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New Champions vs VGUs

2020.09.25 03:51 oncesanora New Champions vs VGUs

Tldr: Love new champions but would love to see an increase in VGUs as well. Your thoughts?
So I just read the latest piece from Reav about the new champions still due this year and some for next and I am excited. I love Sett, I love Samira, I'll probably love the new support too. While I adore when new champs are introduced into league, I can't help but feel the VGU side of things is lagging behind. This game is 10 years old now and we still have ancient archaic champions running around on the Rift.
Some of the biggest offenders off the top of my head are Corki, Udyr, Jax, and Malphite. They just look incredibly dated and stand out offensively compared to Sett, Senna, Lucian, Jinx, etc etc. Basically any champion from the last 5 years or better make the remaining relic look like they belong in a different game. It's especially noticable when you compare their models to Wild Rift. Every champion in the mobile version of league looks better than the pc version and that perplexes me. I'm not referring to the high fidelity models but yeah, those look amazing as well.
Then there's the voice overs. Some champs are still running around with less than 20 lines to themselves. Anivia, Nidalee, Annie, Ziggs, etc etc. Listening to what's available from Legends of Runeterra, it burns me quite a bit that Shyvanna, Nocturne, Nautilus, Fizz, Miss Fortune, literally all of them have so much more to say in a card game than they do in the flagship game.
While I understand from a business point of view these updates may not be the most lucrative, I personally believe they shouldn't be as heavily side lined as they were this year. This year's goal was to introduce more champions than VGUs and I think what Riot delivered was exceptional. The VGUs they did do, Fiddlesticks and Volibear, were phenomenal.
With business and personal desires in mind, I don't think it would be bad to have VGUs make up at most 1/3 of their champ developments going forward into next year. I'm already looking forward to seeing Dr. Mundo fully realized and whoever the other unnamed champion is.
Your thoughts?
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2020.08.06 01:46 Ianoneshot Warmonger Revamp Post 2- a group project on creating a Unique Zweihander Hero

Warmonger Revamp Post 2- a group project on creating a Unique Zweihander Hero
What do we fight for?
This?
This, is a false hope.
It is a lie told by creators who have lost their will to fight.
But the time of reckoning has come.
We will cleanse Heathmoor, from the liars, and the wicked.
We will start a new era for the truest heroes of this world.
This, is poison.
We. Are. More.

Before saying anything in the comments, please make sure to have read everything in this blog. There are strong odds that if you are about to mention something, we already talked about it somewhere.
Also, do not consider this as a simple rant post, it is a huge revamp that is based on what is done wrong in the current version of the Warmonger. Of course we need to mention everything before revamping this hero.
This blog has been written by a whole group of people that got unified over their discontentment regarding the new, also known as Warmonger. These usernames are, in alphabetical order:
Battlepro
GameJack
Healing
Ianoneshot
Loengrind
OP
Sunny Da
Tiandi Guy
But also Luxy, Faus, Fem, Malric, and Marius

We as a group banded together with our distaste in the current Warmonger. Either it is too overpowered with feats, or the stance animations are fantasy-like despite the game's previous use of real world stances (or at least inspiration thereof). We want a true Zweihander Knight, but also a true plated one, a true unique one, and a true intimidating one. So here is our

------WARMONGER REVAMP------


https://preview.redd.it/nefffc6b09f51.jpg?width=751&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=548d9c1b6338a16e690143ba0a769b1404cb087c
New animations, better fitting executions, polished lore, and more

Disclaimers:
We are not making this out of Warmonger hate, we are making this to see a better change.
It is mainly because we care about a zweihander knight hero and the game it takes place in, we care about pleasing the Apollyon fans with a character using a brutal playstyle, we care about the editorial line that has been followed in the making of every single hero, and above all we care about making a character that does not divide the playerbase as much as the Warmonger currently does because of the many mistakes that have been made in her creation.
Because this is not the quality standard of a corporation like Ubisoft. And it should not be accepted even if you are partially tolerating it just because it looks like Apollyon and is similar to other heroes, Apollyon's moves in the Story mode, and so many other characters.
All this can be done better and should be done better.
The goal here is to pinpoint what does not work with the current version of the Warmonger, and show how, with very simple changes, you can make it way better.
At worst, it'll do nothing. At best, it'll be heard by the devs, like the complaints about P2P during Year 1, and lead to a total revamp of the character like we are asking.
But whatever the case, it canalised the hate speech from both sides everyone was getting tired about on For Honor Reddit/For Honor Amino/Youtube, and turned it into something more constructive.
- Not all of us were artists, so some pictorial renditions don't look too good, but get the point across.
Again we really suggest you read the entire thing before commenting. For if it's against this and it is already answered in the first segment of this large post, then we probably wont answer.

Table of contents

Post I. What are the issues?
  1. Genderlock
  2. Recycled Animations
  3. Recycled Armor Bits
  4. Voicelines
  5. Feats
  6. Lore
  7. Absence of historical basis
  8. The Excuse of the context worldwide
  9. Poorer marketing and condescendance
Post II - The Solutions
  • Lore and Story
  1. Hero - Direct Lore
  2. Larger-Scale Story
  • Animarions
  1. Idle
  2. Running
  3. Sprinting
  4. Out of Stamina
  5. Stances
  6. Attack Animations
  • Feats
  • Executions
  • Customization (not much changed)
  1. Weapons
  2. Armor
  3. Gender
  • Voicelines
I hope that you like reading this post, and remember, we don't hate warmonger.

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Post II - The Solutions

Now here is where things get really interesting
1: Lore and Story
We have decided to revamp the overall story for the Warmongers, one that better fits the picture of the overall story within For Honor, and making the hero more dynamic as well.
Some conditions were :
- Create a less manichean storyline
- Justify the fact the Warmongers are part of the Legion, in the multiplayer
- Justify Sun Da's presence in "A Tyrant's Test" event
- Make the Warmongers a major force in the lore of the game without being an obvious villain
- Pay tributes to Apollyon in more subtle manners
A) Hero-direct Story:
The Warmongers were an elite force originated under the tyrannical banner of Astrea. However, they use different methods of combat when compared to Astrea and her main followers Smaragos, Syntribos, and Asbestos.
The Warmongers fought under the banner of the Horkos until the battle of the Shard, where some troops were horrified by Astrea's extent of brutality to claim victory. To them, this wasn't Apollyon, this isn’t unifying Ashfeld and spreading war, they only spread death.
Word of mutiny began to spread through the ranks, as well as the main factions within Heathmoor creating a coalition to defeat this new deadly threat. Some Warmongers defected to the coalition and named themselves the Pharmenkos, stating that they are the medicine for this darkness that Astrea and her Horkos spread.
(This is when the warmonger hero is released August 6th).
The Pharmenkos join Heathmoor’s coalition, and together they combat the Horkos. Pushing them further and further back into Blackstone Hills.
Eventually, they reach the Shard, and siege the historic fort. The Pharmenkos kill Astrea in the process, and the Horkos disperse. Allowing Heathmoor to cleanse itself of the Horkos.
The Warmongers remain vow under an oath once more. Some stay in the Shard to help rule the fort, while society begins to rebuild. As the factions are mending their wounds, however, something feels wrong. Fear grows as banners are sighted more and more beyond the Pass… and those who place them…
B) Larger-Scale Story:
The disaster of Qiang Pass left Sun Da, the Emperor Gao Lei, and the majority of Wu Lin forced to evacuate further inland. In this time, Sun Da reflected on his impulsive actions leading to thousands of deaths in the Pass. With this, he'd learnt to control himself and his own impulses. Along with working alongside the Emperor to plot revenge.
Eventually, spies from Heathmoor turn in reports of a group that shares the same ideals as the mysterious attackers from Qiang Pass. With this, and the Emperor’s acceptance, Sun Da traveled to Heathmoor with a group of his most excellent fighters. Upon arriving, he swore loyalty under Astrea and the banner of Horkos.
What follows is a successful siege of the Shard, a knight fort. Now with the Horkos in power, and with some Wu Lin within it, they too have a foothold within Heathmoor.
However, after this battle, there were rumors of mutiny within the Horkos. Especially as fighting escalates with the coalition, and sightings of heroes weiling zweihanders on the other side.
With this conflict Sun Da starts drawing forces in bulk from under Ying, back through the Pass, and stationing at the Shard. With this large resupply being hidden by the ongoing conflicts between the Horkos and Heathmoor factions.
Eventually the other factions are able to push up all the way up to the Shard, laying siege to it. An elite zweihander group called the Pharmenkos breach the gates of the keep, and kill Astrea, Syntribos, Smarados, and Asbestos.
The Horkos flee and disperse, finishing the Horkos in Heathmoor. Now, this continent is now fractured and far from repair. Sun Da, still with his forces in the Shard disguised as part of the Coalition, hears from the Warmonger that slayed Astrea that the Knights are the source of such tyranny (as Apollyon and Astrea both came from this same place), and that the knights will do so again if not challenged. Hearing this, Sun Da signals Gao Lei to forward a full-on invasion of Heathmoor. Telling him to tear a path into the gulf, and to station at the fort. Waiting for the right moment to pounce.
They are coming.
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2: Animations
The goal here is simple : Give the Warmonger the unique animations she rightfully deserves. This is not only for the sake of being unique. The zweihander is one of the most documented weapons ever. Thus, all of these animations are based on historical warfare, or when we did not manage to find more information, coherence in general, to make the moves physically possible to reproduce efficiently.
A) Idle
Base Idle- warmonger puts the sword’s flat side on their right shoulder, holding the grip with their right hand, with their left hand free.
How most Landchekts hold their Zweihanders (fun fact Zweihander means Two Handed in German)
Misc Animations-
  1. The Warmonger stops for a second and raises their hand, observing it while clenching her fist. As it moves they nod their head. Then drop back into idle.
  2. The Warmonger puts the tip of their zweihander into the ground, and proceeds to twirl it around by pushing on the hilt. Eventually they stop doing this and the brush off one side of the hilt. Then they proceed to kick the weapon by the blade to easily return to idle.
  3. The Warmonger passes the blade of her weapon behind her neck. The hilt is held by the right hand, the neck holds the non-sharp base of the blade, and the right arm is bent over the sharp part of the blade. After a bit they take it around their neck to angle it in front of them. They observe for a short time, then angles it upwards with one hand, and they flick the blade, and nod. Then they return to idle.
The Warmonger kinks their neck, they then look at their blade and drop it down to both hands, one hand on the grip, the other on the blade (flat part). Observing it for a quick second, they then angle it upwards with one hand, and they flick the blade, and nod. Then they return to idle.
B) Running
The Warmonger places both hands on the handle, one on the pommel and the other near the hilt. The blade still faces the same direction as for the idle.
C) Sprinting
The warmonger runs slightly (very slightly) bent. The sword is now in front of them, with the right hand in the grip, and in the left hand just above the hilt (where the blade either has leather or is dull). The sword is facing a 45 degree angle, with the blade pointing upwards and slightly outwards. Overall, two handed in account for the weight, but good to start any attack from running. Think of it like running with a rifle in WW1 if that helps.

Think of how a soldier in WW1 runs with a rifle. Keeps the unique element but not being entirely historically based. Also, it's unique.
D) Out of Stamina
Male- the male holds one hand in the middle of the grip, and the other just above the hilt. With the sword pointed more downwards. They pant in this position until they reach full stamina, where they transition into the middle of the 3rd Misc Animation.
Female- the female holds over the pommel with one hand, and the other holds above the hilt. With the sword at their side, and the point direction to the ground behind them, they pant until at full stamina. Where they proceed to transition into the middle of the 3rd Misc Animation.
E) Stances:
Top:

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Side:

fun fact: warmonger does this in the face off attack
The side switches side between side stances.
F) Attack Animations

Heavies:
The Warmonger hero will take the zweihander with two hands on the grip, and after a tiny twirl to gain momentum with the weapon (like half of a flourish), the Warmonger slashes with the blade, sideways or diagonally (in the case of top, so the weapon doesn't clip in the ground).
Lights:
Lights look like a stab do with an ice pick grip at first, but once they make it near the enemy, they cut as well with the tip. Depending on the stance they’ll either cut sideways or diagonally (in the case of top, so the weapon doesn't clip in the ground).
Bash:
The charged bash, instead of being a swipe with the claws, is instead used by the pommel of the Zweihander. Removing the reused Centurion guardbreak animation. And replacing it with a wind-up towards the opposite side of your stance, and then doing a pommel strike with the weapon, one hand being placed in the middle of the hilt and the other one being on the blunt part of the blade. In the case of a bash after a dodge, the Warmonger turns the weapon upside down to perform the move. It also is angled the same diagonal way that the original bash had.
Impale Parry Punish:
The Warmonger holds the weapon with an ice pick grip instead of reusing Apollyon's animation. They proceed to do the push with the blade in the enemy. Once they hit a wall, the warmonger hits the enemy with the hilt of the weapon once it’s pulled out. They still do a twirl after the attack (like how they spin in the original claw slash), then they go back to their stance.
(On a wallsplat, it is the rough way the Warmonger pulls the blade out of the opponent, in halfsword and with both hands instead of one and still followed by the already existing twirl, that applies the damage over time, instead of the claw.)
Impale OOS Parry Punish :
The Warmonger holds the weapon with an ice pick grip instead of reusing Apollyon's animation. But instead of going forward, she aims for the enemy on the ground.
Stab from bash:
From an uncharged bash or more, the Warmonger would do a one-handed thrust up to the face, but Warmonger doesn’t bend downwards, the offhand stays near the grip in case of a block, in the same fashion as in the Tyranny title screen (besides the blade, that is supposed to not go downwards).
Heavy from full bash:
After a fully charged bash, the Warmonger transfers the sword’s momentum to go up around the warmonger’s head, to strike downwards (with the Warmonger passing the sword and the side, and spinning along to go back to her stance).
Running Attack:
From the sprint, the Warmonger flings their sword up over their left shoulder, and strikes down upon the enemy on the warmonger’s left guard.

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Dodge forward heavy:
Zweihanders are one of the few weapons that are able to use spin attacks effectively. So to emphasize on that aspect we incorporated it into these next few animations. We can’t explain this as well as Sunny does in his videos, but a Zweihander works more like a polearm than a longsword, which is why the moves in the live game are completely inaccurate. Again make sure to give him a big thanks for these easy visualizations!
https://youtu.be/c5WAg6NBgCU
  1. Dodge side heavy:
    https://youtu.be/sysHKP6PLiw
  2. Zone:
Quick but simple, start with swinging the sword behind the Warmonger, then attacking to the left. Giving the sword more weight and allowing for a more grounded look overall.
https://youtu.be/tdrldQ6oo8Q
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3: Feats
The values and effects of Warmonger's moveset are quite acceptable. One could argue they are too close from Warden, but Warden is a model that has proved to be viable. Far from perfect, but good enough for Warmonger's moveset to not be criticised here. However, feats are overpowered. By far. The stream of July 30th was proof enough to adress a list of necessary changes. These are not just meant to make Warmonger less omnipotent in 4v4, but also to keep some utility with Nuxia's Infection, which is completely unnecessary because of this feat.
Here are the changes:
- Corruption lasts for 10 seconds whatever the case, even alone
- Damage are not multiplied if two or more players are corrupted at the same time and go in each other's areas of effect
- 800ms startup on Corruption Bomb
- Corruption effects (contrary to Infection, which became a Corruption feat while it is not in the first place, and should not be) does not affect minions, and players are not affected by minions in their area of effect
- (For now, we do not know the exact damage values, with or without the Tier 3. So we will keep an eye on them and change them if we think it is necessary too.)
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4: Executions:
We’ve also decided to change the executions to be better as well. Either taking hold of the Corruption theme of the hero or removing the use of the claw, making them mirror their new moveset, or giving their weapon the weight it deserves with devastating blows.
So we decided to give a revamp to the base 4 executions, with overall more polish as we feel.
We first decided to change these executions when we first witnessed the "claw through body" execution, commenting on how it was wholly ridiculous that she could get her whole hand through someone's body like that, claws or not (yes, it is the whole hand). Following the leak of the other executions, we quickly pointed out the flaws of those aswell. The main problem is that while Ubi is trying to emulate the brutality of the original Apollyon through this knockoff, they went to some extremes that went a bit too far in our eyes (most of them involving the use of the claws which Apollyon herself never used at any point). So with these changes, we wanted to keep these sort of extreme movements and strikes while also adding a slight edge of plausibility in an attempt to counteract the ridiculous nature of some of her moves.
  1. Spine Stab: The execution isn't changed all that much, aside from some small details. Mainly the swinging of the weapon is slower to better show off the sheer weight of a Zweihander. Along with that, when the sword goes out of the spine it is pulled out a bit faster to compensate for what would be added on time. Therefore only in looks is this one altered.
  2. Hand Through Chest: This execution feels more like it belongs to a Mortal Kombat game rather than a For Honor game. Namely because sharp claws don't allow hands to stab through that much meat and more importantly bone. So to keep this brutal execution brutal, and to not make it too questionable, we only added one extra bit of animation. Namely, Warmonger throws a vial of Corruption Acid, melting the enemy’s back. THEN they shove their hand through the chest in a more understandable manner. The time of the execution can almost stay the same by removing some time on how long the hand is though the chest.
  3. Throwing Execution: This one has been changed to better represent the moveset of Warmonger, as they don't use their claws anymore. So instead we placed the grab animation from the chest to the neck instead. In more of a Lawbringer-but-one-handed fashion. Then they throw them once the victim seems to be out of life (air). Meanwhile, she says “non merentur hoc mundo” ("You do not deserve this world.", in reference to the idea of cleansing the liars of Heathmoor).
  4. Pommel in the knee: The Warmonger pulls the blade out of the victim and grabs it with the left hand on the hilt, near the pommel, and the right hand on the blunt part of the blade. They strike with the pommel first in a circular attack going sideways, from right to left. Then the circularity of the move makes the blade hit the opponent. The Warmonger lets the momentum make them spin to do another pommel strike on the knee, and finally she stands back up while spinning the opposite way, to grab the weapon the same way she does in the live version of the execution and behead the victim. Then return to idle.
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5: Customisation:
Customisation has been revamped too. Not too much, but enough to fill everyone’s needs. You like the gear the Warmonger has now? Got it. You would also like a slight change in the starter set? Got that as well. Want both genders? Sure thing! We have decided to revamp the customization to fit almost everyone's wants and needs! So let’s get into it.
Remember that what needs to be changed is the default set. It is Astrea's, so the options we give here are made for at least the default armor set, the one everyone will have to use at first. The armor Astrea wears has to go and remain Astrea's, not the players', to let her have an unique trait that distincts her from the other Warmongers. But her Warmonger companions could still remain somewhere, since these other outfits would be optional to wear.
A) Weapon:
The changes are simple here. The Warmonger uses a zweihander, you know, that type of greatsword nobody managed to pronounce the name of during the reveal stream (recognizable by the length, but also the basket guard), more precisely a flamberge in the default set and a major part, but not the entirety of them. To put it simply, the flamberge is a specific type of zweihander with a wavy blade, looking like a flame to scare the enemy.
Problem is the Warmonger uses a small zweihander. It is the same length as Warden's longsword after all. Thing is Warden has a very long longsword, but Warmonger uses a very small greatsword. Zweihanders could go up to 213cm, and with how tall she is, it feels like she swings a longsword.
But even if you could swing it with one hand, it does not mean you can use it that way. A zweihander should be more considered like a polearm, with spins, twirls and a lot of large movements, all done with both hands, than a longer longsword. Meaning that what the live game Warmonger currently does, the fact the animations are all reused put aside, is technically put, equivalent to childsplay. It is too extravagant, it is not efficient, it is stamina-consuming and it does not deal good damage, which is probably what Apollyon would aim for! Appolyon is a swift and clean killer despite a brutal style, and her followers, we feel, should have a similar style to combat.
As it can be seen with the moveset animations, it is possible to introduce brutality that the current Warmonger lovers appreciate, in realistic and efficient zweihander movements. So we decided to extend the blade. It is now longer. It could be the same length as Highlander, or even longer (not as thicc as his though, that'd be a bit too big). But the weapon's style will remain unchanged.
B) Armor:
Here we will cover only the starter set. Because, even though the Warmonger has reused assets in a major part of her armor sets, it seems to be a good reusing of said assets. Except for the Astrea set, which blatantly steals from many armour sets without much hiding it, while being supposed to be a special armor set for her, as a unique character. For now, with this default set, considering how much it takes from Apollyon but also many playable Knights, the Warmonger has no identity of her own. Coming from what was meant to be the new great main antagonist of the game, it's a little ironic. So we decided to remove the rather extremely fancy starter set, and replace it with something that’s even more unique while still trying to keep the impression to play an "Apollyon 2.0" in the original set.
This default set, to put it in a nutshell, needs:
- To be a homage to Apollyon
- To have a more visible historical basis (because as you will see, it has one, but it is too difficult to see due to the overwhelming fantasy elements)
- To keep similar features from the outfit Astrea used in terms of functionality: for example, the face must be covered, because Astrea did not show hers.
- To be more unique than the version we currently have, especially when you compare to Lawbringer.
Let's start with the realistic base that will be used: the Landksnecht are German mercenaries that used the Zweihander very commonly. We chose them as the base for the Warmonger. "Why that?" , you will ask.
Because Ubisoft did. Take a look to the first image you can find by typing Landksnecht:

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Besides Apollyon's mask, it is a Landksnecht helmet.
This and the use of full plate armor was proof enough for us to use the Landksnecht as a base material. Thus, the general shape of the helmet is kept, and everything else will be changed but still be full plate armor.
Now, what will make the Warmonger look unique?

disregard hat

disregard hat

Example of late rep armor varient
First off, you can notice that the clothes are very puffy in general. This could differenciate the Warmonger from Lawbringer. However, for starter sets it will look a bit cleaner and well fit to the hero. The higher you'll rep up, the puffier it will get. Remember, this is just one armor set. So the rest will still exist. Keep this in mind.
Second, the visor of the helmet will be removed considering that it is making the Warmonger look similar to a Lawbringer, look like an idiot that has a visor that doesn't hold in place because it looks attached to the helmet, and by connection, since it is a part of Apollyon's mask (which will at the same time keep Apollyon's unique mask to herself), the whole mask will be replaced by an European executioner mask (fitting for such a character) , which looks like this:

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We are not done yet. Astrea's set had some features that made her look like a Lawbringer on the chest.
First, the neck protection should be removed, and could even be replaced by a collar, even of plumes like Asbestos uses (another proof of the Landksnecht inspiration, by the way).
Second, the chain, which is proper to Lawbringer, should disappear. Simply disappear. By this point, you might have understood that the Warmonger was meant to be a Landksnecht and a homage to Apollyon, but that it fails at being the first because of the latter. To combine the two, you have to remove a bit of Apollyon in the Warmonger, but keep the same impression, or make the homages more subtle, like in the lore, or the animations. We decided to bet on this and make the Warmonger less of an Apollyon 2.0 by armor, trading them with a better inclusion of the story mode character in her.
The only element that could be kept are the claws. They are a homage to Apollyon, while contributing to the unique silhouette of the character, and do not hurt the character as much as taking her mask, as long as the character does not use them in the moveset as it does in the live game. So it is still here.
In the end, we get a look like this:

Thanks for Tiandi Guy for making this cool new starter set!
C) Genders:
With the news that Warmonger is female-locked, many people were disappointed, but knew that nothing much could be done about it. What if we said that there was a way?
With this Warmonger revamp concept we let the Warmonger fit both genders. Because we can.
One may say that this could not be done, because of new models and voicelines.
Well, luckily, for a hero that is fully plated, it's not that difficult.
Firstly, the Warmongers don't seem to have large breasts, so with this, a new male version of the chest armor is rather simple, just smoothing out the upper chest. Plus, if chains were not going to be removed, then they could stay the same length. Nothing gets hurt if chains are the same length.
Also, even though the Apollyon was technically a female, her gender shouldn’t be a reason to restrict her to just a female-locked hero. Apollyon was war, we don't think of her as a woman when she comes to mind, instead, we think War. Apollyon’s gender thus is more or less irrelevant when it comes to her as an idea. Which, after all, is what the Warmongers did. They made her into an idea so her legacy could never die. Therefore, whether male or female, this Apollyon-styled hero can still be our own war-bringing badass.
Simply put, both gender implementation isn't difficult like with most heroes, and it doesn't hurt their image as those who bring War.
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6: Voicelines
We also changed the voicelines to Latin because, well, it's a Knight.
We are stronger -> “Nos sunt Fortissimus” (better translates to ‘We Are the Strongest’)
Die! -> “Peri!”
Enough!-> “Satis!”
Enough, sheep! -> “Satis, ovium!”
The Weak serve the Strong -> “serviam infirimis fortis” (latin may be a bit off, if there's issues please tell.)
You deserve to die -> “Tu digna moriuntur” (better translates to ‘You deserve death’)
Stay Here -> “Mane Hic”

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Conclusion

So that is all we have to say, regarding the Warmonger. For once, we invite you to spread these blogs. If someone is telling you you are wrong, to say this hero is wrong, and that you should stop talking about it, just send these blogs. If someone is unaware of how unpolished this hero is, just send these blogs. If someone has no idea on how this character could be revamped, just send these blogs. If you want to have an impact on Ubisoft, spread this on other social networks, be it Twitter, Reddit, Amino, or even youtube.
The whole point is to show that you should not support Ubisoft in its new trend. We should stop this tomfoolery, once and for all. Because even amateurs, simple fans of this game, without any master in video game creation, or anything of the sort, can do better than what this big corporation is going to give you.
Thank you for reading through all this.

