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2023.06.07 10:05 iamMori T4 unlocked lvl 55 barb. I'm pretty happy.

T4 unlocked lvl 55 barb. I'm pretty happy.
I wanted to limit test before going to bed and get reality check on where I am in terms of strength.
On the first blind attempt it actually looked clearable so I went to the town and built up fire resistance, and changed my skill tree to be more boss fight oriented.
After four tries, Elias is down to his last bit of hp, enough bleed stack to bleed him out to death. All I had left to do was to run around, and wait.
With only sliver of hp left on Elias, I drop my guard thinking it is over. Elias, however, doesn't go down without a fight casting his one last 360 degree of fireballs. Fireballs where each of them does 60% of my hp even through 80% fire resistance guard I had set up. I panick spacebar into one fireball to avoid getting shotgunned. I summon my barb bros again to put a finishing touch on him before he does anything else and boom I emerged victorious \o/.
Bit lucked out here and there but hey win is a win, and I honestly was underleveled and undergeared. This for sure was my favorite fight in game G_G

Is my heart beating this hard at 3am or is that low hp warning sound.
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2023.06.07 10:01 West-Better I (28f) am severely worried about my (27m) ex

My ex got out of rehab yesterday. Prior to him going into rehab we had been broken up like 3-4 months. The break up was not my decision and I was pretty upset about it because I had JUST 100% emotionally supported him through 5 months of another rehab program and a year of his downward spiral into alcohol prior to that.
I thought him getting sober would mean that I would be getting my fun loving, great boyfriend back that I had for 3 years so I was heartbroken to say the least. But I eventually went no contact for a couple months after the breakup until I was having a tough time and reached out to him. Since he was sober he seemed pretty happy to hear from me and offered words of support. But I still kept my distance not wanting to get hurt.
Then the end of April the called me randomly and we had a weird conversation where he sounded overly happy and talked to me about meaningless stuff and I could tell he was drinking but I didn’t want to accuse him of anything since we weren’t talking much as it was. Then I didn’t hear from him.
About a week later I heard from a woman I’m friends with that he checked into rehab, she knew because she worked there. I was just happy that he was safe. When I say his drinking is bad, it’s BAD, he is a serious alcoholic with a serious problem. To get him to go to rehab the first time me and his family had to show up with a uHall and pack his apartment up, break his lease, and forceably get him out of his apartment because he literally stayed in there for a YEAR and drank 24/7.
Anywayss, I reached out to his mom about halfway through his stay to see how he was doing because it’s not like I don’t still love and care about his well being. So I was SHOCKED when she told me that his sister had died, which is what triggered his relapse. And even worse, she died from her alcohol problem. I was sad, I knew her well from holidays and what not, and I was even more sad for him and his mom. He had just lost his dad prior to his first relapse. She told me that he only wanted to stay in rehab for 30 days and she wanted him going to sober living. While I wished she pushed for a longer stay in rehab I thought that would be a good idea for sober living because that’s where he was living when he had long term sobriety when we met.
SO, I was surprised when he called me last night. I was really happy to hear from him first of all, I want to say that. A huge part of me really misses him, 4 months after a 3 year relationship isn’t a long time to get over someone that you’ve occasionally been talking to. We talked about how his stay was, his feelings about his sister, my life and then he told me HES STAYING IN HIS DEAD SISTERS APARTMENT. My first thought was “you have got to be kidding me!” His mom has always been kinda spacey and ridiculous. It was super hard for me during his first relapse to get her to do anything meaningful to help him other than her offer him words of encouragement. But considering she just lost her daughter to alcohol and she’s aware how serious his problem is I’m surprised she let him take over her lease. Especially considering we had just learned that his downfall was living alone and having the opportunity to drink in peace with no one watching him. The only way he got to rehab so fast this last time was because he moved in with his moms boyfriend and he was around him all the time and obviously noticed his relapse. From the phone call I gathered that all her stuff was still there too, all her clothes and medications, everything. He said “if the roles were reversed I’d want her to have my apartment” but in reality I think he wants to continue to be alone and that’s his excuse for making it okay for being there.
I’m extremely worried about him. I’m in recovery from alcohol myself and I know firsthand how many people relapse right out of rehab, especially if they didn’t want to be in rehab to begin with….he said he didn’t even remember being taken to rehab. I also want to note that my ex doesn’t have that many friends, if any. He lost most of them when he just stopped going to work (he had a lot of money) and the few friends he made in rehab don’t live here or have relapsed. He’s always had this sad mentality that he has to do things alone and be alone. I hate that for him. He really is a very personable, very attractive, fun, super fit guy when he is sober but when he drinks, he throws his entire life into it. And I just don’t think 30 days is enough to get over your sisters death and then MOVE INTO HER APARTMENT AROUND HER THINGS…wtf. I didn’t contact him today because I’m still in “I don’t want to get hurt” mode. But I worry so much about him. My friend thinks he needs me, from her time checking in on him when she was working. And a big part of me still wants to be with him. But I don’t want to seem like I’m nagging him like he’s a kid that needs to be checked on or that I’m actively trying to get back with him when I know he’s probably fragile and probably doesn’t want a relationship with anyone. Am I being reasonable for wanting to be back in his life? He told me last night that he was sorry for the last few months and not being there for me more and how even his life situations were no excuse for his behavior in the past towards me. What should I do? Do you think I have enough reason to worry as much as I am?
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2023.06.07 10:01 CuntinentalBrekkie 29M UK/Anywhere [Chat] - Looking for someone with decent conversation and decent banter to hang out with.

Heyyy, thanks for taking the time to check out my post & I hope you find at least part of it interesting enough to send me a message. Anyway, without further ado...
I'm coming at you live from the sunny UK (no joke, it's literally blistering this week for some reason and I AM SUFFERING). As much as we can all appreciate a good bit of sunshine, it's nice in moderation but our houses are designed like little hotboxes, the heat stays in so i'm currently typing in shorts and a wife-beater whilst an industrial fan that I got cools me down - hot, right?
My sleeping pattern is just as inconsistent as Marvel Studios is with their quality. I'musually up at all hours (I do work but it's flexible to a degree) so am happy to speak with anyone from anywhere. All I ask is that you're patient and understanding of timezones in general. I've spoken with individuals in the past who have flew off the handle if you don't reply on their clock, so I appreciate someone who's horizontal levels of laid back please.
I like to travel and enjoy snowsports, both of which go hand in hand. As a result, I've been fortunate enough to travel all over Europe many times. Aside from travelling for that, I like to visit new places from Greece to the Czech Republic to Spain and so on. Also been to the US a few times but would really like to visit Japan or Norway one day, maybe Brazil but my pale self would probably incinerate over there. What's your dream destination?
Gaming is a big hobby of mine and I currently play on PS2/3/4/5, Switch & PC. I'd say what games I play but I hop between far too many at once, though I've been blasting Diablo IV and Street Fighter 6 recently. Phasmaphobia is always a good laugh and if you know of Hunt, you're an absolute champ. If you play, what are some of your favourite games?
When it comes to music, i'll listen to anything and everything, really, so feel free to be the DJ on any and all future road trips whilst I drive. Which brings me on to the next one - I love driving and going on the occasional road trip or spontaneous day/weekend out. Any song recommendations?
Movies too, anything and everything, though I do have a bit of a soft spot for horror despite the genre being completely dragged through the mud time and again. Fallen off of Marvel movies recently since they seem to have ZERO SENSE OF DIRECTION following Endgame, but I'll gladly re-watch SOME of them. The BIG BALLER Franchise is, and always will be...Star Wars (despite what Papa Disney did to the movies with VII-IX). Tell me your favourite movies!
I have a keen interest in the paranormal despite being mostly skeptic, I'd say more of an optimistic skeptic would best describe my outlook. Got any scary stories to share? Also enjoy learning about animals and different periods in history. Conspiracy theories are always a good laugh too. What's the wildest one you've heard of?I like to practice martial arts and watch the UFC and Boxing on occasion & as always, good olde WWE is never a dull time, can always stick it on for a little and have some degree of entertainment. Do you watch or play any sports?
Cats, dogs and nope ropes, I have all the pet pics for you. If you have any pets/fur companions, I would LOVE to see them.
I also like to cook and experiment with food. I'll try anything twice and am an average food challenge enjoyer, though I'm not quite Man V Food levels of food challenge.
Please send me your name, age and location in your opening message. A photo would also be appreciated BUT I do understand that this is Reddit and some degree of apprehension/caution is understandable, so don't worry if you aren't comfortable right off the bat. Ideally if we get on well, I would like to move platform preferably to Discord.
If you actually read all of this, I appreciate you. Have a great morning/afternoon/evening & I hope to hear from you.
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2023.06.07 10:00 AutoModerator Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread + Megathread Listing

Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread + Megathread Listing
Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread
Greetings all new, returning, and existing ARKS defenders!
The "Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread" thread is posted every Wednesday on this subreddit for all your PSO2:NGS-related questions, technical support needs and general help requests. This is the place to ask any question, no matter how simple, obscure or repeatedly asked.

New to NGS?

The official website has an overview for new players as well as a game guide. Make sure to use this obscure drop-down menu if you're on mobile to access more pages.
If you like watching a video, SEGA recently released a new trailer for the game that gives a good overview. It can be found here.

Official Discord server

SEGA run an official Discord server for the Global version of PSO2. You can join it at


The Phantasy Star Fleet Discord server has a channel dedicated to guides for NGS, including a beginner guide and class guides! Check out the #en-ngs-guides-n-info channel for those.
In addition, Leziony has put together a Progression Guide for Novices. Whether you're new to the game or need a refresher, this guide may help you!Note: this uses terminology from the JP fan translation by Arks-Layer, so some terms may not match up with their Global equivilents.

Community Wiki

The Arks-Visiphone is a wiki maintained by Arks-Layer and several contributors. You can find the Global version here. There you can find details on equipment, quests, enemies and more!

Please check out the resources below:

If you are struggling to get assistance here, or if you are needing help from community developers (for translation plugins, the Tweaker, Telepipe Proxy) in a live* manner, join the Phantasy Star Fleet Discord server. *(Please read and follow the server rules. Live does not mean instant.)
Please start your question with "Global:" or "JP:" to better differentiate what region you are seeking help for.
(Click here for previous Game Questions and Help threads)


/PSO2NGS has several Megathreads that are posted on a schedule or as major events such as NGS Headlines occur. Below are links to these.
On New Reddit, you can also look at this collection!
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2023.06.07 10:00 AutoModerator Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread + Megathread Listing

Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread + Megathread Listing
Welcome to this special Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread.
Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread
Greetings all new, returning, and existing ARKS defenders!
The "Weekly Game Questions and Help Thread" thread is posted every Wednesday on this subreddit for all your PSO2:NGS-related questions, technical support needs and general help requests. This is the place to ask any question, no matter how simple, obscure or repeatedly asked.

New to NGS?

The official website has an overview for new players as well as a game guide. Make sure to use this obscure drop-down menu if you're on mobile to access more pages.
If you like watching a video, SEGA recently released a new trailer for the game that gives a nice overview. It can be found in this video at 31:54.

Please check out the resources below:

If you are struggling to get assistance here, or if you are needing help from community developers (for translation plugins, the Tweaker, Telepipe Proxy) in a live* manner, join the Phantasy Star Fleet Discord server. *(Please read and follow the server rules. Live does not mean instant.)
Please start your question with "Global:" or "JP:" to better differentiate what region you are seeking help for.
(Click here for previous Game Questions and Help threads)


/PSO2 has several Megathreads that are posted on a schedule or as major events such as NGS Headlines occur. Below are links to these.
On New Reddit, you can also look at this collection!
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2023.06.07 09:58 AgentOfASignal 26 [M4F] UK/Europe - Language and History fan. Our conversation will go down in history!

I'm from the mystical land of checks notes England. Okay, not too mystical. All the dragons are in Wales, and Excalibur's been loaned out. Oh, and I'm plus-sized, I'll say that now. But if I'd started with that, you wouldn't have heard about the dragons!
I work for a law firm, although sadly I'm not a lawyer. A shame, they make way more than I do! Currently in the process of buying a house, so I can have my own puts shades on bachelor pad. takes shades off
I'm a big history fan, the older the better. Too modern is boring, I like the really old stuff. Rome, Egypt, or even older. I'd love to get in a time machine and see these ancient cultures for myself. Although if I had a time machine, first trip would be to my home town in the past to see it. Or to go buy a lottery ticket, one or the other.
Wanna know a fun fact about me? I'm a published writer. That's right, when I was 8, my letter was published in the hallowed pages of The Simpsons Comics. Please, no autographs.
Oh, and I speak German, Italian and (sort of) French, so feel free to come and chat with me in those languages.
In terms of pop culture, believe it or not I've never read/watched Harry Potter, or a Marvel movie. They're on the long list of things I'll get around to eventually. I'm big into Assassin's Creed, Doctor Who, Star Wars. Mostly game on PlayStation and PC, and I love Red Dead and GTA too. And Hitman.
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2023.06.07 09:56 banned-practice I just found out my old text RPG forum is gone and my heart is breaking

I'm a grown ass adult and I'm crying because I just discovered my old text RPG forum is gone, and no one, not even the closest members of my family can understand the hurt I'm feeling. It's the burning in the back of the throat, and the clenching of a part of your heart you didn't know was there, unless you've really lost something. I don't think I'll ever be again who I used to be, and now my only record of that last, dimly lit, long ago part is gone, like the memory of the haze of a summer afternoon when you were a kid. This forum was my last gasp before the plunge of depression and adulthood. I guess there's no coming up for air.
It's hard to put into words what this RPG forum meant to me.... I honed my writing and character development skills; I weathered a shitty college experience; I made my first real online friends. My only real online friends. I grew up on this forum. I tasted popularity for the first and only time, and I felt like I really could fulfill a dream of writing characters people were invested in. I recieved my first piece of fan art for a character. I learned how to diplomatically settle grievances, and lead without power going to my head. I learned what it felt like to be respected, even looked up to. I learned what it was like to be an adult when a younger friendcame to me for help with important life advice that they couldn't discuss with their parents. Now it's all gone.
I always wanted to go back and maybe archive as much of it as I could. I mean, I created or used early versions of characters there that are now the main characters of my novels. I left a part of me there so long ago; my young and hopeful self, that I wanted to rediscover. I wanted to find cringe, and laugh, and find hidden gems I didn't remember writing, and meet again those long lost characters that were written by my friends. And primarily, I wanted to reconnect with a handful of people that made life worth living back then. I want to know what became of them.... I've always wondered if they even remember me the way I remember them. I wonder if they moved on,, like I guess I never have. Another thing I learned there towards the end was that I was depressed, and it was that which made me pull away to begin with,, as my friends lives moved forward and money didn't. As I realized I had nothing new to say. They were all going off to college towards the end, and posting was becoming scarce. I think some of them had connected elsewhere by then, but I never did, and I regret it so much now.
My last message was asking them to private message me if they ever wandered through again, because I wanted to keep in touch, knowing full well that meeting place wouldn't last forever. This was years after the RPG had withered away, but the site was still kicking. Even then it was starting to get spammed by bots and no one was cleaning it up. But I never checked back in myself after last post. Every year I've thought about stopping back in, but it was one thing after another. I forgot my password. I lost the link after my old laptop died. I forgot the forum name.
Most of all, it was the feeling that I still had nothing new to say, and surely they would have changed and grown out of this silly old game, and maybe I was just pathetic to even be thinking about it so much. That I was pathetic for it meaning so much to me, and missing it so much still. Year after year I told myself, I need to get back there before it's too late, but it wasn't until tonight that randomly, utterly out of the blue, the forum name came back to me, and found my old log in info, and even a link in the backup of my old laptop. I clicked with an eagerness and apprehension I hadn't felt since I was refreshing that RPG back in the day when it was electric with drama and humor and OOC. Only to find a generic error page. A dry, uncaring placeholder for one of billion forgotten sites where lives once played out in all their naivety, creativity, and eager exploration of who we were.
It's honestly so heart-breaking, because for so many years I thought, yeah, I'll track that link down, figure out my log in, just to see if anyone came back and updated. Did that marriage work out? Did that trip to Korea go well? What have we all grown up to be? Now I'll never know what became of them. I'll never find them again.
I wanted to send them my novel when it's published, like I always said I would. I wanted to know if they recognized the traces of my main character from the RPG in my novel. I wanted to finally have something worth sharing, in all honesty, in all pride, in all maturation. If I am really honest with myself... I haven't actually had real friends since, and I'll always regret pulling away from them, even if it wasn't really in my control. Depression is a bitch like that. I'll always regret it, even if they wouldn't have wanted anything to do with me anymore nowadays anyway. Always. Even if it makes me pathetic. I doubt anyone will even see this much less read it, but that's probably for the better anyway.
Skiltch, Cheesy, Miss F, Dejanor..... I miss you guys. Maybe you'll come across my book someday and feel a little glimmer of something, a tiny trace of recognition you can't put your finger on. I guess, truthfully, it's an image in my mind I can hold onto, because I don't have anything else left.
~ Star
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2023.06.07 09:53 RedSquirrel17 Is 'Jeanne du Barry' Really A Box Office Success?

