Edit: Wow, I didn’t know this question would blow up! I might not have the chance to respond to each comment but I have read your truths and appreciate your insights. Thank you to everyone who shared their stories (from both end of the situation) and I hope we learn from each other ❤️ I’ll update ya’ll what happens 🙊
His character was a woman and the things he wrote were pretty cute sometimes, at least that's how I perceived it. Days later, today he drops the bomb as we were mentioning how much he gets gifted stuff in game; 'did you think I was a girl this whole time?'
Honestly I know it's stupid because what really changed about him? He's still a nice dude but now I feel a little... let down? I already have so many guy friends. It was kinda nice to know I had a lady friend I could bounce ideas off of with no strings attached.
Edit: thank you for all the kind comments. I just left my (now ex) girlfriend as our relationship was toxic for the both of us. Wasn't easy but I think writing out to you guys helped me realize that I needed to leave as it was this need to escape in RuneScape that brought me to this point emotionally. Much love.
As per title.
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Hi! So after the massive response of the Friendship System Mockup, I went deeper into the idea and got all "PhD dissertation" mode on it. It is a long read, but if you have nothing better to do then get ready for product of serious simping (and running out of things to do at AR 52). This is also thanks to all the Redditors that have really cool suggestions from the original post!
Disclaimer: This is just a mock-up for a personal passion project. Yes, I know it is complex to implement from a coding perspective. Yes, I am aware that most of the ideas are unrealistic to what Mihoyo would do. We can all dream, and it's free.
Let's start with this. What is the simplest way to include Playable Characters? Instead of NPCs giving us the quests, replace them with the playable characters to improve immersion.
For characters to exist in the overworld in a believable manner, they should have specific routines and location rotation that are coherent to their lore. This mechanic can be simplified into 3 tiers of routine types based on the character's responsibility levels: Duty-Bound, Adventurous, and Mysterious.
Let's look at some examples.
Duty-Bound: Keqing is the Yuheng Qixing, where her line of work involved dealing with real estate and construction matters in Liyue Habour, so we will often find her patrolling in the city. According to her voice lines, her favorite hobby is shopping, so even at different times of day,... keep reading on reddit ➡
Like a significant amount of content in this game, the friendship function is old and in need of an overhaul, particularly in the levelling up aspect.
At the moment, one person is given absolute control over when the level up occurs and when the XP is given out, meaning it’s incredibly easy for someone to miss out on doubling their XP by using a lucky egg. Given every single level up requires XP, missing out on 100k at best friend level is huge. Not only this, but if they delete you before you log in, you miss out all of the XP, which has wasted 90 days of effort.
At present, I am in a situation where I have a friend who is due to become a best friend, and another who is due to become an ultra friend. That’s 300k XP tied up in their friendship with a lucky egg. Both were people I’ve met at local raids and both have been sitting with an unopened gift for days now. They’ve been online and active but I have no way of forcing through the level up. If I am not careful, I could miss out on 150k of XP which is not insignificant.
My recommendations are;
and as a quality of life improvement, please stack the level up notifications. If you do a raid with 5 new people and you have just added them as friends, you shouldn’t have to wait for each one to pop up and take up so much time. A ‘You and trainer name are good friends....+4 more’ should suffice. There is no need to make it take almost a minute to tell you that you’ve levelled up with them!
This may just come across as a rant because of my current situation, but I am sure I am not alone in thinking Niantic needs to address these issues. Rather than friendship, it creates hostility and does the opposite of what they should be trying to achieve.
Source >League sources say the Heat are pursuing a deal for Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry harder than anyone, though the Clippers and Sixers retain interest.
>Lowry recently said he wants to retire with the Raptors even if he needs to sign a one-day contract. But if he gets dealt, league sources say his preferred destination is Miami because of his close friendship with Jimmy Butler.
