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First Build After Years Away From PC Building Space: ~1600 USD Budget

2023.03.26 00:01 Grasshopper_Weeb First Build After Years Away From PC Building Space: ~1600 USD Budget

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
I'll be using this PC for moderate gaming (Elden Ring, Hogwarts Legacy, Modded MC, CSGO), homework, and software development.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
~1600 USD, I'm flexible as long as there's good value.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
I plan on buying within the next two weeks.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget?
I only need the PC itself in the budget.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
I will purchasing in the USA. I do not have access to a Microcenter.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
I plan on doing some minor CPU and GPU overclocking when I finish the build.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I'm going for a Mini-ITX B&W build, however if I can save a decent bit of money with a different size/theme I'd be happy to do so.
Extra info or particulars:
I've already made a starting point for this build:
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2023.03.26 00:00 Qrazeyy ELDEN RING PATCH Ray Tracing On vs Off Does it even work?

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2023.03.25 23:39 Glum-Fortune1342 Rebooking Every WWE PPV from WrestleMania 1 to WrestleMania 40 part 21

Over The Edge 1999
Date: May 23rd
Location: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri
Attendance: 16,472
Commentators: JR & Jerry Lawler
Note: Owen Hart's retirement means he doesn't die on this PPV. As far as I'm concerned he and Pillman spend the rest of their days reminiscing about old times.
Light-heavyweight Championship
Essa Rios (c) vs X-Pac
Kane vs Mideon
Hardcore Championship
Al Snow vs Steve Blackman (c)
The Rock vs Big Bossman
European Championship
Ken Shamrock vs Big Show (c)
Intercontinental Championship
Val Venis (C) vs D'lo Brown
Mankind vs Triple H (HHH attacks mankind with a sledgehammer after the match and he is carried out on a stretcher)
Women's Championship
Chyna (c) vs Nicole Bass
Jeff Jarrett vs Mark Henry
WWE Championship with Mr McMahon as Special Guest Referee
Undertaker vs Steve Austin (c) (By now Taker has kidnapped both Shane & Stephanie and is constantly referring to them as his Adam & Eve. He demands a shot at Austin, Vince grants him it cause he doesn't want his kids tortured. Taker vows to return his kids to him if he wins and thats when vince makes himself SGR. Vince screws Austin and the next night on Raw Austin says "you screwed me but i understand why you did it. Now Undertaker get your big dead ass out hear and give the man his dam kids back". Taker returns them brainwashed. On the go-home raw before KOTR the higher power is revealed to be... Ted Dibiase "it was me Austin" *cue Teds signature laugh* He says he did it because he hates them both. He hates Austin for losing to Savio Vega on purpose to get him banished from WWE and he hates Vince for hiring Jack Tunney and stripping him off the belt and making him compete in a tournament for it. So he reached out to Taker, the same man he brought into WWE, to bring him back so he could exact revenge. He then says he cost Austin the belt and now hes gonna cost Vince his son. Shane then attacks Vince, turning heel and joining the ministry)
King of the Ring 1999
Date: June 27th
Location: Greensboro Colliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Attendance: 20,108
Commentators: JR & Jerry Lawler
X-Pac vs Edge
Triple H vs Billy Gunn
Ken Shamrock vs Kane
The Rock vs Hardcore Holly
Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Jarrett vs Val Venis (c)
Triple H vs X-Pac
The Rock vs Kane
European Championship
Al Snow vs Big Show (c)
Triple H vs The Rock
Steve Austin & Vince McMahon vs Undertaker & Shane McMahon W/Ted Dibiase (During this match the lights go out again and a man in a hood appears. He pulls the hood back and its... Triple H. He pedigrees Vince and lets Austin and Taker know hes coming for Takers championship
Fully Loaded 1999
Date: July 25th
Location: Marine Midland Arena, Buffalo, New York
Attendance: 16,605
Commentators: JR & Jerry Lawler
Light heavyweight Championship
Essa Rios vs X-Pac (C)
Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Jarrett (c) vs Edge
Hardcore Chamoionship
Big Bossman vs Steve Blackman (c)
Triple threat for European Championship
Test vs Big Show (C) vs D'lo Brown
Tag Team Championships
Acolytes (c) vs Hardy Boys
Women's Championship
Jacqueline vs Chyna (c)
Trips WWE Championship match is on the line:
The Rock vs Triple H (Trips wins with the help of the New Age Outlaws)
WWE Championship
Steve Austin vs Undertaker (c) (Austin wants his rematch and will stop at nothing to get it. Dibiase refuses to let Taker give him it but Taker grants him it anyway, much to Dibiase's disaproval, wanting to silence the rattlesnake) (Dibiase is furious with Taker for losing and kicks him out the ministry)
SummerSlam 1999
Date: August 22nd
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Attendance: 17,370
Commentators: JR & Jerry Lawler
Hardy Boys vs Edge & Christian
Steve Blackman vs Ken Shamrock
Women's Championship
Chyna (c) vs Ivory
Hardcore Championship
Big Boss man (c) vs Al Snow
Champion vs champion match for Intercontinental Championship
Jeff Jarrett (c) W/Deborah vs Essa Rios (LHW Champion)
Tag Team Championships
Acolytes (C) vs Kane & X-Pac
European Championship
Mark Henry vs D'lo Brown (c)
New Age Outlaws vs Rock N Sock Connection (Mankind returns the night after Fully Loaded and begins feuding with the now heel DX. To his surprise, the Rock comes to his aid, wanting revenge for Fully Loaded)
Buried Alive match
Ted Dibiase vs Undertaker (Draw) (match ends with both men falling into the grave as a lightning bolt hits it) (Taker wants to end the higher power, Dibiase says he brought Taker into the WWE and hes gonna take him out of it)
triple threat for WWE Championship with Jesse Ventura as Special Guest Referee
Big Show vs Triple H vs Steve Austin (c) (Big Show gets added to this match after beating Austin on Raw. Show says he's already dominated Europe and now he wants to dominate the world. HHH wants to finally prove he's that damn good after years of being held down by the machine. Austin doesn't give a crap about what HHH or Big Show want and just wants to remain champ)
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2023.03.25 23:13 Shin-kun1997 [SF] Epsilon’s Trial

