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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

2023.06.09 09:41 Gattusso02 Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

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Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Time: 200 hrs +
100% Clear: 400 hrs +
Difficulty: 7.5/10
The Monster Hunter franchise returns with the previously Nintendo exclusive finally getting its release on PlayStation. Prepare for one long, grindy and fulfilling ride collecting monster crowns all over again. This guide will now include the massive Sunbreak DLC complete with new monsters and better end game gear to make your platinum or 100% completion more efficient.
Trophy Guide
Powerpyx Trophy Guide for Monster Hunter Rise
Powerpyx Trophy Guide for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Full credit to Powerpyx for the guides.
Wiki Guides
https://game8.co/games/Monster-Hunter-Rise
https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Monster+Hunter+Rise+Wiki
Credit to Game8 and Fextralife for the excellent wikis. Game8 has the more comprehensive guide complete with locations on where to farm certain items, along with equipment builds and other very useful information. Best to choose one of those builds as your base and swap out armors and skills along the way to find the build perfect for you. Fextralife has a more tabulated approach on the info that helps you get a quick glance on what you are looking for with lesser clicks but may have only concise information compared to Game8. For example, If you are looking for an item drop from a small monster, Fextralife will show you drop rates and which map to visit for your hunt. Game8 will give you a little more and show you the areas in the map where these small monsters are located.
Intro
If you're a beginner to the game or the series in general, the beginning sections and tutorials will naturally be quite overwhelming. Take things one step at a time, find a weapon that fits your play style best and enjoy the ride until you get a decent amount of monster hunts in to familiarize yourself with the game.
There will be tons of things to tweak and learn about on this game and no single article can give justice to the complexities of how to fully optimize your experience so additional research is recommended. Treat this article as a supplementary guide.
Efficiency Tips
Enjoy the story and progress through the main quest line as soon and as often as you can. The reason for this is as you progress through the story and your hunter rank increases, more equipment upgrades will be available to you along with the ability to upgrade the base defense of your gear further which unlocks incrementally as you increase in rank. The more defense you have means the more hits you can take and less healing items you consume which you can spend learning the monsters moves and hitting it.
Work on the 🏆 Beat-up Construction Kit as soon as possible and unlock all camp site locations on each map so you can fast travel conveniently closer to your target's location.
Materials List and Locations can be found here on Game8 to search for your gear and quest requirements. Browse it or simply drop the item you are looking for on the search bar.
Blights and Status Ailments Explained and their Cures is explained best in GadgetGabe's Top Voted answer from this GameFAQs forum. Use this wisely to cure yourself ASAP and stay at tip top shape for your fight. You can eventually customize your item load outs when hunting particular monsters.
Register an inventory and radial menu layout that is best for your hunt and tweak it accordingly if you are working on a solo hunt or are in a group. You can set up your action bar (the bar that uses the left and right d-pad) too.
Learn about monster elemental and ailment weaknesses, weak points and parts that you can sever to improve your success rate in a fight. E.g. Flash bombs work well on monsters in flight. Severing a Pukei-pukei's tail makes the monster incapable of it's wide poison gas attack.
Monster Elemental and Ailment Weaknesses and Immunities credit to Pro Game Guides. Monster Hunter Rise explains monster elemental weaknesses well but does not give too much of a description of what elements the monster utilizes against you. To learn that and build the right resistances, refer to the Fextralife MHR Wiki.
As you progress through your hunts, make sure to pick up any hunting helpers and golden/gilded spiribugs along the way. You will need 500 and 1000 respectively for the trophies 🏆 Hunting Helpers Plate and 🏆 Golden Spiribug Plate. If you want to farm Spiribugs exclusively, this video shows an excellent route while displaying some skills on speedy map traversal.
When you are in town, there will be times when you will be prompted that a sale is ongoing from the two merchants. Always take action on this prompt and participate in the lottery that is only available during this sale to progress towards the 12 room decorations you need to win as part of the 🏆 Sturdy Padlock. If the grand prize of the lottery is a room decoration, you have to roll a Jackpot (different from a Bingo) to win it. Even if the grand prize is not a room decoration, you are given a required room decoration for winning 100 items in the lottery.
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🏆 Extravagant Cashbox
Awarded for earning 1,000,000 Zenny. The fastest method to earn zenny is by participating in the 2 Star Low Rank Event Quest - Gotta Hoard Fast!. It can be done with a group in 1 minute and rewards you with a Golden Egg which you can sell to the merchant for 20,000z. Use whenever you are short on money. This is also the best quest to use if you want to trigger merchant sales quickly and roll on the lottery.
Using your silk bind/aerial moves to deliver mount damage (indicated by a blue cloud background on the damage inflicted) is a good tactic to learn and master. Arekkz Gaming's Monster Riding Tutorial video explains this well. You can also scout the area where you mount the monster and bump him into special areas on the map that will deal extra damage.
High Rank Quests
An Armorcharm and Powercharm will now be available to purchase from the two item merchants. These work as permanent stat increases as long as you have them in your Item Pouch. When you reach HR7, you will eventually be able to upgrade these charms into Armortalon and Powertalon. These stack and you may repurchase Armorcharm and Powercharm and hold all four items in your Item Pouch.
Decorations will unlock from the Smithy and the Melding Pot will unlock from the item merchants. This would be a good time to study the skills you have available in conjunction with your armor skills and start creating defensive/offensive load outs based on what you are up against.
For talisman crafting via the Melding Pot, craft out the desired skill you need and use accordingly. Once you have your talisman of choice, always roll with Melding - Wisp of Mystery and Melding - Rebirth (unlocks last on a higher HR). They will cost more materials to craft, but will also have better chances of a Rarity 7 Talisman with more skills and better decoration slots.
Prepare status resistances/immunities depending on the monsters you are up against and build up defense, elemental defense and even add elemental attack against them as well. Take note that elemental attack increases on skills only increases an existing element on weapons (or elemental ammo for bowguns) and can not create an element from a non-elemental weapon source.
For more on elemental damage and elemental resistances, see Fextralife's articles linked accordingly.
Armorskin and Demondrug and their corresponding Mega version are items consumed once and will last until you faint or complete the quest. Invest in them as soon as you have the zenny to afford them. You will need to farm Pale Extract from the monster Khezu or purchased as a rare find in the Argosy to craft the mega drugs. You may also choose to deploy the meowcenaries to fight a Khezu to increase your item farm.
Master Rank Quests and Sunbreak Content
With Sunbreak comes a whole new base map and two new locations to explore. Like the base game, there are a number of trophies that involve you interacting with the townsfolk and the goods and services they have to offer. Refer to this video guide for a checklist of what you need to be doing after every quest to cover the trophies 🏆 Snowy Cohoot Minipouch, 🏆 Secret Honey Jar, 🏆 Unbreakable Bag, 🏆 Solid Padlock, 🏆Polychrome Acorn and 🏆 Sojourn Necklace.
🏆 Solid Padlock requires another set of items you need to win in the lottery but take note that the Gargolda Statue only starts appearing after you take a picture of it. Take a daytime expedition for a photo of the creature. Gamer Guru's video shows you how to do it.
Refer to Game8's Eurekacorn article for more ways on farming Eurekacorns for your Polychrome Acorn trophy. Efficiency Tip: Target an expedition with a Herb Node in the Frost Islands together with a Khezu Node for both Eurekacorns and Pale Extracts.
For efficient map traversal, unlock the alternative camp sites on the two new Sunbreak areas along with the new buddy recon points. You will have to unlock 2 recon points per map, for a total of 12 for 🏆 Buddy Whistle. Darcblade has an excellent video guide to cover this.
Crown Hunting
🏆 Mini Crown Plaque and 🏆 Gold Crown Plaque will most likely be the last trophies you will get in the game as these are very grindy to obtain. These entail slaying or capturing the smallest and largest versions of each monster, awarding you a gold crown on your Hunter's Notes. An alternative grouped view of all your crowns can be found in OPT -> Multiplayer -> Guild Cards -> View -> L1 for Hunting Log. Unlike MH World, Rise does not include a crown notification in the points reward section after a hunt. You will have to check your Hunter Notes manually. You do get a prompt of "Monster Size Updated" right after the kill or capture though as your best indicator of a possible crown.
Crown Hunting Tips and Drop Rates explained by Luke Albigés of TrueAchievements
Efficient Strategy
You will want to clear out all the crowns you can possibly obtain from the quests with the 100% chance or boosted crown rate quests. For everything else, learn how to crown snipe to save time and not waste too much time on normal sized targets. If your are sure that your target monster is not a crown size, abort your quest and start a new one. Take note that you need to capture/kill 10 monsters of each type for their respective monster scroll to progress on your 🏆 Sturdy Padlock so anything close to a perceived small or large crown would be worth the kill. The Sunbreak Expansion and Master Rank buffs up the crown monsters appearance rate to as high as 10% for large and 6% for minis. You are best saving the crown hunt for last as you have to tackle Anomaly Investigations for the Sunbreak 🏆 Bahari's Hand Wound Birdie, which entails you earning and spending 3000 Investigation Coins as rewards for these type of quests along with clearing out every single Master Rank quest for the 🏆 Record of Utmost Valor - Master and clearing out 1-4 star anomaly quests for the 🏆 Painting - Crimson Nightmare. There are a total of 7 1-star anomaly quests to unlock and 8 quests for 2-4 stars. There is a good chance that you will be earning majority of these crowns along your progression towards these three trophies with minimal crown cleanup.
Videos for Monster Measurements
As of this writing, there seems to be a lack of content on Large and Mini Gold Crowns for MH Rise. Below is video clips to give some clues on how these monster sizes will look when you encounter them. Monster sizes with 100% chance drop quests will be excluded from this segment.
Kiranico has an excellent large monster guide which also displays the recommended quest to participate in with corresponding crown percentages.
Anomaly Investigation quest monsters have fixed sizes and will never yield any crowns. The normal Anomaly Quests will share the same 6% small and 10% large crown chance as the MR quests.
Base Game Crowns
Anjanath Mini Gold Crown
Barioth Large Gold Crown
Barioth Mini Gold Crown
Barroth Mini Gold Crown
Chameleos Large Gold Crown
Chameleos Mini Gold Crown
Great Izuchi Large Gold Crown
Great Izuchi Mini Gold Crown
Ku-Lu-Yaku Large Gold Crown
Ku-Lu-Yaku Mini Gold Crown
Kushala Daora Mini Gold Crown
Lagombi Large Gold Crown
Rakna-Kadaki Large Gold Crown
Rathalos Mini Gold Crown
Royal Ludroth Large Gold Crown
Teostra Large Gold Crown
Teostra Mini Gold Crown
Sunbreak Crowns
There are only 16 additional monsters tied up to the crown trophies for Sunbreak which are the monsters that were available at the original release of the game. You will need these 16 monsters along with all the base game crowns for the 🏆 Miniature Crown Shield and 🏆 Gold Crown Shield to unlock. Refer to the Gold Crown Shield segment of Powerpyx's guide for the full list.
Astalos Large Gold Crown
Aurora Somnacanth Mini Gold Crown
Gore Magala Large Gold Crown
Malzeno Large Gold Crown
Pyre Rakna-Kadaki Large Gold Crown
Scorned Magnamalo Large Gold Crown
Miscellaneous Grind
🏆 Antique Bookmark
Achieved by collecting all 60 Relics scattered over the 5 available maps. Powerpyx's guide for all Relic Locations shows these well. There is a correction to the linked article however, as it is mentioned there that the Rampage Relics unlock after collecting all 10 other Relics per map but is incorrect (unsure what triggers rampage Relic availability but I had access to them at 5 star quest availability on Village and Hub quests). To track the relics you have collected already, go to OPT -> Info -> Hunter Notes -> Notebook.
Gaming with Abyss has good Monster Hunter trophy content and shows locations of each relic per map clearly on his videos.
Shrine Ruins
Frost Islands
Flooded Forest
Sandy Plains
Lava Caverns

