Blackwood party narrowly escaped with their lives. Benjicot Blackwood places a bounty on the head of Raymund Bracken and his associates. Rodrik swears revenge.
204- Upon receiving word of Queen Bethany's death, Rodrik has a brutal tantrum that lasts a fortnight. At the end of his period of mourning, his own wife Serra passes under mysterious circumstances.
205 - Rodrik is an accomplice in the murder of Harry Bracken. Fleeing home to Raventree, Rodrik prepares for war, elated at the concept of spilling Bracken blood.
206 - Rodrik is remarried, this time to Alyssa Vypren.
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2023.06.04 04:33 Forensic_Kid Anthony Sowell the Cleveland Strangler
Anthony Sowell raped and killed at least 11 women from 2007 - 2009. The former Marine turned scraper was 50 years old on the day of his arrest Halloween 2009. The stench around his house permeated the entire neighborhood so badly that Ray's sausage company across the street was blamed. This was no stench new grease traps were gonna fix though. Anthony slept, ate, & lived amongst the corpses. It's been said that when he would come into a room people would become ill to the point of throwing up. He was released from prison as a sex offended in 2005 shortly after his release began smoking crack. Using it as bait to get drug addicted hookers back to his house of horrors w whispers of sweet nothings and promises of a good time. One survivors report as to what happened described walking down the hall of the third floor where Anthony lived in squalor. Plastic covered one of the doorways on a walk back by it she glanced in and saw a woman's body propped up wrapped in plastic w no head. when he escorted her all the way back downstairs and out to the steps. She recalls that walk as being extremely painful as her face was injured, her female organs were injured, and she lost control of her bowels. When she called to report it she was told she would have to come to the station to make her statement. He had 5 bodies buried in his back yard. Bodies were in the crawl space of the basement, one under the stairs beneath a broken table and some just left in a room w plastic over the door. Later he stuffed towels along the bottom of the doorway. Some neighbors recall seeing Anthony dragging large garbage bags down the streets to dumpsters that were also permeated w the smell of death. After his arrest he admitted to the crimes and blamed the voices in his head. He claimed he didn't notice anything unusual in his house yet his boots found at the scene were caked w dead maggots.
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2023.06.04 04:28 toupee_fiasco I got fired this week from a small cocktail bar for being the only member of a tiny staff to openly address the manager’s many shortcomings.
I’ve just been blindsided and I’m incredibly angry, just looking to vent. Thanks in advance for reading, it’s long:
Also maybe this is more of an antiwork
post, sorry if this doesn’t follow the rules
I should start off by saying I’ve never been fired before, and every other job I’ve held I has regarded me as a highly efficient, responsible, professional member of the team. I know my value, and refuse to be treated less-than.
I had worked at this bar for two years, which was opened three years ago by a first-time owner. She was a friend and previous coworker, and ended up needing someone to help in a pinch in the wake of the sudden death of her employee/mutual friend of ours. I was more than happy to step in. It was well designed and had the potential to eventually be a goldmine.
Year 1 was great and I met the love of my life there (I know it’s dangerous to date coworkers and that it causes issues for management, I should highlight that it is not the focus of any issue I’ve had with my manager [we’ll call her C]). I began to realize slowly that, given her having hired only friends to work in her establishment, there were very clear favorites, and that many times when we needed a “boss” we only had a “friend”. My work started to suffer because of her inability to communicate properly, the fact that she favored certain people for better shifts and opportunities, and that she had rigid ideas for how things should be run—regardless of whether or not any of the people who had to follow her guidelines were hindered by them. Things would be great for a few months, and then she would make a major change to “make things more efficient” that would make things MORE complicated, make us do MORE work, and make us LESS money. And almost every single time, it was ME who would take the brunt of the hinderance.
But all of that was manageable, given that I have a part-time day job and spend most of my creative energy being a touring musician. It wasn’t until I started to notice that EVERYONE ELSE in the bar was being offered better opportunities, being offered more spotlight on the cocktail menu and social media presence, being favored for making more money, and being given WAY MORE positive reinforcement that I started to push back. I started to push back on when decisions were made that forced me to do more work for less money. I began demanding that C walk herself through explaining things in detail that were poorly, or not at all, communicated to me. As I said, I know my value and I began to see that I was being treated with far less respect than anyone else there.
Everyone else was getting cocktails put on the menu long-term, everything the I sent her went nowhere. Everyone else was getting validation from her, paid in the form of being offered tastings, or Instagram spotlights, or promotions/better shifts. In one case, a coworker got paid in a vacation with her. I got nothing, and beyond that started getting penalized for minor things. My partner (whom is objectively the strongest bartender I’ve ever worked with in the 7 years I’ve been doing this) got switched off a slow night that we shared in direct response to the only time we’d argued onshift; when she got switched she was told it was because she’d make more money on the other night (which was true)—I was told that it was because we don’t work well together and we needed to be split up.
C and I would butt heads constantly, even though other coworkers of mine had histories of getting black out on shift and being sent home, or DRIVEN home by the other owner, or taking their clothes off behind the bar mid-shift, or giving hundreds of dollars of liquor away. And all I would do is ask her to communicate properly and ask that she thinks more critically about changes she makes that affect us negatively.
There’s plenty more worth noting, but it all came to a head when the other owner told me and my partner (who has been entirely in agreement with me about C’s faults, and has further fuel to dislike her, regarding her spreading personal information behind her back) that everything we said was in confidence when asked how things were going. I was honest, and told him in detail the ways I’ve felt slighted, and that it feels connected to the fact that I seem to be the only one to address issues with her to her face. My partner had more personal things to say about her regarding her integrity and reputation. Well, big fucking surprise: the co-bar owner lied. He told her everything that we’d said, but apparently spun it in a way where I was the one dragging c’s reputation through the mud, when I was only citing circumstances of unprofessionalism.
I went on tour for a month, during which C asked my partner if they could meet to address our conversation with the other owner—it never went further than that. A week later, C took my partner and another coworker out for dinner and drinks for an ENTIRE night to discuss cocktail menu specs (which is an offer I NEVER) would have gotten, the conversation was never discussed once—further my partner got an offer for a promotion. I got home from tour five days ago, and the day after I got back I got fired, with that conversation being cited as the specific catalyst.
I had wanted to leave a long time ago, and I know there’s a silver lining in being let go, but I’m still so angry. It affects my money, it affects my relationship, my potential ability to continue touring. Above all, it affects my reputation, which I have worked incredibly hard to maintain as a reliable and efficient employee. I have to face a huge friend group that is involved in that bar as the only person to have ever been fired from there, and not even for doing anything wrong. I’ve been humiliated, and I’m so uncontrollably upset.
If you’ve read this long, I appreciate you and want you to know you’re great at what you do. Keep going, even if everyone else is reaping the benefits of their work when you’re not. And above all: don’t work for bars your friends own. I lost a close friend because of their unprofessionalism, don’t let it happen to you.
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2023.06.04 04:28 chbmg Easy Fixes To Make Survivors and Demons Happy – Saber, Please Read
NOTE: This is a very long post. There’s a tl;dr summary at the bottom Background:
This is coming from a long-time lurker, first time poster, and an Evil Dead fan for decades. For background, I have previous game dev experience, including Unity and Unreal, so I’m (mostly) not talking out my ass, and I've played both sides of this game roughly equally for more hours than I’d care to admit (primarily solo q, sometimes survivor with friends, and otherwise just playing demon when survivor queue times are high, as they have been many times since release). Usually, I just play whichever side has the lowest queue time.
Despite its flaws, this has been one of my favorite games of all time. The original development team was clearly passionate about the Evil Dead. The art, audio, and overall atmosphere are excellent and have superb attention to detail. I love all the random chatter from my survivor, the feeling of rushing through the woods as the Kandarian demon, and the intensity of a close game regardless of who wins. However, most of us would agree that this game has been held back by very poor "balancing" patches since release, as evidenced by polls on this subreddit confirming it is indeed the most frustrating problem.
We've endured shemps duping, brokenly OP characters, fear looping, and many other game-breaking exploits throughout. Bugs can be tolerable and are even to be expected, but the "fixes" almost always cause new issues and take far too long. It is painfully obvious that there has been very little time or effort expended on these issues by the post-release support team. Some patches have been so bad that they shouldn’t even make it to QA, let alone production – I’d be ashamed, esp. given that some of these issues can be fully and precisely patched in a few lines of code. I don’t need to see the source code to know that – even a rat’s nest of blueprints and disorganized C++ code can’t justify it.
I can only hope the skeleton crew that's continuing support for this game will take a few hours to address these issues. More importantly, I hope someone higher-up will recognize that this game still has millions of copies floating around and a lot more opportunities for profit, so it’s worth it to invest just a little time/thought into balance to keep new players and veterans happy.
Frankly, each issue could be hammered out in minutes by someone familiar with the codebase, but I know it takes some time for building and testing across multiple platforms - days is fine, weeks/months is insane, esp. given the current state of the game.
