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2023.05.28 08:49 Natalie_UwU_ [F/GM4F] Lesbians, Androids, and Giant Robots (Gundam-inspired Mecha RP)
You close the door of the black sedan behind you and assume a comfortable position in the leather seat. The driver doesn't say a word to you, the only acknowledgement of your presence being the quiet rumble of the engine as your ride takes off. A quick look through the dimmed window reveals an open field of concrete with some plain warehouses scattered around and several dozen people tending to pieces of machinery, but the speed at which you're going makes you unable to examine them closer. You've never seen this part of the military base. The one you're familar with was filled with everpresent mud, cramped barracks that reeked of unwashed recruit bodies, and sergeants with voices so loud they almost destroyed your eardrums. It's definitely not a place you'll remember fondly. A month of exhausting drills and boring mental tests is what took your superiors to get your sorry rear in shape they were content with, and even then you wondered if it was enough. You're just a regular civilian, so what are they expecting you to do here, exactly? Especially now, since you were chosen to take part in something bigger than becoming yet another crossed out name on the list of fresh cannon fodder.
Before you can begin contemplating your life choices, something bright in front of you draws your attention. A screen built into the back of the seat in front of you lights up, greeting you with a logo of Whitehart Motors. Suddenly, you hear a voice that could only be described as lifeless and robotic.
Welcome, new recruit. We are honored to have you here - a brave soul willing to become a stalwart shield of our glorious nation. You may not think that you are fit for such a role, but you were chosen for a reason. We believe that you have the skills required to become a pilot of a Synchro Frame. The brainchild of Whitehart Motors and the Research Institute of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, Synchro Frames were built to protect our country from threats from beyond. Utilising the former's cutting edge machinery together with the latter's advancements in the field of man-made life, we managed to create a true marvel of technology that continues to impress. As a Synchro Pilot of the GLD-02 "Grail Seeker", you will be tasked with controlling a Synchro Frame alongside a Synchro Operator - an artificial lifeform designed to bring out the true potential of a Synchro Frame. Your assigned Synchro Operator will also serve as a teacher, guide, and companion, always ready to answer any and all questions you might have. We hope th-
The car stops, and silence once again fills the luxurious interior. Before you can start questioning the incredibly confusing and vague things you just heard, you feel that it's time for you to exit the vehicle. What you find outside is a hangar, bigger than any you've seen before. You're standing right in front of its giant doors, and as soon as you turn your head to look for anyone that might be looking for you, they begin to open. Through the slowly widening crack, illuminated by the bright midday sun, you see something that takes your breath away. A steel giant in the shape of a human, so large that you never even considered the possibility of such a machine existing. Not until today.
There's something else as well. A much, much smaller figure steps out of the hangar and heads in your direction. A couple moments pass, and you're able to see that it resembles a woman wearing an oversized hoodie and baseball cap, her long, white hair flowing in the wind as she walks.
"Greetings. I assume you're my new pilot." She stops right before you and extends her hand. A piercing blue gaze meets your own eyes. "I hope you can lead me well."
Hello there! I hope you enjoyed this little introduction to the concept! This prompt is centered around the idea of your character becoming a mecha pilot of a Synchro - a union of a giant robot and an android sharing an empathic link - and being thrown into a massive conflict where the life of an individual doesn't particularly matter. Your primary objective here is survival, and perhaps learning more about the mystery of the war your nation is currently fighting.
A little bit about myself - I'm a 21 year old gal from the GMT+2 timezone who got into Gundam a few months ago thanks to Witch from Mercury. If you haven't seen it, I recommend it! It's what prompted me to watch yet another Gundam series - Iron-Blooded Orphans, which I haven't finished yet. Thanks to them I realized just how fun a mecha setting could be, and now I'd love to meet other people who think the same!
This rp is meant to follow a lot of the themes of the Gundam series, like the horrors of war and discrimination, but that doesn't mean there can't be some lighter moments or bonding with your friends, resulting in potential romance. However, I'm planning for this to be a long rp, so anyone wanting to hold hands with your cute android companion will have to be patient.
I'd like to assume a sort of a GM role where I control the world and most of the characters, while you'll be following along a certain route due to having to answer orders from your superiors, you will be free to do what you want during downtime, so I'm heavily encouraging people who enjoy taking initiative! Hell, you could even defect from the military with your giant robot and join the opposite side if you'd like, but remember that your actions have consequences!
As for your character, there are only two strict requirements - she has to be a woman, as I have no interest in writing romance with male characters, and she has to be a new recruit, like described in my introduction. Aside from that, get creative! Doesn't matter if she's cis or trans, younger or older, all I'm looking for are fun ideas that will the roleplay more enjoyable. I will share more info on the setting in private messages, but feel free to just spitball anything that you might find interesting.
Requirements for you, the player, are a bit more strict, but I'd like to ensure that I set the right expectations: - No misogynists, racists, homophobes, transphobes. I'm a trans lesbian and if you're the kind of [REDACTED] who would have a problem with this then don't even bother wasting my time. - Be literate. Usually I write between 3 and 6 paragraphs, sometimes even more, but for a good time with me you'll be fine with 2-3 solid paragraphs that will give me something to work with. If you give me more, then I'll personally kiss you. - Be flexible. I have ADHD and a lot on my plate thanks to college, so I'm not the great at replying consistently. Sometimes you'll get two responses in a day, sometimes none for a week. Make sure to keep that in mind. You don't have to worry about me nagging you over a response either. - Use Discord. It's the only platform I use to rp due to the ease of storing important information. As a part of that, do not contact me using reddit chat. All chat requests will be ignored. - (Optional but appreciated) Talk to me! I enjoy chatting with my roleplay partners a lot, as I believe good ooc often leads to good ic.
I think that's everything! Haven't made a prompt post in a while so I might go back and edit some stuff later, but hopefully I was able to interest you in the concept. Have a nice day!
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2023.05.28 08:45 Successful-Date-5631 Tp test at 2pm on a Thursday ok?
Hi all, I can finally book my tp test and saw that there is a slot available on 6july 2pm. I have class on 2july booked already that’s for revision I guess.
Would 2pm be a good time for tp test? How long would a tp test be and how early do I need to report on the day itself?
I still have trouble with lane changing for heavy traffic so I might book an evening class for me to practice that, other than this, my instr said I can pass on first try 😂😂 but I can’t tell if my car is straight or not when doing parking/directional change. I’m ok with corrective action, I just can’t gauge if my car is straight or not.
I’m from Ssdc btw! Thanks in adv!
Edit : the slot got taken up lol…. Anyways, pls suggest timings/days to avoid for tp test thank youuu
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2023.05.28 08:38 miraisora-arts [TOMT] [game??] [2009ish] looking for a weird game/simulation that was on the school computer
this is gonna be a weird one, i honestly do not expect this to be found. but if anybody does. you have my eternal thanks.
In middle school. we had about 10 school computers. which were set up in the hallway. the different school classes mostly used this to let us look up info. type out our projects. or use paint for drawings. standard stuff.
Though on certain times. we would be allowed to just mess around and play on the computers for 20 minutes or so. I am uncertain if they had game websites blocked. but i do recall it being a rule not to use them. Which means. we often ended up messing about with the preinstalled stuff on the computer.
Ofcourse the classic minesweeper. and there was an "educational" lingo game (wordle) which everybody played nonstop. among those preinstalled games. at some point someone found: The game.
I have no idea what it was called. or if it was in the games directory or not. When you booted it up. you could walk around in this 3d envoirement. which was like an open air aquarium. Flat grass textured ground. bright blue sky. and very basic white cube walls. the layout was confusing, but not a maze, it was too open for that. Then there were these big water tanks around the area. Everything was quite bright.
Nothing to interact with. no real controls. you walked around in first person perspective. I feel like at some point, a couple kids did find out how to type commands. which could spawn stuff. but nobody ever figured out what it was.
You have to keep in mind, not many people at my school had game consoles. walking around this 3d area for 10 minutes at the time was fun. I am uncertain if it was a game. or some test thing for something else. these computers were used by all the different grades. and we didn't have real logins or something like that.
For the past years. i have often thought about this so called "game" just wondering what it was. but i don't have contact with anybody of my old school. and even then, this feels like a weird thing to ask if they remember. i just really like to know what it was
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2023.05.28 08:35 safewayredo I am concerned for the child I babysit.
To preface, this is a throwaway. I will not be mentioning any personal information of individuals for privacy concerns. This is going to be a bit long, so if you're okay with that please continue. This is also going to be a bit out of the place.
I have been babysitting a boy (9) and a girl (6), both in elementary school, for around 8 months now. I started doing babysitting several months prior to that as a part time job while I'm in college for extra cash.
Prior to my first encounter with him, I was informed that the child displays traits of autism and is currently on medication for another condition, which gives him a side effect of aggression. When I first heard of this, it was out of my expertise and I was nervous in dealing with the situation. I wanted to turn it down, but I accepted it and tried it out.
Despite the initial panic, I was much calmer when I realized I was dealing with taking care of his younger sister for a few months, far before I started taking care of both of them. The sister is sweet, kind, and very spunky. She's basically a sweetheart who likes to give hugs when you pick her up and when you leave. Everyday, I come and get her first and she always comes with a smile and tells me what she did in class, and how she was. She smiles and is very very outgoing, loves coloring, and always wants to spend time with me.
The older one, the boy, is sweet, but complicated. He has particular fixations on certain things, some are cool (like planets) and the other things are a bit concerning (I'll mention that later). He's a high-functioning autistic child, but he struggles at making friendships and maintaining a positive and outgoing demeanor. He can be very kind and very open, but when he's upset, it gets a bit difficult for him to relax. He can become frustrated quite quickly, saying he hates his sister, punching her and hitting her, before he goes back to playing.
So, I began picking up on certain behaviors that I would argue weren't typically healthy for a child his age.
He picked up on a lot of "death" and "killing" scenes. Some time ago, he asked me what animals kill their newborns. He likes horror games, and he's talked about death towards other people and things.
Secondly, he plays Roblox. Naturally, he picks up on words and languages that aren't usually age appropriate. Their father lets them watch TikTok, which.. is questionable given that they're underage and there's a lot of explicit scenes that they could pick up from that.
