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bessie wrote:Did I accuse you of anything? What was my extraordinary claim? I just made an observation that you may as well follow the lead of jimbobmacdoodle and be concerned with my alleged tunneling. Oh, and that you should be observant so that opportunity doesn’t pass you by. Can you please tell me exactly what you think I am accusing you of so that I may defend myself properly?
I think it's pretty well accepted that town should be looking to vote for their strongest scum reads, not just the easiest wagon. Telling me to jump on the easiest wagon is, in my view, tantamount to a direct accusation of being scum. If that's what you're trying to say, then just say it. Also, as I said in the only post where I even mentioned you tunneling, I believe you are doing so as town, not scum.
Alright, I am in a position now to put some proper opinions on players up. In order of posting in the thread:
SirGabriel: The first few posts of theirs* are mainly focused on speculating about game mechanics and set-up spec based on what would be well-balanced. If there are more than two factions, though, there are very many ways that things can be balanced, so that can't always be a reliable basis. Their analysis post was short, but I don't see anything objectionable.
Djehutynakht: Literally no content.
Gopher of Pern: No content other than responding to jimbob's questions and voting emlightened for...thinking 3 mafia is unlikely? I don't dig it.
bessie: As I read over her posts, I feel like she was a little sharp on emlightened and kalira, but it seems like a misunderstanding to me - bessie, I read kalira's comment about poisoning as being in reference to the flavour, so in fact you seem to agree. She seems to have suspicions about emlightened, kalira, Sabrar, and possibly me but maybe I'm more sensitive to that because it's me.
Sabrar: Setup spec, with a focus on the fact that we can't read spoilers after death (still think this is just for replacement purposes, ftr). Thinks 4 scum and thinks an SK, although it's not clear if this is meant to be 9/4/1 or 10/3/1. A couple of fairly brief posts, disagrees with bessie about emlightened distracting players. (I thought that seemed like what she was doing, at first blush). A couple of quick reads, a staunch refutation of accusations of tunneling. I broadly don't see problems with his reads, I reckon he's neutral/town.
adnapemit: Not much original content, largely reactions to others and questions about their content. Seems to be asking questions in the right direction, but it remains to be seen if the motivation is to find out the answers or to be seen asking the questions. Neutral.
jimbob: First actual post seems strong, although he lingered a touch long on responding to questions about how long since he was last scum, which is weird because that has literally zero to do with whether he's scum in this game. No real solid analysis except for a couple of players, and even there it's full of hedging. I'm actually starting to feel like jimbob was coasting through as town based on my general assumption that he plays in a towny manner, which doesn't hold up under greater scrutiny. He seems to have RL stuff though.
moody: Setup spec and analysis which is typically straightforward and lacking in flowery prose. I read him as town here, and I expect I'll see more from him D2 and onwards, he seems to do much better with concrete things like wagons and night results and interactions to work with.
matt96: All he has said is that he thinks there's probably 9 town. He has promised more content, I hope to see it.
kalira: a lot of early talk about struggling to get into the right headspace for D1, and a lot of back and forth thinking-aloud about setup spec. Asks questions about moody's assumptions. Not much other content besides a response to Sabrar regarding/defending jimbob. Neutral/scummy.
emlightened: The much-mentioned and much-maligned flavour-based spec, which I don't see as malicious necessarily, although maybe misguided and not very helpful. The rest of her posts have been largely devoted to setup spec, and then defending her flavour-spec and setup spec. Contrarian vote for DJ to get a response, despite a modprod which is meant to get a response. I'm not sure I understand, but she seems committed to it so w/e. Neutralish for now.
RoadieRich: One post with a little smidgen of setup spec, but covered with a hedge that his knowledge is out of date. Still more content than DJ, but only by the finest of margins.
SDK: Late to the party, then lots of questions, then some unexplained scum picks which changed without explanation, then pushing players for their thoughts on his scum picks, then saying there's no time for discussion, we need votes. I wrote that all in one run-on sentence because that's how it felt. I get a hugely rushed feeling from his posts, which is odd. He seems to just be pushing for any lynch, which makes me wonder why he wants the night to come so fast. In general, discussion is pro-town, so anti-discussion is anti-town. I feel like he's scum.
So I guess to boil it down, scum top three are looking like SDK, kalira, and then jimbob or Gopher of Pern.Vote: SDK
*It occurred to me in writing this post that I've never been fully sure of your pronouns, and I think I've just been assuming the whole time. Sorry for that. I have a feeling you clarified this in the past, but if so it is long lost in the depths of my memory.