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The middle of Okanagan Lake
2010.06.05 06:13 murderous_rage The middle of Okanagan Lake
A place for people interested in Kelowna, BC, Canada and the surrounding region.
2016.05.12 17:27 chillaxin4life Milwaukee's Bicycle Community
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2023.06.10 09:58 DSH2220 Just back !
We're just back after our first trip to DLP and also our first trip abroad with our 3 kiddies between 4 and 11.
I've read some comments here regard issues with heat exhaustion and wait times etc. Or issues where they needed to get buss or Ubers. Personally we had no issues... But for advice to anyone going, here's what we did and would do differently next time.
Bring kids juice bottles and refill at water stations (there's one on your right just after you enter Disneyland Park)
We got to do the popular attractions due to great advice I found online.... between 2pm-4pm and 6pm-8pm when people are getting lunch and dinner really worked a treat... Spiderman was only 15 minute wait, same with Ratatouille and pictures with Antman/The Wasp.
Bring comfortable shoes,sun cream, hat and sunglasses.
If you have your usn stroller bring it, it gave us that little buffer to keep the littlest one comfortable and out of the cranky tired zone. And it was of minimal inconvenience bringing it.
Bring a little bit of cash just incase, I did because I read card machines go down...didn't experience it but just in case I suppose.
We did not need passport/ID to verify our Park tickets at the gates.
The shuttle for Hotel B&B, Explorers Hotel etc picks up at Stop Q. Users collect from Five Guys area out by the exit near Disney Village (Walk past Disney Studios on your right and Village on your left and keep straight)
Get familiar with Disney App and Uber app etc if you aren't already familiar.
The shuttles away from the parks to Hotel B&B were unreliable time wise, they didn't go as frequently as advertised/suggested during our stay. Also they were consistently packed like sardine tins regardless of time.
Do not use the Taxi Drivers offering their "Great price taxi, only 5 minutes" they are quite intimidating and get close also at time, there's lots of them at night and nobody uses them, I read they charge crazy prices and get aggressive if you dont pay the crazy price.
My own opinion on my top 5 experiences of DLP.
- Ratatouille (was so surprised at how much fun this was)
- Avengers Flight Force
- Disney Fireworks
- Mickey and The Magician show
- Parades (Lunch znd evening) were brilliant.
All Other attractions were great, from Peter Pan flight to Pirates of Carribean were all brilliant.
Personally, I'd stay at a hotel in Disney grounds next time, shuttles ran every 5 to 10 minutes and only looked half empty leaving the parks, I was envious of this whilst standing in a cattle mart queue and having to fling my kiddies onto the shuttle for our hotel 🤣
TLDR: Based off our own first time visit with 3 young kids, what we did, enjoyed and would do differently.
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2023.06.10 09:31 Round_Shallot_2785 My Travel to Enchanting Darjeeling: A Blissful Retreat in the Hills
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Nestled amidst the breath taking Eastern Himalayas, Darjeeling is a captivating hill station that has long held the hearts of travellers. Known for its panoramic views of snow-capped peaks, lush tea gardens, and colonial charm, Darjeeling offers a perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Recently, I had the opportunity to explore this enchanting destination and immerse myself in its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Join me as I take you through my journey of discovery in Darjeeling. Where to Stay:
Choosing the right accommodation is crucial for an enjoyable trip, and Darjeeling offers a variety of options catering to different preferences and budgets. During my stay, I opted for a cosy homestay
nestled in the heart of the town. This not only provided a comfortable and authentic experience but also allowed me to interact with the locals and gain insights into their way of life. There are numerous hotels, resorts
, and guesthouses available, ranging from budget-friendly to luxurious, so you'll have no trouble finding the perfect place to stay. Sightseeing:
Darjeeling is a treasure trove of stunning attractions that will leave you mesmerized. My first stop was Tiger Hill
, renowned for its awe-inspiring sunrise views over the Kanchenjunga peak. The sight of the first rays of the sun painting the snow-capped mountains in shades of pink and gold was truly magical. Another must-visit place is the Padmaja Naidu Himalayan Zoological Park, home to endangered species like the snow leopard and red panda. I was captivated by the beauty and serenity of the Japanese Peace Pagoda, which offers panoramic views of the town and surrounding landscapes. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an iconic attraction that takes you on a nostalgic journey through tea gardens, loops, and tunnels. The Batasia Loop, Ghoom Monastery, and Happy Valley Tea Estate are other notable spots that should not be missed.
The Glory of Mall Market:
No visit to Darjeeling is complete without exploring the vibrant and bustling Mall Market. This iconic marketplace is a paradise for shopaholics and food enthusiasts alike. As I strolled through its colourful lanes, I discovered a myriad of shops selling local handicrafts, Tibetan artefacts, tea leaves, and traditional garments. The market also offers a wide range of eateries serving delectable local and international cuisine
. Don't forget to savor a cup of authentic Darjeeling tea at one of the charming tea stalls while enjoying the panoramic view of the mountains. Pocket-Friendly Restaurants:
Darjeeling boasts a plethora of restaurants
that cater to various tastes and budgets. For those seeking pocket-friendly options without compromising on taste, here are a few recommendations: Kunga Restaurant:
Located near Mall Market, Kunga Restaurant is known for its delicious Tibetan and Chinese cuisine. The momos and thukpa are a must-try, and the prices are reasonable. Glenary's:
This iconic bakery and restaurant offers a wide range of baked goods, sandwiches, and continental dishes. The cozy ambiance and pocket-friendly menu make it a popular choice among locals and tourists. Sonam's Kitchen:
Tucked away in a quaint corner, Sonam's Kitchen is a hidden gem known for its hearty breakfast options, sandwiches, and homemade cakes. The budget-friendly prices and warm hospitality add to its charm. Shangri-La Restaurant:
Located on Laden-La Road, this restaurant offers a diverse menu featuring Indian, Chinese, and Tibetan dishes. The plateful sizes are substantial, and the prices are reasonable. Conclusion:
Darjeeling truly lives up to its reputation as an enchanting hill station, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, rich culture, and warm hospitality. From breath taking sunrise views at Tiger Hill to the bustling lanes of Mall Market, every corner of this town exudes charm and beauty. Whether you're a wildlife lover, adventure buff, or culture seeker, Darjeeling has something to offer for everybody. My trip to this mesmerizing destination will forever hold a special place in my heart, and I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a soul-soothing retreat amidst the hills.
2023.06.10 09:19 SayedHasmi Good location hotel in Austria mountains
We are going to Europe for our honeymoon in October and we’d be doing Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Salzburg, and Paris.
In between, I was thinking of finding a good location hotel in mountains near Salzburg/Hallstatt area for 2 days before going to Salzburg city.
Any recommendations, ideas please? Looking for something unique.
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2023.06.10 09:15 zonebythepark12 4 Star Hotels & Luxury Stays Near Calangute Beach - Zone Connect
Zone Connect is one of the best 4-star hotels near Calangute Beach
. Modern amenities are available for living such as an area of 241 square feet, neat storage space, HD television, in-room mini-bar, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, bathroom with shower and toiletries, and fully integrated work desk area.
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2023.06.10 07:49 Insanitypizza idk what to post so here is something insane grandma posted earlier. Enjoy
2023.06.10 05:53 muthrhubbard Missing Mini Aussie
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My Chatt People please help......about 36 hrs ago my mini aussie Tobee literally vanished out of my side yard. I live in the Hixson/Middle Valley area near the Middle Valley ballfields. She is posted all over fb, instagram, community and missing animal sites. I've contacted McKamey and the Humane Society. We searched by car and on foot for over 12 hrs yesterday and again today. We've talked to neighbors, businesses and even people out walking. Noone has any information or has seen her. Please, please if anyone knows anything or can help me in any way, private message me. AND PLEASE KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR HER! Her name is Tobee, she is a 5 yr old blue merle mini aussie, has 1 blue eye and the other is perfectly half blue half brown. She was wearing a collar with a pink bone with her name and my name/number. She weighs about 20 lbs. She is my baby. And unfortunately no, not chipped. She is an indoor dog and I never thought I would need it. It's apparent that some shit bag took my dog. I just want her back. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!! submitted by muthrhubbard to Chattanooga [link] [comments]
2023.06.10 04:31 sparklymarble 6 week itinerary check! 👀😳🙏
30 year old queer woman from Canada, first solo trip to Japan this July! (I know, it'll be brutally hot 🥵). I've been checking out this sub a lot while planning my trip and have found it really helpful.Posting my itinerary here to see if anyone has any advice/recommendations (or in case it can help someone else plan their own trip!). I like hiking, good food, nature, exploring, history/museums, and anything quirky/unexpected. Trying to strike a good balance between rest and adventure.
Specifically, I'd appreciate any advice on: hidden gems that I'm missing from my itinerary, recommendations for good food/tea/unique shops, and-- especially-- ways I can rest & relax, whether that's adding or removing things from my itinerary.More specific questions are beneath each section. Thank you all in advance!
July 15-20 : Tokyo
Day one: arrive in Shinjuku, wander in a jet lagged daze + crash early
Day two: Meiji Shrine, explore Harajuku, Ebisu, Daikanayama, & Nagameguro
Day three: wander Asakusa, Ueno, Yanaka. Go to the National museum
Day four: day trip to Kamakura (any hiking suggestions?)
Day five: Kichijoji, Koenji
Day six: Nishiki Market, Imperial Palace, Kagurazaka, Shinjuku Gyoen, Shinjuku gay bars/cafes
Questions: Where can I get good tea in the early morning (i.e. before 7-8am)? Other than Nishiki Market, Meiji Shrine, and Shinjuku Gyoen, any advice on what I can do early mornings more generally?I'd also really love to immerse myself in some queer culture, if possible! Any recommendations for drag shows or queer dance parties that are foreigner-friendly?
July 21-22: Sendai area
Day one: travel to Sendai, spend day in Matsushima
Day two: Yamadera in the morning, then travel to Nikko (really wanted to do Dewa Sanzen but couldn't figure out reliable bus schedules, so scrapped it unfortunately)
Questions: I'll only be spending a few hours in Sendai, in the evening. Any can't miss places to see or eat, ideally close to the JR station? I don't drink, so not keen to just go to bars or izakayas. Live music venues or dance clubs could be fun though.
July 23-24: Nikko
No real plans for here, just to go to some of the major temples, catch up on some rest, and hike around. Any suggestions, ideally not temple-related? I know I'll be seeing a lot in Kyoto, so want to avoid temple fatigue.
July 25-28: Japanese Alps
Day one: Matsumoto (stop by castle, then bus to Norikura where I will stay at Raicho Onsen Inn) Day two: bus to Kamikochi, hike for the day Days three + four: hike around Norikura
Questions: any advice on places to hike around Norikura? I've read there are some good onsens in the area. Any recommendations for some near Norikura? I won't have a car and ideally want to use the bus as little as possible, so I can spend more time resting and enjoying the hotel).
July 29-30: Takayama and Kanazawa
No set plans for here either. Morning market in Takayama, seafood + the major tourist sites in Kanazawa. Any recommendations? I'm mainly looking to eat good food, chill, and enjoy myself.
July 31-August 5: Kyoto
Day one: Southern Higashiyama
-Fushimi Inari at break of dawn (like 4:30am, if I can manage it) -walk to Kiyomizu-dera, get there for 8am ish -Sannenzaka/Ninenzaka (ancient pedestrian road) -Kodai-ji (temple) -Kennin-ji (temple) -Ishibei Koji (lane) -Maruyama park + Shogun-zuka (observation deck) -wander Gion + Pontocho
Day two: Northern Higashiyama
-bike to Ginkaku-ji at break of dawn (but more like, 6am this time) -Philosopher’s path (connects to Ginkaku-ji) -Nanzen-ji (temple) -bike along Kamo river
**any advice for this day in particular? I know I want to see Ginkaku early in the morning, but am unsure about the rest. Should I move Philosopher's path to the day before? Replace the afternoon temples with a hike from Kurama to Kibune?
Day three: day trip to Nara
-Todai Ji Temple (get there by 7:30am) -Isuien garden and/or Yoshikien garden (which one is better?) -Kasuga Shrine + Botanical Garden-Kasugayama Primeval Forest (***looking to do a good afternoon hike here. any suggestions?) -wander Naramachi
Day four: day trip to Koya
**how doable is a solo hike along the Choishi Michi trail? I'm fit, lowkey distressed by large insects, but very drawn to type 2 fun.
Day five: Arashiyama
-taxi from station to Otagi Nenbatsu-ji, then walk down the hill stopping by whatever catches my eye on the way
-bike to Kinkaku-ji (another early start to the day) -Ryoan-ji (temple with rock garden) -Ninna-ji (temple, 10min walk away from above) -Ichijo dori Street (monster statue street)-imperial palace -downtown shopping + food + relaxing
Questions: how can I streamline my time in Kyoto, especially days two and six? Any recommendations for "hipster" cafes/places to hang out and read in the afternoon?
August 6-10: Kumano Kodo Nakahechi route
-Accommodations all booked except for one night in Koguchi! Any suggestions? I can bus back to Yunomine Onsen at the end of the day, but really want to avoid that if possible.
-Also, is it crazy that I won't be using luggage transfer? All I'll have with me is a backpack, but I suspect I'll buy more that I plan to in Kyoto and Tokyo and know it'll be very hot.
August 11-13: Osaka
-day trips to USJ + Himeji (is HImeji worth it, or should I go for Kobe or somewhere less tourist-filled instead?
-Dotonbori + street food
August 14-16: Shimanami Kaido
bike from Onomichi to Imabari over two days!
Questions: any hidden gems along the route? I've done big cycling trips before and am keen to add more km to the route. Most importantly, do you have any advice on how to get back from Imabari to Onomichi? Guidebooks mention a bus, but I haven't been able to find any timetables online..
