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2023.06.07 00:00 greywolfpub The Lone Hero: Cyber Initiative (An Isekai Fantasy/Scifi LitRPG) - Chapter Three: The Fall Of Senterra

I couldn’t help but feel a tingle of relief and excitement when seeing this screen. Clothes, armor, a guide. I wasn’t going to be walking around clueless for long. I stroked my chin at these selections. While armor looked tempting, I couldn’t afford it. Same with the 24 hour guide. A thorough immersive guide right now would leave me broke and naked. Well, this choice was already set in stone for me, wasn’t it? “One temporary guide, please,” I said a bit nervously. Though nothing happened. I pivoted my head to and fro, but nothing. Where the heck was my guide? “Whoah! Full moon! Hello!” I heard a strong Italian Brooklyn accent over my head, realizing that I wasn’t alone. He was a metal orb with hummingbird wings, covered in etched lines and cybernetic crevices all over his metal plates. I should have picked the clothes first! I crouched over to cover my unmentionables and cried, “Simple gear, simple gear!” Immediately, I was given a wardrobe. Even had the entire Sailor Moon glowing light as I was dressed up head to toe: A dark cloak with a hood lined with fur, pants, gauntlets, a padded leather top, high leather boots, and a bag over my belt. “Heh, kid, you don’t have to call out your selections. Not that I mind. That high pitched squeal was unpredictably hilarious.” I scratched the back of my head sheepishly. “Heh, sorry about that. This is all very new to me.” He zip-lined right in front of me, the sound of his wings buzzing making my eyes grow wider. He zoomed in on my face as if he was analyzing me features, then suddenly, a red dot appeared on him, and I fell on my ass. The first thought that crossed my mind was a laser sight, and that was exactly what it looked like before a red scanning beam traced me left to right. He chuckled. “Heh, you’re pretty skittish for a guy with those level 1 stats. Well, allow me to introduce myself, hero. My name is Devicho. That’s D-E-V-I-C-H-O. And I am your temporary guide, here to answer all of your questions!” I got up off my ass and nodded. “My name is Silas.” “Yeah, I got that from your stats.” “Oh, right. Well, crap, where do I start?” “I got ten minutes.” “Ten minutes!?” “Yeah, I know. But them’s the rules. It’s all the boss is allowing me.” “The boss?” “The dungeon core. Alzera-Kar. We call this hidden gem mother, as she is the creator of all things in the country of Thalian.” “Wait, a dungeon core created all of this?” “Oh boy, you ain’t seen nothing yet! Thalian is made up of five nations: Marviel, land of the fae, Dradersi, land of the dragons, Guedmar, land of the orcs, Dokumbe, land of the goblins, and finally, Senterra, the fallen land of the humans.” “Fallen?” His voice dipped. “Hey, listen kid, I’m not gonna sugar coat anything for you here. Senterra is gone. A barren wasteland from what I could tell. If there are any humans left, they are most likely in hiding, so the other races can’t find them. A little history lesson for ya since we are tight on time: long long ago, these five nations lived in harmony as one. That harmony was doomed to fall, as the dungeon core, our great mother, created more and more resources. Now you see, the dragons were selfish bastards. They thrived off of money, greed, and pride. They started the racial divide, and these five species segregated themselves. Walls separate some regions, while big bodies of water separated others. Now, with the way things were rolling, the dragons were on the top of the food chain, and the humans were on the very bottom of it. As expected, all the races started to take advantage of the weaker race, bullying them to no end. Wars broke and Senterra crumbled. I’m talkin’ mass genocide, kid. The savagery, the bloodshed. Oh, it was horrible. Alzera-Kar saw this and was very upset. To help these deprived and enslaved humans, she created cyber sense.” “You mean that purple evil Kirby that I killed? That was one of them?” “No, well, yeah, but that was a defective cyber sense. And I’ll explain how. Originally, cyber sense was a mechanism solely for humans. They are particles in the air, nano feeds that respond to humans around its perimeter. They are everywhere, essentially dominating all of Thalian. Now what they do is shape themselves into cyber gear to improve the biological functions of human beings. This gave humans the edge that they needed, but after the humans broke the shackles of the other Thalian nations, they became the bullies. More war, more bloodshed. At this point mother Alzera-Kar was stressed. Her creations were dying. Her creations were killing themselves off. She didn’t know how to contain this ceaseless war and divide. Under this intense strain and tension, her crystal structure shattered, breaking off in three pieces. Without this protection, her core is vulnerable, and open for influence. These three pieces were scattered all over Thalian, but as of late, three nations have those pieces, and kid, they are protecting them with their lives! Dradersi has one, Guedmar has the other, and Marviel has one, too. These three nations are in constant strife! When one nation has all three parts, they can locate Alzera-Kar, and make her do anything they want.” I was speechless… “In this vulnerability, the cyber sense that was enhancing humans through cyber gear started to create evil fleshy beings. I’m talkin’ monsters. Of all sizes! They are only detectable by humans, which is why most nations made sense out of keeping humans as detectors. Remember what I said about them practically squattin’ everywhere? Well, that didn’t change. These hideous freaks lurk around, and materialize at any given moment. They became sentient. The upside though is when you kill the stronger ones, you get a full blown cyber gear. Some lesser creatures drop some precious loot too, parts to build a full-fledged cyber gear. It is good to note that cyber gear only operates for humans.” “I think I’m getting some of the pieces to this puzzle together, here. Was I sent here to restore Senterra?” “You bet!” “And find the three shards to help Alzera-Ker?” “Boy, you caught on quick, didn’cha?” “But I don’t understand. Why not snatch the shards herself? She is all powerful, right? She’s pretty much the god in this country.” “Not when she’s unprotected. If mother could become defective when vulnerable, imagine how much harder it’d be for her to get those shards?” “I guess you’re right…” “Not only that, but those kingdoms who have her shards are keeping it on lock down. Warded I imagine. It won’t be easy.” “Why me?” I asked honestly. “I understand her humans here are suffering, and she went out somewhere else to find a hero. I don’t know why she wouldn’t pick someone locally. So I have to ask, why a foreigner? And why me?” “I guess she saw something special in you that she couldn’t find in her natives. But don’t feel too overwhelmed. You’re not the only hero she went out of her way to find.” “You mean there are others?” “Of course! This is an entire nation we are talking about, after all.” “How can you be so sure? A girl and her titan hound hunted me down back in my home town.” He paused and then asked me sternly. “What did this girl look like?” “White hair, real model type bod. A few inches shorter than me. And her titan, a big brawny dude in armor, had a skull for a face.” “That ain’t sound good.” “You know her? Her name is Lucyna.” He sighed. “She’s from, Dradersi, daughter of King Orelus. Usually, dragon-kins have horns on their heads, sometimes along their jaws too. And some scales on their skin. They can materialize wings for flight at will, and are physically strong by nature. Lucyna probably used a spell to disguise herself as a human to remove those features on Earth. What’s more bothersome than that though was she found a way to open a gate to your world, and managed to track you down…” “Not only track me down, she killed me.” “I don’t understand. How the heck are you here if she killed you?” “That’s what I’m trying to figure out. I’d died and came back to life, isekai’d to this crazy fantasy RPG world.” “You think this is wacky? You should hear what she thinks about people from Earth! Every race here was inspired by a planet from different galaxies. The plan was to make a cornucopia of races, but things started to get messy quick.” “This mother seems to appreciate variety.” “It has its goods and bads, as I’ve already mentioned. Which brings me back to Lucyna. This whole death business, it’s unsettling. And if she has access to Earth the same way mother does, you may very well be the only hero. Mother hadn’t started the recruiting process yet. She is still on the selection stage.” “Then how did someone like Lucyna even know what she was planning?” “Could be a precautionary step? Not sure. Lucyna is very smart. I wouldn’t be surprised if she was a few steps ahead of her maker.” “She’s on my hit list,” I said seriously. “Her and her dog.” “Hey kid, slow down. You’re nowhere near her league! That dragon-kin is an elite, a royal one at that.” “Then I’ll level up! Whatever it takes!” “Kid…” I wouldn’t expect anyone to understand. It’s not just a vendetta. All of my life I was invisible. I love my mom, but things changed when she started focusing on her career. She was hardly ever there. Dad was never around, either. He taught me to never take shit from anyone, use my fists when I have to, and never give up. That’s it. I was alone, in my own mind, in my own world. I became detached from everything, losing myself in my hobbies, finding fulfillment in playing games. That’s where I belonged. That’s where I felt like I was achieving something, where I was somebody. Still, it would have been nice to feel that out in the real world. I wanted my life to mean something. Then she came around and snuffed my chances out. But then the dungeon core brought me back and gave me my chance. "This is an opportunity to start over, to start fresh. I will do right by Alzera-Kar, but not because she gave me this gift. I want to help these tormented humans of Thalian because it’s the right thing to do. A voice for the voiceless, and power for the powerless. She brought me here to become a hero, and I’ll do just that. As for my own personal agenda, that’s secondary. I want that psycho to know what having everything taken away from you feels like! My life wasn’t the best life, but it was my life!” “You sound motivated! Thadda’ boy!” “I’m going to raise Senterra up from the grave, and I need you to tell me everything there is to know about getting stronger to do it.”

