The CDC says:
>Flu viruses are constantly changing, so the vaccine composition is reviewed each year and updated as needed based on which influenza viruses are making people sick, the extent to which those viruses are spreading, and how well the previous season’s vaccine protects against those viruses. More than 100 national influenza centers in over 100 countries conduct year-round surveillance for influenza. This involves receiving and testing thousands of influenza virus samples from patients
How will scientists decide on the strain that next season's vaccine will protect against now that flu cases are generally down?
I made a list of team compositions for players who like to try team comps that aren't possible to run in standard role comp. This is all I could think of now, but if there are more I can add them to the thread as well. Have fun in Open Queue!
I made this using the team composition cheat sheet generator by u/Jeffroiscool
I made an interactive spreadsheet of all SL season 1 team compositions. It contains 103,000 team compositions, based on 8.5 million runs scraped from the Blizzard API. You can filter compositions by spec, and get the comps' basic stats - total number of runs, average key level of runs, and max key level completed. Give it a look here:
Let's say you and 2 friends want to do M+. You are a prot warrior, your friends are an arcane mage, and a feral druid. You wanna see what comps out there run prot/arcane/feral. So you enter these specs into the filter, press FIND COMPS and get the result that looks like this:
So it looks like the best key level for a comp like that is a +16, and it featured a Resto druid and a Shadow Priest as the other two spots. However, this comp only logged 12 runs, and has an average key level of 6.4. Conclusion: there are no competitive comps running Prot/Arcane/Feral. (That's going to be true for most comps, unfortunately.)
So you decide you are going to reroll VDH, and your friends are gonna go Fire mage, and Balance. You check again, and results look like this:
These are meta classes, so their comps have thousands of runs and high scores. Looking at the top 10 comps it looks like you can pick any healer, and then fill out with a melee (Outlaw/WW/UDK), or a third range (MM, Shadow), and you will do well.
So let's say you found a good UDK to play with, and a Resto shaman as your healer. Your comp is complete. But now you are unsure if you wanna still play VDH. You are also curious about BDK, BrM, and Guardian, and you want to see how well they do. So you do this:
Sorted by average key level, It looks like VDH is still your best bet, followed closely by BrM, then Guardian, and BDK at the bottom.
Let me know if the thing crashes on you, or behaves in a way that's not right.
The tool looks a bit dorky, because it was difficult to fit a 40-column table on a single page, so I am looking for suggestions for how to improve it. The way it's presented right now is that each comp is a row, and each spec is its own column. So if a spec is present in a comp, the cell in that row/column is colored. (Tank and healers... keep reading on reddit ➡
To my understanding, the Roman triarii were the most experienced soldiers in a Polybian legion. After battles such as Lake Trasimene and Cannae, how easy was it to replace the triarii compared to hastati or principe troops? Were the Romans forced to change their tactics due to irreplaceable losses in their third line?
Just curious about the SoS/HM fanbase atleast the one active here. :D
As this sub grows, we're seeing significantly more posts from female lifters. This is great to see more diversity here and see women out there bettering themselves in the weight room.
With these posts, we're also seeing more comments like "Oh, IDK about form but that's a nice ass". Less common, but we've also seen both flattering and unflattering comments directed towards male posters.
I've updated the wiki with our newest rule. No more comments on the poster's body composition. I understand it might be relevant to the lift (like, commenting on femur length when discussing squat stance). Those are ok, and should still be left here. But, flagrant comments about someone's body will now result in permanent bans from the sub on the first offense.
There are plenty of places on the net and even on reddit where those kinds of comments are welcome. This is not one of those places. Let's stay on topic and stay classy, people!
I plan on making a more comprehensive analysis of this, but at the moment here are a list of compositions that have been played at a high level and have demonstrated viability (highlighted are ALGS winning compositions):
Wraith Bangalore Gibraltar (I almost forgot to include this because there aren't any competitive players outside of the obvious who have enough time devoted to Bangalore to make playing her worthwhile, but I legitimately believe that Bangalore enhances the pre-existing synergies between Wraith and Gibraltar vis a vis rotations and zoning, and a dedicated team could have success with this, especially in EU where the prevailing comp is weak in the open)
Wraith Bloodhound Caustic (new variation on Wraith, Caustic, Crypto)
Wraith Bloodhound Gibraltar (a meta pick defined by its strength fighting/rotating in the open)
Wraith Bloodhound Revenant (I believe this was only tried briefly with no success and has since been abandoned with Revenant falling out of the meta across all regions)
Wraith Caustic Crypto (a meta pick, especially in EU, as of yet with unproved success)*
*I think this is true but may have missed a playoffs because I don't follow EU as closely
Wraith Caustic Gibraltar (the king of beaconless fighting comps)
Wraith Caustic Horizon (a new composition with a strong focus on initiating teamfights, as well as being able to play and hold a variety of different positions on the map)
Wraith Caustic Pathfinder (an old variation on Wraith Caustic Crypto, not currently in play but may return if we see the start of another competitive season with competitive King's Canyon or another more vertical map, or if people decide that they want to prioritize rotating faster and controlling more territory over second and third beacon access)
Wraith Caustic Revenant (a pick that has been abandoned with the abandonment of Revenant)
Wraith Caustic Wattson (edit: I was corrected in the comments, this is the composition Alliance won with, I do not see it making a return but there are many possible futures)
Wraith Crypto Gibraltar (a pick for those who want to prioritize rotations in open spaces over the ability to hold a space semi-indefinitely, currently out of fashion but likely still viable)
Wraith Crypto Pathfinder (I'm pretty sure this saw negligible play in the APAC North region but has since been abandoned, dual recon characters are a strange pick, and while I'm sure I could find one it would likely be a stretch)
Wraith... keep reading on reddit ➡
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