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There are many more prolific and influential musicians than Taylor Swift

2023.06.02 17:00 Curious_Olive_5266 There are many more prolific and influential musicians than Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is considered to have one of the largest cultural impacts of any musician ever. However, there are many people who have had a much more transformative impact on popular music. The development of rock and roll, for instance, was probably the largest change in popular music because it brought music from the folk music of the 1700s and 1800s (Stephen Foster, for example) to the most popular music of today. Starting with African rhythms that were imported during the slave trade, an interesting genre of music started to form in the Reconstruction era American South. When African-Americans were finally freed from slavery in 1863 and liberated in 1865, they had the time to develop an identity and create a living doing something other than forced manual labour. This included broader reach of the music and culture that had been relegated to plantation work; the music that was inadvertently imported during the slave trade. The music traveled from the Mississippi Delta where tensions were high after the American Civil War to places economic powerhouses like New York City where places like Tin Pan Alley and the Cotton Club would form with more receptive audiences. People from this time that had a more transformative impact on popular music than Taylor Swift include those like WC Handy, Lead Belly, and Sister Rosetta.
The Roaring 20s brought with it somewhat of a fusing between the traditionally White and Black musics. People from this time that had a more transformative impact on today's popular music than Taylor Swift include Scott Joplin, Irving Berlin, Lucky Millinder, and Benny Goodman. That went to people like Elvis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Hank Snow, Patsy Cline and the Million Dollar Quartet in the 1950s. The gospel and blues from the Delta came together with country and Western roots. One can argue that Patsy Cline was the original Taylor Swift without today's superstar fandom culture.
Anyway, this is mostly just a rant that I feel Swifties today are so uncultured in terms of music taste, and that I think Swift should do some CCR covers or something. Imagine a Taylor Swift version of Bad Moon Rising. As the best-selling contemporary artist, I feel that she should do more to expose her listeners to the outstanding music that came before her, like all other pop stars have done.
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2023.06.02 16:57 thisishardcore_ My future DLC roadmap

Now that the dust has settled on RoR (which has been magnificent and I hope they come back to it at some point, it's time to focus back on AoE II. So here are some ideas I have for future DLC.
Chinese Frontiers
With last year's roadmap all but complete barring the "so you liked Dynasties of India?" hint, a lot of people think this points towards a Chinese themed DLC, with the Chinese being split. So first up on the list is just that. The first DLC in a while to feature more than three new campaigns.
Jurchens (East Asian)
Tibetans (East Asian)
Choe Yeong (Koreans) - Legendary general who suppressed rebellions in Korea before helping the Ming dynasty overthrow the Mongol Yuan dynasty in China.
Songsten Gampo (Tibetans) - Founder of the Tibetan Empire who went toe to toe with Tang China.
Taizong (Chinese) - Tang emperor who oversaw arguably the greatest period in all of Chinese history, and extended the Tang empire to its greatest height.
Wanyan Aguda (Jurchens) - Founder of the Jin dynasty who by the time of his death had conquered around half of China.
Conflicts of the Caucasus
Next up, the setting of this DLC is in West Asia. It will add two of the most in-demand civs in Armenians and Georgians. With them will come a new architecture set, which can be best described as Eastern Mediterranean, as the Byzantines and Bulgarians will share it with them.
Armenians (Eastern Mediterranean)
Georgians (Eastern Mediterranean)
Ashot (Armenians) - Bagratid king who fought against Byzantines, Turks and Saracens.
Ismail I (Persians) - Founder of the Safavid empire, who returned Persia to its former glory.
Suleiman the Magnificent (Turks) - Extended the Ottoman Empire to its greatest ever height.
Tamar (Georgians) - Queen who oversaw the golden age of Georgia.
Forge of Legends
The biggest DLC since the Forgotten, and the first one since then that doesn't have a region specific focus. Forge of Legends instead introduces a range of civs from across the world, with the only real focus being non-European/West Asian civs. It is also the first DLC since African Kingdoms that introduces a good number of new civs. It comes with a whopping six campaigns.
Kanembu (African)
Siamese (South East Asian)
Somalians (African)
Zapotecs (American)
Dunama Dabbalemi (Kanembu) - Founder of the Kanem-Boru Empire that expanded into Berber and Saracen territory.
Hojo Clan (Japanese) - Clan that were hugely influential in the Genpei war, and succesfully repelled two Mongol invasions. A Bari/Hautevilles style campaign that follows a number of protagonists.
Hunac Ceel (Mayans) - Conqueror of Chichen Itza and eventual founder of the Cocom Dynasty.
Maha Chakkraphat (Siamese) - Defender of the Ayyuthayan kingdom against the Burmese.
Mahfuz (Somalians) - Ruler of the Adal Sultanate and waged war against the Ethiopians.
Tela and Theolao (Zapotecs) - A father-and-son chieftain pair who fought neighbouring tribes and Spanish invaders.
The Final Kingdoms
All good things must come to an end and sadly, AoE II will eventually befell such a fate. At this point it begs the question of what else can the devs add to the game without contrivedly splitting civs? Again, four new civs, six campaigns, AoE II is going out with a bang. It basically ties up all the loose ends Europe-wise in the game. Notably, the Vlachs are added, who replace the Turks, Magyars and Slavs in all of Vlad Dracula.
Croatians (Eastern Mediterranean)
Ruthenians (Eastern European) (Formerly Slavs)
Serbians (Eastern Mediterranean)
Vlachs (Eastern European)
Canute (Vikings) - Danish king who waged wars in England.
Ruina Imperii (Romans) - A special campaign for a special civ. Ruina Imperii ('Fall of the Empire') documents the last days of the Western Roman Empire.
Stefan Dusan (Serbians) - Founder of the Serbian Empire.
Stephen I (Magyars) - Founder of the Kingdom of Hungary.
Tomislav (Croatians) - King of Croatia who waged war against the Bulgarians.
Vladimir the Great (Ruthenians) - Prince of Novgorod, Prince of Kiev, and ruler of Kievan Rus all at once, who controversially Christianised the region.
And once that is done, the devs can fully concentrate on RoR :)
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2023.06.02 16:53 GideonGleeful95 The conversation about unit and faction variety: an analysis

First: I want to say this isn't so much a criticism and more of an analysis of the arguments I've been seeing about Pharaoh and the mixed feelings.
Ok so one of the big conversations right now is that that one of Pharaoh's weaknesses is the lack of unit variety. A lot of people point out that ultimately Shogun 2 also didn't have that much variety between factions and its widely regarded as one of the best total war games. I think part of the issue isn't so much "between faction variety" as "within faction variety" in addition to both familiarity with the setting and the extent of the scope.
Using Shogun 2 as an example, in that game you had spearmen/pikemen, archers, glaives (naginata), halberdiers, swordsmen, light cavalry, heavy cavalry, ranged cavalry, mangonels, canons, gunner, firebombers and rocket troops.
In Pharaoh, it seems like most factions will have spearmen, archers, slingers, chariots, axemen, clubmen, swordsmen. Yes there will be heavy and light versions of them as well, and like two handed axemen vs axe and shield etc.
These may differ greatly between the three cultures we have, but this is where another factor comes in: Familiarity. Ultimately, Napoleon also didn't have much variety between factions. Everyone had line infantry, cavalry, cannons etc. Same with Empire for the most part with some exceptions like the Maratha elephants. Hell, even in Medieval 2 and Rome 2, a large chunk of the factions shared many units. How many factions had Mailed Knights or Citizen Cavalry?
So why does it feel worse in something like Pharaoh for a lot of people? I think it's because a lot of people just aren't as familiar with the time frame. For Shogun 2, people are at least somewhat familiar with the idea of Samurai and there was a waring states period. As such, people at least had a vague idea what they were going to get with the game, and most people would expect most of the factions to be fairly similar, and that's kind of what we got. Reasonably, they couldn't do much more than that given the game was about that.
For Pharaoh, people just aren't as familiar with warfare in this time period, and to be honest aren't as invested in it. Ancient Egypt is almost as popular a historical subject as Feudal Japan in general, but tbh I think casual history fans in west (TW's primary market) focus on different things in Egypt. For Japan, the "coolness factor" is the Samurai and Castles. For Ancient Egypt, it's Pharaohs and Pyramids and Ancient Egyptian Gods. You, the individual, may think bronze age warfare is amazing, I'm generalising here.
As such, to the casual history fan, if you see a game about Samurai Warfare and everyone has Samurai: Awesome, makes sense See a game about bronze age warfare: Everyone basically just has the same units, it's just Hittite chariots vs Egyptian chariots. Not exciting.
Is this argument logical, does it make sense, is it fair: Not really. However, games are, at the end of the day, entertainment designed to give an emotional response. There is a potential logical argument that ultimately there were more types of units in Shogun 2 and by that time in history the technology had improved so that battles will be more dynamic and interesting by default. I'm not entirely sure how true this.
What I do know is that watching the battle replays on YouTube, to a lot of people it feels like there is less unit variety than Shogun 2 even though there is, in reality, more because each culture will have its own units. I can't defend this argument as logical, but I also can't deny that I also feel it.
Another factor at play is the game's scope, and this one goes back to what you could expect from a game in a particular time period. Let's go back to Shogun 2. It's a game all about warfare in Feudal Japan. What will be included in that map: the main Japanese islands, probably excluding Hokkaido because it was still mostly Ainu at that time.
What's Pharaoh going to be about? Warfare in at the tail end of the Bronze Age. Ok, so you'd expect the map to cover the overarching area most of those civilisations... except we only get three of them at the start: Egypt, Canaan and the Hittites. No Assyria, Babylon, Mycenaeans, Elam or Kush? Yes, they could be added later as DLC, and yes this game is clearly more about the eastern Mediterranean civilisations, but these other groups had a lot of interactions with those civilisations so it feels weird they're not there at the start.
I'll give an example of how it feels: Imagine if when Thrones of Britannia launched it didn't include Ireland. Well, the game is clearly just about the Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and Celtic realms of Wales and Scotland. Yeah, but Ireland's also right there and it's factions had a lot of interaction with the other main factions in the game. It would feel weird if it was left out.
This feel of missing out a big chunk of the game's potential scope confounds with the lack of familiarity: "Well, I don't really know about the units and warfare in this time period, so ultimately they seem kind of samey, even though that might not be fair. Well, they could make up for that by exploring as many cultures as they can in the time period and then showing how they are different. That way we'd get 6 or 7 different unit rosters and really get the opportunity to explore and conquer the whole Bronze Age near east... oh we only got three at the start... huh..."
This is why faction variety matters more in time periods people are less familiar with. I personally would love for CA to explore more time periods and regions like like India, Southeast Asia, Africa and so on. However, when exploring those time periods it will be important to try and get as many of the big players as possible because most of their audience won't be as familiar with that time period.
There is ultimately one other thing which I think has impacted Pharaoh's hype: timing. I think if this had been announced after Med 3 or Empire 2 or something similar to that, people would be more hyped. The reason is that for many historical fans, they are most familiar with history post 1000 AD in Europe. Again, it's not really fair, and I personally think other parts of the world are equally interesting.
The other thing is that they have been waiting for many years for a BIG historical game to come after Warhammer. I don't doubt that if a Medieval game had been announced and it just focused on Western Europe (eg. Hundred Years War: Total War), a lot of people would still have been disappointed.
However, for Pharaoh it's actually worse. The factors I mentioned above like the unfamiliarity of the time period and the fact that a big chunk of the potential factions are missing at launch mean that even though it covers a fairly sizable area of map, bigger than Shogun 2, it feels small to a lot of people. Incidentally, this is where a lot of the arguments that it's basically a saga game without the saga title come from.
Now, is it logical to think that after working on WH3 there would be a big game coming as the next title? Not really. However, I can't help but feel if CA had released something saying "hey we've got a big historical title coming in 2024 you've been waiting and we've got another surprise historical one in the meantime", the reactions would be less mixed.
Anyway, these are my thoughts and thanks for reading this far, feel free to add your own thoughts below.
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2023.06.02 16:49 autotldr Tanks, F-16 jets part of long-term aid for Ukraine, won't be ready for upcoming offensive, US says

