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  • posted a message on Cantripmancer's Micro-a-Thon 2: Electric Microbrew [6/7]
    /spectate
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  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    Yeah, the whole "people are looking for interesting setups" was the reason I pushed so hard to get the Specialty Queue reinstated. The FTQ just wasn't producing setups fast enough to meet the demand for specialty level set ups on its own. Of course now we have a problem in that there are a bunch of specialty set ups in the queue and around half of them are unfinished, but one thing at a time.

    I do agree we need to at least keep the escape pods ready in case things go south, but if we want to try to ride out the ownership change I'd be willing to do what I can to make it work.

    Yeah the issue is that the ques got merged. I think some of the problem is that people are sending in setups that are raw or not setup at all yet, and so we ended up stagnating for like 6+ months with no special game going on.

    Originally the point of the FTQ was to fast track exciting games due to how many games were in the specialty que. Eventually they became one and the same as player numbers dwindled.

    As to the other matter, I agree with Azreal. I think moving is still the best option since our player numbers are dwindling. We are not gaining players and have not gained players for two years. The team games did not attract players they came they left. It seems rarely seems that we get a new player.

    Hell really I don't even care if we just merge with any other server. Doubling our player numbers is attractive. I'm not sure that its the best overall plan(IE long term health) but almost anything seems better than staying to me.
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  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    If Shadow wants to play I'll gladly do both Azreal.
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  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    I'd also mention that Ever Changing Seasons mafia that is in the que is ready to go from me. Subject to my reviewers telling me its ready to go. I think its ready to go though, so that gives a good idea of how close it is.

    I'd consider it a specialty game but nothing THAT crazy.

    Edit: Its complexity level is something akin to ZeroEscape.
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  • posted a message on MTGS going away and the future of our Mafia Community
    I've been mulling over my opinion on this for a bit. I think that MU or possibly Mafia Society is our best bet.

    I have been a progression WOW raider for many years. In that time I've been part of failing guilds, that due to membership declining or other reasons have had issues fielding the numbers required for mythic raids in the time slot they are running. In order to fix these issues, I have been part of 4 merges with other guilds in the course of my time playing. They have never worked.
    Mergers typically have not worked due to the guilds merging both having systemic problems that need them to merge. IE both of them had hard time fielding the numbers needed. In my mind these merges did not work, because both guilds were already bleeding players, and the merge while providing an injection never solved the issue of stabilization.

    In taking these experiences and others in to account I can say that mergers with smaller websites as mentioned would in my mind continue the slow death it feels that we are having. We need to face facts here we have had plenty of other players come to our site from other sites and almost none(If not all this last year) have not stayed. Part of this in my mind is due to specialty games which I would say is our specialty did not fire for a long time this year. (As a side not we should probably require that FTQ or anything we run in future on any website be mostly if not totally finished when submitted for consideration).

    I also think that going off on our own would be the worst decision we could make if we are looking to attract new players. We've failed to attract many new players on a site that was bringing in many new users a month. And we've failed to recruit out of existing mafia player bases.

    With that being said that leaves two options in my mind. MU or MS. MU seems exciting for the tech, the large player base, and the option of at least some freedom. MU doesn't seem like a bad option to me, but I do see us as a whole sort of fading away into their structure. However, for our game types I don't see that as a death sentence and I can see our games possibly doing quite well there.

    MS is more of an unknown to me. The new website is attractive in my mind over MAL so that's a huge bonus right there. We've been offered I believe(And correct me if I'm wrong) much more freedom on MS than we have been offered on MU in both mod slots and in the community as a whole. My only hesitation is that MS is an unknown. While the possibility exists that it will grow and prosper, the same possibility exists that it won't. I also will say that I really hope they will succeed, and I have to wonder if we went with MS if that would help them succeed.

    So, to me that's the difference. MU should work, but it has its downsides. MS might work, but has in my mind the potential to be a much better merger than MU. Personally, I'd choose MS over MU. But I understand the MU choice as well.
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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Herding Cats.

    Shoulda had Riku on your team instead of KJ.

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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from Grapefruit21 »
    Quote from RE1031 »
    Would this be a bastard game if there were no mafia in it?

