2021.01.27 07:11 MrBazukaboy Specimen rejected by the testing laboratory?
My 2nd covid test since returning to campus was rejected by the testing laboratory. I didn't even know that was possible, does anyone know why this would happen?
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2021.01.27 07:11 Snoo_66237 Moonlord is a horrendous 'final boss'
Moonlord is the epitome of a boss being 'hard', and not hard. It is a complete mess of poor choreography, too-subtle visual cues, and too much visual noise. The best case scenario for boss itself is simply spamming a homing weapon at it mindlessly while dodging it's attacks, usually just flying away from it with a mount or soaring insignia. The worst case scenario and what people usually have to do is just completely cheese it.
I'm going to start with the basics of the fight.
-Moonbite: This is an unavoidable attack that completely disables your ability to heal from sources like spectre armor's healing bolts. This is like making a boss that disables all positive potion effects, or completely disables the homing of homing weapons, ETC ETC. It betrays the concept of this being a final boss that is designed to take everything you- as the player can throw at it and then some. Instead, it forces you to play like a child being chaperoned by a whiny child of a boss that goes "No you can't do that" "No you can't do that either". In short, it forcibly gimps certain strategies and playstyles when it should be designed around giving the player a fun, difficult, and rewarding challenge to conquer with the character they've constructed over the course of the game.
I would fix this by making the moonbite projectile destructible, like a waterbolt from a Dark Caster. That way it's an actual punish rather than just "Oh well, screw you". Either that or removing it all together. It's not like the rest of the fight would suffer from it much, healing effects in this game are already so subtle that a player would have to be avoiding damage to be able to capitalize on it.
-Phantasmal Deathray: This attack is completely broken in multiplayer because of now rays rotating around a point works. Any player that is ea ven slightly further away than the player moonlord is chasing is completely screwed by the attack and will be hit by it because it's moving too fast to outrun. It gets to the point where the attack will traverse a player's screen in under half a second.
I would fix this by replacing it with a burst of hitscan shots, that track the player beforehand with a harmless 'pointer' beam, before firing one in a slight delay so it would miss a moving player. Thus forcing them to move perpendicular to moonlord, but without screwing over far away players.
-Maneuverability: Another part of this boss that it baffles me wasn't even slightly considered is that you can't fly down. You're capped to the acceleration gravity provides when you need to go downwards, which is almost never enough to dodge a deathray, and practically forces you to constantly fly upwards to avoid other attacks coming at you horizontally.
I would fix this by simply giving players the ability to forcibly fly down and the ability to vertically dash using tabi. It should be a feature to begin with.
-The sky: It exists, and because you move faster up than you do down you're almost always going to be vertically dodging attacks by going up. The problem is that the sky eventually ends and you can't go up anymore. This problem is made even worse because as you reach space there's less gravity and you can't go down fast enough to dodge attacks. It's especially a problem when he begins firing phantasmal deathray while you're in the sky, creating a situation where it is literally impossible to avoid it because if you fly up you just hit the edge of the world. It's made even worse on small and medium worlds where the sky is so low off of the ground that it adds yet another layer of 'difficulty' onto an already 'hard' boss.
Again, this would be fixed by giving players the capability to fly down and dodge with tabi vertically. Also no, I don't think digging a gigantic arena that takes several hours of work is a reasonable solution to this.
-Projectiles and speed: Almost everything the Moonlord fires at you moves across the screen so incredibly fast that it's literally under human reaction time impossible to react to if you're too close to him as you fires them. And if you're further away from him and attacks are coming at you horizontally, then you often don't have the ability to get out of the way in time when you combine your lack of vertical mobility with human reaction time. A good bullet hell game uses a tasteful balance of slow and fast projectiles to create both movement denial and a threat to dodge, but Moonlord just hucks everything at the wall and calls it good. Comparatively speaking, the Empress of Light works because it was actually designed to be fought without being hit once. She is possible to fight during the daytime when all of her attacks one-shot you specifically because of its choreography.