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 65%. (I'm a bot)
PARIS - America's top military officer says training for Ukrainian forces on advanced U.S. Abrams tanks has started, but those those weapons crucial over the long term in trying to expel Russia from occupied territory will not be ready in time for Kyiv's imminent counteroffensive.
The U.S. training schedule is timed to get the troops up to speed on the systems before 31 of the 70-ton Abrams tanks the Biden administration has promised to Ukraine are scheduled arrive by this fall.
Those tanks will make up part of a force of about 300 tanks in total pledged by Western allies including Challenger tanks from the United Kingdom, Leopard 2 tanks from Spain and Germany, and light tanks from France.
As with the recent decision on F-16 training, the U.S. approval to send its own Abrams systems was a necessary part of the allies' negotiations on tanks for Ukraine so that no Western nation would be providing the systems alone, possibly incurring direct retaliation from Russia.
In January, the Biden administration reversed course and agreed that Ukraine would get the tanks.
"So tanks are very important, both to the defense and the offense, and upgraded modern tanks, the training that goes with it, the ability to use them, will be fundamental to Ukrainian success."
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2023.06.02 16:33 EquivalentGrand7273 🌧️🏔️ Are there any Monsoon-Specific Treks in Munnar? 🌿⛰️

🌧️🏔️ Are there any Monsoon-Specific Treks in Munnar? 🌿⛰️
"Unleash your adventurous spirit amidst the rain-kissed mountains of Munnar, where monsoon treks become a gateway to nature's captivating symphony."
Munnar, nestled in the enchanting Western Ghats of Kerala, is a haven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. While trekking in Munnar is popular throughout the year, the monsoon season adds a unique charm to the region. The lush green landscapes, mist-covered mountains, and cascading waterfalls create a breathtaking backdrop for nature adventure. In this blog, we will explore the concept of monsoon-specific treks in Munnar and highlight some exhilarating routes to consider. Let's dive into the world of monsoon trekking in Munnar! 🌧️🌿
1. Embracing the Monsoon Magic:
Monsoon treks in Munnar offer a refreshing experience as you immerse yourself in the beauty of nature in its most vibrant form. The rain-washed forests, glistening tea plantations, and the symphony of birds and waterfalls create a mystical ambiance. It's important to note that monsoon treks require additional caution and preparation due to slippery trails and unpredictable weather conditions. But with proper planning, they can be incredibly rewarding for explore adventure. ⛰️🌿🌧️
2. Lakkam Waterfalls Trek:
One of the popular monsoon treks in Munnar is the Lakkam Waterfalls trek. This moderate-level trek takes you through dense forests, tea gardens, and scenic landscapes. The highlight of the trek is reaching the majestic Lakkam Waterfalls, which is at its picturesque best during the monsoon season. The trail is surrounded by vibrant flora and offers breathtaking views, making it a memorable experience for nature enthusiasts. 🏞️💦🌿
3. Meesapulimala Trek:
Meesapulimala, the second highest peak in the Western Ghats, offers a thrilling monsoon trekking experience in Munnar. The mist-covered trails, rolling hills, ride adventures and panoramic vistas make this trek truly mesmerizing. The rain-drenched vegetation and cool climate add to the charm, but it's important to choose a reliable local guide and be prepared for challenging terrains. The summit rewards you with awe-inspiring views of the surrounding valleys and lakes. 🌄🌧️⛰️
4. Chokramudi Trek:
Chokramudi, a lesser-known gem in Munnar, is an excellent choice for monsoon trekkers seeking solitude and tranquility. This trek offers a moderate-level challenge and takes you through lush forests, spice plantations, and grasslands and much more explore trips. As you ascend, you are greeted with panoramic views of the valley and the picturesque town of Munnar. The misty atmosphere and verdant surroundings create a mystical ambiance that is unique to the monsoon season. 🌿🌧️🌄
5. Tips for Monsoon Treks in Munnar:
a) Check weather conditions and forecasts before embarking on a monsoon trek.
b) Wear appropriate trekking gear, including waterproof jackets, trekking shoes with good grip, and quick-drying clothing.
c) Carry rain gear, such as ponchos or waterproof backpack covers, to protect your belongings.
d) Stay hydrated and carry sufficient water along the trek.
e) Be cautious of slippery surfaces and take slow and steady steps.
f) Follow the guidance of experienced local guides and adhere to safety instructions.
Conclusion: Monsoon treks in Munnar offer a captivating experience, immersing you in the ethereal beauty of the region. From gushing waterfalls to misty peaks, these treks allow you to witness nature's magnificence in full glory. However, it's crucial to prioritize safety and be well-prepared for the challenges that come with monsoon trekking and family adventure travel. So, pack your bags, put on your rain gear, and get ready to embark on a memorable adventure through the lush landscapes of Munnar during the magical monsoon season! 🌧️🏔️🌿
Disclaimer: Always check weather conditions, trail conditions, and take necessary safety precautions before undertaking any trek in Munnar, especially during the monsoon season.
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2023.06.02 16:16 Child-of-the-planets Found in Las Vegas, NV

Found in Las Vegas, NV
Any ideas? This is the best pic I could get of the little guy. It’s about 1/2 an inch, maybe a little less. I found it under a plastic outdoor chair. Google pulls up Orb Weavers or Western Black Widows
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2023.06.02 16:09 T0TALfps BATTLEFIELD 2042 UPDATE #5.0.0

Hey Everyone,

Season 5 for Battlefield™ 2042 deploys across all platforms on Wednesday, June 7 at 12:00 UTC, while Update 5.0.0 goes live at 08:00 UTC.
What’s new in Season 5?
Here is an overview of the new content in the Season 5 Update, alongside highlights for changes and improvements:
  • New Map: Reclaimed
  • New Weapons: XCE BAR, GEW-46 & BFP.50
  • New Gadgets: Spring Grenade, Anti-Tank Grenade, Mini Grenade, RPG-7V2
  • New Battle Pass featuring all-new cosmetics for Specialists, Weapons, Vehicles and more.
  • Quality of Life Improvements: Vault Weapon Attachments & Universal Cosmetics, Reworking Vehicle Loadouts, Specialist Improvements for Dozer & Irish, Squad Management, Damage Unit UI and more.
  • Arriving later in Season 5: Further Vault Weapon Attachments, Hourglass Map Rework and further Quality of Life Improvements like Squad Orders.
When can I play?
Once Update 5.0.0 is available for play you will be able to jump into our latest map, Reclaimed via 24/7 playlists on both Conquest and Breakthrough. Once the Season is live later on that day, you’ll be able to unlock the Battle Pass contents where the all-new Weapons, Gadgets and cosmetics await you.
//The Battlefield Team
Stay Informed
Follow us on the @BattlefieldComm Twitter account to stay informed on the roll out of our updates. You can also follow along with our tracking of Known Issues and further game changes we’re making via our Battlefield forums.


What’s New?

New Map: Reclaimed

War has descended upon an abandoned industrial facility, slowly being reclaimed by nature in the Czechian region. Fight in and amongst derailed trains, abandoned turbines and warehouses as you work towards secrets hidden within the mountains.
View our Reclaimed Flythrough Here:

The Crash Site, featuring the derailed train, is designed primarily as a vehicle combat area, with the Landing Zone an area of forest providing a circular area that will enable close-quarters combat and new sightlines opening up when trees are destroyed.
You may see the inspiration we’ve taken for the Abandoned Turbine and Military Warehouse. The indoor space of the Abandoned Turbine will enable crossfires due to its verticality and cover. While the Military Warehouse’s floors will no doubt attract snipers and a range of gunplay experiences due to the narrow layout.
Hidden inside the nearby mountain lies The Bunker, forgotten and made up of a central room whose linear space will bring intense, short-range, close-quarters combat. In comparison to this, The Silos is another outdoor area set up for vehicle combat with its generous roads perfect for tank battles. Easy to spot due to its four towers rising up from the ground, The Silos also provides plenty of elevated areas for infantry to get a shot at vehicles dominating the ground.

New Weapons: BFP.50, XCE Bar, GEW-46

The weapons arsenal is expanding this Season with not only new weapons, but also further much community requested improvements to Vault Weapons.
The BFP.50 is a powerful hand cannon, giving you another sidearm that dishes out heavy damage at close range. Anticipated to become a highly popular choice due to its size, sound and power, we just know you’re going to love this updated version for The World of 2042!
The GEW-46 assault rifle offers high stability with short-burst fire. Great for the medium-range environments that you’ll experience across the Reclaimed map.
The XCE Bar is a high-precision bolt action rifle. It has expanded attachment capability to accompany its stopping power, allowing you to quickly swap through attachment options to engage the enemy at various distances.

New Gadgets: Spring Grenade, Anti-Tank Grenade, Mini Grenade & RPG-7V2
Anti-tank Grenade
A bundle of grenades that will detonate on impact against vehicles while dealing substantial damage.
Mini Grenade
An anti-personnel grenade that can be thrown a longer distance, and after a short delay explodes across a small area.
Spring Grenade
An old familiar projectile behavior as seen before in the form of the S-Mine or Bouncing Betty. It operates through a spring-activated thruster to reach head-height altitude before imminent explosive detonation.
Veterans of the franchise will be familiar with this much loved gadget, and we’ve heard your requests to bring this boomstick through to All-Out Warfare from Battlefield Portal. With Season 5, you’ll now have access to use this fan favorite gadget however you see fit!

New Battle Pass

Season 5 brings with it two factions - one that’s cutting-edge, calculating and professional versus a more survivalist group who are savage, independent and ruthless.
You’ll see this in the cosmetics available as you play through the Battle Pass, some of the best we feel we’ve ever brought to Battlefield! From Falck’s ‘Regenerator’ Skin at Tier 0, to Dozer’s ‘Overthrower’ Skin at Tier 100.
There’s a whole load of items to unlock across 100 tiers of the Free and Premium Battle Pass including cosmetics, XP boosters, and the new premium Seasonal Booster! Additionally, those that were Year 1 pass holders will also receive an Epic Skin and XP booster during the first two weeks of Season 5, as a thanks for continuing to play.*
Lastly, we’re continuing to work on the game beyond Season 5. We are committed to continuing the Battlefield 2042 journey and are working through the best ways to bring new content and experiences for you all. Expect to hear more from us on what’s planned later in Season 5.

Quality of Life Improvements

Vault Weapon Attachments & Universal Cosmetics
We will be adapting Vault Weapons for use with All-Out Warfare attachments during Season 5. To start, we’ll focus on Assault Rifles and Sniper Rifles with attachments for the M16A3, A-91, M416, MTAR-21, AEK-971 and the GOL Sniper Magnum. We’ll continue to provide attachment support for Vault Weapons in subsequent updates.
With Season 5, we will also be introducing Universal Cosmetics for all Vault Weapons, from Forest Multi-terrain (Unlocked at Rank 0) to Desert Technical (Unlocked at Rank 19) and more. You’ll now be able to decide not only the attachments and versatility of your Vault Weapons, but the look of them too. We’ll also be extending Universal Cosmetic support to Battlefield Portal!
Tune in to our Inside Battlefield Podcast, or read our latest Dev Notes blog for full details.

