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2023.05.28 17:05 OrganizationQueasy94 2022 M340 - No upgrade, 47k, 23K Miles

2022 M340 - No upgrade, 47k, 23K Miles
Would you purchase a 2022 BM# M340i for 47k with 23K Miles on it? CPO until 2027 but no upgrades at all, the car was a BMW Demo Car for about 1 year. Below is the MSRP Sticker. Feel free to let me know your thoughts.

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2023.05.28 16:28 OrganizationQueasy94 2022 M340i - no Upgrade, would you purchase?

2022 M340i - no Upgrade, would you purchase?
Would you purchase a 2022 BM# M340i for 47k with 23K Miles on it? CPO until 2027 but no upgrades at all, the car was a BMW Demo Car for about 1 year. Below is the MSRP Sticker. Feel free to let me know your thoughts.
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2023.05.28 15:26 Bomilato Basic Synthesis / shaping your own synths

Hi Ive been using the Electribe 2 for a while and mostly been loading many drum machine samples for it. sometimes sampled synths i got like Moog or Yamaha classic.
but lately I've been fascinated by the analog synth engine which is built in the unit and think even it sounds the best for leads, bass, pads or anything basically.
I could use a general good read on the internet / e-books / or hard copy books recommended in this topic. I feel it's the chance to get in depth with the synth world and I want to stick to 'use what i got' before I go on saving for more expensive gear to chain in the midi in/out of the electribe
Can anyone give a tip or introduction to what Im describing ? for when you really want to use synthesis knowledge in order to create like flute / brass / classic synths using the waveforms and their. Eventually cause its a 16-part unit - there is quiet a lot you can do with multi voicing of waveforms and their modulation / panning / ifx combination.
btw - I'll mention that I deleted all factory samples in order to save space. I don't wish to use whatever is offered by default and rather just explore things myself and that's why I also put on my own samples which I specifically know form which drum machines they are originally sampled from etc.

thanks for reading
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The Service Advisor is responsible to provide professional service to the customers, in terms of accurately recording and organizing quality repair and maintenance services so as to enhance customer retention and facilities the sales of new units in the long term.

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• University graduate or diploma in automobile engineering • Relevant working experience of 5 years in the automotive service industry • Good interpersonal and communication skills in English, Arabic is an advantage • Knowledge of Microsoft office application

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Responsible for facilitating new store launches across multiple locations and providing support and problem solving for all existing stores.
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Knowledge & Experience: •Bachelor’s degree, Computer Science/ Business Administration •5+ years in project management.Experience in retail is industry preferred. •Project Management (PMP), or similar Project Management related qualification
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2023.05.28 12:34 lightbookng Good Hospitality Lighting Means Good Business

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Most visits to hotels are associated with memories- whether it be for a celebration, a holiday or just a change of pace. Lighting makes the space look warm, welcoming and sets the initial impression of the hospitality experience. It is designed to be multi-functional; versatility in light is important in interior lighting design.
The hospitality industry began to focus on lighting in the early 70’s in western countries, so much so that illumination experts from theatres were called to do hotel lighting design projects. The aim has been to create visually appealing, warm, and inviting lighting that elevates the hospitality experience, encouraging customers to frequent their visits to the space.
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Impressive and effective hospitality lighting is gauged by its visual appeal and ability to assist with high concentration tasks. Designers identify the visual functions, design bespoke lighting schemes for them and then work task lighting into an overall
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2023.05.28 12:04 Electrical-Ad1820 Let's talk about: Balance ⚖️

So recently I made a post asking about Lance because it's a very polarizing weapon, which makes it perfect testing grounds to reaffirm what I know about balance.

WARNING THIS IS A LONG POST

What is balanced, And how it's mostly emotions.

So gameplay balance is less about what really is actually technically balanced, and more about emotions, and yes, emotions aren't based on facts but video games provide us nothing but a vector for emotion (ideally to have bloody fun) so balance can sometimes take less of a logical and factual approach and more about making it "appear" balanced to the players.
Okay what does the italicized and quotation "appear" mean, sure it's not based on facts and logic but what else is there? well for that I want to give a example:
It's one thing to make the game balanced by having two guys fighting eachother with the same strengths and weaknesses and a perfectly symmetrical stage, but it becomes a different story when one character moves faster, the other does more damage, and give both of them different weapons on a stage that can be asymmetrical and still make that "appear" or feel fair.
This is what game balance really is, the goal is to make the game fun and feel fair, so it doesn't necessarily mean actual balance, because by the nature of changing characters from one another we create a inbalanced situation where one will be stronger than the other in one situation or another. Thus balance often is less about actual balance but to align with the player as much as possible to reduce the frustration associated with the game. This often means that balancing for a person can mean their emotions and opinions can be formed outside of the games actual balance.

What's fair is abstract and emotions aren't the only way to judge balance

Okay so change everything so no one is upset, nerf weapons that a bunch of people on discord and reddit scream are op, right?
No, not only because that's a strawman that I set up for a Segway but because in a game where different weapons characterss and stages exist there will always be a imbalance, for many reasons, it's not really possible to quantify the value of range and control and transfer it into damage and frames, and that if a weapon has it's own identity the identity that it has will naturally conflict with another weapons identity in either a disadvantageous or advantageous way.
And of course there's problem I want to talk about, even in situations where it usually feels balanced, there will always be situations where it feels like... Well absolute shite, and that's just how we are we don't like losing for the most part, no matter how balanced the fight was, and we can't fight that part of people really. So we can't mindlessly follow emotions wherever they lead us because

git gud, mad cuz bad, etc.

It's really important thing to note is that despite the idea that a side of balancing a game is basically working with, or around abstract feelings rather than empirical balance, sometimes we have to acknowledge that there sometimes is what the lads call "A skill issue" and this is also abstract since skill basically has to be developed, and too many times someone just doesn't want to develop certain skills. But it's important not to too quickly assume it's a "skill issue."

When is it not a Skill issue?

Now considering I mentioned Lance earlier let's use it for a example, if you're saying Lance's neutral and side air have too much drift,, that's fine you're critiquing the actual balance
Or if you want to say there's no consistent punishing moves that you can safely do against boots, there's too little that most weapons can do in general without immediately being at disadvantage against boots, or that at best the weapon can be frustrating to fight. That's also fine, you're critiquing both Actual Balance and how the balance feels.
It's one thing to acknowledge these situations weapons, signatures, and legends, talk about them even in a emotionally charged way (with a lot of salt.)
But then there's situations where a brat, playing whatever pro won on last tournament, runs into Yumiko or Arcadia down sigs, and get punished, 8 to 9 times them at the end of the game say some spastic shite about how trap sigs ruined Brawlhalla, when in reality this is a "Skill Issue "
Of course this "skill issue" argument should still be used sparingly since at a certain level people who play videogames casually probably don't have the time to dedicate to mastery of niche systems or combos like... Fucking I don't know the "Dante's explosive Outback Steakhouse Fox Diarrhea Inferno" (A Yumiko specific 9 hit variation on the russian mafia that's only available if you run her Dex Stance started by her BOW Dsig ending using a hammer NSig, and requires using a preasure mine and a boomerang, that requires 6 frame perfect inputs only able to be done on apocalypse*)
*This is not a real combo... Unless one of you Yumiko mains can get a clip and post it on here.
At a certain level we need to understand that in general not every player should be expected to compete with something at the same level as pros or house husbands, this means that at a certain level if something that doesn't impact high level play can still be nerfed.

give it a weakness in return for it's strength

Generally speaking in multi player games it's important to understand that when balancing a character, item, weapon, or shindig-whatchamacallit, that it's usually with the context you're also balancing for someone they're fighting against as well, you're effectively pandering both sides at once, and so you have to make trade offs and stronger or weaker tools/functions, unfortunately this means occasionally you have to pick out situations (indirectly) where one set of tools have niche or specific use cases, which means that if a legend like Ember repeatedly makes mistakes and overusing bow DSig for some reason and gets hit that she should be fairly punished for these mistakes in return for her impressive weapons, and high stats, and that in it's intended situations bow DSig is applying a really strong spike.

Give it's strength a weakness for it's strength.

Of course this doesn't mean that because something has one or two weaknesses, that their strengths can't be too strong, even if only in a way that "Appears" too strong rather than imperically strong or weak.
Just because Blasters doesn't have a diagonal moves or a move that hits when they're being stacked on, from the ground that something else couldn't be too strong (I don't know for sure but blasters seem to be in a good spot from my POV) and this often leads to people who will almost exclusively talk about the weaknesses of a frustrating weapon and ignore it's strengths, like Scythe at one point had it's hay day and was basically the "Meta" weapon, despite it's weakness of a lack of stacking control, and hard kill moves it still retained it's value amongst players like Sandstorm (and eventually everyone else + their extended family) due to it's range, speed, and strings.

The opposite can happen

On the other end we can get situations where characters like Xull, Thea, and Magyar come to pass, where they are built around one strength and that strength only, and so logically buffing anything else in their kit can possibly pull from their identity at best, and at worst make them overpowered, but if the strength they have isn't cutting it and buffing that won't be good you might choose another aspect than their gimmick to be buffed.

If something doesn't work after that much tinkering, you might want to change it completely

Other times a legend or weapon could be in a spot where if They're good they're too good, if they're not good they're just badl, and this while not always a problem especially for concepts that's weaknesses and strengths are extreme such as high attack and defense for low Dextirity and speed being the weakness and counter to their goal, other times such as weapons, and if theyre use quite literally everything in their kit buffed with another being nerfed often considered a soft rework rather than a complete rework (think gauntlets vs cannon) other times even taking a subtle approach won't work and thus you need to rebuild the weapon from the ground up.

