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Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



In.

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Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Can we make cool survivor votes instead if we want?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Confirming

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Buyers your question is

"How many letters long is your word?"

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Alternately if you feel that one is too revealing

"Do you have a word ?"

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I'm phone posting right now but I'll share my thoughts when I get to a computer.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I've been thinking about the role of alliances in the game. The tricky point is that like survivor, nobody wants to put themselves at an equal chance of winning with somebody else. People probably will want to manoeuvre on top. A large alliance that everybody was very committed to could give everybody in it an equal shot at winning but also isn't very realistic.

Coordinating who talks to who also feels important, you wouldn't want to waste your choice on somebody who chose you.

As for voting the two most obvious schools of thought to me are the eliminate presumed favourites or eliminate the weaker links to ensure the game is pure and not won through sandbagging.

I'm not really sure which of those I prefer. I know Winvirus is coming hot off a Genius win and all but I can't say I'd be a fan of any game where the final group is whatever players were deemed weakest.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Personally I'm trying to figure out if I should use my code piece as a bargaining chip or if I should create an elaborate series of games, puzzles and codes that would reveal my segment if you beat them all.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I believe the encrypted messages thing meant like, no posting in code and then giving somebody else a way to break the code.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Lol somber and Byers have the same strategy just done in a different order.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



imo everybody should rally around me

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Not a fan of the constructed line drawing that's happened with Somber and Byers

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I would have gone in the other order, but yeah.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



It would be interesting if everybody divided up into groups of 3. Three is an easy alliance number because if coordinate communication then you can end up talking to both of the people in your alliance that aren't you.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Strong mouse, How are you doing?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Rarity posted:

And you clearly haven't seen my season of Awful Survivor because if you had you'd know it was actually Awful Big Brother, which just shows you're only saying words to make yourself look good without paying attention to what's actually true.

oh it truly does hurt when people pretend to have read your other games doesn't it

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Thanatosian posted:

I figure Bryers is more likely to pick up more allies this round.

I was thinking about that. Winv and him already have The De Facto Alliance and he's implied merk will want to be part of it and PoP seems to like the idea as well.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



What I specifically had a problem with was the idea that people should follow either you or byers. I don't think it's something either of you directly said but it's what I felt coming across. Gave me a very two party system vibe.

More importantly it was ok when I did it because I'm me.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Power of Pecota posted:

Following Byers' proposition for voting gives everyone a chance to play, following Somber's doesn't.

Yeah but that's kind of what I was irritated about. It's not like byers and Somber have defined the only methods in which we can play. And it's not a with us or against us situation.

Also as discussed earlier, they have defined the same method but with different orders.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I mean like Byers proposal was like eliminate the lurkers and jokers then eliminate the strong. The first part is a reskinned eccogambit but the second part is the same as Somber's strategy. If there are few lurkers and jokers then it's the same as Somber's. If lurkers and jokers is more loosely defined it might become an elimination of the relatively unknown people who don't speak up as much.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I mean like all the best winning strategies will probably have "eliminate somebody perceived to be close to winning" in them because that's the kind of game this is.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Byers I will never stop being impressed by your ability for

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Who is "lurking" in this game?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Somber if you had to give a name to your team in this game what would it be?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Somber this is important, if you don't answer soon you're going to be team no fun.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Somberbrero posted:

Oh wow, I hadn't even thought about that. Team Three Boots?

That's loving weird but ok.

Alright here is everybody's assigned alliances:

The De Facto Alliance
Byers2142
winvirus
Power of Pecota
merk

Team Three Boots
Rarity
Somberbrero

The Third Way
Thanatosian
MildManeredManikin

Don't Want No Trouble
ActingPower
Strong Mouse
Nevermore214

Seemingly Undecided
EXAKT Science
Hal Incandenza

I know the difference between Don't Want No Trouble and Seemingly Undecided is minimal but you can change affiliations or make a new alliances if you're not pleased with your current one.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



beep boop ignore this post

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



well that's a little offensive

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Somberbrero posted:

You forced it, okay? I'm open to suggestions. You probably should have asked Rarity. Geez.

I would have but I think the UK is closed today

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Byers2142 posted:

Why are people trying to force hard alliances, anyway? Somber and Rarity have been hammering that there's a de facto alliance, not MMM is trying to label everyone in an alliance of some sort.

I just thought it was fun. But yeah voting blocs and what not.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Alright now we all need flags and stuff.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Hal Incandenza posted:

Yeah, I don't get it either. To be frank, I haven't really considered the best course of action, but I feel like I would work with literally anyone at this point, and the only reason I would have to vote someone out wold be if I thought they were somehow super good at puzzles and wouldn't ever have any interest in working with me. I don't know that I support any of these proposed schemes.

This is the Undecided Manifesto

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Thanatosian posted:

I loving hate Third Way Democrats.

I want to be Team Not A Part Of Your System. Or Team Fight The Power.

At the very least, Team Socialist Alternative.

Perhaps instead the team should be "The Truth Is In The Middle"

Current Standings:

The De Facto Alliance
Power of Pecota
merk

Team Shriya
Byers2142

Team Three Boots
Rarity
Somberbrero

The Third Way
Thanatosian
MildManeredManikin
winvirus

Don't Want No Trouble
ActingPower
Strong Mouse
Nevermore214

Seemingly Undecided
EXAKT Science
Hal Incandenza

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Oh I'm sorry, I meant I would have but I think the UK has a job today.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Yo thano, l'll call you tonight.

Winv, not sure whether you were being serious with me or not, but I'd appreciate a call from you.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Thanatosian posted:

Okay, but what about Team gently caress The Police?

I actually really liked The Socialist Alternative.

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



Hey Winvirus are you around?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I meant to propose this earlier but got distracted:

Who wants to vote for merk?

Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



I feel like Merk is a couple of different factions can get behind here. He's a strong player, if that's important to you. He's not added any information if that's important to you. He's certainly not as available as the other players are.


##vote Merk

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Jump King
Aug 10, 2011



winvirus posted:

I would prefer to be the day 2 lynch, so that you'll have both my location and my word, and not just my word.

Perhaps we should vote out someone who has inadvertently revealed their location.

It's just a thought.

##unvote
##vote Nevermore


That's a good catch actually, I'll consider it.

What are your thoughts on merk?

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