Disclaimer: The title is a joke on how society feels about approaching 30! The internet is a great place to feel prematurely old and irrelevant, and my intent was to poke fun at that. I'm not actually in the twilight of anything.
Childhood is characterized by an unabashed willingness to fail. Adulthood, on the other hand, is characterized by an amplified sense of self-consciousness, an acute focus on one's place in the world*. This manifests in how we approach everything from language learning (children are able to make mistakes without feeling shame whereas adults attempt to attain perfection and might beat themselves up if they fail) to relationship building (young children often lack the social skills necessary to understand unspoken etiquette, so thoughts such as "I don't want to do that, it might be awkward" or "I shouldn't talk to them, what if they think I'm weird?" are foreign). This self-consciousness begins to manifest in adolescence, but the free flowing melting pot nature of school keeps us from truly confronting it.
Then we get into the adult world and discover that nothing prepared us for this. We have no idea how to make friends or talk to strangers without the structure of school. Do you just walk up to someone? Is that weird? How do make friends in a brand new city? A lot of people tell you to "just get out there" and "be proactive," but what does that look like in practice? How do you find things to do?
My suggestion is to learn how to fail. Learn how to be awkward without self-flagellating over it for five years. Learn how to be comfortable alone so that you don't apply too much pressure on casual social interactions (i.e. "God, I hope they like me! I'm so lonely!") because it often translates to codependent behavior and you may wind up settling for toxic relationships with people who are happy to exploit your need for companionship.
How to do that is a different matter entirely and is more case-by-case. I used a Facebook group in my area and now for the first time in years I have a best friend again. For you, it may come down to getting invested in your community and a scene particular to your interests. But you absolutely must know how to love yourself while failing. You must be okay with falling and picking yourself up again. And you can only acquire this skill by doing.
This is the single greatest piece of advice I can give on the art of making friends: people tend to like people who make them feel good. Learn how to listen wi... keep reading on reddit ➡
...And worse yet, WHY are all players being forced to all enter the big ship together to begin its objective?
Wasn't the appeal of Railjack being able to delegate inside-outside teams to do seperate/coordinated tasks?
Apes are forever family apes forever hold.
Howdy. Ive been lurking around here for a while and this is one of my favorite subs. I just love how friendly you folks are here, especially considering the contexts of the discussions taking place, haha.
Anyway... Ive wanted to contribute in some way, so i figured I'd tell a story I've kept to myself for years. So... Imagine if you will, a small farming community in southern Indiana. The year: 2016.....
At the time this had all gone down, I had never met Mr. Popplewell. But we were roughly the same age and apparently had quite a few mutual friends. I only know this because this case was the "talk of the town" here for months and i was pretty shocked to hear how many of my friends, family, coworkers, etc. had not only known this dude, but had generally decent things to say about him too.
The details of his case aren't as bizarre or intriguing as many of those I've seen shared here, but let me tell you - when it hits close to home, idk, it resonates with you. Like I'd mentioned, EVERYONE was talking about it and almost constantly. Really tight nit community here where everyone knows everyone. So maybe it was the fact that this all took place in my backyard so to speak, or maybe it was just having to hear about it so frequently and for so long - the stuff people were saying and that the news was reporting - it was just awful. and i really dwelled on in it for a fair few days. and this was all before i ever even met the guy.
i heard A LOT of pretty far out (what i can oly call) rumors about what happened in that house that day, and i might address some of those later, but heres the facts:
one early morning sunday, kyle popplewell forces his way into the back door of a fairly isolated farm house in Ferdinand, Indiana. its assumed that he arrived to talk to the young girl living there and its assumed that their was some kind of relationship between them at some point - but i cant speak on that for certain. well it turns out that the isnt having any of it, and also the girls father was either living there or happened to be there at the time. so of course, he tries to interject and ultimately calls the police.
as im writing this im realizing that its really hard because i can't confirm any real sources for a lot of the things that i guess i had just assumed to be truth. heres an article though for anyone interested: