How Fortnite Season 3 Being Underwater Could Work

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With many signs pointing towards an inevitable flood in Fortnite Season 3, some players are wondering how an underwater season could even work, and it’s a fair question.

As you know, Epic Games did implement some underwater swimming mechanics as part of the Travis Scott event, and it’s possible they could continue to tweak that and make it work over the course of an entire season.

Leaks have suggested the season will begin with the map completely covered with water and as time goes on, the level will start to drop and more about what’s underneath will be revealed.

But, what if we actually begin the season underwater ourselves? It’s not that crazy and it would be a whole lot easier to do than having it all take place on the surface.

Why Being Underwater Makes Sense

Epic GamesWater will play a big role going forward.

With some people thinking the next season could perhaps have a Spongebob theme, let’s take it a step further and adopt the way that show deals with being underwater.

Since Fortnite is already a cartoon-like game, they don’t have to abide by certain things, such as people needing air to breathe.

As a result, Epic could just have everything take place on the surface of the sea and just have everyone play underwater, similar to how Spongebob is.

There’s no way to tell if that’s the plan the developers have for the season, but it would definitely make a lot of sense and would be exciting to see.

Fortnite can try out just about anything it wants due to the nature of the game, and we’ve seen that Epic is no stranger to creating controversy, so why not try an underwater season?

What’s Actually Likely To Happen?

Epic GamesWhat will happen to The Agency after all this?

At this point, it’s really hard to find out what direction the developers want to go in. On one hand, it doesn’t really make a whole lot of sense to flood the whole map with water because that would make adding new locations difficult unless they are all on islands.

On the other hand, being on the surface of the ocean makes more sense because you can keep on developing the game as normal and act like nothing out of the ordinary is actually going on.

Whatever the case may be, there’s not a whole lot of wait time left before we find out.

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Emirates may reconsider plane orders from Airbus and Boeing because of the pandemic, but that’s especially bad news for the US plane-maker (BA)

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Emirates suggested that it is reexamining its outstanding aircraft orders as the coronavirus pandemic wreaks havoc on the airline industry.
This could be particularly bad news for Boeing — Emirates is the largest customer for Boeing’s newest plane, the 777X.
Emirates, the launch customer for the plane, has at least 115 currently on order, with options for 11 more.
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Emirates said this week that it may not be able to commit to its current slate of airplane orders, creating a new potential concern for Boeing as it works to bring its newest plane to the skies.

At an online forum Monday, Tim Clark, president of the Dubai-based airline, suggested that the airline was reconsidering its open order book.

“All bets are off,” Clark said, according to Bloomberg. “We are nowhere near confident enough that the economics, the cash flows, the bottom line will put us in a good position to be able to guess if we’ll buy a hundred of this or a hundred of that.”

Clark said that airline manufacturers understand that airlines must “keep cash where it needs to be” and could cancel or defer orders, according to Bloomberg. “This is about surviving the present.”

Emirates has outstanding orders for a total of about 200 wide-body jets from both Airbus and Boeing, including the last several Airbus A380s before suspension of the superjumbo is ended.

However, the airline’s warning on aircraft acquisition could be particularly concerning for Boeing.

Emirates is the launch customer — and the largest customer — for Boeing’s new 777X series airplane, with 115 official orders, out of 309 total orders globally for the jet.

Emirates had originally ordered 150 of the plane, — 115 of the 777-9 variant, and 35 of the smaller 777-8. The airline cut the order to 126 in November, and to 115 in December after explaining that 11 of the orders were subject to “reconfirmation,” according to FlightGlobal.

The breakdown of the 115 figure between the two variants has not been disclosed. The November update to the order was comprised of 101 7779s and 25 777-8s, FlightGlobal reported.

The 777-9 carries a list price of $442.2 million, while the 777-8 is listed at $410.2 million. Carriers typically receive discounts on aircraft orders.

Emirates increasingly expressed frustration with Boeing in 2019 over delays in 777X approval and production, including those caused by issues with the General Electric engines …read more

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How to pick the perfect paint color for every room in your house, according to interior designers

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We asked two interior designers how they choose paint colors for their clients’ homes.
A few things they consider: how different paint finishes interact with certain surfaces, how natural light affects the way colors look, and the mood they’re trying to achieve.
They also shouted out specific colors to solve a variety of design dilemmas, from making a small room look bigger to adding warmth to a rental with a bad lighting situation.
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At the outset, painting a room in your house to give it a fresh look seems like a fun DIY project. However, with so many different colors and finishes to choose from, landing on the right shade can quickly become overwhelming.

To help you out with the challenge, we consulted two interior designers who have experience navigating the vast world of paint: Nicole Gibbons, HGTV personality and founder of Clare, an online startup that sells a curated selection of paint; and James Farmer, the owner of a full-service interior design firm in Perry, Georgia.

They answered our questions about how to pick and pair colors, how to paint wall trim, and the best shades to fix a variety of design dilemmas. Read on to learn how to use paint to really make a room shine.

Here’s how to choose the perfect paint color for your home, according to experts. How to pick a finish

Consider the type of surface you’re painting before picking a finish. Oil-based satin finishes are great for cabinets and handrails that are touched often. The oil allows them to be wiped down without removing the paint, unlike latex.

I love to use a sheen or lacquer or satin finish on ceilings — it reflects and refracts light in a lovely way. Rarely do I used a matte. Eggshell works great for surfaces like sheetrock walls. —James Farmer

How to pair colors

Opt for colors with like color temperatures. Colors can be bucketed into two groups: they’re either warm or cool. Pairing colors with like temperatures always results in harmonious color combinations. For example, pairing cool hues like blues and greens together works well. Or pairing a mix of warm neutrals such as a soft beige with a rich …read more

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