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My Boss was a Sadist.
I know I shouldn't have done it. I know, okay?! I was just curious and, and... So, how did I get here? Well, let me tell you. My name is Sarah. I am currently investigating something you may know of: the Deep Web. It all started a few years ago as an internship for Barry Stocks. The shadiest person on the block, known for being a total scumbag. Barry had approached me on the street, asking if I wanted to make some cash. I was desperate, okay? So, I said yes. Little did I know what I was getting myself into. You see, Barry runs a webpage known as "The Truth." The Truth is a site where people can be informed of all things going on in the Deep Web and the Dark Web. The site is obscure, mostly used by your average person who loves all things conspiracy and, um, the "weirdos." You can probably guess where I'm getting at with that. Anyways, I started my work for Barry. He showed me how to access the Deep Web safely and securely. Soon enough, I was on it almost every day of the week, writing down facts, onion links, disturbing websites in which I would inform law enforcement (Barry said it was okay, I never got arrested). If I'm honest, I was terrified when Barry said that I would be investigating the Deep Web. Wouldn't anyone? Mind you, I didn't want to be kidnapped or murdered! Everything worked out fine, I guess. Until today. My morning started normally. Wake up, take a shower, eat, feed the cat, and leave for work. Once I arrived at the office, something seemed...off. Only two of my other co-workers and I were here. One including my friend Charlie. Usually, there are at least six other people in this tiny office...where did they all go? I felt a hand on my shoulder, my whole body tensed. "Hey, hey," Barry laughed, "It's just me!" He walked in front of me, looking neurotic. Something was wrong. He's never placed his hands on me like that before, and he sure as hell never looked so anxious. Charlie looked up at me. She knew something was up too. "Is something wrong?" My voice sounded sarcastic as if I didn't care. Barry seemed to be rocking back and forth, avoiding my question. Why is he acting in such a way? My desk was only a few footsteps away, so I made my way towards it. Today I would be going deeper into the more appalling sites. I was slightly skittish. I had gone far, but never this far. I felt my fingers tapping across the keyboard, making sure everything was secure before I started typing in some links Barry had given me. Soon enough, I was on my way. Barry had told me about his experience with this in the past. Now listen, Sarah. Barry had said. I have been doing this much longer than you have. I have come across some of the most disturbing, nauseating, and alarming websites out there. I trust you to not look into something that could get you in trouble. Like I did. He had stopped talking and walked away. When he said that to me, it seemed as if he was linked to something disturbing. No! Don't think that way. My mind was racing as I typed in the first onion link. The page came up, shining in a mysterious blood-red hue. I rolled my eyes. All of these pages seem to be made in the most terrible way possible. I skimmed the page, looking for anything useful. This site seemed to be related to torturing someone. Gruesome images were in the corners of the page. You could see the pain of the people in those pictures. Holy hell. My stomach flipped and my face flushed. What was I to think about this? Was it even real? How did Barry find this link? I never, not once in my career (If you can even call it that), came across something like this. I looked over to Barry. He was on the phone, speaking very fast in a hushed tone. He glanced at me and caught me staring. I immediately looked back at my computer. This is fake.It has to be. The webpage states to receive the coordinates to the "torture," I need to pay 0.8 Bitcoin. That's about 8,000 USD! What the hell? It seems...cheap. I felt a presence behind me, so I turned around. Barry? "Can you come with me, please?" This...was odd. Why is Barry being so weird? He normally just talks to me from his desk. He never comes up behind me. Charlie looked at me. I shrugged my shoulders towards her and stood up to follow him outside, "What's wrong, Barry?" "You see, Sarah, I think It's time for me to let you go." "What do you mean?! I've been working for you longer than almost anyone in there! You can't just fire me! What did I do wrong? I'll-" "Sarah. You have been a good employee. You looked at that site and didn't tell me. I saw what was on your computer when I was behind you. You weren't going to tell me, were you?" "I know I shouldn't have done it. I know, okay?! I was just curious and, and..." So here we are. This is what led up to that moment. I should have known something he said was off. Why did I have to tell him about the site if he had already given me the link? "Forgive me for what is about to happen," Barry said. Huh? What does he me- I felt hands grab my neck and something poking into my body. What? I let out a strangled yelp as some cloth was put over my mouth and nose. I struggled to be free. The last thing I saw was Barry smiling as my limp body got thrown into a vehicle. Then everything went dark. ... When I woke up, my head felt nebulous. I allowed my eyes to open. What is this? My body was positioned awkwardly in a chair and ropes dug into my skin. I looked up and could make out a room. The lights were dim so I could hardly see anything. My eyes filled with tears. Someone help me. I heard footsteps then, a door opening. My body became rigid with sheer terror. Please don't hurt me. "I see you're awake." Barry? "Yes, It's me, Barry," He said as if reading my thoughts, "do you know where you're at?" I didn't move, I couldn't move. Barry laughed. It sounded awkward and clipped. "Come on, everyone!" Footsteps, that seemed to be all I heard. How many people? I couldn't seem to come up with a logical number. My head hurts. "Ooh, who's this beautiful young woman?" "Wow! Such a good pick!" Who is that? I can't see anyone! I can't see a thing! "This is Sarah. She's been working with me for about two years," Barry started, "now, Sarah. Do you know how you came to be in such an awful predicament?" I struggled in the ropes, tears leaking from my eyes. I need to get out. "I suppose not!" Barry continued, "Well, you see, I learned tons of information as we worked together. Your address, your telephone number, everything and everyone that is important to you and more! All of that critical information is in my hands now. Did you see that list of links I provided? I knew you would start from top to bottom. Remember the first site you came across today? I wanted you to see it, and you did! Now, the pictures of your body will be all over the site! It will be more, what's the word? Auspicious! I suppose you could say the way I've done this was adroit." The lights weren't dim anymore. I could see clearly. I craned my neck to look behind me. As soon as I did, I felt something strike my face. I shrieked in pain and heard the room explode with laughter. Someone, anyone, help me. I heard a weird sound. A pop. Gun? My body was trembling furiously. "The hell was that?" Someone called out. More pops. They were getting closer. "I'll go look," Barry said. "No, you won't." Charlie? "Surprise, surprise!" I looked behind me and gasped. Charlie had arrived...with law enforcement! Soon enough, the room was being cleared out. But then, I felt a hand on my arm. My eyes shot up. Barry? "I'll kill you." "No, you won't," an officer had his gun pointed to Barry, "I don't think so." I saw Barry quickly move his hand to his pocket. That's when another shot rang into my ears. Nothing was touching me anymore. Barry was dead. Charlie ran over to me and helped me get to the ambulance outside. I was alive. I survived.
An old friend of mine emailed this to me a while back with the subject line “Hide and Seek” and I’ve been hesitant to post it for reasons that should become obvious as you read it. That said, I feel that enough time has gone by for this to be safe so I’m going to post it here. The only edits I’ve made were swapping out names and formatting, otherwise it’s all exactly as he sent it. T, if you’re reading this then message me. I want to know if you’re alright, and if you are I know you’ll be looking for this story to show up. This is what the email said: Rijento, I’m writing this story because I feel like I need an outlet. I swear to god that you better actually check your email for once in your damn life! Please… As for if you actually are reading this, I want you to wait as long as your (admittedly) better judgment tells you to wait and then post this story online. I know it’s a bit vain, but I want people to know my story. Hell, it might be the last one I ever tell. Double hell, it might actually even help some poor soul out. I’m going to disappear after sending this, hopefully the good kind of disappear and not the death kind. I know nobody but you is going to believe this story but damn if typing this out didn’t make my sorry ass feel better. You were right about that man, I’m sorry for giving you shit for writing so much…
This is the attached file. “Hide and Seek”: Before I get in to the ‘hiding’ and ‘seeking’ I have a bit of a confession that needs to be made. I work as a transporter for a deep web black market site… I hope it doesn’t change your opinion of me too much, sorry for not telling you sooner. I’m the guy they call when they get an order for something they can’t send through the mail. Guns and live animals are two good examples. You’d be pretty hyped to know how many rich assholes just order lions and tigers from the dark web. For obvious reasons, I can’t go in to too much detail, I don’t want to make any dangerous enemies and even after this I still don’t want to lose my job. It’s a pretty sweet gig all things considered, all I have to do is pick up from the seller and deliver to the buyer. I can even choose what jobs I want to take, lets me cling to what little principles I still have. And I DO have principles. After a few years working for the site, my two rules were: no people and no crossing borders. Anyways, I got into a bit of a bind with the cryptocurrency crash that happened early this year. The site mostly pays in Bitcoin and, well, I decided to let my wallet sit and grow. By the time I realized what happened, my savings were destroyed. Nobody expected it to crash that hard… And it probably wouldn’t have been as much of a problem if I hadn’t also gotten used to living a life full of the finer things. I didn’t really ‘save’ all that much to begin with either. So when my savings finally ran dry and the market was still down, I decided to… Lower my standards a bit and take a riskier, higher paying job. Organ transport. I haven’t done it before… I hadn’t been that broke in a long time. Organ jobs pay well too, and I figured I still wasn’t strictly breaking my ‘no people’ rule if it was just their organs. So, I hopped on the site and browsed through the pitiful number of requests in my area till I found what I was looking for. A rich buyer who: had shady connections, was in need of some organs, and lacked either the time or patience to wait for them to come legally. As far as these sort of requests went, this was pretty much the norm from what I’d heard. So I accepted the job and got an email with some additional details about the order: the customer needed two kidneys (which was what I was to transport) and a liver (which they had made a separate request for). From what other people on the site have told me, what should have happened was the job would move to the ‘seeking seller’ section and I’d be on hold till someone… ‘_acquired_’ the kidneys. What actually happened probably should have tipped me off to use my monthly free withdraw… I got a notification two hours later that there was a seller. Rijento, I don’t know how much you know about medicine, but if you do know anything then you’re probably squirming in your own skin about right now. For those who may or may not be reading this that are not in the know, not only do the donor and receiver have to have compatible blood types but kidneys only last about a day outside of a warm body. Not exactly a product you can stockpile. I got another email, about the pickup this time, and began the internal debate between the bad feeling in my gut and my empty wallet… You can probably guess which one of them won out… Anyways, I planned my route; one hour to get to the seller and four hours to get from there to the buyer. I sent the site my plan and within minutes they approve of it and set up an actual meeting point. I sighed and grabbed my things, trying to swallow my nerves the entire hour it took me to reach the meeting point. I sat down on a bench in a city park and waited for what seemed like ages before I felt someone staring at me. It took me a solid minute to pick out who it was even though there were only a few people around. He was sitting with his back to me at a picnic table about ten yards away from me and whenever I looked away I could feel his eyes on me. When we eventually did make eye-contact he bounced excitedly in his seat and waved me over; my heart sank as he also slid a small case into my line of sight. I forced myself to smile, walked over, sat down, and hid my annoyance. Most of the buyers on the site were practically carbon copies of each other. Probably because you could only become a buyer if another buyer knew and endorsed you. The sellers, on the other hand, were all certifiably insane. None of the other transporters I’d chatted with had ever met with a ‘normal’ seller. Because of this, all of them quickly learned to keep conversation to a minimum and to not under any circumstances piss any of them off. I decided to follow in their example. The man sitting in front of me looked friendly enough, overly so if anything. He was scrawny, didn’t look like he would be strong enough to… well… kill someone and harvest their insides. He had a strange smile on his face, and even now I can’t get it out of my head. The kind of overly friendly, wide toothed smile that mothers warned their children to stay away from. It somehow managed to be both inviting and creepy at the same time. I smiled back and spoke up, “So you’re the seller then?” I asked, and the man nodded. He nodded and responded in a sickeningly sweet voice… He sounded like a child in a toy store, his voice strained with excitement and wonder as he droned on to his parents about what toys he wanted. “Oh I’m so glad you found me. For a minute there I thought I’d have to call ‘olly olly oxen free.’” He said with a pleased sigh, pushing the case to my side of the table. “You know… Over the years I’ve gotten quite good at playing hide and seek. So good, in fact, that I’ve never been found. Not. Even. Once. Do you want to know my secret?” the man asked, his voice still just as unsettlingly sweet as his smile. “Sure, what’s your secret?” I asked. I really, really didn’t want to know what the hell he was talking about; but if it kept him happy then… He clapped rapidly and bounced in place, “Oh I’m so glad that you’re a curious one. My secret is that the seekers never know that they’re playing.” “Makes sense…” I said, opening the case momentarily to verify. Two kidneys in pristine condition, doused with preserving fluid, wrapped in plastic. and packed in ice. “If the seeker doesn’t know they’re playing then how would they know to start looking?” I said, leaving out the fact that it would just be stalking at that point before swallowing hard when I thought about where these kidneys came from. “You’re a smart one…” he said with a smile as I sent a message confirming the pickup. All that was left was to wait for the transaction to process. “I was worried about this last one though… she came right up to me. This. Close.” he said, leaning in till our faces almost touched. I struggled to keep my composure, and managed to keep from jumping or pushing him away. “So what did you do?” I asked as he leaned back, my suspicions about these kidneys being all but confirmed. “Why, nothing of course…” He said, a slightly bewildered expression on his face. He looked as though I just asked him how to breathe. I glanced down at my phone to see if the transaction had been verified yet and he snapped his fingers like he remembered something. “Oh I must apologize!” he said, making me look up, “I forgot that you don’t play much… I simply held my breath, closed my eyes, and wished that she would just… go away.” “You’re right… You are good at hide and seek...” I said, wishing to myself that he would just go away and hearing the familiar ding of a successful transaction sound on both of our phones as if to answer my prayers. I reached out my hand as a formality and he grabbed it and shook it vigorously. I forced a smile and stood, although what he said next made my blood nearly freeze. “You’re the first person to find me in oh so long…” He trailed off as he said it, his voice slowly shifting from that of an exited child to the cold blooded maniac that he was. “Maybe my games won’t be so one sided from now on,” He said, his voice disturbingly normal. Although, even without looking back I could tell that the same sickeningly sweet smile was glued to his face. I kept walking but waved my arm as though saying goodbye. The worst part was that I could feel him watching me as I walked back to my car… Not just at first, like if he was watching me leave, but the entire way back, and even as I got in my car. I took a moment to look around and sighed as I saw nothing. It might not sound like much to you. I don’t know, I can still hardly describe it myself, but he had this… creepy way of getting under your skin just by talking to you. I wrote it off as me just being paranoid, the guy harvests organs from people for a living so of course everything he says is creepy. I groaned and started my car, but it wasn’t until I hit the freeway that I was finally able to shake the feeling of his gaze. It’s not like he could’ve been following me, by then I was already paranoid enough to be checking for that, making a few detours just to be sure of it. And because of my detours, I ended up being about an hour past the scheduled drop off with the buyer… Lost my chance at a tip for sure, guy was furious and there was nothing I could tell him to calm him down. I’m pretty sure, ‘sorry I’m late, but the seller was a total psycho and I wanted to make sure he wasn’t following me,’ wouldn’t have been a very good excuse. Whatever, I had my money and the buyer had his organs and plenty of time for whatever operation that used them. Not much to complain about on either side, well except for the fact that I already knew I wouldn’t be sleeping that night. Especially because the feeling of being watched had returned as soon as I set foot out of my car which was, again, impossible. The site never tells the sellers anything about the buyers or transporters, so there’s no way he could have known where I was headed to and no way that he could have followed me. I hopped back in my car and started to head for home, hoping that a few tabs of melatonin would be enough for at least a few hours of sleep. And again, I could feel eyes on me as I drove and I saw his eerie smile everywhere until I hit the highway. I felt a weight lift off of my shoulders then, although I made sure to take the most winding path home that I could afford gas for (which was quite a bit after a job like that). By the time I did get home it was starting to get dark, and I had made a few loops around my apartment just to be sure I didn’t still feel his eyes on me. Luckily, my apartment building has a public parking garage attached to it so even if I was being followed I felt safe enough that nobody would be able to find my room. But Just to be sure, I took the stairs for the first time in months. Have any of you ever climbed seven flights of stairs out of paranoia before Rijento? Well in case you haven’t let me tell you what it’s like. Do you remember running up the stairs from the basement after turning off the lights as a kid? That feeling of unease and terror? Well it’s like that, but you aren’t a kid anymore. It’s not the dark or what imaginary monsters could be lurking in it that frightens you anymore. Instead, you’re worried about who could be hiding in the darkness, what real monster could be following you up those stairs… I’m no slouch when it comes to exercise but it still drained everything out of me hauling my body up those stairs on my hands and feet like an animal as fast as I could. I got inside and locked the door securely behind me, panting, covered in sweat, but I sighed in relief with the fact that I hadn’t felt anyone watching me at all during my climb. I took a moment to catch my breath, slumping down by the door and chuckling to myself while shaking my head. I couldn’t believe that I’d let that freak get so deep under my skin. Once I had caught my breath, I stood up and made my way to my couch before flopping onto it. I wanted nothing more than to go to sleep then and there, but I had to be smart with my money this time. I immediately cashed the Bitcoin out. Better to pay myself out in small increments, but I had bills to pay and I’d already learned my lesson about leaving things in Bitcoin. Once business was taken care of, I grabbed the remote control and flicked on the TV. The familiar faces of the local news anchors greeted me and I began drifting off to sleep while listening to the happenings of our city. It was around seven a.m. when I was woken up by the sound of the ‘breaking news’ alert coming on. “We are just receiving reports of a ghastly murder of one [yeah, I’m not gonna put her name or age here] year old college student living on her own. Police investigators say that several of her organs were found to be missing and that they found evidence of someone living in her home without her knowledge for quite some time before the murder…” The reporters kept talking about how much of a tragedy the situation was… But I wasn’t listening. How could I listen… I’ve never been less happy to be right then I was at that moment. I shuddered thinking about it. My thoughts and paranoia regarding the man I’d met the other day bubbling back up to the surface. It was then that the reality of what I’d done hit me like a freight train. By accepting that contract I doomed that girl to die… All because I needed some quick cash. I stood up and went to the kitchen and opened my liquor cabinet. Without looking, I grabbed a bottle of something with shaking hands and fumbled with the top while trying to keep my mind clear of thoughts. Once I had the cap off I took several deep swigs from the bottle, spilling quite a bit down my chin before I set it down and gasped for air. The burn of the alcohol in my throat gave me something to focus on while it worked its magic on the rest of my body. As my mind slowly clouded I found my way to a chair and found it easier to think about what happened without panicking. My first thought was that I needed to do something. I knew the guy’s face, I should go to the cops! It was at this moment that the… Less impulsive side of my brain kicked in. I go to the cops and all I do is give myself a one way ticket to an early grave. My employers don’t take kindly to police interactions. I slowly resigned myself to the fact that I was going to have to live with the consequences of this job for the rest of my life… I’m a coward, I know. Anyways, the next few days passed by slowly. I was… Not in a good place mentally and I’m sure you remember how much alcohol my cabinets were stocked with. I blacked out more than once only to wake up gasping for breath from drinking too much. It was honestly a miracle that I didn’t kill myself through alcohol poisoning. But I… Managed to come to terms with everything. Don’t get me wrong, I still had nightmares where I was the guy hiding in that girls closet… But I wasn’t drinking my problems away anymore, although I think that was more because of the fact that I’d run out of liquor than any meaningful character development. It was about a week later that I was able to get my first night of actual sleep. I didn’t dream about anything either so that was a plus. I know it probably sounds bad, but I was starting to feel normal again… Like I could maybe find a way to just be myself… Either way, even after all that I still wanted to keep my job. I just added a new rule: no organs. From there I fell back into more or less my old routine. I went to eat out almost every day though, I thought any excuse that got me cleaned up and out of my place was worth taking… And then, I began to feel it again. That skin-crawling sensation of eyes on me from somewhere that I felt the day I met Mr. Hide&Seek. I didn’t think much of it at first, I only felt the eyes when I was surrounded by other people so of course one or two would be looking my way right? I thought I was just guilty and paranoid. But no matter what I did, I would always feel like I was being watched whenever other people were around. So I started driving more and more and eating out less and less. Not driving anywhere in particular, just driving… I felt safe on the open road, I couldn’t feel any eyes on me… For about a week. It started small. A shiver down my spine here and there. A sharp sensation that made my eyes snap to one car or another. Then it came more frequently, and I began to get more and more paranoid as the feeling became stronger and stronger. I started driving less and less, and whenever I did, I kept my eyes on the cars around me. Trying desperately to find where that feeling was coming from. To find who was watching me… Trying to catch a glimpse of his face in a passing car. I even thought I did see him a few times… Except that was just paranoia… I hope. Eventually, I stopped driving unless I had to. I shut myself in my apartment, only going out to get groceries and always, always making sure that I didn’t feel anyone watching me before I parked. But that feeling would always find me whenever I went out. This went on for about a month. I started to drink again, I didn’t go out to eat or drive anymore. I paid someone to deliver my groceries to the garage of my building. All I did was eat, sleep, drink, and watch movies or play games… I’d be living the dream, if I didn’t think a serial killer was stalking me. Part of me believed that I was just being paranoid and to be honest I desperately wanted to believe that part of me… But not enough to stake my life on it. And after another week of living like a shut-in the feeling of being watched started to re-surface. Like before it started off small. I felt a ping of eyes on me and from then on I kept the blinds securely closed. Even then, the feeling persisted for days, gradually gathering in strength. So I emptied out all of my closets and cabinets daily… Eventually I just left all of the doors open and everything on the floor so that I could look in to any hiding spot in an instant… But that feeling still persisted. I stopped drinking because I was terrified of being attacked. I started sleeping less and less and when I had to sleep, I slept inside of my closet and barred the doors shut from the inside. I ate and drank only when I felt hungry and always with my back to a corner of the room or locked in my closet… But I could still feel eyes on me, feel His eyes on me the same way I had back at the park. It was about a month later when I finally discovered my haven. The one place left that I didn’t feel watched. The stairwell of my building. I found that whenever I went down and back up the stars to get my groceries – as I’d long since stopped using the elevator – that I would have a brief respite from the feeling of being watched. I started to spend all of my waking hours there, sat on one of the stairs without a care in the world. I only left them to eat and sleep and whenever I entered the building proper I would feel eyes on me almost immediately. But having those stairs to return to made my life almost bearable. It had been a long time since I had anywhere I felt safe, and like every place before it I kept waiting form the feeling of being watched to follow me into the stairwell… But it never did. For another month, I fell into a somewhat bearable rhythm. I’d wake up in my closet feeling watched, I’d eat in the corner of my kitchen feeling watched, and then I’d scurry off to the stairwell where I could blessedly feel alone – Especially near the top floors where the stairs were seldom used. But all good things must come to an end and all that, and while I never did feel watched in the stairs, I did run out of money. Apartments and cars don’t pay for themselves after all, and while I managed a few months on the blood money from my last job it was finally time to get back to work. In the months since I last logged on to the site, things had calmed down significantly and there were now plenty of jobs that didn’t break any of my rules… So I decided to go with a route that I’d done before a couple of times. A gun run. The seller always treated me to a drink or two at his bar and was also always well armed so I felt that it would be a nice and easy job that I could feel safe doing. After confirming the job I closed my laptop, pulled on a fresh set of clothing, and headed out the door. I wanted to get this over and done with, and thankfully the feeling of being watched was rather light that day. I do admit, however, that I lingered in the stairwell for a bit before heading out. I wanted a bit of time alone before being out in the open for the first time in months. Anyways, I hopped in my car after about thirty minutes of blessed stairwell time and headed to the bar. After about two hours of paranoid and twisting driving I managed to make it just on time and pulled my car into the alleyway behind the bar. The owner greeted me with a smile as I got out of my car, “T, long time no see!” he said, his smile fading as I walked up and he got a better look at me. “Holy shit man, are you feeling okay?” he asked, genuine worry in the eyes of the large man. “No… I’m pretty far from okay…” I said with an exhausted sigh. I could still feel the faintest hint of eyes on me even now, though I know that the owner wouldn’t let me be jumped at his bar. “It’s a long story,” I offered, realizing for the first time that it might be nice to actually tell someone what happened. “Is that so.” he said with a hint of a smile and a shake of his head. “Well, hows about we get you a drink while the boys get ready to load up your car.” He offered in return, making me smile. “There’s always plenty of time for stories at my bar.” He said proudly. “I’d like that…” I said with another exhausted sigh, managing to keep the smile up as he put an arm around me and lead me in the back door of the bar. “Oh, by the way, how did you hold up during the bitcoin crash? I heard it hit a couple of transporters pretty hard.” he said, making me chuckle as we made our way through the kitchen. “Funny you should mention that,” I said, making him raise an eyebrow, “because that’s how my long story star—” I began, only to stop short when I looked at the bar. HE was siting there, sipping on a beer without a care in the world. He noticed me out of the corner of his eye and that same sickeningly sweet smile crept onto his face as his eyes met mine. I froze. There was no way that this was a coincidence. There was no way that he just happened to be at this bar at this time. I was broken from my trance by the bar owner waving his hand in front of my face and saying my name, “Hello? T, you alright?” I quickly ducked back into the kitchen and started to hyperventilate. How did he know? How could he possibly have known that I would be here? Did he follow me? “Did who follow you?” The owner’s voice brought me back to reality once again as I realized I’d been thinking out loud. His face was concerned, bordering on scared. “How long has that guy been at the bar?” I asked, hoping that the owner knew who I was talking about. “If you mean tall, thin, and creepy then about an hour… What is going on T?” He asked, as I slumped against the wall. I started crying. I broke down and burst back into the bar only to see that Mr. Hide&Seek he was already gone. “I… I need to go. I need to get home!” I said, pushing past the owner and running to my car. He called after me, trying to get me to stay and explain what the hell was happening but I wasn’t listening. For all I know, Mr. Hide&Seek could be breaking in to my apartment already. I drove straight home and threw open the door to my apartment. It had still been locked, but I wasn’t taking any chances. I grabbed a knife from the kitchen and checked everywhere. But he wasn’t there. Then, my phone rang and scared the living hell out of me. I checked the number and gulped when I saw that it was blocked. I considered not answering but in the end I picked up the call. “H-Hello?” I asked tentatively. “T… What the hell happened at the bar?” a modulated voice rang through the speaker in my ear, making me wince. It was one of the site admins for sure. I was silent for a moment before telling the admin everything. I couldn’t see the man, but I could feel a sudden change when I mentioned seeing Mr. Hide&Seek at the bar. “T,” the admin began, a serious edge to his voice. “I need you to log in to the site… _Now_” he said, and something in me told me to listen. I booted up my laptop and hopped on to the site. As soon as I logged in a dialog appeared that I’d never seen before. ‘ADMIN would like to take control of this computer. Do you consent to this?’ With two buttons. One for yes. One for no. I clicked yes and watched as my cursor began to move on it’s own. “Thank you T. This will only take a moment…” the admin said, a practiced calm in his voice as he downloaded several files and began to do… Something on my laptop. A minute later a dialog box popped up that said, ‘Threat detected!’ and the admin sighed and his voice sharpened as he spoke. “T… You’ve been compromised. You’ve had a nasty piece of spyware installed on your machine, for about a month by the looks of things. It’s been recording your keystrokes and giving someone remote access to your camera…” the admin explained, making me gulp as I realized that all of my information was insecure. “B-but, there’s no way! I haven’t download anything!” I said, making the admin mutter something as a bout of typing could be heard coming through the phone. The admin’s voice was cold and calculated when he spoke next. “No… No you didn’t…” he said, making me gulp. “This software was installed via _USB_…” the admin said, making my heart nearly stop. Hide&Seek had been in my home! He had been here without me noticing and put that program on my laptop. Even after all of my paranoia, he still found his way into my room without me knowing. “I’m going to delete the program,” the admin said, and a few keystrokes later, “done… What the—” As the admin deleted the program, thousands of windows began popping up on the screen of my laptop. All of them saying the same thing… ‘olly olly oxen free’ After that, I threw my laptop in the trash and got a new one as well as a new phone, sim card and all. I was taking no chances. I got all new accounts for everything and the admin told me he revoked Mr. Hide&Seek’s membership personally. But I’m going to disappear all the same, I have a plane ticket to somewhere and my bags are already packed. Don’t look for me, and if you ever start to feel like you’re being watched… It’s because you are.
