Ok, I lied before and left my computer. But I'm back. Reading through the game, this post is in chronological order from where I last left off. I really wish I had been around more, because I do not like the state this game is in.
First off, I have major problems with Hari's first large post. tl;dr, almost none of it makes sense.
Hari Seldon wrote:A) Providing a name for our dead friend gives me the impression that JimBob is being carefree and that he is genuinely getting into character. 
How does this give town points?
Hari Seldon wrote: There is a low statistical rate that a Mafia will ask their partner a pseudoserious question during RVS.
On my site is normal for scum to throw joke votes at each other early on to attempt distancing without needing to actually contribute anything. If you have statistics to back this up, please give them, becuase I'm very curious where your statistical basis is coming from. it looks like you just made this up.
Hari Seldon wrote:This post didn't stem from the natural flow of conversation. Due to that, I have the impression that this is forced content. [-2]
People are talking about setup speculation and he's responding by talking about setup speculation. Why do you believe that's not natural?
Hari Seldon wrote:B) I have the instinct that these aren't Mafia words. [0.5]
Why are these not mafia words? What part of those words lead you to believe it's telling of any alignment and not null?
Hari Seldon wrote:I have the impression that Peaceful Whale's use of ellipses was indicative of uncertainty and a mind that was continually processing. His reduced use in this game leads me to suspect that he is not internally exploring information in the same way and/or that he is not as uncertain as he was in Crossover
Did you think it might be because he's more confident after having played more mafia games?
Hari Seldon wrote:This is a bizarre question to ask at the start of the game. Maven did not vote or respond to any of the postings that had been made. This question is not relevant to the present time, leading me to suspect that Maven had asked this for the purpose of putting words on the page.
That's not a bizarre question at all, it's incredibly important to know when flips occur. The beginning of the game is the perfect time to ask that. Please point out what previous postings you found relevant enough that they warranted a response? Because it was just RVS and jokes, unless you took Jimbob seriously, which I find there being no reason to do.
Hari Seldon wrote:My instinct is also giving me a negative impression of this post. I do not get the impression that it stems from the natural flow of conversation or evaluation.
Explain why asking someone how they came up with their detailed setup speculation is irrelevant and shows a lack of evaluation
The attempt to add mathematical points to each of his comments is utterly arbitrary and comes off forced
I'm finding all the discussion about who knows if there's day-chat or night-chat to be too wifomy to get real information out of by itself. I do not believe JImbob was serious with his Alfred statement, or that it's telling in any way.
jimbobmacdoodle wrote:@Maven - if you had to lynch someone right now, who would it be? What do you think of wam's response about wanting to lynch me because of my opening post?
I'm still re-reading while writing this post, so I'll answer the first part at the bottom of this post. But I find your opening post null. I think attempting to push it as scum is misguided at best. I cannot comprehend how someone would find it towny.
Hari Seldon wrote:2. JimBob added details to his RP that were not in the opening post. I believe that required a degree of creativity, albeit small degree. I believe that creativity requires a degree of immersion. Therefore, I believe that JimBob was immersed with his character. Being immersed with his charter would have required JimBob to have read the character theme in his role PM. Therefore, I believe that JimBob likely has a character that is a Town.
This makes no sense
Hari Seldon wrote:The type of question is more important than the question being asked. Unwarranted aggression, questions that have an easy answer, questions that are reactive (rather than proactive), and questions that did not pass the minds of other payers are signs of a Mafia addressing their partner.
How is asking a question no one else thought of yet scummy?
bessie wrote:At the present whether or not you made a mistake in the first place (and the rule itself) is no longer as interesting as your reaction. You didn’t know the rule, you possibly never read it, and when someone contradicted you, still didn’t bother to read it and form your own opinion or interpretation. You automatically went into damage control mode, and you’ve been there since the first page. You’re acting like someone that got caught doing something wrong, not like someone that made an honest mistake.
This is the first good point that's been brought up from the chat dialogue. 3.4543 Town points to Bessie for focusing on the important part.
Hari Seldon wrote:The difference with Shakespeare is that all the characters were Shakespearean. There is a distinct difference in the character's personalities in this game and between the two sides. I do not expect that Jim would have been inclined to make the same post if he received the role of a rebellious teenager. He gave me more so the impression of a pompous upper class gentleman.
Why couldn't it just be that he made a name up on the spot as a joke? Why does it have to be roleplay? if It is roleplay, than why would scum roleplay as their scummy character?
Leaning Town. Early aggression looks good to me. She's obviously engaged in the game and is interacting well with all players. Curious to see how her reads turn out since she seems to already have an FoS on half the players.
I agree with this, Bessie is looking good so far. Also leaning town on her.
If there were to be an independent in the game, and the probability of that is still somewhere south of 50%, I think it's most likely LaserGuy because of his firm insitence here
on the 7-2 over 6-2-1, in that second post he even metagames the co-mod.
Why do you think there's a 50% chance of an independent? Where is that coming from?
Finished reading at this point. General thoughts.
I'm rather shocked that no one pushed Hari harder on his posts, other than the Jimbob part, and I'm surprised people are agreeing with him on his roleplaying motive. When reading his posts, I went from immediate unease, to a slow steady bafflement, to believing that he might actually be legitimate. If it was all a big scum gambit to arbitrarily assign scum points, he didn't do anything with it. Uneasy with him
Peaceful Whale has given almost no content. All of his posts have been RVS, one post claiming it's too early for him to give reads, and than multiple posts defending himself. When it comes to his scum slip, I find his response more telling than the slip itself, which was that he basically admitted it and gave up. Even without that, peaceful whale would be a strong day 1 candidate.
Sommi (or his replacement) is the other candidate, also based on their response to their push as Bessie mentioned, but I find that less telling than Peaceful Whale. I'd rather let a replacement come in than lynch today.
Laserguy and Bessie are my two top town reads.
Jimbob is null. Writing this post, I can barely remember what Jimbob has done other than the Alfred thing. Not meant as an insult, but nothing has stuck out to me as needing to be responded to or scummy. Not a Day 1 lynch for me.
Hari is also null. While I dislike a lot of his opening post, and hate his point system, if it's scum motivated, he hasn't shown it yet. It might just be we have a very different playstyle (I've never seen someone playing like that) and I'm just not used to it. My biggest annoyance with my inactivity is that I didn't have time to delve into this, when I really want to. If I'm alive Day 2 I'll push into it more. But right now he's not a priority.
Wam is null as well.
Moody is bizarre. He gave a real read list, which I didn't have a problem with, but despite that all of his major questions have been focused on independent hunting instead of scum hunting. His reasons for believing Laserguy might be independent were awful.
If I had to kill one person right now, it'd be Peaceful Whale. If I had to kill two, it'd be Peaceful Whale, than I'd flip a coin for either Moody or Sommi/replacement.
I promise to be more active in the future.