Reworking Vehicle Loadouts

We’re restructuring vehicle loadouts to ensure their combat roles are clearly defined and to reduce prevalence of explosive weaponry. This will also add further readability on the battlefield to ensure you know what to expect from vehicles when you encounter them.
The restructuring of loadouts primarily focuses on our ground vehicles, and we’ll both remove and add weapons to each available vehicle loadout. For example, explosives will no longer be an option for all vehicles, and overall you’ll find more choice through a larger selection of weapons available to you.
Let’s use the LATV4 Recon as an example of what that looks like.
The LATV4 Recon is one of the most used vehicles in the game, and having explosive weaponry readily available pushed it outside of its intended role as a transport. We’re removing all its explosives, such as the 30mm, 50mm and Grenade Launcher, and will replace them with anti-infantry weaponry instead.
Tune in to our Inside Battlefield Podcast, or read our latest Dev Notes blog for full details.

Specialist Improvements

Dozer and Irish will receive improvements to ensure they provide similar gameplay experiences as others within their class.
For Dozer we will be enhancing his movement and animations when using the SOB-8 Ballistic Shield. You will now be able to strafe, rotate and pitch with your shield more quickly than previously, as well as being able to traverse ziplines with your shield equipped! Lastly, we’ll also be including two new XP Events to reward further acts of teamplay when playing with Dozer.
On the receiving end when firing at his shield, we will be increasing its spread and introducing more bullet trajectory upon hitting his shield. This will ensure that during these encounters you still have a fighting chance, and at the very least, won’t be as impacted by your own bullets as before.
Irish Irish will receive a balancing pass to the capabilities of his APS-36 Shootdown Sentinel. We’re doing that by having it cycle through new intercept and recharge states alongside an added short cooldown, versus its previous always-on state.
We’ve also improved its audio, alongside adding new colors to help you identify which state the APS-36 is currently in.
Tune in to our Inside Battlefield Podcast, or read our latest Dev Notes blog for full details.

Squad Management Improvements

Alongside the Season update we’re also adding improvements to the current Squad functionality.
Squads and Players
The Squad Menu is now separated to give you a full overview of all squads on your team. In this menu you can make someone else the leader, and see how many players or friends are in a squad. It also shows class icons so you know how to best complement a squad before joining it. And to add some personal flavor, leaders can also show off their Player Card Tag as the squad icon.
We also worked with the narrative team to come up with code names for each squad for that additional personal touch. One of our personal favorites is Gravedigger -- surely the Gravediggers know how to PTFO. We definitely don’t mess with that squad!
Create and Join
At any time you’ll be able to create or join a new squad directly via the Squad Menu. Previously you could only switch to a random squad, and only from the deploy screen. If you create a new squad then we’ve also added a short waiting period before other players can matchmake into your squad to ensure you can play together with your friends.
Easy navigation
The Squad Menu was created to make it easier and faster to manage and navigate through squads on your team. While before it was unclear when and how to change squads, you’ll now be able to do that at any time and with only a few clicks.
We hope that with this new improved Squad Management experience you feel that you have the control over who you’d like to play with during a match. Once this is in your hands, please stay in touch and give us your feedback about how you feel about it!
Later during Season 5 we’ll also add Squad Orders functionality which allows you to work together as a squad to receive increased XP rewards. In short, PTFO - and get rewarded!
Tune in to our Inside Battlefield Podcast, or read our latest Dev Notes blog for full details.

Other Areas of Improvement

Damage Unit Functionality
As part of Season 5, you will now be able to decide if you wish to show damage units at the bottom of your screen, at the side of your crosshair, or not at all. This new functionality can be defined to your liking via Options > Display > HUD General > Damage Numbers.
Accuracy & Dispersion Changes
Since Launch, our Level Design team has been reworking our maps to react to feedback on cover opportunities, and traversal improvements. These changes have also resulted in alterations to combat distances, and our weapons were tuned for these previous distances and combat scenarios in mind.
Over time, this has resulted in feedback from you about several weapons being too accurate at long ranges without penalty.
With Season 5, we aim to address this gap with balancing the accuracy and dispersion of several categories of weapons. Assault Rifles from All-Out Warfare and their Vault Weapon counterparts will be the first to receive this treatment.
You will notice that the maximum dispersion has been increased by an average of 15-20%, and the weapons will now reach that maximum dispersion level when they reach half of the magazine while on full auto, and full spray mode!
This should encourage everyone to do smaller bursts instead of prolonged fire towards a moving target, and in consideration with the map rework should increase survivability at longer ranges to encourage further up close and personal combat.
We will be assessing your feedback to this change over time and continue to make necessary changes in future updates.
New Unlock Requirements for Lis, Crawford, Zain and Blasco
Lis, Crawford, Zain and Blasco will now be available as rewards as you gradually gain Player Levels through earning XP. Their previous unlock requirements are no longer available. Go get ‘em!
Camera Sprint Movement
We have made adjustments to the Camera Movement when sprinting in Battlefield 2042.
This change is meant to add physicality to sprinting by introducing more immersive camera movement dependent upon the type of weapon and sprint type that you may be using at that time. You will notice a different amount when using an Assault Rifle compared to an RPG for example.
We hope you enjoy this new sense of weight and body motion through the camera. For accessibility you may turn off the new motion in the accessibility options.
On top of that, there are also some golden rules to camera motion in FPS games that ensure your understanding of where you are in space, aligned with what the camera tells you, and we have taken the opportunity to improve that further by focusing on rotations rather than translations in space.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Aim Down Sight Field of View is now active for all players.
Normally a scope will adjust your field of view. With this option set to “On”, the field of view will instead be taken from the field of view you chose in general, in your display settings. Some weapons will not be affected if they have specifically been designed to have a certain field of view that should not be changed.
Why is this important?
The amount of input it takes for your aim to move across screen space changes when field of view changes. Uniform Soldier Aiming calculates your aim rate to take the same amount of pixel distance on screen for a given physical movement of the mouse.
In 4.2 we set Uniform Soldier Aiming to On by default (see our Dev Note for further detail). Setting ADS field of view to On, ensures the consistency achieved by Uniform Soldier Aiming remains the same across various scopes since your field of view will not change when zooming.
Like Uniform Soldier Aiming, this will help to build muscle memory, which is essential to aiming in first person shooters.


General Fixes and Options
  • The QR code to navigate players to the support website is now scannable on android devices
  • Fixed an issue where players in solo/co op were being placed in a separate squads when joining on friends
  • Added an “Reduce Sprint Camera Motion” option in accessibility settings to reduce Camera Motion for those who are easily susceptible to motion sickness.
  • Overall weapon mix and audio tweaks.
  • Specialist movement sounds are improved to match each specialists' gear
  • Fixed an audio issue on Stranded where two area types briefly overlap while zip-lining to the ship
  • Fixed an audio issue where voice overs are sometimes not present during the insertion phase of the prologue
  • Fixed an audio issue where weapon handling sounds are sometimes missing on insertion.
AI & Soldier Improvements
  • The Penguins have been tampering with the Ranger payload, and it will now take more damage from infantry projectiles. Not the Penguins, the Ranger.
  • Fixed an issue where a MCOM in Rush could get stuck in a defuse state if an AI Soldier gets removed while trying to defuse the bomb.
  • Fixed issues that resulted in AI Soldiers not trying to avoid some grenades. Don’t ask.
  • AI Soldiers will no longer keep moving and firing at the End of Round. They’ll just have to accept that the round is over and there will be another one.
  • AI Soldiers will now be able to enter vehicles directly from using a parachute.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the player to be pushed away from bushes when proning near them.
  • Made improvements in ensuring the parachute cannot be deployed on smaller jumps between platforms.
Battlefield Portal
  • Breakthrough is now available within Battlefield Portal. You will be able to create Custom Experiences for Breakthrough and Breakthrough Small via the Web Builder. Due to the complexities of Breakthrough, Custom Scripting will not be available for this mode.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Irish to use his APS Shootdown Sentinel when it was restricted.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Taser Baton melee weapon to incorrectly appear in the Battlefield 3 category.
  • Fixed various placeholder names and icons for weapons in the restricted 2042 attachment category.
  • The RM68 will now have the correct icon when setting up a Portal experience.
  • Attachments belonging to Vault Weapons are now present in the Attachment tab via the Web Builder.
  • Adjusted turret speed of the M1A2 from Bad Company 2 and Tiger 1 from Battlefield 1942 to be compatible with aim decouple from body option.
Specialists & Gadgets
  • RPG-7V2 has received a balance pass to be more in line with All-Out Warfare Game Modes and State of Play.
  • A tutorial video for the FGM-148 Javelin and XM370A are now present within the Collection Screen.
  • The Collection Screen video for the FXM-33 AA Missile now shows the lock-on prompt as intended.
  • The Collection Screen will now display the correct magazine names.
  • Updated IBA Armor Plate's Gadget Description to mention that it only protects the torso.
  • Deployable Gadgets are now destroyed after a territory control change on Breakthrough or Rush.
  • Resolved a number of textual inconsistencies within the Collection Screen on a variety of Gadgets.
  • The Repair Tool is now grayed out when pressing/holding shift while using a parachute.
  • Fixed an issue where you wouldn't swap back to the last equipped Weapon or Gadget whenever you closed the Call In Military tablet.
  • You will now be able to place the Insertion Beacon within areas affected by smoke.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented SFX from playing when using Soflam Designator to designate enemy vehicles.
  • Fixed an issue which would prevent players from accessing the Soflam Designator’s camera after deploying the Gadget.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players being unable to restock on ammo when recently being damaged.
  • Firing the Smoke Grenade Launcher no longer self-spots on the minimap.
  • Throwing Knives will now benefit from Aim Assist, allowing them to attract and slow down while in hip fire. They will not benefit from snap assistance.
  • Players will no longer take damage when destroying Sentry Turrets or Shootdown Sentinels
  • Grenades will no longer detonate from other explosions.
Dev Comment: This change has been made so that each grenade will now have a set detonation timer, increasing the readability as opposed to a chain reaction style of play. Players will still be able to shoot a grenade with bullets.
  • The Penguins have been working hard on their research of the Incendiary Grenade and have found a breakthrough that allowed them to increase the radius by 15%. Toasty.
Concussion Grenade
All Recon Specialists will now be able to use the Concussion Grenade.
We have also made substantial changes to how the Concussion Grenade works in a couple of areas, based on distance to the player and in comparing the direction of the player upon grenade detonation.
The effects of the Concussion Grenade are defined by Near, Far and Frontal scenarios. When it detonates within close range it will heighten the duration and intensity at the point of detonation. Beyond that near range, it will lead to a lessened duration and intensity. This effect is also decided and impacted by if the detonation takes place in front of the player.
  • Near radius has been increased from 6m to 8m
    • Total radius remains unaffected at 12m.
  • Increased the angle acceptance in order to be considered a frontal concussion from 60 degrees to 70 degrees.
  • Duration at which Concussion Grenade lasts has been increased in the following conditions:
    • Near + Frontal Facing from 2s to 2.5s
    • Far + Frontal Facing from 1.5s to 1.75
    • Near + Side from 0.75s to 1.2s
Prox Sensors
Through telemetry and community sentiment, since moving the Prox Sensor out of the throwable slot and into the Gadget Selection field we have seen this gadget decline in relevance compared to the TUGs and other viable gadgets. We have made some adjustments to allow for the Prox Sensor to be an equally viable choice as part of your loadout.
  • Increased the number of Prox Sensors that can be carried from 1 to 2
  • Increased the number of Prox Sensors that can be deployed at once from 1 to 2
  • Reduced the radius of the Prox Sensors scan from 20m to 15m, which will offset some of the benefits of these adjustments.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Tracer Dart from being able to resupply from Angel's loadout crate.
  • The Area of Effect for Blasco’s Signal Jammer will no longer tilt when the Gadget is on a slope.
  • Enemies disrupted by Blasco's Signal Jammer will no longer stop revealing their position when the affected player shoots their weapon.
  • Blasco’s Signal Jammer will no longer protect itself from spotting.
Dev Comment: We have made this change to help players in locating Blasco’s X6 Infiltration Device, allowing for a better understanding of where to find the device that is blocking their spots.
  • Enemy or friendly players can no longer climb upon Casper's drone and fly with it.
  • Added thermal vision to Casper's OVP-Recon Drone when zooming in.
  • Dozer's deploying shield animation will now correctly play immediately after throwing a grenade.
  • Dozer's shield will now correctly play a fling/push away animation in 1st person view when being hit by a rocket, missile or tank shell.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Dozer to jump for an unlimited amount of time while his shield was equipped.
  • Dozer's Shield bash sound is now played when hitting enemies at the edge of the melee range.
  • Dozer's shield can now destroy the Medical Crate, T-UGS, Anti-Tank Mine, Ammo Crate, C5 Explosive, M18 Claymore, Prox Sensor, and Loadout Crate.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause deflected bullets from Dozer's shield to not damage enemy players.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause incorrect animations between first and third perspectives with Dozer.
  • Fixed an issue where Dozer would be unable to switch weapons when in a prone state while switching from Shield to a Melee Weapon.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Dozer to not take damage and enter the heavy hit animation when an RPG would hit his shield.
  • Added a unique shield bullet impact sound for Dozer
  • Falck's Syrette Pistol projectiles no longer deal damage to Dozer when they hit his Ballistic Shield.
  • Falck's Syrette Pistol will now begin to replenish ammo when the reserve is missing ammo (akin to Zain's XM370A), as opposed to waiting for an entire magazine to be missing.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the explosion of the Shootdown Sentinel to unintentionally interact with the EOD Bot and remove player input from controlling it.
  • Irish’s Deployable Cover will no longer damage players when it is destroyed.
  • Shootdown Sentinel State tweaks and louder pre-explosion on sticky
  • Sundance's Anti-Armor Grenade has been removed from the game.
Dev Comment: Sundance’s Anti-Armor Grenade had poor readability which would result in vehicle players being unable to detect between an incoming missile or an Anti-Armor Grenade. Which resulted in being unable to react suitably with countermeasures. Going forward, the only time you will see “Incoming Missile” alerts is when it is actually an incoming missile.
  • Fixed an issue that would prevent players from setting the Airburst range on the XM370A for specific structures.
  • XM370A's Range Number will now display the correct distance when looking through smoke.