You may have seen some entertainment outlets last week hailing Jeanne du Barry's apparent financial success.
Johnny Depp's 'Jeanne du Barry' enjoys decade-best start for a Cannes opener at French box office
The Hollywood Reporter
Eric Marti, from industry analysts Comscore France, believes the film could reach 850,000 admissions by the end of its theatrical run.
French distributor Le Pacte is even more bullish:
Le Pacte’s boss Jean Labadie, a veteran French producer-distributor who was one of the film’s first backers along with the sales banner Goodfellas (formerly Wild Bunch International), is even more enthusiastic than Marti, saying that “Jeanne du Barry” could garner up to one million admissions in French theaters.
However, despite that 'record-breaking' opening, the numbers aren't quite adding up for Maïwenn's expensive period drama.
After opening at the Cannes film festival on May 16th, Jeanne du Barry scored 401,481 admissions in its first week — 345,298 in theaters — which is indeed the best start for a Cannes-opener at the French box office since 2013's The Great Gatsby. Depp's PR has, predictably, been celebrating this as a triumphant return to box office success for the 59-year-old, signalling to any onlooking Hollywood producers that he's still a draw for discerning punters. But these numbers start to look less impressive when you scratch the surface.
The film's second week admissions declined by 55% to 156,279, and a further 52% in its third week to 75,653, for a current cumulative total of 631,477 admissions. It has grossed an estimated $4.8m so far, according to Box Office Mojo. Assuming that rate of decline stays consistent across its theatrical run, admissions will plateau at around 700,000 for a total estimated gross of $5.3m, well short of that lofty prediction of one million admissions from Le Pacte. If Comscore's prediction of 850k comes true, that would result in a $6.4m gross, so let's call that the upper estimate.
So how would that stack up against Maïwenn's career so far? Her most successful film, Polisse (2011), achieved 2.4m admissions, grossed $19.8m ($20.3m worldwide) and won the Jury Prize at Cannes 2011. Her most recent film ADN (2021) grossed $2.1m, despite being affected by reduced admissions due to Covid. Jeanne du Barry is tracking closely with Mon Roi (2015), which attracted 745,483 admissions and grossed $5m ($8m WW). In short, JdB is performing close to average for a Maïwenn film, so while Depp's inclusion doesn't appear to have significantly harmed its performance (as expected, he was never cancelled), it certainly hasn't elevated it beyond expectations.
But will it be profitable? The film's production budget was reported by Deadline to be $22.4m, making it one of the most expensive French films of 2022 and one of only three French films with a budget of over €10m. That figure doesn't even include things like marketing and distribution costs, so the film's break-even point will be several million higher. You don't have to be a mathematician to work out that there's going to be a pretty sizeable shortfall there.
PS if you're interested in a detailed breakdown of JdB's numbers, check out film producer (and Amber supporter) Paulo Boccato's threads (#1 and #2), in which he explains that while the film's opening week looks good on the surface, the finer detail shows that it's underperforming relative to its high production budget and wide release.
Now, it must be said that the French release isn't the end of the story: Netflix have acquired streaming rights (in France only) starting 15 months after its theatrical release, and there have been attempts to find an American distributor, although that has proved difficult so far due to Depp's poor reputation in the US film industry. But even if it does end up being shown across the Atlantic, it's difficult to see how the $20m (minimum) gap to profitability is going to be bridged.
So, it's well on course to becoming a flop at the French box office, a US deal might not happen and Netflix probably won't make up the shortfall, which all begs the question: why was this film ever greenlit with a budget so high and a star whose reputation makes it difficult to find distribution in the US? Beware the Depp spin on this one.
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2023.06.07 09:49 Helpful-Lovercraft92 Why is western Pmanga always like this

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2023.06.07 09:30 ogreatgames Star Wars Starfighter: Fantastic Flight Adventure Game - PS2 Game

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2023.06.07 09:27 DiaHeart CurseForge Potentially breached?

CurseForge Potentially breached?
Alot of people are reporting that trojans are being inserted into Minecraft modpacks through the usage of CurseForge Modder's accounts, and whilst it seems that it may just be to the Minecraft Community, it's not out of the question that accounts for other games have been breached as well.

It is recommended to not update any addons for the next 24 hours until CurseForge has remediated the breach and if you have updated your addon, to do a virus scan asap.

^Screenshot of an announcement.
People are also posting what seems to be evidence of being afflicted by these trojans.

It's also being covered by some bigger names.

It seems that the Trojan was mainly designed for Windows and Linux users in mind. There's no evidence at the least of a MacOS device being breached. also it seems there's some widespread resources now for people to check if they've been breached which is being shared.

How to manually check if you've been breached.
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2023.06.07 09:22 Eodguy149 Turo Rental Damage Sanity Check

Turo Rental Damage Sanity Check
So I recently rented a vehicle on Turo, all went well and returned the vehicle with no issues. About three days later I get a message from the host stating there is damage to the vehicle along with the image below. I look through the photos we took during check in and check out and sure enough it appears to have happened sometime while we had the vehicle (it was parked in front of our Airbnb the majority or the weekend so really have no idea when it could have happened). Initially felt bad for not noticing it during the bustle at the airport drop off and state that I am happy to help resolve this issue. The damage process is then started with Turo.

A few days later an invoice is uploaded onto Turo for a full bumper repaint which will cost $3600. I purchased normal insurance through Turo and have no primary insurance so max out of pocket would be $3k. She stated I could pay her $3k and she would try to negotiate a lower price after but otherwise would be fine eating the additional cost above $3k to just get this resolved. That is where I started to see some red flags as it doesn't really make sense for her to risk eating the additional cost. I asked if I could try to source some other bids as that seemed quite expensive and she stated that was fine but that she would only want to get this repaired through a Mercedes authorized shop, and wanted it to be a shop that was in her specific city.