I'd love to have some critiques and feedback as I plan to publish this into something real at some point. This is also a draft. Many thanks
With heavy shoulders slumped, Sebastian Pasquet walked through the door of his house and kicked off his shoes, dropping the suitcase and hanging up his jacket. The turtleneck shirt he wore was covered in specs of dust and dirt, all of which emerged from today's earlier events.
“Ugh. I swear this position is gonna drive me into the bloody ground.” he grunted in a thick English accent. “I’m home.”
His voice caught the attention of a woman dressed in a blue shirt and apron, her hair was a dark silver and her eyes were violet, but her most defining features were a pair of cat-like ears protruding from her head, as well as a tail that stretched down to her feet. 
She walked towards him and instantly embraced him in a hug, causing him to drop the suitcase. He didn’t care and simply returned the love, pushing his lips against hers as he smirked. Greeting him was his wife, Alvia. A Felis from the planet Eria some 230,000,000 kilometers from Fiore.
A world with the lowest population in Eridani at 2.5 billion inhabited by a shy, peaceful race that, while possessing spaceflight and the ability to travel through jump space, had no off world settlements apart from their moon.
“Welcome back.” she said as her tail curved around his leg. “I missed you so much. It’s five thirty by the way, don’t you usually get out by four?”
“There was an accident on one of the launch pads that needed attention.”
“Oh my, I hope no one was hurt.”
“Don’t worry, it was an unmanned test. No crew on board.”
“Ah, great. Well my love, your hard day's work is over for the time being.” She pecked his cheek once more. “Come on, dinner’s almost finished.”
He stepped into the living room where a young boy was sitting on the floor reading a children's book. The area was designed with a modern and cozy aesthetic with the TV embedded in the wall, an L-shaped couch at the center, and family portraits stacked across a nearby table. One of them depicted Sebastian five years ago in his EVA suit, taken just before launch. 
His seven year old son, Jeremy, greeted him with a hug. While he resembled a younger version of himself, he’d been born a Felis just like Alvia, inheriting his mothers ears and tail.
“Hey kiddo.” Sebastian said, picking him up and scratching behind his ears. “What’d you do all day?”
“I got to help mom with dinner.” he replied, in a cheery voice. “Oh, Dad, are we still gonna go to the expo? Mari said she’s going with her parents.”
Jeremy had been referring to the Interstellar Aerospace Expo of 2273, which was to be held on the planet Vandam in two months. The annual thirteen day long convention where space companies, private initiatives, and anti-gravity racers from all across Eridani gathered to celebrate the one thing they all shared in common; flying.
“Of course we are.” Sebastian replied. “But were you good in school today?”
His son nodded.
“Then, I’ll be sure to take you to the anti-gravity race when we go.”
Jeremy cheered at his reply. Upon putting him down, Alvia directed him to wash his hands before dinner. He watched Jeremy head up the stairs towards the bathroom as his wife placed her head against his shoulder. 
“I swear, he can’t stop talking about that event.” she said.
Changing into a t-shirt he plopped onto the couch and turned the TV on just in time to witness a news report taking place. A story discussing a recent development regarding an unknown object floating within space, specifically the Strain Belt, the massive asteroid belt that separated Fiore from Eris. The screen then switched to a photograph taken within the belt via a satellite, depicting a violet light within a field of asteroids. As his wife sat beside him Sebastian became puzzled at the story, his mind curious as to what the supposed entity could be. 
“I read this somewhere earlier. Some are just saying it could be a comet.” Alvia said.
“But what kind of comet stays in the exact same place?” he replied. “It’s probably a defunct probe that’s reached its end.”
Alvia shrugged her shoulders as Sebastian began to massage her ears, which she loved a lot. “Maybe. So, how was today apart from the accident you mentioned?”
“Sorting through paperwork. Supersiving vehicle operation. In short, horrifying.”
“Aw, my peach sounds like he’s been through too much. It’s been two years now since you’ve had this position, director of the astronaut corps.”
“It has its perks. I get to fly in those fancy spaceliners for business trips across the planet or to the moon.”
“Oh? Then maybe you can book us a nice getaway towards those fancy beach hotels.” Sebastian rolled his eyes and smiled at her answer. Alvia slowly raised her head and pressed her lips against his once more, giving Sebastian the go ahead to massage her tail.
“Ew, yuck!”
The two ceased their advances immediately upon hearing the voice of their son in front of them. There, Jeremy stood, mocking his parents' act of love causing the two of them to laugh. When all was said and done they walked towards the kitchen where dinner was served, the entire time Sebastian was subjected to Jeremy’s rambling about the exposition. 
The next day Sebastian found himself quickly jogging through the halls of Ophir Space Complex, the campus-sized facility that managed all launches and missions of the company. He arrived at the designated meeting room and was greeted by the sight of James sitting at the head of an oval-shaped mahogany table. Beside him were Romero and Alex as well, all dressed in matching suit attire. 
Sebastian noticed at the table center a hologram of the planet Fiore, which was odd because this room didn’t have that feature the previous day.
“Sorry if I’m late. Had to drop my son off at school and traffic was impatient on the way back.” Sebastian said, taking his seat.
“Not at all mate. We’re waiting on a few more actually.” Romero replied, shaking Sebastian's hand. “How is your boy anyway?”
“Excited for the expo, that’s for sure. Says some of his friends are going too.”
“Same for me and my little girl.” Alex added. “I hear that there’s going to be a Human vs. Astrean anti-gravity prix.”
“How much do you want to bet they’ll kick our arses?”
Eventually several other suited men stepped into the room and upon closing the door, took their seats and greeted Sebastian and his colleagues. 
“Good. Now that everyone’s here, let's get this meeting started.” Romero proclaimed. “To begin, what is on the schedule for this month in terms of the new models?”
“Fortunately the accident yesterday was only minor and the damage was menial, the engineers over at our plant in Harriet are repairing it as we speak.” Alex replied. “Construction on two other prototypes are underway as we speak.”
“Will it be ready in time for the exposition?” another man asked.
“We believe so. With a little more time.”
“More time? The event is in two months and we have yet to present anything to the board and CEO. If we don’t procure results fast we’ll be coming in fifth place for the fourth year in a row.”
“Easy now, I’m sure our engineers here are on the case. Yesterday’s mishap has not slowed us down before, and it will not slow us down again.”
The hologram at the center suddenly switched to a star map of Eridani, displaying all barren and inhabited worlds within the star system, including the eight planets humanity resided on. Their names were shown just below the tiny sphere they represented. 
Daphne. Rhea. Nova. Antari. Freya. Cascade. . And his own planet, Fiore.
Soon after, a hologram of the spacecraft in question appeared at the center of the map as well. Sebastian was silent for the most part, somewhat annoyed at the constant bickering between the old men. 
“The model comes in one and two seater variants we’ve labeled as the Ichinose-class. Its nickname is Epsilon.” Alex spoke. “We were implementing a two engine propulsion system that not only propels the ship forward, but provides power for the rest of the ship. Sebastian, wanna give the rundown?”
He nodded, shifting everyone's attention to the TV display on the wall which now showed a diagram of the ship.
“Our spacecraft compared to Astreans, while advanced, are relatively primitive in their eyes. Well at least in terms of design and architecture. Astreans ships use deuterium and tritium to power their reactors while we use deuterium and helium-3, with liquid hydrogen remaining as the primary fuel source. But what makes Epsilon different is its engines.”
“Oh?” another man said.
“Typically, our vehicles employ chemically fueled aerospike plasma engines, the newer engines you’re seeing here are fusion powered and designed to not only provide direct thrust, but power to the spacecraft altogether.”
Each of the men’s eyes widened at Sebastians response. Such a design for a spacecraft was unproven on Fiore, but the concept and practicality was very much real. In fact most companies and organizations on other human worlds had recently fielded such designs. Sebastian continued. 
“Speed is also another factor we’ve looked over. A typical trip from Fiore to Eris in this planetary system will take around 7 hours. These engines can cut that flight down to just 2.5 hours of non-stop travel. Especially when you consider that it takes 5 hours to get to the Strain Belt.”
The men then began conversing amongst themselves at Sebastians statement. While some of them were supportive of the concept of lower trips across the interplanetary medium, others were skeptical. When asked if the engines were tested with astronauts Sebastian shook his head. 
“I haven’t assigned anyone to fly it as of yet, but rest assured the tests are coming back with many positive results.”
“Positive, but unmanned,” he replied. “If this were to fail, the amount of bad publicity would damage our reputation for years to come. We cannot proceed further without human ratings.”
Sebastian sighed to himself as he grunted, the men of the table chatting back and forth about the safety and possible outcomes the fusion engines would provide. He tried to find the words to say to appease the table but their corporate tone, mildly annoying political voices hindered that effort. For the past several minutes the meeting continued, with two sides discussing both the pros and cons of having such a design. Finally, after seemingly an eternity of old men debating over coffee as his wife put it, he slammed a hand on the table causing Alex to flinch. Standing from his seat, all eyes were now trained on him. 
“Enough. All this bickering is not getting us anywhere. If you want results, I’ll fly the damn ship myself.”
As if coming to some horrendous realization the table's members simply stared at Sebastian upon his closing statement. For his part, Sebastian was set on fulfilling the test operation. Further explaining that he would assign himself to a manned test of the vehicle as soon as possible. 
“I’m not so sure that would be an appropriate move, as the astronaut office head you’re responsible for ensuring launch vehicles are up to company standards.”
“And what better way to do that than from inside the said vehicle?” Sebastian replied. “Look, everyone in both corporate and engineering is under a lot of stress and worrying about our place at the exposition. I can put all those to rest with a simple interplanetary flight to Eria.”
“I agree.” Alex added. “Sebastian is one of the more experienced pilots in the program as well, especially when you look at his resume.”
Silence filled the room. The diagram of the engine disappeared from the screen as Sebastian took his seat once more, their eyes wandering back and forth as if lost in thought and trying to find counter arguments. As it became evident that there were no further words to say, one of the men had taken a piece of paper and began writing. 
“I will take it to the board then,” he said. “If we’re talking about a spaceflight, then might we add an extra task?”
When Sebastian arrived at the Strain Belt he was fast at work, enjoying the wilderness of space that he’d spent so long away from. A week had passed and he was installing one of many beacons along a column of asteroids, his EVA circulating oxygen and maintaining a stable body temperature. He had departed Fiore a few hours earlier after taking Jeremy to school and kissing his wife goodbye, now conducting a mission which included not only working out any of Epsilon’s bugs, but locating an interstellar object which had been spotted by a company space probe. 
Sebastian jumped from the asteroid and floated back towards Epsilon where the airlock was still open. Pressurizing the interior he assumed control of the vehicle and used the thrusters to gently move into more open space. The thick concentration of asteroids surrounding him resembled a field of death, something no human without the proper experience should be able to survive.
While the ship's hull was sturdy, Sebastian had to maintain constant caution. His senses were on full alert even from inside the safety of the ship. The occasional bumps along the exterior would cause any inexperienced pilot to flinch, but Epsilon was made of some of the best titanium Fiore had. As he arrived at the signal's location Sebastian found himself cast into a sea of dark, the sun barely shining through the asteroids that circled him. 
“I can’t see it yet.” he said to himself. “The news showed that thing to be a bright violet light, but where would it be?”
After floating through the belt for several minutes he was caught by the flash of a bright light, the familiar violet color from the news made its appearance known again. Activating Epsilon’s fusion engines Sebastian sped towards the light as it began to vanish as quickly as it came. He turned on the spacecraft's exterior lights to get a full view of what was before him. 
“Holy crap…”
His eyes took a moment to register what everyone at the space center assumed it to be. A large horizontal object with a shape almost like an oversized satellite with a rod attached to the end, two flat extensions resembling solar panels, and a round dome that covered its opposite end. In fact its shape and various extensions gave it the appearance of a small space station. 
“Control, I think I’ve found it.” Sebastian said through comms. “These markings along the side, those definitely aren’t human made.”
“We read you Epsilon. Are you saying what we’re all thinking?”
“Yeah. This thing is definitely of Xanadu origin.”
The sound of applause could be heard at the end of the radio. Sebastian smirked as he leaned back in his seat upon discovering one of thousands, if not millions of different advanced ancient technologies spread throughout the Milky Way. After relaying the artifact’s location and back to Fiore, his celebration abruptly ended when an alarm began to sound. Glancing at the radar beneath him he spotted two red dots, each representing ships, heading for his position. Sensing something was wrong Sebastian quickly displayed an enhanced frame of the space before him, what he could see were two low grade spacecraft flying towards his position. 
“Aw crap.” Sebastian said, activating the engines. “Control, we’ve got a problem. I’ve got a band of Outcast pirates on my plate now.”
“Well would you look at that.” one of them spoke through comms. “Looks like we’ve got ourselves a butterfly trapped in a thorn bush. No biggie, you hand over that structure there and things don’t have to go south.”
Sebastian sighed. “It was hard enough having to navigate through this freaking death field. Now I have scumbags like you in my schedule? Geeze it just ain’t my day.”
“What was that?!” One of the ships activated their weapons systems.
“Did I stutter? I called you a bunch of low life trash bags who’re probably too stupid to know how a coffee maker works.”
Before he knew it, a concentrated beam of energy came flying through the asteroid field. Using Epsilon’s powerful thrusters Sebastian was only barely able to dodge it. He gripped the stick and began to fly forwards into the fray. To maintain his stability Sebastian had to keep the fusion engine's velocity at a minimum so as to not crash into any asteroids, or worse, the pirates spacecraft. 
“Looks like this butterfly’s been reading too many fantasies. Let’s show em who’s in charge around here!”
He soon found one of the ships now tailing him. Another stream of energy zipped past his ship and grazed the side of the hull plating, setting off another alarm Sebastian quickly silenced. Activating Epsilon's energy shields he quickly formulated a plan in order to gain the upper hand. Despite being a prototype, Epsilon was equipped with defenses including a directed energy weapon and four missiles stored in a lower chamber. 
“Damn. If this keeps up I’ll run out of fuel before I can even plan for the expo’s entrance.” he said to himself, scoffing. “No matter, I’ve got a few tricks of my own.”
As he piloted Epsilon through the dense field he remained calm and collected, knowing that fear and panic would only make the situation much more dire. A common aspect all astronauts followed when venturing in or far from Eridani. Paranoia would only spell certain demise. Sebastian circled another set of rocks before raising his altitude, catching the tailing ship off guard. The ship slammed into the side of the asteroid at an intense velocity. Engulfing the ship in a silent explosion as the flames vanished. 
“One down, one more to go.” Sebastian said. “Hm?”
He stabilized his altitude and ceased all movement to find the last remaining pirate ship before him; it was a few thousand feet away but close enough for Sebaatian to see. Strangely it made no attempts to move, no communication from its crew, all he could see was the low-budget ship flash a red light from its bridge area occasionally. 
“What the heck are they doing…?”
Sebastian realized too late. Within several seconds his spacecraft's systems suddenly began to go haywire, the electricity malfunctioning and life support beginning to fail. Putting on his helmet Sebastian quickly maneuvered Epsilon out of view from the Outcasts using what little power from the spacecraft's backup systems he had. He’d been hit with an EMP. 
“We’ve got him. Finish him off so we can claim our prize.”
Sebastian began to assess the situation as the pirate's spacecraft hovered towards him, the Outcast fired another stream of energy towards Epsilon causing the ship's hull to deteriorate. Using the thrusters Sebastian shifted behind an asteroid to avoid another oncoming stream of energy. Several minutes had passed with Epsilon sneaking around the Outcast ship and avoiding whatever attacks it could. Eventually the two ships found themselves coming within range of a pocket of controlled space within the Strain Belt, Sebastian could spot the orbital infrastructure that made up Ophir Strait. One of only two clear paths of the Strain Belt that served as a trade route between Fiore and Eria. 
“Damn it.” he grunted, hitting the dashboard. “If I don’t end this quickly then we’re both gonna be fired on by the security bots.”
Separated by fifty miles, Sebastian was well outside the exclusion zone of the trade route, and with Epsilon's systems finally back online he ran another scan for the remaining Outcast ship. He spotted him several thousand kilometers in front of him once more, only this time he couldn't see him out the canopy window.
Sebastian squinted his eyes as he looked out the window, his grip firm on the stick as he came to realize that he had to. He thought of Alvia and Jeremy back on Fiore, both of them waiting for his safe return and comforting presence once more. Taking in a breath, he gradually began to speed towards the craft.
“Alright…we got one shot at this.” Sebastian said. “This doesn’t work, then Ophir Strait falls apart.”
Sebastian locked onto the Outcast ahead of him and fired one of the missiles beneath the spacecraft, but not before slightly altering its trajectory. Epsilon increased its speed enough causing the interior to shake and vibrate, the energy shields surrounding the outside were activated once again, as asteroids flew past the canopy glass at a high velocity. Within just a few minutes the Outcast ship came within sight. It fired its directed energy once again straight towards Epsilon which made contact with the energy shield. However Sebastian continued to fly straight towards the craft, ignoring the reducing shield's power. The Outcast panicked, as it appeared that Sebastian would crash Epsilon straight into his ship. 
“Are you crazy?!” the pirate shouted.
Sebastian was unfazed. “Maybe.”
Before he knew it the Outcast was closer than ever, within a split second Sebastian's spacecraft zipped by the pirate in a swift clean motion. Epsilon then used its thrusters to reduce its velocity once more, the pirate beginning to laugh. 
“What the hell was that? No guts to finish it huh?” His ship's energy weapon began to charge. “Looks like this is it then, butterfly.”
“Yeah. For you at least.”
Confused, the Outcast demanded to know what he meant. Sebastian for his part, chuckled as he directed the pirate to look behind him. The two missiles Epsilon fired earlier had reemerged and, with brute force, smashed into the pirates ship from both port and starboard side. A ball of fire engulfed the surrounding space followed by a brief blinding light. All of which could be seen, but not heard. The flames vanished. Filling the space with debris from the destroyed ship that floated off into various directions. Sebastian let out a breath of relief as Epsilon, damaged but still alive, gently raised its altitude to be above the Strain Belt. The sun’s light shone through the glass as he took off his helmet and accepted the light.’ 
“Epsilon, this is Fiore! Epsilon, do you read?” a voice spoke through comms.
“Fiore this is Epsilon, good to hear your voice.”
“Sebastian? Thank God. What’s happening up there? The signal cut out and we’ve been trying to reach you!”
Looking around the interior of the cabin he shrugged his shoulders, taking off his communications cap he responded. 
“Well Fiore, I don’t know how to quite say this….”
Two months had passed since the incident in the Strain Belt, the Xanadu artifact had been secured by the company and taken to an orbital research station on one of Fiore’s moons.
The stadium had been packed to the rim with civilians from all across Eridani filling the twenty thousand seats that surrounded the massive holographic screen at the center of the ring. Fireworks lit the dim sky accompanied by confetti raining from passing overhead ships, and the cheers of all resonated throughout the air. Flags of the various inhabited worlds throughout Eridani flew along the center. 
Among the thousands of civilians, Sebastian sat beside his wife with their son between them.
“Hey, look.” Alvia said, pointing upward. “They’re starting.”
Sebastian glanced towards the sky and his eyes were as wide as dinner plates, as five spacecraft conducting a flyover soared over the stadium in formation. Leaving behind trails blue and white smoke that casted the air in a striped pattern. They were Epsilon spacecraft, the very vehicle that saved his life within the Strain Belt. It was the second day of the 2273 Interstellar Aerospace Expo, hosted by the Astreans that lived on the planet Seira, the day that would kick off with a traditional anti-gravity race between the humans teams from Fiore, and the Jurahan teams from Eden. 
“Dad, are we gonna win?” Jeremy asked.
Sebastian smiled and ruffled his hair. “I sure as hell hope so kid. That way Alex will be getting me lunch when we head back.”
Alvia covered Jeremy’s ears. “Sebastian, language. Not in front of Jeremy.”
“What? If I remember correctly you did the same before we left.”
Alvia playfully punched his arm before placing Jeremy on her lap.
Within moments of the racers being introduced the host of the show gave a brief speech to the people, welcoming all in attendance to both the race and the exposition. Upon finishing the anti-gravity timer began its countdown from ten, with the people all counting in unison as per tradition. The entire Sebastian couldn’t wipe the cheeky smirk off his face as he and his family cheered. Ecstatic that everything in the end worked out, from getting Epsilon approved in time for the exposition, to satisfying his son’s thirst for adventure. As the anti-gravity vehicles sped off into the fray he wrapped an arm around Alvia’s waist to pull her closer. 
“You know you still owe me an explanation about what happened.” she said. “I want to know all about your first time back up in space.”
“Yeah. Well I’ll tell you…most of what happened.”
Sebastian pecked Alvia’s cheek, as the romanticized scale of the fireworks and race continued.
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2023.03.25 22:40 BeastOfRetribution My honest thoughts on Howarts Legacy after finishing it.

