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State of the Project: January 21, 2019

Even with how short it will probably be, yes, I do need to post this.   If you somehow got here without knowing, I have been working on a potential design for a tabletop game. Now the game has technically been in development at this point for about 2 or 3 years. All I can reveal as of now about the game itself (I've revealed a lot of this already) is that it's a sort of hybrid between Heroclix and a MOBA with a post-apocalyptic setting (To address concerns about the way that may sound, it actually feels quite natural to a degree when you actually play it, the combination actually works quite well... Though it's had to receive a few tweaks on the way, I think it should work pretty decently right now based on my first impressions. Though, fair warning, there's plenty of things to keep track of).   The game right now is sort of on pause (until things get better enough to make it feasible to progress). There are several reasons why it is: I'm having SERIOUS financial trouble, so bad that the power at my house may be cut off in a few hours if my Dad didn't get on to paying the bill... If it's that bad, then i I don't have access to my own printer right now. I can get around this, but Dad will have to be off of his computer and I'll have to be proactive enough to put all the content on a flash drive so I can get it there to print. Which looks like it's not going to be quite that simple, but I can make it happen. I've done it before. This is important because I finished the current patch, but I'd prefer to do my own QA some before I really get it out there, so that way I can sort of judge for myself based on actual play of the game, and also so I can make sure it is playable and coherent. I've not been on the best terms emotionally. This has been the case for a long while now, but it's really compounding it nonetheless. I've had issues with anxiety and depression for a while now, and it's been getting worse because of my current financial situation. It's been causing a LOT of distress. As of now, I'm the ONLY person working on it and the only real interest I've had for the game has been from my older brother who play-tested an earlier version and @PoisonClaw. There have been people who have brought it up a couple of times, but what I mean here is that they show interest in a way that actually CONTRIBUTES to it and helps it on its way. I'll admit I only really NEED the printer and electricity (obviously) to get anywhere at all right now, but to really progress with it, I'll really need to address all of this, and it needs to be remedied somehow or this game is going to go into serious development hell in the near future. But I think that's not going to happen, so... Probably won't get too far after a certain point...   But, hopefully, I might be able to get out the patch I actually finished about a week ago soon if things turn out. All I'd actually need to do is get on to printing all of the necessary materials, triple-checking it so that way it comes out as polished as a single person could possibly make such a thing. For now, I am also sort of working on ANOTHER side project that may become a sort of spin-off to this (but is starting to look like it has a better chance of getting scrapped instead, due to it more than likely being overshadowed by an EXTREMELY popular tabletop game that's been around for a while), and other than that just trying as hard as I possibly can to keep my stress under control before it pops by playing an excessive amount of Borderlands 2 and trying to farm every piece of legendary gear in the base game that I have any remote degree of interest in... -__-  

~Dusky~

~Dusky~

 

Been on local TV for the first time.

Never thought this would ever happen in my life-time though it really happened. Your boy's been a guest on local TV for the first time. Enjoy. 

(Note: if you're having issues trying to watch this, please let me know. Thanks)

https://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=2&gid=306888

https://rogerstv.com/media?lid=237&rid=2&gid=306888
 

Jonny Music

Jonny Music

 

AJBS The Movie: Trailer #2

Is it said that on the final days of Equestria, the world would shudder in dread. A tremor of imbalance, spreading through the core and its landscapes to affect the countless populace which occupies the fields, the mountains, the sea and deserts. All who could either wield magic or acknowledge its might would experience apprehension, at the growing darkness soon to come. And on the coldest landscape of Mount Everhoof, a young man, bathed in black and coated in his own grief, trails upon the cruel endless snow, ignoring the harsh gusts and coldness seeping into his shoes, in pursuit of ending his pain, once and for all... So... [BEEP]ing... COLD...       Stardust Balance presents A Fimfiction Production A momentous event, the first of countless more to arise. Every year, a festival shall commence, in celebration for the utter wonders and potential for everyone to make friends with others. Soon enough, all many other species shall partake in the festivities and learn the power and comfort of friendship with every passing year. It is the young Princess, Jack, who shall leave her mark on the world in bringing all life together through friendship and trust. Sunset raised both brows in joking incredulity, despite some sincerity in those cerulean eyes. "You've certainly changed for the better, Stardust." "Don't push it." I warned teasingly. "I know that look. That's the 'I have an idea that should be obvious by now' look." Damn right it was! The yellow bacon-haired pony smirked faintly. "Care to let us in on it?" Sunset, Flash, Bon and the rest all beamed themselves at the joyful reunion - though to me it was more even than that. "Stardust... Is that really you?" A tentative voice called out in a quiet melody. My teeth grit. How long has it been, Rutherford? How long since I interacted with any of my friends? Starlight felt too long even now, and Twilight... The other Twilight... "His name is Zagreus. A creature born from the imbalance of events changed by my own doing. He wants to... To erase everything from existence and remake the universe in his own image..." I grounded out with self-deprecating grit teeth. You come into my town? Terrify the populace? And expect little resistance?       Fifty-Seven Chapters... Managing to free myself with enough pulls, I charged myself to the spinning dark unicorn, Zagreus blocking my punch and blade and retaliating, a swift battle of a small, hidden knife and a large, magically-produced weapon. It really [BEEP]ed him off then when I grabbed two blue beams with his gloved hands and brought them together, squarely hitting his dark chest and sending the abomination flying across into another, unoccupied building. Seeing his chance, the green Earth Pony with his tech yelled for the orange stallion of his world to get out of the way, four quick missiles producing from Beck's arsenal following, enveloped the snarling Zagreus in a large explosion that forced us to look away or shield our eyes. Have Been Leading... It was breathtaking, as a word to put it. The very large, physical bright sphere, putting all the kingdoms together in shame, greater in mass and height that took up residence near the center of the planet. My blade ready, I hurried down the path curving path and steps leading towards said platform where my foe awaited. Where my destiny had finally taken me. Apprehension, dread, anticipation, determination, fear and thrill, lost and hope all coursing through my veins by this very moment; the flow of friendship and balance encouraging me forwards to save the universe and everyone within, stopping this fiend once and finally. To This Moment... I charged yet again, swinging my lightsaber around wildly. I was going to have this monster succumb under pressure by my own raw might and fury, hammering away with the green whizzing plasma. "Tell Twilight that, if I survive, I will let her kill me a thousand times more... And that I'll love her more than all as the selfish human being I am." The ring dug into my chest, right fist closed one final time as I took a long, deep breath. My hand, held by a purple claw and colourful hoofs. Opening my eyes again, that image engraved in my head under a warm, peaceful day where nothing was wrong.     "I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiive!" Discord stretched upper bear and rooster arms in loud exclaimation. "My! My! The resemblance is almost uncanny!" Applejack managed to catch Rarity as the latter fainted from the towering thin sight. February 8th. Thanks again for Fanfic920 from the AJBS server for putting this new trailer together!

Stardust Balance

Stardust Balance

Episode 24 - "Manscaping"

Hey. Y'know what really grinds my gears?  "Manscaping".  Oh, ho, ho!  Hold on, there, chief--it's prolly not what you think!  I'm not talking about men shaving body hair; I'm talking about the term.  See, I'm male, and I myself shave my body hair, including legs, because I like the way it looks and feels much better.  So why's it gotta have this stupid term?!  MANscaping.  Pffft.  Why does it need this "man" prefix, as if to emphasize the fact that it's weird or wrong or something.  Why call it something else?!  It's just shaving!!  Anyone can shave any body part they want!  Why do we need to call it this stupid thing if a man does it?!  What--is it too fem or something??    Pffft.    F*ck that.  F*CK THAT.  I hate all these stupid terms where they put "man" in front of it like that.  "Mansplaining" and "manspreading".  I'm not even entirely sure what those are, to be perfectly honest, but they sound asinine. But you know what also grinds my gears?  MAN CAVE.  I f*cking HATE that term.  It's so stupid.  Just so stupid.  As if we're neanderthals.  As if no woman on Earth wants a nice room for electronic entertainment.  And no, I don't actually think it's offensive or anything, just annoying and stupid.  So stupid.  Stop saying it. 

