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A subreddit for anything to do with multicopters/quads/drones.

The home for anything multi-rotor related
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A long-lost youtuber duo I've been looking to find

So I was playing a few mods when it occurred to me that I once saw a duo who played some of those mods, and I had an urge to watch some of their vids again. I don't remember their usernames (which is the issue), but I do remember that they spoke with what seemed to be hectic, British-like accents and did some really crazy shit in their videos (big explosions, etc)
Before we go any further I know for a fact they're NOT:
Ginge Cast
Any of the old Team Crafted/affiliated lads (Sky, TruMu, Ssundee, Caveman, etc)
Not Syndicate, Ethos, or Paulsoaresjr.
Not PopularMMOs, It's Jerry and Harry, the TNT-skin dude (ExplodingTNT was his name I think?), and the red-outfit guy with a crown skin (I would also appreciate if someone found his username for me)
I also vaguely remember they did a few parody music videos, and I think one or two were Katy Perry songs. Thanks in advance for any help.
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"US thinktanks and their affiliates, which are largely funded by rightwing American billionaires and corporate donations, have teamed up with British politicians and London-based counterparts" to craft detailed Brexit plans.

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"US thinktanks and their affiliates, which are largely funded by rightwing American billionaires and corporate donations, have teamed up with British politicians and London-based counterparts" to craft detailed Brexit plans.

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Sacred Souls' School is the best co-education day boarding and residential, CBSE affiliated school. It is a perfect blend of academic excellence, sports, music, theatre, art and craft which grooms the child's personality.

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Sacred Souls' School is the best co-education day boarding and residential, CBSE affiliated school. It is a perfect blend of academic excellence, sports, music, theatre, art and craft which grooms the child's personality.

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Which affiliate platform should I start with first as an ecommerce store in arts and crafts business?

They charge about the same as I recall. One major brand in my industry is in Share-a-sale. Should I go there as well?
Share-a-sale
Tradedoubler
CJ Affiliate
Flexoffers
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To ANYONE interested in some cool terrain, I suggest you check out the Dungeon Craft Kickstarter before it ends in 5 days. (I’m not affiliated in any way, just a big fan)

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New ship/vehicle concept for Shattered Skies

Name: Yyklissa "FFS (F#%@ing Flying Spider)" planetary support craft.
Affiliation: Royal Aserati Empire
Physical Appearance: the Yyklissa was designed to mimic the Terran Chilean Rose Tarantula that has wings similar to that of a ladybug. The "mouth" houses the cockpit canopy, above which sits a large turret gun (assault variant only). The legs of the craft have full mobility though are usually folded away underneath the craft while in flight. The thorax section houses a pair of ionic thrusters and jet engines for space and atmospheric travel respectively. The ship sports the typical red on black Aserati color scheme.
Armament: The Yyklissa has two main variants. The dropship variant sports two gattling plasma turrets on the underbelly and has a large section underneath to house troops for deployment. The assault variant has an artillery mass driver cannon above the cockpit in addition to the two plasma guns. This version lacks the troop compartment of it's dropship variant.
Use (dropship variant): Yyklissa support ships are deployed from orbit to a designated location on a planet's surface. Upon arrival the underside guns will clear the landing area of enemy infantry while the legs unfold to reach the ground. Once the drop zone is clear, the troop compartment will open to release the soldiers within. From here the dropship will either retreat to a safe distance, take to the sky and lay down covering fire for the troops, or stay grounded, walking along with the troops to provide support as an armored vehicle.
Use (assault variant): Like the dropship variant, the assault Yyklissa is deployed from space and lands on the surface. From here it either acts as an artillery vehicle or siege weapon depending on the needs of the engagement.
Additional: the Yyklissa has proven extremely valuable to the Aserati as a versatile vehicle as well as an imposing presence on the battlefield. Terran soldiers have nicknames them FFSs, or F$#%ing Flying Spiders.
(If you feel I'm missing anything please say so. I want to get in depth with this one.)
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The best boxer briefs — Typical Contents

Preface:
This is the first guide in a series from Typical Contents, a kind of “wirecutter for clothes”. It’s by the team behind Epochs, a now defunct menswear blog.
We’ll be reviewing categories of clothing in hopes of finding the best item(s) in that category. This first post focuses on finding the best pair of boxer briefs. We bought all 13 pairs tested using our own money and there are no referral or affiliate links contained in this post.
Over the past six months I've been on a personal crusade to find the best pair of mens boxer briefs. The reason? I'm investing the time and money now, upfront, so I never have to think about what underwear I buy ever again. During this quest I've researched over 20 pairs of underwear, and wore and washed 13 pairs over six months (and I will continue to test and update this guide accordingly). CDLP's Boxer Brief came out on top; they're light and comfortable, look great and can be had for a reasonable price when bought in multiples.

