Affinity or Robots?

Poll: Affinity or Robots?

Affinity or Robots? - Single Choice

  • Affinity 69.6%
  • Robots 19%
  • I don't care 9.3%
  • Other (please post) 2%
  • #1
    I always preferred Affinity because it shows the decks roots and where it came from.


    What about you guys? What are you calling it and why?
  • #2
    I would call it Metalcraft before I call it robot. I still run a few affinity cards and I prefer that name. Sounds better.
  • #3
    To me it's totally unrelevant. It's just a name and both names fit well.
  • #4
    i choose robots cause the deck is not affinity any more, but it inherits many things from the original affinity.

    i usually call it robots-affinity as there once was ravager-affinity.
  • #5
    It's Affinity.

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  • #6
    I call it Affinity. It sounds better, plus it perfectly describes my affinity for artifacts.
  • #7
    "Robots" sounds bad to me, Affinity can still play cards with affinity, and the blue affinity lists I've been seeing more of lately do. (Thoughtcast)
  • #8
    Get them all in Japanese and then you can call them Anime Robots!



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  • #9
    I call it Affinity, but I don't mind some people calling it Robots or artifact aggro.
  • #10
    Affinity is just a good name and a great word...it's the heritage of the deck. Admittedly we're not shifting skullclamp around with disciple of the vault (shocker - the main engine of the broken deck wasn't 'affinity' per say) but Cranial Plating still feels pretty unfair at times.

    Robots and Artifact Aggro before it (seriously yuck) are just dull names.

    Regardless though, it should be mandatory to crack lines like 'autobots, roll out' every time you swing in with a group of the loveable little 'droids. Unless someone tries to get Autobots to be the next name. Or Androids. Leave it be.
  • #11
    Pfffffft. It's Affinity. I heard people talking about Robots and thought there was some crazy new deck running around.
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  • #12
    Affinity says all it needs to say about the deck, regardless of whether or not it's the deck's core mechanic.
  • #13
    Affinity.

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  • #14
    Definitely Affinity,
    It is part of the deck's history no?
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  • #15
    Robots sounds cooler. It sounds a lot more manly than "affinity." Metalcraft is... boring. It sounds like a new popular MMORPG.

    The only problem with using the term "robots" is that, especially in pauper, there aren't too many robots in my deck. I think I'm only using Frogmite and Myr Enfoforcer at the moment.

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    But it doesn't sound cool! It sounds meh.
  • #16
    Quote from Rywads
    Robots sounds cooler. It sounds a lot more manly than "affinity." Metalcraft is... boring. It sounds like a new popular MMORPG.

    The only problem with using the term "robots" is that, especially in pauper, there aren't too many robots in my deck. I think I'm only using Frogmite and Myr Enfoforcer at the moment.



    But it doesn't sound cool! It sounds meh.


    In your head though, just say "Affinity." It comes out in Tezzeret's voice doesn't it? Deep and manly, but a little raspy, a voice that causes fear in the hearts of the opposition.

    Now say "Robots." It sounded like a small child looking through some Robot toys at Wal-Mart didn't it? A voice that does not inspire fear, but relief in the hearts of those once fear stricken by the thought of the deck!

    Affinity sounds so boss. ;-P
  • #17
    I prefer the name Battlebots. Smile
  • #18
    I prefer affinity. Sure the deck isn't the old affinity, but it's like the deck is named after its bad-ass grandpa.
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  • #19
    currently my deck has only one affinity card, two metalcraft cards, about 50+ artifacts ....

    i either just say Tempered Steel ... or 'this is my artifact deck' ... eh ... most in my area here artifacts and say affinity though ... or ask if it has the Urza lands in it ... so they can call it Tron ...

    though i guess since a fair amount of my wins come from inkmoth nexus + tempered steel + Cranial Plating .. i should just call it my Infect deck ...
  • #20
    Robots is more appropriate, but Affinity will always be it's name
  • #21
    To me the argument about there being a right name misses the nature of changes in language in dialect and divergences in decks.

    Currently there's two directions that the deck is diverging into, ish. One is just as fast as possible. It's the true heir to the deck being a combo deck that wins in the red zone. That deck is affinity. There's also the trend toward slower, more burly decks. Those are Robots. Are you trying to give the other guy a save or die in terms of hitting Pyroclasm are are you trying to be a bit slower but a bit more obscene in terms of synergy, etc.? If so, you're clearly punching the guy to death with... Robots.
  • #22
    Well we cant all fight someone that would shout out "IT'S A GUNDAM!"

    Seeing you are going to do a bunch on T1.
  • #23
    Affinity.
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  • #24
    Quote from Cretaceous1987
    Well we cant all fight someone that would shout out "IT'S A GUNDAM!"

    Seeing you are going to do a bunch on T1.


    Oh,this is kinda funny, I voted for Affinity, but I'm actually having Custom Gundam Sleeves made for my deck, lol.

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  • #25
    Robotic Plating sounds kind of fun
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