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04-03 12:33 - 'Paul Le Roux' (self.Bitcoin) by /u/financeoptimum removed from /r/Bitcoin within 191-201min
''' Paul Le Roux is a fascinating character, whose story entails drugs, gold, arms dealing, North Koreans, Iranians, elite-level encryption, Somali pirates, women...and more women. Let's get into it... Part 1/5 - The Early Years Paul Le Roux was born on Christmas Eve, 1972, in Bulawayo, the second-largest city in what was then called—by the white minority that governed it, at least— Rhodesia. In 1980, Robert Mugabe became prime minister of what would now be called Zimbabwe, ending minority white rule in the country. Four years later, when Le Roux was 12, the family relocated to South Africa. Not long after the move, in exchange for washing his father’s car, Le Roux was given his first computer. After that, a relation of Le Roux states that he became "completely anti-social.” When Le Roux was 15 or 16, in the late 1980s, the local police raided the family home and arrested Paul for selling pornography. After that, Le Roux turned even more inward. Although he was an excellent student, he despised the idea of learning Afrikaans, which was compulsory in South African schools, describing it as "a dead language" that he "didn't want to learn." At 16, he dropped out of high school and decided to follow his interest in computers, taking a local programming course. Family lore has it that after he spent one class explaining some technical fact to the teacher, he got a letter saying he no longer needed to attend. He then completed a year’s worth of material in eight weeks! Accounts of Le Roux do indicate that he was exceptionally gifted, and people who worked with him described him as a genius. After returning from a family holiday to Disneyland in the US, 17-year-old Le Roux decided to leave South Africa, and departed for the UK eight months later to work as a programmer. He then moved from the UK to the US, where he lived in Virginia Beach. After six months in the US, he followed his then-girlfriend Michelle to Australia in 1995. The couple married and Le Roux acquired Australian citizenship. Le Roux frequented message boards and enjoyed trolling Australians. A typical post read: "All of Australia could disappear into the Pacific and the only difference it would make to the World is the Americans would have one less pussy country to protect." His posts caused outrage on the board - someone even changed their handle to fuck @ you.paul Le Roux would later declare that his correspondents had fallen for his ploy: "Australians are east to provoke and your postings (including 2 death threats, numerous flames, and one guy who swears he has my address & phone number) have provided me with hours of amusement." Of course, Le Roux did more than just troll Australian message boards in this period... Le Roux had started building E4M - Encryption for the Masses - in 1997, releasing it at the end of 1998. Part 2/5 - The Turning Point E4M allowed users to encrypt entire hard drives, and to conceal the existence of encrypted files (such that prying eyes wouldn't even know they were there). According to Le Roux, the software was written from scratch, with thousands of hours going into its development and testing. As well as this, in the [Politics section of the E4M website]1 , Le Roux published a sort of Manifesto, describing how "governments are increasingly relying on electronic data gathering" and how "Strong Encryption is the mechanism with which to combat these intrusions, preserve your rights, and guarantee your freedoms into the information age and beyond." In the spirit of the open-source software movement in the late 90s, Le Roux released E4M for free and made the code available for other people to improve. Therefore, with no income from his two years of labor, he was struggling financially. His marriage fell apart violently and the couple got divorced in 1999. Le Roux first relocated to Hong Kong, then to Rotterdam in the Netherlands. He married a Dutch citizen named Lilian, and they had a child shortly after. In 2000, in order to monetize E4M, Le Roux launched [SW Professionals]2 in 2000. Based in South Africa, the company offered offshore programming, including E4M customization. One of Le Roux's clients was an Italian telecoms engineer called Wilfried Hafner, who had corresponded with Le Roux for several years about E4M. Hafner had founded a company to create a commercial encryption product that would combine some of the elements of E4M with another piece of software, Scramdisk. The new company would be called SecurStar, and its product would be called DriveCrypt. Hafner hired Le Roux to build DriveCrypt's underlying engine. At the time, Le Roux was desperate for money - he drove a beat up car and worked out of a Rotterdam apartment small enough that, on the phone, Hafner could often hear a baby crying in the background. Hafner on the other hand was living in the South of France, and Le Roux openly coveted the kind of success that he imagined led to such a home. He told Hafner: "I am ambitious, I want to have all this." However, in the middle of the development work for DriveCrypt, Hafner discovered that Le Roux was still working on E4M and had incorporated some of his work for SecurStar into his personal project. As a result, Hafner terminated Le Roux's contract. By October 2002, SW Professionals was now defunct and Le Roux was openly soliciting for work on the alt.security.scramdisk forum. It was around this time that Le Roux received some news that "shattered his whole world." In 2002, he travelled to Zimbabwe to retrieve a copy of his birth certificate. On the trip, his aunt and uncle pulled him aside to tell him the truth, and it was then that Le Roux found out he was adopted. Although many family members had known for years, Le Roux’s parents had elected to keep him in the dark about it. It was the "unknown" part that hurt him the most. Shortly after, Le Roux appeared on an another set of message boards - he seemed to be launching some kind of moneymaking scheme that required opening a company based in the U.S. In 2004, a group of anonymous developers did exactly what Hafner had feared: they released a new and powerful, free file-encryption program, called TrueCrypt, built on the code for E4M. TrueCrypt combined security and convenience, giving users the ability to strongly encrypt files or entire disk drives while continuing to work with those files as they would a regular file on their computer. Hafner and his SecurStar colleagues suspected that Le Roux was part of the TrueCrypt collective but couldn't prove it. As we'll explore in Part 5, TrueCrypt is an interesting part of this story... Part 3/5 - Money and Power After Le Roux's departure from the encryption world, at least under his own name, he entered the Internet-pharmacy business. What Le Roux did next was combine two of America's favourite past times, popping pills and online shopping, and the results were sensational. He turned over around $300MM in 4 years. In 2007, Le Roux moved his family to Manila, where he would base his operations. He also had call centres in Israel. This was a brilliant move by Le Roux, as the authorities were not looking at Tel Aviv and Jerusalem as hot-spots for a large-scale organised crime operation... Le Roux was moving serious volume during this time - his operation was once one of FedEx's largest customers. A relative of Le Roux pointed to 2008 or 2009 as the point at which Le Roux snapped. "I think the money got to him. I personally saw $100 million in his office in Makati. Cash, bud. It was fucking ridiculous. It was in wicker baskets lined up on the side of the wall in his office." Le Roux's appetite only grew, and not just in the literal sense (he was known as the "Fat Man" in the Philippines): he wanted to be a different kind of businessman, a lord of the real underworld, not just the virtual one. An Israeli associate of Le Roux tells how "Le Roux wanted to make more money, fast. Le Roux wanted to diversify, to be bigger. The only way to do that was illegal. He was living inside a movie, you could almost say." As well as this, Le Roux was notorious for his sexual exploits - he once wrote to his cousin, "15-20 a week, sometimes 3 per night." A former call centre employee tells how Le Roux approached him with an assignment, which at first he thought was collecting women for Le Roux to open a bar. However, that was not the reason, as Le Roux explained: "I'm going to impregnate them, and build an army of kids." Le Roux asked him to make a spreadsheet to track the women: their names, dress size, age, medical checkups. The operation was given top priority by Le Roux, who even sent his emissary to China to try to find women there. It is rumoured that Le Roux has at least 11 children to 7 different women! Le Roux's businesses expanded into logging, precious metals mining, gold smuggling, land deals, cocaine shipping, and arms dealing. These activities were spread across dozens of shell companies registered all over the world. Of course, he needed to launder the money. Le Roux used paid muscle in Hong Kong to swap cash for gold bars, and then proceeded to stash the gold in warehouses in Hong Kong (this totalled around $50MM). Speaking of paid muscle, Le Roux had plenty: ex-soldiers and mercenaries made sure any problems were dealt with force if necessary. Le Roux was closest to ex-British soldier Dave Smith, who would act as the leader of the mercenaries and allow Le Roux to insulate himself and not have to deal with people. In fact, Le Roux once told Smith "I live vicariously through you." However, things took a turn for the worse, at least from Dave Smith's perspective, as Smith stole $5MM worth of Gold from Le Roux. Le Roux was furious. He then summoned Smith to his place in the country, and asked him to dig a hole as they needed to stash some gold. However, when he arrived, he was greeted by a South African hit-man. After the hit-man had finished shooting Smith, Le Roux then grabbed the gun and fired into Smith's corpse. Le Roux then set about building an arms base in Somalia. To achieve this, Le Roux called upon an ex-soldier from Europe, code-named 'Jack' to work for him on the ground in Somalia. At sea, Jack had to bribe Somali pirates. It was actually this activity in Somalia that landed Le Roux on the radar of the DEA, as he popped up in a UN Report on security in Somalia. The DEA were now on his tail. Of course, his encryption skills came in handy - Le Roux's thick layers of encryption meant that the DEA needed someone on the inside... Part 4/5 - "Well played gentlemen, well played" Le Roux was getting more and more paranoid about people in his organisation stealing from him. Without justification, he suspected that his self proclaimed 'Golden Boy' Jack was stealing from him - so he ordered a hit on Jack. This was a huge mistake on Le Roux's part, as Jack then called a CIA hotline and went on the run. It was 18 months later that a DEA investigating Le Roux found Jack's message to the CIA. The DEA agent then called Jack. Scared for his life, Jack agreed to turn informant. In the meantime, Le Roux then had a change of heart and apologised to Jack for ordering the hit on him. The DEA then asked Le Roux to go back to work for Le Roux - they now had someone on the inside. To tempt Le Roux, the DEA devised a sting operation. They knew that Le Roux wanted novelty and excitement. So they fabricated the scenario that Jack had made contact with a high profile Colombian trafficker, and the Colombians wanted to bypass the Mexicans for their meth supply in the US. Le Roux was hooked. However, the DEA needed to lure Le Roux out of Manila, as his network of corrupt officials would ensure he will never be arrested. Jack needed to get Le Roux to Liberia (where the DEA had a trusted ally in Fombah Sirleaf, Head of Liberia's National Security Agency). Jack achieved this by saying that they needed to meet a cartel representative to finalise the deal. It worked, and Le Roux was arrested. Initially, Le Roux went into passive resistance - he was a big unit (hence the nickname "Fat Man") - and it took around 10 agents to get him on the plane to fly back to the US. Well he settled on the plane, the first thing Le Roux said to the DEA agents was: "Well played gentlemen, well played." He then said: "If you're looking at me, then clearly you're looking at bigger things..." The DEA agents were intrigued: "No Paul, you're the prize - what could possibly be bigger than you?" Le Roux responded: "Nation states gentlemen, nation states." He then started to spew out extremely valuable information on North Korea and Iran. Of course, this wasn't the only leverage Le Roux had... The enforcers who were once on Le Roux's payroll needed to be held accountable for their numerous murders, and the DEA were desperate to get them behind bars. Le Roux was key in their eventual capture. But that's not all: a crucial piece to this story is Part 5... Part 5/5 - TrueCrypt As we discussed previously, Le Roux was rumoured to be a member of the TrueCrypt collective. In November 2012, a man with the online handle Cincinnatus decided to throw a party in Hawaii. The idea arose out of an email exchange with Runa Sandvik, a developer and expert on the online software Tor, which allows its users to mask the physical location of their computers on the Internet. After she gave a Tor tutorial on Reddit, Cincinnatus sent Sandvik an encrypted message. Cincinnatus told Sandvik that he lived in Hawaii. Sandvik mentioned that she would be there on vacation the following month and could give a talk on Tor. Cincinnatus suggested they host a “cryptoparty,” a phenomenon that had arisen around that time among technology- and privacy-conscious activists. The date was set for December 11. Unbeknownst to Sandvik, her fellow party planner was hatching a much more elaborate education scheme. Four days after he contacted Sandvik, Cincinnatus sent an email to the journalist Glenn Greenwald. “The security of people’s communications is very important to me,” he wrote. In a series of emails, he suggested that Greenwald set up an encrypted means by which sources could contact him. Cincinnatus organized the cryptoparty at a hacker space called HiCapacity, located in the back of a furniture store in Honolulu. When Sandvik arrived around 6 p.m., Cincinnatus introduced himself as Ed and told her that he worked at the computer-hardware company Dell. Ed kicked off the evening by welcoming the attendees, then invited Sandvik to give her presentation on Tor. When she was finished, Ed pulled out his laptop, plugged it into the projector, and began his own instructional talk about TrueCrypt. In Ed’s presentation, Sandvik later wrote, he “pointed out that while the only known name associated with TrueCrypt is someone in the Czech Republic, TrueCrypt is one of the best open-source solutions available.” Six months later, in June 2013, Greenwald and filmmaker Laura Poitras published the first of a series of articles that grew out of their contact with Cincinnatus. In time they revealed that his full name was Edward Snowden, that he had worked in various capacities at the National Security Agency, and that he had downloaded and handed over a trove of documents from the NSA in an effort to blow the whistle on what he believed were egregious privacy encroachments by the U.S. government. Among them was a document revealing that TrueCrypt was one of a small number of encryption programs that had withstood the NSA’s efforts to crack it. What Snowden and the rest of the world wouldn’t know for another two years was that Paul Le Roux, the man whose code formed the foundation of True Crypt, was at that very moment in the custody of the U.S. government. Le Roux was in a bind, facing the full force of a U.S. federal prosecution for any number of his extraordinary array of crimes. The only way out was to spill his secrets... 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Disney/Marvel MA codes will include DMR. Please double check 4ksheet.com for 4K redeemability and portability.
