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In-Depth Monster Hunter Strategy

2018.01.31 18:15 choboboco In-Depth Monster Hunter Strategy

Welcome to Monster Hunter Meta! This is a place to discuss in-depth strategy for the Monster Hunter franchise, including but not limited to weapon strategy, gear builds, farming and much more.

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2023.06.02 13:14 jmobon88 Renathal Dancing Paladin to Legend with 63% Winrate (D5 to Legend)

Renathal Dancing Paladin to Legend with 63% Winrate (D5 to Legend)
Hey there everyone! Wanted to share this Renathal Dancing Paladin I made which has been tons of fun and winnable going towards legend, especially with cold feet and dance floor from the new miniset! I’ve been playing hearthstone 100% f2p on and off since release, and consistently hit top 200 legend until I get bored and decide to quit and return the next year. I really enjoyed Spell Hunter in Kobolds, and Libram/Pure in Outland, and this deck gave me that refined working deck feeling so I hope you all enjoy it! I also hit legend with a weaker version of this deck last month, and because it was my first time doing it with a homebrew deck, I hope others can try out something new!
Compared to the normal Dancing Paladin list, this deck has a lot more survivability and options to eventually play Front Lines and win the game, highroll minions especially Kangor and Reveler, or through Rivendare win-con. Against Aggro, you have to be clever with how to use board removal tools and when to target swing turns. Versus control a double front line depletes so much battlecry minion resources that they eventually lose on board or over time. Timing your healing with feast and famine + weapon and Kangor is also a major part of the winning strategy versus burn and combo decks. Overall, the main end goal of the deck is to control the board/minion wipe going into your front line turn, then activating a full front line with rush, winning on turn 9 or later if vs control. It's between a combo and control deck and has a lot of nuance into playing the deck optimally, which makes it a lot of fun!
In-depth explanation for all card choices, match up notes, and alternatives below the deck list:
### Reformed Metabreaker
# Class: Paladin
# Format: Standard
# Year of the Wolf
# 2x (1) Feast and Famine
# 2x (1) Flight of the Bronze
# 1x (1) Sir Finley, Sea Guide
# 2x (2) Cold Feet
# 2x (2) Dance Floor
# 2x (2) Equality
# 2x (2) Hand of A'dal
# 2x (3) Consecration
# 2x (3) Hammer of Wrath
# 2x (3) Muster for Battle
# 1x (3) Prince Renathal
# 2x (3) Service Bell
# 2x (4) Truesilver Champion
# 1x (5) Kangor, Dancing King
# 2x (6) Masked Reveler
# 1x (6) Rivendare, Warrider
# 1x (7) The Leviathan
# 2x (9) Annoy-o-Troupe
# 2x (9) Flesh Behemoth
# 2x (9) Front Lines
# 1x (9) The Sunwell
# 1x (10) Amplified Elekk
# 1x (10) Neptulon the Tidehunter
# 2x (10) Stoneborn General
# To use this deck, copy it to your clipboard and create a new deck in Hearthstone
Card Explanation and Usage:
Two major things out the way first: 1. Amplified Elekk is a temp card just because I was facing a lot of aggro decks and needed to tech even harder, usually you would run Thaddeus instead.
  1. Yes, the 2 minions of finley and renathal can low roll your reveler, but the improvement they add to the deck's win consistency far offsets it.
# 2x (1) Feast and Famine - Very efficient removal tool especially for early, dangerous minions like arms dealer, Shadow Ascendant, and it's healing later on is great in synergy with weapons, also gives you surprising reach and burn in control match ups.
# 2x (1) Flight of the Bronze - Versatile card you can play early on for solid rush dragons or bronze explorer, or wait for the manathirst to easily clear the board and take tempo on turn 7. Also can find you just the right card like Anachronos, Alexstraza for burn, or Deathwing, also the 2 mana mistake
# 1x (1) Sir Finley, Sea Guide - Recent addition that can revive your hand if you low rolled and drew all big minions, significantly increases chances that you highroll into powerful cards like Dance Floor,Kangor, Front Lines, or even Cold Feet
# 2x (2) Cold Feet - Allows you to completely lock your opponent's board when you need to take tempo or play front lines the turn after, or stop them from playing game-changing minions like a steamcleaner vs your rivendare, svalna, or marrowgar for example. Cold Feet on turn 7 and 8, then Front Lines on 9 is near unstoppable.
# 2x (2) Dance Floor - It's like broomstick but even better when combining with Kangor to really make him the dancing king, reveler's 2/2 summon, front lines, or you can have the card chill on board and activate it on your muster for battle turn, rivendare to kill him off, or (the dream which I was able to do once), get the 4 horsemen from the front, and make them charge into their death on the front lines to win the game.
# 2x (2) Equality - Standard key removal tool for Paladin
# 2x (2) Hand of A'dal - Best proactive cycle card for paladin alongside hammer of wrath. With muster for battle, renathal, flight, hero power etc. you can get enough minions for hand of adal to be usable early on.
# 2x (3) Consecration - Standard removal tool, classic satisfying combo of consecration and equality, it's important to know though to be very picky with what to consecrate or not. As you play the deck, you will get a sense of when you can clear the board manually, or have to result to using consecration.
# 2x (3) Hammer of Wrath - Solid cycle card with some reach and removal usage
# 2x (3) Muster for Battle - Great for aggro matchups and taking some board control early to make control decks occupied with clearing tokens, delaying the game to your bigger 7-10 mana plays.
# 1x (3) Prince Renathal - When I used the normal dancing paladin list, it felt like it was lacking a lot of survivability and alternatives if you can't draw Kangor by 5, even then priests or mages could shut down the deck as soon as they realised you weren't playing minions by turn 3. Renathal allows you to have more powerful options and switch the focus towards the dancing front line (needing to draw a card by turning 9 is much more likely). Also more cards more fun
# 2x (3) Service Bell - Can require some real thought as to which cards (2 copies) you would want to draw. Typically priority goes Kangor, then front lines, or anti aggro if needed. If none of these are given, consecrate and equality are always nice to have in hand, and even double flight if near turn 7.
# 2x (4) Truesilver Champion - Weapon with 4 attack takes out common board minions like spell teacher, and its healing is great especially when combines with feast and famine
# 1x (5) Kangor, Dancing King - dancing king, give him the dance floor and let him go to work
# 2x (6) Masked Reveler - best minion highroll option aside from kangor in standard, also really great with dance floor (after dying) or front lines to clear minions if you lack taunt
# 1x (6) Rivendare, Warrider - provides a win condition which is accelerated by front lines and undead package w/ flesh behemoth, especially versus blood
# 1x (7) The Leviathan - synergy with our minion summoning cards and simply a strong, fast card to have with draw and board removal
# 2x (9) Annoy-o-Troupe - can be a wall in many burn and aggro matchups, from experience 2 of is the most optimal, but out of all the other big minions it is closest to being a 1 of
# 2x (9) Flesh Behemoth - Undead package synergy with Rivendare, horsemen, and Thaddeus, big minion
# 2x (9) Front Lines - 1. Make sure the opponents have less minions on board then you 2. Play front lines 3. "Your opponent left" or enjoy as you kill cards like astalor, ETC, svalna, azshara, kelthuzad, etc. which eventually makes you generate more value than other control decks
# 1x (9) The Sunwell - Fun card, and generates surprising solutions. With the deck cycling and mana efficient approach of the deck, you do tend to find yourself with large enough hands to play sunwell early on if needed.
# 1x (10) Amplified Elekk - Complete tech pick vs aggro, with strong effect even as 2/2, drop for Thaddeus if aggro not oppresive on pocket meta
# 1x (10) Neptulon the Tidehunter - Extremely powerful big minion, can win the board by himself or deal 24 damage to face off a kangor.
# 2x (10) Stoneborn General - Big minion w rush

