We love the sport because it's fast-paced, it's aesthetically beautiful, there are tons of games to watch, and the small teams mean individuals and their storylines take on outsized importance compared to other sports. The recipe is there for the NBA to be dramatically more popular than it is right now.
Instead, we get:
It's just a complete farce. The games should be ad-free outside of time-outs and half-time, with folks in the booth who know and importantly like the modern game. LeaguePass should enable you to watch every game in 4k without spoilers regardless of what market you're in. The NBA YouTube channel should be posting condensed ~12 min highlights from each game, so you can easily catch up on a night of action without missing much. If the league was broadcast that way it would be a much more engaging and enjoyable product. The games and highlights being so difficult to engage with really hurt growth imo, and they have definitely decreased my enjoyment of the league even as my love for the sport itself grows.
I grew up watching soccer, and while you can argue about which sport is more exciting I never once had an issue with the quality of the broadcast product. I got to watch the whole game, with no ads except at half-time, in great quality and with generally very good announcers. It wasn't mind-blowing quality or anything, but it didn't take away from the spectacle. The quality of the NBA's various broadcast products actively detracts from enjoyment in a manner unlike any other sport I watch.
Aside from the racial drama, some people were expecting way, way more after CBS teased the announcement yesterday as "not a product announcement, but better than a product announcement". For more context, here was the pre-announcement hype thread from yesterday.
What is that one item you always looking for that you can never find the exact right version of? Is there something that you search for on every site known to man and keep finding things that are almost perfect but just not quite?
For me, it's a real leather (black or brown), professional backpack (but with a sleeker shape than most backpacks, more rectangular), with real backpack straps (not these flimsy one inch-wide ones), and that has a pocket on the strap for your phone and metro card. I can sometimes find things that almost fit with the first three attributes, but apparently nobody has ever thought to put the pocket on the strap? Backpacks are meant to be hands free - I don't want to have to take my backpack off and swing it around every time I need to access my phone (every 5 minutes apparently) or going into a metro turnstile. I have hiking backpacks with this pocket on the strap - why don't professional bags have this?
What's your white whale fashion item you've always looked for? Do you buy things that are almost perfect but not quite, or do you keep the search alive?
I know it's fun to try and have the moral high ground and say "you people complain about everything". As if we didn't just pay 60$ for a AAA game that runs at 15fps at 720p. And that's when it's working. Thats great that your beefy PC or next gen can handle it, I really am happy for you. However, they didnt have to release it on current gen if it wasn't going to work.
The nerve of CD today saying "The journey has just begun!"...no, the journey just didn't begin. It began when you hyped this game up for years and years and when you charged money for it. I know nothing about making games and I'm not saying hard work hasnt been done. I'm sure it'll get patched over time. But for consoles, it's a mess and of course they knew this.
My "journey" is me getting a refund and maybe returning to it later when I'm less annoyed, and if you are too, that's perfectly valid. No reason to attack people that enjoy it or attack the initial vision CD had, but dont let anybody talk down to you like you havent been fooled into buying a broken game.
Edit: Yes, there's a lot of people posting similar things. It's like people feel the same way I do and are mainly just venting. If you're annoyed by that, take a couple days off of reading every post on here.
Edit 2: Shout out to everybody saying that it's our fault for buying a game that "wouldn't run well", even after the developer said "it runs surprisingly well"
Edit 3: Holy hell you guys are missing the point
I'm not sure what I'd revive.
There's absolutely a point to this, I know they're right, but it's short sighted and doesn't apply to everyone. I see it all the time on reddit but in real life conversations too.
Example I saw recently on reddit:
In a comment thread somewhere, someone was saying they've only had crappy microwaves that didn't work well and gave out after a while, and another commented recommended buying a more expensive commercial-grade microwave and you'll have a better experience and won't have to replace it so often. The commenter, I know meaning well, linked to a really nice microwave.. For $275. Original commenter said that's nice, just don't have $275 to drop on a microwave. Dude who linked it then said "No you actually save money in the long run and ultimately this is actually cheaper!"
Like I said, even if they're right and I totally understand the mentality, it isn't always possible. It seems to point even if unintentionally that people are only poor because they're irresponsible with money, when really it's often shit like this that forces you to stay broke.
Yeah it makes sense logically in every way to buy the nicer option that'll last if you have the option, but sometimes you don't have $300 to spend on boots, or $95 to spend on a chef's knife, etc. Sometimes you need boots so you buy a $50 pair even though you know they're trash, you need a kitchen knife but can only budget $10 to it and so on. Even though yes I know long term I'm likely spending more money than if I bought something nicer and kept it.