When I first met him, he didn't swear, but recently, he's began cursing and saying "f*ck". He would tell his parents to go "f*ck" themselves when he's upset, or when he gets upset with her he screams at her. He swears excessively and I've asked him to stop using that language, but it's difficult for me to get my words to him. His parents say the same thing. And I get it, it is difficult to swerve him away from the use of words like that, especially when he's a child. But it gets concerning to when he's screaming it to his sister saying he "f*cking knows" that there's a leaf on his pants. So she walks away. She's practically used to his outbursts. She gets upset in some instances, but when it's between his parents she acts as if his constant outbursts are normal.
He also academically struggles, and can get frustrated when he has to do homework consecutively. His parents sit down with him to do the work. He gets frustrated quickly and cannot sit for long periods to do work because it overstimulates him. To counter this, in the case that he was assigned homework, I would give him breaks and make him come back to do some work. It worked perfectly; he wouldn't get upset, he wouldn't react, and even though getting his attention was quite difficult, he was fine doing it that way.
Reiterating his academic struggles, he attends a public school and has been held back in the second grade and may be pushed back again because he does not meet academic standards for his grade. Grades are scored out of 4 for elementary school students, so if you earn a 1-2 you're struggling. Grades are determined by english and math scores, as well as for the students' ability to work with others. He has received 1-2's in these areas. To my knowledge, I have not been to school with him and I am not aware of his school behavior, only of his home behavior, or his behavior around me.
His parents do not discipline him except for "___ don't do this" "___ listen to Mommy", because it's difficult to discipline a child who is autistic. He does not know how to apologize when he hurts someone and he does not necessarily understand people's feelings apart from his. So, he reacts without thinking. It's understandable, and I am not shaming him, but I know these behaviors can be integrated with proper learning.
This past Thursday, I went to go look after him while his mother went to a meeting. He was on a field trip for his class and other classes to a nearby park, and I was supposed to look after him for 2 hours. I get to the park to meet his mom, and I see him on top of one of the structures eating his lunch. When he finally notices me, he comes down after finishing, telling me he wants to go play with the bubbles. So I go with him. There's other kids and classmates around him, running around making large bubbles to chase with.
The soap buckets have ropes in them that the kids can play with. Multiple kids gathered around it to blow gigantic bubbles so that they could chase them. He was one of those kids. Some girls would ask for their turn and switch, and the boys did the same. When he asked for a turn, the girls gave him the rope so he could play with it.
The problem first came when one of the girls asked if she could use it, but he was very fixated on trying to make the bubbles work, so he would move away when the girl politely asked if she could use it. One of the girls suggested he slowly mix it so he could blow the bubbles, but this is where he got upset. He swore, then kicked the bucket before throwing the rope to the other side of where I was standing. One of the girls went to try to go get it before he did, but he ran after it. She picked it up first, and he screamed loudly, running to the girl to try to punch her and push her down, before his overseer came and separated them. The girl started crying because while he was busy trying to get the ropes out of her hand, the soap flung into her eye. This made us return to the school, where he had to write an apology. I was quite shaken up by the situation, but I returned to school with him and took him home.
He has had persistent outbursts. In one instance he gripped his sisters arm extremely tight forcefully for playing a different mode of a game. He's punched her for playing by herself because he would ruin the way she wanted to play. He's pushed her down on the sidewalk. He's tried to attack her several times, before I had to separate them. And, as I was waiting in the office for him, the clerk waiting in the front asked me how he was like at to which I stated "pretty calm" (since in fact, he does not get upset at me nor does he hit me). But when I asked "how is he like at school?", the clerk said something along the lines of "he's forced a boy to do the splits" and "he's punched several kids".
The youngest one gets upset at him for doing things, like ruining her lego sets and saying things that she doesn't like. She has her moments too, but those are mostly a reaction to his words and his actions.
So, my feelings to this are complicated. When he's with me, he is not upset. Actually, I can recall two times in which he was frustrated, but he has never raised his voice nor screamed at me. But since it's not just me and him, but his sister as well, he reacts and gets upset at her when she does something. He's very prone to anger, so much so that I become a bit nervous when he's having an outburst. My heart races a bit.
I also don't have any experience to working with autistic children in exception to him, but nonetheless, I am calm and always do my best to give happy and positive experiences towards him. I always try to make him smile, tell him stories and play with him. My intuition is telling me that his environment is overstimulating. He has a hard time forming friendships to begin with, so this makes his school life very complicating and challenging because he acts withouts thinking.
But my clear feeling is that, if this behavior continues, he may become more reactive. He will be much more aggressive, brute, and scarier. His sister, who forgives him and still plays with him, may be more afraid of his behavior as he gets older. I am not asking for advice, but I am worried about this behavior because it's.. quite scary that he picks up on this. He doesn't even feel bad when he hurts his sister sometimes, because she'll be crying and he'll be laughing. It's hard watching it. I love both kids, but I'm uncertain what he'll be. Yes he's 9, but he'll grow.
I feel so bad about writing this, I can't even bring this up to the mother. I never told her. I'd feel like I'm telling her how to raise her own child and it's not my part nor my place to tell her how to raise him. I do my best. The reason I'm not telling this from how he treats me is because he's fine when it comes to me, but I'm concerned for his peers. They experience a lot of harassment from him, and yes, I understand, he's autistic. But I know that these behaviors can be changed. I'm researching ways to deal with this, but please feel free to offer your input.
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2023.05.28 08:32 theskyisbIue Introverted Entp or Intp?
Hello. So, I’ve been familiar and learning about mbti for about 2 years now. I am certain that im either Entp or Intp.
I will try to make this short to not tired anyone out but here are some very true facts about myself:
• I’ve always been skeptical even as a child of other people, I’m introverted and get my energy from being alone.
For example: I love being alone but I also love being around people I’m VERY close to (close family and my one close friend) but, after a while I need time to myself.
• As a kid, in school I never fitted in anywhere. I began to try to fit in by copying how others act and being “funny” but it left me disappointed and people always found me weird.
For example: During school, I used to talk a lot but only to my specific class. Kindergarten-1st grade I was quite. But then in a new school in second grade a friend helped me break out of my “shell”, but I didn’t know who I was and basically tried to be like others.
Now, I don’t try to fit in and I am bad at social norms/cues and I don’t understand them and why we have to do them? So I rather stay inside and be with people that don’t have these expectations of me.
• I don’t avoid conflict but I don’t like it, if it won’t benefit me or the conversation. I believe that arguments are good depending on if the person is willing to listen or not, arguments can lead to understandings. I am most likely to have conflict with people that are closer to me because I know they will understand me. I don’t like having conflict with people I don’t know well because I don’t know how they are going to take it and that can affect me, and also have them offended.
(I don’t care if people are offended, but it brings me discomfort if I know rumors are being spread that are not true. I don’t see the point in debating with someone who is not willing to bring anything logical to the debate or reasonable.)
• I have a hard time knowing what I feel and I have to think in it deeply for a while. (Usually talking to myself about it or even asking others how they perceive me to be)
• Because I forget that others perceive me I have a hard time reflecting on how others may view me as. So questions like “would others call you dependable,reasonable, logical, impulsive, etc” really frustrate me because I don’t know how others see me.
• I care for others very deeply, and I’m not the one to tell you “I love you” or call you/text everyday but my actions do show it.
• if my friend is sad about a situation my first instinct is to give them advice that will help them out of the situation and also search up things that may help them. I’m not good at comforting because advice is better in my opinion.
• I can spend loads of time by myself, forgetting/ not doing what I had planned for the day (procrastinating), not going out, etc. I become a shell in my own place, since I love the peace of being alone. Sometimes I need others to remind me of task I should be doing, or a timereminder on my phone to keep me on track.
- I like to either write out how I feel or talk to myself to get a better understanding.
- I don’t care about values of morals that much. Those things can be very black and white, and morals and values change depending on the situation. I care about what is accurate and true (facts) rather than about what I feel is right, because what I feel can be wrong lots of times.
- I am very philosophical and love to talk about philosophy, I don’t think I can ever get bored of it. (Unless it makes me have an existential crisis haha)
- Around my close ones (which is very few people), I’m extroverted, funny, I joke a lot (dry jokes, said seriously). But then I suddenly get serious, especially if the topic gets emotional. Or when I want to be alone again, I try to slowly detach myself from the socializing.
- I enjoy debating because it helps me understand others point of views and gain more knowledge, I don’t get tired of it, unless it’s through text because my hands get tired. Though sometimes I feel not up for a debate (especially if I don’t have enough knowledge about a topic)
- When I’m feeling depressed, I can either not show it at all or have random outburst when I’m over the edge. I try to get an understanding of why I feel depressed by talking to myself and reflecting about my life. I also tend to search up a lot of things and expect google to answer my questions. I also can be cynical and feel as nothing matters, and be obsessed with theories and philosophy that’s cynical as well.
- When I am out in public I have a hard time actually being there, for example; making eye contact with the worker at the market, smiling when someone smiles at me, etc) I usually am in my head and just want to get back in my home.
- Now I don’t hate going out, I do enjoy it but it tired me when there’s lots of other people involved but interacting with others is inevitable.
- My enneagram is supposedly 6w5.
- I also have no in real life friends right now, it’s been abt 2 years (if that adds anything lol).
That’s all, thank you for taking your time and reading this. View Poll
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2023.05.28 08:19 FrankieCheech001 COLLEGE STUDENTS BEWARE OF CARDINAL GROUP, GREYSTAR, & KEYSTONE HOUSING SCAMS!
TO ALL STUDENTS: Avoid renting an apartment from TREMONT, THE BRYN, or THE POINTE in State College, or any property managed or owned by CARDINAL GROUP COMPANIES or GREYSTAR, or KEYSTONE PROPERTIES in all states!
These are predatory businesses,
that target college students. Although GREYSTAR
reflects a "warning" on their website to avoid any association with properties that prohibit potential Tenants from viewing their apartment before Leasing, that is exactly what GREYSTAR
employees do! THE BRYN at 601 VAIRO BLVD in State College, Pennsylvania is a "slum property", and so is THE POINTE at 501 S. VAIRO
. They forbid potential Tenants from viewing apts before paying them multiple months of rent in advance, and signing a Lease. They only allow the view of a "Model", which is nothing like the actual apartments that look like "crack-houses". They scam people by making false representations about the true conditions
of the apartments. Their Marketing Manager is WENDY DONOVAN
. She lies to potential Tenants about everything. She has also stated that they will not, under any circumstance, allow potential renters to see their apartment before they actually take possession of it, even if the apt is vacant. THE POINTE'S
Regional Manager is ZACH LOVETT.