I called around to several other shops that were within ~20 minutes and got several quotes in the $2k-2500 range, a non authorized shop with all 5 star reviews in the $1500 range, and the highest rated mobile paint repair on yelp who said that this wouldn't require a full repaint and could be color matched/blended for $500 and completed in a few hours and then sent all of this info over to her. She stated she wouldn't work with any non mercedes authorized options, and that since the mercedes authorized options I provided were a 20 minute drive each way, asked if I would cover her Uber cost to and from the other shops. She then contacted the shops with the lower bids and sent them her original $3600 estimate to ask them why theirs was lower which I found odd (seems to be looking for an excuse to have them give a higher estimate, a full re-paint for this make and model bumper should be a very straight forward estimate). She then also mentions that these other shops will take 4-5 days to repair whereas her local shop said they can do it in 3 so she wants to go with her local shop. Overall, want to resolve this amicably but am at this point fairly frustrated as it seems there isn't really any willingness to discuss options other than ones that lead to a max out of pocket payment and uber costs and other requirements seem to keep getting tacked on.

So a few sanity check questions:

Is it reasonable to only consider Mercedes authorized repair? And does this damage seem reasonable to warrant a full bumper repaint? Who decides what reasonable requirements are for repair if we handle this through Turo i.e. full repaint vs. spot repair, mercedes authorized vs. not?

Is it reasonable to ask for Uber ride compensation?

What are the things to avoid here? I don't want to pay directly as I am uncomfortable with the idea she is just trying to get the $3k and then honestly might not even fix it or will just go with the $500 option. Will Turo validate that the repairs have been made if I pay through them?

Any and all advice is appreciated!
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2023.06.07 09:21 mohantharani NOSTALGIA GOES IN, MORALS COMES OUT

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2023.06.07 09:11 UniComix Retaliation Chapter 1