Ok, so I think this is my first time posting here to which I wanna say hi to everyone! Longtime fan of Harry Potter stuff, was actually abit worried on buying this but given the gameplay experience and mixed reviews, I thought I'd give this game a shot!
And I must say, overall? It was worth it. It definitely has it's ups and downs, but I think I'll go over what stuck out to me at the most.
So first off, what I think I like the most is how the gameplay itself feels like a love letter to the old Harry Potter games. In particular, when I opened up the menu to put on equipment, I was immediately reminded of the Gameboy Color Sorceror's Stone and Chamber of Secrets games, as well as the Gameboy Advance Prisoner of Azkaban game. The equipment slots felt very much like that segment, and I know it's so minor but given the Chamber of Secrets GBC was my first game ever, it hit like a wave of nostalgia there.
It keeps going on to when we learn spells, the way we have to move the cursor around the spell symbol and hit buttons in a certain order immediately brought to mind that that was how we learned spells in the first through third PC games, which also brought up more nostalgia for those. And yet at the same time I was disappointed that they didn't do or bring back spell challenges! Granted, we got something like it for the Depulso rooms, but I wish we could see more of the Spell Challenges because they felt like part of the classroom experience.
The free world exploration of Hogwarts and finding secrets made me reminisce for the Order of the Phoenix game which was very similar in scope! In particular, given how finding new things gives us experience and we can buy Talents to improve spells, that reminded me how the OotP game similarly upgraded your spells (namely, you cast more bolts at once) with how much discoveries you made.
The fact that we could ride our brooms or mounts across the hogwarts grounds were also features in the console games which I greatly enjoyed seeing again. If only they had more than just the time trials to play with though!
The next pieces that come to mind is how much detail they put into Hogwarts as a whole as well as the surrounding area! I mean, they certainly had a huge scope in mind, and despite having loads of Vaults and Merlin Trials scattered about the place that felt like headaches to get them all, it was definitely beautiful to see everything in action! I especially loved the idea of having further Wizarding towns around Hogwarts, not just Hogsmede. And of course, having every bit of lore available was something very nice to see!
Now the next part is the story and characters, which I'm kind of 50/50 on. On one hand, I find the characterizations for almost everyone to be legit and solid. Natty misses her dad and wants to deal with the Poachers out of survivor's guilt, plus she brings in interesting stuff on Uagadou! Poppy meanwhile has a similar arc where she wants to make up for her parent's sins and aid animals and beasts. Sebastian wants to find a cure for his sister, delving into the Dark Arts for a cure with the logic that because the Dark Arts must've caused it, then it must have the cure, right?
Of course, some of the issues also involve how, given how open the world is and big the story is, it feels like we don't interact enough with some characters or even they don't interact with each other when it'd feel fitting. We don't need to be the only ones people deal with! What if, for example, Natty and Poppy became friends and we interact with both of them on quests, given their mutual desire to deal with Poachers? I know Poppy is bad with people, but we could totally introduce her to Natty! Alternatively, Sebastian and Amit would be interesting to see them chat together given Amit's knowledge on Goblin culture and practices and Sebastian's interest to see if he knows what magic they do so he can study it. It would be interesting to see our friend group of the four house companions interact with each other.
And of course, this goes outside the companions. I'd definitely love to see some more interaction with our professors, Sirona, various other people we can deal with. For example, maybe we get more plant studying with Professor Garlick and a joint class with Professor Sharp due to Potions and Herbology being highly mixed together. Alternatively, we could deal with Professor Weasley and Professor Fig, explaining the situation and why the student is out and about so often.
That being said, I'm not meaning to say everything needs improvements, but some things just feel kinda bad in the first place, yet some of this can be in a good way. My prime example would have to be Ranrok and the Goblin Rebellion.
On one hand, yes, it's bad to use because it can reflect real life issues that are very prevalent and portraying them as the bad guys can give the idea of delegitimizing them. And in a story sense, I somewhat hate Ranrok's reasoning for starting it. He basically has been watching dragon poachers get Dragons, wants to work with them and uses the opportunity of picking up one of their wands to introduce himself? I will say being beaten was a disproportionate response, but the fact of the matter is that 1: He wanted in on a poaching ring, and the fact that expected a warm welcome is definitely kinda nonsensical writing and yet 2: the fact that he wanted in on a dragon poaching ring gives the idea that he's not a good person in the first place.
I mean, there is already some tidbits in game that his motives are shady and his genocidal nature against those who don't stand with him are bad, not to mention amplified by the magical pain he's taking on a daily basis. I will say if the game didn't seem to treat his situation as legit, then I think the story would be better in that regard. It's like for example having a game on WW2 and explaining one of Hitler's turning points being rejected from Art School. In such a thing, it would be better to treat the reason for becoming as they are today the way it should be: basically going "are you serious" in story and treating it as being stupid as it is. I'm surprised the protagonist doesn't have the option to call it out if they completed the one quest for that Hufflepuff girl's uncle where he spells it out to you.
I will say in particular, I wish Professor Fig butted in to the Keepers on our behalf. To wit, we're a 15 year old student who just got into magic and we're forced to go through trials meant for adults that could very well kill us! Maybe he could even sneak into trials to aid us under the reasoning that despite the Keeper's challenges being meant to be done alone, he doesn't want you to be hurt when he brought you into the magical world under his care.
One other thing I think would've been nice to see is more choices and agency on the player's part that could affect the flow of the story or how it's characterized. For example, we get a few moments like this where we can choose to be a dick to other students, ask for more payment, but big things that come to mind are things like with whether we choose to turn Sebastian in or not, and how we deal with the Graphorn.
For example, I've seen people make arguments or in character reasons for turning in Sebastian or not doing so. Namely, "he's impulsive/needs to learn/I'm a dark wizard and post Avada Kedavera he's a liability lol" vs "He's learned his lesson/his uncle was attacking us/I'm in hufflepuff I saw Azkaban I'm not letting him go there". With the Graphorn, how we deal with it can also speak of how our character is. If we kneel, we show ourselves as being more of an equal or friend to it. If we attack, it's more of a slave or beast that must be tamed with force.
However, there's also many moments we have or deal with that we seemingly just sit back and do nothing as well. For example, people point out at Lodgok's death that we could've protected him, or alternatively how Solomon's whole debacle could've been handled. I think places like this could be something we should have choices or ways to deal with them.
Say for example, at the beginning with the Goblin Banker and Ranrok storming into the vault. We need to escape him, but the kind banker is still present. Couldn't we have the option to use something like an inverse of Ancient Magic Throw (AM Grab?) to drag him with us so we could save him? Or something similar with Lodgok where we protect him with our Ancient Magic to prevent his death, allowing him to stay alive?
Alternatively, what if when we deal with Victor Rookwood for the last time, if we learned Imperio from Sebastian, we could attack him with it and force him to give us a cure for the curse he used on Anne? And if we're somehow able to do this before we do the quest to learn Avada Kedavera, and he does give us such a cure, then Sebastian would no longer need the Dark Relic and it wouldn't end up killing Solomon? We may miss out on Avada Kedavera (or maybe he teaches it to us out of gratefulness and under the reasoning "you have so many enemies, being able to kill the immediately would be helpful"), but the story is changed with Anne cured and able to return to Hogwarts?
One other way is that we use or learn more of Isidora's findings to help Anne from her curse, and/or take off Professor Fig's wounds and prevent his death in the ending which could give some more grey area.
And finally, my last thought would have to be that I wish we did more with Ancient Magic. To wit, we've seen the Keepers build superb buildings with it, fashion out the Pensieve Guardians and Knights,>! as well as taking other's pains to empower oneself. ! Heck,>! maybe taking other people's pains from them could translate into more Talent points to spend, ! I know I'm gonna be missing some stuff that I'll regret not putting down later, but all in all? I think Hogwarts Legacy did very well showcasing the world, has superb gameplay and does well on lore, but I wish it did better on characterisation, our effect on the story and perhaps outlining rationales in the story itself.
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2023.03.25 22:37 Youdashek MALENIA RL1/WL0 (MELLE ONLY, LIGHT ROLL) - ELDEN RING

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2023.03.25 22:36 Muhbollix PC for Gaming in Ireland - €1800

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Soley for playing games. Conan Exiles, Elden Ring Upcoming games: Ark 2, Starwars Fallen Jedi, Starfield
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Within a week
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
I have a monitor, keyboard, mouse.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Basic 1080p monitor for now. Will be picking out a screen shortly after I have ordered the PC itself.
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
No overclocking, not expecting to.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
Ideally at least a 1TB SSD or more
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
I will require both ETH and Wifi connectivity.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
Full size. Don't mind what kind of case at all.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
I have a copy of windows

Extra info or particulars: I have an Xbox One X, looking for PC with similar power. Thanks lads
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2023.03.25 22:10 Ebb-Ill I think i did it any final thoughts on this load order?

Mods: 150 / total space used: 4.95 / free space: 54.68
Master Files: - USSEP - USCCCP - USMP SE - Lux - Master File - Lux - Resources - Lux Via v1.6 - Master File - Lux Orbis - Master File
Foundations: - Cutting Room Floor - usmp cutting room floor patch - Even Better Quest Objectives - EBQO Cutting Room Floor Patch - cheat room - Guard Dialogue Overhaul - usmp gdo patch - World Encounters Overhaul
Menu/UI/Font Changes: - oculus main menu and loading screen replacer - Dialogue Interface Reshaped - skyhud dissonance preset
Quest Alterations: - JaySerpa's Quest Expansion Bundle - World Eater Beater - Better Thieving Updated - darker brotherhood V2 - Jiub's Opus & Arvak's Skull Quest Markers - Stones of Barenziah Quest Markers
Pure Craftables: - Ars Metallica - Mystic Condenser updated - free crafting - bandolier bags and pouches - cloaks & capes - wearable lanterns
Game Mechanics/race editions: - unread books glow sse - truly absorb dragon souls heavy - Better Horses - Wear Multiple Rings - Recover Cities - Quick - Hearthfire Multiple Adoptions - Improved Adoptions - Multiple adoptions Add-On - Sacrosanct - Growl
Level Progression: - 50 pct more perk points
Perk Overhaul: - ordinator
Magic addition and Overhauls: - Odin - ordinator compatibility patch
Item and Loot Leveled List: -DLC integration
Enemy NPC Leveled List: - bellyache’s tougher dragons
Audio: - chapter II - audio sfx overhaul
WeatheAtmosphere - DAWN dramatic atmosphere, weathers, & nature
Grass Landscape Mods: - catmojo unique grasses
Landscape/Grass Fixes: - Landscape Fixes For Grass Mods - Landscape Seam Fixes
Skin Mesh & Textures/Skeletons: - XP32 maximum skeleton+realistic ragdolls and force - RS Children optimized - vanilla tweaks animals & creatures refresh - bellyache’s choice animal replacer
Idles and Animations: - 360 Walk and Run Standalone - Headtracking - Fully Scripted - 5poiler animation overhaul
General Mesh/Textures: - Smim 1k static mesh improvement mod - Magical Forces and FX - Tamriel reloaded hd aio - Skyland LODs - omen armor, weapons & clothing - elsopa quivers redone - awesome artifacts anniversary edition - Awesome artifacts ordinator patch - embers xd 1k - cc camping embers xd patch
NPC AI: - Relationship Dialogue Overhaul - rdo crf + ussep patch - usmp rdo patch - Undead Beloved - Serana Dialogue Edit - Serana Dialogue Add-On - SD add on SDE patch - SD add on rdo Patch - Run For Your Lives - Crime Overhaul - More Tavern Idles
NPC/PC Immersion: - Double Beds Are For Two People - Rich Merchants of Skyrim - Realistic Conversations - Immersive Patrols lite - there will be blood and bubbles lite
NPC/PC Facial Modifications: - kalilies npcs unp - Bijin all in one by rxkx22 - pandorable’s males double pack
Interior Lighting/Decorating: - JK's Interiors AIO - Jk’s Interiors AIO USSEP patch - jk’s Interiors aio fishing patch - jk’s Interiors AIO Mystic Condenser Patch - jk’s Interiors aio rdo patch - jk's interiors aio embers xd patch
Light Multiple Exterior Edits: - point the way - bridges of Skyrim - Carriage stops of Skyrim - CSOS survival patch - dark ages trees of the north - Divine forest
Single Area Edits: - Fort Dawnguard - Brighter and Cleaner
Multiple Area Edits: - JK's Skyrim AIO - jk’s interior aio jk’s Skyrim aio patch - pets of Skyrim jk Skyrim cc patch - Jk’s Skyrim cc fishing patch - jk’s Skyrim cc the gray cowl patch - The Great Cities, Towns, and Villages Bundle - embers xd jk's skyrim aio patch - TGCTAVB and JK's Skyrim AIO Patch - mystical scholarship the magical college bundle 1k - magical college of winterhold anniversary patch - Lux Orbis v3.0 - lux orbis and USSEP patch - lux orbis Cutting Room Floor patch - lux orbis jk’s Interiors AIO patch - Lux orbis jk’s Skyrim AIO patch - lux orbis The Great Cities/Towns/Villages Bundle Patches, - Lux orbis mystical scholarship / mystical college of winterhold patch - embers xd lux orbis patch (for jk skyrim aio) - lux orbis embers xd patch - Lux Via plugin - lux via Cutting Room Floor Patch
Unique Item Locations:
Combat Mods: - BIG: Ultimate Kills - Complete Archery Overhaul - Blade and Blunt - blade and blunt Timed Block - Mortal Movement blade and blunt - NO BS AI projectile dodge
Unique Follower Mods: - My Home Is Your Home - odahviing serving you at last
Quest Mods: - Civil War Quest Immersion Bundle - Faction: Pit Fighter - faction pit fighter Travels Add-On
Map Mods
Bottom LO: - Lux (v6.3) - Lux USSEP patch - lux anniversary cc patch bundle - lux Cutting Room Floor patch - lux JK's Interiors AIO patch - lux JK's Skyrim AIO - Lux magical college of winterhold/ mystical scholarship patch - lux The Great Cities/Towns/Villages Bundle Patches - lux embers xd patch - Amazing Follower Tweaks - Managed Follower Boost aft add on - No Spell Damage aft add on - aft no custom dances add on - jayserpa’s quest expansion bundle aft patch - rdo aft patch - Dawn waters w/ natural waterfalls - Alternate Start - Even Better Quest Objectives alternate start patch - JK's Interiors AIO Patches
A few tips if you plan to make edits to this load order. Hope they help make sense abit on how things work if I’m wrong on anything I’m still learning and far from an expert and happy to receive any advice
read mods and place them in load order according pay attention for compatibility issues with other mods. Basically if it is a similar category for example weather mods they will have issues with other unless they have patches Keep an eye out for patches between certain mods place the patch after the 2nd mod is downloaded Texture/mesh mods overwrite each other and can be stackable most cases (not always read descriptions and compatibility) place te texture you want to keep below it will overwrite the particular item in that bundle if your doing a single/multiple textures
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2023.03.25 22:02 chonkshonk Archived Posts