And make sure to have a great day or night!!!!
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2020.07.16 04:17 willtospeakless Blues sozinho

Hoje já faz 4 meses e eu continuo aqui ouvindo esse blues sozinho.
Na verdade faz mais tempo. A questão dos 4 meses é pra dizer que de lá pra cá as coisas só pioraram. Os 30 estão quase chegando e eu nunca encontrei ninguém especial pra dividir momentos comigo, tem pouco mais de 2 anos que me descobri bissexual. Achei que isso iria facilitar, afinal se eu tenho mais opções as chances também aumentam. Mas isso me causou tantos mais problemas que meu terapeuta esta ai que não me deixa mentir. Eu ainda não sei se me aceito bissexual. Na minha última sessão, antes do carnaval, meu terapeuta me fez uma pergunta que esta ecoando até o momento: "Você tem vergonha de ser bissexual e ficar com rapazes?". Passei minha vida inteira sendo hétero com aquele ~interesse~ e curiosidade em homens, foi-se a hora de eu me apaixonar por um cara que me fez descobrir bi.
De quando eu sai do armário peguei uns caras também, mas eu ainda depois de tudo isso continuo ouvindo esse blues sozinho.
Ano passado eu fiz uma viagem incrível, conheci duas pessoas que eu queria muito que ficassem na minha vida. Ela foi a pessoa mais divertida que eu conheci nos últimos anos, dava pra sentir a inocência dela emanando de uma forma amável sem contar que todos os momentos que dividi com ela foram incríveis, mas eu fui embora, voltei pro Brasil e ela ficou la. Só de lembrá-la eu abro um sorriso e o coração fica quentinho. No meu último dia lá ela me deixou um bilhete de despedida, porque não ia conseguir me ver. Eu guardo esse bilhete na minha carteira até hoje. As vezes eu leio pra tentar resgatar um pouco daquele sentimento.
Mas eu vim pra casa e agora estou ouvindo esse blues sozinho.
A outra pessoa que eu conheci foi um cara. Eu até hoje não consigo explicar o que houve. Eu nunca construí uma conexão tão rápida com alguém, ele simplesmente chegou no meu quarto no hostel um dia depois de eu ter chego e começamos a sair juntos a partir daí, coisa de 15 dias seguidos. O engraçado é que ele era um cara mega atraente, pegada top model, porém senti ZERO atração por ele. Eu disse que era bi, ele falou: ta e daí?. Nessa viagem eu passei por uma das situações mais difíceis da minha vida, enquanto eu estava lá viajando e curtindo meu pai estava sendo operado. Eu já sabia que isso acontecer. Eu viajei para outro país a 9000km de distância ciente disso. Mas houve uma complicação e o procedimento no qual ele se submeteu não foi bem sucedido, apesar de ele ter sobrevivido. Eu recebi essa notícia eram 2AM do meu fuso. Esse cara acordou e ficou do meu lado sem falar uma palavra. Foi o gesto mais legal que fizeram por mim nos últimos, sei la, 10 anos. No mesmo dia, quando voltávamos de um passeio, ele pediu pro motorista da van deixar eu conectar meu bluetooth e tocar as minhas músicas para me animar. Cara... ele foi um amigo. Eu tenho uma conexão forte com música. Isso melhorou minha vida de uma forma que não consigo expressar. Mas o tempo passou, ele voltou pro país dele e eu estou por aqui.
As vezes falamos por Facetime, é bem divertido. Mas hoje eu estou aqui ouvindo esse blues sozinho.
Parece que a vida gosta de pregar peças comigo. Eu me apaixonei por um cara que eu não posso ter. Ele é uma pessoa que me admira demais, mas somente no âmbito profissional. Enquanto isso eu fico aqui sonhando em um dia pegar esse cara, jogá-lo na parede e beijá-lo como se fosse a última coisa que eu fosse fazer. Enquanto eu passo o tempo pensando nele, aqueles contatinhos foram se organizando e está todo mundo encaminhado. Com um parceiro, morando junto, casando...
Meus 30 estão chegando e eu continuo aqui ouvindo esse blues sozinho tomando meu chá (poderia ser um Whisky pra adicionar mais uma camada de drama nesse post) , tentando não pensar muito no dia de amanhã pq vai ser igual ao de hoje mesmo.
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2020.06.11 12:38 shrouded_reflection LDR, MR, and Crit: an itemisation guide

One quick point before diving into the post. While this post is using Caitlyn as our item carrier (in response to someone asking about this for her), the values broadly hold true for all crit building ADCs. The exact point where one item should be bought over another will vary, but the overall trends remain true.
Also, there are a bunch of big images of big spreadsheets, went for detail and easy to follow logic over being compact. The spreadsheet itself is here if you want to poke around at the numbers yourself.
Two Swords make a Bow
For any of you bitter veterans out there, you might remember a time when Crit ADCs built armour penetration in the form of Last Whisper, a statistic which modern builds are often suspiciously lacking in given that the main task of ADCs is to kill people who build a lot of defences in a reasonable time span. The items for this still exist, but past patches pushed them out of builds and build inertia means they never really crept back in again. Or maybe the items are just bad now compared to the alternatives. Let's have a look at the numbers.
Lord Dominik's Regard (LDR from here on) gives you 45 AD and 35% total armour penetration for 2800 gold. This is pretty much what Last Whisper used to be, just a bit more expensive. Mortal Reminder also gives you 45 AD, but provides 25% total armour penetration and grievous wounds on damage, costing 2800.
Essentially, you are trading pre mitigation damage for damage multipliers in the form of reduced armour and reduced healing. You can boil this down to a simple maths problem, for a given itemisation which item should we add next to maximise the relative damage we're outputting.
Damage Maximising
If we are going to be doing a damage comparison we need a default build to compare against, preferably whatever the damage maximising build for your champion is (without the items under investigation of course). For crit ADCs it's rather straightforward: buy all the AD/Crit items, Berserker Greaves, and Static Shiv, topping it off with a last item BT. In a practical game you are unlikely to go for this build, you want utility effects and more defences, which cut into your damage output
https://imgur.com/Nq1xRhd https://imgur.com/7ANSoyd
These are the stats for Caitlyn at one item to four + boots. The rune page is one AS shard, one AD shard, and no other offensive stats or damage multipliers, mostly so I don't have to worry about game time and combat patterns interfering with the tests, in a real game you might want to take offensive keystones or gathering storm. Levels used are level 8, 11, 13, and 15, which roughly correspond to when you hit a new item without any significant influxes or losses of gold.
On a total damage basis the results are pretty straightforward, you get IE first, then SR, then ER, then Shiv. Once you factor in the differing costs of the items and resists of the target then you can make arguments for SR first and Shiv third, but it's close enough that we will go with the original order.
The value of LDR
Now we have our default build order sorted, we can compare it to LDR. Which looks like this.
https://imgur.com/dZaQ1aO https://imgur.com/imuEdPu
The resist values given here are those of a Jax at levels 8, 11, 14, and 18, with Tabi at 8 and 11, and an additional GA at 14 and 18. It's a pretty typical bruiser statline, the popularity of Deaths Dance means you see GA less often now but you end up much the same ballpark as far as resists are concerned. Also included are the break even values, where LDR starts to do more damage then the alternative item on a slot basis.
As you can see, below 50% crit LDR is not a worthwhile buy. You need an unreasonable quantity of armour to make the pickup good, if you run into a Rammus then maybe grab Last Whisper but at least get an additional crit cloak before even thinking about turning it into LDR.
When we get to 50% crit we have a reasonable breakpoint, 199 armour. This is easily obtainable by tanks at this stage of the game, and bruisers with resist steroids can also hit this (think Jax ult, Nasus ult, Garen passively with W, maybe WuKong or Graves). Against our Model Jax there isn't that big a dps gap between LDR and 75% crit, and if we are looking at things on a cost adjusted basis LDR is actually better due to costing 500 gold less then ER.
With 75% crit the breakpoint is even lower, down to 113 armour. Bruisers hit this without even trying, and squishy champions get there too: a Varus with GA tops out at 125 armour, and even Xayah (the adc with the lowest armour) hits 116.
Additionally, remember that this is only looking at auto attack damage. If you have abilities then the value you gain from armour pen is higher since few abilities scale off AS or Crit.
RNG and You
So looking at the values there you might think that LDR is pretty good, you get a dps boost at achievable armour values, and potentially some extra cost efficiency. There is however a catch to consider, Critical Strike variance.
The values we used here are smoothed out, while in reality you end up with bigger and smaller packets of damage mixed together. Against tanks and bruisers combat lasts long enough that paper dps equals practical dps, but against squishy targets your Time to Kill (TTK) is short. How short exactly depends on how much you crit, say you are able to kill a target in four autos if they all crit, but if hits two and three don't crit then suddenly you might be looking at five or six autos, maybe more. This matters at the 75% to 100% breakpoint, the difference between perfectly reliable damage and some variation.
Additionally, the dps difference between builds isn't that massive. If we push our armour values up to 300 (tank levels, though they can hit higher in the late game if they don't need to care about MR) we are still only talking about a 10 DPS difference at the 50% to 75% breakpoint, and 25 DPS at the 75% to 100% breakpoint. 4% to 6% difference in damage. As a comparison, switching out an AD/Crit item for PD results in about a 9% drop in damage output.
That said, given the shear quantity of damage an ADC outputs at three and four items, crit variance often doesn't matter against squishes, and can potentially even be turned into an advantage because crits with LDR strike harder then the 100% crit build. Even if you miss a crit your TTK is often still low enough to be in the "whoever hits first wins" category against squishy targets, and the higher damage on crit can push you from four crits to three (or in the case of Caitlyn and Jhin, two crits, maybe even one with a bit of help from abilities or missing health), resulting in a lower practical time to kill.
RNG screwing can happen. But it's just as likely that you messed up. Try not to blame RNG, but maybe also don't rely on it.
Mortal Reminder, Executioners Calling, and Phantom Damage
Grievous wounds (GW) is one of those stats that can be essential to the team, but everyone seems loath to buy it. Tanks get Bramble vest and Thornmail (great against people drain-tanking off them, not so good against mages or if being ignored), Magic Damage gets Morellonomicon (good against low MR squishies, horrible against anyone with resists, can be cooldown gated, bursty champs can maybe outburst healing), and Physical Damage gets Executioners Calling (EC) and Mortal Reminder. As ADCs we get reasonably cheap access to the utility and reliable application, but it does come at the cost of damage output. How much damage (and so how much healing does it need to negate)? Well that depends on your target's armour.
https://imgur.com/eRaxuLv https://imgur.com/sd7jeNC
The broad trend is that the more resists you have, the less healing needed for GW to be valuable. A tank may only need to heal 40 health per second (HPS) without GW over their TTK, while a squishy or semi squishy such as Vlad or Katrina needs to heal 80 to 100 HPS. Given the TTK difference between classes these values end up condensing together to a pretty similar total healing needed, a tank might take 8 seconds (320 health at 40 hps) while a squishy needs only four (also 320 heath at 80 hps). 300 health makes a good rule of thumb for an early pickup, it's a bit conservative but it's better to pick up the utility slightly too early then to miss the window and get snowballed on. Vlad, Maokai, Soroka, Mundo, and Yuumi all hit this (though yuumi needs to either be fed or get multiple E casts off), but lots of lifesteal bruisers and other conqueror users won't get there, at least initially. If you're looking for a threshold in the mid to late game to get it then maybe bump that up to 400 or a little bit more.
You also probably don't want to go straight for Mortal Reminder. EC along with a crit cloak and a BF sword comes out to a little more then Reminder does, and at our three item mark you need 193 armour before Reminder starts to out damage it, about the point where you would consider LDR in the absence of healing. When it comes to builds that already have 75% though you probably want to build Reminder, as you have some pretty serious slot crunch otherwise, it locks you into a full offensive build, and against almost all targets Reminder does more damage anyway.
Also, a big assumption being made here is that all the damage being done to the target is done by you. Even a little bit of extra damage from someone else can make quite a difference here, and in a scenario where both you and a mage are hitting a target, and a decision needs to be made as to which one of you gets the grievous wounds, it's almost always better for the ADC to pick it up. The value of oblivion orb (and so the majority of the value of 'nomicon) kind of drops off drastically with only a tiny bit of MR itemised, while the value of Mortal Reminder only gets better the more resists are on the field.
Conclusions
Looking back at everything, we can safely say that both items have their place. Lord Dominik's Regard is a small damage boost against even lower levels of armour that doesn't mind being sacrificed for extra utility, while Mortal Reminder is an indispensable utility pickup that doesn't hurt your damage output too much. You should strongly consider picking one of them up in many games, but they are not mandatory in the same way that IE+Crit2 is, and there are trade offs compared to other offensive, defensive, and utility orientated items.
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2020.06.11 10:24 shrouded_reflection LDR, MR, and Crit: an itemisation guide

Someone made a comment asking what the relative value of LDR is compared to extra crit, so here's the answer for you all. While these numbers are for Caitlyn the broad conclusions also apply to any other champion who buys crit and does mostly physical damage (ie, not rageblade builders). Any comments of criticisms would be appreciated, going to post this over on Summoner School later. Well this was intended to go out before the Summoner School post, but apparently it got stuck in mod queue and no one is around to fetch it out.
Also, there are a bunch of big images of big spreadsheets, went for detail and easy to follow logic over being compact. The spreadsheet itself is here if you want to poke around at the numbers yourself.
Two Swords make a Bow
For any of you bitter veterans out there, you might remember a time when Crit ADCs built armour penetration in the form of Last Whisper, a statistic which modern builds are often suspiciously lacking in given that the main task of ADCs is to kill people who build a lot of defences in a reasonable time span. The items for this still exist, but past patches pushed them out of builds and build inertia means they never really crept back in again. Or maybe the items are just bad now compared to the alternatives. Let's have a look at the numbers.
Lord Dominik's Regard (LDR from here on) gives you 45 AD and 35% total armour penetration for 2800 gold. This is pretty much what Last Whisper used to be, just a bit more expensive. Mortal Reminder also gives you 45 AD, but provides 25% total armour penetration and grievous wounds on damage, costing 2800.
Essentially, you are trading pre mitigation damage for damage multipliers in the form of reduced armour and reduced healing. You can boil this down to a simple maths problem, for a given itemisation which item should we add next to maximise the relative damage we're outputting.
Damage Maximising
If we are going to be doing a damage comparison we need a default build to compare against, preferably whatever the damage maximising build for your champion is (without the items under investigation of course). For crit ADCs it's rather straightforward: buy all the AD/Crit items, Berserker Greaves, and Static Shiv, topping it off with a last item BT. In a practical game you are unlikely to go for this build, you want utility effects and more defences, which cut into your damage output
https://imgur.com/Nq1xRhd https://imgur.com/7ANSoyd
These are the stats for Caitlyn at one item to four + boots. The rune page is one AS shard, one AD shard, and no other offensive stats or damage multipliers, mostly so I don't have to worry about game time and combat patterns interfering with the tests, in a real game you might want to take offensive keystones or gathering storm. Levels used are level 8, 11, 13, and 15, which roughly correspond to when you hit a new item without any significant influxes or losses of gold.
On a total damage basis the results are pretty straightforward, you get IE first, then SR, then ER, then Shiv. Once you factor in the differing costs of the items and resists of the target then you can make arguments for SR first and Shiv third, but it's close enough that we will go with the original order.
The value of LDR
Now we have our default build order sorted, we can compare it to LDR. Which looks like this.
https://imgur.com/dZaQ1aO https://imgur.com/imuEdPu
The resist values given here are those of a Jax at levels 8, 11, 14, and 18, with Tabi at 8 and 11, and an additional GA at 14 and 18. It's a pretty typical bruiser statline, the popularity of Deaths Dance means you see GA less often now but you end up much the same ballpark as far as resists are concerned. Also included are the break even values, where LDR starts to do more damage then the alternative item on a slot basis.
As you can see, below 50% crit LDR is not a worthwhile buy. You need an unreasonable quantity of armour to make the pickup good, if you run into a Rammus then maybe grab Last Whisper but at least get an additional crit cloak before even thinking about turning it into LDR.
When we get to 50% crit we have a reasonable breakpoint, 199 armour. This is easily obtainable by tanks at this stage of the game, and bruisers with resist steroids can also hit this (think Jax ult, Nasus ult, Garen passively with W, maybe WuKong or Graves). Against our Model Jax there isn't that big a dps gap between LDR and 75% crit, and if we are looking at things on a cost adjusted basis LDR is actually better due to costing 500 gold less then ER.
With 75% crit the breakpoint is even lower, down to 113 armour. Bruisers hit this without even trying, and squishy champions get there too: a Varus with GA tops out at 125 armour, and even Xayah (the adc with the lowest armour) hits 116.
Additionally, remember that this is only looking at auto attack damage. If you have abilities then the value you gain from armour pen is higher since few abilities scale off AS or Crit.
RNG and You
So looking at the values there you might think that LDR is pretty good, you get a dps boost at achievable armour values, and potentially some extra cost efficiency. There is however a catch to consider, Critical Strike variance.
The values we used here are smoothed out, while in reality you end up with bigger and smaller packets of damage mixed together. Against tanks and bruisers combat lasts long enough that paper dps equals practical dps, but against squishy targets your Time to Kill (TTK) is short. How short exactly depends on how much you crit, say you are able to kill a target in four autos if they all crit, but if hits two and three don't crit then suddenly you might be looking at five or six autos, maybe more. This matters at the 75% to 100% breakpoint, the difference between perfectly reliable damage and some variation.
Additionally, the dps difference between builds isn't that massive. If we push our armour values up to 300 (tank levels, though they can hit higher in the late game if they don't need to care about MR) we are still only talking about a 10 DPS difference at the 50% to 75% breakpoint, and 25 DPS at the 75% to 100% breakpoint. 4% to 6% difference in damage. As a comparison, switching out an AD/Crit item for PD results in about a 9% drop in damage output.
That said, given the shear quantity of damage an ADC outputs at three and four items, crit variance often doesn't matter against squishes, and can potentially even be turned into an advantage because crits with LDR strike harder then the 100% crit build. Even if you miss a crit your TTK is often still low enough to be in the "whoever hits first wins" category against squishy targets, and the higher damage on crit can push you from four crits to three (or in the case of Caitlyn and Jhin, two crits, maybe even one with a bit of help from abilities or missing health), resulting in a lower practical time to kill.
RNG screwing can happen. But it's just as likely that you messed up. Try not to blame RNG, but maybe also don't rely on it.
Mortal Reminder, Executioners Calling, and Phantom Damage
Grievous wounds (GW) is one of those stats that can be essential to the team, but everyone seems loath to buy it. Tanks get Bramble vest and Thornmail (great against people drain-tanking off them, not so good against mages or if being ignored), Magic Damage gets Morellonomicon (good against low MR squishies, horrible against anyone with resists, can be cooldown gated, bursty champs can maybe outburst healing), and Physical Damage gets Executioners Calling (EC) and Mortal Reminder. As ADCs we get reasonably cheap access to the utility and reliable application, but it does come at the cost of damage output. How much damage (and so how much healing does it need to negate)? Well that depends on your target's armour.
https://imgur.com/eRaxuLv https://imgur.com/sd7jeNC
The broad trend is that the more resists you have, the less healing needed for GW to be valuable. A tank may only need to heal 40 health per second (HPS) without GW over their TTK, while a squishy or semi squishy such as Vlad or Katrina needs to heal 80 to 100 HPS. Given the TTK difference between classes these values end up condensing together to a pretty similar total healing needed, a tank might take 8 seconds (320 health at 40 hps) while a squishy needs only four (also 320 heath at 80 hps). 300 health makes a good rule of thumb for an early pickup, it's a bit conservative but it's better to pick up the utility slightly too early then to miss the window and get snowballed on. Vlad, Maokai, Soroka, Mundo, and Yuumi all hit this (though yuumi needs to either be fed or get multiple E casts off), but lots of lifesteal bruisers and other conqueror users won't get there, at least initially. If you're looking for a threshold in the mid to late game to get it then maybe bump that up to 400 or a little bit more.
You also probably don't want to go straight for Mortal Reminder. EC along with a crit cloak and a BF sword comes out to a little more then Reminder does, and at our three item mark you need 193 armour before Reminder starts to out damage it, about the point where you would consider LDR in the absence of healing. When it comes to builds that already have 75% though you probably want to build Reminder, as you have some pretty serious slot crunch otherwise, it locks you into a full offensive build, and against almost all targets Reminder does more damage anyway.
Also, a big assumption being made here is that all the damage being done to the target is done by you. Even a little bit of extra damage from someone else can make quite a difference here, and in a scenario where both you and a mage are hitting a target, and a decision needs to be made as to which one of you gets the grievous wounds, it's almost always better for the ADC to pick it up. The value of oblivion orb (and so the majority of the value of 'nomicon) kind of drops off drastically with only a tiny bit of MR itemised, while the value of Mortal Reminder only gets better the more resists are on the field.
Conclusions
Looking back at everything, we can safely say that both items have their place. Lord Dominik's Regard is a small damage boost against even lower levels of armour that doesn't mind being sacrificed for extra utility, while Mortal Reminder is an indispensable utility pickup that doesn't hurt your damage output too much. You should strongly consider picking one of them up in many games, but they are not mandatory in the same way that IE+Crit2 is, and there are trade offs compared to other offensive, defensive, and utility orientated items.
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2020.06.03 21:50 JoaGamo The post everyone is needing.

Hey Zoe Mains, im sharing a post talking about almost every post that I see randomly while scrolling
Runes?
As my personal suggestions:
Electrodark harvest for ranged/any enemiesAery for melee enemies, so you can poke em in early game (Depends on you which rune you like, if you don't like aery then use any other you like)
Secondary runes I take sorcery with nimbus cloak (Zoe's W can activate nimbus cloak) and Gathering Storm or Trascendence.
Build?
Normally, I take Luden>boots>Situational>Rabadon>Lich>SituationalSituational items are: Void Staff, Morello, Zhonya, Liandry (Yes, sometimes I take liandry against high hp enemies like cho-gath or Mundo)
Quick tips:
Zoe can "swap" W's spells by just standing still on top of another spell and right clicking it. By doing this, Zoe will swap the spell she had on W to the one on floor, losing it (I think I explained poorly, for example if I had Zhonya on W and I want cleanse which is dropped on the floor, I walk on top of the dropped spell and right click it.)
Zoe's normal combo is E+Q1+Q2+R. You can surprise an enemy by doing Q1+Q2+E (This sleeps the enemy and deals the basic Q damage. [Note: The enemy will receive normal Q's damage, this is because Zoe's E takes some seconds for sleeping someone]
Early game combo: Q1+AA+Q2+AA, this can trigger electro and force your enemy to recall.
For easier max range combo, wait till the Q's model goes right next to Zoe's model. When this happens, press your R. Wait any longer and the missile will be wasted.
R Tips: Remember your R can do a lot of things, like dodging things. For example, like Ezreal E, you can "dodge" an blitzcrank hook by just pressing your R. If you don't time it correctly, you will receive damage but you will not get pulled to him. This works with any hook champion and with any stun, except Sett's R. Sett's R can take you out of the portal and you won't come back to the starting point.

Some Zoe streamers are "pekin woof", "Erick Dota", "Vicksy", etc. You can see a list of Zoe streamers in the "streamers" section of this subreddit

Any tips on how to improve this big post, share on comments please.
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2020.04.19 20:37 TheNuclearOtaku Most Needed Reworks From A Lore Perspective

So, this is gonna be a weird one. First off, first post on this subreddit. Second, I actually don't play League of Legends. I am deeply invested in the world and lore, and have recently gotten into Legends of Runeterra, but I don't play the actual game of League. That being said, a lore nut like myself gets excited for champion VGUs/reworks just as much as the basic players, because it almost certainly means something big for the story and lore of League.
Now several years ago, Riot made a post on the boards (RIP) listing which champions they considered to need reworks the most. This list was made back during the era of Akali's rework, but most of the champions that were on that original list did get reworks (Nunu, Pantheon, Mordekaiser, Kayle, Fiddle, and Volibear). However, from that list, there are still some champions that have not been reworked yet. Thankfully, those listed champions can still be found on the wiki, right here. There are 9 champions left after Volibear, and I decided that, rather than look at this from a gameplay perspective (which champion's gameplay is most in need of an update), I decided to look at this from the perspective of the lore and story, and ranking which champions should be prioritized for VGUs. The only in-game thing I'll be considering here is their model/appearance, because character design does help tell a character's story. Lastly, remember that these are the champions Riot wants to rework; I'm just putting them in order. I don't make the rules, I just work here.
  1. Udyr: I'm going to be honest here, this is a bit of favoritism on my end. Realistically, the 2nd place character should be 1st, but between Volibear's coming update and the epic "Silence for the Damned" short story, I am absolutely desperate for a more modernized Udyr. Especially given how he reveals the existence of more shamanistic spirits beyond the ones we see in game. If Volibear's updated story somehow connects back to Udyr and/or shamans in general, this'll be a spot he'll clinch.
  2. Shyvana: This is the character who should realistically be number 1. Between Demacia's mage revolution, the death of Jarvan III and the turmoil that caused, how both of these things have affected Jarvan IV, and the more recent reveal that the Elemental Drakes are native to Ixtal, Shyvana is currently a goldmine of lore potential. With her basically taking 3rd place in the VGU vote, I'm hoping that she gets reworked sometime later this year. She could provide an excellent middle ground in the civil war that, while slightly filled by Lux, could be fully realized with Shyv, given how close she is to J4.
  3. Corki: This is a bit of a weird one. Corki himself has virtually no place in the lore, and thus he isn't like the previous 2 where who he actually is could fill a hole in the lore or flesh out one of the lore's more interesting aspects. But Corki's number 3 because of what his VGU could represent. Bandle City is currently the only listed region in Runeterra, outside of maybe the Void, to not have received any sort of major lore update. We got a bit of new art and lore with Yuumi's release, as well as updated bios for Tristana and Lulu, but beyond that? Nothing. If they want Bandle City to be this mysterious other land of chaotic magic, like Runeterra's own little Feywild, that's fine. But there's a difference between mysterious and just not having anything to work off of.
  4. Nocturne: Fiddlesticks' rework was incredible lorewise, as it brought demons back into the lore and in a whole new light. People are still trying to dissect that demonology tree! And I think Nocturne's rework could help push that lore even further. There was an Ask Riot post that went up recently, link here, that discussed the differences between Nocturne and Fiddle. The tl;dr is that, while Fiddle is more about the more abject, physical kind of horror found in slasher movies - there's a killer monster coming after you and you know you can't escape - Nocturne is more about mounting dread and psychological terror. His horror is the kind where you know that the monster is coming, but not when, or where, or how. And that's even scarier. Exploring this kind of horror and how it relates back to Fiddlesticks would be incredible. There's also the implied connection between Nocturne and Zed's Shadow Technique, which would be cool to explore. The only thing knocking Nocturne down is that, obviously, we just got Fiddle, so Riot will likely explore new avenues before coming back to demons.
  5. Cho'Gath: As mentioned before, the Void has also received very little love. But what keeps Cho'Gath lower is that, first, the Void is a more omnipresent threat, meaning it can be developed even when exploring other regions. And 2, it has gotten more love in recent times, what with the lore updates to the Icathian champions and the release of Kai'Sa. That being said, I see reworked Cho'Gath as being the biggest threat the Void has ever put out. Kha'Zix is individualistic and solitary, Rek'Sai is more like a territorial predator, Vel'Koz is much slower and more methodical, and Kog'Maw.......well, he has no place in the lore ATM, so he doesn't count. But Cho'Gath is a colossal force of nature that could be a serious threat to Runeterra at large. This does however lead to 2 more problems that keep him down; this kind of threat would need more buildup, to the point that it'd likely have to be a Burning Tides-level event, and being such a huge threat means it'd be hard for him to fit into the world.
  6. Skarner: I see Skarner, and I think again about Fiddlesticks, and how it brought demons into the forefront of the lore in a great new way. I really do think Skarner's rework could do the same for the Brackern; make them a major force within Shurima, make them matter. There are many ways this could be done, and there's no one right answer, but the point is it could be done. What keeps him so low is the very fact that the Brackern aren't important to the lore ATM; they're not major players, there's no major potential with them like Shyvana, they haven't really created any lore holes, and Skarner himself isn't heavily involved with the world at large. The most involvement they've had with the greater story is the hextech crystals, which would be cool to expand upon.
  7. Shaco: This is almost the exact same thing as Nocturne, but honestly, I think that Nocturne's rework could do more for the demons. Plus, we already have one overtly evil murder demon, in the form of Fiddlesticks. Unless they plan to radically change Shaco and his characterization, maybe lean more into his mischievous side, I think Nocturne should take priority. But the fact that he's one of the last champs without a fully updated bio does keep him a bit higher, as does his demonic nature.
  8. Rammus: People like Rammus, both in-game and in lore, because he's as simple and basic and straightforward as you could get. In terms of his lore, that's both a blessing and a curse. It is cool to have a more mysterious figure in Shurima, complete with his own somersault cult, but my issue is that there are other characters in League that do the "mysterious figure shrouded in myth and legend" in a more interesting way. Kindred, Fiddlesticks, Tahm Kench, even Mordekaiser to a degree. Also, while I'm certain that Riot will keep his very simple and quiet way of speaking in the rework (I think the playerbase would implode if that changed), I'm worried that changing it will cause some of the charm and magic to be lost.
  9. Dr. Mundo: Dr. Mundo is hilarious and fun and I love him as a character, and would like to see him modernized. The issue is that, as he is now, unlike every other character before him, he offers nothing to the lore at large. I mean, I guess his rework could expand on the world of Zaun in ways we haven't seen before. In fact, in all likelihood, that's what will happen. But for right now, Mundo's just kinda......there. And in terms of lore, that makes him not so much a priority.
I know that this post is already idiotically long, but I want to real quick run through some other characters that could maybe use some minor Ezreal-level visual updates:
Those are just the ones of the top of my head. And of course, all of this is my opinion. Let me know what you think. If you've stuck around till the end here, thanks! Hope you have a great rest of the day! :)
EDIT: fixed some spelling, made some clarifications, and added some new stuff to the minor update section.
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2020.04.08 16:52 Erdamon A full list of outdated/inaccurate things found in ability showcasing videos found in League Client

A few days ago there was some conversation going on about a few outdated videos showcasing champions' abilities in the LoL's client (Aurelion Sol for example). This, to put it simply, piqued my interest, and got me curious as to how many more things like these can be found (besides, the quarantine isn't ending any time soon and I've got nothing better to do so there's that).
As it turns out, there's a **lot** of inaccuracies found there, not to a point of utter unplayability thankfully, it's not like Fiddlesticks or Mordekaiser still have their pre-rework abilites featured there, though I was surprised to see that some inconsistencies were found in the videos for most recent champions as well. I'm aware that it's not Riot's current top priority and that there are other, external sources that players can use to see how abilities work and find an up-to-date information. I still think that it's something worth keeping in mind, and something that could be taken care of down the line, especially when we take new/casual players into account who don't browse every source possible and keep up with patch notes on a daily basis, they might appreciate those slick previews being as recent as possible. I'd also like to put out a disclamer here that this isn't some super epic rant to own the Rioters, nor that everything on this list must be fixed ASAP, I'd rather call it my way of killing time and sharing some research with folks around here, nothing much besides that.