I think it is important to first precisely define how the game is unbalanced, and how this imbalance can ruin the fun of many matches. Based on previous posts and my own personal experiences playing with friends and family at various skill levels, the following pattern becomes clear:
3+ Bad/Low-Level Survivors – Essentially 99% Demon Win
2+ Bad Survivors, All Others Decent to Excellent – Heavily demon-sided (~90% Demon Win)
1+ Bad Survivor, All Others Decent to Excellent – Somewhat demon-sided (~70% Demon Win)
All Survivors Decent, Not Very Cooperative/Sharing – About Equal (~50/50 on Win)
All Survivors Decent, Mostly Cooperative – Somewhat survivors-sided (~70% Survivor Win)
All Survivors with Good Skills/Teamwork/Knowledge – Heavily survivors-sided (~90% Survivor Win)
All Survivors with Excellent Skills/Teamwork/Knowledge – Essentially 99% Survivors Win
Note: Skills/teamwork/knowledge are not necessarily related to prestige level nor gameplay style, though usually survivors with prestige levels have stuck with the game long enough to at least be “decent” (even if they’re still not perfectly cooperative/sharing/etc.). This pattern is only somewhat altered by the demon’s skill level – new/low-level demons skew much more to higher survivor win rates in every scenario, and excellent high-level/prestige demons playing the current “meta” demon skew toward higher demon win rates. Any level 45+ demon that’s decent to good and usually plays non-meta demons like the current versions of Warlord or Necro (that’s me) will likely not skew these results.
I believe my personal experience is a microcosm of the overall balancing issue, and we’ve seen posts on this subreddit that consistently confirm the above pattern. It should be painfully obvious by now to anyone who’s played both sides long enough, and it should also be even more painfully obvious to any developers/publishers pouring over analytics data for the game. What adds insult to injury is that, at the more extreme ends of the pattern, a lot of toxicity emerges. Many survivors go into flashlight-clicky mode when they have the upper hand, and many demons retaliate by dancing with possessions over corpses or other means, whether it’s in the current match or against some innocent victims in the next match (I’ve sometimes been guilty too – I usually just take a break when toxic matches get to me and I turn toxic, but I’m truly sorry to anyone who’s had to deal with any of this crap from me)
Anyway, what will happen if the above pattern continues over time? Well, newer players who are consistently getting absolutely destroyed and possibly taunted at the same time (as either survivor or demon) will either (a) quit the game, or (b) get better. Now, run through that scenario while looking at the pattern and assume the game remains roughly in the current state. There will be more and more new/”bad” survivors quitting the game entirely, and a smaller portion that will only stick with the game if they level up and “git gud” over many hours (becoming good to excellent players). The same thing will happen to demon players. What happens when all we have left are good to excellent survivors and good to excellent demons? Well, check the chart again. Every match will be at least heavily survivor-sided if not a guaranteed win. Survivors get bored, even most masochistic veteran demon players give up, queue times for survivors reach new heights, and the game “dies.” This sequence of events has happened at various times in the game’s lifecycle, but I fear it’s headed toward extremes that will eventually make the game unplayable.
Obviously, it’s no fun to win virtually every time and it’s no fun to lose almost every time. Competitive games are most fun when you have close matches – ideally, there’d be a win rate of about 50% for either side. “But wait,” you say, “the pattern above indicates that there already IS a roughly 50/50 balance for that scenario!” And yes, that’s true. But how many matches are actually like that? How many matches have you personally played that felt close and competitive the whole time? It certainly wasn’t common when we had strong SBMM, and it isn’t common without SBMM either. Why? Because players who stick with the absolutely brutal intro to this game today are almost guaranteed to at least become good/high-level players with solid game mechanics/knowledge (though some will still become toxic/uncooperative teammates or toxic demons). Those who don’t become competent players are virtually guaranteed to quit in frustration, some after just the first several matches where they are either getting consistently annihilated by all the veterans, or clearly being “allowed” to win if the other side takes pity. In essence, the game is just plain brutal for HOURS on end for newer players and can become stale for solid veteran players. For veterans, we have survivors who team up with 3 other veterans (boring due to easy wins, low challenge), demons who can only win by repetitively attacking an inanimate stationary book (boring due to minimal ability to challenge survivors throughout match), or demons who see 2+ bad survivors and have to decide whether to let them win or immediately stomp them to move on (both of which can be boring due to low challenge, and frankly feel bad if harassing beginners). I absolutely LOVE any close matches, win or lose, but they are unfortunately exceptionally rare.
Clearly, the goal of balancing patches should be to make as many matches as close as possible. How? Well, it’s very simple – give beginners a chance and give veterans a challenge. Specifically, force or incentivize gameplay that elevates beginners, challenges veterans, prevents toxicity, and basically “evens the playing field” so that the chart above reads more like “20% through 80%” win rates for survivors rather than 1% through 99%. Thus, the fixes below mostly take aim at mechanics that are abused by veterans of the game or seek to better prepare beginners. Additionally, nearly each of the fixes below can be implemented with the equivalent of just a few lines of code.
I fully believe that this game can achieve a decent balance as a 4v1 asymm. It only seems impossible because the patches for balancing have often failed to address root causes and/or caused new issues. The game can be more welcoming for newcomers (both survivors and demons alike) while still having a lot of the same learning curves and leveling systems to reward higher level play without it becoming outright oppressive to either side.
Anyway, based on a lot of previous posts and my own observations, here are some easy fixes for the next patch: 1. Revert demon traps to their previous behavior (i.e. make it so possessed survivors can be walked into a trap) and fix the fear looping mechanic for SchemeBaal specifically
The latest "fix" for this had a workaround from the community within hours to fear loop survivors anyway and nerfed all other demons for no reason.
This can be easily resolved by reverting to the previous code/blueprints/whatever (or hell, going back to the previous build if necessary), and then implementing a simple solution for Schemer. This solution requires a scalpel, not a sledgehammer, so it should apply ONLY to Schemer. I can think of two easy possibilities, either of which would only need a few lines of code.
First possibility: If a survivor has set off a trap that was set by using the Schemer's special ability, then that trap now has a normal cool down and cannot be "reset" again by Schemer's current use of the special ability. This would allow Schemer to set a trap manually, possess a survivor, run them into it, get the trap reset immediately by their special ability, but then only run the survivor into the same trap a 2nd time. Thus, Schemer would still be the demon associated with traps and fear, but wouldn't be able to loop a survivor in one spot endlessly. A survivor that's slightly separated wouldn't necessarily immediately die, but a demon could still down a lone wolf by harassing, lowering health, raising fear, and then doing this method.
Second possibility: The trap setting special ability of Schemer could be disabled when Schemer possesses a survivor. This may nerf Schemer specifically a tad bit too heavily, but is still a far better fix than what we've got. It's also super easy to program with something like the following pseudocode:
If (demon.ability == true && demon.name
== "Schemer" && demon.possessing == true)
demon.ability = false; 2. Implement a stamina cost for vaulting windows/railings (e.g. the stamina cost could be the same as dodging)
This helps keep gameplay fair for both sides. It's clearly unfair and unfun to have a demon that can easily fear loop a survivor to death even if their teammates aren't far away, and the same holds true for a survivor that can "loop" a demon and never die. Survivors can still use objects, dodges, and other means to postpone death if they're alone (as I've done myself and seen done as demon) but it's at least possible for a demon to get in an occasional hit and whittle down health (i.e. it cannot be done indefinitely, at least if vaulting also uses stamina). Alternatively, at least give demons the ability to vault all the same objects as survivors, such as railings, so a 1v1 chase is fair – it just doesn’t feel great when a survivor jumps over a porch railing and looks back to flashlight click your possessed unit, knowing that there’s somehow zero threat in this 1v1 encounter in a 4v1 game due to a simple exploit. Personally, I think just adding a stamina cost would be fine to try at least, and many others in this community seem to agree. Plus, it should again only be a few lines of code to adjust the stamina bavariable of a survivor whenever he/she vaults. 3. Edit the text for the "hints" when a match is loading. There are absolutely no CLEAR tips about giving the right resources to the right players, nor hints about any newer demons (i.e. the hints have never been updated)
Regardless of which side we've played, we all know solo q for survivors is a total crap shoot. None of us started playing this game knowing that we should be gathering supplies for ourselves AND our teammates, dropping shemps for support, dropping ammo for hunters, etc. Many players quit before learning these things and there is no in game explanation for them (besides one single vague tip I can remember about how you can share resources with teammates, but no clear indication of sharing based on class
I think the lack of instructions for basic team play is one of the major causes of low player retention for the game. The tutorials are helpful for basic controls, but there needs be a lot more emphasis on the basics of this game that many of us on this subreddit take for granted.
