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When the news first broke other subs took the appropriate action to shut down, close the platforms that elevated Ye and his Nazi worldview.
For some reason the Mods here felt that it they knew better. You can already see it on the "new" page. Soon it will be the top voted comments then it'll be the top posts here.
You must ferret out and destroy nests the fascists build. The unfortunate truth is, like a cuckoo bird, fascists will find nests that don't belong to them, destroy the eggs and lay their own. If you don't destroy those eggs before they hatch you'll be a cuckoo's nest forever.
It will happen gradually then all at once. I warn you now. This is a Nazi sub now, even if you can't see it yet.
this is my favorite game and i spent money and hours (2k++ hours) on it i played it easy myself low priority I played 3 games and on the 4th final I get a red sign that the account is blocked until the age of 38 and they give a vac ban almost immediately, I don’t cheat in DOTA, because I love sports and I play honestly, I wrote to support a lot of times about vac ban but the answer was the same for 138 days... i'm really sad now because i loved playing this game and never cheated, i don't know i'm really bad now i would really like to unban my account... sorry for my english
Discussion Waiting for Ulduar? Sick of Naxx25? Come raid Naxx40 on Era! (Era Status Update - it's alive and thriving!)
This post aims simply to give you all an update on the current state of WoW Era. My motivation for this is because we've recently seen a noticeable uptick in active players, and I want to keep the hype going. Additionally, many people don't even know about WoW Era, and those that want to know more often struggle to find any information about it. I saw a post on this Subreddit this week where someone was asking about "classic vanilla" (Era) only to read replies such as "almost everyone has moved on". This was ultimately the tipping point which led to the creation of this post. (u/BunchaMangos the answer to your original question is the Whitemane cluster, and it is absolutely worth it to start playing)
What is WoW Era?
Before I give you an update on the current state of Era, I just wanted to give a brief explanation of what Era is for those who aren't familiar. WoW Era is an official, persistent Vanilla environment hosted by Blizzard. You can find it in the Battle.net launcher's "Game Version" select drop-down under the "LIVE - CLASSIC" section - it's the one just called World of Warcraft Classic. Here are some quick facts about Era:
- There is no "TBC" version of Era, it is only Vanilla and will only ever be Vanilla (stated by Blizzard)
- All Era servers are in their final "Phase 6" state with Naxxramas and all content unlocked; there are no "fresh" Era servers
- The Era servers are now clustered (more on that below). The most popular NA cluster is the "Whitemane" cluster, and that is what I will be summarizing in this post.
- The Whitemane cluster is a PvP cluster which contains the following servers:
Anathema, Arcanite Reaper, Bigglesworth, Blaumeux, Fairbanks, Kurinnaxx, Rattlegore, Smolderweb, Thunderfury, and Whitemane
- Chronoboon Displacers (the item that lets you store World Buffs) are currently available on Era (and we're all very happy about it)
You can play both Horde and Alliance on the same PvP server now
A while back Blizzard merged many of the Era servers into "clusters", meaning that certain servers all log into the same shared game world (with player names including a hyphen and their server name, such as
Joe-Anathema). This had a profound impact on consolidating the fragmented Era playerbase and is a large reason for its success today. An awesome byproduct of this server merger into clusters is that it allows you to make some Alliance characters on one of the servers in the cluster (say, Whitemane) and some Horde characters on another server in the cluster (say, Fairbanks) and circumvent the rule where you can't create Horde and Alliance characters on the same PvP server.
How do I get started?
The Character Cloning service is unfortunately no longer available, so you'd have to create a new character to get started. However, boosting is still active (actual players - not bots) to help you get there quicker. Additionally, since the SOM servers are still up a popular tactic for leveling new characters is to create a new character on a SOM server to take advantage of the XP buff and then transfer to Era (the transfers are still free from SOM -> Era). If you plan on joining our community in the Whitemane cluster, be sure to create your character on the SOM PvP server
Jom Gabbar so that you will be able to transfer it to Whitemane. If you plan on just creating a character directly on Era and leveling with members of our community (or getting boosts), just be sure to create it on one of the servers in our cluster that I listed above.
The Era Update
With that general summary of Era out of the way, on to the details of the "state" of WoW Era (Whitemane cluster).
Era is faction-balanced
Each faction on Era has 3 active Naxx-raiding communities on the Whitemane cluster, as well as a few other smaller pocket communities. Faction balance feels extremely close to 1:1, but I believe there are likely some more Horde overall than Alliance.