For those of you who are also curious and want to get to it, this is the full list of all the things not presented right, with the information being either missing, outdated or not that accurate, enjoy. (
Aatrox:
(P) - Still shows healing/shielding reduction effect, also the video doesn't load, the only thing there is a thumbnail
(R) - The video doesn't load, unlike Passive, there's not even a thumbnail
Ahri:
(P) - Still shows the old Passive
Akali:
(P) - Doesn't have a video at all even though it can be presented
(Q) - Still shows healing particles
(R) - Still shows the microstun being applied
Amumu:
Still shows old VFX on all abilities
Anivia:
Still shows old VFX on all abilites
Annie:
(E) - Doesn't show the movement speed boost
(R) - Doesn't show that Tibbers can gain the effect of Annie's E
Aphelios:
It's just a total mess, some stuff is thrown all over the place (Inferum Q being featured in P video), some is omitted (Calibrum AA, Chakram Q) and some is incomplete (Only two out of five ult variants are showcased)
Aurelion Sol:
(W) - Still presented as a toggle skill the old version, the stars spin much slower than on live and Aurelion doesn't gain movement speed at the end of the duration
Azir:
(W) - Doesn't show the attack speed bonus gained from controlling 3+ soldiers
(R) - Still shows that dashes can be blocked by the wall
Blitzcrank:
Still shows old VFX on all abilities
(R) - Still shows the old Passive
Caitlyn:
Still uses old VFX
Diana:
(P) - Doesn't show attack speed boost on ability cast
Draven:
(W) - Doesn't show cooldown being reset when an Axe (Q) is caught
Dr. Mundo:
Still shows old VFX on all abilities
Ekko:
(P) - Still shows the slow effect particles
Ezreal:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
Fizz:
(W & R) - Both still show his old W passive
Galio:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
Gnar:
(Q) - Doesn't show Mega Gnar's version
Gragas:
Still features old VFX/SFX as well as old walking animation
Heimerdinger:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
Irelia:
(P) - Still shows that it takes 4 stacks to be fully stacked and extra damage dealt to shields
(W) - Still shows that it blocks magic damage
(R) - Still shows the disarm debuff
Jax:
Still shows old VFX and attack animations
Karma:
(R) - Only shows how empowered Q works
Kassadin:
(Q) - Doesn't show that it interrupts channeled abilities
Kayle:
(P) - Shows the wrong level progression (6th and 11th level bonuses are still the other way around)
Kayn:
Doesn't show how his abilities work after transformation
Kennen:
Still shows old VFX
Kha'Zix:
(W) - Still shows slowing enemies hit when unevolved
(R) - Still shows Kha'Zix gaining Void Assault's effect when entering a brush
Kindred:
(Q) - Doesn't show the attack speed buff
(W) - Doesn't show the passive effect (healing after gathering charges)
Kled:
(Q) - Doesn't show grevious wounds being applied
Lulu:
(W) - Doesn't show the attack speed buff
Malzahar:
(W) - Still shows Voidlings multiplying on attack as well as granting them buffs if there's 3+ voidlings summoned at once
Nautilus:
Still shows old VFX
Nami:
(E) - Doesn't show that it works on spells
Neeko:
(E) - Still shows root being empowered after hitting 2 enemies instead of 1
Olaf:
(Q) - Doesn't show that you can pick up the axe
Still shows old VFX
Poppy:
(W) - Doesn't show the grounded debuff
Pyke:
(Q) - Still shows that tap strikes in an AoE rather than single target
Quinn:
(W) - Doesn't showcase the passive effect
Rammus:
(R) - Doesn't show that it slows enemies
Rek'Sai:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
Renekton:
Doesn't show rage-empowered abilities
Rengar:
(Q) - Doesn't show ferocity-empowered effect
Rumble:
Doesn't show heat-empowered abilities
Ryze:
(Q) - Doesn't show the cooldown reset when casting another ability
(W) - Still shows that it roots enemies regardless
(E) - Doesn't show that it can spread flux to nearby enemies nor its interactions with Q or W
Sejuani:
(E) - Doesn't show that nearby melee allied champions can apply stacks to help Sejuani cast E faster
Senna:
(W) - Doesn't show what happens if you hit an enemy without killing them
Sett:
(P) - Doesn't show particles for increased health regen
Shaco:
(P) - Still shows old functionality (indefinite buff, rather that current one-strong hit with a cooldown)
(W) - Doesn't show the puppet being able to attack in an AoE
Shyvana:
(W) - Still shows Dragon-W leaving a trail of fire
(E) - Still shows Human-E not stopping on first enemy hit and still shows Dragon-E being a strike in a cone rather than a skillshot with lingering AoE
Singed:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
(W) - Doesn't show the grounded debuff
(E) - Doesn't show its interaction with W
Sion:
(E) - Doesn't show armor reduction on enemies hit by a knocked back minion
Sivir:
(R) - Doesn't show the passive effect (attack speed boost while W is active)
Sona:
(P) - Shows only E-power chord
Soraka:
(Q) - Doesn't show Soraka gaining increased movement speed
(W) - Doesn't show being able to pass on the Q buff to an ally
Sylas:
(P) - Doesn't show that you can store multiple uses of Petricite Burst at once nor that it increases Sylas' attack speed
Syndra:
(P) - Still shows Syndra being able to grab multiple Dark Spheres with her max rank W
Tahm Kench:
(Q) - Doesn't show passive stack being depleted after stunning an enemy
(W) - Still shows Tahm moving at a normal speed after eating allied Fizz
Taliyah:
(Q) - Still shows rocks dealing damage in an AoE upon impact
Talon:
(Q) - Doesn't show the ability being cast while in melee range of the target
Taric:
(E) - Doesn't show Taric being able to attack while casting it
Teemo:
(Q) - Doesn't show the attacks missing after being blinded (because no attacks are attempted by Rumble)
(W) - Doesn't show the passive movement speed increase being suppressed after taking damage
(R) - Doesn't show shrooms bouncing off of each other
Thresh:
(E) - Doesn't showcase the passive effect
Varus:
(W) - Doesn't show the active component
Veigar:
Still shows old VFX
Viktor:
(P) - Doesn't have a video showcasing it
(W) - Still shows the old Hexcore upgrade (dragging enemies towards the center
(R) - Doesn't show it being able to interrupt channeled abilities
Volibear:
(E) - Doesn't show the knockback effect
Wukong:
(W) - Only shows clone interacting with Wukong's Q (there's also interactions with E and R)
Yorick:
(E) - Doesn't show the interaction between this ability and Yorick's summons
Yuumi:
(Q) - Doesn't show detached version, still has a longer duration in-flight than on live
(W) - Still shows it having no initial cast time
(E) - Doesn't show the attack speed buff, still shows that it works on a charge system
Zac:
(P) - Weirdly enough, it's still showcasing his pre-rework Q, despite his current Q having a proper video
Zed:
(W) - Doesn't show mimicked E and its effects
Ziggs:
(W) - Doesn't show it being able to execute turrets
Zoe:
(W) - Doesn't show the passive activating when Zoe casts her own summoner spells
(E) - Doesn't show the range extending when cast through a wall
(R) - Doesn't show Zoe being able to cast spells while using Portal Jump
Bonus Summoner Spells round:
Heal:
Doesn't show the movement speed buff
Teleport:
Doesn't show the movement speed buff

Now onto things that don't have as much of an impact on overall experience, this what you could call a "mini-time capsule", a funny fun fact or just a showcase of things going slightly wrong for software gore fans.
Akali:
(Q) - The video is sped up for whatever reason
Ezreal:
(W) - Video's sound is much lower than his other ones.
He's also one of two champions to feature a training dummy in their ability showcasing videos
Fiora:
(E) - Person showcasing the ability was too slow to get the second autoattack off in time
Gangplank:
(W) - Still features Swain's old model
Kai'Sa:
(R) - The plasma debuff is shown for a very short period of time, and disappears the moment Kai'Sa uses her ult, overall giving an odd impression of how it works
Katarina:
(P & R) - Still shows Ezreal's old model
Kha'Zix:
His Q & W don't feature evolution animation but E and R do
Kindred:
You can actually see the W passive being featured, but only in the video showcasing Q
Kog'Maw:
(P) - Still shows Ezreal's old model
(R) - VFX for Kassadin's weapon is missing
LeBlanc:
(R) - While normally there's a cut between each "sub-ability" on every other champion with a similar skill, LeBlanc's R is showcased without cuts
Lee Sin:
Despite not getting a major kit rework/VFX overhaul his videos still got updated to feature Irelia's and Swain's new models
Miss Fortune:
She's one of the two champions with ability showcasing videos that also feature voice over
Nasus:
He's the other champion featuring voice over in their videos, except in his case the voice over can only by heard in videos for W and E
Nunu:
The other champion showcasing abilities against a training dummy, except unlike Ezreal, here it's only featured for P, Q and W
Pyke:
The only champion for whom the invisibility screen filter is shown
Rek'Sai:
(R) - VFX for Kassadin's weapon is missing
Shaco:
(R) - Still shows Irelia's old model
Swain:
(P) - Still shows Morgana's old model
Sylas:
His videos are really quiet compared to most other champions
Talon:
(Q) - His passive is applied for a split second on Lux and then suddenly goes away, it's a "blink and you'll miss it" moment
(R) - Still shows Ezreal's old model
Tryndamere:
Still features Aatrox's old model in most of the videos
Wukong:
(W & R) - Videos showcasing those abilities are considerably zoomed in compared to his other ones
Xin Zhao:
(R) - Still shows Ezreal's old model
Zed:
Despite featuring updated Akali in all ability videos Q through R, his passive still shows old Akali model
Zilean:
(P) - Still shows Ezreal's old model
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2020.02.19 22:02 flesh_eating_turtle Masterpost on the Achievements of Socialism in Bolivia

"The worst enemy of humanity is capitalism... If the entire world doesn't acknowledge this reality, that the national states are not providing even minimally for health, education and nourishment, then each day the most fundamental human rights are being violated." - President Evo Morales
Introduction
In light of the recent coup which overthrew elected President Evo Morales, I figured it would be good to remind everyone of the immense achievements of the Bolivian people while he was in power.
All sources are cited at the end, as always.
Economic Achievements: Growth, Poverty Reduction, etc.
The economic policies of Evo Morales focused on nationalization of various major companies, increases in labor rights and the social welfare system, and strong opposition to the IMF and World Bank. The Economist (a neoliberal publication if there ever was one) discussed some of Morales' policies in an article on the topic:
In his first term Mr. Morales imposed many controls on private business. Telecommunications and mines, as well as gas, were nationalized. Prices of gas and many foodstuffs were controlled, and food producers forced to sell in the local market rather than export. A new state-owned body distributes food at subsidized prices.
The article also states:
Mr. Morales's nationalization of oil and natural gas in 2006, together with higher prices for gas exports to Brazil, left his government awash with cash. He used this to expand welfare provision, including a non-contributory old-age pension and payments to mothers provided their children are at school and their babies are taken for health checks. The president has also handed out hundreds of free tractors.
These policies led to the highest economic growth that Bolivia has seen in decades, making it the fastest growing economy in Latin America. This is demonstrated by a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which states that growth under Morales "has been higher than at any time in the last 30 years, averaging 4.9 percent annually since the current administration took office in 2006." The report also comments on some of the redistributive policies of the Morales government:
...the government has begun several programs targeted at the poorest Bolivians. These include payments to poor families to increase school enrollment; an expansion of public pensions to relive extreme poverty among the elderly; and most recently, payments for uninsured mothers to expand prenatal and post-natal care, to reduce infant and child mortality.
A more recent article from the Guardian, published after the 2014 Bolivian election, analyzes the significance of Bolivia's economic growth, and its effect on quality of life:
The benefits of such growth have been felt by the Bolivian people: under Morales, poverty has declined by 25% and extreme poverty has declined by 43%; social spending has increased by more than 45%; the real minimum wage has increased by 87.7%; and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean has praised Bolivia for being “one of the few countries that has reduced inequality”.
The article closes by commenting on Morales:
He has defied the conventional wisdom that says left-wing policies damage economic growth, that working-class people can’t run successful economies, and that politics can’t be transformative – and he’s done all of this in the face of enormous political pressure from the IMF, the international business community and the US government. In the success of Morales, important political lessons can be found – and perhaps we could all do with learning them.
Bolivia, with approx. 40% of the economy under some kind of state-ownership, closed 2018 with one of the highest growth rates in the world. According to an article from Telesur:
The economic model followed by Bolivia is based on the Social Community Production, supported by a strong participation of the State in strategic sectors, which goes against the recommendations made by the IMF, which looks for the suppression of subsidies and the reduction of public investments. The Bolivian economy registered on average a growth of 4.9 percent in the period 2006-2017, where more than three million people left poverty. The GDP registered a growth of 4.2 percent last year, according to the 2017 Bolivian Economy Report.
Economic inequality (as measured by the World Bank GINI Index) was also drastically reduced under Morales (he was elected in 2006).
All of this makes it clear that the economic policies of the Morales government were extremely successful in growing the economy and drastically reducing poverty, all while combating neoliberalism and imperialism.
Social Reforms and Achievements
The Morales government has also succeeded in implementing very successful social reforms, particularly in the areas of education and racial issues.
Bolivia has succeeded in becoming only the third nation in Latin America (after Venezuela and Cuba) to be declared "free of illiteracy" by UNESCO. This was achieved via educational programs inspired by the Cuban model.
In addition, the Morales government made great strides in fighting racism against the indigenous population of Bolivia (Morales himself is the first president of Bolivia from the indigenous population). For this, they received praise from the UN. According to an article from Telesur:
The government of Bolivia has made "great progress" in the last ten years in its fight against institutional and structural racism and discrimination, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced Tuesday in an official statement.
The government also sought to combat violence and discrimination against women, and promote gender equality.
Foreign Policy and Anti-Imperialism
The Morales government has consistently stood in solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, and in opposition to neoliberal capitalism and US imperialism.
In 2005, Morales visited Cuba, receiving full honors from Fidel Castro. While there, he signed an agreement in which Cuba promised Bolivia aid in health and education, and Morales referred to Castro and Hugo Chavez as "the commanders of the forces for the liberation of the Americas and the world."
The government has sought to promote anti-imperialism, even opening an explicitly "anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist" military school for their officers. According to an article in the Guardian:
“If the empire teaches domination of the world from its military schools, we will learn from this school to free ourselves from imperial oppression,” the country’s first indigenous president said at an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.“We want to build anti-colonial and anti-capitalist thinking with this school that binds the armed forces to social movements and counteracts the influence of the School of the Americas that always saw the indigenous as internal enemies,” he told a crowd that included the defense ministers of Venezuela and Nicaragua.
In 2019, Morales attended the swearing-in of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Morales has stated his support for the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, referring explicitly to their 1979 revolution.
Morales maintained a close relationship with the Cuban government. As mentioned above, he has received full honors from Fidel Castro, signed an aid agreement with the Cuban government, and even traveled to Cuba for medical treatment (as Hugo Chavez did).
Hugo Chavez was also a major supporter of Morales. The two met in 2006, and affirmed their solidarity, as well as securing a trade deal.
Morales has also repeatedly denounced American imperialism at the United Nations.
Morales' government made great strides in standing up to US imperialism and global neoliberalism, as well as supporting various leftist governments.
Conclusion
While Morales may not be as far-left as we would like, it is clear from the above that his government (much like that of Hugo Chavez) made a number of extremely impressive achievements. His policies slashed poverty and deprivation, combated various social ills, and focused strongly on anti-imperialism and international solidarity.
In 2012, John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin described the results of their interviews with the Bolivian people, in which they asked them for their opinion on Morales. They stated that:
For many — perhaps most — Bolivians, this was a period when ordinary people felt the benefits of policy in ways that had not been the case for decades, if ever.
That is something which we can all appreciate. Here's hoping the Bolivian people take back their country from the reactionary coup government!
Sources
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2020.02.16 15:16 Clocktwerk1312 My first ranked game was less than stellar.

Be me, Trundle top. Unranked
Rest of team is:
Silver 3 Mundo jungle
Silver 2 Kassadin mid
Silver 3 Jhin ADC
Gold 4 Soraka support
Enemy Team:
Silver 3 Kayle top
Silver 3 J4 jungle
Gold 4 Zed mid
Silver 4 Vayne ADC
Bronze 2 Janna Support
Game started off well enough. I was beating Kayle with my club, killed her, and denying her farm through lane dominance and aggression. Had a moderate cs lead and then she hit level 6 and my ability to farm vanished as she just kept hitting me even while I was under tower. Like my character model had tower on either side of it and she just kept running up and smacking me without taking a shot. It was really frustrating and I wasn’t getting any jungle help. Which I would be fine with except every other lane got mud stomped and our jungle took absolutely zero objectives (both Heralds were used on my towers and he was never at Dragon)
I ended the game 3/3/0. Jungle was 1/10/2, Mid was 2/8/1, ADC was 1/5/0, and the support was 0/6/1. I had the highest CS on the team at 115 after 21 minutes of hell.
MEANWHILE Enemy top went 3/3/2, jungle was 5/0/11, mid was 13/3/4, ADC was 10/0/6, and support was 1/1/17. Kayle ended with 165 cs as the highest in game thanks to her built in AoE waveclear.
So obviously I need to get way better at League because if this is the kind of team I’m going to be getting in ranked then I need to up my hard carrying skills.
On that note, what are some resources for getting better at League so I don’t ever have to worry about what my teammates are or aren’t doing?
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2020.01.16 00:50 TheTanzanite Por que o futuro da humanidade é sombrio

EDIT: Esse post não tem o intuito de deixar ninguém depressivo, por mais que não sejam notícias boas, vejam isso como uma oportunidade de não ficar perdendo tempo com certas cobranças e amarras da sociedade que você sabe que não faz sentido com o que você realmente é ou quer ser. É também uma forma de redirecionar qualquer "raiva" que você tenha no espectro político para quem realmente está causando isso tudo.
Esta é apenas uma tradução das partes relevantes do tópico postado por logiman43 no /DarkFuturology.
10 anos atrás eu era o cara me acorrentando em árvores, 5 anos atrás eu era o cara bloqueando a rua para chamar a sua atenção sobre o consumo de carne. Eu já fui preso, ridicularizado e "linchado". Agora eu estou apenas cansado. Eu sou um Ph.D em Relações Internacionais com especialização em Conflitos Climáticos (e 2 outros diplomas em Direito e Economia).
Aqui você irá achar 30,000 papers científicos sobre esta situação fodida.
Para os amantes de áudio, aqui você tem uma conversa de 30 minutos sobre como tudo deverá colapsar. "Não há crescimento infinito".
5 anos atrás existia uma série chamada 'The Newsroom'. Era uma série série com alguma comédia sobre o mundo midiático. Existe um clipe famoso da série (04:48) sobre o colapso do clima. Era "cômico" na época, porém agora é a realidade.

Aquecimento Global:

De acordo com um report de 2018, a temperatura global já está 1ºC maior do que a era pré-industrial.
O que irá acontecer a cada incremento de 0.5ºC? O rastreador de ações climáticas mostra que chegaremos aos 3.5ºC com as políticas atuais em 2050. Climate stripes - Veja o salto em 1995
Gráfico mostrando emissões de carbono por continente. Veja a explosão na Ásia
Neste gráfico, você tem todos os níveis de CO2, CH4, N20, temperatura e nível do oceano.
As 20 piores consequências do aquecimento global
+9 Gráficos
1.5ºC - Este costumava ser o ponto em que os cientistas achavam que estávamos OK. Em 2018, o IPCC queria parar o aquecimento global neste temperatura, prevendo que a atingiríamos com 10% de chance em 2023. Nesta temperatura, ondas de calor tão quentes quanto o Deserto do Saara acontecerão no mundo todo, todo ano. Haverá destruição massiva de plantações, 70% dos corais no oceano perderão a sua cor e secas afetarão 360mi de pessoas (Fonte).
Advinhe só? De acordo com o - já antigo - report do IPCC de 2019, nós já estamos quase atingindo 1.5ºC. A quantidade de 'loss events' (Tsunamis, Tempestades, Enchentes, Queimadas) entre 1980 e 2015 QUADRUPLICOU.
Históricamente, todo summit pelo clima falhou em atingir a meta de limitar as emissões GHG, não chegando nem perto. Outro ângulo. Inclusive, estudos recentes alertam que metas do Acordo de Paris já estão fora do nosso alcance.

Biomassa e a 6ª Extinção

A Terra aparenta estar passando por um processo de "aniquilação biológica". Mais da metade do número total de animais que um dia dividiram o planeta com os humanos já se foram. Um estudo de 2017 checou as populações animais ao redor do planeta examinando 27,600 espécies de vertebrados - quase metade das espécies que sabemos que existem. Eles descobriram que mais de 30% delas estão em declínio. Algumas espécies estão enfrentando um colapso completo, enquanto populações locais de outras estão sendo extintas em áreas específicas. Além disso, humanos exterminaram 60% das populações animais desde 1970. (Fonte)
Aproximadamente 40% das espécies de insetos estão em declínio, de acordo com um estudo e eles não são as únicas criaturas sofrendo. Nos últimos 50 anos, mais de 500 espécies de anfíbios entraram em declínio - e 90 foram extintas - devido a uma doença mortal de um fungo, que corrói a carne de sapos. (Fonte)
E plantas estão sendo extintas 350x mais rápido do que o normal
De outro lado, veja a explosão de animais domésticos entre 1950 e 200. Gado é uma das causas do aquecimento global. Ex: A Amazônia está sendo desmatada não pela madeira, mas para abrir espaço para criação de gado. (Fonte).

População

A curva íngrime na população. Se nossos números crescem em média 228,000 por dia, em uma semana nós teremos adicionado 1.589.000 pessoas extras à população mundial. Para se preparar, a Humanidade precisa produzir mais comida nas próximas 4 décadas do que já produzimos nos últimos 8.000 anos (Link p/ Paper). Porém estamos desperdiçando tanta comida e perdendo tanta água com irrigação, que é possível que a sociedade colapse em 2040 devido à escassez catastrófica de alimento.

Permafrost e Metano

Solo no Ártico está liberando mais CO2 do que 189 países.

Com um aumento de 2ºC, esperamos que 6.6 milhões de km² descongelem e isso crie um 'feedback loop' que libere muito metano, o que significa que o descongelamento do permafrost e calotas polares se torne um processo de extinção que se auto acelere.
Os oceanos já estão borbulhando com Metano e o que é mais assustador é que nós sabemos que existem patógenos congelados no permafrost - patógenos como Anthrax.

Doenças

Conforme a Terra aquece, animais serão forçados a migrar em massa. Isso significa que animais transportando doenças tropicais (como Malária) passarão a conviver entre nós. Para se ter uma idéia de quão isso é assustador, doenças como 'Camel Flu' (MERS) tem uma taxa de mortalidade de 36%.
E os hospitais não estão preparados para os desafios da mudança climática
Report do World at Risk. Eles listaram dezenas de doenças que os experts sugerem possuir o potencial de causar epidemias que podem escalar fora de controle, entre elas o Ebola, Zika Virus e Dengue. Uma pandemia pode infectar o mundo em horas e matar milhões pois NENHUM país está totalmente preparado. 100 Anos atrás a Gripe Espanhola infectou 1/3 da população e matou 50 milhões de pessoas.
Atualmente, a poluição do ar está tão alta que a China e India ultrapassam os gráficos. Sem uma máscara, você ficará doente.

Erosão do Solo Superficial

Nós estamos ficando sem solo arável (Fonte) e até 2055, nós não teremos mais nada.
Este é o aviso do autor de "Surviving the 21st Century", Julian Cribb para uma conferência internacional do solo em Queenstown, NZ em 15/12/16.
"10kg de Solo Arável, 800L de água, 1.3L de Diesel, 0.3g de Pesticidas e 3.5kg de CO2 - Isso é o necessário para entregar uma refeição, apenas para uma pessoa" - Cribb diz.
É necessário 2000 anos para se formar 5cm de solo arável e se você acha que isso não te afetará, espere até que comida se torne a commodity mais rara da Terra. Se você acha que já viu a barbaridade humana, espere até que estes mesmos humanos estejam famintos e desesperados por comida. Isso não significa milhões de pessoas famintas, sginificará bilhões de pessoas sem comida. Incluíndo você.

Escassez de Água Doce

A India tem 5 anos para solucionar a crise hídrica, a África do Sul tem a pior seca em 1000 anos, Zâmbia tem 2mi de pessoas à beira da inanição graças à seca.
De acordo com o report das Nações Unidas, em 10 anos, 4 bilhões de pessoas serão atingidas pela falta de água doce, das quais 2 bilhões estarão severamente em falta.

O evento "Blue Ocean"

Um evento Blue Ocean significa que grandes quantidades de luz solar não serão mais refletidas de volta ao espaço. Ao invés disso, o calor será absorvido pelo Ártico. Enquanto o Oceano Ártico possui gelo, a maior parte da luz solar é refletida e o "centro de frio" permanece perto do Pólo Norte.
Isso não apenas significa que o calor adicional terá que ser absorvido pelo Ártico, mas também que os padrões de vento irão mudar radicalmente, ainda mais do que já estão mudando hoje. O que causa com que outros 'pontos de virada' sejam atingidos antes do esperado. É por isso que o evento 'Blue Ocean' é muito importante e possivelmente será atingido abruptamente em 2022. (Fonte).

O feedback loop da camada de gelo

Quando falamos do crescimento do nível do mar, está se tornando cada vez mais difícil prever uma vez não estamos apenas aquecendo o ar, o calor está ficando preso nos oceanos também, o que significa que as camadas de gelo no círculo do ártico está derretendo por cima e por baixo - Ou seja, estão derretendo MUITO mais rápido do que estimamos até nas nossas estimativas mais radicais. (Vídeo).
Se você está preocupado com os refugiados da América Central/Latina ou África, você pode começar a pensar nas dezenas de milhões de pessoas que começarão a escapar continente a dentro das inundações.
Isso TRIPLICA as nossas estimativas anteriores.

Evento Wet Bulb

Mudança Climática causará ondas húmidas de calor, que matarão até pessoas saudáveis.

Ondas de calor extremas que matam pessoas saudávels em horas atingirão partes do subcontinente indiano a menos que as emissões globais de carbono sejam drasticamente cortadas rapidamente. Mesmo foras destes hotspots, 3/4 da população de 1.7bi - particularmente agricultores no Ganges e vales Hindus - serão expostos a um nível de humidade classificado como "Perigo Extremo" até o final do século.
A nova análise avalia que o impacto do clima na combinação mortal de calor e humidade, classificado como a temperatura "Wet Bulb" (WBT). Quando a humidade chega em 35ºC, o corpo humano não consegue mais se regular através do suor e até pessoas saudáveis sentadas na sombra, morrerão em até 6 horas. Já existem partes do mundo em que a humidade atinge 32ºC a 33ªC.