Mulligan Guide
- You can generally safely keep any card from 1-3 mana, but can reroll more aggressively if you have Finley.
- Kangor and Dance Floor must keep, with Reveler, Service Bell being decent
- Muster for Battle is great against aggro and Front Lines can be a keep if against priest or blood dk

Match Up Notes
Overall the deck is favored vs control, and 50/50 against aggro, doing best against frost dk, and worse against minion centric boards like unholy and mech Paladin. The deck farms Blood Dk and feels surprisingly relaxing vs Priest
Versus Aggro: The amount of wide boards an aggro deck can generate is their greatest issue. Enjoy having a control deck mindset and focus on cards like Muster for Battle, Feast and Famine, Cold Feet for swing turns, and Dance Floor to keep their minion numbers low. Mech paladin is your worst threat because they can make sticky wide boards with Bubblebot divine shields, to win you generally have to highroll into the anti aggro cards I mentioned.
Versus Control: Chill match up, play cards on curve, remove minions here and there, then front lines to remove all those greedy battlecry minions (usually twice consecutively off the service bell). Consider saving cards for scenarios like Blood Dk's Banshee + Vampiric Blood, Priest's Blackwater Behemoth, Queen Azshara's Colossal, Countess' legendaries. Also only play Rivendare in a scenario where you can kill him off, and guarantee that you can punish the opponent if they spend mana on a Patchwerk, ETC + Steamcleaner, Silence, etc. This winning scenario typically happens after a Front Lines.
Versus Combo or Burn: Decks that can pop off on singular turns like Miracle Rogue w/ their grave yards, big DH, big Warlock, Lightshow Mage, Skeleton Mage w/ Deathbornes etc. can be a bit tricky, but it's overall a toss up depending on how well you are able to prepare for their turns, like keeping an equality, or consecrate for the DH colossal with Stalks. Establishing a decent enough board to hold and clear by turn 9 wins the game. If the game reaches turn 9 in an even state, a Front Lines is enough to disrupt their gameplan or win on the spot.

Card Alternatives
- 1x Wild Pyromancer instead of 2x Annoy of Troupe: - Sometimes you may need to add a pyromancer, or an Elekk like what I most recently did in place of one of your bigger cards, just to serve as an extra consecration and clear vs aggro
- 2x Horn of the Windlord: - Trying to make this card work, it feels amazing against Pure Pally as it negates disco maul, great against Big Riff Warrior, Big Warlock, and in general is definitely a strong card. I probably haven't found the right card to cut but it would probably be 1 from the top end and 1 from the low end of the deck because it's played on your midrange turns. Theoretically can deal 18 damage over 2 turns, so I'll definitely continue testing it!
That's all, if you made it this far I hope you enjoyed reading and look forward to giving this deck a try! Have a good one!
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2023.06.02 13:13 Desperate_Case_949 Can someone explain this move

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2023.06.02 13:12 JahCoin456 [H] COD MW2 BOT LOBBIES [W] PAYPAL F AND F OR CRYPTO

Contact JahCoin#5396 - Or join if interested!
What can this be used for? - Boosting your mw2 stats - Levelling up any guns - Maxing out all your weapons easily - No grind needed for your camos easily obtian gold, platinum, Polyatomic and Orion with just a few games
How does it work? - All bots are run off PS5s, and are completely safe to play against. - They'll stand more or less still, moving periodically to avoid AFK timers. - They'll fire randomly, but never attack you. - It's completely safe for you. All the kills and stats you get in game will count as if it were a real match.
NORMAL / SHIPMENT BOT LOBBY PRICES: - 1 Bot Lobby - $7 - 3 Bot Lobbies - $20 - 5 Bot Lobbies - $29 - 10 Bot Lobbies - $57 - 20 Bot Lobbies - $105 - 50 Bot Lobbies - $240
LONGSHOT BOT LOBBY PRICES: - 1 Longshot Bot Lobby - $11 - 3 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $30 - 5 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $47 - 10 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $87 - 20 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $165
NUKE SERVICE - Get the calling card, skin, and emblem! - $85 - ( will need account details, can be done in ~a day )
RULES / MUST READ - 1.If there is another player running around Do Not Kill! They are not a bot, bots will all have the same operator for easy identification! - 2.Never use any Player Killing kill-streaks! Replace your streaks for a UAV and Advanced UAV only! This is going to help speed up your kills and tracking of the players. Do not use counter UAVs, SAEs, Chopper Gunners, VTOLs, Ect. You may effect the lobby of the another person. - 3.Equip a grenade! Equip a Tactical Insert! Equip Scavenger Perk for ammunition. Equip Eagle Eye! When you have 20-25 kills (shortly after an advanced UAV is recommended so you don't accidently NUKE), place a Tactical Insert near the spawn to avoid running around and run 15 feet to kill yourself, and pull your standard grenade and hold in hand until it blows. - 4.Never use nuke! Nuke will end the game, and nuke is a high risk of being banned. You may be penalized one game if you call in a nuke.
Notice of how to play: Domination: Spawn and capture your nearest flag. Avoid B. Run to their spawn and murder! Capturing B will cause the game to end faster. This is at your own cost!
Discord: JahCoin#5396 - Discord with Vouches:
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Contact JahCoin#5396 - Or join if interested!
What can this be used for? - Boosting your mw2 stats - Levelling up any guns - Maxing out all your weapons easily - No grind needed for your camos easily obtian gold, platinum, Polyatomic and Orion with just a few games
How does it work? - All bots are run off PS5s, and are completely safe to play against. - They'll stand more or less still, moving periodically to avoid AFK timers. - They'll fire randomly, but never attack you. - It's completely safe for you. All the kills and stats you get in game will count as if it were a real match.
NORMAL / SHIPMENT BOT LOBBY PRICES: - 1 Bot Lobby - $7 - 3 Bot Lobbies - $20 - 5 Bot Lobbies - $29 - 10 Bot Lobbies - $57 - 20 Bot Lobbies - $105 - 50 Bot Lobbies - $240
LONGSHOT BOT LOBBY PRICES: - 1 Longshot Bot Lobby - $11 - 3 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $30 - 5 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $47 - 10 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $87 - 20 Longshot Bot Lobbies - $165
NUKE SERVICE - Get the calling card, skin, and emblem! - $85 - ( will need account details, can be done in ~a day )
RULES / MUST READ - 1.If there is another player running around Do Not Kill! They are not a bot, bots will all have the same operator for easy identification! - 2.Never use any Player Killing kill-streaks! Replace your streaks for a UAV and Advanced UAV only! This is going to help speed up your kills and tracking of the players. Do not use counter UAVs, SAEs, Chopper Gunners, VTOLs, Ect. You may effect the lobby of the another person. - 3.Equip a grenade! Equip a Tactical Insert! Equip Scavenger Perk for ammunition. Equip Eagle Eye! When you have 20-25 kills (shortly after an advanced UAV is recommended so you don't accidently NUKE), place a Tactical Insert near the spawn to avoid running around and run 15 feet to kill yourself, and pull your standard grenade and hold in hand until it blows. - 4.Never use nuke! Nuke will end the game, and nuke is a high risk of being banned. You may be penalized one game if you call in a nuke.
Notice of how to play: Domination: Spawn and capture your nearest flag. Avoid B. Run to their spawn and murder! Capturing B will cause the game to end faster. This is at your own cost!
Discord: JahCoin#5396 - Discord with Vouches:
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2023.06.02 13:07 Mysterious-Pin-5771 I need help....

I know this is not the most appropriate place for this but I really need help and advice and I have seen people particularly in this sub are very helpful... So here I go... I (17f) am confused if I lost feelings towards my angel of a boyfriend (18m)...
So for context I (17f) and him(18m) have been in a 4 year long relationship and it's been happier than ever ,since... My bf has been the best boyfriend someone could ever have... And has supported me.. And got me through depression.. Chronic depression... Where I really wanted to kms... Anyway.. So I have this problem of overthinking everything and self analysis again and again... So while I was thinking about us a week back I felt I did not feel the way I used to or dont feel the same attachment to him I used to feel before... So the answer of "do you love him?" is always Yes... But now.... It's all a dilemma... He is supporting me and still helping me making me understand that it's a state of mind it may or may not go away but to stay true to my feelings... But i really don't wanna leave him.. I just don't feel the attachment towards him all over... And I am having constant panic attacks thinking "is this the end?".. Any advice ? Age niye gyan daowa is not welcome unless bhalo kichhu bolte chaicho..
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2023.06.02 13:06 BycJakKokosanka After all these years. I have them all.

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2023.06.02 13:06 Proof-Ask-319 I despise my boss. It's starting to take a toll on my health. Quit or wait?

