So my vision started declining when i was like 7 and ever since then i’ve been using glasses and contacts. But during the first lockdown i kind of just... stopped because like tf would i be looking at at home. When things went back to kinda normal I continued to not wear glasses/contacts unless absolutely necessary and didn’t have any issues since i got pretty used to it. Recently i started wearing contacts again regularly and man do i fucking hate it. I now see every tiny pimple on people’s faces, every piece of dust and every cat hair on the floor, nothing slips past me and it SUCKS. Looking in the mirror is a special kind of torture because apparently i look nothing like i thought i did, especially from the distance. The worst thing is that I can’t go back cause my vision had declined past the point where glasses are optional. 20/20 vision is glorified for no good reason
Edit: several people have made assumptions about me not being comfortable with the way i look. I did say that I wasn’t used to the way i look in the mirror after not wearing contacts for a while, but i don’t remember mentioning that I didn’t like what i was seeing. I am by no means self-conscious about my looks so that’s not the problem.
Could be worse!!
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Right off the bat, while not everyone’s going to agree on specifics, the fact that most of y’all reading this have probably had a strong opinion of something GGG needed to change in PoE is indicative of how this game’s design philosophy is not always in line with player enjoyment.
Harvest was in a good spot last season. Evidence for this was player retention. And while some of the changes could be justified, there’s no doubt in my mind that the current state of it is a disappointment. Two streamers that I know of have already expressed how disappointing it is this season. Ziz in particular was very supportive of the changes initially. Now he’d rather it not be in the game than in its current state. I concur.
Why did it happen? GGG felt it was too powerful a mechanic and over corrected. Did the player base ask for it? No. Were many of us happy with how it was? Yes. So then, why make us consumers less satisfied with the game? Because of the artistic vision.
Why do we have to constantly piano our fingers across our flasks? Because every action taken should be a choice.
Why can’t we have an auto pickup, or one click pickup on all currency? Because every click needs to be a choice.
Ok, all this makes sense if PoE was an artistic creation and they wanted to stay true to a certain vision. But it’s also a product. It’s also a video game. Player enjoyment should be number 1.
But maybe I’m wrong, what do you guys think?
In 2003, I had participated in an essay competition held by my school. The winners of the competition would get a chance to go see the President of India Mr APJ Abdul Kalam who was visiting my city. I was ecstatic that I had won the competition. The next day, I signed out the 'Wings of Fire' book from my school library. I read the fascinating tale of a boy who went from selling newspapers as a small boy to being called the Missle Man of India. The thing that caught my fascination with APJ Abdul Kalam was his vision 'India 2020'. He wanted to make India a developed nation by 2020. Being a naive 7th standard student, I was really under the impression that India will become a developed nation by 2020. I imagined seeing the skyscrapers in my city just like they showed in Hollywood movies. I and my classmates would talk continuously about APJ Abdul Kalam and India 2020 and how better our lives will become in the future.
Now, in the year 2021, things haven't changed much from what it was in 2003. Rather, the country is divided over trivial things like caste, religion, gender discrimination. It is so tragic that India went from the vision 'India 2020' to 'Ramrajya'.
The things that hurt me so much is the way my parents have succumbed to this 'Hindu is being targetted' narrative. Though my parents were uneducated, they were quite liberal in their ideology. They never promoted casteism, I didn't know my caste till I was in 11th standard and I came to know about it only after I asked them about what caste we were. Even though we are Hindus, my dad would ask if he should get beef to eat so that I put on weight (in the mid-2000s, there was a belief that you would gain much more weight by eating beef), they never restricted me from interacting with Muslims or Christians and most importantly they never spoke ill of any religion or caste.
Nowadays, all my parents talk about is Love Jihad, Hindus are being prosecuted, as Hindus, we should never eat beef, Foreign media is targeting India. India is the greatest country ever, we invented math, surgery yada yada. You get the gist, all the WhatsApp forwards have been fed into my parent's brain.
It just pains me to see that the vision of APJ Abdul Kalam was replaced by the vision of Modi & BJP. We went from promoting science and development to a country that provides cow urine to a Covid Patient. How can a single man/organization's agenda change the complete outlook of a nation? That is just so unfair.
In a way, I... keep reading on reddit ➡