Acidificação do Oceano

Acidificação do Oceano tornará a mudança climática pior ainda

Os oceanos estão absorvendo uma grande parcela do CO2 emitido na atmosfera. Na realidade, oceanos são o maior absorvente de CO2 do mundo, muito maior do que as capacidades de absorção da floresta amazônica. Mas quanto mais CO2 os oceanos absorvem, mais ácidos eles ficam em uma escala relativa pois uma parte do carbono reage com a àgua para formar ácido carbônico.
Se a acidificação diminuir as emissões marinhas de enxofre, isso poderá causar um aumento na quantidade de luz solar atingindo a superfície da Terra, acelerando o aquecimento - o que é exatamente o que o estudo do Nature Climate Change prevê. Pesquisadores estimam que o pH do oceano irá diminuir em 0.4pH até o final desse século se as emissões de carbono não pararem, ou em 0.15pH CASO o aumento pare em 2ºC. (Fonte)
Já está acontecendo uma extinção em massa nos oceanos.

Porque prevenção do desmatamento é mais importante que replantá-las.

Há tanto CO2 na atmosfera que plantar novas árvore já não pode mais nos salvar.

Cientistas estimam que precisamos plantar 1 trilhão de árvores para mitigar o Aquecimento Global. SEM PERDER NENHUMA ÁRVORE já que uma árvore queimando libera todo o CO2 de volta.
A Amazônia está perdendo 3 campos de futebol por minuto graças à queimadas - Mapa Interativo. No momento, estamos perdendo 13-15mi de hectares de árvores por ano na América do Sul, África e Oeste Asiático que estão sendo convertidos para agricultura. (Fonte)
Então se assumirmos que plantemos 1mi de árvores a cada passo que você dê, então 20 passos serão 20mi de árvores, correto? 1 trilhão de árvores é o equivalente a 2.5x mais do que a distância em que você está até a Estação Espacial Internacional, isso sem contar toda a poluição liberada para plantar as sementes, toda a logística de preparo do solo arável e o descarte de lixo. Uma ação para resolver um problema, afeta diversos outros que também contribuem para o aquecimento.

Migrações

Se prepare para centenas de milhões de refugiados do clima - MIT.

Até 2050 haverão 1.5bi de migrantes. Sim, em 30 anos. O que aumenta drasticamente o potencial de conflitos e violência. Um estudo pelo Pentágono confirma que haverão guerras causadas por problemas relacionados a refugiados do clima.
Apenas um exemplo rápido, a Índia poderá bloquear o rio Indus, matando centenas de milhões de paquistaneses. (Fonte). Ambos países que possuem armas de destruição em massa. Nos próximos 30 anos haverá também um crescimento do fascismo e campos de concentração, o que já acontece nos EUA com mexicanos e na China com os Uighurs.

Os super-ricos

Os ricos sabem que é tarde de mais e que serão os únicos que sobreviverão. (Artigo). Eles já estão costruindo bunkers e comprando passaportes neozelandeses para se refugiarem quando der merda e é por isso que eles estão ficando exponencialmente mais ricos. Por exemplo, Canada, Noruega e Brasil irão 'floodar' o mundo com petróleo para obter lucro máximo (Artigo do NYT "Flood of Oil is Coming").
Se qualquer coisa acontecer, os super-ricos irão apenas comprar passaportes por $1M+ e fugir enquanto migrantes serão colocados em campos de concentração, os ricos estão planejando nos deixar para trás.

Porque o atual sistema econômico está quebrado

O sistema econômico está completamente quebrado e não só nos EUA comot ambém na Europa, Austrália, América do Sul e Ásia. Eu estive pesquisando este assunto por anos e fico 'embasbacado' quão ruim realmente está.
Os ultra-ricos possuem $32 trilhões, sem contar assets mobiliários, ouro, iates e cavalos de corrida, em contas offshore.
Visualização da diferença entre $50,000, $1mi e $1bi. A média de income nos EUA é de $32,000/ano. Supondo que cada degrau em uma escada representa $100,000, então metade da população americana ainda está no começo ou apenas no 1º degrau, são quase 200 milhões de pessoas que não conseguem nem subir um degrau nesse sistema. Os lares conjuntos de 80% estão no quinto degrau da escada enquanto um bilionário...um bilionário está 10.000 degraus acima da escada, o que é o equivalente à 5 prédios do tamanho do Empire State. Lá de cima, eles não conseguem distinguir a diferença dentre um milionário e um sem-teto nem se eles quisessem. E Jeff Bezos? Ele está na metade do caminho até a Estação Espacial, o equivalente a 24 Everests em cima do outro.
Se você tivesse um trabalho que pagasse $2.000/HORA e você trabalhasse 40 horas por semana, sem férias e de alguma forma economizasse todo esse dinheiro, você teria que trabalhar mais de 25.000 anos para chegar na mesma fortuna de Jeff Bezos.
Outras menções notáveis:

Por que ninguém fala do colapso?

Por que ninguém fala do colapso? Porque um mundo sem esperança é um mundo de caos, imagine 7 bilhões de pessoas percebendo que eles não tem 200, 100, 50 anos restantes mas sim apenas 20 ou 30.
Além disso, os ricos estão tentando promover éticas de trabalho em que você não tenha tempo para ler, assistir ou estudar sobre nada do que foi dito acima. Nós estamos ficando cada vez mais isolados um dos outros por causa de tecnologias como Facebook ou Tinder e pra completar, os políticos estão tentando desestabilizar o mundo que conhecemos, para criar confusão e conflito entre nós. Dividir e Conquistar. Por que você acha que a Rússia está por trás do Brexit, do movimento Black Lives Matter e do crescimento do fascismo na Europa?
A Rússia influenciou as eleições americanas, criando centenas de grupos de Facebook Pro-Trump, pagou também para rodar propagandas patrióticas "MAGA" no Facebook.
Por que você acha que há tantos protestos rolando ao redor do mundo ultimamente? Aqui estão os maiores protestos acontecendo agora.
LUTE!
Para mais: /collapse
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2019.11.26 20:54 smkAce0921 LONG Trip Report: Ecuador (Everything but Galapagos)

Background: I am a middle aged solo male traveler from the United States who speaks fluent Spanish. I recently spent 2 months in Ecuador as both a digital nomad and a tourist. I did NOT go to Galapagos Islands because it is expensive and I felt that it could be a tourist trap. However, I went to about every other location on the mainland and still enjoyed myself immensely. I have also been to other places throughout the region and spent time in both Colombia and Panama beforehand.
Time in Country: 9 weeks
Budget: Ecuador was a little more expensive than other countries that I have been to but I still averaged only $100 per week staying in 2/3 star hotels with about $40 USD per week being spent on food. Whenever I did an activity, I tried not to hire a guide but I didn't pay more than $10 USD for anything I did do.
Accommodation: I only stayed in private rooms in 2/3 star hotels. I utilized discounts from Booking.com
Places Visited:
Top 5 Experiences:
Cuidad del Mundo (Quito)- At the foot of El Panecillo sits a bus stop that conveniently goes to La Mitad del Mundo or “The Center of the World”. I was able to hop on the bus and pay .50 cents for the hour journey. Unfortunately, I assumed that the bus would stop directly in front of the monument so I ended up missing the stop and had to pay another .25 cents to get dropped off at the gate by a returning bus. Had I been paying more attention; I would have clearly seen the monument as it can’t be missed from the street. Cuidad del Mundo is a gimmicky theme park that takes advantage of its location in the “center of the world”. The park itself isn’t in Quito but rather neighboring Pichincha. Upon arrival, I paid the $5 USD entrance fee, however it surprised me that the ticket office didn’t accept credit card while many of the stores inside did. It was also interesting in that you can actually get a decent picture of the monument without even stepping foot into the park as it is clearly visible from the gate. A few European tourists were actually taking selfies and running off without buying a ticket and the guard didn’t seem to care. This annoyed me because they couldn’t afford the $5 USD entrance fee to support the park then they shouldn’t be traveling. Inside the gate, there were several themed areas to explore which surrounded the monument that were included in the entrance fee. One of the places that I liked was the model indigenous village right by the entrance. I was able to walk through several types of huts filled with descriptions and replica of tools that the coastal tribes used in their everyday lives. One of the huts actually had an actor playing the role of a medicine man but he didn’t really seem terribly excited to be there when I spoke to him. The same hut did have an area with several live Guinea pigs (cuy in Spanish) which I was able to get a video of. There was also a train that people are able to ride around the park (although I didn’t ride it). Like any other theme park, Cuidad del Mundo was also filled with restaurants and souvenir shops. There was also a chocolate shop that sold overpriced chocolate but had a FREE portable phone charging machine. The charging machine was a pleasant surprise given my phone was at about 20% power when I discovered it. Overall, I went at a perfect time because there were hardly any people there which allowed me to get a lot of good photos of the various attractions. I feel that I wouldn’t have enjoyed the experience as much on a Saturday when the park is full of people. I spent about an hour walking around and then caught a bus back to Quito.
La Ruta de Las Cascadas (Banos) - One of the pleasant surprises that I encountered during my stay in Baños was the opportunity to do a 60 km (38 mile) bike ride to Puyol known as La Ruta de Las Cascadas (or Route of the Waterfalls). In 2015, while living in South Korea, I got the opportunity to do ride 500 miles across various rivers of the Korean Peninsula over the course of several weeks, thus I couldn’t pass up this experience. I rented a bike on Wednesday morning from my hotel for $7 USD. Unfortunately, I had to delay the start of my trip by an hour because of the weather. I eventually left the hotel at about 9AM after the owner was kind enough to provide me a rain jacket. After riding through town, I eventually found myself on the main road. The first hour or so consisted of me getting use to riding on the highway while dealing with the rain and Ecuadorian traffic. While there were signs telling motorists to “share the highway” , most cars were still passing me at about 50-60 miles per hour. The first part of the trail was mostly downhill and fortunately my bike had decent brakes so I wouldn’t skid off the side of the mountain. I arrived at the first waterfall about 15 kilometers into the journey. While I could see it from the road, I (along with my bike) was able to take a sketchy looking tram across the valley for $2 USD. Despite the wind rocking it back and forth, I was able to take some great pictures during the 4 minute ride. Once I arrived at the other side, I chained my bike to the fence and walked down a man-made to the foot of the waterfall. The walk took about 10 minutes before I arrived at a locked gate. Had it been open, I would have had to pay another $1 to get to the base of the waterfall. Fortunately, there was a bridge that allowed me to get pretty nice shots of the waterfall from where I was at. After taking the pictures, it took me 20 minutes to get back to the highway across the valley. I had also discovered that I had only gone 20 kilometers in 2 hours. It was at that point; I was more worried about finishing at a reasonable time than sightseeing. For the next 2 hours, I passed a combination of tunnels, bridges, and small towns (usually in that order). Although the beginning of the trail was mostly downhill, that changed once I passed Rio Negro. Not only did it start to rain, but I found myself pushing a rickety 3-speed bike up 3 different mountains with cars, trucks, and buses flying past me at ridiculous rates of speed. It was at that point I started to question what the hell I was doing. Things got better about 3 hours in when I got to the Amazon lookout near to entrance of Mera. While the views were pretty good along the way, I could tell that environmental degradation had taken its toll on the local landscape. While physical challenging, the ride presented more of a mental obstacle given that I was riding almost 40 miles in rural Ecuador. While several buses passed that I could have easily gotten on, I was determined to complete the ride. I finally arrived in Puyol at about 1:45 PM. While Puyol itself was far from impressive, I was glad to have completed my goal in a reasonable timeframe. After getting a quick snack, I rode straight to the bus terminal in the center of the city and paid $3 USD to take an hour long journey back to Baños. In the end, I didn’t really find the trail physically difficult. However, the weather and road conditions kept the ride from being as leisurely as I wanted it to be.
Puyopongo Jungle (Banos)- Normally I avoid packaged tours, but the owner of my hotel offered me a deal for an all-day tour of the Puyopongo Jungle for only $30 USD. I figured it is was good value and would give me something to do on a Friday. After being picked up at 9 AM from my hotel by one of the locals in his sedan, I was dropped off at the corner where I was picked up by a passing bus. I was provided a pair of boots as I got on the bus and took a seat amongst the 13 other people who had already been picked up. The tour group consisted of mostly Ecuadorians with three women from Chile. We drove towards Puyo before stopping at the same lookout I visited during my bike ride earlier in the week. At the lookout, I bought 3 tangerines for .75 cents. The driver took us about 30 minutes north of Puyo where the Puyopono Jungle was located. We stopped right outside a village and got into a canoe where we were taken 10 kilometers down the Pastaza River. While it was a nice trip, I wasn’t blown away as I have many canoe trips during my travels. When we got off the boats, a local woman gave us samples of her “Amazon Whiskey” which didn’t taste that great (although I’m not the best judge of quality alcohol). After the sampling, we were driven to the base of a lookout point where we did a 10 minute hike up to a restaurant that was in the middle of being constructed. However, it provided an excellent view of surrounding jungle. We then were able to try out a rope swing which allowed us to literally swing over the valley. I found it to be quite an adrenaline rush and memorable experience worth the price of the tour by itself. After being provided a basic plate lunch, the group hiked to a nice waterfall deep in the jungle. The hike really wasn’t that difficult (the boots were definitely useful) but the three Chilean women weren’t really in great shape so it took us over an hour to finally reach the waterfall as the group had to constantly take breaks. Given that it had just rained, the waterfall was pretty impressive and the water was clear (although cold). We swam for about a half an hour before making our way back to the bus. About an hour later we were on our way to the last stop, the local village where we took the canoes that morning. We went inside the village where the local children performed a local dance and painted our faces. I ended up buying the kids some cheap cookies and giving them the two tangerines that I had left from that morning. I also got the chance to shoot a tribal blowgun and try some mysterious Yuca based concoction. After visiting the village, we made the nearly 2-hour trip back to Baños arriving at about 8PM after nearly 12-hour day. Overall, although the tour was your stereotypical tourist experience, I felt that the quantity and quality of the activities made it worth the $30 USD that I paid.
El Parque Nacional Cajas (Cuenca)- Cuenca’s biggest attraction was actually not located in the city itself. El Parque Nacional Cajas is a vast national park located about 45 minutes northwest along the highway which connects Cuenca with Guayaquil. Only having a couple of days in the city, I wanted to make sure I took advantage of the opportunity to explore it. I chose to go on a Wednesday. I woke up about 630 AM and took a taxi to the bus terminal. Even though the taxi ride supposedly cost $1.20 the driver cited a “$1.50” minimum fare which was no where to be found. Having take a few taxis before in the city, I had not run into such rule. I called him out on it but ultimately decided .30 cents wasn’t worth any more of my time. I arrived at the terminal and got various answers on how to catch the bus to Cajas. I was finally able to find the right driver and hopped on the bus right before it left at 8AM. The trip took about and hour and cost $2 USD. However, I was dropped off right in front of the ranger station that I was required to register at. I was immediately greeted by the giant lake I had seen in the reviews. Not surprisingly, it was a lot more chilly in the park than back in Cuenca. Although I had heard a passport was required (I only had a picture of it on my phone), the lady at the station never asked for it and just had me type my information in the computer. More importantly, there was no cost to enter the park. Exploring the park was a “choose your own adventure” as there were about 10 different trails of varying difficulty and time. Not wanting to hike for 9 hours, I chose Ruta 1 which I had thought was only a 3.5 hour hike based on what I had read on the sign. Much to my surprise, after walking about 1.5 km to the first sign, I found out it was actually a 5 hour and 50 minute hike (it had 29 different stopping points along the trail). I still decided to go along that trail until I felt like turning around. While the trail itself provided many picturesque moments and was not physically difficult, the path was extremely muddy which made slipping a continuous possibility (I actually slipped pretty bad on my way back up). I ended up hiking for an about an hour and a half and got to “Point 8” of the trail where I was able to take a picture of another small lagoon and a small waterfall before heading back to the ranger station. I turned back because I was tired, hungry, and pretty bored of the views at that point. However, I could definitely tell why Cajas is a must-see for those passing through Cuenca, especially those who are a fan of the outdoors. It took me about an hour to get back to the ranger station and another 20 minutes to catch a passing bus back to Cuenca. Although I didn’t even do half of one of the shorter trails, I still spent a solid 5 hours at the park.
Manta- I originally was not planning on going to Manta, a mid-size Ecuadorian coastal city about three hours north of Guayaquil. However, I changed my mind when I had decided to head back to the United States rather than continue my journey into Peru. In order to get an extra week out of my trip, I added it to the itinerary and I am glad I did. From Montañita, I caught a passing bus to Manta which cost $4 USD and took about 4 hours. Initially, I was confused when I arrived because the bus terminal was on the outskirts of the city and the surrounding area of my hotel looked nothing like the sunny beach destination found through a Google search. However, I would go on to discover that despite the hotel being nice it was in a horrible location. Despite this fact, I ended up staying for 2 nights because I was tired and I wanted time to look for something better. I ended up moving to a nice little bed and break in the upscale neighborhood of Barbasquillo. While it was also outside of the center, my room had an ocean view there was a really nice commercial plaza within walking distance. As for the city itself, I really enjoyed Manta. In fact, if you offered me an opportunity to live in Ecuador, I would choose to live in Manta. Aside from the tropical weather, the beach was clean and the water was more pleasant to swim in than the beach towns down south (Salinas, Montañita). It was a small enough city to where the public transportation was cheap and simple (only 17 buses which are conveniently numbered 1-17) to get around. However, it was big enough to where there was Uber capability available if needed. The city’s main attraction was Mall del Pacifico which was a four story modern commercial center with high-end shopping, upscale restaurants, and a movie theatre. It was conveniently located across from the tourist beach. Manta reminded me of Fort Lauderdale in that it was nice but not overwhelming like Guayaquil. I stayed in Manta for about a week mostly hanging out in my ocean-view room and shopping at Mall del Pacifico.
What Went Wrong
What Went Right
Verdict: I enjoyed Ecuador very much and felt that I experienced so much despite not going to the country's most popular destination. I would say Ecuador is easily in the top three countries that I have visited in the region. I would point out the culture on the coast (Guayaquil, Manta, Salinas) drastically differs from that inland (Otavalo, Quito, Cuenca). In my opinion, the inland is better for tourism while the coast is more suitable for long term living. Obviously, I did and saw a lot more things in Ecuador than what is written on here so if you have any questions either comment below or send me a DM (I also have several videos and pictures).
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2019.11.23 11:34 RazOrFoxy Supporting the Double Jungler Idea

Hello !
For those who don't know, there was a post ~1 day ago with a guy explaining his idea of double jungling.
https://www.reddit.com/leagueoflegends/comments/dzzjyz/preseason_10_doublejungle_meta/

Seeing the post, me and my friends decided to try this and it worked out pretty well. Before going to bed I decided to look through the comments of the original post and I see the OP got bashed really hard in comments for various reasons ( games being normals, not posting replays, the average rank of the match being gold-plat) and felt really bad for him so I decided to make his post to support his side.

First of all, the guy made a logical deduction : The jungle respawns faster and gives level 3 by clearing any quadrant. Shelly and Dragon control is more important in this meta, so it's very hard for the jungler to balance this out ( keeping his jungle clear, control objectives and help lanes at the same time) and came to the logical conclusion that jungle income and jungle necessary presence being higher, jungle could support two junglers better. The guy did the reasoning and it doesn't matter what elo he is while his logic is good. I'm actually a bit ashamed I didn't think of it myself and had to come to it through a reddit post. Refining this strategy and covering it's weaknesses will take a bit of time and I'm sure if it's good players would adopt it and if it's bad, a counter will be found.

We played three matches last night due to time constraints, I will leave the replays and the OP gg links below for the people who want to take a look. We will try it more on Sunday and I'll update this, but can't until we manage to be at least 4 premades because it's a nightmare to convince and coordinate randoms.
https://www.dropbox.com/sh/mwxp15d1j9hgxog/AABRLQ6Fzzsy8fikhrPrO-UFa?dl=0 ( I don't know how else to share it, I promise I didn't alter the files :D, if you guys know a better way, let me know )(Enemy teams are an average of Plat3, Plat 1 and D3, in the increasing order of the matches and the difficulty was increasingly harder. And all the matches were normals because our toplaner was not our regular and our support played mid. We will get to ranked soon, I promise.
https://eune.op.gg/summoneuserName=Vaneity

Now I need to address the problems everyone raises about this strat:

  1. What do you do on the 1v2 lane, how are you not punished ?
Luckily I can answer this more easily because I was the 1v2 guy in our team. The answer is that you are going to get punished, but not always properly.
I) Cait vs Jhin & Yuumi : Honestly, I thought this was going to be a nightmare, and it should've have been since my Cait pick was half retarded. I was perma-pushed and poked a bit, but they didn't even made me use my TP( I still can't fathom how this happened from a D2 support). Overall I think I came out of the lane with ~20 minions less than Jhin.
II) Mundo vs Draven & Senna: These guys poked me a lot and forced my TP, but after level 6 I was ok. I could farm with my Q for 1-5 but got poked all the time due to Senna's spells.
III) Mundo vs Draven & Lulu : I almost got killed at lvl4 and was farming worse than the previous match, but decent for 1v2.

2) What do you do if they freeze bot ?
Sadly, this didn't happen and I was really curious to see it as well. But our plan was to send one of the junglers to break the freeze ( you don't need both of them because if they freeze you can't really kill anyway because it's too close to their tower).
There's an advantage that should be taken into consideration if you don't freeze as 2v1: Your support is charging his item easier and you can infuse your carry with a huge gold advantage by letting him get full plates gold (and also first tower gold). In all my 3 games, my tower fell the first.
You can check the third match and see how far ahead Draven was in terms of gold, even with no kills. Also his Lulu charged the support item insanely fast.

3) What do the junglers do ?
Shortform: They group for action and split for clearing. (The only reason we thought they should split for action is to break freeze). You can check our second match and see what happened to that poor ryze. Dragons are an win condition in this patch, you can check our second game where we were lacking the damage becase we were full melee team and didn't manage to close it until elder.
Also, don't tunnelvision on clearing camps, you should play the objectives.

4) Aren't you lacking vision ?
Not really, you have two roaming fighting wards and you can bully the enemy jungler even out of his jungle so you can also track him, unless he is coming back from base. As a bonus, the new item Umbral Glaive has an insanely low cooldown so the enemies won't have that much vision either. This evens the vision playing field, I'd say it's in our advantage actually.

5) Won't you be behind in gold ?
I think it's even. They have a spike in early because of the botlane plates and support gold, but in the end the enemy jungler and support are falling behind everyone. Overall you balance it out with plates gold from the Heralds.

6) Things we thought about that might be problematic:
An enemy jungler similar to Elise that will come and dive the botlane 3v1. (Due to being able to track the enemy jungler we think this is manageable, but it needs instant reaction from the team )
Freeze. We think we can handle it, but until we meet people who can do it properly, we don't have the data.
Melee hypercarry on bot (those who usually have problems in the laning phase- Yasuo, Kayle ). I think this is more of an execution issue. Who plays the fights better should come out on top.

To sum it up, I encourage you to give double jungle a try. People who are not really high D or higher don't really seem to know how to react to this. I'll be around to see your thoughts and how does this worked for you. Have fun !
N.B. I'll edit this a bit, because it's been a long time since I posted on reddit and formatting tricks me.
P.S.: Played some more games. We actually lost one due to the two junglers being two eager to start drake and forgetting to get prio first. As the 1v2 I can confirm Cait is a nightmare due to the traps hidden behind tower model and additional range. I think it's ban worthy in this strat.
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2019.10.29 22:19 JorgeAmVF Palavras mais frequentes nas descrições de mais de mil comunidades

Palavras mais frequentes nas descrições de mais de mil comunidades
Esta nuvem de palavras é produto deste novo código que combina exemplos de utilização de word_cloud; a necessidade desta abordagem se motivou justamente pela dificuldade de encontrar maneira mais apropriada para tratar o conteúdo das descrições dos subs (objeto da primeira coluna informativa tanto no site quanto no aplicativo) devido à excessiva quantidade de caracteres e ao limite de caracteres do Reddit; isso também justifica a demora entre a última postagem e esta e, por isso, a documentação do repositório e das wikis será atualizada em breve.
Os dados foram obtidos hoje do mesmo modo que foram coletados anteriormente, mas lidamos agora com informações frescas de 1.109 subs lusófonos e afins; do todo, foram retiradas somente as descrições de cada sub que foram juntadas e processadas pelo gerador de nuvem de palavras por frequência removendo uma série de palavras filtradas (pronomes, preposições, artigos, conjunções, advérbios, verbos auxiliares de tempo, letras do alfabeto, algarismos romanos além de algarismos indo-arábicos e símbolos removidos do texto com ajuda de expressões regulares); o tamanho da fonte e as cores indicam a frequência das palavras no conjunto de descrições.