So, I have been working for this company for almost 3 years. The situation has been complicated from the very beginning.
A multi-national group "saved" a really small firm that was going to shut down (wasn't making any money, old employees, even older structures, a strong need of investments to update and upgrade) because they needed its service. They placed as the owner a figurehead that was a close friend of a top manager from the multinational itself.Sadly, this top manager fell ill shortly after interviewing me for a PM role and passed away 4 months after I started working there. This happened in 2020, during COVID. Relevant: the firm is based in Italy, while the multinational seat is in Germany and both the manager and his figurehead friend are German. The figurehead doesn't speak Italian or English nor he knows Italian norm on safety, taxation, entrepreneurial responsibility etc. He hasn't done any effort in the past 4 years to become informed on these subjects.
The multinational never named someone from them who had to be responsible for the development of the firm upon the first top manager's death (when I arrived the figurehead didn't even pay suppliers, with suppliers cutting off deliveries, because he didn't know how to use the banking app) and I tried my best to follow through with the plan that the deceased manager left behind, but as the figurehead didn't want to spend its own money for investments the firm remained kind of stuck. Now the multinational is starting to understand that this figurehead can't be trusted and realized he has no idea what he is doing. They called me and told me their plan is to sweep him aside and name someone reliable, but haven't given me a date yet. They said "it will happen soon", but as legally he is the only owner of the firm I don't know how they plan to do it.
My issue is that while they decide what to do I have to undergo weekly remote meetings during which I am harassed by the figurehead who asks me to do things that would be detrimental to the firm (even as far as breaking the law). I suppose he will also come personally in the upcoming two weeks.. I am refusing to do what can't be legally done, which is obviously pissing him off. The idea of seeing him in person is now almost making me having a panic attack, due to the fact that he can be verbally abusive.
He is also pissed because I am not following through with other ideas of his because I simply don't have the time to do it. I have been operatively running the firm for the past 3 years, coordinating everything apart from production planning. I handle administration-safety-sales&business development-quality management-purchases. I have been feeling like I spend my working life handling emergencies, while having an idiot harassing me because the firm isn't generating enough money for him to get. When I told him I don't have the time to revise all our quality processes and change their format in order to upload them to his database he said that if I don't find the time to do what he wants he will shut the firm down for one or two weeks until I am done, forcing holidays on all other employees. What should I do? Wait, clench my teeth and hope finally he gets wiped off or tell him I have +2 months of holidays I never got to make and look for another job while seeing the firm collapse under his utter stupidity?
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2023.06.02 13:05 JrApple501 THIS GAME IS BIASED. (At least top tier RBG)

How the fuck do we have to counter Pantsir's 18Km range, 12 ready to fire missiles in a fucking with 4 special needs bombs attached to a fucking Fortnite bus while Russia has like 2 (2 on the way with one being premium smh) top attackers in the game after a Mirage 2000 and maybe F-16A, Ka-50 spam with Mi-28 as top heli and hoards of low repair cost tanks with over-exaggerated armor values against nato tanks (More like the other way around which is decreased armor and penetration values for NATO MBT's) backed up by light vehicles? And look at NATO side. The only remotely competent thing to pantsir is ItO-90 with nerfed, 8 ready to fire, 12km max range and no gun. The rest is total garbage. And yet, there are still people that will say "pLaY aNOthEr Br tHeN" or "tHerE aRe oTheR Br's tOo u kNoW?". But still, if you have any opinion about why and how this is not bias, be my guest.
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2023.06.02 13:02 coolnavigator 4-1-4-1: A guide

This is my first shot at this, so be gentle.
I also still need to mess around with the tactics to figure out the ideal numbers there.


setting value
build up fast build up
chance creation balanced
width 55
setting value
style balanced
width 55
depth 45


setting value
attacking support get forward
setting value
support runs get in behind
defensive support come back on defense
setting value
support runs stay central
attacking runs false 9
defensive support come back on defense


This formation allows you to play wide and deep, or just wide, or just deep. I make use of the various attack/defense settings during the game while staying in the same formation. The above settings you see are for a more balanced attack, but you can imagine a few obvious settings to change to ramp up either side of the ball.
I was inspired by the frustration that I had with using fullbacks to carry the ball on runs deep down the field. They get really tired, and they're also just not ideal on offense. In this scheme, the RB/LB are primarily for defense. I just think it's easier to keep your FBs back and have your extensive midfield make the runs on their own. It ends up being a bit less distance they need to cover to get back on defense.
I'm also a big fan of midfielders. I will hoard all of them that I can due to their versatility on offense and defense. This formation fits 5 midfielders on the field.
One thing I discovered is that the width on offense (1 ST + 4 MF coming down for runs) means I have tons of room for dribbling just outside of the box, which I really like.
In terms of special player attributes, I essentially break the field down into three areas:
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2023.06.02 13:01 UnDead_Ted Standing Strong Through the Storm Day 70

Standing Strong Through the Storm Day 70


I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Fear of dying is the number one universal fear for human beings. Virtually every fear has a relationship to death and a connection to dying. For example, why are we afraid of flying? The plane may crash and we may die. Here are seven scriptural principles that enable us to conquer our fear of death:
  1. God is in control. Read Psalm 91. (Mark 4:35-41; Phil 4:6-7)
  2. Focus on fearing God and dying to self. (Acts 5:29; Galatians 2:20)
  3. We are strangers and pilgrims on this earth. (Hebrews 10:32+)
  4. God always brings good from evil. (Genesis 50:20)
  5. The enemy can only harm our body, not our soul. (Matthew 10:28)
  6. Absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8; 2 Timothy 2:11-12)
  7. There is a crown of life for the faithful to death. (Revelation 2:10)
Co-workers had just finished an SSTS seminar on the island of Timor when a young pastor suddenly jumped up and proclaimed before all his colleagues “Now I am ready to die for Jesus!” These were no idle words. Every single pastor attending the seminar was directly or indirectly impacted by the massacres on the island of Ambon. Many of their churches had been burned and several had lost loved ones in the attacks on Christians.
As the meeting concluded, our colleague saw that young pastor making his way towards him. “Your being here has inspired me to go out and share the gospel in other areas,” he announced.
“I am happy to hear that brother. Where has the Lord called you to?” he enquired.
“To Ambon!”
“My brother, are you sure. This is like signing your own death certificate. You know that most Christians are fleeing the massacre and you want to return?”
His response was simple and without pretense. “If I don’t go back to tell the people about Jesus, who will do it? I am willing to give my life for Jesus!”
RESPONSE: Today I will live prepared to die, and die prepared to live!
PRAYER: When I fear you, Lord, I fear nothing else—even death. Today I pray for those who do not fear You and thus fear everything else—especially death.
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2023.06.02 13:01 House_of_Suns /r/QOTSA Official Band of the Week 22: ZZ TOP