MA=Movies Anywhere, V=vudu, i=iTunes, F=Fandango, GP = Google Play (Disney GP will port to MA!) 4K (Non-Disney) A Quiet Place - V/i - $5 A Star is Born - MA - $6 Alita - MA - $10 Allied - V/i - $5 Apocalypse Now (Original, Final Cut, Redux) - V/F/i - $9 (SEE 4KSHEET for redemption) Aquaman - MA - $6 Batman & Robin - MA - $8 Batman Hush - MA - $7 Black Hawk Down - MA - $6 Bumblebee - V/i - $5 Cold Pursuit - V/F/i - $5 The Commuter - V/i - $5 Deadpool - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 Deepwater Horizon – i – $3 Detective Pikachu - MA - $9 Equalizer 2 - MA - $6 Ex Machina – F - $5 Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald - MA - $6 Fast & Furious 6 - MA - $5 Fate of the Furious (Theatrical) – MA (v/i redeem) – $3 Fate of the Furious (Extended) – MA (v/i redeem) - $3 Fifty Shades Darker - MA (itunes redeem) - $6 Fifty Shades Freed - MA (v/i redeem) - $6 Fifty Shades of Grey - MA (itunes redeem) - $6 Forrest Gump - V - $6 Furious 7 - MA (v/i) - $5 Glass - MA - $6 Hacksaw Ridge - i - $3 Halloween (2018) - MA - $6 Hellboy (2019) - V/i - $9 Hellboy Animated Double Feature - F - $6 Hostiles - V/i - $5 The House With a Clock in its Walls - MA - $6 How To Train Your Dragon 3 - MA - $6 Hunter Killer - V/i - $5 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - V/i - $5 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - V - $6 Jason Bourne – MA/i - $4 John Wick 2 – v/i - $5/4 John Wick 3 - i - $10 Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle - MA - $4 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $5 Justice League - MA - $6 King Kong (2005) - MA - $6 Kingsman Golden Circle - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 LEGO Movie 2 - MA - $6 Mama Mia! Here We Go Again - MA - $5 The Matrix - MA - $7 The Matrix Reloaded - MA - $8 The Matrix Revolutions - MA - $8 The Matrix Trilogy - MA - $22 The MEG - MA - $5 The Mule - MA - $6 Leon The Professional (The Professional) - MA - $8 Logan - MA (itunes redeem) - $4 Lord of War - F - $5 Mission: Impossible Collection 6 Movies - i - $24 Mission: Impossible Fallout –V/ i - $5 The Nun - MA - $7 Patriot Games - V - $6 Pet Sematary (1989)– V/i - $4 Pet Sematary (2019)– i - $6 Point Break (2015) - MA - $5 Predator (1987) – MA – $5 The Predator (2018) - V - $5 Rocketman - V/i - $8 Robin Hood (2018) – V/i - $5 Saving Private Ryan - V/I - $6 Sicario - V/i - $5 Skyscraper - MA - $5 Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse - MA - $6 Sum of All Fears - V - $6 Disney 4K - MA+DMR (NO GP) Ant-Man and The Wasp - MA - $6 Avengers - MA - $8 Avengers Age of Ultron - MA - $8 Avengers Infinity War - MA - $7 Avengers Endgame - MA - $8 Captain America Civil War - MA - $9 Captain America First Avenger - MA - $9 Captain Marvel - MA - $8 Cinderella (Live) - MA - $7 Coco - MA - $7 Dumbo (2019) - MA - $8 Inside Out - MA - $10 Iron Man 1-3 - MA - $9 each Lion King - MA - $7 Mary Poppins Returns - MA - $6 Ralph Breaks the Internet - MA - $6 Thor - MA - $9 Thor Dark World - MA - $9 Toy Story - MA - $8 HD A Dog's Purpose - MA - $4 Air Strike - V/F/GP - $4 American Renegades - V/i - $4 Arrival - V/i - $5 Baby Driver - V/i - $4 Backdraft 2 - V - $4 Band of Brothers - i/GP - $10/8 Batman Complete Animated Series - V - $35 Batman vs Superman - MA - $4 Battle of the Sexes - MA - $5 Ben-Hur (2016) - V/i - $3 Big Little Lies Season 1 - V/i/GP - $8/8/6 The Boss (Unrated) - V/i - $4 Braven - V/i - $5 Breaking In - MA - $4 Bumblebee - i - $4 Captain Underpants - MA - $5 Clear and Present Danger - i - $5 Cold Pursuit - V/i - $4 Criminal – i - $2 Daddy's Home 2 - V/i - $4 Death Wish (2018) - V - $3 Deepwater Horizon - V/i - $4 Escape Plan 2 - V/i - $4 ET - Vudu HD/itunes SD - $4 Expendables 3 (Unrated) - v/i - $2 Fast Five - i - $3 Fate of the Furious - v/I - $2 Ferdinand - MA - $5 Flatliners - MA - $4 Game of Thrones Season 1 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 2 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 3 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 4 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 5 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 6 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 7 - V/i/GP - $10/8 Get Out - v/I - $6 Ghost in the Shell - V - $5 Gifted - V/i - $4 Gods of Egypt - v/i - $4 Gravity - MA - $4 The Greatest Showman (from 4K release) - MA - $5 Halloween (2018) - MA - $4 The Happytime Murders - i - $4 Hostiles - V/i - $4 The House With a Clock in its Walls - MA - $5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 - MA - $5 The Hunt for Red October - i - $5 Inferno - V/i - $4 Insecure (Season One) - V/i/GP - $5/5/4 Instant Family - i - $4 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - v/i - $4 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - i - $5 Jurassic Park Collection (First 4 Movies) - MA - $16 Jurassic Park - MA - $6 Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World - MA - $5 Jurassic Park 3 - MA - $5 Jurassic World - MA - $4 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $4 Justice League - MA - $4 Kin - V/i - $4 Kong Skull Island - MA - $4 LEGO Batman - V - $4 Life of the Party - MA - $4 Logan - V/i - $4 Manchester by the Sea - i - $2 Maze Runner: The Death Cure - MA - $4 (from 4K release) Mother's Day - V/i - $4 My Hero Academia Two Heroes - Funimation - $5 Never Grow Old - V/i - $4 Only the Brave - V/i - $4 Patriot Games - i - $5 Peppermint - i - $3 Pet Sematary (1989) - V/i - $4 Proud Mary - V/i - $4 Run the Race - MA - $4 The Shape of Water - MA - $5 Snatched - V/i - $4 Huntsman Winter's War - MA - $4 Speed Kills - V - $3 The Sum of All Fears - i - $5 Terminator Genisys - V/i - $4 Transformers: The Last Knight - V/i - $4 Warcraft - V/i - $3 Westworld Season 1- V - $7 Westworld Season 2 - V - $7 What Men Want - V/i - $4 Wonder Park - i - $4 XXX Return of Xander Cage- V/i - $4 UPHE Rewards (HD MA) - $2 ——————————————— You can choose one from the following six movies:
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue (MA)
Dead Again in Tombstone (MA)
Dracula (1931) (MA)
Frankenstein (1931) (MA)
Ratchet & Clank (MA)
The Stolen (MA)
Disney HD – MA+DMR or GP Ant-Man & the Wasp - GP - $4 Avengers Endgame - GP - $5 Avengers Infinity War – GP - $3 Black Panther - GP - $5 Captain America: Civil War - GP - $5 Captain America First Avenger - GP - $5 Captain America Winter Soldier - GP - $5 Captain Marvel - GP - $5 Cars - GP - $6 Cars 3 - GP - $5 Cinderella (Live) - GP - $5 Coco - GP - $5 Doctor Strange - MA/GP - $6/5 Dumbo (2019) - MA/GP - $6/5 Finding Nemo - GP - $6 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - GP - $5 Incredibles 2 - GP - $4 Iron Man 1-3 - GP - $5 each The Jungle Book (Animated) - MA/GP - $12/8 Lion King - GP - $5 Mary Poppins Returns - GP - $5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - GP - $5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men – MA/GP - $4/3 Planes - MA/GP - $6/5 Planes Fire & Rescue - MA/GP - $6/5 Princess and the Frog - MA - $6 Ralph Breaks the Internet - GP - $5 Star Wars The Last Jedi - GP - $5 Thor – GP - $5 Thor Dark World - GP - $5 Thor Ragnarok - GP - $5 Toy Story 1 - GP - $5 Toy Story 2 - GP - $5 Toy Story 3 - GP - $5
(Selling) 100+ 4K/HD/DMR Codes: Endgame, Matrix Trilogy, Disney, Mission Impossible Collection, Jack Ryan Collection, Sopranos, Band of Brothers, Game of Thrones
FULL PRICE FOR SINGLE CODES. I ACCEPT PAYPAL F&F, VENMO, CASHAPP, ZELLE, BITCOIN. PLEASE DO NOT REDEEM GP PORTION IF YOU ARE BUYING MA OR iTUNES IF YOU ARE BUYING VUDU, VICE VERSA. As cliche as this may sound, this is how I put food on the table for my family. I am also selling physical copies of any of the movies below, 4K are $10 and Blurays are $5 (except Marvel and new releases). PM me for details. Disney/Marvel MA codes will include DMR. Please double check4ksheet.comfor 4K redeemability and portability. MA=Movies Anywhere, V=vudu, i=iTunes, F=Fandango, GP = Google Play (Disney GP will port to MA!) 4K (Non-Disney) 2 Fast 2 Furious - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 A Quiet Place - V/i - $5 A Star is Born - MA - $7 Alien Covenant - MA(itunes redeem) - $5 Alita - MA - $10 American Psycho - V - $5 Apocalypse Now (3 versions: Original, Final Cut, Redux) - V/FN - $11 Aquaman - MA - $7 Batman (1989) - MA - $9 Batman Forever - MA - $8 Batman Returns - MA - $9 Batman & Robin - MA - $8 Batman Hush - MA - $9 Blackkklansman - MA - $6 Blade Runner 2049 - MA - $7 Bohemian Rhapsody - MA - $6 Bumblebee - V/i - $6 Cold Pursuit - V/F/i - $5 The Commuter - V/i - $5 Deadpool 2 - MA - $5 Deepwater Horizon – V/i – $5/3 Detective Pikachu - MA - $10 Dumbo (2019) - MA - $8 Equalizer 2 - MA - $6 Ex Machina – F - $5 Expendables 3 (Theatrical) - i - $3 Fantastic Beasts Crimes of Grindelwald - MA - $6 Fast & Furious - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 Fast & Furious 6 - MA - $5 Fate of the Furious (Theatrical) – MA – $4 Fate of the Furious (Extended) – MA - $4 First Man - MA - $7 Forrest Gump - V - $7 Furious 7 - MA (v/i) - $5 Get Out - MA (iTunes redeem) - $6 Glass - MA - $6 Godzilla King of the Monsters - MA - $11 Hacksaw Ridge - V/i - $5/3 Halloween (2018) - MA - $6 Hell Fest - V/F - $5 Hostiles - V/i - $5 The House With a Clock in its Walls - MA - $6 How To Train Your Dragon 3 - MA - $6.50 Hunt for Red October - V - $6 Hunter Killer - V/i - $5 The Incredible Hulk - MA - $7 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - V/i - $5 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - V - $6 Jason Bourne – MA/i - $5 John Wick - V/i - $5 John Wick 2 – v/i - $5/4 Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World - MA(itunes redeem) - $7 Jurassic Park 3 - MA(itunes redeem) - $6 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $5 Kingsman Golden Circle - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 LEGO Movie 2 - MA - $6 Lion King - MA - $7 Logan - MA (itunes redeem) - $4 Lord of War - F - $5 Mama Mia! Here We Go Again - MA - $5 The Martian - MA - $5 The Matrix - MA - $7 The Matrix Reloaded - MA - $8 The Matrix Revolutions - MA - $8 The Matrix Trilogy - MA - $22 The MEG - MA - $6 MIB International - MA - $12 Mission: Impossible Collection 6 Movies - i - $24 Mission: Impossible Fallout –V/ i - $5 The Mule - MA - $6 The Nun - MA - $7 Patriot Games - V - $6 Pet Sematary (1989)– V/i - $5 Predator (1987) – MA – $5 The Predator (2018) - V - $5 Rambo First Blood - V/F - $5 Rocketman - V/i - $10 Robin Hood (2018) – V/i - $5 Saving Private Ryan - V/i - $6 Secret Life of Pets 2 - MA - $11 Shazam - MA - $10 Sicario - V - $5 Skyscraper - MA - $5 Spider-Man Into the Spider-verse - MA - $6 Sum of All Fears - V - $6 Terminator Genisys - i - $4 Toy Story - MA - $10 Widows - MA - $5 Disney 4K - MA+DMR (NO GP) Avengers - MA - $8 Avengers Age of Ultron - MA - $8 Avengers Endgame - MA - $10 Captain America Civil War - MA - $9 Captain America First Avenger - MA - $9 Captain America Winter Soldier - MA - $9 Captain Marvel - MA - $9 Cinderella (Live) - MA - $7 Coco - MA - $7 Iron Man 1-3 - MA - $9 each Mary Poppins Returns - MA - $7 Ralph Breaks the Internet - MA - $9 Thor - MA - $9 Thor Dark World - MA - $9 HD A Dog's Purpose - MA - $4 Air Strike - V/F/GP - $4 Alien Covenant - V/i - $5 American Renegades - V/i - $4 Arrival - V/i - $5 Baby Driver - V/i - $4 Backdraft 2 - V - $4 Band of Brothers - i/GP - $10/8 Batman Complete Animated Series - V - $35 Batman vs Superman - MA - $4 Battle of the Sexes - MA - $5 Ben-Hur (2016) - V/i - $3 Big Little Lies Season 1 - V/i/GP - $8/8/6 The Boss (Unrated) - V/i - $4 Braven - V/i - $5 Breaking In - MA - $4 Bumblebee - V/i - $5 Captain Underpants - MA - $5 Clear and Present Danger - i - $5 Cold Pursuit - V/i - $4 Criminal – i - $2 Daddy's Home 2 - V/i - $4 The Dark Tower - MA - $3 Death Wish (2018) - V - $3 Deepwater Horizon - V/i - $4 Escape Plan 2 - V/i - $4 ET - Vudu HD/itunes SD - $4 Expendables 3 (Theatrical) – i - $2 Expendables 3 (Unrated) - v/i - $2 Fast Five - i - $3 Fate of the Furious - v/I - $4 Ferdinand - MA - $5 Flatliners - MA - $4 Game of Thrones Season 1 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 2 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 3 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 4 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 5 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 6 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 7 - V/i/GP - $10/8 Get Out - v/I - $6 Ghost in the Shell - V - $5 Gifted - V/i - $4 Gods of Egypt - v/i - $4 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - GP - $5 Halloween (2018) - MA - $4 The Happytime Murders - i - $4 Hostiles - V/i - $4 How to Train Your Dragon 2 - MA - $5 The House with a Clock in its Walls - MA - $5 The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 - i - $2 The Hunt for Red October - i - $5 Inferno - V/i - $4 Insecure (Season One) - V/i/GP - $5/5/4 Instant Family - i - $4 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - v/i - $4 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - i - $5 John Wick - V/i- $4 Jurassic Park Collection (First 4 Movies) - MA - $16 Jurassic Park - MA - $6 Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World - MA - $5 Jurassic Park 3 - MA - $5 Jurassic World - MA - $4 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $4 Justice League - MA - $4 Kin - V/i - $5 Kong Skull Island - MA - $5 LEGO Aquaman Rage of Atlantis - MA - $4 LEGO Batman - V - $4 Life of the Party - MA - $4 Logan - V/i - $4 Manchester by the Sea - i - $3 Master and Commander - MA - $5 Maze Runner: The Death Cure - MA - $5 (from 4K release) Mother's Day - V/i - $4 Murder on the Orient Express – MA – $4 (from 4K release) My Hero Academia Two Heroes - Funimation - $5 Never Grow Old - V/i - $4 Only the Brave - V/i - $4 Patriot Games - i - $5 Peppermint - i - $3 Pet Sematary (1989) - V/i - $4 Peter Rabbit - MA - $4 Proud Mary - V/i - $4 Robin Hood (2018)- V/i - $4 Run the Race - MA - $4 Snatched - V/i - $4 Huntsman Winter's War - MA - $4 Sopranos Complete Series – i/GP - $15/13 Speed Kills - V - $3 Superfly - MA - $4 The Sum of All Fears - i - $5 Trading Paint - V/i - $4 Transformers: The Last Knight - V/i - $4 Warcraft - V/i - $3 Westworld Season 1- V - $7 Westworld Season 2 - V - $7 What Men Want - V/i - $4 White Boy Rick - V/i - $5 Wonder Park - V/i - $4 XXX Return of Xander Cage- V/i - $4 UPHE Rewards (HD MA) - $2 ——————————————— You can choose one from the following six movies:
American Girl: Lea to the Rescue (MA)
Dead Again in Tombstone (MA)
Dracula (1931) (MA)
Frankenstein (1931) (MA)
Ratchet & Clank (MA)
The Stolen (MA)
Disney HD – MA+DMR or GP Ant-Man & the Wasp - GP - $4 Avengers - GP - $5 Avengers Age of Ultron - GP - $5 Avengers Endgame - GP - $5 Avengers Infinity War – GP - $3 Black Panther - GP - $5 Captain America: Civil War - GP - $5 Captain America Winter Soldier - GP - $5 Captain Marvel - GP - $5 Cars 3 - GP - $5 Cinderella - GP - $6 Cinderella (Live) - GP - $5 Coco - GP - $5 Doctor Strange - MA/GP - $6/5 Dumbo (2019) - MA/GP - $6/5 Incredibles 2 - GP - $4 Iron Man 1-3 - GP - $5 each The Jungle Book (animated, vaulted) - MA - $12 Lion King - GP - $5 Mary Poppins Returns - GP - $5 Moana - MA/GP - $7/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - GP - $5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men – MA/GP - $4/3 Planes - MA/GP - $6/5 Planes Fire & Rescue - MA/GP - $6/5 Princess and the Frog - MA - $6 Ralph Breaks the Internet - GP - $5 Star Wars The Last Jedi - GP - $5 Thor 1 – GP - $5 Thor 2 - GP - $5 Thor Ragnarok - GP - $5 Toy Story 1 - GP - $5 Toy Story 2 - GP - $5 Toy Story 3 - GP - $5 Disney Movie Reward (DMR) Points 200pts from 4K ($1.75) Avenger's Endgame Captain Marvel Coco Iron Man 1-3 The Little Mermaid Thor 1-2 150pts from Bluray ($1.25) Aladdin ($1.50) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Incredibles 2 Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Ralph Breaks the Internet Star Wars Rogue One
(Selling) 100+ 4K/HD/DMR Codes: Endgame, Thor, Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Disney, Mission Impossible Collection, Jack Ryan Collection, Sopranos, Band of Brothers, GoT For Sale
I split codes when possible, so please only redeem what you are paying for. PLEASE DO NOT REDEEM GP PORTION IF YOU ARE BUYING MA. As cliche as this may sound, this is how I put food on the table for my family. I have multiples of some codes and I get new movies weekly so check back often. I am also selling physical copies of any of the movies below, 4K are $10+shipping and Blurays are $5+ shipping (except Marvel and new releases). PM me for details. Disney/Marvel MA codes will include DMR. Please double check4ksheet.comfor 4K redeemability and portability. Some movies are 4K on MA but must be redeemed via iTunes. **Full price for single codes. I accept Paypal F&F, Venmo, Cashapp, and Bitcoin. ** MA=Movies Anywhere, V=vudu, i=iTunes, F=Fandango, GP = Google Play (Disney GP will port to MA!) 4K (Non-Disney) A Quiet Place - V/i - $5 Alien Covenant - MA(itunes redeem) - $5 American Psycho - V - $5 Black Hawk Down - MA - $6 Bourne Legacy – MA (itunes redeem) - $4 Cold Pursuit - V/F/i - $5 Deepwater Horizon – V/i – $5/3 Equalizer 2 - MA - $6 Ex Machina – F - $5 Expendables 3 (Theatrical) - i - $3 Fast & Furious - MA - $6 Fast & Furious 1-4, 6-7 (Ultimate Ride Collection) - MA (itunes redeem) - $4 each Fast 6 - MA - $5 Fate of the Furious (Theatrical) – MA – $4 Fate of the Furious (Extended) – MA - $4 Forrest Gump - i - $6 Furious 7 - MA (v/i) - $5 Get Out - MA (iTunes redeem) - $6 Hacksaw Ridge - i - $3 Hell Fest - V/F - $5 Hostiles - V/i - $5 The Hulk (2003) - MA - $7 Hunt for Red October - V - $6 Hunter Killer - V/i - $5 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - V/i - $5 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - V - $6 Jason Bourne – MA/i - $5 John Wick 2 – v/i - $5/4 Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World - MA(itunes redeem) - $7 Jurassic Park 3 - MA(itunes redeem) - $6 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $5 Justice League – MA – $6 Kingsman Golden Circle - MA (itunes redeem) - $5 Kong: Skull Island - MA - $6 The Mule - MA - $6 Logan - MA (itunes redeem) - $4 Lord of War - F - $5 Mission: Impossible Collection 6 Movies - i - $24 Mission: Impossible Fallout –V/ i - $5 The Natural (1984) - MA - $5 Overlord - i - $4 Patriot Games - V - $6 Pet Sematary (1989)– V/i - $5 Predator (1987) – MA – $5 The Predator (2018) - V - $5 Robin Hood (2018) – V/i - $5 San Andreas - MA - $5 Sicario - V/i - $5 Skyscraper - MA - $5 Sum of All Fears - V - $6 Terminator Genisys - i - $4 Disney 4K - MA+DMR (NO GP) Avengers Endgame - MA - $11 Coco - MA - $7 Mary Poppins Returns - MA - $7 Ralph Breaks the Internet - MA - $7 HD A Dog's Purpose - MA - $4 Air Strike - V/F/GP - $4 Alien Covenant - V/i - $5 American Renegades - V/i - $4 Arrival - V/i - $5 Baby Driver - V/i - $4 Backdraft 2 - V - $4 Band of Brothers - i/GP - $10/8 Batman Complete Animated Series - V - $35 Batman vs Superman - MA - $4 Battle of the Sexes - MA - $5 Ben-Hur (2016) - V/i - $3 Big Little Lies Season 1 - V/i/GP - $8/8/6 The Boss (Unrated) - V/i - $4 Braven - V/i - $5 Breaking In - MA - $4 Bumblebee - V/i - $5 Captain Underpants - MA - $5 Clear and Present Danger - i - $5 Cold Pursuit - V/i - $4 The Commuter - V/i - $4 Criminal – i - $2 Daddy's Home 2 - V/i - $4 The Dark Tower - MA - $3 Death Wish (2018) - V - $3 Deepwater Horizon - V/i - $4 Escape Plan 2 - V/i - $4 ET - Vudu HD/itunes SD - $4 Expendables 3 (Theatrical) – i - $2 Expendables 3 (Unrated) - v/i - $2 Fate of the Furious - v/I - $4 Ferdinand - MA - $5 Flatliners - MA - $4 Game of Thrones Season 1 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 2 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 3 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 4 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 5 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 6 - V/i/GP - $10/10/8 Game of Thrones Season 7 - V/i/GP - $10/8 Get Out - v/I - $6 Ghost in the Shell - V - $5 Gifted - V/i - $4 Gods of Egypt - v/i - $4 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 - GP - $5 Halloween (2018) - MA - $4 The Happytime Murders - i - $4 Hostiles - V/i - $4 How to Train Your Dragon - MA - $5 How to Train Your Dragon 2 - MA - $5 The Hunger Games: Mocking Jay Part 1 - i - $2 The Hunt for Red October - i - $5 Inferno - V/i - $4 Insecure (Season One) - V/i/GP - $5/5/4 Instant Family - i - $4 Jack Reacher Never Go Back - v/i - $4 Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit - i - $5 John Wick - i - $4 John Wick 2 - i - $4 Jurassic Park Collection (First 4 Movies) - MA - $16 Jurassic Park - MA - $6 Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World - MA - $5 Jurassic Park 3 - MA - $5 Jurassic World - MA - $4 Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom - MA - $4 Justice League - MA - $4 Kin - V/i - $5 Kong Skull Island - MA - $5 LEGO Aquaman Rage of Atlantis - MA - $4 LEGO Batman - V - $4 LEGO Movie 2 - MA - $5 Life of the Party - MA - $4 Logan - V/i - $4 The Man from U.N.C.L.E. - MA - $5 Manchester by the Sea - i - $3 Maze Runner: The Death Cure - MA - $5 (from 4K release) Mortal Engines - MA - $5 Mother's Day - V/i - $4 Murder on the Orient Express – MA – $4 (from 4K release) My Hero Academia Two Heroes - Funimation - $5 Never Grow Old - V/i - $4 Only the Brave - V/i - $4 Patriot Games - i - $5 Peppermint - i - $3 Pet Sematary (1989) - V/i - $4 Peter Rabbit - MA - $4 Proud Mary - V/i - $4 The Punisher - V/i - $4 Ralph Breaks the Internet - GP - $5 Ready Player One - MA - $5 Robin Hood (2018)- V/i - $4 Run the Race - MA - $4 Snatched - V/i - $4 Huntsman Winter's War - MA - $4 Sopranos Complete Series – i/GP - $15/13 Speed Kills - V - $3 Superfly - MA - $4 The Sum of All Fears - i - $5 Trading Paint - V/i - $4 Transformers: The Last Knight - V/i - $4 Warcraft - V/i - $3 Westworld Season 1- V - $7 Westworld Season 2 - V - $7 What Men Want - V/i - $4 White Boy Rick - V/i - $5 Wonder Park - V/i - $4 XXX Return of Xander Cage- V/i - $4 Disney HD – MA+DMR or GP Ant-Man & the Wasp - GP - $4 Avengers Endgame - GP - $6 Avengers Infinity War – GP - $3 Black Panther - GP - $5 Captain America: Civil War - GP - $5 Captain America Winter Soldier - GP - $5 Captain Marvel - GP - $6 Cars 3 - GP - $5 Cinderella - GP - $6 Cinderella (Live) - GP - $5 Coco - GP - $5 Doctor Strange - MA/GP - $6/5 Dumbo (2019) - MA/GP - $6/5 Incredibles 2 - GP - $4 Iron Man 1-3 - GP - $5 each The Jungle Book (animated, vaulted) - MA - $12 Lion King - GP - $5 Mary Poppins Returns - GP - $5 Moana - MA/GP - $7/5 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - GP - $5 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men – MA/GP - $4/3 Planes - MA/GP - $6/5 Planes Fire & Rescue - MA/GP - $6/5 Princess and the Frog - MA - $7 Star Wars The Last Jedi - GP - $5 Star Wars Rogue One - GP - $5 Thor 1 – GP - $5 Thor 2 - GP - $5 Thor Ragnarok - GP - $5 Toy Story 1 - GP - $5 Disney Movie Reward (DMR) Points 200pts from 4K ($1.75) Avenger's Endgame Captain Marvel Coco Iron Man 1-3 The Little Mermaid Thor 1-2 150pts from Bluray ($1.25) Aladdin ($1.50) Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Incredibles 2 Mary Poppins 50th Anniversary Pirates of the Caribbean Dead Men Ralph Breaks the Internet Star Wars Rogue One
EDIT: I doubt this will matter by this point, since this post is getting downvoted so much, but maybe actually skim through and read some of my points. If I genuinely have nothing new of value to add to the discussion then sure, downvote me. But it's kind of pointless to downvote when there's some new advice that could genuinely help certain players. I guarantee that this post isn't the same as every other post about grinding Comp. So, I managed to get to Fabled last season completely solo and unlocked 3 pinnacles weapons all at once. And I haven’t touched a Hand Cannon ever since. Anyway, at the time, my KDA was around 1.04; not terrible, but not great. I started thinking about how I played, changed my strats, (switched to Hunter), and my KDA has risen to 1.09 this season. Not much, but something. Anyway, I’ve seen some Competitive advice posts, and I thought I’d post my own. This is advice meant for solo players who are just okay at PvP, like me. Yes, some of this advice might contradict itself. Yes, some of this advice might be bad. But, this is what's worked for me. And yes, maybe some of this advice is obvious to some of you, but it's not obvious to everyone. EDIT: And yes, I am aware that some of the advice is the same as in other crucible advice posts, but a lot is stuff I haven't seen posted before. This turned out to be a lot longer post than I expected. A lot, a lot longer. I call this advice the 4 C’s of Crucible: Calm, Cooperation, Combat, and Communication
Calm (staying calm and avoiding stress):
The point of playing a game is to have fun. So, it’s important to stay calm and relaxed. This can be hard to do in Destiny 2, especially in Crucible, especially especially in Competitive. And keep in mind, half the teams in Crucible win and half the teams lose, every day, no matter what. The statistics are against you. But playing stressed out and angry defeats the point of playing at all. And people who are stressed and frustrated tend to play worse, and people who are calm and relaxed tend to play better. Recognize the game is unfair and move on:
The classes aren’t balanced. Some weapons are better than others. There’s nothing you can do about that, so just try to ignore it, even though that’s easier said than done. Just try and play your best. Dwelling on the flaws in the game will only make you hate playing the game, and what’s the point in that?