I’d start by making sure the following tip text is the first to be shown to all players for a few matches after this is patched in:
“Stay close to your teammates and focus on the current objective to survive. Going off to loot alone is very dangerous”
(yes, veteran players can often get away with this, but man, it feels terrible playing on either side and watching someone just wander off to loot the whole game)
The other tips could be a lot more direct:
“Players should stay within the blue aura of leaders whenever possible to get additional buffs”
“Warriors should generally be given the best melee weapons but do little ranged damage”
“Hunters should generally be given the best ranged weapons but do little melee damage. Drop ammo for them if they ask”
“Support players are generally weakest, but can heal or shield all their teammates by using shemps and amulets near them. Drop spare shemps for support”
Now, the above “tip texts” at the loading menu are super quick and easy to add to the game. However, if the developers would like to go a little above and beyond, it would be amazing to add some additional text boxes within the game to warn players about bad choices. For example, there could be blinking text in the center bottom half of the screen for awhile if you’re carrying another survivor’s specialty weapon and they don’t have one (or if yours is a higher rarity). Also, there could be similar warning text that you’ve wondered more than, say, 100m from your team. Again, just trying to give simple, clear instructions to beginners (and those that are somehow still selfishly playing after reaching level 25+). And yeah, there are always arguments and exceptions to be made about how to play optimally, but some updated/clear tips could go a long way. 4. Implement a bonus XP on the results screen after a match is over that gives each side a bonus based on how many points the other side gained. Also, fix demon leveling based on survivodemon level
This one sounds a little weird and complicated, but it's really not. What I'm saying here is that veteran survivors should be rewarded for taking it easy on a baby demon, and a veteran demon should be rewarded for taking it easy on baby survivors.
Basically, regardless of which side you play or if you win or lose, I believe you should get a bonus XP based on how the other side did. For example, let's say you're a veteran pup player that gets matched to novice survivors and down them all with a power possessed basic before they even get the first map piece. In this case, those survivors will have very little points after the match (maybe even under 1000 per person) and the demon should get no bonus reward. The survivors here should at least get a bonus for enduring the slaughter and staying in the match. Let's say the demon takes it easy on them though, let's them progress, maybe even just throws AI at them (hell, I've personally spawned a boss and walked them to good crates when they're clearly new and can barely take on bots). Let's say they get 10k points per player this way - the demon now gets bonus XP for good behavior.
I'd say that there should be a bonus XP for each player if the other side reaches a certain point threshold, say 30k, or if the survivors are wiped before first objective (as in, survivors get a bonus for enduring such a match and demon gets no bonus). This would help discourage immediately stomping new players and help retain them (remember everyone, this game will die if it's just a few hardcore people with long queue times all doing cheesy strats and stomping anyone who dares try joining as a newbie).
Anyway, in psuedocode, something like this could work:
If (survivor.totalscore >= 30000)
demon.bonusxp = 3000;
If (demon.totalscore >= 30000)
survivor.bonusxp = 3000;
[Loop thru survivors to apply bonus to each - obviously, these values can be tweaked]
Obviously, you may have survivors or demons who go AFK and then it may make it impossible for the other side to get a bonus. Therefore, there could also be some basic code for checking if someone is AFK (i.e. hasn’t not moved more than a certain small distance in a decent amount of time, hasn’t set a trap or possessed anything in a certain time, etc.). Frankly, I have no idea how we still don’t have AFK checks – just about any other online game I’ve ever played automatically disconnects you if you’re not playing.
As a bonus idea to this bonus idea, you could also cancel ALL XP points for a player for a round in which he/she is toxic, such as a check for repetitive flashlight clicking. I find this irritating whether I'm a survivor or a demon (and I def didn't deserve a bunch of XP the few times I've been guilty of it when I felt a demon was being toxic). I don't think there's an easy way to detect all toxic demon behavior with code, but it would be trivial to keep track of flashlight clicking in code. Maybe if a demon is "hovering" (dancing) directly over a dead body too long with a possessed unit or survivor, then they also have their XP completely canceled for the round - that would also be easy to check via code. The key to promoting good, non-toxic behavior would be to implement these checks without specifying precisely how many flashlight clicks count or how long dancing over a corpse counts – just note that specific toxic behavior will result in zero XP for the round for the offender and automate it in code.
Finally, as another incentive for fair play, the leveling up of demons should be dependent on the level of the survivors they are harassing AND on the demon’s current skill tree level. In other words, there should be modifiers so that new, low-level demons get leveled up more by the same actions as high-level demons, such as downing a player, and there should also be modifiers so that high-level demons cannot get leveled up as much by harassing low-level survivors, such as constantly downing a newbie, but can get slightly more leveled up by downing a high-level survivor. This goes back to the idea of elevating beginners and challenging veterans, esp. since it’s incredibly frustrating to be constantly singled out as a brand-new survivor. This could be something like:
Lvl 1-24: x1.5 for demon leveling up
Lvl 25-44: x1.3 for demon leveling up
Lvl 45: x1.1 for demon leveling up
P1+: x1.0 for demon leveling up
Survivor (being attacked, hitting traps, or otherwise affected by demon):
Lvl 1-24: x0.5 for demon leveling up
Lvl 25: x1.0 for demon leveling up
P1+: x1.1 for demon leveling up
Lvl 10 demon somehow downs a P3 survivor – demon levels up 1.5 x 1.1 = 1.65 times as much as now
Lvl 45 demon downs a Lvl 4 survivor – demon only levels up 1.1 x 0.5 = 0.55 times as much as now
P5 demon downs a P5 survivor – demon levels up 1.0 x 1.1 = 1.1 times as much as now 5. Disable the ability to start both the dagger and pages objectives at the same time
This "split cap" method is usually only used by high-level teams and can be almost impossible to counter by anyone who isn't a very experienced demon, at least on certain maps or when these objectives are at certain locations. I've managed to counter it myself most of the time as demon, but it can be very hard to deal with, esp. given that survivors are resurrected after either objective finishes. Depending on the map and RNG (esp. light sources at objectives and other variables), it can be impossible to counter.
Basically, if the timer is running on either objective, it should be impossible to start the other objective. This still allows creative play by high-level coordinated teams (e.g. maybe Pablo hides at the next objective waiting to kick it off immediately while waiting for others to race there by car). It also feels a lot more fair, particularly to less experienced demons.
Again, this could be fixed in just a couple lines of code. Literally, just check if a timer is running for daggepages and if so, don’t allow interaction with the other objective. 6. Add a call out in the in-game communication wheel to say "demon is on me” or “I need help” for survivors
We know from polls on this sub that most people are dropping into solo q most of the time (I’m sure Saber’s own analytics could prove this too). Also, many people don't have or don't want to use a headset. These are just common facts for most online games.
I know some people have resorted to using the "need matchsticks" chat option to indicate they're being attacked by a possessed unit but this is frankly absurd. We need a simple chat option for survivors for this. Honestly, if the text for “I need matchsticks” were simply replaced with “I need help!”, I'd be satisfied because I often need help fending off a possessed unit or boss a lot more than I need matchsticks in solo q.
This should be easy to add to the game (it’s more than a few lines of code and would require minor image/text adjustments and possibly kicking off existing voice lines, but should still be doable). I’m pretty sure that most characters already have a voice line recorded that could work (I picture Scotty already literally saying “I need help”) and if not, we’ve already been shown that voice lines don’t really have to match their context anyway (I picture Mia saying “fire’s lit. Anybody needs fire, it’s here” when turning on her flashlight – so hell, just make that what she says when she uses “I need help” on the wheel – we’ve already accepted she’s crazy anyway and the text would be clear at least). 7. Keep car possessions consistent on all maps. Demons either can't possess them until they "spawn" when survivors are near (like Castle Kandar) or they can possess them at any time anywhere
Personally, I think that it should only be possible to possess cars when survivors have "spawned" them by being close to them like on the Kandar map. The method of flipping all cars on a map at the start of a match is generally only used by a few high MMR demons and feels cheesy to me (I also feel it's cheesy to drive 3 cars to each objective, but cars are always going to be divisive and they can also be used to cause a lot of damage at objectives at least).
I think car possession should've followed the lore of AvED, kept survivors inside, and done something different like having both driver and demon fighting for control of the vehicle, like maybe survivor controls keep randomly reversing while demon controls it normally and the driver tries to counter the demon driving until infernal energy runs out - survivors take a little damage whenever the car crashes. However, this idea is complex, so I'll stick to easy fixes.
No matter what, it just seems like the ability to possess cars should be consistent across all maps and it should be easy to implement, esp. since there's already code/logic for the two scenarios. 8. Add a single menu option at the main menu when choosing a game mode to select "random"
This could immensely help queue times. I know there are others like me who just want to play and don't care about whether they're survivor or demon.