Author's Note: This original work had once been created in hopes to be an original Star Wars story. The author has adapted the story to be its own original work taking place in the franchise. In particular, the author has chosen between the movies of Episode 6 and 7. Main characters, battles and other major events will either be cut out or referenced. This is not a fanfiction. All characters were created from the author aside other characters, such as the sentient species, items like blasters, were created and rightfully owned by Lucasfilm.
17 Standards Years Ago
She recalled the day when her brother was gone for good. Little Sorella was 6 years old. She and her brother, Dearthair, 12 were on their own in Kail.
Kail was Coruscant's smaller twin, on the grassland planet Miero. The town had stone adobes of shops and homes, everyone full of giddy and glow. Out to the south laid Neero, a spaceport settlement. On the occasion, some folk traveled to Neero to obtain exotic goods to sell back in Kail.
Despite the hearty prosperity of Kail, Sorella, and Dearthair were orphans. They hid in their ruined home, once full of glee and joy, now faded, cracked, and sloppy. Clothes, pots, pans, holograms, and drawers with emptiness now occupied the home.
Their parents ventured to Neero, trusting Dearthair to take care of the place while they were gone.
Later that day, an investigator visited the home to confirm that their parents, had died while protecting a kid from being taken away by traffickers.
With no parents, they were brought to the next town, Grangor. Yet, both knew, they couldn't stay there. The foster center was a heap, a dump. The caregiver didn't care about the kids trashing the place, she just wanted her money from the adoption fee to bid and brag about how she won another bet on Odupiendo racing. The children there began to form groups, making turfs and destroying each other's territory.
Not to mention, the possibility of separation. Their chances were even higher considering families of Grangor could only afford for 2 children to raise. They knew if either one of them left, they would no longer be the family they once knew before.
So by the next day, Sorella and Dearthair escaped and stayed in Kail. All it became was their next worst nightmare. The town had been ransacked by raiders. The community now had to use its funds to restore what was lost. And that meant raising prices and trips to Neero to resell exotic goods for better deals.
Despite this, they went back to their home and pondered about the food they would eat and how they could keep the place up.
At first, they begged for a bit. And when begging didn't work, one would pickpocket the distracted fool. They used any credit they acquired to quiet the rumbles in their stomachs.
Dearthair even began to ask for jobs around town but no one wanted to hire them. Not enough money to pay, one vendor noted. Had they not used the funds, there would've been a chance.
However, sometimes, if the shipments they received or the abundance of the crop were good, a few of the family friends they knew would stop by and give the siblings food. One of them, Kli, a Zeltron, tried her best to visit often, cleaning their home and cooked meals. She told them she would have offered her place but unfortunately, due to audits visiting, she did not want to risk them being taken back to foster care. (After all, for her, it was hard to lie. She hated telling a lie).
The siblings didn't mind, they appreciated the help.
They did eventually stop pickpocketing aside Dearthair who had gotten better at it. He promised to stop but he figured a few credits wouldn't hurt.
He was almost caught once at the same time as the day Sorella last saw him.
Dearthair was eyeing around a restaurant, searching for a clumsy idiot. There were a few visitors from other worlds here, whining and belching their sorrows away about some rumored war. This prompted Dearthair to steal without worry. Who would even notice? Even the bartenders would be too busy to give these drunks their drinks and people chatted about their life at tables.
As he passed by a few patrons, talk fumbled into the air. "Did you hear?" a Rodian stammered. "They're taking the children....just come in and start shooting..."
"What is the New Republic going to do about it? Nothing!" a Twi'lek snapped.
"I've heard that they use certain techniques....they don't remember who they were," an elderly man huffed.
Dearthair grumbled. None of these clients seemed to be carrying a huge sum of credits. Most looked down on their luck. Then there was...
He spotted a drunken human fool, slamming his credits on the counter. The human had on shiny boots with a blaster at his side, and gold linings on his coat toppled with a furry vest. "Moar!" he yelped. "Dang tenders....can't even affurd a proper dr...visit Kail they said, the best place to hide and..."
Dearthair slithered by the human's side, eyeing the gold before his eyes. He glimpsed around the room, checking for onlookers one last night in case anyone had the idea to look.
He stopped as he felt the human turn to him. "Hey kid...cun you tell sumone to hurry it up? I hit the jackpot today!"
"Oh, did you?" Dearthair said, raising his eyebrows.
"Sure did," the human burped. "Got me a hefty bounty and now I lay here low. I heard this place was the besst. It's gone to crap. You all this money for might as well just take off to another place....they say a storm's run if you an..."
"Really, huh?" Dearthair continued, now secretly roaming his hand in the human's coat pockets, scrambling for credits.
"Kid, listen to me, HIC-UP, you're better off on your own if I were you." The human sneezed and tossed his credits on the counter to the bartender. "Yo tender, gimme another one of those bluey thingies. The watchmacallit with the special."
"That's unfortunate," Dearthair hummed, now counting how many credits he had in his hand before shoving it in his pocket.
The human swirled around in his seat, causing Dearthair to flinch. He froze, terrified that he was caught. The human hadn't seen it but the way his eyes stared at the was like he knew.
He proved to be wrong as he sighed. "Kid, I know I...HI-CUP...may look like a fool but...never turn your back down on an offer. Look one's coming to help you. The town got ransacked by raiders and do you get? Nothing. You have to use everything on your own to 'fix' your problems. Yet if it was Neero, oh, for sure, let's make it all pretty and shiny for the tourists. And yet they stop the imports because of the darn fear of theft."
"Well, everyone helps when they can," Dearthiar noted. "A little bit of help can go a long way."
"Yeah, but to be a have to learn to be on your own. You wanna be someone's babysitter fine. They admire you more though...when you can show you can stand on your own two feet. That's what everyone wants. So guess what...if this upcoming war starts and the New Republic ain't doing a lick of Bantha dong to help....then my allegiance is to those who offer me a place."
The human glanced at his new drink sitting quietly, took one long chug, and laid his head on the counter to sleep.
Dearthair breathed in and out, full of relief. The other customers were still busy with their worries. Digging in for a few more credits, he booked out of the restaurant, heading back home.
He knocked on the door and sounded the bell, alerting Sorella he was there. She led him in and they counted the credits.
"1,000 credits," Dearthair noted. "Enough for 2 loaves of bread, some pieces of fruit, blue milk, porridge from Kali's and maybe we'll have enough to buy The Last Starfighter." He nodded to the holoprojector they had propped by the window along with a few holograms.
"Can't wait to watch that one, I heard from Yue it was a good show," Sorella said.
They went out to buy the items and returned home happily. Yet, Dearthair's mind did not venture off from the human's words. Even when watching The Last Starfighter, he kept thinking back to that old kook's speech. Were they truly doomed to be there?
Well, he knew the guy was drunk but still...his words held some truth.
Kail was surely picking its place back up but time proved other areas were now suffering. Neero was barely getting any more exotic goods, causing another economic shift, leaving Kail to sell only what they produced around them. And last of Grangor, pfff, who knows. And with words about war, kidnappings, and no one made Dearthair wonder how he could escape this.
He stared at Sorella, intentively interested in the hologram. She had become a bit of a handful now. Kli wasn't around as much considering she was preparing her shop for inspection. Sorella once had almost set the house on fire by trying to cook some food. Or that other time when she tried to take some strange "candy" from an alien, he had to swipe her away.
He was the one who had to take charge, making sure they had food, she wasn't going anywhere she shouldn't be, keep aware of who was at the door, and how to pickpocket....come to think of it, he surely could've survived by himself. Still, he knew Sorella was all that was left of the family he knew.
His parents...they would be so proud of him, doing all he could to provide for himself and his sister. Yet, there was only so much he could do now.
"Hey, Sorella?" he asked as the hologram ended, the hero fading in the blue light. "Do you ever think about...getting away from here?"
Sorella thought for a bit. "I don't know...I mean...I like it here. It can be rebuilt. We just need to get more money."
Dearthair felt his heart clenched. "Well, what if you had to get away from here....and go anywhere else?"
"Well, yeah, I would go but then I go back over here," Sorella beamed.
"What is it that you love about it here?"
"Well, how it used to be. Remember when Kli would give us those Oprair cakes, Ronen with the Swirly Tumblers, Jei let us play with the Pikies. home to me. I can't imagine leaving it." Sorella's eyes glistened with tears. "And Mom...Dad..."
Dearthair swung his head. He circuited his eyes back to Sorella only, seeing her stare into space, more tears plundering down.
He felt guilty seeing her eyes like that. It would eat him up next, reminding him about his parents. It reminded him though what a baby she was...she could never keep her emotions in check. She was always so sensitive when it came to things that bothered her, like when he told her to be careful about cooking.
"Are we going to go away?"
Sorella's eyes were now on Dearthair, awaiting an answer.
Dearthair shook his head. "The only one coming and going is me," he said, patting her head. "You're staying here."
Sorella laughed. She yawned and got up, heading towards her room. "Goodnight, Dearthair," she said. "Thanks for always looking out for me, brother."
Dearthair smiled. "Of course," he said, his eyes averted away. "Anything to keep family together."
She didn't remember the exact time, but it happened at the darkest hour of the night. Sorella woke up to hearing screams, and loud wails booming through the atmosphere.
Then came the smoke. She sniffed the air, a wisp of charcoal and harsh heat filling her lungs. She coughed a little before getting up, wondering if maybe it was Dearthair this time trying to cook (he had his moments too).
Instead of the glare from the windows, she saw bright gleams of blazes erupting around the other homes.
"What?" she gasped, checking around and seeing the chaos unfold before her eyes.
A few of the homes were destroyed, either eaten alive by the pulsing inferno or shattered apart.
People were running everywhere, bellows echoing and confusion amassing.
What the hell was going on?
"Dearthair! Kail's on fire!" Sorella yelled, running to her brother's room. She went inside to see he wasn't there. "Dearthair?"
The house shook wildly. Sorella stumbled to keep her balance. She ducked under a table, stayed for a few minutes, and then bolted out to the door again, to peek.
She now saw one of the sources of the chaos. Before her eyes was a white armored abomination, its hideous nightmarish visor scanning around for its next victim. Behind its body, it held a giant tank and in its hands, a huge gun with a nozzle. The abomination aimed the nozzle at a home and enraptured its flames from the gun. It engulfed the house in seconds.
Sorella gulped, stepping back inside her home. Danger lurked behind her as she twirled around to see flames were now entering her home.
Sorella shrieked and scampered out.
She took no notice of the abomination known as the Flametrooper, eyeing her running away. "We have one here, near the homes," he noted.
Sorella mindlessly searched around. "Dearhair!" she cried, wondering where he was. She even looked for the adults, any familiar faces but no one stopped, they continue to run without care.
Sorella turned to see a kid like her now snatched up by another abomination. This one had a different visor, its helmets more delicate with design and he carried no tank, just a blaster in his hand. "That's almost all of them!" the second abomination, the Stormtrooper said, carrying the struggling kid away.
Sorella felt a verge of tears and bellows in her body but she knew she had to escape. In times of danger like this taught by Dearthair, she knew she had to run.
She darted past a couple more homes before she then saw one of the Stormtroopers takes notice of her. "Get her!"
She crawled through gaps, between walls, under trenches, anywhere to get away from the horrid monsters.
She never turned around.
Sorella made it safe once she had entered a small hole in a broken-down store, its entrance blocked by the fallen beam supports. The troopers behind her attempted to fight their way in, clashing with the beams. She ran to the back entrance and shut the door, hoping for some reason at least that would stop them.
She turned around to see another nightmare. The Stormtroopers with the kids were heading inside large vehicles. Kids all stuck together, hugging one another and crying. A few bodies laid on the ground. Some folks still fought the troopers, which unfortunately ended in their demise.
"You won't take him away from me!" a mother yelled. She was on the ground the second she jumped at a trooper.
Sorella hid behind a crate, peering from above. She spotted him.
"Dearthair?" she said, seeing a familiar figure. He was guided by two Stormtroopers, heading inside one of the large vehicles.
"No, Dearthair!" Sorella yelled.
She foolishly ran forward, only to be picked up by someone. Kli held her in her arms, rampantly charging towards a land speeder.
"No, my brother!"
"We'll find him," Kli said. "I'm sorry, Sorella, there's nothing we can do. You will die!"
"I don't care, I don't want them to take my brother!".
Sorella's eyes misted. Her vision blurred as she turned from the inferno of homes to the somber kids in vehicles and looked back to the land speeder, a few others joining them. There were the last of parents, shopkeepers, and their children.
"Hit it!" Kli said as she strapped herself and Sorella in.
"No, Dearthair!" Sorella said, turning around.
The pad to the vehicle closed up, sealing the familiar figure's fate.
"No! Turn back! Turn back!" Sorella pleaded. "!"
No one gave her any recognition as the land speeder surged forward, Kili holding Sorella tightly, trying to calm her.
"We have to tell everyone about this," Kli hollered. Get the New Republic, contact the other planets around us and..."
She never finished her words as a huge blast exploded behind them, sending the vehicle tumbling.
All Sorella remembered from this part was that she was flying in the air for a bit and hit the ground, knocking her to sleep.
Thanks for reading this if you made it to the end! This is my first time writing in a while (I know I probably messed up some stuff) and I'm all about improving at my craft. Critique away every little bit, just help me to know what I can do to improve!
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2023.06.07 09:09 MysteriousValue4300 Exciting news! 🎉 Our latest blog post, "Most Active Investors 2023: May Edition", is now live! This monthly update delivers the most comprehensive analysis of VC landscape from January to May 2023

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2023.06.07 09:07 Mehulking2506 Apple Fan - Metaverse AI