Remember, even a game like Chess, a nearly perfect strategy game played and "patched" for over a thousand years, isn’t completely balanced because whoever goes first has the advantage.
Recognize that luck is a big part of winning and losing:
Sometimes your actions make or break a game, but not always. Sometimes you just get lucky or unlucky. Sometimes half your team quits. Sometimes half the opposing team quits. Sometimes your team has one player, named like skillz666 or something, that carries you to victory with 34 kills. Sometimes you’re just having a bad day. Sometimes you’re in a shootout and an opponent spawns right behind you. Sometimes you respawn right in line of sight of two opponents and die before you can move. It happens. Don’t dwell on it, just try to ignore it and focus on the next moment.
Try to ignore the bad and focus on the good:
Yes, I know it’s easier said than done, but try not to dwell on the bad, unfair, unlucky moments you have in the game. Try to think about the good things that happened. The time you managed to kill two opponents with only half health. The time you rescued your teammate who went on to get heavy and win the round. The time you defused the bomb because the other team was hunting your teammates on the other side of the map. Etc, etc. Try to dwell on the good moments; this won’t eliminate your stress and frustration, but it’ll help.
If you’re not having fun, or you hit a lose streak, stop playing for a while:
Here’s a strategy I used occasionally, and when I did, it greatly lowered my stress levels: Keep playing if you have a win streak. Once you lose two games in a row, stop playing. Do something else, in the game or in real life. Stop playing for an hour or stop playing for a whole day. The point is to get some distance from the game and to relax. Also, it’s possible that you you were playing Competitive during a particularly bad time when a lot of skilled players were on, so just come back to it later.
Don’t give up, don’t quit a match:
You usually don’t know if you’ll lose a match until it’s over. I’ve been on a team of 4 against a team of 3 and lost. I’ve been on a team of 3 against a team of 4 and won. I was on a team of blueberries against a 4 stack and we steam rolled them. I’ve gotten destroyed on the first couple rounds only to rally and win the match. I’ve been on teams where we lost 5 rounds in a row and then rallied with 6 wins in a row and won the match; the opposite has happened too. You don’t know how a match will play out until it plays out; don’t get discouraged because of a bad start, there’s still a chance. All you do by quitting is ruin the game for your teammates.
Don’t get intimidated by stacks:
I was once on a team of blueberries against a 4 stack and we obliterated them. We beat them so fast that my super hadn’t even charged. Another time, I had a good match in competitive so one of the blueberries suggested we all team up. We became a 4 stack and we lost the next 2 matches in a row and everyone left the fireteam. Just because you see a stack doesn’t mean they’re any good.
Adjust your playstyle to relieve the most stressful parts of the game:
When I first started in Crucible I used roaming supers because I saw everyone else using them. But then I realized that I’m not good with roaming supers. But I also hate how helpless I feel against Spectral Blades or any Titan super (I mean, Sentinel Shield has a shield, is a damage sink, has a powerful melee, AND a ranged attack, ANNNNDDD the ranged attack bounces off of walls apparently forever?? WTH Bungo?!?! What is balance even? No, don’t think like that, got to stay calm...). So, I switched my loadout to quick, panic-button, super-killers like Slova Bomb and Blade Barrage. This greatly improved my time playing and reduced a lot of my stress.
Also, as I played, I moved more towards snipers and pulse rifles and a big reason was because I was doing terribly at close or mid range. I don’t have the twitch “skills” a lot of players have and swinging my view around really fast just makes it hard for me to tell what’s going on, so long range combat eliminated most of my frustrations with that. Also, sniper kills in crucible are perhaps the most satisfying feeling in Crucible next to getting a headshot with a knife as a Hunter. If you adjust your playstyle to avoid frustration and to have the most fun then you’re just going to enjoy playing that much more.
Blame Bungo and vent in chat:
If anything bad happens, just blame Bungie. Write in chat “bungo’s matchmaking is garbage”. Feels good doesn’t it? “I HATE BUNGO!” That’s right! Bungie has earned your hatred with their terrible game! “destiny 2 should be banned and all copies should be thrown into the sun” You have MY vote Mr. or Mrs. President! “titan supers are OP” YES! Yes they are! Let your team know about it! “wtf blade barrage curves around walls?” Apparently?!?! IDK!?! “JOTTTUUUUUNNNNN” ArrrgggghghhhhJotun!! “the class and weapon imbalance in destiny is a clear violation of the geneva conventions” If you start a legal fund to send Bungie to the Hague, I’ll donate my life savings.
None of this helps you win matches, but it can help relieve some of the stress.
Cooperating with your team in a team based game is obvious. But cooperation is especially important when you’re a solo blueberry and it’s much harder to do than when you’re playing with friends. I hate using voice chat or having friends, so this is what I’ve learned: (EDIT: After a conversation in the comments I feel I need to mention: KDA or Efficiency/KAD is more important than straight KD. Going for a high KD encourages people to not play as a team and to ignore their teammates, because helping teammates means you could lose kills to them. KDA and Efficiency (KAD) is a more accurate measure of how good you are in a team based game. By valuing assists as equal to kills, Bungie is encouraging players to work as a team and help each other out.) Stick together:
Don’t cluster, but stay close to your team (clustering gets you killed with rockets and that thousand voices nonsense). Work together to take down opponents. Hang back. Don’t rush forward, don’t rush ahead of your team. Pick off damaged opponents or damage opponents so your teammates can finish them off. Look at where your team is moving and move with them. Look at who your team is shooting at and shoot with them.
Move as a team:
This is so important that I’m repeating it. In game types like Survival and Clash there’s really not much reason to split up; hunting like a pack is a winning strategy most of the time. That’s probably why Saladin keeps talking about wolves and what not during Iron Banner. Countdown and Control have more reason to split up, but if you’re attacking in Countdown then there’s usually not much reason to.
If your teammate is shooting at an opponent, shoot at that same opponent; don’t shoot at someone else.
You can focus fire roaming supers:
This only works if you stick together, team shoot, and have some space. You can focus fire a roaming super as a team. Snipers, rifles, shotguns, whatever. I’ve stopped a few spectral blades with a split second, hipfire shotgun blast because the Hunter was already damaged by my teammates. One time, I saw a Titan cast Hammer of Sol behind cover and when he came out I shot him with a sniper round. It didn’t kill him (took 3/4s of his health), but the rest of my team was there and shot him with hand cannons. He only had time to throw one hammer and never killed anyone.
The “Back and Forth”:
This is an advanced version of “Team Shoot”. One player will be firing and then moves back into cover as the other teammate moves out from the same cover and keeps firing at the same opponent. The opponent is basically fighting one Guardian with double or triple or quadruple health, depending on how many players are doing this. You can do this without communication just by paying attention to your teammates and by them paying attention to you. I’ve been up against three opponents at a time and broken all their shields, but killed none of them because they kept moving back into cover and my own teammates went galavanting off to who the hell knows where while I was aiming down sights.
Flanking! Don’t stick together?:
Sometimes splitting off from your team and flanking the enemies is an absolutely devastating strategy. If your opponents aren’t paying attention then you will catch them completely by surprise and steamroll them. Or if they notice you, they’ll shoot you instantly and get a free kill. It can go either way, so I don’t have any great advice on when to do this except “use your intuition”.
Run Away! Regroup!:
This one is pretty obvious, although almost no one ever does it, including me. It’s so easy to get stuck in Destiny’s combat loop that when your teammates have died and you’re personally up against 3 Guardians it’s easy to forget that, “Wait. I can just run back to spawn and regroup with my team. I don’t have to just die.” If you find yourself suddenly alone, with enemies closing in on radar, literally just run away. Regroup with your team and try again. You’ll keep the opposing team from getting a cheap kill and you can lend support to your teammates faster than by dying and respawning.
One time I spent 15 seconds (a lifetime in Competitive) dodging and sliding away from a couple guardians who had me surrounded in a room on Vostok (EDZ map at the saltzwerkz). I have no idea how I made it out of there alive, but I did. My opponents got aggressive chasing me down and ran right into my teammates who I just regrouped with. I didn’t make a single final blow, but I kept the opponents from getting an easy point and gave my teammates 2.
Regroup even when you’re not in danger:
Even if there are no opponents around and you find yourself alone, look for your team and regroup with them. Don’t try to go into battle solo. If you can go solo against the other team in Competitive then you don’t need any of my advice.
Pay attention to what your teammates are doing:
Look at your teammates. Where are they going? What route are they taking? What weapon are they using? Try to adapt your strategy to support your teammates. Are your teammates running up ahead? Then maybe cover them with a sniper or a scout rifle. Are your teammates running down a certain path? Maybe run down a different, but nearby path so you can shoot your opponents from another direction? Is your teammate grabbing heavy? Guard them so they don’t get sniped. Did one of your teammates behind you start shooting somewhere else? Turn around, run back, and help them take out the opponents trying to flank you. Those examples probably aren’t the best, but the point is: just look at what your team is doing and use your intuition for how to respond.
When in doubt, follow the guy at the top of your team:
Just follow the best player in your team. They seem to know what they’re doing and maybe you can get some assist points off of it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I have a funny story about this. On a second round of Survival I was the person with the most kills. As I ran forward I checked my radar to see where my team was going and… oh no, they’re all following ME. I’m assuming they were following me because I was at the top of our team, but I started panicking. “What if I lead them into a slaughter???” So, we were playing on Solitude (big Cabal building on the edge of Martian cliffs) and I ended up leading my entire team in a giant circle around the entire perimeter of the map until we reached the enemies’ spawn location. The enemy wasn’t there of course, so we moved into the middle of the map where we found the enemy in a very confused state. We did end up winning the round, but I dropped to third place in my team and my team stopped following me after that. Lol.
Every crucible advice post says the same thing, and I’ll repeat: control heavy. You don’t even have to get heavy. You just have to keep your opponents from getting it. One time I was playing as a Hunter with that spinny staff super that deflects shots. Our teams start having a shootout over heavy, so I activated my super and ran out there spinning my lightning staff. The enemies started running backwards to get away from me. I ended up chasing them all the way back to their spawn and then dodged behind cover when my super ended and ran back to my team. I didn’t make a single kill, but my teammate got heavy and the opponents didn’t get a kill either, so I consider it a successful maneuver.
Use heavy as bait:
Heavy can be so important that many people get greedy over it and make mistakes. One of my favorite things is to do is to leave heavy sitting there as I wait for someone to show up. I hang back, crouch, with a sniper or a pulse rifle, and I try to pick off anyone who goes for it. Doesn’t always work, but sometimes it works amazingly and I keep doing it until my teammate grabs the heavy.
Distract your opponents, keep them occupied:
You don’t have to kill your opponents to help your team. Distract them, draw their attention towards you. This takes their attention away from your teammates who can then move in while your opponents are distracted. Sometimes even just being a presence on your opponents’ radar is enough to distract them and make them nervous as they try to figure out where you’re coming from. I mean, this isn’t the best tactic, but if you don’t have any other good options it can do in a pinch.
Do something unexpected to distract and confuse your enemies:
A big part of any multiplayer game boils down to predictability; you do routine strategies and deal with predictable behavior from your enemies with routine counter strategies. Sometimes, rarely, when someone does something unexpected it makes people freeze and can throw things into chaos, and sometimes it can give you an advantage.
One time on Wormhaven (Hive map on Titan) I stood on that balcony with the glass wall (it kind of looks down on heavy and Point B). I stood on the side of the glass overlooking Heavy, my opponents stood on the other side of the glass in the hallway leading to their spawn area. It was a stalemate because no one wanted to rush and get shotgunned. I said, “To hell with it” and popped the tea drinking emote. Three opponents stared at me through the glass, watching me drink tea, not knowing what to do. They probably didn’t want to rush because they thought I was taunting them into a shotgun trap, which I was. So, they kind of just strafed back and forth, occasionally shooting the glass, until some of my teammates circled around, killed two of them, and started chasing down the third. This usually doesn’t work on players who know what they’re doing, but a little bit of the unexpected can sometimes tip the scales in your favor.
Killing even one opponent can make them break:
Sometimes killing just one of opponent in a group is enough to break their defenses and send them into chaos. Not always, but that first kill can make your opponents retreat or try to go separate routes, which means they’re splitting up while your team is sticking together.
Play the objective:
PLAY THE [email protected]#$%^&* OBJECTIVE! … stay calm… stay calm… Okay, so play the objective, fellow Lightbearers. We can't win Control unless we control the zones, no matter how many final blows you get. That’s the ticket! Excellent work! gj. nj. glhf.
Lord of Wolves? More like bored of wolves, amiright?
I don’t worry about the meta too much. I honestly never used Lord of Wolves when it became “OP” and I did fine against it with regular shotguns. When it did become a problem I switched to a long range loadout and killed wolf lords from a distance. Your teammates are probably already playing the meta anyway so you might as well diversify your team’s tactics with something different. If you like the meta, go for it, but don’t feel like you need to play a certain way just because everyone else is.