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2023.06.10 02:29 nova0052 Seeking mechanic near Plano, TX for major overhaul on 2nd gen
Who do you trust around Plano or the DFW metro for major work on old 4Runners?
Short version: As the title says, I'm looking for a mechanic to do major work on my 93 4Runner. It needs an engine overhaul, a de-gunking of the fuel system, a few suspension parts, a good cleaning, and possibly major electrical work.
Long version: I moved to Allen, TX (near Dallas) in January this year, leaving behind my 1993 4Runner, which was supposed to be having major work done by a mechanic in Moreno Valley, CA.
For 18 months, the mechanic had given me regular updates as he replaced my brake lines, rebuilt the engine, repaired the suspension, and replaced the wiring harness, which had been melted by a careless tow truck driver when jumping the vehicle. The mechanic told me in detail about how hard it was to source quality parts, and how this or that NOS component shipped from Wichita was actually out of spec and had to be re-ordered. It took him months to fix a few tiny but stubborn leaks.
This week I found out that it was all a lie, he never completed any work, and I'm out thousands of dollars until I drag him to court. I flew back to California, documented the condition of the vehicle, served the mechanic a demand letter, and towed my truck off the property. I'm shipping it to my house in Texas and searching for a mechanic near Plano/DFW who I can trust to do the job right.
Tl;dr California mechanic kept my truck for 18 months and performed zero repairs. During that time I moved to DFW area and now that I have the truck back I need to find a new mechanic. Do you trust anyone in the area?
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2023.06.10 01:53 noeapantoja Hyatt Regency Downtown SOMA Review
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Finishing up our 4 night stay in San Francisco, we stayed at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Soma for our last 2 nights. We booked this stay with cash because the rates were fairly low. The Hyatt is only a block away from the Palace Hotel, which was the hotel that we stayed at for the first 2 nights of our stay. The Hyatt is in the Soma neighborhood and, just like the Palace Hotel, is within walking distance of public transportation. submitted by noeapantoja to hyatt [link] [comments]
TL;DR: Newly renovated hotel with great views of downtown San Francisco. It is within walking distance of public transportation and has an open Regency Club.
We booked a standard king room and used our club access award for this stay. We were upgraded upon check-in to a City View Room on the 32nd floor which we enjoyed. We found the room to be very spacious with modern decor. We liked that there were water refill stations on every floor of the hotel (and if you don’t have a water bottle to refill they provide a water vase in the room).
The hotel has a bar and a French restaurant but we didn’t visit either during our stay. The Regency Club was a little lackluster. We did enjoy that it was very nicely decorated and never busy. There were snacks like M&M’s, Trail Mix, yogurt, and soda offered throughout the day. Around dinner time they provided a small artisan pizza and cheese slices. They did offer beer and other alcoholic drinks but at a cost; I’ll post a picture of the prices of the drinks. My wife and I mainly visited the club to get M&M’s and carbonated water along with the delicious ice that they offer. They do have a food/ drink market near the elevators that we went to once, mainly because we were given a $15 voucher for the market when we checked in. Items in the market were a little overpriced but it was very convenient. My wife and I received free breakfast during our stay because we had club access. The breakfast options were fairly typical such as scrambled eggs, potatoes, a section with suits like muffins or waffles, cereals, and fruit. We found the service to be excellent.
There is a gym in the hotel and it is quite nice. It’s very spacious and has lots of new equipment such as ample cardio machines, free weights, cable machines, and a squat rack. The equipment at this gym is way better than our home gym which we loved.
Overall, we had a great stay at the Hyatt and would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a hotel in the San Francisco SOMA area.
2023.06.10 01:24 Insanitypizza "Tesla was an alien" is a new one to add to my known conspiracies list. Posted on Facebook
2023.06.10 01:22 Main_Competition9268 What’s it like living in Tahoe?!
Hi guyzz :)
I got a job in North Lake Tahoe. And seeing if it would be a good fit?
I’ve lived in the Midwest, Los Angeles, and the suburbs of Austin, TX.
Love nature and shredding 🏂
However, I’ve never lived in a small town/rural-ish area before.
I’m late 20s female. Are there a lot of people my age? I enjoyed LA, but it got to be a bit much for me in terms of the stimuli and hectic-ness.
I think I like being near a city but not necessarily in the midst of a big city.
Are there different professionals or is it mostly just ski bums and families?
Any intel about the demographic or activities to do besides ski/hiking/biking would be helpful.
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2023.06.09 23:56 LoyddSteroid Bloodhunt Launch!
Bloodhunt Launches with 3 Hunters, 6 Hunted, 4 maps and more.
Movement Speed: 4.6 Meters Per Second
Heartbeat: 24 Meters
Power: Lantern of Fear
Perks: Fear of Reality, Kill Streak and Skewered
Starter Add-ons: The Face of Fear Mask and Broken Light Bulb
Prestige 1: Kill 5 Hunted with a +25% Fear Bar
Prestige 2: Kill 10 Hunted with a +50% Fear Bar
Prestige 3: Kill 15 Hunted with a +75% Fear Bar
Full Prestige: Win 10 Matches where every Hunted is killed with a Full Fear Bar
Add-on Count: 14
Lantern of Fear
The Lantern of Fear can be used on any survivor. While using the Lantern of Fear you are slowed down to 4.3 Meters Per Second. The Hunted can be put into 4 tiers of Fear. Upon reaching a new Tier The Hunted are immune to gaining more fear for 10 seconds.
Hunted Tier 1: The World becomes Orange, making everything much hard to see
Hunted Tier 2: Hallucinations randomly appear walking. From this point onwards the Hunted slowly gain more fear whenever they aren't near any other survivor
Hunted Tier 3: A distant Heartbeat is heard
Hunted Tier 4: Every Time The Hunted see each other they will scream. A Constant Heartbeat is heard.
Interacting with a Hunted survivor who is in a lower tier of fear than you makes you slowly lose fear. The Current Fear state of any of the Hunted is not revealed to the Hunter
Fear of Reality:
The Hunter's deep connection to the ethereal realm grants him unparalleled efficiency in wielding his powers.
Increases the efficiency of all powers by 5/10/20%.
"Fear not the darkness, for it is your own sanity that shall crumble before him." - Jonathan Blackwood, before succumbing to the madness of the fog
As the Hunter weaves their way through the fog, their malevolent presence disturbs the very essence of his surroundings.
This perk activates after injuring a Hunted Survivor while in chase. All of the Hunted within 4/8/16/32 meters of The Hunted Survivor in chase is revealed. This perk has a 60/30/15 second cooldown "As the tally of his victims rises, so too does his insatiable hunger, an eternal hunger that feeds on your very essence." -Cirrus
The Hunter's arsenal of terror expands with each fateful encounter.
Gain a stack every time you injure a Hunted Survivor, up to a maximum of 5 stacks. Each stack increases your lunge by 0.25/0.5/1 meters. "In the clutches of the Scarecrow's grasp, time unravels, and reality warps into a twisted nightmare." -Cirrus
The Face of Fear Mask: Starter Add-on for the Scarecrow
The Face of Fear Mask, a haunting artifact in the possession of the Scarecrow, serves as a conduit for the embodiment of pure terror.
Upon a Hunted Survivor reaching tier 4 they become exposed for 20 seconds Exposure makes any Hunted take 2 health states when hit
Broken Light Bulb: Starter Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Broken Light Bulb serves as a chilling reminder that no sanctuary can be found within the fog's enigmatic embrace.
Upon a Hunted Survivor reaching tier 4 they cannot use their item until they leave Tier 4 "The flickering light fades, shrouding you in darkness."
Crow Reaper: Common Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Crow Reaper, a foreboding implement affixed to the Scarecrow's lantern, beckons the dark forces of the avian realm.
Increases range of Lantern of Fear by 15 meters (25 meters) "In the wake of my haunting presence, the crows gather, harbingers of your imminent demise" -The Scarecrow
Crow Caller: Common Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Crow Caller, a macabre attachment affixed to the Scarecrow's person, summons an unsettling entourage of spectral crows.
Whenever a Hunted Survivor enters tier 4 they gain a crow that screeches whenever they are within the Scarecrow's Heartbeat "Beware the call of the crows, for they herald my approach" -The Scarecrow
Lit Candle: Common Add-on for The Scarecrow
Increases movement speed when using the Lantern of Fear by 0.3 meters per second. Decreases movement speed when not using The Lantern of Fear by 0.3 meters per second. Increases all Fog Stones at the end of the round by 100%
Crow Invader: Uncommon Add-on for The Scarecrow
A macabre charm fashioned from the feathers of dark, otherworldly crows, the Crow Invader radiates an eerie energy that resonates with The Scarecrow's presence.
Upon a survivor leaving any fear state they become exposed for 20 seconds "Expose the trembling prey as they flee, and watch their hope wither in the mists." -The Fog, telling The Scarecrow his purpose
Crow Killer: Uncommon Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Crow Killer, a wicked contrivance of The Scarecrow's malevolence, embodies his desire to ensnare the Hunted Survivors within a web of terror
Reveals the aura of any Hunted Survivor in Tier 1 or higher whenever they complete a skillcheck for 3 seconds "Every act of defiance shall be met with revelation. The crows bear witness to your torment, and their caws shall herald your impending doom." -The Fog
Crow Feather: Uncommon Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Crow Feather, a sinister artifact tied to the dark powers of The Scarecrow, shrouds him in a veil of stealth and deception.
Whenever a Hunted survivor enters tier 4 you become undetectable for 25 seconds Undetectable removes the Hunter's heartbeat "Silent as the wind's whisper, I tread upon your trembling dreams." -The Scarecrow
Crow Meat: Rare Add-on for The Scarecrow
Whenever a survivor enters a new fear state they gain the Blindness effect for 30 seconds Blindness makes any aura not appear "Feast upon the crow's cursed flesh and feel the world fade to darkness. In fear's embrace, your eyes shall betray you, lost amidst the shadows of your own despair."
Crow Beak: Rare add-on for The Scarecrow
Reveals the aura of all survivors within the range of Lantern of Fear "Beneath the Scarecrow's gaze, no secret shall hide."
Moldy Crow: Very Rare Add-on for The Scarecrow
The Moldy Crow, a decaying relic steeped in The Scarecrow's dark powers, inflicts a sinister influence upon the Hunted Survivors.
Any Hunted Survivor within tier 4 becomes oblivious
Crow Bone: Very Rare Add-on for The Scarecrow
Once emerging from the Fog all Hunted Survivors start to gain fear up to tier 1. "From the first step, your souls shall be tainted with fear, forever haunted by the specter of your impending demise." -The Scarecrow
Iridescent Crow: Iridescent Add-on for The Scarecrow
A cruel "present" from the Fog itself, serves as a mocking reminder to The Scarecrow of his past life and his eternal entrapment within its grasp.
Reveals the aura of any Hunted survivor whenever they enter a new fear state for 5 seconds "Behold this Crow, a twisted jest from the Fog's cruel heart. It is formed from the very roots of the Fog, and shows that you are still a man compared to the Fog" -Cirrus
Crow Wing: Golden Add-on for The Scarecrow
Injuring a survivor who is in tier 3 or higher makes them broken until they are in tier 2 Broken means that survivor cannot heal
In the late 19th century, during the unsettling era of the Industrial Revolution, a small farming community nestled deep within the heartland of a forgotten country thrived under the care of a diligent and compassionate farmer named Jonathan Blackwood. As the crops flourished, so did the hopes and dreams of the townsfolk who relied on the bountiful harvest to sustain their humble lives.
Jonathan possessed an uncanny talent for tending to the land, seemingly blessed by nature itself. With his expertise, the fields yielded more than ever before, and the villagers marveled at the abundance of food that spilled forth from the earth. The sight of the flourishing crops enchanted the townsfolk, and their admiration for Jonathan soon transformed into something akin to worship.
However, as the seasons passed, the prosperity that once enveloped the farming community began to wane. The crops withered, livestock perished, and a sense of despair hung heavily in the air. Blighted by a mysterious blight that defied explanation, the town faced an imminent threat of famine.
Desperate to save his beloved community, Jonathan turned to the forbidden arts of the occult. Rumors whispered of his nocturnal excursions to ancient burial grounds, where he sought guidance from the spirits of the departed. Driven by his love for the people who depended on him, Jonathan was willing to do whatever it took to restore the land's fertility and safeguard their futures.
It was during one fateful moonlit night that Jonathan stumbled upon a hidden chamber within an ancient burial mound. Within its depths lay an ornate lantern, its ethereal glow pulsating with a sinister energy. Overwhelmed by a mixture of awe and trepidation, Jonathan cautiously reached out and touched the lantern, and as his fingers brushed against its surface, an unholy pact was forged.
The spirit that inhabited the lantern, a malevolent entity known as Mirage, sought vengeance for its own tragic demise centuries earlier. Empowered by the farmer's desperation, it offered Jonathan a twisted bargain. In exchange for the spirit's guidance and the restoration of the land, Jonathan would become the vessel through which the spirit would unleash its wrath upon the world.
Blinded by his desire to save his community, Jonathan accepted the wicked pact. In that moment, Mirage's essence seeped into his very being, transforming him into a grotesque amalgamation of man and spirit. The once kind-hearted farmer was reborn as The Scarecrow, a twisted figure shrouded in tattered garments and adorned with straw-stuffed limbs, his hollow eyes burning with otherworldly fury.
With the newfound powers granted by Mirage, The Scarecrow returned to his dying community. As he roamed the moonlit fields, the eerie glow of the lantern he now wielded cast long, haunting shadows across the barren landscape. The presence of The Scarecrow alone brought terror to the hearts of the townsfolk, as they realized that their beloved farmer had been irrevocably changed by dark forces.
No longer bound by the limitations of mortal flesh, The Scarecrow's malevolence manifested through the powers of the lantern. As he stalked his prey, the lantern's glow intensified, and an oppressive mist engulfed the surroundings. Within this ethereal fog, the Hunted found their senses dulled, their movements slowed, and their chances of survival diminished.