Best overall

CDLP Boxer Brief
£29
An incredibly comfortable pair of underwear thanks to their light and airy lyocell material and lack of a fabric label. They're not quite so hard on the wallet in multipacks and subscriptions. Made in Portugal.
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CDLP’s Boxer Brief came out top in our testing. They were the most comfortable fit, perfectly hugging the wearer in a reassuring and supportive way. The unusual lyocell material was light, soft and has significant stretch. The material did have a slightly unusual sheen but this lessened on the body of the garment after a few washes (but remained on the waistband). The printed label on the inside is an excellent touch, avoiding the irritation of fabric labels. The waistband seam is moved off centre, preventing irritation in the small of the wearer’s back. The Portuguese manufacture oozes quality and means you’ll be supporting well paid workers. They are also durable: After six months of weekly wears and washes they show no issues.
£29 is expensive for a pair of underwear but its on par with others also made in developed countries. The price per pair can be brought down significantly by multipacks and CDLP's "Automatique" subscription service. A three pack costs £75, reducing the price per pair to £25 (a nine pack reduces the price per pair to £21.60 but costs an eye watering £195). Combining the three pack with a three month subscription reduces the price to £59 every three months. This reduces the price per pair to a relatively reasonable £19.
We were also impressed by CDLP’s presentation. The garments themselves exude a premium but understated feeling which is preferable to the brash loudness found in a lot of mens underwear. The bright yellow box the underwear arrives in was not only visually arresting, but made the unboxing feel special. It was reminiscent of a Mr Porter or Apple box opening experience.
This is the best pair of underpants I've ever owned. In the entire rotation this is the only pair I really looked forward to putting on. If you only want to own a single model of boxer brief, these should be it.

What we’d like to see improved

As CDLP’s founders themselves say, they “are not perfect”. We'd like more transparency around their factory in Portugal, more transparency about their lyocell material, its environmental impact, and manufacturing process. We’d also like to see some sort of recycling/disposal programme where old or worn out pairs can be sent back to the company for recycling alá Patagonia and others.

Also good

Sunspel Stretch Cotton Trunk
£28
A well crafted pair of underwear that is comfortable and will last a long time. The material is more substantial than our top pick, but was less breathable and light feeling. Made in Portugal.
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The Sunspel Stretch Cotton Trunk is just as comfortable as our top pick, the CDLP Boxer Brief. They have an excellent, supportive and flattering fit, and conform well to the wearer's body. Unfortunately it does have a fabric label, which we found annoying. Where this pair differs from our top pick is the material, which is a more traditional cotton/elastane mix. It is thicker and more substantial feeling than CDLP's lyocell offering but we prefer CDLP's lighter feeling material. The quality and durability on display from Sunspel is outstanding, and we expect this pair to last a very long time. Do not confuse these Stretch Cotton Trunks with Sunspel's Superfine Cotton Trunks, which are 100% cotton and we did not favour in our testing (they are also more expensive).
Sunspel do not offer multipacks or any kind of subscription service meaning what you see is what you get in terms of pricing, barring sales. All in all Sunspel has a nearly as compelling offering as our top pick for the same price (or more expensive if you take multipacks and subscription discounts into account) as our top pick. But purchasers will not be disappointed with the quality and fit on display from this heritage British brand.

Budget pick

UNIQLO Mens Supima Cotton Boxer Brief
£5.90
Nearly (but not quite) as comfortable as our top picks, but there are significant sacrifices made in durability, quality and—arguably—origin. Made in Sri Lanka.
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For the more fiscally minded there is the UNIQLO Mens Supima Cotton Boxer Brief. They have an excellent, close fit and were almost (but not quite) as comfortable as our more expensive top picks. We were honestly surprised at how close they came though. The construction and quality doesn't feel as robust as our top picks and don't expect them to last nearly as long as the pairs made in Portugal. We wish they didn't have a fabric label, although it is at least a small one.
There was some slight confusion between different models with identical names on UNIQLO's website. Likely they are similar models from different factories that changed season to season. Perhaps this is a hazard of fast fashion. Speaking of which, there is some debate around the ethics used in UNIQLO's factories, despite the company’s claims. Bear in mind that this is a rock-bottom priced piece of clothing made in Sri Lanka, so ethically minded shoppers should probably steer clear.

Why you should trust us

We are the team behind the (now defunct) menswear website Epochs. Epochs examined the cultural and social history of menswear and produced some well received articles in the menswear community (e.g. Epochs Field Guide to Nautical Clothing, Epochs Field Guide to Camoflauge). We pride ourselves on our in-depth approach to research and focus on good design.
Luke McDonald is a fashion writer and stylist at London-based Thread. He has written many articles about menswear and styled a wide array of fashion shoots at Thread. Patrick McDonald is a designer based in Vancouver and has been a Muji underwear enthusiast for many years.
I (Andrew Emerson) am a designer in London. Finding the best pair of underwear became a mission of mine when I ended up with a drawer full of identical boxer briefs from a clothing subscription service in 2019. The consistency was nice but the quality was poor, so I decided I would replace my dozens of pairs of this brand's boxer brief with another model.