Do something to appease Machi, the God of Matchmaking:
You know what’s easier than cooperating and working with your team? Just lucking out in matchmaking. Destiny 2 doesn’t use algorithms to make teams. Destiny’s matchmaking is entirely done by Machi the God of Matchmaking, whose inscrutable and indecipherable will cannot be predicted nor understood. Luckily, you can get on Machi’s good side through a variety of actions. Here are the things that please Machi: telling a friend how much their friendship means to you, equipping Jotunn, finishing your homework before playing video games, playing as a Titan, eating all your vegetables at dinner, playing as a Titan, sacrificing a black bull with a silver dagger and sending its heart to Bungie studios, or equipping Jotunn. Give it a try!
Okay, so you’re staying relaxed, cooperating with your team, but you still need to play good, or at least good enough. So, here are some things I’ve learned playing Competitive, and playing Crucible in general. Staying alive is almost as important as getting final blows:
When you’re alive, you’re distracting your opponents and making them more hesitant. When you’re alive, you are charging your super; when you’re dead, you’re not. When you’re alive there’s a better chance of getting into the “flow” of gameplay; when you die, it breaks your rhythm. When you’re dead, your team is basically down one player until you can regroup with them. I could go on, but you get the point. Staying alive is important.
Don’t get stuck in a rut, don’t act out of habit:
If you pay attention to why you’re doing badly, you’ll notice it’s often because you’ve fallen into a rut or bad habit. Are you in a long shootout in the same spot and no one is really dying? Move to some other spot. Do you keep dying very quickly after spawning? Maybe it’s because you’re rushing and being too aggressive; break that habit and hang back. Etc, etc.
Sometimes I’ll be playing and not hitting any of my shots. I’ll mentally step back and pay attention to what I’m doing and realize… I’m not even aiming at my opponents, my aim is slightly off! Maybe it’s because my eyes are getting tired from looking at the screen for too long, I don’t know. But I’ll start focusing more on how I’m aiming and I’ll start to do a little better.
Shoot where your opponent is going to be, not where they are right now:
There is physics and latency in Destiny. Shoot where your opponent is going to be in the next split second. I sometimes find myself falling into the habit of shooting where the opponent is right now, and then I have to consciously remind myself to change how I’m aiming.
Shoot before you see the enemy (with primary ammo weapons):
If you’re shooting right when you see the enemy then you’re wasting precious milliseconds. Start shooting before you even see them because by the time you see them your bullets will already be hitting them. If you’re behind cover and you know your enemy is off in the distance, start shooting as you leave cover so that you’re shooting the wall as you move. If your opponent is behind cover, start shooting before they pop out of cover.
Get behind cover before you think you need to:
This is sometimes hard to do because we get stuck in a rut of trying to kill our opponents no matter what. But there’s no point in dying when you can stay alive. Move back behind cover before you think you actually need to. Sometimes this means moving out from cover and immediately moving back into cover while shooting the whole time.
Keep shooting until you’re back in cover (with primary ammo):
As you’re moving back behind cover, keep shooting at your enemy. Don’t stop until you’re shooting wall.
Don’t engage the enemy until you’re fully healed:
This isn’t possible in every situation, but when you can, stay behind cover until you’re fully healed. Many of us get behind cover when we’re shot but we have this instinctive urge to immediately pop out again right away. This is just a good way to get killed. Wait till you’re healed up or run to a different location to give yourself time to heal. This slows down the pace of the game, but greatly improves your life span.
Keep shooting even when your enemy is behind cover:
If your opponent has dropped behind cover, keep shooting because they’ll probably pop out right away and you’ll kill them. If they don’t pop out right away then you’ll need to a different tactic, obviously.
Never stop shooting:
Never stop shooting.
Start shooting before you aim down sights (with primary ammo, mid range weapons):
If you see an opponent and you're going to aim down sights, start shooting at the same time as you start aiming down sights, not after. This doesn't make much sense long range, but with mid or close range, the few bullets that hit your opponent while you're still hip firing or in the process of aiming could make the difference between victory or death.
Swipe your aim/"Draw" bullets along your opponent's body:
This may seem strange, but with long range weapons especially, like pulse and scout rifles, I find it helps to "swing" my aim along my opponents, swinging my crosshairs along their body up to their head. It's almost like I'm painting a line with bullets. I don't know how else to describe it, but swinging my aim while I'm shooting helps me with accuracy a lot.
Pay attention to your radar:
I can’t count how many times I got flanked because I was staring down my scope instead of checking my radar regularly.
Pay attention to your surroundings:
Where are you standing? Where are the lines of sight? Where are your teammates? Do you have cover on your left and right so you don’t have to worry about getting sniped from the side? Are your teammates to your right or your left so you don’t have to worry about getting flanked?
What about those players that are dancing left and right as they kill you in two handcannon shots?:
I don’t know how to deal with them. They are lunatics. That’s why I usually stick to long range weapons when I play matches against those maniacs.
Find Your Playstyle:
You gotta figure out what works best for you. I’ve learned over time that I’m more of a long range fighter, so I prefer pulse rifles and snipers. As I approached Fabled last season I felt like getting more aggressive so I switched to shotgun + ace of spades. Recently I went back to sniper + pulse. But sometimes I'm just in a more aggressive mood and I'll do some combination of Recluse, shotgun, hand cannon.
Don't be afraid to adjust your loadout during a match:
Some maps tend to have more emphasis on long range combat, some maps feel like there tends to be more close to mid range combat. So, adjust your loadout appropriately once you know what map you’re playing on. Obviously every map is designed for opportunities for all types of combat, but some definitely tend to skew more towards one end than the other (cough, cough, Equinox). Also, regardless of map, some matches just tend to be more close ranged than long ranged and vice versa, depending on how aggressively your team and the opposing team are playing. There have been many matches where both teams were playing really aggressively, which results in a lot more close range combat, so I took a moment as I was respawning to change my loadout to something for mid and close range (shotguns, Recluse, hand cannons) and it improved my game alot.
Pick your battles:
Bungie’s map designers go to a lot of work to make certain areas of a Crucible map play out in a certain way. Some areas are meant for close to mid range cat and mouse style fights, other parts are clearly meant to function as long range/sniping arenas. Choose to fight in an area that works with your playstyle and loadout as much as possible. I have beaten many players who are much better than me just because I was fighting them in an area of a map that favored my loadout and playstyle over theirs. Also, if you keep doing badly in one part of a map, maybe try engaging opponents in a different part, if possible.
Try to think several steps ahead of your opponents:
Your opponent just went behind some cover. Which side do you think they’ll pop back out of (once you start paying attention, you’ll be able to intuit what they’re doing)? If it’s a pillar or block, your opponent will usually appear on the other side of the cover from where he hid behind. Start shooting on the side they’re going to pop out of BEFORE they actually pop out of it. Let’s say you’re playing Control and the other team is capturing one of your zones. Once they capture it where do you think they’ll go? Let’s say you see an opponent on your radar that’s just around the corner? What do you think: are they a) waiting for you to come out so they can shotgun you, b) getting ready to pop out and throw a grenade, or c) waiting for their shields to charge hoping you don’t rush them? After you’ve seen enough of these situations you can usually intuit what your opponent is about to do and what’s the best strategy to use.
Sniper Advice (1/3) cover the usual routes and wait:
Snipers are kind of a unique in Crucible, in my opinion, because they rely on thinking ahead of your enemies more so than any other weapon. One of the keys to using a sniper successfully is to know the routes people usually take through a map, go to that route, aim at head height along that route, and just wait. Then when your opponents show up they practically put their face into your crosshairs. And that's when you shoot. You might have to adjust or twitch your aim a little, but not much. I've started multiple matches killing two opponents in two seconds with a sniper because they were both running the exact same route and I barely had to shift my aim between shots.
Snipers (2/3), long range firefight:
This is, again, about aiming where you know your opponent will show up and waiting. You just aim where their head will be, wait for them to pop their head out of cover, and you shoot. Sometimes you’re the one behind cover in which case you aim at the wall at the same height that you think your enemy will be, move out of cover, and shoot. Many times me and an opponent shoot ourselves simultaneously doing this; it always makes me laugh and makes me wish we had “death emotes” that we could use while dead so I could give my opponent a thumbs up or just laugh.
Snipers (3/3), swing your shot (sniper bullets curve around walls):
This might only be possible with mouse aim, I don’t know (no, I am not trying to throw shade at console players). But basically, when I see an enemy and my aim with the sniper is off, or they’re jumping or running, I just swing my aim in the direction of their movement and let my instincts click the mouse. A lot of the time they end up dead and I don’t even know how. I have shot opponents using this method as they were moving into cover and they died from my sniper shot AFTER they were already behind the wall. Now this is probably due to a combination of bullet physics, visual latency, internet speeds, etc., but I like to think that swinging your aim makes the bullets curve around walls. I usually have a sniper aim perk on one of my armor pieces, so that probably helps too. But I cannot stress how many times I have swung my shot with a sniper rifle and gotten a kill without having any idea of how I actually pulled it off.
What about those players who can shoot a sniper round between three obstacles and get a heashot, while sliding?:
I… I don’t know… I think… I think they might be demons. Bungie should look into this. Could be trouble down the road.
After writing that last point I actually managed to headshot someone with a sniper while sliding, and I still have no idea how I did it. Maybe I was possessed by a demon in that 2 second moment.
Weapon and Armor perks are probably important:
I don't pay too much attention to perks or mods in Destiny 2. I make sure my armor is giving me extra Resistance, make sure I get some Aiming perks and secondary scavenger on my armor, and that's it. I usually get a super mod for my armor to make sure my super is charging as fast as possible. But that's about it for me. However, paying close attention to your perks probably can give you a big boost to your KDA. I don't have any advice for this, but I'm sure there's some build guides out there.
Just play as a Titan:
Just like weapons, some classes are just better than others in PvP. By which I mean Titans. Warlocks are amazing at PvE, but Titans are clearly the PvP class. When you play as a Titan, you have more damage resistance than other classes. Your melee let’s you dive from across an entire room and kill your opponents in one hit. When you play as a Titan, any other class’ melee does nothing to you, NOTHING. You get a stupid mask that heals you every time you kill someone. Your supers are better than everyone else’s. When you play as a Titan, Bungie gives you a special chest piece that turns your opponent’s bullets into Bitcoins. When you play as a Titan, Bungie sends a team of doctors and nutritionists to your house to make sure you’re fueled up for peak performance. That’s how much Bungie loves their Titans. I have a friend who works at Bungie and she said that for the Shadowkeep expansion they’re renaming the Titan class to the “Master Chief class” because that’s how much Bungie loves their Titans. I’m an idiot because I’m a Warlock main with a Hunter alt. Don’t make my mistake, kids.
Just play as a Titan (serious version):
In all seriousness, some classes and subclasses are better in Crucible, or better in certain situations in Crucible, than others. I got to Fabled last season exclusively with my Warlock. This season I started a Hunter character and I do so much better in Crucible with my Hunter. That dodge ability ALONE is responsible for extending my life expectancy and keeping me alive in situations where I’d die with my Warlock. So, pick a class that works well for you in PvP, which of course is going to be a Titan because OMG TITANS ARE SO OP IN CRUCIBLE!!!
When you’re playing solo, and you’re not using voice chat, then there’s not many opportunities to use chat effectively. But, there are some. Get everyone onto the same page:
I honestly cannot count how many times we’ve lost a couple rounds and then me or some other blueberry will type in chat, “hey lets stick together” or “let’s go B this time”, and suddenly the next round our whole team is sticking together and wiping the floor with the opponents, leading up to our eventual win. Seriously, it is shocking how well this works sometimes. Other times you’ll say “let’s stick together” and everyone still galavants off to be a lone wolf hero and you lose; it happens. But it doesn’t hurt to remind your teammates “we need to control heavy” or “play the objective, we need zones”. It sometimes can make a difference. But remember to be polite about it. No one is going to listen to you if you act like an ass.
Giving directions in text?:
Should you use text chat to tell your teammates where opponents are or whatever? Like "they're going to tree" or "all at B"? Eh, probably not necessary. With voice chat it makes sense, but text is usually too slow. I've seen a text chat help a team sometimes, but usually gameplay goes by too fast to make a difference.
Compliment your teammates:
It’s never hurts to compliment your teammates. It’ll make you feel good, it’ll make them feel good, it’ll relax everyone a little and people usually play better when they’re relaxed. It can be something simple like “nj”, “good job”, “well played”, or “*extremely shaxx voice* THAT WAS AMAZING”. I was once playing a Survival match, it was the last round, it was overtime, just me against one last opponent. I’m standing on the overtime zone with Luna and one shell left in Parcel of Stardust. I’m strafing back and forth behind a block of cover trying to anticipate which direction he’s going to attack me (left?, right?, is he going to jump over the box?), he pops around to my left, we see each other, we fire wildly with our shotguns, we’re both hurt, neither of us are dead, and then I melee him and win the game. My teammate wrote in chat, “MYYYY BOYYYYY!!! HE CAME THROUGH IN THE END!!!!”. I have no idea who this guy was, but that made my day. Complimenting your teammates or commenting on something cool they did just makes the experience more fun and relaxing for everyone.
Don’t be toxic; your own attitude is preventing you from enjoying the game:
There’s is no good reason to be rude. It doesn’t help you, it will make you feel worse about your losses, and it just makes the game worse for everyone. If I get killed by cayde$weed420 and he teabags my corpse, I tend to feel pity for him. Because if he’s gloating over one kill then he’s playing with a mindset that’s going to cause him to have a tantrum when he inevitably loses (statistically he’ll evenutally lose no matter what) and the game is going to be a lot less fun for him. It’s like a pendulum: you swing it too far in one direction (gloating about “pwning” the noobs) and eventually it has to swing to the other direction (getting furious about getting “pwned” by the noobs in return). The more calm you remain, the less that pendulum swings.
Also, don’t ever insult your teammates. There is literally no point in being rude to your teammates. That sort of behavior just stresses people out and people usually play worse when they’re stressed, so you’re just hurting yourself by making your teammates play even worse than you think they are. Don’t ever call your teammates “trash”, especially not when you’re at the bottom of your team list; you know who you are, I’ve played with you. Here’s a good message, “we can beat these guys if we don’t rush and we stick together”; here’s a bad message which I actually saw in chat once, “smdh you could beat these guys if you stopped rushing and stuck together”. Being condescending or judgmental isn’t going to help you or anyone else. And by being toxic it makes you focus on the worst parts of the game which in turn makes you even more frustrated which in turn makes you play worse, so why do that to yourself.