Conclusion

In the end balance will always be hectic and the ideas of balance will always be met by someone who doesn't like it, ideally it's to find as few of these people as possible with your decisions. And that often the arguments of balance should take in consideration that balancing only for imperical reasons can leave players with weapons that are just frustrating even if they're not strong.
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2023.05.28 10:36 Lachryma_papaveris How to set up access virus classic as synth and external fx unit?

Hey y'all,
yesterday I had the idea of using my virus as external fx unit, mainly to make use of its reverb, as my mixers reverb effect is pretty crappy.
Obviously I still want to use it as a synth too.
So my thinking was to connect the the mixers fx send to the virus' external in and then somehow route the fx to a second output of the virus and from there back to the mixers fx return, so that I can add the fx through the knobs on the mixers channels.
Now the virus internal routing is what gives me headaches. How to do this properly? Do I need to utilize that multi part mode for that? (I still didn't really figure out that multimode thing)
Would someone be kind enough to help me out a bit here?
Like what virus settings would I need to make to get this to work?
Can I get that functionality to work in single mode? Or is multimode a must for that?
Would be cool if you'd help me to further figure out my virus.
All the best and thank you in advance!
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2023.05.28 10:30 deathB4dessert Forged in Valhallah Chapter 1 (SkyKnight series, book 5)