I would solve this by taking a cue from the Empress of Light and making Moonlord into a bit of a bullet hell. It's already trying (and failing miserably) to be one. Give it a reasonable number of attacks that throw slow moving projectiles that force you out of the way with heavily choreographed fast moving attacks that force you to keep moving.
-Summoning: The whole song-and-dance of summoning Moonlord only adds to his 'difficulty'. When you spend 10 - 30 minutes of fighting through the pillars to fight him once only to die in maybe a minute or two, it only further contributes to how cheesing is almost the only viable strategy to defeat him. Instead of being able to practice and refine you understanding of the fight (Good luck anyway since he just attacks randomly with such extremely subtle visual cues it almost feels like a joke), you have to spend so much time to try him one more time. Yes, you can make celestial sigils but you eventually have to go through the pillars again to make new ones, and there's a chance you won't even get enough to make ONE new sigil, both on normal and on expert mode.
I would solve this by making the sigil far cheaper, 4 or 5 of each fragment a pop. It's still enough to punish you for throwing yourself at the fight over and over, but it's not so expensive that you have to waste your time over and over fighting the pillars.
In short: The fight as it exists doesn't synergize well with current movement mechanics, and is in general poorly thought out and a great example of fake difficulty. If I made a version of the eye of cthulu that fires off the Empress of Light's daytime attacks at complete random with all of the choreography removed, I could call it hard because there'd be an absurdly low success rate in beating it, but that wouldn't be true because it's not actually difficult, it just kills you while offering you very little chance to defend yourself or even react to many of the attacks.
It's a disappointing end to an otherwise great game.
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2021.01.27 07:11 GeRyIsTheMan I’m sure
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2021.01.27 07:11 jaxinthebock TIL there was /r/datahoarder in 1986
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2021.01.27 07:11 nooooneeee Name of the song when Jules was reaching for Rue?
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2021.01.27 07:11 tialaila Jules's dad
The way jules's dad reacted and made her go downstairs and forgive her mom really pissed me off like I get that she's his ex wife and he probably still loves her but that's his daughter and you can't tell somebody to forgive and the way he ambushed her and him justifying it as it being for her own good really made me angry and quite upset like I've been in both situations as a person in recovery not for drug addiction but something as equally life ruining the idea of someone being forced to forgive me or me being forced to forgive my dad scares the undying hell out of me.
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2021.01.27 07:11 King_predator If you are interested in Naruto statues you should check at this amazing youtuber. He also does statue showcases from other anime
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2021.01.27 07:11 starker_pond Levitation Trail + Twitch Integration = Instant Death
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2021.01.27 07:11 massive-apex-fan-69 i know a solution to a bug on ps4 or xbox
the starting screen bug where it says unable to connect to ea servers, its simple, just go to settings then network and test your internet connection then return and press a or x, if it doesnt work then test it again,
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2021.01.27 07:11 ChonkBois Why is life worth living?
All I see is that you get to enjoy life when your naive and don’t really know how the world works, go to school, get a job you probably hate, maybe get married, divorced, and probably die after an unsatisfactory life
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2021.01.27 07:11 Unlikely-Gas-7910 study vlog
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2021.01.27 07:11 Cor4zone How i knew it was love
After we split up i thought i was going to be fine, because i too put my walls up to prepare my self for worse. But as time went on the less comfortable i got with not having her around. After every happy/amazing moment i went thru such as nights out with friends, nights in with myself, music festivals , seeing my favorite artist, the same thought popped in my head every time. “This would be alot better if she was with me” You see i didn’t need her to be happy she wasn’t the source of my happiness that i longed to believe, no its not love if being with them is a need, love is a want, and i happily wanted to spend everyday with her because i knew my life was for the better with her in it.
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2021.01.27 07:11 angalva Monitor vs TV
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2021.01.27 07:11 H_Elizabeth111 Wonder if there's any overlap with CFS? has 5-HTP worked for anyone?
2021.01.27 07:11 A_random_memer Falco, wait you guys aren’t old friends?
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