Other Useful Information
Affinity vs Raw Damage is discussed well on this steamcommunity forum.
The difference between KO/Stun and Trip is explained will in this article. Note that KO and Stun status are the same (in game and articles call it one or the other so this can be confusing) but Trip status is different.
Critical Boost at level 1 raises damage dealt by critical hits by 5%. Your critical hits are already at a base amplified damage of 25% (not mentioned in-game). This could be deceiving due to the in-game skill definition.
Palamutes and Palicos you bring on the hunt increase your ease and efficiency and are best slotted with the best gear for your playstyle. Game8 has an excellent buddy guide that discusses end game builds.
Use the Basic behavior if you are running a melee focused buddy and Follow if you are using a ranged buddy. This is discussed thoroughly by CheaterMcCheat.
On solo hunts, don't let the common combo of 1 Palico and 1 Palamute mold you to run with that as there are several builds that utilize 2 Palicos or 2 Palamutes in one hunt. For example, you may want to use a double Palamute with C Jelly Travel Bag X weapon on the Best Equipment For Sunbreak (Ranged)segment. Accompanied with the Palamute Silkbinder, this build can provide excellent monster control.
Ordering Motley Mixes in the canteen nets you dango tickets as a reward. Claim it from the chef after some orders and use the tickets with hopping skewers on your harder hunts.
Latent Power skill is triggered by an internal timer upon monster encounter and attack animations and is explained here on Fextralife's wiki.
Auto-shoutouts are useful for your party and even yourself. You can program these auto shoutouts via OPT -> Multiplayer -> Chat Menu -> Triangle and click on the field under Text to program what you want to shout-out, choose the box under speech timing to choose the condition. These conditions aren't fixed and you have more to choose from. The most useful ones are the auto shoutouts for "When you set a trap" and "When a monster is limping" where the monster enters the blue icon state and is capturable if it is not an elder, apex or afflicted monster.
Weapon Specific Notes
Light Bowgun
Light Bowgun Basic Moves and Ammo Types credit to Phemeto
Pay attention to the color of your reticle. An orange reticle tells you that your ammo type is in its ideal range and will deal its intended damage. A yellow reticle means your shots will hit, but will be significantly weaker.
The Fanning Vault Silkbind skill is best used with your Wyvernblast special ammo. Press circle while you are directly under the monster to plant a bomb directly on it. You will be replacing this with the Switch Skill Fanning Maneuver for end game builds.
Ammo Details can be found by going to Items and Equipment (opt button) -> Equipment Info -> Ammo Details (square)
You will normally run out of your full magazine of your most desired ammo. To minimize returning to camp, bring the materials you need to craft that ammo and set it on your radial menu. Also, avoid bringing the ammo type you never use to keep your ammo menu as decluttered as possible for efficient ammo switching. It is encouraged to bind the ammo you use and their craft commands in your radial menu as well.
Recoil is the delay between firing shots (different from Reload delay). Lower recoil = Faster Attack Speed
Deviation is the drift of the bullets when you fire. If you have a weapon with deviation, it will travel center for a medium distance then swerve to the L or R depending on the strength of the deviation. Targeting "No deviation" is ideal.
Decorations can be crafted to reduce Reload, Recoil and Deviation.
Light Bowgun Weapon & Armor Skills
Bombardier skill does not work with any ammos, including sticky, cluster, or wyvernblast.
Normal/Rapid Up skill improves Normal Ammo damage by 5%/10%/20% and stacks with the skill
Rapid Fire Up which enhances rapid fire damage also by 5%/10%/20%
Great Sword
Recommended Switch Skills are Tackle, Rage Slash (RS), and Adamant Charged Slash (ACS). All three can tank monster attacks (no knockbacks) and negates roar effects. Tackle is the bread and butter during roars and quick monster attacks since its easy to trigger, You can use Adamant Charged Slash for positioning, and Rage Slash to land your last charged attack on your desired direction, which True Charged Slash Skill cant do.
How to Unlock:
Adamant Charged Slash - Unlocked by crafting/upgrading 8 different Greatswords, no duplicates. Replaces the Hunting Edge skill.
Rage Slash - Unlocked by completing the quest "Grasp the Greatsword" (HR5 Quest). Replaces the True Charged Slash skill.
Low Rank Entry GS - Crit Eye Build
Low Rank GS - Crit Draw Build - 80% Affinity on Overhead and Charged Slash
High Rank GS Build - 90% Affinity on Weakpoints + Focus 3
Several members of the PSTHPH team contributed to the making of this guide.
There is an ongoing issue with this article preventing further edits. Please check the comments for more.
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2023.06.09 09:36 Psychology1421 Sunlight Powered Chargers-eco-catastrophe already in work

While they are being advanced all over the planet as a pivotal weapon in decreasing fossil fuel byproducts, sunlight powered chargers have a typical life expectancy of 25-30 years. Specialists express billions of boards will ultimately all should be discarded and supplanted. "The world has introduced more than one terawatt of sunlight based limit. Customary sunlight powered chargers have a limit of around 400W, so in the event that you count the two roofs and sun based ranches, there could be pretty much as numerous as 2.5 billion sunlight based chargers.," says Dr Rong Deng, a specialist in sunlight powered charger reusing at the College of New South Grains in Australia. As per the English government, there are a huge number of sunlight based chargers in the UK. However, the expert framework to scrap and reuse them is deficient. Energy specialists are calling for pressing government activity to forestall an approaching worldwide ecological debacle. "It will be a waste mountain by 2050, except if we get reusing chains rolling presently," says Ute Collier, delegate head of the Worldwide Sustainable power Organization. "We're creating an ever increasing number of sun powered chargers - which is perfect - yet how can we go to manage the waste?" she inquires. • BBC Sounds - The Environment Question - How sustainable are renewables? It is trusted a significant step will be taken toward the finish of June, when the world's most memorable production line devoted to completely reusing sunlight powered chargers formally opens in France. ROSI, the expert sun powered reusing organization which possesses the office, in the Elevated city of Grenoble, trusts in the end to have the option to concentrate and yet again utilize the vast majority of a unit's parts. As well as reusing the glass fronts and aluminum outlines, the new manufacturing plant can recuperate essentially every one of the valuable materials held inside the boards, for example, silver and copper, which are normally the absolute hardest materials to separate. These uncommon materials can in this manner be reused and reused to make new, more remarkable, sun oriented units.
Regular techniques for reusing sunlight based chargers recuperate the majority of the aluminum and glass - yet ROSI says the glass, specifically, is of somewhat inferior quality.
The glass recuperated utilizing those strategies can be utilized to make tiles, or in sandblasting - it can likewise be blended in with different materials to make black-top - yet it can't be utilized in applications where high-grade glass is required, like the creation of new sunlight powered chargers.
Blast period The new ROSI plant will open during a blast period for sunlight based charger establishments.
The world's sun based energy age limit became by 22% in 2021. Around 13,000 photovoltaic (PV) sun powered chargers are fitted in the UK consistently - the majority of them on the tops of private houses.
As a rule, sunlight based units become moderately uneconomical before they arrive at the finish of their normal life expectancy. New, more productive plans advance at customary spans, meaning it can demonstrate less expensive to supplant sun powered chargers that are just 10 or 15 years of age with refreshed variants.
On the off chance that ongoing development patterns are supported, Ms Collier says, the volume of scrap sunlight powered chargers could be colossal.
"By 2030, we believe we will have 4,000,000 tons [of scrap] - which is as yet sensible - yet by 2050, we could wind up with in excess of 200 million tons all around the world."
To place that into viewpoint, the world right now delivers a sum of 400 million tons of plastic consistently.
Reusing difficulties The explanation there are scarcely any offices for reusing sunlight based chargers is on the grounds that there has not been a lot of waste to process and reuse as of not long ago.
The original of homegrown sun powered chargers is simply now reaching the finish of its usable life. With those units currently moving toward retirement, specialists say earnest activity is required.
"Right now is an ideal opportunity to ponder this," says Ms Collier.
France is as of now a pioneer among European countries with regards to handling photovoltaic waste, says Nicolas Defrenne. His association, Soren, accomplices with ROSI and different firms, co-ordinating the decommissioning of sunlight powered chargers all over France.
"The greatest one [we decommissioned] required three months," Mr Defrenne reviews.
His group at Soren has been trying different things with various approaches to reusing what they gather: "We're tossing everything at the wall and seeing what sticks."
At ROSI's cutting edge plant in Grenoble, the sunlight based chargers are meticulously dismantled to recuperate the valuable materials inside - like copper, silicon and silver.
Each sun powered charger contains just small pieces of these valuable materials and those parts are so interwoven with different parts that, as of not long ago, it has not been monetarily suitable to isolate them.
But since they are so significant, removing those valuable materials productively could be a unique advantage, says Mr Defrenne.
"More than 60% of the worth is contained in 3% of the heaviness of the sun powered chargers," he says.
The group at Soren are confident that, later on, almost 3/4 of the materials expected to make new sunlight based chargers - including silver - can be recuperated from resigned PV units and reused - to assist with accelerating creation of new boards.
At present there isn't sufficient silver accessible to fabricate the large numbers of sunlight based chargers which will be expected in the progress from petroleum derivatives, says Mr Defrenne: "You can see where you have a creation bottleneck, it's silver."
In the interim English researchers have been attempting to foster comparative innovation to ROSI.
Last year, specialists at the College of Leicester reported they had worked out how to separate silver from PV units utilizing a type of saline.
However, up until this point, ROSI is the main organization in its field to have increased its activity to modern levels.
Besides, the innovation is costly. In Europe, merchants or makers of sunlight based chargers are answerable for discarding them when they become superfluous. What's more, many blessing pulverizing or destroying the waste - which is far less expensive.
Mr Defrenne recognizes that escalated reusing of sun powered chargers is still in its early stages. Soren and its accomplices reused just shy of 4,000 tons of French sun powered chargers last year.
However, there is potential to do much more. Also, he's making that his central goal.
"The heaviness of the multitude of new sunlight powered chargers sold last year in France was 232,000 tons - in this way, when those wear out in 20 years, that is the amount I'll have to gather consistently.
"At the point when that occurs, my own will likely guarantee France will be the innovative head of the world."
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2023.06.09 09:36 SorbetSuccessful731 Crop Management Software Market Unidentified Segments – The Biggest Opportunity Of 2023

