So, starting off with mechanics, I agree that we should be very careful about using our powers. However, I don't agree that we should focus on cult first and foremost. Since the only way we can possibly be culted is by using our powers, if we simply don't use our powers unless there is a good justification to, then we shouldn't have to worry about the cult. The mafia, on the other hand, is way overpowered in this game, so they serve as being a much bigger threat. Additionally, if we keep the cult around until after the mafia is dead, the mafia's overpowered nature could work against it, since only one of its actions is immune to the cult.
Moving on to the night actions that should be used, I think that only the town vig, beat cop, and detective should use their powers by default at night, and the beat cop/detective should target the same person. However, looking through the thread, I can see as much has been said by others. Oh well, that's the plan I support.
Moving on to players, this post of DL's
pings me. It seems as though he is putting more emphasis on the dangers of the cult than is really justified. For example, its pretty likely that a few of those cult members will be mafia (since mafia actions get processed first), which will create tension in the mafia's ranks. That seems pretty beneficial to town, in my honest opinion. Still, I don't like the idea of lynching someone simply because they hold a different opinion than my own.
I really don't like that BF is bringing up meta game. I do think that meta can be useful in certain cases, but making random comments based off meta (like BF's comment at the end of his analysis of GoP) is pure wine. Additionally, I do agree he is acting quite aggressive, but I'm not sure if that's not just BF's playing style. AdamH's posts are pinging me, as well, but that's more of a gut feeling than anything else. Perhaps a bit too agreeable? Anyway, a IGMEOY to all three of you.