About Apple
Three friends gathered in a garage without even knowing they were about to start something that would revolutionize the history of technology. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne started to produce miniature computers, and that is how Apple was born on April 1, 1976, in Cupertino, in the Silicon Valley, California.
The first computer released for the market was the Apple 1, made by Wozniak, but the company just took off in 1977 when the Apple 2 was presented at a computer fair. In 1980, when the Apple 3 was launched, the company started to explore the international market. In the meantime, they went through a big crisis in the same decade when Wozniak had a plane crash and Steve Jobs took over as CEO. Steve later quit the company and returned only in 1996 when Apple was on the brink of bankruptcy.
From that time on, Apple started to build products and programs that revolutionized the industry, and with this, it created an opportunity for a highly potential brand. It created the iMac, a laptop that caught the attention of the young public, the iPod that allows you to listen to music anywhere, the iPhone, a smartphone with super functionalities and entertainment, and the iPad, a tablet similar to a laptop with great mobility and connectivity. The company also launched iTunes, a player that you can use to store, organize, and synchronize music for other gadgets.
Over time, new products have been launched, and more people have enjoyed the brand. Apple has been a well-renowned brand all over the world, and its products can be found in every corner, even after Steve’s death in 2011. We can say that this was his legacy.
Learning With Apple
Dedicating oneself to this is the most creative and innovative thing one can do, as it will serve as a reference. Consequently, when it comes to being a reference for reality, your brand will become a great source of inspiration. Here are some things that entrepreneurs can learn from Apple’s journey:
Look for all growth possibilities to invest in a business. The third co-founder of Apple, Ronald Wayne, sold his stake twelve days after the company was created. Today, his stake would be worth billions.
Improving the product creates expectations and sharpens the consumer’s interest. The launches of all brands are highly anticipated, as the technology surprises with each change.
Offer expert support. In addition to sales, if the customer needs any repairs or if there are any faults in the cell phone, only Apple itself will have the ideal solution. This is due to the originality of the materials. Apple’s mission is to develop products that empower people by integrating accessibility features into every gadget, software, and service. Do you believe they are on the right path? We, from the APPLE FAN METAVERSE, believe they are, and that is why we are here to follow the same ideals, modeling the best of Apple, because we too want to become a reference as a token to all who are Apple fans, just like we are.
Check them out:
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2023.06.07 09:05 DestinyUniverse1 The meaning in suffering, happiness, and life.

Their is meaning in suffering. All the growth in the world comes from experiencing it and growing based off of it. It will make you stronger. Happiness makes you settle comparatively and changes you in different ways than suffering does. Generally theirs a balancing of the two but as to not complicate the things: to live in this world modernly the best way possible would be to suffer at least 30% of your life with the rest being happiness. Too much suffering wouldn’t be a good life and too little suffering would mean a lack of growth and eventually the suffering would hit back harder. If you experience 100% happiness even the prickle of a finger can ruin your entire day. If everything you see is suffering the slightest compliment could make your day. Both rules apply there.
All of this is great and it means I do need to suffer. Suffering isn’t something I’m avoiding as it’s necessary to prevent further suffering. That’s right… suffering is required so that you don’t build up the wrong persona and have a reality check but because of your ego and already developed mind cannot change as a person and instead end up doing things that will cause more suffering within your life. But, because life and existence are so unbelievably useless, I will continue to fight against life as a concept and find a way to end it even if it’s meaningless.
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2023.06.07 08:56 TehBurnerAccount New player? Having trouble with ammo supplies? Read this.

After I made my first 1,000 rounds, I've never had to make or buy anymore since. How? Well, I'm not entirely sure. But, I think I have a pretty good idea. and NO, I don't have the "find more ammo in containers" perk.
So, I have always loved the luck skill. I think after I leveled it up to 15, it's causing the enemies to drop way more of my ammo type. For example, today as a test, I went to do some events with only 500 rounds. I'm not sure how long it was, but I think it was only a few events later and now I had 1,500 rounds. Mind you, there was a lot of shooting because 1 of those events was the scorched event.
I've tried this with the Gatling gun, mainly, and also the Gauss rifle. Anything else, I feel like it fires to quickly and you waste a lot of ammo, either by misses or the DPS just being too bad.
So, just try it out for a few events and see if it works for you. Personally, it seems like after the 15 luck, they are definitely 100% dropping up to 50 5mm rounds, and frequently too! I never run out of ammo, and mean while, I get to pick up all the other types of ammo they drop, that I never use, so that just gets banked while I continue to gain even more ammo. My ammo stores are stocked right now, and it feels good not having to worry about it. Not having to worry about getting lead or gunpowder. It takes a lot of stress off of playing.

This would be great for new players to use while you figure out what your end game weapon is gonna be.
I recommend going to the vendor bot Phoenix in Watoga shopping plaza and buying the Gatling gun plan, and then creating your own and pimping it out as much as you can. DO NOT worry about putting an extra large mag on, just leave that alone. Don't put a bayonet on either. But DO get a good 3 star legendary mod on that thing right away! Take the time and effort to get the right one, pick something that suits your play style. ALSO, You should level up Strength to 15, too and get ALL of the heavy gun perks. There's 4 cards for strength, 3 damage and 1 damage resist. There's 1 in Luck, too. I think it's the 1 that boosts your heavy guns damage while in power armor or something. Check all the perk cards and get anything that boosts heavy guns and you can't go wrong!
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2023.06.07 08:37 Successful_Bat_8677 The voice actor of Geralt from The Witcher has been diagnosed with cancer

The voice actor of Geralt from The Witcher has been diagnosed with cancer
Doug Cockle, the English voice of Geralt of Rivia in the Witcher games, has announced that he has prostate cancer. A little over a decade before Henry Cavill brought Geralt to life in Netflix's The Witcher, Doug Cockle voiced a monster slayer in CD Projekt Red's three main Witcher video game series. In addition to Geralt, Cockle has starred in television shows such as Band of Brothers, was an extra in Captain America: The First Avenger, and voiced characters in games such as Terminator: Resistance and Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
However, it was his memorable performance as Geralt of Rivia in The Witcher that made Doug Cockle famous among gamers. His work in all three games has been highly acclaimed, and he even received a Golden Joystick Award for his performance in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in 2015. Naturally, many fans hope that Cockle will return to his role in the upcoming remake of the first Witcher game, but he admitted that he doesn't know much about the project and that the game will simply reuse his lines from the 2007 original.
Doug Cockle revealed that the cancer was discovered during a routine check-up and that treatment is still ongoing. He reassured fans that so far, treatment is going well, while stressing that men over 50 need regular screening for prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, and about one in nine men in the US will be diagnosed with it during their lifetime. To make matters worse, early-stage prostate cancer has no symptoms, making regular screenings even more important for those at risk. In the meantime, following the announcement of his illness, Cockle received a wave of support from fans of The Witcher games, with many expressing sympathy and wishing him a speedy recovery. We hope that Cockle will be able to fully recover from prostate cancer, and his story will encourage more people to get regularly screened for this and similar types of cancer.
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2023.06.07 08:24 AuSSie-HellCat Week 1: Nov 2023 - GEW: Riot & Unleashed

