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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #600 on: September 18, 2021, 03:18:41 am »

What changed your read on me?
I'm not willing to give scum a primer on how to talk me out of scumreading them, sorry.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #601 on: September 18, 2021, 08:29:12 am »

Having another look at EFHW. This jumped out at me:

Idk if this needs to be said to a bunch of vets, but policy exiles are scummy because they give scum cover to get someone exiled without committing to that person being scum. We get one exile per game day. Itís not pro town to use it for anything other than pursuing our collective wincon.

vote: MiX. I did apologize.

Sorry: to clarify, I'm scumreading that post. I'm not trying to policy exile you anymore.

Honestly, if we want to exile someone for thread health, Jimmmmm's the way to go.

ok, unvote

EFHW votes MiX in agreement with joth's assertion that policy exiles are scummy (or rather, policy votes or advocating for a policy exile). Then when MiX states that he now scumreads EFHW for that post and is no longer trying to policy exile her, EFHW immediately unvotes. Why would the fact that he's now saying it's also scummy change the scumminess of the original call for a policy exile?

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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #602 on: September 18, 2021, 09:03:20 am »

Whoa, this could be something. Swowl mentioning joth asking about wagons as a way to flood the thread reminded of something I saw recently.

This game:

Letís

Vote: mathdude

Dude seems a little too eager to have wagons.
And that's scummy why?

Town wants to exile scum. Scum just wants to exile.
But what does that have to do with wanting wagons? Having wagons is the best way of catching scum.

Say more about that.


Czech Mafia, in which joth was scum:

...
But I'd love to hear the "wagons are protown" argument.
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Why is joth asking the same question again?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #603 on: September 18, 2021, 09:21:26 am »

Hang on. Earlier he demonstrated that he understands the wagons thing perfectly and that it's a good, Towny plan, only to later bemoan the f.ds meta of using wagons to put pressure on people:

I suspect MiX and faust are voting on me in the hopes that Iíll overreact to a small wagon which is one of my primary scum tells. Itís a good plan, town points all around.

I hate that FDS meta makes it towny to do a thing I consider to be the most scummy (fishing around for a ďviableĒ wagon rather than properly scum hunting).

I actually believe itís possible to productively scumhunt without forcing a bunch of claims and giving scum cover to pull off a town exile, which is what wagons for wagonsí sake usually accomplishes. But I guess we can agree to disagree.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #604 on: September 18, 2021, 09:27:47 am »

I'm more curious about why joth has ignored my support of exiling you.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #605 on: September 18, 2021, 09:32:21 am »

EFHW, do you think that getting angry, emotional etc is a scum- or Town-trait?
In you,  I'd say town. Scum!you wouldn't get carried away by emotion, and I don't think you did in this game.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #606 on: September 18, 2021, 09:34:23 am »

ISOing joth is annoying because of all the codenames messages in between. Clearly this is scummy!

joth does have a bunch of opinions about wagons that are weird. In fact, this is most of his posts early in D1.

joth then votes EFHW to sheep, then scumreads Jimmmmm and votes there, then scumreads faust after townreading them before. Then votes EFHW. Hmm.

I think joth's town. But this looks really weird. It probably means joth is scum, but I don't know, I like wall posts from joth and he's been making enough...

This isn't an easy person to read today I'd say.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #607 on: September 18, 2021, 09:37:15 am »

EFHW, do you think that getting angry, emotional etc is a scum- or Town-trait?
In you,  I'd say town. Scum!you wouldn't get carried away by emotion, and I don't think you did in this game.

I don't know why, but I found this funny. Like, using the fact that I said I wasn't angry to argue that I'm scum, even though you thought I was angry. Do you think as scum I would allow myself to be perceived as angry?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #608 on: September 18, 2021, 09:52:57 am »

EFHW is town.

What is there to say about this...her Jimmmmm case is very strong and townie. It's logical, consistent, and yet has that tiny bit of not knowing Jimmmmm's alignment. It reveals EFHW's been reading the game closely for scumhunting.

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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #609 on: September 18, 2021, 09:54:44 am »

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Also I think it's obvious joth voted you because you were a wagon.

lol. I voted EFHW because of a combo of trusting my town reads and PoE.

This struck me as odd at the time; how can you PoE someone early Day 1? Then I realised it must have been PoE out of the wagons and yeah joth's attitude to wagons is super weird.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #610 on: September 18, 2021, 09:55:34 am »

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Also I think it's obvious joth voted you because you were a wagon.

lol. I voted EFHW because of a combo of trusting my town reads and PoE.

This struck me as odd at the time; how can you PoE someone early Day 1? Then I realised it must have been PoE out of the wagons and yeah joth's attitude to wagons is super weird.

I've been assuming it's a joke.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #611 on: September 18, 2021, 09:57:19 am »

What can I say guys? Iím a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a tortilla.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #612 on: September 18, 2021, 09:59:53 am »

What can I say guys? Iím a mystery wrapped in an enigma wrapped in a tortilla.

Vote: joth

A smart man once said, the only sure way to know someone's alignment...
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #613 on: September 18, 2021, 10:08:17 am »

Seriously I can address some of this if itís helpful but since no one but faust seems to actually think Iím scummy enough to vote for, might not be a great use of energy rn. Also Iím not gonna promise explanations will be 100% satisfying.