Era has raids going on every day of the week
Each faction has 2 Naxx-raiding Guilds and 1 Naxx-raiding GDKP. Below is a summary view of all of the scheduled raids on both Horde and Alliance. Keep in mind that in addition to the scheduled raids below there are also "pop-up" raids that occur every other day or so for AQ20/ZG/Onyxia and even the occasional 40man!
|6:00PM Naxx [Guild SR]||Occasional "Pop-up" MCs||5:00PM AQ20/ZG/Ony [GDKP]||5:00PM ZG/Ony [SR]||6:00PM MC [GDKP]||6:00PM Naxx [GDKP]||Frequent "Pop-up" GDKPs (usually BWL)|
|7:00PM Naxx [Guild DKP]||6:00PM Alternating BWL & AQ40 [GDKP]||6:00PM Alternating BWL/MC & AQ40 [Guild SR]||7:00PM AQ20/ZG [SR]|
|7:00PM Alternating BWL/MC & AQ40 [SR]||7:30PM BWL [GDKP]|
|1:00PM AQ20/ZG/Ony [GDKP]||5:00PM ZG [SR]||5:00PM Naxx [Guild SR]||5:00PM BWL&MC [Guild SR]||6:00PM BWL [GDKP]||5:00PM ZG/AQ20 [SR]||1:00PM BWL [Guild SR]|
|6:00PM Naxx [GDKP]||5:30PM Naxx [Guild SR]||6:00PM MC/Ony [Guild SR]||6:00PM ZG/AQ20 (& sometimes Ony) [Guild SR]||6:00PM ZG [GDKP]||5:00PM AQ40 [Guild SR]|
|8:00PM AQ40 [GDKP]|
I'm sure a fair few people reading this are quite surprised at the amount of raids happening on Era, but it's actually only getting busier! In addition to the above raids, there are conversations being had on both factions of adding more. The signups for many of the Naxxes and AQ40s can reach 60+, and just this past Saturday (11/26), the Horde AQ40 - which fills on a first-come, first-served basis - filled up in less than 30 seconds (I know because I was lucky enough to get in)! There are early rumors swirling about another potential 40man raid group starting up on Horde side, and on the Alliance side there is a completely new Guild that has been building its roster over the last few weeks and working its way up to raid-ready!
World buffs are still dropping regularly
You might find it hard to believe, but there's still plenty of buffs being dropped regularly across Era. Here is a table showing the rough buff-drop schedule each week:
|5:40PM ZG [Horde]||5:20PM ZG [Horde]||4:45PM ZG [Horde]||5:00PM ZG [Alliance]|
|5:45PM Ony [Horde]||5:25PM Ony[Horde]||4:50PM Ony[Horde]||5:05PM Ony [Alliance]|
|5:45PM Rend||5:25PM Rend (usually)||4:50PM Rend (usually)|
|5:50PM Ony [Alliance]||6:30PM ZG [Alliance]|
|6:35PM Ony [Alliance]|
Songflowers are pretty much always there for the picking, though more often than not they are corrupt and need to be cleansed. Dire Maul Tributes are opened frequently throughout the week and are usually pinged in discord, some sellers even have summoners!
World PvP is still happening
A few players have made names for themselves for notoriously camping specific areas such as Orgrimmar, Stormwind, and Silithus. Additionally, there are a few die-hards who sometimes attempt to disrupt the scheduled world buffs or catch stragglers who are slow, which always spices things up a bit.
World Bosses are contested
Last Sunday (11/27) Azuregos spawned just as the Horde Naxx was wrapping up (and the Alliance Naxx was very close to finishing theirs as well). What resulted was a 60 Horde vs 40 Alliance PvP battle in Azshara. The Alliance Naxx didn't finish quick enough for them to reinforce us (I mainly play Alliance), but if they had it would have been a 60v80 World PvP warzone! Azuregos and Kazzak are frequently scouted by both factions when their spawn windows are open, and the Green Dragons are left alone for the most part with the exception of Ysondre, who is still sought after for the Hibernation Crystal trinket.
More and more players are playing both Horde & Alliance
As Era has grown and stabilized, more and more players (myself included) are now branching out to the other faction with alts. As one of the organizers of the Alliance GDKP, I now find myself helping organize Horde GDKP 20-mans on Sunday afternoons on my new Shaman alt. We've also seen an influx of Horde players participating in our Alliance GDKPs on their Alliance alts. This uptick in cross-faction mingling has been super awesome, and it's been loads of fun raiding alongside some of the familiar faces from across the battlefield.
Boosting is active (and they're not bots!)
As mentioned earlier in this post, boosting is still active on Era and it's done by well-known players and not bots! The players who do the boosting are all super friendly, and many times they'll even do it just for tips. If you approach them nicely and inform them that you're a brand new player I'm sure they would gladly invite you into their boosting groups for free.
Ranking is still a thing
There are enough players to get WSG and AB to pop during the weekdays, though getting enough for AV is still a challenge. Regardless, ranking is still very much going on. SOM and Era run the same client under the hood, and when SOM launched the Era client erroneously received the update to the ranking ladder system which expedites the ranking process. No one is complaining about this though, and ranking is now much faster on Era as a result.
There is even a Hardcore community!
Do any of you remember the Road to Ragnaros community on SOM? Well that vision is still being lived on the RP PvE Era realm Bloodsail Buccaneers! They still use the same Hardcore AddOn that announces when players die, and the community is more active than you'd think. They're currently working on getting enough 60s so that they can pick up where the original Road to Ragnaros left off on SOM and have their sights set on Nefarian. Pretty awesome that this community is still active!
Why did I bother with all of this?