Week 1: Nov 2023 - GEW: Riot & Unleashed

GEW: Riot

Match 1 - Blake 'The Machine' Bailey vs Madcap Moss (Glory Qualifier)
Blake Bailey, known for his relentless aggression and technical prowess, showcased his mastery of the ring, launching a series of calculated attacks on Madcap Moss. However, Moss proved to be a formidable opponent, using his unorthodox and unpredictable style to keep Blake off balance.
As the match progressed, the intensity escalated, with near falls and daring maneuvers that had the crowd on the edge of their seats. Blake, driven by his determination to secure a spot in the prestigious Glory Match, unleashed a powerful offensive assault, overwhelming Moss with a combination of strikes and hard-hitting maneuvers.
In a pivotal moment, Blake executed his devastating finishing move, the Bailey Bomb, connecting squarely with Moss and leaving him incapacitated. Seizing the opportunity, Blake swiftly covered Moss for the three-count, earning the hard-fought victory and securing his place in the Glory Match.
Winner: Blake 'The Machine' Bailey by Pinfall (3.5 Stars)
Backstage Segment
The camera cuts to the backstage area where Zoey Stark is seen celebrating her recent victory and newly won GEW Women's TV Championship. As she basks in the glory, Bayley approaches her, offering a smile of respect.
Bayley: "Hey, Zoey! Congratulations on that impressive win out there. You showed incredible resilience and determination. You've really earned that championship."
Zoey Stark: "Thanks, Bayley! I couldn't have done it without your help out there. You were instrumental in neutralizing Dakota and Jaime. I appreciate it."
Bayley nods, acknowledging Zoey's gratitude before turning serious.
Bayley: "Well, Zoey, since we're being honest here, I can't help but look at that shiny new title around your waist and feel a little competitive fire ignite within me. You've proven yourself as a worthy champion, and I can't help but think that maybe, just maybe, I could give you a run for your money."
Zoey Stark: [Smirks] "You know, Bayley, I respect your journey and what you've accomplished. If you think you're up for the challenge, I'd be more than willing to put my title on the line against you next week. Consider it accepted."
Bayley: "It's going to be a match for the ages. Get ready to bring your A-game because I'm coming for that title!"
Zoey firmly shakes Bayley's hand, both competitors showing mutual respect and determination.
Zoey Stark: "I wouldn't have it any other way, Bayley. Let's give the fans a match they won't forget. May the best woman win."

Match 2 - Chad Gables US Title Open Challenge
In a highly anticipated GEW US Title Open Challenge, Chad Gable put his championship on the line against the dynamic and high-flying Bandido. Chad Gable, known for his technical prowess and relentless determination, applied his mat-based expertise to gain an early advantage over Bandido. However, Bandido, with his lightning-fast speed and aerial maneuvers, countered Gable's attacks, keeping the champion on his toes.
As the match progressed, the action intensified, with near falls and impressive displays of agility from both competitors. Gable, driven to retain his title, strategically targeted Bandido's limbs, attempting to neutralize his opponent's high-flying arsenal.
Bandido, fueled by his unwavering resilience, unleashed a series of breathtaking moves, thrilling the crowd with his acrobatics. However, Gable's experience and ring awareness proved to be crucial, as he expertly countered Bandido's offensive onslaught. Gable executed his signature German suplex, delivering it with pinpoint precision. Sensing the opportunity, Gable swiftly transitioned into a bridging pin, securing the three-count and successfully defending his GEW US Championship.
Winner: Chad Gable by Pinfall (4 Stars)
Backstage Segment
Hobbs and Strickland launch a surprise attack on Theory and Riddle from behind. The backstage area erupts into chaos as the two attackers overpower their rivals. They relentlessly assault Theory and Riddle, delivering powerful strikes and devastating slams. The backstage area clears out as the wrestlers and crew members realize the intensity of the situation.
Hobbs and Strickland seize the opportunity to send a message, grabbing tables nearby. Hobbs and Strickland deliver devastating powerbombs, sending Theory and Riddle crashing through the tables with an earth-shattering impact. They quickly leave the scene, leaving behind a battered and broken Austin Theory and Matt Riddle. The backstage personnel rush in to check on their fallen comrades, shocked by the brutal display of force.

Match 3 - Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler vs Katana Chance & Kayden Carter (Glory Qualifier)
Despite the valiant efforts of Chance and Carter, Ripley and Baszler proved to be an unstoppable force. With precise teamwork and calculated maneuvers, they systematically dismantled their opponents, leaving them struggling to mount a comeback.
As the match neared its climax, Ripley unleashed her devastating Riptide finisher on Carter, while Baszler locked in her signature Kirifuda Clutch on Chance. The combined submission and power moves proved too much for their opponents to overcome.
With Chance tapping out to Baszler's submission hold and Carter unable to kick out of Ripley's pinfall, Rhea Ripley and Shayna Baszler emerged victorious, securing their spots in the highly anticipated Women's Glory Match.
Winner: Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler by Pinfall (3.5 Stars)
Backstage Segment
[Backstage, the hallways of the GEW arena are bustling with activity as wrestlers and crew members go about their business. Suddenly, the sounds of a scuffle echo through the corridor. Bryan Danielson, the GEW World Heavyweight Champion, finds himself outnumbered and under attack by the powerful duo of Bobby Lashley and Sheamus. The two assailants ruthlessly unleash a barrage of punches and kicks on Bryan, leaving him defenseless.]
[Kazuchika Okada storms down the hallway, his eyes locked on the chaos unfolding before him. He wastes no time, immediately springing into action. Okada charges towards Lashley, delivering a fierce clothesline that sends the powerhouse crashing to the floor. Sheamus turns his attention towards Okada, but the number one contender expertly dodges his attacks, delivering a swift series of strikes that staggers the Celtic Warrior.]
Okada: (firmly) That's enough!
[Sheamus stumbles back, momentarily stunned by Okada's sudden intervention. Bryan, battered and bruised, looks up at Okada with gratitude as the crowd roars with approval.]
Okada: Bryan, are you alright?
Bryan Danielson: (nodding) Yeah, thanks to you, Okada. I owe you one.
[Together, Bryan and Okada regain their footing, ready to stand united against their assailants.]
Bobby Lashley: (recovering) You think you can just interfere like that? You're both going to pay!
[Before Lashley can launch another attack, the sound of approaching security personnel can be heard. They rush in, separating the wrestlers and diffusing the volatile situation.]
Security Guard: That's enough! Break it up, now!
[Bryan and Okada reluctantly step back, their focus still locked on Lashley and Sheamus, who seethe with anger but comply with the security guard's orders.]

Match 4 - Alba Faye vs Gigi Dolin (Glory Qualifier)
The match was a back-and-forth affair, with neither Alba Faye nor Gigi Dolin willing to back down. Dolin showcased her technical prowess and agility, executing impressive aerial maneuvers and submission holds. Meanwhile, Faye relied on her power and resilience to weather Dolin's attacks.
As the match progressed, the intensity heightened, with near falls and close calls keeping the audience on the edge of their seats. Faye unleashed her striking ability, delivering hard-hitting strikes that left Dolin reeling.
In a pivotal moment, Faye countered one of Dolin's high-flying maneuvers with a well-timed powerbomb, stunning her opponent. Seizing the opportunity, Faye capitalized on her advantage and executed her signature finisher, the "Faye-trip," planting Dolin to the canvas for the three-count.
Winner: Alba Faye by Pinfall (3.5 Stars)
Match 5 - The Miz vs Ricochet
The match begins with back-and-forth attacks, both men needing a victory to put on their record. The Miz gains momentum and looks set to secure a victory. However, as he sets up for his signature move, LA Knight rushes into the ring pulling out a foreign object and, without hesitation, delivers a low blow to The Miz. The A-Lister crumples to the mat, clutching his groin in pain. The referee, oblivious to the foul play as he is distracted by Grayson Waller. The Miz, still reeling from the unexpected attack, is unable to kick out in time, and Ricochet's victory is secured.
Winner: Ricochet by Pinfall (3.75 Stars)
Backstage Segment
[The Bullet Club are backstage when the sounds of footsteps approach from behind. They turn around to see Chad Gable, flanked by The Creed Brothers, standing tall and determined.]
Chad Gable: I see you've been keeping an eye on my matches. I hope you've been enjoying them.
Jay White: Gable, it's not about enjoyment. We're here to show you that your recent success is nothing but a fluke. You're in over your head.
Austin Gunn: Absolutely. You've been running your mouth about being the best, but you haven't faced anyone from The Bullet Club yet.
[The Creed Brothers exchange glances before stepping forward alongside Gable.]
Julius Creed: You're right, Gable. The Bullet Club may be a force to be reckoned with, but so are we. American Alpha are ready to take you on.
Brutus Creed: And we won't back down from any challenge. We're not intimidated by your mind games or your numbers advantage.
[Jay White smirks, clearly intrigued by the defiance displayed by American Alpha and The Creed Brothers.]
Jay White: Impressive words, gentlemen. If you're so eager to face us, then let's make it official. Next week, one member of The Bullet Club will accept your open challenge for the United States Championship.
Chad Gable: You're on. We'll be waiting in that ring, ready to prove that American Alpha are a force to be reckoned with.
Match 6 - The Gunns vs Undisputed Era
Right from the start, it was evident that The Gunns were determined to prove themselves against the experienced members of Undisputed Era. The match showcased a combination of high-flying maneuvers, technical prowess, and hard-hitting strikes that kept the audience on the edge of their seats.
The Gunns showcased their seamless teamwork and uncanny chemistry, executing a series of tandem moves that left their opponents reeling. However, Fish and O'Reilly displayed their resilience and strategic prowess, countering with devastating strikes and submission holds.
As the match progressed, the momentum swung back and forth, with near falls and close calls keeping everyone guessing. The crowd erupted in cheers as each team displayed their signature moves and innovative double-team maneuvers, demonstrating their exceptional tag team abilities.
In the climax of the match, The Gunns capitalized on a momentary distraction, catching Fish with their patented finisher, the Gunn Shot. The impact echoed throughout the arena as Austin Gunn made the cover, securing the hard-fought victory.
Winner: The Gunns by Pinfall (4.5 Stars)