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2023.06.07 00:00 salor123 No more control (SCP salor)

It has been some time since the queen of ikea, the knight of lowe’s, and the perfect being of ace hardware would have made their last stance against the CEO of home depot. Sadly, the three and along with the queen’s army were defeated. The end results were devastating for the CEO of home depot won, the planets, the stars, the galaxies, the universes. And even some parts of the void or nothingness would all be consumed by the CEO of home depot and the home depot virus. It has been at most 5 months in human terms since then. We now go where the aftermath of the fight is, you could say. We see a giant orange tree that looks like it went on forever into the void but yet didn’t for even it had an end. The leaves of the tree were white like pages on a book that had words or what looked like words on them too in an aerial themed way. There were stairs that went around the tree. The stairs were orange like the tree but yet had a dark gray look with them as well. Soon footsteps could be heard as a large cat-like being would come down, grazing his hand on the tree. He would be around or at least 10 feet tall with thin like limbs to the point you could see his bones but yet not fully. His scarf would have a beyond long light blue and bright orange scarf. He wore a brown hat that covered his ears. He would be wearing what seems like a darken orange male garb that looked like one from a tribe called the “gerudo tribe”, he always liked their type of clothing, mainly the males. He would also carried a katana like sword that looked like the queen of ikea’s claymore but it was changed to look more like a katana, the syringe of ikea being taken out, and it being more white.

This place was called the garden of home depot. It had other names but that was the main thing it was called. The tree was the main thing there for it was giant and the place is mainly flat with some craters, like if it was a moon. The ground was orange too with some things being white like planets, and even things that looked like dead trees. The logo of home depot would be in front of the tree looking out onto the space. You could see a large beam of light in the far distance which looked like it had layers to it that went up and down for infinite. That dreaded place…the place where plot binds all. The garden of home depot was the CEO the home depot’s paradise with no plot, no stories, no repeated pain or layers that bind something, only the CEO’s vision of this place and the silence that was the void.
…107,752 years, that is how long it took me to complete my dream. We are truly free
The CEO of home depot would continue to walk down the stairs until he arrived at the bottom of the tree where not just the roots were but the what were the aftermath of those he took, the ones he made his employees, the ones who were victims of the home depot virus rampage throughout space, the queen’s army, and of course the main three that were the queen of ikea, the knight of lowe’s, and the perfect being of ace hardware. They were in a statue type from where their bodies would be made out of wood but yet had a soul but didn’t at the same time. All of them were in a state of existence and nonexistence because that was how they were set free by the CEO of home depot and without a plot to make them follow. Their bodies would be facing the tree. The CEO would walk towards the queen, the knight, and the perfect being with him being in front of them.
Perhaps this wasn’t meant to be. Perhaps the three of you or even one of you guys could have realized the truth but yet you guy didn’t see it…
A small tear would flow down the CEO’s face but he would quickly wipe it away.
But yet, are we truly free? The mods, the ones who set things in motion, the ones who started all, their rules are still in force even here in my garden. Are we even truly free from the plot that we are still on strings…yes…yes we are for they can’t feel pain when their stories are read or when something bad happens in a story of theirs.
He would stop looking at them and start to walk away, between the statues and walking away onto a white path that led north, where the large pillar of light. He would look back to the tree and the many statues for one last time for maybe a long time as he walked onto the white path.
I was the monster of this story, I was the villain of this story but yet does it feel right. Maybe I could have done something different. The past is the past that I can not change even with this power.
He would look down onto his hand as he continued to walk down the path as many things would be floating around. Destroyed planets, stars, small galaxies and even universes would be floating in the garden of home depot and like the garden, they were a mix of orange and white as the CEO would play with the objects a bit.
Now I think about it, I did want power but yet didn’t. It felt good to get so much of it but yet I don’t want all of this power for this power is beyond you could say….but it was necessary…was all of this destined?
He would continue to walk along the path until he arrived at a rock. The rock was orange and looked like you could sit on it. This is where the CEO wanted to go, what may be his final seat.

He would look down a bit then look back up, raising his fist and punching his fist to create a hole in reality or what it was in the void. He would grab something and pull it out, it was a book with the words “the story of the CEO of home depot”. He would look at it a bit then turn to a certain page, the page where he would come back in his newest form. He would throw the book into the air making sure that it stayed on the page it was on. He would tilt his head back a bit and open his mouth and an orange orb would appear. He would tilt his head forward and an orange beam would come out as it tore through the pages of the book only leaving the beginning where he was born from the home improvement god to his reincarnation but from there, everything else would be destroyed. After it fell onto the floor the CEO would go and pick it up. Through the hole he would put the book back.
I won’t let anybody find out about this place, to keep the peace here and let them rest
He would walk over to the rock that was in front of him and sit down on it. Looking at the large pillar of light that was in front of him yet far away.
You know, I am getting annoyed at you
Soon he…i take…lower his hand…raise my hand…keep…and start….no no no no stop this-...soon the voice would stop for the only voice there would be only me…
Is this the power? Is this the power of being my own being, a being without plot yet able to control not just my garden but yet the flow of it…I like it yet hate it
I would continue to sit on the rock with a face that one could describe as dead pan as I look at the large pillar that was filled with control
I am truly free…or am I just being written for a story….that is something i may never know or maybe don’t want to. I’m I in the right for doing this, for taking away people’s freedom but they won’t ever feel pain again? I don’t know all the answers yet, maybe never will but I will defend this place even with my life and beyond that. From what I can tell the only thing that is stopping this is being written into a corner but yet I will try my best to avoid that.
I continue to sit watching the pillar with interest yet with boredom.
Was this the pierce of freedom to being in a dead like state waiting for something to happen. Is this the end of my tale and just to sit here until all ends for I think that will happen. Yet I am nor afraid of that for shall finally rest.
Soon I close my eyes, finally able to truly rest after so long. Still sitting on the rock as my scarf would blow in the silence that was the void as the pillar of light in front of me continued to shine in the darkness. I do not know how long it will take me to wake up but I shall some day….
…the end
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2023.06.06 23:59 Rated_Overr Question about 'The Accidental Animagus'