The Scarecrow reveled in the torment of his victims, deriving sadistic pleasure from their despair. The once benevolent farmer had become an embodiment of fear, a being who lurked within the mist, harvesting the souls of those unfortunate enough to cross his path. The townsfolk's worship had been replaced by fear.
Movement Speed: 4 Meters per Second
Heartbeat: 32 meters
Power: Banshee Lunge
Perks: Banshee Scream, Lust for Blood and Death Immunity
Starter Add-ons: Crystal Ball and Timid Death Poster
Prestige 1: Kill 1 survivor with Banshee Lunge
Prestige 2: Kill 2 survivors with Banshee Lunge
Prestige 3: Kill 3 survivors with Banshee Lunge
Full Prestige: Win 15 Matches where the final kill was using the Banshee lunge
Add-on Count: 12
Banshee Lunge can be charged.
Base Range: 15 meters
Charged Range: 30 meters
Hitting a survivor with Banshee Lunge will injure them for 1 health state. Banshee Lunge counts as a Special Attack. Hitting a deep wounded survivor with Banshee Lunge instantly kills them.
The Hunter's presence strikes fear into the hearts of the prey, invoking a visceral response with their deadly strikes. Upon ending the life of a survivor, the echoes of their dying breath send ripples of terror through their injured comrades.
Upon killing a survivor all injured survivors scream and reveal their auras for 3/6/12 seconds "In the wake of death, the Banshee's cry echoes, striking terror into the wounded souls. Their screams reveal their fate, a chilling reminder of the inevitable."
Lust for Blood:
The Hunter's unyielding thirst for retribution sharpens their senses, granting a keen awareness of the wounded.
Reveals the aura of any survivor being healed for 2/4/8 seconds. This perk's icon lights up while it is active "The Banshee's hunger grows with every drop of blood spilled. Her eyes keenly watch the wounded, exposing their feeble attempts to mend their broken bodies."
The Hunter's relentless pursuit of vengeance grants a formidable resilience in the face of adversity.
Upon injuring that survivor that survivor also suffers from bleed. After being stunned by any means you gain a 50% breaking speed for 10/20/40 seconds. This perk has a cooldown of 80/40/20 seconds "The Banshee cannot be deterred by mere resistance." -Cirrus
Crystal Ball: Starter Add-on for The Banshee
The Crystal Ball, a mystic artifact in the Banshee's possession, grants her a glimpse into the fate of those she strikes with her Lunge
Reveals the aura of any survivor who vaults over a window for 3 seconds after injuring a survivor with Banshee Lunge "The Crystal Ball gazes into the depths of their torment, revealing the futility of their attempts to flee"
Timid Death Poster: Starter Add-on for The Banshee
Reveals the aura of all survivors for 4 seconds whenever you kill someone with Banshee Lunge "In their fear, they are exposed, mere prey in the Banshee's unending hunt."
Screwdriver Head: Common Add-on for The Banshee
A twisted modification to the Banshee's deadly instrument, imbues her with an eerie and unsettling power.
After deep wounding a survivor with Banshee Lunge you become Undetectable for 25 seconds "The Banshee slips through the realm undetected, her wrath hidden until it is too late."
Training Sword: Common Add-on for The Banshee
Reduces range of Banshee Lunge by 8 meters. Increases maximum Lunges by 1 (2 lunges). Increases turn rate by 25% "Precision over distance, agility over reach." -Altan Khulan
Crossbow Bolt: Uncommon Add-on for The Banshee
Increases range of Banshee Lunge by 12 meters. Decreases turn rate by 25% "Yet with each strike, her steps become deliberate, her pursuit relentless, but measured." -Cirrus
Crossbow Stand: Uncommon Add-on for The Banshee
Increases speed of Banshee Lunge by 50%. Decreases range by 10 meters
Father's Katana: Rare Add-on for The Banshee
Father's Katana, a cherished relic passed down through generations
Increases lunge speed of by 25%. Increases range by 10 meters. Increases recharge time by 5 seconds "With ancestral steel in hand, the Banshee dances upon the wind. Swifter, deadlier, her reach extends to embrace the wailing souls. Yet, with each swing, the past lingers, lingering in every step."
Father's Tools: Rare Add-on for The Banshee
Decreases recharge time by 3 seconds. Decreases lunge speed by 20%
Old Crossbow: Very Rare Add-on for The Banshee
A weathered relic from a forgotten era, holds a peculiar power that instills terror within the hearts of the Survivors.
All survivors within 16 meters of your lunge will scream
Charred Skin: Very Rare Add-on for The Banshee
Gain the ability to break pallets and doors with Banshee Lunge. After breaking a pallet or door with Banshee Lunge you get 50% faster break speeds for 30 seconds
Iridescent Tuft of Hair: Iridescent Add-on for The Banshee
This Tuft Hair is a peculiar adornment that appears to mock the Banshee's spectral nature. This whimsical accessory, shimmering with an iridescent glow, serves as a playful reminder that even in the realm of the Fog, levity can find its way amidst the darkness. It offers no tangible benefits, but its presence is a whimsical tribute to the ethereal entity that strikes fear into the hearts of Survivors.
After killing a survivor with Banshee Lunge all other survivors are revealed for 8 seconds "With a mischievous glimmer, this Tuft Hair dances upon the Banshee's spectral visage. A playful nod to the absurdity of their existence, it brings levity to the shadows that consume the realm."
Bloody Kunai: Golden Add-on for The Banshee
Increases range by 10 meters while in chase. Decreases range by 10 meters when not in chase
In the tumultuous era of the Mongolian War, amidst the chaos and bloodshed, there existed a woman named Altan Khulan. She was a humble civilian, a mere bystander caught in the crossfire of warring factions. The clash of swords and thunderous hooves reverberated through the land, leaving destruction in their wake. Altan's life was forever changed when she became an unwitting pawn, kidnapped by a ruthless faction as leverage in their political machinations.
Altan Khulan was torn from her family, her fate sealed as she became a captive in the midst of the war. The ruthless faction saw her as a means to exert control, a bargaining chip to manipulate their enemies. Her spirit shattered by the cruelty of her captors, Altan yearned for freedom and the reunion with her loved ones, but the fog of war veiled her hopes in darkness.
Days turned into nights, and nights into weeks, as Altan's captivity persisted. In the depths of her despair, she discovered a sliver of solace in the haunting whispers of the wind. In the darkest moments, a mysterious force resonated within her, resonating with her anguish and offering an opportunity for vengeance and release.
With each passing day, Altan's resolve hardened, transforming her from a vulnerable captive into a woman fueled by an unquenchable fury. In the depths of her despair, a dormant power awakened within her, granting her the mantle of the Banshee, a harbinger of woe and retribution.
Empowered by the spirit of vengeance, Altan embraced her newfound abilities and cast aside her former name. She became the Banshee, a spectral embodiment of her rage and sorrow. No longer bound by the mortal coil, she could traverse the ethereal plane and wield her spirit as a weapon, piercing the hearts of those who dared to stand in her way.
In a fateful turn of events, the Banshee found herself consumed by the fog. The Entity, an enigmatic force that presides over the realm of Bloodhunt, claimed her as one of its own. The fog embraced her, merging her essence with its own, forever entwining her destiny with the eternal hunt.
Now, the Banshee roams the fog-laden landscapes, a vengeful specter driven by her insatiable thirst for retribution. She emerges from the shadows, her chilling cry echoing through the realm, striking terror into the hearts of the Hunted Survivors. With each Banshee Lunge, she leaves a trail of devastation in her wake, a reminder of the horrors she endured and the price she paid to become one with the fog.
As the Banshee, Altan Khulan transcends her mortal origins and embodies the wrath and sorrow that have consumed her. She serves as a reminder that even the most vulnerable can rise to become an unstoppable force in the face of unspeakable atrocities. The Mongolian War may have stolen her name, but it also forged her into a fearsome entity, forever known as the Banshee, forever destined to haunt the Fog.
Movement Speed: 4.5 Meters per Second
Heartbeat: 24 meters
Power: Hunting Season
Perks: The Prowl, Stay out and Proper Hunting
Starter Add-ons: Worn Machete and Worn Axe Head
Prestige 1: Kill 1 survivor who gets Trapped at least once
Prestige 2: Kill 1 survivor by an Arrow
Prestige 3: Kill 1 survivor by the saw
Full Prestige: Win 15 rounds where every survivor is trapped at least once
Upon Emerging through the fog boxes appear throughout the map. Inside the map The Prowler can choose between 3 different powers
- He can choose The Bow and Arrow, which takes 6 shots to kill a survivor. The 6th shot will always instantly kill the survivor. While charging an arrow his movement speed is slowed to 4.2 Meters per Second
- He can choose The Traps, which can be placed, up to 4 can be placed at a time. They can be placed and moved at any given time. Stepping into a trap will make the survivor bleed.
- He can choose The Saw, which can be charged and will injure the survivor for 2 health states and make the survivor bleed. Hitting a deep wounded survivor instantly kills them. While charging the saw his movement speed is slowed to 4 meters per second. Upon activating it you gain a short burst of speed for 3 seconds, and then the saw overheats for 10 seconds
Any time you would normally down a survivor you now instantly kill them. This perk has a cooldown of 80/40/20 seconds "With a silent and deadly presence, the Prowler's malevolence materializes in an instant. The Fog trembles as his prey falls lifeless, their existence snuffed out in a single decisive strike."
Whenever you injure a survivor they also bleed. Whenever that survivor is healing their bleed they are revealed. Upon finishing the heal they are revealed for 2/4/8 seconds "The Prowler's sadistic artistry leaves a mark that cannot be concealed."
Any Hunters power now inflicts bleeding if the power can injure them. This bleed has a 60/30/15 second longer time to bleed out. "The Prowler's art of hunting transcends the physical realm."
Worn Machete: Starter Add-on for The Prowler
Reveals the aura of any survivor who steps into a trap, gets hit with an arrow and gets hit with the saw for 6 seconds "Its edge, worn but sharp, brings forth the revelations of survival's fleeting moments."
Worn Axe Head: Starter Add-on for The Prowler
Reveals the aura of any survivor who disarms a trap, dodges an arrow, or dodges the saw for 6 seconds "The Worn Axe Head, a testament to the Prowler's relentless pursuit"
Charred Machete: Common Add-on for The Prowler
Increases charge speed of The Bow and Arrow by 25%. Decreases charge speed of The Saw by 25%
Charred Axe Head: Common Add-on for The Prowler
Increases charge speed of The Saw by 25%. Decreases charge speed of The Bow and Arrow by 25% "The Charred Axe Head, a symbol of relentless torment, delivers the scorching kiss of everlasting agony. Its fiery embrace consumes hope, leaving only the ashes of despair." -Cirrus
Original Machete: Uncommon Add-on for The Prowler
Start the Round with The Beartraps equipped. Increases setting speed by 25% "Its blade carries the echoes of a thousand hunts, resolute in its duty to deliver the final blow."
Original Axe Head: Uncommon Add-on for The Prowler
Start the round with The Saw equipped. Increases saw charge speed by 5% "Through the ages, it remains an emblem of the Prowler's unquenchable resolve."
Original Bow and Arrow: Uncommon Add-on for The Prowler
Start the round with The Bow and Arrow equipped. Increases Bow Charge speed by 20%
Golden Axe Head: Rare Add-on for The Prowler
Increases charge speed of The Saw and The Bow and Arrow by 25%.
Prized Bow and Arrow: Rare Add-on for The Prowler
Decreases maximum arrows required to kill by 1.
Sharpened Arrow: Very Rare Add-on for The Prowler
The Sharpened Arrow, a haunting reminder of past encounters, is the very same arrow that pierced the flesh of Ethan during a fateful encounter.
Decreases maximum arrows required to kill by 1. Increases charge time by 1
Bloody Hockey Mask: Very Rare Add-on for The Prowler
Its macabre visage, marked with the scars of their encounter, instills fear and despair in those who catch a glimpse of its chilling countenance.
Survivors no longer bleed when hit with the saw. Increases saw charge speed by 30%
Broken Book Bag: Very Rare Add-on for The Prowler
Survivors who escape from the bear trap suffer from a broken bone. Broken Bones make the survivor 1% slower, and make all healing progress lost after 20 seconds without healing
Iridescent Axe Head: Iridescent Add-on for The Prowler
Glinting with a malicious radiance, this axe head seeks to taunt the hunter, dredging up memories of a life filled with hardship and isolation.
Progress between The Saw and Bow and Arrow carries over.
- 4 or more arrows inside a survivor can now allow the saw to kill the survivor
- 1 saw hit can now allow 1 arrow to kill the survivor
- Beartraps who trap deep wounded survivors now instantly kill that survivor
Chipped Machete: Golden Add-on for The Prowler
The Following effects are applied to any survivor who steps into a trap:
- The survivor gains the blindness effect for 30 seconds
- The survivor gains a broken bone
- The survivor becomes exposed for 30 seconds
And the Prowler becomes undetectable for 30 seconds Broken Bones make the survivor 1% slower, and make all healing progress lost after 20 seconds without healing, Undetectable removes the Hunter's heartbeat, Exposure makes any Hunted take 2 health states when hit, Blindness makes any aura not appear
The Prowler, a relentless and sinister hunter in the fog, once roamed the mountain resort with malicious intent. This man, whose identity remains shrouded in darkness, made the resort his hunting ground, preying upon unsuspecting victims with his deadly arsenal of a bow and arrow, traps, and a saw. His twisted desires drove him to kidnap and torment those unfortunate enough to cross his path.
One fateful day, a group of young adults arrived at the mountain resort, seeking a memorable getaway. Little did they know, their presence would become a horrifying chapter in the Prowler's dark tale. Among them were Kris, Kayley, Olivia, Kyler, Jamison, Ethan, Emma, Kara, and Anthony, each unaware of the imminent danger that awaited them.
