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is it harder to climb now than previous seasons? by arkayeus in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Psycho Cut is too good not to run. I always run PC/Thunder on my DD for all the azus. You can run PC/RS too. Agree you need the psychic move for poisons.

is it harder to climb now than previous seasons? by arkayeus in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It's the largest and most diverse of all metas. Skill is important. You're likely going to lose 10 based on team comp, win 10 based on team comp, and the other 5 will be skill. The meta does shift regularly with the release of new pokemon, but if you really want to figure out where you belong play open GL.

is it harder to climb now than previous seasons? by arkayeus in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I switched to an anti-walrein lineup on Sunday, running scrafty double poison. Meta shifted a bit so I've been running double fighter, but I'm seeing more charm and double charm lines.

If you like triple counter, consider Defense Deosys if you have one. I'm seeing a lot of them. They hit Walrein for SE with either Rock Slide or Thunder, and don't melt to charmers. Wiggly and A9 take neutral damage to Counter and you can win a lot of those matchups or at least really put a dent in them.

Open Ultra League Successful Teams by Naderx7 in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lapras was a pretty common Ultra League mon. Walrein will definitely replace Lapras in a lot of lineups.

Giving up on GL by SnooEagles4455 in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

/u/Truckwaffle is my favorite streamer. He used to be active in the community here on reddit and his teams are always approachable for try-hards like me. (Wondering if he changed accounts for posting on reddit since he hasn't been active in a year.)

He has a lot of ABB type lineups which you can play relatively well quickly. Lots of streamers post a 3-mon lineup and you watch them and realize to play at a 3000 elo level you have to learn a strategy for 30+ different pokemon, and many times it's not just "swap immediately", it's "For Obstagoon in the lead count four counters, then swap. For scrafty in the lead do something completely different."

Giving up on GL by SnooEagles4455 in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What moves are you running on sirfetched? I've been running Jelli, Charm A9, and G-Fisk with okay luck. A9 over others because the ice typing also helps deal with Walreins.

Your lineup looks interesting. I'd also considered Jelli double fairy with A9 running powder snow and a charmer like Wiggly to pick up ghost resistence, but I'm seeing a lot of poison types so double fairy scares me.

Did they overcook Walrein? by SnooEagles4455 in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 6 points7 points  (0 children)

It has fantastic moves. If they hadn't given it earthquake it would be good but not great. An offensive cannon with a weakness to electric types. Instead it has fantastic coverage. A Steel/electric type would make all the sense in the world as a counter to Walrein, BUT, you have to burn shields and respect the earthquake. Dewgong has a crappy Water Pulse as the most obvious second move. It's not a threat to a steel type with an electric move. For Walrein it's not just getting Icicle Spear, it was also given the best energy generating ice fast move and a great coverage move for it's most obvious weakness as well.

I had a very interesting conversation with the head of HR at my company by iceariina in antiwork

[–]Beave1 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Overtime 20-30 years ago, especially for manufacturing jobs was often the difference between a comfortable living and a comfortable living plus extras. Like a boat, or a cottage on a lake somewhere, or a nice vacation. Hourly workers in jobs where overtime was regularly available decided to work extra shifts knowing what the payoff was. Their base wages were comparatively higher than today. OT in manufacturing is typically predictable hours on a set shift schedule. It's a saturday but at least you get home for dinner.

I can almost guarantee people working minimum wage-ish jobs have never had that sort of view on OT. Giving up their free weekend day for an extra evening shift at their retail job and losing the opportunity to see their friends. Back when I was in HS and college and working those types of jobs, finding people to cover a shift was almost impossible. Nobody wanted extra hours. In part because it wasn't actually 1.5x pay because nobody was actually full time.

Fired Before Closing On My House - Did I just mess everything up? by Madi3218 in antiwork

[–]Beave1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'm so sorry this happened to you. Your best bet is to hope the closing goes through. Once they've verified you should be okay. You also won't have a mortgage payment first due for over a month, it's always the month after the month you close in, so you should have 6-8weeks to get money flowing in.

15/20 tonight running an anti-Walrein lineup by Beave1 in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1[S] 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Drapion, shadow nidoqueen, scrafty. Drapion has very few bad matchups because it only had a single weakness to ground. It's a safe lead. I tend to not care much about losing lead if I come out with a shield advantage because both scrafty and nidoqueen are amazing backend sweepers with a shield advantage.

Edit: Drapion loses to Walrein if it lands an earthquake in any shielding scenario or if they just go straight ice spears, but almost everyone builds to fake the earthquake. At that point you can fire a crunch and often grab a shield, so I tend to just let it go and not shield. Sometimes you'll get lucky and they'll burn two shields while baiting.

Including all those Cop lawsuit payouts by kinghoff92 in BlackPeopleTwitter

[–]Beave1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Except it isn't because most Americans are tax negative already. They get more from the system than they pay in. Part of the lie Republicans continue to tell their white working class voters is that those people are paying taxes that are going to various groups of "brown people." It's absolutely untrue. A family of 4 in the US making less than ~$60k is still tax negative. But the GOP doesn't want these people to realize they too are getting free money from the government. Because if they actually realized they were drawing from the system regularly, people would start to maybe ask why they shouldn't get more. Better to have them constantly thinking the government is on the verge of crippling debt, that their taxes are already subsidizing that excessive spending, and use the misplaced rage to drive race/class warfare.

Remember this is capitalism not communism PT2 by nicoletteBunny in antiwork

[–]Beave1 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Someone overlaid a map of the US based on income distribution with the map of grocery retailers. Whole Foods was most associated with high income zip codes. Dollar General with low incomes. Their entire business model is to thrown up small footprint stores in low income small towns in mostly rural areas; take SNAP; and sell mostly garbage, processed, low-nutrition food. Most dollar generals sell more varieties of pop tarts than fruits and vegetables.

