My Game Change

Discussion in 'USMB Mafia Zone' started by Wake, Jun 16, 2014.

  1. RosieS
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    I think flexibility with the rules is important as we are still learning this game and some are learning each others' way of posting.

    One of the things they pointed out as very important at the main Mafia site is that you have to trust the people you play with. Plot to kill them, sure, but trust is crucial for the game to proceed smoothly.

    Regards from Rosie
     
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    I couldn't make it long without calling someone an idiot. I really see no way that Zone 1 would allow any trash talk whatsoever, and in a big game, trash talk might come in handy as Please and Thank You just don't illicit the same level of "Talk you scummy bastard or I will wrap barbed wire around your throat and wring your pencil neck". Just saying ......
     
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    I think you can say all that in zone 1. I don't think the mods are gonna crack down on game related trash talk.

    I think this is in response to personal insults, trolling, flaming that goes beyond the normal game stuff, off topic stuff things being brought into the game, etc. that would be cracked down upon anywhere the game is played I would think.

    Of course Wake and the mods here at USMB would have to clarify.
     
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    I don't want to have to deal with another drama-fest like the crap you find downstairs. Personal insults, trolling and flaming I don't want to see in our games any more. It's complicated enough accidentally killing other crazed, paranoid Townies while the Scum laugh their evil butts off.

    If it's not related to our game, I don't want to see it. If I'm a Townie trying to lynch Larry, I don't want to hear him go on a personal tangent about something completely different.

    Putting down the fine line is, well, a fine line. If some insults are allowed and some aren't, which ones are ok? For sure I don't want to see any more personal attacking and such. You can destroy a person in Mafia without calling names or trolling. Just come up with damned good reasons to lynch a person and watch as he or she struggles back to regain control and keep from being lynched.

    It's a game. The less suspicion on you in general is a good thing. Your aim is to shift suspicion onto others, primarily those you find most suspicious.

    Once these rules on civility are enacted, part of it will be up to the game mod's discretion. If someone is trolling you, send me a PM if it's that bad, with the post #, and I'll judge it for myself. Note I'm not perfect, but I'm not willing to do nothing either. Also, don't respond to trolling, because this just further damages our game. The same goes with accusations of cheating, and then responding in-game to accusations of cheating. Use the PM system. It is your friend. For the third game I'm going to enact a warning system, too, but because I'm pretty lenient it'll take 3 warnings to get modkilled. If I have to warn a player to not troll/respond to trolling or to not accuse players of cheating/responding to it in-game, I'll give the warning discreetly via PM. I'll be telling no one, so if you don't want anyone to know, don't share it.

    I'm trying to make the gaming atmosphere more pleasant. It's not always a walk through the rose garden when it comes to Mafia. This shit can be serious business at times. Getting all personal and dramatic and trollish is like adding fuel to the fire. A more relaxed and comfortable atmosphere would help. Besides, players threatening to quit and wanting to kills themselves over the personal crap runs counter to getting Mafia's roots ingrained deeply here at USMB. I am very grateful for everyone here who is making this fun goal a reality.

    Tomorrow I'm off work, so I'll have some time to put towards improving and simplifying the rules of our games.
     
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    Or Mal?







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    Ummm Wake-You might want to change that from trying to kill themselves to trying to get lynched on purpose because if I didn't know the game and read that, I'd wonder.

    A clarification on voting for yourself would be good.

    A clarification on outside influences in the game would too.
     
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    Actually, we staff, leave it up to the forum moderator for checks and balances here. We do little intervening.
     
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    Zone 1: -----Civil discourse is the focus here, regardless of topic matter. Constructive criticism and debate is the tone. No negative repping. No insulting, name-calling, or putting down other posters. Consider it a lesson in Civics.
     
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    And therein lies the rub.

    The game loyalties are being transcended by the forum loyalties and when townies go after townies for friends who are scum in order to get the other game play?

    Meh
     
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    Presactly.

    My solution...I now hate all USMB members :D
     
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