Ok, let me elaborate a bit: I have always been a huge conspiracy theory fan and when I first played AC back in 2007 (being a 15 years old boy) I was totally mind-blown. I think it was the most intrigued I have ever been with a videogame ever (That ending... wtf!)
The first assassins creed games really embraced all those conspiracy theories in existence and created a pseudohistoric universe that was really intriguing and amazing:
I remember getting into AC 2 looking for answers and only getting more questions. I remember doing the puzzles and discovering that all the Historic figures were part of this secret reality. Pretty dense stuff and awesome Iluminatti vibes. They escalated the conspiracy, suddenly, every major thing was parto of this conspiracy (Tunguska, JFK, WW2.. and so on)
Then came the vault below the vatican and the appearance of Minerva. I have to admit that I was not a fan of that back in the day but it grew on me (I think it was too In-your-Face). It had a cool anunnaki/Ancient aliens vibe to it.
Then the misteries started to unravel and Odyssey kind of killed the mystique of the Isu (they put them in our faces and almost faded of the cloud behind them).
I enjoyed valhalla and they had some mysteries of their own but I would like the game to return to that Pseudohistory times were the was more mistery than "Who are the secret members of the order"
What do you think? Is it possible to return the "conspiracy theory magic" of the old games?. If so, how would it be? (I would say that going to a really mysterious historical setting like good old medieval western Europa or even Nazi Germany, given the Nazis where esotheric or Tzarist Russia with Rasputin and all that Romanov intrigue)
Edit: Thank you all for the awesome discussion. I was thinking about all the answers and I love that a lot of you felt the same way back when we were d... keep reading on reddit ➡
Title pretty much says it all. Been stuck in this demoralizing “I’ll quit tomorrow” for the past 12-24 months and just could not make the leap. Something flipped today and I said I’m quitting, I’m not throwing away money anymore, and I’m not tearing apart my gums for something I don’t enjoy anymore.
I know the withdrawal headaches are going to be tough over the weekend. But if I can stay strong until Sunday I know I’ll have won!
I'll preface this with a disclaimer. I'm most likely too deep into GME to see the big picture, and that's why I want some perspective from other users here. Things just appear to align, but sometimes things happen on their own and isn't evidence of a conspiracy altogether. I want this to be the beginning of a discussion, and possible investigation, not the end of one.
Here's the quick hypothesis, and I'll post some brief supporting pieces of data below.
The upcoming short squeeze has the old money scared as fuck, and pissed as fuck at us. They've altogether already lost nearly a billion shorting GME. I'd love to see that loss porn.
Question: How much would it cost to hire a troll farm to start a disinformation campaign? Something to help distract even a portion of a large group of users away from their quarry? Astroturfing is a real big thing, it's been used all over reddit for at least the last 5 years or so, facebook, etc. With the recent election wrapped up, I suspect these troll farms probably have a lot of availability for large firms who have a lot to lose. For just a couple million dollars, they could save hundreds of millions, by infiltrating this subreddit. And I wonder if they have? I think it's a safe assumption they know about us. Especially after the mainstream attention we're getting.
So that's the hypothesis. And here's some of my supporting ideas that I'd really hesitate to call "evidence".
GME starts the blowup on Jan 13th. The very next day, the long dormant BB starts blowing up a little bit. I don't know when BB started getting pumped on this subreddit and I don't know where to find out, but I suspect that started on the day GME started blowing up.
On Friday the 15th, the day a lot of shorts have to be paid back in there was a massive push by brand new accounts, heavily pushing BB, and a lot of other things. A lot of "fellow kids" kinds of posts, every 10 seconds there was a new one. Most were filtered out by the mods, and a lot of them were down-voted quickly by people on /new. I'd be really interested in seeing some figures on this though, or maybe an opinion on how much more active Friday morning was compared to a normal day from a mod like /u/zjz for instance who I know was cleaning up a huge amount of garbage posts.
To be fair there were a huge amount of garbage GME posts too. But I'd like to think after a 100% gain over 2 days there would be substantial buzz here, and with the MOASS on the horizon that we ALL kn... keep reading on reddit ➡
I suspected nothing. The peppermint tin was empty. My items were covered in plastic. I thought I was safe.
Until, I felt a a strange tingling down below. I was on a call, so I tried to ignore it, but the feeling grew.
And this is how I learned that you should NOT store tampons in an empty Altoids "Curiously Strong!" peppermint tin.
I just got out of a long bath. It did not help. I have tingles where I should NOT be tingling. HELP!
This is not the same as using Dr Bronner's peppermint soap, peppermint is not meant to be used inside.
On a positive note, I smell very fresh and minty clean!
Please learn from my mistake!
[for curious people, some tampons are in a clear wrapper that isn't as perfectly sealed]
TL:DR I stored my tampons in a peppermint container and now my lady parts are tingly on the INSIDE!
Hi r/civ! Christopher Tin here. (For those of you who don't know, I composed the main themes for Civ IV and Civ VI.)
I wanted to let you know about a fun upcoming project. There's a huge virtual choir being assembled now to sing the theme to Civ VI, 'Sogno di Volare', with the backing of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. You don't need any prior experience to participate. Heck, you don't even need to be a trained singer. Just be willing to sing your heart out in front of your phone or webcam!
To sign up, go here: https://new.stayathomechoir.com/projects/sogno
I'll be heavily involved with Q&As, masterclasses, etc. It will honestly be a lot of fun.
I know, I know. It's probably already been shit posted about but having created a new account for various *spicy* reasons I keep getting slapped in the face with my newness. Can't post here, you don't belong here, don't say anything here, you can't link to that, neeeewbie.
Is it just me?