Tragedy struck swiftly and mercilessly. Kris, a young woman full of life, tragically lost her footing and met a grim fate as her neck snapped upon impact. Kayley, another unsuspecting victim, bled out, her life force draining away. Jamison, overcome by a series of treacherous traps, met a gruesome end as his head was ensnared within their clutches. Ethan, wounded by an arrow piercing his shoulder, faced a brutal demise with his neck swiftly snapped. Emma, consumed by the unforgiving snow, was buried and suffocated beneath its icy grasp. Kara, too, fell victim to the Prowler's relentless pursuit, succumbing to a blood-soaked demise.
Yet, amidst the horrors that unfolded, three survivors emerged—Olivia, Anthony, and Kyler. In their desperate bid for survival, they managed to wound the Prowler, albeit only slightly. But in a cruel twist of fate, Anthony suffered a grievous loss, his three fingers severed in the struggle against the sadistic hunter. As they reported their harrowing ordeal to the authorities, the police were led to the mountain resort, only to discover an eerie absence. The Prowler, consumed by the ominous fog that enshrouded the realm, had vanished without a trace.
Now forever lost within the fog, the Prowler roams the twisted realm of Bloodhunt, his insatiable hunger for victims driving him to relentlessly pursue those who dare to enter his domain. The echoes of his past atrocities continue to reverberate through the mountains, serving as a haunting reminder of the terror he once inflicted upon unsuspecting souls. Olivia, Anthony, and Kyler, forever marked by their encounters with the Prowler, find themselves forever changed by their near-death experience, haunted by the nightmares that unfolded on that fateful day.
As the survivors venture into the fog-ridden realm, they must face the eternal darkness that now encompasses the Prowler. The hunt has begun anew, and their only hope for escape lies in outsmarting and evading the remorseless predator that lurks within.
Perks: Backstab, Quick and Easy and Tenacious Detective
Prestige 1: Backstab the Hunter once using the perk Backstab
Prestige 2: Successfully get out of Chase using the perk Quick and Easy
Prestige 3: Successfully evade chase using the perk Tenacious Detective
Full Prestige: Survive 10 rounds as John Carlson
The Flashlight allows you to see easily in dark areas where the generators aren't finished. (No the flashlight can't blind someone)
A Cunning detective knows that striking when least expected can be the key to survival
After recovering 100/50/25% while downed you get a hard skillcheck when the hunter picks you up. Successfully hitting this skillcheck drops you from the hunter's hands "The Hunter becomes the Hunted. Just when they think they've got me, I strike back with a vengeance." -John Carlson
Quick and Easy:
This perk activates after vaulting while injured. Your grunts of pain are silenced and your blood pools are softened. This perk stays activated for 3/6/12 seconds "In this deadly dance, every second counts. I glide through obstacles unseen, my steps a whisper in the night." -John Carlson
The Detective's investigative instincts persist even in the fog, granting him unparalleled awareness of his surroundings.
This perk activates after emerging through the fog. All Hunter Objects are revealed to you for 2/4/8 seconds. This perk also activates every time a generator is completed. The Killer is revealed for 2/4/8 seconds whenever a generator is completed. "I see through their tricks, their devices. Every step we take, I unravel their dark design." -John Carlson
Old Battery: Common Add-on for John Carlson
This worn-out battery holds sentimental value for John, as it harkens back to his early days as a detective.
Increases battery life by 1 second
Battery: Uncommon Add-on for John Carlson
Increases battery life by 2 seconds
Reinforced Battery: Rare Add-on for John Carlson
It was a crucial tool that sustained him through long nights and perilous encounters, granting him the strength to persevere against all odds.
Increases battery life by 3 seconds "I can withstand the storm." -John Carlson
Cracked Lenses: Very Rare Add-on for John Carlson
These cracked lenses were once an essential part of John's detective gear, aiding him in observing details and spotting hidden clues. However, during a fateful encounter with one of his most elusive suspects, the lenses shattered, a physical representation of the shattered trust and fractured reality that followed.
Increases distance of the flashlight by 4 meters "Stop Him!"
Iridescent Grip: Iridescent Add-on for John Carlson
Crafted by the fog itself, it serves as a mocking symbol, highlighting the futility of trying to maintain control or unravel the mysteries that lie within. It is a stark reminder that within this twisted domain, the fog reigns supreme, and no investigation can prevail against its relentless grasp.
Allows you to blind the killer when aiming at their eyes. Blinding takes 5 seconds. Blinding lasts for 5 seconds. Decreases battery life by 1 seconds "It Fucking Mocks me! The Fog Fucking Mocks Us! There is no escaping! There is no nothing!" -John Carlson
Scratched Battery: Golden Add-on for John Carlson
A battery that never seems to die out when you need it to be alive.
Grants infinite life. The Flashlight will die whenever the last generator is completed.
In the shadows of the 1970s, when crime and corruption permeated the streets, John Carlson emerged as a seasoned detective with a reputation for his tenacity and resourcefulness. Born and raised in a city plagued by lawlessness, John had a front-row seat to the injustices that unfolded daily. Determined to restore order and bring criminals to justice, he dedicated himself to his work, earning the respect of both his colleagues and the community he served.
John possessed an uncanny ability to uncover the truth, seeing beyond the façade and deciphering the intricate web of lies spun by criminals. His sharp mind and keen instincts made him a formidable adversary to those who sought to evade justice. However, as John delved deeper into the dark underbelly of the city, he unwittingly stumbled upon a secret society that thrived in the shadows—a clandestine organization known as Fog Whisperers.
Fueled by greed and power, Fog Whisperers operated with impunity, pulling the strings behind the scenes, orchestrating crime waves and manipulating key figures within the city. They saw John as a threat, a disruptor who posed a risk to their carefully constructed empire. In a calculated move to eliminate him, they devised a sinister plan.
One fateful night, as John tirelessly pursued a high-profile case, he received an anonymous tip leading him to an abandoned warehouse on the outskirts of the city. Unbeknownst to him, the tip was a carefully orchestrated trap. As he ventured deeper into the derelict building, he found himself ambushed by a group of masked assailants, agents of the Fog.
A vicious struggle ensued, but John was outnumbered and overwhelmed. Despite his valiant efforts, he was overpowered, beaten within an inch of his life. The assailants, believing they had dealt the detective a fatal blow, left him for dead, disappearing into the night.
However, fate had other plans for John. As his lifeblood seeped from his battered body, he was enveloped by an otherworldly mist, a manifestation of the very darkness he had fought against. In his darkest hour, the fog claimed him, granting him an unexpected second chance at life—but forever tethered to the fog and its twisted realm.
Now one with the fog, John emerged as a hunted survivor, trapped within the nightmarish trials orchestrated by the Fog. His skills as a detective proved invaluable in his quest for survival, enabling him to outsmart and evade the relentless hunters that pursued him. Yet, the line between self-preservation and selflessness became blurred for John. His desire to survive often clashed with his moral compass, as he would not hesitate to use his companions as distractions, ensuring his own escape.
While seen by some as a helpful survivor, John's reputation was marred by his self-serving tendencies. With every trial, he walked a precarious tightrope, balancing survival and the instinct to alert the hunter for his own benefit. His conflicted nature, a blend of resourcefulness and self-interest, painted him as a complex figure among the survivors, one whose actions could be both admired and criticized.
As John ventured deeper into the trials, he was haunted by the shadows of his past, the echoes of the crime-ridden city he had once fought to protect. In the fog's merciless embrace, he sought redemption, an opportunity to atone for the compromises he had made. The path ahead was treacherous, but John Carlson, the detective of old, remained determined to survive, to unravel the mysteries of the fog, and perhaps, find a way to free himself from its unforgiving grasp.
Perks: Shattered Mirror, Fine Fettle and The Doctor in The Room
Prestige 1: Avoid the Hunter's hit by any means using Shattered Mirror
Prestige 2: Get Injured and heal yourself using the perk Fine Fettle
Prestige 3: Heal 2 other Hunted in 1 round using The Doctor in the Room
Full Prestige: Heal 20 other Hunted as Amy Light
Gain the ability to heal yourself, and you can now heal any other hunted 25% faster. The Medkit has a total of 5 heals before you run out of heals. This counts self heals.
Reveals the aura of the killer whenever they use their power for 1/2/4 seconds "I turn their tactics against them." -Amy Light
Increases the speed you are healed by 10/20/40% "Years of medical training have bestowed upon me the gift of swift recovery." -Amy Light
The Doctor in the Room:
Increases the speed at which you can heal by 10/20/40% "Within my presence, the wounded find respite. With deftness and care, I restore vigor to their weary bodies. As my hands move, auras reveal the path to healing, uniting us in our shared journey towards survival." -Amy Light
Plum Bandages: Common Add-on for Amy Light
Increases the speed at which you can heal by 10%.
Adrenaline Vial: Uncommon Add-on for Amy Light
After breaking from a heal the survivor getting healed gets a 5% boost for 10 seconds
Band-Aids: Rare Add-on for Amy Light
Increases boost from hitting skillchecks by 15%
Doctor Gloves: Very Rare Add-on for Amy Light
Increases boost from hitting skillchecks by 30%
Iridescent Vial: Iridescent Add-on for Amy Light
Gain the ability to instantly heal a survivor at any time. Cannot be used on yourself
Doctor's Notes Golden Add-on for Amy Light
No longer experience skillchecks while healing. The Medkit heals 50% faster than normal. 2 less heals.
Amy Light, a beacon of compassion and healing, was born into a world still reeling from the aftermath of World War II. In the wake of the devastating conflict, she emerged as a symbol of hope, dedicating her life to the noble pursuit of medicine. Amy possessed an unwavering commitment to her patients, driven by a deep sense of empathy that compelled her to alleviate suffering and restore lives shattered by the horrors of war. As a doctor, Amy witnessed firsthand the physical and emotional scars etched upon the survivors and soldiers who sought solace in her care. Her days were filled with tireless efforts to mend broken bodies and fragile spirits, tending to wounds that ran deeper than mere flesh. Despite the ravages of war, she remained steadfast in her belief that even amidst the darkest of times, a glimmer of light could be found. However, fate had a twisted plan in store for Amy. One fateful night, while attending to a patient haunted by the memories of battle, an unnatural occurrence unfolded within the walls of the hospital. The fabric of reality ripped apart, and the darkness of the Fog began to seep into her world. Chaos ensued as the hospital transformed into a nightmarish reflection of its former self, with the Fog's influence warping the very essence of its occupants. Amidst the chaos, Amy found herself trapped within the fog, torn away from the life she once knew. Stripped of her medical tools and stripped of her purpose, she was forced to navigate a realm where survival became paramount. Despite the fear and confusion that surrounded her, Amy's altruistic nature remained unyielding, and she became a guiding light for her fellow survivors. Within the trials, Amy became known for her selflessness and unwavering support for her companions. She would risk her own safety to tend to the wounded, offering solace and healing amidst the relentless pursuit of the Hunters. Her presence served as a source of comfort, as survivors found solace in her compassionate spirit, drawing strength from her unwavering commitment to their well-being. However, even the brightest lights can cast shadows, and Amy carried her own burden of survivor's guilt. Haunted by the faces of those she couldn't save, she yearned for redemption, seeking solace within the trials. Every survivor she aided, every life she mended, served as a testament to her unyielding resolve and her determination to rise above the darkness that threatened to consume them all. Though trapped within the fog, Amy remained a beacon of hope, reminding her fellow survivors that compassion and kindness could endure even in the most desolate of landscapes. In the face of unimaginable horrors, she stood as a testament to the resilience of the human spirit, a reminder that even within the darkest corners, the light of altruism could prevail.
Item: Hockey Stick
Perks: Ice Skates, True Fighter and Team Captain
Prestige 1: Successfully escape chase using the perk Ice Skates
Prestige 2: Successfully escape the Hunter's grasp using the perk True Fighter
Prestige 3: Complete 1 generator and heal 1 survivor using the perk Team Captain
Full Prestige: Stun the Hunter 30 times as Kris Hackley
While within 2 meters of the Hunter you can hit the Hunter with you hockey stick for a 2 second stun
After stunning the killer by any means gain the haste effect for 3 seconds. After this haste ends you gain the exhausted effect for 100/50/25 seconds. Haste doubles you speed. Exhausted makes you 5% slower and you cannot experience haste while it is active. "With every daring move, I carve my path to freedom." -Kris Hackley
Increases your wiggle speed by 5/10/20%. Increases your wiggle sway by 15/30/60% "You may think you've caught me, but I refuse to be a captive in your twisted game " -Kris Hackley
Kris's natural leadership qualities shine through, even in the face of overwhelming darkness.
Increases your action speed by 3/6/12% when not within 8 meters of any of the other hunted. Increases the action speed of any of the hunted within 8 meters of you by 3/6/12%. "Together, we are stronger. With unity and coordination, we can overcome any obstacle that lies before us. Trust in each other, and we shall prevail." -Kris Hackley
Goalie Gloves: Common Add-on for Kris Hackley
Increases swing speed by 0.5%
Hockey Putt: Uncommon Add-on for Kris Hackley
Increases swing speed by 1%
Back Breaker: Rare Add-on for Kris Hackley
Increases swing speed by 2%. Stunning the Hunter inflicts blindness for 20 seconds
Empty handed: Very Rare Add-on for Kris Hackley
Gain a haste effect for 2 seconds after stunning the Hunter. Cannot be used while exhausted.