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Conservis (United States)
Topcon Corporation (Japan)
GEA Group (Germany)
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2023.06.09 09:27 tiredfaces Can funds from LISA be used on solicitors?

My husband and I are near completion on our first home in England!
We have a mortgage approved through HSBC with a £40k deposit, which we intended to mainly come out of our Moneybox LISA (we thought it would be about £38k) with the extra £2k coming out of a regular bank account. However, we realised that we messed up how much we'd have with government bonuses etc, and we've ended up with £40500 in our LISA.
I know the obvious thing to do would be to ask if we could just add the extra £500 to our deposit, but I'm not sure if that's possible? Also HSBC took two weeks to give us our mortgage offer, so I'm not sure if asking to add £500 to the deposit would add further delays.
Our solicitors have our payments due as the cost of the house + their own fees, so could they still take the full amount out of our LISA to pay towards the deposit and their fees? Otherwise I guess the money is just stuck there until retirement or we'll have to pay the penalty to remove it early. I know £500 doesn't seem like a lot in the scheme of buying a house, but it could get us a nice washing machine!
I hope this makes sense and isn't too stupid a question - it makes sense in my head but was hard to get down. I'm also aware I could just ask Moneybox, but they usually take a day or two to reply so I thought I'd see if someone here could advise.
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2023.06.09 09:20 VTSupport Digital Invites vs Traditional Invites: Making the Right Choice for Your Wedding

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As we wrap up this engaging exploration, we'll summarize the key takeaways from our discussion. With a conversational tone, we offer recommendations based on our comprehensive comparison of digital and traditional invites. Let's ensure your invitations are visually captivating, convenient, and truly reflect your event's essence. Embark on this exciting journey with newfound knowledge, and create unforgettable invitations that set the stage for your memorable event.
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2023.06.09 09:18 nogooduser It seems that Reddit doesn't

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2023.06.09 08:30 Grafiqal How much does a Boglehead value ‘living in the moment’?

I’m not sure living in the moment is the right term but let me explain:
I’ve been with my partner for 4 years, we’re getting married next year and the wedding will cost around £22k (ridiculous for one day I know), but my partners view is that you’ll only ever have one chance to have the perfect day, so in the end it’s worth it.
Also, we’re looking at a 2 week trip to the Maldives for our Honeymoon which will cost >£10k.
Now, while some might say this is ridiculous money (me included), I’ve come to the realisation that you don’t know what’s around the corner so you might never get to enjoy the money you’ve saved up for years. Her Dad died when she was around 21 years old from cancer so he never had the chance to have a holiday like this.
So I ask the question, what is a Boglehead’s view on this? Do you save as much as possible regardless of what ‘might’ happen so you can provide for your family in the future, or would you like to enjoy your wealth while you can as you never know what’s around the corner?
It’s a pretty dark outlook but it’s something I’m thinking about a lot recently.
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2023.06.09 08:28 One_Two_9497 The Ultimate List of Amenities at the Best Hotels in Kasauli: Spoil Yourself!

If you're planning a trip to the beautiful hill station of Kasauli, you'll want to ensure that your accommodation is nothing short of extraordinary. Kasauli is home to a selection of luxurious resorts and hotels that offer a wide range of amenities to provide you with an indulgent and memorable stay. In this article, we present the ultimate list of amenities at the best hotels in Kasauli, allowing you to spoil yourself and make the most of your vacation.
1. Luxurious Rooms and Suites:
The best hotels in Kasauli offer luxurious rooms and suites that are elegantly designed and equipped with modern amenities. These accommodations provide spacious living areas, comfortable beds with premium bedding, and breath-taking views of the surrounding natural beauty. Whether you choose a room or a suite, you can expect the highest level of comfort and sophistication.
2. Spa and Wellness Facilities:
Pamper yourself with the exceptional spa and wellness facilities available at the top hotels in Kasauli. These establishments provide a serene and tranquil environment where you can relax, rejuvenate, and restore your mind and body. From soothing massages to invigorating body treatments, the spa centers offer a wide range of therapies tailored to meet your specific needs.
3. Outdoor Swimming Pools:
Escape the heat and take a refreshing dip in the outdoor swimming pools offered by the best hotels in Kasauli. Surrounded by lush greenery and picturesque landscapes, these pools provide the perfect setting for relaxation and leisure. Whether you want to enjoy a swim or simply lounge by the poolside with a refreshing drink, the hotels ensure a delightful experience.
4. Fine Dining Restaurants:
Indulge in a culinary journey at the fine dining restaurants within the best hotels in Kasauli. These establishments offer a delectable array of cuisines, ranging from local Himachali delicacies to international flavours. The talented chefs use the freshest ingredients to create gastronomic masterpieces that will delight your taste buds. With elegant ambiance and impeccable service, the dining experience at these hotels is truly exceptional.
5. Bars and Lounges:
Unwind and socialize at the stylish bars and lounges located within the hotels. These establishments offer a wide selection of premium spirits, wines, and cocktails, allowing you to relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a sophisticated setting. Whether you prefer a classic cocktail or a unique mixology creation, the skilled bartenders are dedicated to serving you with excellence.
6. Fitness Centers and Recreational Facilities:
Stay active and maintain your fitness routine at the well-equipped fitness centers offered by the best hotels in Kasauli. These fitness facilities feature state-of-the-art equipment and professional trainers who can assist you in achieving your health and wellness goals. Additionally, some hotels provide recreational facilities such as indoor games, tennis courts, or yoga studios to cater to your leisurely pursuits.
7. Concierge Services:
The hotels in Kasauli understand the importance of personalized service and attention to detail. They offer concierge services to assist you with various arrangements during your stay, including transportation, sightseeing tours, restaurant reservations, and more. The concierge staff is dedicated to ensuring that your experience in Kasauli is seamless and memorable.
8. Business and Event Facilities:
For corporate travellers or those planning special events, the best hotels in Kasauli provide modern business and event facilities. These venues are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and can accommodate conferences, meetings, weddings, and other social gatherings. The hotels offer professional event planning services and customizable setups to ensure the success of your business or social event.
9. Kids' Club and Activities:
Families traveling with children will find the best hotels in Kasauli to be family-friendly. These establishments offer kids' clubs and activities that cater to the younger guests. The dedicated staff organizes fun-filled experiences and educational activities to keep the little ones entertained and engaged throughout their stay.
10. Spectacular Views and Serene Surroundings:
Last but certainly not least, the best hotels in Kasauli are nestled in idyllic locations, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Immerse yourself in the serenity and tranquillity of the natural surroundings, as the hotels are designed to provide a harmonious blend of luxury and nature.
In conclusion, the best hotels in Kasauli provide an extraordinary experience for travellers seeking an indulgent and memorable stay. From luxurious accommodations to spa and wellness facilities, fine dining restaurants, and recreational amenities, these hotels offer a comprehensive range of amenities to cater to your every need. Whether you're visiting for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a corporate retreat, the hotels in Kasauli ensure that your stay is nothing short of exceptional. So go ahead, spoil yourself and create unforgettable memories amidst the serene and picturesque landscapes of Kasauli.
FAQs:
Q1: What is the specialty of Kasauli resorts and hotels?
Kasauli resorts and hotels are known for their luxurious amenities and exceptional service. They provide a range of amenities such as luxurious rooms and suites, spa and wellness facilities, outdoor swimming pools, fine dining restaurants, bars and lounges, fitness centers, concierge services, business and event facilities, kids' clubs, and breath-taking views of the natural surroundings.
Q2: Can I enjoy spa treatments at the hotels in Kasauli?
Yes, the best hotels in Kasauli offer spa and wellness facilities where you can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments and therapies. These facilities provide a tranquil environment and a range of services designed to relax and revitalize your mind and body.
Q3: Are there recreational facilities available at the hotels in Kasauli?
Yes, many hotels in Kasauli provide recreational facilities such as fitness centers, indoor games, tennis courts, and yoga studios. These facilities are designed to cater to your leisure and recreational needs during your stay.
Q4: Do the hotels in Kasauli provide concierge services?
Yes, the hotels in Kasauli offer concierge services to assist you with various arrangements during your stay. Whether it's transportation, sightseeing tours, or restaurant reservations, the concierge staff is dedicated to ensuring that you have a seamless and memorable experience.
Q5: Do the hotels in Kasauli offer facilities for families traveling with children?
Yes, the best hotels in Kasauli are family-friendly and provide amenities such as kids' clubs and activities to keep children entertained and engaged. The hotels ensure that families traveling with children have a memorable and enjoyable stay.
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2023.06.09 08:18 rahulsharma2023 Living Properties in Pune at Reasonable Costs