500 palavras frequentes

palavra incidências
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2019.10.27 12:01 ConorCulture Booking Lucha Underground Season 5 - Episode 1: Aztec Warfare

Hello there. I’m going to be starting a series of booking Lucha Underground Season 5!
Prefix I only really watched the first two seasons of Lucha Underground so my knowledge only really is that far. I dabbled in Season 3 but can’t say I know a lot about it and I watched one whole episode of Season 4. So this post right here: https://www.reddit.com/SquaredCircle/comments/51fdmp/the_ultimate_introduction_to_lucha_underground_so/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf is a summary for anyone who doesn’t want to watch S1 and S2 to catch up and be on my level of knowledge.
Now LU at the moment has a lot of controversy around it and a Season 5 is looking unlikely. After the lawsuit of King Cuerno where it was revealed they’d been holding their talent down with contracts and a lot of wrestlers wanted out. Then in came financial troubles, making it even more difficult for a Season 5 to happen. So, in this hypothetical, Lucha Underground’s financial troubles have been resolved by a new financial takeover, maybe through someone like Mark Cuban. LU are already cozy with Netflix and have a large fan base, so the money will just start rolling. We’ll have to overcome the biggest issue Lucha Underground had, which was overspending the budget while not making enough profit in return. Lucha Underground manage to rekindle their deal with Netflix to air their product. They also need to stop with what seemed like trying to lose money. Pieces of broken tables or used ring mats could easily be sold with a luchadors signature on it for loads of money. They have some of the most “wow look at these” wrestlers in the world, selling action figures is a no brainer. Funko Pop figures would be cool too. Luchadors need their own merch, they need to tour outside of The Temple, there’s so many ways to make money that the original LU didn’t do. A lot of the talent are gone now, so they’re going to need a very fresh roster. The roster will come into shape over the course of the next few episodes. The trailer for Season 5 launches on November 12th 2019, revealing that on January 24th Season 5 will premier live on Netflix! Now without further ado, onto the booking.
Welcome to The Temple!
Show opening Package
The package opens with Antonio Cueto and The Lord (Stu Bennett aka Wade Barrett) talking to each other. The Lord starts off by talking Antonio into handing him over control of The Temple and all his wealth. He says it’s so that he can help The Order in the long run by having all control and wealth handed over. He tells Antonio he’s gotten a new business partner to do work with. She has power far beyond Captain Vasquez or Councilman Delgado ever did. She is incredibly wealthy, coming from an illustrious family in Puerto Rico who own the top sporting entities in not only that country, but ours. Antonio is unsure of whether to give her such power and a high position straight away, and this is when The Lord tells Antonio that in In the war of the seven Ancient Aztec Tribes vs. The Order, old men like Antonio will have to be left behind. The Lord says he will be the man holding the iron fist over LU and The Order and destroy those against him. Cueto is confused. After all he’s done for him, he’s taken out. Cueto then takes a sip from his drink, but starts coughing and wheezing, then falls to the ground laid out. The Lord smirks to himself and walks off.
The cameras then fuzz and we cut to a man in a smoky room cackling to himself. It’s the Voodoo King Mojo McQueen! He stares into the goblet in his hand, then laughs again and puffs into the goblet releasing red smoke. This all hints he’s the one who poisoned Antonio’s drink.
Unrelated but here’s a quick looking at the seven An isn’t Aztec Tribes. They’re pretty important in the story so I’m going to give you them now. By the way, if you see a “?” That means no one is in the Tribe or there’s still room left.
Deer Tribe - ?
Rabbit Trible - Paul London, The White Rabbit and El Bunny
Moth Tribe - Marty “The Moth” Martinez and Mariposa
Reptile Tribe - Jeremiah Snake, Daga and ?
Eagle Tribe - El Dragon Azteca Jr.
Jaguar Tribe - ?
Death Tribe - Mil Muertes
The Lord’s Show opening promo
We return to the old Temple from Season 1-3. It has the classic stairway down the crowd as the entrance way, the stained look on the ring canvas with the LU logo in the center and black ropes - not blue and yellow. The crowd are hot as LU’s Mariachi band play for us. The Lord walks down to the ring to Rocket Queen by Guns n’ Roses in a polished blue suit and a mic in hand. He welcomes the crowd to Lucha Underground Season 5 and announces he is your new Lucha Underground Owner and Promoter. He says that this is a new era for Lucha Underground, after the troubles of the last year LU we are back and ready for war! The Lord then says that the Gift Of The Gods Championship and Trios Championships are currently held vacant but their will be holders to the gold in the coming weeks, don’t you worry.
He says that the Cueto made this place an utter mess. He is going to bring order back, he is going to make Lucha Underground great again. Something Dario made famous, Aztec Warfare - will be reshaped in his own model. We will have the prize of the match be the Lucha Underground Championship, but how you actually win the belt - well, you’ll see. All of a sudden, outcomes the psycho creep of LU, Marty “The Moth” Martinez accompanied by Mariposa! Marty says he deserves the Lucha Underground Championship after coming up short at Ultima Lucha to Penta, then Jake Strong stealing the title from him. The Lord, showing favouritism to his Order stalemate Jake Strong, punishes Martinez for his attitude saying that he will be Number 1 in the match!
Aztec Warfare for the Lucha Underground Championship (37 Minutes)
Number 1 - Marty “The Moth” Martinez
Number 2 - El Dragón Azteca Jr.
G Number 1 is Marty Martinez who stands furious in the ring and The Lord’s Statement. He awaits Number 2 and it turns out to be, El Dragón Azteca Jr! This guy is very synonymous with Lucha Underground, currently being a key part of the squad with King Cuerno, Drago and Aerostar to takedown The Order. It’s also good to have a babyface in early to cheer for throughout. He uses quick strikes and great athleticism to hang with Marty but Marty shows resistance. He hits a pounce to the outside and then shows his insane athleticism coming in with a Springboard Sunset Flip followed by Frankensteiner on the outside!
Number 3 - Daga
Number 3 is Daga of the Reptile Tribe. Daga comes in and out heels everyone in the match, even though it’s made up of three heels. Daga low blows EDA with his arm first, then gets up, spins EDA around and kicks him in the dick! Daga takes Marty to the outside and smashes Marty’s face against the apron. Daga then runs off the apron and stomps onto the shoulders of Marty!!
Number 4 - Golden Magic
Number 5 - Aerostar
Number 6 - Octane
Some Midcard spots to full the match. Golden Magic is a bright star in AAA, Aerostar is an LU OG and Octane is an independent wrestlers, who wrestles as Aero Boy, mixing a Lucha Libre Style with a brawlehardcore style. Golden Magic hits Plancha to the outside onto Daga, Marty and Octane, but then Aerostar jumps from the top rope to the outside with a Backwards Senton onto everyone! Once they’ve all recovered, EDA goes for a Tiger Suplex, but Octane counters and hits a Package Piledriver!! 1....2....Kick Out!!
Number 7 - Son of Havoc
Number 8 - Drago
Number 7 is Son of Havoc! Havoc comes in hot and does some good work. He manages to hit a Shooting Star Press and eliminates Golden Magic from the match. Number 8 is Drago who immediately targets Daga. Drago hammers it home on Daga with some clubbing blows. Daga covers away to the outside where he’s then met by Octane. They don’t have time to encounter however as Drago comes in with a Suicide Dive to the outside! EDA and Marty Martinez brawl to the outside where Marty goes for a Suplex onto the steps, but EDA blocks it, and counters into an amazing Victory Roll on the outside followed by a Diving Guillotine Leg Drop!
Number 9 - Black Taurus
Number 9 is Black Taurus, one of the most dangerous and monstrous men in Lucha Libre! The crowd and commentary are stunned at this behemoth. Daga and Octane are the men standing in his way and he flattens them with a double clothesline, with the two shooting star press selling it for extra effect. Taurus meets his match however with Drago and they do some cool stuff. Drago manages to hit a Japanese Arm Drag on Taurus followed by 360 Bicycle Knee! Taurus hits a Pendelum Backbreaker on Drago and man handles everyone else in the ring.
Number 10 - Black Lotus
Number 11 - Myzteziz Jr.
Black Lotus comes in at Number 10 and the believers pops. She was last seen at Ultima Lucha where she killed Matanza using the Gauntlet of the Gods. She is now back in the ring for the first time in a long time. Her and Aerostar are on the same page and see eye to eye so they help take others down. EDA and Marty The Moth Martinez both get to their feet and stumble into the ring exchanging some blows. Aerostar and Black Lotus all help EDA. When incomes Number 11, Myzteziz Jr. Myzteziz Jr. has a very iconic name and look. There are many, many luchadors under the name “Myzteziz”. Myzteziz wears the mask American fans would correlate to Sin Cara, who played Caristico in Mexico, who is basically the same thing as Myzteziz but their different. Also there’s several of them, and they’re all played by different people. Lucha Libre is not at all confusing I swear.
Number 12 - Puma King
Number 13 - Jeremiah Snake
Number 12 is Puma King who comes in hot and wows the crowd with his look and aerial skills. Puma King is basically a human-puma, who is also a pro-wrestler. Which in my opinion, will fit perfectly in Lucha Underground. Puma King manages to eliminate Octane after a Shooting Star Press. Number 13 is Jeremiah Snake, Who you might know as Sami Callihan. Callihan comes in and cleans house, alongside his Reptile Tribe mate Daga. Daga is eliminated by Black Taurus however, leaving Snake on his own.
Number 14 - Bandido
Number 14 is lucha Libre brightest star, Bandido! Bandido comes in and displaces his amazing lucha Libre style and manages to eliminate Son of Havoc. Bandido then exchanges strikes with Black Lotus, ending with Mundo hitting a Codebreaker into a Monkey Flip. Aerostar then flies in to the aid of Black Lotus. Bandido then shows off his ruthless side, locking Low Ki in a Twisted Armbar using his left arm, Drago in a Half-Boston Crab using his right arm and Marty in a figure four all at once. El Dragon Azteca Jr. gives way and taps but the rest manage to stay alive. In a cool spot, Myzteziz Jr. jumps off of the back of Puma King and hits a Missile Dropkick to Bandido! Puma King, then springboards from inside to ring to the outside with a Asai Moonsault onto Marty and Taurus!
Number 15 - Taya
Number 15 to come in is Taya, the first women to enter so far. Taya comes in to a pop from the crowd, with her fluffy white jacket on and some pink hair extensions, but she is still possessed by Ricky Mundo’s doll. This means her face is covered in Abadon like makeup to make her look like she’s melting. She gets to work in the ring taking the fight to Puma King. Snake and Drago have a fun sequence together, finished with Snake hitting the Lucha Death Machine (One Winged Angel) from out of nowhere and eliminates Drago! Bandido dodges a clothesline by Taurus with a tumble, then hops up and jumps off the ropes with a Springboard Arm Drag. Bandido heads to the top ropes and goes for a Moonsault, but Taurus catches and hits a Piledriver! 1....2...Kick Out!!
Number 16 - “The Voodoo King” Mojo McQueen
Once McQueen enters he starts throwing fools around and busts out a Springboard Crossbody onto Jeremiah Snake! Mojo McQueen and Mascarita Sagrida have a stare down, and well - there’s a noticeable size difference. Nonetheless, Sagrida puts up a fight which ends when McQueen hits the Dragon Suplex followed by Double Foot Stomp to eliminate Funnybone. On the outside Bandido and Marty are fighting, when Marty goes to throw Bandido into the concrete wall where the crowd seats lay on, but Bandido jumps off the wall and hops onto the guard rail! He then gets the crowd going and jumps off! Taya then jumps off the middle ropes onto Taurus who stands on the apron. Taurus looks like he’s gonna hit a Spinebuster onto the apron, but Taya counters into a DDT on the ring apron!!!
Number 17 - Mil Muertes
Some things are inevitable, but none as much as death. That’s why death always will return. FROM BEYOND THR GRAVE...MIL MUERTES!!!! Mil comes in and clears house, and manages to eliminate Puma King after a gnarly Spear. Mil then takes the fight to Black Taurus and starts to elbow the shit out of him. He gets the support of Bandido and Jeremiah Snake, and all three men team up to hit a Triple Powerbomb. All of the men then team up to cover him, 1....2...3!! Taurus is gone! Straight afterwards Snake bonks Mil on the head with his elbow to regain his heat. Mil then hits a Step-up Enziguri on Snake, 1...2..Kick Out!
Number 18 - The Mack
The Mack makes his entrance but on the ramp is jumped by Marty Martinez. Marty secures a chain from under the ring and leathers Mack with it. The Mack responds well, blocking one of the attacks and hitting a Superkick. Mack then tosses Marty into the steel railing and starts to batter at him with a Kendo Stick. From out of nowhere though, Taya runs off the aprons and leaps at The Mack with a Meteora. Marty gets up and hits a Pendelum Backbreaker on Taya, and uses the chain to tie her to the mat and cover her, 1...2..3! Taya is out thanks to Marty’s sneaky tactics. Also to add to his creepiness he can do something gross to Taya afterwards. Taya secures a pop though, when she nails a Superkick on Mariposa. Marty’s tiredness begins to kick in which Mil takes full advantage of. Mil manages to get Marty down after he finally hits Straight to Hell! 1...2...3!
Number 19 - Hero of Mexico
Hero of Mexico, aka Laredo Kid comes out hot wearing green, red and white coloured gear (the colours of the Mexican flag). Hero comes in with a Missile Dropkick followed by another Dropkick to the Mack. Laredo Kid springboards off the ropes with a Arm Drag, then rebounds off the ropes again and goes for a flying attack but The Mack catches, tosses him in the air, catches him in a Rock Bottom position, but Hero counters with a Spanish Fly! From outside the ring “The Voodoo King” Mojo McQueen spices things up with some weapons, dragging out 2 tables from under the ring and tossing in a Trash Can featuring various toys like Kendo Sticks, Steel Chair, Staple Gun, Light Tubes, Box of Thumbtacks and a Barbed Wire Bat.
Jeremiah Snake is first to capitalize on this and starts to pound down on everyone in the ring with a Kendo Stick. From behind Mojo McQueen comes in and hits a Chair Assisted Big Boot! McQueen then lays the chair across the torso of Snake, and hits a big stomp! From behind though The Mack goes to swing a Barbed Wire Bat but McQueen ducks and hits a Clothesline on The Mack. McQueen then sets up both the tables in the ring and calls out Number 20, as countdown begins.
Number 20- Cage
For such an insane match, we can’t finish on a man, but a machine - They Call Him Cage!! Cage Biel Tosses Bandido, then does a Roman Reigns “oooohhhhaaaa” taunt. Jeremiah Snake sneaks up from behind and leathers down on him with a steel chair, but Cage scoops up Snake, and hits a Spinebuster onto the chair! Cage then heads to the top ropes, 450 Splash! 1...2....3!! On the outside Mack and The Voodoo King Mojo McQueen do Battle. They both climb up the fans seats and hop onto the roof of Dario Cueto’s former office building, now owned by The Lord. They trade punches on top of it, before Mack gets an advantage. Mack then guzzles down a beer, throws a couple middle fingers in the air, Stunner!! Mack taunts high above the rest of the men. He hops down and sets up a table at ringside, and hops onto the apron, when a flying forearm from Bandido sends both men flying through the table! Bandido then covers Mack, 1....2....3!! Mil and Hero of Mexico have a fun sequence, ending with Hero of Mexico going for a Tornado DDT, but Mil catches it, and hits a Chokeslam!!! 1....2.....Kick Out!!
Cage pulls out a trash can and sets it up in the ring. He then hits a German Suplex to Mil onto the trash can!! Bandido and Mojo McQueen have a sequence, when Bandido ducks a clothesline, CODE RED!!! 1.....2.....3!!! The people are dropping like flies and there are only 4 men left standing: Bandido, Mil Muertes, Hero of Mexico and Cage. They have the 4 corners moment, before Mil breaks it up hitting a Clothesline and leathering down on Bandido. Mil then tosses Bandido to the outside. Hero of Mexico then hits an Asai Moonsault, but Bandido dodges and Hero of Mexico eats shit. Mil and Cage have a brutal strike exchange, which Cage wins. Bandido then lifts him up j an Argentine Backbreaker to the amazement of everyone, and hits it! He then covers Cage, 1...2....3!!!!
All 3 men exchange more strikes and high flying moves. Bandido hits a Panama Sunset to Hero of Mexico, 1....2...Kick Out!!! Mil sets up a steel chair and goes for an attack to Bandido, but Bandido dodges and hits the 21 Plex into the chair!!!!! From behind Hero of Mexico hits a Panama Sunset!!!! After some time all the men get to their feet, and all of them grab Steel chairs, and start to go to town on one another!!! They all set up steel chairs in a massive pile together. Mil heads to the top rope, but then Hero of Mexico hops onto the top rope looking for a Spanish Fly, but Mundo keeps still. In the OMG moment of the match, Bandido heads to the top rope where everyone is, and hits his Avalanche Moonsault Slam to both men onto all the chairs below!!!!!!!!! He covers both men, 1............2............3!!!!!
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.....YOUR WINNER OF AZTEC WARFARE CINCO.......BANDIDO!!!!!!!!!!
Bandido celebrates as the crowd cheer on for him, when....
JAKE STRONG’S MUSIC HITS!!!
Jake Strong comes out in a blue suit, slicked hair, black shades and a cigar in his mouth with the Lucha Underground Championship slung over his shoulder. He has a mic in hand and says that “I was going to face you next week for the Lucha Underground Championship, but after request from new Lucha Underground executive vice producer- oh! You don’t know who that person is yet do you? Well, out you come!” And outcomes Salina de la Renta!!! Salina de la Renta presents Jake Strong, and declares Her and The Lord are the official presidents of The Order, and of Lucha Underground!! She then takes the mic and says “
Jake Strong (c) vs. Bandido for the Lucha Underground Championship (4 Minutes)*
Jake Strong like a proper heels heel, takes full advantage of Bandido’s tiredness and pounds the crap out of him. He uses his submission and grappling expertise to his advantage, however Bandido fights back. Bandido outpaces Jake Strong with his agility and quickness. Bandido penalty kicks Jake Strong after Strong locked in a Sleeper. Jake Strong goes for a Wheelbarrow Suplex but Bandido counters into a Tornado DDT!! 1...2...,Kick Out!! Jake Strong hits a series of Northern Lights Suplex, but on the third Bandido flips out of it and hits a Backstabber! He heads to the top ropes and hits a Shooting Star Press!! He goes for a cover but Salina de la Renta pulls him the the outside! Bandido climbs back onto the apron, then Jake Strong hits a Big Boot!
Jake Strong rolls the the outside, scoops up Bandido and drives him onto the concrete wall! Jake Strong then goes for a Spinning Double Leg Takedown but Bandido counters into Facebuster! Bandido rolls into the ring and waits for the countout, but Jake Strong just gets in making Bandido have to endure even more suffering. Bandido gets a roll of momentum going, he hits a 21 Plex! Bandido goes for a Frankensteiner, but Strong catches and hits a Gutwrench Powerbomb!!! 1....2....Kick Out!!!! Jake Strong then takes Bandido to the top rope and lines up a Razor’s Edge, but Bandido counters into a Hurricanerana mid-air!!!! Bandido then uses all his strength, Pumphandle Piledriver!!!! 1..........2..........3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Shaul Guerrero roars: ”LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOOOUUUUURRRR NEEEEEEEWWWWWW!!!! LUCHA UNDERGROUND WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION!!!!! BANDIDO!!!!!!
The crowd go insane as Jake Strong and The Order look on stunned. Bandido is the new Lucha Underground Champion!!! He straps the title around his waist and poses on the middle rope to close the show.
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2019.10.12 07:09 MightyGrey My impressions having spent some time with Audio Technica's open-back flagship: the ADX-5000.

Some pictures I took of the ADX-5000's [here](https://imgur.com/a/kIRhbsE).
Until recently, the ADX-5000 (which I'll refer to as the ADX5K) sat at the top of Audio Technica’s ‘High-Fidelity’ line-up, only having been recently surpassed by the limited-edition closed-back ATH-L5000. The leather-clad, wooden ATH-L5000’s are restricted to a production run of 500 units, and weigh-in at twice the ADX5K’s price-tag at an eye-watering $3,999 USD. Still, at a buck’s change from two grand, the ADX5K still very much command a ‘flagship’ asking-price, and also face some pretty stiff competition at this level. This means that they deserve some pretty careful scrutiny to decide if they represent ‘value’, and if they do indeed sound and feel like flagship material.
PACKAGING AND PRESENTATION
When you’re spending north of $1K on a pair of headphones, it’s often more than a simple case of function and audio reproduction. It’s also an emotional decision. The way a pair of high-end headphones are packaged and presented says a lot about the craftsmanship and intent of the manufacturer. It also makes the experience of playback more than a simple case of ‘plug-and-play’. It should by rights feel special, each and every time you take a pair of headphones out to listen to them. The ADX5K’s have perhaps the most unique, and luxurious presentation of any pair of headphones I’ve come across. Some manufacturers like Audeze opt for a more spartan and practical pelican-style case; whilst others like Grado and Klipsch present their higher-end models in more aesthetic wooden presentation boxes. Audio Technica, however, have chosen what can only be described as a ‘briefcase’ for the ADX5K. The leather-like case wouldn’t look out of place as a piece of first-class carry-on luggage, and opens to reveal the headphones nestled in a soft, satin-y bed. It’s a real 10/10 presentation and adds a real sense of drama to the initial opening experience.
BUILD, COMFORT, FEATURES
Picking-up the ADX5K for the first time is genuinely surprising - because they are so damn light. 270g in fact, which bests two other flagship models known for their lightweight construction: the 330g Sennheiser HD800s, and the 290g MrSpeakers Ether 2. Audio Technica explain that each unit is hand-assembled in Tokyo, and features its own laser-etched individual serial number. Magnesium has been chosen to for the frame and arm assembly to keep the ADX5K’s as light as possible, and it’s an overall very minimal skeletonised approach. This is somewhat at odds with the direction that other high-end manufacturers have taken for their flagship models. Top-of-the-line models from ZMF and Audeze certainly make you feel like you have something substantial on your hands for what you’ve forked-out to buy into their higher-end models. Dense wood and metal materials can push the weight of a pair of headphones well-past the half-kilo mark, the obvious trade-off naturally being the the potential for fatigue during long listening sessions.
My comfort benchmark for a pair of headphones is their ability to make themselves ‘disappear’ on your head, and the ADX5K’s certainly tick this box. Light, plush alcantara has been employed for the wide, circular pads that leave plenty of room for my (admittedly smallish) ears. Adding to this, the ADX5K has a moderate clamping-force that strikes the right balance between comfort, and forming a secure perch on your head. By contrast, the HD800/HD800s does tend to feel a little wobbly on my head, and does give the feeling that it might slide off if you tilt your head forwards or backwards.
Thankfully, Audio Technica have chosen to avoid the ‘winged’ headband design from previous models, opting for two thin alcantara-coated bands that extend right the way between the two ear cup assemblies. Padding is minimal, but the two generous alcantara ear-pads tend to do most of the work securing the ADX5K’s on your head. Without exaggeration, the ADX5K are probably the most comfortable pair of high-end headphones I’ve ever experienced, except for perhaps the MrSpeakers Ether 2 (but I’d be splitting hairs).
One of the most striking visual features of the AD5K is the ‘honeycomb’-style lightweight grilles that dominate the exterior of the (rather large) earcups. The extremely delicate and eye-catching design shows-off the rear of the driver and baffle assembly, and allows for maximum rearward airflow. On that note, I must point-out that while the ADX5K is obviously an open-back design, it is very open. Expect to hear everything around you when listening at low levels, and conversely, expect those nearby to be able to clearly hear what you’re listening to. These are strictly for kicking-back in a quiet place, plugging into a high-quality source, and transporting yourself elsewhere.
I must point-out one glaring concern with the review pair I’d been sent by Audio Technica Australia, which really affected the overall sense of quality and playback enjoyment. This pair creaks. Loudly. Whenever I move my jaw, or twist my neck, loud squeaks resonate through the gimbals holding the cups in place. Looking online, this does seem to be a quality-control issue that has affected many pre-production models worldwide, but when pressed about the matter, Audio Technica have stated that this problem has since been addressed. I must stress that if you are auditioning a pair (be it brand new or second hand), that you do try them on first and give them some realistic ‘head time’ to check they’re creak-free. This quality-control ‘glitch’ isn’t acceptable at this price, and does immediately jerk you out of the otherwise stellar immersive experience. Thankfully it seems that Audio Technica have listened to feedback and given this an appropriate quick and universal fix.
The ADX5K ships with a 6.3mm terminated 3-metre cable. On the plus side - it’s detachable (whereas their predecessor, the ATH-AD2000X has permanently attached ones). However somewhat disappointingly - the cable utilises proprietary connectors, so don’t expect to find an abundance of after-market cables for the ADX5K. Users hoping to pair their AD5K to a balanced amplifier via a 4-pin XLR connection will need to dig back into their pocket for an additional $499 USD. This might be a tough pill to swallow after dropping two grand already, and many competitors such as the HD800s do ship with a balanced cable option as standard. The stock cable and connectors are thankfully sturdy, lightweight, and the cloth-coated finish does tend to avoid kinks and microphonics - it’s far more manageable than the HD800s cable. You might have noticed by now more than a couple of comparisons to the Sennheiser HD800s - being another dynamic, open-back flagship model they are fairly logical competitors, and do share more than a few similarities. More on this later.
So far, the ADX5K are stacking-up as an altogether impressive piece of engineering and craftsmanship, with sufficiently premium comfort, build, and presentation befitting their price-tag. They’re also starkly different compared to the rest of the market. A ‘zagger’ if you will.
So, now onto where it really counts - the sonic department.
AUDIO PERFORMANCE
The ADX5K packs a huge 58mm dynamic driver, a tungsten-coated diaphragm utilising what Audio Technica are calling “Core Mount Technology”. The driver, baffle, and voice coil are all mounted in one integrated unit without any moving parts. This was done to reduce unwanted resonance, and create high rigidity for better transient response. Translation: the driver is designed to resolve forward and rearward movement more quickly and accurately, meaning it can deliver fast detail and decay notes in as realistic a fashion as possible. And I will take Audio Technica at their word for it, as it is a wholly accurate-sounding implementation.
Driver sensitivity is rated at 100dB/mW, and nominal impedance at 420 ohms, relatively high amidst a slew of low-impedance planar competitors. Fans of tube amplification - particularly of the output transformer-less (OTL) variety - will take delight in this fact. The ADX5K’s high impedance means they are a fine pairing for the relatively high output impedance of some tube amps.
So how do they sound? The short version: bright, nuanced, and intimate.
Pop the ADX5K’s onto your head, plug them into an appropriate source of good amplification (and good music!), and you’re immediately met with one of the most starkly detailed, transparent and airy tunings of any headphone I’ve ever tested. The ADX5K’s are a bright pair of headphones - there’s no point mixing words. The treble is definitely the star of the show here, but unlike other headphones that “fake” detail by pumping up everything above the 7kHz+ department, the ADX5K resolves treble detail with more aplomb that anything I’ve tested. I’m generally not treble-sensitive, and do tend to prefer a more forward/brighter presentation. However, some headphones I’ve found simply too ‘much’ in the treble department - for example the original HiFiman HE-5, which I found to be a sibilant, hot mess; and the HiFiman HE6-SE, which I found nasal and uneven in the upper registers. While the ADX5K does fly close to sun in that department, it balances those gobs of detail with linear performance right through-out the frequency response, for an incredibly rewarding and revealing listening experience.
Aiding the ADX5K’s sense of detail is its surprising speed. Those big 58mm tungsten-coated drivers are able to dispatch fast, snappy and complex passages with lightning agility, contributing to an overall tonal characteristic that leans towards dry, and metallic.
Bass-heads need not apply - there’s no mid-bass hump to add ‘warmth’ or the perception of bass extension, it simply isn’t there. What the ADX5K does have, however, is incredibly impressive bass texture. The ADX5K won’t thump-out deep-reaching, electronic bass in the way that a planar - say, for example, like the Audeze LCD-X might - but the ADX5K has the best presentation of stringed bass (bass guitar & double-bass), I can recall. Paul’s electric bass in ‘Golden Slumbers’ from Abbey Road (check the 50th anniversary remaster if you haven’t yet!), is taut, impactful and felt as well as heard. The double bass introduction from ‘California One / Youth and Beauty Brigade’ from The Decemberists ‘Castaways and Cutouts’ feels sounds like it’s being performed right in front of you, with the texture and resonance from the bow coming through with uncanny realism. The fast bass passages in ‘Peg’ by Steely Dan (especially around the 1:06 mark) are a real treat.
I’d be lying if I said the ADX5K were a master-of-all-genres, they ain’t. Their lean, airy presentation lends themselves best to acoustic, live, and stringed music; and intimate music at that. So in other words, they’re not the best option for bass-heavy hip hop & electronica. Unlike the ‘vast’ soundstage of the HD800/HD800s, the overall scape of sound painted by the AD5X is far more intimate, and immediate. Rather than a ‘concert-hall’ presentation, it’s more of a small club. But, what a club it is you get membership to with the ADX5K. Distinct instruments, voices, and sounds can be located and plucked-out from inside a 360-degree field with laser-like accuracy. The combination of the left/right guitar tracks, soaring synth (with amazing decay), and snap + hit of the snare/tambourine combo in ‘Arizona’ by Kings of Leon makes for a simply awesome immersive, 3D experience (and a great tune too).
Rock music can be a bit hit-or-miss with the ADX5K. Take a well-produced track, like the Butch Vig-produced ‘In Bloom’, and you’re treated to a tight, brutal and enjoyable rock classic. But try listening to looser recordings, like some the the heavily distorted (the bad kind, not the good kind of distortion) mixes from Baroness, and it’s a sizzling, fatiguing ordeal. A shame really, as their music is kick-arse.
Mids are where the music lives, and so does the human voice. And while voices don’t feel hugely ‘forward’ thanks to a dip around the 2kHz mark, combined with additional energy in the presence (~7kHz) and air (~12K) departments on the AD5K, they are presented with excellent texture and realism. The ADX5K slightly prefers the higher register of female voices, and a great example is ‘Soothing’ by Laura Marling, which delivers her voice with incredible realism and nuance. In fact, this track is all-round one of the best-suited tracks for the ADX5K that I can think of.
COMPARISONS
VS ZMF EIKON
The ZMF is another expensive dynamic headphone, but takes a very different approach to both craftsmanship and playback. For starters, it’s a wooden closed-back design with a bio-cellulose driver, and they are much heavier due to their ‘heirloom’-type wooden construction. Although, I must say the Eikon does carry its portly form pretty well when worn. The ADX5K immediately displays far less bass impact and extension, particularly in the sub-bass region. The ADX5K does give a good account of itself representing the bouncing bass passages in ‘I am a Very Rude Person’ by Thom Yorke, whereas the bass booms with more visceral weight on the Eikon, although it is a little flabbier. Vocals are a little ‘boxy’ on the Eikon compared to the ADX5K - on ‘You and I’ by Chicago alt-rockers Wilco, Jeff Tweedy’s vocals sound ‘cupped’ by comparison on the Eikon, almost as if he has his hands wrapped around his mouth. The AD5X on the other hand has a much ‘drier’ presentation when it comes to mid-range and vocal presentation.
VS MRSPEAKERS AEON FLOW OPEN
The Aeon Flow Open from MrSpeakers is almost like the spiritual opposite to the AD5K. And, in some ways it’s a terrific complement if you were looking to switch between the two depending on your mood, or style of music. The Aeons are very much a ‘lean-back’ style headphone, with a warm, smooth tilt and a warm mid-bass hump. The ADX5K, on the other hand, aren’t a ‘relaxing’ listen at all. They grab the music by the ears and extract every last trickle of detail and force-feed it to you without filtering. Take the classic AC/DC track ’Whole Lotta Rosie’, for example. The ADX5K shoves more snap and snarl from Angus Young’s lead guitar into the mix, with huge amounts of energy and attack. The Aeons on the other hand transmit more of a ‘wall of sound’. It’s not at all unpleasant, but it’s far less aggressive, and it’s difficult to pull-apart the separate instrument track - Angus’ lead guitar track in the right channel nearly gets buried into the mix. The speed in which the ADX5K deals with transients is apparent in ‘Reverse Running’ by one-album supergroup Atoms for Peace (a great test-track for fast transients and bass quality). The staccato snap of the left-right-panned percussion is dealt-out with lightning-quick speed on the AD5X’s, by comparison making the MrSpeakers planars feeling almost ponderous, although this is probably emphasised by the (relatively) withdrawn mids on the AD5X which do make it feel less intimate and congested.
VS GRADO GH1
This was a somewhat surprising head-to-head. The first release from the Grado Labs ‘Heritage Series’ range - the maple-bodied GH1 - put-up a closer tonal and detail-retrieval match than anything else I had on-hand to compare the ADX5K directly to. The GH1 carries a fairly typical mid / treble-forward Grado signature, and was nearly able to keep-up with the ADX5K in several aspects - mainly transparency, speed and tone + texture in the upper mid-range. But ultimately the Audio Technicas pulled-ahead with superior resolution, linearity and overall refinement. Sticking with the Atoms for Peace record for a moment, the track ‘Stuck together Pieces’ shows both cans to present similar levels of energy and bite, but the Audio Technica nudges-ahead of the Brooklyn-born GH1’s for instrument separation and imaging. Khruangbin’s ‘Maria También’, from the excellent album ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ reveals the greater bass impact of the ADX5K, and the speed of the guitar and drums make for a more dynamic listen on the Audio Technicas.
VS SENNHEISER HD600
This is probably a very unfair comparison, but the HD600 is rightly a legend in this hobby, and remains a benchmark for many in terms of a neutral, natural presentation. A side-by-side comparison of the two headphones on ‘Know Your Enemy’, from Rage Against the Machine’s superbly-produced debut album (rightly a ‘benchmark’ in its own right) quickly shows the technical superiority of the Audio Technica’s in nearly every regard. Powering them simultaneously out of the 2 x single-ended outputs on my Questyle CMA600i, it’s interesting to note that they take just about the same amount of power to reach similar sound-pressure levels. There’s immediately more dynamics, bass impact, and detail top-to-bottom on the ADX5K. The Audio Technica’s mids feel relatively ‘scooped’ compared to the HD600s, adding to the sense of a greater soundstage, with clearly more apparent separation and more focused imaging. However, the HD600s do sound like they’ll be definitely less fatiguing and severe over long listening periods - they have a famously relaxed, neutral approach.
VS SENNHEISER HD800s
Disclaimer - I don’t have a pair of HD800s in the house at the moment to directly compare with, so please take these thoughts with a grain of salt. The ADX5K definitely has a far more intimate presentation in terms of soundstage compared to the truly wide Sennheisers. The HD800s is a ruthlessly revealing pair of headphones, but I think I give the edge to the ADX5K when it comes to ultimate transparency and air. Bass extension feels about on par (from memory), but the ADX5K feels like it has more overall weight and body top-to-bottom. Other things being equal, the build and design approach of the Audio Technicas nudges them ahead in my books, along with their more intimate and insightful sonic character.
AMPLIFICATION AND PAIRING
During my review time with the ADX5K I powered it with a mix of both solid-state and tube flavour, including:
Despite their relatively high impedance, the ADX5K didn’t prove onerously hard to drive. They do demand a quality desktop unit however. Mobile devices (and definitely smartphones) might run out of puff before powering the AD5X to proper listening levels. The ADX5K proved to be one of the toughest asks I’ve made of Chord’s Mojo, requiring the little mobile DAC/amp to get into the ‘double green’ volume area to get to satisfying volume levels. Bass impact on the Mojo did sound a little lean when quickly switched-over to the CMA600i, which is my go-to class-A reference solid state desktop amp. The Questyle happily powered the ADX5K at 9 o’clock on its motorised volume pot, and offered a typically neutral, powerful and dynamic pairing with the ADX5K.
Moving over to the pair of tube amps previously mentioned - the Crack + Hagerman ‘Tuba’, and things got a little more interesting. One of the benefits of high-impedance dynamics are their ability to pair with higher output-impedance sources, meaning you can make use of their comparatively different characteristics, as well as that of different tubes. If you want to go down that path. And, if you hate money (I digress).
The Bottlehead amp offers an immediately more ‘polite’ upper octave, and slightly more bloom in the bass department. This is particularly interesting if you’re concerned about potential fatigue from the lean, analytic voicing of the AD5K, and also if you want to simply change things up from time to time. The ADX5K gets LOUD very quickly on the Crack, without much play at all on the amp’s volume pot, which can tend to have channel imbalance at lower levels in stock form. I found myself needing to lower my source input to the Crack to get proper channel balance.
The ‘Tuba’ from Hawaiian manufacturer Hagerman Audio Labs has a lower output impedance (in the “HI” output) than the Crack - 32 ohms, versus ~90-120 ohms (depending on the output tube used), but proved to be a slightly different kettle of fish compared to the Crack. The Tuba easily powered the Audio Technicas with plenty of headroom, but interestingly gave away nothing in terms of treble resolution compared to my solid-state amp, and also tended to bring-out a richer and slightly less analytical character from the ADX5K’s, more noticeable over longer listening periods. The Tuba was a happy medium for me with the ADX5K, compared to the more euphonic presentation on the Crack, and the leaner style of the CMA600i (which is, in all likelihood the closest representation to the ‘truth’).
I’m not going to get into DAC pairings, but I will note that I especially enjoyed vinyl playback with the ADX5K via both tube amps mentioned above. A well-mastered recording + a well-maintained record and turntable system is an absolute joy with the right pair of cans, and the Audio Technicas were superb to listen to LP after LP from my Rega Planar 2 and Shure M91ED cartridge. Perhaps the analogue chain took a bite out of the ADX5K’s ’reference’-style analytic approach, calming them down a notch? Or, perhaps I just enjoyed the ceremony of pairing a wonderfully-crafted pair of cans with albums that I’ve gone to the trouble of acquiring, and playing-back via shiny tubes? Again, I digress.
CONCLUSION
So having spent a good fortnight or so living with the ADX-5000, how do I feel about sending them back? Well, I’ll genuinely miss them to tell the truth - they’re unique. Objectively, they’re not for everyone, and there’s a lot of things they don’t do as well as other flagships. The HD800s have them handily beaten for soundstage, and, truth be told, for value. At $1,499 (at time of writing), with an included bonus balanced cable, it’s an easy decision if you’re splitting hairs - after all, they are more similar sonically than they are different. Most kilobuck planar options from Audeze (such as the LCD-X and LCD-3) best the Audio Technicas for bass extension; and many other options in this price bracket (both dynamic and planar) offer a more romantic, easy to live with ‘musical’ tuning by comparison.
What most impressed me about the ADX-5000 is the fact that they’re quite singular - they have a minimalist approach to design and comfort, and have been engineered to deliver insight and detail into your music above all else. The ADX-500’s are a niche proposition, and an expensive one at that. But if I’ll remember one feature of the ADX-5000, it’ll be the sense of air. And in terms of where these Audio Technicas are perched in the flagship headphone realm, they do occupy rarefied air indeed.
Anyhow, sorry for the wall of text - I hope this was interesting or useful to read. I've also posted this full review over at headfonia.com where I've recently started contributing at a writer / reviewer.
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2019.09.16 15:01 autotldr According to the Big Mac index, it takes 5.8 workdays for a US citizen with average salary to buy the basic iPhone 11 Pro. A Mexican worker has to invest 54.2 full pay days.