Sometimes a band gets so big that they somehow outshine themselves. They reach a point in their career where it does not matter if they release a new album or not; fans just want to see them tour. No one gave a damn that Led Zeppelin had not released a new album since the 1970’s; everyone just wanted to see them play again at the O2 Arena in 2007. When The Who played the Super Bowl halftime show in 2010 they had only released one new album in 28 years, and no one cared. And no one cares that Guns & Roses aren’t making new music. They still packed arenas to see how much cake Axl had packed into himself.
We’re going to take a dive into a blues power trio from down south who have zero need to release any new music, since their recording career stretches back over five decades. They had amazing and groundbreaking success in the ‘70s, the ‘80s, and the ‘90s before hitting the max level. Instead of playing to win, they now play for fun. Their sexually charged lyrics and videos inspired generations of teens to both dress better and worry about their fly. And you can bet that their fuzzy, bluesy tight sound had a huge impact on our very own desert dwellers.
It’s time for us to take a walk with That Little Ol’ Band from Texas. This week’s featured artist is the legendary ZZ TOP
About Them
The Power Trio is a tested and true format for a rock band. Lots of examples come to mind: Cream. Rush. The Police. Biffy Clyro. King Buffalo. Them Crooked Vultures. (Wait a sec. Just three members? Clearly, not everything is bigger in Texas.)
There is a member joke there somewhere, but I just can’t get it to come. Hmm. Perhaps it will come if you play with it a bit.
Hey! Stop that. Get your mind out of the gutter.
ZZ Top’s original and founding member was William Frederick Gibbons. Born in Houston in 1949, the front man was originally a drummer but, after studying with Tito Puente in New York City, picked up the guitar at age 13. His dad was a musician in show business, which allowed Billy to get an insider’s view of the industry. By the late ‘60s, he had been in and founded a number of bands and had even befriended the late great James Marshall Hendrix. One of his first bands, a psychedelic/art house band called The Moving Sidewalks, toured with the Jimi Hendrix Experience. This meant that Gibbons was actually mentored by Snagglepuss himself. They also toured with The Doors, where Gibbons saw the legendary self-destructive band somehow manage to rise above conflict and make music every night. The Moving Sidewalks generated a following all of its own with a couple of hit songs, and things seemed to be headed in the right direction.
Things were going absolutely great until bassist Don Summers and keyboard player Tom Moore were drafted into the army to fight in Vietnam. Don't you just love the ‘60s?
Gibbons and drummer Dan Mitchell added a new keyboard player, Lanier Greg, and tried to make another run at it. But the chemistry was all wrong. Gibbons rechristened the band as ZZ Top (an homage to BB King), and declared that he wanted more of a straight up rock approach than the art-house kaleidoscopic sound.
Gibbons, Mitchell, and Greg (isn’t it weird when last names are also first names too?) recorded the single Salt Lick in 1969. This generated a bunch of interest and a recording contract. Decisions over the direction of the band ensued and it quickly became clear that Mitchell and Greg did not agree with Gibbons’ hard rock approach. That ended up being a poor life decision for them, but a great one for a couple of other guys.
Clearly, Gibbons needed a new rhythm section.
Fortunately, he found a package deal.
Dusty Hill and Frank Beard - also both born in 1949 - had been playing together on the Dallas-Houston-Fort Worth circuit in a number of bands, including The Warlocks, The Cellar Dwellers, and a fake cover band called The Zombies. Both the Duster and the (then ironically) beardless Beard also heard the siren call of rock and roll. Hill was classically trained and was an accomplished cello player before moving to his signature bass. Frank ‘Rube’ Beard appears to have been born with drumsticks in his hands (which I imagine might have been uncomfortable for his mom).
Beard joined the band first, along with bassist Billy Ethridge, who had played with Stevie Ray Vaughn. Ethridge balked at signing a contract and so joined Mitchell and Greg on the list of ZZ Top’s former members. Their lineup was set. Hill and Beard anchored the band in a rock-solid, tight, bluesy fashion. Gibbons meshed perfectly with this duo, and his Hendrix-inspired guitar work was on another level. Hill provided backing vocals, and Gibbons’ low throaty growl was an impressive counterpoint to his soaring fretwork. The talent was all there; now they just needed to record some music.
But success was not instantaneous, not by a long shot.
Their first album - appropriately called ZZ Top’s First Album - gives insight into who the band were to become. In this 1971 release, you can hear their raw sound. The record peaked at 201 on the charts, and had only one single - (Somebody Else Been) Shaking Your Tree. It did give them material to go out and tour. The boys gelled on that tour and went back into the studio with renewed energy, and emerged with 1972’s Rio Grande Mud. The disc was a step forward in refining their sound. The album almost cracked the top 100, and the only single - Francine - went all the way to number 69.
But the band knew that their third album, Tres Hombres, was something special. It is the epitome of Southern Rock: bluesy, fast paced, sexy, and irreverent, it is just over half an hour of pure magic. And while the album went gold and peaked at number 8 on the charts and is worth your time, it was one particular single that rocketed them to stardom. You know it and you love it, and a-how-how-how-how: La Grange. It is still in heavy rotation on classic rock stations today. And why not? The song is an absolute banger of boogie woogie blues, written about a visit to a whorehouse. What’s not to love?
La Grange propelled them to popularity. Tours sold out. Venues got bigger and bigger. 1975’s follow up album, Fandango!, was half live album (with some covers) and half new material - like an EP with bonus tracks. They covered the Elvis Presley classic Jailhouse Rock, Willie Dixon’s Mellow Down Easy, and John Lee Hooker’s Long Distance Boogie. The boys had rock and blues chops, and had 5 years of touring experience. These were bold statements that cemented their musicality as well as honoring their roots. But side two of the disc had another track that you’ve come to love. You ain’t asking for much: You’re just lookin’ for some Tush. Tush was the perfect sexually charged follow up to ensure that they were not one-hit wonders. It was written in a ten-minute spasm of creativity at a sound check, and has gone on to be one of their most popular songs.
While Tush topped the charts, ZZ Top went back into the studio to record their full length follow up, 1976’s Tejas. The name of the album means ‘friends’ in the Indigenous Caddo language, and was the basis for the name of the state. You know what that means? It means that the name of the state is ‘Friends’. Just like the ‘90s sitcom. Don’t mess with Friends. Anyways, this was an album of experimentation for the band, and unlike its predecessor it came out half baked at best. Billy Gibbons has called it a transition album. What actually happened is the band transitioned into a hiatus from touring and recording, taking some significant time off. They had recorded five albums in six years and spent virtually all their time on the road. The latest effort was just not up to their standards and was a step back. It also completed their recording contract.
What was the solution to this burn out?
Facial hair of course.