Iridescent Hockey Wrap: Iridescent Add-on for Kris Hackley
Increases swing speed by 10%
Professional Hockey Stick: Golden Add-on for Kris Hackley
Allows you to hit the Hunter twice before the stick breaks
Kris Hackley had always been the embodiment of determination and leadership. As the captain of her local hockey team, she commanded respect and pushed her teammates to their limits. Yet, beneath her strong exterior, Kris harbored a simmering discontent towards those she perceived as unworthy or unfamiliar. It was this disdain that brought her to the fateful trip to the mountain, seeking an escape from the confines of her team and the pressure of her responsibilities. The day started with a hockey game, where Kris once again led her team to victory. But instead of relishing in the triumph, she found herself growing increasingly irritated with her teammates' shortcomings and mistakes. Seeking solace from the persistent frustration, Kris agreed to join her friends—Emma, Ethan, Anthony, Kyler, Kara, and her siblings Jamison and Kayley—for a weekend getaway in the serene mountain retreat. However, tensions began to rise as Anthony introduced a newcomer to the group—Olivia. Kris immediately resented the intrusion, perceiving Olivia as an unwelcome disruption to their tightly-knit circle. Her feelings of superiority and territoriality cast a shadow over the trip, as Kris became increasingly distant and hostile towards Olivia. As the group ventured further into the secluded mountain, their bonds began to strain under the weight of Kris's disdain. Unbeknownst to them, the dark presence of the fog had already begun to weave its way into their lives. It sensed Kris's isolation and resentment, drawing her closer to its clutches. Tragedy struck when Kris, consumed by her own emotions, failed to extend a helping hand to those in need. As they engaged in risky activities, disaster struck one by one. Kris watched in horror as Emma, Ethan, and Anthony succumbed to their fates—severing the already fragile bonds of friendship. Jamison and Kayley, her own siblings, suffered the consequences of her indifference. Overwhelmed with guilt and remorse, Kris found herself separated from the remaining survivors—Olivia and Kyler. Alone in the unforgiving mountain terrain, the fog began to envelop her, offering a haunting embrace that echoed her internal turmoil. In that moment, Kris's fate intertwined with the fog, becoming one with its ethereal realm. Now, as a Hunted survivor, Kris roams the trials, forever trapped within the fog's grasp. Her once fierce determination transformed into a relentless struggle for survival, and her perceived superiority challenged by the enigmatic horrors that lurk in the shadows. The lessons learned from her past failures now guide her, as she navigates the trials with a newfound sense of humility and empathy. Though the memory of her selfishness lingers, Kris's journey through the fog offers her a chance at redemption. She seeks to overcome her former limitations and forge new bonds, recognizing that unity and selflessness are the keys to survival in this twisted fog.
Perks: Survivor!, Grand Refresh and Reap what you Sow
Prestige 1: Successfully survive one trial using the perk Survivor!
Prestige 2: Successfully take 2 hits for an injured survivor using the perk Grand Refresh
Prestige 3: Successfully stun the Hunter twice while using the perk Reap what You Sow
Full Prestige: Successfully escape 10 times as Kyler Hal
Glasses can be equipped or unequipped at any time. While equipped all of the fog is removed, however if you are hit while they are on you break the glasses.
This perk can be activated at any time while injured. You become broken for 80/40/20 seconds. During this time you suffer from blindness and oblivious. You also make no grunts of pain. Once this time is up you become healthy once more. This perk applies exhausted for 60/30/15 seconds. Exhausted makes you 5% slower and you cannot experience haste while it is active, Blindness makes any aura not appear, Oblivious makes it so the heartbeat constantly seems further than it is, Broken makes it so the survivor cannot be healed. "Surviving isn't just about avoiding death. It's about embracing the risks and emerging stronger." -Kyler Hal
Gain a stack for every protection hit you take for a survivor. Every stack decreases your grunts of pain volume by 10%. Gain a maximum of 6 stacks. "In the face of danger, I'll stand as your shield."
Reap What You Sow:
Gain a stack for every time you stun the Hunter with a pallet or door. Each stack can be used whenever you hit a skillcheck on a generator. That generator will gain 5% of its current progress added onto the generator. That generator gets revealed to the Hunter. All stacks are lost upon being downed "Every action has consequences. Let's make sure they favor us." -Kyler Hal
Metal Lining: Common Add-on for Kyler Hal
Increases the speed you put on your glasses by 1 second "Every second counts when darkness looms. I won't let it cloud my vision." -Kyler Hal
New Lenses: Uncommon Add-on for Kyler Hal
These lenses have advanced optics that brighten his surroundings, allowing him to see with greater clarity even in the darkest of environments
While the glasses are active everything becomes 25% lighter "With a clearer view, I can navigate the shadows with confidence." -Kyler Hal
Bloody Glasses: Rare Add-on for Kyler Hal
Being hit while the glasses aren't active breaks them. Being hit while they are active does not break them
Blue Glasses: Very Rare Add-on for Kyler Hal
Reveals the killer in blue while looking in their direction
Iridescent Lenses: Iridescent Add-on for Kyler Hal
These unique lenses, infused with the essence of the fog, grant Kyler an extraordinary vision that transcends the boundaries of the physical world.
Removes the fog and darkness while active. Your vision becomes red while active. "Through these lenses, I see a twisted reflection of my fate."
Golden Glasses: Golden Add-on for Kyler Hal
Increases the fog for the killer while in chase with you AND the glasses are active
Kyler Hal was a free-spirited adventurer, always seeking thrill and excitement in life. In the vibrant era of the 1970s, he yearned for experiences that would test the limits of his courage and fill his life with unforgettable memories. It was during this time that he found himself drawn to a mountain resort nestled in the picturesque Colorado landscape—an idyllic setting for the adventures he sought. Accompanied by his friends—Emma, Ethan, Olivia, Kris, Kayley, Jamison, Kara, and Anthony—they embarked on a journey filled with laughter and camaraderie. The mountain resort promised an escape from the constraints of the mundane world, offering a playground for their youthful spirits. Little did they know that their escapade would lead them to the unforgiving clutches of the fog. As they explored the resort's scenic trails and indulged in adrenaline-fueled activities, Kyler reveled in the freedom of the mountains. The majestic peaks seemed to call to him, urging him to push his boundaries even further. However, their joyous excursion took a dark turn when an ominous presence loomed over their group, watching their every move. Tragedy struck swiftly, as Emma, Ethan, Kris, Jamison, and Kara fell victim to the unknown malevolence that pervaded the mountain. Their lives were cut short, leaving Kyler, Olivia, and Anthony as the sole survivors of the harrowing ordeal. The weight of loss and survival weighed heavily upon Kyler's shoulders, his carefree spirit burdened by guilt and grief. It was on their journey back to civilization that the fog made its insidious move. Trapped in a dense mist that seemed to devour the world around them, Kyler found himself separated from his companions. Panic and confusion washed over him as he desperately searched for an escape, but the fog had claimed him, pulling him deeper into its eerie realm. Now condemned to wander the trials as one of the Hunted, Kyler fights to preserve the memories of his lost friends and find solace in their spirits. The fog taunts him, a constant reminder of the past he cannot change and the choices that led him to this haunting existence. His once carefree nature has morphed into a resilient determination, fueled by the desire to honor the memories of his fallen comrades and seek a way back to the world he once knew. In the trials of the Fog, Kyler's courage is put to the test, his survival dependent on his ability to adapt, cooperate, and outmaneuver the relentless Hunter. Through the fog's relentless challenges, Kyler seeks redemption, not just for himself but for the friends he lost on that fateful mountain journey. As he navigates the trials, he discovers that true strength lies not only in physical prowess but also in the bonds forged with his fellow survivors, united in their shared struggle against the encroaching darkness.
Perks: First Serve, Hate The Sinner and Panic Headed
Prestige 1: Finish 1 generator using the Perk First Serve
Prestige 2: Finish 1 Generator using the Perk Hate The Sinner
Prestige 3: Finish 1 Generator while injured using the Perk Panic Headed
Full Prestige: Finish 30 Generators as Anthony Kael
Can be used while working on a generator. While using it it you complete generators 25% faster, however getting off of generators is much slower.
What some may see as old scrap you see as good machinery
This perk activates after touching a generator with no progress. Gain a 25% boost on that generator until one of the following happens: You leave the generator, you are hit or you fail a skillcheck. This perk has a 60/30/15 second cooldown "When the sparks fly, and the machines come alive, it's my chance to make a difference." -Anthony Kael
Hate The Sinner:
This perk activates for 15/30/60 seconds after being injured. Gain a 15% boost on fixing generators during this time. This boost is increased to 30% if you are deep wounded "There's a fire inside me, a relentless drive to fix what's broken and reclaim our chance at survival." -Anthony Kael
Unlike most, you don't scream from Injuries. You take the pain and laugh in the face of death
Gain a 3/6/12% boost to all actions while injured "When the world spins in chaos, my mind clears. Panic fuels my every move, heightening my senses and sharpening my focus" -Anthony Kael
Spanner Wrench: Common Add-on for Anthony Kael
Increases speed by 2%
Measuring tape: Uncommon Add-on for Anthony Kael
Increases speed at which you put the toolbox away by 15%
Metal Mallet: Rare Add-on for Anthony Kael
Increases boost from skillchecks by 5%
Screwdriver: Very Rare Add-on for Anthony Kael
Increases boost from skillchecks by 10%
Iridescent Screwdriver: Iridescent Add-on for Anthony Kael
Increases boost from skillchecks by 20%. Toolbox now deactivates whenever the first generator is completed
Golden Wrench: Golden Add-on for Anthony Kael
Gain the ability to sabotage Traps. Decreases boost from skillchecks by 2%
Born with an innate talent for tinkering and fixing things, Anthony spent his days as a dedicated technician, ensuring that machinery and devices functioned flawlessly. However, his life took an unexpected turn when he embarked on a fateful trip to a serene mountain resort with his friends, unaware of the horrors that awaited them. As Anthony and his group of friends arrived at the picturesque resort, tensions ran high. Despite the warnings, Anthony insisted on bringing Olivia, a newcomer who was not well-received by the others. Little did they know that their collective actions would lead them down a path of darkness and despair. Tragedy befell the group one by one, as the mountain became a hunting ground for an insidious force. Ethan, struck by an arrow, met a grisly fate with a snapped neck. Emma, entangled in the gnarled bark, was mercilessly slammed into the snow until life left her body. Kris, the team captain, met a fatal end when she plummeted from the treacherous mountainside, her neck snapping upon impact. Kayley, left to bleed out on a meathook, succumbed to her injuries. Jamison's ill-fated encounter with a bear trap sealed his fate, leaving him lifeless. Kara, too, fell victim to a cruel trap, bleeding out as her final moments slipped away. Amidst the bloodshed and loss, Anthony, Kyler, and Olivia found themselves as the sole survivors. They navigated the treacherous terrain, their bond forged in the crucible of survival. However, their resilience would be tested further as they encountered the enigmatic force that lurked within the fog. As Anthony faced the horrors unfolding around him, his resourcefulness and technical prowess became his greatest assets. Cirrus, drawn to his unwavering determination and problem-solving skills, claimed Anthony as its own, entwining his fate with the merciless trials that awaited him in the fog. Haunted by the memories of his fallen friends, Anthony now roams the fog, driven by a relentless need to uncover the mysteries of his tragic past and outwit the forces that seek to consume him. With his technical expertise and a determination that knows no bounds, he fights for survival, ready to uncover the truth behind the malevolent presence that binds them all. Kara Scaler:
Perks: Back Track, The Queen and Sixth Sense
Prestige 1: Successfully escape from Chase using the perk Back Track
Prestige 2: Successfully escape with at least 1 other Hunted using the perk The Queen
Prestige 3: Successfully hide from the Hunter using the perk Sixth Sense
Full Prestige: Escape 10 chases as Kara Scaler
You run 1% faster than all other survivors. Your footsteps are silent.
After vaulting through a window your grunts of pain and pools of blood are removed for 2/4/8 seconds. Once this time ends your pools of blood backtrack the the vault location. "In this tangled game of survival, every moment counts. I leave no traces behind, vanishing into the shadows. They'll never know where I truly tread." -Kara Scaler
Reveals your aura to all survivors. While injured all survivors gain a 5/10/20% boost to healing. All of the Hunted who escape gain a 100% boost in experience "The Queen commands, and her will is absolute. Together, we rise above the pain and despair." -Kara Scaler
Reveals the aura of the Hunter for 3/6/12 seconds when you hear their heartbeat. While within the heartbeat of the hunter gain a 3/6/12% boost to all actions
Increases movement speed by 0.5%
Steel Toe Boots:
Increases movement speed by 5%. Removes the silent footstep effect
Increases vaulting speed by 5%. Removes the silent footstep effect
Removes the silent footstep effect. Increases speed after being hit by 10%
Increases movement speed by 3%. This stacks while Deep wounded.
Removes the silent footstep effect. Increases movement speed by 2%. Increases vaulting speed by 3%. Increases wiggle sway by 20%
A striking figure with an air of independence and a disquieting aura, Kara possessed a longing for control and an unspoken desire for affection that ultimately drove her down a treacherous road. Intrigued by the allure of the Hackley mountain resort, Kara insisted on gathering a group of friends for an adventure. Among them were the determined Kris, the gentle Kayley, the steadfast Kyler, the empathetic Anthony, and the spirited duo of Ethan and Emma. Despite her reservations, Anthony chose to invite his friend Olivia, much to Kara's discontent. Her desire to maintain a close-knit circle was fueled by an underlying fear of losing control. Within the group, Kara clashed with Kris, a natural leader whose presence threatened Kara's own desire for dominance. She held an unspoken disdain for Kayley, who had a deep connection with Jamison, Kara's secret love interest. The weight of unrequited affection burdened her heart, and only Anthony, her confidant, shared her pain and understood her longing. As they ventured into the heart of the mountain resort, the group encountered unspeakable horrors. Emma's tragic demise shattered Kara's world, traumatizing her to the core. The harrowing scene would forever haunt her memories, igniting a primal fear and unraveling the fragile threads of her composure. In the midst of chaos, Kara's selfishness and desperation propelled her into the forest, seeking refuge from the horrors that unfolded. But fate had other plans in store. Trapped by a vicious bear trap, Kara cried out for help, her screams echoing through the night. Hours passed, each moment a torment as she wrestled with pain, fear, and regret. As the agonizing hours slipped away, Kara's desperate pleas were answered by an unexpected force. The fog, sensing her turmoil and her broken spirit, reached out to claim her as its own. It enveloped her in its ethereal embrace, forever sealing her fate within its enigmatic realm. Lost to her friends and the world she once knew, Kara became a reflection of her own inner turmoil—a haunting reminder of the consequences of selfishness and the yearning for control. In the fog's clutches, she is condemned to wander, her soul forever tormented by the choices and regrets that shaped her tragic journey.