Behind the larger moon of Nebo, the large hulking mass of ship named Glazier, was holding its geostationary orbit as the battle commenced below on the planet of Valhallah. Injured and inactive Marines, Sol Stellar Infantry, and Vaalorian Navy personnel walked the halls of the great ship, or were held in the Medical bay. Medical suites were filled to capacity and overflowing with casualties. Injured Vaalor and Humans were everywhere. Several Cariolinous could be found to be bandaged or missing bits or limbs. Blaine woke to the sound of a medical examination table beeping away in the background, and instantly regretted moving his head, which pounded like a bass drum. “OOooh, fuck! My head! What the fuck happ- UNJHH! Mmmff, fuck! That’s not good!” He said, looking down at his ribs which were bandaged and bloody. Looking around, he noticed he was alone, and so tried to heal himself. The flames ignited around his palms; and as he focused, a rib snapped back into place, almost rendering him unconscious. He cursed under his breath, and was about to try again, when Constance walked in. “Ahh! Captain! You’re awake! Good! Good… So, you’re not going to jump up and break my wrist so you can get back into the fight, are you? I must say, I’m no longer interested in trying to stop you. But, my sister is.” She said, looking him over. “What? Why would Glam want to stop me? She was all for getting away from the Aquila, when we were on our way here…” Blaine asked, puzzled. “She’s a mommy, now.” Constance said. “Oh.” Blaine croaked. “Are you sure you should be sitting up? You don’t sound too good. You do understand, you got lucky. You caught a round just as you came onto the shuttle, and therefore the others were able to slow the bleed long enough for you to make it aboard the Glazier. We were able to stabilize you with some donor blood, luckily enough. There’s two universal human donors on this craft right now, but there was three. Contingency Captain Richter was killed in action yesterday.” Constance said. Blaine groaned again. “Fuck. I’m gonna miss that asshole.” He said, a heavy weight seeming to slam into his heart. “You knew the Contingency Captain well, I assume?” Constance said, trying to gauge his mental state. “We were in a lot of situations together. We used to refer to him as ‘the human earthquake’. He was a demolitions specialist, Ms. Helsbane.” Blaine said. “How many made it out of Zubrim?” “Well, thanks to your quick efforts, Zubrim was lost without many casualties. We expected more. Twelve Sihn Rifles and all of Zubrim Air Defense made it out. General Sihn is alive and well, and you even saved two Seals. Marconia Traviar, and Ah’lahn Capia, both Seals of their own respective SkyKnight contingents. Here… you read the report. I expect you’re not going anywhere for a few days…” Constance said, and handed him a qwikslate. “Your translator is working flawlessly, Constance. Thought I’d say…” Blaine said, as he accepted the qwikslate. “The translator is off. I spent the last three months learning English. How am I doing?” Constance said, smiling expectantly. “Really freaking good! That’s really impressive! Three months?!” Blaine said, astonished. “I’ve always been a fast learner.” Constance mused, happily. “That’s good…” Blaine said, distracted by the qwikslate. “I’ll… um… Leave you to it, then?” Constance said, and walked out, not waiting for an answer. “Yeah…” Blaine said, not paying attention. He tapped the qwikslate screen, and looked at the HUDvid recordings for Zubrim, and Operation Black Watch. He played through several recordings, taking in separate angles of the battle, trying to recreate a 3-d picture in his mind of the chaos. He rewatched his HUDvid, and realized what had really happened. As he’d run from the crash site to the Fort, he’d unknowingly passed within a hundred yards of the Mahl front lines. They had seen him, but he’d been too busy with trying to reach the Fort to notice. His HUDvid had recorded their positions, however. Five rows of at least a hundred Mahl warriors, had watched him limp passed, within a mere twenty yards of them. They hadn’t reacted, or broken cover at all. But, they had obviously taken notice of him if his HUDvid was to be believed. Blaine realized then, that these were no ordinary Mahl. These were well trained and disciplined warfighters, and they were leagues apart from the Mahl that had attacked Sol, in both space and capability. They were well armed, with plasma rifles and several recognizable firearms in their midst. Some of them, American made. Blaine saw the rifles from his homeland, and felt a pang of guilt and hatred in the same moment. He found new drive in that moment, and reignited the blue flames, trying again to fix his shredded insides. He felt things twist and knit, and a feeling of intense nausea welled up within him. Finally, he could handle the nausea no more, and he extinguished the flames and promptly vomited bile. Laying back against the bed, he felt his mind wander, and fell unconscious again. Sometime during his slumber, Constance came back in to check his bandages, and almost lost her mind when she saw the healed wounds. She remained silent, but quickly left and returned with Captain Krinski, and Glam. They waited in the medical suite until he woke up. “Mmmuh, Mornin’ Cap’n. What’s up?” Blaine said, coming around groggily. “I muzt know… how? Jhoo are healedt! Just jyesterday, jhoo ver on Deat’s doorshtep! How are jhoo alife?” Anastasia said. “Uhh…” Blaine said, hesitantly. “Look, I don’t care if whatever you did was illegal. We have a lot of injured who could benefit from the technology.” Constance said, eagerly. “Uhh… It’s… not technology?” Blaine said, hesitant still. “Then what is it?” Constance begged. “I need to know! There are people who need this, desperately!” “Spirit Fire.” Blaine said, looking at Glam. “Like, what happened to Fern when he died?” Glam said, curious. “Kinda. Spirit Fire cannot be wielded by the dead. But, the dead are the source. It is the power to heal, or destroy by fire. And it’s extremely rare. My great grandad could barely do what I can, and it’s got serious side effects…” Blaine said. “How does it work?” Constance said, desperately still trying to bottle it for later use. “The Ancestors choose an individual to heal others, by the energies of the Ancestral Eather, through the conduit of the chosen individual. Depending on the physical strength of the individual( I presume), the power can be super-strong, or mild. The energies are specific to the one being healed and the virtuosity of the act. What’s more, the energies can cause women to become fatally attracted to the individual if it’s a man, and vice versa. Also, healing oneself can be a horrible experience, let me tell you!” Blaine said at length. “Now, promise me on pain of death, that you’re never going to tell anyone. I’m serious!” He added, with a glare. “Y-yes! Of course!” Constance said, taken aback. “I don’t belief jhoo, Captink. Show meh. Or, I vill hafv jhoo trown in shainz, for lyink tooh jyur feddow vorfighterz!” Anastasia said, snarling slightly. “Captain, I believe him-” Glam said, trying to intervene before things went awry. “VELL, I DON’T! Andt ziss is shtill mine craft! VHAT DO I HAFV TOOH SAY OR DO, TOOH MAKE ZHAT CLEAR, CAPTINK?!” Anastasia roared. Three Brasscar stepped into the doorway, all sporting tasers, at that moment. “Uhm… This is going to get a hell of a lot more complicated the more people you involve, Captain. By the very nature of what they might see or experience! You do understand that if I am telling you the truth(which I really am), that you cannot keep it a secret with so many involved, right?” Blaine replied. “Corrinda, Please brink zeh Corporal in? I’m churr Captink Preiss vill not argue againsht healink hiz own crroo…” Anastasia said to one of the Brasscar. “Yes, Ma’am. “ Collinda said, and went to retrieve the aformentioned individual. “It doesn’t matter, then, if you end up getting me killed. Fine… So beit.” Blaine sighed, and sat up. At the same moment, Collinda walked back in carrying a very gravely injured Japfey on a stretcher, aided by yet another Brasscar. Blaine stood up and walked unsteadily to where the two Brasscar held the stretcher between them. “Corporal… You can’t tell anyone, clear?” Blaine said, as Corporal Japfey looked up at him with a wan smile and a distant stare. “Sure, Cap! I’ma butterfly!” Japfey said, his eyes crossing slightly. “And I’m a lepidopterist.” Blaine chuckled. He focused on the blue fire, and heard seven separate gasps as everyone collectively drew a deep breath of astonishment. Japfey shook his head, and looked around him. “Cap? The fuck, Sir? What’s going on?” “I’ll let you read the report and watch your HUDvid, Corporal. After which, you will speak of it to nobody. Is that clear?” Blaine repeated. “Y-yessir! I’m just slightly confused- how did I get here, and how did you get better? I watched your drop, remember?” Japfey said, stunned. “Watch the HUDvids, Japfey.” Blaine said, wearily. “Satisfied, Captain Krinski?” “I’m… Yah, Captink. I ahm satisfiedt. Jhoo may leave unhinderdt, andt ooll here are svorn tooh secretsee, jah.” Anastasia said, still in shock. “But-” Constance began. “No… C’mon, Sis. There’s other ways.” Glam said, realizing that what Blaine had been saying about his life being in jeopardy wasn’t just idle chat. Glam guided Constance out, who was still struggling to keep Blaine in her sight. “But, Glamrica! He could… Stop, dammit! I can walk on my own, girl!” Constance protested. “Then DO SO! The Captain needs to leave, and get some rest on his own ship, for HIS safety!” Glam snapped at her, shoving her out of the room. “Jess… for jyur safety, Captink… Please return tooh zeh Aquila.” Anastasia said, suddenly realizing the implications as well. “Yess’m. Are any others of my crew on board, Captain Krinski?” Blaine asked, as an afterthought. “Jess. Narah Sihn arrived ziss mornink. She’s vell, just berry scaredt. Her Fadder didn’t make it tooh zeh Imperial Palace, and zerr is no vord on his veraboutz…” Anastasia said. “Vy? Vhat is zoh important about zhat?” She added as Blaine made a beeline for the door. “James.” Blaine said, walking out. He searched the Medical suites first, finding them full of injured personnel. His heart ached to help them, but he knew the cost was too high to do so. Moving quickly, he found Narah staring blankly at a wall in the second to last Medical suite on that wing of the bay. He touched her gently on the shoulder, and smiled when she turned to look at him. Narah jumped up and wrapped him in a hug, so quickly it startled him. She held him like a vise, and started to cry silently. Then, stepping back from him and letting go reluctantly, she voiced her desperate fears. “He’s missing, and nobody knows what happened! One minute they were flying along, and the next they just disappeared off of the comlsink and tracking scopes! Nobody has heard a single thing from them since, and no demands from any would-be kidnappers! It’s like they just…” Narah stumbled through, and sniffled. “Disappeared. I understand. Get me a suit, and a dropzone.” Blaine said, his eyes flashing reddish behind the normal soft brown. Narah didn’t argue, nor did she wait for confirmation of what she thought she’d just heard. Without a second’s breath, she was running full-out for the shuttle bay, and skidded to a halt at the S.U, Aquila, before smashing the code into the doorway keypad. She grabbed his rifle, a fresh Seraphim suit, and his sabre, before stopping momentarily to stare at the particle beam cannon on the floor. She shook her head, looked at it again, and then shook her head again, before rushing back out the door and barely stopping to close it again. Again, she tore off towards the Medical suite she had just left, and found Blaine staring at the same wall she had just been. “Uhh, Baby? I.. I’m not sure this is smart. I just… Maybe we should bring Rosey.” She said, looking at his feet, shamefully. “Maybe. Let’s not until we know. Where is Lisa, or Jupiter?” Blaine said. “Lisa is on board, with Hector. They should be in the Galley, right now.” She said. “Nav Officer Renhardt… She’s MIA, too!” “What? Wasn’t she flying the shuttle that brought me?” Blaine said, suddenly questioning just how long he’d been asleep. “Yeah, silly.. She… She went out after James and Daddy went missing, to try and find them. She’s a great pilot, but I don’t think she’s really qualified as a Spacejumper.” Narah said, hesitantly. “Can you take these? They’re getting heavy.” “Sorry.” Blaine said, taking the suit. “Then I'm going to need the Ortiz clan. Monster is always good to have in a fight. And Lisa can fly the shuttle and shoot, so we’re good for now.” “I’ll send her a.. Text?” Narah said, looking at him with a puzzled expression. “Yeah, a text would be a great idea.” Blaine confirmed, missing her query but answering it all the same. Narah stood in a corner with a qwikslate, typing like mad, while Blaine suited up minus the jetpack. This he carried with his rifle in one hand, and the sword in the other. Narah looked up from her qwikslate as he finished, and nodded. “Good. Let’s go shoot this goose, babe! I has a lot o’ questions what need answers.” Blaine said. Narah let out a short cackle, and smiled. “Yeah. Let’s shoot the goose! What’s a goose?” “Not important. C’mon…” Blaine said, putting an arm around her and guiding her towards the door. “Just what do you think you are doing, Captain?” Brashi’i said, standing in the doorway. “Where the absolute fuck did you appear from, and how do you guys keep doing that?! You and Jupiter both! And you, Narah! Just all of a sudden, Pop-goes-the-weasel, and you’re in my face!” Blaine said, finally letting vent to something that had been frustrating him for several weeks. “You really don’t know how well that neuro-link device works, do you? It literally retrained our bodies to walk much more quietly, after we took turns running through one of your sims. What do you think I was doing, when I was in the sim?” Brashi’i waved him off. “Well.. then you’re going to love learning this next trick… Love you!” Blaine kissed her on the cheek and Brashi’i promptly fell unconscious. “What was that? What did you just do to her?!” Narah squeaked, looking at the crumpled heap of woman on the floor. “Quickly, quickly… she’s not gonna be out for long…!” Blaine bustled her out the door. “But-” Narah said. “Goooo!” Blaine chided her. “It’s ‘the kiss of bliss’... a Martial arts technique I learned when I was a kid. She’s going to wake up in a few seconds!” “Fine! But don’t you ever-” Narah said, as he hustled her towards the Galley. “Shh! Hi! Yep! Just a human… Nothing to see here…” Blaine said, pushing her on, as people turned and stared at them. “Blaine… I’m not joking.” Narah said, stopping right in front of the Galley. “Neither am- OOF!” Blaine started to say, only to be lifted bodily from the floor by a hefty punch to his ribs. “What the fuck, you asshole! You just fucking punched a commanding officer in the chin, you human pile of gutless crap!” Brashi’i screamed from behind him as he collapsed. “dammit… Hi, Baby!” Blaine said, smiling through the pain. “Don’t you ‘Hi Baby’ me, you slippery fuck! Or I’ll punch something you can’t heal!” Brashi’i spat, turning blue as her rage welled within her. “Huuhhh…. GASP- I didn’t punch you… mmmnnngh… I pushed a vertebrae out of place, rendering you instantly unconscioussss… fuck! Why the ribs? Why always the ribs?!” Blaine said through tears and intense burning in his lungs, rolling slightly back and forth on the floor. “Whatever you did, IT FUCKING HURTS! You really thought I’d just let you walk out, no whatever and not a by-your-leave? You must be fucking crazy!” Brashi’i screamed, her fists still curled into tight balls and her face the image of twisted fury. “Yes. Precisely. Because, in fact, sweety… grunt… Enough time has already been wasted with being down. Which is why I’m not stopping, for fuck-all.” Blaine said, standing back up, still clenching his ribs. “And I’ll do it again, if you’re gonna try an’ stop me, Brash…” “Stop you? I just wanted to know what you were doing! Narah is on suicide watch until her father is located and retrieved. Or did you not know?” Brashi’i said, still snarling at him with intense venom. “Why would she want to kill herself? We’re literally going to get him?!” Blaine blurted out through the throbbing of his bruised ribs. “Why not say that, you stubborn fool! Why just knock me out, and run?” Brashi’i said, still breathing heavily. “Because..” Blaine wheezed, “I don’t have time for all of this crap!” “What the fuck is five more minutes gonna cost you?” Brashi’i spat. “Maybe my sister’s life, Brash. So, one more time… Get the ever loving fuck, out of my way!” Blaine said, finally catching his breath. Brashi’i said nothing, but stepped aside symbolically, using one hand to gesture forwards passed her. “Thank you! For Chrissake…” Blaine said loudly, and turned around to find Lisa and Hector staring at him, in utter amazement. “When and where, Caballero?” Lisa asked, seeing he was in no mood for small-talk. “Now. Shuttle.” Blaine said, nodding at Hector. Hector smiled and winked back. “On it, Cap!” Hector said, and dragged Lisa towards the shuttle bay. “Anything else, or can we go?” Blaine said, looking around at the crowd that was gathering to watch. With a lot of muttering and sheepish looks, people stepped back and made a thoroughfare for them, towards the shuttle bay. Blaine sighed, grabbed up his equipment, and walked the shame mile. Narah quickly caught up to him, and took his jetpack to carry for him. Blaine was grateful for the relief of pressure on his aching ribs. A shout sounded behind them, as Brashi’i vented her anger and strode into the Galley. “You ok? I heard the thump off that hit!” Narah said, trying to comfort him. “I’ll be fine! She used the wrong hand- probably the reason for the scream. Remind me to fix that for her if we make it back?” Blaine said, jokingly. “Yeah, right after I break my fist on her mouth.” Narah said, giggling. Blaine chuckled. “Damn, bloodthirsty, aren’t we?!” “Well, she did just try to stop us from getting my Dad. Thanks for not taking no for an answer, by the way…” Narah said, smiling at him. “I wouldn’t have, anyways. You know how I feel about our family… Now, imagine that I’ve felt that strongly about my sisters since we were little. You had nothing to fear… I was going with or without her permission.” Blaine said, and increased his pace. “So, this isn’t about my Dad?” Narah said, crestfallen. “I didn’t say that. I said that I have more than just him as personal investment, in this situation.” Blaine said. “Good save.” Narah said, smiling again. They walked onto the shuttle, and sat down, as Lisa negotiated their departure. This was made more complicated by the fact that they didn’t have any official orders or flightplan. Lisa finally got them clearance, by threatening diplomatic tensions between Humans and Vaalor. She turned off the comslink, and spoke solely to the four present. “We are flying into a shitstorm, with no backup, I’m pretty sure. Since that’s the case, I need to know, Cap- how much is this worth to you?” Lisa asked. Hector rolled his eyes, but stayed silent. “I’d shoot the President, to make it happen.” Blaine deadpanned. “My resolve knows no end.” “Ok… That’s good enough for me! Hang on… We’re in for a ride!” Lisa said, and dove for atmosphere. The walls of the shuttle began to heat up and glow, as they dropped through the atmosphere. Blaine felt as the shuttle began to shake from the buffeting, and Lisa pulled up on the yoke. “RRRrrr-you-son-of-a-bitch! Rah! Come about!” she grunted, as she pulled. The shuttle slowed, and started to become more aerodynamic. Lisa cruised to the coordinates that Narah gave her, and they came to a hover at 1500 feet. “We’re here…” Lisa said, and set the hover function to auto and stood up, stretching. Blaine stood up, and readied his rifle. Opening the door, he was met with a faceful of wind, and nearly sucked from the craft. He looked around at Lisa, with a smirk, and engaged his suit’s magnetic system. Looking back out the door, he asked, “You sure this is it? We’re a thousand feet up, at least!”