    Just alternate win conditions?

    0%

    Shadow would have to blacklist himself if that happened.

    @DV that wasn't for Wisp's benefit but your point is well taken.

    Yeah, I'm not trying to be bitchy about this *****.

    Its funny to me, I go "Yeah my behavior is a problem." So, what happens in the next game I play on this site? Wisp pulls a me. And I'm like, OH ***** OK yeah this is really unfun. Anyways, hope things get better for him.
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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from tomsloger »
    Quote from Shinichi »
    Quote from tomsloger »
    Quote from Shinichi »
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    like literally the only *good* reason to ignore your other wincons is of youre scum and need people to thibk youre really towny

    And even then it should be a lie i dont trust anyone thats openly game throwing

    But lolshin


    This entire game has just been a ***** show to me, and the whole alt win cons kinda break the integrity of the game. Town should be trying to lynch town not people of the factions that represent their extra win con. I will not be voting people because of their faction only their alignment. If you don't like it lynch me tom, but I will not vote someone off because they're the faction we need to remove for our 2nd win con.
    the posts youre quoting are me saying i dont think thats scummy for you, specifically, so whats your point?


    Ik, but wanna make it clear that is my stance :D. Also want everyone else to know my stance as well on the subject
    k

    Youre objectively wrong, but its fine

    Its a shame that Shin signed up for this game and is actively refusing to play the game.

    But, oh well.

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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from Grapefruit21 »
    Quote from Lastwhisper »
    Quote from Grapefruit21 »
    Quote from Killjoy »
    Your right Grape. I didn't believe your claim. You get to get a person's won Con but everyone is my faction has two. Tom may have more.

    Why on earth would that make you not believe my claim? If anything it should have made me obviously alone and obviously town...
    anyone can be scum... flavor doesn't matter
    This reply feels like townie confusion tbh... The not bothering to think about the implications of what was said are classic town!Wisp. Should have been obvious flavor wasn't the point.

    I really wouldn't bother replying to Wisp posts.

    He's clearly town and clearly having a mental breakdown. I'm not entirely sure why he flips out every other post over people saying things about his behavior.
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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from Vaimes »
    This Day has been exhausted, and I feel like this game is going to take forever. Someone end D1 already.

    shadow usually lets Twilight linger forEVER, so people can still say their piece if they really want to get something off their chest before Night. Otherwise, choo choo.

    Day one every MTGS game ever.

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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from Lastwhisper »
    Quote from D_V »
    Only a couple hours left...

    ive been sitting here refreshing... waiting for anything

    RE unvoting was just bizzare.

    Yeah, we might get a claim from Grape. But there just isn't enough time I want to scream, we've had two weeks and we are basically at the 11th hour. I don't see us CFDing on to anyone else.
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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Only a couple hours left...

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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Quote from Lastwhisper »
    @Rhand
    u realize u are still voting me?

    He's not I had Rhand twice.

    Grapefruit21 (8): LnGrrrR 1053nm, Shinichi, RE1031, Lastwhisper, Vaimes, D_V, KamikazeArchon
    xLastwhisper (3): Highroller, Rodemy, Tubba Fett,
    Highroller (2): Gentleman Johnny, Rhand
    Shinichi (2): Sir Chris, Cantripmancer
    Rhand (2): Killjoy, tomsloger
    KamikazeArchon(1): Grapefruit21

    Not Voting (1):Hunger
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  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    I believe this is right.

    Grapefruit21 (8): LnGrrrR 1053nm, Shinichi, RE1031, Lastwhisper, Vaimes, D_V, KamikazeArchon
    Lastwhisper (4): Rhand, Highroller, Rodemy, Tubba Fett,
    Shinichi (2): Sir Chris, Cantripmancer
    Highroller (2): Gentleman Johnny, Rhand
    Rhand (2): Killjoy, tomsloger
    KamikazeArchon(1): Grapefruit21

    Not Voting (1):Hunger
    Posted in: Mafia
  • posted a message on A Game of Thrones Mafia - Game Over - A Dream of Spring
    Unvote Vote Grape

    I won't lynch last. I'll lynch like any of the other leading wagons.

    Posted in: Mafia
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