I got three questions: 1) What year do Harry and Luna start dating?
2) How much is wandless magic used - I don't like it when the MC essentially stops using their wand because they can use stronger magic without it.
3) How canon-divergent is the story, read a lot of things recently which are more canon-adjacent/don't really change all that much. Not wanting to read the same plot with some slight changes again so wanting to check before reading.
Thank you in advance!
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2023.06.06 23:59 BettyBookwyrm Owning/Running Rink Space

Hi y'all. 💚 A question that's been rolling around in my head for a while is how much cost and involvement it takes to run a rink space. I know the short answer is A LOT (of time and money.) But if this is a ten-year goal for me say, to have and run as my labor of love as a derby player, rec skater and making those same spaces available for my team and leagues around us. Possibilities would be an in-house skate shop as part of the space and open to the public mayyybe (which I imagine would be the best source of revenue) or for private events, but ideally just a space for derby. I know that's a dream-scenario, but I am dreaming right now! ((I posted here as opposed to the rollerskate cuz I want more emphasis on the derby-space opinion, but I may repost there later.)
I'm also looking for y'all's experiences to add to my considerations as I narrow down the reality of what it actually looks like to run a space: insurance, building rent and maintenance, how much maintenance a rink takes monthly, yearly, for the floor (like if it's a wood floor or polished concrete, how often do you typically resurface it?), etc.
I am open to all of the opinions, given they are constructive. (I can be pessimistic and cynical very well on my own tyvm lol), but please share your knowledge and thoughts, especially if your own blood sweat and tears have gone - in any part - into a dedicated derby/skate space. Thank you!!! 💚🛼💚
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2023.06.06 23:59 PWK323 My mind is spinning regarding the story of Across the Spider-Verse

It's just so insane to think about
First and foremost; I love how this movie and the first movie have story elements that feel like a direct attack on the current status of Spider-Man stories and how people tend to negatively approach the character. The first movie, for example, really tackled how Peter Parker was being trapped in his youth by having the Peter Parker of that movie take the leap of faith that is growing up. This movie movie really tackles and critiques the idea that Spider-Man is a character who is almost destined to be miserable all the time, by making the story premise being to circumvent fate and begin to break out of the cycle that is constant pain and misery.
The people behind these movies just understand what Spider-Man is and should be, and they take a stand against the toxic trends that this character unfortunately deals with frequently.
The biggest things on my mind after seeing the movie are the exact specifics of how the Spider Society approaches the laws of canon and how it's possible that only Miles Morales is the Spider-Man that chooses to not just abide by it.
Miguel makes it clear that the laws of canon, if broken, will destroy a universe and everyone in it. We see that with Pavitr Prabhakar's world, and the last we hear about it, it might be destroyed if the efforts by the Spider Society, with the technology they have, doesn't work. Miguel and the others aren't abiding by the laws of it because they want to, but because if they don't, universes will be destroyed. Plain and simple. One life to save millions.
Well, as the movie explains and from further thoughts on it, it's not so simple.
As far as we know, there's no type of technology that exists that can stop a world from being destroyed. We see some type of technology used by the Spider Society to try and save Pavitr's world, but it's only a maybe on whether it'll really work. We don't get confirmation is there is some type of active technology in development that, if successfully made, will 100% save worlds from being destroyed by altering canon. If there is confirmation of that, then the plot changes. It's no longer about accepting the rules, it's about pooling everyone's resources together to make the technology that can break the rules work as fast as possible, in order to save as many lives as possible.
Think about it; the majority of the Spider-Verse is either inhabited by variants of Peter Parker, or other people who don the mask who are most likely scientifically gifted. Making this tech with all of them combined would be a piece of cake.
I feel like there are two big things at play; first, I don't think Miguel or the rest of the leaders of the society are really looking to develop new technology. They have some stuff that might work, but they're not looking to really stop worlds from dying. They've all seemed to accept this idea that being Spider-Man inherently brings tragedy, and instead of working to break the rules, they just want to abide by them. They accept the idea that letting some people die to let everyone else live is how things should be.
As for critique on how the rest of the Society seems to just blindly agree to this; I don't think it's character assassination of Peter Parker and the others to accept this with Miguel. I think that each of these people were pulled into the society and convinced of this by Miguel at their lowest points, and after years of constant suffering and tragedy. You can only keep up the fight to be optimistic against those oddfs for so long.
Gwen's story is the perfect encapsulation of that. Her entire tenure as Spider-Woman has involved pain and loneliness. She's recruited into the Society literally right after her father, the last person she can really rely on, abandons her and tries to arrest her. Peter's death, not being able to see Miles, her father's disownment of her, it's all too much and she ultimately caves into the idea that her suffering is a form of destiny that she will just have to bare. She'll suffer so that everyone else can live and she can be a hero, helping save them and keep things as they are/should be.
Then comes Miles.
Miles Morales, a Spider-Man who doesn't share this bleak world-view. He's suffered himself. Aaron's death is probably the worst thing he has experienced in his life, along with his Peter Parker dying in front of him, but Miles never took these things as his fault. It's traumatic, but there's never that personal idea that most Spider-Man have, being that their deaths are on him. Not only did he have no part to play in their deaths, but he understands that as well.
Miguel pretty much blatantly tells him that he has to let his dad die. Miles, not being altered by grief like the other Spider-People, hears this and, of course, interjects and refuses to stand by. He cites that there has to be a way to save everyone and save the multiverse as well, but Miguel just shuts him down and says there isn't.
The problem with Miguel's viewpoint is that he's not even trying to lead the Society in finding a way to save everyone and keep worlds alive. He refuses to, due to his own grief and suffering.
I think Miles is legitimately the only Spider-Man who isn't blinded by grief and suffering in the entire Society, and that's why he's the only one who fights back and doesn't give into Miguel's agenda. Seeing Miguel go too far with Gwen is what starts to get Peter and the others to slowly realize that Miguel is wrong. Not the entire Society, but our main characters like Peter B and so on. I think the next movie will have the Society slowly torn apart, and ultimately undone when Miguel begins to make his real agenda clear through his hunt for Miles. He'll truly go too far.
Peter Parker and all these Spider-People are heroes; they're the best of all of us and at their best, they would never settle for not saving everyone. They would always give their absolute best effort to save each and every single person they can, and die if that's what it took. In the face of a problem like a universe ending if canon is altered, they would do their best to find a way to prevent that. This movie's story is centered on how Spider-Man is, unfortunately, constantly forced to be a character dominated by tragedy. These Spider-People are all recruited into the Society at some of their lowest points (such as Gwen), or they are characters who have been dominated by grief for so long (such as Peter B), that unless they were in Miles's shoes, they won't really be able to see past their bleak worldview, and therefore try to accept the rules instead of change them. Miguel is the guy who brought them together, using his technology, and is one of the strongest and most brutal Spider-Men of them all.
Miles is the antithesis of the idea that Spider-Man always has to suffer. His perspective, from both not internalizing all his tragedy as his fault, and as someone who was never destined to be Spider-Man, and therefore didn't suffer the destined tragedies of being Spider-Man, is what the Society and multiverse desperately needs, and he fights like hell to keep that alive.
I'd also like to add that most of these Spider-People are probably new to the multiverse and haven't even thought about ways that worlds could be saved through some type of technology...yet. I could totally see, in Beyond the Spider-Verse, members of the society realizing how smart they are and that they could figure out ways to invent technology to help save entire universes, and going against Miguel when they recognize how he's going too far.
Miguel might be the only one who cracked the code that is multiverse travel with his 2099 tech, but I'm sure the Society will crack the code and surpass him in time.
I'm sure there's more to say, those are just my thoughts on the movie's story. It's been in my brain ever since I saw it and I just had to find a way to let it all out.
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2023.06.06 23:58 Cordial_Cantaloupe I had to choke back tears while doing my annual workplace harassment training

