Correct. For now his approach has raised enough interesting reactions that I'm content to let him continue largely unmolested and see what else gets flushed out. But the two points I raised were ones I couldn't follow much at all.
@bold. I largely agree, hence my hesitation to ask him to chill. But the cost is what's bothering me a little.
Cost 1: creates nervosity in town, the downsides I've explained in possibly 3 posts before.
Cost 2: It allows those who aren't under fire to hide under a rock (and thus remain silent).
Cost 3: Similar to 2, it diverts all town's attention to what gets his attention. That explains underlined. So we get lots of blind spots.
However, the action we got from some users thanks to his insistence has been good. My only question is, would this have been occuring more naturally without the intensity?
What do you think of Sparks' play? I like how he brings up links and rereads posts, I think that's very townie. But, the case that the less active players are mafia is an easy one to make for a new mafia. Would you agree?
I will continue my duty to look from afar.
1? Create nervosity? Look I'm out there risking my neck in order to get people to actually talk about things that matter.
2. If there are people "hiding", shouldn't you be doing your town job and getting them to talk?
3. I'm playing the game. I want to know what people are thinking. I want to know who suspect whom. People aren't talking, so I'm getting them to talk.
Look, your argument is basically that I'm making players nervous by my questions and it makes everyone scared to talk, and that while I'm focused on one person at a time, there are people taking the opportunity to hide out and not talk at all. Right? My question is, shouldn't that be triggering alarms in your mind? Shouldn't you be asking, why is this person hiding, and subsequently trying to get them to talk? Your recent suggestion was to "get back to flavor" because it makes mafia feel comfortable, but in what way is flavor going to uncover anything? What slips can mafia possibly make talking about flavor? WoW has already stated that flavor is 100% inconsequential to the game. Your ideas on how to find mafia will simply change the way the mafia will hide. With my style of play, as you pointed out, some might try and hide without posting. In your style, they'll just hide in plain sight by talking about fire emblem. There's really no difference. Your job (if you're town) is to get people those people to talk. If you see people hiding from me, well I've already done half the work for you. So get out there and talk to them. You think that them talking about flavor is going to massage their vocal chords? They'll just continue saying nothing.
What interaction would we have gotten naturally? I'm honestly very confused as to your strategy, but if you insist, we'll do it your way. I'll take a more passive role and let you work. Who knows, maybe I can learn something from it.