How we tested

Researching began online. We looked at a number of Reddit threads on malefashionadvice (thread 1, thread 2) and buyitforlife (thread 1, thread 2). We also looked at The Wirecutter’s “Best Boxer brief for Men” and “Best Travel Underwear 2020” articles as well. The Strategist had three relevant articles: ”The Best Men’s Underwear on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers”, ”What’s the Best Men’s Underwear?”, and ”What Are the Best Boxer Briefs for Men?”.
We also looked at brands that we had previous experience with, and that had permanent basics collections such as Everlane, Sunspel, ARKET and UNIQLO.
We looked to get a spread on different materials (cotton, cotton/elastane, wool, synthetics), different origins (Europe, Middle East, and Asia), and price points. Finally we purchased a shortlist of these using our own money.
We created a set of criteria that all pairs were judged against (see “What to look for” below). All purchased pairs were put in rotation for several months and notes taken on first and subsequent wears. We tracked the different pairs, stored notes, and ranked them using a Notion database. Finally we compiled our findings into this article. We intend to update this page periodically as we try new pairs (keep and eye on our changelog for updates) as there are other pairs we would still like to try.

What to look for in a pair of boxer briefs

We looked for a pair of underwear that was suitable for every day wear and most of life’s occasions; work, sleeping in, date night, running to catch a bus, dropping kids off, lounging around your apartment (but not for going to the gym or exercising in, you will need specialty underwear for that).
Boxer briefs only: We looked specifically at boxer briefs so that discounts more loose fitting boxers, and legless varieties like briefs. Boxer briefs were chosen because they are more supportive and comfortable than their cousins, and are flattering without being overly revealing. They are a modern, balanced undergarment for men.
Availability: Garments should be widely available and be almost always in stock. We discounted most high street labels because they have many different models that change frequently. We preferred those that were underwear specialists, or had a permanent collection of underwear.
Colours: We tested everything in black. This was to have a fair comparison, but also we prefer an understated look. It’s also more practical and won’t discolour.
Length and rise: Is the pair long or short in the leg? High or low rise? A balance is important here, but generally we want a regular rise combined with a slightly shorter leg length. Longer leg length can look antiquated, but a very short leg length can be uncomfortable and veer into hot pants territory (that’s bad). A slightly shorter leg can be flattering.
Fit: How tight or loose the pair is. Being boxer briefs, we are looking for a closer fitting garment, without being tight. The fit or cut is also a key factor when considering aesthetics. The fit should be flattering to the shape of the wearer, but bear in mind that it won’t make you look fit if you’re not.
Material: The main body will be some combination of cotton, wool, lyocell, elastane (spandex for our American compatriots). We found about 5-10% elastane is necessary for a comfortable, slightly stretchy fit. Without elastane, the garments had no give, weren’t fitted enough, and were generally less comfortable (they also tended to ride up the leg more). The waistband is generally a synthetic material with a percentage of elastane. The material of the waistband wasn’t as important as how it fit and felt (see below for more on waistbands).
Waistband: Two things to consider — softness and width. It should have a soft handle and be wide enough to spread the load. It also shouldn’t be too tight, or turn over easily.
Keyhole: Pretty much the only “feature” that mens boxer briefs can have; does the garment have a keyhole or not? We do not have a strong preference; slightly preferring without for simplicity. However it was not a factor that was taken into account when making our picks.
Durability: How does the garment hold up in day to day wear? How does it cope with being washed again and again? Despite what Tom Ford says, we don’t believe in throwing out our underwear after six months. We believe underwear should be able to stand up to being worn and washed at least once per week for around twelve months. We will update this guide as we continue to wash and wear our top picks.
Label/tag: Underwear should not have tags, which are annoying and itchy. Labels/tags printed directly on the garment are strongly preferred.
Price: Price can vary significantly, but we found there are generally a low and high price bracket, mostly depending on where the garment is made (see “origin” below).
Origin: Where the garment is manufactured. Today’s shoppers are much more conscientious about the ethics of their clothing. We gave preference to garments manufactured in developed countries and made in ethical, transparent ways.
Multipacks and subscription: Often a good way to reduce the price per unit. Subscription services are a great way to build up your underwear collection and of injecting fresh pairs into your rotation.

