I got bored with Raid a few weeks back. Did pretty much everything but hard doom tower and UNM CB, stuck on FW and didn't want to spend more money.
So I switched to Marvel Strike Force and a couple other freemium games to give them a shot.
Man, after seeing how Scopely for instance with Marvel Strike Force just continuously shits on their players and does everything possible to milk money out of you, I have a newfound respect for Plarium.
Yes the game's expensive, but it's not nearly as bad as a lot of the competition, and frankly it's pretty fair all things considered. Seeing stuff like this makes me feel a lot more comfortable giving Plarium my money. Also, pulling a Valkyrie out of a random 10x crack during last weekend's 2x ancient shard boost helped morale a bit. But in some games, like MSF, you don't even have a chance at pulling one of the best characters in the game without spending hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars.
Plarium's not perfect, but they're a whole lot better than people give them credit for.
Do you have a source?
The boat was registered in his name on 2/21/21...
I sent the link to a few local news stations.
Hopefully they are exposed and he faces some real consequences.
Nope, just a real pus-blister with a chip on my shoulder.
Edit: Link to the perpetrator's Facebook below in the comments.
How did you come by this info?
Checked the guy's FB, and other than some photos on a marina I didn't see any evidence it's him.
Edit: Nevermind, saw in another comment his boat registration is publicly available. I went ahead and forwarded this clip along with the link to the registration page to all of the Tampa local news stations. Hopefully this guy faces some real consequences.
I'm.not even a member of this sub and I downvoted you, because you're a fucking tool.
For the record, I liked this video so much I watched it 17 times.
Gotta say, coming from Raid Shadow Legends, this game is unbelievably expensive. I downloaded MSF two weeks ago and this is what I've noticed so far.
There's so many ways to milk you for cash. In Raid, you get shards with a chance to get champions for free all the time, and if you do decide to pay there's a good chance you'll walk away with something worthwhile. Energy is relatively easy to get without paying too, and I've never had to pay for silver, the game's equivalent of MSF's gold.
Here, you either pay $30-$60 for a low ranked hero direct from the store, or you get an "offer" for $25 for a few orbs that might give you a few shards for a hero you want, but are more likely to give you crap. Then you have to farm an endless stream of shards that you can't get directly to get to 7*. And then you need to try to farm "gear" to keep trying to level your heroes to keep up with the rest of your team, and it seems impossible to keep a team around the same power level without dropping cash.
Energy is so sparse, and you easily run out just by trying to do your dailies. I've had to buy energy just to get my dailies done every day twice already for like $25 a pop, and it's gone in a day or two.
The red star system turned me off quicker than anything else. So you have to buy orbs, then it's completely random who you get them for and how many stars you get? So I'm just supposed to keep buying orbs and pray I get one for the hero I want and that it's more than 3 or 4 stars?
Raid is expensive, but I feel like when I spend, I'm getting what I wanted and not just gambling away my money. They have tournaments and in-game stuff to get things for progression all over the place. Once you get a champion, you can easily max it just by playing the game - the items to ascend a champion to 6 purple stars are easily attainable by farming, and gear can be easily farmed and swapped between characters whenever. Silver is easily farmed too.
I'm not saying Raid is a better game, in all honesty I think it's not quite as good as MSF, but I've ended up going back just because the non-stop milking for money in MSF has been a huge turn off. It's incredibly expensive, and I don't want to have to pay to play on a daily basis just to keep up with daily objectives and feel like I'm making progress. I don't mind paying to get more out of a game I enjoy, and I've spent quite a bit in Raid, but I don't want to have to pay constantly just to play at all.
Good, these tests are fucking stupid.
I was a high end environmental consultant in the Washington DC area for a decade. I worked in the White House, in the executivel office of the commissioner of the FDA (met him too, Dr. Scott Gottlieb is a good dude), the EPA, the FBI, and just about every other government agency headquarters in and around the Capitol. Shit, I even worked in Jeff Bezos's house. I was going home and getting ripped as fuck off edibles and concentrates every night.
As a matter of fact, most of my peers and the Project Managers/Estimators at the hazmat removal companies were too.
We never had any issue doing our jobs, and you'd never know we were high because we're responsible adults and can handle going home and relieving some of the enormous stress that comes with our jobs.
The reality is, these drug tests only really penalize stoners. Most hard drugs are out of your system in just a couple days, and they usually don't even test for alcohol. I'd rather work with someone who came to work high on cannabis every day then someone who comes in hungover. Savvy hard drug users know how to beat these tests.
I have a medical card, because after 20 years of struggling with severe insomnia and alternating between sleep medications, marijuana is the one thing I can take to sleep soundly through the night that doesn't have negative side effects on my life. I go to sleep early, wake up feeling refreshed, and I'm happy. Sleep meds have caused serious issues with brain fog the morning after, make me tired at the wheel, and in one case I got a DUI on Ambien because I woke up behind the wheel on the side of the road with flashing lights behind me with no idea how I got there. The last thing I remembered was laying in bed dicking around on reddit, waiting for the Ambien to kick in.
It's 2021, the jig is up, people know marijuana is harmless when consumed responsibly by responsible adults. Stop making us pee in cups in front of strangers like animals.
Thanks, used this lineup with Rhazin swapped with Venus and brought my damage up from 12-14.8mil max to 32.6 mil on NM!
Don't, I booked and ascended him when I was newer, he's mediocre at best.
We have them in Utah too, which surprised the hell out of me.
I saw one in North Dakota in the wild, and it was fucking huuuge. I was a kid though, and probably wouldn't have gotten so close had I seen that episode of When Animals Attack before our bus trip across the country.
