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    [–] Invisibility but only when taking a shit but your shit isn’t invisible. StickyRobot 3 points ago in shittysuperpowers

    What is determined as "Taking a shit"? Attempting or being successful?

    For example if I am being chased by a lion or something can I just drop pants and squat, and immediately turn invisible or at worst resembling a floating turd?

    Also I could shit on my neighbor's lawn without repercussion. Finally, justice.

    I think this overall is a quality power. 8/10 would shit while invisible.

    [–] You are sent back in time to September 4th, 2001. Can you stop 9/11? StickyRobot 1 points ago in whowouldwin

    The Emperor was left in power and he supported surrendering.

    Also as the other guy said, nukes.

    [–] Meteor Mash 90 Damage, 2.7s Cast (Tentatively) StickyRobot 1 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    anything double weak to Steel.

    In a year or two we'll be soloing those Carbink raids with this.

    [–] All the Pokémon are basically the same StickyRobot 6 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    The old system was trash. Gyms stagnated. It took an hour to break one down and much, MUCH less for the owning team to build it back up. The old system rewarded just driving to places your team owned, cramming a random high level Vaporeon or Gyarados in the gym and forgetting about it. It also made attacking gyms utterly impossible for new players.

    New system is still weak but at least it is functional.

    [–] How good is Staraptor? StickyRobot 2 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    Won't lie, I'd be pretty fuckin' excited. Just think of it like a quadruple xp event or something. Spend 3 hours just farming all those little birds then mass evolve them all for hundreds of thousands, or even millions of xp.

    Maybe we'll even get shiny Pidgeot with something ridiculous like Roar of Time lol

    [–] All the Pokémon are basically the same StickyRobot 2 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    Yeah they could be better, I agree.

    But the current system is an enormous improvement over the old one. Especially since the real battles are now in raids. It's okay if Gyms aren't super hard. Just have fun with it and throw a bidoof in or make an Eeveelution gym or something.

    [–] You are sent back in time to September 4th, 2001. Can you stop 9/11? StickyRobot 29 points ago * (lasted edited 13 hours ago) in whowouldwin

    No one could have made Germany win.

    Germany was unable to beat Russian manpower. Even if they took Moscow they would still have to break the Russian army, which they had no real way to do. Literally everything went in the German's favor until the sheer mass of the Russian population pool won out. Even taking 10-1 losses doesn't matter if you can replace them. The Russian people were more than willing to fight this war to the end and as long as they were it was a numbers game that Germany could never hope to win. The only possible way Germany could pacify Russia was with nuclear bombs, but they were waaaay behind the US here and there was no way Germany could delay a Russian victory that long.

    Germany lacked the navy to be a real threat to Great Britain. They had no countermeasures to RADAR and thus couldn't bomb them into submission from the air. Even if they could somehow neutralize the royal navy (lol) they only had like 10 landing ships and thus obviously could never host a Dday style invasion of the British Isles.

    Of course they couldn't take the US on. The US has a very similar population to the Soviet Union but with massive technological and industrial advantages. While Germany had some advantages in rocketry they didn't lead in all areas. The US would develop an atomic bomb long before the Germans in almost any scenario, at which point the war would just turn into slow nuclear genocide.

    Lastly Germany was struggling financially in the war. Even if they somehow occupied Europe and Russia (lol) they absolutely could not keep the areas under control. Think the US's experiences in Afghanistan or Vietnam. Now multiply that by the greater whole of the Eurasian continent with support from literally the rest of the world. Eventually the occupied land would revolt and break apart. Keeping that mess together just wasn't feasible.

    Really the worst that would ever happen in WW2 would be the US not invading on DDay. This wouldn't lead to a German victory, but to a Soviet occupation of the entire nation of Germany and likely China. The Cold war may have not been as highly in our favor.

    [–] All the Pokémon are basically the same StickyRobot 7 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    Not the guy you replied to, but I live in the middle of nowhere Maine and the gyms here still regularly turn over.

    I think Niantic could certainly improve upon the current setup but getting gym gold is easy and building up / tearing down gyms isn't a senseless grind.

    I really do miss training though. Having garbage like Xatu / Raticate suicide rush a gym in a final moment of glory before being mass transferred was wonderful. Now those weak pokemon truly are worthless.

    [–] Pokemon Rebalance [MEGATHREAD] StickyRobot 1 points ago in TheSilphRoad

    I have a single 800 CP Chansey and have never found another nor have I ever taken the time to buddy it into a Blissey.

    Seems I lost my chance to get a good Blissey, but at the same time I lose and feel nothing.

    [–] 'It'll change back': Trump says climate change not a hoax, but denies lasting impact StickyRobot 1 points ago in worldnews

    I don't think we'll all be dead. The majority of climate change is going to effect the ecosystem in ways that will force civilization to collapse, but our species will likely survive. We survived much worse in the distant past, from ice ages to super volcanoes.

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    I disagree completely. Boros combo will destroy any of those decks much faster than they can play out the win con. Boros isn't just about aggro, it has so many tactics to delay opposing strategies. Stax, MLD, targeted removal etc.

    You obviously haven't put any serious effort into playing Boros so I'm not going to waste much more time on this. I'm just saying from experience Boros is absolutely viable as a color combination.

    [–] Need help picking a commander for a token-based deck StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    Seconding this. Not only is he basically an anthem himself he entices other players to swing at someone who isn't you. Slam down a couple tokens at instant speed or with haste and you can take over a game with little to no warning.