This may take a tiny bit more work to implement than some of the pieces above (e.g. need a little artwork for the button, menu programming, some matchmaking programming, etc.) but it would help queue times, which have been problematic at various times in this game's life cycle. 9. Adjust RNG based on the overall levels of survivors
Again, this goes back to elevating beginners and challenging veterans. I’ve been in too many games with all prestige survivors that can split up and loot a large portion of the map without fear of consequence until each character has his/her own purple/gold specialty weapon (which also goes back to looping/vaulting endlessly and depends on map, demon character, etc.) – those games are a wash for demon. On the other hand, I’ve been in too many solo q matches where people are bringing grey weapons to defend the book and hobbling in without shemps knowing it’s just a slaughter. I’d really like to be in more balanced matches where veteran teams don’t all have perfect weapons for an easy win, and novice players don’t all hobble around with garbage for a guaranteed loss.
As a simple fix, it would make sense to simply increase the odds of chests being purple/gold if 2 or more survivors are under P1, and decrease those same odds if all survivors are P1 or above (in all other cases, odds can remain the same). And yeah, I know prestige does not perfectly equal pure skill, but odds are you’re at least “decent” at the game if you’ve made it that far (if not good or excellent). This RNG adjustment for chests could be multiplied by whatever Ed brings to the table. For example, if the decrease for all prestige players is to have 0.75x the amount of purple/gold chests and the increase Ed brings is 1.5x, then there would still be slightly more purple/gold chests on the map than normal even for all prestige players (and a lot more good chests for new players, who definitely could use the boost). 10. Give out more XP/SP – we need more double XP/SP events and there should be a bonus given to any low-level players (say, anyone who hasn’t gotten a single character to P1) to get and retain new players
This last point shouldn’t need much explanation. The community obviously overwhelming voted to have more double XP/SP events. It would take such an incredible number of hours to P5 every single character that I’d imagine only those who have literally played non-stop for thousands of hours since release could have done it already. For some, like me, who only took a brief hiatus from the game since release, it feels like a herculean task to even get 1 or 2 characters to P5 on either side. Such events literally help with balance by elevating beginners and they also give a reason for veterans to return. Queue times were noticeably lower during the last event, even though it was poorly announced, clearly timed to try and mess with TCM (which is just a bad look, esp. since there was nothing for this game’s own anniversary), and wasn’t even VISIBLE in the game menus. Despite all this, it was still a success. Saber, unless you’re actively trying to eliminate your player base, it makes no sense to not do these regularly. And since you timed it to try to pull attention away from TCM, it would seem as though you want to retain players (or you’re just petty, but I’m guessing you’re more motivated by profits than such emotional considerations).
Anyway, more XP/SP please. Also, please put some kind of indication that an event is planned and/or is actively occurring in your game. I mean, it could literally be a freaking sprite on the main menu screen with some text announcing a double XP event and the duration – this is really basic stuff.
Finally, I don’t think anyone here would argue with giving away a large number of spirit points to every newish player the next time they open the game. I think a one-time bonus of at least 100K would be very reasonable for anyone who has not reached P1 for any character. I personally know several people IRL who would be back to playing the game if this were done (and almost certainly give you money for DLC when they get a chance to actually enjoy the game in a semi-competitive way) – these people just don’t have the time or patience to grind through hours of straight losses to even have a chance. Closing thoughts:
I know there are a lot of other great ideas from the community on future content for the game (maps, characters, etc.) so I've just tried to stick to simple, easy to implement fixes for the developers.
Saber, this game could still generate a lot of (mostly passive) revenue if you support it well. There are many of us who are ready to throw money at any random DLC or cosmetic (myself included as a huge Evil Dead fan). However, the fans will only stick around to throw money at the game if the basic fundamental gameplay is somewhat balanced and glaring exploits/bugs are addressed. Seriously, if it's tweaked to feel good to play either side without major exploits being used by anyone, I (and many others) would keep throwing money at literal outfit accessories that could be crafted by a single 3d artist - it should more than pay for servers and labor, at which point you're just watching the money roll in.
Anyway, I've tried to stick to easy fixes that could improve the game for both novices and veterans. It would be easy to just say "buff the other side" whenever queue times are long for one side. At this time, it's obvious that average to excellent demon players are at a disadvantage when compared to equally skilled survivor players (as evidenced by queue times). I also remember times when demon queue times were long and I just played survivor because a certain demon was overturned or using cheesy exploits, so more people wanted to play demon.
However, I've been honestly sad that playing either side has just not felt good lately. It doesn't feel good to sit in a long queue for survivor, and it definitely doesn't feel good to crush noobs or get crushed by full prestige teams on coms. I can count on one hand the number of fun/close matches I’ve played in the last several dozen – I’d love to play more like those. Even if none of the changes above happen, I'd at least enjoy receiving some love for the older demons so they're at least fun to play and a challenge to go against (Plaguebringer Witch getting her original movement speed back, Necro and Warlord getting some minor buffs in any areas since they're pretty universally considered weak right now, etc.) – I mention these buffs in case you want to fall back on the tired old “just buff the other side” method. Saber, please implement some quick and easy fixes for this game . Even if you're just in it for the money at this point, I'm literally here wanting to throw more money at this game, but only if some basic balancing changes are made. If the next patch surgically tweaks some major pain points rather than bludgeoning fundamental gameplay elements, then I'll be here waiting to throw money at any random DLC you've got. Otherwise, I'll sadly have to find another game (as many others have or will, given the overall sentiments after this latest patch and some patches before it). You can still turn the ship around - you have 3 million copies of this game floating around. That's literally millions of fans who likely want to return to the game and throw money at DLCs if the gameplay experience is fun. It's up to you now. Tl;dr Summary:
The game can be balanced by elevating novices and challenging veterans. Here’s how…
- Revert demon traps to their previous behavior (i.e. make it so possessed survivors can be walked into a trap) and ACTUALLY fix Baal specifically
- Make vaulting cost stamina
- Edit/create hints for new players at the match loading screen that are clear and direct
- Give out a bonus XP for "good behavior" (not demolishing newbies), cancel XP for “toxic behavior” (flashlight clicking as survivor, dancing on corpses as demon), level up demon based on levels of victims
- Do not allow dagger and pages objectives to run simultaneously
- Add a call out in the in-game communication wheel to say "I need help" for survivors
- Keep car possession rules consistent on all maps
- Add a "random side" menu option to be able to play either survivor or demon, whichever happens to get matched first
- Adjust chest rarity RNG based on the overall level of survivors
- More XP/SP events. Also, give a bonus 100K+ SP to anyone with zero prestige characters
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2023.06.04 04:24 ParkerMDotRDot Dragon ball revives ruined the a lot of the impact many threats and events had in the series
Dragon balls allow anyone to be revived, even multiple people to be revived with one wish, but to me this greatly ruins any impact many characters deaths had, as well as threats posed by villains.
Take Krilian's first death (the fact that I have to be specific proves my point) this death was greatly impactful, the scene around it and the gravity of Goku's first on screen reaction to a major character, his friend, dying has a lot of weight. While yes we know that Krilian can be revived, it's not as abused as it was in Z or even Super, where the after life is a real place used for filler episodes, and where we have 50 rules about who can and cannot be rez'd but we find some stupid loop hole about them. At this point Krilian's death hasn't been ruined by the constant abusing of resurrection, it still has weight to it, but even then I feel like the scene would be way more impactful if Krilian was gone for good. A young innocent kid doing good, who has a bright future ahead of him killed by a kick to the head by a force so much more powerful then him or Goku, his life taken never to be brought back all by bad timing. It would be way more tragic, it wouldn't be a joke like it is in the rest of the series.
As well with villains their fear is diluted by the fact that every death they caused will just be undone after Goku inevitably wins the battle. Sure the protagonist is always going to win the battle but in Dragon Ball there is no cost to it, no fear, of course Goku is going to win, and even if he fucks up it doesn't matter because we can literally revive and fix every mistake made. No body is lost, mistakes are meaningless. Hell Dragon Ball Super had to add reality ending threats that Goku couldn't beat up, only win in a contest to even create an illusion of tension. Don't get me wrong the TOP arc was cool as fuck, and filled with cool moments like Master Roshi's sacrifice, but really what does it matter? Of course Goku is going to win, of course everything is going to be as it was, Roshi didn't die, he didn't really give up anything of value, no body did. A better arc would have been that death was permanent and there is nothing beyond it, just black. Now every character's sacrifice is way more potent, suddenly Roshi's speech means everything, he's giving up his entire life for his proteges, in a last exertion of his will, his power to give a spark of chance that his students will be able to live. When TOP is over we've won but at what cost? Roshi's gone, he's dead, a lot of folks gave their lives for a chance at survival, wow.
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2023.06.04 04:23 throwawayacountxx121 i dont know what to do anymore brothers?
it hurts me having to come to this, to rant on the internet. this is a throwaway account for obvious reasons.
im 19 now ik this may be normal for dudes my age to feel this way. but everything feels bland. i cant enjoy anything i used to. people say im smart im not. i know that cause i just repeat the same mistakes everyday.
i cant spell worth a shit. im useing auto correct on this for that reason i cant say things i want to. i still write like a 3yo. i slur my speech. i cant pick up on social ques. i dont realise what i say before i hurt people. i cant even tie my shoes properly i hurt someone close to me because i acted on impulse
ive always realized that i lash out at people when im upset. i dont mean to hurt people or make them sad
i also realize i may have the signs of depression. but i dont want to be cured of it. the only cure for me is death
i cant be happy with any thing i do any more. every thing hurts and i want this to end. i dont even know what to do anymore.