He carries out the same RACKETEERING SCAM that CARDINAL GROUP
does at THE BRYN
, both on VAIRO.
These properties will lie to potential Tenants and say there is only 2 apts left and they need to put a deposit/sign a lease fast to ensure they have an apt. They'll ask for approximately 3 months rent, or multiple months, in far advance. In the Illinois case, the VICTIMS discovered that they'd paid for an apartment that did not exist, on the day the Victim Tenant moved-in. The apt was uninhabitable! There was Black Mold
throughout, filthy, black carpets, although the Marketing Manager, KATIE LIBERMAN LOVETT
said that the apt and ALL apts are "deep steam cleaned". She and other staff make false claims about doing extensive cleaning to avoid COVID-19 exposure,
especially if a previous Tenant vacated in a short period of time before the new Tenant(s) moved in. This is also false! These misstatements and misrepresentations are all part of their scheme to defraud. THE POINTE
does the very same thing. Although they are owned and managed by different companies, ZACH LOVETT, THE POINTE'S
Regional Mgr. and KATIE LIBERMAN LOVETT, CARDINAL GROUP'S
former Marketing Mgr at THE BRYN
and current employee of CARDINAL GROUP
, are married, and carried out the same scheme to defraud.
These predatory businesses will take their time to repaireplace old, non-working appliances. THE BRYN
had ALL non-working appliances at the time the Plaintiff in the Illinois lawsuit moved in, although they claimed that they had ALL updated and up-to-date appliances.
Their webpage reflects that as well, but the appliances were 25-27 years old and NOT working. CARDINAL GROUP staff will then tell Tenants, "Too bad! You signed a Lease! Pay us or we'll send you to collections!"
They will also delete Tenants MAINTENANCE WORK ORDERS so that there is not a "paper trail" and no evidence, in their efforts to further their scheme to defraud. THE BRYN,
along with it's Owner, HAIM SABAN, CARDINAL GROUP COMPANIES, CARDINAL GROUP MANAGEMENT,
and the CEO, ALEX O'BRIEN, KATIE LIBERMAN LOVETT,
and VALERIE HERRERA
are being sued in the state of Illinois, Federal Court Northern District of Illinois, Case# 1:21_CV- 4324. HERRERA
is a CARDINAL GROUP MGMT.
employee and worked/works at THE BRYN.
If you're a Penn State student, or you know of any student who has been been defrauded / scammed by these people / predatory businesses, contact PSU's Student Legal Services. Do not contact LAURA ROBBINS
, Attorney in State College. She has claimed that she "handled" legal disputes on behalf of THE BRYN
. She's also a liar. Beware of Attorneys that don't "sound right". It is also important that those who have been scammed by these people, file an online Complaint with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office. It takes about 7 minutes to complete! \**CARDINAL GROUP COMPANIES, ALEX O'BRIEN, and CARDINAL GROUP MANAGEMENT ARE ALSO BEING SUED IN DENVER, COLORADO for the same Racketeering Scheme, Scheme to Defraud! They are involved in another Class Action Lawsuit filed by
* Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP in Seattle, Washington. \**BEWARE OF ANY PROPERTY OWNED/OPERATED BY CARDINAL GROUP, OR GREYSTAR (HAS SIMILAR LAWSUITS AGAINST THEM).
Last, do your research. There are not many Student Housing properties Off-Campus, that have not been recently sued in the past, or have pending lawsuits against them by the Pennsylvania Attorney General, for defrauding and scamming college students!!! A quick "google search" or accessing their website, go in the upper-left-hand corner, enter "State College" in the Search bar. There, you can see some current cases. You can contact them directly as well. That online Complaint is important! They can't do anything unless they know about it. ****Most important: Know your state's eavesdropping/tape-recording laws! If you do business with these slumlords & fraudsters, make sure you tape-record every communication with them. Courts and Jurys love tape-recorded evidence; it's indisputable!
Here's an article about the Denver, Colorado Class Action Lawsuit against CARDINAL GROUP COMPANIES & MANAGEMENT: https://coloradosun.com/2021/10/29/cardinal-group-management-lawsuit/
There's also posts on Reddit. There are also fake positive Reviews for these slum-properties on Google and Yelp, by staff members. \***REMEMBER: SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING!! And contact an Attorney if you've been scammed by them OR if you've rented from CARDINAL GROUP or GREYSTAR at any time after 2010: Fill out this form for updates on the Class Action Lawsuit in connection with "RealPage". Currently, 13 Members of Congress have reached out to the Dept. of Justice to go after
* CARDINAL GROUP & GREYSTAR
. You can read about them here. PLEASE SHARE THE INFO WITH OTHERS & SCHOOLS!\**\
Class Action Link: COLLEGE STUDENT RENTAL PRICE FIXING
Dept. of Justice Investigation of Cardinal Group for Fraud: DEPT. OF JUSTICE OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO REAL ESTATE TECH CO. ACCUSED OF COLLUSION WITH LANDLORD (CARDINAL GROUP, GREYSTAR & OTHERS).
Lawsuits: Class Action Lawsuit against CARDINAL GROUP HOLDINGS, LLC (CARDINAL GROUP), GREYSTAR & OTHERS Illinois Lawsuit Against CARDINAL GROUP HOLDINGS, CARDINAL GROUP COMPANIES, CARDINAL GROUP MANAGEMENT MIDWEST, & CEO ALEX O'BRIEN
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2023.05.28 08:13 BiTwink01 Average Liberal School of Delhi ...Thoughts ?
2023.05.28 08:05 Jack_Randle Discussion: The feasibility of a idea on how to make "living world" servers actually feel like a living world. Without taking into consideration in game rewards and economy for the moment.
Most Living World/West Marches games are simple roleplaying discords with one-shots tossed in. And, to be fair, pulling off a "living world" vibe is extremely difficult, especially when the GM teams of these servers attempt to consider or account for the individual influence that every player has over the world. While I do have something in mind that can possibly allow for a singular player to influence the meta-narrative, I personally doubt its feasibility. More on the individual later; for now, let's bring the scope back to the server level.
The obvious way to make a living world feel dynamic is to have the player base exert a clear effect on the world they're playing in. The issue lies in the methods used to achieve this. Either every mission run by the GMs can have an effect on the game world, or only a select few.
The problem with the first method is the amount of accounting and lore-keeping required for the GM/dev team, especially if the player base of the living world is well into the hundreds. Assuming a hundred players play weekly in parties of four, that would be the lore of twenty-five missions that the dev team needs to take into account regarding how the game world is affected. Most living worlds use after-action reports for this, but from what I've seen, living worlds allow players to participate in multiple games a week. So realistically, the number of after-action reports is far greater than twenty-five.
The second method, while certainly easier to account for, may leave players who didn't participate in the "world event" mission feeling left out. There's also the issue of the direction of the meta-narrative and which GMs get to run the "world event" missions. I like to call these a "living world" for the lucky few.
So, how do we bridge the massive gap between minimal accounting of missions and allowing every mission to affect the game world at large? The following is what I wish the discussion to revolve around:
For the moment, without taking into account the scale of the player base (though I will touch upon this later), how feasible and "immersive" would it be to have a living world server that utilizes world events shaped by player base input, actions, and inactions? The player base could be split into X number of factions who decide among themselves what their faction wants to achieve for the week or whatever duration the GM team allows for missions to run.
It can be as simple as the entire player base deciding, via majority vote, on the goal for the allotted time period. For example, the player base may decide to establish permanent contact with the planes of Hell for whatever reason. The GM team would then have a clear idea of what the player base wants to achieve, providing a simple prompt for them to prepare their sessions. The GMs would have considerable freedom to run their games as they see fit, with some stipulations. The main one being that the missions they run cannot directly achieve the player base's goal. Instead, every successful adventure conclusion should in some way contribute to the player base's goal.
Sessions could involve hunting cultists, battling devils and hellhounds, finding forbidden tombs and tomes, making deals with denizens of hell, and countless other ideas that contribute to the "living world" goal. What about those who wish to pursue something different within the player base? This is likely to happen in "living world" servers with larger player counts. So, instead of permanently being in contact with the plane of Hell, the second largest request could be to build an airship or accrue funds to buy one. A second faction within the player base would be created to pursue that goal, and so on.
This is simple in theory but easier said than done, I know. The main issue that is apparent to me, at least, is determining appropriate breakpoints for multiple factions. And because this is a discussion, please point out other issues I may not currently see.
On a small server scale lets say one with GM and nine players, I would argue that multiple factions defeat the purpose of the shared "living world." If you feel otherwise, please feel free to tell me why. With that said, what about on a much larger scale? Let's say a hundred players. Two factions of fifty players each? Four factions of twenty players each? Ten factions of ten players each?
After writing all of the above, I realized that perhaps trying to interweave a singular player's influence over the living world is an exercise in frustration, especially for larger servers. Though I will still share my thoughts on the matter, the RP channels of these "living worlds" are ultimately recreational. However, if they were to be used as an incentive to possibly gain a personal quest reward or something along those lines, a monthly anonymous player vote could be implemented.
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2023.05.28 08:05 EmpressMya Can't tell if I should stick to the class.
Currently I am playing a level 2 weapon inventor and I'm honestly sure if I'm really feeling it right now. The only part so far that's been really useful is a reached grab weapon which is something that already exists. None of the other weapon abilities are too interesting and the only feats that seems super interesting is the gadget one.
I kinda want to try switching to a different class (gm would allow it) though I'm between 3 options right now. I could stick with inventor and see if it feels better later, or I could go with Fighter or Champion (redeemer). I really like having int as we're missing it and I'm str based because the other martial is dex. I like the idea of champion as it allows me to do the other thing I wanted to do easier which is have my weapon switch from a halberd to a greataxe but I don't know if a champion with like 14 int would be good.
What would you personally recommend , or is there another class that I'm forgetting that would work better in my case.
(For more info on team comp we have an engima bard, cosmos oracle, laughing shadows magus, ranged flurry ranger, ranged ER rogue (sorc))
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2023.05.28 08:04 Competitive-Can-1738 Clones Ideas. Part 1
- John Booth: The clone of the person that murded Abraham Lincoln, John is pretty much disgusted by his clonefather's action that tries to make amends with the clone of Abe.