Justin_Case001

Justin_Case001

 

Real Pains - Movie Shopping

Anyone who knows me knows that I love movies. Anyone who knows me more than that knows that I love collecting movies. Blu-rays are my shit, and I try my best to collect some great stuff. However, it's not always easy being a collector of films and shows. Sometimes... It's a real pain. Here are just a few of the most irritating things about collecting blu-rays.   1.    This crap. When you go to buy a series and for whatever reason... It was a limited print or there is some kind of licensing issue that has prevented many copies from being made and so the ones that exist are REALLY expensive. No joke, a while back a full set of the American version of Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood was going for around $500 total for the entire series and the OVAs. I was lucky and got a copy of the entire series off of some guy on eBay who didn't know what he had for less than $100 total.   2.    DVD ONLY. Why in 2019 do companies release stuff DVD only? You can't even tell me it's cheaper because I'm pretty sure it's actually more expensive to print onto more disks and make bigger and bulkier packaging for a format that is nearly dead. I mean I understand including DVD in the box for those few who haven't switched over, but what possesses you to produce a format that is standard definition ONLY in an age where the vast majority of people have HD screens? This means you're actually producing disks that require you to DOWNGRADE the product you're selling because it was made with HD in mind. This also means that watching the home release will look inferior to it being on television. 3.    Confusing region information. A lot of the time the boxes will display the UK or EU logos and symbols but say it's region free, but then you read the comments... And find out it's not always true, or that it's only region free with certain players. There are other times where the links to the DVD/Bluray that Amazon lists are not showing the correct picture of the product so you end up with the wrong region and it doesn't work. 4.    When the case arrives broken. I literally keep a stack of different blu-ray cases laying around to swap out the insert with a case when I get one that arrives broken. This happens more often than it should. 5.    Reviews are basically your bread and butter for finding out if a release is a good version or not, but sometimes the reviews are all conflicting so it's hard to tell who is telling the whole story or not. Many times this leads you to lean more toward another version of something only to find out you were mislead by bad reviews. 6.    Multiple versions of a release. This is exceptionally frustrating when you're trying to own the most definitive version and now you have to do all this research on which one is the best. In this case, I've heard conflicting stories about ALL of these versions. Some say one has the superior dub but is censored, others say that another one is uncensored but has the inferior dub to it. Some say that version has poorer picture quality, etc. This is doubled when the product in question is obscure so there is little from wikipedia or other sites to help you make a choice. Tripled when the reviews on each are conflicting. 7.  This is it! You've found an amazing deal on a film you really want. $5 for the Blu-ray and DVD combo for Big Trouble in Little China. But wait! It's add-on item only! Meaning you are forced to find $25 worth of other stuff to get it. 8.  Admittedly, if you're in the states you likely don't encounter this one too often, but for us living overseas... We have to deal with this a lot. So many items won't send over to APO or overseas at all meaning you have to go through another seller who usually charges more or some kind of shipping service. Bonus points if they send you the wrong region format. More bonus points if the case arrives broken. 9. Can't really find a good picture to represent this one, but... People buying blu-ray sets only to find out... The complete series of something is inferior to buying individual releases because it's missing bonus features or is a censored version! Gah, this drives me mad! 10.  Series that you are buying advertising that they are the "complete series" and then missing episodes. This seems to be pretty common with certain animes. What's more frustrating is when the DVD release has the better release where it includes all the content.   These are just some of my gripes.

Key Sharkz

Key Sharkz

 

How shall I really name my Ponysona OC?

'Sup MLP Forums, how are you all doing?

For those of you who may already know me, you may already be aware that my site username also happens to be the name of my Ponysona OC (and the name of my Music Channel on YouTube).

However, I have started to notice that:

1. It may not make that much sense to use as a male pony name (despite some pony names literally having names that human beings also use, such as Cadence, Octavia, etc.). 2. I honestly feel a little cringy having my Ponysona OC using my real life nickname (and what I also use for personal real life branding), Jonny. It just doesn't sound right and feels out of place. 3. I did not know how to better name my Ponysona OC back then when he "became alive" back in 2014 when I asked someone to create an OC for me.

And so because of this, I have been thinking to change my Ponysona OC's name to something else, such as these potential new names I came up with:

- Shining Pipe (this might be a good name for my Ponysona OC) [Note, this name was inspired from Shining Armor and the sound producing part of a "pipe" organ] - Silver Pipe (sounds pretty generic to me personally) - Charming Stallion (according to the "Rum & Monkey" Pony name generator, lol) - Wild Pipe (not sure if my Ponysona is "wild" enough for that kind of name, lol) - Tin Pipe (as in the material organ pipes tend to consist of) - Steel Pipe (same as above) - Silver Whistle (Decided officially as the new name) (The last 4 were found/inspired from the My Little Pony name generator from the Fantasy Name Generators) UPDATE! (new names!): - Lucky Pipe - Lucky Whistle (The reason for "lucky" is due to the association the colour green (my OC's coat colour) has with luck))

If you have any name suggestions or if you happen to disagree with my thought of changing the name in any way, please feel free to share your thoughts, I'll be looking forward to them. Also for reference, you'll see an updated image of my OC attached.