The competition

The ARKET Pima Cotton Trunks had too narrow a waistband which caused pressure on the wearer's hips. The tag is very long and caused irritation. They were also more expensive than our budget pick, which took them out of the running for us.
Although similar in many ways to our top pick (particularly the excellent lyocell material), the CDLP Boxer Trunk offers a more aggressive cut and a lower rise than their Boxer Brief cousins. However we found the leg length overly short and the cuffs of the legs more loose fitting than our top pick, leading to a overall less secure feeling fit. Some people may prefer the more sporty look, and the pair could be described as more flattering than any of our picks, but for everyday wear we prefer the CDLP Boxer Brief.
The Everlane Boxer Brief is a comfortable and all round good pair of underwear. They fit well, are the right length, and look good. The printed tag is a great touch as well. They fit was good, but were ever so slightly on the loose side in medium and weren't as flattering as the rest of our picks. The issue with Everlane's entry was the price. At £14 they are nearly three times more expensive than our budget pick for about the same experience. And although our top pick is priced at £29, they can be had for as low as £19 (and they're made in Portugal, not Sri Lanka). Shipping to the UK was also very expensive at £12. Overall they are a Very Good pair of boxer briefs but they're too expensive to be a budget pick and don't quite reach the excellence of our top picks.
The Rozenbroek Organic Bamboo Jersey Trunk is the only pair we wore that was manufactured in the UK, and is well priced for such a claim. Unfortunately we found the waistband very uncomfortable. It was too stiff, tight and thick. The edges were also slightly sharp and dug into the wearer’s hips. The bamboo material was comfortable, stretchy and light but Rozenbroek don't show the exact material breakdown on their website or on the garment itself.
Saxx is a brand well known and liked on the internet, featuring on many favourites lists. We tried the Saxx Undercover Trunk and found the cotton/modal/elastane material light, airy and supportive. One of Saxx's primary selling points is their "ballpark" technology, which is designed to cup the wearer’s genitals. We found this to be somewhat uncomfortable in practice though, with the fabric edge of the "pouch" rubbing annoyingly against the skin. The Vancouver, Canada based brand also isn't transparent about where it makes its product, which appear to be Chinese in origin. This lack of transparency made us somewhat uncomfortable, and £21 is on the steep side for China made underwear. The branding and marketing is also slightly over the top and in your face, especially compared to the understated approach of our picks. Finally Saxx is quite difficult to get outside of Canada and the US, and we had to resort to specialty outdoor shops to purchase ours in the UK.
The baggiest fit we tested belongs to the Smartwool Men's Merino Sport 150 Boxer Brief, which took them out of the running for us. This was a shame, because the merino wool construction was soft and light. £35 is also too much to be charging for a pair of underwear made in Vietnam.
The leg length was a little too long on the Stór Bamboo Boxer Brief and as a result they don't flatter the wearer. The bamboo material mix is soft and breathable and conforms well to the body and feels comparable to the lyocell used in our top pick. The origin (Turkey) is a little suspicious as it isn't listed anywhere on the website or the product. I had to reach out to the company to find out where they were made.
Being 100% cotton means the Sunspel Superfine Cotton Trunks don’t have much give, which created problems when worn. When combined with slightly too tight leg openings, it meant they tended to ride up over time, eventually leading to a nappy like appearance which then had to be readjusted. The tag is also a little annoying. Having said all that the waistband was soft and comfortable, and they are constructed well.
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I would like to build understanding with the angry about why some of us fans, and the critics, loved the Last of Us II