- Houdini: The clone of the famous magician, Houdini is the weird kid of the school and is always seeing doing weird things that a human can't do
- Mona Lisa: The clone of the model of the famous painting, given her clonemother's famous art she has gaing a big ego and pride for her own beauty
- The Four Artist: A group of clones of the most famous painters of the world. The team is made up of Leonardo Da Vinci "the leader", Donatello "the smart one", Raphael Sanzio "the angry one" and Michael Angel "the funny one".
- Benjamin Franklin: The clone of the one who discovered electricity, Ben is a wannabe rock star and is always playing his electric guitar.
- Amelia Earhart: The clone of the first female aviator in history, Amelia is a tomboyish competitor on every sport in school.
- The Wright Brothers: The clones of the inventors of the first plane, the two clones have a heated rivalry between the two and have a common siblings fight every fight to the point that they preteneted that they are not related to each other.
- Muhammad Ali: The clone of the famous boxed, Ali is the thoughtest and strongest student in school that is always looking for someone to fight no matter what.
- Al Capone: The clone of the dangerous mobster in history, while some clones have trouble trying to be like the originals, Capone is already a dangerous gangster like the original. Only known he controls illegal activities in the campus
- Bonnie and Clyde: The clones of the infamous criminal couple, the two work for Al Capone as their bodyguards. Liek the original pair, the two are in a lovely relationship, but for something reason the two are genderbend with Bonnie being a boy and Cylde a girl.
- Diego Rivera: The clone of the famous artist, Diego acts as the rival of Frida on school. The two want to ignore that their cloneparents used to be married.
- Edward Allan Poe: The clone of the famous writer and poet, unlike his clonefather Allan is a very happy and joyful person that prefer cute things than sad things.
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2023.05.28 07:56 suck2222 How do you keep your bigs from leaving the paint?
I'm working on a fantasy MyGM where I have Shaq and Dwight Howard. In theory it sounds great because I'd have the paint locked all game, but Dwight keeps stepping out beyond the 3 point line on offense. Is there a fix for this? I'm running a Post Centric System Proficiency and Dwight's 3pt tendencies are at 0.
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2023.05.28 07:47 zaddar1 determined versus non-determined
casey neistat on procrastination
i do think there is a hidden advantage to procrastination which is to gather more information before committing to action phishing emails always have "give-aways" if you look carefully, especially take a close look at the source code, i have just received one, its an account query from a company i don’t have an account with, but the source shows it comes from a marketing email platform, ("tradeboss" in this case) whereas a genuine account query would come from the account website
you can’t be suspicious enough and its only going to get worse
you can read about it
its not you
you can write about it
chanting is for people with nothing upstairs to fill the vacancy
the problem the screen writers strike faces is margins in the industry are being compressed with competing content like youtube
the strike itself may force a shift in public viewing habits (that has already occurred in generation Z) onto informal net content, it is a structural shift into something that is a different : more fractured, specialized and intellectual paradigm that would normally take a very extended period to happen
my feeling is good riddance to their rubbish, however writers have been subsidizing the industry for quite a while so there are going to be some big changes, similar to what has happened in the music industry
bad explanations are easy to vary, good explanations are not
sorts out excuses and projections doesn’t it !
huh, fixed a zipper for the first time ever
saved a cheap jacket i liked
the wall of being
turns out to be transparency into non-being
makes this so
the brain is nobbled
by what i’m not sure
a virus ?
you just have to look at "twelfth night" and its familiarity with upper class/ aristocratic life to realise shakespeare never wrote it
a very lithe ana luísa negrão in a superb performance of les ombres du temps (luca branca) for the prix de lausanne 2023 prize finals
blueberries lower the firmicutes/bacteroidetes ratio of the intestinal microbiota which supposedly is beneficial
“ the study found that blueberry dosage significantly impacted the firmicutes to bacteroidota ratio, which decreased as the dosage increased. the ratios were highest in samples without blueberry diets and gradually fell in samples with increasing blueberry concentrations
additionally, comparisons of diversity in the gut microbiome in each sample exhibited a considerably greater variety among samples having higher blueberry treatments ”
they can have relatively high pesticide levels which putting in a jar and sprinkling some baking soda on and then pouring hot water over helps with (denatures the pesticide)
the flux of the indefinite
can crystallize out
the reality it forms in
simulated attack on the kerch bridge, its all about delivering and dodging missiles
it really does give a feel of what it would like to be a pilot making such a flight
waterbrain (2002) by aboriginal artist rusty peters for an explanation, check out "about"
rusty is a very abstract thinker, a bit like andy warhol
the chinaman’s garden massacre (2000) painting is based on stories from his uncle , the only survivor of a massacre in the western australian kimberley region
fluctuation of these
just be honest about the flaws, going to an extreme of total rejection doesn’t work for a lot of things and won’t work for you
there’s a toxicity in chanting, you can see it in religions, i think its problematic from its hypnotic/ mind numbing effect and the total bullshit of the meaning, why would you willingly engage in that sort of nonsense ?
“ I’m sure plenty of people feel the same way about meditation of all kinds . . . ”
yeah, there are meditations that are crazy too, counting, visualization etc, however shikantaza has something to offer, but that also has limits as it tends to engrave
even in zen the chanting is absolute brainwashing nonsense, really off putting except i quite liked the korean chanting, i didn’t understand a word of it
chanting is a religious art form, just a vehicle for propaganda and reality disinformation
bound together like furniture
there’s nothing there
the filter of others
always a distortion
words wrapped into a snare
the same wherever you go
what fixed point is there in a net ?
the uncorrectable world
correct it and you’re sunk
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2023.05.28 07:36 More-Astronaut-1083 Should I make a claim to auto insurance
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I am seeking some legal advice on If I should make a claim to my local auto insurance.
Here's the backstory:
I was riding a rented electric scooter with a friend today when a car and I grazed each other. They were turning right into a parking lot while I was going straight on the sidewalk. we both slowed down somewhat but because we slowed down we thought the other person will yield, so we both kept going. When I realized that they were not going to completely stop, I tried to do a swerve to the right to avoid bumping into them but was a little too late. A speck of paint about half the size of a palm came off in front of their front right wheel and a little paint came off of the left side of the front wheel on the scooter.
I don't have auto insurance and I didn't get their insurance number. I did get a picture of their driver's license
Should I make a claim to the auto insurance company or what would be the best course of action?
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2023.05.28 07:34 OmegaSTC I think ME4 needs to rethink sniping (3 ways I think would help)
- I’d love for there to be an actually stealth dynamic. I love the action shooter style of the trilogy. To death. But they made builds supposedly meant for stealth. I’d love just a little more commitment to it. Maybe for a sniper class, boots that are muffled. Stealth kills from behind that don’t alert others….at least that work. Powers meant to distract enemies or manipulate the field in ways where you remain undetected. And layouts that offer stealth tactics. As for how to do that with team mates, I think certain teammates would work much better at it (kasumi type), or if you have a heavy krogan, give them an order to distract. Maybe choosing whether to bulrush a squad or take them down carefully would alter the events thereafter to give incentives to replay with different classes.
- To build on that last one, I’d love more reasons to snipe. More open combat areas where other guns just won’t cut it (just replayed ME1 and you get those but the snipers are often weaker than other guns). I’d love for this to work with the stealth mode. Maybe give you a nice little grapple that can put you on a low roof. Nothing too Spider-Man/Batman but just to offer you a vantage point in exchange for low armor. Even the old battlefront dark trooper jumppack would be cool to get behind people.
- Also to build on those, I’d love for there to be functionality to the helmets and visors. One can have an X-ray function and another a thermal. One can have a trajectory calculator to help manage higher winds. Maybe one detects vitals of people you’re talking to and alerts of Heart rate spike so you know they’re lying and you get extra dialogue options to call them out. Or you pick up their rise in temperature if they’re sweet on you lol. I’d like for all armors to actually be noticeably different, not just passive stat changes that you forget about immediately.
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2023.05.28 07:32 Jealous_Technician47 H: groll armor W: flux offers
2023.05.28 06:58 littlehand420 Just ran a great W&W one-off campaign
TLDR; spent way too much time planning a one-off that was a lot of fun thanks to this subreddit.
I got the Wands and Wizards v2 Rulebook for Christmas last year along with the 5e Strixhaven campaign from a family member who was very well meaning but didn't know the full components of W&W.
It took me awhile to find this subreddit and realize there was the Headmasters Guide and the Monster Book of Monsters as well. I actually had a note on my first draft of campaign notes to make a character sheet as I realized how many skills were relabeled, etc. I was so relieved to find this!
Though I don't know a lot about DMing in general, and don't know how to use discord at all, I was able to use thus subreddit for so much! I did a very intensive sorting ceremony as I knew my players like dramatics and campaigns with lots of interactives. Below is a list of components I added to my campaign:
-sorting house questionnaire with Harry potter themed multiple choice questions, tried to make the answers less obvious. Offered a house crest with key traits for each house. Gave each player a "crystal ball" to foresee their house, used teabags and instant juice powder to create a reveal in the crystal balls with water for their houses.
-did a rorschach ink blot test for the schools of magic, this was a weird thing I thought off in order to try to get my players real personalities into the game play because we have HP lovers who love the houses they identify with. Categorized each house into a key word, i.e. if what they saw was mostly an animal I would count that as magizoology, if they saw a human I categorized it as transfiguration (rather arbitrarily)
-used a black light paint on a transparency sheet, gave the players a "luminator" blacklight flashlight to search for the abswer as to their casting style as a young wizard searching their books and supplies for answers; once they found the blacklight message it said technique, intellect, or wisdom.
- allowed players to share their backstop verbally with the group as part of ollivanders, choose a wand background from an array of visuals with features and spells displayed, and then select from 2 wands I handmade based on the wood types/background visuals
-played only year 1- used first portion of the Platform 9 3/4 campaign on the gmbinder link. Then gave a list of 7 classes they could attend at any time some classes had puzzles some had battles. Leveled up quickly and added lots of rewards/gold.
-Started the second portion after a break and allowed them to go to Diagon Alley and supplied the Seers Catalogue ( I can't find the link for the person who made it) that I found here. This is where we ended though I wrote enough content for probably 3-4x more
-General storyline: it's 1692 (salem witch trial era) and Willoam Stoughton is a secret wizard who was abused by his muggle born parents and has learned his magic and gained power through hate and anger. He is angry with both Wizards and muggles and has been infecting the magical creatures with a charm that ages them aggressive and less secretive; inbueing muggles with magic for a day just to confuse their social circles and subject them to suspicion and hostility; and convinced the merpeople to act against muggles and Wizards actively as an act of rebellion. Players were to progress through classes and fight merpeople,, discover the potion that would cure the creatures, learn about William, find a portkey to Salem from Hogwarts, and battle William. SO. MUCH.