UPDATE:

As of Jan. 19, 2019, my Ponysona OC's name is now "Silver Whistle".


Jonny Music

Jonny Music

 

Hydrophobic Propaganda

For some reason, I feel as if sentiment towards Water is notably lax around these forums. I just seem to be consistently reminded of it for some reason.  I surely don't know why. *Eye Flutter*  Now, now, I agree. Drinking some cool, refreshing water is quite enjoyable. It is the Lifeblood of the Planet Earth. *Blatant pause & clearly distinguishable cluck of the tongue.*  It's very important to Humans.  But that's sort of the... Thing.  You know the old adage: That which giveth, Can taketh away.     Now, I acquiesce. I am sufficiently biased here. I once had to watch a small puppy drown because there's not much CPR you can do on a young pup barely six inches long. Bit of a... bad time, I'm sure one can agree. ...but I do not disparage others of their own enjoyment of the Watery Arts.  I used to enjoy swimming an awful lot as a youngspawn. It's relaxing, ain't it? Somewhat of a practice in Sensory Deprivation, eh? Floating weightless, eyes & ears closed, away from anything the body can touch. As if the world didn't exist. But... but I do seem to recall Sensory Deprivation driving some test subjects insane. Me? Floating like that gave me this odd sense of a shark somehow appearing in the pool from nowhere to gobble me up whilst my guard was down. Found it a bit hard to stay relaxed,but I am rather high-strung.  Clearly.  Anyhow.  I wish not to depress my audience with tales of drowning.   .... No, how I DID want to depress you was with what, specifically HAPPENS when you DO drown!  See, do stretch your imagination with me here. A Hypothetical of sorts.    See, The human body is basically one big bag of Squish. If you have access to a human body right now, turn one on its side. Many of its internal organs will just flop over to fit gravity. Sometimes you can even hear it fall over or even feel it tumble inside, if you focus on it. On this, a planet dominated by Water, the dominant lifeform had to basically evolve to contain as much goopy water as physically possible. Humans are squishy FleshSacks.  Weird, INNIT?!!?  But that's the thing, though. The human organism needs more than just water to survive. Otherwise, it'd be a pretty jellyfish! It needs to take in the labors of the Earth, but more importantly for our example here, a respiratory system to take in Air. To help with such, the Human Body has specially designed orifices to obtain said element of Air. If a creature dependent so on Air finds itself engulfed in Water (Which, of course so dominates the planet Earth to an extent where it pools together in piles so deep that no living culture on the planet has ever explored deep enough to see the entirety of its encompassing mass.) it naturally closes off the passageways that don't require that much Water getting in. However...  That time is limited.  Eventually... the mouth has to open. Because if even it doesn't... the water pressure will force it open.  So, at some point, Water will invade the organism's body. Force itself down orifices it doesn't belong. Because that much water would severely damage the human specimen. And clearly, an imbalance of too much of one element will prove detrimental to the creature. ...  But literally choking a creature to death isn't enough. Water seeps in through the skin, through every tissue it can. Given enough time, Water will find its way into anything it can, even rock or steel. Water is, after all, known for its Malleability. Even partially submerged for, say, baths, a human body will start absorbing water into itself. The skin will puff up with the excess of Water. And, given long enough time if a body were to die within water, it will continue absorbing water until it becomes weakened, structurally, dissolving into fragments, then into the Water itself.  Because that, truly, is the Nature of Water. It subsumes, consumes, dominates, overcomes. Water will never stop until everything else becomes Water as well.  Now, am I saying Water is deadly be dint only of its malleability? Air is also just as versatile. Air surrounds & penetrates all. But if you leave something dead outside in the Air... the Earth will reclaim it from Rot first. Air goes with Life. Water engulfs.Water continues its presence until it is dealt with. Water shifts form to fit its surrondings, dampens things to await its release... finds a way. No living thing is capable of fully converting or eliminating Water, so far as I know. ...Almost sounds like some sort of parasitic alien force, doesn't it? Earth doesn't continue to pile ontop of you, of its own accord, until you become it. Air & Fire have their limits where they do not go... but Water...? Water... TAKES.      I'll take a non-Dihydrogen Monoxide based universe anyday.