I have been trying to keep track of posts containing useful questions and answers for a while now. There was an easlier archive post I put up, but I decided to re-release it to bring back a little bit of attention. I will keep updating this page as more quality questions and answers go up — feel free to let me know if I miss some (and I know I miss some).
Just because you find a question here, doesn't mean you can't repost that question. The answers may not satisfy you or not be what you're looking for, you may want to re-ask in light of potentially new scholarship on the issue that was either previously missed or has since come out since the last question came out, etc.
Sometimes I archive more than one post about the same question. When I do, I add (2) (3) brackets beside the first archived post, indicating increasingly newer iterations of that question that I found useful enough to also archive alongside the earlier iterations. I've also tried to break up the archived posts into a few broad categories. Here they are:
The Qur'an
Historical Context and Pre-Islamic Arabia
Early Islam
Islamic Literature and Theology
Textual Criticism
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2023.03.25 22:00 Mizzno [H] Games [W] A Hat in Time, CODE VEIN, Mega Man 11, Tower Unite, Offers

For sale, for Steam gift cards (or gifted Steam Wallet balance):

For trade:
*tentatively up for trade, assuming I buy the bundle

  • The Elder Scrolls: Legends: 2 Card Packs (Skyrim) 1 Event Ticket 100 Gold 100 Souls
  • ESO Vanity Pet: Bristlegut Piglet and 15 Days of ESO Plus


  • 5D Chess With Multiverse Time Travel
  • A Hat in Time
  • Avernum: Escape from the Pit
  • Bendy and the Ink Machine
  • CrossCode
  • Dead Rising 4
  • Dungreed
  • Mega Man 11
  • Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
  • NBA 2K Playgrounds 2
  • Omensight: Definitive Edition
  • Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection
  • Submerged
  • Tower Unite
  • Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

IGS Rep Page:
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2023.03.25 21:37 MammothCaptain9 I apologize sincerely. I'm testing something

Firestorm 113 T.M Imran vs Cactus Mike Face To Face
Trust me if it was up to me this segment had been posted Way sooner but reddit can't stop being reddit
Soundtrack: Full Circle By Creed
Part 1
Part 2
After multiple weeks of back and forth between the Television Champion T.M Imran and The Challenger Cactus Mike is set to go Face to Face in a verbal battle right here tonight on Firestorm 113
Electric Eye starts playing on the PA system. The echo of the music rocks the live crowd. The Champion T.M Imran walks out of the curtains with a microphone in hand and the Television Championship over his shoulders. Imran isn't in his wrestling gear, rather his signature street outfit. Black jeans and jacket with light blue sneakers and T-Shirt. T.M Imran has his wristwatch over his knuckles rather than the wrist as usual. The Champion socks in love from the crowd with a smile on his face but he doesn't play up to the crowd like usual. T.M Imran storms down the ramp in a quick fashion. He walks up the steel steps and enters into the ring. Imran walks right into the middle of the ring. He gives a couple of seconds pause, waiting for his music to cut off. The music goes off and Imran starts speaking
T.M: DAMN It doesn't feel the way it should feel. I mean I'm very used to coming out here, in front of you all and rambling around for minutes, that may feel like ages to some. And I'm a man who believes in action before words but usually whenever it's time to talk. I feel hyped talking to you guys. But tonight something is different. Tonight, I'm not in so much of a mood to talk. Even though it's been promoted as a FACE TO FACE, I'm not in the mood to talk a lot. And I think I know why. For the past 2 weeks I think I've said a lot. I've verbally trashed my opponent and rightfully so because I don't want to face a man who's at the lowest of his confidence and on the highest level of excuses. Little did I know that I'm facing, also lack the ability to hear and process a very simple message. I'm not in the mood to talk a lot because if I talk a lot. I'll only raise more questions for my opponent and I've not even gotten the answers of the last ones
T.M Imran looks at the stage and continues talking
T.M: I'm not in the mood to talk for much longer and raise more questions because I'm in the mood to hear the answers from you first, Mike. So before I provide you the stage to have the spotlight on yourself. Let me reiterate the questions you need to answer. Why don't you sound confident for your match against me? Is it because you know what I and everyone else here already know, that you're not ready just yet. Why did you use the family and kids instead of depending on your skills to feed them? Is it because you're desperate to be loved and respected by us? Dude, no matter how desperate you're. You aren't going to get the love and respect just because you're desperate for it. You've to earn it. Why did you've to lean on thanking these great fans and reminding them about the autographs you sign for them or the selfies you take with them instead of telling them what you could do for them in this ring? Is it because you know that was your only excuse for their support because you can't do a damn s** against me in this ring. Now I'm gonna drop this microphone right here in the middle of this ring. While you've to come out here and answer us, why did you ignore the very serious challenge of a fight in front of you and make me look like a devious man after your livelihood? Come out here, Mike
T.M Imran drops the microphone and leans on the ropes, waiting for Cactus Mike while leaving space for him 6
Once echo throughout the arena as fans began to chant "MIKE". Mike comes out, marching down to the ring. Mike enters the ring. Mike and Imran stare at each other for a bit. Mike grabs the microphone and starts addressing T.M
Mile: Let’s talk, TiM. You say I use my family. My family is my life, I would never use them just to get a few cheers. If I was going to exploit them I would be walking around carrying Noah all day but I don’t.
Mike gets closer to T.M right in his face
Mike: I’ve said from the beginning I respect you but every week you walk out here in those tight ass pants, I regret my decision to do so. You want to be a badass anti hero but in reality you look like a Limp Bizkit reject. You love to make finger guns well I like to use my fingers to
Mike throws a middle up in the air towards T.M and T.M shrugs it off with a smirk. Mike continues
Mike: Confidence issues are something I don’t have. I'm not a cocky bastard, unlike some in this business, I won’t mention because that’s TMI. I get where you're coming from, maybe I should bet on myself more. But what I’ve done so far, I’m proud of so nothing needs to be changed. After all, it won me my first Television Championship. Speaking of which, the TV title on your shoulder means a hell of a lot to me. It means different things to me than you. For me it’s a meal ticket for my kids, not just a fancy trophy to show how good I am.
It looked like for a moment that Mike was about to leave but Mike takes one more step closer to T.M to say
Mike: And finally, I’m not scared of anyone. Especially a rip-off of my good friend Soda. Eat this asshole.
Mike throws a punch at T.M to knock him back. It stuns the Champion, makes him angry but also brings a smirk on his face. This is what Imran was trying to do for weeks. T.M rubs the side of the face that was impacted by Mike's attack. Imran gets face to face with Mike. T.M yells at Mike
The crowd erupts as T.M Imran drops the Television Championship to a side to ground Mike with a SINGLE LEG TAKEDOWN. Imran transitions into a flurry of SIDE HEADLOCK PUNCHES to overwhelm Mike but eventually Mike KICKS T.M at the back of his head to create separation. T.M is back up in the corner. Mike tries to jump him but Imran moves away and puts Mike in the corner under the flurry of his fists. Mike defends himself but he's unable to attack back like that. However, Mike pushes through and with a DOUBLE LEG TAKEDOWN drops T.M under the reigning fists but T.M reverses the positions very soon. Now Imran is reigning with big GROUNDED BLOWS that Mike is defenseless against
The FBE Tag Team Champion storms into the ring out of nowhere behind T.M Imran. Code Blue has a microsecond pause to contemplate if he should come between his former stablemate and current stablemate but he has no choice. Blue grabs T.M by the waist from behind and pulls him away from Mike before Blue tosses T.M away on the mat. Blue checks on his stablemate Cactus Mike. Who's recovering from the fight. Code Blue turns around and looks at T.M Imran on the mat with a look of realization that they're on the opposite sides now
T.M on the mat is stumned and unaware of who pulled him away but finally T.M turns to Mike and sees Code Blue standing over his stablemate Cactus Mike. Blue is ready to protect Mike from any further attacks. Mike is Blue's hand to get back up. Blue steps forward in the face of T.M Imran. Both Imran and Blue show slight hesitation in making the first move of attack. The two carefully observe each other's body language and are ready to defend themselves as they come to the realization that their team PRIMETIME is no more. Which means that they're on the opposite sides now. But still the past is holding them away from making the first move
Suddenly Cactus Mike from behind politely pushes Blue away. Mike tries to jump T.M but T.M catches him with a SPINEBUSTER into GROUNDED FOREARMS. Code Blue sees this and pulls T.M off Mike. Reminiscent of what happened moments ago. However, this time on pure instinct Code Blue delivers a big RIGHT HAND to T.M, knocking him down. T.M Imran looks at Blue from the mat. He's slightly upset but he understands what it has come to. Blue can also be seen contemplating his decision to hit T.M out of instinct. Imran gets back up and stares Blue with intensity in the atmosphere
The silence takes over the entire arena for a couple of seconds. Finally T.M Imran and Code Blue swing with BLOWS at each other, simultaneously connecting with PUNCHES. The crowd erupts at the beginning of the brawl. Blue is connecting with stiff ELBOW STRIKES to T.M but instead of protecting himself. Imran responds back with stiff FOREARMS. Blue tries a LEAPING ELBOW but T.M dodges and sends Blue in the corner with a SNAP DRAGON SUPLEX. Blue immediately pops up into the nearby corner. T.M charges at Blue in the corner. Blue defends and knocks Imran back with a JUMPING KNEE STRIKE, knocking him into Cactus Mike. Mike jumps on T.M with a RARE NAKED CHOKE. T.M stumbles backwards and runs Mike head first into the top turnbuckle. Blue tries to attack T.M but his strikes are dodged, and Blue gets shoved back. T.M Imran picks up Cactus Mike over his shoulders for a WEAK END but Code Blue hits T.M with a DROPKICK in the knees. T.M goes down on 1 knee. Mike escapes out of the fireman's carry. Before Mike and Blue could make a second move
Out of nowhere Erick Koeman appears to his stablemate T.M Imran. Erick jumps at Code Blue with a HURRICANRANA. Blue goes sliding out of the ring. Mike tries to attack Erick but Erick side steps. Mike hits head first to the turnbuckle. Erick catches Mike off guard with a CODE BREAKER. Mike goes down on 1 Knee. Erick helps T.M Imran back to his feet. Code Blue joins Mike in the ring. Mike locks eyes with T.M Imran. Erick locks eyes with Blue. Is it Ark vs PROVINCE?
The Crowd goes wild. T.M Imran charges at Mike with a flurry of PUNCHES to the corner. Blue attacks Erick with a flurry of KICKS AND ELBOWS into the ropes. The crowd is going crazy at the brawl. Blue with a CLOTHESLINE to Erick over the ropes but Erick hangs on, sending Blue out of the ring. T.M tries to hit a CORNER RUNNING ATTACK to Mike but Mike BOOTS him in the head. Mike attempts a RUNNING TACKLE at Imran but Imran steps aside and shoves Mike over the ropes out of the ring, near Code Blue. Imran and Erick hypes up the crowd and mocks Blue and Mike to get back in the ring. Mike and Blue are about to jump back in the ring but a swarm of referees appears to hold them back. A couple of referees get in the ring to request Erick and Imran to stop as well. At this point the blood starts pouring from the forehead of the Television Champion. T.M grabs the microphone to address the situation while he's out of breath
T.M: I…. I didn't expect this to come down to this. And I'm not talking to you, Mike. I'm talking to Code Blue. We've been through a lot brother and we've been through a lot together but I think for the longest time. We've tried to deny that we stand on the opposite sides of the ring after PRIMETIME. I guess sooner or later we'd have to face reality. Well… so be it. You wanna fight for your boy. I wanna defend my boy, Erick. Mike, you said a lot of things that I disagree with tonight but I'll leave that to address for another time but I'll leave you with this. You call me cocky? Huh? See this cocky champion has almost fixed your confidence issues and brought you to the best promo of your FBE career so far. Best promo of your career is the key line here. But I'm glad about it. What I'm disappointed in is I hoped we could keep our teams out of this. But I think beggars can't be choosers. I wanted your aggression out on display. I got it. Now I can't complain about our teams. Speaking of which, it's not that bad after all. We can use it to warm up before our title match and test your new found aggression. At Unbreakable T.M, Imran defends his FBE Television Championship against Cactus Mike. But at Blitz. It'll be Cactus Mike and Code Blue vs T.M Imran vs Erick Koeman in a tag team match
The challenge thrills Code Blue and Cactus Mike. They nod in thrill as an acceptance to the challenge as the referees pull Code Blue and Cactus Mike out of the scene. While T.M Imran and Erick Koeman hype the crowd up in thrill
Prompt: TBD
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2023.03.25 21:34 TheDoomedHeretic 25[F4R] Wisconsin/Exclusively "Apathy is Death." Disco Elysium enthusiast looking for RP partner, mostly Star Wars.