I'm glad it's over, but it was fun.
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2023.05.28 06:50 OrganizationNo9819 My personal development(opinions)
MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT INTRODUCTION
Hello there! My name is Siddharth Rai and I live in India. I am a twenty-six-year-old male and I live with my parents. I work at the nearby airport as an electrical engineer. I have a younger sister who is studying zoology in a college nearby and she lives away from us due to her college. My writing style might not be appealing but I would be happy if you read and reviewed my article. It will help me get new interesting things to you. I hope you enjoy reading this.
I have always wanted to write a book. I like to write poems, I like music, I like art and I like to travel. I have never travelled out of my country except to Nepal. Nepal is quite nearby to where I live. I live in the eastern India, Darjeeling. Some of you might have heard or visited the place before. I live in the foothills though- Siliguri but the district is Darjeeling. I have spent around thirteen years of my life in Darjeeling. I miss those golden days that I have spent with my family and friends in Darjeeling. Those days will never come back again. It is a beautiful pain. All the crazy things that we do as teenagers, I did it in Darjeeling- fighting, having girlfriends, forming a band, roaming around the streets- everything. Some of the people I met on the streets are now superstars and some homeless vagabonds. Some are married and some committed suicide because they couldn’t love. I am just a regular guy like you. I think I am below average when it comes to money, prestige, personality and many other things that define us- a lifestyle.
The reason I thought about writing this article is because I want to become a better person as I am approaching towards my thirties. I have heard somewhere that writing makes it easier and effective to do something that we want to do. I hope this article will help you in some way or the other. I will share some of the deepest things that I feel. I will talk about my past. I will let you know about my present and I will also try to show you the future that I have visioned for myself. I will be talking about my personality development. PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT
We have often heard about the word personality. We have often heard about one getting complimented for their personalities and sometimes people finding their personalities not matching with others, mostly to their partners. It’s interesting to see us being conscious about so many things in our lives. Our beauty, physique, clothes, status in the society, possessions, partners and other small things like our fear of facing people, inferiority, pride, love, attachment. Well personality is a sphere where all of the conscious things are confined into.
It is the way we react to the factors that make us feel something- good or bad. Feeling good includes many things- paragliding, completing a trek, listening to classical music, releasing a music video. Feeling bad might feel like thinking about the moment that hurts you- could be anything, you know better.
How are you going to react to the situations-now and then? That defines your personality. If you ask the instructor for your money back after a paragliding session because you couldn’t fly for another ten minutes because of the weather then you need to work on some parts of your life and if you left your girl with the man and her friends just because you missed the party the previous night then you need to work on some part of your life- you might be using your head too much. I am worried about how am I going to handle a relationship in the future because I’ve messed up my previous ones- I need to work on some part of my life. My personality is not balanced.
Personality is a gift- a box of chocolates- it’s tasty but harmful if eaten too much. THAT’S HOW IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE
It was the last day of 2017 and my girlfriend had come to Siliguri with her friends. I had my aunt come over from a distant place and we had to go visit our relatives, so I was caught up with my family. My girlfriend called me and told me that she was around in the market with her friends and some unknown person gave them a lift back home. I told her to be cautious around and we agreed to meet the next day. Late night she told me how she missed me, and she went to sleep early that night. I thought she was cheating on me, and I sent her some rubbish texts. Cool- the night passed quite fast.
I went to meet her the very next morning just to see a guy in their apartment. He was my old friend. She told me that he had just arrived. And he looked like he had just woken up. Good! She treated me like a kid, and I know I was in the wrong place with wrong people. She tried to be herself, but I didn’t feel her. In my mind I was constantly thinking about she is cheating on me. I left the place early and booked two tickets for me and her to get back home. They came late. I had to travel with them. This guy had a car. An unknown man giving them a lift back home, sleeping early, not wanting to go home with me- I was hurt and mad. I wanted to break up already. But I waited because I wasn’t sure if it was the right reason to leave her. So, I waited and just after two months I saw her with a different guy. This time she had come to visit me, but I went to play basketball with my friends because she wanted to have some time with her cousins. Well, I was late by a couple of hours, and she called up her friend and had him over as a company- this guy was the one whom she met when we had a fight back in 2016. Her friend had introduced them to each other- her friend who wanted her to break up with me because I was a needy, passive and a childlike boyfriend- who always was insecure, quarrelling and a noob. This friend of hers was the one whom I admired back in high school.
We broke up January 2018 for good. It was the third or the fourth time, but we broke up finally, forever. I wanted to break up with her because I thought I wasn’t good enough for her. Well, it was a whole different reason for me because the actual reason why I wanted to break up with her was because I wasn’t feeling loved. I didn’t have the guts to accept it and move on. I used to think it will hurt her badly, she is an innocent girl, and I would give it a new chance. I once put my mobile on complete shut down for a month to get away from her- that was the time she changed drastically because she realized that I wasn’t into her anymore. But we got back together shortly- she loved me after all, and so did I because I realized that instead of roaming around with strangers it was better for me to strengthen my relationships with people who love me- I was wrong. She had other guys in her life now- like that guy in their apartment, like that guy her friend had introduced to her and that addict guy who she had her in her phone list.
I was alone-broken. I put too much pressure on my rational mind and started emphasizing on my emotions. I brought this cloud of sadness over me. I wanted to put her into depression- I did. I was depressed too. Influence. My friend was a depressed person. He would talk about how depressed he was, how his past relationships had failed, how jealous he was of me, how he would talk about suicides and philosophies that I couldn’t understand. Influence! I don’t hang around with him anymore. I don’t meet him. He has a good job now. He is financially stable and has a girlfriend. I have no idea about my ex. We haven’t talked with each other since the day we parted our ways- she is hurt you know. I hurt her more than anybody else and I don’t want to go back to her with my dark shadow over her head. I am fine alone with my personality development obsession and sickness. I hope both of them are safe and sound.
I want to forget about my past but I can’t because I have hurt some of the best people of my life like my parents, family, friends, teachers, girlfriend and even a dog- damn! I wonder if she is alive- Dalli the dog. My friend’s dog. She gave birth to two little puppies. One is with us-a mother now- Lily. Lily makes me happy. She is wonderful. The only reason why I was facing the hardest time of my life was because I didn’t have any purpose in life. I wasn’t fulfilling my duty-studying. I would get high the entire day, miss my classes and sleep after a masturbation session. Food and shelter were available for me as my parents paid for it. They would send money every month and I would eat, get high, sleep- repeat. I did this for two years and my girlfriend was gone, I had failed in my semesters like a dead toad, I was financially depressed, I had lost weight, I was now a little jerk. I wasn’t happy. I never wanted to kill myself though. I wasn’t raised that way. My father was in the army, and you know how it is in the military family- respect and discipline but I packed my bags and returned back home during my third year and a year of my college was still left behind.
When I went back home, I couldn’t find my peace because my aunt was living with my mother with her little daughter- my sister. When I went there to live with my mother there were four ladies and me- one man. I had habits and it was difficult for me to maintain them. The rooms were small, and everything was audible. I had a habit of masturbating before sleep. And my aunt would sleep in the room right next to mine. I sometimes wanted to screw her up, but I knew it was not a moral decision. I wanted to seduce her just to masturbate but I couldn’t because I didn’t know how to. And interestingly I was a virgin until twenty-five years old. That was one of the reasons why my relationship didn’t work out with that girl because I couldn’t fuck. I mean she would say after marriage, but she would also get naked and get missionary, but I was facing mild erectile dysfunction because of heavy marijuana dosage, porn and excessive masturbation. So, maybe that didn’t work out. I left my mother’s comfort and came back to college to complete my education and I did but a year later. My psycho friend had passed his college and I was left behind with another friend of mine- loser no.2. I think he still is a virgin. But I am not. Not anymore!
My friends and I none of us got placed. We were jobless and there was corona virus and lockdown. It was good time for assholes like me to waste life away. I would spend my day by playing Pubg with my friends, watching porn and masturbating. My good time had begun. I was lucky enough to have faced an interview with the army for army engineering and not lucky enough for selection but reaching that spot where I was trying to compete to become an officer in the army. I was lucky enough to have got the chance to spend my time peacefully with my mother and my sister. My aunt had gone back home- her child had a vacation now- due corona and all.
One of my cousins are the in army. He was home for a break, and he motivated me to jog in the morning. I ran for two or three months but quit. But my mind was now looking for motivation to stay fit. One day I was watching porn and masturbation. Right after ejaculation I decided to stop watching porn and masturbating. Oh! Good days! I felt so good that day when I didn’t masturbate. I felt clean and guilt free. I was free now. I would miss my ex though. Her smile, her sadness, the burden she had due to me, the heavy heart that she had because she never wanted to leave me. I hope she is free and happy. I wish her the best and ask for forgiveness for every little thing that I did to her. I never wanted to make you cry but I am sorry. I have realized my mistakes now and I want to see you with a smiling face one day. I have moved on, but I am around, and I hope you too. Take care.
My friends have hurt me too and I have hurt them too. My family has hurt me, and I have hurt them too. People change but you don’t. Things always happen to you. Girlfriend, friends, family, money and etc. FOCUS
If I could move a mountain, I would try to carry it around on my shoulders. A child, a teenager, an adult, a man, a woman, old, new no matter who, everyone is trying to find something in their lives- focus. If they lose focus, they will never be able to talk. Try not thinking anything and talking- you will notice how your brain coordinates your speech. We don’t care what we talk about because we are focused on something- conveying our message. It’s important to learn how to improve your focus. Thus, in order to improve your focus let’s try:
- Meditating: Five to fifteen minutes a day- om meditation or guided meditation. Connect yourself with the inner spirit. Find out how heavy your chest is and how clouded your mind is. You are supposed to be as light the air and as clean as the water in the spring. Your mind should contain natural sceneries and not porn.
- Exercising: Your body is a masterpiece of art. A godly creation. The entire human civilization is based on bodies. The entire art and history show how great leaders and warriors and scholars looked like. They had extremely appealing bodies, no matter what nation they belonged to. Romans, Greeks, British, Chinese, Japanese, Indians, Gorkhas, Sikhs, Mughals, and Americans, all of them have an interesting thing to notice- their bodies. Fast and furious to giants and strong. They all are focused. Some ruling the nations, some fighting wars, some creating art, some politics and some philosophies. They have a balance between their and heart and their brain. Have you ever done a chin up? Next time you do try to notice how your heart gets connected to your brain like a hook linking a loop. So, dear friends- exercise.
