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Flash Flyer - Sakura

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#7127565 Sakura's opinions

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 08 November 2018 - 12:52 AM

whats your opinion on the progression of this site over the last ten years?  


Disclaimer that I was gone from December 15th, 2011 to September 28th, 2013 because I lost interest in the site, so any specific changes during this time, I cannot comment on.


apologies for text wall, but there's a lot I want to say about this site


Short version: YCM has its ups/downs, but from a personal perspective, I feel it more going down due to various circumstances that are either within control or outside of it. Cardmaker / site bugs aren't things we can really do anything about, especially because former is why new members probably come here for most part.

#7127272 High School Archetype

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 06 November 2018 - 05:32 PM

You know how this works by now, so...yeah.


This is a series of cards I thought of based around the idea of a stereotypical high school ( the nerd, the jock, stuff like that ). They have a somewhat loose theme of returning cards you control to the hand, along with a beatdown focus with easy swarming. 


Please leave your thoughts down below :D 


Main Deck Monsters

Extra Deck Monsters

Spells and Traps


I know Dova and I told you this in status, but try posting parts of this first, then add on later after critique and whatnot (as this is quite a bit).

#7127271 [Debates] U.S. Jewish Community

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 06 November 2018 - 05:16 PM

Given the subject matter and how people normally react to this, I'm leaving this warning for everyone else.


Behave yourselves in this thread, or else you shall be punished accordingly.



As far as my opinions on this topic are concerned, the Jewish population in this country is plagued by the fact that they are who they are, and there exist anti-Semites who want to kill them for that purpose (i.e. neo-Nazis). We all should've heard about the Pittsburgh shooting and the gunman blatantly said "I wanna kill Jews". I don't recall any other incidents by name off top of head that involved anti-Semitic acts, but things exist.


If you remove the anti-Semitism from this, they seem to be doing alright for themselves and not causing issues on their own.


I may be wrong on this, because there aren't many Jews in the central Pacific (barring that one governor we've had), so I cannot say if they got internal problems on their own, or that they're targeted by racists just for being who they are.

#7127156 White Armed Dragon

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 05 November 2018 - 09:58 PM

Like Darj already mentioned, this being a LIGHT banish equivalent of Dark Armed isn't exactly doing this card any favors. However, just so you don't get chewed out for doing this, yeah, it only hits monsters.


Functionally, is this a better DAD? It only hits monsters, yes, but nowadays backrow tends to be marginal / not as prevalent as before so only monsters isn't functionally worse. It banishes too, so avoids the GY triggers and whatnot. Granted, you could just make a Lightray like Darj suggested (though you can probably leave the effect as-is, barring making it an OPT). I would've said "go make this a Metaphys", but Armed Dragon already got one as a vanilla.



It's your choice on how to go through with any changes.

#7127154 Having a little difficulty adding images

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 05 November 2018 - 09:53 PM

The code seems to be correct for most part, though some of the pics are already images as opposed to the (img) stuff.


Gonna try copy/pasting this into a test thread and see what's the issue.



EDIT: It's working out fine on my end. Not too sure what's wrong on yours.

#7127146 Mt. Magneous

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 05 November 2018 - 08:30 PM

To be fair, all of those old Attribute boosting Fields are outdated now and Pyros usually got short end of the stick otherwise.


As far as this goes, the boost is generally fine if you can mill enough of them or get them in GY fast enough to make a difference. This card's excavation thing sorta helps them in conjunction with the revival effect, but that's it. Other problem is what Pyros are even worth using or can be revived (Infernal Flame Emperor, y u only NS'able?) As far as the stuff you linked to are concerned with this, they could use a bit of support here and there. Not enough to push them to modern levels of playability, but getting there.

#7126983 Single to Archetype Game

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 04 November 2018 - 06:01 AM

Legendary Flame Acolyte

Level 3 | FIRE | Spellcaster | Effect


Once per turn: You can add 1 card that specifically lists "Legendary Flame" in its text from your Deck to your hand. If this card is Tributed for the Ritual Summon of a "Legendary Flame" monster, place 3 Spell Counters on it when it is Ritual Summoned.


