Look, buddy, pal, I’m not into online multiplayer whatever myself, but I can state with a fair degree of confidence that the fact that the opposing team just went in with a totally suboptimal composition and still kicked your ass does not, in fact, mean that the game in question is “pandering to casuals”.
It means the game is well-designed.
The performance gap between the best composition and the worst is supposed to be relatively narrow. This is an explicit design goal of virtually all multiplayer games, online or otherwise. The outcome being decided by team composition before the match even begins is a failure state of game design.
This is not rocket science.
I mean, what are you even asking for? A game where you can reliably win by looking up the optimal composition and strategy in a guide and executing it by rote? For all that you’re always banging on about “skills”, it’s difficult to see what skill is in play in your ideal scenario. Skill at following instructions, maybe?
that “””pro””” asshole in every game: we need a healer we need a healer someone switch to healer we’re all gonna fucking die in this match if we don’t get a healer come on you fucking idiots
Someone else: if we need a healer so bad why don’t YOU be a healer
“””pro””” asshole: …What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in MLG school, and I’ve been involved in numerous competitive matches on every game known to man, and I have over 300 confirmed kills in every match. I am trained in offense and sniper classes and I’m the top sniper in the entire server. I can’t be a healer because the other team is nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe them the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting the admin and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. As this class, I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, even if I only have four abilities. Not only am I extensively trained in this class, I have admin access to the server and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment about me switching to a HEALER was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.
Made Slipstream out of my revamped Starscream model. The goal was to make her “G1″ looking as possible, with making as little new parts as possible. I ended up just having to make a brand new head and side chest parts. I think this is my best composite piece to date. :D
Melia Antiqua in Eryth Sea, my submission for the @xenobladezine ~ ***Do not repost without permission***
Melia is an admirable character that stays strong and determined despite everything bad she goes through -and she goes through a lot.
She is object of jealousy, rejected by some of her own kind. Instead of being angry and bitter she decides to prove herself, only to be betrayed in the end. She experiences the loss of her father, who loved her and acknowledged her. She has to defeat the monster that his brave and kind brother has become against his will. She is not loved back yet treasures everyone’s friendship…
And even though she keeps everything to herself, she fights.
[ Al-Musawwir/The Shaper of Beauty/ The Fashioner of creation] “He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Shaper.” ﴾59.24﴿
Allah shaped His creatures and made them numerous and varied. He gave each a form which was unique and distinctive. “We created you, then We shaped you” ﴾7.11﴿
“It is He who forms you in the womb as He wills” ﴾3.6﴿
Allah made everything in the best form, adapted to the ends for which it was created. “And He shaped you, and shaped you well, and provided you with good things.” ﴾40.64﴿
In addition to the beauty and grandeur of all Allah’s creation, He has endowed man with special faculties and capacities. “We indeed created man in the best composition.” ﴾95.4﴿
Only a self -deceiving man ignores all that. “O man! What deceived you about your Gracious Lord, who created you, then perfected you, then brought you in due proportion? He composed you in whichever form He willed.” ﴾82:6-8﴿
Allah brings everything and everyone into being out of nothing. He provides living souls to lifeless bodies. More remarkably, there is inexhaustible variety in His creation. Take any natural object of the physical world as an illustration. It’s various and unique features are bewildering. The same holds true for the plant and animal species which represent astounding variety and colour. Being the perfect Fashioner, Allah accomplishes all this.
There are episode openings and then there are Episode Openings. This one has, shall we
say, quite the memorable one!
Are much like Fraser nights – Ridiculously sensual,
intimate and make you feel like a downright voyeur. I mean come on, the goosebumps…
(Only difference between a Fraser Morning and a Fraser Night is Murtagh
apparently has no chill in the mornings - like fuck dude, easy with the door
Slap That Satisfied Thousands
If not millions
It’s one of those gifs that never get tiring to watch!
Plus, her blooming red cheek’s just the perfect icing on that bitch
walks In The Woods
It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Bear McCreary and -
for me - one of his best compositions in Outlander is ‘The Summoning/The Dance
Of The Druids’ (Raya Yarbrough’s vocals… perfect). Every time I hear that piece, it always gives me chills. It’s
absolutely thrilling; whether it’s quietly creeping in whenever Craigh Na Dun
comes into view, or as it build’s and swell’s around the druid dancers, it’s
a piece that’s hauntingly captivating.
There’s no shortage of amazing cinematography in ‘The
Summoning Scene’ as the camera cuts between Claire, Geillis and the dancers on
Craigh Na Dun. It’s one of my favorite sequences of S1 – beautifully shot,
masterfully cut together to give an enchanting, free flowing sequence that’s as
magical as it is primal.
It’s eerie and menacing, and completely heartbreaking once
the top’s reached. Claire cradling the baby, trying to give it what warmth and
comfort she can, yet knowing it’s far too late for any of it, guts me every time.
But as Jamie comforts her, you see a very lovely moment arise from all that sadness, that I
don’t think even Claire realizes
It’s timid and and yet so full of emotion.
What an actor, made all the more memorable by that
unique cadence his voice has - especially at the end of his sentences. He plays the Duke pretty damn perfectly – Simon
Callow has the ability to move seamlessly between bumbling, unassuming aristocrat to
“Anyone ever told you, you have the most gorgeous neck. It holds your head so prettily. I’d hate to see them parted…”
His scenes with Caitriona Balfe were amazing. They played off each other naturally. And Claire fiercely looking out for Jamie is beautifully endearing.
Duke: Merely a quid pro quo. You’re familiar with the term? Simply means ‘this for that’.
Claire: Well if anything happens to Jamie during your little duel. Quid pro quo.
Duke: Your concern for your husband is commendable, but may I point out that it is I that will be faced with the disagreeable end of a pistol. So you better hope that nothing happens to me or this petition of your husband’s will never reach London.
How they both instinctively gravitate to each other, without even needing to look at one another
“I Hate That You’re Travelling With An Open Wound And I Won’t Be There To Tend To You.”
An open wound in more ways than one. Any time these two are separated it feels like a part of them is being torn away. Neither is whole alone. What can I say that hasn’t been said already about their goodbye(s)! It’s achingly tender how Claire seeks more, both unable to satisfy their need of each other with a mere kiss. Jamie seems to hold himself back at the last, lest he too can’t bring himself to stop.
Mrs. Fitz picking up on Claire’s melancholy
“Oh now. Dinna fash yerself. It’s not a permanent situation, ye ken. Jamie will appease his Laird the best he can and be back in his good graces in no time. In your arms as well.”
Today’s Daily Dose of Dead is Althea from the September 23, 1982 show at the New Haven Coliseum.
I often forget what a great song Althea is and this performance is a solid reminder of one of Jerry’s best 1980′s compositions.
I attended this show and although the set-list was pretty plain vanilla it was a very strong show from a performance perspective.
1: Alabama> Greatest, Peggy-O> Rooster, Tennessee Jed, Mama Tried> Mexicali, Althea, Let It Grow 2: Touch> Sailor> Saint> Ship Of Fools, Throwing Stones> Drumz> Wheel> Other One> Wharf Rat> Around> Johnny B. Goode E: Baby Blue
“You may be Saturday’s child, all alone, moving with a tinge of grace. You may be a clown in the burying ground, or just another pretty face. You may meet the fate on Ophelia, sleeping and penchence to dream. Honest to the point of recklessness, self-centered in the extreme.”