The boys took a few years off before landing another recording contract, this time with Warner. Over those months, both Gibbons and Hill grew what would become their signature long ‘Texas Goatee’ beards. Frank Beard did not grow a beard (though he did finally succumb to peer pressure from his bandmates in 2013, and his is much more neatly trimmed). So while they were resting/relaxing/getting their groove back/aligning their chakras or whatever, they also started to reinvent their signature sound as the world moved towards a decade of legendary excess.
The first step on this reinvention journey was 1979’s Degüello. The title literally means ‘decapitation’ but idiomatically refers to a fight to the death. Clearly, the band decided to tackle their transition head on. The album was not as successful as Tres Hombres or Fandango!, but it was not the flop that Tejas was. It did spawn a couple of singles - I Thank You (which was a cover) and the signature hit Cheap Sunglasses. Both are staples at ZZ Top concerts to this day. Degüello was quickly followed up in 1981 by the album El Loco. This was really the first time ZZ Top incorporated a synthesizer into their sound. As you know, the synth was THE new wave sound of the 1980s. Gods help us, keytars were once popular. But Gibbons, Hill, and Beard did not abandon their edge. The single Pearl Necklace was an immensely popular innuendo laced tune from this album. And no, I will not explain what a pearl necklace is to you.
Ask your mom.
Over the course of their first seven albums, ZZ Top had steadily grown in popularity and become a truly extraordinary live band. More than a decade of touring together meant that they had not just cut their teeth. They had found the Tooth Fairy, beaten her senseless, and added fangs to their jaws. They were ready to tackle whatever came their way.
Their huge breakthrough coincided with the birth of music videos and MTV. 1983’s Eliminator was an absolute monster of an album. ZZ Top were everywhere. They completely embraced the Music Video as a medium and became pioneers in this new genre. They branded their band with a 1933 fire-engine red Ford Coupe, which was on the cover of the album. They even had a signature hand gesture that they used as the car went by. The car belonged to Billy Gibbons and embodied his hot rod obsessions. It was featured in the videos for Gimme All Your Lovin’, Sharp Dressed Man, and Legs. Other singles from the album included Got me Under Pressure and TV Dinners. Eliminator is still the band’s most successful album. They were at the absolute height of their popularity with a massive audience. No doubt the 10-year-old Joshua Michael Homme watched those videos on a small screen in the California desert, little knowing that he would one day collaborate with Gibbons.
Seeking to capitalize on the popularity, the band went back into the studio and released Afterburner in 1985. It featured the signature hot rod on the cover and spawned two more singles - Sleeping Bag and Velcro Fly. Afterburner was not an innovative album by any stretch of the imagination. It simply built on the success of Eliminator and replicated the sound. If you blended the two albums together it would be very difficult for a novice fan to guess which song came from which disc. But hell, when you release the most popular album of your career and are earning millions of dollars for that sound, it is not time to mess with success. Or with Texas. Or with Friends (though Ross was a pain in the ass, IMHO).
That desire to not screw up a good thing was also evident in their next release, the retrospective re-release Six Pack. This was a great way to earn some bucks with a simple repackaging of existing tracks - I’m looking at you, K-Tel… - and introducing them to another generation of fans. This was not a bad thing at all - you gotta get that green whenever you can, because fame can be fleeting.
ZZ Top closed out the decade by going Back to the Future. Literally. They appeared in the third installment of the Michael J. Fox trilogy as the olde-timey house band (complete with rotating guitars) in the saloon scene. The single and signature song from the movie, Doubleback, appeared on their 1990 release Recycler. The album spawned two more singles: My Head’s in Mississippi and Concrete and Steel. Recycler was not as successful as its predecessors, but it did effectively max level the band. In the 1970’s they were a scuffling bar band that hit it big. In the 1980’s they were one of the most popular bands of the MTV generation. And in the 1990’s they achieved superstardom. They had hit the level where it truly no longer mattered if they ever released new material again. They could simply tour on their back catalogue alone and sell out stadiums.
It is clear that the band realized this as well. In the thirty years since Recycler came out, they have released five albums of new material: Antenna in 1994, Rhythmeen in 1996, XXX in 1999, Mescalero in 2003 and the critically acclaimed and Rick Rubin produced La Futura in 2012. This was equivalent to their output in their first six years.
In contrast, they have released no less than eight greatest hits albums, cover albums and live albums in the same time span. Greatest Hits came out in 1992. One Foot in the Blues was released in 1994. The massive compilation Chrome, Smoke & BBQ came out in 2003, and is a fantastic place to start if you are a new fan. Rancho Texicano was released in 2004, Live from Texas came out in 2008, and Double Down Live hit shelves in 2009. Live at Montreaux came out in 2013 and Tonite at Midnight: Live Greatest Hits from Around the World was released in 2016.
As recently as 2019, there were rumors that a new album was in the works for our Septuagenarian heroes. Lord knows the boys from Texas have nothing left to prove to anyone.
It was then that tragedy struck. Dusty Hill had to leave the band during a tour in 2021. The reason given was a hip injury. His guitar tech, Elwood Francis, filled in. Shockingly, Hill died at home at the age of 72 just five days after leaving the tour.
Fans were shocked and mourned the stalwart bassist. Per his wishes - and it seems he knew something wasn’t quite right - ZZ Top did not break up. Francis replaced Hill on bass, and the band soldiered on. In 2022, they released Raw, a soundtrack for a 2019 documentary about them. This was Hill’s final release.
You can still catch them on tour. They are going to be out there this summer, touring with Lynyrd Skynyrd, for something they are calling ‘The Sharp Dressed Simple Man’ Tour.
Go buy some tickets. Don’t miss your chance to see a truly iconic band before they are gone.
Links to QOTSA
The Reverend Billy F. Gibbons was a big part of the Lullabies to Paralyze album by our Desert Dwellers. He played guitar and provided backing vocals on Burn the Witch. He was co-lead vocalist and lead guitar on the QotSA cover of Precious and Grace, which he originally released as a ZZ Top tune on the Tres Hombres album. He also provided the guitar stylings for Like a Drug.
But the connections don't stop there. Billy sang the lead vocal track on the recent Desert Sessions tune Move Together, and he played guitar on Noses in Roses, Forever.
What may be most important to QotSA fans is that Gibbons was the first person, almost two years ago, who hinted that Queens were working on a new album.
And now we know he was right. Never doubt a Reverend.
Their Music
Salt Lick
(Somebody Else Been) Shaking your Tree
La Grange -- Live on Howard Stern
Jailhouse Rock
Tush -- a fan made video. It is not subtle.
Cheap Sunglasses
Pearl Necklace -- Live
Gimme All Your Lovin’
Sharp Dressed Man
Legs -- the ultimate makeover video
Got Me Under Pressure -- Live at Montreaux
Sleeping Bag -- Let’s go out to Egypt and check out some heads...
Velcro Fly -- also somehow in Egypt
My Head’s In Mississippi
Concrete and Steel -- vintage video
I Gotsta Get Paid -- from La Futura
Show Them Some Love
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2023.06.02 13:00 endrestro The horrors of facing Black Templars in 10th