Legendary Flame Invoker

Level 4 | FIRE | Spellcaster | Effect


Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 "Legendary Flame" monster from your hand, except "Legendary Flame Invoker". If this card is Tributed for the Ritual Summon of a "Legendary Flame" monster, that monster cannot be destroyed by battle.


Legendary Flame Necromancer

Level 4 | FIRE | Spellcaster | Effect


Once per turn: You can Special Summon 1 "Legendary Flame" monster from your GY, except "Legendary Flame Necromancer". If this card is Tributed for the Ritual Summon of a "Legendary Flame" monster, that monster cannot be destroyed by card effects.


Legendary Flame High Lord

Level 10 | FIRE | Spellcaster | Ritual | Effect


You can Ritual Summon this card with "Incandescent Cycle". Each time a card or effect is activated, place 1 Spell Counter on this card. Once per turn: You can remove the following number of Spell Counters, then apply the appropriate effect.

- 3: Destroy all other monsters on the field.

- 5: Destroy all other cards on the field.

- 10: Destroy all other cards on the field, and in both player's hands.


[Wording may need work, but you get what this does.]


Incandescent Cycle

Ritual Spell

This card can be used to Ritual Summon any "Legendary Flame" monster. You must also offer monsters you control or from your hand whose total Levels equal or exceed the Level of the monster you are Ritual Summoning. While this card is in your GY, your opponent cannot activate cards or effects in response to the activation of a Ritual Monster's effect in your possession. During the start of the next turn after this card was sent to the GY: Shuffle it into the Deck.




Next card:


Shinato, King of a Higher Plane

#7126979 Battleguard Support

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 04 November 2018 - 05:22 AM

Would be nice if we got the Battleguard stuff from ARC-V besides King as then you'd actually have something resembling a Deck skeleton, but we don't. Also promised to review these a while back, so yeah, here you go.




Training Grounds is fine, though as things currently stand, you literally only have the original two and King and mostly reliant on the former. Yeah, it gets you Tributing fodder, but that's all it does.


Junior does what it needs to as a searcher and no one's complaining about free Battleguard King from Deck (well, you gotta Tribute stuff though). I do think you could just leave the hard OPT off as Battleguards really aren't going to become a Deck until more cohesive support comes out (or the originals get retrained).


Fury is alright, but relying on the original Battleguards isn't doing much favors for it usability-wise; effects are otherwise good.


Rampage is fine, however similar concern with Fury requiring Lava/Swamp.


Friendship can get away with the effect it currently has, taking into consideration that Battleguards are still nowhere near developed (even if you wanted to add the anime-only stuff). Draw effect is fine as-is.

#7126891 Quicksand Devourer

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 03 November 2018 - 01:11 PM

You already know this, but yeah, this thing needs to actually survive the Battle Phase in order to Link Summon. Granted, you could probably use Dark Door or something to limit the attacks and prevent this from running out its protection, but then you're only getting a Link 2 at best [not that it's a bad thing]. Anything higher, and you'll probably have to find some other way to pull it off without it dying.


It's a cute form of removing monsters for stuff, but in practice, might not yield more than the aforementioned Link 2 stuff.

#7126890 Frequently Asked Questions V2 [UPDATED: 9/17/2018]

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 03 November 2018 - 01:06 PM

QQ since I'm reviewing Necrobumping (and inadvertently committing one now, but looks like this is the most appropriate thread)

I have a custom set I was working on about a year and a half ago that never got locked, and have since made new cards for it.  

Would it be better to start a fresh thread or would it be okay to just update and bump the old one with the new cards?


You should make a new one.

#7126855 (CaC Single Flip Support) What Lurks in the Shadows

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 03 November 2018 - 05:53 AM

I'm going to assume actual Flip monsters with the subtype instead of the ones that trigger when they are Flip Summoned or something.