Mini rant over.
Background: I work in a fast paced healthcare environment where every minute counts and I have both male and female co-workers on my shift.
We have lockers with opaque doors where we're allowed to store our things. When I'm in the office area I leave mine unlocked for easy access and I've started keeping a box of tampons in my locker. I've told my female co-workers if they're in a hurry and need a tampon they're welcome to just open my locker (when it's unlocked and I'm in the office) and take one, no problem.
I got called into my boss's office the other day because a male coworker of mine complained that me keeping tampons in my locker was "disgusting" and he hated that he could see the box whenever my locker was opened. My boss (a male) told me that some men were really sensitive to "this type of thing" and that I should try hiding them in a different type of box so I wouldn't offend my coworkers. I asked what the point was because my coworkers would see someone reaching into a "crackers/pop tarts, etc" box and taking out a tampon instead of food anyway. My boss got all huffy and told me that it was for the best and I needed to do it.
I made a cover for my tampon box that said "Mother Earth's Bloody Nutrients Bars: with extra gooey, nutritious filling!" with a photo of a bloody bathtub and placed it on the box.
That was two days ago, and I saw the male co-worker open my locker (trying to be sneaky) and he paled when he read the box, got all angry, and I received an email from my boss that my cover "wasn't funny" and that I need to take it down.
... So I emailed our HR person a copy of the email as well as a summary of what happened and photos of the lockers, the box, and the cover. I also suggested that the male coworker sit somewhere where he didn't have a direct line of sight to my locker if it really offended him so much. She thought it was freaking hilarious and said I "followed my supervisor's instructions" and so I was fine.
Nothing else has been done yet, and I'm mostly angry that my time was spent on something as stupid as this and not on patient work.
EDIT: Thank you so much for the support and the awards!! I've documented everything and am encouraging my coworkers (male and female) to do the same. HR is now in the loop and they have told me they have had multiple people come forward saying similar things that they're doing some investigating. So hopefully things change.
EDIT 2: Here is the link to the box! I spent ma... keep reading on reddit ➡
Nothing more to say.
Like if the product is avalable to buy in store or stream somewhere thats one thing. However things like original NES games are not avalable to buy exept for 2nd hand. So the publisher does not get any money off that sale either. So pirating should be compleetly fine for things like that.
My plumber told me this about fixtures. But I heard someone say this about appliances too. They’re cheaper builds because they’re priced cheaper.
Native Torontonian here. I remember walking past the first DECEIM store location when it opened and thinking hell no, this looks too expensive for me. Since then, I've spent an extraordinary amount of money ordering from Soko Glam over the last 5 years, especially with that pricey USD to CAD conversion. I just received my first Ordinary delivery (no shipping fee, no currency conversion, arrived in 2 days) and I'm swooning. I can't believe how cheap things are, and in CAD!!!! There may be one or two products I keep ordering from Soko but I'm converted. Finally, something a Canadian girl can get in her backyard!
More general items to keep available for guests as well:
ITT: People that think I’m a:
And you don’t fucking tell them that you have one like it’s a goddamn selling point you Neanderthals. They check under the sink like a normal person...
This isn't a rage post. This is just taking note of how ridiculous it is to give this game a next-gen price when it's obvious that no more effort went in to making it (and less in some cases). Black Ops 4 was considered to have no content and that launched with 14 maps, almost double what this did. Many people will argue that the campaign is worth the money, fair enough. How about people who don't want to play the campaign and are in it for its signature PvP mode? If you're going to price it at $70, why not charge us separately for campaign and multiplayer? That being said, they'd probably price it at $140 if they did that. We have to wait 1 month (which is 1/12th of the game's entire life cycle or 1/24th if we're super lucky) to get new content minus a rehashed map next week, and even that is tiny. The game has barely double the content that the beta did. That's shocking, considering the beta was free. Also why on earth have they openly said that they're having a heavy focus on crossovers for Warzone? Seriously? Content size aside, the game has released in early access. It's the least stable Call of Duty I think I've ever played on launch. The Dualshock 4 bug that causes you to restart your entire system is the worst offender but there are more. I get that COVID is greatly affecting work efficiency but is this not more evidence that a yearly franchise is incredibly anti-consumer? Sorry if I sounded too harsh but this is the 17th mainline Call of Duty game. How have they not got this to a tee?