Lisa looked at him, and shook her head. “I can’t hear you!” “Helmets!” Blaine shouted, donning his. The rest of them pulled on their helmets, and the silence was shocking to behold. Everyone started talking at once. “We’re in the right area, right?” Blaine said. “Whoa, so quiet!” Narah said. “Middle of the fucking air! Narah!” Lisa shouted, crossing her arms. “God, thank you! I fucking hate HALO jumps!” Hector sighed. Unfortunately, all that was heard, was a cacophony of insane noise. “What?” everyone said at exactly the same time, which had the strange effect of sounding like a Beachfront quartet. This had the women giggling, and the men chuckling too! “Ok.. so… Are you sure this is the spot, Narah?” Blaine asked, as he got his mirth under control. “Yep. This is the marker from the computer. I didn’t change anything. We’re exactly where their beacon was last, before it disappeared. Lisa, spin us around slowly. Let’s get a good view of how this place looks.” Narah said, nodding. Lisa did as she was told, and sat back down in the pilot's seat. She disengaged the hover function, and started to rotate the craft. This caused the shuttle to slide forwards slightly, and suddenly the scenery changed. Instead of a windswept 1500 foot altitude without a bottom, they were a mere 50 feet up and maneuvering between trees in a tropical forest. “OH SHIT!” Lisa cursed, and quickly brought the yoke up as high as she could pull it without dislodging it. The shuttle shot straight up, and soon they were hovering over the top of the Amazon Rainforest on Earth, according to their instruments. More specifically, somewhere outside of Anza De Esparanza, Brazil. “What the… fack?” Blaine said, as a brightly colored Scarlet Macaw landed on the shuttle deck, and squawked at him. “Huh? Am I missing something?” Narah said. “Lisa, take us back! I need to check something!” Blaine said, a sudden realization dawning upon him. “Ohh, kay?” Lisa said, and hesitantly set the shuttle back towards its previously known position. They slowly maneuvered back through the trees, and then suddenly they were on Valhallah, again. Blaine smiled and shouted for joy, realizing the implications. “You wanna fill us in on what just happened, there? Or, should we just guess?” Lisa asked Blaine as Narah’s eyes got wide as saucers. “A laminar wormhole! A literal fucking laminar wormhole! BETWEEN EARTH AND VALHALLAH!” Blaine said, his face wreathed in smiles behind his visor. “Are you saying-” Lisa said, slowly catching on. “THAT THE LEGENDS ARE ALL REAL! THEY’RE HISTORY!” Blaine said, closing the door and smiling like a madman. “So, Thor, Meremere, and all that?” Lisa said, suddenly looking stunned. “Yeah, Thor, Moljnir, and all that!" Blaine confirmed. “So, if it’s a laminar wormhole, where is James, and where’s my Dad? Narah said, bringing everyone back to the reality before them. “They should be on one side, or the other. Your guess is as good as mine as to where. However, what’s bothering me, is why didn’t they just fly back through? James would have turned back!” Blaine said, at a loss for answers. “Just like you did. So.. Lisa? Take us back through, but keep the shuttle at 3000 feet, so that we can have time to deploy our wings.” Narah said, before sitting back down. “What’s on your mind, hun?” Blaine said, sitting down next to her. “Recon.” Narah said, stone faced. “Right. Well, where we came through at, I’m sure we hit a tree the first time. Perhaps we should start at the base?” Blaine suggested. “Good idea. Lisa, change of plans… I want you to get us as close to that tree we hit coming in, without landing right at its base, I want to make landfall.” Narah said. Lisa looked at Blaine. “What, you want permission?” Blaine said, smiling garishly at her. “Right. Back through. Don’t mind me if I change my pants afterwards! You SA’s are crasee!” Lisa said, and flew the shuttle back through the wormhole. “There’s a clearing over there… I’m gonna put down there.” “Ok, gear up, expect predators!” Blaine said, belting on his sword and grabbing his rifle. “What kinds?” Narah said. “Snakes, spiders, Caiman, Crocodiles, Jaguar, Ocelot, and Puma, to name a few. Big cats, and venomous snakes. Spiders as big as a dinner plate.” Blaine said. “I hate spiders, homie!” Hector said, staring at Blaine and turning pale as a sheet. “I fuckin’ hate ‘em!” “Then, keep your eyes peeled, don’t walk through any webs, and don’t panic if you see one. They’ll only chase you if you run.” Blaine assured him. “Ok… I’m good… Ok…” Hector said, nodding and psyching himself up. “Good. Don’t touch flowers. No matter how pretty.” He said, looking from Narah to Lisa. “Why?” Narah asked. “We’re in the rainforest. Everything here is trying to kill and eat something else. Nothing is safe. Even things that might seem so.” Blaine said, seriously. “Ok… So, what should we eat if we’re here for a while?” Narah said, being sensible about her questions. “Only what I hand you. Don’t eat or touch anything else, especially if it’s brightly colored.” Blaine warned her. “Why?” Narah asked. Blaine looked skywards for patience. Lisa came to his rescue. “Everyone knows bright colors mean venom or poison. Especially in the rainforest. With rare exception.” “Oh. You know, that’s not the case on Valhallah. Or my planet.” Narah said. “That’s why I asked.” “What’s your planet like, Narah?” Blaine said, trying to distract from the hike they were now embarking on. “Crazy enough, it’s a lot like yours. Just, venomous plants and animals are usually also trying to hide, whether predator or prey. Reds are normal. Yellows and greens, too. Most of the brightly colored plants only become so when fruiting. And most are not toxic. It takes an expert eye to be able to discern… What are you doing! You said not to eat anything brightly colored!” Narah suddenly shrieked, as Blaine peeled a banana. “Yes. I did. I also said don’t eat anything that I don’t give you. This, is a fruit known as a banana. It’s actually edible. Just, be careful when you pick them. See?” Blaine pointed to a large spider crawling across a banana leaf. “I’ll have to keep that in mind…” Narah said, as she stared at the slowly moving spider. “What’s that?” “One of the most deadly spiders known to mankind. Its bite would probably be harmless to you, but to us, it’s a very excruciating way to die, and very embarrassing as well. Basically….” Blaine said, before whispering in her ear. “Oh! That’s… both horrible and strangely … it kinda turns me on!” Narah said, smiling. “It’s not as nice as you think. It’d be like popping a bean, and never being able to rub it relaxed again, until you finally die from a heart attack. Us humans are naturally afraid of spiders, because of spiders like that.” Blaine said at length. “Yeah, sounds a lot worse when you say it like that.” Narah said, frowning. “Hey! That’s Archangel armor!” Blaine was suddenly right next to her, peering through the woods towards where she was pointing. A single scale stuck from a tree branch. Blaine looked down, and around the area across the ground. A large four-clawed bipedal print, told Blaine the worst was to fear. “Mahl.” Blaine said, as Lisa followed his gaze. “Oh, Christ!” Lisa said, terrified. “I thought they didn’t land on Earth?” “They didn’t, or these woods would be crawling with Brazilian and UN forces. No, this is a loner.” Blaine said, looking at the trail they left behind. “I’ll tell you this… James is being smart. She’s obviously being dragged. Your father is walking… With a limp, but walking.” He said, pointing to the trail leading from the tree through the underbrush. “How’s she being smart? She’s letting herself be dragged off by that brute! Why not just rip his arms off and beat him with them? She obviously can…” Narah pouted. “Precisely! She’s not! Which means there’s a good reason. Either she feels bested, or there’s a larger game afoot!” Blaine said, gritting his teeth and causing a vein to pop in his temple. “So, what do we do?” Narah asked. “Follow. In dead silence.” Blaine said, looking at her severely. Narah nodded, and followed him. They walked for the rest of the day, silent and slow. Blaine stayed in the lead, following the trail ahead. The Mahl stopped a couple of times, each time for water. They came finally to a tree, where the trail dead ended at it’s base. Blaine waited for the rest to catch up, and then smiled at Narah. Narah scowled at him puzzled at why he’d seem so happy at losing the trail. “Look up.” Blaine said quietly, grinning at Narah and the other two. A deep guttural growling roar, issued from a ball of fur halfway up the tree, sporting two others who were wearing Seraphim suits. “Hi, bonehead! I’m Blaine. You’ve got something that belongs to me. How’s about you give them back, and I don’t … make a mess…” Blaine said cheerily, smiling and waving to the Mahl. “GRRrrr, WHY SHOULD I?!” The Mahl said in a deep voice, which almost matched his growl. “Because! I’m allowing you to keep your arms. That’s more than she will do.” Blaine said, pointing to James. James smiled, and twisted around, grabbing the Mahl by his arm. “Ready, Freddy?” She snarled. “James! Wait-” Mordecai said, terrified. The Mahl made as if to bite her head off, and James changed. Her hair stood on end, and her face twisted grotesque. The Mahl stopped momentarily, looking at the savagely frothing woman in his claws, and suddenly had second thoughts about thinking her a mere weakling. That, didn’t matter, however. James ripped the Mahl’s head off of his shoulders, and spat down the creature’s esophagus. Then, they all came crashing out of the tree. Landing hard, Mordecai groaned as he lay still. James landed catlike, and ripped the offending Mahl’s bodily remains to dreg shreds, with her bare hands. Then, she roared, and passed out face first into the loamy soil of the rainforest floor. Blaine ran to Mordecai’s side, and looked him over. The elderly man had a broken wrist, and a large gash across his brow. Furthermore, he was completely unconscious. Blaine wasted no time, the blue flames glowing brightly in the failing light. Narah was at his side before he had finished, and watched, with tears in her eyes. “What about James?” Narah said, looking at Blaine as he finished and extinguished the blue fire. “Well…” Blaine said, and squatted next to her. He opened her eye, and checked the reactivity. He then became visibly worried. James wasn’t reactive at all. It was like her mind was empty. Like her soul had left her body. Blaine whimpered, as he held her hand to his lips. He looked around, like a scared child, and then closed his eyes. Blue light lit up the undergrowth, and blinded Lisa and Hector as they slowly walked closer. “SOB… GASP! Not yet, kiddo! Not yet!” Blaine’s voice could be heard from within the giant blue-white halo. “Please!” “Uhhn… Bean? Wha? OH! Fuck…” James’ voice could be heard saying. The light subsided and left Narah, Lisa, and Hector blinking furiously and rubbing their eyes. Blaine could be heard crying, as he hunched over, but nobody could see well enough to understand why for several minutes more. Then James slowly rolled over and stood up, weakly. “Bean… It’s ok… C’mon! We gotta go! It’s getting dark again!” She said, panic rising in her voice. “I…I-I thought… Yeah. Let’s go….” Blaine said, tears rolling down his cheeks. They ran flat out, for several minutes, before Blaine shouted at them. “STOP! We need to set camp! Don’t run in the woods at night!” “Scrape a clearing! I’ll get some firewood, and you, go get a bunch of banana leaves. You do know what those are, right Narah?” James said, helping as much as she could. “Yeah, I know what they are. I’ll be right back.” Narah said, and disappeared into the undergrowth. “Uhm.. Cap?... Do monkey’s eyes glow?” Hector said, as he stared into the gathering night. “No. Why, Monster? Find a monster?” Blaine said, and chuckled at his joke. “Nah, for reals, Cap! Look!” Hector said, pointing at two reddish orange orbs in the undergrowth. “Whoa! Hector! You found our monster, alright! It’s the apparatus that is creating the wormhole!” Blaine said, noticing where they were. “See? There’s the broken tree we hit earlier, Narah… Narah? Sweety?” Blaine looked around, worried. Then, he heard a muffled squeak which sounded oddly familiar. “I’m comin’ hun!” Blaine bellowed, and tore off through the cycads and the bromeliads. He found her being wrapped up by a massive anaconda, and drew his sword. Swinging deftly, he struck the creature clear to its spine with a fatal blow, directly behind the snake’s skull. He then roared mightily, as he peeled the massive jaws from Narah’s shoulder. Sobbing in terror and desperation of breath, Narah wriggled free of the snake’s coils, and slithered her way back several feet from it, wiping her skin like she was covered in some slimy sludge. Her heart raced, and she sobbed harder as she stared in terror at the thing that had just held her in its coils and tried to crush the life out of her. James ran up, and realized what had happened. She walked over to Narah and sweetly said to her as she helped her stand, “I’m so sorry! Come on! Let’s get you away from here!” The two quickly walked back to camp, James taking the chance to see to Narah’s wounds. Blaine sliced a huge chunk off of the snake, and carried it back to the fire he’d been starting just previously. Building up a pile of wood, he concentrated on the crimson and gold flames, and then the pile leaped to life with flames flickering merrily. The smell of cooking flesh, mixed with the day’s happenings, drew the six individuals to partake without argument or aplomb. Smiles were in short supply, but were certainly easier to manage with meat to fill their bellies. Narah was still clammy, and therefore wouldn’t let anyone touch her. Blaine made a joke about who would have died first, the snake or Narah, and Narah smiled at his attempt to cheer her up. “Maybe we should just sleep in the shuttle.” Blaine suggested. Nobody argued the logic, and so around an hour later, they were all back inside of the shuttle. They fell asleep, unaware of the several sets of beady little black eyes that watched them from the topiary level of the forest. Mahl clung to trees all around the clearing, hanging upside down from the vines and Burna trees. They didn’t make a sound, and simply watched until morning light, before disappearing into the jungle treetops, silent as a wraith. —----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Brashi’i sat with her thoughts, mulling over her feelings on the previous day's activity, and wondering about the man she’d let go. Had he left and simply decided to not come back? Or, was there another, more sinister reason for his absence? She sipped her strong drink, and sighed to herself. If he was gone, then he would move heaven and earth, to come back to them. That much, she was certain of. A voice like a thunderstorm, pulled her from her revelry. “Vhat troubles jhoo, Madam Zeal? “ Anastasia said, as she sat down next to Brashi’i. “Nothing, Anastasia. I’m fine.” Brashi’i replied, haggardly. “I’m just worried about my crew.” “Vee hafv naht oolvays seen eye tooh eye, Brashi’i. Zhat does naht mean zhat I do naht vorry, tooh. I hafv mine own reasons, tooh vhant Captink Preiss tooh return unharmedt, jah?” Anastasia said, winking at the bartender. “I understand. Still, I’d rather not talk about it, kay?” Brashi’i said, delicately. “Zhat is fine. I vos only tryink tooh be friendly, Madam Zeal.” Anastasia said, accepting her drink from the slightly surly bartender. “Tank jhoo, Frankie.” “I have no idea what happened to them, where they went, or how to get them back. They vanished in the same place exactly, as Ensign Price and the General.” Brashi’i muttered, as a patron walked passed them. “Jyur man…. Zeh Captink… He is naht a childt. He vill be fine. Jhoo vill see!” Anastasia reassured her. “I know… It still doesn’t make it easier. Enjoy your drink, Captain. Good night.” Brashi’i said, downing the rest of her drink and leaving.
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2023.05.28 10:03 Xaltedfinalist [discussion] ranking the fest ubers