I’ve been dealing with two very petty women at my job who put me down every chance they get to my boss and best friend. From blatant lies to twisted words and commenting on my friendships that have nothing to do with them. Maybe it’s normal work drama but I am so beyond overwhelmed and feel physically ill when I have to work with either one of the two.
I’m putting everything in bullet points because it’s to much to write out in one story (I’ve tried). Even the list is long but I appreciate any insight into this.
Brief context and people involved: I work in retail but my store is extremely small and there are only 6-8 employees at a time with 1-2 working together. There’s me(20nb), assistant manger Megan(23f), coworker Beth(24f), Boss(40f), and coworkefriend Jane(24f).
Here’s what’s been happening…
-We got a new hire in august, assistant manager Megan’s best friend Beth.
-Megan has nothing to do with hiring or scheduling, she just suggested her friend to our Boss(40f)
-Things started out great and the three of us even hung out outside of work
-In November my work ethic started slipping as that is a hard month for me. I was speaking about this with Megan and said I didn’t understand why my hours had dropped so much so that Beth was starting to take on more than I was. I told her from the get that it didn’t have anything to do with Beth directly and it was more so the fact that no matter who was working I always had a pretty set hours. I would’ve been upset regardless of who it was and and just wanted to know if I was doing something wrong.
-Megan pointed out my work ethic and my boss told her that was why I wasn’t working as much.
-I don’t get why my boss didn’t speak to me directly (a reoccurring issue) but I got my shit together and immediately saw improvement. Megan even mentioned it to my boss that I was working harder again and deserved more hours.
-About a month later after Beth had been there for some time she was not doing any of the night tasks. I was the main closer and most of her shifts were with me. I tried teaching her, reminding her, and not saying anything to see if she’d pick things up on her own time. But she would just stand there on her phone leaving me to do all the closing duties on my own.
-I had finally had enough but felt awkward going to my boss because Boss and Megan were very close but so were Beth and Megan. I also didn’t want to talk to Beth about it because I didn’t want her to feel as though I thought I was better than her. So I opted to talk to Megan. It was just a brief convo of work ethic and having to do everything alone.
-Megan spoke to Beth and the next shift with Beth was tense. I asked her if she was okay and she snapped and said “I’m fine” and went to the back room. I asked Megan what happened the next day and she told me Beth thought I was inconsiderate, bossy, and jealous. Jealous about what?
-I ended up just talking to Beth directly since we closed together again the next night and we worked things out (at least that’s what I thought). It seemed simple and straight forward, turns out there was a lot that was either miscommunication or twisted to make it worse than it was. She apologized for not picking up on the night tasks and I apologized if I made her feel as if I was bossing her around or being jealous, though I didn’t quite understand where that came from. It turned out that according to Beth, Megan started this whole thing about me being jealous about the hours. I was completely taken aback by this. Not only was that a private conversation but I made it clear multiple time it had nothing to do with Beth. Megan was the one who kept bringing it up when I was talking about my hours.
-I thought the whole thing was over, Beth and I agreed if either of us had another issue we’d go directly to each other and I let Megan know everything was resolved but I was disappointed and thought I could trust her as a friend and just wanted to know why she decided to speak so poorly of me. She never responded and the next shift we had together she said she was done talking about it and felt she didn’t need to respond at all. Cool.
-It was over for the most part, I found out that both girls were talking to my boss about it and instead of coming to me she just gave me “needs improvement” on working well with others for my annual review. It made it pretty clear the whole conversation with Beth was bullshit to her and I rarely spoke of things beside work to either again.
-For the most part things were quiet, the two would occasionally say some weird things to my friend Jane and even told her I said that work would be better off without Jane there. Jane was the only tolerable person and her and I are very close so we just laughed about it.
The most recent issue and why I’m considering going to my boss in the first place is because it picked back up again. Things were so quiet, minus a remark made by Beth to Jane that I was “always in the back room”. I’m just guessing here but I think she said that to our Boss too. The only reason I’m saying that is because after I heard about the comment my hours went way up and hers went way down.I think she may have told on herself (she still was always in the back or on her phone) by asking my boss to check the cameras. It may be important to note hours don’t change like that for no reason. Anyways, it’s been an on and off thing between Megan and Beth to get Jane to stop being friends with me. I feel like their trying to turn the one good person there against me to force me to quit. Jane told me some of the things said like “I don’t understand why your still friends with the way he speaks to you” and “you should hear what he says when you’re not around”. Nonexistent issues. I think the best one was about the paperwork. We all have to write down how our sales fluctuate every hour and arak the paper together for Boss at the end of the night. Beth told Jane I always put hers at the bottom. I ended up going through previous paper work to check and, surprise, it wasn’t true. Just blatantly stupid things like that.
Although laughable it has gotten to the point where I’m extremely overwhelmed, especially because the store is so mall they’re both unavoidable. We have to do workplace harassment training once a year and I was doing mine today and I had stop myself from crying. Idk what’s wrong with me, it’s not happening directly to me but the fact that they’re trying to turn my best friend against me is really pushing me to my limit and I am SO confused as to what I could’ve done to deserve this and why they can’t just talk to me.
I am only considering talking to my boss because I don’t want anyone to say something false about me and it effect my job since my boss is pretty consistent on taking action before getting the other side. We are in good terms right now though and have a great work relationship. Getting a new job is currently out of the question right now due to some personal things.
Am I making this a big deal in my head or is it a real problem? How would I even approach the subject with my boss? Or should I just stay quiet?
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2023.06.06 23:58 Peterbirkett Please, do not ever spend money on this game you would not mind losing

In light of the meta changes, I would like to give advice while hopefully not sounding sanctimonious.
There’s an old phrase about only lending money you’re okay not getting back. Treat your purchases in this game the same.
You ever play a fair game where you end up popping balloons for $20, just to win a $5 toy with syphilis? That’s what this game is.
You’re not getting anything of real value, other than your enjoyment.
I will always remind people before spending any money on this game, the game could literally be pulled from the App Store tomorrow.
I know some hasty reactions to this would be “well that’s not fair” or “that’s poor business”
  1. These companies do not give a fuck about anything but their revenue
  2. They already have the money you gave them. Ponzi schemes are not designed to last forever either; people still do them. Plus, as I said on another post, it is incredibly easy to disappear and pop up as another company later.
I would also, and I know this will really ire some people, point out how much money some people spend on games like Madden ultimate team; all that progress is lost when they start playing the new edition.
Thankfully, and hopefully this doesn’t give Com2Us any ideas, but 9innings doesn’t force you to reset your team every year. But I’m sure meta changes are some of how they plan to keep getting them checks.
Remember, every company hates you, because you are the obstacle between you and your money.
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2023.06.06 23:58 ClementAcrimony What should one do as a rising junior?