I have a really disorganized brain and a really poor working memory. I think that sets me apart from most forum mafia players. Itís definitely not going to do me any favors when youíre declaring a contradiction with a post from 2018. But contradictions within this game I feel deserve to be addressed, so letís talk about wagons and nonsense some more.

I guess the bottom line is that I find F.DSís day 1 meta exhausting. We always run around in circles for 20+ pages arguing about nothing because we have no info and end up on a weak consensus exile thatís significantly worse than random. And some of the tactics we use to do this inane dance have to do with wagons and pressure voting.

Which, to paraphrase Churchill, is the worst way of doing things except for all the others.

So I really like to challenge the conventional wisdom around wagons and pressure votes and things partly because it gives me something to talk about out the gate and partly because deep down I hope to find a better way of doing things that sticks going forward.

But often I end up coming back to wagons and pressure myself because itís a learned behavior and it sort of works sometimes?

This game I really wanted to just pick a read and stay on them for the sake of limiting scumís ability to manipulate and maybe I should have stuck to my guns there. The switch to EFHW was a bit of a whim and looking back not really helpful in any way.

Vote: Jimmmmm
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #614 on: September 18, 2021, 10:11:41 am »

What was your purpose in asking faust to say more about wagons?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #615 on: September 18, 2021, 10:19:41 am »

What was your purpose in asking faust to say more about wagons?

I think I wanted to draw out the difference between productive wagon analysis and wagonning for waggoningís sake. I do think thereís an important distinction.

Like the other thing we were arguing about today was unexplained votes.

Wagons do two thingsó one they create pressure that creates reactions that can be alignment-indicative, and they do that regardless of whether the votes that make them up are genuine votes based on genuine scumreads.

But the other thing they do is allow for wagon analysis, which is where we start construct theories about whoís scum based on the web of whoís voted for whom. The problem is, votes without reasons or votes that were just done for pressure or to create wagons sort of make this kind of analysis less useful.

So I think I wanted to make a case a bit more nuanced then ďwagons are good no wagons are badĒ. Certain wagons are useful, but that doesnít mean that all wagons are good and therefore you can do whatever you want as long as it makes a wagon. But I asked faust the question because I wanted to get their in a Socratic way.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #616 on: September 18, 2021, 10:29:18 am »

I accept that. Obviously you've been mulling over the wagon stuff, and that seems to be the cause of the weirdness. I'm not so much into past-game meta analysis, but I had a quick look at a couple of your recent scum games and couldn't find any more similar example.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #617 on: September 18, 2021, 10:31:47 am »

This game I really wanted to just pick a read and stay on them for the sake of limiting scumís ability to manipulate and maybe I should have stuck to my guns there. The switch to EFHW was a bit of a whim and looking back not really helpful in any way.

Vote: Jimmmmm
I'm confused about this. Weren't you voting for EFHW before you ever started suspecting Jimmmmm?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #618 on: September 18, 2021, 10:33:24 am »

Why are we changing directions when we have two perfectly cromulent wagons right here?

I was thinking Jimmmmm and EFHW, but I see the EFHW wagon has sputtered out.

Anyway, let's get rid of Jimmmmm, he's being very scummy.

So this is you trying to stick with your read and advocating against running around in circles?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #619 on: September 18, 2021, 10:35:48 am »

I would join this wagon.

This was about mathdude. Were you considering having mathdude be your read for Today, or would joining that wagon be non-committal?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #620 on: September 18, 2021, 10:37:12 am »

I would join this wagon.

This was about mathdude. Were you considering having mathdude be your read for Today, or would joining that wagon be non-committal?

Wait no this was after you were already on me. How did this relate to your plan?
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #621 on: September 18, 2021, 10:38:46 am »

Why are we changing directions when we have two perfectly cromulent wagons right here?

This seems to directly contradict your being open to joining the mathdude wagon.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #622 on: September 18, 2021, 10:40:03 am »

(You said the two wagons were me and EFHW, although math had the most votes at the time.)
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #623 on: September 18, 2021, 10:46:33 am »

Having another look at EFHW. This jumped out at me:

Idk if this needs to be said to a bunch of vets, but policy exiles are scummy because they give scum cover to get someone exiled without committing to that person being scum. We get one exile per game day. Itís not pro town to use it for anything other than pursuing our collective wincon.

vote: MiX. I did apologize.

Sorry: to clarify, I'm scumreading that post. I'm not trying to policy exile you anymore.

Honestly, if we want to exile someone for thread health, Jimmmmm's the way to go.

ok, unvote

EFHW votes MiX in agreement with joth's assertion that policy exiles are scummy (or rather, policy votes or advocating for a policy exile). Then when MiX states that he now scumreads EFHW for that post and is no longer trying to policy exile her, EFHW immediately unvotes. Why would the fact that he's now saying it's also scummy change the scumminess of the original call for a policy exile?
He didn't vote me when he said he wanted to policy exile me.
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Re: M135: Among Us Mafia (Day 1)
« Reply #624 on: September 18, 2021, 10:52:23 am »

I think I have some understanding of joth's game so far now, and it's making a bit more sense. I think the "stick to a read" plan explains the vibe I (and I gather Swowl) was getting, and it sounds likely to be a premeditated (ie non-alignment-dependent) plan. I think I'm leaning slight Town, but also that he warrants further investigation on a future Day.

I would like to know why MiX said joth voting for EFHW was a scumslip - was that ever explained? Was it just because it contradicted his plan?
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