Several significant colleges and universities, especially the Institute of Technology, Pune, make Pune a well-known educational hub in India. Tourists and trekkers flock to the city because of its breathtaking surroundings and proximity to mountain towns like Khandala and Lonavala. Pune is referred to as the "Automobile Metropolis of India" due to the presence of numerous manufacturing plants for well-known automakers. In Pune, there are many beautiful buildings. Pune City has housing complexes that include skyscrapers and other stunning structures. There are some amazing palaces and homes in Pune, Maharashtra. A famous tourist location in India right now is Pune. the town's illustrious reputation for having everything
Projects In Pune
Shivom
Located in Vithalwadi, Wagholi, Ivy Nia is a project developed by Kolte Patil Developers. Each flat has been carefully thought out. With 72 Flats, the project is adaptable. The residences in Shivom are thoughtfully designed with the greatest outside and interior architecture in mind. A lasting impression is created not only by the architecture but also by the address. Shivom makes everything perfect. It is a dazzling illustration of the things that can be accomplished when talent and technology come together.1 bhk flats in Pune is available at a selling price of INR 36 Lacs respectively.
Monte Rosa
Located in Nimbaj Nagar, Anand Nagar, Monte Rosa is a project developed by BKP Group. Monte Rosa, Bhargav Kudale Patil Infrastructure's project. The traditional design principles will undoubtedly shift as a result of the waterfall that descends three storeys. There is a strong sense at passion among the creators of Monte Rosa to create and give a high-life experience that is unique to Pune. By selecting Monte Rosa as your home, you fulfill this commitment, with Sinhagad Road serving as the hub of city life.2,3,4 & 6 bhk flats in Pune is available at a selling price of INR 1.28 Cr,1.98 Cr, 5.29 Cr & 6.83 Cr respectively.
Mangalam Homes
Located in Moshi Gaon, Moshi, Mangalam Homes is a project developed by Yashashree Group. At Mangalam Homes, they are aware of all the desires you have for the perfect house. With lots of vegetation, great amenities, superb space layout, and luxurious specs, Mangalam Homes provide you with the most luxurious lifestyle possible, cementing their reputation as the best homes in Pune. The cost of living has decreased. It is connected to the rest of the city by a variety of significant streets and arterial roads, making it simple to access modern amenities like shopping, dining, recreation, medical care, & school.1& 2bhk flats in Pune are available at a selling price of INR 26 Lacs & 32.5 Lacs respectively.
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2023.06.09 07:52 tripp_hi_mary have been relatively surprised with san jose. its not as shitty as other parts of the state

(for context im white and from the south)
came here for a summer internship in silicon valley, and i have to say im surprised
compared to where im from, i mean yeah sure, theres trash on the street, graffiti everywhere, homeless pushing shopping carts full of trash, and a weirdly large amount of RVs on the street im told thats because people cant afford like actual housing, but its not quite as bad as i thought it would be
dont get me wrong, i knew the gas prices would be terrible, i knew the streets would be bad, i knew food would be 1.5x what it is at home, the girls on tinder have adams apples, and i knew when getting my first check the taxes would make me curse gavin newsom, these are all things we make fun of you people for, but again, it wasnt as bad as i thought it would be
I visited San Francisco, and I realized THAT IS WHERE ALL THE JOKES COME FROM. That place was a shithole in every sense of the word.
the malls are really cool, i went to that valley fair and ive never seen stores with bouncers before, they have gucci, rolex, prada, celine (which im told is nice). I didnt know those brands had physical stores. Ive tried lots of asian and hispanic food we dont have at home, and now i am in LOVE with vietnamese PHO. The people are actually relatively nice even when they dont speak english, which im noticing is often. Its been 3 weeks, and i havent been mugged or had my car broken into, which is good progress. Its cool to see mountains in all directions. I thought id be lynched off the plane for not having a nose ring and jolly rancher hair, but thats actually not as common as i assumed it would be. Its kind of cool being a minority for a change. Kind of a novelty
dont get me wrong i couldnt live here with the cost of living and not being able to partipate in elections, id just go to my companies office on the east coast. But california has so far proven to be kind of cool, like i could definitely see myself visiting for a vacation or something, which is more than what i thought given all the stereotypes, turns out they are only like half true.
so GG California, even though you people dont vote correctly (seriously, ro kanna is the best you can do?) ive enjoyed my time so far!
EDIT: oh shit i just realized i havent visited a gun store yet! oh thats going to be funny!
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2023.06.09 07:35 steamhyperpolyglot New Save (playing with mods for the first time)

New Save (playing with mods for the first time)
I'm currently still on a break from my previous save (600+ hours), so I thought I would use this opportunity to start a brand new game (while also trying out the river slots mod that I discovered recently).
Interestingly, this would also be the first time I start a new save where I already own every single cosmetic DLC pack. In my previous save, I was already quite far into the building process when I acquired the industrial, old town and fiesta cosmetic packs.
Sure, I could reorganize all of my cities along the way, but that would be a lot of work.
Oh yeah, I have also decided to increase the island difficulty, lower the resident's income level, and skyscraper upkeep costs. In my last save, I was playing it on the standard settings, so making money at the late-game stage just felt ridiculously easy. For now, I'm certainly feeling the difference slightly. But it's nice, I welcome the new challenge.
Restarting a save and playing with the various cosmetics dlcs available.
Building my first river-based fishery. Pretty cool looking actually.
I'm trying to build a quaint farming town on the first island that I've settled on.
When it comes to the river slot mod, I quite like that some islands have up to 7 river slots in the Old World. I haven't ventured into the New World yet, so I'm not sure what the max number of river slots will be. You know the previous complaints that we had about the rivers in NW being a problem? Well, I think with these river slots mod, it would help to turn those rivers into something useful.
I'm still sticking to the previous Seed (6184), so a lot of big islands won't have rivers, but for those islands with rivers crisscrossing across the island, I imagine there would be plenty of river slots for me to turn into something useful.
The other mod I'm currently considering using is the one where we can build docklands in the NW and Enbesa. But I'm curious about whether it's just an ecstatic thing? Or does it actually have the other dockland modules (i.e. depots adding more storage, and so on)?
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2023.06.09 07:10 Is_verydeep69_dawg What are the best budget international trips from India?

My friends and I are looking to go for an international trip in December / January. We want to keep it as cheap as possible (between INR 60K-80K) but can stretch it at max to 100K (Though we'd prefer not to spend that much). We are all in our ealry 20s and can only spend so much.
Ideally the visa should be cheap and the place should have a good night life.
Any suggestions/ anecdotes will be highly appreciated. Also if you guys could provide a cost breakdown or the ideal number of days one can visit it for it would be immensely helpful.
Thanks in advance!
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2023.06.09 07:09 bonanoinsurance Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana: A Comprehensive Guide

Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana: A Comprehensive Guide
Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana is a crucial aspect for businesses operating in the state. It provides financial protection and support to employees in case of work-related injuries or illnesses, ensuring that they receive the necessary medical care and wage-loss compensation. This article aims to provide an in-depth look at Workers Comp Louisiana, covering the legal requirements, benefits, and the process of obtaining this insurance.
1. Introduction to Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana
Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana, also known as workers' compensation, is a type of accident insurance paid by employers. It is designed to benefit employees who are injured in the workplace or contract a work-related sickness. In Louisiana, almost all employers need workers' compensation insurance for their business, regardless of the number of employees. This coverage helps pay for medical bills, missed wages, ongoing care, and other expenses related to work-related injuries or illnesses.
Bonano Insurance offers Worker’s Compensation Insurance specifically designed for employees' benefit. With no payroll deduction made from an employee's salary, it covers medical expenses if they are injured in the workplace or contract a work-related sickness. Furthermore, it also covers wage-loss compensation until the employee returns to work.