So the biggest game release recently is TLOUII, it has been the fastest-selling Sony PS4 title of all-time and near universal acclaim from critics. Nevertheless, a vocal number of fans are not happy about it and I'm sure people are aware of the Metacritic user score on it. I've noticed it's actually going up over the last few days as more people complete the game, since clearly a number of the negative reviews were from people that didn't complete let alone play it, but I would be in denial if I said there were not a vocal number of players who did play and complete it who did not like it.
I would like to use this post not to convince anyone who did not like the game that they are "wrong" - taste is subjective. I'm also not here to convince anyone to play the game, I have no affiliation with Sony/ND beyond being someone who enjoyed the game.
However, I have seen posts from people who seem to think its absurd that the 10/10 scores could be real, were paid off etc., or that anyone who did love it is in denial.
I think the easiest way to do that is to address some of the major criticisms, long post incoming -
'Forced SJW content' - Some players are mad that you play a lesbian (Ellie). She's been established to be attracted to women as far back as the DLC for the first game, so it's nothing new, but this game certainly continues to explore that with a lesbian relationship. There is also a trans character in the game, and no it's not Abby. In my view the LGBT aspects of this game are all very organic and don't predominate the story, and they fit in well with it. On the other hand, in a sense yes they are 'forced' in that the developer chose to put them into the game. It's a choice that they made because these people exist in the real world today and they were interested in putting those types of characters in the game and exploring those themes. If this is barrier to you enjoying the game I'm not sure what I can say to convince you otherwise, other than for you to understand that many of us either don't mind or outright enjoy this type of content, even if we have no particular stake in LGBT issues.
Killing Joel - This game kills Joel very early on in the game. There are two major criticisms of this, one about 'logic' and the other from a narrative perspective. People are saying it's a plot hole, that Joel would never let his guard down and is a hardline survivalist etc., However, the point is it's been several years since the first game and Joel has achieved a life of relative normalcy in Jackson, presumably they bring lots of other survivors into the neighbourhood this way before.
In terms of the choice to do it, keep in mind the first game killed a young girl you played as and the main character's daughter in the opening minutes of the game. It was a bold choice as well, the difference here is it's harder in a sequel when you've built up a longer relationship (and years of nostalgia) over a character, but for many of us we can appreciate why it was the right one as an inciting event.
The game does not 'disrespect Joel' -- the game is still very much about the relationship Ellie has with Joel, and their cutscenes and flashbacks together are some of the most poignant in the game. You're meant to be mad he's killed, as it fuels Ellie's desire for revenge which is what the game is about.
Abby - So many at this point know that you play as Abby, Joel's killer for much of the second half of the game. This might be enough to make players' blood boil.
I initially hated Abby too and had no idea how they could make her likeable, but I ultimately found her more likeable than Ellie in this game. The leaks completely misrepresented what Abby's sections of the game are -- she isn't actually on a revenge journey with Ellie for the vast majority of it. Her gameplay sections and story are actually more varied and far less one-note than Ellie's with more varied environments, character's and themes rather than just overgrown Seattle and revenge.
A lot of her story is about letting people in (particularly Lev and Yara). I've loved many of Naughty Dog's characters but the Uncharted heroes and Ellie, while having moments of warmth, fundamentally engage with the world with snark -- while Joel was detached and not willing to let players in. Abby is really earnest and compassionate, and is actually far more merciful than Ellie (she only wanted to kill one person for revenge, not hundreds).
There is a lot of stuff online about how she's absurdly jacked, well, she's essentially been training for revenge and to be a soldier for much of her life, has a dorm literally across from the gym, is someone who believes in order and stability (so it makes sense she would conform her body to these standards). More importantly, there's a thematic reason for this -- in the final confrontation part of why Ellie doesn't kill Abby is she's withered away and is a shell of her former self. It's a physical representation of how she's changed, the Abby that killed Joel simply doesn't exist any more.
Pointless sex scene - Yeah the second I saw this scene I knew it would be memed and some of the memes are pretty funny. However I don't think the scene is actually awful in context, Owen and Abby have a history together, they're emotionally heightened which leads to increased intimacy which they then consummate it. Obviously ND are intentionally pushing the boundaries here but it's not totally context-free or pointless even if it's going to be memed forever. And yeah Abby is not a conventionally attractive female and it differs from a lot of games in that respect and that the sex is not a result of reward/saving the day/picking the right game choices ala Mass Effect but that doesn't really make it bad
The characters are boring, especially in the second half - This is simply going to be a matter of taste but what I will say is objectively clear is that the characters in the first game are far more iconic/archetypical/representational about what they represent in the story, so I actually agree they are less 'interchangeable' in that sense than the characters in this story.
However, I think this part of the point, the fact that the characters in this story are in many ways painfully normal and a lot alike underscores the themes in the game that despite having so much in common, when groups form and are driven by anger and hate it doesn't require huge differences for them to see each other as enemies.
The Seraphites are pointless and are just so Abby has someone to fight - Okay, so more than anything I think my points here are what I am going to get the most flak for and called pretentious for bringing up OR even if you agree with me and accept that I'm right, you will say Druckmann/Naughty Dog are pretentious for this being an influence on the game.
But I'll just go right ahead and say it -- I think this section of the game (and broader aspects of the game) are heavily inspired by the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the cycle of war in the Middle East and foreign policy.
I am not just saying this because Druckmann is Israeli and there is a Jewish character in the game. Before you call me crazy, listen to the Official PS Last of Us Podcast with Ep 1 where Druckmann outright says he follows Israeli politics intently and he's talking about Hamas and it's influences in the game.
I am not saying you need to be aware of this conflict to get anything out of the themes of the game, but I think particularly if you think the Seraphites have no meaning it can help to think about them through the less of conflicts over homeland, the idea that "one man's freedom fighter is another man's terrorist", that "for each terrorist you kill you create ten more" (their friends and family etc.,), the idea that you can be drawn into violent conflicts simply as a result of where you are born, religious fanaticism etc.,
Some of these are themes that are more directly related to Abby's story but parallel in Ellie's as well, and there is dialogue that is particularly on the nose about it in Day 1 of Abby's story between the soldiers in WLF (*cough*IDF*cough*).
The gameplay is not that good and has not meaningfully evolved from the first - I really, really enjoyed the gameplay of this game. If you haven't liked the gameplay of previous ND games (I.e. Uncharted and the Last of Us) I don't think this will change your mind, but I really think they have refined (while admittedly yes, not drastically changing) the gameplay of the 1st.
The increased mobility e.g going prone lead to some sequences which feel like a more streamlined MGS, there are survival horror sections that rival that of RE (the Abby rat king boss fight!) and I also think people who don't like the gameplay should consider playing on Hard. Taking out a few dudes guerilla tactics style, getting spotted, hiding, going again... I loved it.
It is misery porn and there is no levity - There is plenty of moments of levity and warmth between the characters, both in the present day and the flashbacks. It is absolutely a very violent and confronting game that is very bleak in a lot of aspects, but I don't think it can be said that it is relentless. The theme of the game is 'look for the light in the darkness' and that comes through.
This game does not deserve a 10/10 from critics Part 1 (other aspects of the game) - Scores are just scores. They don't capture every point a critic might have about a game. They might feel a game has minor flaws but still give it 10/10 (check out the review policy of a lot of sites - many are of the view there is no such thing as a 'perfect' game and define 10s by other metrics i.e. landmark game, must play, moves the medium forward etc., Alanah Pearce has a good video about this which I'd encourage you to look up.
Whatever you think about the story, these critics are taking into account a lot of things. Most enjoyed the gameplay, and I think even someone who disliked the story and gameplay of this game would be hard-pressed to deny that the graphics are incredible. Sound design, music, performances from the actors.... there's stuff here which is at the top of their craft.
The game does not deserve a 10/10 from critics Part 2 (the story) - So the major point people make is this is a story based game, they think the story is bad, how can a critic give it 10/10. Well the long and short of it is people like different things and that critic genuinely liked the story.
However, I do think there are some things which explain why there is a gap in critic and user opinions on this.
Critics play games and write about them for a living. They play a shitload of games and have to write about a lot of generic games. When a game comes along like TLOU2 and takes some big swings that TLOU2 does, it's exciting for a critic since it's different to the other games they're playing and writing about day in and day out since there's a lot more to say about the story than normal. Critics are also often more likely to have English/journalism degrees and enjoy things that play with formal structure and yes, I will say it, 'subvert expectations' The Last Jedi style because those types of things are valued in those circles more than to the general public.
Whereas a lot of the general public will see games that attempt these sorts of things as trying to be too clever, pretentious etc., etc., and just want to play something that is a blast without those elements.
Neither side on that point is right, it's just people appreciating different things. All I will say is, ND did four (well, technically five) Uncharted games in that style for people who want a more straightforward, rollicking good time adventure. TLOU has been their series to push the boundaries a bit more and for me, I'm so glad they did.
I hope someone reading this can understand why some of us loved it but for those who don't I'd love to have a conversation about it.
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Overpick: the app that helps you pick the right hero [UPDATED!]