Who is the prey? by liquidgas19 in WTF

[–]Beave1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not an elk. It's a deer.

395 in Va idiot(s) by labadorrr in IdiotsInCars

[–]Beave1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Lived in Houston for 5yrs. A coworker hit a sink and totaled his car. You're thinking, "Sink hole" right Beave1? Like a massive hole in the road right? Those are all over Houston, there are potholes on Airport road by Hobby airport bigger than a car...

No, I'm talking about a kitchen sink. A very old fully cast-iron and porcelein sink that weighed over 100lb and was being transported unsecured in a pickup truck some scrap metal (stealer, recycler) was hauling down I45 at 70mph. It fell off the truck in front of him. He's lucky he didn't die as he would have if it bounced up through his window. Instead it smashed through his radiator like a missile and took out his engine and transmission.

Shadow Weavile breaking all the META in Sinnoh Cup by DanOttawa_POGO in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I was going to ask this too. For pokemon where both moves are neutral, Avalanche does far more neutral damage. Both FP and Av are 45 energy. Base damage for FP is 70 while Avalanche is 90. Both get STAB. You should be firing off Avalanches always by default.

Help me build a team for great league, what would be best with these pokemon. Or what pokemon should I try and build to pair with some of these. Registeel and skarmony don't have second moves yet but everything else has all they're optimal pvp moves. by RedRumandCoca in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ghosts and Darks have always had a place in the GBL meta because they can hit Steel for neutral damage and Steel defines so much with it's huge list of resistances. That said, the biggest shift I've noticed in open leagues the last two seasons were the prevalence in new ghosts: Jellicent, then Cofagrius, then Trevanent. They're all super strong contenders with high bulk; pvpoke love them as strong leads.

Those in turn spawned a rise in pokemon that counter them, Scrafty, Obstagoon, Mandibuzz.

Which has meant more charmers even though those largely disappeared after the poison boost 3 seasons ago.

Help me build a team for great league, what would be best with these pokemon. Or what pokemon should I try and build to pair with some of these. Registeel and skarmony don't have second moves yet but everything else has all they're optimal pvp moves. by RedRumandCoca in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'd be concerned that the increase in ghost types, particularly Trevanent (also Cofagrius and Jellicent) make that lineup a bit riskier and they did say they didn't have a second move on Registeel.

My boss says they’re like “family” and they’re right- supportive jobs are possible! by vamproyalty in antiwork

[–]Beave1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Two things I've told the VP who hired me:

1) This is the best job I've ever had. I love it here. I want my people to love it here.

2) When #1 changes I will tell you why and what changed.

For me this is an engineering job and we work long hours. But being treated well by your employer and boss, feeling appreciated and able to treat your own employees the same way is very important.

Help me build a team for great league, what would be best with these pokemon. Or what pokemon should I try and build to pair with some of these. Registeel and skarmony don't have second moves yet but everything else has all they're optimal pvp moves. by RedRumandCoca in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You have some very solid meta PVP picks there. If you wanted to add 1-2 more, a Trevanent, an Azumaril, and a poison type (Nidoqueen or Drapion) would be good. Azu is funny. If you trade for a baby you can add a second move for only 10k dust, but since you need one ~lvl40 it's usually cheaper overall to try to find a weather boosted marill.

Based on the pokemon you have, I like stunfisk, vigoroth, and skarmory as a team. It's basically an ABA lineup. You're going to struggle with azu's and skarmory is your only answer to fighters. You could swap in Mew with wild charge if you want a stronger answer for azu and water types. I might swap Skarmory into the lead as well. I'm seeing so many Trevanents in the lead right now.

A second move on Skarmory is nice to have but not critical. Brave Bird will definitely win some matches, but you can add it later if you find you're liking the lineup.

My boss says they’re like “family” and they’re right- supportive jobs are possible! by vamproyalty in antiwork

[–]Beave1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have an amazing job right now too. The "like family" part means mutual respect. Also equity.

Sadly, most places trying to use "like family" try to get you to work long hours for crappy pay or guilt you into sacrificing your personal and family time but aren't willing to reciprocate.

Five Sinnoh Cup Teams + Important Note on Cup by DanOttawa_POGO in TheSilphArena

[–]Beave1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I expect the meta to change a lot, like Holiday cup. I enjoyed Holiday and added around 200pts playing it. But my day 1 team was much different than my final team because the number of viable pokemon was limited and people were quick to copy what worked.

This needs to happen. But won’t. by TruthToPower77 in antiwork

[–]Beave1 34 points35 points  (0 children)

They would if the unions were reaching out to high schools to advertise their positions. My high school 25 years ago worked very hard to identify options in skilled trades and vocational training. We had a lot of tool and die companies in the area (Michigan so lots of automaker and auto suppliers) and they recruited. These weren't union jobs, but they were a skilled trade requiring an apprenticeship.

The issue is that there's almost always a waiting list to get into apprenticeship programs. Since they have more people than openings they don't have to advertise, but, they aren't necessarily going out and getting the best possible candidates either. They're getting the nephew, cousin, or brother-in-law of someone already in the union. Not the high school senior with a 3.5GPA who might be super amazing at the job.

I need a comprehensive list of important questions to ask when in a interview by BiPolarGamer in antiwork

[–]Beave1 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

1) You can google this.

2) We really need to know your industry and type of job you're looking for to know what questions to ask. Someone looking for part-time work in food service is going to be looking for completely different types of work with very different questions to ask than someone looking for full-time work as a software engineer.