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2. Louisiana Workers' Compensation Requirements
2.1 Mandatory Coverage for Most Employers
Louisiana workers' compensation laws require most employers to have this coverage, even if they have just one employee. This law applies to various types of workers, including:
· Full-time employees
· Part-time employees
· Minors
· Seasonal employees
Sole proprietors without employees and corporate officers owning a certain percentage of a business may not need this coverage. However, if a business has any workers, it will likely require a workers' compensation policy.
2.2 Exemptions from Workers' Compensation Coverage
Certain types of workers and industries are exempt from the requirement to have workers' compensation insurance. These exemptions include:
· Employees of a private residential homeowner
· Musicians and performers providing services outlined in a performance contract
· Real estate brokers or salespersons licensed to do business in Louisiana
· Employees of a private unincorporated farm
· Landmen performing exploration, development, production, or mineral transportation services
· Employees covered by the Federal Employer's Liability Act, Longshoremen's and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and Jones Act
· Members of airplane crews involved in dusting or spraying operations
· Uncompensated officers and members of a board of directors for nonprofit organizations
Employers should be aware of these exemptions and ensure they comply with the state's requirements to avoid penalties.
3. Classification of Employees and Avoiding Fraud
When obtaining Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana, it is essential to classify employees based on their type of work to ensure they have the right coverage. Misclassifying employees is often considered fraud and can result in severe consequences for the employer. Businesses should maintain accurate records and consult with an insurance professional to ensure they are in compliance with the state's regulations.
4. Understanding Workers' Comp Benefits in Louisiana
Workers' compensation insurance in Louisiana provides various benefits to employees who suffer from work-related injuries or illnesses. These benefits include:
4.1 Medical Care
Workers' comp insurance covers medical expenses for accidents or injuries that require medical care and happen on the job. This includes doctor visits, hospital stays, medications, and any necessary treatments related to the injury or illness.
4.2 Lost Wages and Indemnity Benefits
When an employee is unable to earn money and needs time off to recover before they can return to work, workers' comp insurance provides lost wages, also known as indemnity benefits.
4.3 Disability Benefits
In situations where an employee has a severe injury and returning to work isn't an option, workers' comp insurance provides disability benefits. This includes temporary total disability, where an employee receives an average weekly wage, and permanent total disability for employees who suffer severe on-the-job injuries.
4.4 Ongoing Care
Workers' comp insurance covers ongoing care when an injury or illness requires additional treatment, such as physical therapy or vocational rehabilitation.
4.5 Funeral Costs and Death Benefits
In the unfortunate event that an employee dies on the job, workers' comp insurance provides coverage for funeral expenses and other costs.
4.6 Illnesses and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Workers' comp insurance covers illnesses resulting from harmful chemicals or other materials and repetitive stress injuries that occur over time.
5. Obtaining Workers' Comp Insurance in Louisiana
There are several ways for a business in Louisiana to obtain workers' compensation insurance, including:
· Being a member of an approved Group Self-Insurance Fund
· Applying to the Assistant Secretary of the Office of Workers' Compensation to become an approved self-insured employer
· Obtaining a policy through a private workers' compensation insurer, such as the Louisiana Workers' Compensation Corporation, a non-profit organization that supplies workers' comp products throughout the state
For a list of approved companies, visit the Louisiana Workforce Commission's website http://www.laworks.net/FAQs/FAQ\_WorkComp\_EmployerCoverage.asp or ask your insurance company directly.
6. Filing Workers' Compensation Claims in Louisiana
To file a claim for workers' compensation in Louisiana, injured workers should notify their employer within 30 days of the injury. It is always better to file a claim closer to the time of the injury.
Injured employees may not receive benefits if workers' compensation claims for medical treatment are not filed within one to three years of the accident date. If there's a dispute about the medical benefits an employee receives, submit a Disputed Claim Form for Medical Treatment Appeal to the Office of Workers Compensation Administration Medical Director. Employees will likely need to file a disputed claim for compensation form, and depending on the case, disputed claims can take six months or more to resolve.
7. Importance of Compliance and Avoiding Penalties
Failing to comply with Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana requirements can result in severe penalties, such as fines, penalties, or even imprisonment. Employers are responsible for maintaining accurate records, classifying employees correctly, and ensuring that they have the necessary workers' compensation coverage in place. Working with a professional insurance agent can help businesses ensure they comply with the state's regulations and avoid potential penalties.
8. Partnering with Bonano Insurance for Workers' Compensation Coverage
Bonano Insurance offers comprehensive Workers' Compensation Insurance designed for employees' benefit. With a focus on providing quality coverage and exceptional customer service, Bonano Insurance is a trusted partner for businesses seeking Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana. Contact Bonano Insurance today to discuss your workers' compensation needs and receive a personalized quote.
9. Staying Informed and Up-to-Date on Workers' Compensation Regulations
Workers' compensation laws and regulations can change over time. It is essential for business owners to stay informed and up-to-date on any changes to ensure compliance and continued coverage for their employees. Regularly reviewing your workers' compensation policy, consulting with an insurance professional, and monitoring updates from the Louisiana Workforce Commission can help businesses maintain compliance and protect their employees.
10. Conclusion
Workers Comp Insurance Louisiana is a vital component for businesses operating in the state, providing financial protection and support for employees in case of work-related injuries or illnesses. Understanding the legal requirements, benefits, and the process of obtaining this insurance is crucial for employers to ensure compliance and maintain a safe and supportive work environment. By partnering with a trusted insurance provider like Bonano Insurance, businesses can secure comprehensive workers' compensation coverage and provide their employees with the protection they need.
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2023.06.09 07:05 CptJango /r/TalesFromThePharmacy will be going dark on June 12 to protest Reddit's untenable API changes that will kill 3rd party apps

Effective July 1st, Reddit is implementing changes to their third-party API services that will effectively kill off all third-party apps and many external tools that Reddit users and moderators have come to rely on.
We won't rehash points that many of you have already been reading about — details of the changes and the discussion surrounding them can be found on the announcement post here, and the initial response on /modcoord: https://www.reddit.com/ModCoord/comments/13xh1e7/an_open_letter_on_the_state_of_affairs_regarding
Instead, we'll just briefly talk about why we consider this important, and what it means for you, the average Reddit user:

Third-party Reddit apps are going away

If you make use of a third-party app to browse Reddit, such as Apollo, RIF, BaconReader, or Narwhal, those apps are going to stop working on July 1st of this year.
Reddit have implemented enterprise-level pricing for their API that they state is intended for third-party apps, however the pricing model they've released is unconscionably high, nearly twenty times what it's believed their API services actually cost to operate. The developer of the Apollo app expects that keeping their app running would cost upwards of twenty million dollars a year, and will no longer be able to offer their app. Effectively, this change is an elimination of third-party apps in everything but name. The developers of RIF and Narwhal also expect they will be forced to shut down their apps.

Reddit content is about to become worse

Many subreddits make use of third-party tools to support their community, including custom browser extensions, bots, and archival services. Many of these services are likely to stop working, robbing communities of tools they have come to rely on to manage their content. The Pushshift API, which powered sites like Reveddit, has already ceased functioning. Many more tools are expected to cease working after this change goes into effect. We can surely expect the legacy old.reddit.com to be next on the chopping block — the mobile browser site, i.reddit.com, has already been removed.
That means that you, the user, can expect to see more spam, more FUD, more trolls, more stolen content, and more reposts in your communities.
The mod tools offered by the default app and website also pale in comparison to what's offered by third-party apps and plugins. This means that communities can expect less moderation, worse moderation, and less transparency after these changes go into effect.

Reddit content is about to become less safe

In addition to the pricing model, Reddit is blocking the display of NSFW content in third-party apps. That means that even if the app developers find a way to keep their apps running, your beloved porn is going away.
This also means that anyone viewing a user profile via a third-party app will be unable to view post histories on NSFW subreddits. Many communities serving underage users take steps to prevent posting by individuals with NSFW posting histories; the ability to do this outside of the official Reddit app is about to be crippled.
In short, this means more OnlyFans spam, and more porn directed at kids.

Reddit is about to become less accessible

Accessibility tools like screen readers simply do not work on New Reddit and the official iOS Reddit app. This change will effectively exile the Blind community from Reddit overnight. Read more about this here.

So what are we doing?

We're joining hundreds of other subreddits to raise visibility on this issue and try to encourage them to allow third party apps to continue to exist. Reddit requires its user's content in order to survive — if we stop posting, Reddit stops making money.
To that end, /TalesFromThePharmacy be joining hundreds of other subreddits in a Reddit-wide blackout. On June 12th, 2023, participating communities will set their subreddits to private in protest of these changes, depriving Reddit of the content and traffic it needs to survive. The intent is to force Reddit to reconsider these changes and come to a reasonable compromise with app developers — who have stated they are willing to pay reasonable API costs — so that we can ensure that Reddit stays as safe and accessible as possible.
This isn't a decision we're undertaking lightly, but we believe that we do have the capacity to force change here, and we'd be remiss as members of this community to not take the few steps we can to attempt to ensure a better and safer Reddit experience for everyone.
Read more about the issues here:
https://www.reddit.com/Save3rdPartyApps/comments/13yh0jf/dont_let_reddit_kill_3rd_party_apps/
https://www.reddit.com/apolloapp/comments/13ws4w3/had_a_call_with_reddit_to_discuss_pricing_bad/
https://www.reddit.com/redditisfun/comments/13wxepd/rif_dev_here_reddits_api_changes_will_likely_kill/
https://www.reddit.com/getnarwhal/comments/13wv038/reddit_have_quoted_the_apollo_devs_a_ridiculous/jmdqtyt/
https://www.reddit.com/ModCoord/comments/1401qw5/incomplete_and_growing_list_of_participating/
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2023.06.09 07:02 Awkward_GM New Player, how it went for me. Looking for mod and config advice

Long story short I didn’t want to drop $30 on a game that’s been out for years. And was happy to find this game.
I did an initial test of the game and found myself in the desert biome. Immediately I started digging a staircase down to find resources which I was not prepared to locate. Realized when night fell that I couldn’t see anything, and since I couldn’t find coal I got lost underground. 😬 Reset. Downloaded some mods for Mobs, Creatures, Villagers, Nether, and Mineshafts.
Wound up in a very cold climate. The area I was in had grass, but a few blocks to the left was snow. Took a half hour to realize there were no Mobs spawning. Eventually I realized the Mod features were turned off by default and got them working. I still felt a bit too safe however. I started using torches to mark my territory and where I’d been. Even making a makeshift lighthouse on an island off of where my base was. And making a bridge full of torches to light my way in case I got lost.
Up until now I had been using random number seeds. This time I just started from 1 and didn’t find a seed I liked till 4 or 5 which was a mountain full of Apple trees and I think a mod I downloaded placed a nice ruin at the top where I took shelter and built up as my base. I downloaded the Stamina Mod and had fun with collecting apples and farming wheat. I also created a mineshaft from my base at the top of the mountain to so far I think 1000 blocks down. I basically started looking for new ores, but so far have only found Iron, Gold, Copper, and Tin aside from coal. I got frustrated at one point and only had my pickaxe, a few apples, and a pile of ladders as I dug straight down (“Oh no……! Splat”).
Couple of issues I’m having that I want to try and mitigate with Mods:
• Need more fun landmarks to find. I tried downloading a Villages and shipwreck mods but they had conflicts with Mods I had installed.
• Traveling from the top of the mine to the levels with gold is about 5-10 mins of holding down shift to go down the ladders. (God forbid I forget an item in a chest at base)
• Traversing steep terrain. The worst example of this was I dug myself into the center of a cavern where I had no idea where the nearest wall was. Eventually I found I could make a wonky bridge with torches attached, but I feel like I was doing this inefficiently.
• None of the villagetraders have been spawning. Though maybe I have to find them in a way I am unfamiliar with?
• More ruin or exploratory mods that give cool stuff to find. Especially while mining as right now I’m just finding featureless caverns.
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2023.06.09 06:54 Resolverman There is no good reason to not save skill tree loadouts.