Respond to toxic gamers by being a cheesy doofus:
A lot of these toxic players are people who take the game too seriously. You can’t have fun if you’re taking the game too seriously. In my opinion, the best way to deal with this behavior and keep it from ruining your own experience is to be cheesy. If a toxic teammate is saying “you all are trash”, respond with “no, we are recycling”. This is exactly the type of dumb, dad-joke level tomfoolery that is the exact antidote to toxic chat. And what can the toxic player do in response to that? Nothing. Dad jokes are impervious to criticism because everyone knows they’re dumb, you know they’re dumb, so what’s even left to say? Nothing. Like, if they respond “i'm at the top of the list. ur trash” all you have to do is repeat, “no no. we are recycling. like newspaper.” HOW THE HELL ARE THEY GONNA RESPOND TO THAT??? THEY CAN’T! YOU’RE INVINCIBLE! Or what if a toxic teammate is like, “you are trash, why are you even playing comp”. You can respond with, “I thought this was CP... casual playlist?” If they don’t get that this is a joke and say, “no! this is competitive playlist go play quickplay if you suck this bad”, you can just respond, “no no, this is casual playlist, bungie said so.” There’s nothing he say to that. You’re impervious with your nonsense dad joke lameness.
Or you can just turn off chat/ignore it.
Actually, one time I did the “i thought this was casual playlist” joke and one of my other teammates wrote “actually yeah it basically is these days”. Hahahaha! Bungie. Fix Competitive.
Anyway, I hope that helps some of you loners out there. Good luck and have fun.
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new here. just got kicked out a few hours ago when dad discovered me reading about the JW leaks. heres my story
TLDR: fairly new to reddit so I'm still getting accustomed to how reddit works. JW elder dad disowned me, destroyed family laptop (which I paid for), and kicked me out of the house because he oversaw me reading the post about the leaks about sexual abuse in the JW religion, originally posted this someplace else where readers may not know jws so bear with me. long story: I feel this needs to get out and more people need to know about the reality of what this religion is and how it affects women and how it affected me personally within the last 4 hours. Jehovah's Witnesses are a cult, plain and simple. my sister and I were raised in this religion and were baptized fairly young. being baptized is not like in other religions when its done shortly after birth. in our case, we had to sit down for weekly bible studies and we were encouraged (i'd say coerced) into making the decision to pledge our lives to the jw faith. this happened when I was 8 years old. my older sister (whom I have lost contact with for years since my parents disowned and kicked her out when she was 21) was also baptized at a young age. this was also around the time when she experienced abuse of her own by a 30 year old male prominent member of the congregation. this is how messed up the religion is: the guy who abused her would use his position in the congregation to get close and be around younger people, girls in particular. as the baptized male of the morning preaching group, during which we went door-to-door, he'd make sure to be in the car with the younger kids during summer time. as leader of the group, he decides who pairs up with who to go down a street and knock on doors. my sister had the misfortune of being chosen last to get paired up with... guess who... the leader. he made sure that the other pairs went down other roads while he would take her along a different road of houses to knock on. I still pass by the road sometimes where he took her. he purposely picked the road where there were homes up for sale where there would be less chance of people being home to see whats going on in the neighborhood. I remember her telling me that he insisted on going down this road because "people are lying with those for sale signs to pretend no one is home. lets go check on them anyway to spread the good news". and he took her along. she was 12 at the time but due to her height, she could pass as being 18. as he took her down the houses with 'for sale' signs, he decided they knock on a particular house where they had tall long trees acting as a fence around their property, obscuring the view from neighbors. no one was home when they rang the front door bell. so then this pervert suggested they go around the back and see if maybe theres a side door or a backdoor apartment. he asked her "do you think we should check?". what was she going to say? no? you have to keep in mind, that in the JW world, we are urged to preach no matter what to everyone and anyone. any opportunity you have to spread the 'good news' must be taken. if theres a chance that we're going to find some god-searching soul in the backyard, its our duty to go check. so when he asked her that, he knew she was going to say yes. as they went to the back, there was no door, but there were lawn chairs. later we'd find out that the home was indeed for sale but that he deliberately picked that house knowing that no one was home so as to lure my sister there and suggest they sit down and take a break. in a complete stranger's backyard! and its there where he put his arm around her, pretending to reach towards a water bottle he purposefully placed on her other side, and then kissed her on her, first on her forehead, and then on her cheek. he was 30, she was 12. and at first she felt flattered and enjoyed the attention. and this happened on more than one occasion during that summer, when he'd take out the group of mostly young kids, and purposefully go down that block and stop at that house to spend time together in that backyard. she told me that sometimes they'd just sit and talk...and other times they'd lay down and makeout. and as they did this more often, his hands began going where they had no business going on her body and that's when she started to feel uncomfortable. because they had gone down that road so often, it began to catch the attention of the others in the group and one day one their dad's asked the 30yr old if they found someone interested in studying or something since it came to his attention that he and my sister kept going down that road and always took their time regrouping with the others. the sicko made my sister lie and say that they had found some older woman who was interested in studying the bible but that she was there only for that summer and so wanted to study as much as she could before she had to leave. how convenient. the dad of one of the other kids instantly knew something was up and questioned my sister in private. he was not an elder or anything. but he did truly care. and when she fessed up about what had been going on, he and her spoke directly to the congregation elders.... and heres where it got more messed up. the 30 yr old accused my sister of lying, that nothing ever happened.. that she was making it all up. that it was lies concocted by the other dad to make the perv look bad and lose his position and his 'privileges' in the congregation. since there was no hard evidence at the time, the elders let the matter rest since it was all the perv's word against my sister. months later, a few elders (congregation leaders) went down that same road, for no reason connected to the summer's events. they just happened to be covering that territory with the day's preaching group. I was 9 at the time, and was with one of the elder's wives going door to door. a lady comes towards our group and says she doesn't like us at all and wants us off her sidewalk and her property. the elder's wife asks her why. the lady says that she remembers seeing a young couple going to the backyard of the house they clearly didn't live in, and would behave like 'dirty love birds'. immediately, one of the elders tell his wife to take me inside the car while they talk with older lady. by connecting the dots of what the old lady must've told them, it becomes evident that the story was true and that the perv had indeed been abusing my sister. did the elders do anything? did they reopen the case? did they apologize to my sister? NO! instead, they told me to make like I didn't see or hear anything and that the 'worldly' lady cant be trusted. of course I told my sister this when I got home, and she told our parents.......... but they had already received a call from the elders telling them that in the case my sister and I bring this up again, the matter has been investigated and that nothing else is to be done. my father,who was a newly appointed elder at the time, sided with them and told us to never bring it up and in particular threatened my sister with severe beatings if she ever spoke about the 'alleged' incident. in fact, privately, they believed that it did happen but that it was my sister who made the first move upon the 30 year old perv due to the 'revealing' clothes she was wearing during those summer days. 'revealing' in the sense that her arms and calves were showing. yeah... in my dads eyes, IF anything happened, it was her fault and she shouldn't say anything anyway because we mustn't 'bring reproach upon Jehovah's name or his organization". fast forward some years, she gets kicked out for having a non-jw boyfriend. her and I lose touch over personal matters between her and I. and then today, I come across that reddit post about the leaks. sitting in the living room with my laptop open, my dad sneaks up behind me, purposefully not making a sound so that he can see what websites I'm on, and once he sees the negative post about jehovahs witnesses, he loses his shit and takes away my laptop, which I paid for with my summer job, and immediately accuses me of being an apostate and starts taking whatever clothes he can pick up in his two arms and throws them outside. my mom is crying her eyes out, not at what my dad is doing to me, but because I was on a website critical about jehovahs witnesses. you have to understand, that in this toxic religion, any form of disloyalty to the organization is by extension a direct act of disloyalty to god himself. so she approves of my dads reactions. what really really sucks is that that was my laptop, that I was using for school and work. I've been effectively kicked out and now homeless, or at least until my best friend lets me crash at her place and use her tablet until her parents say no more. I cant go back to my part time job because my manager is another elder in the same congregation and I'm sure by now my dad has already spoken to him, telling him and the other elders that he's kicked me out. you have to understand that in the jw religion, if an elder's child acts up in anyway against the faith, that elder could lose his position UNLESS he takes immediate steps to rid his house of any unbeleivers and apostates, which I now am since I was caught reading that post. the world needs to know what this religion is like. it is not some friendly religion of good natured god-fearing people. sure there are people who are sincere in their belieif in god and spirituality. but for the most part, and especially for women and young kids, this is a toxic religion where loyalty to the organization comes first and foremost. if anything happens in private that could become public and make jw's look bag, they will do whatever in their power to keep it a secret. every form of plausible deniability, every form of reasonable doubt in their favor, any line of defense they can take to hide abuse and scandal will be take... so long as jw's don't get bad press. the world needs to know. edit: wow! thank you for the support. no I'm not a minor. I'm 20. I'm still learning how reddit works and editing and stuff. will answer your replies. currently looking for place to stay. friend said I can stay with her for the week. Edit 2: what infuriates me is how backwards this religion is. They discourage good careers but won’t stop asking for contributions. They discourage having long term plans, so when I talked about investing with some friends, their reaction is “what for?”. The end is around the corner. Lately I got very into cryptocurrencies and because my dad likes to go thru my debit card transactions, i’ve had to hide cash and use it to buy bitcoin at a local bitcoin atm. I used that to buy Ethereum. The fractional bitcoin I had is at an exchange I can withdraw from... but my Ethereum wallet was in my latptop, with the address and keys. With a destroyed laptop, there goes that. I got some of the friends in on cryptos and they made out nicely recently since summer. But again... once the elders caught wind of this, they spoke to my dad who yelled at me for making the family look materialistic... even though he has some bitcoin as well. The hypocrisy is everywhere and I can’t stand it anymore and I’m glad I’m out. Edit 3: thank you all for being supportive. Forgot to be clear. Yes he took my laptop and smashed it. And inside was my Ethereum wallet address and the keys necessary to get funds out. I’m considering staying out parents house for the garbage and maybe salvage the hard drive. Edit 4: thank you all so much for the many suggestions. Suing them isn’t going to get back my Ethereum wallet. If the hard drive is smashed, then it’s gone. If it’s not smashed, I still have to try to retrieve it somehow from their property. My dad is pretty knowledgeable with computers so I wouldn’t be surprised if he already went at it with a hammer. I can’t take my parents to court and force them to support me. That just means I have to keep them involved in my life and although that seems one way in theory, in practice it means having to deal with them and the resentment and the guilt tripping and the disappointmentment and animosity. Like what am I supposed to do? Live in their house while they make my life miserable with all sorts of passive aggressivity and resentment? Or do I collect at check from them? That’s just one messed up scenario. I’d rather have this clean break and start from scratch. From nothing. I have a week to come up with something. I was supposed to start school in a few weeks but that’s not gonna happen since I depended on them for rides and my job for tuition. I’m sure my jw boss/manager is going to use some minor infraction to have basis to fire me. So that’s done. Idk what my options are. I want to emphasize that the point of my post was to share with everyone the realities of this toxic religion. With these leaks and the media spotlight, we are in a unique position and time to keep the spotlight on these injustices caused by some old men grasping to a mutated understanding of christ’s Teachings. This is not loving. This is not the truth. And any policy that lets pedophiles roam free can’t have the blessing of god. I’ll never forget how years ago, there was an odd man who’d attend the mid week meetings. And when children would give their talks and parts, he’d give them a lollipop after the meeting. He wasn’t a baptized. He wasn’t really studying with anyone. He was just there to enjoy watching kids give their parts. It was creepy as hell! Did that behavior raise any red flags? Did the elders ask him to stop approaching kids he didn’t know? No way! In fact, elders and servants practically tripped over themselves offering him bible studies, hoping one of them would The one to convert and baptize him. He eventually disappeared but come on!!!! This is what’s allowed to happen in this organization. And it has to stop. And it will stop when the spotlight gets brighter and longer. And if my story can help keep that light longer, it’s worth it. Edit 5: UPDATE - WOW! Thank you for reddit gold! I just read up on what that is lol. Thank you thank you! Pressing charges: this harder than it seems. I have no evidence he physically took my laptop and smashed it. It’ll be my word against his. He’d rather see me lose than have any edge in recovering anything. Since I wrote the event in such a hasty manner, I left out some details about the actual smashing. He saw I was reading the article. He then gets furious and asks why I’m reading apostate material. This is a guy whose only non-jw webpage visit is the Microsoft Edge browser homepage before he types in jw.org. Anything that is not org related he considers apostate material. At first I try to play it off like it just appeared in the news section but then he clicks on the history and sees I read a few articles about the leak. Given my personal history with my sister about abuse, he connects the dots that i must still harbor bad feelings towards the organization. And in the heated argument between us, I yell out how everyone is about to know the extent of their corruption and injustice and hypocrisy of every layer of the organization and that this is the true “end” of their world. That sealed my fate as an apostate when both my mom and dad hear me say that the organization is finished. Jws know that the moment there’s a hint of apostasy in the air, it must be dealt with immediately. I just texted some friends from the hall and haven’t gotten a reply back. Clearly I’m already being shunned. My one friend I’m with now is a non-jw who I have known for years and is kind enough to let me crash for a week. The laptop is gone. I went by the house and noticed the garbage put out by the sidewalk. There were only two bags with what I could feel was soft garbage. Nothing metallic or laptop-like. Yes... I actually felt up the garbage. I could not have imagined that this is my life now, going thru garbage. Chances are he has the hard drive and already went to work on it. I did get a text from my mom saying “you’ve been hiding money from us? Who are you?” They must have gone thhru my room and found some bitcoin atm receipts which showed I bought bitcoin in cash from money I had withdrawn from the atm that I would say was for Kingdom Hall contributions. Yea... I had to fake giving the hall money so I could instead save up and buy bitcoin instead which I then converted into Ethereum... which is now gone and lost. Such is life. I’m looking at job opportunities. I texted my jw/boss asking what time I should come in tomorrow, and haven’t received a response. So... I can assume the news has spread.
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