Like if you get shot in the head, your death is obviously instantaneous (in most cases) because your brain is literally gone. Does that mean that after getting shot directly in your heart, you would still be conscious for a little while until your brain stops due to the inability to get fresh blood/oxygen to it?
It's such a common phrase anymore to hear "I don't owe you anything" to phrases like "You could at least be polite?"
Well if you don't owe me anything, I don't owe you anything, nobody owes anybody anything, and we should all just be selfish and look out for ourselves, is that what you want? I should just be able to walk up and treat you like crap because I don't owe you anything by your own logic.
This is one of the most basic agreements of a civilization, you don't treat everyone around you like crap.
EDIT: because this is a really common reply I want to address it here. The reason I use "Owe" in this context is a bit twofold. Firstly, because in every circumstance I hear this discussed, people will use the phrase "I don't owe you anything" as some sort of excuse to be rude and treat people like garbage. Secondly, you "Owe" politeness as a social contract as an exchange you pay into society as a whole, as we all pay into society via the social contracts and are thus owed a debt by it. Or, if that explanation doesn't help, it's more of a turn of phrase, even if it may not be literally correct, the English language rarely cares what's literally correct
I've heard about how only around 1k people got the flu in 2020, and I'm curious if this has had any effects on it as far as we know?
The Lantern Festival is supposed to be a big celebratory event where characters gather to enjoy the occasion yet so far all we've done is fetch quests for NPCs. I don't mind the quests themselves too much but what I find lacking is the fact that they don't feature any prominent Liyue characters (it's almost like they're trying to avoid using them with the excuse they had for Qiqi and Baizhu being absent).
This feels really weak compared to previous events like Dragonspine and even the meteor event where we got a mix of lore, interaction, and even the introduction of new characters to look forward to while the most we got here is a small taste of Kaeya. I hope the Mondstadt event is better in this regard because there was a lot of wasted potential with the lantern festival.
I will be returning to work this week, when my baby turns 12 weeks old. No, she doesn't sleep through the night (she still gets 1-2 night feedings). No, she doesn't sleep in her own room (we're all about SIDs risk reduction). No, she doesn't nap on her own yet (she's still a newborn, she wants contact naps). No, she doesn't like being held by anyone but her mom (I'm all she knows and her safe space).
The AAP recommends breastfeeding for 1 year, but fuck you if you want to actually stay home and breastfeed! So they allow you to pump as many times and as long as necessary at work... which means I'm returning to work only to be paid to essentially sit and pump all day (I will have to pump 3-4 times a day for at least 20 minutes, but more likely 30-40). That is, if I can even keep my production up enough without being with her.
Someone else will now do the majority of her daily feedings. Someone else will hold her. Will she remember how much her mommy loves her? Will she cry when I come and take her away from her babysitter in the evenings? Will she get to nap at all anymore or will I come home to an angry, exhausted baby?
I am just sick over this. I know women and babies survive this every day... but they shouldn't have to. Ripping a mother away from her newborn is inhumane. We made it illegal to do for puppies, but fuck us humans, right?
I’m not sure if its just me, but when people ask me things about my childhood, I really can’t recall anything. A few negative moments that stood out max, but nothing else. Its like almost everything before the age of 17 is a blur for some reason and I’m not certain, but I think it could be attributed to being raised in a narcissistic household.
Can anybody relate? Am I just crazy?
Why do people like PvM so much? Because going from a level 3 noob to a maxed level 126 is extremely rewarding. Sure, it was possible to complete the Fight caves in 120 hours at level 3, but people have gotten 24 minutes Fire capes with an optimal setup and some learning too. That's an insane difference and it's there no matter which PvM content you isolate for this comparison. Skilling, though? What a joke. You get 20-25k xp/h at Motherlode mine at level 40, while the absolute peak you'll reach at 99 with a Crystal pick, full outfit, big sack and optimized clockwise-mining upstairs without any griefers is ~42k xp/h. It's laughable. I know better XP methods exist, but I just want to showcase how pathetic scaling is within skilling in general.
There's no solution for this, since we refuse to introduce powercreep into the game and don't want to 'devalue' previous achievements. Let me say this for Jagex as someone who's roughly double-maxed with over 600M total xp: catering to 200M xp speedrunners is going to kill the game. Designing things based on EHP is shooting yourself in the foot. There is zero skilling endgame (Zalcano is the closest thing we've got) unless you're one of the handful of hermits going for 200Ms and even then, it's just "more of the same shit for 16,000 hours".