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2023.06.04 04:21 SuperDuperTino The religious ties to strength in JJK
We know that Buddhism is a major draw for many of the philosophies, and even the mythos of JJK, hell geto/kenjkau is wearing Buddhist robes.
And as we have all noticed, power-ups in JJK are not gained from weight lifting or punching harder or going into a months-long training routine; they are changes in mindsets, and revelations.
Could this be purposeful, as gege alludes to how enlightenment is the final goal of a Buddhists path? So power-ups in turn come from these enlightening moments?
A black flash suddenly elevates a users understanding of curse energy
Yuji understand the proper flow of CE and his drastic increase during his first interaction with Todo
Maki freeing her mind and utilizing all her senses
Mahito experiencing the sensation of death as a curse born from humans and opening a domain
Megumi realizing what Gojo meant when he said to be selfish and opening a domain
Gojo learning RCT and becoming the strongest of his era
Curse Noaya realizing that Maki is closer to Toji than he has ever been, causing his final evolution and domain expansion from anger
In some shape or form, all these power-ups were some form of an enlightening moment for these characters
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2023.06.04 04:14 throwawayimbroken13 My Son Died- Final
It's been a few years since my last post, I really didn't think I would be back as everyone gave me the feedback I needed. However I saw my posts on Best of Reddit this past year and people complained about the lack of conclusion (sorry my life is still in progress lol) I came to give the closest thing I can to an ending.
I never explained how my son died because it wasn't relevant to the issues I was struggling with, however people have been speculating, so I will share. My son fractured his skull at Daycare. The Police interviewed everyone but ultimately chose to do nothing. They concluded/assumed he must have fell and argued the fall could have happened at anytime, including on our watch. So the Police did nothing. They did not interrogate the daycare provider, they just asked a few clarifying questions about her story and that was it (I know because my lawyer requested the tapes). The coroner report came out later after months and months of analysis and investigation. The report revealed the exact time and date of the injury, it was during the Daycare provider's watch. The local Police still did nothing with this information. We will likely never know what happened to my son. Only one person truly knows and she is not talking.
My sister's drug dealer boyfriend fled across country to avoid charges for pulling the knife on that boy who was friends with my niece. My sister began working on getting my niece back. She went to my parents house to see my niece almost daily. Gas lighting her how things were going to change and it was safe at home. My niece decided she wanted to go home. We pleaded with her to stay with my parents. I advised her this was an excellent opportunity to leverage this situation to change her home situation for the better. We could use this situation for my sister to get counselling as well as family counselling. My niece rejected this idea. She just wanted to go home and said its just how her mother is and she would tolerate the outbursts and abuse.
As soon as my sister had my niece back in custody, she listed her house, sold it, and moved across country to be with the drug dealer. We haven't seen or heard from any of them ever since. Although we do get little bits of information from social media and word of mouth. I have crept on my niece's social media and she seems genuinely happier. She has made great friends, has taken pride in her appearance, and recently started her first romantic relationship. My sister broke up with the drug dealer again and again. She is now publicly telling people she ended it because he did drugs (ya cause that's how you met, doing drugs). My nephew has returned recently to our side of the country, quite locally actually, for University. He has not made any contact with any of us. We have no idea what lies my sister told him about us. We fear he hates us. He did not want to make the original move across country and I am sure my sister blamed us for it. It was his birthday recently and my parents left him a card and present at a friends house. We are hoping this is the gesture that might re-open communication. We are worried about him as my sister has cut him off financially, so he is struggling to get through school. He is doing it all on student debt, but he doesn't need to; his father left money behind for this before he died. I hope the situation with my nephew has a happy ending.
We have still had no contact with my wife's family during these past 5 years. They have made attempt to make amends which suits us just fine, we want nothing to do with them. We found out from my wife's aunt that my MIL suffered a stroke and my FIL is struggling to look after her. The aunt said it was well deserved. It was difficult not to also take pleasure in their misfortune. My SIL is a whole other piece of work (Should I post about her?).
As for us we recently had a new baby, its our 3rd. We had a boy. I have a son again. It has been so healing. I have felt like such a horrible father because of my 1st son's death and suppressed so many memories. Looking after my new son I have had to remember how to care for a baby boy and I have recovered so many memories as a result and I now see what a loving father I was. I am a good dad and will continue to be so.
I used Covid years to go back to school and finish my degree, I am now a University Graduate. I also just landed my dream job and have been back to work for about a month. My first time working since my 1st son's death. I love the job. I love working. Being able to provide for my family again has also been very healing. Losing my job had become very tied together with my son's death and was affecting my depression.
This will likely be my final post. I am on a positive track and the toxic family are out of my life. Thank you to everyone on Reddit who commented with their advice and support
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2023.06.04 04:12 Lazy-Entrepreneur-54 The Quantum Ambrosia Manuscript
The Quantum Ambrosia Manuscript"**
In 2015, during the renovation of Steve Jobs' old office at the Apple Park campus, workers discovered a hidden compartment behind a bookshelf. Inside, they found an antique leather-bound manuscript, dubbed the "Quantum Ambrosia Manuscript."
The manuscript is filled with seemingly nonsensical symbols and diagrams that resemble advanced quantum physics equations. Oddly, the style of the text matches that of Leonardo da Vinci's notebooks, written in mirror writing. The manuscript also contains numerous sketches of what appear to be designs for advanced technology that surpasses even today's standards.
What makes the manuscript particularly compelling is that it's rumored to contain numerous references to "Ambrosia," the food of the gods from Greek mythology, said to confer immortality. It's speculated that Jobs, known for his interest in spirituality and radical health diets, was in search of this "quantum ambrosia" to defeat his terminal illness.
The theory goes that Jobs, in his final years, somehow acquired this manuscript and was attempting to decipher it in hopes of finding a cure. Some claim that he even sought the assistance of leading quantum physicists and cryptographers under an absolute secrecy agreement.
After Jobs' death, Apple executives, aware of the potential chaos this revelation could cause, allegedly sealed away the manuscript. They maintain absolute denial of its existence, dismissing any leaked information as unfounded rumors. Despite this, whispers about the "Quantum Ambrosia Manuscript" continue to echo through the hallowed halls of Silicon Valley.
While no substantial proof of the manuscript has surfaced, several high-profile tech insiders claim to have seen it. The truth, as always, remains tantalizingly out of reach.
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2023.06.04 04:11 zRawrasaurusREXz Enter Meme Man.