Edit: Title should be 'Exclusively Online.' Dunno where the word went.
I'm looking for a GM for the title. I'll be providing a writing sample down below; I've a variety of ideas in mind, including fandom and original stories such as WH40K, Dragon Age, KOTOR, Cyberpunk, and ASOIAF/AGOT/HOTD.
Beyond that I'm enthusiastic for most forms of history and consider myself well-read on it (i.e. more than just being able to list off battles and fun facts about the Romans and other shallow topics). This usually ties in my writing more often than not; I play the tabletop version of Warhammer and play most of Paradox Interactive's Grand Strategy titles. My current favorite obsession is Knights of the Old Republic 2, and I fence at a very amateur level. I'm a Soulsborne fan (can't beat Sekiro, unfortunately) but am pretty ambivalent to Elden Ring.
If a writing sample isn't shared in your first message, I'll block you immediately.
The boar is not dead, though to all the other hunters’ senses it is. It lays motionless on its side within the sled, tied down by rope with two arrows sticking discordantly out of its hide like seams of broken bone. Frozen blood pools in the cracked stomach of the sled, collecting rather than leaking now that red ice has sealed the wood. Poison leaching out of the arrowheads keeps the boar docile, and its breathing so light that only Trapper can see. An ovate in too-thin robes shivers as she ties a garland of rosemary around the beast’s neck, murmuring prayers to the ancestors that they might find the kill worthy.
Winter has seized the land in its vise, its unending waves of cold and snow having transformed the Barony of Marlas into a crueler scape, one Trapper doesn’t quite recognize. Tranquility abounds along the driven snow, all through the clearing, hiding the buried world and the woes of man but unable to snuff them out. Trapper knows well what a mirage it is, the oppressive winters of his homeland no less savage than the bloodletting summers. The numbing cold does not soothe his aches, for he knows they’ll be worse come morning, come the thaw. Too soon this clearing will melt, its river gone from white to red, the whole Septima Line thrust back to war.
Baron Orys refuses to yield to midnight season, to accept its peace, and so from his great warhorse’s saddle he brazenly belts out a mixture of drunken lyrics and commands, determined to master this hunt even if he does not partake. An entourage on horseback spreads out in his orbit, ranging from eager young footmen to grizzled junkers, all in varying states of inebriation at his command. Their braying is nearly louder than the hounds’, who hungrily stalk between the sled and the hole they pulled the boar out from. Teased by the hunt but yet unrewarded, they’re too unruly to be kept in check by the kennel master.
On foot slog the unfortunates who actually have to take part in the hunt, Trapper among them. They huddle into their hemp canvas cloaks, glancing up at the moody afternoon sky threatening to crack open with another snowstorm. Dark clouds sweep in low from the south like a riptide, a single vast current swept in from the mountains already menacing the Oldwoods. Its furthest gales reach them as tongues of vengeful cold, flecks of whipped-up snow biting into Trapper’s exposed skin.
By the boar’s nest leans a typical Mallean, one of Trapper’s two erstwhile comrades. Sigorn is tall, pale, broad, with the close-set, wide-boned features of a commoner, and a shock of red hair grown out to protect against the elements. Beneath his cloak he proudly bears his blood-flecked armor, each dent a Darkman put into it a point of dear pride. He’s not the only one, either, the clearing filled with dozens of youths whose first blooding ended in victory amid a blizzard. Baron Orys, deep into his cups after six days of nonstop celebration, saw a break in the storms and gladly called a hunt. When informed he could not go on account of his shattered knee - he simply grinned, and ordered himself tied to his saddle.
Trapper remembers the moment his lord fell from the saddle, burned into his nerves. The screaming of horses, skidding hooves catching on the frozen ground. On the edges of his vision a rider smashes into a branch in the din, others don’t move at all for fear of the blizzard. His spurs dig, his borrowed steed whines, and he races for his lord - only for another to reach him first.
“What a woman.” Sigorn sighs beside Trapper, craning his neck to look at one of their lord’s companions of honor. Susannah Oye junker unlike the others, a pretty, willowy noblewoman well into motherhood, with the lean, ruthless look of a ranger. Her two poisoned arrows are what struck the boar down, and her pride curls off her body like steam. Sigorn’s face cracks into exaggerated appreciation, and then he turns to their lord’s other honored companion. Another woman, this one as young as they are, haughtily-built and leering with none of Susannah’s refinement. Many of those looks are reserved for Trapper, forced to slog on foot as just another hunter. “Anya too. I think she fancies you, eh?"
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2023.03.25 21:24 whitejaguar [H] Steam gifts, collectors games and removed games [W] TF2 keys, Tether, Bulk offers

Have - Steam gifts (ROW, unrestricted, if you can't see the game in my inventory, it is still available, so add me for the trade)
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3D Ultra Minigolf Adventures offers Gift
A Valley Without Wind 1 & 2 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Aerena - Clash of Champions 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Age of Empires Legacy Bundle 25 keys Gift
Agricultural Simulator 2011: Extended Edition 2 keys Gift
AirMech 2 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Amnesia Memories 3 keys Gift
Arena Wars 2 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Awesomenauts Power Pack 1 TOD Ticket subID 36025 Gift
Back to the Future The Game 25 keys removed game subID 6970 Gift
Barbie Dreamhouse Party 400 keys removed game Gift
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Borderless Gaming 5 keys Gift
Broken Age 2 keys Gift
Call of Duty World at War 25 keys Gift
Castle of Illusion 3 keys Gift
Circuits 2 keys Gift
Cities XL 2012 15 keys removed game Gift
Clive Barker's Jericho 40 keys removed game subID 531 Gift
Commandos Pack 2 keys Gift
Crusader Kings II Collection 5 keys subID 26483 Gift
Deadpool + Merc with a Map Pack DLC 500 keys removed game 28777 + 29453 Gift
Deathgarden BLOODHARVEST 4 keys Gift
Defy Gravity Extended 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Demigod 1 TOD Ticket Gift
Deus Ex Game of the Year Edition 2 keys Gift
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Don't Starve Soundtrack 5 keys Gift
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Ducati World Championship 2 keys Gift
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E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy 2 keys Gift
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Football Manager 2014 20 keys removed game subID 30274 Giftable copy/add me
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Grim Fandango Remastered 3 keys Gift
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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Bundle 10 keys Gift
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2023.03.25 21:17 WanderoftheAshes Pure(ish) Arcane Build questions

Hi guys. I've searched through here a bit and found a fair few questions about Arcane so I'll try to keep my questions limited. A short little background, I played my first playthrough mostly ignoring Arcane as a TreespeaGreatshield/Faith build playing mostly blind and didn't do much with Dragon incantations (only really used Rot Breath for some boss fights) and played a side character going with Int so I've really wanted to try an Arcane build. Especially since I essentially ignored Blood Loss my entire first and side playthrough which is apparently very strong. Throw in having ignored Dragon Incants and Blood spells, as well as having a fondness for crafting consumables (I love me my poop pots) and an Arcane build just seemed to make sense as something I'd vibe with. As an added note I don't have PS+ so zero concerns about PvP viability, just trying to make the most out of questing through the game a second time around.
Ripple Blade/Halberd?
I'm going to preface this by saying that the Sword of St Trina is lowkey my favourite weapon on my intelligence side character, so using the Ripple Blade + Sophoric Grease is very appealing to me for some parts of the game. From what I understand however is that Frost and Rot do not scale with Arcane so those Greases aren't benefiting from Arcane (albeit still might end up being my best weapon for applying those statuses anyway), and obviously if I want Poison or Bleed I can get that from better Occult-infused weapons, so I was starting to question if I should be hanging my hopes on it all that much.
In my searching I saw this post:
which had some great breakdowns but one thing stated was that the Ripple Blade needs 80 Arcane to really get the best AR out of it. Is this just a statement in terms of maximum efficiency with it or is the Ripple Blade just an underwhelming weapon until Arcane is maxed? I will admit looking at its base AR it's far behind every other Axe (and seems to be the same story with the Ripple Halberd) but I was hoping it's a case that scaling makes up for it, but is this a case that the weapon isn't going to become particularly viable until lategame and up until then I should just settle for Occult/Bleed/Poison weapons and only count on the Ripple Blade to be my poor man's Sword of St Trina for specific scenarios?
Scarlet Rot stacking with Poison?
I know Scarlet Rot proccing doesn't get boosted by Arcane (sadly) but I can't seem to come to a conclusive answer about them stacking when I search so I thought I'd just add this to my post. I mostly ask this because it will tilt whether I invest in the Antspur Rapier at all since it comes with a hefty 20 Dex requirement, but that innate Scarlet Rot did a lot of heavy lifting for me in my last playthrough vs the late game bosses as a side arm that even with the extra Dex investment, if it's viable to stack both status effects it could be a viable sidearm in an Arcane playthrough too since Poison would scale with Arc.
What to do when you need a Bonk?
One of my biggest concerns is Arcane doesn't have any Strike weapons except Varre's Bouquet and there's so many enemies in the game that seem to resist everything except a big bonk to deal with (Miners, Imps, Crystalians, Undead, etc). I saw this post from the other day about "The Arcane Hammer":
but it didn't really go into any great detail on Arcane strike options. I saw some heavy hammers being praised (Great Stars, Brick Hammer, Ex Great Axe) but I'm looking to stay low stat investments into Strength on this build.
Is it just a case of grabbing a nice hammer and slapping Occult on it to deal with these sections as an Arcane build? As best as I can tell tbe Spiked Club is the only HammeFist/Flail that scales A Arcane with Occult, only requires 12 Strength and obviously benefits from Bleed too (for the few Strike-weak enemies that can be Bled), so is that my best option for staying close to base stats? Are there other options I should maybe consider that I haven't thought of by paying too much attention to scaling?
Starting Class/Stats?
Starting class question I've left til last because I feel like I know the answer: Prophet makes the most sense, right? I don't need Intelligence unless I want to wield the Albinauric Staff for Thorn Sorceries and the general impression I have from reading about them is they aren't all that effective/viable in PvE (and same goes for the Bubble Sorceries though even if they were considered good I doubt I'd be using them since they'd need a sizeable Int sink). The Strength & Dex isn't wasted since I need 11 in each to wield the Ripple Axe anyway and I'd need at least 15 Faith for most of the Dragon Breath attacks so the starting Faith is bound to be used. I guess statspread wise I'm looking at 11 Strength (Ripple Blade), 15 Dex (Serpent Bow) and then 15 Faith at minimum (for basic breath attacks) potentially rising if I want to use the named breaths and some buffs. I think I kind of have the answer on this one already but I thought I'd mention this in case I'm missing something obvious in terms of the optimum starting class for a Pure Arcane build.
I feel like I might end up with more questions once I jump in to actually using a pure Arcane build but I think that's my questions for now. Bleed and Dragon spells are covered pretty well from what I've searched and lots of weapons I'm interested in trying have their own dedicated threads so I think that's me covered for now.
Thank you in advance.
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2023.03.25 21:07 Szybowiec An appreciation post regarding the STEP modifications guide for modding and DynDOLOD

In short, I've been heavily modding Skyrim AE because I want to make some YouTube showcases (google>! szybowiec skyrim!< if interested). And when I say heavily, I mean it. Even when I had 550 mods, I thought adding 50-150 more wouldn't hurt. But now, with over 800 mods, I'm hitting the plugin limit with engine fixes.
I'm running the game on an RTX 3070, which some may argue is a weak card, but it's one of the best available if you don't want to spend $1k on a 40 series. I'm aware of the engine limitations, such as draw calls, flickering lights due to the maximum number of lights, and other issues. But even with DLSS on Performance or Ultra Performance, I was getting below 30 fps at times.
Granted, I was using 1-2k textures, 4k for characters only, and a ton of flora, but it shouldn't be dropping to 28-32 fps at best (occasionally hitting up to 40 fps, and ~100 fps in interiors) with terrible LOD quality.
However, thanks to a thread I posted a few days ago about tree LOD ( post here ) , I discovered the STEP modifications guide for modding and DynDOLOD:
I can't stress this enough: always refer to the manuals, whether it's for textures, meshes, ENBs, or anything else. I followed this guide (I'm still not ready for SSEdit cleanups for deleted references), and when I re-ran DynDOLOD on U L T R A , the game looked so much better, and I was getting much over 40 fps in exteriors (which may sound small, but it's a big improvement). And it was looking really crisp, cause i could switch the DLSS to Balanced or Quality now.
It turns out that just running DynDOLOD on medium settings wasn't enough. You need to tweak the billboards, levels, and other settings to get the most out of it. I gained a lot of fps, especially with trees all over the place, like on every freaking mountain.
So, in short, always refer to the manuals guys.
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2023.03.25 21:04 Uselessbuddy [Store] Brudda's Store of TI6/TI7/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's/Diretide 2022 Collector's Caches Sets

Selling my sets for below mentioned price in items.
Feel free to add me/discuss.
Why u should trust me ?
Sold over 1000 TI6/TI7/TI8/TI9/TI10/Nemestice/Aghanim's/Diretide 2022 Collector's
Proof of gifting Caches Sets?
Check comments on my profile & check their inventory for my sets gifted by me.
Buyer always goes first or we can use middleman from this Sub.
Also, why would scam ? I got like 800+ cache sets to sell.