Widdershins

Widdershins

 

Rising Shine in Numbers 2.0(6th/11th/18th January 2019)

Red Dead Redemption 2: --Multiplayer --Trophy Earned: Horses for Courses( Red Dead Online: Concurrently own 5 horses. )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 1.71%) --Trophy Earned: All's Fair( Red Dead Online: Successfully counter a rival Posse's Free Roam mission. )(Bronze)(Very Rare 8.43%) --Trophy Earned: Home Comforts( Red Dead Online: Purchase 5 camp improvements. )(Bronze)(Ultra Rare 2.73%)

Deae Rising Shine~

Deae Rising Shine~

Classic Spongebob Episode TIER LIST

Well, here's something a BIT different, and a random bone to toss at @ChB (hopefully that was termed right... If it wasn't, you probably know what I meant to say. I'm trying to say it's a random "gift" of sorts). I thought of this after watching Cosmodore's video ranking every classic SpongeBob episode (Seasons 1-3) from Worst to Best (I know it's over a year old now, but that's what initially inspired this). SpongeBob was once among the best cartoons of all time, and there's PLENTY of reason for that to almost be accepted fact for animation entusiasts. SpongeBob has seriously decayed from There's over a HUNDRED of them, so it would be too difficult to actually rank them, thus the tiered format (and even then the tiering of these is, well, quick considering how many there are). Also, If you don't know, the color scheme is supposed to be all of the colors SpongeBob has on him, aside from black and white (By the way, yes his chin is purple sometimes, like on the cover of Battle for Bikini Bottom) ... Of course, with the quality this series once had consistently, there's really a lack of episodes at the bottom...   Phenomenal- Band Geeks, Pizza Delivery, SB-129, Arrgh!, Christmas Who?, Frankendoodle, The Fry Cook Games, Nasty Patty, Idiot Box, Wet Painters, Krusty Krab Training Video, Chocolate with Nuts, Mermaid and Barnacle Boy V, The Camping Episode   Great- Help Wanted, Plankton!, Squeaky Boots, Culture Shock, F.U.N., Scaredy Pants, Karate Choppers, Sleepy Time, Neptune's Spatula, Your Shoe's Untied, Squid's Day Off, Dying for Pie, Squidville, Life of Crime, Survival of the Idiots, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy III, Shanghaied, The Secret Box, The Graveyard Shift, Procrastination, Sailor Mouth, Squid on Strike,  The Algae's Always Greener, Club SpongeBob, Just One Bite, Mermaid and Barnacle Boy IV, One Krabs Trash, Can You Spare a Dime?, Rock-a-Bye Bivalve, New Student Starfish, I Had an Accident   Good- Reef Blower, Hall Monitor, Sandy's Rocket, Opposite Day, Squidward the Unfriendly Ghost, The Chaperone, Employee of the Month, Rock Bottom, Walking Small, Hooky, Something Smells, Big Pink Loser, Imitation Krabs, Wormy, Grandma's Kisses, Prehibernation Week, I'm Your Biggest Fanatic, The Smoking Peanut, Welcome to the Chum Bucket, Krusty Love, SpongeGuard on Duty, Doing Time, Snowball Effect, No Weenies Allowed, Krab Borg, Clams, The Great Snail Race, Born Again Krabs, Missing Identity, SpongeBob Meets the Strangler   Decent- Bubblestand, Jellyfishing, Home Sweet Pineapple, Jellyfish Jam, Nature Pants, MuscleBob BuffPants, The Paper, Texas, Bossy Boots, Bubble Buddy, Patty Hype, No Free Rides, Squirrel Jokes, Gary Takes a Bath, Artist Unknown, (Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm), My Pretty Seahorse, As Seen on TV, Squilliam Returns, Ugh, Mid-Life Crustacean, Pranks a Lot   Mediocre- Naughty Nautical Neighbors, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy, Pickles, Suds, Fools in April, Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy II, Dumped, Pressure, Valentine's Day, Jellyfish Hunter, The Bully, Krabby Land, Plankton's Army, The Sponge Who Could Fly     Bad- I'm With Stupid, I Was a Teenage Gary, Party Pooper Pants     Yet again, it wasn't really made over a lot of time, so I may not be remembering things the way I thought I did on some episodes. When I initially made this list, for example, there were plenty of episodes I forgot existed, and also some that I actually got confused until I looked at plot summaries. I haven't watched a ton of these episodes I recent times either and that doesn't help my recollection.