Era is feeling extremely healthy right now, and it's awesome. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that so many WoW players do not know that Era even exists - including many who actually played during the Vanilla cycle of Classic WoW. As a result, posts like this need to be made from time to time to raise visibility. Those of us currently playing Era understand the value of drawing in more players. More players = more activity on Era, and more bodies to potentially start up even more raids!
Where can I find out more?
I'll check on this post from time to time over the next few days and provide updates to questions people might have. I will also link the Discords for the 3 larger Era communities of each Faction, as well as the Discords pertaining to the "Hardcore" initiative.
- <Phase Seven> [DKP]:
- <Pasta Sauce> [Modified Soft Res]:
- <GDKP Maybe> [GDKP Community]:
- <Forever Classic> [Modified Soft Res]:
- <Not Prepared> [Soft Res]:
- <Okay Booner> [GDKP Community]:
- Classic Hardcore [General HC master discord]:
- Road to Nefarian [Current Alliance HC Era Community]:
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The recommended weight limit that can be lifted safely at different vertical and horizontal distances
Most of you will know that Stadia is already winding down its Game Streaming Service and they are shutting down on the 18th of January 2023. https://stadia.google.com/?hl=de-AT Pretty interesting date and perfectly matches the acquisition Statement of Matt at the Q3 earnings call.
Some background information. Stadia has top-notch Software and delivers games to any device with a web browser. So no one would need the newest graphic card or has to buy the latest game just for a short trial. This would genuinely give "Power to the Player". Yes, to all of them even with a chrome book.
- Why did Stadia fail to become the Netflix of Gaming?
It's pretty simple, they never had exclusives or a dedicated marketing team to support this technology. That's where GME comes into Play. Exclusives you say?
Reminder, Microsoft had this piece of info sitting right here
Gamestop already has a strong partner with Microsoft and the deal with Activision Blizard would profit both parties. GME would get exclusives for their Game Streaming Platform, exactly what Google's problem was.
- How much is Stadia worth ?
Stadia was valued at 2.8 Billion as they started their Program in 2019. https://www.barrons.com/articles/google-stadia-is-a-big-move-for-the-134-billion-gaming-industry-51553293321. Fast forward to Jan 18th, 2023, Stadia should be worth around 300-400 Million and this is a perfect fit for GME with 1 Billion cash for acquisitions!
- Why Stadia?
It's pretty simple, Stadia itself expressed its opinion on keeping its technology around. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/29/google-to-shut-gaming-service-stadia-in-latest-cost-cutting-effort.html. Phil Harrison (VP of Google) said this about Stadia: “We see clear opportunities to apply this technology across other parts of Google like YouTube, Google Play, and our Augmented Reality (AR) efforts — as well as make it available to our industry partners, which aligns with where we see the future of gaming headed,”
Now let's reiterate what Matt Furlong said in the Q3 earnings call about acquisitions, "If a strategic asset or complementary business becomes available in the right price range, we want to be able to explore those acquisitions." Stadia becomes available on Jan 18th. Here is the full transcript if someone wants to read it. https://www.reddit.com/r/Superstonk/comments/zfh1f3/gamestop_2022_q3_earnings_transcription/
As far as revenue goes, Stadias revenue was 62 Million in 2022. https://growjo.com/company/Google_Stadia. If someone wants to dig deeper into the whole Stadia cost/revenue structure, here's the google Q3 press release https://abc.xyz/investor/static/pdf/2022Q3_alphabet_earnings_release.pdf?cache=4156e7f.
- How do Stadia and NFTs fit together?
Also pretty easy. Gamestop could use NFTs as some sort of license that can't be canceled or deleted from the user's account but it can expire. Gamestop can segment this market into daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly NFT pass. They can even go further and grant permission for only a single game or a variety of Games and all within your NFT.
Now you could get a yearly pass for a certain game and if you don't want to pay it anymore after 2-3 months, you can sell the NFT pass over the Marketplace.
Further benefits of including stadia in their business
Gamestop is about empowering Players in all categories and life situations. Most of us only have a Notebook or can't afford a Gaming PC or the latest graphics card. With Stadia you can use any device to play games or test them before you buy them physically. If you are skeptical about this point, try it for yourself. You can still try Far Cry Primal for 60 Minutes. It works on your smartphone, Mac, Chromebook, and PC. https://stadia.google.com/game/far-cry-primal
TLDR: Gamestop should use its reserved cash for the acquisition of Stadia. Gamestop has everything about why Stadia failed. Stadia would be now in a perfect price range and even Google wants that technology to stick around and is willing to sell it.
My question is regarding German soldiers who died fighting in World War 2.
How are German military members, specifically members who served during World War II, honored in your country? In the United States we have veterans military cemeteries and are also encouraged to display military service in private cemeteries as well. If you have military cemeteries, what type of flag is flown at a cemetery if any?Are descendants of German soldiers encouraged to place flags of honor upon their graves? Is the Nazi flag allowed to be displayed on a grave in Germany or is it against the law? I realize this is a very sensitive subject but my wife and I would like a very thoughtful and truthful answer. Thank You