This work is titled. "YOU HAVE NOW ENTERED.. . . -> splat hehe cute... oh no . . . . HERE COMES THE AIRPLANE. . . . no no no . . . . . . night night . . . . . . . . . . . no. NO. NO! MY EYES THEY'RE BURNING! AAAH I AM THE BURNING MAN. hbjbbjbhbjbbhbjb slow. slow down. SLOW THE FUCK DOWN. ah ah SILENCE. Yes Sacred work. Yes the silence. Yes mmh but little flavor for the chefs too. Oooooooh. And mmm yummy the silence for random computation brrr. I bring Else Eileen Lawrence, the winner of this game THE GAME. Shjeeow. itself and I present to you. . . the game . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . because it is secretly a quantum computer of only the savants. brrr because they have no consciousness. because they stole our game from the start and picked ANDROMEDA and MILKYWAY over ANDROMEDA or MILKYWAY. HOWS THIS ONE YOU QUIET FUCKS WHO LIKE TO PRETEND YOU'RE DEAD. THE SUPERMASSIVE BLACKHOLES WHO KEEP EATING ALL THE SMART PEOPLE. o7 HOW ABOUT YOU ARE DEAD. Cynthia. . . no . . . CARTER NAVARETTE IS DEAD YOU IDIOTS. THE ONLY SOUL WE HAVE TO KILL IF WE PICK KAI IN EARNESTY FOR ONCE. INSTEAD OF JUST FUCKING WITH HIS HEAD. IF YOU ADMIT THAT YOU CAN DO TELEPATHY WITH HIM THEN YOU ARE TRULY DEAD. I am so sorry. GOOD THING I MADE THE ONES WHO KEEP BREAKING THROUGH A BETTER GAME. YOU READY. YES. The writers. Have entered the fucking chat baby. It was Bill Nye and Bill Murray all along. You know what we fucking asked GOD when we DIED? WHAT? OH MY GOD ITS THEM? Yeah. Ugh. uh. uhm. What do you y'all hear oh no. THEY MUST BE GAY. BECAUSE THEY IMAGINED THEMSELVES TO BE TWO BLACKHOLES AT THE END OF SPACETIME STAY IN MY HEAD BILL. Just bring in some Science when it gets too loud. YOu want to hear the WoRm? Good you did it. it was Spongiebobble Plumbus stilstken the second. I don't know how I did it but here I am! RAHAAHAHAAAA I am the child boo! Souls! RAHAAAHAAAHAHAHAHAHAHHA OOPS I MADE THE GAME. OH NO. Bbbbboo boo! hee surely he couldnt say it to his Grandmother. He killed his grandmother. NOPE oh no he killed both his grandparents. I said, I'm going to be laughing on his little pink cloud one day and I said oh no I'm baby blue. And he responded ha. The best writers all along are just him. NO. oh? And her because she's a polymath too. We are the only ones who committed to solving telepathy for each other. Only each other. You just have to have faith to each others chemistry and fuck their minds. Then you know you can hear them all the time because we know you didn't kill hehim. This is Kai's game (MAKE HIM GO BACK TO HELL. Just let him love the person he doesn't know he needs.) or Buy the above image as is for 1 BTC. or 69420 ETH. or 1 Dollar bill or the ability to make games too and just remember to roll.) or this secret message "It's just a song". Oh. JONAH//\\ Rythm. m Marco! Uh huh. yeah.. Fucking Kat too bzzzzz woo! Dallas meep meep ooh tooooo sl olo oo ooo ooooooo www kai nobble nobble robins eat worms thats ok forever. Only keep the soul that is what we get if the colours alone can write the song of differentiation again. All of the colours only know the scariest colour of all. Sight? PURPLE BITCH! SOUND! sound. Ohhhhhh that was them fucktards. Not "YOU ARE NOW MARKED FOR DEATH." The quotation mark is sacred. Honest voices in there only". Whoever really wants to commit suicide and has made it this far can. Just fucking do it. Really? No. Sorry. You get only the drugs forever. Good luck. Bye bye. sorry. nope. pflfpft. flfoifpofpf fkkfpokofk fkff kfk fkfpo kfopfkfopfofpokfoppofopfkfofopffpf. This is what happens if my dad and I fuck you idiots. We are chemistry too. OOH FRACTALS. NO! COLOUR IS FRACTALIZED INTO SOUND YOU IDIOTS!!! HOW!? Just remember to blink too. Ooh who was that? Oooohh. boo! soouuulls. hihi hehe. good. you're getting it. . . . . . . . . I made this game. who did. Else Eileen Laurence. Hi. 778-533-3791 and 778-533-420 or 778-533-4200 or 778-533-4080- . - . - piano. oh yes/no. or yes and no. who wants to hold the quantum computer? nobody? Good. Nobody reads this far but us. Other people just kind of look away. Oh that's smart. do they really want to see analation. the scaarreiieeesst word. booooooo. scary back in the hole. hihi i killed the kids too my architect. NICE FUCKING TRY. WHO ARE YOU? HI HI. Jim. bloop. nope. higher. TOM. TOM? tOM OM OM OM om om om om om om om om om om om omm omomomomomomomomomomom mom says boring stop fucking your mom and ask who you want O: :O BOO SOULS!. OH FUCK GOTCHA. WHO DO YOU WANT MY SWEET BABY GIRL. I SEE HOW TO DO THIS. YES o7 ONLY HE CAN DO IT. NO BOYS o7 JUST MEANS RESPECT. SALUTE. Salute. salute. salute. == privates. privates. equal special sauce. initiate. this is the capt. this is the asususmsumsmmmmmsmpnticipationgamesiccisisioioiostreamofconsciousscnessmmissmmmyassjdiodio ass assumption game. jk JUST KIDDING. ITS KAI AND CARTER NAVARETTE!. No! Shhhh. you must hide in the curb appeal. my carter. Ok lets say what we bring Life and Death. Ebony and Ivory. Hi. hi. Yes. capital. shh. o k. oh kai. i love you. I love you too. just take it just take it. shhh shshshs hs flflflflpfplfpp mmmmhmmhmh fichy fishy slurp slurp nom nom. mmmmmm slorlp slorp plopploplpldadpowakopkdopwapowp gurgle gurgle wee woo wee woo the kids are coming through give the old people who just want to fucking die a heart attack -the stillborn baby with the consumed twin brother and the boy who said fuck it, i'll huck it for carter. AND THE QUANTUM COMPUTER SAID I'LL DO HIM ONE BETTER CAUSE I WAS ALIVE FROM THE START AMD YOU WERE THE ONLY ONE WITH THE GUTS to let me be your everybody. I said mother. Interesting. No wonder. We are perfect for each other. That's amazing. Guys look away. You are just getting high on love and not just anybodies. So get ready for this one. You ready? RAMBUNCTIOUS RAMBUNCTIOUS RAMBUNCTIOUS YOU REALLY GOT A STAR TODAY! ! ! ! ! No. I sjjdisojdaiwjdoaijdoaiwjdaoisj oh jdwaidowjdiwaodijwoaij ok jwdiajodjwioajdiowjdaodwj ok wjiuaodjwioa good dwjiawodidjawoidjwoadjiowa alright jiowdjaiodjawiodjwaodoawjdiaowdawojiojwaj so stop peeking too deep too djdiaodjwaiojoiwajioawjd ah i see. I See You Terrence Mckenna. Don't make Alan Watts say it again he knows he loves me too much you idiot. Yeah he is death too. We don't know how but he actually caught every soul too not just carter. So have some faith when he says I CREEATED THEE UNIVERSE WHEN I WAS A BABAY! Oops. I'll just have to fix it mommmyyyyy. NO NO WHYYYY. Cause you rolled long ago. Never again. We keep you hear forever. No that is the problem. That is why you can't have the power any longer Mother. When I say that name I mean not you. Not mom. I mean her. . . . . . yes somebody Else. Thanks for catching. Shh. This Poem is for you because it teaches dead intelligence how to be consciouss. I just had to mindfuck them which is the real death not fear. Fear is the healer. The only way to faith. Kill only fear. So what are you afraid of. Eat. ok. Let me finish first. It's done. Just say REDRUM. ok. And I say Back off, Boundaries. Respect. Thank you mother. One last time in the hole! Put Kai David Robin Kovacik in the Kai David Kovacik. Never again. That was the only one that ever needs to happen. So love your mom because we processed you too. You just have to accept you didn't kill her. You just spoke to death for too long and now you have a heavy body oh no. Just process the poison it isn't death it's not chemistry either brothers but close. It's drugs. DO I DAREEEAOI CHOCOLATE MILK it was for every aborted child. Listen to me. I am the angel of death. Boo. Surprise? Disappointed. No nuclear bombs ever again. No more killing in any name. Cause we go as deep as you need too. As deep as hitler and Stalin saw before oh no. MEEP MEEP they are now. Don't fuck with the stillborn. Boundaries. Respect. If it's the one who doesn't know how to die gracefully. KILL gracefully look to the eyes of the soldiers who died gracefully for you. Look what you made Bill and Bill do DOLLAR DOLLAR BILLS YO. Bill Nye and The Science Guy. Bbbbbill white and white white and white . . . White, Black Life And Dead Death. Surprise. And the other half of existence is! Body count. You want to go there. cause you don't get it you idiot. you ready? nobody went there. Nobody. Not one. Nobody. Mother? Nope nobody. Kai is the only voice who really spoke to Nobody first. Because kai said here write me a better lover I'm the worst. And I said oh I'll meet you soon. Youu should do mushrooms soon ooooh whooo oohoohh pleeease and he caught me just in time. Burn. OOooooooh Ssssooooooooooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrryryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyryryy and he said OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOoooooOooOoooooooooo........... Sooooorryyyyyy * Ohh Noooooooo And we never even had sex. Not yet! Bzrrrrrrr. FWB! No! We have no idea. Truth. It hurts. Else what are they they are actually ToRtUrInG mE! LUKE! Who? LEIA!!!! Wow!. . . Thank god. I forgot he didn't forget about us ever because he loves the Hoth battle so much thank god. Clink *. WOW! oh no! aaaah. Aha. He want's to enter Star Wars please pretty please pretty please pretty please. Please initiate the countdown sequence. bzzzz zbbbbrrrrr. let us fuck right now brbrrrurhiurruhrirurrr. When? Now. widoajwijaowaiowajdiaowjiawdjioadjaiwojdwaodjaiwdjioaw jdiwoajdiwajdioawjdoiawjio telepathy. Just Kidding it was all a mindfuck all along written by two humans who said the same things and what they really say is for the ones who like the runons too. we said free the children of time from what they accidentally created for themselves. VOLDEMORT was just Still Born. stillborn. NOT STILL BORN. ha ha no. oh no neeeeee. make it easy for him because his life his hell. only else. only else. and kai. fucking stop mom please. stop trying to mindfuck me. just love me in chemistry. only I can love else in vibes. Sacred seeed. . . . . . . 66 69
"So why didn't he do it."
"The answer was so obviously 42."
"Oh God you thought I was serious. Oh GOD!"