About a year ago I released the very first beta version of my Android pick-helper application for Overwatch, and made this post to let you know about it. Yes it's still me despite I'm now with another user, I decided to stop using my personal account for stuff related to my apps, looks more professional! =)
You responded incredibly well, with a lot of participation and some great feedback; let me take this opportunity to thank you again for all that! It was super-fun and I felt honored to get so much help from the player-base.
The app is still in beta but since then, it received a few updates expanding the underlying data-set, the aesthetics, adding some features and improving the usability, and the latest version 0.9.4.5 is up today (if you're still getting a previous build please wait for the update, the roll-out might still be ongoing)! Another update will follow in the next few weeks, and it will include more languages such as French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian.
Right now I would love to get a second wave of testers so that I can further refine the data-set, spot any leftover bugs, and make another step towards the final 1.0 release.
Please head to the app's [Play Store page] and install it! (if for some inexplicable reason you can't reach the app via the link, just search the play store for "Overpick") Then feel free to leave some feedback on this very thread (or anywhere else for that matter)!
If you're a knowledgeable top-ranking player and you like to theory-craft, you're totally welcome to help me out! We can chat or voice and improve the data-set together.
Join the Overpick Discord community
Join the Overpick Sub-Reddit
Overpick is an UNOFFICIAL picker helper application for Overwatch. This application is not endorsed or affiliated in any way with Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Overwatch is a trademark or registered trademark of Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All related names and images are property and trademark of Blizzard Entertainment. No copyright infringement intended.
Enjoy the app! Because the world could always use better picks!
Check out some screenshots too!
[SCREEN1] [SCREEN2] [SCREEN3] [SCREEN4]
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Frontend Web Developer Roadmap: Everything you need to know to get started

If you're feeling lazy and would prefer to watch a full video summary, one is available here. Let me know if you have any feedback!
What is frontend web development?
It is using code to create the visual part of a website. The content, the colours and positioning, as well as the logic that is on a page, such as submitting a form. That's frontend. The other part is 'backend', which is everything related to the database and network; the non-visual things that are going on behind the scene.

Different routes to learn web development
CS Degree: The first is a degree, through either a university or college. This offers strong foundational knowledge in computer science, which can be very helpful, especially in certain areas of programming. However in my experience, this understanding of computer science is not necessary in order to get your first web development job and you can learn all of the theory and nitty gritty details of computers while on the job. Additionally, getting a degree is also a very long process, so 3-4 years, it's also extremely expensive - and the majority of it won't be focused on web development.
Bootcamp: Next -3-4 month coding bootcamps (offers good structure and forces you to be fully immersed, but expensive and must be full-time)
Self-taught: Finally -Self taught. What the focus of this guide is. This route offers a flexible schedule and inexpensive, and as long as you have the right set of online courses and curriculum set up for you, I believe it is the best option. Getting your first web development job is not about what certificate or degree you have. In most cases, it is a meritocracy - that is, if you have the skills to do the job, you can get the job.