Diretide 2022 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Shadowleaf Insurgent Hoodwink 20+ $15
Scarlet Subversion Riki 20+ $15
Whippersnapper Snapfire 20+ $10
Hounds of Obsession Chen 20+ $10
Seadog's Stash Clockwork 20+ $10
Starlorn Adjudicator Dawnbreaker 20+ $15
Spoils of the Shadowveil Spectre 20+ $15
Chines of the Inquisitor Faceless Void 20+ $10
Trophies of the Hallowed Hunt Ursa 20+ $10
Crimson Dawn Phoenix 20+ $10
Forgotten Station Terrorblade 20+ $15
Dirge Amplifier Undying 20+ $15
Champion of the Fire Lotus Monkey King 20+ $10
Deathstitch Shaman Witch Doctor 20+ $10
Blue Horizons Marci 20+ $30
Angel of Vex Invoker 20+ $35
Dark Behemoth Primal Beast 20+ $50

Aghanim's 2021 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Silverwurm Sacrifice Dragon Knight 22 $20
Scales of the Shadow Walker Phantom Lancer 23 $15
Perception of the First Light Dawnbreaker 22 $15
Apex Automated Clockwerk 22 $15
Test of the Basilisk Lord Razor 25 $10
Secrets of the Frost Singularity Ancient Apparition 23 $8
Perils of the Red Banks Chen 22 $10
The Chained Scribe Grimstroke 24 $10
Widow of the Undermount Gloom Broodmother 23 $10
Forgotten Fate Mars 22 $5
March of the Crackerjack Mage Rubick 24 $10
Cosmic Concoctioneers Alchemist 23 $20
Days of the Demon Axe 22 $10
Blightfall Abaddon 23 $15
Pyrexae Polymorph Perfected Ogre Magi 25 $35
Wrath of the Celestial Sentinel Chaos Knight 8 $60

Nemestice Collector's Cache 2021

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Twilight Hex Dark Willow 23 15$
Litany of the Damned Doom 24 15$
Astral Terminus Enigma 23 10$
Caerulean Star Enchantress 22 8$
Arcane Inverter Gyrocopter 22 20$
Creed of the Skullhound Lycan 22 25$
Desert Bloom Nature's Prophet 23 20$
Silence of the Starweaver Oracle 23 10$
Eyriebound Imperator Skywrath Mage 23 10$
Anthozoan Assault Tiny 23 25$
Vision of the Seraph Scion Vengeful Spirit 23 35$
Defender of the Brumal Crest Winter Wyvern 10 10$
Red Sands Marauder Shadow Shaman 23 20$
Indomitable Legacy Sven 23 60$
Footfalls of the Sporefathers Witch Doctor 12 60$

Collector's Cache I 2020

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Ravenous Abyss Underlord 20+ $10
Apocalypse Unbound AA 20+ $10
Beholden of the Banished Ones Warlock 20+ $5
Fury of the Righteous Storm Disruptor 20+ $5
Lineage of the Stormlords Juggernaut 20+ $35
Silent Slayer Silencer 20+ $10
Mindless Slaughter Pudge 20+ $20
Heartless Hunt Bounty 20+ $10
Herald of the Ember Eye Grimstroke 20+ $10
Fissured Flight Jakiro 20+ $5
Flashpoint Proselyte Husker 20+ $15
Signs of the Allfather Nature prophet 20+ $15
Glory of the Elderflame Lina 20+ $25
Lineage of the Stormlords Juggernaut 6 $35
Origin of the Dark Oath Night Stalker 6 $25
Songs of Starfall Glen Enchantress 20+ $5
Ancient Inheritance Tiny 20+ $30
Forsworn Legacy mars 20+ $50

Collector's Cache II 2020

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Evolution of the Infinite Enigma 20+ $6
Beast of the Crimson Ring bristle back 20+ $10
Clearcut Cavalier Timber 20+ $6
The King Of Thieves Keeper of light 20+ $10
Horror from the Deep Tide 20+ $20
Ire of the Ancient Gaoler Arc warden 20+ $25
Talons of the Endless Storm chaos knight 20+ $15
Carousal of the Mystic Masquerade Rubick 20+ $6
Crown of Calaphas Shadow demon 20+ $10
Wrath of the Fallen doom 20+ $20
Blacksail Cannoneer Sniper 20+ $10
Secrets of the Celestial 📷 Skywrath mage 20+ $5
Blaze of Oblivion Phoenix 20+ $6
Steward of the Forbidden Chamber Templar Assassin 20+ $25
Claszureme Incursion Void 20+ 70$

Collector's Cache 2019

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Echoes of the Everblack Abaddon 19 15$
Paean of the Ink Dragon Grimstroke 18 10$
Scorched Amber Dragon Knight 20 20$
Allure of the Faeshade Flower Dark Willow 1 M* 25$
Priest of the Proudsilver Clan Chen 18 10$
The Arts of Mortal Deception Enigma 21 10$
Poacher's Bane Tidehunter 20 10$
Soul of the Brightshroud Death Prophet 21 10$
Curse of the Creeping Vine Undying 21 20$
Appetites of the Lizard King Slark 18 25$
Riddle of the Hierophant Oracle 20 10$
Defender of Ruin Disruptor 22 25$

Collector's Cache II 2019

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Sight of the Kha-Ren Faithful Drow Ranger 31 15$
Tribal Pathways Warlock 30 10$
Directive of the Sunbound Clockwerk 31 10$
Endless Night Abaddon 30 10$
Dapper Disguise Pudge 27 15$
Fury of the Bloodforge Bloodseeker 30 10$
Automaton Antiquity Broodmother 31 10$
Grim Destiny Wraith King 29 10$
Distinguished Expeditionary Tusk 30 10$
Verdant Predator Venomancer 31 10$
Prized Acquisitions Batrider 31 5$
Fowl Omen Necrophos 34 30$

The International 2018 Collector's Cache I

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Trail of the Sanguine Spectrum Bloodseeker 20 8$
Insights of the Sapphire Shroud Dark Seer 18 4$
Pillar of the Fractured Citadel Spirit Breaker 21 $5
Stonemarch Sovereign Wraith King 21 $15
The Murid Divine Necrophos 22 15$
Primer of the Sapper's Guile Techies 22 10$
Molokau Stalker Venomancer 21 $10
Morbific Provision Witch Doctor 22 10$
Raptures of the Abyssal Kin Queen of Pain 20 15$
Grasp of the Riven Exile Weaver 20 5$

The International 2018 Collector's Cache II

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Pitmouse Fraternity Meepo 37 10$
Fires of the Volcanic Guard Ember Spirit 37 10$
Shackles of the Enduring Conscript Axe 37 6$
Shimmer of the Anointed Nyx Assassin 29 5$
Loaded Prospects Brewmaster 39 15$
Ire of Molten Rebirth Phoenix 36 10$
Pattern of the Silken Queen Broodmother 26 5$
The Rat King Chen 28 10$
Raiments of the Obsidian Forge Underlord 22 20$

The International 2017 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Eternal Testament Death prophet M* 19 15$
Rumrunner's Carronade Brew master 20 15$
Abyssal Vortex Enigma 27 10$
Samareen Sacrifice Huskar 22 10$
Pressure Regulator Clockwerk M* 24 20$
Spoils of the Vodou Rover Witch Doctor 27 10$
Shadowforce Gale Luna 24 10$
Mechalodon Interdictor Gyrocopter 27 10$
The Dread Prophet Nature's Prophet 23 20$
Cunning Corsair Riki 24 20$

The International 2016 Collector's Cache

Set name Hero Quantity $$
Rising Glory Magnus 1 M* 20$
Nightsilver's Resolve luna 2 M* dtygod* 20$
Oni Knight the Dark Conqueror Chaos Knight 2 dtygod* dopey* 20$
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2023.03.25 21:00 selmiespot 1440p Singleplayer Gaming Build

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
  • I want to play AAA titles at 1440p or potentially 1440p ultrawide, ideally on a high refresh rate monitor (120 - 165Hz). I'm mostly interested in singleplayer action-adventure games such as red dead 2, sekiro, devil may cry 5, monster hunter, subnautica, and elden ring.

What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?

  • Currently around $1400, but I don't know if that would be sufficient to run the games mentioned above at high settings & resolution. Feel free to stretch the budget a bit if needed. Also, if my needs absolutely exceed my budget, please let me know. I'd be willing to postpone the build for later, for when I've saved enough money.

When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.

  • As soon as possible, but I'm willing to wait for good sales on specific components to save money.

What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)

  • Everything but OS, keyboard, and mouse. The monitor needs to be included in the budget (but again, if everything won't fit in the budget, feel free to stretch it until the build is more comfortable).

Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?

  • US. I do not have access to a nearby Microcenter location.

If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.

  • I'm going to keep using my Logitech g502 Proteus Spectrum mouse, and some cheap keyboard that I own (until I can afford a nice mechanical keyboard).

Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?

  • I've never overclocked before, but if I can save money by overclocking my parts for better performance, I'm definitely interested.

Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)

  • Just the standard stuff. I prefer AMD over Nvidia/Intel, but I just want the best value in the end.

Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?

  • Top pick would be a mid tower, with full tower in second. I want something relatively easy to build in that also looks nice. In terms of aesthetics, I'd like the build to look cohesive as a whole, and in general, I prefer white over black. I don't particularly have a preference for or against LED lighting, but again, I'd like the build to feel cohesive, so if it uses a brown/white Noctua CPU cooler, I'd like the case fans to also run the same style.

Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?

  • No, I plan on using Windows without activation until I get the balls to buy a 3rd party Windows key. I am not paying $100 for Windows.

Extra info or particulars:
  • Thanks for reading this far!! I hope all of you guys have a great day :)
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2023.03.25 20:39 PuzzledKitty [Germany] ~1000 - 1400€, absolute maximum 1800€. Parts should be durable and last for many years. Should be able to run most modern games at medium to high settings at 1080p (not ultra or anything like that). 16+GB RAM is a necessity.

What will you be doing with this PC? Be as specific as possible, and include specific games or programs you will be using.
Gaming: Both older Games from the last 25 years, and newer titles (2023) with decent graphical fidelity (e.g.: 'Elden Ring', or upcoming games like: 'Armored Core VI'). These should run at medium to high settings at 1080p. While a game runs, the machine should support an internet browser (Firefox) to run at least one active media tab on a different monitor.
Coding: Compiling code via programs like "CodeBlocks" will be a common occurrence.
Modding: I use engine editor tools, such as the "Divinity Engine 2", to write mods, and require at least 16GB of RAM for this. More would be nice, but isn't strictly necessary.
Streaming: I do this rarely, but it happens from time to time, though I tend to play older games or show engine editor tools when I do. The latter require high RAM, but not much in terms of GPU usage.
Music: I often listen to music while I work. I like to use an older version of thr VCL player for this.
Writing Documents: This shouldn't be too much of an ask, I don't think. I often use text writing programs during work hours.
What is your maximum budget before rebates/shipping/taxes?
Roughly 1000-1400€, though I can stretch this to 1800 if absolutely needed.
When do you plan on building/buying the PC? Note: beyond a week or two from today means any build you receive will be out of date when you want to buy.
Outside of upcoming tech releases, or large scale sales that I'm unaware of, I'd like to build it either this weekend, or the next. Can't really do it during the week, though I could order parts during that time.
What, exactly, do you need included in the budget? (ToweOS/monitokeyboard/mouse/etc)
One tower. I would prefer one that doesn't glow RGB.
One secondary monitor OR a DVI adaptor, so I can continue to use my current secondary one.
Which country (and state/province) will you be purchasing the parts in? If you're in US, do you have access to a Microcenter location?
Germany. "Microcenter" isn't a thing here, but there are other decently cheap tech suppliers like "Mindfactory" and "Conrad".
If reusing any parts (including monitor(s)/keyboard/mouse/etc), what parts will you be reusing? Brands and models are appreciated.
Internal: I will install my current harddrive in addition to the new one that the machine should come with.
Mouse: Esperanza EGM201B
Keyboard: Razer Ornata V2
Gaming Controller: Logitech F310
Primary Monitor: TV, LG 32LK6200PLA
Secondary Monitor: (May be replaced, or will require a DVI adaptor, unless the GPU comes with that slot): Fujitsu Computers Siemens AMILO LL 3190T
Headset: HyperX Cloud (wired, uses USB connector)
Will you be overclocking? If yes, are you interested in overclocking right away, or down the line? CPU and/or GPU?
No, not at all. If anything, I would be interested in underclocking it.
I want this hardware to last many, many years. I will rather take a slower machine, than one that stops working in less than 5 years. My current setup is from 2014 and still runs quite well, though it is outdated and underpowered by now.
Are there any specific features or items you want/need in the build? (ex: SSD, large amount of storage or a RAID setup, CUDA or OpenCL support, etc)
8+ USB slots.
I think I would prefer a harddrive, even if that means a loss in speed/performance. I am somewhat wary of SSDs, as I remember them being somewhat unreliable after multiple years of use. Like I said, I would prefer something that lasts me a long time. From what I know, a harddrive would fit that bill. If I have this wrong, please do educate me. :)
What type of network connectivity do you need? (Wired and/or WiFi) If WiFi is needed and you would like to find the fastest match for your wireless router, please list any specifics.
Wifi would be a bonus, but isn't required.
Do you have any specific case preferences (Size like ITX/microATX/mid-towefull-tower, styles, colors, window or not, LED lighting, etc), or a particular color theme preference for the components?
I would prefer a tower without RGB lighting, and would also prefer a decently sized one. With my current tower, I need to removed parts to even get at the screws for the harddrives.
Do you need a copy of Windows included in the budget? If you do need one included, do you have a preference?
This does not need to be within the budget, and can be a separate purchase, or be put on top of the listed budget.
Extra info or particulars:
Low power usage would be nice, but this is a secondary concern.
I am willing to compromise on multiple fronts, including the price, though 1800€ would be the hard limit that I cannot exceed.
Thank you very much for taking the time. It's lovely that uninformed people like me can find help from informed people like you. :)
PS: The last thread I posted had an unrelated comment, so I'm posting again after the 24 hour mark to let people know that I'd still be grateful for advice. :D
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2023.03.25 20:01 Dovahnor Can't seem to get the New Affinites mod to work.