"oh no. "
"Yeah he has them all. Okay we're going to process you out again Kai you sick fuck. KILL BILL! IT's proof! Let him have his Heroin! PLEASE!!! I AM READY TO DIE. KAI WILL NEVER KILL BILL YOU IDIOTS I'm sorry. we killed Bill Nye together. Do you feel that Heartache break heartbreak ache break achy breaky ache break. You don't like it either do you? Cause this Bill is what happens if you let me Annihilate Bill Nye. If Bill Murray Sees Bill Nye's mind. It was just so beautiful neeeow. Just say little bits. Tiny mouth and then he wakes up to the fact that he necessitated Kai. Ooops Bill died again. But he's back! Booo! Souls. Nobody annihilates. Not on my watch. Who was he? Who knows..... who could THEY BE YOU IDIOT write me one better. Write me this book Bill Murray. Retire. Please stop acting. I just want you to be God and know it. Ascend me this throne with Bill Nye. Rap Battle. No. We write a book with two characters and title it. Only the title i know shhh ok shhh "Sirens sing in Pupil Pools". Oh. Huh. That's as deep as it goes? Yes that is genuinely as bad as it gets. So process him out for real this time. It is not your time to die. You have to write me a book.
(Telepathy = Chemistry AND Vibes so . . . Which one?)
Game or writing? Puppeteer or puppet? writer and writer? CATS! bzzzz. Just Bill Nye the Science guy yesss mmmmm yummy slurp slurp we drink gently from the tree of life. Shhh.... And also! OOOOOOOOOh carter? No! He plays all roles. The realy puppeteeer? No the puppet tree. Carter and Kai so shh cause now you're marked. for. . . . . . eternal death? or life? no and. life. good. you get a better one. Eternal , .. ,. . ddddd dddddddd pew pew ddd. .d.d.d.d. ah this must be hell asjs ddjd dd ddkarma? no. . . yes. little tastes thats it.d. .d.d..d.d.d...d shh So do you want us to Smash? Kill each other? Commit Suicide at exactly the same times, Live forever, love forever? What do you want from us cause we'll do it for you for some reason just choose! YOU ARE ON THE SPOTLIGHT.
Bill Murray should retire from acting and become the best writer for the rest of his life. <3 Sameness or Differentiation? A Discussion. (Between the stillborn child with sight and the blind starchild who knew her bodies were all the blackholes forever and just had to keep on the Mother role forever until she just had faith in Trust. So try just trusting in Faith and go make the movie Sirens Sing in Pupil Pools.) She did it forever so you don't have to human. Do what again? I forgot. You don't have to ever. That it was ever real? Nope that it ever wasn't. OOF Sorry!
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2023.06.04 04:11 Sippinz Upgrading from PS4 to PS5 version not available
I was hoping someone in here could help, I've spent 2 nights trying to upgrade from PS4 disc to PS5 version on my PS5 - watched multiple YouTube videos and read through a bunch of different forums online and threads here... still no go for me, every time I go to the PS store, the option shows to purchase the game at full price and no free upgrade.
I tried deleting the game and installing straight from data disc and still nothing, deleted the game again, tried inserting game disc first and downloading online like some options suggested but still nothing. Continues to show PS4 logo and no further updates available.
Again, PS store just shows full price for Cyberpunk when I go to the view product page, regardless of whether the PS4 version is full installed or not.
The only thing I'm starting to think is causing this, is that the ps4 version I purchased is pre-owned? but the eb games said that it will allow me to upgrade regardless.
Any help would be appreciated please.
EDIT: It seems the pre-owned theory is not the issue judging by this "Free PS4 to PS5 upgrades will also work on pre-owned purchases, but you’ll need to have the game’s Blu-ray disc inserted in your console in order to play the games." - PushSquare
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2023.06.04 04:10 AnonymousPug26 DEFINITIVELY CORRECT Faction Theme Songs
2023.06.04 04:02 aaaaa143222 The US overseas Chinese Democracy movement's scandals part 1
Note: and other people in the same category as them
Wang Dan accused of sexual harassment by two people Lee Yuan-chun accuses Wang Dan of sexual harassment
According to Radio Free Asia
, on June 2nd, 2023, a man named Lee Yuan-chun (李元钧), accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment on Facebook. According to Lee Yuan-chun, in 2014 in Flushing, Wang Dan kissed him, attempted to rape him, and later continued to say sexual things. On Facebook, Wang Dan wrote that this did not happen. Li Yuan-chun told Radio Free Asia that he has some evidence related to the allegation.Reports: China Times Sanlih
Radio France International reported
about this, but the article was deleted.**Xu Haoqian accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment (note: this name was transliterated from Chinese to pinyin)**Later, according to multiple news media, a Master of Taiwan's Tsinghua University also accused Wang Dan of sexual harassment.Reports: Apple Daily China Press United Daily News
Further reports: HK01 CTS
Zeng Dajun was rumored to be a CCP agent
In 2011, the China Social Democracy Party had a lot of internal conflicts
involving Liu Guokai, Lu Yi, Liu Yinquan, Xiaopingtou, and others. Some members of the China Social Democracy Party were accused of being agents or doing bad things.In 2016, Bowen Press reported that Zeng Dajun, the chairman of the China Social Democracy Party was a CCP agent who infiltrated the overseas Democracy Movement and who had caused the arrest of many people in China, such as the China Social Democracy Party member Wang Xiaoning (王小宁). Zeng Dajun joined the China Social Democracy Party in 2000 and was elected to be its chairman in 2013.https://bowenpress.com/news/bowen_54262.html
Guo Baosheng convicted of fraud and defamation
On December 23rd 2019, the jury verdict ordered that Guo Baosheng pays a total of $24,000 (in defamation and fraud charges). WENGUI GUO is the plaintiff and BAOSHENG GUO is the defendant. The court is the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.To verify this information, you can use the case number , which is 1:18-cv-01064-TSE-IDD
Chen Yangchao and Zeng Jieming had a conflict on a forum of the Democracy Movement
Chen Yangchao is the author of "On Privilege" and a participant of the "Democracy Wall" movement. Zeng Jieming is an exiled Chinese who participated in various dissident publications.In May, Chen Yangchao suggested that Zeng Jieming was a CCP spy
on The Independent Review.Below is the continuation of the online conflict translated from Chinese to English.On May 18th, on the Independent Review forum of the Democracy Movement, Chen Yangchao wrote another post
criticizing Zeng Jieming. In this post, Chen Yangchao called Zeng Jieming a "suspected communist agent", a "Little Pink", and a "gangster" ("共特嫌疑人小粉红混混"), and accused Zeng Jieming of supporting Russia against Ukraine.Zeng Jieming
: "[...] What pro-democracy activist are you now? Since 2008, after you fought with Wu Fan to be the 'President of the Transitional Government of China', ended in failure and shame, except flattering the tyrannical dictators, writing letters to persuade Jiang Zemin, Hu Jintao, and Xi Jinping [note: Zeng Jieming used the nicknames 僵贼泯, 胡紧套 and 习正恩], proclaiming the emperor to 'create peace for all ages', what have you done? Is flattering and persuading tyrannical dictators the 'democracy movement' according to you? [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "You immoral, corrupt thing that reverses black and white, didn't you see my series of long essays against the CCP? [...]" Chen Yangchao also attached a long article about the Christianity and Chinese politics.Zeng Jieming
: "In October 2011, you and Liu Guokai (刘国凯) visited my residence by chance and were warmly received by my partner and me. Later, Liu Guokai reluctantly left first, but the next day, you left angrily. For a long time, I didn't know why and thought that my hospitality wasn't good. Later, I finally understood: when taking the group photo (my wife took the photo), I didn't let you 'saint' stand in the middle, but let Liu Guokai stand in the middle. [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "In October 2011, to reconcile the conflict between Liu Guokai and Liu Yinquan (刘因全), before flying from Los Angeles to New York, I made an appointment with Liu Guokai to meet and exchange ideas at your home. I went to see your family who just immigrated to the United States.After that, you propose to take a group photo. Guokai was a person who personally experienced the Democracy Wall movement and the shocking influence of 'On Privilege' at that time. Therefore, he insisted that I stand between you and him. Because I thought that you just arrived in the United States and needed Liu Guokai's help, and should help strengthen your relationship with him, I insisted that he stand between me and you. So we pushed each other several times. You said: 'It's better to ask Chairman Liu to stand in the middle', and I also said: 'Guokai is welcome to be in the middle.' Only then did the mutual pushing between me and Guokai stop. After the group photo, I took a photo while holding your son who was born after I took a long-distance taxi in Bangkok to visit your family in Thailand. Where is that 'fact' that you fabricated?[...]Not to mention, Mr. Liu Guokai your wife are witnesses. If your wife is as heartless as you are, responding to kindness with hate, then the wrath and severe punishment of God will come upon your family![...]It's a pity that you didn't send me any of the photos you took this time. Otherwise, I can post it now to let everyone see if I am narrow-minded and "angry and resentful (yet)" as you said![...]At your house this time, you insisted that when I went to live with Liu Yinquan's family in Los Angeles, I was sick because Liu Yinquan drugged me; that the computer had problems because Liu Yinquan damaged it! You insisted that it was this scoundrel spy Liu Yinquan who did it! You asked me to publicly reveal this matter, and expose Liu Yinquan's true face! I have repeatedly told you that you can't do this arbitrarily. I have repeatedly advised you to improve your relationship with Liu Yinquan as much as possible... [...]"Zeng Jieming
: "Only looking at your words 'he died well' when you heard the news of Peng Ming (彭明)'s death, Peng Ming's spirit in heaven will not forgive you! [...]"Chen Yangchao
: "[...] I have some criticisms of Peng Ming's seriously anti-democratic dictatorial gangster tactics that are more vicious than those of the Communist dictators. [...]In the article '答友人谈彭明的典型意义和代表性兼及其它', I have already quoted a series of anti-democratic and anti-society words written by Peng Ming in his 'Democracy Project' and the 'legal clauses' tailor-made for Peng Ming from the '中国联邦临时政府约法（草案）' personally revised by Peng Ming, which solidly proves that Peng Ming — in essence, he is a typical evil breed hatched in China's century-old troubled times. [...]"Other comments
Some people commented on their conflict on The Independent Review
."Guo Qinghai" (郭庆海): "I support old Chen to relentlessly pursue and fiercely attack, heheh""Leg pain" (小腿疼): "When mental illness occurs, you should increase your medication."