Type: Abandoned Farmlands
Harvest Haven is an eerie and desolate farmland, haunted by the memories of a tragic event. Once a thriving agricultural community, it now stands abandoned and forgotten, overrun by overgrown crops and ominous scarecrows. Dilapidated barns, broken fences, and rusted farming equipment serve as reminders of a life that was abruptly shattered.
Main Building: Farmhouse. The Main building has 1 generator inside it, and when the generator is completed the lights inside are turned on. (Safety: Safe)
Type: Mountain Resort
The Resort Ruins capture the remnants of what was once a luxurious mountain getaway. Now reduced to a desolate and overgrown wasteland, the ruins bear witness to the horrors that unfolded within their walls. Collapsed structures, cracked swimming pools, and twisted amusement park rides serve as eerie reminders of the resort's tragic past.
Main Building: Ski Lodge. The Main building has 1 generator inside the basement. Upon this generator being completed the lights inside and outside are turned on. (Safety: Balanced)
Side Building: Ski Lift. The Side building has 1 generator. Upon this generator being completed the lights inside are turned on. (Safety: Unsafe)
The Prowler's Shack:
Type: Mountain Resort
The Prowler's Shack is a secluded and ominous structure tucked away deep within the fog. It serves as the dwelling place of The Prowler, a twisted refuge where he orchestrates his malevolent pursuits. The shack is surrounded by dense forest, and the air is filled with an unsettling stillness, as if nature itself holds its breath in fear.
Main Building: Prowler's Shack. The main building has no generator inside it. (Safety: Balanced)
Type: Mountain Resort
Derelict Manor is an abandoned and decaying building that once stood as a grand mansion. Time has taken its toll on the once opulent structure, leaving behind a maze of crumbling hallways, broken furniture, and faded portraits. The atmosphere is heavy with a sense of abandonment and despair, perfectly reflecting the darkness that haunts The Prowler's past.
Main Building: The Manor. The Main building has 3 generators inside it. Once all generators inside it are fixed all lights inside it turn on. (Safety: Very Safe)
Forgotten Ritual: Common Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Abandoned Farmlands by 25%.
Faded Postcard: Common Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Mountain resort by 25%
Vengeful Spirit: Common Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunter by 25%
Desperate Prayer: Common Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunted by 25%
Bloodstained Ledger: Common Offering.
Increases the amount of experience you get by 25%
Cursed Cornfield: Uncommon Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Abandoned Farmlands by 50%
Ripped Blueprints: Uncommon Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Mountain resort by 50%
Dark Embrace: Uncommon Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunter by 50%
Beacon of Hope: Uncommon Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunted by 50%
Knowledge Tome: Uncommon Offering.
Increases the amount of experience you get by 50%
Harvest's Call: Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Abandoned Farmlands by 75%
Ruined Brochure: Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of going to Mountain Resort by 75%
Blood Oath: Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunter by 75%
Survivor's Pledge: Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunted by 75%
Duo Dice: Rare Offering.
Increases the amount of experience you get by 75%
Hunter's Mark: Very Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunter by 100%. If two are placed both Offerings are discarded
Survival Talisman: Very Rare Offering.
Increases the chance of becoming the Hunted by 100%. If five are placed all offerings are discarded
Essence Amplifier: Very Rare Offering.
Increases the amount of experience gained by 100%
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2023.06.09 22:20 Secure_Village_5747 Every season ranked
Hey guys, so I just finished binge-watching the entire series last night (after six months) so I figured that i'd give you guys my opinions
11). Double Feature
pretty basic last pick but it was really the best one. The two plots themselves were pretty good and if they were there own seasons they would've been higher, red tide in particular was really clever and pretty good. That being said, it was all just too rushed. Red tide felt hollow, it felt like it had to be rushed to a conclusion with no time to make it satisfying. Death valley was that x10. The season wasn't bad but it wasn't good, it was just nothing
I really really don't like hotel, it felt like they tried to do too much with it and it wasn't captivating enough to pull it off, I personally just didn't find it all that interesting. The whole season felt like I was finally getting into it and then it jumped to something else totally random. There were many positives (for example, I liked more characters than I hated, even though I hated a few HARD) but I lost interest like 2/3rds through.
Apocalypse would've been such a great season if they'd stuck to the original plot. After they killed the bunker crew off they spent far too much time on Michael's backstory, in fact they spent so much time on it that when the season ended I literally said to myself "wait, that's it, the seasons over?" They didn't need the coven or the murder house cast back and I would've much rather seen what they did with Tim and Emily or Ms. Venable. What really turned me off for this season was Michael's death, that was the most anti-climactic death I've ever seen and he's the son of Satan. Would re watch but not right away.
This was a fairly good season, it took a while to get the ball rolling but once they did the show was pretty good. The season had a lot of dull moments but also a lot of really climactic moments, my personal favorite was the hospital chase between Patrick, Gino, and the Mai Thai killer. The season also avoided a regular theme of AHS which is a week ending, the requiem is one of AHS' strongest endings.
I like this season but not nearly as much as the fan base does. It was a really good, efficient, and fun season but it didn't quite jump at me like that. I thought the characters were done very nicely, the plot was entertaining, and overall it was very enjoyable. This season is a safe pick but it didn't stand out to me like some others did (except for the Thredson plot-line, OMG!)
6). Freak show
The hate this season gets doesn't feel totally deserved to me. Yes, the season did decline as time went on but not significantly enough to warrant that much hate. I loved the atmosphere of this season and everything felt like it fit. Overall, solid 7.5. Get's the bump over asylum because it feels more unique.
5). Murder house
Spectacular way to start the series, this season had me constantly wondering what was up with the season and I loved it. Constant twists and turns kept you on your toes and the characters were likable enough to enjoy (I mean some were, really disliked the Harmon parents and Larry). Great series start, loved it and it had me wanting more
This wasn't the perfect season by any means, i'll agree that the season is far too heavy-handed with political ideology and yes the Valerie Solanas episode was hot trash. Other than that though, this season is crazy good. Personally, I love shock horror so this season was a really good one for me, I was constantly shocked by what I was seeing and on top of being incredibly captivating, just made this season so good. Also, Kai Anderson is Evan Peters crown jewel of AHS (just saying).
This season made me feel invested in the way the previous two hadn't, this season totally hit on most aspects. The characters in this season are some of the best in the show's run, the plot was not only entertaining but also interesting, and I was genuinely unnerved a decent amount this season (which I love). Top tier season, no doubt
1984 was an homage to classic horror fans everywhere. The season was just so good and captivating, I loved the characters, I loved the cultural recreation, I loved the theme, and I loved the twists. I'm usually one to predict twists before they happen but the Margaret Booth reveal totally got me. Such an entertaining watch, I was sad when it was over.
There is no season quite like Roanoke, the season didn't focus much on atmosphere which I do think is very important but the scares made up for it. The season is the most investing and was honestly what I expected when I started watching the show. I was on edge a lot this season and it truly was just such a great experience. My favorite shot in this entire season is when Rory stands up in the hot tub and faces the house, completely unaware of the army of torches through the woods. Nobody notices and this placement has no payoff but it still sent chills down my spine, it's just a reminder that they are there and watching, waiting. I loved this!!
Let me know what you think, I know I've got weird opinions but I think they're fun.
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2023.06.09 21:23 Expert-Adhesiveness8 Going to Moorea in Sept for a week. Any advice?
My husband and I are going to Moorea in September for a week via Costco Travel. We are staying at the Sofitel. I’m looking for advice on day trips around the island. I’ve read many posts about doing the street tour, atv, jet ski, stingray/shark feeding, and I would absolutely LOVE to go swim with the whales. If I’m missing anything, please let me know.
When we arrive, I’d like to chill for most of the day (we will probably be jet lagged). However, I’d love to rent a bike from the hotel. Does anyone know how much that will cost? Are there any specific areas we should ride to?
In regards to all of the tours mentioned, are there any companies to avoid? Recommend?
As far as whale watching/swimming, any preferred companies? My husband is afraid of the deep sea but I’m not. So is there a company that will allow him to whale watch while I swim?
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2023.06.09 20:30 Timely-Elk8291 Trip report: Geezer first-timers--May 8-June 5. Kyoto, Izu Peninsula, Tokyo, Nara, Kamakura (Part II)
It was a long trip. This is a long post. Apologies in advance. HIGHLIGHTS (Days 1-14 of 28) KYOTO
temple; Nijo Castle
Imperial Villa; Kinkakuji
(Golden Pavilion); Fushimi Inari
shrine; 184th Kamogawa-Odori geisha show HIMEJI
-The castle and garden
temple IZU KOGEN
TOKYO, Monday 5/8
We arrived mid-afternoon at Tokyo/Haneda, right after Golden Week ended. It turned out to be, coincidentally, the day when the Japanese government officially downgraded the Covid pandemic to the level of a seasonal flu.
Fresh off a 13-hour flight and experiencing Japan for the first time, we went from touchdown to hotel check-in in something like 90 minutes, braving an almost-rush-hour crush on the Keikyu Line train from the Terminal 3 station.
Experience has taught us that meticulously planning every step of arrival in a new country is crucial to avoiding confusion, getting lost or simply wasting time.
Pre-loaded Suica cards on our smartphones led us straight to the train without standing in any lines.
We' chose the Shinagawa Station area of central Tokyo to spare our jetlagged selves another leg of indeterminate length--four or five hours at least--to reach our Kyoto base. Shinagawa is a straight shot--no transfers--from Haneda and a great place to catch a bullet train.
It was a geezer move that gave us plenty of time to familiarize ourselves with the layout and operation of one of Japan's busiest train stations.
Before crashing for the night, we'd taken care of some business by getting cash from an ATM and picking up reserved seat tickets for a post-Kyoto leg. We used a JR Railway ticket machine to print out the tickets, using QR codes emailed to us the previous month when we bought the tickets online directly from JR-East railway (we avoided costly middlemen in all our travel and entertainment purchases, something that requires planning but is easily doable from abroad). Like all our electronic machine transactions in Japan, there was an English language option on the touch-screen.
A machine also checked us in at the Prince Hotel Shinagawa, part of a modern high-rise development, chosen mainly for convenience. It's a one-block walk from the train station and was perfect for a couple jet-lagged Japan newbies. What we got, for the princely sum of $116 USD, was a spacious (by Japan standards) room on the 34th floor with a dead-on view of Tokyo Tower. Dinner was carryout sushi from the Queen's Isetan department store on the opposite side of the station, plus beer and sake from a convenience store, all consumed in the hotel room with Tokyo's skyline at our feet.
KYOTO , Tuesday 5/9
On the advice of an old Japan hand, we made Kyoto our base for the first two weeks. It worked well. We explored a fabulous city, took three day trips (Himeji/Osaka; Nara; Uji) and left town wishing we'd had time for more.
We expected our first full day to be a blur, due to jetlag, but it wasn't too bad. Following advice from this sub for first-time shinkansen travelers, we got to the station an hour early.
We bought far enough in advance on the Smart EX app to get a slight discount. We booked back row seats on the right-hand side for easy luggage storage but discovered that both our bags (including my larger one, which measures 142 cm [L+H+W]) also fit on the overhead rack. We never had luggage problems on trains during our trip.
Our train to Kyoto had great Fuji views, our first. After depositing the bags in a Kyoto station storage locker (rented with the smartphone Suica card), we made our first sightseeing stop: Toji Temple, a quick subway ride and walk away. About picking hotels
We used triangulation to pick hotels; that is, cross-checking information from various sources to give us the best possible chance of getting a good place at a decent price. Sources included a handful of guidebooks from the public library, Trip Advisor and this sub.
Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto Premier ($221 USD per night with massive breakfast buffet, best of the trip) turned out to be a great base. We paid extra for a room facing the Kamo River, a popular gathering spot for locals, tourists and joggers. We benefited from early booking (more than six months in advance, shortly after Japan began opening up). Inflation and other factors have since raised the price of the same room by about 10 percent.
The newish (opened in 2017) hotel attracts mainly Japanese/Asian travelers who, like me, enjoyed the onsen in the basement. We also put the coin-operated washedryers to good use.
KYOTO, Wednesday 5/10
Up and out, thanks to jetlag, shortly after 5 a.m., walking deserted streets to the foot of magical Kiyomizu temple, arriving just as it opened at 6 a.m. We were back at the hotel for breakfast by 8, after walking down the picturesque, cobbled streets of Sannenzaka, shops still closed, with more tourists starting to trickle in. About choosing sightseeing spots
I'm a sucker for ratings, assuming they're done well. So, guidebook must-sees, like DK Eyewitness's or Lonely Planet's, star ratings in the Michelin Green Guide to Japan or in the downloaded Gateway to Japan guide (a steal at $10 and in your pocket for free on Kindle app) and, finally, Japan Guide's recommendations helped guide our steps.
That's how we ended up spending the afternoon at Nanzenji, a must-see Zen temple, which, like Kiyomizu, is laid out at the foot of the mountains east of town.