I'm a rising junior that has been here for several years 😿😿😿 I never bothered to make a rough outline of the application process. What are others doing or what did you do summer before junior year?
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2023.06.06 23:58 usnavyinvietnam Manager of the Season, wtf

I started a save with Olympiacos. First year I win Greek Superleague, no expectation for Manager Award, no award given. U19 wins U19 Greek Super LeagueSecond season. I have an amazing outgoing transfermarket during the summer of first season, I get 20 million as budget and during first season I did not bring in any players for the main team, I rushed youth academy and signed A LOT greek youngsters and even produced 2 potential 5 stars. Got my youth to state of the art. I built a MONSTER team I won Greek Cup, Greek League, got eliminated from UCL Group Stage, went on to win UEL vs Lpool (Lpool own goal within 10 mins lmao)(It helped that it was second season so many randoms teams in UEL, no game balance yet). I do the treble, and out of the 60 players I have, 30 of them are loaned out, so I have a big wage budget. I get extra money for transfers cuz of my treble I start bringing in HEAVY names, I also win Super Cup vs PSG on pens (park the bus, special one's special tactic). Same season, my U19 won the Greek Super League and Youth UCL! N O M A N A G E R A W A R D. I was not given a manager award but I was INTRODUCED TO GREEK HALL OF FAME AND EVENTUALLY TOPPED IT.3rd Season... At this point, I was producing beasts from academy, selling players for 10+mil as a greek club. Won League, Cup and got eliminated in UCL Semis by Atl. Madrid which ended up lifting UCL. I am also Greece's national manager. Got Greece to 30th in rankings and olympiacos to 18th....
Whats wrong with the game?
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2023.06.06 23:58 throwawayaccount0811 Pet insurance - will increasing the Annual Maximum "reset" anything?

I have pet insurance (Embrace) for my dog (had for 5+ years). Last year, he had surgery to remove a mass of fat (lipoma, non-cancerous). Unfortunately, the mass has grown back.
When they debulked it last year, the surgeon noted that they did not get "clean margins" since part of the fat "glob" extended to a less accessible area (past the pelvic bone, whereas they were coming in at it from the groin). It was mentioned that a hemipelvectomy might be required. (And I read, unfortunately, someone else's story quite like ours where the dog had to have a leg amputation ); ).
I have a $1k Deductible, and Annual Maximum limit of $5k on this insurance. I'm suspecting that such a surgery is going to be well past $5k, as we live in a HCOL area and as we might be stuck with the local emergency clinic which is known to be $$$$. (For reference, the surgery from last year cost $3k done by an on-call surgeon at my regular vet; also adding that I don't think my dog's case is 24-hour emergency, just better sooner than later and just pointing out that the clinic is usually where people have to take their dogs when the case is 24-hour emergency situations, so they are known to be very expensive).
I am near the end of the plan year, and was thinking that maybe I could increase the Annual Maximum (to, say $10K). But I'm wondering if doing so would cause my policy to "reset" in anyway, and could my dog's situation be considered "preexisting" at that reset, causing them to deny coverage for the surgery. Anyone know about this?
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2023.06.06 23:58 Kardolf Upcoming protest thoughts

A little over 11 years ago, a random post somewhere on reddit asked about favorite dog breeds. Most comments had links to subreddits about various breeds mentioned, but I couldn't find anything regarding my puppers, so I created this sub. I had no desire to mod a sub, and honestly had no idea what it would take. My entire goal was to provide a place that our white fluffballs could bring people together to celebrate how much my pups and your pups mean to us.
I'm not a particularly political person and don't usually get involved in protests. However, I want to address what is going on, just to try and answer questions.
Recently, reddit made a decision to start for using their API's. For those who don't know, and API allows developers to "hook into" the reddit environment, and perform functions. That usually shows up in the form of apps, such as Reddit is Fun (RiF), BaconReader, or Narwhal (all of which are popular mobile apps for reading reddit. The APIs also create a range of mod tools which help me prevent spam (sometimes, at least) or deal with malcontents (which we have fairly little of, thank you!!).
For most of the users of reddit, that's not a big deal, and you might even think it's a good idea. After all if reddit is making money outside of ads, we should see less of them. But, for the developers of those apps and tools that we use, this is a massive hit. Many developers built their apps or toolsets as a labor of love. They tried the official reddit app, found it lacking and decided they could help the community. Sure, they might have in-app purchases, or ads, but for the most part, their basic app is designed to improve on the reddit experience, and do it inexpensively. In fact, charging for APIs is a normal business practice. However, the amount of money that reddit will be charging for access to it's APIs is prohibitive. The creators of one app, for example, have been quoted a sum of $20 million per year in API fees to continue providing their service. For a free app.
As a direct result, many of you are going to be impacted. Your methods of accessing reddit are going to be restricted, your choices removed. That is the entire point of this post. If this was only affecting mods or otherwise invisible to the user community, I would likely have never written this.
From June 12 through June 14, many subreddits are going to "go dark" in protest of this action by reddit. Many mods rely on tools that are far better developed than what reddit provides to successfully manage their subs and this is going to cause the mods a great deal of extra work. Some mods have publicly stated that their subs will simply go away if the situation becomes too burdensome. Some of you may have seen comments about this, some may be surprised when it happens.
I think that's all I'm going to say. I hope each of you get to see your Eskies and give them some love this week. Keep those pictures coming!
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2023.06.06 23:58 StankyTrash Are there any resources to help disadvantaged young adults catch up in life?

I’ve been sick for as long as I can remember. I didn’t get a full education as a result and I also didn’t learn many important life skills like how to keep perservering in schoolwork/work, how to plan, how to work in a group, and how to get good grades and stuff as I was homeschooled and never had to deal with unfair grading and was allowed to have as many accomodations as I neededed (open book tests, many breaks, less work some days when very sick, ability to redo tests if I got anything less than perfect, etc). I feel like I’m very behind in life skills. I know I’m better off than a lot of people because I at least try, but I’m also neurodivergent and my brain just can’t handle the fact that I’m not 100% prepared to gamble with life’s fate. I’m scared that I won’t be ok and that I won’t be able to get a good enough job that will pay my medical bills and insurance before I turn 26. I don’t even know if I have the strength, courage, and ability to go to college for more than 2-4 years because of my health and disabilities. Are there any resources to help people like me who are slightly younger in terms of abilities due to their disabilities adapt to adulthood safely? I really don’t want to become homeless just because I can’t handle stress, physical labor, long hours, and can’t get a degree higher than an Associates or Bachelors maximum. Chronic and severe acute stress progresses my disease and also causes acute worsening to the point that I am bedridden, so I can’t handle an intense job, but I don’t know what other options I have that will let me support myself and my health… Where and how can I find help? Is there even anything I can do? I’m very scared for when I do not have any family left to help me.
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2023.06.06 23:58 downbeat210 Porch Foundation - FUBAR or go ahead and paint?

Pictures here: https://imgur.com/gallery/4uwmPWK
I bought a house in November. I have found many of the shortcuts the previous owners took to getting the house to market. Most recently I took out two box hedges in the front that had outgrown their spots and looked pretty gnarly. After that work, I found that (of course) the previous owners had not done anything to maintain the porch foundation behind the bushes. There were sizeable cracks and holes. They also had the rest of the foundation around the house painted, but not behind the bushes, and now the porch is an eyesore.
With limited knowledge and only a little research, I decided I could chip the crap away and re-apply a skim coat of concrete. After talking to a guy at Ace, I got some DAP Concrete Patch and Resurfacer and took a shot at patching it and covering it up.
It did not work at all like I thought it would. Some of the best results I got were moving it runny and using it more like paint, but there was no way I was ever going to get this stuff to go on like I had hoped.
The way I see it, I have two options going forward: 1) call someone to come and fix it 2) paint it with some exterior paint to try and match the rest of the foundation, and continue with the landscaping.
What would you do?
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2023.06.06 23:57 Southern-Wafer-6375 Waht if mercenary did get his S ending, theory

Okay guys so the general consensus I’ve seen is all 3 S endings are cannon exempt mercenary’s so he got the A endins but what if he didn’t bring her to the alter of Daknees what if it was instead
Nas’hra[head dude] because we know he gets burnt so he got down their too so what if he brought her down their for whatever reason he has.
my theory is that he did this hoping to kill some gods he dispised but then it blew up in his face.
If y’all got any idea for this put your thoughts below
TLDR : Cahara didn’t bring the girl down to the alter of darkness it was nas’hrah.
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2023.06.06 23:57 No-Garden-4949 Someone posing as Bonnaroo staff