Hello gamers, today Im going to be attempting to rank the fest ubers from weakest to the most broken. Now note that this is all based on opinion so if you ave a different opinion, then you are able to disagree. Also note that no fest uber is bad, some are just average- below average while the rest are game breaking. So wihtout further ado lets begin.

  1. Daru
OH HOW THIS MAN HAS FALLEN! Yeah so Daru as a unit was already not doing as hot but in todays meta... he really struggles. Now Daru's job is really meant to be the traitless tanker which he dominated for years due to him being not only the only 1 avaliable, but also just being really good at his job... barley. Stat wise, Daru has 150k ( 750 k resist) hp, a 5k dps, strengthen at 50% hp, and miniwave lvl 5 all allowing him to dish out a whopping 12k dps with all these buffs applied. He also has a survive chance but that forces Garu to be a midranger. Yeah Daru is a pretty beefy boy and with his buffs applied so why is he so low?
First, he costs a whopping 5.8k cash, has CD of 160, and a speed of 5. All these are problems becasue it means that as a tanker unit, you cant send Daru out in battle recklessly and you actually have to bide your time and use Daru wisely. However, the main and biggest problem that prevents Daru from being anything more is pretty much one thing, immunities. Daru who is meant to be a TANKER has no immunities to anything but waves. This means that he can get KB, frozen, slowed, warped, and most importantly, Daru can get cursed and essentially lose his niche and thanks to his range, its pretty common. And to really rub salt on the wound, Dogumaru got a true form and for usage, its way better than Daru becasue
  1. Dogumaru has curse immune and an extra target to relic so he cant lose his resist.
  2. dogumaru costs 3.6k cash which is way less than Daru
  3. dougmaru only has CD of 80, by the time you get antoher Daru, you have 3 dogus (all of them combined has more hp against traitless than daru while also being curse immune)
TLDR, Daru used to be the best traitless tanker due to his impressive stats and being literally 1 out of 2 traitless tankers in the game. Unfortunately due to his lack of immunities, high CD and cost, and dogumaru TF just being better than him in almost any way, Daru has fallen from being comparable to Garu to being lower than him... so not much. Though hes still usable as a generalist due to his high dps at mid range but... theirs better options.

  1. Garu
So now that we went over his dark counterpart, how does the normal Garu fair? Not as good but not that bad as a unit. So as an uberfest uber, lets talk about his first form as usually their pretty good and well... this ones not. Baby Garu is meant to be a melee tank like island cat or a meatshield kinda like ramen but he fails becasue he costs too much, has a long CD, and hes slow as hell, so use ramen or island. Now that I got that out the way, time to review the form that matters, his second form MA Garu and in terms of usage, hes decently good. MA Garu is menat to be the generalist tanker who can tank every trait and stat wise, he can do that. 112k hp ( 560 k resist), 6k dps, mini wave to boost his dps and pierce to 7.2k, and z killer so he can kill zombie.
TBH, Garu has all the tools needed for him to succeed as a generalist but unfortunatley, he has the same weakness as Daru. Too expenisve, long CD, slow, and no immunities which is especially bad since Garu is going to be tanking for relics as well. But despite that, Garu can be pretty good at tanking everything and in the right stages, garu can be servicable when their are too many enemies that can ignore other specialist tankers.
TLDR, Garu is a good generalist tanker but due to having the same weaknesses as Daru, he is weaker as a tanker. Though hes servicable as a wall but hes not breaking the stage. Also side note, why do neither of the Garus have wave block? Their literally shields.