~Dusky~

~Dusky~

 

Remembering Bailey 2004-2018

As many of you know, I am an avid lover of pets and that includes those that have made a name for themselves online. I only learned about it today but Bailey died on December 9 due to kidney problems. He was 14. Who’s Bailey?  Cats are fickle creatures. Many don’t like kids and just learn to tolerate them. But Bailey truly loved his little human friends. And while I’ve seen a strong bond between cats and children before, Bailey took it to a whole new level. Check out this tribute on People Magazine’s website.  https://people.com/pets/instagram-facebook-cat-bailey-dies-fans-send-cards/ The video of Abby singing to a dying Bailey was just so touching. She’s too young to fully understand death. Yet, she does the most amazing job comforting him despite his pain. While it’s sad he’s no longer with us, I’m glad he died peacefully in the presence of his favorite humans. Rest in peace, buddy.   

Wingnut

Wingnut

Pause Menu Still in Progress - Programming | MLP:SH Devlog #12

Programming Pause Menu in progress... > also implemented 'pause' --- , so that everything stops while the menu is opened. 
> also added background && shading to Twilight's Profile Pic in the menu --- now it doesn't look that plain. 
> also configured fonts --- now that was time-consuming, I had to nicely align each character, then load that to the project properly. For example, here's my hand-drawn font for GUI with just few characters:
The font used in the commands however, uses small and large cases, numbers and all the potentially needed characters for dialogues and such... It is also hand drawn, for the most part at least. I used an existing font to start with. ...Comic Sans turned out to be pretty good for a pixel font.   Well, that's all for now!   Thank you for visiting!

Rikifive

Rikifive

Pause Menu in Progress, Also Something About Spell Tiers | MLP:SH Devlog #11

Hmm.. so after few days of wondering on how things will work like, I think the pause menu will look like this: Of course the ABCDEF thing will be replaced by proper description of highlighted option/item/spell.   What these  below spells are? These determine the spell's tier. Basically you'll be able to improve them along with progress, sometimes it will be a slight change, sometimes a major difference in behavior and whatsoever. To give you an idea on how more or less it will work like, here's the table I've prepared for the basic spell:  is TIER I
 is TIER II
 is TIER VI -and if someone is wondering what "A-F SPD" means, it stands for Auto-Fire Speed. This spell doesn't have auto-fire, hence [ - ]. This is what Element of Laughter specializes in, for example. Anyway, as you can see, not much changes there, as basically it's a 'default' spell. It gains damage, speed and size, but still behaves as a normal straight projectile.    Note, that things may be changed in the future, as I suspect I'll keep re-balancing things over and over again along with progress (development-wise). I probably won't be updating this, nor posting more tables, because nu spoilers for you. It is meant to be discovered on your own.    Thank you for visiting!  