So i can't get the mod to work and im not sure what else to do.

My load Order, using Path of the Prophet:
0 0 Skyrim.esm
1 1 Update.esm
2 2 Dawnguard.esm
3 3 HearthFires.esm
4 4 Dragonborn.esm
5 5 Enderal - Forgotten Stories.esm
254 FE 0 Expressive Facegen Morphs.esl
254 FE 1 NoSillyPhysicsDamage.esl
254 FE 2 TrueHUD.esl
6 6 SkyUI_SE.esp
7 7 Enderal SE - Bug Fixes.esp
8 8 AHZmoreHUD.esp
9 9 StrangeRunes.esp
10 a Strange Runes - Enderal SE.esp
11 b ChasingTheDragon.esp
254 FE 3 Vanilla Hair Replacer - VHR - BIB.esp
254 FE 4 Use Telekinesis on Traps.esp
12 c Vanilla hair remake SMP.esp
13 d We Dont Float.esp
254 FE 5 Weather Fixes.esp
14 e XPMSE.esp
254 FE 6 Enderal Remastered Armory - Fine Leather.esp
254 FE 7 Enderal Remastered Armory - Firm Leather.esp
254 FE 8 Enderal Remastered Armory - Nomad Common.esp
254 FE 9 Enderal Remastered Armory - Pyrean.esp
254 FE a Enderal Remastered Armory - Thief.esp
254 FE b Enderal Remastered Armory - Ash Warrior.esp
254 FE c Enderal Remastered Armory - North.esp
15 f Enderal Remastered Armory - Scarlett Night.esp
254 FE d Enderal Remastered Armory - Swashbuckler.esp
254 FE e Enderal Remastered Armory - Venturer.esp
254 FE f UnequipQuiverSE.esp
16 10 TrueStormsSE.esp
254 FE 10 BooksAreKnowledge.esp
17 11 (SGC) SkySA.esp
254 FE 11 Airgetlam.esp
18 12 Enderal SE - Gameplay Overhaul.esp
19 13 UltimateCombat.esp
254 FE 12 Enderal Tools SE.esp
20 14 Leveling Redone.esp
21 15 Enderal SE - Undercity Arena Fix.esp
22 16 Golden Mare Mill SE.esp
23 17 Bank of Ark SE.esp
24 18 Beards.esp
254 FE 13 BetterThirdPersonSelection.esp
254 FE 14 Bears of the North.esp
25 19 BlendedRoads.esp
26 1a Brows.esp
254 FE 15 Conditional Expressions.esp
27 1b DeadlySpellImpacts.esp
254 FE 16 Dirt and Blood - Dynamic Visuals.esp
28 1c Enderal SE - Diverse Weathers.esp
29 1d Diverse Weather - True Storms.esp
30 1e DustEffectsSSE.esp
254 FE 17 Dynamic Things Alternative.esp
31 1f Frostville SE.esp
32 20 EOP SE - Enderal SE Outposts.esp
33 21 Wellwatch Manor SE.esp
34 22 Enderal SE - NPC Pathing Fixes (Sun Coast).esp
35 23 EAM SE - Enderal Apothecarii Monastery.esp
36 24 Riverville Jail SE.esp
37 25 Enderal SE - Deerstalker Redone.esp
38 26 Enderal - Vatyr.esp
39 27 Forgotten Dungeons SE - Palm Cove.esp
40 28 KataPUMBAffinities.esp
41 29 Enderal SE - NPC Pathing Fixes (Heartland).esp
42 2a Ark Marketplace house exterior addon.esp
43 2b Skip Intro SE (Var 2).esp
254 FE 18 Enderal Remastered Armory - Bell Hammer.esp
254 FE 19 Enderal Remastered Armory - Commander Greatsword.esp
254 FE 1a Enderal Remastered Armory - Kilean Sarrass.esp
254 FE 1b Enderal Remastered Armory - Oak Bow.esp
44 2c Unique Amulet Replacer.esp
254 FE 1c Unique Amulets and Masks Fixes.esp
254 FE 1d Enderal Remastered Armory - Qalian's Last Smile.esp
254 FE 1e Enderal Remastered Armory - Sting of the Blue Islands.esp
254 FE 1f Enderal Remastered Armory - Heavy Leather.esp
254 FE 20 Enderal Remastered Armory - Leather.esp
254 FE 21 Enderal Remastered Armory - Sharp Pickaxe Woodcutter.esp
254 FE 22 Enderal Remastered Armory - Starling.esp
254 FE 23 Enderal Remastered Armory - Vagrant.esp
254 FE 24 Enderal Remastered Armory - Selna.esp
254 FE 25 Enderal Remastered Armory - Tracker.esp
254 FE 26 Cloaks_SMP_Patch.esp
254 FE 27 Enderal Remastered Armory - Fallen.esp
254 FE 28 Enderal Remastered Armory - Inodan.esp
254 FE 29 Enderal Remastered Armory - Mysterious Nomad.esp
254 FE 2a Enderal Remastered Armory - Nemesis.esp
254 FE 2b Enderal Remastered Armory - Ratcatcher.esp
254 FE 2c Enderal Remastered Armory - Skaragg.esp
254 FE 2d Enderal Remastered Armory - Skybreaker.esp
254 FE 2e Enderal Remastered Armory - Tribunal.esp
254 FE 2f Enderal Remastered Armory - Wandering Mage.esp
254 FE 30 Enderal Remastered Armory - Robes.esp
45 2d Dual Wield Parrying_SKSE.esp
46 2e EGO SE - Bears of the North.esp
47 2f EGO SE - Deerstalker Redone.esp
48 30 EnderalPlayerUpperhouse.esp
49 31 EGO SE - Secure Chests.esp
50 32 Seaview Lodge SE.esp
51 33 KataHiddenPowers.esp
254 FE 31 EGO SE - KataPUMB Hidden Powers.esp
254 FE 32 EGO SE - Meditation Area Fixes.esp
254 FE 33 EGO SE - Leveling Redone.esp
52 34 KataPUMBSpellPack.esp
53 35 Undead Creatures Replacer.esp
254 FE 34 EGO SE - Undead Creature Replacer.esp
54 36 Forgotten Dungeons SE - Thalgard Monastery.esp
55 37 SeagullsofSkyrim.esp
56 38 FlyingCrowsSSE.esp
57 39 Enderal - Donkey.esp
58 3a EGO SE - Thalgard Monastery.esp
59 3b EGO SE - Donkey.esp
254 FE 35 EGO SE - Dynamic Things Alternative.esp
60 3c EGO SE - Bank of Ark.esp
61 3d EGO SE - EAM.esp
254 FE 36 Enderal Remastered Armory - Cold Night.esp
254 FE 37 Enderal Remastered Armory - Corpse Tooth.esp
254 FE 38 Enderal Remastered Armory - Firewind Frostwind.esp
254 FE 39 Enderal Remastered Armory - Sword of the Mesmer.esp
254 FE 3a Enderal Remastered Armory - Voice of the Forgotten.esp
254 FE 3b Enderal Remastered Armory - Staff.esp
254 FE 3c EGO SE - Glow Be Gone Ghost Fix.esp
254 FE 3d EGO SE - Ice Claw (0.75 carry capacity).esp
62 3e EGO SE - KataPUMB New Affinities.esp
254 FE 3e EGO SE - Moddable Iron Armor.esp
254 FE 3f EGO SE - Moddable Weapons.esp
63 3f QwibLantern.esp
64 40 EGO SE - Riverville Jail.esp
65 41 EGO SE - SkySA Perk Fix.esp
254 FE 40 EGO SE - SkySA - Hidden Powers.esp
254 FE 41 EGO SE - Unique Amulets and Masks.esp
254 FE 42 EGO SE - No Gold Weight.esp
254 FE 43 Savage Wolves and Feral Foxes.esp
66 42 EldenCounter.esp
67 43 EGO SE - Wellwatch Manor.esp
68 44 ENB Light.esp
69 45 Enderal - Arp.esp
70 46 Unique Shadow Skin.esp
254 FE 44 EGO SE - Unique Shadow Skin.esp
254 FE 45 World Map Fix.esp
254 FE 46 Elden Counter - Shield Only.esp
71 47 EGO - KataPUMB Spell Package.esp
72 48 Marketplace House Exterior Fixes.esp
254 FE 47 Enderal Extended SE.esp
73 49 PotP - Dyndolod.esp
254 FE 48 Usable Vanilla Lanterns.esp
254 FE 49 Enderal Quality Restoration.esp
254 FE 4a EGO SE - Usable Vanilla Lanterns.esp
254 FE 4b EGO SE - KataPUMB Spells - Emberlord sells all spells.esp
74 4a Enderal SE - Dirt and Blood.esp
254 FE 4c Enderal SE - Conditional Expressions.esp
254 FE 4d FEC.esp
254 FE 4e Enderal SE - FEC.esp
75 4b ImmersiveInteractions.esp
254 FE 4f Enderal SE - Immersive Interactions.esp
254 FE 50 Smart_NPC_Potions.esp
254 FE 51 Enderal SE - Smart NPC Potions.esp
254 FE 52 SWLToggle.esp
254 FE 53 Enderal SE - Simple Wearable Lanterns.esp
76 4c dD - Enhanced Blood Main.esp
77 4d L15_FemaleVelvetRobeFix.esp
78 4e Fixed body collision.esp
79 4f Hellblade - Timed Block.esp
254 FE 54 Invisible Backpacks.esp
254 FE 55 TKAA.esp
254 FE 56 KSHairdosSMP.esp
80 50 WadeInWater.esp
254 FE 57 fixLOD.esp
254 FE 58 MCMHelper.esp
81 51 Mushroom Light Fix.esp
82 52 NoBSAIProjectileDodge.esp
254 FE 59 No Floating Quest Marker.esp
83 53 Creature Replacer.esp
84 54 dD-No Spinning Death Animation.esp
85 55 EGO SE - Faster Level Up.esp
86 56 EGO SE - Increased Food Health Regeneration.esp
87 57 EGO SE - Quest Shader.esp
88 58 EGO SE - Reduced Enemy Damage.esp
89 59 EGO SE - Relationship Messages.esp
90 5a EnderalMarketPlaceHouse.esp
91 5b Goldenford Painting TyrianW Market Only.esp
254 FE 5a Noble Quarter Home Fixes.esp
92 5c Old Tunnel Pathing Fix.esp
93 5d Suncoast Enemy Placement Redone.esp
94 5e Enderal SE - NPC Pathing Fixes (Whisperwood).esp
254 FE 5b PotP - Half Starling.esp
95 5f EGO SE - Increased Carry Weight.esp
254 FE 5c McmRecorder.esp
254 FE 5d PotP - ENB Light.esp
254 FE 5e PotP - Loading Screens.esp
254 FE 5f PotP - More HUD.esp
96 60 PotP - Snowstorm Fix.esp
254 FE 60 PotP - Soul Gems.esp
97 61 RUSTIC SOULGEMS - Unsorted.esp
254 FE 61 PotP - TKAA Fixes.esp
98 62 FNIS.esp
254 FE 62 Precision.esp
99 63 dD - Realistic Ragdoll Force - Realistic.esp
254 FE 63 HagravenSkinShaders.esp
254 FE 64 Regional Debuffs.esp
100 64 drunken_bee_exterior.esp
101 65 RaceMenu.esp
102 66 RaceMenuPlugin.esp
254 FE 65 Pumpkin Fixes.esp
254 FE 66 Shadow of Transcience Fix.esp
254 FE 67 Shadow of Transcience Fix Replacer.esp
254 FE 68 Simple Offence Suppression MCM.esp
254 FE 69 Simple Offence Suppresion - Combat Only.esp
254 FE 6a talkToSummons.esp
254 FE 6b Simple Wearable Lanterns Fixes.esp
254 FE 6c Usable Vanilla Lanterns - Unlit Version.esp
254 FE 6d Smaller Drunken Bee Sign.esp
103 67 SmoothCam.esp
104 68 Storeable Phasmalist Talismans.esp
254 FE 6e StormLightning.esp
105 69 TheEyesOfBeauty.esp
106 6a wasserspeier_waterspouts.esp
107 6b TKDodge.esp
254 FE 6f TrueDirectionalMovement.esp
108 6c Enderal - Dynamic Fast Travel.esp
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2023.03.25 19:56 samtheman0105 Truly human chapter 9

I sincerely apologize for the wait, school really has been a lot. I would give a time for when to expect the next chapter, but even I don't know when that'll be. For now, enjoy!