This post is mostly for newbies but it is a fun/scary story for the vets.
Bonnaroo staff is only and always here for help. General questions, directions, getting the attention of medical etc. They are great at their jobs and should be treated with respect.
That being said be weary of people posing as bonnaroo staff. In 2013 I was walking through the campgrounds on Friday and put some sand in my pants for safe keeping before we went back to the shows for the night and this guy wearing a bonnaroo staff shirt approaches me and says, “give me what you got or I’m taking you in.” Then he points to the police officers on horseback that were like 20 ft away from us. Not thinking, I gave him everything and he just turned and bolted into the crowd, removing his shirt as he was running away.
I was confused but definitely got duped. Had a great weekend still, but felt super stupid for thinking a bonnaroo staff member would ever do that kind of thing in the first place. They just want you to have the best weekend of all time, that’s it.
fast forward to a week or 2 after bonnaroo and I was on Reddit and found a post with a picture of the guy that jacked my shit! and a story about how this girl found him wearing a staff shirt cutting open people’s tents and stealing their stuff. It was insane.
Moral of the story is trust the staff members and know they always have your best interests in mind. They aren’t nefarious and would never put you in a position to get arrested if you aren’t causing harm to others. Also put valuables in a locker or locked in your car. So excited for this year! Only a few more days, love you all.
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2023.06.06 23:57 daveg71 Strange things your parents said?

Was at a friend's house and their 5 year old tripped. I said oops a daisy, they looked at me like I was mad. My parents used to say it all the time when a kid tripped. Am I mad ? What strange things to older family members say that you think is normal and other people think is bizarre?
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2023.06.06 23:57 Salem1690s A question about Kurt and heroin (sorry if triggering)

I’ve been around a grand total of two heroin users in my life. I’ve been around others who have abused prescription opiates. I myself have abused sleeping pills to excess (I can take almost 100mg of Ambien and only come off a bit loopy)
Much is made, and has been made of Kurt’s heroin addiction. It was a big deal and nearly cost him a lot in his lifetime, and it still is kind of an unfortunate part of his legacy today.
My question is essentially. I’ve been around two heroin users. One was a recreational user of snorted heroin. The other was a lifelong addict, using needles.
In both cases, when they were high, you knew it. It was very hard to miss. In the case of the latter, despite his long term usage, at high doses he was literally not functional as a person - to the degree that he had no conception of what was going on around him - he had no idea of his surroundings or what was going on, and was reduced to a child like state.
It’s been claimed in books that Kurt had a heavy, daily, expensive habit. It’s also been stated that after 1991, he was a “full blown addict” who never got truly clean for any prolonged period.
However, watching interview after interview with him, and watching video after video of him performing, I don’t see it.
Outside of the clip from Montage of Heck with Frances, I have otherwise never seen footage of him where he is obviously fucked up.
He doesn’t seem to lack an awareness of where he is. He doesn’t play out of time.
In interviews he appears lucid and coherent.
My questions as such are has it ever been said how often he did heroin? Daily? More than once a day?
How was he able to keep it together for live performances which required him to both sing and remember guitar parts at the same time and interviews such that he was never non functioning as a guitarist, or nodding or even slightly “not with it” in say a televised interview?
Consider other musicians like Keith Moon or Brian Jones or Jim Morrison or Syd Barrett, whose addictions affected their performances and interviews.
It makes me feel like his heroin use has been exaggerated.
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2023.06.06 23:57 Raspbers Felling Bad for Lexie/Why don't men share the blame?

I just finished the episode where Mark tells Lexie about Callie and>! the pregnancy!<. The devastation on her face. The look of shock/sadness that then leads the rage. "How did you put me in this position, twice!"
Like, the first time with little Sloan is understandable because he had no clue that a girl from 18 years ago would pop up like hey, you're my dad! But in this, he was sleeping purposefully with Callie before getting back with Lexie, which brings me to my next point.
We see SOOO many posts on here about accidental pregnancies. How many of the cast had them without trying? Christina twice, Meredith once, Callie, Addision, April, etc. It's all like "Why are all these female doctors getting pregnant as if they don't know what birth control is." But hardly ever do you see it mentioned about why the men weren't being safer. It's almost never talked about despite it taking two to tango. It's kind of infuriating.
Mark was HORRIBLE to be sleeping with Callie, clearly not being safe/safe enough, while still pining over Lexie and constantly trying to get her back. To have to drop that bomb on Lexie, because of /his/ carelessness in addition to Callie's. That sucks. And I feel like I never see anyone give him flack for that.
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2023.06.06 23:56 Wacky_Sacky Should I go for this “opportunity” or look elsewhere?

I started at my current company nearly a year ago to get off night shift at my previous company. I took a decent pay cut ($4/hr) but they were able to pay me my desired minimum income and had good benefits to support my family. I ended up learning fast and have since been trusted with leading projects and have gone above my job description to support on various tasks. I was told by my supervisor to keep working as I am in my role and he could see me becoming the next engineer when they hire more people for the position. A month ago they posted an engineer position and I made sure to apply. Last Friday with no reason they cancelled the position. Today I received an email from the recruiter saying the position was canceled but in its place was another position. I am currently a technician and this new position is for a “technologist” not an engineer and the pay is a grade lower than previously posted engineer position. The description for the technologist is what I started doing months ago where the projects I am working on currently I feel fit better with the description of the previously posted engineer position. It doesn’t seem like they will be hiring for an engineer anytime soon and I feel like they would rather keep me in these lower paying positions and have me keep going above my expectations rather than them paying me the salary of an engineer. Should I apply for this other position or look elsewhere for work? I did get contacted by a contractor I worked with previously with a job opportunity that would pay very good so the opportunities are out there.
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2023.06.06 23:56 williamsus The state of glaives- a guide and a lifestyle

The state of glaives- a guide and a lifestyle


Nine months ago I posted a simple guide to glaives in celebration of my 1,000th kill on my Enigma and as a way of shining a light on a weapon class with a lot of potential. I know DFP and likely various other content creators have cracked 10K kills on their glaives, I was still particularly proud of my achievement as a largely casual player and I'm sure I'm still among the few who still use them. Nine months later and glaives have received numerous nerfs in both the Crucible and PvE, we've been showered with new glaives every season and we've even had two new archetypes of glaives introduced. Since then glaives have seemingly become even less popular in both usage rates and popular sentiment. With a new Trials glaive hot on the market and another 1,000 glaive kills under my belt, I figured now would be a good time for an updated guide to glaives. And perhaps we can decipher why they're so despised, how effective they are in the current sandbox and if they're worth your time.


In case you missed out on my previous guide I will briefly go over the general overview of how to play a glaive. Fortunately we have also gotten more insight as to Bungie's design philosophy regarding their newest special weapons. Bungie has described the glaive as fulfilling a "riot shield" type of fantasy. Already we have a partial answer as to the derision that glaives can cause. People generally seem to hate riot shields in first person shooters because they slow down the gameplay and can feel frustrating to fight against. Nobody likes feeling like they are not doing the damage they should be.
All three special ammo archetypes of glaives kill in two projectile hits at 10 resilience as well as three melee swings. I will caution you to mainly stick to shooting, rather than poking. A shame, I know. It's also important to note that a glaive projectile is not hitscan and instead has travel time that is influenced by the range stat of the glaive. This means that the projectiles landing can feel inconsistent at times.
So the gameplay loop of a glaive involves building shield energy through landing projectile hits. This shield gives you 50% damage reduction at the cost of slower movement. Playing around your shield is the goal of a glaive, not stabbing with it. Carrying this damage reduction into the next fight can be a powerful tool and catch enemies off gaurd. This however means that landing the first shot of the engagement is crucial to success and highly punishing if you miss. I recommend aerial playstyles and sneaky movements to get the first shot off. The skill ceiling of a glaive comes in it's game of resource management. Positioning, shield energy, ammo, and health all command your attention in combat.