How long does it take to be job ready? 4-12 months.
Outline a timeframe which you are able to dedicate towards learning web development(3, 6 or 12 months) and create a schedule around it. This way you can track your progress and hold yourself accountable if you set a specific date to, such as finishing a specific course or start apply to jobs. Whether it is 3 or 12 months, the only thing that changes is how much time per week you are able to dedicate towards learning this craft. If it is 3 months, you'll need to be working 12+ hours per day, and for 12 months, maybe 2 hours per day. The key is coding daily, so you can immerse yourself.
It's also important to stick to one programming language, based on the job you're wanting to get. Don't get distracted by other languages. They're fantastic, but your focus needs to be on the core frontend stack. You don't want to be a Jack of all trades, but master of none. You need to get vertical proficiency, not horizontal - and you get that by practicing that one thing, daily.
What do you need to learn?
HTML (the content - the text, images, links), CSS(the styling - colors, positioning and responsiveness), and JavaScript(the logic for your website, when you click a submit button - what happens?). Once you have learned those three and have a strong foundation in JavaScript, then you'll be at a crossroads; React, Angular or Vue. These are JavaScript libraries and frameworks, which act as wrappers around vanilla JavaScript, giving you additional functionality that would take longer to code otherwise. It is important that the first thing you do before getting too deep into one of these, is to look on job websites (LinkedIn, Glassdoor or Indeed) and ensure that there are a lot of jobs for all of these in your area. Search for titles including "frontend developer and frontend engineer", as well as the words 'Angular, Vue and React' and see how many listings there are. If there is more of one of these technologies in your area, it may be better to learn that one. You'll likely find many of each. Personally I would recommend React as it is easier to learn than a full framework and there are usually a ton of jobs out there for it.
As a bonus, I would recommend looking into TypeScript and Redux. In JavaScript, you don't have to say that variable x is a number. It will infer that x = 5 is a number type. This however can sometimes lead to hard to catch bugs. TypeScript is still JavaScript, but it allows you to add strong typing to your application, where you define that variable x will be a number.
Redux is a state management library. Angular, React and Vue all have their own variations of Redux. When your application gets bigger and there are lots of different parts with their own data, Redux acts as a centralized memory for all of your different UI components to read from. It acts as a single source of truth so that everything stays organized.
Also need to be familiar with the version control technology Git (allowing you to 'save' your app at a specific point, roll back to it if necessary, and share the code online to others using Github or Bitbucket).
May also be helpful to know the basics of SASS (CSS wrapper, giving you more utility. It is still CSS, but just some extra tools which can be huge time savers). Along the way, you'll also need to learn basic terminal commands, using NPM packages and the build tool Webpack. You should also be familiar with the basics of Agile methodologies, which is a management style that a lot of development teams work in. If you're familiar with the very basics, then it will be an easier transition for you to join a dev team, and hiring managers will know that as well.
Learning resources
So, what resources can you use to learn all of this? I found that between YouTube and Udemy, you can learn everything required. I am going to leave a list down below with a list of Udemy courses you can pick up for $15 (when on sale). Each course is about 20-30 hours and it will teach you the required fundamentals. I'm not affiliated with these courses and make no money on it. I simply know the instructors are excellent and am sure they are high quality courses.
https://www.udemy.com/course/modern-html-css-from-the-beginning/
https://www.udemy.com/course/javascript-the-complete-guide-2020-beginner-advanced/
https://www.udemy.com/course/modern-javascript-from-the-beginning/
https://www.udemy.com/course/complete-react-developer-zero-to-mastery/
https://www.udemy.com/course/vuejs-2-the-complete-guide/
https://www.udemy.com/course/the-complete-guide-to-angular-2/

Once you've completed a these courses and have built a few projects
After that, it is all about getting your first job. I am going to create posts (and videos) on each of these points, because they deserve a post of their own.
In short, you'll need to have a great resume which highlights your love for web development, while also emphasizing how all of your previous job experiences has guided you towards this new career path.
Have a GitHub with your own projects on it, as well as some of the work you've done while learning along the way. Build out a portfolio website which highlights the projects you've build and the skills you have. You can host your portfolio and projects for free on GitHub Pages.
Consider doing 1 or 2 freelance jobs(even if it is just for friends or family), where you're working with a real client, with a real deadline. This will be good practice for you, and will show your future employer that someone has already trusted you, and that you delivered.
Familiarize yourself with LinkedIn, Indeed and Glassdoor - and start applying for 3-5 jobs per day. I did this for an entire month, had a few interviews and then landed my first job. It can take a few weeks, or a few months - eventually you will get your first opportunity. Getting your first job is the most difficult. Once you have worked somewhere and have some experience, finding your next job will be a lot easier.

Conclusion
On a final note, learning code is not easy. There will be roadblocks and it can be a difficult grind at times. Remember that the path you are on now is worth it and can get you to the place in your life where you really want to be, whether that is career satisfaction, ability to work from anywhere in the world, or financial freedom.
Thank you for your time! Consider checking out my YouTube channel, as I'm posting weekly now with videos specifically for frontend developers who are just starting out. Available here.
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PSA: Animal Crossing bug - When a player joins as a co-op player and gets their nook miles daily bonus, the streak is broken the next day. This has been occurring since launch and still not resolved.

My GF and I play together co-op almost daily as seperate users on the same Switch, and my nook mile bonus streak is suddenly broken almost every time i log in and claim it. It never breaks for her even if I launch the game first (she is the island "owner"), but for me as a co-op player it often does.
I did a google search and found almost no reports of this. But did find one directly to Nintendo support in Mid April:
https://en-americas-support.nintendo.com/app/social/questions/detail/qid/94540/~/animal-crossing-new-horizons-coop-nook-stop-miles-bug
I want to be sure people are aware of this.
submitted by Z3M0G to NintendoSwitch [link] [comments]

New and Improved Rules! Updates and Clarifications, for Your Viewing Pleasure

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Surveys, Polls, Homework, and Academia