I got curious when I saw an interaction with the Faction Focus preview some days back. Most of them are pretty interesting and thematic, yet this one in particular struck me as worrisome for some factions. Behold, one of the four Black Templar vows:
"At the start of the first battle round, select one of the four Templar Vows below to be active for ADEPTUS ASTARTES units from your army until the end of the battle.
Considering all units in the GK units are PSYKERS and most weapons have the [PSYCHIC]-keyword. All nemesis weapons (both regular and greatweapon variants) have this keyword, as well as both psilencer and psycannon. So far the only weapons we have that isn't affected is the Incinerators, Storm bolters and Melee weapon (non-nemesis). It goes without saying that our actual casting too is affected. Won't this be too good against us?
I know its a preview, but I'm curious to other opinions on this.
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2023.06.02 12:56 Satriani10 Killed a Rank1 with a twink:-)

Killed a Rank1 with a twink:-)
If anybody is wondering, killing a rank 1 lvl 50 netts you more then 2k ap!!
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2023.06.02 12:56 frozenmouth Bb Simons belt : my review

Bb Simons belt : my review
Hi everyone,
Since there aren't many posts, infos or reviews about Bb simons belts (Only billsmafacka did it but it wasn't even a regular Bb Simons belt but a Supreme x Bb Simons one IIRC, you can check his review here), I decided to try my luck and blind buy one off Dhgate. I ordered one from a seller called luxurious_sunglasses and opted for a 120cm long belt, model Black on White 2. the link of the belt I bought is here.
As I said, I ordered my belt on the 16th of May, it took 4 or 5 days to get my order processed on their end, and after that they sent me an e-mail with the ePacket code number reference to track my parcel on 17track as usual. I received the belt earlier today (I'm writing this post on the 2nd of June) so it took 17-18ish days of delivery from Mainland China to Western Europe which is relatively fast imo.
About pricing : I paid in total 36,59€ since I had coupons but originally the belt price range is 37-38$ and the delivery fee range is 7-8$ via ePacket.
I added a few pictures attached to the post so you can see how it looks like, and in what condition it got delivered to me. My item was very well protected and no particular bad smell was detected as well.
I am pretty much very happy of my purchase and will gladly order from luxurious_sunglasses again if I need other Bb simons belts.

The belt came in a simple plastic orange mail (not on picture bc it had stickers with my infos on it), wrapped in 2 layers of bubble wrap, 1 polystirene sleeve and thick blue plastic strapped on both the buckle and the tail of the belt.

Here you can see the buckle of the Bb Simons belt. Feels really heavy both in hand and on waist, and seems well manufactured at first sight. I have no bad comments to make about it so far.

The tail of the belt. It is really heavy as well and I advice you to manipulate the belt cautiously so you don't rip anything off the belt while putting it on.

