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Cosmic knife can cut through cutting board like nothing, same for fingers, it doesn't chip or dull. After few minutes of being on fire it is very hot and melts through a table. Handle is supposedly cold enough for touch. Superheated power fist same thing, how can you enter your fist into this oven?
As for armor would ability to quickly absorb and retain for a long time heat be good or bad? Like let's say a laser heating it, shouldn't ceramic like alloy reflect most of it away? How good it is at tanking kinetic projectiles and superheated plasma from plasma rifles and things like Gauss Rifle?
I wonder if it is any better than what we can do with our modern technology and true to its name 'space age alloy'.
Like the title says. I’m almost finished with the Mistborn trilogy and I’ve LOVED it. The slow reveal of the inter workings of Ruin, Preservation, and the resulting powers and forces within the world... So much up my alley.
So the question is whether I continue onto the sequels, or should I move to another series, I.e., the Storm-light Archive.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
Edit: I REALLY appreciate all the thorough feedback and suggestions! There’s a lot I hadn’t considered or even known about before. Looking through all the comments, I’ve decided to read Warbreaker before diving into The Alloy of Law. I saw multiple people suggesting it, and suggesting a break in general between the first and second eras.
I actually already went to the bookstore and picked it up. So, well done guys. You got me excited.
The pop-suck at the current iteration of ti alloys is absolutely game breaking for low pop hours. Indar is already awful, but having the entire continent pop there while its off hours ruins this game.
The entire base needs a serious rework or to be literally just removed entirely. Logging on during non-primetime hours and seeing the only continent is indar and the entire pop is at ti alloys make me instantly log back out. Removing the bridge did nothing and might have even made it worse.
No other continent is this god awful during low pop hours. Either remove this terrible base or prevent indar from even being allowed to be open during low pop hours.
I was watching a video regarding the construction and first plasma tests of the wendelstein 7X fusion stellarator...and I felt this strange feeling welling up that I don't often feel, and that was:
"damn...now THAT makes me very proud to be a human, it stands like a monument to the very best of us, ingenuity, brains, and curiosity"
So how you all feel about fusion?
Here's the ITER tokamak that's arguably even more impressive:
Wow! I loved this book so much. I was skeptical coming straight from era 1 having read here how different they are. As said in a previous post westerns/gun fights aren't usually my thing but this book was beautifully written. Sanderson nails it again. I love the dynamic between Wax and Wayne. Miles was an awesome bad guy as well. I am interested to see the continued dynamic between Wax and Steris.
I loved the twist of Suit being Wax's uncle. Didn't see that one coming, and really enjoyed the brief appearance of Marsh at the end there.
Brandon Sanderson has crafted many worlds that are so complex, and yet so inclusive to all of the nuances of human complexity/vulnerability.
My daughter is autistic, and she just was able to do a report in school based on Steris from Alloy of Law. The report was to take one issue from the book that she was reading and explain how it pertains to today's society. She chose Steris, and how other characters reacted to her apparent(yet unnamed) autism.
She compared Steris to herself as well as others in history who have been marginalized/misunderstood due to autism.
I really love how, given that the characters in Alloy of Law are unaware of there being anything wrong with Steris, they just kinda think of her as strange. That's how most high-functioning autistic people are treated always. My daughter feels that, and she identifies with that.
I'm excited for her to read the rest of the series and realize just how important Steris is. :D
Thank you /u/mistborn.
I'm a 260 lbs (117 kg) rider standing 6ft (1.8 m) tall. I ride rocky, rooty and sometimes muddy trails and I have what I would call a "send first, think later" mindset on the trails.
I been working on upgrading my bike piece by piece and now it's time to swap out my wheelset... so naturally the question is alloy or carbon?
I want the carbon lightness but I'm scared of instantly breaking them (either because of my weight, or from harsh riding) and ending up flushing $1500 or more down the drain... I am right now looking at DTSwiss wheels but I'm open to other suggestions!
260 lbs/6ft tall, riding harsh trails. Should I be scared of buying carbon rims and breaking them? Should I stick with alloy? Why or why not?