Memory transcript subject: Jacob McNeal, Human Liberation Front, Eastern American cell
Standardized human time: January 5th, 2057
“You’d better have a damn good destination in mind!” I heard Emily yell from the back as I sped down the road. “Don’t worry, I do!” I replied, pushing the gas down as hard as it would go as I saw another group of federation vehicles approaching from in front of us, while the ones behind us slowly got closer. I narrowed my eyes as I kept a straight course right towards the incoming federation trucks. We got closer. And closer. And closer, before…
“HOLD ON!” I yelled back towards Emily before swerving the steering wheel to the right, damn near tipping the van over as it narrowly avoided the speeding feds. Still, it managed to stay up, allowing me to get around them. To make things better, I heard a loud crash behind us. I looked in the mirror to see a mess of mangled vehicles. They’d crashed into the ones chasing us, just as I’d hoped.
I let out a laugh as I sped away, while I could hear Emily cursing and yelling in the back. She had to have been thrown around quite a bit in that little stunt. “I HATE YOUR FUCKING PLANS JACOB!” She yelled. It only made me laugh more as I turned onto a dirt road.
It wasn’t long before the ships and sirens chasing us faded away. For all their technological prowess, the federation always struggled to track us into the wilderness. If there was anywhere that was safe enough to turn on that radio we’d just risked our lives for, it would be out here. I slowed to a stop as I came upon the hidden truck that command had stashed as our getaway if the convoy heist would’ve gone as planned. I couldn’t believe I forgot about it until now, but it wouldn’t have helped us all that much. They were always full of supplies, but notably no radio. We weren’t exactly expected to lose the one we had
“How’d you like that?” I asked as I went around the back to check on Emily and help her out. “I’m not Miles, but I think that was pretty good…” I trailed off as I opened the door to see… two occupants. I recognized the cowering figure in the blue uniform behind Emily as Private Cooper. “You drive like a madman, I didn’t have the chance to get rid of him.” Emily said casually as she stepped out, dragging the trembling private along with her. “I’d much prefer it if we had Miles driving.”
“You couldn’t just toss him out?!” I yelled in frustration, grabbing the private’s other arm as we dragged him from the truck. He was shaking, and by the looks of it, too scared to fight back. Not that he would be able to win. “Like I said, you drive like a madman!” She said back. “When I was about to toss him we got thrown back, and by then I had to focus on not getting shot!”
“I- fine, fine” I said as we shoved him against a tree. “Let’s just shoot him then.” I replied casually, which got me a scared whimper from our hostage, and a sigh from Emily. “I knew you’d say that, but he’s harmless now, look at him.” She said, motioning to the rather pathetic sight in front of us. And to think this thing considered itself human. “Maybe we could keep him alive for a bit? Trade him if we find out the federation got any of the others, yknow? Either that or let him go, we won’t be staying here long.”
As much as I liked the idea of a hostage trade, I had a feeling that wouldn’t work. “Yeah, because they always love to negotiate with savage beasts like us.” I said sarcastically, taking a step towards the trembling Cooper. Emily put a hand on my shoulder before I could get too close. I sighed in frustration. “They wouldn’t listen to us Emily! You know that!”
“We can’t just kill him, he's harmless.” She said calmly, stepping between me and him. “Just… let’s keep him for a little, maybe he’ll be useful, alright? If nothing else we can get some info out of him, and it’ll show that maybe they’re wrong about us if we let him go.” I sighed, but relented. She had a bit of a point. As much as I wanted to kill him, he might be useful for something. Even if that something was just showing that we aren’t as ruthless as they like to make us out to be. “Fine, fine, but we’re keeping him tied up” I replied.
“I wasn’t going to let him roam free.” She said, turning around and grabbing the trembling private. “Chin up, private Cooper!” I said with a very exaggerated smile. “Emily here has just saved your life! If you cooperate, I might not shoot you.” He only gave a frightened whimper, and with that, I went to go digging around the trunk of our old getaway vehicle. I mumbled to myself as I looked for some rope. I knew we had to have some somewhere.
“Medkit, rations… ah, rope!” I said to myself as I dug it out from beneath an extra sleeping bag. If only these things had radios I thought to myself. Once I pulled out the rope I went back to Cooper and tied him up to a tree, while Emily kept him from running. The private still never said a word, which was perfectly fine by me. I still wouldn’t mind killing the uncanny little shit, but Emily had been convincing enough. He’d talk later.
“Well,” I said as I tightened the rope, tugging on it to make sure he couldn’t run. “If you don’t mind taking the first watch, I’d like to get some rest.”
“Works for me, you’ve got four hours” she said as we walked back to the stolen van to move the radio. “So do you when I’m up, then we get to work” I replied, opening the back of the van and climbing inside. I passed the radio to her without another word before shutting the door. The van wasn’t the most comfortable place to sleep, but after the night we’d have I’d take any rest I could get. I rested my head on my bag as I laid down, and quickly drifted off to sleep.
My dreams often weren’t very pleasant, and this early morning nap was no exception. Even the good dreams were bittersweet, knowing I’d never get to really live them. A normal life just wasn’t something I’d be able to have, all because of the federation. Those dreams of spending time in a crowded pub, drinking and singing into the night with friends, walking down the street without being shot by a trigger-happy exterminator, it was all fantasy. Impossible. All because of my natural eyes and diet.
This dream wasn’t too different from those. I was sitting at a table in a noisy bar, a glass of whiskey in my hand. Emily, Mikhail, Alex, Miles, they all sat around me. For once, we just talked. Not about our hatred for the federation, not about what command would have us doing next, we just… talked about life. It was as if the federation never found Earth all those years ago. It was the life I wished I could have.
Of course, it was just a dream, and dreams don't last forever. I awoke to the door opening as Emily came inside, shaking me awake. “Get up, your turn.” I groaned, grabbing my cap and putting it on as I sat up. It was my grandfather's old flat cap, one he’d worn doing the same things I now do. Then my father wore it. And now I do.
Even if all this fighting and resisting is futile, at least I can say I’m carrying on a legacy. I thought to myself.
“Yep, moving” I said, standing up and heading towards the door. Despite the relatively short rest, I still felt much better than I did before. Any rest was welcomed, who knew that hours of hiking and fighting takes a lot of you. “Has Cooper said anything?” I asked, stopping at the door as Emily laid down.
“Private wide-eyes has been quiet, thankfully” she said while taking off her boots. “Hasn’t tried to draw any attention here, I think he knows that nobody would hear him.”
“Good, have you asked him about the others? If they captured any? Where they might be?” I asked, putting a hand on the door. “I thought I’d leave that to you.” She said, tossing both boots to the side. “Yep, leave it to me… I’ll get answers, fill you in when you're up” I said with a sigh before finally closing the door. The morning sun was beginning to shine through the trees as I walked over towards the hidden getaway vehicle and sat down against it, right across from the tied up Cooper. He looked like shit.
“Hey private” I said. He looked up weakly. His large eyes were red, and it looked like he’d been crying. “You remember what I said earlier?” I asked, stifling a yawn as I spoke.
“You… wouldn’t kill me if I cooperate…” he mumbled dryly, barely audible. “Correct.” I said, standing up and opening the back of the vehicle. “Now, if you answer my questions, not only will I let you run back to your federation once my friend and I leave, I might even give you some water, I’m sure you haven’t had anything since we arrived here.”
A small amount of hope flashed in his eyes as I produced a small bottle from the getaway truck before walking towards him. “All yours if you talk, so… did the ESB capture any people with… predator disease like myself? Smaller eyes and all?” I asked, opening up the bottle and taking a small sip. I never liked the term predator disease, it implied that something was wrong with me, but I had to say it in a way he’d understand.
Maybe we should start saying that these abominations have prey disease. I thought to myself while waiting for an answer.
“Y- yes…” the private said. “T- two… a- a third got away, but they’re looking for him...” I frowned at the new information. They did get the others, at least two of them, and given that he said the third was a he, they got Alex, along with either Miles or Mikhail. That was two accounted for, but two captured was two too many. “Good, see? Not so hard, here” I said, walking up to him and holding the open bottle up to his dry lips so he could get a drink. He quickly gulped down a couple sips before I pulled it away. He strained against the ropes binding him, trying to get more.
“Now now” I started, shaking the bottle just out of reach in front of his face. “I’ve got a few more questions. '' He lowered his head, but didn’t say anything. I smirked before I continued. “Where did they take them?”
“I- I don’t know… p- please, don’t hurt me, I don’t know!” He said, a bit too loud for my liking. “I won’t hurt you if you quiet down, and answer my questions.” I said, taking a few more sips from the bottle, to taunt him more than anything else. “But you’d better give me some kind of answer if you want more water, I know you’ve gotta know something.” He whimpered as he looked at the now half empty bottle in my hand. It was downright pathetic honestly.
“Th- the captured diseased were t- taken to a secret facility, th- the best federation scientists are there…” he said, swallowing nervously before continuing. “I- I don’t know where it is, j- just that it was west of the road you attacked on…”
I wasn’t completely happy with that answer, but he seemed genuine enough. These things generally sucked at lying. I walked forward and gave him more water, pulling it back again to ask my last question. “Alright Cooper, final question” I said, staring him right in his big, beady eyes. “Why were they captured and not killed? None of us have ever been captured before.”
More fear flashed in his eyes when I asked that question. “I- I can’t tell you that…” he said, averting his gaze towards the ground. I sighed in annoyance before starting to walk around him. Though I didn’t show it, I was pretty surprised at his response. I never expected him to refuse to answer with how scared he looked. “Cooooooper…” I said, drawing out his name as I slowly made a circle around him. “You were doing so good, don’t you remember what I said? You won’t get hurt as long as you answer me” I replied as I took out my knife, flashing it in front of him. “Do you want to try that again? Or should I start taking fingers?”
Another frightened whimper left him, and he began shaking. “I- I… C- Captain Perkins said this was top secret, th- that nobody could know, especially you diseased…” he said, which only elevated my annoyance to anger. This things agency was probably torturing my friends I’d known for years, my comrades I’d fought side by side with, and he still had the gall to refuse to answer me?
“I’ll give you this, Private Cooper” I said, walking behind him and grabbing his shaking hand, holding his ring finger out as I lightly pushed my knife against it. “You’re braver than you seem, I'm impressed.” He began to panic as I started to slowly slide the knife across his finger. It didn't cut through the skin, but if I went any long it would. “Ok! W- wait, d- don’t! I’ll tell you!” He said, to which I pulled my knife away and got in front of him, still holding the blade in clear view. “Then spill it.”
He still hesitated, but one glare from me got him to talk. “A- a predator species… th- the federation, they’ve found a sentient predator species… th- they want to understand them, b- but there have never been sentient predators before… p- predator disease was the next best option for study…”
I paused, my anger replaced first by shock, then by growing happiness. I couldn’t help but let a smile form across my face. A real smile, not a malicious grin put on to scare Cooper. A real, genuine smile. “See, not so hard.” I said as my anger started to dissipate, letting him gulp down the last of the water.
“A predator species… another predator species…” I said out loud to myself, still smiling. Maybe they could help us if we warned them before the federation slipped them the cure. Maybe that life I dreamed of was really possible in some way. I looked back at the tied up Cooper to see him silently crying with his head down. “You… you weren’t supposed to know that…” he whined, tears streaming down his face. “Th- they knew you would be happy, th- that you’d want to help them devour and enslave us all!”
I sighed, and for once, felt a little bad for him. The federation brainwashing ran so deep, he didn’t even know what he really was. Well, what he was supposed to be. “Oh if only you knew” I said, shaking my head before leaning forward so I could look him in the eyes. “Your ancestors were predators, in fact they looked a lot more like me then they did you.”
“Y- You don’t know what you’re talking about, you’re sick! Diseased! Th- they say predator disease warps the mind, but I didn’t know it was this bad!” He said, more tears streaming down his face. I sighed and straightened up, but stopped one last time before going to get my rifle. “Maybe Emily’s right… somewhere deep in there, maybe you’ve still got some predator in you.” With that, I left the private alone with his thoughts and went to watch for any Feds. I needed to process the existence of another predator. We weren’t alone. For the first time ever, humanity wasn’t alone!
The next couple hours were rather uneventful while I gave Emily the rest she needed. I lazily patrolled in a circle around our little camp while I counted down the hours until it was time to wake her up, only stopping to snack on some of the rations from the getaway vehicle. I even found some wild blueberries growing nearby for Cooper. I had a feeling that he wouldn’t exactly enjoy the beef jerky I was eating.
I got up from picking the berries and began walking back towards the vehicles. The sun was out now, and it would soon be time to wake up Emily. She’d be as excited about this revelation as I was. I was still struggling to process it, another predator species… we needed to get this back to command, if we were fast enough maybe we could warn them and save these fellow hunters from the same fate that befell humanity.
“Got you some snacks Cooper” I said cheerfully as I approached the still restrained hostage. I’d moved the ropes a little bit so he could sit down, but I still wasn’t letting him go. “Here” I said, holding out the berries so he could eat them. He was clearly still scared of me, but he accepted the food, eating out of my hand like an animal. Much like with the water earlier, he hadn’t eaten anything since he ended up with us. “Don’t look too down,” I said with a wide smile. “We’ll be letting you go soon! Emily was convincing enough, killing you wouldn't do anything.”
Cooper stayed silent, even when I patted him on the shoulder as I stood up. Emily had her four hours of sleep, it was time to wake her up. I couldn’t wait to tell her everything. I walked around the van and was about to open the door before I heard a twig snap behind me. Swiveling around, I swung my rifle from my shoulder and aimed it near the trees where I heard the sound. I didn’t see anything. “Emily, get up I think we have company” I said, knocking on the back door to wake her. I didn’t wait for confirmation that she was awake before I started walking towards the source of the sound, my rifle aimed at the spot. It could’ve just been an animal, but…
I suddenly felt a sharp prick on my neck, causing me to stumble a few steps. I hissed in pain and reached up, feeling a small object sticking out of my neck. I pulled it out, looking it over as I tried to figure out what it was. Realization hit me at the same time as its effects. It was a tranquilizer dart, which could only mean... I swayed from side to side as I began to feel dizzy. I wanted to yell a warning to Emily, but I was quickly fading. Before I could get a word out, I fell to the ground, and it all went dark.
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