This is the whole reason you're not playing that well. You don't do things with confidence. You need to be more sure of yourself. Maybe you'll lead your team to disaster sometimes. It happens. Maybe you'll do something really amazing. Just once, try acting on your ideas with as much certainty as you can muster, and see whether it works better. I'm pretty sure you can be a really great mafia player if you just learn to trust yourself.
SF Mafia Info Dump
Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:42 PM
Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:24 AM
This is how I improved. I went out, I did shit, and most importantly, I fucked up a lot. Don't believe me? Look at Mafia Round 3 or Mini Mafia 5. Old games where I completely fucked up but I learnt from them. If you don't ever want to put your ass on the line because you're worried about looking stupid, you'll never improve. If you're willing to risk it all to win it all, the rewards are that much sweeter.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:39 AM
It's better to do something than to do nothing. Now we need more Mafias damn it.
EDIT: I forgot to say that I'm thinking about making one. Shouldn't it be interesting for being quite "different" since I'm not used to the common Mafia roles? But I'll need help from someone who's got a lot of experience and is willing to hear me out...
Edited by Rapier, 20 December 2011 - 10:41 AM.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:20 AM
Posted 31 December 2011 - 03:01 PM
Have a little more self-esteem there, and also try to practice a little in-game out-of-game separation. If someone's attacking you or deliberately pushing your buttons, I would say that more often than not it is primarily to get a reaction, and not because you're legitimately hated or whatever. For one, I know that I personally don't dislike you or regard you as stupid or unskilled. Even if your area of expertise may be more focused on the OC games, you don't come off as a noob in NOC by any means. Everyone does have areas that they need to improve on or learn to better apply themself, though, and part of the recent image/style/whatever you've been projecting hasn't been altogether positive. If that's simply because it's a busy time of year, well then that's even more of a reason not to let it get to you, because if you are playing less than optimally it's because of circumstances and not of skill, right?
I'm making such a big point of this because, although hounding on people to try to get them to participate is normal and encouraged, I always feel terrible when somebody takes it the wrong way and is hounded out of the game. I prefer player elimination to happen in proper mafia style.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:45 AM
kaoz: i've never played with weapons, but that is a Good Quote
it's not hard to just vote somebody as soon as D1 starts and maybe intentionally try to place your vote on a wagon to see if you can start controversy or something. poking at little things that bug you even if they're not particularly strong is good too since it gives people stuff to talk about
Other problems with play here from Schoolgirl that should be addressed:
If the game is NOC (hell, probably if it's OC too but that's not my forte), vote people. Vote people who you think are scum. Always. Votes are the heart and soul of NOC mafia. 420 vote every day. You want your vote down on a scumspect as soon as possible each day. I can not stress this enough; the goal of scum is to blend into the background so that townies get lynched over them, and if everybody's okay with players who aren't trying to find and vote scum, then the scum get a free pass to endgame without taking any stances on other players (aka those things that help you find scum once other players flip). Additionally, if you're not content with your current any vote, doing that re-read and finding a new target before you post instead of just unvoting and leaving everybody hanging tends to keep the day's momentum going and saves your fellow players some time. That said, if town wasn't paying attention and actually did let somebody have no vote down at the end of the day without a good reason, then remember: scum lynches are golden, nightvig shots are silver.
The exception to the above is if a player is at L-1 (in which case you don't hammer until everybody around is OK with it), or if it's LYLO (in which case you don't vote until time is running out, to prevent scum from quickhammering).
Additionally, this should be obvious, but really, don't claim your role unless it's necessary. By "necessary", I mean any of the following:
- - - You're at L-1 and somebody is threatening to hammer you, OR are about to be deadline lynched with minimal time left in the day
- - - Somebody just claimed your role or results that conflict with it, and there isn't an easy explanation for this
- - - You have incriminating results on a scum and it's unlikely you'll be able to get them lynched without claiming
- - - You're a Miller, hated townie or Paranoid Gun Owner, in which case weighing the benifits of claiming that part of your role ASAP is probably a good idea. There's generally never a reason not to claim Hated as far as I'm aware, but Miller makes you a good vig target, and keeping PGO concealed in a game with a low amount of targeting roles can be reasonable.
- - - Not one of the above situations, but you know what you're doing wrt roleclaiming (as a general rule, if you didn't know that claiming outside of the above four situations is typically a bad idea, you probably don't)
Edited by Prims, 07 May 2012 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:51 AM
breaking this rule results in auto-death
Posted 07 May 2012 - 02:55 AM
I haven't played many recent games here so I wouldn't know ):
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:00 AM
It's lame to watch stuff like those Blitz / Kay lynches unfold while not being able to do anything about it due to DEATH, though.
Edited by Prims, 07 May 2012 - 03:01 AM.
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:03 AM
never change that
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:04 AM
##Buffalo Charge: Prims
I don't get that pissy about dying N1 because it feeds my ego 8)
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:11 AM
I played a bunch of RTMs with some Smogon people a few months ago
do you die n1 often
I haven't played many recent games here so I wouldn't know ):
I was Doctor every time
and died N1
it was awful
Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:15 AM
Remember this, folks
Posted 08 May 2012 - 09:26 AM
Edited by Prims, 08 May 2012 - 09:26 AM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:02 PM
Pro Tip: don't join games if you're going to sub out immediately, otherwise you're probably an awful person
Nope. This is what you meant to say.
Pro Tip: don't join games if you're going to sub out immediately, otherwise you're being inconsiderate to the hosts and the rest of the players. Personal emergency stuff is acceptable; "I can't be arsed to play" isn't.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:03 PM
Edited by Prims, 08 May 2012 - 11:04 PM.
Posted 08 May 2012 - 11:08 PM
Thing is, there are players there that DO get personal and wave it off as "all part of the game, grow up." But, see, people play mafia to have fun and even though it can get messy, it shouldn't get to the point where players are getting seriously offended. I understand pointing out the fallacies in someone's argument, but berating a player for having a different style of typing is not a part of the game. It's like saying to someone, "you're ugly and that's why I think you're scum."
Edited by Levantamos, 08 May 2012 - 11:14 PM.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:08 AM
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