- Match 1: Blake' The Machine' Bailey def. Madcap Moss
- Match 2: Chad Gable def. Bandido
- Match 3: Rhea Ripley & Shayna Baszler def. Kayden Carter & Katana Chance
- Match 4: Alba Faye def. Gigi Dolin
- Match 5: Ricochet def. The Miz
- Match 6: The Gunns def. Undisputed Era

- Zoey Stark accepts Bayley's respectful challenge for next week
- Swerve and Hobbs attack Theory and Riddle sending them through tables backstage
- Okada helps Danielson from an assault by Lashley and Sheamus
- LA Knight low blows The Miz costing him the match with Ricochet
- The Bullet Club and American Alpha come face to face with a member of BC accepting Gable's open challenge for next week

GEW: Unleashed

Match 1 - Malakai Black vs Bandido (Glory Qualifier)
From the opening bell, Black unleashed his aggressive and calculated offense, targeting Bandido's limbs with precision strikes and submission holds. Bandido showcased his aerial prowess and lightning-fast speed, countering Black's onslaught with high-flying maneuvers that left the audience in awe.
The match intensified with each passing minute, as both Black and Bandido exchanged near falls and displayed their resilience. Black's methodical approach and ruthless strikes created a palpable sense of danger, keeping Bandido on the defensive. Bandido, fueled by his incredible athleticism and never-say-die attitude, fought back with a flurry of high-octane offense.
However, Black's cunning and ruthless nature proved too much to overcome. In a pivotal moment, Black seized an opening and unleashed his devastating finisher, the "Black Mass," a thunderous roundhouse kick that connected with pinpoint accuracy, sending Bandido crashing to the canvas.
The referee counted the three-count, and Malakai Black emerged victorious, earning his place in the Men's Glory Match.
Winner: Malakai Black by Pinfall (3.75 Stars)
Match 2 - Asuka & Liv Morgan vs Becky Lynch & Shotzi (Glory Qualifier)
From the opening bell, the action was fast-paced and intense. Asuka showcased her unparalleled striking ability, landing devastating kicks on both Lynch and Shotzi. Liv Morgan displayed her agility and resilience, countering their opponents' offense with quick and innovative maneuvers.
The match reached its climax when Asuka rallied against the odds, delivering a blistering combination of strikes and submission holds. Liv Morgan, feeding off the energy of the crowd, launched herself into a breathtaking aerial assault, leaving both Lynch and Shotzi reeling.
In a pivotal moment, Liv Morgan executed her patented "Oblivion" finishing move on Shotzi, securing the three-count and the victory for her team. Asuka and Liv Morgan celebrated their hard-fought triumph, earning their well-deserved spots in the Women's Glory Match.
Winner: Asuka and Liv Morgan by Pinfall (4 Stars)
Match 3 - Adam Cole vs Mustafa Ali (Glory Qualifier)
From the opening bell, it was evident that this would be a hard-fought contest for Ali. Mustafa Ali brought his lightning-fast strikes and aerial maneuvers, while Adam Cole relied on his cunning tactics and relentless aggression. The chemistry between the two competitors was undeniable, creating an electric atmosphere inside the arena.
As the match progressed, both Cole and Ali exchanged near falls, keeping the audience guessing who would emerge victorious. Ali's resilience and heart were on full display as he fought back from devastating maneuvers delivered by Cole. The crowd rallied behind Ali, willing him to overcome the odds.
In a pivotal moment, Cole capitalized on a brief lapse in Ali's focus, hitting his devastating superkick, The Last Shot. The impact echoed throughout the arena as Ali fell to the canvas. Sensing an opportunity, Cole quickly covered Ali for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Adam Cole by Pinfall (4 Stars)
- Match 1: Malakai Black def. Bandido
- Match 2: Asuka and Liv Morgan def. Becky Lynch & Shotzi
- Match 3: Adam Cole def. Mustafa Ali

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2023.06.07 08:14 Jeffreyjellyfish33 How do you all deal with rude customers?

Rude customers anger me. I have gotten multiple one-star ratings unfairly and was wondering how I should go about handling them. Here is a little story for you all. This experience as a shopper really grinded my gears today. It starts with me waiting for batches and chilling at the local bar. I only take orders with 5 items or fewer so I can come back and get my seat at the bar. I was on my 5th batch and decided to take a slightly bigger order of 35 items. It was also extremely far, which was about 15 miles. I had to go to this Ralphs all the way by the beach which was a very stressful experience. I was a little busy taking a few shots before leaving and I had tried to Along the drive my customer scolded me about being too slow and I must start my batch in 5 minutes or I am going to automatically get a four-star rating. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?
I absolutely hate Ralphs. everything is so expensive and the aisles are not even arranged in alphabetical order. The customer specifically wanted organic bananas. They were completely out of organic bananas. What kind of store runs out of bananas? I attempted to replace it with regular bananas which they did have. I got an angry message stating that she needs it to be organic. I replied back with "Who cares a banana is a banana". I didn't like the customer's condescending and rude tone in the message. Here is the thing with organic or regular they all taste the same so really it doesn't matter. Do people really get that butthurt that their precious organic food is out of stock? anyways I lied and said I found it and replaced the regular banana bag with an organic banana bag. When I was ready to check out, I got a message saying that the customer saying that they did not approve of my milk substitution. They wanted whole milk but I replaced it with 2%. the first time I replaced it with whole milk because they wanted a specific brand and they didn't have it. I just gave him 2%, because who drinks whole milk nowadays anyways it's 2023. This milk also had to be organic believe it or not. I had to get out of line and fix it. After waiting in line for about 10 minutes, I finally check out and sit in more traffic. This person lived in a stupid neighborhood because the only way to get there efficiently is to take a toll road.
I wish Instacart could pay extra for toll road coverage which I will complain about. I finally get to the customer's house. I rang the doorbell and a short, fat, frumpy white woman came and snatched my bags. No wonder she wanted whole milk I say to myself. She was still unhappy with my service and she kind of scolded me about my replacements and my attitude toward it. As I left, I politely asked if she could put 5 on gas. She angrily told me to have a nice day slamming the door right in my face. The next morning, I woke up with a one-star review with a long message flamming me. I decided to report it to Instacart explaining the situation. Is there anything else that can be done to take my one-star review off my profile?

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