  • Fixed issue where earning T1 Mastery on the Defibrillator did not reward the "Jack of All Trades" Achievement/Trophy.
  • Adjusted Pilot Kill XP to only be rewarded when the victim's air vehicle did not also get destroyed at the same time.
  • Avenger and Savior Kills now include who you avenged or saved in the XP log.
Hazard Zone
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the Javelin from being purchasable in Hazard Zone.
  • Removed yaw aim restriction from the LCAA Hovercraft, you can now rotate 360 degrees on the second seat.
  • Fixed an issue with EMKV90-TOR’s zoom level not working properly on higher FOVs
  • Active Protection Systems will now intercept Incendiary Grenades as intended.
  • The Active Protection Systems light signal is now working as intended on all graphical settings.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause animations to occur when in a vehicle open seat and switching weapons or gadgets.
  • VFX trails on dumbfire rockets now continue until the projectile reaches the target.
  • Barrage Missiles are no longer missing an audio cue when each rocket is replenished.
  • Improved aiming for passengers while the driver is turning the body of the vehicle.
  • Fixed an issue where weapon reload sound effects went missing after entering an open seat in a vehicle.
  • Fixed a missing key bind in some passenger seats.
  • We’ve done a full pass on camera positions on all passenger weapons to ensure they feel similar during gameplay.
  • Fixed an issue with shooting soldiers with a vehicle not triggering in combat state for spawning
  • Helicopter smart rockets will now lock onto designated targets
  • Added overheat sound effects to flak on LATV4 and Hovercraft, as well as Wildcat's Heavy AA.
  • The Air-to-Ground Missile no longer locks onto empty vehicles but will keep the lock if the enemy player leaves the vehicle during the lock sequence.

M5C Bolte
  • Players will no longer be able to shoot through the windshield of the Bolte
  • The CAV-Brawler's 40mm Incendiary GL ammo box will now be attached to the weapon’s base.
  • Soldiers are no longer able to see through their body while in open seats of CAV-Brawler.
  • The CAV-Brawler should now display the correct hints while being locked on.
  • The CAV-Brawler's 40mm Incendiary projectile can no longer be briefly seen floating in front of the weapon.
EBAA Wildcat
  • The missing Lock-on SFX when using EBAA Wildcat has been located and is now present.
  • Lowered minimum damage of EBAA Wildcat's default primary weapon from 9 to 6
  • Damage fall off start distance is now set to 250m for the EBAA Wildcat’s default primary weapon.
  • Removed EBAA Wildcat's 30mm primary cannon inherited speed from the vehicle
  • Fixed a reload sound for Barrage missile on EBAA Wildcat
  • The missing Lock-on SFX when using EBLC-RAM has been located and is now present.
  • Firing VFX is no longer misplaced on the EBLC-RAM when firing the Missile Launcher.
  • EBLC Ram will now be classified as a Heavy Armor vehicle.
  • Jets will now benefit from Rocket Pods.
  • You will now be able to look back while in the pilot seat of Jets.
  • Reduced the dispersion of 30mm cannons on Jets.
  • Increased the overheat rate of 30mm cannons on Jets.
  • Updated the Third Person Perspective Camera to be more responsive and precise to your inputs.
  • Removed staff shell smart lock on, it now dumb fires like all other tank shells
  • Added an ability for staff shell to lock onto all laser designated target for extra damage
  • Turret speeds will now be correctly reflected within the Vehicle Weapon loadout screens.
  • Added an option to decouple the tank turning from aiming.
Vehicle Loadouts
LATV4 Recon
  • Removed: 50mm Cannon, 30mm Cannon & Grenade Launcher
  • Added: Canister Shot, Minigun with Thermal vision, HMG with Thermal vision & 20mm Flak
LCAA Hovercraft
  • Removed: TOW Missile from the passenger seat with these changes, to ensure that it further aligns this vehicle into its combat role. We feel that despite this item being skill based, a hovercraft should not have access to such a deadly item.
  • Added: LMG with Thermal vision, Minigun with Thermal Vision & HMG with Thermal vision
EBAA Wildcat
  • Removed: 57mm cannon, Rocket weapon pod, Mortar Pod & 40mm Volley pod
  • Added: 35mm Dual AA Cannons, Minigun with Thermal Vision & HMG with Thermal vision
  • Removed: Flak Pod
  • Added: Incendiary Grenade Launcher
M5C Bolte
  • Removed: 30mm Cannon
  • Moved: Repair System to Slot 1 from Slot 2
  • Moved: Missile Launcher to Slot 2 from Slot 1
  • Added: 50mm Cannon, Incendiary Grenade Launcher and Passenger Detection Pulse.
M1A5, T28 and EBLC-RAM:
  • Added: Minigun with Thermal Vision & HMG with Thermal Vision
  • Increased: Heatseeker Missile Damage to Air Transport Vehicles
  • Lowered: Accepted angle of radar missiles from 10 to 5 (We’re not done with our response to this yet)
  • Fixed an issue that caused the camera to shake erratically when firing the NVK S-22 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One
  • Fixed a visual inconsistency between the AEK-971 weapon model and its icon.
  • Fixed an issue where the Factory Barrel Muzzle on the LCMG was invisible while looking through a x2 scope or higher.
  • Fixed an issue that causes the RPK Flashlight to cast a shadow of the RPK's muzzle.
  • The SWS-10 and DXR-1 no longer clips through the ground while shooting from a prone position.
  • Increased the AK24 aim down sight movement speed to be inline with other Assault Rifles.
  • Incendiary Grenades now keep doing damage after you've switched weapons.
  • Enemy nameplates no longer have a bright glow when looked at through T4 Thermal 2.5x scope.
  • Fixed an issue where the SVK bullets were zeroed at a different distance than the rest of the weapons, resulting in high inaccuracies at medium and longer distances. This issue became increasingly visible with the addition of Thermal Scopes.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the M26 Mass Underbarrel Launchers to share ammo pools across all the variations
  • Fixed an issue that caused the M320 underbarrel launchers on the M16A3 to all fire HE instead of their intended variations.
  • Reduced the maximum bullet capacity of the MTAR-21's extended magazine from 50 to 40
  • Longshot scope has been updated to read 12x instead of 40x.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Weapon Scope Glints to not appear on several 4x and higher scopes and weapons.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the M416's flashlight from being turned on.
  • GOL Sniper Magnum now displays its Fire Mode as Bolt Action instead of Single.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Kobra sight to clip through the M16A3
  • Fixed an issue that caused the 40mm Smoke Underbarrel Launcher on the LCMG to display an incorrect name in the kill log if a player got a kill with it.
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2023.06.02 16:06 freshlybakedpandesal BFF’s mom owed my dad money, became my friend then ghosted me

Summer before middle school my parents told me we would move to a different town because my mom got an amazing offer there and my dad’s job is quite flexible to move around. My cousins live at the next town but they are at the western side of their town and I lived at the eastern side so visiting them would take about an hour. I didn’t have much problem with moving since I didn’t make a lot of friends.
When we got there, we still had a month and a couple of weeks before school starts and my cousins visited me to explore the area while my parents settle to arrange their new job/job at a different location so I spent a lot of time with my cousins.
When school started I tried to blend in as possible but it felt intimidating since many students seem to know each other. A few weeks later this girl in my class started talking to me, let’s call her Paula. Paula would talk to me at every possible chance she had and she was really nice and funny and I like her. Soon we became attached to the hip; would wait at the school gate for each other, partners in any project or activity, would join clubs together.
By the time we were in freshman (IDK if that’s the right term for Western people), we never had any problems as friends, we even made new friends as well. During lunchtime, I would eat with my parents out of school while Paula and the rest ate at school. Just to clarify, we as a whole class never had problems with one another, we had our own groups and were civil, but we kinda had our mean girl that just backstabs everyone as a hobby. Paula asked me one day what I thought of her since she saw boasting about how ugly our teacher’s new bag is and I just said she was mean. She didn’t seem satisfied with my answer and insisted what my honest thoughts of her, I thought to myself that this is just normal student gossip so I gave her my opinion, Paula liked my answer and we went about our day.
When the pandemic hit, Paula would always reach out to me and we would chat or facetime a lot. I appreciated her for that and would do my best to come up with stuff to do together in our situation. When we were about to graduate, Paula suddenly stopped messaging me. I reached out to her but she never responded. I saw her at our graduation day and she ignored me completely. Everyday since then I kept wondering what I did wrong for her to stop talking to me. She just stayed away from me as if we never even met and went to a different college a few towns away.
Last week, when I was finishing my last exam a classmate of Paula’s was at my uni. This person was here for his girlfriend, a classmate of mine, and tried to talk to me as he was waiting for her. Somehow he recognized me as the girl Paula talks about and that piqued my full attention towards him. I asked him if he knew her and he said only a little bit since Paula is always with her group of friends. So I asked him what Paula talks about me. He looked awkward but said not good things. He said that Paula bragging to her friends, one of them was the mean girl, how I was a horrible person, always talking crap about people, trying so hard to be a teacher’s pet and so on. But what really struck me was when he said Paula couldn’t believe her mom owed my dad money since it looked like my whole family was full of idiots and that Paula had to play pretend to be my friend so her mom has more time to get the money.
It’s almost been a week now and I don’t know what to think anymore. It hurts so much how I genuinely liked this person but she was never even real with me. The rest of my friends from high school still talk to me but I honestly don’t know if they knew. I don’t know what went wrong.
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2023.06.02 16:00 AutoModerator The Tent-Owner's Tent-Talk Time ⛺ [June 02, 2023]