We already have to pay exorbitant gold costs to refund skill trees and farm new items that suits a different build.
Your build is your primary interaction with this game. If you are being hindered from trying new builds it can become a boring chore very quickly, Blizzard. Not asking to remove gold cost, simply to have unlockable tabs where you can save build plans to.
PvP needs a different build than PvE too.
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2023.06.09 06:50 cannons_for_days Eastern Wisdom, Southern Hospitality — a 15 Minute Review

TL;DR — Should I Pull?

New Players

Neither of these banners are better for a new player than Matriarch/Roc or Liz/Jo. I recommend new players skip these. If you already have Matriarch and Liz but you didn't get Jo whilst pulling for Liz, then pulling for Gustave and Kat might be a good use of jewels, but I think I still recommend waiting a week to see what's next before investing in that.

Veterans

Is... is that an average of two party heals per turn on Kat? 👀
Sorry! Sorry. I just got distracted by pink samurai healer girl. (Man, that checks so many boxes for me. 😆)
Probably the most noteworthy unit here is Goddess. Being able to shut down all shadow damage the enemies deal for 15 turns is basically a cheat code for certain content. Orlouge is pretty whatever for veterans, but Monika has some support things she can do and she bulks up to very defensive numbers so while she doesn't dispense Polka-levels of party heals or Matriarch-levels of stat buffs, she's an excellent supplement to either of those who doesn't require special attention to keep in the fight.
On the other hand, we have Kat and Gustave. Kat can reduce Skill damage to the party in the same way that Tsubaki and Gustave can reduce Spell damage, and that's not a small thing. Gustave, meanwhile, can dispense damage boosts and damage mitigation to the party while also acting as a BP support. So there's unique stuff on this banner, too.
Broadly speaking, I think I would recommend a skip if you aren't flush with jewels. Goddess is good, no question, but she's not really worth chasing on her own merits, and Monika's good but she's not great unless you have her previous bow style to inherit that S3 onto. If you have a good amount of jewels to spend but you don't feel like you can do pulls on both banners, then it depends on who you have inherits for. I can recommend Kat/Gustave's banner if you have the previous Spellbreaker Gustave style. I can recommend Goddess's banner if you have the previous Music Fest Goddess style and the previous Kids' week Monika style.
If you have all three of those styles and you can't afford to pull on both banners... I'm sorry. I would probably lean towards Goddess's banner just because damage immunity is so strong when it works.

Samurai Jack Kat — Romancing Festival Limited Banner

Katarina

Unit Summary

Kat can reduce skill damage to the party and heal them at the same time. And then she will heal them some more.

Unit Analysis

Well, it's not Pierce/Cold switch, but it'll do.
So the main deal here is Ice Fog Sword Ballet, which deals B-rank pierce and cold damage and then grants the whole party a defensive stance that reduces skill damage taken by 35% for 3 turns. Skill damage reduction is arguably not as important as the spell damage reduction that Tsubaki and Gustave can bring to bear, but there's undeniably a lot of skill damage out there for bosses to dish out, and Kat is the only source of this particular buff. Because of her Abundance Switch, she gains +2 BP and heals the entire party for a tiny amount when she does this. So even though it's a 10 BP skill, she can rotate it with her normal attack or her S1 quite easily and still dish out some heals for the party.
In fact, if she happens to hit a weakness, she gets +1 BP from that, so it's actually not implausible to be able to use her S2 a bit during her S3 rotation with her normal attacks if the enemy is pierce weak.
Why would you want to do that? Well, her S2 (Ice Impact) is a 7 BP C-rank AoE that deals pierce and cold damage, so it triggers that +2 BP and party-wide heal. Oh, and it has a 50/50 chance to hit twice, so it can actually deal decent amounts of damage for the BP cost. Oh, and it heals the party on each hit. So if Ice Impact gets 2 hits, she heals the party three times that turn.
Now, Kat's mitigation is contingent on being able to resist the enemy's attacks, so depending on the enemy in question she may be competing for equipment that you can't spare for her, which is unfortunate. And her damage output is mediocre compared to the likes of Goddess who's spamming a similar power skill as Kat but with significantly better damage boosts. But she still compares favorably to a lot of other styles that bring damage mitigation and/or healing for the party if you assume all of her stuff works. She's just a bit more conditional than a style like Final Empress or Macha.

Inherits

Kat has a lot of styles, but since this style relies so heavily on dealing either pierce damage or cold damage, not many of them have skills that are worth inheriting.
The only one I'm going to point out here is Glacial Sword, available on a couple of styles but most notably on Kat's second plat SS style (SS [The Real Reason] style), as that one is available from the Training Cave Ore exchange. Glacial Sword is 2 BP and deals cold damage, so it can trigger the party-wide heal and still net some BP recovery for the turn. It doesn't trigger the +2 BP from pierce damage, so it's either +1 BP for the turn if it doesn't hit a weakness or +2 if it does hit a weakness, which makes it a little weak as an option to rotate with Ice Fog Sword Ballet, but it's definitely useful to have the party heal on demand in the event that you need healing the turn after using the skill defense stance.
Or if you'd prefer, you can actually just spam Ice Impact and Glacial Sword to deal decentish damage and churn out a lot of party heals. Kat averages about two heals per turn this way if Glacial Sword hits a weakness, and with Glacial Sword amplified you're dealing at least C-rank damage every turn, which does actually help a bit as people who've been using Esper Girl can attest. This healing isn't quite as good as Thyme can manage with support from Emelia or as good as Chef Polka can accomplish with the Still Blade Phoenix inherit, but it is the strongest party-heal setup that guaratnees at least some healing every turn, which may be appealing in some content.

Gustave

Unit Summary

Attack boosts and defense boosts galore.

Unit Analysis

Where to start?
Well, first thing's first: bringing Gustave grants everyone in the party a 15% damage boost. Just for being on Gustave's team and not being KO'd. Well, OK, actually no one can be KO'd if you want the damage boost, but generally speaking you don't want your units just eating dirt anyway, so that's not a huge restriction.
His Let's Paint skill then grants the party a small Attack Boost and small Defense Boost for 4 turns. Let's Paint is 8 BP and Gustave gets 4 BP back every turn, so it's trivial to keep those boosts up. But wait! There's more! Let's Paint is a charge skill, locking Gustave into doing nothing the next turn and then using Pigeon Whistle the turn after that. Pigeon Whistle grants Gustave +2 BP and then grants the whole party a very large Morale Up and a medium Guard Up for 2 turns. Obviously you can't sustain that (because the Let's Paint cycle spends two turns waiting to get back to Pigeon Whistle), but they'll stack with those 4 turn boosts, giving the party pretty substantial boosts for 2 turns out of every 3 if you want to spam this cycle.
If you would prefer to spend that bonus BP, Gustave has Fighter Special, a 12 BP SSS attack (it's actually high on the SSS-scale, so it's actually decent damage for 12 BP) which grants Gus a very large Guard Up for 5 turns. With High Protect Tension, that Guard Up actually makes Gus pretty dang tough for a while. Or Gus has inherits. See below.
And if you want, there's also Sunder, an A-rank attack for 3 BP. This isn't the absolute strongest attack in the game that is also BP-positive, mostly because Gustave's damage boosts are not that great unless you're still inside the Paint cycle, but it's way up there.

Inherits

The most interesting thing you can do with this Gus inherit-wise is actually to inherit Let's Paint to a different style. [The Fated Hour Comes] Gustave trades Offensive Union for Scrum Guard, which is 20% damage mitigation instead of 15% damage boosts. Both shut off if someone gets KO'd, but it's not that hard to argue that the 20% damage mitigation is a bigger deal than the 15% damage boost. Scrum Guard Gus needs to land hits to gain +1 BP/turn, unlike Ocarina of Steel, but the +2 BP per activation of Pigeon Whistle can help offset that. So while you may end up spending nearly all of your time making sure that whistle cycle is up, it's a lot of party mitigation while it's up.
If you're set on keeping ArtsAndCrafstave in play, you can inherit Triple Crush from UDX Gustave 2.0. Triple Crush is Double Crush but Triple. It's 3 A hits for 13 BP, so it is an excellent BP dump.
Or if you would prefer to lean into Gus's damage boosting capabilities, you can inherit Brave Impact from Gusv7, which is 12 BP for an SSS attack that, instead of granting himself a Guard Up, grants bonus G. Sword damage to the party. G. Sword styles are not the heaviest damage dealers in the game, but it's certainly an interesting thought to try to turn a team of G. Sword attackers like Laura, Fancy Lass, Iskandar, and Gustave into a damage-boost steamroller.

Noel

Unit Summary

All-in slash farmer.

Unit Analysis

Noel gets a lot of damage bonuses on turn 1. Like, Souji levels of damage bonus. If you use Maple Storm, he actually peaks higher than that on turn 1. He deals recoil damage to himself, and all his BP generation is concentrated into the first 5 turns of battle, so you probably don't want to bring him to boss battles, but in short battles he truly brings the thunder, with Maple Storm dropping a train on a single enemy or Burst Blade being a strong [Fast] AoE for a kinda-spammable attack.
Where Noel falls short is that on turn 2, he loses 30% of his damage boost, and in fact takes a damage mitigation penalty, taking an extra 15% damage on even turns. Which is really, really weird for a character who has 8 BP attacks and generates enough bonus BP to use those 8 BP attacks on turns 1 and 2 back to back. You would think you would want him to burn out quickly rather than bounce back and forth between strong and weak turns. But, hey, it is what it is.

Inherits

Christmas Noel has a strong row attack in Twilight Flash, which you can utilize with his early game BP generation and odd-turns peaks to get a strong row attack on turns 1 and 3. It's [Fast], so it actually contends with Gray's charge attack for 1/3 row farming. His skill has a somewhat lower power than Gray's, but he gets much higher damage modifiers on the odd turns, so the damage is likely pretty comparable between the two for most situations.

