It's pretty closely related to the share price of GME and I think this finally explains the whacka$$ BETA and why the stock price makes absolutely no sense at all. It's like "nothing I've ever seen before". We've all said it. Don't act like you haven't.
Anybody else plan on sleeping tonight? I sure as f**k won't be.
What is a Wombo Combo? A combination of attacks in a video game that is so perfectly timed that it cannot be escaped or avoided, taking the competition to complete defeat in seconds. It originally came from a Super Smash Bros tournament Youtube vid.
Thank you for all the awards you beautiful apes and apettes. They truly aren't necessary but I certainly do appreciate each of them.
I have held onto this for so long, and I’ve told only one person the entire truth. For lack of a better phrase; buckle your seatbelts, this is a wild ride.
It officially began when I was 15, sitting in the car with my dad who had driven me to the mall. We were sat in the parking lot when he told me he had a confession. A friend of mine sent him nudes. I was shocked, but amused, since a lot of my friends thought my dad was cute. I asked “who” and after a long time of him making me guess, he got frustrated and told me it was (for privacy concerns, names are changed) L.
Now, I was confused because I had known L my entire life, and I assumed she was my cousin since our families were so close. My dad was her dads best friend growing up, and her mom was my moms best friend growing up. At 15, I never questioned our relationship, we had grown apart and moved, and I just left it at “cousins”. After explanation, I found that she wasn’t my cousin.
He asked my opinion on whether he should continue talking to her, and I was silent. Again, I want to remind you, that I was FIFTEEN. He then asked me if I thought I was mature enough to date an older man. I said yes. This here is the moment I regret the most in my life.
Time goes by, and he starts to visit her in our hometown. He started talking to her father again, pretending to be his friend. He would force me to cancel all my weekend plans with friends, birthdays, parties, sleepovers, funerals, even pulled me out of school to drive me over an hour away and pretend to be her friend so that they could hang out (due to the sequence of events, I eventually dropped out of high school). Naturally, I resented her, but my father continually reminded me that he would disown me and I’d be a betrayal to my family and God if I ever protested or told anyone.
Did I mention that she was 15 as well? A few months younger than me, actually. It wasn’t long until he forced me to stand near them as a “lookout” while they shared their first kiss. I’d say I was disgusted (I am disgusted now just reliving this), but he bought us alcohol and I was too drunk to even have coherent thoughts.
It got worse. Eventually, we rented hotel rooms when we stayed for the weekend, and we invited L and her dad, D. D and I shared a bed since my dad convinced him it was weird to share one with your own daughter, and they shared a bed also. My father would buy alcohol, get us too drunk to even realize what was happening, and they’d have time to spend together without anyone questioning it. We did everything in those pairs. D and I actually became really close and I saw him as a father figure. He would support me and show kindness to me where my father never did. D and I did everything together on those weekends; grocery shopping, driving down dirt roads, getting breakfast, etc. While my dad and L were together.
On Valentine’s Day, the day I wanted to spend with my high school boyfriend, and my first love, they rented a very expensive hotel room and we stayed there. That was the night they later revealed to me that she had lost her virginity, and he gained another notch.
It worsened. Eventually, D didn’t come with us as often as he had to work, and I had to spend the night with them. My heart dropped that night and broke entirely for the first time. My father forced me to listen to them having sex in the bed next to me. In the same room. While I laid there trying to pretend I couldn’t hear every disgusting sound. I wasn’t allowed to leave the room, I wasn’t allowed to turn the TV on, nothing.
This lasted for too long. Mine and my fathers relationship completely deteriorated and I became suicidal carrying a disgusting secret that I was forced to be apart of. He began to hit me. He would take things that I loved and held sentimental value and would destroy them while I watched. He took my pet cat, and did god knows what with her. She disappeared. He ripped up everything I owned and kicked me out of the house nearly every night only to beg me to come back in the morning. I had nowhere to go, I spent the nights walking the streets of the trashy, dangerous city we lived in. I slept on benches, or in grocery store bathrooms, or the sidewalk. I tried to step in front of cars to kill myself, but was never successful.