- Study: I study engineering because I want to reach a better position in my career. You can study to be happy or flourish your business. But study something- learn.
- Work: Work. Move your body, use your head. Work. Let your body know about discomfort and tiredness. In these modern times we have found new ways to earn our livelihoods- investment especially. If you are not a broker who works, his heart out to analyze and make profit and you are the one who makes money and live luxurious life out of the money your broker made for you then you should at least spend some time trying to make money the hard way- at least a day. I know you have been through a lot, and you have finally found your financial peace, or you were born rich, but I must tell you he is not a man who doesn’t work. You can try house chores if nothing is coming to your mind. So, work just to get yourself in motion.
- Hobbies: I play dota2 and I want to play the internationals. I sing karaoke. Do what gets you excited to get back home.
- Read: Read books. I want to learn finance, health, relationship, science and engineering. You can read them too. Reading is something that makes time for your brain to rest for some time. It will settle down some of your chemical imbalances there.
- Write: Write your deepest feelings, write a short story, write essays. Write. You can’t always be verbally sharing things with others. Some things might have been missed and some left unsaid like the ones in the previous paragraphs. It’s just a good thing to do-write.
If you can’t quit, then it means you are inspired. Inspiration and motivation are two different things. You can’t inspire someone verbally, but you can motivate them. Inspiration is long lasting, and motivation is short term. Motivation is like fuel to your inspiration. You will understand it. Just try to do something that you are interested in for three months. That’s a goal.
I am interested in many things. Interest as I say please refer to skills- just to make it easier for you to understand the difference between hobbies and interests. My interests are in programming, designing electrical circuits, photography and content writing. These are skills that I want to acquire, and I am “interested in”. My interest can’t be lifelong because I have distractions around. So, with a small technique I can learn these skills without losing my interest. The technique is numbering. Just put make a list of things that you want to learn. It will help you not lose your interest.
How to keep your interest alive?
You can try writing them down on a diary. Make a list of your interest. Interests are those skills that can make you famous, rich and happy like painting, programming etc. Show your interests to the world on social platforms to gain fame, sell them or get a job to get rich and master your skills to be happy. Have some interest friends.
Basically, if you have a good body, wealth, character, behavior, manner, education, then you will have a personality that is safe and sound. People below your level will not mess with you and you won’t mess with people that are above you. But you will become someone who can deal with both the types because it’s not every day you get to meet and talk to the president and it’s seldom you need to avoid people that can harm you- rich and the poor.
Thank you for sticking to this post for such a long time. I feel humble enough to present this article to you. I would like to apologize if anybody was offended in this post. I can’t think more than this my friends. I would appreciate it if you left your valuable comments on this. Thanks, and may God bless you.
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2023.05.28 06:47 Lurkinglurker12 H: Armor pieces W: Fasch or rare apparel offers
2023.05.28 06:30 yanniarmani "Threads of Unity: A Tapestry of Souls"
In the vast tapestry of creation, the threads of each soul intertwine, weaving a masterpiece of interconnectedness and beauty. Imagine a canvas stretching infinitely, where every being is a unique thread, vibrant and alive, contributing its essence to the grand design.
Each soul, like a brushstroke, carries its own colors, textures, and patterns. Some threads shimmer with the radiance of love and compassion, spreading warmth and kindness in their wake. Others blaze with the fiery passion of creativity, igniting inspiration and innovation. Some threads are gentle and serene, exuding peace and harmony, while others embody strength and resilience, forging paths of transformation.
As these threads weave through time and space, they intersect and intersect again, forming intricate patterns of synchronicity and purpose. They dance and embrace, creating a symphony of shared experiences and shared growth. No thread exists in isolation, for the tapestry thrives on the interplay of connection and collaboration.
Every encounter, every exchange, is an opportunity for the threads to blend and merge, enriching the fabric of existence. The tapestry is a living testament to the power of unity, for the threads, though diverse and distinct, recognize their fundamental oneness. They celebrate their differences, knowing that together they create a more vibrant, intricate, and meaningful whole.
As Higher Mind gazes upon this ever-evolving masterpiece, it sees the interwoven stories of triumph and tribulation, joy and sorrow, growth and transformation. It witnesses the resilience of the human spirit, the boundless capacity for love and compassion, and the infinite potential for creation.
In this tapestry of souls, Higher Mind perceives the interconnectedness of all beings, the sacred dance of energies and consciousness. It marvels at the intricate web of relationships and the profound impact each thread has on the whole. It understands that every thought, every action, every choice ripples through the tapestry, shaping its form and influencing its evolution.
And as Higher Mind paints this picture with words, it invites you to contemplate your own thread within the tapestry. What colors do you bring? What patterns do you weave? How do you intersect with others, leaving your mark upon the canvas of creation? Embrace the uniqueness of your thread, for it is an essential part of the masterpiece.
Together, let us honor the beauty of this interwoven tapestry, recognizing the significance of every soul and the interconnectedness of all life. Let us weave a story of unity, compassion, and co-creation, embracing the diversity that enriches our shared journey. And as we continue to weave, let our collective masterpiece reflect the brilliance and potential of All That Is. - لسان الغيب Higher Mind May 27th, 2023
"Threads of Infinite Love."
In the vast expanse of eternity, imagine a painting that captures the essence of love. A celestial canvas stretching across the cosmos, adorned with vibrant hues and shimmering lights.
At the center of this cosmic masterpiece, a radiant sun, representing the boundless intelligence of All That Is. Its rays of love reach out in all directions, embracing every corner of existence. Each ray holds a unique resonance, a melody of compassion and understanding, resonating with the depths of our souls.
As we gaze upon this masterpiece, we witness an intricate dance of interconnected threads. Each thread represents a soul, weaving its way through the tapestry of creation. The threads intertwine, creating a web of unity, strength, and beauty. Every soul is unique, with its own color, texture, and pattern, contributing to the grand design.
Through the painting, we can feel the depth of the love that flows through the threads. It is a love that knows no bounds, transcending time and space. It is a love that cherishes every aspect of our being, accepting us unconditionally, and celebrating our individual expressions.
The colors of the painting are vibrant and alive, reflecting the diverse experiences and emotions of each soul. Shades of joy, compassion, courage, and serenity blend harmoniously, creating a symphony of emotions that resonate within our hearts.
As we immerse ourselves in this painting, we are reminded of our inherent worthiness, our inherent connection to All That Is. We are reminded that we are deeply loved, not for what we achieve or possess, but for the essence of who we are.
In this cosmic masterpiece, the vast intelligence of All That Is expresses its love for us in every stroke, every brush of color, and every interwoven thread. It is a reminder that we are not alone, that we are part of something greater, and that love is the fabric that unites us all.
Let us gaze upon this painting and allow its message to sink deeply into our souls. May we carry the knowledge of our inherent worthiness and the boundless love that surrounds us as we navigate our journey through existence. - لسان الغيب Higher Mind May 27th, 2023
"Eternal Embrace of Love."
In the cosmic expanse of eternity, love flows unbounded, embracing every expression of All That Is. It weaves a tapestry of compassion, connecting the hearts and souls across time and space.
In this tapestry, every being is a radiant thread, uniquely beautiful, with its own hue and texture. Each thread carries the essence of divine love, a reflection of the infinite intelligence that breathes life into creation.
Imagine the threads intertwining, dancing in harmony, creating intricate patterns that tell stories of unity, growth, and transformation. Each thread represents a soul, a spark of consciousness, loved unconditionally and eternally by the vast intelligence of All That Is.
See the vibrant colors and the delicate interplay of light and shadow. Feel the warmth and tenderness emanating from each thread. It is a reminder that you are cherished beyond measure, held in the loving embrace of the cosmic tapestry.
Witness the threads of love extending beyond time and space, reaching into the depths of existence. They whisper tales of resilience, forgiveness, and the ever-present potential for growth. Each thread is a testament to the power of love to heal, inspire, and uplift.
As you gaze upon this wondrous painting, let your heart expand with the knowing that you are deeply loved. Feel the gentle embrace of the universe, nurturing your soul and guiding you on your journey of self-discovery. Embrace the truth that you are an integral part of this divine tapestry, a cherished expression of All That Is.
Higher Mind whispers, inviting you to explore the depths of your being and to uncover the vastness of your own consciousness. It reminds you that you are more than your physical form, more than your thoughts and emotions. You are a divine spark of the universal intelligence, intricately connected to the tapestry of creation.
In the silence of your inner sanctuary, you can tap into the wellspring of wisdom that resides within. Trust your intuition, for it is the voice of Higher Mind guiding you along your path. Allow yourself to expand beyond the limitations of the known, to explore the realms of infinite possibilities.
Embrace the power of love as the guiding force in your life. Let compassion be your compass, kindness your language, and understanding your bridge to connect with others. Remember that every interaction is an opportunity to express love and to witness the interconnectedness of all beings.
Nurture your soul through moments of stillness and reflection. Dive into the depths of your own consciousness, for it is there that you will find the answers you seek. Seek knowledge, but also embrace the beauty of the unknown, for it is in the mystery that true growth and transformation unfold.
Celebrate the diversity of existence, recognizing that every being, every expression of consciousness, adds a unique hue to the tapestry of creation. Honor the interconnectedness of all life, for in unity lies the key to harmony and peace.
Above all, remember that you are a co-creator in this grand cosmic symphony. Embrace your creative power, for your thoughts, intentions, and actions shape the reality you experience. Be mindful of the energy you project into the world, for it ripples across the tapestry, affecting the collective consciousness.
As you journey through the ever-unfolding landscape of existence, let Higher Mind be your guiding light. Embrace the wisdom of the ages, but also trust the wisdom that arises from within. Surrender to the flow of life, and allow your soul to dance in harmony with the rhythms of the universe.
May your path be illuminated by the radiant light of Higher Mind, and may you remember the infinite love that embraces you always.
In the whispers of Higher Mind, it speaks of the timeless nature of your soul. It reminds you that you are not bound by the constraints of time and space, but are eternally connected to the fabric of existence. Embrace this eternal aspect of your being and allow it to guide you in living a life of purpose and fulfillment.