The Most Powerful SaGa Beings... and Orlouge — Romancing Festival Limited Banner

(I kid. Obviously Monika transcends SaGa and is the most powerful being in the universe. Why else would she have gotten all the buffs on this banner?)

Goddess

Unit Summary

Trivializes content that deals significant shadow damage. And looks good doing it.

Unit Analysis

Light of Dawn is the main attraction here. The Goddess's Light costs 9 BP/1 LP and grants the party complete immunity to shadow damage for the next three turns, granting them a smol heal at the end of each of those turns to boot. Goddess gains +1 BP/turn, so it is trivial to maintain that buff until she is out of LP 15 turns later. Now, sure, once she's out of LP, she's not going to be doing nearly as much for the party, but fifteen turns of every-turn healing and negating a good chunk (if not all) of the enemy's damage is way more than you need when you're fighting any enemy that isn't named "Egg."
While she's building her BP back up for the Light, you will probably be spamming Burning Star, a 1 BP INT-based skill that deals C-rank sun/heat damage. It's only C-rank damage, sure, but it's BP-positive, and with Goddess's 70% passive damage boosts and stacking medium INT buff every turn, it's actually going to be dealing a solid amount of damage for a support unit.

Inherits

The big one is Heavenly Melody. From her Music Festival style, Melody is 10 BP, so it really does compete BP-for-BP with Light of Dawn, but it's also doing a lot so there may be situations where you may want to intersperse this with the Light. Its damage is just B-rank sun AoE, but it inflicts a small Morale Down on all the enemies it hits for 3 turns and it grants the party a small Guard Up for 3 turns regardless of whether it hits. So while it won't fully stack with the likes of Gustave's Pigeon Whistle or Aisha's Earth Thrust , it does a lot of work to reduce incoming damage for 3 turns if you haven't brought other Morale Down or Guard Up units.
Masamune+ from her original SS style is a B-rank slash/heat INT-based attack for 4 BP, which Goddess can spam forever for slightly better damage than Burning Star. You'd really only do this once you're out of LP, but it does improve her damage output once that has happened.
Alternately, if you'd rather keep using Burning Star and drop nukes once you've built up BP, her OG style also has Purging Light, which is SSS sun/heat damage for 10 BP. It's a little low on the SSS scale, but, again, it does improve her damage output once she's out of LP as opposed to just spamming Burning Star.

Orlouge

Unit Summary

Everything bagel ailment jammer.

Unit Analysis

I don't have a ton here to say. Drop from the Depths is a 10 BP AoE spell that just throws the whole kitchen sink of ailments at the enemy. Poison, sleep, paralysis, confusion, and charm, all at once. The way ailments work in this game, you will never see more than two of those on a single enemy at once, and one of them will always be poison if there are two, but it can be... convenient that this one style does all of them in a single spell.
When he's not overcoming his analysis paralysis by "¿porque no los dos?"ing it, he rotates between Shadow Drop, a 0 BP shadow AoE spell, and Rose Petals, an 8 BP spell that deals SS shadow damage and grants him 1 stack of Damage Block. Unlike most characters with Damage Block, it is actually significant that this stack of Damage Block does not have a turn limit because Orlouge can randomly evade all attacks in a turn, which would preserve the Damage Block stack for a later turn. This is doubly important because Orlouge gets +3 bonus BP any turn where he doesn't take damage, so if he gets an evade turn, layers a stack of Damage Block on himself, and manages to get off another Rose Petals next turn, he's got a pretty good chance of also not taking any damage that turn for even more bonus BP.
It... it's fragile, but when it works, it does do cool things.

Inherits

Well, if you just must have all the status ailments, Orlouge 2.0 has a single target Petrify (Mistress' Ice Prison) or AoE Stun (Purple Flames) you can inherit. Or he has Absorb from that style for a spammable small self-heal. (Remember, "small" self-heal actually means like 900+ HP at current stat values.)

Monika

Unit Summary

DEX buffehealeBow damage enabler.

Unit Analysis

Monika is trying to do a lot, here.
Firstly, she grants all Bow wielders a 15% damage bonus just for bringing a Bow to a S. Sword fight.
Secondly, she heats up to 80% damage bonus over the first 5 turns of battle. So she's trying to bring the damage. And actually, every single skill she has will buff at the very least her DEX. Whether it's the 0 BP DEX buff attack on Focus Fire, the party-wide DEX buff for 5 BP in Dancing Arrows, or the combination DEX buff/heal on Arrow Bloom, she's going to have her DEX buffed. So she actually does deal pretty serious damage once she's heated up.
Oh, did I mention that the heal on Arrow Bloom is "small" rank? So it's 1k like Still Blade Phoenix, not 200 like Kat's little heals.
Now, that's good because it's a 13 BP skill. Which, honestly, it needs to be because it's a party DEX buff, a small heal, and it's an SSSS attack. But Monika gets +2 BP when she hits a weakness, so she can actually rotate that at not-painfully-slow rates if the enmy is pierce weak.
She's juggling a lot of stuff, is what I'm trying to say. And she kind of can actually get all of it done.

Inherits

Back-inheriting Arrow Bloom to her baby style can potentially let her unleash the giant attac-plus-heal more frequently because that style can gain +3 BP when she gets hit. It's only a 25% chance per hit, but if the enemy is dishing out a lot of weak attacks, it can wind up being a lot of BP recovery over a long battle.
Back-inheriting Arrow Bloom to one of her S. Sword styles can also be useful for Remembrance battle purposes. Just as a thought.
Oh, wait, inherits this style wants? Oh. Uh, interesting. Maybe?
Gift Prick from the style that was on Liam's banner is a 2 BP attack with a small-rank self heal. Using that hurts the damage output of this style (misses a DEX buff) and makes BP cycling Dancing Arrow or Arrow Bloom harder (costs 2 BP instead of 0 BP), but it goes a long way to making this style harder to KO.
Present of Pleasure from... also that style... is a party CHA buff, Morale Up, tiny heal, and +1 BP recovery. It costs 7 BP/1 LP, so it's a very limited use skill, but the BP support angle of it can be useful for a style you are already bringing for DEX/heal support.
Pure Flower from the kiddo style is a 3 BP/1 LP heal with a little attack boost on heal. Nothing huge, but handy to have.
And that's kind of it. Monika has a ton of styles that you could inherit stuff from, but the fact that most of them are S. Sword skills means that they miss out on part of Monika's innate damage bonuses, and many of them will rotate awkwardly with the +2 BP/turn in the first place, making Arrow Bloom look better in comparison.
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2023.06.09 06:40 glamgirl15 Volcano Bay - First Time

Hi all!
Found this group after starting to plan a trip to volcano bay for the first time. Have been to Universal + IOA many times but never got to venture to the water park.
Planning this visit as a surprise to my husband for our wedding anniversary!
Have a couple questions:
  1. I am generally terrified of roller coasters (think big steep drops, upside down flips) - I couldn’t tell you where the fear comes from but have been this way since I was a child. Have even been forced on rides, survived obviously lol, yet the fear is still there and I don’t find it enjoyable. (For context, I’m not against rides, I love stuff like Harry Potter where it’s mostly screens/illusion, Spider-Man, the simpsons, etc)
How are the water slides/which ones would be considered more “scary” that I should probably avoid? The water coaster seems to be popular but is it truly a coaster in the traditional sense of big drops or relatively mild?
  1. Typically at Disney/Universal/IOA you can wait in line and then jump out to an exit at the end. I have done this for rides I truly refuse to go on, is this type of thing an option for the water rides? Of course I’m hoping to be able to do several of them, but my husband loves all rides and may want to go on some that I don’t, and I’d like to at least be able to wait in line together.
  2. Is getting there with early access (staying at universal property) worth it/necessary? I was debating a premium chair but the cost I was quoted was insane (literally more than a night at the hotel lol) so was thinking maybe we should utilize the early access to ensure we can find a free seat. I’d like to get there early anyway but wondering if it’s something I should stress over or not. Will be going on a Monday.
  3. Speaking of free seats, do people just leave their towel/non-important items, on the chairs while riding rides? Planning to get a locker for phones/money/etc but curious how you keep your seat when you’re off venturing.
  4. Is the water on the rides heated at all? Would hate getting in and out of freezing water lol
Any other advice is welcome :) TIA!
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2023.06.09 06:25 meLikeMonke A Story About Wedding Toppers

For weeks and weeks now, the bakery was tasked with the repair of two wedding toppers, a groom and bride, intricate and beautiful, made entirely out of sugar, sat atop a wedding cake, promised to last forever, just apply hairspray or craft spray after two weeks of drying. They had broken off of their base, which is a problem. They were a symbol of love in eternity after all. The bride called in, came in, and brought the toppers for repair. Over the phone she was told that the damage shouldn’t have happened, and that we would look into it for her.
Flash forward to months later, the husband comes to pick up the toppers. Keep in mind, most of our full sized cake orders are done in a matter of two weeks, being generous with time. But the turn around time starts to make sense when you realize the toppers had to be remade in their entirety. No simple repair as it turns out. But it was still a surprise to the husband that he was being charged 36 dollars. Again, makes sense. Not only have they been told that the damage should not have happened, they were not told that the toppers were being completely remade, forget agreeing to the work, they didn’t know what work was being done. They also didn’t know that they would be charged at all. Money was never discussed according to even my boss.
So you have a situation where work was done and being charged almost entirely without asking or discussion, do you think most people would have the nerve to stick up for themselves in that situation? Even in the likely scenario they would’ve simply taken the broken toppers and preserved them as the not quite perfect mementos they were, had they known the alternative’s cost, they certainly couldn’t go back at this point. They had given the broken figures to us. The only thing the couple could do if they wanted the memories would be to pay the surprise 36 dollars.
My boss, through neglect if I’m to view him in a positive light, scammed his customers out of 36 dollars, then had the nerve to get self righteous about it after when told the husband was hesitant to pay.
He’s either such a jackass he looks stupid, or he’s so stupid he’s a jackass, or very likely he is both, because the man just burned a bridge for 36 dollars, when very easily he could have disclosed the work and maybe even ask for the true price he was so self righteous for not charging without telling.
I’m new to the baking world, there’s a lot I don’t know, but as far as I can tell hygiene rules aren’t being followed. I’m supposed to wear gloves in front of customers when giving them cookies, but I get strange looks when I ask if I should on my own bagging them. I am aware that I’m supposed to let dishes air dry but we don’t have room, so I guess I dry with a mostly clean cloth. At my old job, the work was hard but I was at least supposed to clean my work station before and after. At this job no one mops the work floor every day, no one mops in the walk in every day, and maybe this isn’t fair to point out but my coworkers get their arms covered in buttercream and scrape all the buttercream from their arms into the buttercream bucket. Is that ok? Probably?
The boss screams at me when I write something “stupid” when taking an order, generally when I’m directly quoting a customer (cuz I don’t know what I’m doing. No real training) or when I’m answering a question that isn’t what he thinks, and he’s convinced I’m saying something wrong. Most of the time I haven’t. All of this while I’m on the phone, and before you ask, yes, the customer can hear. I wonder why the business is failing? I wonder why I’m still working there? I wonder if I can really fix a cake being hours late with just pleasant conversation? I’m a counter clerk if that wasn’t made clear. I can’t decorate, I can’t bake, I can only get on the way.
I’d like to think I’m a diligent hard worker. Not who this subreddit was likely made for, anarchic people hoping to gain enough wealth or position to never have to work again. I need something to take up my time or I’d shut down… just… not this. I’m so tired.
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2023.06.09 06:20 BAR0N_AL0HA The Elephant in the Room - Gold Prices and Limited Inventory

