Re Peaceful Whale’s reads here
Peaceful Whale, I appreciate the effort you are making to try to learn the game, and to contribute. You’re doing a fine job of keeping up! I encourage you to keep posting, and ask questions if you have any.
Now the hard part. I have a few concerns about your list. Here’s what stands out to me the most.
Peaceful Whale wrote:moody7277. Moody always seems scummy to me, it may be because of my bias, but that's it. Other than that he's pretty townie.
First of all, your read of moody. As already pointed out by Sabrar here
, you’ve only played one game with moody, where he was town and you were scum. But my initial reaction to this read was Hey WTF that this is my
read of moody, in every game moody and I play together! Example from Refrigerator Mafia, which we all played:
bessie wrote:moody7277 – everything he has posted so far entirely fits with his meta, which I usually read as scummy, so he’s not deliberately trying to counter his meta and present himself as townie. Therefore I have a town lean on him.
This led me to thinking about where Peaceful Whale's read was coming from. And quite frankly, I don’t like your explanation here
. So where are you getting this read? Possibly it was mentioned in scum chat, and you remembered it and used it when you made your reads list (note that this would point to one of the following players as a scum partner: bessie, BoomFrog, jimbobmacdoodle, Madge, mpolo, Sabrar, SirGabriel, maybe heuristically_alone need to check his history with moody). Another possibility, you are recycling other players’ reads to make your own, either because you are newbie town overeager to contribute, or you are indie/scum and you don’t have the experience to fake your reads.
Peaceful Whale wrote:Bessie - I don't trust myself to read Bessie, the only thing I've noticed is she's slightly more quieter than usual, I feel like she is normally more active, it could be our different time zones, or she is just catching up with her reading. @Bessie, this isn't like last time when I mentioned roleblocker because I am that, I latterly just read the post were GlaDos was mentioned. And I thought that she was a suicide bomber.
Your read of me is odd for some of the same reasons pointed out previously with moody. What is “usual” for me? We have played one (complete) game together. This sounds like an observation by a player that has more history with me, and is another recycled read.
The other thing that interests me in that quote is that you mention a suicide bomber, and you claim you thought of suicide bomber because of this:
#HBC | YOLOSWAG wrote:GLaDOS is in this game. She is a passive "bomb" -- upon detonation she will kill whoever killed her. This cannot be prevented from bulletproof, protection from abilities, or redirects.
GLaDOS is not a suicide bomber
. In our previous game, you asked questions about almost every role that was mentioned in the game. The roles you brought up where you didn’t ask for explanations were roleblocker and role cop (the scum powers), and that inconsistency was one factor that outed you as scum (see here
for examples). This might be an honest mistake but there’s also a possibility that suicide bomber is your role.
My current dilemma with Peaceful Whale is whether or not it is acceptable (or even fair) to make allowances for his youth (13 yrs old) and newbieness in my evaluation. Some of the stuff he has posted wouldn’t have passed with other newbies (I wouldn’t have let LaserGuy or plytho get away with this level of scumminess in their early games, and hey, I didn’t!). But others really want to keep him in the game. Are they just kind souls (current feeling I get from BoomFrog’s treatment of Peaceful Whale)? Are they scum partners? Or do they have ulterior motives, like they want Peaceful Whale at endgame because he will be easy to manipulate or set up for a mislynch (this is the current feeling I get from plytho). So this is what I will be thinking about a lot in my player evaluations.
Peaceful Whale, I hope you take my wanting to treat you as I would treat other newbies without consideration for your youth as the high compliment that it is.
I know, way too much time spent on analyzing a single post, but this analysis will be important in many of my player reads. Point out any errors, I’m not taking the time I usually do to proofread. More in a bit.