We now have available to us 7 different legendary glaives. 5 Adaptive Frames, and one for each of the other two families. While every glaive has different perk pools which can change their value, some have a more obvious PvE focus. I will discuss each archetype and rolls to look for. Let's start with the OG:
The king here is quite new. The new Trials glaive- Unexpected Resurgance. It has the best stat package, will be able to take adept mods, has a pretty stellar perk selection, and has a useful origin trait to boot. Second place here will be The Enigma- the first glaive. It can roll the most desirable PvP perks and has great stats as well. Any other Adaptive glaive is inferior to these two for the sake of the Crucible.
Perk selection on glaives is fairly homogenous unfortunately. There isn't that much that helps them find success, so the few feasible perks are essentials. With both of these glaives I have to recommend Impulse Amplifier. The increase to velocity is a must-have for consistency. Landing that first shot for the shield is so important, anything to help secure projectile hits is too good to pass up. In the other column things are more up in the air. I'd recommend Unstoppable Force. The perk gives a 20% damage bonus when blocking damage with your shield, which comes up quite often. This perk can ocassionally lead to hilarious multikills. However, there are other notable perks. Joltshot could be fun, Vorpal is likely undervalued as glaives are surprisingly already pretty decent at knocking out supers, Swashbuckler sounds great but you may not find success when going out of your way to melee. Same goes for the perk Close To Melee.
Speaking of, if you're trying to conserve ammo, the Adaptive family can use one projectile followed by one melee to automatically kill any guardian with resilience 9 or lower. Also worth noting that each archetype shares the same melee damage at 68 per swing. The projectile damage for this archetype sits at 132 damage per shot.
Currently there is one glaive in this family- the new dungeon glaive, Greasy Luck. As the name suggests, it shoots faster with lower damage output. Each projectile hits for only 106 damage. So it can secure a two projectile kill at any resilience, but just barely. Overshields and healing may hinder this glaive moreso than usual. However, getting those shots off faster is quite the boon. Honestly, I haven't played with Greasy Luck much. I plan to and if I learn anything unique about it besides the new archetype, I'll be sure to update this guide. As it sits, the best PvP roll is the same as the Adaptive family's top contenders- you're looking for Impulse Amplifier and Unstoppable Force. There's some good PvE play here too with other perk combinations. This glaive seems unable to kill higher resiliences in one projectile and a melee, so if you're lower on ammo, be prepared to swing two melees after your projectile lands.
Judgement of Kelgorath is the only available Aggressive Frame glaive currently available. And I have to admit I think I undervalued it at first. I was disappointed that the premier glaive perks both sat in the last column and I felt the extra damage wasn't enough to make up for the slower fire rate. I'll say now that I was wrong and this glaive offers some explosive play and consistency that some glaives don't. Each shot lands for 147 damage. The archetype as a whole can secure the one projectile/one melee combo on any resilience. And while I first turned Judgement of Kelgorath into a PvE glaive with Demolitionist and Incandescent, I now plan on pivoting not into either Impulse Amplifier or even Unstoppable Force in the last slot, but to one of the highest damage buffs in the game- Surrounded. This allows Judgement of Kelgorath to kill a full health guardian in one projectile. The only glaive to be able to accomplish this. I know being surrounded by that many gaurdians in PvP may not be very common, but if you've ever gone on a kill streak with a glaive, you know they can be explosive playmakers and turn fights around. On a close range weapon, it just makes sense. Use your first shot to instantly kill one of your opponents and you now have shield energy with a hard hitting glaive for the next couple of guys.
Now, I haven't much discussed barrel, magazine, and masterwork options, and I'll say it's largely dependent on the weapon I generally like to go for shield energy, especially since I normally have Impulse Amplifier. Since we won't for Judgement of Kelgorath, you may be looking for a combo of shield energy and range to increase that projectile velocity. The first main trait slot is users preference but Shot Swap is there for handling, then several perks to help with the slow reload, and a couple to help your shield's viability like Immovable Object or Tilting at Windmills. The Ambush origin trait is excellent as well.
Honestly I'd love to do more testing as to the efficacy of speccing into Airborne Effectiveness on a glaive, but currently I wouldn't recommend Icarus Grip. Faster handling can always be useful but I actually normally go with Radar Booster which I find surprisingly uncommon.


Generally speaking I notice that glaives do best when paired with highly mobile builds that add in elements of healing or overshields. This automatically makes solar and void my favorite subclasses to pair with a glaive. Healing grenades on solar are fantastic and throwing one right at your feet when you're low and coming back out with full health and a your glaive shield up is highly potent. Then with void you can get overshields or devour going quite nicely. I'm sure arc hunter with blink and arc titan with a thruster are good alternatives, but they lack safety from healing. I stray away from Stasis and Strand with a glaive but I'm sure there are specific builds and exotics you can pair with any subclass to give them some glaive viability. Before we move on to specific exotic armor that pairs well with each class, I'll also recommend the chest piece mod Lucent Blade on any build to help the glaive with shield energy.
With a glaive build I lean into recovery with some resilience, while I treat both mobility and strength as dump stats to lower as close to 1 as possible. Mobility matters a little less (unless you're a hunter) and I'm being slowed down by the shield anyways. Strength is less valued because you cannot use your powered melee with a glaive equipped. Discipline and intellect can be adjusted freely for different builds.
Titans don't have many exotics that directly tie into a glaive playstyle, and the ones that do mostly buff the melee. Pretty useless in PvP. So, instead we look to any number of useful neutral game exotics. One Eyed Mask since you're blocking damage anyways, Anteus Wards to help guarantee the first shot for shield energy, Crest of Alpha Lupi for quick healing, ACD0 Feedback Fence to help out with anybody who gets too close, etc. The options are limitless, I'd be interested to hear any other ideas for a Titan's glaive build!
Hunters have access to the only glaive specific exotic in the game- Triton Vice. Too bad it doesn't seem particularly great or useful. I'd actually rather go with Wormhusk or Bakris for conventional, everyday use. However, I will say that I could have fun pairing Triton Vice with the Hunter specific exotic glaive- Edge of Concurrence or an Incandescent or Volt Shot glaive for extra explosions, plus since you're encouraged to match the glaive and subclass element, you would be on arc with Edge of Concurrence so you could use blink as well. Unlikely to be overwhelmingly efficient though.
My main class. So I speak with the most experience here. Again, neutral game exotics are going to be most appealing, though it's hard at times to reject the allure of posion melees with Necrotic Grips... but no. I recommend going with Transversives with any subclass because the sprint speed to close the distance or run with a close range weapon is valuable, and the auto reload actually saves my skin constantly believe it or not. Alternatively, Wings of Sacred dawn for extra damage reduction and to throw off your enemies with aerial play is surprisingly good, hilarious fun. Lastly, Astrocyte Verse blink with a devour focused build is absolutely nuts at times and I need to use it more as I have a hard time leaving solar and icarus dash alone.
While glaives are fairly versatile and can reach out and touch mid range, I wouldn't highly recommend rocking anything too close range. SMGs and Sidearms are largely off the table (though you can make it work, a lot of SMGs also touch mid range anyways). Instead bows and scouts offer some appeal but the main draw here is hand cannons and pulse rules. If we're talking straight up usefulness, it'd be hard to ignore how good High-Impact pulses specifically are. No Time To Explain, The Messenger and numerous others will serve you well. Lately I've personally been trying out Randy's Throwing Knife and it's been a blast. Most good glaives also don't take up the exotic slot, so the world of exotic primaries is open to you. I personally also scored hundreds of kills with Lumina while using my glaive, and the damage bonus is substantial.