Worse, every new update coming into the game makes skilling more irrelevant by adding buyable BIS. I want about 3x more untradeables, I want some attunements, some useful cape perks - literally anything that'll bring skilling a tiny bit closer to combat in terms of advantages and interest (when it's currently about 95/5 at the moment). It just feels like there's almost no progression: you almost instantly reach Runite tier (for tools), then Dragon shortly after, then Crystal in some cases for virtually no benefit (~2-5% depending on the activity) and then here comes 96% of the work left towards 99, during which you'll linearly gain another measly ~10% efficiency.
I can foresee this getting slapped down to unpopular opinions, but with Godzilla V. Kong coming up, I decided to rewatch the three movies currently out. I started with King of the Monsters and went backwards, Skull Island back to Godzilla. There's the distinct memory of the immense backlash that Godzilla got due to its roughly 15 minutes of Godzilla screentime. But after watching all three, I firmly believe it's better that way. Skull Island did it very well as well. When the perspective is from the humans (as long as there's a good story written for them), you find yourself seeing these monsters for what they really are; incomprehensibly large and absolutely terrifying. The halo jump past Godzilla? Incredible. The airport scene? Check out the size of him. And that atomic breath scene still gives me shivers. Not to mention the sounds. Likewise, when the characters in Skull Island are looking up at Kong, or he's throwing around helicopters, you really get a sense of the scale of these creatures. Don't get me wrong, King of the Monsters was great, but it just didn't have the same effect.
Now, if you'll excuse me, the first Godzilla scene is coming up.
Something I realized is that it's been a really long time since a fake Nintendo leak took hold on the community.
It used to be almost every week that someone tried to pass off a photoshopped image or a picture of a piece of paper with a "Direct schedule" on it, and fake Smash character leaks used to be rampant all over the internet.
But for the past couple years, the fake leaks have pretty much completely stopped. It feels like it's been forever since anyone tried to post a fake screenshot of an upcoming game, or a rumor so prevalent that news outlets report on it.
The last big fake leak I remember being popular was the "Grinch Leak," and that was back in 2018. There was also the one that had Mallow and Cacodemon hats in Smash, but that one was a lot less popular.
To be honest, I kind of miss them, because the drama they caused was really funny.
Did the Nintendo community finally get smarter about fake leaks? Or is it simply that fewer are being made?
I'm not going to complain not seeing playable characters because enough people have already discussed that issue but also because their absence is only a tiny part of the problem.
My main problem with the Lantern Rite festival is that no one seems to be celebrating. Sure you see Vlad and Nadia together, that was a cute moment. But a festival should be more than 2 people enjoying themselves. Everyone seems to be going about their day like it was any other. It's as if miHoYo added some props and called it a day.
Another thing is that there's a lack of food, as Paimon would say. There's only 1 food stall for the entire festival. Sure, there are the restaurants as well, but they haven't undergone any meaningful change. No decorations, no special menu, they're the same as they are before the festival.
There's also a storyteller called XiaoYan that is recounting the tale of Skybracer, the adeptus that the festival is meant to honor. You'd think he'd be more in the limelight considering the big stage at the pier that no one uses. But no, the guy is in a forgotten corner of Liyue (next to the theater mechanicus lady) standing on some random crates with an audience of like 4 people.
The lack of the festive atmosphere extends itself to the quests as well. In the 1st part, the festival was still being prepared. There's boxes of materials lying around, we were helping with the preparations and making sure nothing goes wrong. This was fine, these fetch quests were the set-up before the pay-off.
Except, there was never really a pay-off. The 2nd part of the questlines should've been about the celebration, about us feasting with Paimon, listening about the lore of the festival, etc. But instead, we were still running around doing same-y fetch quests.
And what passes for a pay-off was a 30 second cutscene. The music swells up, we see Xiao for 5 seconds, the fireworks go off...and that's it. It was impressive to watch, I won't deny it, beautifully made and animated. But a festival isn't about the spectacle. A festival is about people having fun, it is about the celebration. Yet both of those elements seem to be completely absent.
EDIT: I see people talking about hardware limitation, and thus, we can't have big crowds. But the amount of people isn't the problem, it's that the small number of people we see aren't doing anything. Most of them just are just standing still, like static props.