The belt itself, I don't think it is leather but it didn't have any bad smell when I unboxed it so it's fine by me. I'll take care of it anyway to make it last. The jewels on the belt are very shiny but the picture doesn't do justice as the light in my room is not that great.

Put it on to try it, ignore the mess in my bedroom 😂 And I never tuck my shirt in usually , did it on purpose so you can see how the belt looks like when worn.
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2023.06.02 12:55 autotldr China's Ukraine envoy urges countries to ‘stop sending weapons to the battlefield,’ negotiate peace

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 31%. (I'm a bot)
China's Ukraine envoy appealed Friday to other governments to "Stop sending weapons to the battlefield" and hold peace talks but gave no indication that his trip to the region made any progress toward a settlement.
"China believes that if we really want to put an end to war, to save lives and realize peace, it is important for us to stop sending weapons to the battlefield, or else the tensions will only spiral up," Li told reporters.
Political analysts saw little chance that the Chinese initiative would make progress, but it gives Beijing an opportunity to expand its global diplomatic role.
Beijing released a proposed peace plan in February, but Ukraine's allies insisted President Vladimir Putin must first withdraw Russian forces.
China sees Moscow as a diplomatic and military partner in opposing United States domination of global affairs.
Beijing has refused to criticize the invasion and used its status as one of five permanent United Nations Security Council members to deflect diplomatic attacks on Russia.
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2023.06.02 12:48 Orowam Found an Event in the simulated universe that gave me every blessing of the Hunt??? Anyone know how rare this event is?

Found an Event in the simulated universe that gave me every blessing of the Hunt??? Anyone know how rare this event is?
I was doing SU world 3 and found an event that gave me the choice between a few THOUSAND currency, or every blessing of the Hunt. I was doing an Elation run to start but just slamming 18 free blessings of the hunt on there (looks like it didn’t give the ones that require crit boost to be active before they show up) was bonkers. Absolutely squashed Gepard.
Anyone know how rare this is? I havnt heard of it until now.
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2023.06.02 12:47 Sogekin Update 5: Wuxia hobby game.

Previous post:
Hi all, just posting a new update on a game i am working on. Currently still working on the character overview, abilities, gear etc.
So far i have the following setup: The player will be able to equip weapons. They are also able to equip abilities based on the gear they are wearing. For example a sword will only allow for sword techniques etc.
I've also cleaned the gui a bit. Im currently thinking on what type of gear the cultivator should be able to wear and what this gear should affect. I would love your opinions about it.
Current idea's i have for that: - Armor, perhaps robes or under armor the cultivator can wear for better defence against QI or Physical attacks. - Flying swords for traveling. - Flying swords for fighting (Will roam around the player while fighting. - Amulets and rings
Let me know what you think! Ill try to post the updates a bit longer apart from now to have some more things to showcase but if you dont want to wait or are curious. Just message me on Reddit and ill provide some small updates.
I appreciate the interest and input you all have! It really keeps me motivated to stay on the game and also gives alot of inspiration.
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2023.06.02 12:46 FrontEntertainment51 Ancient Apparition Chilling Touch Bug? Help needed

Guys , I have come up to testing. Since I Ancient Apparition player over 1k games. After the update, I felt that something wrong with my hero especially during laning stage.
Let's assume I have Ancient Apparition lvl 1 as an attacker, who has the following parameters: min. attack = 44 max. attack = 54 avg. attack = 49 , 1 point invested in Chilling Touch. No items. Naked A.A.
As Defender, we have Juggernaut lvl 1, with 5.7 Armor and 26% magic resistance, no Items.
Using formula to calculate how much A.A. hit Juggernaut with Chilling Touch (1).
Chilling Touch hits 40 magic damage and physical damage (44 - 54) from the A.A. current attack.
  1. Using formula to actual magic hit through magic resistance. - all heroes starting with magic resistance of 25% (0.25) - juggernaut has 14 intelligence which gives as 1.4 % of magic resistance (per 10 int = 1% magic resistance)
actual_magic_hit = 40 * (1 - 0.25) * (1 - 14 * 0.001) the answer is 29 magic damage which is correctly shown in attack log.
Now, physical attack that comes with Chilling touch.
using formula to calc. damage:
Firstly we need damage multiplier (m) m = (1 - ((0.06 x armor)) : (1 + 0.06 * armor)))
m = (1 - ((0.06 x 5.7)) : (1+0.06 * 5.7))), where 5.7 is the armor of Juggernaut
m = 0.74515638
damage through armor = damage * m
, so min. A.A damage 44 * 0.74515638 = 32.7 max. A.A damage 54 * 0.74515638 = 40.23 avg. A.A damage 49 * 0.74515638 = 36.51
The question now why I get numbers lower then 32.7, 36,51 and 40.23? look at the screenshot as a proof. In the spell description nothing said that physical attack damage is reduced. From where 22 and 26 damage through 5.7 Armor scaling from? I cannot understand. 22 damage is not even close to this.
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2023.06.02 12:44 djspang25 Espeon Holo 2/90 (Call of Legends) and Marill (early 2000s Rare Promo)

Espeon Holo 2/90 (Call of Legends) and Marill (early 2000s Rare Promo)
Trying to sell these cards to finish off my rent.
Because both are fairly mint, out of print and rare, I was thinking somewhere between $150-$200 for one but if you want both (plus a random Chimchar I found) I’d be willing to sell them for $200-$250, with the former being the lowest.
Comment or DM for details.
Again willing to sell one or both.
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2023.06.02 12:41 overrated1010 thinking of cashing in my money in the bank. Should I? Ps I am a Barcelona fan.

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2023.06.02 12:40 ZeyarXIII Daily deals discussion (June 2nd)

Daily deals discussion (June 2nd) submitted by ZeyarXIII to HorusHeresyLegions [link] [comments]