  1. IZ
Iz is one of the most unique fest uber since his first form is the same as her second form unlike the other fest ubers, but despite IZ being unique, how well does being unique do at allowing her to function as a fest uber? IZ role is pretty simple, midrange attacker. and to her credit, shes pretty good at it. 60k hp, 2 kbs, and 3k dps at first may not seem impressive but if you mix this with her strengthen and massive damage to traited... that's 24k dps. Mix this with her 20 speed, 54 sec CD, and omni hit striking 350 behind and infornt of her, and having the same resistances as mitama, and you got a pretty good rushe mid ranger. However despite her high dps and speed, she has some big problems.
For starters, IZ has only 2 kbs unlike her rusher siblings many knockback + she doesnt have z killer or any form of barrier or shield break. This isn't that bad but it does reduce her compatability against enemies shes meant to deal with. No, the biggest problem is despite having a high 24k dps, she also has multi hit. What multi hit means is that instead of having high dps in one attack, each attack deals 1/3 of her dps for a total of 3 times. This means that if enemy or her is kb after 1 hit, she only deals 1/3 of her dps which is 8k... this is super low. Oh yeah and curse just like anything else shuts her down which is important since some relics can reach her range of 300 and remove her niche.
TLDR, IZ as a rushe mid ranger would be really valuable if not for her multi hit causing inconsistencies and curse being a bitch against IZ.

  1. Diz
so I already went over regular IZ and now its DIZ turn. And hilariously, DIZ is better than IZ because of a few reasons. So as I said before, DIZ is a mid range rusher unit who deals massive damage to traitless instead of traited. just like most fest ubers, Diz has slightly higher stats boosting 76k hp, and 4k( 8k strengthen) dps. So wait, why is Diz way better than IZ if she can only target traitless you may ask? Simple, she has everything that Iz needs to be better at her role. For starters, Diz has z killer, barrier breaker, shield pierce, and resistance to EVERY STATUS! What this means is that not only does Diz have better compatibility to zombies and aki than Iz, it also means that Diz gets rid of the weakness of getting screwed over by surge or curse which becomes more rampant in late- end game and she can get more hits off.
Now obviously Diz does have her weakness of that dumb multi hit which becomes even more of an issue since her dps against traited is already low as hell but other than that, Diz is a decently solid traitless rusher. Despite the fact that she's not breaking every stage and she can be easily replaced, her resistances and abilities allow her to fit on almost every team comp as a swiss army knife that can be used to cover multiple things at once. (colossus slayer is ass becasue everyone of them outranges her so no mention btw)
TLDR, Diz is a swiss army knife, she can do almost everything such as be a decent anti zombie,aku, or gobbler counter, etc. However due to her multi hit mixed with her low dps to anything not traitless, this makes her function as a midranged rusher who can go in and do tons of damage before going out not as great but still better than Iz. (shes not that bad, just everything else on this list is either solid or just game breaking)

  1. Dtama
Dtama, the goth version of Mitama and tbh, shes not that bad. As always, Dtama role is meant to be the ultimate CC to traitless and shes really good at it. Dtama has 44k (223k resist) hp and 5k dps. While at first this dps is unimpressive, thats until you realize that Dtama can slow and weaken that lasts for 3.33 secs which is super useful as traitless are known to be able to rush hard and slow plus a weaken means that traitless pushing power is reduced by a lot. Mix this with her LD range of 650 piercing, high hp against traitless, and 15 kbs + resistances and dtama is basically the best traitless CC unit in the game.
But of course despite Dtama being good at stopping tratiless enemies, she does have weaknesses. For starters, against any traited enemies, she sucks hard. 44k hp and 5k dps are really low for a 375 range unit and without a curse immune, she struggles in late-end game when the stage has mixed relic units she cant slow unlike her counter part who can deal with most relics.

TLDR, Dtama is a specialist. When the stage is majority traitless or pure traitless, she can shut the whole stage down. But in mixed stages, she lacks the good stats or generalist qualities that her fest brothers and sisters above her have which is not necessarily bad but for fest ubers, is not that great.

  1. S Gao
S Gao... the second fest uber and honestly one of my favorite ubers in terms of design but in this list, does this translate to being one of the best? Well for starters, S gao is meant to be a nuker to traitless and he does a pretty good job at it. 96k hp with 6k( 18k dps to traitless) at 480 range is really good and despite his freeze being 1 second works to allow units to gain some ground. becasue of this, S Gao can easily tear through most traitless enemies in the game and is still one of the best ubers for dealing with traitless enemies.
Unfortunatley just like Dtama, S Gao is only really meant for traitless enemies. 6k dps at 480 range isnt bad and is actually pretty good but mix this with his cost of 6k cash and CD of 166 secs makes S Gao a not so great generalist as it means that getting him out is usually a big investment that can be better spent on more specialist units or generalist units that usually cost less and CD faster.

TLDR, just like Dtama, S Gao is a specialist towards traitless who destroys his target trait but in mixed stages and as a generalist, he takes too much commitment for a reward that is so little especially since thier are better generalist/specialist that usually cost less and have a faster CD than S gao and can impact the stage more than him. this is not bad but again, the fest ubers on this list are either generalist or more game breaking than S Gao.

  1. Dartanyan
Ah yes, dartanyan, one of the best rushers against traited enemies. How does he do?
So as a fest uber, he has a mini form and his mini form is honestly pretty good. 1k(4k massive) dps to traited enemies with a standing range of 250 is really good especially compared to units with similar stats such as vaulter. Unfortunatley, despte his dps for his range being good, just like gao, spammbale attackers in late-end game are not that great unless of course your courier.
Now that's out of the way, its time to talk about the form that actually matters, meowsketeers(hes called Dart for simplicity). How is he? Stat wise, Dart is a rushesniper unit who is very good at his job. 45k hp, a whopping 12k dps to traited, 325 range, an ld of 550 piercing, and to top it off 24 speed,6 kbs, backswing, allows dart to be very effective at shredding through traited enemies in a snap. Oh and his dmg is one big nuke so he doesnt lose it if he misses his attack; like IZ.
So why is he so low then? First, he does have some trouble against zombies due to burying and no zkiller but thats not a big problem. But the big one really is just his 45k hp. At his range 325, 45k hp is really frail as it means he usually is unable to take advantage of his high KBs and gets juggled easily or dies to surge. Not only that but also his dps against non traited is so ass. 3k dps is super low especially when theirs units like kalisa who have 8k dps to everything else. This is especially bad since as a rusher, he will be hit by curse and once he does, he just does jack shit.
TLDR, Dartanyan as a rusher to traited is scary AF especially since his dps is really high considering hte fact that he can reach an effective range of 550 allowing him to hit backliners as well unlike some rushers . Unfortunatley due to his ass base dps to traitless and mainly his frail health, dart cant be placed higher especially since some units are able to do his same dps to every enemy or just have higher dps than him at better ranged (foreshadowing probably.)

  1. Gao
the first ever Fest uber to be released and the ultimate generalist, so with that being said, how does he fair?
First, Im going to talk about first form and out of all the fest ubers, this one is actually good. Baby Gao is meant to be a spammable mid ranger akin to jizo or cameraman and he is able to do very well at it. With stats almost the same as jizo apart from recharge and massive to black and angel, Gao is honestly way better due to the fact he has strong vs traited allowing him to not only have more hp than jizo while also being able to deal damage to other traits other than black and angel with 3k dps which isnt bad actually. Only problem with using baby gao really is the fact that late-end game doesnt favor spammy attackers anymore unless its courier cat who is just broken. So yeah pretty good
and now its on to the second form MLGao. so MLGao as the first ever fest uber is meant to be a simple super generalist backliner with good stats. 64k hp, 5k dps, and 470 range is already pretty good but mix this with a strong against traited and MLGao now has effectivly 128k hp and 7.5k dps which is pretty good for his high range. he also has wave immunity and crit chance giving him some ability to deal with metal units. And thanks to 5% crits, gao can not only one shot most metals, but gets a substantially higher dps.
However due to his old age, he can get screwed over by surge and their is some competition to his role such as Ama and sirius but they are about on par to each other as gao has the range and hp advantage. even against traitless, gao has decent dps at 5k. Honestly, Gao would be alot higher if other fest ubers werent just overtuned monsters
TLDR, Gao is still good. His old ass has managed to age well as despite his first form becoming obsolete due to late-end game, his second form still has good damage as a generalist cat. Only problem is that other cats in this list can not only out dps him, but also have value that is needed in endgame. He still good for his role as generalist but do note the top 5 are just... SS-SSS tier ubers.

  1. Kasli
Yknow, I love Kasli. She was the first ever fest uber I got in the beggining of the game and has always stuck by me thick and thin and carried my ass throughout the game wether be SOL or even UL. But unfortunately, she's here and its no wonder why. Im not ready to do this yet but here it goes for best girl.
*Sigh* Kasli is a fest uber that introduced the world to the fancy new surge attack and on release, she was a literal goddess. To get this outta the way, nor her first form was not good. No surge on a slow CD and speed 250 range unit was ass especiallly since she has multi hit.
as RS Kasli, Her role is meant to be a CC/sniper and unlike others on this list, I remember her stats. She has around 49k hp, 3k dps, and 375 standing range. While This may seem pathetic at first, thats until you factor one thing, her surge and ability. See, Kasli was one of the first units to have a surge level 2 boosting her damage to 9k dps... yeah thats pretty damn high right? Well not only does she have 9k dps, she also has access to a 50% chance to kb traited which means that if she can proc her KB, she can effectively make the enemy get super KB thanks to her surge piercing to an LD up to 675 which is nuts. And btw, thanks to surge also targeting backliners, she cannot suffer from mizli syndrome which is a big upside. Even if she doesnt get that hit, she still deals 9k dps directly which is alot.
Mix this with her immunity to weaken,curse,wave, and her 5kbs and she has good survivability.
So with all that praise Im giving essentially my favorite cat, its time to go back to reality and go over the long list of weaknesses.
  1. just like dart, 49k hp at mid range is surprisingly frail leading to kasli dying before utilizing her KB
  2. She relies heavily on KB to carry sometimes which is bad due to the fact its 50-50
  3. her KB while being a strong tool makes her less versatile as the top 5 due to the fact it can cause some cats to miss their attacks like nukers or long foreswing cats.
  4. without surge immunity, she gets juggled by aku enemy surge which is bad especially since aku are present the most in end game
TLDR, Kasli since last time has fallen substantially. With the meta evolving and new fest ubers being absolutely broken, she cant compete unfortunately and despite being a good carry throughout the game, the other ubers on this list are just that good.