The Tent-Owner's Tent-Talk Time ⛺ [June 02, 2023]
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2023.06.02 16:00 Yappi1486 Happy 3rd Anniversary Everyone! Here is the summary of the 2 Central Saga & Western Saga Banners

To summarize the Central Saga Banner:
1a) Rocbouquet [I’ve Had Enough of This!] is a powerful & tanky Dark/Lightning staff jammer.
Passive 1 Goby Hook Switch, when attacking with Shadow attacks, grants oneself Attack Boost 20% for 3 turns and recovers own BP (+2). When attacking with Lightning attacks, grants oneself Defense Boost 15% for 3 turns and recovers own HP (very small effect).
Passive 2 Flash of Revelation II, recovers own BP (+2) at start of battle. When landing a Weak attack, recovers own HP (very small effect) and recovers own BP (+1).
Passive 3 Intrinsic Staff IV - When attacking with staves, attack damage increases 20%. When attacked by an attack that would cause Resist, reduces damage taken by 40%. When attacked by an attack that would cause Resist, 37% to evade enemy’s attack.
Skill 1 Graceful Cup, Recovery/One Ally. Recovers target’s HP and grants the target 5% Defense Up (1 - 0BP when fully awakened, costs 1LP).
Skill 2 Lightning of Darkness, S powered Indirect Single Foe Shadow+Lightning attack. When the attack hits, grants the target Attack Down by for 1 turn (10% - 15% at max rank 99). When the attack hits, reduces target’s STEND/DEX/AGI/INT/WIL/LOV/CHA (10% - 15% at max rank 99) (10 - 8BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Goby Spark, A powered Indirect All Foes Shadow+Lightning Attack. When the attack hits, removes target’s INT buffs. When the attack hits, chance to reduce target’s INT (25% - 30% at max rank 99). [Critical: Aquatic, Fish] (15 - 12BP when fully awakened).
Very good damage while having the ability to debuff and lower the attack damage of targets. Has a wide variety useful inherits with her older styles, though ideally would be to inherit Shadow+Lightning spells like Lightning Crash, to fully benefit from Passive 1.

2a) Macha [Star Train Now Departing!] is a powerful Earth/Heat attacker.
Passive 1 Macha’s Fluke, After activating an OverDrive attack, Crimson Sunflare will be activated. Crimson Sunflare, S powered Indirect All Foes Heat+Sun attack (Activates using Rank 1). When landing an attack with an Attack type skill/spell, 37% chance to activate Crimson Flare+ (Activates using Rank 1) Crimson Flare+, SSS powered Indirect Single Foe Heat+Sun attack (Activates using Rank 1).
Passive 2 Divinity, at start of turn - Grants oneself Morale Up 25% for 1 turn. Grants oneself Guard Up 25% for 1 turn. Recovers own BP (+1)
Passive 3 Fired Up VII, grants 40% damage boost.
Skill 1 Rock Summon, D powered Indirect Single Foe Blunt+Pierce Attack. 25% chance to recover user’s BP (+4) (1 – 0BP when fully awakened).
Skill 2 Flame Bash, C powered Indirect All Foes Heat+Sun Attack. Before attacking, increases user’s INT (20% - 30% at max rank 99) (8 - 6BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Saga Magical Train, A powered Indirect All Foes Blunt Attack. When the attack hits, grants the target Sundered* for 2 turns (11 – 8BP when fully awakened). *Sundered: When attacked, inflicts 10% Defense Down.
More offensive and slightly less damage mitigation compared to the previous style. Chase is good but depends on RNG. Ideally to have access to Divine Tree for inheritance onto her for no LP costs heals. Skill 1 is also very good for generating BP. Skill 3 -Saga Magical Train with Sundered can be interesting with multi-hit skills.

3a) Matriarch [Illusory Nightscape] is a powerful Spear support.
Passive 1 Intrinsic Spear IV - When attacking with spears, attack damage increases 20%. When attacked by an attack that would cause Resist, reduces damage taken by 40%. When attacked by an attack that would cause Resist, 37% to evade enemy’s attack.
Passive 2 Resolve of the Mighty, Recovers own BP (+1) at start of battle. Recovers own BP (+2) at end of turn.
Passive 3 Fired Up VII, grants 40% damage boost.
Skill 1 Paean of Tranquillity, Support Fast All Allies. Grants all surviving party members Defense Boost 20% (4 – 3BP when fully awakened).
Skill 2 Saga Balloon Sanctuary, B powered Fast Indirect All Foes Sun attack. Before attacking, all surviving party members Attack Boost (15% - 20% at max rank 99) (11 – 8BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Round Slicer, SSSS powered Direct Single Foe Pierce attack (13 – 10BP when fully awakened).
This Matriarch has been greatly buffed compared to her JP counterpart and is excellent in terms of both defense and attack. Not only does she have long legs (115% AGI), both Skill 1 & 2 are now Fast. Has the capability to cast Paean of Peace or Paean of Victory every turn, though she cannot cast Paean of Heartthrob on turn 1. Arguably her best style.
(Note: there is no need to rank up Skill 1 - Paean of Tranquillity)
Overall, very good value in this banner on its own and all the more if you have access to their previous styles for inheritance.

To summarize the Western Saga Banner:
1b) Jo [Tough Work to Get Some Squid] is a powerful & tanky Cold/Heat staff attacker.
Passive 1 Climax - Fills up own OverDrive gauge at start of battle. When OverDrive gauge is full, grants oneself Morale Up 40% for 1 turn at start of turn. When OverDrive gauge is not full, grants oneself Guard Up 35% for 1 turn at start of turn.
Passive 2 Resolve of the Mighty, Recovers own BP (+1) at start of battle. Recovers own BP (+2) at end of turn.
Passive 3 High Protect Tension, 30% damage mitigation and 20% damage boost.
Skill 1 Fresh Squid, E powered Indirect Single Foe Heat+Sun attack. Recovers user’s HP (small effect) (2 - 1BP when fully awakened).
Skill 2 Ice & Fire Giant Squid, B powered Indirect All Foes Heat+Cold attack. [Critical: Aquatic] When the attack hits, grants the target Morale Down 25% for 2 turns (11 - 8BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Glacial Ray, SSS powered Indirect Delay Single Foe Cold+Sun Attack. [User Limit: 5 times per battle] Grants the user Damage Block for 2 turns (13 - 10BP when fully awakened).
1st style that starts battle with full OverDrive Gauge. She has All Foes Morale Down, like Club Fuse previously and access to Damage Block without LP cost is good.

2b) Polka Lynn Wood [Shucho Chef] is a powerful Heat/Slash tank/support.
Passive 1 Skills of a Chef - When being attacked, damage taken reduced by 30%. Grants oneself Flame Ward at start of battle (Effect: permanent in battle) Flame Ward, E powered Indirect Single Foe Heat attack. Nullifies Heat attacks. On OverDrive attacks, grants one Kuroge Wagyu Counter* for 1 turn. *Counter attacks with Rising Kuroge Wagyu when being directly attacked (Activates using Rank 1)
Passive 2 Thrifty Teaching - When landing an attack, recovers own HP (very small effect), and recovers own BP (+1). When recovery actions are made, grants oneself "End of Turn: Recover HP" (very small effect) for 5 turns.
Passive 3 Latent Bloom: Defense - Attack’s damage increases by 20%. Grants oneself Defense Up 10% at start of turn (Max 5 times per battle)
Skill 1 Hearty Steak, Recovery/One Ally. Recovers target’s HP. Grants the target “End of Turn: Recover HP” (very small effect) for 5 turns (3 – 2BP when fully awakened, 1LP cost).
Skill 2 Flaming Flash, S powered Indirect Column of Foes Slash+Heat Attack. (9 - 7BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Rising Kuroge Wagyu, SSS powered Indirect Fast Single Foe Heat Attack. Grants all surviving party members Attack Boost (25% - 30% at max rank 99) (12 – 9BP when fully awakened).
Tankier than Rag Robin, Chef Polka will need Still Blade Phoenix inherit to function fully as a tank, not just for party heals but also to taunt. With Passive 2 - Thrifty Teaching, Chef Polka will also have more BP recovery for Still Blade Phoenix usage. Less offensive as compared to Rag Robin, though the Attack Boost stacking on OverDrive can be fun.
Without Still Blade Phoenix though, he is still a tanky party buffer and healer, useful for Remembrance Battles.

3b) Liz Lynn Wood [Storm the Castle!] is a tanky Cold bow defender.
Passive 1 Aim for the Top! - When being attacked, damage taken reduced by 30%. Grants oneself Frost Ward at start of battle (Effect: permanent in battle) Frost Ward, E powered Indirect Single Foe Heat attack. Nullifies Cold attacks. On OverDrive attacks, grants one Water Wall Counter* for 1 turn. *Counter attacks with Karatsu Water Wall when being directly attacked (Activates using Rank 1)
Passive 2 Technical Switch - When attacking, recovers own BP (+1) When attacking with skill attacks, increases own DEX/INT by 20%. When attacking with spell attacks, recovers own HP (very small effect).
Passive 3 Latent Bloom: Attack - Damage taken reduced by 25%. Grants oneself Heat Up 10% at start of turn (Max 5 times per battle)
Skill 1 Guarding Bow, E powered Indirect Single Foe Pierce+Cold attack. Grants the user Guard Up 25% for 1 turn (1 – 0BP when fully awakened).
Skill 2 Aqua Bash+, B powered Indirect Column of Foes Cold attack. Increases all surviving party member’s WIL (15% - 25% at max rank 99) (5 – 4BP when fully awakened).
Skill 3 Karatsu Water Wall, SS powered Fast Indirect Column of Foes Cold attack. Grants all surviving party members Defense Boost 50% (12 – 9BP when fully awakened).
Very tanky with Aqua Bash+ for party WIL buff spamming. Of course, being a bow style, makes her valuable and good to have. Also very interesting with OverDrive counter, with possiblity for Defense Boost stacking.
Another banner with good value, especially if you have access to the previous styles. On their own, still good though Polka's value will be diminished.
May Everyone have a wonderful 3rd Anniversary and also great luck on your pulls!
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2023.06.02 15:59 EidensMist Considering being not longer f2p…

Kuya Stan here… contemplating putting money on… When Scouting the Mystical Banquet ReRun I only had 16 Sorcery Gems which is a measly 8 Scouts. I didn't realize the Banners were divided by Character and did the first 4 in Garu’s instead of Kuya’s too! Not like I got anything anyway… So like my question is what is the best deal to get an SSR in the ReRuns? I know it’s usually a pack but my fried brain is having trouble with the math of which one would be the best. Anyone have the code cracked? I’m fucked because I also really want Astral Duo Kuya 😭😭😭
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2023.06.02 15:55 autotldr Blinken says no Ukraine cease-fire without a peace deal that includes Russia's withdrawal