Lunch this day was at Junsei, a yudofo (boiled tofu) restaurant we stumbled onto near the temple. We used wooden sticks to skim the surface of an iron vat filled with simmering soy milk, that was set before us over a gas flame. About finding restaurants
If you've never been to Japan but lurk on this sub, you've already heard that it's practically impossible to get a bad meal. We booked a handful of places before leaving home but agree with others that you rarely need to do that to eat well. If you're determined to hit a place that's highly popular, often with deep-pocketed foreign tourists, reservations may be required.
We're foodies, up to a point, but Japan's profusion of starred Michelin restaurants was wasted on us. We've learned over the years that we seldom enjoy paying the inflated cost. Over four weeks, we ate once at a Michelin one-star, chosen for other reasons.
That said, Michelin's Bib Gourmands (good, affordable restaurants) never disappointed us. They are plentiful in Japan, especially in Kyoto and Tokyo, and worth seeking out. Most of the time, though, we picked places to eat by cross-checking Google (asking for "soba noodles" near me, for example) and Tabelog, the indispensible crowd-sourced Japanese website (we looked for places in the 3.5 range).
Non-speakers of Japanese can have a hard time making reservations. We found that we could make them in advance from abroad through services like TableCheck (and an apparently expanding number of others aimed at tourists, usually charging a fee; sometimes small, sometimes steep). On the ground in Japan, we sometimes reserved for free through Google and Tabelog (at random places which you can find on Google or Tabelog restaurant listings); they were always honored. We also asked hotel reception desks for reservation help on occasion. We went to a couple restaurants in person and booked a table for later. But the easiest and often best way to get in is simply to arrive on the early side for lunch (by 11:30 or so) or dinner (between 5 and 5:30). More than once, we walked right into a place and were seated, only to discover lots of people waiting in line outside when we left. That said, if you're looking for an above-average meal on a Saturday night, especially in a popular location, you might want to book in advance.
Konbinis (convenience stores) are cheap, good and extremely reliable sources of takeout. And though we liked what we got there (mainly onigiri), we wound up relying on them less and less as the trip went along. The same was true of department store basements, which lived up to their reputation as fantastic food sources, for locals and tourists alike. We learned that we could often eat for the same amount or less in restaurants geared to locals or foreigners on limited budgets, rather than chowing down in our hotel room.
KYOTO, Thursday 5/11
We hit Nijo Castle in the morning and Sento Imperial Palace, one of several attractions we reserved in advance through the Imperial Household Agency. All were well worth it (and free of charge). The agency website
explains the rules, which vary somewhat from site to site. We also toured Kyoto Imperial Palace. About navigation
Just as the Google Translate app (and similar devices) have broken down language barriers, several travel apps have vastly simplified the business of getting around. Google Maps was our basic navigational tool and it rarely failed us. Another app that helped work in concert with Google Maps was Navitime's Japan Travel guide. Both provide alternate routes, detailed information on trains and stations and much more. Sometimes, when we popped out of subway station, we'd check the compass app on the smartphone to make sure we were heading off in the right direction. It doesn't hurt that public transit throughout the country increasingly uses English or romaji to translate Japanese. Over four weeks, we only found one place where we had trouble deciphering the destination signs on buses (oddly enough, in Himeji, a tourist magnet).
KYOTO, Friday, 5/12
A busy day started at Katsura Imperial Villa. Like other Imperial Household venues, a guided tour (in Japanese, but with free English audio guide) is the only way to see the place and its beautiful gardens.
We also caught a kabuki for beginners show at sumptuous Minamiza Theatre--tickets purchased online in advance--after briefly stopping by bustling Yasaka-jinja shrine down the street.
Dinner was our priciest splurge: Itoh, a serene, traditional style steak house in the atmospheric Gion neighborhood. We hadn't initially planned on eating Kobe beef, since we've pretty much given up beef in our everyday lives, but we were persuaded by a family member who correctly posed the question: If not now, when? Worth the steep tab ($264), not least because our table overlooked the tiny Shirakawa canal, the service was great and now we can say we know what Kobe beef is all about. Like buttah.
KYOTO, Saturday 5/13
We were at Sanjusangendo when it opened and glad we'd gone. The display of 500 life-size, gilded 1000-armed kannon in Japan's longest wooden structure was unforgettable.
We're museum people--either you are or you ain't--and the special exhibition at Kyoto National Museum on the 850th anniversary of the founder of Shin Buddhism was well worth it. Unfortunately, like most Japanese museums, photos were prohibited inside. In this regard, technically advanced Japan lags much of the civilized world; even Old Europe has greatly loosened such restrictions in recent years. Smartphone cameras can be a nuisance to other visitors, but they are a quick and easy way of capturing what you've seen and preserving it for later study.
Lunch was at Vegan Ramen Uzu Kyoto, a Bib Gourmand and the weirdest place we ate. Expanded availability of vegetarian ramen is a promising, healthier trend, and we enjoyed it at several places in Tokyo and Kyoto. A TableCheck reservation, made well in advance, got us seats at this cutting-edge spot. Dining is at a polished black surface in a darkened room bathed by the illumination of a giant, swirling teamLab artwork. Pricey but good.
KYOTO, Sunday 5/14
We're horseplayers and enjoyed a day at recently reopened Kyoto Racecourse, capacity 120,000. Betting is easy; just stop by the information desk for instructions in English.
Dinner at Tiger Gyoza Hall was lively, inexpensive and delicious. It was the only restaurant on our trip that we visited twice; reservable on Google.
KYOTO, Monday 5/15
No place put us through more hoops than Kokedera, better known at Moss Temple. It was well worth the difficulty of getting a needed reservation; if you do it by mail from abroad--the least expensive way to go--you need a couple months head start (and an International Reply Coupon, which you have to buy online from the Swiss Postal System). We got there and back via city buses. Along the way we crossed Togetsukyo Bridge in the very congested tourist hotbed of Arashiyama. It didn't make us regret our decision to skip the area.
Afterward we visited Ninnaji temple. Ryoanji temple and its famous rock garden (where noisy fellow tourists made a Zen experience impossible) and Kinkakuji, the incredible Golden Pavilion. The place was jammed but crowd control is excellent and we're glad we made it.
KYOTO, Tuesday 5/16
Shugakuin Imperial Villa, a vast imperial property of gardens and buildings (which you cannot enter) on the northeastern outskirts, was our favorite Imperial Household Agency site. We felt fortunate to get advance tickets through their lottery but saw that same-day tickets were also available there and at other Agency sites; it would be a long way to go, however, if all tickets were gone on the day you wanted to enter. Since we made a conscious decision to visit Japan after the cherry blossom and Golden Week crowds were gone, we have no idea what things are like during busier times.
We strolled the Philosopher's Path after lunch. Perhaps if it had been a quiet early or cherry blossom time, we might have been blown away. Instead, it was a rare disappointment. It struck us as a very conventional touristy trail; nothing special at all.
On the other hand, Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), near one end of the path, lived up to the hype. We capped the day by off by catching the procession of Aoi Matsuri, or Hollyhock Festival, one of Kyoto's three big annual festivals. The parade of hundreds of elaborately costumed people, some on horseback, highlighted by a pair of ox-drawn carts, was a hoot. What surprised us was the absence of music or any sort of percussion.
HIMEJI and OSAKA, Wednesday 5/17
A shinkansen whisked us to Himeji for a tour of the incomparable castle and impressive gardens. We took advantage of the unique Himeji Castle English Speaking Guide
service, which generously provides personal tours with an area resident, in English, at no cost (book online in advance).
Lunch was at Mentetsu, a very good ramen shop at a mall located between the train station and the castle. Recommended.
We finished the excursion at Osaka's famous, crazy Dotonburi neighborhood, a cross between Times Square and Disney. Dinner was our first okonomiyaki, deliciously prepared at Okonomiyaki Mizuno (a Bib Gourmand). We're allergic to standing in line---life is too short--and we never waited more than 30 minutes for a table on our trip. They took our order at Mizuno while we were in line, and it was prepared before our countertop seats shortly after we got in. Oishī!
UJI, Thursday 5/18
Uji is renowned for its tea and Byodoin temple, best known for its elegant phoenix hall, which is pictured on the back of the 10 Yen coin. It was a great day trip, including lunch at a traditional local soba shop that served cold noodles sobayu style; you pour hot soba stock--the cloudy water the noodles were boiled in--into what's left of your soy-based dipping sauce and drink the (supposedly) healthy brew. Definitely the way to go. Mampukuji, a Zen temple, was a worthwhile stop before we caught a train back to Kyoto.
NARA, Friday 5/19
Our first day of heavy rain failed to dampen the visit to one of the best places on our trip. The town, a tourist favorite because, or in spite of, the overpopulation of overly friendly deer, is well-described elsewhere. We toured Todai-ji, with its giant Bronze Buddha, had lunch at the cute and delicious Pizzeria Trattoria Magazzino (Bib Gourmand) and checked out Kohfukuji temple, too.
KYOTO, Saturday 5/20
Fushimi Inari shrine, on almost every Kyoto must-see list, lives up to its reputation. We followed good advice from this sub and arrived early, a few minutes before 8 a.m. Already, crowds were building. We detoured from the main path through thousands of torii gates and wandered instead up an almost totally deserted sylvan trail on the south side of Mt. Inari, past bamboo groves, a few minor shrines and some houses. After about 45 minutes, we reached a set of stone stairs to the summit. From the top, we took the main path down, dodging the stream of fellow tourists as best we could and gaping at the gates and the view from the halfway point. We highly recommend this alternative way of seeing the best of two Fushimi Inari worlds.
We celebrated our last full day in Kyoto, and our 40th wedding anniversary, with a memorable kaiseki lunch at Hana Kitcho, a Michelin one-star booked weeks in advance from home. The beautifully decorated private room, attentive service, imaginative presentation, museum-quality stoneware and delicious food were certainly up to one-star standards.
The minute that advance online tickets went on sale for the 184th Kamogawa Odori, I jumped on them. The tourist-oriented geisha dance performance is held in May at a theater that overlooks the Kamo River. We were lucky to have been given seats in the front row and when one of the geishas tossed a white cloth package in my direction I snatched it. I now have an unexpected souvenir, a cloth banner autographed by the geisha herself. The fantastic show will remain in memory.
IZU KOGEN, Sunday 5/21
We left Kyoto for the Izu Peninsula and what turned out to be the best single night of our trip. Hanafubuki, a modern ryokan I learned about on this sub, was everything we could have wanted. It features 9 private outdoor onsens on beautifully landscaped property and elegant guest rooms with fluffy futons for sleeping on tatami mats. The ten-course dinner was exquisite. Breakfast, a seven-course feast that featured whole grilled horse mackerel and golden-eye sea bream, was simply amazing.
IZU KOGEN, Monday 5/22
A short walk from the ryokan is the scenic Jogasaki Coast nature trail, a rugged stretch of rocks and pounding surf. A guy I met there who introduced himself as Zeus, a Japanese native currently living in California and in town to visit his parents, compared the coastline to Monterey Bay. We could have used another night to allow us to explore the trail at greater length.
Lunch was at a great local restaurant, walking distance from the train station, Honke Maguroya, featuring local fish and top-grade tuna. The wasabi rhizome, which you grate yourself, is a tipoff to the quality of the sushi, but the prices are extremely reasonable. Recommended.
From there we headed back to Tokyo and the remainder of our trip. Highlights and a full (too full?) final report coming soon.
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2023.06.09 19:03 juancf87 In light of Ryan Cohen's new role, I came across this article he wrote about his Chewy experience. It gives insight to his determination and vision. It gives me the most bullishness of vibes knowing this person is takings the reigns at GameStop.
The Founder of Chewy.com on Finding the Financing to Achieve Scale
Most people assume that the high point of my professional career came on April 18, 2017, when the owners of PetSmart paid $3.35 billion for Chewy.com, the pet retailer I had cofounded six years earlier. No doubt, that day was incredible. It represented the culmination of a dream and a tremendous amount of work. But believe it or not, another handshake—another deal—mattered even more to me.
That one happened on September 26, 2013. I had launched Chewy two years earlier with Michael Day, using our own cash and small loans, but my vision was to build a large business, and I knew that significant capital would be required to finance the growth. We approached dozens of VC firms—I even flew out to Silicon Valley from our South Florida headquarters and went door-to-door on Sand Hill Road explaining how Chewy would succeed by delighting customers and running an ultra-efficient operation. But everyone turned us down.
Larry Cheng at Volition Capital was one of the people we pitched our company to. We first met him in 2012; he was en route to Disney World with his family and agreed to make a quick stop at our office. I remember that he asked me, “Who’s going to take this company to $100 million in sales?” I was 26 and probably looked even younger, but I confidently answered, “I am.” He didn’t invest.
He followed up with us about six months later, though. We’d beaten the sales projections that we’d previously given him, and he was impressed. A few days later he signed off on a $15 million investment in Chewy. The satisfaction of that victory was even greater than the pride I felt following the eventual multibillion-dollar sale. After two years of building Chewy—and more than 100 conversations with VCs that went nowhere—I’d finally found someone who believed in me and our business model. Larry had validated our idea.
From that point on, the mission was larger. I was even more committed to making Chewy an industry leader, because it was no longer just our own money on the line. Larry had gone out on a limb for us. I felt that responsibility.
I approached every subsequent round of financing, including PetSmart’s acquisition, in a similar way—by underpromising and overdelivering on sales. Our mission was straightforward: to build a best-in-class, customer-obsessed pet retailer. We also wanted to leave everyone who’d backed us a winner.
An Early Pivot
I’ve been working since I was 13, when I started building websites for family members and local businesses. From there I moved into affiliate marketing. I met Michael in an online chat room discussing website design and computer programming. We hit it off immediately and started talking about collaborating on a business.
I’d always wanted to build an e-commerce company, so we settled on what we thought was a terrific idea in an industry ripe for disruption: online jewelry sales. We built the website, set up the delivery systems, bought the inventory, and even put a safe in the office to store it.