  1. D phono
This guy aint out yet but thanks to JP, we have Phono early and tbh, hes good but unfortunatley not top 3. Why?
So, Dphono is meant to be a super backliner and despite lacking massive damage, to his credit, ponos decided to bless him with massive stats. So Unlike his light brother, D Phono only has 500 range instead of 600 but in exchange gets a nice increase to 57k hp and some of the most absurd raw damage avaliable. How? Heres the demo.
So, D phono has 51k dmg or 7k dps right, now one of the other new abilities Phono gets is the mini surge allowing him to boost his output to a whopping....61k dmg and 8k dps. To put this into perspective, this is on par with Daliasan with savage blow and more than Lucifer the fallen with surge attack. Yeah, thats just how much raw damage D phono has. And on top of that, D phono also has slow for 2 secs. While the up time is ass and more of a bonus, it does allow him the ability to go and ensure that he can at the very least stay alive longer as the threats stay still for little bit.
Unfortunatley, D phono cant be higher due to having weaknesses the other fest ubers dont have. remember multi hit? Yeah that fucking ability that splits dps into 3 equal parts? Thanks to this abiltity, D phono's real dps in his effective range around 850 is actually 5k dps which is not bad but now makes him on par with daliasan and lucifer for damage disregarding their other stat augments. Not only that but he also has curse immune... despite being mostly used for his stats. Yup, the stat based unit has curse immune, this means its absolutely useless. Oh and unlike the next entry on this list, because of Dphono's lack of massive damage to any trait and shorter range and LD, D phono somehow has half dps of Phono to traited enemies and is unable to replace him.
TLDR, D phono is a good uber thanks to his range and theoretical dps. unfrotunatley His raw DPS thanks to that stupid multi hit ends up being around 5k instead of the whopping 8k its supposed to be and without massive dmg and something else to augment it, I cant justify him being higher. Especially when the rest of the list has more dps or brings a value that D phono cant bring.
(also note that this is pre emptive so depending on what happens when has finally released, this placing might change and he might be higher, when I get him by whaling and test him, I will do a replacement and put him higher or lower depending on how I feel)

  1. Darktanyan
One of the top 10 ubers in battle cats and definetly deserving of the title, Darktanyan is one of the best rusher units in the game.
His main role is to rush/snipe traitless but thanks to a few key details, he can not only destroy traitless, but also any other trait in his way. His stats are busted, 98k hp is insanley high for a rusher alloiwing dark to easily take advantage of his 5 kbs. Also he has a speed of 30 increasing his rusher capabilities.
Now obviously these stats are very impressive but the best part is that dark has 2 abilities that really make his dps and damage reach the stars, what are they ? strengthen and massive damage. with massive damage to traitless, his dps soars to a solid 15k dps which is nuts but with strengthened 50%, this boosts his dps to a shocking 30k dps or for dmg, 100k damage in total to just traitless... yeah, thats fucking massive for a rusher.
And the funny part about this is the fact that thanks to strengthen, Darktanyan dps is only 2k less than dart with massive dmg to traitless and his hp is actually higher than dart when strengtghened meaning that dark can actually replace dart effectively while offering the team more value agianst traitless which dart only lightly tickles against.
On top of that, Dark doesnt really have any big weaknesses. No hitman is not a weakness. While hitman be substantially cheaper at 960C, dark has better hp,range,piercing range, speed, and dps against things generally. No, the main weakness to Dark's reign is actually no surge immunity which leads to Dark getting shredded by surge attacks which is very common in end game. Also curse is a factor though not as much due to strengthen boosting his dps to 10k which is pretty damn good.
TLDR, Darktanyan will forever be one of the best rusher units in the game. His insnaley high dps to traited and especially traitless allow him to rip and tear all his enemies througout early-end game but without that cursed surge immunity that the top 2 fest ubers have, I cant justify him going any higher as most of end game is filled with surge attacks.

  1. Mitama
Yup Mitama.... shes still top 3. Despite how old mitama is now and just how much the game has changed Mitama is still one of the best ubers in the game and while she may not be the best one, she definetly is top 3 for a multitude of reasons. Now I would talk about first form but to get to the real meat, miko mitama is ass. shes kinda like a mid ranger who has many resistances but she carries to little dps and is so expensive and has a long CD just for 1 miko.
So now its onto the real thing. Mitama has 29k ( 145k resist) and 5k dps. While again this look s unimpressive, thats until you realize that mitama has around a 4 sec slow and only has a tba of guess what, 4 secs. This means that 1 mitama has the ability to basically almost stun lock any traited enemy in place esentially shutting stages down by herself. But lkets say that enemies get past mitama somehow? Well thanks to her 15 kbs and 145k resist to any traited, she can easily reposition herself to a better spot and continue to just destroy the stage and shut down the enemies. Also she has immunities to weaken,slow, freeze, kb, and wave, which makes her more resiliant.
Now obviously I know, people say that she falls off in late-end game due to curse and aku but really imo, I dont think she falls off that hard. Infact, its kinda over exaggerated. for curse, realistically, who can curse Mitama? most common relics have short range other than loris and lowkey. thats only 2 that can effectivly shut her down and lowkey is meant to be a boss enemy. And for Aku IMO shields aren't the main problem. yeah they prevent mitama from using her CC but really think hard about which aku enemies cause problems? Obviously, we have the rein d , bear, and kory but then theirs also gory and condemed peng; units without shields that can also just tear your meatshields wihtout CC; Mitama.
Now while I did hopefully prove that mitama does have viability or in the very least a solid place in late-end game. Mitama still has her problems that makes her worst than the top 2. Surge can juggle her around, curse when it does happen screws her survivability over, and obviously she can do nothing when shields around, but other than that, she is still Mitama and when those 3 weaknesses are non present, she destroys the stage or helps other units destroy the stage.
TLDR, Mitama is mitama. Her CC is still very valuable and broken helping other units take down a stage that already is most likley shut down. However due to her weaknesses to aku shields, surge juggling, and curse, She isn't the best anymore but is still deserving of being in the top 3

  1. Phono
Damn... I guess its time to talk about Phono. So as I said before the dark version of Phono is kinda weak but how does the normal version fair? Well obviously, Phono is a super backliner unit and his stats show. 44k hp and 4k dps may seem unimpressive at first but thats until you look at 1 stat; 600 range. yeah... to put into perspective how big that is, 600 range is enough to outrange almost every common enemy in battle cats and for a sniper of his caliber, he actually has above average dps when compared to the likes of aphrodite who has only 3k dps or saki 7k dps with the caveat that she can only target 2 traits. And on top of that, Phono also has massive damage increasing his dps to a whopping 16k dps to traited. again way higher than aphrodite and saki with her strong talent activated.
Obviously though, the problem remains, multi hit. this multi divdes his dps into 3 and it would make him bad like Diz and Iz... Not. Against traited, this only splits his damage into around 5k dps each hit, and because his attacks overlay in the ranges around 800, he still deals 10k dps. Compare that to aphros's 12k dps to alien and thats only 2k less. And He still has that extra attack to enemies at range 1000 which is where enemies are usually weak as paper. Oh and thats against all traits.
With all this plus surge and wave immune, he has almost no weakness. loris and cruse blast are the only relic that can touch him, CC enemies cant reach 600 standing range, aku cant juggle him with surge or block many attacks with shields, and best of all, he has the best aspects of a rusher unit with high speed and backswing so he will be able to reach the enemies quicker without running into them like cosmo.
TLDR, Phono is the newest and one of the most broken fest ubers to date. wth specialist level dps to all traited enemies, a range 600, immunity to surge and wave, rusher abilities, and an LD reaching to 1000, Phono is broken. he can effectively blast the enemy while they cant reach him and with he right units, he can carry a stage super hard.