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The most reliable of Apple analysts says that iPhone 11 demand is going to be better than expected, despite his previous estimates of low demand.
According to 9to5Mac, Ming-Chi Kuo's late Sunday report, "iPhone 11 and iPhone 11 Pro order demand is ahead of expectations." Kuo based his report on Apple's online shipping estimates following last week's launch pre-orders.
Kuo believes that the base iPhone 11 model will be popular in China, while the US will have the Pro as the most popular phone.
Especially the swamp water green iPhone Pro 11 model, which Kuo says will be scarce because of unspecified production problems.
According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo - which used The Economist's Big Mac index to create the graphic below - a Chinese worker with an average country salary will have to spend the entire pay of 30.4 days to buy a 64GB iPhone 11 Pro.
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2019.09.12 06:35 smoothie_monster Bleach Anime Quotes 2 of 2

That’s just the way it is. Change is inevitable. Instead of resisting it, you’re better served simple going with the flow.
Remember that a sword held by someone who is about to die… will never be able to protect anything.
Do not live bowing down. You must die standing up.
Are you afraid? You don’t want to die, do you? Not just Abarai, if anyone… acts upon the thought of not wanting you to die, you will suddenly begin to fear your impending death, right?
Don’t hesitate to cut the enemy. Don’t falter to finish them off. Much less heal their wounds. That’s unspeakable, nino. Leave the chocolate here. Become a demon, nino. As strong as a demon. As wicked as a demon. You have to learn that the only way to stand up against ruthlessness, is to become ruthless yourself.
You are fighting out of obligation, not out of hatred. You will never reach me like that. Battle without hatred is like a bird without wings. You’ll never defeat anyone like that. You powerless friends are just weights that will break your legs.
Don’t be so stuck-up. Just enjoy this! Killing and being killed. They are just a way to pass time.
Kill me. Make it quick. I no longer have the strength left in me to even walk. If you do not cut me down now, then this will go unsettled for eternity.
Yhwach. You desired a world... Where fear would no longer be a burden. But... In a world without fear of death... People will never attain the hope that is to be found from casting their fears aside and preserving through them. While it is true that people can continue to press forward through the simple act of living... That is no way comparable to marching forward in the face of death, while doing their damndest to keep it at bay. That is why... That is why people have given that very march a unique and special name. "COURAGE."
Even if doesn't alter or change the end result in the slightest, making decisions based on convictions that you believe in and walking your own path has its own merit and worth. There's something to be said for not having... even one regret.
(To Ichigo Kurosaki) You are a fool, Ichigo Kurosaki. You willingly seek to challenge an opponent so much more powerful than you that it strikes a primal fear into your being. Incomprehensible. If this is the work of the 'heart' that you people speak of, then it is because you possess this 'heart' that you humans bring hurt upon yourself, because you possess this 'heart' that you lose your lives
(To Ichigo Kurosaki) Do not allow yourself to be shaken. Do not weaken your stance. Open your senses. And do not let your guard down for an instant.
All of the Arrancar follow me... because they see me as fearless and the only individual who can actually bring forth the new world... the new future where you can belong. Without me, that dream can't be fulfilled and without me the gotei 13 will destroy you all... Do you see it now from my point of view?
The fact that you consider yourself as an equal to me, is being arrogant in itself.
That's right. It's not like I ever felt superior to anyone else because I could see ghosts. And I never planned to take it up as a profession. Hell, I never even felt the need to use my ability to help others. All I ever wanted was the normal life I couldn't have. I've finally achieved what I always wanted.
Ichigo Kurosaki, all of the battles you've fought, were all part of my plan.
Time will try to constantly try to catch up with you. And with a roar, it will overcome you. Do not look ahead. Hope only lies within the unforeseeable current that will close in from behind.
Do you know what a scientist fears most in this world above all else? It's oblivion, my friend. A scientist measures our lives in the ways we develop and expand our knowledge through myriad variations. Nothing can take its place. It's our very soul. I have done the worst thing one scientist can do to another: I have altered your thought process. When my drug takes effect, you will find your mind has lost the ability to think.
If you ask anyone to name a universal rule that governs animals and humans alike, I bet you most people would answer "survival of the fittest". There are strong people and there are weak people. At a glance, it looks like the difference is pretty clear-cut. But the truth is, there's a lot more to it than just a simple battle of "strong" against "weak", of kill or be killed. You must understand what I'm talking about too, right? The true meaning of "survival of the fittest" isn't as simple as all that.
Survival of the fittest' is just a pretty lie that they tell you. A lie to make weak people believe that if they try their best, they can come out on top. Truth is, it isn't the weak that get eaten. It's not about strength, it's about numbers. The ones who stand at the top of the food chain are the brainless dolts. The loudmouths. Because there are so, so many of them. You know it's true. Everybody does. You all just turn a blind eye and pretend not to notice.
A victor must speak not of the current state of the world, but of how it should rightfully be.
I think you and I have different concepts of beauty. I was taught that it's beautiful to survive, unsightly or not.
Sovereignty means absolutely nothing in front of me.
No man's life is worth more than another! If you're gonna put your life on the line, you do it as equals! I don't care if you're brothers, or master and apprentice, or whatever! You should only die for a guy who'd die for you! There's nothing honorable about throwing your life away as though it's nothing! That's just showing off like a kid.
Friends are a good thing, even if they tread a different path.
Let me tell you the truth. The truth behind fighting. Fighting continues forever. After you've defeated one person, someone stronger appears. If you manage to defeat him, then an even stronger person comes along. If you don't have the resolve to endure that eternal struggle, then eventually your confidence will erode. But it doesn't end there! The battle will continue elsewhere, fought by others. It's an endless cycle! And it doesn't end with a person's death. The cycle will continue! As long as people and their souls exist, there will be disputes and those disputes will lead to fights. And those fights will continue without limit, for all eternity.
Run? Is that how you speak to a hero? How little you understand. Allow me to educate you. If a hero were to run from battle... the children could no longer call him a hero.
It's been so long that I forgot the pain of not having a name. Everyone had a name that friends use to call them, but I didn't. That pain.
[After getting hit by Yammy Llargo's Bala] You mean do I have a defence? Truth is, I’ve never really had any plans against any attacks. I just knew I had to win so I did. That’s my plan. I don’t care if you’re higher ranked than the other Espadas' were, to me it’s all the same. I’ve gotta defeat you so I’ll find a way to do it. Simple.
I'm going to keep getting closer and closer to you. And not just day after day, oh no. It's going to happen much faster than that! See I'm already closer to you than I was a moment ago. And I'll keep getting closer and closer to you, until I swallow you up and then, you'll disappear. Things are not turning out well for you at all, are they? (laughs) See you around.
You can't spell "slaughter" without "laughter."
Those who know despair, once knew hope. Those who know loss, once knew love.
I know the loneliness of being a prisoner. I know the joy you feel when your friends come to rescue you and the fear of them being injured and defeated.
We are nothingness. Our head is a void. And without anything around us, we are nothing. We become what we perceive.
If there is such a thing like happiness in this world, it should resemble the endless nothingness. Nihility is having nothing and having nothing to lose. If that isn't happiness... then what is?
It's meaningless to just live, and it's meaningless to just fight. I want to win.
If I'm protecting someone, I won't let her die, and if I'm attacking, I'll cut you.
Don't break anyone's heart, they only have one. Break their bones, they have 206.
(To Ichigo Kurosaki before getting shot point-blank by his Cero) I see. So you show no mercy. Just like a true Hollow. I care not. Defeated by you as I stand, my existence holds no further meaning. Do it.
Don’t use such strong words. It'll only make you look weak.
We are taught never to shed tears. For to shed tears means that the body has been defeated by emotion. And to us, this simple act of crying proves, without question, that the existence of emotion is nothing but a burden.
There is no such thing as perfect in this world. That may sound cliche, but it’s the truth. The average person admires perfection and seeks to obtain it. But what’s the point of achieving perfection? There is none. Nothing. Not a single thing. I spit on perfection! If something is perfect, then there is nothing left. There is no room for imagination. No place left for that person to gain additional knowledge or abilities. Do you know what that means? For scientists such as us, perfection only brings despair. It is our job to create things more wonderful than anything before them, but never to obtain perfection. A scientist must be a person who finds ecstasy while suffering from that antinomy.
We're all the same. No one really remembers the day he was born. We all have to trust another's word on the matter. It doesn't matter if it's true or not. Just having a birthday makes one happy I think.
The difference in ability... What about it? Do you think I should give up just because you're stronger than me?
I want to become weak and if that's not possible, then I at least want to make friends that are as strong as me.
If you give me wings, I will soar for you even if this whole land sinks down to the water. If you give me a sword, I will fight for you even if this whole sky shoots through with your light.
Don't just accept loss or defeat! Accept it after you're dead. If you lose without dying... it means that luck is on your side. If that happens - focus on surviving! Survive and Kill the one who couldn't kill YOU!
Become strong not just for your own sake, but for your friends.
If fate is a millstone, then we are the grist. There is nothing we can do. So I wish for strength. If I cannot protect them from the wheel, then give me a strong blade, and enough strength... to shatter fate.
Every week, when it is time, they stick to the TV. They watch my actions in the comfort of their families after dinner. Children watch my actions and their hearts leap. They see me stand up to evil spirits and... they know what courage is! Do you understand, boy? With them watching, I can't run away from the enemy
I can't deny, I don't know very much about Rukia. That's not the point, I might not risk my life for her, but Ichigo wants to save her life and that's all I need to know. What may seem like an unworthy cause to you is more than enough reason for me.
Abandon your fear. Look forward. Move forward and never stop. You'll age if you pull back. You'll die if you hesitate.
There is no such thing as "truth" or "lies" in this world; there never has been. There are only plain, hard facts. And yet, all beings who exist in this world acknowledge only those "facts" that are convenient to them, and take them to be the "truth". They do so because they know no other way of living. However, for those powerless beings who comprise the majority of this world's population, inconvenient facts that affirm their very existence, are their only truth.
If miracles only happen once, what are they called the second time?
Courage is being scared to death, but doing it anyways.
Admiration is the furthest thing from understanding.
There are two kinds of fights. As long as we place ourselves in battle, we must always know the difference, a fight to defend life or a fight to defend pride.
Laws exist only for those who cannot live without clinging to them.
If one side was just, it would be called a defense or a suppression. But this is war. And wars happen because both sides are just.
Who are you again? Sorry, I have a bad memory for ugly faces.
Even if no one in the world believes you, stick out your chest and scream in defiance.
Discouraging, isn't it? It's always easier to tear down than to build... And much more difficult to tie than to untie.
Things like protecting the world are no more than moral reasons that sound good.
You wanted revenge? You're just making other people as miserable as you. Revenge is just the path you took to escape your suffering.
The curtain that falls down at the end, shall be pulled down by the blade of my sword.
It's always a lot easier to let something fall apart, than it is to try to hold it together.
Loyalty to someone is different from depending on them.
Fear is necessary for evolution. The fear that could be destroyed at any moment.
Those who do not fear the sword they wield, have no right to wield a sword at all.
Regardless if you see them or not, if you don't believe, then it's like they never existed.
We think the flower on the precipice is beautiful, because our fear makes our feet stop at its edge, instead of stepping forward into the sky, like that flower.
I hate perfection. To be perfect is to be unable to improve any further.
Sadistic? I don't mind you calling me that. If you don't want to get hurt, don't attack me when I say not to.
What would you have me say? "Don't worry, I'm sure he's still alive."? Ridiculous. I am not here to comfort you. I don't understand why are you so fixated on life and death? At any rate, your friends will soon be annihilated. So what if that's one step closer? They should have seen this coming from the start. If they couldn't see it coming, the fault lies in their own foolishness. Laughing them off as a group of idiots would be sufficient. Why can't you do that? If it were me, and my friends entered Hueco Mundo without first gauging their strength, I'd be infuriated by their stupidity.
It's easier to crush a dream than realize one. Forming a bond is infinitely more difficult than breaking one.
Justice is not something that you can express in words.
A man who raises his hands on a woman is trash. If I have to become trash in order to survive... It'll be just like dying.
I guess it's only natural for inferior beings to ride on the coattails of their superior counterparts. If they wish to keep their lives, they have no choice but to obediently comply. It's a never ending chain... as the ones who are burdened with that trust, in order to escape that burden, seek to find someone even greater than themselves. These greater beings then seek others even greater than themselves to shelter them. This is how Gods are born. But make no mistake. They all still abide to me. Because from this point onward, you will witness first hand, the power of the God they foolishly placed their faith in. I will become that God they have no choice but to believe in.
Any betrayal you can see is trivial, what is truly frightening and much more lethal, is the betrayal you cannot see.
You're proud of your white clothes?.. It sounds like a laundry detergent commercial.
My smile is nothing more than a pose, I can give it to anyone, anytime, anywhere...
A true warrior would never beg someone for his life.
Battles aren't supposed to be heroic affairs. They are not supposed to be fun or exciting, to us every battle is filled with despair, they are dark, horrifying, grizzly. We should fear warfare, avoid it always and whenever possible choose the path of peace.
How I envy the feeble and frail... If I were inept, I could simply blend in, not stand out, and get lost in the crowd. I yearned to be just another sheep... And if that was asking too much I'd settle for... walking among the lions.
Death and pain are just a small price to pay for the enjoyment of battle!
You and I, our levels are as distant as the earth from the heavens. Must I spell it out for you? I have discarded my left arm, discarded my left leg, and yet even then I have not nearly lowered myself to your level.
Something as useless as emotions, I never had them to begin with.
To Kuchiki Rukia Are you any different!? You sacrificed yourself to save me that time!! At that time were you thinking about complicated stuff like "this is my Shinigami duty"!? That's not what sacrificing yourself is! At the very least... I'm different! I haven't accepted any commitment. If things get bad I might run away... since I'm not a good enough person to be able to sacrifice my life for total strangers. But unfortunately I'm also not trash that can live happily without paying back his debts!
Bye-Bye now.
In my mind this jacked-up sideways ridiculousness is the normal state?
If you were to turn into a snake tomorrow and began devouring humans, and from the same mouth you devoured humans, you cried out to me, "I Love You!" Would I still be able to say "I Love You," the same way I do today?
When you're in high school you should be doing things, about which you could never tell your parents!
I... Despise the way you fight. Without ever lifting your own hand... To steal bonds of camraderie and torture opponents is the height of cowardice. It is a lack of shame deserving of death. I am here. Strike me down. I shall kill you and cast you aside... Before you finish swinging your blade.
They say the tongue is the root of all misfortune.
I don't remember saying that I would kill you because I'm a Soul Reaper. The reason I am killing you is simple. It's because you aimed your blade at my only pride.
Playing is more important. You can work any time.
I am literally hemorrhaging generosity.
The thing that we call power is dynamic, it keeps on changing.
She beat me like I owed her money.
How did I pass? She beat me like I owed her money.
I'm not fighting because I want to win. I'm fighting because I have to win.
What a punchline, no... that was just a punch.
Dammit, I'll show you who's more skilled with his language skills!
I am sane. It's this world that's crazy.
Let me tell you about the difference between you and me. It's like the story of the monkey trying to capture the moon. However close he thinks he is to the moon, it's still just the reflection of the moon in the middle of the lake. No matter how he struggles to capture that "moon", he inevitably sinks to the bottom of that lake to no avail. You will never reach me.
I will protect Hinamori.
It's always a lot more easier to let something fall apart than it is to try to hold it together.
It's impossible to feel exactly the same as someone else... but when you both care for each other, your hearts are able to draw a little closer together. I think that's what it means to make your hearts as one.
There's a lot of products that you can buy with money...but my love is the only limited product that only you can have.
If history repeats itself, and moves in a circular path, then believing that whatever force is turning it is perfect, is all we can do as we move ahead. Pushed along by forces beyond our control, waiting, for the blade to be swung.
to Ichigo I thought you were interesting before, but now you're just a creepy kid.
There ain't a single coward who'd turn tail and run from just that! Not among the men of the Shiba clan!
to Ichigo, after he released his bankai for the first time What is that? Are you saying that this small thing is a bankai? Isn't it just the sealed form of your zanpakutō? I see. First the execution, and now Bankai. I can see that you enjoy treading on our pride. Very well, then. I will carve into your body...The punishment for injuring our pride!
Though you fight a fierce battle on the outside, your inner world trembles not the slightest.
To fight...Or to live...Choose.
Ichigo... I hate the rain. Rain falls in this world, too. When your heart is in chaos, this sky becomes clouded. When you are sad, rain falls so terribly easy. Can you understand...the horrible feeling of being pelted by rain when you're all alone in this solitary world? If only to stop that rain, I shall lend you any strength. If you trust in me, I won't let a single drop of rain fall from that sky. Ichigo, trust me...you are not fighting alone.
Just how many times must I strain my voice before it will reach you? And yet, nowhere in this world can there be anyone who knows me better than you.
referring to Ichigo I see. So I still haven't reached you...
[When she hops into the bath with Ichigo, but in cat form] What? Are you a little disappointed? Come on, be honest. You are, aren't you? You little pervert!
That's enough, Soifon. You remind me of myself. I even think of you sometimes as my little sister.
Kisuke and I used to play here when we were kids. We modeled the one under his shop after this one. It was our own secret playground.
[thinking after Soifon asks why she didn't take her with her] You've gotten stronger since the last time we were together, Soifon.
No matter how many times I do this, it results in a wonderful reaction from you, Ichigo!
It looks to me like you've completely lost your touch.
Are you sure you don't want to see this smooth skin of a young woman? This will be the last time...
Do you remember the first time you walked? No. So you weren't conscious of it. Then why did you walk? Everyone was born knowing how to walk. It's called instinct. That's what this boy reminds me of. He knows he can achieve bankai, so he continues.
In three days, I will make this boy stronger than you.
It's been a while... Byakuya-bo.
You shy, little boy.
Can't you tell, Aizen? You no longer have a place to run away to.
Ichigo...We can't...Watch any longer...Eachother's backs...I just can't...I just can't help you out anymore.
I will defeat him. It may cost my life to do it. However, if I survive, I'll make a promise. The same promise as that time, on the same thing as that time.
[in reply to Shunsui Kyōraku] It's true, I know nothing about her (Rukia). It might not be quite enough for me to risk my own life over. But...Ichigo wants to save her. That reason is enough for me.
I don't believe that an absolute power really exists in any world. Power is unstable. It changes constantly. Small differences will always appear, as one has between you and I. So the one who widens that gap will be the winner!
[to Arrancar Gantenbainne Mosqueda] It seems that my power is more akin to yours than that of a Shinigami or a Quincy.
Abuelo... That means grandpa.
[thinking to self about her past, and when she first met Kenpachi] I had no name. I had no parents. I was from District 79, "Kusajishi", of the North Alley of Rukongai. I had never seen anything in colors other than the bloody red... Everyone was more beast than human. It wouldn't have been strange to have a baby get stepped on and die. But then you appeared. From District 80, "Zaraki", of the North Alley of Rukongai. You appeared to me from even deeper in the darkness. You demolished the chaotic world that was dyed in blood... And then, you gave me a name. If it wasn't for you...I wouldn't be alive today. Yes...Since that day...You've been everything to me in this world.
[to Ichigo] Try to stay alive, okay? That way, you and Kenny can play again some day!
Ken-Chan!
Someone get this creature off meeeeeee!
[To Orihime] Am I frightening... woman?
[To Orihime] You're just in time. Watch closely. This is the moment that the man you've put your hope in will lose his life.
If it is because of what you call a heart, then it is the heart that causes you humans pain. It is because of your heart that you will die.
Kurosaki Ichigo, those are the words of someone who does not know true despair. So I will show you. This is what true despair looks like.
[To Ichigo] So you can withstand my Cero even without your mask... You've gotten stronger. Is it because you defeated Grimmjow? Or...Is it because of her? [Motions to Inoue] Or maybe because of your friends, still fighting down below. That girl is already one of us. Even if you manage to rescue her, that won't change. Rescuing her...Is meaningless.
[To Orihime] Your heart? You humans say that word so lightly. As if it were something one can hold in the palm of one's hand. But my eye sees everything -- Nothing can escape it. What it doesn't see doesn't exist. That's how I've always fought. That's how I've always lived.
[To Yammy] They're all trash...kill them all.
Even saying they were just a bunch of fools would suffice. So why can't you? Were it me... I would be angry at the ignorance of those who would enter Hueco Mundo... without even testing their own power.
It seems I have overestimated you quite a bit. Your evolution did not even satisfy my expectations. This is the end.
Kurosaki Ichigo, you have no chance of defeating me. Even if you somehow manage to defeat me, there will be three more powerful than myself for you to fight. It doesn't matter if you stand up again a thousand times. The road to victory does not exist.
I was not capable of stopping it even while using both hands. That surprised me a little. Was that your full power? Well, it seems to be... disappointing.
And it seems you've acquired a new power. However, is that all you are capable of achieving with it? This is the end. You will no longer interfere. The sun has already set in our hands.
[To Orihime, when she refuses to eat] Shall I force it down your throat? Or would you rather be strapped down and given IV's?
Therefore let me inform you...All of your dreams are to be thrown away.
I am calm. That's why I can fight you!
[to Yammy Rialgo, as the Espada grips the edge of a hole in the floor] Mala Suerte. I pity you. [shoots the floor just before Yammy's hand, causing him to fall] Oh, and I broke the pillars on every floor on the way up. So, you'll probably fall all the way to the bottom.
[to Renji] I assure you, my gratitude is sincere.
The right to choose life or death lies with the victor. And the victor of this battle is me.
Seele Schneider isn't a sword. [strings the weapon on his bow] A Quincy's only weapons...Are bows and arrows. [fires the Seele Schneider]
That's right...If I'm the first one here, I can save Kuchiki-san. Kurosaki must've wanted to rescue her himself...If I did it, he'd get really pissed...Heheheh...
I hate Shinigami.
[to Mayuri Kurotsuchi] It's a good thing Orihime isn't here. I wouldn't want her to see what I'm about to do to you.
[lying about coming to save Rukia] Just passing by. No big deal.... Well, if you must know, I felt a sudden urge to go to Sunflower Seams, that 24-hour dressmaking shop. There's a branch near here. That's where I was headed at this late hour. I certainly didn't bring this bag with me just so I would have an excuse for suddenly leaving the house because I sensed the spirit energy of a shinigami, all right?
Calling me a coward, eh? At least say it so I can hear it...
[to an arrogant projectile-specialist Shinigami] Apparently, on this side, "ultimate master" means a windbag with diarrhea of the mouth.
Ah, Kurosaki. I'm glad to see you've finally realized the importance of a cape.
[to Luppi] Hyourinmaru is the strongest of all ice-type Zanpakutoes. Your weapon may have eight arms, but mine is all the water in the atmosphere! Sennen Hyourou!! [causes several pillars of ice to form, before using them to crush Luppi] Sorry. Eight wasn't enough.
I didn't come here to fight! I came here to hack at you violently!
We are all like fireworks. We climb, shine, and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even if that time comes, let's not disappear like a firework. Let's continue to shine... Forever.
Stand back? [To Kira after Gin asked him to stand back] No, Kira...Run. Run until you're out of my sight, and keep running. Otherwise...I can't guarantee you won't get dragged into this and be killed.
I'M NOT AN ELEMENTARY STUDENT!!!
Aizen, I will kill you.
Don't come back... "Bed-wetter" Momo.
Dummy. I'm not gonna dwell on what happened forever. All that junk... it's the furthest thing on my mind. You should especially quit worrying about it and get some more sleep. Hurry up and get rid of your Panda eyes, got it?
No, not yet, now that you've made me this serious. Regret as much as you damn well want!!
[to Gin Ichimaru] If you make Hinamori shed even one drop of blood, I'll kill you.
Sit upon the frozen heavens! Hyōrinmaru!!
Seek not beauty in battle. Seek not beauty in death. Consider not your own life. If you wish to protect that which must be protected, then strike while your opponent's back is turned.
All creatures want to believe in something bigger than themselves. They cannot live without blind obedience. And to escape the pressure of that trust, those in whom faith is placed in turn look for someone higher than themselves. And then those people in turn look for someone even stronger. That is how all Kings are born. That is how all Gods are born.
Trusting someone...means relying on them and only the weak do that.
I never ask them to trust me at all. I told them to come with me but I never told them to trust me. And I always tell them not to trust anyone, including myself. But sadly, there are not many strong enough to do that.
[To Barragan, before he was recruited by Aizen] Isn't it ironic, king of Hueco Mundo? Dressed in black and poised to attack, you look just like a shinigami.
[To Orihime, after she had being taken from Ichigo once again] A girl like you should smile more often. Overcast skies blot out the sun, and that always brings people's spirits down. So why not let the sun shine...For just a while longer?
No matter what may happen... As long as you walk by my side... There shall be no enemy that can stand before us.
Good evening, Espada. There has been an enemy attack. But first...Let us brew some tea.
[After Gin offers to kill some Arrancars] No thanks, for that would be boring.
Oh? I thought I severed your body from the waist-down, but...It seems the cut was too shallow.
In my eyes, there is no difference between wiping away one speck of dust or two.
"No longer the Aizen you know," hm...? I'm afraid you've been deluded, Abarai-kun...The 'Aizen Sousuke' you knew never existed to begin with.
It's very difficult for me to step on an ant without crushing it.
Don't use such strong words -- It makes your weakness all the more apparent.
I had no intention of deceiving anyone. It's just that none of you could understand...My true self.
[To Hitsugaya, after stabbing Hinamori] Aww...You found her. Sorry, I didn't want you to find out this way...No. I should have chopped her into little pieces and hidden them away where you would never find them.
I'll show you a real assassination. No... Maybe you won't even be able to see it.
I thought I told you. If you see your allies losing, that's your chance. Don't step between them. Take the enemy down from behind. And if the enemy's so strong, you can't even do that, then just watch your allies get killed. That's what it means to be Special Forces.
Of my five older siblings, two died on the first mission, then two more on the second. Then on the sixth mission, the last one... Died as well. I felt sad, somewhat, but more than that, I felt ashamed of their incompetence.
I'm inadequate in everything.
Such words are wasted on someone like me.
Showing your back in a battle? You've become a fool Yoruichi!
You know the power of my zanpakuto, Suzumebachi. If someone gets hit twice in the same spot... They die! The one hundred years we were apart were meant to bring me power and make you weak! Yoruichi!
Why didn't you take me with you!? Yoruichi?
Only underlings get caught up in the matter of style and lose the battle. A captain can't afford such indulgences. Don't try to be a good kid. Whether you own somebody or they own you. The moment you start a fight, you are wrong in either way.
[To Starrk, about Lilynette] That child with you... Can you send her somewhere else? I can't really go all out with her there.
Why so cold, Nanao-chan?
Do we really have to fight, Yama-jii?
I placed this blade of grass in my mouth thinking I'd look cool. But it must be poison 'cause ith makinth ma mouth numb.
Cute, cute Nanao-chaaaan. Lovely, lovely Nanao -- AHHHHHHH!!!!
Nanao-chan is last place!
Flowers are disturbed, god of flowers weeps, winds of Heaven are disturbed, demon of Heaven laughs. Katen Kyōkotsu!
I was glad you did not pretend to be a saint and claim to love the world despite everything. That is why I decided that I would be your true friend. I would accept your sorrow. And I would share my joy. If you strayed I would reprimand you. If you made mistakes, I would forgive you. And when you found yourself in trouble, I would be there for you. So that you who learn to hate the world, would come to love it once more.
Back then. I felt a kernel of untruth in your words. You talked about "The world she loves" many times. But made not a single mention of "The world I love".
You destroyed those Menos Grandes. That's enough for me! I have decided to fight by your side! I won't accept no as an answer, masked ones!
You are right. I have not yet introduced myself. I am Captain of the Seventh Division Komamura Sajin. And though it shames me, I am just as you say -- A meager worm of a man.
[to Choe Neng Poww, as the giant Arrancar charges a Cero after making a comment on Komamura's strength] I see...Then I shall stop that yawn in its tracks. Bankai.
Don't retreat, Tetsuzaemon. No matter what. You stand firm right behind me!
[thinking at the grave of Tosen's friend] O' anonymous friend of Tousen... If you had been there...What would you have said to stop him?
Let us commence, Zaraki! Your favorite game of carnage!!
[during Tosen, Gin Ichimaru and Sosuke Aizen's escape from Soul Society] Get down here, Tosen! Why did you become a Shingami? Was it not for your deceased friend? Was it not to carry out justice!? Where is your justice now!?
[holds up juice box] How do you drink from this?
You can see me? Rather, you kicked me...
I see. I feel a strong pulse.
Have you been out on the window ledge all this time, in plain sight? What if the neighbors report a silver haired elementary student burglar?
I already told you...you can't kill me with that sword anymore!
If you wanna talk to me, do it while I cut you to pieces. But, I'm not gonna hold back one bit! Bankai!
Don't just blame yourself. You're not tough enough to withstand everything. Split the load, to my shoulders, and to Ichigo's. Just stack it little by little. That's why we've become stronger. Believe in him, Rukia.
I've always been afraid...Always been pretending to follow you closely, always pretending to sharpen my fangs, when the truth is...I'm scared to death just treading on your shadow.
I shall light a fire upon the fang that falls short, so that I needn't see that star...So that it shall not tear this throat of mine.
Ichigo...I know this is shameful, but I'm begging you -- Rukia...Please save Rukia!!
The stray dog in me is dyed into my bones... All I do is howl at the moon, but I don't have the guts to bite...
Howl, Zabimaru.
I knew it. You can't even ask your own zanpakutō its name.
You're just an overnight shinigami. You couldn't put one scratch on us real ones.
to Ichigo So you're the human who got his powers from Rukia?
I'll tattle-tale to Yachiru if you keep that up, Ikkaku!
I don't know if you noticed, but you just called him "Captain."
I hate talkative guys... They gross me out.
Growl, Haineko!
[Rangiku steps out of the bath naked to comfort a crying Orihime] There, there! Cry, cry, you poor thing. Drown all of your sorrows in my chest!
[to Momo on Aizen's final letter] As a vice-captain, I think it's a great honor to be the receiver of her captain's final words. Read it well.
[thinking as Nel tells her to cheer for Ichigo] That's right. To begin with, I came here just thinking I wanted to protect everyone. But when I heard they had come to save me, I couldn't help but feel a little glad, just a bit in my heart. When I look at Kurosaki-kun in that mask, I think that he might not have come here to save me at all. Even though it's wrong, they shouldn't be going that far for me.
Kurosaki-kun... I'm weak, so it's always like I turn back to look to you for help. But now I won't turn back and I'll go forward. The next time we meet I won't look to you for help, Kurosaki-kun, I'll be able to fight on my own.
We don't look any different from those shinigami. We just dress diferently.
It's just that... It's just that not being able to fight with everyone makes me feel lonely...!! But what would make me feel worse than being lonely is getting in everyone's way... that would make me feel worse!! If it means getting in the way of Kurosaki-kun and everyone... then I would rather be lonely, very lonely.
I'm a terrible person, aren't I? "If only Kurosaki-kun would cheer up, I'd be happy." At least, I thought that was how I felt. Then Kuchiki-san came back and cheered Kurosaki-kun up. I should have been really happy, but... but... [starts to cry] but instead I'm jealous of Kuchiki-san!
If I were the rain, that binds together the heavens and the earth, whom in all eternity will never mingle, would I be able to bind two hearts together?
[to Nemu about Uryuu. Nemu is currently attempting to restrain Uryuu so Mayruri can heal him, but she is unknowingly smothering him with her breasts] Yes, Nemu. Just smother him with those things. Worst case, he dies happy.
[to Szayel Aporro Grantz] Immaculate being... Was it? In this secular existence, perfection is an illusion, regardless of those who utter the contrary. This is the reality. Common man seeks it out, they strive to achieve it, as if it were some tangible thing... But... The fact of the matter is, perfection is a hollow shell. It is devoid of any substance. I spit on perfection. Perfection, after all, implies you've reached the summit. No trial and error, no ability to conceptualize. An omniscient being would have no need for such superfluous things... Am I making myself clear? For people who dabble in the sciences, such as ourselves, perfection would make us obsolete. Many magnificent things have been, and will continue to come into existence... And yet every last one of them will fall short of perfection's finish. Our function as men of science relies on their many shortcomings. Then, and only then, can we apply the fruits of our labor. To put it simply... As soon as you began spouting that nonsense about being an immaculate being... your fate was sealed. How dare you call yourself a man of science?
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2019.08.22 14:05 modsbr Megathread sobre os incêndios na Floresta Amazônica em Português/English Megathread regarding the Amazon forest fires