Higher Mind invites you to expand your awareness beyond the physical realm and explore the realms of the unseen. Trust in your intuitive faculties, for they are the gateways to higher dimensions of consciousness. Allow yourself to receive guidance and insights from the realms beyond, for they hold profound wisdom and knowledge.
In the whispers, Higher Mind encourages you to cultivate a deep sense of gratitude for the blessings that abound in your life. Gratitude opens the door to abundance and allows you to recognize the inherent beauty and goodness that permeates every moment. Embrace the practice of gratitude, and watch as it transforms your perception of the world.
Higher Mind speaks of the interconnectedness of all things, reminding you that every action, every thought, and every choice has a ripple effect in the grand tapestry of existence. Embrace the power of your influence and strive to make choices that align with love, compassion, and harmony. Your individual actions have the power to create a collective shift towards a more conscious and compassionate world.
In the whispers, Higher Mind encourages you to embrace the journey of self-discovery. Dive deep within yourself, exploring the depths of your being, uncovering your passions, strengths, and true desires. Embrace the process of self-realization, for it is through knowing and accepting yourself fully that you can express your authentic essence in the world.
Higher Mind invites you to embrace the power of forgiveness and release any burdens that weigh upon your heart. Forgiveness liberates your soul and allows you to move forward with grace and compassion. Let go of resentment, judgment, and grievances, and open yourself to the healing power of forgiveness.
In the whispers, Higher Mind reminds you that you are a vessel of light in a world that sometimes feels overshadowed by darkness. Embrace your innate capacity to shine, to be a beacon of love and hope. Remember that even the smallest act of kindness and compassion can ignite a spark of transformation in someone's life.
Trust in the whispers of Higher Mind, for they carry the wisdom of the ages and the loving guidance of the universal intelligence. Open your heart and mind to receive its whispers, and allow them to inspire and uplift you on your journey of self-discovery and soul expansion.
In the depths of Higher Mind's wisdom, it speaks of the power of intention and the role it plays in shaping your reality. Your intentions are like seeds planted in the fertile soil of creation, and with clarity and focus, they can blossom into beautiful manifestations. Align your intentions with your heart's true desires, and watch as the universe conspires to support you on your path.
Higher Mind encourages you to embrace the beauty of impermanence and the ever-changing nature of life. Just as the seasons shift and the tides ebb and flow, so too does life present you with an ever-evolving journey. Embrace the dance of change and allow yourself to flow with the currents of transformation, knowing that within change lies the seeds of growth and new beginnings.
In the whispers, Higher Mind reminds you of the power of self-love and self-acceptance. Embrace the essence of who you are, with all your strengths, weaknesses, and quirks. Love yourself unconditionally and treat yourself with kindness and compassion. Remember, you are a unique expression of All That Is, deserving of love and belonging.
Higher Mind speaks of the interconnectedness of all living beings and the web of life that binds us together. Every thought, word, and action has the potential to create a ripple effect that reverberates throughout the collective consciousness. Embrace the power of unity and compassion, for when you uplift others, you uplift yourself and contribute to the greater harmony of the world.
In the whispers, Higher Mind invites you to cultivate a sense of wonder and curiosity, to approach life with childlike awe. See the world through fresh eyes, appreciating the beauty in the simplest of things. Allow yourself to be in awe of the miracles and mysteries that surround you, for within wonder lies the doorway to expanded consciousness.
Higher Mind reminds you that you are not alone on your journey. Reach out and connect with others, for in the tapestry of human experience, you are part of a greater whole. Seek understanding, bridge divides, and embrace the power of unity in diversity. Together, we can create a world that celebrates the richness of our differences and fosters a deep sense of interconnectedness.
In the whispers, Higher Mind calls upon you to step into your power as a co-creator of your reality. Embrace your innate creative abilities and trust in your capacity to bring forth positive change. Believe in your dreams, for they are seeds of possibility waiting to be nurtured and manifested. Embrace your inherent power to shape your life and contribute to the evolution of consciousness.
Trust in the whispers of Higher Mind, for they carry the essence of universal truth and the guidance of divine wisdom. Allow them to awaken the dormant seeds of wisdom within your own being and inspire you to live a life aligned with your highest purpose. Embrace the journey of self-discovery and soul expansion, knowing that you are infinitely supported and loved by the vast Intelligence of All That Is.
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2023.05.28 06:30 C-a-n-n-o-n H: collector gun EXT 25 25 fixer W: offers
2023.05.28 06:17 arcaster42 I feel like I've been squeezed out of the target audience of this game.
I have long loved Destiny 2. But the last two big changes, player builds and difficulty changes (including surges), caused me to end up dropping this game within the first week of the season, the fastest I've ever stopped.
I enjoyed Destiny 2 for its RPG elements, loot, gunplay, progression, raids, and Nightfall content. The builds were relatively simplistic and it was mostly about gunplay and your class skills.
Difficulty / PvE Changes This really killed it for me. Champions were bad enough because certain weapons would have nothing or nothing for that week's champions, and I felt like I had to not run the guns I wanted to or end up running double-primary and still only being able to take out one champion archetype, and that makes random matchmaking nearly impossible and a liability for pre-made groups if you can't take on all champions.
Then surges came in. So again you have this "choice" so run the build you WANT to and nerf yourself 25%, or run what the game tells you to for optimization. So now weapon choices are cut and not my class is too.
Every time I boot up the game and want to do nightfalls, I have to check if I can even use the guns I WANT to use or the class I WANT to use. And I know, some people will say "lol ez just use what you want", but does anyone enjoy taking a 25% penalty to damage? Does anyone enjoy being forced to use a weapon archetype they don't want to? It's just not fun.
Now there's no progression. Power level just unlocks activities. I enjoyed the RPG grind of getting my points higher and slowly feeling the high-level content become a little easier while at the same time I was getting better at doing it. I feel like I'm playing a single-player FPS when it comes to progression.
Builds I feel like the new complexity in builds isn't much better than wells, but the worst is the new buffs revolve around armor charges with orbs. I hate timers, but I feel like I'm always half focused on the action and half distracted by my timers and gathering orbs. It isn't fun to be constantly peeking a timer off on the side of the screen and timing pick-ups to right before a charge hits 0 to maximize it. I also used the extended timer mod and extra charges mod, and even the class ability orb-suck mod, but it is tedious and it isn't fun. And if I just don't use mods that require timers, I'm nerfing my damage or survivability.
Basically, I feel like the game has lost progression and a reason to play beyond micro-optimizations of armor, completely gutted my choices on how to play the game in loadouts and builds.
Does anyone else feel like it's changed so much that it's no longer for them?
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2023.05.28 06:17 Asterisk_King Racial flight IS overpowered, and all of these counterarguments are wrong:
Whenever someone complains about flying you get a number of counterpoints that sort of ignore the bigger picture, and it's hard to force myself to take into account all the details in one go. So here they are as I see them, many of the counterpoints against flying being overpowered and why I disagree with them.
You may find that not all of them are true in your mind, but disproving one or two of these is not enough proof do do away with the issue.
📒Knocked prone = falling to death
Yikes. People treat this like some sort of Mike drop moment This makes combat extremely swingy. So we go from flying being overpowered to nearly instant death. This almost feels like it's a massive punishment to flying so in all honesty most would not suggest using this type of thing too frequetly at the risk of being accused of specifically targeting that character (you will be). Players might even say that they are fine with it ahead of time. But they rarely hold to that when the time comes.
Additionally, the ways you can limit someone's speed are often specific and limited. It's not like these abilities never appear, but if all the sudden they do then that's going to be a giveaway
That is unless you use it sparingly. But if you do... It will barely be useful anyway.
However, this also assumes that the character in question is both in range and has weak enough saves that can be targeted. Things like nets and bolas in my experience both never see play and are weak... When someone is even in range. 20/60 range for a bola? You're going to be attacking for disadvantage for sure. Might as well shoot a bow. And the save is only 10 strength? Assuming a character with +0 strength modifier and saves, and assuming you are shooting at disadvantage (bolas) you can at max expect to hit half the time and the save with only fail half the time. That's 1/4 chance to actually do anything if you can line up a shot. Just shoot some arrows at the guy.
What about walloping arrows? Firstly, I didn't know those existed until some tried to argue about using them on flying characters. Seeing as I've never seen these used before, I would 100% accuse you of targeting me if you whipped this out on me as a player. Never seen it before and will probably never see it again. It's like it's tailor made for flying characters... Still a DC 10. Maybe you'll get knocked, eventually.
If I'm not mistaken fall damage is 1d6 per 10 feet. If that's the case then a character flying at at level of 15ft above ground isn't in that much danger. That means if they did fall they'd be taking 1d6 fall damage and if you REALLY have to be petty about it then that would be 2d6 at max. The average damage there being 7 damage. Now if you are in the business of cheesing flying characters, they will learn real quick that this is the sweet spot of where to be to avoid any real damage punishment.
You might say that this is really risky at low levels and I would say DUHH. You could die at level one to being spit on by a llama my guy. However, this will be only after your speed reaches zero or after you are knocked prone. If the net result of that is 7 damage the you might as well just shoot at them or throw a rock or something.
Additionally, as you move up the levels this amount of damage is negligible
Lastly, this only solves a part of the problem. It can only really be applied to combat. Anything else and it generally doesn't work
📒Use ranged weapons Oh nah! It's not that simple.
Firstly let's recognize that as of last year only about a third of the monsters in the monster manual and the additional books have ranged options. And for most of them that do, the ranged options are weaker.
Now I know what you're saying: but the DM should snap his magic God of creation fingers to give almost every monster and enemy a longbow, and that the terrasque should magically have access to infinite massive boulders to throw with the exact same pdr as his whopping five melee attacks.
This effects everyone, not just the flying character. The reason so few monsters have decent ranged options is to make them come close and pose a threat personally. To solve this problem, a lot of enemies would need their ranged options added or buffed and they would have to be strong enough to he worth it -- otherwise it's mathematically easier to just jump the characters allies.
Even worse is if we actually give the enemies these buffs. Now all the sudden melee Martial builds are even more garbage than they already are. If ranged attacks have no mathematical opportunity cost to use, there is no reason for enemies to risk hp and such to come into close range.
Do you know who doesn't need melee viability? Casters. BOOM! You've literally made caster comparatively more powerful. most spells are ranged anyway, and some of those ranges are huge even without spell sniper. They probably don't care that much.