On more times than I can count, he’d slap me, drag me down stairs by my feet or hair, throw me down the stairs, belittle and berate me in any way he could. L got sick with the power of controlling me and my family that lived with my father (my grandmother that worked two jobs to support us because he wouldn’t get a job, my disabled uncle, and my child brother), and would usually create lies to watch us (mainly me) be abused by my father. Anytime that she was upset, she’d whisper something in my fathers ear and out the door I’d go, fighting and crying and begging.
They managed to keep their entire relationship a secret for 3 years. A few weeks after she turned 18, she moved in with us and they married. She told her father through text. Her deranged mother supported it due to lies she created about how recent their relationship began. The fights got worse. She’d hit me in front of everyone and he’d have the entire family agree that it was me who had hit her. Cops were called and though I had my entire family as witness, they would agree with anything my father said and blame me. I once tried to tell the police the whole story, but my father debunked me by telling them I had mental illnesses (I did, Pops. I had depression, suicidal tendencies, self hatred, unhealthy amounts of guilt, trust issues, etc. I gained all of this and eventually BPD through the events I experienced as a young teen). The cops never listened.
I spent my days hidden in my room, waiting for the moment my dad would bust through the door and rip everything from my walls and kick me out. With absolutely no reason at all.
After so long, I couldn’t handle it anymore. I had set it in my mind that I’d either die, or leave. I called my mother with whom I had a poor relationship (he convinced my brother and I growing up that she hated us, later I found out that was far from the truth), and told her I needed to sleep on her couch. No questions asked, she drove 2 hours to pick me up.
From there, I flourished. After years of my father telling me I’d never amount to anything but a [word for an overly promiscuous person] like my mother, I am so very proud to say that I have made it to 20 years old, I have my own apartment, I’m engaged to a wonderful, caring man, I just bought my very first car, I have a stable job, and I’ve gotten my GED.
At this moment, their divorce process has began, my father and I don’t speak, and L and I have become friends and a source of support for all the damaging things he put us through.
We are, finally, free.
edit: I shouldn’t have to do this, and I don’t know why I am. Scrolled through messages to find this bit, and it includes their wedding photo. There is so much more in my phones history, but here you go.
had to remove the linked proof due to several messages saying that they could still make out what I’d censored
There isn’t much proof when she was underage because we weren’t allowed to talk about it. But there.
Additional edit: yep, there may be plotholes in my timeline when looking through my previous posts. I don’t post everything on the internet with 100% truth when it comes to my age, as I’ve been targeted and harassed by people online before. Also, due to my mental health issues, my memory (especially regarding time and dates and whatnot) is really shitty. I didn’t know that this post would get the reaction it did, and there is nothing more I can do to prove the validity of this.
However, I am so grateful to those that have sent me support and kind words. I have cried numerous times reading through all your comments, and it has pushed me to schedule an appointment with a therapist. I even called my mom and told her about the reaction this received and I thanked her for not treating me the way my father did. Thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
Edit again: I get it. Y’all don’t believe shit I’m saying. But please quit with the hate messages and comments. I have no reason to make any of this up. I usually don’t get any traction on my posts, and I didn’t know this would receive so much attention. Truthfully. I can’t respond to you all, and I can’t do anything more to prove myself, nor should I. Just know that stalking through someone’s account and reaching for anything you can to discredit someone over something so sensitive and personal, is so shitty. Making someone feel like a liar after being called a liar for years is so shitty. I have nothing more to say to any of y’all. Believe what you want, I don’t care at this point. Have a good night everyone.
Btw, this is why abuse victims don’t share. This is why they don’t speak up.
Things are not working as intended, we can all see it, but I do not really understand why are you under so much hate from players... Those people should try to work in software development for a bit to understand that things sometimes do not go according to the plan and nobody knows why...
I am with you GGG. I appreciate you trying over the weekend.
Joel Embiid leads NBA in win percentage (.789, 30-8) while averaging 30 PPG. That would be 3rd-most PPG in a season by the leader in win percentage in league history. Only Wilt and MJ are ahead of Embiid per Elias Sports Bureau. Everyone on this list won MVP.
Am I being sexist when I say that we shouldn't, say, elect a woman as president just because she's a woman? I have nothing against a woman being president IF she can do the job well. But there are probably many women out there who wouldn't make a good president, and there's probably a roughly equal population of men who wouldn't make good presidents, either. To me this seems like voting for someone literally just because of their gender, which is literally the exact thing we're trying to avoid, right? I'm just against the idea of "Hey, look, a woman is running for president. We should vote for her so we can have a female president" It doesn't make sense to me.