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 75%. (I'm a bot)
KYIV, Ukraine - U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that a cease-fire in the war in Ukraine can not be declared unless it is part of a "Just and lasting" peace deal that includes Russia's military withdrawal.
Russia must also pay a share of Ukraine's reconstruction and be held accountable for launching its full-scale invasion of its neighbor in February 2022, Blinken said in a speech during a visit to Finland, which recently joined NATO and shares a long border with Russia.
Allowing Moscow to keep the one-fifth of Ukraine territory it has occupied would send the wrong message to Russia and to "Other would-be aggressors around the world," according to Blinken.
ADVERTISEMENT. Russia wants any talks to address Ukraine's request to join NATO. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has pushed for the country's membership in the Western military alliance that the Kremlin sees as a threat.
China, which says it is neutral and wants to serve as a mediator but has supported Moscow politically, on Friday urged countries to stop sending weapons to Ukraine.
Border regions of Russia once again came under fire from Ukraine.
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2023.06.02 15:54 Pandemonyum13 My story

Hello everyone, today I want to write my story (22M) because those of others were very useful to me when I learned that I had a brain tumor.
It all started in February 2023 when I started having headaches in the morning, severe fatigue and a certain loss of appetite, but that didn't alert me more than that at first. For about a month and a half then I had these symptoms then at the end of March the headaches (which I could qualify as the worst pain I have ever known) appeared as well as vomiting. Thinking that it was going to pass, I then waited a few days and then came a moment my mother told me that it was not normal at all and took me to the emergency. WhenToCop? I arrived to the emergency my case was not really taken seriously. I then have to wait 2 hours and I am finally taken care of. The doctor asks me a few questions and examines me but for him nothing abnormal, my symptoms are probably due to stress or fatigue but he still wants to do a CT scan. I then pass my CT scan and directly I am asked if I have really had a headache for « only » 2 weeks, I answer them yes. I was then brought back to the room where I had been examined and the doctor arrived very quickly, telling me that I was going to be transferred urgently to another hospital because I have a mass in my brain. At the moment, I do not realize too much, I told myself that I was going to be treated quickly and that it should not be much. I was then transferred to the other hospital and I was told that I was going to be operated on the same evening because I had hydrocephalus. The operation takes place at 1 a.m. and goes without any problems. I then spent the night in the recovery room, then they made me go directly to an MRI before going back to my room. Quickly I am asked to get up and there I have an ataxia that I did not have before thaïs operation which puts a big blow to my morale because I could no longer walk normally. At the beginning of the afternoon of the same day my surgeon came to see me and he explained to me that the second operation to remove the tumor is planned in 9 days. He explains to me that the tumor is located in the IV ventricle of the brain and that it is undoubtedly benign but he found it atypical and could not put a name on it just with the MRI. After a few days they then let me go home to wait for the second operation. The week of waiting before the second operation was probably the worst of my life, I could no longer walk normally, I had no appetite and the urge to vomit was constant. It is also at this time that I started to think about the future that can be very dark, about what I leave behind. In addition, trying to keep busy during this period was very complicated since you think about this tumor and everything that comes with it 24 hours a day.
Finally the operation arrives, it will have lasted 8 hours and will have been a success. When I wake up in the recovery room I remember the neurosurgeon talking to me and me vomiting directly, I went back to sleep after that. On the second awakening I saw double and blurry, I had very sore neck and legs. This night has been endless, with the noise of the machines, the nurses constantly waking you up and the absence of the notion of time. Once morning arrived, I went to do an MRI right away, which went very well despite the fact that it was just after the operation, then afterwards I was taken up to my room. The first two days were very hard, I had little appetite, always had the urge to vomit (my surgeon told me it was normal because they had touch the ventricles) and especially very tired. The second day they asked me to get up, which I accepted, unfortunately as soon as I got up my heart rate accelerated and my blood pressure dropped (I didn't go far from being unwell) I I then had to go back to bed. Second attempt the same day and this time it was good I was able to get up and start to be "autonomous" again. It was also at this time that they removed my urinary catheter. I then stayed a few days in the hospital, of course I spare you that sleeping in the hospital is not very nice but every day I felt better. After 6 days I was able to go home, I could walk alone, eat, speak normally, no memory problems or paralysis, my ataxia had greatly reduced, overall I can say that the job had been done well by my surgeon.
The first days at home were fantastic, I had regained my appetite, I no longer had these abominable pains in my head, overall I was fine. Then a kind of anxiety set in while waiting for the results of the tumor analysis. My surgeon until the last day could not tell me the nature of my tumor or at least the idea that he could have (I think he had an idea but in order not to give me hope he preferred not to say anything so as not to give a positive prognosis when this one could have been negative). It is then that the climate before the second operation re-establishes itself where you say that yes the operation has passed but what is waiting for me after. Radiotherapy? See chemotherapy? Or worse then something that cannot be treated? This kind of unknown future was consuming all my attention and energy, I couldn't distract myself or do any other activity, I was only thinking about it.
After almost 3 weeks I am called by my neurosurgeon who tells me that he has the results. He starts the appointment by showing me the MRIs (which I had never seen before) and there I discover a tumor that seems huge to me that was compressing my cerebellum, really at the time I had a hard time telling myself that was my brain three weeks ago. The moment comes when he tells me the nature of the tumor. This one is benign and is called Pilocytic astrocytoma, he tells me that for him he removed everything during the operation and that despite a risk of recurrence normally I should be quiet. I can't explain the relief to you at this time, after a month of waiting I finally learn what I have. He then explains to me that I should be monitored regularly, probably for life, but that for the moment I do not need any additional treatment and that I just needed rest. For the moment my story does not have a continuation but I hope that this one will be positive.
These weeks of waiting would have been long without my family who knew how to support me and accompany me in this special adventure.
For the people who read this story I wish you the best in your life despite what you may be going through.
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2023.06.02 15:51 SpadesShaman My doctor "refused" to diagnose me

So, I'm 26 years old and I have had some PCOS symptoms since I was 22.
Due to the fact I have an copper IUD, I've had multiple ultrasounds and in all of them there were some cysts (my doctor called them "micro").
The tricky thing here is that I've always had regular-ish periods (maybe 3 missed periods in my lifetime?), and I've only been slightly overweight through 22-25. Currently I'm a bit underweight.
Starting from 22 I experienced severe hair thinning/loss and fatigue. Last year I had a terrible cystic acne outburst too, but now that's gone (I associated that one with stress actually).
Once the doctor prescribed me myo-inositol and spironolactone. But whenever I asked her if I had PCOS or not she would just reply: "Just take the medicaments and we'll see".
I don't know what to take from these mixed signals both from the doctor and from my body? What is the best way to get a clear answer?
I'd appreciate any resources or recommendations you can make. I live in Western Europe if that helps.
Edit: the only persisting symptoms now are hair loss and a recent period that was late by 10 days, after I was regular for at least 7mo.
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2023.06.02 15:48 SchlesingerMindy323 [HIRING] 25 Jobs in CT Hiring Now!

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Hartford HealthCare Registered Nurse (RN) Emergency Department Baltic
AR Mazzotta Electronic Assembler Bristol
Western Connecticut State University Audio Specialist & Sound Coordinator Danbury
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2023.06.02 15:47 Yorkpeepee Why ACAB? An "Essay"

Hello everybody!
I've argued with many pro-police people for various reasons, and have acquired a decent-sized library of their common talking points in support of the police and in opposition to movements like ACAB. Today, I will address the most interesting of these talking points and debunk them, with sources. The format of this post will be FAQ style. I'm not the best when it comes to researching so if anybody has suggestions for alternate/additional sources I'm all ears. Please share this with your friends and loved ones who are on the fence or maybe completely support police, maybe this'll change their minds.

My Beliefs

The system of policing we see in the United States and many other nations is plagued by corruption, violence, and extortion. While these issues may be seen as worse/better when you compare different nations, it's all still the same and tier-listing misery will get us nowhere. For the purposes of this essay, I will be addressing police specifically from an American's perspective, as I'm American. I also will be operating on these premises:
With these details in mind, I believe that the second a would-be cop dons that uniform, they have lost their humanity in my eyes, and their lives are forfeit. They have become obedient, robotic agents of the state, and as long as workers of this country struggle against the state, this stance will be firmly unchanged.
Does this mean that well-meaning people don't exist in law enforcement? Absolutely not. There are many cops who see the injustices in the system and either through culture shock or naïveté, attempt to bring consequences to their fellow pigs. This often results in retaliation including but not limited to: firing, harassment, refusal of backup, or just straight up murder.
The only good cop is either a dead one, or one that turns to our side.
Now with all that out of the way, let's begin my straw-man.

When you say "agents of the state", what does that mean?

There's a story from my own life I can share with you:
A while ago when I used to work at McDonald's I found out that our boss was sabotaging other workers' interviews for other jobs, in an attempt to force them to stay at the job. Me, being still quite young at the time, thought that the police should do something about this, as I researched this and it is illegal for an employer to do this. The only response I got back was "This isn't a police matter"
So then me, confused, wonder why not? If what she's doing is against the law where I am, why can they not investigate? Now this was before I knew about the Department of Labor and all that, so I never followed through with this incident, but this story planted a seed in my mind.
This seed grew into a beautiful plant in my mind once I learned the Labor Theory of Value, Marxism, the usual "commie shit". All this made me realize that the reason that incident wasn't a police matter, is because police work for capital, not us. The capital owners are the ones who use the police to keep workers in check. This is a dynamic that goes all the way back to the police's original intended purpose of catching runaway slaves, eventually leading to violently suppressing worker uprisings during the Industrial Revolution. They don't willfully go after the elites, much less their own, because they're on their fucking leash.

So who do you expect to keep you safe?

I don't know, I don't have that expectation now. Wanna know why? Because, if the Uvalde Shooting wasn't evidence enough, police are not legally obligated to protect anybody.

What if somebody breaks into your house?

Let's use the common example of Chicago for this one. Chicago's police response time averages from any range between 95 seconds to 9 minutes.
Now let's assume this burglar is actually a threat to you, as in, they actively want to kill you. Do you think the police will be there to save you in time? Best to defend yourself.
Did the burglar leave with your valuables? Hope you had insurance! Property crimes (which includes burglary) are only solved about 16-20% of the time.

This must mean they don't have enough officers or funding to respond faster

Another myth. Police have plenty of funding. So much in fact that not enough is going to actually important institutions, like schools and fire departments. This is a hard thing to find proof for since most of the cities in the USA have some sort of law enforcement apparatus, but I'll give you some homework. Try and find out the police funding for your city/hometown. Compare that to the taxes that go to the actually useful stuff.

What about the mass shooters and serial killers?

Well, I already made fun of the cowards in Uvalde so I'll just say this:
Those are the things armed police SHOULD be charged in handling.

Wait, did you just say armed police? As in, you want to disarm them?

Hell yeah brother. The United Kingdom, for example doesn't give their street cops guns. They're trained in hand-to-hand combat and disarming techniques. They still have armed units with which they deploy for [fire]armed threats.
In the United States meanwhile, we have pussy cops using guns against people with melee weapons. They have the numbers and the equipment (stun guns, mace, batons) to take down this kind of threat and instead they take the easy way and shoot them. So yes, take their fucking guns away.

Wouldn't that make them easy targets?

I would argue that their behavior makes them targets, "fuck around and find out" as they say.
Be that as it may, disarming the police would be nigh impossible and incredibly illogical with how easy weapon procurement is in the USA, which is why gun laws need to be restricted too. But that's a whole other discussion I don't feel like having. So for this I will give you a +1.