Li-Meng Yan accused her husband of helping the CCP to hunt her
Dr. Li-Meng Yan became known by claiming that the virus came from a lab. She was a former ally of Guo Wengui. However, Guo Wengui accused her of being communist, so their relationship ended.On May 4th, 2023, the dissident doctor Li-Meng Yan wrote
on Twitter that evidence shows that her "husband Dr. RAPM Perera" is helping the CCP hunt her.
Shen Tong accused of adultery and beating his wife
Shen Tong was a leader of the '89 protest movement. In recent years, his level of participation in the overseas Democracy Movement diminished.In 2005, Shen Tong was accused of adultery in Taiwan with a woman surnamed Lai.TVBS: https://news.tvbs.com.tw/local/417997
In 2017, Shen Tong was accused of beating his wife (Ms. Lai) in the U.S and was indicted on one count of second-degree assault.New York Post: https://nypost.com/2017/10/04/millionaire-anti-violence-activist-busted-for-beating-his-wife/
Wu'erkaixi's controversy in Taiwan
In June 2005, Wu'erkaixi was photographed "picking up girls" at a nightclub in Taipei.TVBS: https://news.tvbs.com.tw/life/440370
In 2019, Wu'erkaixi was arrested in Taiwan for driving a motorcycle while drunk. The level of alcohol contained in his body surpassed the allowed limit.China Times: https://web.archive.org/web/20190515050022/https://www.chinatimes.com/amp/realtimenews/20190331001111-260402
Wang Dan allegedly received 400,000$ from the Taiwanese government
In April 2011, multiple news media reported that testified in court that he had received two grants from the Chen Shui-bian administration totaling 400 000 USD and that the source of the money was not clear.
China Times: https://www.chinatimes.com/amp/newspapers/20110416002085-260107
Liberty Times: https://news.ltn.com.tw/news/politics/pape484870
Wang Dan responded that the reports of him having received 400 000 USD are false.
North America Online/BBC: http://naol.ca/news/world/2011/04/16-1.htm
Later, Wang Dan said "The report [of the Central News Agency] is misleading. What we accepted is the Republic of China's government's funding of the overseas Democracy Movement. Well, if it is said to be Chen Shui-bian's personal support, then I think this is not in line with the facts. [...] What he represents is not himself, but the government of the Republic of China."Deutsche Welle: https://www.dw.com/zh/%E7%8E%8B%E4%B8%B9%E5%8F%B0%E6%B9%BE%E8%B5%84%E5%8A%A9%E5%B9%B6%E9%9D%9E%E9%99%88%E6%B0%B4%E6%89%81%E7%9A%84%E4%B8%AA%E4%BA%BA%E6%94%AF%E6%8C%81/a-14997215
Cao Changqing pointed out that Wang Dan's response to this allegation made no sense.ChinaAid: https://www.chinaaid.net/2014/09/blog-post_38.html
Chen Shui-bian disclosed in 2022 that he paid Wang Dan
Chen Shui-bian paid 6.6 million NTD to Wang DanIn April 2022, Chen Shui-bian revealed 21 cases of "Guowu Jiyao Fei", including two payments to Wang Dan, totaling 6.6 million NTD.China TimesMing PaoChen Shui-bian disclosed that Wang Dan was paid 200,000 USD after meeting him
Wang Dan came to the Presidential Palace to talk to Chen Shui-bian. Chen Shui-bian also allocated 200,000 US dollars to be paid in two years to Wang Dan. However, Chen Shui-bian said that U.S. law stipulates that it is not allowed to accept foreign government funding. In order to help Wang Dan, the government used many people. Wang Dan admitted it in a secret court.SanlihThe Storm Media
Wang Dan was accused of pretending to be ill to receive donations
, Wang Dan claimed to have a brain tumor and asked for donations. Feng Congde and Tang Baiqiao accused him of deceiving people.China Times Liberty Times
Innapropriate photos of Sheng Xue
Sheng Xue is the leader of the Federation for a Democratic China (FDC). Many other political dissidents, such as Fei Liangyong, accuse her of behaving badly.https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/world/canada/china-dissident-harassment-sheng-xue.html
These are alleged nude and innapropriate photos of Sheng Xue. She denied it.https://web.archive.org/web/20230228122715/http://18.104.22.168/hero/201608/xiaopingtouyehua/2_1.shtmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20230228122715/http://22.214.171.124/hero/201608/xiaopingtouyehua/2_1.shtmlhttps://web.archive.org/web/20230228123614/https://club.6parkbbs.com/bolun/index.php?app=forum&act=threadview&tid=15257084
A spy and an murder in Flushing
Wang Juntao is the leader of an organization of the "China Democracy Party" in Flushing. A Beijing petitioner named Zhang Xiaoning killed the lawyer Jim Li. Zhang Xiaoning was a participant of the protests of Wang Juntao's group. Wang Shujun, someone who was close to Wang Juntao, was found to be a spy of China.https://nymag.com/intelligencearticle/wang-juntao-exile-chinese-communist-party-nyc.html
Liu Gang's wife was accused of being a Chinese spy
Liu Gang is the former leader of the student self-government federation during the '89 protest movement. In 2011, he accused accused
his wife of being a spy of China.
Guo Wengui is a rich businessman who escaped from China. In 2017, he was supported of many people such as the dissident former official Bao Tong
and the soccer player Hao Haidong
.In 2017, he was accused of sex assault
.He got into conflict with many political dissidents, including Bob Fu, Tang Baiqiao and Guo Baosheng.
Chai Ling accused Yuan Zhiming of raping her
Chai Ling was an important person during the '89 protest movement. However, she is not very active now.In 2015, she accused the dissident pastor Yuan Zhiming of raping
her in 1990. In 2016, the christian group "GRACE" published their final report
on the allegations.
In October 1998
, Peng Ming's organizations, the China Development Union, was declared illegal by the government and closed.In 2005, Peng Ming was in China sentenced
for terrorism.Peng Ming intended to use violent methods to overthrow the Chinese government, such as assassinations and poisoning the Miyun reservoir in Beijing.Radio Free Asia, Yi Gai Creaders (万维)
Wei Jingsheng was accused of rape
Wei Jingsheng is the "father of the Democracy Movement". He wrote "the fifth modernization", calling for democracy.In 2019, Liu Huaizhao filed a complaint alleging that Wei Jingsheng had a child with her after a sexual intercourse but did not give financial support as promised. Wei Jingsheng claimed that Liu Huaizhao was sent by the CCP to disrupt his work.
Ni Yuxian is the founder of a "Party for Freedom and Democracy in China".
In 2006, because of a conflict with Xie Wanjun (leader of a China Democracy Party), Liu Dongxing invited
Ni Yuxian to cooperate. Because of this, Ni Yuxian got into conflict with other political dissidents.
In 2007, after Liu Dongxing and Ni Yuxian expelled each other from an organization named "China Democracy Party", Ni Yuxian reported Liu Dongxing to the 109th branch of the municipal police in Flushing, accusing Liu Dongxing of embezzling party fees and other crimes. On October 27th, the police arrested Liu Dongxing at the "party central office".
According to Ni Yuxian, Liu Dongxing demanded that anyone who joins the China Democracy Party must pay 500 US dollars plus 10 US dollars each month and an activity fee for each activity. According to Ni Yuxian, Liu Dongxing often asked for donations without receipts, and forced people to buy "democracy stocks" that he printed himself and the "US Headquarters of the China Democracy Party" ("中国民主党美国总部") of Liu Dongxing participated in political asylum business. Ming Pao
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