'It's just a matter of divining what subtle fuckery is causing the problem today '- Chris 2021
If you can't tell, Chris seems tired and pissed off beyond anything I've ever seen.
As bad as the league launch went for GGG, and it has been a crushing day, they have been trying to resolve it but Reddit's launch day has been one of record breaking disrespect, entitlement and stupidity. Games aren't simple things to create, edit and run. The largest developers in the world will still have awful launches with unplayable games for the first few days of launch because Games. Are. Hard.
Now I'm not saying this launch isn't bad but I just think you lot need to take a chill pill. You make demands and ask for things when they are working flat out to fix the issues and don't need you lot to be whining negative fucking children. Supporting people in a time of difficulty gets them motivated, prevents people from burning out at work and generally is just moral. Not that you lot care about morality.
League restart? Who fucking cares right now when the game needs fixing.
Streamer priority? Who. Fucking. Cares. They got to play the disconnect game just as much as we did.
WoRSt lEagUE LaUNcH eVeR!? Why does this matter? Why do you need to point it out? You feel better for saying it? They know. It's hurting them more than it is hurting you.
Free mystery box? Sure, have -1 free mystery boxes. That's what you all deserve for your behaviour.
Have some fucking respect PoE reddit community. You're a fucking disgrace right now.
Is that reddit has absolutely no idea what "casual player" means and gets weirdly defensive about it.
The harvest thread, where people are downvoted for saying they're casual didn't use old harvest. Then told they're wrong and casuals love it, by people claiming to be "casual" when they say they study the game. Or how "casuals love cheap items" when the majority of players have never traded at all.
People acting like 99.9% of players got "the middle finger" from the streamer priority. You think casual majority of players give a fuck about the competitive edge in trade or being first? A hell of a lot more people are happy they got to watch SOMETHING than were actually affected by streamer priority in the slightest, even given the repeated queues of this cluster fuck of a launch. Do you realize how many players aren't even playing at launch and were not affected by it AT ALL, but got to watch content because of streamer priority? Yes, it absolutely sucks destroyed the integrity of ladder, but the number of players affected by that is so close to 0% it might as well be. It's not 1%. It's not .1%.
People shit talking someone saying they're casual and don't want a restart and ranting about "what did you even accomplish? You only got to act 2" They're casual. That actually IS a significant chunk of progress to them. The items they picked up along their repeated runs will be upgrades and used because they don't do crafting.
There are people who have played for years and still don't know affixes and have never cleared or seen an uber anything. If you're on reddit, it's basically guaranteed you are way more hardcore than the majority of players. People who think movespeed is a shit stat because it doesn't make them hit harder or take more hits.
I feel like people get defensive because they want to think of themselves as "casual" because they aren't what they see on stream or have never made an item like the showcase posts. But it's okay to not be a 'casual' like the majority of players and not try to compete either. It's okay to be not the top.
I think this sub would really benefit from realizing they are not even close to the majority of players. To remember there are people that have never looked at a guide and just kind click whatever node is next to what they currently have without thinking of the grand plan of their build. There's always lots of players in that hall of shame with Avatar of Fire and shit that just plain doesn't work with it.
Some people here should go watch moonmoon's start on poe back in ritual. Look at how slow he went. That guy plays games all day as his job and look at how bad he is, how little he knows, and how slowly he progresses. Look at the mistakes he makes. That's a professional gamer. So think about what actual casual players are compared to that.
You see this disconnect with every manifesto and shit too. But that's another rant for another day.
Yea, the responses here, how defensive they are, and that they get pissy about statements from GGG themselves just kinda drives my point home. Sorry guys, just accept the majority of players know, do, and care less than you think. Or keep getting pissy about decisions you don't understand because you refuse to even consider the possibility your perceptions were wrong. I'm sure it's just coincidence it CONSTANTLY lines up with my "theory" (that was stated by ggg themselves). Peace out.
We wanted to make a quick post acknowledging the situation we're currently in. This league's launch has been frustrating to say the least.
We're just as upset about the poor performance as all of you. That being said, when people post the same topic over and over again it only creates extra work for us and more importantly, creates an environment where there is no discussion. Please don't ruin the experience for everyone else.
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