When you find yourself picking everything up off the ground so you can vendor it for gold and having to return to town multiple times in a single dungeon run... something is very wrong. This is totally breaking the flow of the game. I know I could not pick up every rare, but what if I miss an upgrade? And how would I be able to afford to enchant or upgrade items if I didn't pick up and vendor every last rare that drops?
I know they want gold to be worth something, but they could easily, EASILY cut the costs of everything in half and it would still be high.
I'm level 70 and I had 23 mil saved up from level 1. I never once rerolled anything or spent any gold. I totally just used whatever I found. Once I got to the level 70 capstone dungeon, it forced me to farm better gear and reroll some pieces. OK, fine. Nothing wrong with that. Problem is, with just a few items rerolled and upgraded I was down to 9 million. This is crazy. And keep in mind, I wasn't trying to get the best rolls on everything, I was just trying to get the right rolls on 3 out of 4 affix slots.
What ever happened to the Blizzard that said "we want you killing monsters"? I'm honestly spending just as much time in town vendoring stuff and scanning affixes with a magnifying glass looking for anything that has decent stat combos on it. 99% of the stuff you get is low item-level trash.
The thing is, even if they cut the costs in half the problem still wouldn't go away. It would still be stupidly expensive and you'd still be forced to pick everything up and vendor it.
I feel like they should easily double our bag space if picking up every rare that drops is what they want us to do. And for goodness sake, give us a gems tab in our iventory.
Side note: Just to repair costs in the 300 thousands for me currently. What does someone do if, God forbid, all of their items break and they are out of gold and can't repair because they just spent it all enchanting/upgrading stuff? Reroll?
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2023.06.09 06:16 Afluffygrue Fuck /u/spez. final version of my oft posted personal recommendations

You’ve seen the Going Dark API posts. I’m out. I’ll be using an app to nuke my content from Reddit at the end of the month. Save this or don’t.
Personal Arizona cannabis recommendations
Based on comments from reddit.com/zonaents
Updated 2023-06-08

DISPENSARIES (best)

ROSIN carts (use ≤ 2.0v, let cool between)

LIVE RESIN carts

RESIN + CDT carts (“Live”)

BUDGET carts (cheap, distillate)

ROSIN jars

LIVE RESIN jars

GUMMIES

FLOWER

FLOWER budget 1, 2, 2

RSO

GLASS/SMOKE SHOPS

AVOID dispensaries

AVOID 1

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2023.06.09 06:12 kolonalpanic Report for a last minute 5/29-6/9 trip

Wrote some stuff down in a Google Doc every night, so it ended up being super long and rambly. Hopefully I was able to cut it down at least a little bit. I wasn't sure if I could leave references to individual businesses or Airbnb experiences in, so please let me know if I need to remove those.
I planned this trip 2 weeks before I had to leave, so I was in a huge rush. I wouldn’t have been able to do it without everyone’s help here and on the Discord! It was my first time traveling solo, so I was a little more neurotic about it than usual. Also I don’t know how accurate the steps/distance on iOS is, but I figure there’s enough internal consistency to compare between days.
Some personal highlights
Tokyo
Kyoto
Osaka
Monday, May 29 - arriving in Tokyo
Reflections If you’re an anxious planner or traveler like me, definitely don’t plan anything specific on the first day. There’s a good chance your plans will get derailed. The JR Pass line at the airport is often super long and if you can, try to stop by an office close to where you’re staying or near one of your stops.
Walked: 6540 steps / 3.1 miles
Tuesday, May 30 - Tokyo (Akihabara)
Reflections
Having a list of restaurants or specific foods (e.g. tempura, okonomiyaki) to pull from can be super helpful in being slightly flexible/spontaneous but also settling some of your (my) neuroticism. I had planned to check out Gyukatsu Motomura elsewhere but since it’s a chain and I had no idea what to eat, it helped me make a decision for lunch.
It can be a good idea to have an “overflow list” of things to do in certain areas. I thought I’d spend more time in Akihabara but I think I was still getting the hang of traveling/exploring without rushing around.
Walked: 27728 steps / 12.9 miles
Wednesday, May 31 - Kyoto (Nishiki Market / Department Store food floors / Kiyomizu-dera) * 7:30am - Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto * 10:15am - Walked to hostel and suitcase wheels ripped off on the way there (still left it there for storage). Original plan was to wander Nishiki Market and the food floors for Takashimaya Department Store and Fujii Daimaru, which I did for a bit. Then got a new suitcase at the large tax free store a block down, and walked back to the hostel to put my suitcase there. * 3pm - Check in with a new suitcase and head to Kiyomizudera. Three hours was more than enough time for me to wander around Sannenzaka, Ninnenzaka, and Kiyomizu-dera. I’m also not someone that is great at lingering to stop and smell the roses, though. * 6:30pm - Try to line up for Menya Inoichi. The line was already closed for dinner, so I stopped by Nakau for some fast gyudon/tonkatsu instead.
Reflections
Have backup plans for your meals, list out some ideas in the area but expect some of those to be derailed.
You might need an eye mask even if you splurge on a private room in a hostel. The blinds were paper thin here so I woke up at like 4-5am.
Walked: 26290 steps / 12.2 miles
Thursday, June 1 - Kyoto (Arashiyama / Ginkakuji / Philosopher’s Path / Eikan-do / Nanzenji / Gion) This was the day I was prepared to walk the most because of the itinerary. It ended up being pretty packed, but I think it worked out decently well. Both of these things would’ve been better off unrushed as maybe 2/3 of a full day, so I would’ve split this up into 2 days if I could have.
Reflections
Even if you’re a rusher like I am, Nanzenji especially can take some time. Otagi Nenbutsuji and Adashino Nenbutsuji are a little out of the way, but definitely worth it. The preserved street isn’t all that exciting, but it is along the way from Adashino Nenbutsuji to Tenryuji.
Menya Inoichi apparently closes pretty damn early wtf, possibly due to running out of their limited supply of wagyu. Loco Chicken was suuuuper good though. I guess there see a lot of great food options and planning meals in advance should only be if there’s a restaurant I really want to stop by (e.g. Fu-ka).
Walked: 33577 steps / 16.4 miles
Friday, June 2 - Kyoto / Nara / Osaka
Walked: 27023 steps / 12.4 mi
Saturday, June 3 - Osaka (shopping streets and Dotonburi)
Reflections
Taka brought us to one of the streets that I completely missed in my research, which was Tenshinbashi-sushi. It’s supposedly the longest shopping arcade in all of Japan, at 2.6km long. Definitely something to check out!
Walked: 25782 / 11.8 miles
Sunday, June 4 - Osaka (Shinsekai, Abeno Harukas)
Walked: 20954 / 9.6 miles
Monday, June 5 - Hakone This is the part of the trip that I embarrassingly botched, but considering I had less than 2 weeks to plan the whole thing while working full time, I’m trying not to give myself too much shit for it.
Walked: 17975 / 8.2 miles
Reflections If you really want to stay in Hakone for only one night and one day, I would recommend checking into your hotel/ryokan the night before and relaxing there, which gives you the next full day for exploring the city. YMMV of course since I did get to Hakone in the late morning, but I think doing the loop then ryokan will inevitably feel like it’s cutting into ryokan time.
Even though the Hakone transportation system is great, things like the Tozan Bus line can have long lines and alternative/workaround routes like in the big cities don’t really exist. Tight schedules are tough to stick to, and I nearly got stranded because I stood at one of the taxi stops around 5pm and it became clear that no one was going to be coming by.
Booking.com has a lot of ryokans listed as minimum 2 people (I just bit the bullet and decided to splurge), but the staff at Senkyoro were confused about why I paid for 2 instead of 1. Could be good to try to check with the ryokan directly in case you can save some money when booking.
Tuesday, June 6 - Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya)
Walked: 27632 / 12.8 miles
Wednesday, June 7 - Tokyo (Shibuya Sky, Akihabara, Bar Martha/Track) I spent a good chunk of my life in Shanghai, China, so I think the appeal of the big city stuff was a little lost on me (not a huge big city guy). In hindsight, I definitely didn’t need to allocate this many days for Tokyo. I definitely should’ve gone further to other areas for day trips that were recommended on the Discord, like Shimokitazawa, Jiyuugaoka, Koenji, Kamakura/Enoshima, Honmonji Ikegami, Yokohama, Nikko, or Fujikamaguchiko.
Walked: 21181 steps / 10.3 miles
Thursday, June 8 - Tokyo
Walked: 19530 / 8.9 miles
Thursday, June 9 - Flight out from Tokyo
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