I'm not trying to condone his behavior or justify it, just saying it may not necessarily have been racist.
We had a guy at my first firm who was told not to come back to several job sites because he was a raging douchebag. On more than one occasion he yelled at workers until he was red in the face, at least once jumping up and down like a lunatic.
The safety profession attracts some real douchebags. You should try going to a training class with a room full of these guys, all trying to one up each other.
Yeah, it's different everywhere.
My school experience was in Maryland public schools. Now as a parent here in Utah, we have the option to enroll our kids in Chinese immersion classes, where they learn Mandarin from a young age and eventually go to China to study abroad.
That's not the way it works.
It is the contractor's responsibility to have an interpreter available to communicate between the crew, the client, subcontractors, and virtually any other entity that is required to communicate regarding contract specifics, including safety protocols. I can tell you that of the dozen times or so different OSHA and various environmental state agencies that arrived on the job sites I was on, not a one of them communicated in anything other than English. Until recently, they didn't even teach Asbestos Supervisor courses in anything but English.
It was not unusual for a crew to have a few people on it who did not speak English, but the Supervisor always speaks English.
Being bilingual as a safety rep is most definitely an invaluable tool, and is often sought after on job openings, but is in by no means the safety personnel's legal responsibility to speak Spanish.
I've had obstinate work crews on a couple jobs, and getting pissed and going red in the face in anger is not the way to handle it. You do your job, then report back the issues to the client and the project principals. Usually the problem is then corrected by the party who is ultimately responsible for their behavior - their employer.
US schools don't teach languages like many European/Asian countries that teach a second language from an early age.
I went to Japan almost 20 years ago, and was surprised that a ton of the people in Tokyo spoke at least some English. My brother, who moved there a long time ago to teach English to Japanese kids, explained that they take English through most of grade school.
Over here, we usually don't get taught another language until high school. I think I had maybe one class before high school that taught other languages, and it was French and Spanish combined. When I got to high school, we were given the choice of Spanish, French, or German as our required language credits. I chose German because I was born there and it was more interesting, which I've regretted ever since because I've only ever met one German speaker in my life, and at this point all I remember how to say is "ich spreche die Deutsche nicht so gut".
I also went to a really good public school system, so that's just my experience. Some school districts do things much differently, and many I imagine are much worse.
And the truth of it is, if our schools started requiring kids to speak Spanish, a not small subsect of our population would lose their proverbial shit.
I dunno, I was in charge of safety for years on different environmental remediation projects, specifically asbestos. The rules are stringent, and if you don't enforce them, you won't just be fired but you can be fined for tens of thousands of dollars and potentially arrested. I also had to keep track of OSHA compliance and violations.
I can see why someone performing that role could be perceived as racist. At least in the DMV, I was normally one of, if not the only, white guys on the entire site. I most certainly did much of what these guys are accusing the safety coordinator of because that was my job. I never tried to get anyone fired, but I definitely took photos and logs of safety violations. I most definitely kicked some individuals off of job sites for repeated infractions or gross negligence.
I remember once, about 3 years into my career, I ran into a superintendent named Wilson from an old job on a big new one. He flat out asked me "Why don't you like Mexicans man?". I told him I absolutely don't dislike Mexicans, but I really dislike getting fired and fined, and I was just doing my job. If I didn't report infractions, and something got back to my boss at the time, he'd scream at me in meetings until he was red in the face. What I didn't mention to Wilson, is that truthfully, I prefer working with hispanics over white crews. White crews tend to be much slower, complain a lot, and in many cases they try to pull the wool over your head much more often. I ended up working that jobsite with Wilson and his brother Juan who was the supervisor for another 4 years, and we ended up being pretty good friends by the time we were done.
Working in safety is not an easy job. You have to tow a hard line between being firm but not rude, safe but not overly anal, and socially you have to know when it's alright to be friendly and when you need to be a dick. If you get too friendly with a crew, it opens you up to letting things go that shouldn't be, or sometimes outright manipulated into letting them get away with things. In very few cases are you wanted on the jobsite, and if you don't have a spine, the crews will walk all over you. My first few years, I was a little over the top with holding my ground. I was one of the guys who the crews would post a lookout at the entrance to the containment to warn them when I was coming, and then I'd kick the lookout off the job. With time and experience though, you hopefully learn how to carry yourself in a way that the crews like you, but they still respect you and do what you ask of them.
That being said, it's entirely possible the safety coordinator was indeed a racist prick and was singling out the hispanic workers. But it could also just be that he was just doing his job. It makes it even more difficult when there's a language barrier to get past as well.
The only state that allows you to shoot someone on your property is Texas. Even super conservative states with very lax gun laws, you're going to prison if you shoot someone outside the threshold of your home, regardless of the perceived threat.
Provide some sources or stop spreading sensationalist nonsense.
Hollow points for home defense for sure, for exactly the reason you stated.
You really don't want to miss with a standard round and have your bullet travel to your kids' room or the neighbors'. Still the possibility with a hollow point, but much smaller.
You should take a trip to Colorado or Utah.
I live in SLC and get views like this on my commute every day. I love living in the mountains.
Yeah, it helps a lot to know how many more you need until you're in the mercy system. If for no other reason, you can then decide to pull on a 10x to hit it if one of the champs is something you need. It's not all that hard to remember for Ancients when you're pulling 10 at a time.
Are you not able to see the second image?
I have 27 fully ascended 6 stars and a bunch of 5 stars.
I'm wondering if the second image of my good champs didn't upload correctly.
Sadly I just wasted all my books on Tomb Lord, a couple days before pulling Septimus, fusing Astralon, getting Valkyrie today, and on the last mission for Arbiter...