Thanks for any help you can give me! I've been riding for 1 year now and I'm convinced this is the world's best sport!!
Edit: I don't know if this makes a difference but I ride a full suspension bike.
Edit #2: Thank you to all the commenters for the advice on what to s focus on (at least at my current level).
***From the comments, I've gathered: ***
Carbon has its clear benefits, but unless it's truly necessary (cup racing, high skill level, are dialed in enough to notice a clear difference, etc.) alloy or even original wheels will get the job done.
Sometimes, pressure to buy all carbon gear stems from a place of seeking status more than performance needs.
At my weight, quality hubs would make a greater or at least more noticeable impact than wheels
Alloy wheels can get nearly as light as Carbon for much less $$. Cost/gram saved is not always worth going Carbon for some people.
Greetings r/feedthebeast I seek veterans to help me track down an old alloying mod, and I mean old. I have tried many times to find it again the last so many years, with no luck. The mod allows you to crush metals and diamonds into a powder, and then mix two powders together and smelt them into an ingot. The caviot is: you could do this with any combination infinitely. With enough resources, the end result is something wildly unbalanced and overpowered, but I found the mod really fun back in the day and irs driving me completely mad that I cant find it again. This is my first post to reddit, I don't know how to make it good and eye catching, but I hope through here I can track this sucker down.
Edit: I'm starting to wonder if I've gone mad xD or somehow made this mod myself as a kid and never uploaded it. Aint never seen a mod so hard to track down. The best suggestion so far has been essense powder, but it doesn't seem to actually have any major alloying functions so also a dead end.
This mod doesn't add any new ores or named tools, it takes diamonds, iron, gold (and maybe obsidian but I dont think so?), and allows you to crush them into powders. Then, you take the powders and combine them in any and all combinations, and then you can combine those mixed powders with other mixed powders. There are no named alloys or anything, just like..generated names, basically just itemID as a name, and you can keep adding and adding to a powder mix infinitely before smelting it for massive durability, toughness, etc
Is it Inconel X-750?
"advanced" as having the highest temperature without creep
I've been ravenously reading since the covid lockdown began in March, and I decided to start reading Brandon Sanderson in July. I started with Mistborn and got instantly hooked; I read the whole series in about a week. I loved the characters and the general atmosphere between the crew and just everything about the world. I loved Sanderson after this series so I read Stormlight Archive( not RoW yet), Warbreaker, and Legion. I finally got to Mistborn Era 2, and honestly I did not have very high hopes, especially since Mistborn was one of my favorite books I've ever read and I'd heard that this was not as well received. I was honestly so surprised by how much I loved Alloy of Law! I was a huge fan of the progression that the world of Scadrial made, and thought that the addition of guns, trains, and new metals expanded the magic of the world in the best way possible. It was also nice to see how the world changed for the better based on the actions of characters I grew to love over the last three books. Also, the banter between Wax and Wayne was probably some of the best dialogue I've read by Sanderson. While the main characters are powerful, they aren't the saviors of the world like in Mistborn or Stormlight Archive, which I honestly enjoyed more because it made the whole read just more fun. The end also surprised me a lot, because I did not think >!Lord Ladrian or Marsh was alive.!< I'm going to the library to borrow the other two books in the series tomorrow, and I'm excited to see what's to come.
One thing that a lot of people ask for is biological ships, for hive minds and such, and I concur, I'd absolutely love that as a shipset. But of course, maybe it'd be a waste of a civic, but I can't help but like the idea of like... basically a civic that replaces alloy foundries with buildings that turn food into alloys. And a bonus to build-speed or something like that. Of course, with the upcoming changes, with industrial districts and all, I suppose this idea is out-dated. But I just had the idea in my head because I'm watching Irresponsible Captain Tylor, so I wanted to get it out of my head.
Do you think a civic like that would work, or is it too narrow to be an actual thing?
Why in era 2 you can have only one ferualchemy ability? I thought that if you can use ferualchemy you had all apilities like Sazed. Did I missed something or will it be explained in the future?