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Se alguém se oferecer a traduzir o conteúdo em espanhol, nós ficaríamos muito gratos!

1. That bullshit with INPE (Brazil's National Space Research Institute)

“A questão do INPE, eu tenho a convicção que os dados são mentirosos. Até mandei ver quem é o cara que está à frente do INPE para vir explicar aqui em Brasília esses dados aí que passaram para a imprensa
Translated:
About INPE, I am convinced that the data is a lie. I even ordered to check who's the guy heading the INPE for him to come here in Brasilia and explain the data that was released to the press.
The first thing I can say is that Mr. Jair Bolsonaro needs to understand that a President cannot speak in public, especially at a press conference, as if he was in a pub-talk. He made inappropriate and unsubstantiated comments and made unacceptable attacks not only on me, but on people working for the science of this country. He said he was convinced that INPE's data are a lie. This is more than offensive to me, it was very offensive to the institution. I was really upset, because in my opinion he played with me the same game that he did with Joaquim Levy (who resigned from BNDES after public threats by Bolsonaro). He has taken a pusillanimous, cowardly attitude, to make a public statement perhaps hoping I will resign, but I will not. I hope he calls me to Brasília to explain the data and that he has the courage to repeat, looking face to face, eye to eye. I am a 71-year-old gentleman, a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, I will not accept such an offense.
What is happening is that this government has sent a clear message that there will not be any more punishment [for environmental crimes] like before … This government is sending a very clear message that the control of deforestation will not be like it was in the past …. And when the loggers hear this message that they will no longer be supervised as they were in the past, they penetrate [the rainforest],” Galvão said, claiming “enormous” damage had already been done since Bolsonaro took power in January.

2. Amazon Fund, and that thing with Norway and Germany

In a joint letter sent to [the Minister of the Environment] Salles on June 5, Norway and Germany had defended Cofa's governance model, consisting of three blocs: the federal government, state governments, and civil society, including NGOs, which have been systematically criticized by members of the Bolsonaro government.
  • All those things I've mentioned up there in Item 1? Of course they knew about it, and then some. It's not like satellites and other equipment don't exist for them to know what was going on, Bolsonaro's problem with INPE was that silly, the data provided by them was observable, so yeah. Anyway, this adds fuel to fire.
  • In July he also said that Macron and Merkel 'haven’t realized Brazil’s under new management', and some other shit.
  • Germany withdrew money promised for forest protection in Brazil!
"The policy of the Brazilian government in the Amazon raises doubts as to whether a consistent reduction of deforestation rates is still being pursued," German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze told Saturday's edition of the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel.
  • Bolsonaro to Merkel over Amazon aid cut:
They can use this money as they see fit. Brazil doesn't need it
Also
I would like to send a message to dear Mrs. Angela Merkel, who suspended 80 million dollars to the Amazon Rainforest. Take this money and reforest Germany, ok? It's much more needed there than it is here
"Brazil broke the agreement with Norway and Germany since suspending the board of directors and the technical committee of the Amazon Fund," Norway's Environment Minister Ola Elvestuen told the Dagens Naeringsliv newspaper. "What Brazil has done shows that they no longer wish to stop deforestation," said Elvestuen.
  • Bolsonaro (after Norway's withdrawal) went to Twitter, where he shared a video and also decided to write:
Look at the killing of whales sponsored by Norway
He used images from the Faroe Islands though, a Danish territory, in the North Atlantic.

3. Those fucking fires and our forests, man

  • Yes, it's common to have forest fires by this time of the year.
  • Important note here, though: federal deforestation and firefighting policies. Since March, Bolsonaro's government has cut $7.3 million slated for fire prevention and environmental inspections to Ibama (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources) and ICMBio (Institute for Biodiversity Conservation), two of Brazil’s federal environmental agencies.
  • This administration has launched policies that undermine Ibama and ICMBio by effectively dismantling environmental law enforcement and allowing deforestation to proceed unchecked. As an example, Ibama’s website must now announce in advance when and where each operation will take place, even though it’s obvious that the success of the raids depends on secrecy and the element of surprise
  • Bolsonaro has deranged deforestation enforcement further by firing or not replacing top environmental officials. This includes 21 out of 27 Ibama state superintendents responsible for imposing most of the deforestation fines. Also, 47 of Brazil’s conservation units now lack directors, leaving a combined area greater than the size of England without conservation leadership.
  • August 10, we apparently had this thing which farmers called the 'Day of Fire', I shit you not. The first reference being from a small town newspaper from Novo Progresso (they have live radio so headphone alert!) on August 5. This can be summed up as farmers wanting to show Bolsonaro their willingness to work and, just to be clear, this wasn't approved by the government in any way, they just decided it was okay.
  • Bolsonaro got the short end of the stick on something you've probably seen: the dark skies observed in São Paulo on August 19. Despite the perfect timing to shit on him for environmental problems, this is not exactly one of those things, there's more to it as it was due not only to Amazon fires, but also due to fires in Bolivia and Paraguay, besides actual clouds from a cold front.

1. A merda que rolou com o INPE, em Julho

2. Fundo Amazônia (wikipédia), que recebia dinheiro da Noruega e da Alemanha

3. A porra dos incêndios e a porra das nossas florestas, caralho

A prevenção e controle de incêndios florestais teve bloqueio de 38,4%, equivalente a R$ 17,5 milhões. A ação de licenciamento ambiental federal perdeu 42% da verba de R$ 7,8 milhões.
  • O Ministério do Ambiente, sob Salles, também demitiu 21 dos 27 superintendentes regionais do Ibama, sem anunciar substitutos
As superintendências são responsáveis por comandar o Ibama nos estados. A instância executa principalmente as operações de fiscalização e também atua em emergências ambientais, na prevenção e no controle de incêndios florestais.
Nesta semana, a Folha revelou o conteúdo de uma minuta de decreto elaborada pelo Ministério do Meio Ambiente que cria um "núcleo de conciliação" com poderes para analisar, mudar o valor e até anular cada multa aplicada pelo Ibama por crimes ambientais no território nacional.
A Folha também mostrou que a minuta teve aval da autarquia ambiental sem ter recebido pareceres técnico e jurídico. O procedimento, embora não seja ilegal, é considerado incomum, sobretudo no caso de uma proposta que altera políticas centrais do órgão.
A atuação fiscalizatória do Ibama tem estado sob ataque do presidente Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), que já declarou em diversas oportunidades a intenção de acabar com uma suposta "indústria da multa" no órgão.
  • Fazendeiros planejaram o que se chama de "Dia do Fogo", com focos de incêndios por todo o Pará. O "dia do fogo" foi revelado no último dia 5 pelo jornal Folha do Progresso, de Novo Progresso. De acordo com a publicação, os produtores se sentem "amparados pelas palavras do presidente" Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) e coordenaram a queima de pasto e áreas em processo de desmate na mesma data. O objetivo, segundo um dos líderes ouvidos sob anonimato, é mostrar para o presidente que querem trabalhar.
  • E o céu escurecido em São Paulo e outras cidades. O desmatamento e as queimadas ganharam repercussão internacional, principalmente depois que São Paulo, a 3.000 quilômetros da Amazônia, viu o céu escurecer como consequência do mau tempo misturado à fumaça das queimadas. A água da chuva ficou preta, como mostrado no Jornal Nacional. Um comentário no Reddit explica bem os três motivos para o céu escurecido:
Primeiro ponto: continuaram as queimadas pras bandas de Rondônia, Acre etc., que já vinham levando fumaça/material particulado de lá pra Argentina, Paraguai, Uruguai e região sul do Brasil e, pelos últimos dois dias mais ou menos, chegou no sudeste também. Não é muito inesperado que isso aconteça, considerando os padrões de vento envolvidos e a existência dos Andes — tem a mesma origem da história do transporte de umidade da Amazônia que evita que o Sudeste vire um deserto.
Segundo ponto: de ontem [18/08] a tarde pra hoje [19/08] ocorreram incêndios florestais enormes no sudeste da Bolívia e no Paraguai. Por satélite dava até pra ver puffs de piroconvecção. A fumaça desse incêndio chegou ao Mato Grosso do Sul ainda ontem, e por hoje chegou a SP e partes do PR, MG e RJ.
Terceiro ponto, pra quem mora no sudeste do estado de SP: esses dois fatores se combinaram com uma frente fria que tava chegando e deixou tudo ainda mais escuro. Por mais tentador que seja culpar a escuridão bizarra das 3 da tarde de SP hoje inteiramente nas queimadas de Rondônia, essa não é a história completa, apesar de talvez parcialmente correta.

Manifestações

Há manifestações planejadas por todo o país, mas tome cuidado, tenha certeza que há pessoas reais por trás da organização das manifestações. De acordo com esse tweet, há protestos organizados nas seguintes cidades:
  • Rio de Janeiro, RJ - 23.08 / 17h / Cinelândia (Parece que há várias pessoas tentando organizar algo em São Paulo, então não duvido que aconteça vários protestos nos próximos dias)
  • São Paulo, SP - 23.08 / 18hrs / MASP (Parece que há várias pessoas tentando organizar algo em São Paulo, então não duvido que aconteça vários protestos nos próximos dias)
  • Brasília, DF - Reunião de organização 21.08 / 20h30 / UnB - Ceubinho Dia 24 de Agosto, organizada pelos Jovens Pelo Clima
  • Curitiba, PR - 23.08 / 17:30h / Praça da Mulher Nua
  • Florianópolis - 24.08 / 14:00 / no Largo da Catedral
  • Ribeirão Preto - 24.08 / 14 hrs / Av. Francisco Junqueira
  • São Carlos, SP - 24.08 / 15h / Praça São Benedito
  • Natal, RN - 24.08 / 15hrs / Midway
  • Belém - 24.08 / 9:00 / na praça da República.
  • Manaus, AM - 24.08 / 10h / Praça do Congresso
  • Fortaleza / 24.08 / 14:00 / na Gentilândia.
  • Goiânia / 24.08 / 14:00 / Início no Vaca Brava até a Praça Cívica
  • Salvador, BA - 23.08 / 14h / Em frente ao WetNWild, na entrada da Climate Week
  • Atalanta, SC - 23.08 / 9h / Colégio Dr. Frederico Rolla
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2019.08.18 07:49 Exver Overraction - A Pantheon Critique (In-Depth Analysis of Current Pantheon)

Introduction

Hello, I've been spamming Pantheon ever since he came out (and had about 200 games of him from season 8 to now of old Panth) and this is my in-depth critique of the current Pantheon. I will not be basing anything off of win rates, but solely off experience, feel and understand of the champion and where he fits in into the game.
To start things off, I love rework in many ways. Pantheon still feels like Pantheon as opposed to other reworks like Aatrox, Swain, Nunu, etc. He definitely has the most similar kit to his old self compared to all other reworked champions (except the the one-ability reworks like Ezreal and Maokai). His visuals are amazing whether it's animations, models or splashes. And his kit, actually is very interesting and I would not want to see him reverted. In this report, I'm going to go through each ability and discuss everything I can in-depth and in advance, there's going to be a lot of critique.

Q: Comet Spear

Don't worry, we'll get to Mortal Will (Passive) later, I first want to start with Pantheon's bread & butter. Comet spear is probably the best iteration of an upgraded Q from his previous kit. Its tap has similar more or less damage than its previous version, depending on if it's empowered or not, while the trade off is accuracy and range. Before, every Q would hit at 600 range but now, the range is 575 and that range goes down when you have to account for the enemy not to walk out of range when you're in animation tied with you're never using / hitting the ability at like 570 range. As a result, Pantheon ~50 range and accuracy in order for it to be possibly stronger and so that it can clear waves fairly well. The reason I can't say that it "usually" or "mostly" does more damage is because enemy laners are generally cautious and try to bait out your empowered W by keeping a good distance. This can be good but again with the accuracy trade-off, it's not quite a buff from his old kit, but it's definitely welcomed. The second part of Comet Spear is the hold for throw option. This ability is... underwhelming to say the least. There are 3.5 cases where you will actually use this ability. The first case is if you push an enemy under tower early, you can throw your spear at them to get them low enough for a certain dive. The second case is when the enemy is either very low and potentially far away so that you can use the execute on the Comet Spear. Many of these instances wouldn't even happen if you were able to gain execute damage with the tab Q. You risk having the person dodge your spear just so that you can get that bonus execution damage. The third instance is when the enemy you're trying to apply grievous wounds (with executioners), and getting rid of their banshees, warmog's, bone plating, etc. The half use is for poking them for fun, because you really shouldn't be wasting your mana on an ability that has a high cool down and does very little damage (let alone hard to hit). Before I talk about buffing Comet Spear throw, let me explain how bad the strength of the ability in a more comparative sense. When in lane, the enemy laner is almost always going to be behind the the minions (naturally) because they know that your Q damage will get reduced by minions. If we compare to Olaf Q, another strong early game bully who also becomes a diver in team fights, deals 80/125/170/215/260 (+100% bonus AD) damage with 1000 max range for 60 mana and 7 second cd which gets reduced by 4.5s when he picks it up. Pantheon on the other hand deals 75/115/155/195/235 (+100% bonus AD) damage with 1000 max range also but at 40 mana (lower mana) but it has a 10-8s cd. Comet spear also has a smaller hit box, takes longer to fire and does not slow. This ability gets reduced by 50% if it hits a minion (which it will since the enemy is hiding behind minions) which makes it already over 50% weaker than Olaf Q. You're also not using your empowered Q for 2 reasons. The first is that it can miss since you would use tap if they were in range. The second reason is even if you were to hit them at full strength without the damage being reduced, the enemy champion will retaliate since your Q is on a cool down anywhere from 10 to 8 seconds. If I were to compare this ability to old Pantheon Q, I would say that it's about 85% weaker. I'm going to spare you on my iffy math, but his old Q had better scaling, and with the you probably only hitting 50% of your shots and 50% of the damage being reduced by minions, it's probably 15% of the strength of the old Q. So how do we buff this ability without making it bonkers? Well to start off, the tap should not be touched for now. It's the only thing that gives him strength so maybe that might even need to see nerfs after multiple buffs to the other parts of his kit. Here's a list of viable buffs (not intended to give all buffs at once).
- Comet Spear throw: damage does not get reduced after first enemy hit. It's already a difficult ability to hit and deal less damage than old Q. On top of that, it's unlikely that you're using empowered Q because of the chance of missing and then being left vulnerable. Having a difficult ability to hit that is rewarding is good for skill expression in a champion. - Comet Spear throw: cool down gets lowered by 4s (or 50%) if you hit an enemy champion. I'll admit, these will make it feel a lot like Olaf. This should probably scale from like 10%-50% or something so that Pantheon isn't too oppressive early game. - Comet Spear throw: add stacks to passive for every enemy champion hit. I'm going to get into the probably with his passive later, but I feel like he is gated heavily by his passive. Giving ways to stack his passive is good for me, again this provides skill expression. - Comet Spear tap: give the execute back to his tap. I understand not give it to his autos when the enemy is under 15%, but it feels really clunky having to use the throw in melee range so that you can get that extra bit of damage.