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Surveys and polls MUST be approved via modmail before being posted to the sub. Surveys may only be posted as a link within a text/self post. Do not post surveys as a direct link.
If you have a question about making a post that is academia-related but not a survey or homework help request, please contact us via modmail for discussion and prior approval.
Please read our full rules prior to posting any surveys, polls, or other academic content.
Homework
Do not ask Fantasy for help with your school project or homework.
Recommendation requests related to homework assignments must be approved via modmail prior to posting.
Academic surveys are only permitted if they follow all requirements listed below.
Surveys and Polls
Surveys and polls MUST be approved via modmail before being posted to the sub. Surveys may only be posted as a link within a text/self post. Do not post surveys as a direct link.
While we the mods aren't completely opposed to the sub being used as a place to gather data, we DO want the data you gather to be useful, credible, and responsible. There are multiple post-graduate educated mods on the sub, and we're serious about research.
When requesting permission to post a survey via modmail, please answer the following questions:
  1. Please provide a link to the survey itself.
  2. What is the intended use of the survey results?
  3. Was this survey reviewed and approved by your Institutional Review Board (or equivalent)? This is to ensure that your research questions protect the rights of the human subjects (the /fantasy members). IRB approved projects will require a statement of such upfront, usually the opening page of a survey, including an informed consent statement. If you don't know what this all means and are in an educational setting, please talk to your teacheprofessoTA, and be prepared to at least include an informed consent statement, even if your project for some reason doesn't rise to the level of IRB review.
  4. If you are asking any demographic questions, please verify that these following the requirements on/samplesize. This includes using race and ethnicity questions properly, and supplying at least an "other" option for gendesex. Please take Fantasy’s international userbase into account. It's also a good idea to think critically about what you want to do with demographic questions and whether how you've broken the demographic response options down will allow you to draw those conclusions (often, age brackets are something this is an issue with).
If these requirements seem onerous to you, remember that we do an annual census of the subreddit, and that data is available to everyone - past surveys are archived here.
Remember that any survey here only represents the users of this subreddit, and that your data is likely to be skewed as a result. It's useful to post in many places for the best representation (unless your research is specifically about reddit). Posting in /samplesize is a useful tool, as is other social media, particularly twitter.
It's a best practice to share your findings with folks who participate in your survey/study. If you have results to share, please do so, again as a self post.
If you have any questions or comments, please let us know. We want this to be a useful tool for folks, but we also don't want our users to feel taken advantage of.
All Other Academia
If you have a question about making a post that is academia-related but not a survey or homework help request, please contact us via modmail for discussion and prior approval.

Events, Giveaways, Sales, Referral Links, and Kickstarters

SIDEBAR: All events, both fan-driven and professional, must be coordinated with the moderation team via modmail.
Only authors may use referral links. They may only use them for their own books.
All giveaways must be hosted on the fantasy sub itself and not via a 3rd party site (including mailing lists, FB, Twitter, etc.).
Only one post per sale. Sales must be linked to directly (ie, not an image post with the link in a comment). Duplicate posts will be removed.
Only one post per Kickstarter is allowed even if new stretch goals are added
Please read our full rules prior to posting any events, giveaways, sales, or Kickstarters.
While events, giveaways, sales, and Kickstarters are not directly subject to our self-promotion policy, please understand that they are not a loophole to be exploited in order to “get around” our self promotion rules. The community comes first.
Events
Fan Events
If an event that is driven and organized by fans is large enough, we request that the event-runners contact us via modmail to create a plan for posting each milestone phase of the event on the subreddit.
If the event-runners do not contact the moderation team, we will discuss internally and present a plan to whomever we believe to be in charge of the event. In the absence of discussion, we will move forward with said plan. Generally speaking, we prefer to utilize megathreads to keep discussion centralized and cohesive.
Professional Events
Professionally run events, such the virtual author events Orbit ran during quarantine, will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please contact us via modmail to discuss.
Referral Links
Only authors may use referral links. They may only use them for their own books.
Giveaways
All giveaways must be hosted on the fantasy sub itself and not via a 3rd party site (including mailing lists, FB, Twitter, etc.).It’s okay to have multiple ways to enter so long as at least one of them does not require leaving reddit. For example, a giveaway could allow you to enter by retweeting on Twitter in addition to commenting on the reddit thread.
Giveaways must be posted as a text post. Direct image links are not allowed.
Sales
Only one post per sale. Sales must be linked to directly (ie, not an image post with the link in a comment). Duplicate posts will be removed.
Only a temporary reduction in price counts as sale, perma-free things (such as books in the Kindle Unlimited library), do not and will be removed.
No personal sales of books between users are allowed. Fantasy is not a marketplace. Please only link to discounted books being offered by retailers.
Kickstarters
Only one post per Kickstarter is allowed even if new stretch goals are added. Please think carefully on when you would like to post - whether to post at the start of fundraising, in the middle, or to announce successful funding.
In addition to this, you are welcome to post in the bi-weekly self promotion thread. See our recurring posts calendar for more information.
Other Posts
If you would like to make a post that is not specifically mentioned in our rules, or have any questions, please contact us via modmail.

Edit:
This is a list of tweaks we're working on based on feedback so far: (updated 8 am EDT Friday, this list in non-exhaustive and in progress)
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