But about a week before our scheduled launch, I had a revelation. I was in a local pet store with my toy poodle, Tylee, asking the owner about the most healthful food I could buy for her. That’s when it hit me: I was getting into the wrong business. I didn’t care much about jewelry, but like many dog and cat parents I knew, I was passionate about what I bought for Tylee. The pet industry was big and growing, moving from mass market to premium. It was clear that the opportunity was huge.
So although we were only a week away from launching the jewelry business, we pivoted. We sold all the rings, necklaces, and bracelets—and the safe—and started learning everything we could about the pet industry. We built a new website. We found a local distributor and partnered with a third-party logistics company nearby. In June of 2011 we launched. In just three months we went from my epiphany at the pet store to running a pet-supplies business. We intended to build a best-in-class, customer-obsessed pet retailer.
People sometimes ask if I worried about following in the footsteps of Pets.com, in 2000 one of the highest profile failures of the dot-com bubble. I didn’t. For one thing, I was 15 when that company declared bankruptcy, so I wasn’t very familiar with the story. Second, Pets.com existed at a time when most people had dial-up internet and weren’t comfortable making purchases online. By the time we started, e-commerce was second nature for most consumers.
I also got questions about Amazon, and, of course, it was a real competitor. It had an incredible infrastructure, established relationships with customers and suppliers, and endless capital. But I knew that other companies, including Zappos (later acquired by Amazon) and Wayfair, had found success in specific product categories. Their secret was offering a differentiated customer experience. I thought we could do something similar in the pet space.
With limited resources, we served as our own C-suite. I was CEO, Michael was CTO, and my longtime friend Alan Attal was COO. We knew that superior customer service had to be one of our core competencies if we wanted to deliver the same experience I’d had at the neighborhood pet store, so our first priority was building a team to work the phones, live chat, and emails in our call center so that we could stop doing all that ourselves.
From the outset we reinvested all our cash from operations in the business, but eventually we needed the larger pools of money that VC firms offered. After months of searching, we finally found Larry and Volition.
We closed the series A financing round on October 24, 2013, and I’ll never forget the moment the money hit our bank account. Although we had signed the term sheet, part of me was still skeptical that it was all going to work out. But when I saw the transfer confirmation, it became real.
With that money we could invest in developing the systems, technology, and teams needed to scale up. We could also bring stocking and shipping in-house. We already recognized that if we wanted to create a multibillion-dollar business, fulfillment had to become another core competency.
Consultants had told us that it would take a year and a half to build a warehouse from scratch. But with 300% growth year over year, we didn’t have that much time. The logistics company handling fulfillment couldn’t keep up, so the Chewy customer experience had begun to deteriorate. We needed more control, and fast. We knew we had to make the transition within a few months.
We started scouting potential sites in February of 2014, focusing on the northeastern United States because so much of the country’s population lives there. The location we chose—Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania—would allow us to provide overnight delivery to customers in the densely populated tristate area of Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey. By that summer we’d opened a 400,000-square-foot facility full of bags and cans of dog and cat food, carriers and cages, leashes, litter boxes, toys, and treats.
Although we managed to get up and running in less than six months, it certainly wasn’t easy. Everything that could go wrong did. We couldn’t hire people to work in the warehouse fast enough. When we were finally staffed, the scanner guns would stop working, or the Wi-Fi or warehouse management system would go out. We were tackling issue after issue 24/7 until we worked out all the kinks.
We also focused heavily on marketing. From day one, we invested almost exclusively in direct response ads, so every dollar spent could be tracked—no Pets.com-style Super Bowl commercials for us. We expanded by investing in the team and processes to effectively acquire the right customers at the right cost. Our governor of growth was free cash flow. Our sales more than doubled from $205 million in 2014 to $423 million in 2015.
Our new hires played a big role in scaling up the company. I realized early on that I’d need to use my time efficiently and focus on hiring. At first recruiting was a challenge. Alan and I spent countless hours reaching out to candidates on LinkedIn, explaining how quickly the company was growing and describing what we intended to build, but 98% of them didn’t bother to respond.
Surprisingly, that turned out to be a useful filter. The 2% who did write back were true believers, team players, and business builders who were excited for the opportunity. They all had tremendous heart, fire in their bellies, and a will to win. We hired for passion. Many people quit stable jobs and relocated with their families from across the country to join us. It was a tremendous sacrifice that we never took lightly.
Ultimately we raised six rounds of financing totaling more than $350 million from T. Rowe Price, BlackRock, Greenspring, Lone Pine, Verlinvest, and the investment bank Allen & Company.
The Next Level
Our revenue was $901 million in 2016 and growing 100% year over year. That got us thinking about an IPO for our next round of financing. We had about 7,000 employees and six warehouses, with plans to add another two in the next 12 months. From an operational and strategic perspective, the company was strong.
As we prepped for the IPO, Petco, one of the biggest U.S. pet retailers, approached us about a merger. It couldn’t meet our terms, so we shook hands and parted ways.
In early 2017 PetSmart, Petco’s primary brick-and-mortar rival, also reached out. I received an email from Raymond Svider, a partner and the chairman of BC Partners, the private equity group that had completed its acquisition of PetSmart in March of 2015. He said he was interested in buying Chewy and wanted to talk. We had met previously but didn’t know each other well.
PetSmart was one of our top competitors, so we proceeded carefully. I explained that we were preparing for an IPO, so we expected a certain price in an all-cash, public-style deal. In view of the competitive dynamics, we weren’t going to give away our proprietary information and start a lengthy due-diligence process. I told Svider that if he wanted to make the acquisition, he would need to do it quickly. To his credit, he did. In April of 2017 we signed an agreement to sell the company for $3.35 billion. It was the largest e-commerce acquisition in history.
Our investors were happy too. The early-stage ones made huge gains, and the later-stage ones earned significant money. Investing in Chewy had made a lot of careers, and I’m proud of that. Those investors put their trust in me and my vision, and I repaid them with returns. The same would soon be true for BC Partners and PetSmart.
Chewy’s revenues continued to rise post-acquisition, hitting $3.5 billion in 2018, while its losses narrowed to $267 million. In June of 2019 PetSmart spun Chewy off into a publicly traded company at a valuation near $9 billion, close to three times the sale price only two years before.
I left the company in March of 2018. It wasn’t an easy decision, but I felt I had done all I had set out to do. The company was sound, the foundation strong, and the vision set. But I was no longer in full control. And I didn’t want a boss. I’m a business builder, not a manager. My work was complete.
When I think back to why raising the money to help grow the business was one of the best moments of my life, I realize it’s because the journey was far more exciting than getting to the finish line. I relished the challenges of disrupting an entire industry and trying to delight customers to a degree that had never been achieved before. The excitement I felt from putting together a world-class team of employees and investors, succeeding against all odds, and building a multibillion-dollar retail leader from nothing was unequivocally the greatest of my career.
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2023.06.09 18:51 commercialprojects12 Krisumi Waterfall Studio Apartments Sector 36A Gurgaon
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The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a luxurious and serene property that offer the best of both worlds – the peace and quiet of a residential area with the convenience of being close to the city. The apartments are located in Sector 36A, Gurgaon and are just a short drive away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a project by the Krisumi Group, which is a joint venture between the Sumitomo Corporation and the Krishna Group. The Krisumi Group is a leading real estate developer in India with a strong presence in Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune and Chennai. The group has developed a number of residential and commercial projects across India.
The Krisumi Waterfall Residences are a part of the Krisumi City Centre, which is a mixed-use development that also includes a retail mall, a five-star hotel, offices and serviced apartments. The Krisumi City Centre is spread over an area of 10 acres and is located just off the National Highway 8 (NH8). The Krisumi City Centre is a stone's throw away from the Delhi International Airport and is well connected to the rest of the city via a network of highways and roads. The Krisumi City Centre is also close to a number of prominent landmarks such as the DLF Golf and Country Club, the Kingdom of Dreams and the Ambience Mall.
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2023.06.09 16:16 SinopeLycanthrope Random Biome Ideas
-Mycotic Thicket: Glowing mushroom biome. Everything glows. Vines hang down from the ceiling, there are flowers and mosses and plants everywhere, including the walls, and there are massive glowing mushroom trees and smaller, ghost white prototaxites. There is also a type of alien slime mold that sort of overtakes the cave, killing all the glowing stuff in the areas it infests. The stalks seem to absorb light, making flares much dimmer. Even more interesting is the fact that the mold seems to infest the rock itself, turning it from cyan to a pitch black. Strange plants and mushrooms grow out of the mold-infested terrain, almost like they are a part of the corruption.
The Thicket would basically be two biomes in one, since one part of the cave would be a really bright area filled with bioluminescent stuff, and the other part would be infested with a fungal superorganism that sprouts plant-like feelers, weird alien mushrooms, and slime mold stalks that absorb light. Light and dark collide in the Thicket to create a truly alien landscape. The code is already in place for something like this. That's how Rockpox works. The terrain generation basically makes two biomes in a single cave. I just think it would be cool if that code was repurposed to make a whole new biome.
-Caustic Mire: This was cut for a reason, that reason being GSG didn't really know what to do with this biome. They really wanted to make it, but what they came up with felt too similar to the other biomes.
I want to change that.
The Mire is filled to the brim with pools of acid-like goo that melts anything it comes into contact with. It is truly an inhospitable wasteland. Rocky spikes jut from the earth. Sheer cliffs surround valleys cluttered with goo pools. Overhangs harbor stalactites that, surprisingly, don't drip with water. Nay, they drip with acid. Geysers throw around the corrosive goop they harbor like its confetti. You get chemical burns, and you get chemical burns! EVERYONE GETS CHEMICAL BURNS!
The minute amount of vegetation in the Mire just so happens to be carnivorous. Vines will grab you and throw you into the gullet of their master, or, if the horrific owner of said thorny appendages is feeling mean today, it will just throw you into an acid lake!
Giant, toxic mushrooms dot the rocky landscape, letting loose poisonous spores that choke the air around them. Do not go near them, or you will take chip damage.
Jagged, brittle sheets of rock extrude from the ground floor. Hydrothermal vents let loose toxic fumes coming from the deepest and largest goo lakes. This is the biome that never was.
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2023.06.09 16:02 workthrowaway390 Where to stay for an Event at Agganis Arena?
Hi, I've never really been to Boston, but will be there for a weekend event at the Agganis Arena, and I was wondering if I should look for a place to stay near there, or somewhere else? I'm driving up from NY on a Friday, need a room for Friday and Saturday nights. Also would like it to be convenient to get to the Arena. The arena website has some hotels listed, but not sure if they are good choices. The top option looks very expensive. I'm not looking to spend a lot on the room, but also nothing too dingy. I'd consider AirBNB but would like to know options first.
As for the Agganis Arena, how should I get there? I'll have my car, but am willing to do public transit if it's easy. Is it in the city proper or the outskirts? Some searching this sub seems to suggest using the green line to get there but since I'm unfamiliar with the area, I'm not sure how easy this would be, and how easy it would be to find a place to stay from which I could easily get to the green line.
Any suggestions or help would be appreciated :)
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2023.06.09 15:54 AppleCorrie Rental car or shuttle busses for Banff visit?
I will be visiting Banff for several days near the end of July 2023, and staying at a hotel within walking distance of Banff’s centre.
I will need to get to and from the Calgary airport, and of course I intend to check out as many of the scenic trails in the area as a I can during my stay.
Are the local shuttle busses reliable and frequent enough to comfortably get around Banff (and to surrounding trails) during my stay? On the other hand, would parking be a difficulty at local attractions if I decide to go the car rental route?
I’m trying to decide if the extra 400-500cad for a car rental will be worth it for any extra peace of mind.
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2023.06.09 15:40 Different-Self-4481 Hokkaido Trip - Toya & Noribetsu by train or hire a car?
We are heading on our second trip to Japan in mid-October. We went to Tokyo, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Osaka in autumn last year and enjoyed it so much we immediately booked to go back.
This time around we want to start and end our trip in Tokyo, visiting Hokkaido and the Sendai area during our three week stay.
We would like to know whether it would be sensible to hire a car for the Hokkaido leg of our trip, rather than trying to travel from Hakodate to Lake Toya and Noribetsu, then onto Sapporo by train.
Here's what we have planned for that part of the trip...
Three Nights in Hakodate - explore the city, Morning Market, Mount Hakodate, venture to Onuma Park by train.
Pick up a hire car?
One Night in Lake Toya - volcano museum, Usuzan Ropeway.
One Night in Noribetsu - explore Hell Valley, Bear Park and Ainu Village via ropeway.
Return the hire car to New Chitose Airport on the way to Sapporo?
Three Nights in Sapporo - staying near Shin Sapporo station. Explore the city, day trip to Otaru.
If we did the whole trip by train we figured we'd have to skip doing a day trip from Sapporo to Biei and Furano, but if we hired a car we could take a trip out there from our Sapporo hotel (where there is parking available).
Is a day trip to Biei and Furano worth it in late October? Or would the day be better spent in Sapporo?
It would be great to hear from people who've done a similar trip as we're worried that infrequent trains and buses might make travelling by public transport difficult.
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2023.06.09 14:55 According-Value-6227 I have an unusual geography question for people in Utah.
I am currently working on an alternate-history project wherein the extinct Pleistocene Era lakes of the "Great Basin"
still exist at their greatest extant as of the 1820s and beyond.
The entire Salt Lake City metropolitan area would be underwater if Lake Bonneville still existed, therefore. By, using this
interactive map of Lake Bonneville developed by the University of Utah. I am trying to figure out what some good locations would be for settlements along the shoreline of Lake Bonneville.
I was thinking that I could put a small and vaguely San-Francisco-esque equivalent to Salt Lake City in place of Vernon, Utah
. This hypothetical city could potentially use the now flooded "Rush Valley" as a sheltered harbor but I am not sure how supportive the geography would be. Can anyone who lives in or near Vernon deduce whether or not this would be a good location for a city with Lake Bonneville?
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