My Proposed Solution

To conclude this essay, I share my proposed alternative to policing at it is now, which would coincide with extensive prison reform as well:
Have a great day everybody!
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2023.06.02 15:42 Vloxalion [USA-PA] [H] 12400 based complete pc w/peripherals & accessories & spares [W] Local Cash

"Bump" of previous post last week. All have been unused/untouched since March 1st, just sitting there or in boxes, except the monitor.
$650 for everything (list 1 and list 2). Not parting out due to payment method precluding shipping.
TL;DR quick overview of all parts
one i5-12400 w/stock cooler, 1 downdraft cooler, 3 120mm tower coolers
two B660m ddr4 motherboards, one win10pro key, and one anti-bending lga 1700 bracket
two kits 3200c16 ddr4, one 2x8gb singlerank other 2x16gb dualrank
one RX460 4gb gpu
two nvme m.2 drives; 500gb sn770, 2tb 970 evo plus
two cases, one matx nr200 clone, other atx lancool 216 and 5pack of arctic p12 pwm fans
two psu, one sfx 600w platinum (w/ 1 cable extension), other atx (300)w F-tier
one 24'' 1920x1200 60hz monitor with a desk clamp arm
cheap mouse and keyboard(keyboard w/RGB!!!....sry)
one set entry level professional speakers and an old sound card
webcam, xbox360 controller, microphone

Local cash only, no paypal(don't have one), quakertown-doylestown area in bucks county.
pet/[email protected]/[email protected]/scent free household, and do not eat near computer area. The second hand items from the 12400 guy exude much less fragrance compared to when they were obtained (assuming his household laundry detergent or similar had fragrance as the source), and I doubt you'd sense it if your own living arrangements have any sort of scented items. They come with all original cables, boxes, manuals, etc I still have. If you want more information about anything, feel free to ask and it will be added. Selling because old 2010 pc with phenom ii x3, gtx460, and 8gb is sufficient for my use case, try for modern hardware again some other time.


Part Name Detailed Comments/Condiiton Currently/Personally Valued at x 1 month ago
i5-12400 2nd hand. H0 stepping, not the more power hungry C0 (C0 is a partially disabled 8core die), and is AVX-512 capable going by the production date(did not verify; see motherboard notes). small blemish/ding(?) from previous owner's cooler on ihs, but can't tell if it was permanent indent or rubbed off hard bit of dried paste. includes box and cooler. 140/140
unknown 6 heatpipe thermalright cooler - possibly the burst assassin non-argb model without fan 2nd hand from the 12400 guy. tower only. has blemish/nick on contact surface. his laundry detergent had fragrance, so i couldn't use it. he also didn't clean the paste off and shipped it in a ziplock bag. i cleaned it as well as i could and replaced the bag. 15?/10
noctua s12b redux 1200rpm 2nd hand from the 12400 guy. same scent problem. can't remember testing it. 10?/5
arctic alpine 17 co BNIB, but box looks beat up 13/8
id cooling se-224-xt-basic used to cool a 3800X for a few months before the faulty mobo went kaput and sold the other parts of it. no 1700 mounting hardware because it was produced before alder lake. the win10pro key from the msi pro mobo is written on a slip of paper tucked inside the instruction manual. 25?/15
Thermalright Assassin X 120 refined SE mounted 90 degrees clockwise for bottom-to-top airflow in sama case 20/15
msi b660m mortar wifi ddr4 mobo vrms have coil whine crackle-hum using turbo boost, most likely related to powerstate/frequency switching (disappears when fully loaded or not doing anything) or concurrent with putting load on the integrated graphics, tried a whole bunch of bios settings to stop it, C1E enabled reduces it. integrated graphics culprit unverified due to case and difficulty with it; haven't tested a discrete card to eliminate igpu cause. latest bios(v19) at the time is flashed, need earlier bios version for avx512 capability, tried to get that instruction set working but found out it involves tainting my kernel and i don't use windows but if you do, the only os-side step is to move the specific intel microcode file out of system32. replaced the ilm with the thermalright one. includes right angle usb3 header adapter. 100/100
msi b660m a pro ddr4 wifi 2nd hand from 12400 guy. has smudge on backside near cpu bracket from alcohol solubility test on the paint; backside is alcohol soluble. has same scent as others from him. he did a bad paste job on cpu area and shipped it that way, i cleaned it up (no socket pins got paste on them thankfully because he didn't remove cpu from the board) tested and it works. comes with windows 10 pro key. the m.2 wifi card was worked, but putting it back in this board... i didn't have enough finger dexterity. one of the contact n!pp!es is bent, needs to be bent back. can't get it back out to do that, stuck. includes piece of factory glue that goes between the contacts and holds the leads in place. treat as non wifi version with potential bonus for trying hard enough. anti static bag on one side MAY have trace of urushiol due to being blown away when airing out onto a patch of cracked concrete where two weeks previously had been a sprout which had been disposed of then the area alcohol-doused then two rainstorms. includes right angle usb3 header adapter. 80/70
thermalright 1700 anti-bending ilm silver comes with thermal paste(used once) and original ilm of the mortar mobo 9/8
teamgroup 2x8gb 3200 c16 2nd hand from 12400 guy, works, had somehow strongest scent of them all. 32//25
timetec 2x16gb 3200 c16 dual rank with hynix 8gigabit jjr ic's (lower binned cjr) remember to lock in the voltage to safe level for that ic instead of auto. partially manually overclocked, enabled xmp then increase to gear1 3466mt/s (what i can tell, max speed with the locked vcssa without loosening timings) and the few timings changed are: command rate to real 1N; did not test tighter than tRRD to 6, tRRD_L to 6, and tFAW to 24; tREFI should be able to be higher than 24960 but didn't test; tRFC has errors at 460, can't remember what 480's result was, and 500 is stable. stressapptest for an hour after each change made, no errors. may go tighter, less than 10 attempts worth of tweaking. 70/65
western digital sn770 500gb 2nd hand from the 12400 guy, but didn't notice scent(was under heatsink). has been secure erased. smart data said 2.4tbw. 30/25
samsung 970 evo plus 2tb 2nd hand from best buy geek squad refurbished. smart data indicated literal open box condition. has been secure erased. smart data says 3.28tbw. 98/80
xfx rx460 4gb 2nd hand from a miner in 2021. was dirty but cleaned it, had mining bios, and the standard bios or other custom bios don't seem stable, but it works with a rx560 bios i modded to rx550 clocks. thought i saw something spherically, iridescently marbled green-yellowgreen falling from it when putting it back together after cleaning but couldn't find the drop or where it may have dropped from, capacitors look ok. single fan version. has annoying blue led. requires 6-pin pcie power even though it draws less than 75w. 45/35
sama im01 hohboy, man oh man, this case.... removing the front panel carefully according to the manual causes the top clips to break(so that's why it includes two spares), and is difficult to work in even though all sides but the back come off. can't put a discrete gpu in because it can't go into the slot all the way; something about the mobo tray being depressed or pci slot design prevents it. front left usb3.0 defective (blips then doesn't work) but the right one is functional. pci slot magnetic swinging screw cover hinge is a bit bent because the top and bottom packaging foam were switched in factory(foam cutouts did not align). matx mobo prevents bottom from having second fan if not want to risk mobo header bending. 60/30
lian li lancool 216 black non-rgb model opened the box and took out the inner accessory box on top but put it right back because became busy and never got around to using it. did not take out the case. almost literally open box. do not know state of tempered glass but jiggling box does not make broken glass sound. 100/90
arctic p12 pwm pst 5 pack 2 used in the sama im01, 3 unused 30/25
corsair sf600 platinum 3 months use. powered the 12400 using integrated graphics, don't think total system power exceeded 150w from the wall. 110/110
thermaltake tr2 430np don't know if it was 2nd hand or not. used to power a windows xp office machine which was bought without one. Don't use more than 350 watts; here is a review of the unit showing why- its F-tier but would personally trust it in a system pulling less than 100 or so from the wall. one cable with 20+4-pin motherboard connectors one cable with 6-pin pcie connector one cable with 4-pin 12v connector one cable with 3 molex connectors two cables with 3 molex and 1 floppy connector one cable with 2 sata connectors one molex-to-sata converter 20/5
cablemod black modflex EPS 4+4 pin 45cm extension sf600 needs the extension to reach the mobo receptacle in the sama case 9/9
hp zr24w + ergodepot J2 monitor arm 60hz, 1920x1200, 24inch. 12 years use. ccfl backlight has been on for ~3.3 years. came with a scratch not noticeable when on most of the time. has smudges from over a decade of use, not trusting myself to clean it without scratching. includes J2 monitor arm (desk clamp), but makes it skew a little. when powered on, it knocks channel 6 out of the airwaves until it is turned off. flickers below 100% brightness. 50+40?(90?)/50+20(70)
tecknet um013 mouse awful scroll wheel. defaults to the lower of the two dpi settings every time it loses power; does not save setting. 2 months use. 6/3
redragon karura k502 rgb keyboard 2nd hand. works, but did not verify all keys. 20/8
presonus eris E3.5 studio monitors were on my desk for 10 days and powered on at low volume for under an hour, may be low amount of specks of dust, and the speaker wire had been connected, but otherwise is as if you opened up a new one. didn't like the space they took up and preferred my headphones, but B&H would not take these back because i told them i used the included speaker wire. no joke. 90/80
samson go mic 2nd hand. works, good shape. usb condenser with omni/-10/cardioid switch and 3.5mm jack. has sticker covering the led to diminish the brightness. 25/15
xbox 360 wired controller didn't use it often, but owned it for a really long time. the left thumbstick has worn down, is low tension, and can drift slightly if off center to the northwest. 10/4
asus xonar dx 2nd hand. used for a few months in 2011 but was too close to gpu intake so put it away. 30/18
logitech c600 webcam model V-U0007 12/5
Summary first number taken from recent reasonable hardwareswap/ebay sales and amazon(when first two no/little results) and second number what i'd pay for the item in question if I was someone else, based on what is known of the condition. Paid 1300+ for just the parts bought in the last year, so imo this is a super deal if you are in the area. Total: 1299/1073
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2023.06.02 15:32 Beginning-Permit-935 The gentile and the “people”

the human timeline started out with the gentile being the first humans starting with haplogroup A then b then CT. The annunaki (angel/malaikat) came and created the yap positive haplogroup carriers by modifying a group of gentiles 72 thousand yrs ago calling them the first man. we know there were men with male genitalia before that time but calling the yap positive people the first man probably has to do with the yap mutation in the Y chromosome. As time went on and these new people increased in number and branched out like a family tree, a man was born from them and was chosen as the best representative(ruler). That man(Adam) and his lineage are the true “chosen people” and they have produced all the prophets. This chosen lineage are the ones that speak Afroasiatic languages such as ancient Egyptian, Hebrew, Arabic etc and they carry the e1b1b haplogroup. The chosen lineage is divided into two maternal lineages, the children of eve and the children of Lilith. The ancient Egyptians called the children of Lilith seth and the children of eve horus. Eve had haplogroup m1 and Lilith had haplogroup u6. The men of this chosen lineage get spiritually initiated to receive knowledge by something outside the control of humans (that’s why pharaoh was killing the boys). The prophets birth and initiation follows a certain pattern that I like to call the prophetic calendar, it’s cyclical. The age of initiation for the prophets and messengers to spiritually receive knowledge happens at 24 years old for some and 42 years old for others. The garden of Eden was on earth but it was like entering into a different reality of time and space. We see the first evidence of these people on earth 33 thousand years ago when they got kicked out of the garden. The spot for the creation was the lost continent of lemuria aka the Persian gulf “oasis” which is under water now.
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2023.06.02 15:30 xenodroid Anyone else tired of hearing that Dragon Ball is "Over Rated"?