As for how this card is going to function competitively, I don't know if Shaddolls (for lack of actually good Flip decks) need this (though I suppose retrieving ED materials wouldn't be too bad) and Krawlers are iffy. Only other Flip decks that are worth mentioning are Subterrors (albeit their good ones are Level 7+ and they got their own setup cards over this) and I guess Tarotrei/friends, but they're not doing much now. Tindangles might appreciate the added speed and all, but that isn't saying much for them.



Of course, if he did intend for it to trigger on stuff that can flip self up/down and isn't an inherent Flip monster, then it might be doing things, but still not doing any favors for them as a whole (mostly because all of the valid targets aren't exactly good by modern standards).

#7126716 Advanced Multiples Review Thread

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 02 November 2018 - 06:08 AM

I should've gotten the bulk of my coursework for the week dealt with, so will see what can be done with yours. Also need to remind self that I think Seraphim also asked for a review earlier in the week, but  couldn't do it because of reasons.

#7126713 Sakura's opinions

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 02 November 2018 - 04:41 AM

Not that I have a low self-esteem, because I don't, but what do you think of a certain Jamaican skeleton that escorts the dead into the afterlife? 


Can't say I know who you're asking about (unless it's you as it's been a long time since I even watched Grim Adventures), but neutral otherwise. 


Please give me an opinion :D 


At least you're somewhat helping to keep Advanced alive to an extent. 


Like I've told you before, might want to cut down on posting large sets all at once as people are usually less inclined to review everything. Though, this isn't just limited to you; a lot of new members do this. Also things about OCG/grammar, but that's minor.


Hopefully you can stick around for the long run.




That's probably creative. 


If kids don't want to watch politics, free flash drive to store other stuff on. (Though, do little kids really have much use for a flash drive as high schoolers / college students would?)






I'll get to Krow and Dae's ones later on.

#7126520 [Writing Discussion] Personal Strengths & Weaknesses

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 01 November 2018 - 12:16 AM

Let's see what I can come up with...


So yeah, I have more flaws as a creative writer than I do with strengths. I don't think stuff like length is a negative side effect of having to write technical reports (which are long by nature), but who knows?

#7126481 Sakura's opinions

Posted by Flash Flyer - Sakura on 31 October 2018 - 08:55 PM

Alright, time to reply to stuff (since I couldn't do it on break yesterday because of things)

oh and I'd like an opinion too while I'm here.

I have to commend you for always having a reaction GIF to everything. Can't say much about music choices as I usually don't check Music.
For other stuff, I really don't know what to say about you at this point, considering you and I rarely talk nowadays (if at all). I do appreciate you wanting to offer your services to the team again, however like I mentioned at that time, we aren't actively searching for any. Also depends on you if life will give you time for it.
Suppose you're still alright and still in the group of members who hasn't caused trouble on the site.
(Also something about having a nice beard iirc)

Opinion on the types of engineering and your thoughts as to why you chose civil.  Also, I know we've been civil with each other (Ha!) but I'd like your thoughts on myself and our current mod/member relationship.

1. Civil technically has more jobs available (and career stuff), so that's mostly why I ended up in CEE (though here, it means Civil and Environmental Engineering). I might not like it at times (especially with courses being once a year at times), but just gotta clear the 400-level stuff I need to deal with and I'm done.
Mechanical isn't too bad though, but requires a lot more of the advanced physics stuff (electronics). I only needed general physics (w/calculus applications) to take the bulk of stuff on my schedule.
Electrical would be useful if you end up working at power company or something, or deal with circuits. IDK how the EE program is at UH, though I did have to take one EE course (programming in C).
2. I don't really have any gripes about you.


Maybe the only concern I have is you getting too heated in Debates topics, though I am fully aware that certain topics are more personal to certain users because it affects them more.



Oh right, and because it's Halloween (albeit late already), if you guys want one of my Halloween personas to give opinions on stuff, yeah, it's doable for the next day or something.

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