Tweet >If you notice, a lack of official tributes from organizations and the #NBA this week for Kobe Bryant, it is because his family has asked that teams do not do tributes this year. @kron4news
The fossil fuel industries run ERCOT, which supposedly regulates electricity production which is still largely fossil fuels. So essentially they're allowed to oversee themselves and blame renewable energy for any problems. They're also the only private organization in the country with sovereign immunity, meaning they can't have civil or criminal charges brought against them, much like a King. The organization exists to avoid safety regulations so they can maximize their own profits. If anyone ever asks you how corrupt Texas politics are, just point at this as one in a litany of examples. Lets look more into detail about Enron v2 - ERCOT:
ERCOT is currently LYING, stating that this weather scenario is causing an 'unprecedented outage,' which is 100% incorrect, in-fact they were provided a federal report in 2011 covering these exact points of failure. see here via ABC:
"The outages are the widest Texas' grid has suffered but hardly a first in winter. A decade ago, another deep February freeze created power shortages in Texas the same week the Super Bowl was played in Arlington. A federal report later flagged failures in the system, including power plants that are unable to stand up to extreme cold."
Yes, that is correct - The Texas Public Utilities Commission in 2011 published a weatherization report outlining the failures that impacted 3m customers during the Superbowl, ERCOT was still running the show and they are affected BY THE SAME SCENARIO. They are allowing Fox News to mislead the public by stating this was due to wind turbines freezing, when wind has out performed all expectations previously recorded for kWh-output. ERCOT is misleading the public.
Following the news that ERCOT commissioners have called an emergency meeting to hike the price of emergency power, while Texans die in their homes is surreal.
There needs to be accountability for this. Texans on non-fixed energy plans will pay hundreds extra on their light bills, so will others on fixed rate plans via service fees.
This is absolutely criminal and a moral catastrophe. ERCOT board of directors and ERCOT's corporate structure needs to have their internal communications from the past 72 hours subpoenaed. If they can call emergency meetings to hike energy prices while mothers freeze to death, they can show the public how they responded.
Edit: Media is railing ERCOT board of directors, most do not even li... keep reading on reddit ➡
> Jamal Murray postgame on Denver’s defense tonight: “I just thought they had too many layups. Too many layups...We lack a presence in the middle that just can deter layups.
>”So that’s kind of frustrating.”
> This quote came out of nowhere. But to Murray’s point, the Nuggets are the NBA’s worst team at defending the restricted area. Teams are shooting a league-high 70.2% in the restricted area vs. Denver this season. It’s easily the highest mark in the league. NOLA is second at 67.7%
So, we got Dragonspine some weeks back and everyone was like "Whoa! Thanks Mihoyo. I appreciate you." Then once people completed Dragonspine, they start posting again about lack of content and go like, "Wtf Mihoyo can we get something other than the Abyss for endgame?"
The Abyss is a challenging dungeon, but not the endgame. Any gacha player will tell you the grind never ends and the only endgame is when the game stops making updates and shuts down. A lot of people compare this game to an MMO and have very different expectations coming into this game.
Content in gacha games revolve around regular/holiday/collaboration events and new story chapters. Usually on a monthly or bi-weekly update. New story chapters usually a few times a year. There will be "dead weeks" with no new content. These are weeks to "cool down", do your own farming/catching up or just do dailies and close the game because back to back events are exhausting to play. Remember that these are games people play almost daily for YEARS and designed for working adults because they have the most money to spend. Events always last a lot longer than you need to clear them so that people who have less hours in a week to play can still clear them.
FGO has no PvP and no endgame dungeon at all. The only challenging content you will get is boss fights in event/story. When there's no events going on, you just do your daily farming for materials you need and that's it for the day. Only 2 new story chapters in FGO NA in 2020. Events ARE your content.
Genshin's patch cycle is much longer than the average gacha game, but the average gacha game isn't in full 3D open world. A lot of games don't even have event dialogue voice acted, or released in multiple languages at once. A lot can't even be played on console and most that can be played on PC are through emulators. A lot also have Global Version releases that are many months or even years behind in content compared to the original region the game released in (FGO NA is 2 years behind FGO JP, for example).
We had mini-events like Seelie, Hypostatis, etc filling the gap between Dragonspine and the upcoming update and people STILL complain about lack of new content. There is new content to play, just not the new content you want. It's fine to suggest alternative game modes like rougelike and stuff, but saying there's lack of content does not do the game justice. Even for the Abyss, there's plenty of people who don't play it at all because it's not cont... keep reading on reddit ➡