Over the years I've noticed a growing sentiment in the anime community (mostly amongst younger modern Shonen fans; Naruto, One Piece, My Hero, Demon Slayer, etc.) That Dragon Ball is somehow given too many accolades and is a mediocre story compared to it's successors. I find this opinion to be pretty ignorant, as it's almost always held by people who never even enjoyed DBZ in the first place and don't really have many valid criticisms. But even the Shonen fans who have watched enough of it to form a valid perspective and still don't like it usually never give the strongest arguments as to why it's bad.
I'm specifically targeting Shonen fans here because obviously muscled men smashing into each other at the speed of light isn't going to be enjoyed by everyone who consumes anime/manga. I have no problem with those people whatsoever, that's just a matter of taste in aesthetic and storytelling. What really grinds my gears is these lame head zoomers out here saying things like "Dragon Ball Z is mid" or "It's only good if you watched it as a kid." Then go on to suck off Naruto or My Hero like they're the second coming of Christ.
When it comes to the argument of Dragon Ball being unejoyable to anyone who didn't discover the franchise as a child, I just think that's not true at all and frankly I'm sick of hearing that opinion all over the place. I first picked up the original Dragon Ball manga 3 years ago when I was 19, granted I had been exposed to alot of the story of DB through cultural osmosis and had been a die-hard fan of the DBZ anime from age 7 onwards after I first watched Kai on Nicktoons. The point being that I hadn't read any of the manga other than maybe one or two chapters at the library before age 19, and it was one of the best manga reading experiences I've ever had. I've read some amazing stories like Berserk, Vinland Saga, Grappler Baki, and many others, and while Dragon Ball doesn't compete with those legends in the story department, I consider it in the same tier of manga because of its incredible innovation and creativity with it's fight choreography and world-building.
I don't think that because I'm blinded by nostalgia, I think it because I can recognize how innovative DB and DBZ actually were. I think if more young people actually gave the manga a chance they would see it for the master class in Shonen storytelling that it is. Toriyama's art is so iconic and timeless, I know people usually refer to people like Hayao Miyuzaki or Osamu Tezuka as the "Walt Disney of Japan" but in my opinion there's nobody with an art-style more iconic or deserving of that title than Toriyama. I mean kid Goku it doesn't get better than that design from a minimalist design perspective, he really is the Mickey Mouse of Japan.
One huge thing that I don't see mentioned nearly enough, even amongst DB fans, is how seamlessly Toriyama and Torishima blended themes of Eastern Mysticism and Philosophy, Folklore, and Martial Arts with crazy esoteric concepts like the Science-Fiction elements of DBZ. Other than things like American comic books I've never seen those genres flow together so well, I mean seriously when Raditz comes down to earth and reveals Goku is an alien it doesn't feel forced or like a jumping the shark moment at all, even though it really should in a story that up until that point had been grounded in Folklore and Mysticism. But it ends up feeling like the perfect explanation as to why Goku is so much stronger than the other humans, and sets up so much lore and worldbuilding that you don't even have time to think about the insane genre paradigm-shift that just happened before your very eyes. Then it gradually introduces more and more of these Sci-Fi elements through the rest of the Saiyan saga until becoming a full blown space opera into the Namek arc.
I have yet to see any franchise other than Dragon Ball pull that off so efficiently. Even in the MCU movies like Shang-Chi and Doctor Strange really don't feel like they exist in the same universe as Iron Man 1 or Captain America 1. It's a real accomplishment in storytelling and in my opinion, that alone invalidates any smooth brain criticisms of "plot contrivances" or "too much filler"....
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2023.06.02 15:06 runehood66 Timeline of Sol Allince for my novel (WIP)

So just a timeline I made. Still not done with it as the Sol Alliance history is thousands and thousands of years. The story this is used for is one where the monsters, demons, angels, fairy tales, amd gods existed but they were mechs from a previous universe The mechs are called Nocturn and are sleeping. The entire story takes place within Sol against an alien invasion of a species called Harbingers. Humanity has also never left Sol because we've terraformed every planet and moon as well as creating artifical moons planets and suns. At best we've exploited the resources of other solar systems by sending drones but never actually colonize.

But the spelling mistakes within the timeline are because I typed on my phone. And if you're typing to fast the phone doesn't pick up what button you pressed. Anyways here's the incomplete history of the Sol Alliance.

2076: Humanity realizes plans for the first interstellar vessels.
2083: Drones launched to Mars to build the first buildings for the first colonists.
2186: First Interstellar Starship, the UNSS Mirror launches. Carrying with it the first colonists of Mars.
2110:Talk about becoming their own civilization or planetary government increases.
2115: Discussion with the UN begins.
2120: UN finally approves of Mars gaining its own planetary government. The reason being they can tax Mars.
2121: Mars Democratic Alliance established.
2125: Immigration from Earth to Mars increases.
2135: Earthian tech companies heavily taxed on Mars. Excuse being that Earth tech companies are exploiting the data of Martian citizens.
2136: United Nations demands increased taxes from Mars.
2137: Earth tech companies banned from Mars.
2139: Earth increases taxes even more on Mars.
2140: Martians vote in moderate, Alicia May for President. She is able to negotiate decreased taxes at the deal of Mars, lowering the number of military ships and troops.
2143: Tensions simmer down between Mars and Earth. Martian culture begins to flourish.
2150: Alicia May steps down from President. Pro-Earth Sympathizer, Andrew Sutton voted President.
2157: Disaterious deal made. UN offers President Sutton a deal. UN would grant Mars more autonomy if they allow the UN to have a few repersentives within the Martian government. President Sutton agrees.
2160: President Sutton made a figurehead for the Earth government.
2170: Relations between Earth and Mars start to break down. (First Pseudo true AI created. AI was created in Austrila. This Pseudo AI named Bunyip.)
2173: The growing tension leads to the dissolution of the United Nations. United Alliance of Earth Nations is formed. Formed from all countries of Earth.
2174: Martian sympathy among Earth citizens is brutally stamped out by the world government.
2175: Martian factory production begins accelerating. Mars accepts Earth citizens fleeing from Earth oppression. United Alliance of Earth Nations demands that the Mars Democratic Alliance cease all activity. Demand goes unanswered.
2176: Earth begins accelerating production of own military.
2181: Earth embassy in Mars capital is bombed by Martian Nationalists. Leads to the deployment of a peacekeeping force.

2186: Pro-Martian sentiment on rise. Leads to riot of Neo-Yorkshire. The United Alliance of Earth Nations loses control of Neo-Yorkshire. In Neo-Paris, peacekeeping forces stamp out riots. Known as the Massacre of Neo-Paris.

2187: Because of numerous reasons, including not repenending Earth for sending a peacekeeping force, President Sutton is voted out of office. A pro Martian national, Louis Velasquez, voted as a new president.
2188: President Velasquez demands that Earth's peacekeeping force leave Mars. Threatens war. Peacekeeping force recalled as pro-Martian sympathy on the rise on Earth
2190: Tension is at an all-time high between Mars and Earth.
2192: Propaganda begins to be published on both Earth and Mars.
2193: Drafting of soldiers on Earth is increased. Immigration from Earth is banned. Ships not of military origin are shot on sight.
2194: Recruitment of soldiers on Mars begins. President Velasquez promises to help refugees who want to escape Earth. His speech will go down as hopelessly idealistic for much of history. He is able to allow 50 ships to leave Earth, having the Martian Navy escort the fleeing refugees.
2195: President Velasquez is assassinated by UAEN Intelligence Service. The MDA is thrown into disarray. Elections are put off for two years. Mars is run by a temporary council.
2196: It is discovered that the assassination was a plot of the UAEN. Any Pro Earth Sympathy on Mars falls.
2197: Elections finally begin. War Hawk, Reina Cancino, voted as new president. Having witnessed the Massacre of Neo-Paris, President Sutton's first speech fuels Martian sentiment for indepence and vengeance.
2198: First inter solar war in human history. The Tears of Sol War between United Alliance of Earth Nations and the Mars Democratic Alliance.
2202: MDA captures the UAEN military base on the moon called Artemis.
September 2206: MDA launches invasion of Earth's surface. First countries to fall are those of Westren Europe. Martians are brutal against the populace
October 2206: Riots within Westren Europe. Martians begin losing control of Westren Europe.
November 2206: MDA executes large swaths of Western Europe population. Some are used as test subjects. Martian sympath drops heavily. UAEN launches large counterattacks. Western Europe residence cells coordinate with the UAEN Defense Military.
January 2207: UAEN drives MDA from Earth. Most MDA ground forces are captured and held prisoner.
May 2027: UAEN executes 50% of prisoners on public broadcast. Thr UAEN brodcaste the executions to Mars as well. Execution methods include decapitation, stake burning, and firing squad. Retaliation for the attempted genocide of Eastren Europe. MDA vows increase in their war effort.
July 2207: MDA deploys the Singularity, a new orbital interstellar ship. The largest solar system has seen at the time. It would take 20 years to arrive at Earth due to its size. MDA plans to turn Earth into glass, calling the operation, Operation Hellfire.
December 2210: UAEN votes on what is dubbed the Nova Initiative. Passes with 293 votes over 89 votes.
January 2211: Nova Initative enters startup phase. the Marianas Trench Facility is built.
June 2211: Nova Initiative enters trial phase. Use of live test subjects permitted. The remaining MDA captives are used.
October 2211: Completion of the Nova Initiative. All test subjects declared deceased. UAEN Intelligence deploys a virus on the Martian colony of Neo London. 99% of the population deceased. The symptoms of virus include, blood in urine, blood in cough, necrosis of skin, lethargy, intense pain with no discernable cause that lasts five to twenty seconds, rash, pus filled pustules, and shut down of organs. The symptoms happen over a short period of time.
November 2211: After successful deployment of what in the future would be known as the Nova Virus. Deployment happens in several other Martian cities. And the same fate awaits them as Neo London.
April 2212: Cease fire declared. Martians are giving independence but forced to enter alliance with the UAEN. The Tears of Sol War has the largest death toll in human history so far. Death Toll is in the billions. Memorial set up on Earth and Mars. So that the war will never be forgotten
2216: Relations still poor between Earthians and Martians. (New breakthroughs in medical technology lead to several diseases from bacteria and viruses being wiped out).
2228: First interplanetary children between Martians and Earthians is born. (Naegleria fowleri declared extinct.)
2230: The birth of Martian music genre called Netruon. This music genre is heavy elctronic music with an industrial undertones.
2232: Neutron becomes popular on Earth, raising the relations between the two worlds.
2238: Inspired by Neutron, Earth makes an Earth version that they call Pulsar. This genre of music is heavy electronics with synthetic style sounds.
2239: Martian movie director Ethan Santora teams up with Earthian movie director Henrick Osengar to create a movie depecting the realty of the war. Hailed as one of the best war movies of all time.
2240: First True AI, Karma, created by Earthian and Martian societies. Test begin in on Demois city Neo-Boston
2245: Success of Karma, Neo-Boston turned into a paradise of sorts. Beginning of the Followers of Karma, a cult based around the worship of the AI Karma.
2301: UAEN and MDA relations have gotten stronger. Formation of the Sol Alliance is proposed.
2302: Sol Alliance is formed.
2305: New breakthrough in terraforming technology. The terraforming technology uses techno-organic nanomachines to shape the planets. These nanomachines reduce what would take hundreds of thousands of years to just 100 years. Drones carrying these nanomachines are sent to every moon and planet in the solar system.
2307: Assassination of Martian President , Anais H'vaio, by
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2023.06.02 15:05 2020-RedditUser Can someone help me with my summer reading program?

It’s a bingo sheet and here are the couple that I might have difficulty finding for. If you have a recommendation please put the corresponding number to help me identify them better.
  1. Romance (a clean romance please)
  2. On the best seller list
  3. Features a library or librarian
  4. Texas based or Texas Author
  5. Cozy Mystery (I honestly wouldn’t have much difficulty with this one I just want more recommendations.)
  6. Books with more than 400 pages
  7. Banned books
  8. Set in another country
  9. Western
  10. Made into a movie
  11. Main character has a cat
I know it’s a long list, but I would really appreciate the help.
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