Rikifive

Rikifive

Dusky's 2.01 Paladins Tier List

Here's the list, I guess.   SS: Furia, Makoa
S+: Ash, Inara, Seris, Dredge
S_: Mal'Damba, Cassie, Grover, Drogoz, Barik, Jenos, Imani
S-: Terminus, Maeve, Khan, Evie, Lian, Androxus, Bomb King   A+: Talus, Grohk, Fernando, Skye, Zhin, Ying, Ruckus, Viktor
A_: Sha'Lin, Pip, Koga, Willo, Torvald, Strix, Buck, Kinessa
A-: Tyra, Lex, Vivian, Moji
(B): None     Order of Supports changed, because of Ying's lack of viable build paths (she can only run Life Exchange, no other build offers any real benefits over it), but also Jenos has started to prove a degree of the strength I initially predicted him having in this new meta. Jenos gained a LOT of healing this patch. Sure, 5% Max HP healing doesn't sound like a lot, but it actually IS when you can spam that heal once every 5 seconds or so. Also, I think Jenos is going to get his time in the spotlight soon. Also, the dive counter-meta is going to happen, I think. People are going to realize what you can ACTUALLY do to a Sustain comp with comp with double flank and a Luminary Jenos. If that does happen, then treat Jenos like he's where Grover is right now. Pip went down because, well, he doesn't have anything. He doesn't have enough healing to compete with other supports, he doesn't have enough damage to compete with Grohk OR 'Damba, and although his ult is one of the best in the entire game, Seris' is still better at the exact same thing and she can be played with literally EVERY. SINGLE. ONE. OF. HER. TALENTS. Also, Beam heal Furia is just INSANE, and they needed to fix that PATCHES ago. Now that she's actually gotten her wish in terms of the meta-game, she's honestly the strongest champion in the game I think. And I'll mention 'Damba's slow rise. I thought Mal'Damba would end up in Ying's position, actually due to the removal of Pungent Gourd. Instead, he's become an excellent flex support. He can easily use a healing loadout with Spirit's Chosen to great success and he can also be ran with Wekono's Wrath for surprisingly high damage output and also quite consistent CC with good aim.      As for some other quick mentions on why they are where they are:   Makoa- He's still Makoa... Tiering him anywhere lower than S+ is nonsense. He synergizes perfectly with this meta as he did with the last, and he's still got the potential to dominate games.  Ash- Two reasons. First off, I think the Assert Dominance change was an OBVIOUS buff because it allows her team to POUND on the people she hits with it. Secondly, I see her being a cornerstone of the future dive counter-meta that I envision. She'll be the preferred tank for it due to her potential to poke out targets, and also to dive in and burst.  Seris- She is low key OP. No, seriously, she is. All of her talents are viable now, her ultimate is quite literally PERFECT for this meta, and she's probably one of the best healers to pick early in a draft due to her flexibility, but also due to the fact that countering her isn't as simple as it is with other supports due to Shadow Travel making her invulnerable.  Terminus- He was initially bottom tier due to his inability to tank, but now that they've fixed that, the only reason he isn't up there with Makoa right now is his chronic case of bugs. He is a GREAT second tank to run in this meta that can easily guarantee the value of his supports while also dealing solid damage and hardly ever dying.   Maeve- I see HUGE potential for this champion. She has a LOT going for her right now, that leads me to believe that soon enough she'll become the best flank in the game, and maybe even one of the best CHAMPIONS possibly. She has sustain, tank shred, and a cooldown reset for that tank shred. Those are quite the ingredients for a potentially powerful DPS. Androxus- Z1 is a snowflake who's mad that Evil Mojo nerfed his old main, I'll leave it at that. He's perfectly fine right now, and he may once again be S+ or so fairly soon.  Koga- Play Talus instead. He is an inferior Talus with little to offer, aside from potential burst with his Claws. Even then, Talus can do better. He's viable, but Talus is much better.  Torvald- Don't play Torvald, unless you're in a lower skill queue. Most players with half a brain will just get Wrecker and completely counter you. Snipers- All I can say is that you shouldn't play them unless you're on a good map. Even Sha'Lin is fairly map-dependent, but he's not as bad as the other two. Tyra- Pretty much unviable. Her Lifesteal is actually quite underwhelming, and gets lackluster after the enemy team gets enough Cauterize.  Vivian- Unviable. Period. There is quite literally NO reason to pick Vivian, and people who say otherwise are quite forgetful of the fact that they removed her free Wrecker 2.   Wow that wasn't really that quick, was it? -__-

~Dusky~

~Dusky~

 

Jeric, the Pony King of the E-Net (Jeric Tribute song)

(This is a repost of a post i made back in October. It's a song parody based on the song "The Phoney King of England" from the Disney Movie Robin Hood, with lyrics changed to make it into a tribute song for @Jeric. I put a video down below here. Have fun) Oh, the internet has a human yet
Skulking behind his Screen
A someone who likes Rarity and
Is never ever mean With other bronies on his side
MLPForums grew
With Darky, Pathy, Randi, Arty
And many more in the crew Jeric was this brony's name
Our lives would never be the same
He's known as the Pony King on the E-Net!
All hail to the Pony King on the E-Net! He sits alone on a giant throne
Reading emails all day
He posts up news and Rarity pics
And keeps the spam away
And he throws an angry tantrum
If Rarity's not on site
So it's a pointless post
With Rarity as the host
All this, despite the server's plight Despite this, he still gets the scoops
Before the spoilers leak out. Whoops!
All hail to the Pony King of the E-Net! As Pathy is making deerpony posts
Right behind old Jeric's head
As Jeric swaps banner backdrops
From green to pink to red
All this despite a gross mishap
Which was a pain, you see
He got locked in with buttons mom
He was shipped a time or three But it's already nighttime, wow!
His kids should be in bed by now!
The pony and homey king on the E-net!
The mailin' wailin',
Postin' hostin',
Blabberin' jabberin',
Typin' hypin',
clickin' flickin',
Wheelin' dealin'
Jeric, the Pony King on the E-net!
Yeah!

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