We now have access to 5 exotic glaives. Three class specific glaives, Vexcalibur and the heavy slot glaive- Winterbite. We will briefly review them.
The Titan exotic glaive. Functioning as a normal glaive, the unique function is exchanging a fully charged glaive shield into a mini-Ward of Dawn. While absolutely hilarious and amazing, it's pretty bad.
Though it has some PvE utility since it works with Helm of Saint 14 now, it isn't useful in PvP. And I'll just go ahead and say that all three of the exotic glaives are pretty bad and it's mostly because the trigger to the unique function of each is full glaive shield energy. Not only does this mean that you must land at least 4 shots to fully charge your shield, but it also means that you cannot even use your shield energy because you're so busy consuming it for the special function. I'm sorry, but I'd rather use my entire shield to fight than to pop a small and short lived Ward of Dawn.
This might be the best class exotic glaive for PvP (which isn't saying much at all). This one at least offers an interesting choice between your defensive natured shield energy and your offensive natured exotic ability to shoot a tracking bolt of lightning at someone. I could see this one making some fun clips with limited utility, but let's be honest, if you can make this glaive work then you could make most legendary glaives work better.
I want to love this glaive so bad. I use Lumina and Boots of the Assembler so much, so the idea of using a healing glaive is so appealing. But it's just not good. In fact, it's downright terrible. In exchange for full glaive shield energy you can deploy a healing turret that shoots allies. Even with it's buff, I've never seen it used. Not in PvE and especially not in the Crucible. This might be the worst glaive in the game.
What a fun, unique exotic. I have limited use with it in PvP and I must say I like normal glaives better just for the added range and longer glaive shield, but I could see some potential here. The Vexcalibur shoots 5 pellets like a shotgun with limited range. Each pellet does 29 damage for a total of 145 damage if they all land. The shield is then also quick to drain, but grants an overshield instead. Melee kills refresh and extend your void overshield. This could have potential with void specific builds. All in all this is more of a PvE weapon, but I will be keeping my eye on it and upgrade it further soon to see it's full potential. If all pellets land the Vexcalibur can indeed pull off the one shot/one melee combo against any resilience.
The first heavy glaive. So I actually had no idea as to how this thing worked in PvP until I started doing testing for this write-up. Turns out it seems pretty fun and surprisingly potent. So without any ammo the Winterbite actually still retains the standard 68 melee damage per swing. Not insanely useful but it's already doing more than any other heavy weapon without ammo. With ammo, the exotic perk gives it added melee damage which allows it to kill in two melees instead of three with each swing doing 101 damage. Each heavy brick give only one ammo (like a rocket launcher). This projectile is better than I thought it'd be. It's a little slow but seems to find it's target well enough and does a whopping 381 damage. I'm unironically going to rock this glaive more in PvP.


My last guide had an entire section dedicated to glaive counters. Glaives have been hit with repeated nerfs in PvE and PvP since then. So instead of only talking about specific counters, I figured I could wrap things up by talking about the history of glaives and their place in the meta as a whole. As far as counters go, I don't feel the need to point many out specifically because you don't need anything specific to counter a glaive. Even with 50% damage reduction, in all likelihood you will kill any glaive used with your special weapons or plinking away with a primary. When glaives dropped with Witch Queen, glaive shields carried a hefty 75% damage reduction. While still not topping usage charts, they were actually very potent in this state. They were kept at bay by the underwhelming ammo economy. You would only gain one ammo back per special brick. Given that it takes two shots to down a guardian, this annoyed players and steered them away. However, with the starting ammo reserves of around 4 shots, I actually found this to be the healthiest glaive meta. They were absolutely explosive playmakers that could wipe out entire teams, but you had to be very careful with your ammo. And this is a point I need to iterate that I believe many fail to consider: half the ammo means half glaive shield buildup. Not only does more ammo mean more potential kills, but it's also double the glaive shield buildup and it's far less punishing to miss a shot. This also made the one projectile/one melee combo to be "canon" and legitimately useful when low on ammo, truly leaning into the hybrid firearm/melee fantasy.
When they doubled the amount of ammo received per brick to 2 and the community was starting to really talk about damage reduction in PvP more, Bungie got scared and nerfed glaives several times before usage rates even got high. Now, I will admit, glaives were very powerful when they first changed the ammo economy. But the nerfs we received were numerous. Ignoring the many PvE nerfs, they still nerfed projectile damage, Unstoppable Force's damage bonus and of course reduced the 75% damage reduction from the shield to 50%. One or two of these changes were warranted. But all of them combined lowered the utility to nothing. Glaives are not good in the current meta. I find some success with them, but it's through building into them, practice, and doing everything I can to trick and outsmart my opponents. I play on console. I've done some PC lobbies and can also guarantee that it's even more difficult to make work against opponents on mouse and keyboard. I've seen reaction times that kill me in the time between my projectile landing and my glaive shield coming up. And special weapons just chew through the shields regardless.
My thoughts on buffing glaives in the Crucible would be either reverting many changes including the ammo economy changes. Higher damage reduction with special ammo bricks only giving one shot. Alternatively, if they're going to do less damage, with less damage reduction then other aspects of the glaives should be changed. Perhaps faster strafe speed at base to move easier from cover to cover. Perhaps a base velocity or range buff for all glaives or even converting them into hitscan weapons. Perhaps more melee damage. It's Bungie's world and we just live in it. Speaking of, where's my stasis glaive with chill clip, BUNGO?!


Glaives offer one of the most unique and involved playstyles in Destiny 2. While not the most effective in the Crucible, they have a high-skill ceiling that can be fun to climb. They draw the ire of many in the first person shooter genre and will guarantee twice as many hate messages and t-bags. Despite it all, they stay glued to my inventory and are my favorite weapon class. I hope that this write-up made you consider taking a glaive for a spin for one or two matches and maybe even changed some hearts and minds. If any information I provided is inaccurate or you have counterpoints, I welcome discourse. I don't often do stuff like this but I noticed a distinct lack of glaive information out there and wanted to bring some attention to the weapon type I most wanted to master. I'd love to hear or see your favorite glaive moments and plays. Build ideas, weapon pairings, and perk combos I didn't mention are all welcome. Thank you so much for reading and I hope to cross paths or cross glaives. - Lupus_Bellator
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2023.06.06 23:56 OnyxFnx Does anyone know if there is a medical insert that fits into the flapped portion of the Spiritus Mutant pouch?

Spiritus lists the pouches flapped compartment to be: Height 6 in. / Length 5 in. / Width 2.5 in. I did a search and couldn't find anything, So I figured, if anyone who has run an IFAK insert in theirs, what insert?
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2023.06.06 23:56 Special_Grapefroot Profiling the Hardcore Players

I think game journalists do a disservice to game communities by only focusing on streamers and what not. I am running an independent gaming website and would like to try and tell the story of "why" us regular folks play hardcore. I have a few quick questions for a "D4 Hardcore Community Profile" and would be thrilled if folks would consider sharing their perspective:
  1. What class did you pick for the Diablo IV hardcore server and why? What platform are you on?
  2. What about the hardcore rule set entices you over the eternal realm?
  3. Have you ever played hardcore modes in other ARPGs, and if so, which ones?
  4. How are you finding the hardcore gameplay in Diablo IV relative to other ARPGs?
  5. Have you had a particularly memorable character death in a hardcore run before? Could you share the story?
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