    Imo Gahiji is best as a token commander. Trying to get cute with politic style cards just leads to the combo player winning. Instead take Gahiji and his army of little soldiers and cram them down your opponent's throats.

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    Godo (as commander) lacks a lot of the equipment tutors and interaction that white brings. Dropping [[Sigarda's Aid]] and one of the MANY white equipment tutors can actually let Aurelia combo much sooner. Godo needs 11 mana on the board to "go off" and when it happens it is completely hosed by even lol Doom Blade. Even if Helm combo fails Aurelia has way better odds of killing through commander damage or one shotting with [[Grafted Exoskeleton]]. Lastly white has lots of anti-interaction cards like [[Silence]] and [[Grand Abolisher]] that can guarantee your win.

    Imo Aurelia just benefits so much from the second color that it ends up being the better commander.

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 2 points ago in EDH

    You play Boros because you want to dude.

    Yes other colors can do those things arguably somewhat better. But the hard reality of EDH is a 4-5 color deck is the strongest as it has all the tutors and redundancy it needs to just combo off turn 2-4. This is effectively where you start getting into cEDH territory.

    In reality aka 95% of play groups you CAN use Boros just fine and win your share of games with it. That is the point that OP was trying to make. At these table where people play things like Selesnya tokens, or Orzhov life drain or whatever Boros can play on par. MOST EDH decks are built to play a strategy around a commander, not to just shit up the game for everyone by winning with some combo on turn 3.

    So yes you're right you could run W/R/X and in the majority of cases you can build a somewhat better deck. But when you forget the fun of the commanders themselves you forget the fun of the format.

    [–] You must complete 21 laps around the sun before you are permitted to drink fermented plant juice StickyRobot 1 points ago in Showerthoughts

    Age restrictions are based mostly on biological and emotional maturity. The fact that we can count planet revolutions is convenient but the purpose is pretty clear. If we started a colony on Venus the Venetians or w/e they are would still have the same human bodies as us and be bound by the same aging process.

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    I don't play much Golgari so I'm not going to comment on that point.

    But as for Boros they have a LOT of varied commander options.

    [[Aurelia, the Warleader]] and [[Depala, Pilot Exemplar]] are very different, but make extremely potent combo decks.

    [[Gisela, Blade of Goldnight]], [[Firesong and Sunspeaker]], and [[Tajic, Legion's Edge]] are capable of running burn.

    [[Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice]], [[Adriana, Captain of the Guard]], [[Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran]], [[Iroas, God of Victory]] and [[Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer]] turn stax-y hatebears into a win condition.

    [[Basandra, Battle Seraph]] Pillow fort / combat manipulation.

    [[Tiana, Ship's Caretaker]] enchantress / prison.

    [[Khorvath Brightflame]] // [[Sylvia Brightspear]] dragon aggro. Think of Sylvia as the commander with Khorvath as the 8th card in your hand.

    [[Brion Stoutarm]] plays a weird combo / control life gain hybrid. [[Threaten]] opponent's win cons and fling them, or just cast your own [[Serra Avatar]]. A third option is to just nuke the table late game with [[Aetherflux Reservoir]].

    [[Archangel Avacyn]] flicker tribal. Abuse repeatable enter the battlefield effects for massive value and end the game by flickering your commander paired with a Jokulhups.

    etc

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 1 points ago in EDH

    I don't really get this point. Yes you're right most Boros commanders are aggro but they have a lot of variety between them.

    [[Aurelia, the Warleader]] and [[Depala, Pilot Exemplar]] are very different, but make extremely potent combo decks.

    [[Gisela, Blade of Goldnight]], [[Firesong and Sunspeaker]], and [[Tajic, Legion's Edge]] are capable of running burn.

    [[Aurelia, Exemplar of Justice]], [[Adriana, Captain of the Guard]], [[Agrus Kos, Wojek Veteran]], [[Iroas, God of Victory]] and [[Jor Kadeen, the Prevailer]] turn stax-y hatebears into a win condition.

    [[Basandra, Battle Seraph]] Pillow fort / combat manipulation.

    [[Tiana, Ship's Caretaker]] enchantress / prison.

    [[Khorvath Brightflame]] // [[Sylvia Brightspear]] dragon aggro. Think of Sylvia as the commander with Khorvath as the 8th card in your hand.

    [[Brion Stoutarm]] plays a weird combo / control life gain hybrid. [[Threaten]] opponent's win cons and fling them, or just cast your own [[Serra Avatar]]. A third option is to just nuke the table late game with [[Aetherflux Reservoir]].

    [[Archangel Avacyn]] flicker tribal. Abuse repeatable enter the battlefield effects for massive value and end the game by flickering your commander paired with a Jokulhups.

    Boros does so much more than most colors, it just requires people to look past the average junk like [[Kalemne, Disciple of Iroas]] (who is actually way better than she looks).

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 4 points ago in EDH

    The downside of that kind of thing is when you give your opponents a choice they will always pick the one you want the least.

    No cards in your hand? The opponent may be willing to take like 5-10 damage to starve you of resources. With 40 starting life I imagine opponents will usually just take the burn damage.

    Then again with damage inducing hatebears or damage doublers you might be able to force your opponents to let you draw. You also get a 6/6 first striker body along with it which is pretty cool.

    [–] Boros is Back, Baby! | A Primer for EDH's Most Unloved Color Combo StickyRobot 3 points ago in EDH

    Helm also infinite combos with Godo (who even tutors for it) and Combat Celebrant, and both of those creatures go infinite with Kiki Jiki. Boros combo is so good, it's hilarious how easily multiple combo pieces interact with and tutor for each other.