W: Shield Vault

I promise this one will be shorter. Alright so this ability is pretty much the same, there's no convincing anyone otherwise. Not going to lie, it's a strong ability. With all the mobility in the game, Pantheon is able to stop one person for a brief time in order to get his damage down. There's not too much to talk about so let me jump into the empowered W. I like this ability because it gives Pantheon a real "combo." The combo at the moment is empowered w > auto > auto > empowered q > e. With Hail of Blades, you can get all 5 autos off quick for the empowered Q and fit in another auto between the Q and the E. This ability alone allows Pantheon to have a wider range of builds that include titanic hydra, botrk or any other on-hit type of items. However, this combo is very very slow. Without Hail of blades, this full combo takes 6 seconds, with Hail of Blades - 5 seconds. In comparison, old Pantheon's full combo takes 2 seconds. The difference in damage is about 15% stronger, but it also takes 200% longer meaning it gives the opponent time to retaliate / get out of range / get heals/shields from allies. I'll get into all this stuff later when I'm going over the passive. The one issue with the actual ability itself is that after level 13, you're done scaling because this ability doesn't really get any better. Yes, the cool down does lower and that can be very useful, however, Pantheon is meant to enter fights with fights with his ult, not walk in there. Similarly, after you go in and do your job, you're probably low, dead, or just killed the person you aimed for. There isn't many moments where you're in the middle of the fight and those extra 4 seconds will do much. Also, since you're a burst champion and don't deal sustained damage, you're only using this ability once in a 1v1 unless the opponent elects to walk away and reengage (very unlikely unless you're both ballsy and super low). Anyways, this is my only suggested buff:
- Shield Vault: empowered auto damage increase from 50% >> 40/55/70/85/100% damage. With some of the Q or E buffs, it's ok for this to take a bit of a hit early game. I think it sucks that after level 13, Pantheon just takes a drop (no pun intended) and stops scaling.

E: Aegis Assault

Ok so this is the controversial ability. Let me start by saying I like this ability. However, riot has to decide whether Pantheon is a spear guy, a shield guy, or both. So far, it seems like he's neither based off what I said about his current thrown Q and what I'm about to say about his E. Pantheon's old defensive tool was his passive where he would block an auto (or turret shot) with his passive that needed 4 stacks. The ways in which you could get a stack were by using an ability, auto attacking or using your W would fully stack it. In lane, this ability blocked a lot of damage. For example, Aatrox passive auto, Akali passive auto, Camille auto (to gain passive and Q), Darius W (and to slow stacking of passive), Mundo E auto steroid, Fiora Q and E and vitals, GP Q, Garen Q, Illaoi W (which stopped a wave of tentacles slamming down during ult), Irelia Q, Jax W, Kled final W auto, Maokai passive heal, Nasus Q, Ornn brittle auto, Poppy passive auto, Renekton W, Rengar Q, Shen Q, Wukong Q, Yas Q (and tornado damage), and Yorick Q. On top of that, it blocked a few auto attacks in fights, stopped conqueror from briefly stacking, stopped grasp procs and blocked damage from ranged autos. The importance of the last one is that there are many instances where Pantheon wouldn't have a good use for his passive and on top of that, gets out ranged easily. With blocking autos, the enemy ranged top laner takes minion aggro so Pantheon was able to somewhat fight back with a Q and the help of his minions. This kept him healthy because a ranged top laner usually auto attacks many times during laning phase but would find it difficult vs Pantheon because they would have to auto attack twice in a row before getting any damage done. If they auto, step back to deaggro minions, Pantheon in return could auto minions back to regain his shield. I'm not even scratching the surface of all the cases where this ability is useful, let alone its strength for tower dives. Point is, his passive was an extremely useful defensive tool that scaled throughout the game that felt fair. Next, I'm going to take apart this ability and show both of its sides. The first, the defensive side; is it a good defensive tool? Since you're maxing this ability second currently, we have to remember it has a 22 second cool down at level 1. Pre-level 6, this ability will stop one ability + auto attack at best (unless your opponent is trolling, in which case, nothing in this post will help you). And you know what? It's actually not that bad. Other champions have high cd's too and no cdr early game, so with your empowered Q and W, you are relatively safe. The issue comes when the opponent hits level 6. Now when there's a champion in the game that has an ultimate with global pressure, their kit has to be able to hold itself against opponents who have nukes in their ults. Pantheon now has to save his E for Darius ult meaning his Q's, W's, auto attacks, and passive have to fend against Darius' Q's, W's and auto attacks, the only issue is that Darius has a lot more sustained damage and is a lot more inherently tankier. Similar Now you're working with one less ability and you can only use it once because of its long cool down meaning you have to use it perfectly, just not to die, let alone winning the 1v1. Also, as a defensive ability, it feels terrible that you basically can't move backwards since you get a 50% slow reduction. This means that highly mobile top laners can jump on you and u can't walk away while blocking the damage or else they jump behind you and keep dealing the damage. On top of that, this ability only lasts for 1.5 seconds meaning that this is only good against burst damage, but we all know that top lane is about sustained damage which is why we see champions like Gnar, Darius, Mundo, Jax, etc. way more often than assassins and low mobility mages. When you get into the side lane, you basically have to forfeit your priority because any top laner will chase you down and there's nothing you can do about it because your scaling is poor, and your E blocks maybe one ability and like 2 autos at this point. This issue is that they can probably use like 10 abilities within 20 seconds before your next E is up. Now let's scale this to team fights. For starters, unless you get a godly flank, you're definitely not blocking all incoming damage especially since the Aegis Assault angle is about 100 degrees (it's definitely not 180 that's for sure. Even if you do get the good flank and use empowered E, you're getting 2.5s worth of protection but the trade-off is having 0 damage. You can't empower W now or empower Q so you're losing all your burst. Congratulations, you're now more worthless than a Braum flanking. They'll probably kill you instantly after while you did maybe 300 damage to the enemy support. Pantheon is a diver, and being a diver means you have kill threat on the enemy carry. However, with the combo taking 6 seconds and you're definitely going to get stun locked during it, say goodbye to that unless the person you're diving is alone or casting Karthus ult from a far. Now let's compare this ability to Yasuo's wind wall and Braum's unbreakable shield. For Yasuo's wind wall, it does have a longer cool down that's for sure, but instead of lasting 1.5 seconds, it lasts for 3.75 seconds AND protects your entire team from projectiles. Yasuo also has other defensive tools such as high mobility and his passive shield while Pantheon has nothing else (I guess an ult to jump away?) Yasuo also gets to continue to be highly mobile while Pantheon gets a 50% movement reduction if he uses it defensively. Ok so what about Braum then? Well his shield also protects allies and while it's only a 40% damage reduction (past the first ability which is 100% just like Pantheon), his cool down is 10 seconds. He also has more mobility than Pantheon because he gains ms AND he can jump to allies. The shield also lasts 4 seconds. So as a defensive tool, it's significantly worse than both Braum and Yasuo's similar defensive tools. Ok so if Aegis Assault is a worse defensive tool than Pantheon's old passive (let alone being a bad defensive tool in general), what about as an offensive option. Well the only thing that's offensive about it is how bad of an ability it is. For anyone who didn't play Pantheon before the rework, the meta was E max in 95% of cases. This is because the ability went from 10-6 second cool down and dealt 100/150/200/250/300 (+300% bonus AD) damage, which is a lot. The E alone, would do about 70% of a squishy's health and while I agree it was linear and unhealthy, it was the only thing keeping Pantheon viable. Currently, Pantheon's Aegis Assault does up to 255(+150% bonus AD) + 100% AD if you hold it the entire time. Basically you deal that first number's damage which is 65% of Pantheon's old E damage + 1 auto attack over the span of 1.5 seconds. This doesn't even account that you can't use this ability offensively every 4 seconds with cdr. You're also never using this in the jungle in case of an invade/fight breaks out close. Well I'm done flaming this ability, but the idea is there. As I said early, Riot has to decide if Pantheon is a spear and shield champion or just some character that is the embodiment of the runes and items you go that game. Here are my suggested buffs for this ability:
- Aegis Assault: Buff damage. I like this one the least, but this is the most probably buff. I'd be sad to see if this was the buff because while he does need damage, it doesn't need to come from here. However, if they don't do anything else, this would be the next best thing. - Aegis Assault: Cool down lowered from 22 - 16 >> 22/19/16/13/9. If this ability is going to be a defensive option, you need to be able to use this more than once in a fight. Pantheon is a man with a shield. He protects himself in between attacks, not just once. Realistically, Pantheon should be able to block every other Aatrox Q3. - Aegis Assault: Duration increased, probably from 1.5 seconds and 2.5 seconds to 2.5 and 4. This ability needs to hold its ground. You also have to remember that Yasuo and Braum walls last this long and protect more people than just themselves. This buff should not be considered alongside the previous buff. - Aegis Assault: Take out the movement speed debuff. It's way too easy for an enemy top laner to get to behind Pantheon. - Aegis Assault: Shield slam now knocks back. So this is a very interesting buff imo because it solves the previous problem. If an enemy melee champion is trying to jump behind you, you just knock them back and run away. I think this would be very healthy since the range is pretty low and the ability is pathetic at the moment.

R: Grand Starfall

I'm glad that they kept this ability but did upgraded the landing. It looks amazing, and feels amazing. I also noticed that you're not stun locked for like 0.25 seconds when you land so your W feels very smooth while landing. There isn't a whole lot to talk about here except for why the random cool down nerfs? It used to be 150/135/120 seconds and now it's 180/165/150. Kinda feels really bad to wait that extra 30 seconds since Pantheon is all about tempo. Anyways, there are 2 things that are actually much higher and more necessary when it comes to buffs. Here they are:
- Grand Starfall: Change the landing from 2.4 seconds to 2 seconds. This extra 0.4 second nerf makes it so much harder to land your ult. I don't even want the jump to be longer because they already nerfed the radius of the landing zone to be smaller AND took out the slow AND took out like 20% damage. - Grand Starfall: Give us and our team an indicator for the area in which we're landing. Currently we have an "on my way" ping that sounds slightly different, but to probably 98% of teammates, they see that as just a regular ping. Show the indicator so it helps our teammates know when we're going AND where exactly they have to corral the enemy champions towards.

Passive: Mortal Will

We finally got to this new part of the kit. I'm going to be honest, I don't know why this exists. If Pantheon didn't get any buffs but they removed his passive and all abilities were always empowered, I'm pretty sure Pantheon would still be a 48% win rate champion. There's nothing about this passive that screams, "Yes, this fits the spear and shield theme." This passive cements the biggest problem with Pantheon. While visually he has an identity, on a play style level, he doesn't really have one. His passive and w says he wants attack speed, but he's a spell slinger so he wants cdr, he's a diver so he wants damage, he has his shield so he wants defense, he has ap scaling so maybe he wants ap? Along with attack speed, his empowered W (because of his passive) maybe even suggests on-hit. Pantheon's strength feels like an off-meta champion who is as strong as their runes and items. Like Hail of Blades is being ran just so your combo can be just as strong as old Pantheon's combo but it takes twice as long. Since you lost your E damage, most of your damage comes from empowered Q except it's up less often than old Pantheon E which means he's just at a net nerf to damage. There's not much I can say about this ability. One suggestion from Keegun (Pantheon one-trick, multiple accounts in high challenger), is to remove the passive and give back his old passive and keep everything else the same. I think the passive is fine but there needs to be a few buffs that were mentioned above. W empowered needs to do more damage late game, empowered E needs to be strongelast longer. Maybe empowered E has a knockback, that would be good and it gives the Panth player to choose if he wants to use the Spear or the Shield. The last buff would be there to be more ways to gain passive stacks. Pantheon is not an auto attacker, he's a spell slinger and his abilities should generate more stacks on conditions that are reasonable (hitting an enemy with Q throw).
This is separate mini change I want for Pantheon more because I think it would be cool. Effects that increase Pantheon's size should be twice as effective. This bonus size would also increase the effect range of his normal abilities. I think it would just be cool for Pantheon's Sterak's to proc and he just becomes a raid boss gaining range on all of his abilities. I think this should be the same for all champions that get Sterak's (of course it would get adjustments accordingly). Anyways, that was just something silly I wanted to fit it.

CONCLUSION

I think Pantheon's new kit is a lot healthier than old Pantheon and I do not want it to be reverted. However, Pantheon has a lot of problems that aren't all just damage buffs. While visually Pantheon looks like a spear and shield warrior, his in-game play style does not fit that same theme. As I said in the previous paragraph, he doesn't feel like he doesn't do anything particular. He's bad at poke now, his shield is weak defensively, he seems like he wants to do a bunch of auto attacking to keep his passive up, he wants cdr to use his spells constantly, he wants ad to dive and burst backline, he wants tankiness so that he can be that frontline, he wants on-hit items for the empowered w and even wants ap if he can get it. If you look towards the bullet points before every next headline, you will see my suggestions for possible buffs and why. If a few or any of these buffs go through, I want him to adjusted accordingly of course.

TL;DR: I'm sorry but I think the best tl;dr I can give is in the conclusion. I put a lot of work into this and I don't think a tl;dr would give an honest and appropriate shortened version of everything I wrote. If you have any questions, comments, agreements, or disagreements, let me know! I'd be happy to chat. Also, I'm not a Pantheon main. I've played him a bunch but I play almost everything under the sun. Anyways, sorry for the rant, thank you again!

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2019.07.21 21:23 flesh_eating_turtle Masterpost on the Achievements of Socialism in Bolivia

"The worst enemy of humanity is capitalism... If the entire world doesn't acknowledge this reality, that the national states are not providing even minimally for health, education and nourishment, then each day the most fundamental human rights are being violated." - President Evo Morales
Introduction
Hello comrades. As we are all aware, Venezuela has dominated the headlines over the last couple of years, due to the economic and political crisis which has been plaguing that country. This has given a fresh heap of ammunition for liberals and reactionaries to hurl at us, claiming that "Venezuela proves that socialism doesn't work!" In response, we should take a look at a country which has pursued similar policies, with an explicitly socialist leader, and has seen immense success. I am referring of course to Bolivia, under President Evo Morales.
Before we begin, it should be noted that neither Venezuela or Bolivia are technically "socialist" in the Marxist sense of the term; neither have a dictatorship of the proletariat, nor has the economy been taken under complete public ownership. However, they are much more left-wing than most governments in the world today, and they do explicitly refer to themselves as socialist. They engage in nationalization, expansions of the social welfare systems, and anti-imperialist foreign policies (such as supporting the government of Cuba); all of these achievements, though we may regard them as insufficient for the building of socialism, should be appreciated.
As socialists, it is our duty to show solidarity with our comrades around the world, however they choose to go about building socialism. In addition, since Venezuela is currently the media's favorite example of "socialism", it seems only fair that we should use a similar nation in response. Now, let us analyze the situation in Bolivia.
Economic Achievements: Growth, Poverty Reduction, etc.
The economic policies of Evo Morales have focused on nationalization of various major companies, increases in labor rights and the social welfare system, and strong opposition to the IMF and World Bank. The Economist (a neoliberal publication if there ever was one) discussed some of Morales' policies in an article on the topic:
As the article states:
In his first term Mr. Morales imposed many controls on private business. Telecommunications and mines, as well as gas, were nationalized. Prices of gas and many foodstuffs were controlled, and food producers forced to sell in the local market rather than export. A new state-owned body distributes food at subsidized prices.
The article also states:
Mr. Morales's nationalization of oil and natural gas in 2006, together with higher prices for gas exports to Brazil, left his government awash with cash. He used this to expand welfare provision, including a non-contributory old-age pension and payments to mothers provided their children are at school and their babies are taken for health checks. The president has also handed out hundreds of free tractors.
These policies have led to the highest economic growth that Bolivia has seen in decades, and it is now the fastest growing economy in Latin America. This is demonstrated by a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research:
This report states that growth under Morales "has been higher than at any time in the last 30 years, averaging 4.9 percent annually since the current administration took office in 2006." The report also comments on some of the redistributive policies of the Morales government:
...the government has begun several programs targeted at the poorest Bolivians. These include payments to poor families to increase school enrollment; an expansion of public pensions to relive extreme poverty among the elderly; and most recently, payments for uninsured mothers to expand prenatal and post-natal care, to reduce infant and child mortality.
A more recent article from the Guardian, published after the 2014 Bolivian election, analyzes the significance of Bolivia's economic growth, and its effect on quality of life:
The article states:
The benefits of such growth have been felt by the Bolivian people: under Morales, poverty has declined by 25% and extreme poverty has declined by 43%; social spending has increased by more than 45%; the real minimum wage has increased by 87.7%; and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean has praised Bolivia for being “one of the few countries that has reduced inequality”.
The article closes by commenting on Morales:
He has defied the conventional wisdom that says left-wing policies damage economic growth, that working-class people can’t run successful economies, and that politics can’t be transformative – and he’s done all of this in the face of enormous political pressure from the IMF, the international business community and the US government. In the success of Morales, important political lessons can be found – and perhaps we could all do with learning them.
Bolivia, with approx. 40% of the economy under some kind of state-ownership, closed 2018 with one of the highest growth rates in the world:
Economic inequality (as measured by the GINI Index) has also drastically reduced under Morales:
All of this makes it clear that the economic policies of the Morales government have been extremely successful in growing the economy and drastically reducing poverty, all while combating neoliberalism and imperialism.
Social Reforms and Achievements
The Morales government has also succeeded in implementing very successful social reforms, particularly in the areas of education and racial issues.
Bolivia has succeeded in becoming only the third nation in Latin America (after Venezuela and Cuba) to be declared "free of illiteracy":
This was achieved via educational programs inspired by the Cuban model.
In addition, the Bolivian government has made great strides in fighting racism against the indigenous population of Bolivia (Morales himself is the first president of Bolivia from the indigenous population):
As the article states:
The government of Bolivia has made "great progress" in the last ten years in its fight against institutional and structural racism and discrimination, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced Tuesday in an official statement.
The government has also sought to combat gender inequality and discrimination:
The Morales government has succeeded in making great strides in terms of various social issues in Bolivia.
Foreign Policy and Anti-Imperialism
The Morales government has consistently stood in solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, and in opposition to neoliberal capitalism and US imperialism.
In 2005, Morales visited Cuba, receiving full honors from Fidel Castro. While there, he signed an agreement in which Cuba promised Bolivia aid in health and education, and Morales referred to Castro and Hugo Chavez as "the commanders of the forces for the liberation of the Americas and the world."
The government has sought to promote anti-imperialism, even opening an explicitly "anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist" military school for their officers:
As the article states:
“If the empire teaches domination of the world from its military schools, we will learn from this school to free ourselves from imperial oppression,” the country’s first indigenous president said at an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
“We want to build anti-colonial and anti-capitalist thinking with this school that binds the armed forces to social movements and counteracts the influence of the School of the Americas that always saw the indigenous as internal enemies,” he told a crowd that included the defense ministers of Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Earlier this year, Morales attended the swearing-in of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro:
Morales has stated his admiration of, and solidarity with, the Sandinista government, referring explicitly to their 1979 revolution:
Morales has maintained a close relationship with the Cuban government. As mentioned above, he has received full honors from Fidel Castro, signed an aid agreement with the Cuban government, and even traveled to Cuba for medical treatment (as Hugo Chavez did):
Hugo Chavez was also a major supporter of Morales. The two met in 2006, and affirmed their solidarity, as well as securing a trade deal:
Morales has also repeatedly denounced American imperialism at the United Nations:
Morales' government has made great strides in standing up to US imperialism and global neoliberalism, as well as supporting various leftist governments.
Conclusion
While Morales may not be as far-left as we would like, it is clear from the above that his government (much like that of Hugo Chavez) has made a number of extremely impressive achievements. His policies have slashed poverty and deprivation, combated various social ills, and focused strongly on anti-imperialism and international solidarity.
In 2012, John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin described the results of their interviews with the Bolivian people, in which they asked them for their opinion on Morales. They stated that:
For many — perhaps most — Bolivians, this was a period when ordinary people felt the benefits of policy in ways that had not been the case for decades, if ever.
That is something which we can all appreciate.
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2019.07.21 21:15 flesh_eating_turtle Masterpost on the Achievements of Socialism in Bolivia

"The worst enemy of humanity is capitalism... If the entire world doesn't acknowledge this reality, that the national states are not providing even minimally for health, education and nourishment, then each day the most fundamental human rights are being violated." - President Evo Morales
Introduction
Hello comrades. As we are all aware, Venezuela has dominated the headlines over the last couple of years, due to the economic and political crisis which has been plaguing that country. This has given a fresh heap of ammunition for liberals and reactionaries to hurl at us, claiming that "Venezuela proves that socialism doesn't work!" In response, we should take a look at a country which has pursued similar policies, with an explicitly socialist leader, which has seen immense success. I am referring of course to Bolivia, under President Evo Morales.
Before we begin, it should be noted that neither Venezuela or Bolivia are technically "socialist" in the Marxist sense of the term; neither have a dictatorship of the proletariat, nor has the economy been taken under complete public ownership. However, they are much more left-wing than most governments in the world today, and they do explicitly refer to themselves as socialist. They engage in nationalization, expansions of the social welfare systems, and anti-imperialist foreign policies (such as supporting the government of Cuba); all of these achievements, though we may regard them as insufficient for the building of socialism, should be appreciated.
As socialists, it is our duty to show solidarity with our comrades around the world, however they choose to go about building socialism. In addition, since Venezuela is currently the media's favorite example of "socialism", it seems only fair that we should use a similar nation in response. Now, let us analyze the situation in Bolivia.
Economic Achievements: Growth, Poverty Reduction, etc.
The economic policies of Evo Morales have focused on nationalization of various major companies, increases in labor rights and the social welfare system, and strong opposition to the IMF and World Bank. The Economist (a neoliberal publication if there ever was one) discussed some of Morales' policies in an article on the topic:
In his first term Mr. Morales imposed many controls on private business. Telecommunications and mines, as well as gas, were nationalized. Prices of gas and many foodstuffs were controlled, and food producers forced to sell in the local market rather than export. A new state-owned body distributes food at subsidized prices.
The article also states:
Mr. Morales's nationalization of oil and natural gas in 2006, together with higher prices for gas exports to Brazil, left his government awash with cash. He used this to expand welfare provision, including a non-contributory old-age pension and payments to mothers provided their children are at school and their babies are taken for health checks. The president has also handed out hundreds of free tractors.
These policies have led to the highest economic growth that Bolivia has seen in decades, and it is now the fastest growing economy in Latin America. This is demonstrated by a report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research, which states that growth under Morales "has been higher than at any time in the last 30 years, averaging 4.9 percent annually since the current administration took office in 2006." The report also comments on some of the redistributive policies of the Morales government:
...the government has begun several programs targeted at the poorest Bolivians. These include payments to poor families to increase school enrollment; an expansion of public pensions to relive extreme poverty among the elderly; and most recently, payments for uninsured mothers to expand prenatal and post-natal care, to reduce infant and child mortality.
A more recent article from the Guardian, published after the 2014 Bolivian election, analyzes the significance of Bolivia's economic growth, and its effect on quality of life:
The benefits of such growth have been felt by the Bolivian people: under Morales, poverty has declined by 25% and extreme poverty has declined by 43%; social spending has increased by more than 45%; the real minimum wage has increased by 87.7%; and, perhaps unsurprisingly, the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean has praised Bolivia for being “one of the few countries that has reduced inequality”.
The article closes by commenting on Morales:
He has defied the conventional wisdom that says left-wing policies damage economic growth, that working-class people can’t run successful economies, and that politics can’t be transformative – and he’s done all of this in the face of enormous political pressure from the IMF, the international business community and the US government. In the success of Morales, important political lessons can be found – and perhaps we could all do with learning them.
Bolivia, with approx. 40% of the economy under some kind of state-ownership, closed 2018 with one of the highest growth rates in the world. According to an article from Telesur:
The economic model followed by Bolivia is based on the Social Community Production, supported by a strong participation of the State in strategic sectors, which goes against the recommendations made by the IMF, which looks for the suppression of subsidies and the reduction of public investments. The Bolivian economy registered on average a growth of 4.9 percent in the period 2006-2017, where more than three million people left poverty. The GDP registered a growth of 4.2 percent last year, according to the 2017 Bolivian Economy Report.
Economic inequality (as measured by the World Bank GINI Index) has also drastically reduced under Morales (he was elected in 2006).
All of this makes it clear that the economic policies of the Morales government have been extremely successful in growing the economy and drastically reducing poverty, all while combating neoliberalism and imperialism.
Social Reforms and Achievements
The Morales government has also succeeded in implementing very successful social reforms, particularly in the areas of education and racial issues.
Bolivia has succeeded in becoming only the third nation in Latin America (after Venezuela and Cuba) to be declared "free of illiteracy" by UNESCO. This was achieved via educational programs inspired by the Cuban model.
In addition, the Bolivian government has made great strides in fighting racism against the indigenous population of Bolivia (Morales himself is the first president of Bolivia from the indigenous population). For this, they have received praise from the UN. According to an article from Telesur:
The government of Bolivia has made "great progress" in the last ten years in its fight against institutional and structural racism and discrimination, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, announced Tuesday in an official statement.
The government has also sought to combat violence and discrimination against women, and promote gender equality.
The Morales government has succeeded in making great strides in terms of various social issues in Bolivia.
Foreign Policy and Anti-Imperialism
The Morales government has consistently stood in solidarity with the Cuban and Venezuelan governments, and in opposition to neoliberal capitalism and US imperialism.
In 2005, Morales visited Cuba, receiving full honors from Fidel Castro. While there, he signed an agreement in which Cuba promised Bolivia aid in health and education, and Morales referred to Castro and Hugo Chavez as "the commanders of the forces for the liberation of the Americas and the world."
The government has sought to promote anti-imperialism, even opening an explicitly "anti-imperialist and anti-capitalist" military school for their officers. According to an article in the Guardian:
“If the empire teaches domination of the world from its military schools, we will learn from this school to free ourselves from imperial oppression,” the country’s first indigenous president said at an inauguration ceremony on Wednesday.
“We want to build anti-colonial and anti-capitalist thinking with this school that binds the armed forces to social movements and counteracts the influence of the School of the Americas that always saw the indigenous as internal enemies,” he told a crowd that included the defense ministers of Venezuela and Nicaragua.
Earlier this year, Morales attended the swearing-in of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
Morales has stated his support for the Sandinista government in Nicaragua, referring explicitly to their 1979 revolution.
Morales has maintained a close relationship with the Cuban government. As mentioned above, he has received full honors from Fidel Castro, signed an aid agreement with the Cuban government, and even traveled to Cuba for medical treatment (as Hugo Chavez did).
Hugo Chavez was also a major supporter of Morales. The two met in 2006, and affirmed their solidarity, as well as securing a trade deal.
Morales has also repeatedly denounced American imperialism at the United Nations.
Morales' government has made great strides in standing up to US imperialism and global neoliberalism, as well as supporting various leftist governments.
Conclusion
While Morales may not be as far-left as we would like, it is clear from the above that his government (much like that of Hugo Chavez) has made a number of extremely impressive achievements. His policies have slashed poverty and deprivation, combated various social ills, and focused strongly on anti-imperialism and international solidarity.
In 2012, John Crabtree and Ann Chaplin described the results of their interviews with the Bolivian people, in which they asked them for their opinion on Morales. They stated that:
For many — perhaps most — Bolivians, this was a period when ordinary people felt the benefits of policy in ways that had not been the case for decades, if ever.
That is something which we can all appreciate.
Sources
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