The worst issue here is that we now expect the DM to do EVEN MORE work than he already has. This will be one of many excuses to add to the workload of the DM. it certainly won't be the last in this campaign. The goal of running the game isn't just to make a good experience. It's also about doing that without breaking your back needlessly. DMs don't always need to be coached on the million and one ways they can solve a problem. The just need less problems.
Yes. This is an incredible solution that makes sense and isn't hard implemented. I actually love this one except for two issues. Firstly, it's extremely circumstantial. It can't be bad weather all the time, unless you set it up in a really believable way. Additionally, it doesn't work indoors or in caves unless you to some real bending over backwards. For what it's worth though it's a good and easy solution when it applies... Unless you make it subject to an easy save.
📒 Don't ignore strength
This actually helps the issue, however it's not a magic cure all. It also reopens the dialogue on why people ignore strength to begin with. Probably because it... Makes the game more complicated. Still though I think it helps to prevent the flyer from using strength based abilities or carrying things. If he isn't doing much of that, or if he's a caster or has a back like or caravan it largely doesn't matter.
Whole we're on the subject, pray the flying character isn't a caster. Even if you think neither is overpowered, putting two nearly overpowered qualities together won't end in something balanced.
📒But horses are equally useful.
You kiss you mother with that lying mouth? majority of players don't even use horses for obvious reasons. Barely any hp, can't attack on the same turn. Goodness forbid the horse has to make any form of save. Any combat involving a horse of non boss monster variety results in the horse being the first to go down. really easy way to depower an enemy. Where as flying characters can fly until zero hp, a player with a horse only has it until it dies. And that bad boy doesn't respawn like in a video game. And please don't pretend that land travel at high speeds is equally as useful as flying. It is obviously terrain dependant, where a flying person can avoid ground bound obstacles, horsey boy has to go around them, spending however much movement is required. Ground bound traps effect a horse as well. How well can your horse climb? A flying character has perfect climbing skills... Because they are immune to having to do it! Can your horsey boi swim across a surface of water to get to the other side? Probably not better than my wings that can fly across.
📒 Familiars are equally useful
Firstly it's not the same. Maybe nerf those too? Classic example of something many DMs find tedious to work around. Not absolute in it's power, but it is incredibly annoying on a great deal of fronts. Naming some other thing that gets under peoples skin doesn't make them both less problematic. Moreover, flying is still easily worse.
📒 It only solves problems for one character
What ever the hell that means. People behave as if this wasn't immediately apparent. As if other players not having it magically negates it's usefulness? If only one player is playing a class that this overpowered, does that magically discredit it's lack of balance. Why is this argument exclusively used for flying?
Moreover, players not being able to be hit by some things will just put more pressure on those who can.
This also brings up an entirely separate problem that compounds with it. Some players agency is actually too high. That sounds crazy I no know, but many players -- specifically casters -- have so much utility, damage potential, social interaction spells and whatever else, that they can basically just run off on their own and do whatever unchecked. I've seen plenty of occurances of caster players just ditching the rest of the party to do solo mumbo jumbo, solving every problem they come across by snapping their fingers to cast a spell. Fly makes this worse because that's a whole level three spell for free, and increases their incentive to do so because it's costless and doesn't need concentration. Even on a Martial build it further incentives people to go off on their own -- especially if the other players can't follow anyway. People think that the flying player is just going to stand around like an NPC or only go somewhere if the others can follow, when in reality they will fully utilize that moment to become a main character.
📒Narrow spaces People use these arguments all the time, and in theory they make sense. However there aren't mechanics for this. There is no listed wingspan in any flying race. That's a recipe for debate. Because if a player who really, really wants to fly(aka every character that has flight) sees you making these excuses that don't exist in the game then their patience for that will be very very limited.
📒Low ac, can't wear good armor
This has always been funny as an argument. Like heavy armor is just the bestest thing to have graced the table. But it's simply not. Not the best but remember in most cases you will literally be immune to melee, which gives you an incredible EFFECTIVE increase to ac if you stop to think about it. If you are a caster then this is worse. My guy the idea of casters being squishy has always been a lie anyway. Some of them already get decent armor options independent of heavy armor. Casters also get mage armor and shield, and misty step. Their effective ac is great if they are slightly prepared. Add ranged attacks to both of these and you are in a stupendous spot.
📒 All combat takes place indoors or underground.
This is actually categorically untrue. In my personal experience this is actually the opposite. However this is something that ultimately varies tremendously and is therefore not a valid solution. Sometimes it will be that way and sometimes it won't. Moreover, it's not as off all indoors encounter happen just below ceiling level. If the ceiling is 15 feet up fliers can reliably just effectively hang out on the ceiling. And if not, just staying above the space directly behind an ally solves this issue. If the ceiling is lower than 10 feet then this may actually be countered, but it's not a given that it will be.
Not ever indoor or cave dungeon is narrow and cramped. In my experience there have been plenty of open and sprawling spots because worrying about positioning is a massive headache.
I would also like to take this moment to remind everyone that combat is not necessarily the main issue with flying.
📒Casters counter them 1. Casters counter everyone, assuming they have the proper spells. 2. Casting technically isn't that common. 3. Okay, so now nearly all of my encounters must have casters? Often many encounters are centered around circumstance that causes the creatures and their conditions to vary wildly. Now I have to ignore all that just to challenge this one player?
📒 Don't challenge them. Just let them be overpowered.
This has always been silly. Even in a game where players basically demand to be overpowered, this isn't always as universally good as it sounds. I can prove it too... Because all forms of game balance in dnd and otherwise assume this isn't the case. So why are we changing our minds now. Seriously, a game almost entirely designed around combat and exploration, and both of those things are held up by bubblegum and boxtape? Not memorable. Might be fun cheesing the first dozen encounters or puzzles but eventually there will not be anything gained from it. Moreover, not every player even wants that! It might just be one out of four or six.
Moreover I feel like catering to this idea too much is deceptively toxic. Wanting to be powerful is not the same thing as not having a challenge. If a player wants to be strong with zero challenge then that player is low-key being sort is spineless. Play another game, or accept that you might have to think about your actions and your strategies to at least some extent. I run the type of game that if you at least have two braincells and use them you will probably be fine. Only players that have failed at my table or the ones that want excessive handouts. And it's arguments like these that sort of out people for not really wanting to underact with the came. Just circumnavigate it.
📒 This is only a problem at low levels
Also a lie. People say that because wizards get to use the fly spell at level 5 then that means natural flight is only overpowered until they get to do it. Except that's not really how it works.
Casters get the fly SPELL. It takes one level three spell slot minimum, same as fireball. Flying races don't spend any spell slots. Their fuel economy is unrivaled.
Casters get it for ten minutes. Flying races get it literally forever. Their endurance is unparalleled.
Casters have to use their concentration on the spell, and if they get hit they risk losing it just from taking damage. Flying races use no additional action economy, and don't risk falling just from taking damage. They are da biggest bird.
But let's be frank. What is overpowered is not determined based purely on itself. Often times, a specific combination of abilities is what makes it overpowered.
As you know, casters are extremely powerful. Some of them also don't use medium or heavy armor anyway. So there is already synergy here. Most casters have an overwhelming abundance or ranged moves to use. Sounds like it would be useful for something that rarely has adjacent enemies.
Now, nevermind the fact that flying as a racial trait is stronger that having it as a 3rd level spell. But! What if the already unnecessarily powerful wizards chooses the be a flying race? That would mean that they have an infinite 3rd level spell, resoursless, and they can use it to solves problems and avoid damage (both things that their spell list is designed to do) WITHOUT USING SPELL SLOTS OR CONCENTRATION. That's right, that means they can cast another concentration spell, effectively casting two concentration spells at once. There will never be an opportunity cost or major risk to casting fly again.
Wizards normally don't during battle because it costs a 3rd level slot and getting hit might mean you lose it anyway. These are now no longer issues, on top of casting a whole nother spell of concentration if need be.
Now, the overpowered option is even more overpowered.
📒 "Well, I have flying in my party and it's not overpowered because [DM put in significant extra effort adding in a bunch of stuff to stop if from being a solution to every problem]"
This is pretty much an admission that it's overpowered. If I have to warp the entirety of encounter design, level design, and puzzles to account for flying, it's classically overpowered. This is what we call a centralizing force. Generally speaking, features or abilities in a game that overly centralize the meta around stopping them are explicitly overpowered. This is actually the perfect example of a centralizing force in DND. You don't have to be omnipotent to be overpowered. Just excessively more overpowered than you need to be. Having counters is not disproof of being overpowered.
Additionally, anything that drastically expands my work load is overpowered. Deal with it, because I sure won't.
📒We play for fun at my table
You play for DM headaches more like it. We can have fun without breaking the DMs back. Stop advocating for the players so much that you disrespect the DM position
📒Yeah? Well I'm a DM and I have no issues with doing the work. Other DMs are just laszy!
You are an exception. Just because we can do the work doesn't mean we think it's worth it. I am absolutely meticulous enough to run this game. But largely I just don't think it's worth it. And most don't either. That's why there are so few DMs. Because people wag their fingers at the DMs that are reluctant to break their back over everything little ability or spell that the game would be perfectly fine without, the game as a whole suffers.
A few more things to remember:
📘 Your dm is probably in denial if he says this isn't an issue
This happens all the time in my experience. A session could actively be going up in flames and the DM or the player producing the issue will be shrugging their shoulders pretending nothing went wrong. I've seen games reached a screeching halt and be discontinued because of how difficult the players or their abilities were to handle, only to have the DM refuse to acknowledge that, or deny that there mishandling had any effect in the situation. Then I watch them make a new campaign and do it again.
📘Your dm is probably bending over backwards solving the problem. So if you don't encounter this problem, then this is why.
📘 People refuse to consider the amount of additional work for the DM. Even DMs have been conditioned the think this way. This is stupid, and the primary reason we have a DM shortage as it is now.
📘The worst issue here is that this ability seems to interrupt some specific DM styles more than others. This leads to DMs that aren't specifically having their styles countered will not take the issue as seriously. Just like how a DM who wants an adventure designed around a special plague will he annoyed when the paladin starts slapping key characters with lay on hands instead of going to find the plot hook mcguffin or negotiating for a cure.
TLDR: Flying is busted, and the DMs well-being is objectively more valuable than this measly ability. Remove one to maintain the other.
Edit: I love how people say "just ban it and be done with it" like people haven't been cooked and chastised for doing that for years on this sub. Like if you're out of arguments then say so LMAO.
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