  1. Dasli
Ah yes the queen of the fest and forever most broken uber in history. Dasli is number 1 and for good reason too. Dasli role is meant to be a backline sniper kinda phono except she has a range of 400. to compensate, she has 78k hp and a dps of 3k. While at first this may seem unimpressive, thats until you see her other ability, level 3 surge. With this surge, this means that Dasli can hit an enemy for a total of... 12k dps. Yup... Consistent 12k dps to a range of around 275-675 which absolutley ridiculous. To put this into persepctive, thats more than max talent strengthened Ganesha who also stands at 400 range, thats the same as fucking dartanyan against traited enemies and dart only stands at 325 while Dasli is 400.
Not only does she have 78k hp which is insanely high for someone at her range , she also has 5 kbs, and is immune to surge,warp, curse, waves, and weaken. This all combines to increase her survivability to an insanely high level. because Dasli cant get cursed, resposistion, and doesnt get affected by Aku/ some enemies main gimmic for dealing damage allowing her to keep lobbing 12k dps at the enemies.
And not only can surge be used for raw dps, her surge can also be used to create a wall that destroys peons, juggle enemies such as puffington and rein d who have multiple KBs.
Also she can curse enemies removing debuffs such as curse or weaken that can limit your cats ability to push.
With al these strentghs combined, Dasli has weaknesses right? Nope, Dasli has no weakness. She cant get weakned, cursed, aku doesnt work cause she has high dps and surge immune, infact her only weakness is literally the behemoth archtype which was created specifically to ensure Dasli stops being the queen of battle cats. Yeah, just like Mitama, she created an enemy type to specifically counter her even though it got powercreeped the moment it came out with courier cat.
TLDR, Dasli will forever be the queen of battle cats. With high dps to every trait, high survivability, and her compatability with almost every single unit in the game. Dasli takes the top spot being the best fest uber in the game as she can effectivly do almost anything all the way until the very far parts of endgame where enemies have surge immune.

thanks for listening to me rant like a dumbass and I will see you later.
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2023.05.28 06:05 No_Ticket_4060 Nova Security is recruit for more operatives! [A3][SOG: PF][Recruiting][NA/EU] [Semi-MILSIM/Serious]

Main Language: EnglishWe require proficient speaking and communicating levels of english, no advanced linguistic skills required.
Timezones -
**European -**UTC - EveningsGMT+1 - Evenings
**North/South America -**PST NoonCST AfternoonEST Early EveningEST+1 Early EveningAsia - :(Africa - :(Oceania - (If you are brave..)
Schedule:
- Friday - 1930UTC OR 1930EST [CASUAL/FUN OP]
- Saturday - 1930UTC [MAIN OP]
- Sunday - 1930 UTC [MAIN OP] or 1930UTC OR 1930EST [CASUAL/FUN OP]
Operation Types:
A. High Priority Tasks- Intel Collection- Skirmishing (Non-avoidable)- Equipment Capture
B. Regular Tasking- Combined Arms Assault- Infantry Assault- Supply Convy- Reconnaisance
C. Low Priority Tasks- HVT Assassination- Disruption- Intentional Misrepresentation of alignment
**Requirements:**Age 16+legal ArmA 3 Copy, and a legal copy of SOG. PF. (Or compatibility Patch)working microphone (Please be of some quality)
**Required Mods:**See Modpack in server. TFAR, ACE, KAT Medical, CWR, CUP, S & S
ABOUT US.
We are Nova security, at this time a new unit on the scene. We are a unit ran by long-time players, modders and mission makers that puts a massive focus on improving and providing the most excellent assets possible to our players. We love effort and put as much as we can into research and gameplay!We are currently centred around the cold war (1960-1990), starting off our time with Vietnam. We are starting our operations Saturday, May 6th. We accept all individuals across all nations, religions, beliefs and groups, both in our game story and in our servers.
WHAT WE WANT FROM YOU.
We are very relaxed about your behavior. No formal title of address unless it makes it easier to address someone (Ex. calling someone “LT” versus “Starlight”) We do not require you to call people your commanding officer, nor show high respect to leadership. However, we expect you to be on your best behavior at all times. If you cannot reasonably maintain behavior for any given reason, you are welcome to sit out for an OP.We REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 50% or (4) operations per month. This means you have to attend 4 total operations, or half of the operations that are available to you. (Ie. If only 4 ops happened per month, you only need to attend 2). If 25 operations (somehow) happen, you only need to attend 4 of them.
Multi Clanning
Any Unit that interferes with your ability to attend our operations is not allowed. Otherwise, multi-clanning is allowed.

WHAT WE OFFER TO YOU.
We offer high quality challenging missions alongside a wide variety of operator customization, quality and fun. You are allowed to customize uniforms, kits and weapons to your desires, as well as a team of arma experts and people who have had way too much knowledge on military history.
We are infantry focused, however, we have an support team, known as our auxiliary crew who are expected to know every facet of operation. As an auxiliary member, you need to prove you are able to be a pilot, vehicle crewmen, scout, medic, JTAC and operate artillery without the usage of "computers", as well as be highly open to communication.
For the infantry, you may play as any role you are qualified for, we offer training for all of the following:
Demo/EOD - (RID) Dispose of ordinances and planting and proper usage of demolition or authorised traps.
Scout/Marksman - (Adv. Bal) Recon, report back on information, use markers effectively, and take out high threat/value targets.
MG Specialist - (Adv. Bal) Ability to operate LMG, MMG and HMGs, mounted, held or otherwise.
Medic/Corpsman - (Ace,KAT Medical, Custom) Ability to use limited (high rate) equipment and procedures to treat combat and field injuries effectively, as well as administer certain drugs to soldiers.
Grenadier - (Adv. Bal) Usage of the M79 grenade launcher or another approved grenade launcher. For smoking, indirect fire and other signaling.
AT/AA - Ability to use a large range of Western, Soviet and other design rocket launchers effectively, as well as understand the weaknesses of all possible targets.
Rifleman/Asst. MG - Literally most basic role possible. Carry ammo for people, walk around and shoot.
Auxillary Crew (DETAILS IN SERVER) - Operate all "Assets" present in a mission. Able to operate Aircrafts, Tanks, Mortars and associated measurement, communication and calculation equipment.
Leadership - (TFAR) Ability to operate long range radios for RTO and JTAC functions. As well, all leadership members must prove their ability to lead both team (4) and squad (12) sized elements.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Infantry
Zeuses
WHAT WE CANNOT OFFER:
Dedicated Armour Corp
Dedicated Air Corp
Dedicated Recon Detachment

You are also welcome to join our teamspeak or check out our ORBAT. If Fun with a tone of seriousness sounds like you, welcome aboard!
>DISCORD
https://discord.gg/xvAMYZFWB8
>ORBAT
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Bv1FRs77rLUTlmDPTRg07w9_1PZbvpLo25zklpR-I28/edit
>SOP
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LqDyxh_BXuJiagLP6IZnp-tv2FcWqEghwnLA-r2klM0/edit#
>TS
IP -173.234.27.145:10105
PASSWORD - grapes
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2023.05.28 05:36 craftysaurus Advice Micing 8+ Multi-Instrumentalists Who Also Sing

Hi there, I'm an amateur FOH guy for a local cultural club that puts on traditional Ukrainian music. I'm having trouble getting much gain before feedback micing our house musicians. They're multi-instrumental vocalists that all do a bit of everything. There can be 8 of them or even more, sometime less. It's a bit of a community spirit thing with musicians of all abilities, sometimes kids are involved, and other times elders with visual and motor impairments.
Primarily they sing, but they work hard to include traditional Ukrainian instruments like the Domra, many of them doing both at the same time, standing. Some of them switch from singing to playing recorders, the flute, or clarinet mid song. It's all highly orchestrated on their part, and they're always trying new arrangements and ideas, so every show is different.
The jewel in their crown is a pair of Bandura's, large stringed instrument that mean striking the stage, getting our chairs, and re-purposing mics and stands. Perhaps I'm going into too much detail, but suffice to say they have a lot of unique requirements and choreography, sometimes literal choreography too.
For a good while they were using some older Audio Technica dynamics I've forgotten the name of for a few key vocalists, and some beat up looking AT SDCs on instruments. They never had enough to cover everyone, and really struggled to get any GBF with some beat up looking SDCs on from AT on their Bandura's etc.
We had some choir mics knocking around and a big boom arm to fly it up overhead, but although that worked out in a few professionally treated theatre stages, it was getting us nowhere in our home base venue (an untreated function hall with big flat walls), or the village halls and churches they're primarily playing in.
They're big on music stands, and with their instruments I can't get them close enough together to treat them like a choir. So my immediate thought was to close mic everything, and kit them out with (say) 58's on each vocalist and mount 57's waist height for those with string instruments such as Domra's or mandolins.
Conversely they are often cramped together on stages too small for them, so I'm worried about combing myself into an early grave with (perhaps) 16 open mics. So a bit of an unknown for me, I'm more used to rock gigs. And let's not even talk monitoring :) .I don't think they'd go in-ears.
I think things would be manageable if a big part of their act didn't involve striking everything for a sit down set with the Bandura's, and then back again.
Reading the subreddit I've concluded that micing anything approaching a choir is a challenge when other instruments are nestled in between them. I'm fairly sure close micing everyone would increase their GBF, but it's a huge tech debt for them to travel with, and an investment in new gear.
So is that worth a shout, what would you do? I don't really have any hand-on experience with SDCs, shotguns, boundary mics etc. so maybe there's an in-case-of-ermgency-break-glass tool I'm not aware of that's perfect for such acts.
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2023.05.28 05:12 cryptdoh6 I’m pretty sure I swallowed a piece of a plastic straw a few hours ago, and even after severe choking and gagging (but not throwing up) I still kind of feel it. How long will it be stuck there?

It was a Starbucks straw. They always have a king of shredded end, but I figured it wouldn’t hurt me, but today I SWEAR I felt a piece go down my throat.
My body is EXTREMELY resistant to vomiting, and I have a severe trauma and phobia to make myself throw up. I also read that throwing up can cause more physical damage. Supposedly it’ll just pass through, but I still feel it (a little less but still there) in my throat.
My throat feels scratched up and stings a little bit, and it makes no sense to me that I’m not really choking or gagging anymore if it’s still there. I’ve drinking plenty of water, and eaten food, I can’t believe nothing pushed it down.
Will it be there for the rest of my life? Or even another day? Month? Few years?
I’m too scared to make the drastic decision of going to the hospital, and they’ll probably give me a multi-thousand dollar bill even if they do literally nothing.
I feel like my body is failing to function properly and this piece of plastic has no right to be inside of my body. Starbucks is going to get sued since every one of their goddamn straws has torn up plastic hanging off of one end.
I should have just drank straight out the cup.
I can’t throw up, it’s too much for my body, and too traumatic to go through.
Please fucking help?!?!?!?!?
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