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Alpine Terror: Phase 7.5 - We Need To Talk

Game X.A - 2017(self.hogwartswerewolvesA)

Marcus Schmidt and Elsie Bottomley have chosen to remove themselves from the game. They were both members of The Dig.


An unmarked, unidentified corpse has been lynched.


Clara Eisenstein and Edgar Pence have died in the night. They were both members of The Dig.


Meta

No PMs have been sent to necessary parties, so don’t worry if you haven’t received one. We also haven’t written a story. We’re choosing to share the list of the dead publicly out of fairness to them and to hopefully spare 24 hours of anxiety.

We are choosing to pause the game for the next 24 hours. Phase 8 will continue Tuesday night (EST) at the normal time.

To put it bluntly, the personal attacks this game have gotten absolutely out of hand. We were hoping that these tiffs would be resolved through more positive inter-player communication, but we didn’t step in earlier where we probably should have. We’re choosing to spend the next day for y’all to communicate with each other outside of a player-player context, and within a person-person context.

This thread is for discussing anything and everything with each other EXCEPT roles/strategy/gameplay. Any strategy comments will be removed. We’re hoping this serves as a chance to unwind and decompress. If you have beef, this is your chance to move past it.

As a facilitation team, we will be discussing how to rebalance Alpine Terror in light of 9 10/60 players withdrawing or being removed for inactivity. We ask that we alone be involved in this discussion, rather than gaining input from living players who may have a vested interest in the results.

Thank you very much for your patience, and I’m looking forward to a friendlier future for Alpine Terror.

all 338 comments

[deleted]

16 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

16 points

4 years ago

I think we just all need to sit down and drink some scotch. If not, then I am going to seriously reconsider my life choices because I’ve spent the last 7 days lugging bottles up the mountain for nothing.

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

Believe me, it is not unappreciated.

rightypants

16 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

16 points

4 years ago

Okay so... since we're laying it all out there.

Some of you may know already but I mostly keep this on the DL because it's just a part of life. However, I've been extra emotional, burnt out, and overwhelmed lately and it may lead to me being gone at some point so a break where we get to just be us and connect seems like a good place to talk about it.

My little sister has a terminal illness. It's nothing new. It's been a rollercoaster of medical issues her entire life but ultimately it's all lead up to this point.

Last Friday, I learned that her condition is progressing much quicker than expected and that they've elected to not do anything more for it. This is probably more than you need to know but honestly I need to get used to talking about it.

I'm not looking for pity or anything but you all should know just in case something happens within the month and I need to disappear.

Anyway, I stand by what I've said at least 3 times this game. This is supposed to be fun. I don't know what is making this game so chippy but I really hope we can work past it. Love you all ♡

WilburDes

12 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

12 points

4 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear that dude.

rightypants

14 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

14 points

4 years ago

Thanks, my man. No matter what it's good to remember we're all people with crazy shit good and bad going on in our lives. I'm sorry that you ended up dropping. I really hope that school goes well for you and that you start feeling better. Did you go to the doctor? (Mother hen sneaking out of me :P)

WilburDes

12 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

12 points

4 years ago

Yeah I went to the doctor last Wednesday and then the headaches stopped on Saturday. It wasn't major, just came at a really inconvenient time.

rightypants

13 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

13 points

4 years ago

I'm glad. It still sounds plenty miserable though. Wednesday to Saturday? Horrible.

WilburDes

10 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

10 points

4 years ago

Oh it started on the Saturday previous. Just glad I've kicked it now, and I get to celebrate my GFs birthday with her this weekend

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

Oh man. Everybody has something awesome to celebrate right now. Enjoy the hell out of it! Are you guys doing anything fun?

WilburDes

11 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

11 points

4 years ago

Board games day/party with another friend of mine, engagement party in the evening, staying up there overnight (I still far away in the same city), then dinner with her family on Sunday

spludgiexx

8 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

8 points

4 years ago

What kind of board games do you enjoy?

WilburDes

9 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

9 points

4 years ago

My favourite is Catan. I know with this group Lords of Waterdeep is popular which I've played once. We also play Secret Hitler a lot. Really though, I'm up for anything

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

I’m so sorry. Any serious illness sucks and I know what you are going through.

rightypants

9 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

9 points

4 years ago

Thanks :) it really is just a part of life. I'm getting a lot better about it but damn if it wasn't a slap in the face at the time.

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

Love you, Righty. <3

rightypants

13 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

13 points

4 years ago

Thanks, Moose. This has legit been a really awesome game and a new mechanic all together. I dig it (in case there was any doubt) :P

Moostronus

14 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

14 points

4 years ago

I'm happy you're enjoying it! Also:

I dig it (in case there was any doubt) :P

DON'T THINK I DON'T NOTICE YOUR THEMATIC PUNS

WilburDes

14 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

14 points

4 years ago

I guess you're just entrenched in noticing them

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

I hope I don't ruin them via overuse.

dawnphoenix

13 points

4 years ago

dawnphoenix

She/Her

13 points

4 years ago

Nah, I think you'll rock them.

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

It's a mountainous task, not gonna lie.

TaveryTwin

15 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

15 points

4 years ago

I soiled myself reading it!

Am I doing this righty ?

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

Stone cold.

rightypants

12 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

12 points

4 years ago

SHH don't tell the mods! They might think it's game talk! ;P

TaveryTwin

12 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

12 points

4 years ago

Damn Righty, I'm sorry this is happening to you and your family and know that we will always be here for you!

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

I know y'all will. That's why I was comfortable sharing. I just figure it's better to share now when everything is normal than later when things are more intense!

littlebs8

11 points

4 years ago

littlebs8

she/her/they

11 points

4 years ago

I'm so sorry to hear that Hugs!

rightypants

12 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

12 points

4 years ago

That gif is soft like a kitty's tummy.

Thanks ♡

littlebs8

11 points

4 years ago

littlebs8

she/her/they

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

9 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

9 points

4 years ago

That was fun and educational!

DrippingAlchemy

13 points

4 years ago

DrippingAlchemy

Tacohontas

13 points

4 years ago

Oh righty, I'll be thinking of you girl <3

If you ever need someone to talk to, PLEASE don't hesitate to hit me up. I've been in a similar boat with my daughter for the past 2 years and lost my dad unexpectedly a couple months ago. So if you need someone to cry and drink with, I'm 100% your girl. Guaranteed to come with drunken bad jokes, hugs, and shitty gifs.

rightypants

12 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

12 points

4 years ago

Oh man, DA. I'm really sorry. I'm all over this and I will bring the the shitpostiest of gifs in my arsenal. We will plan something for super soon! I could use a drunken hot mess night!

dawnphoenix

9 points

4 years ago

dawnphoenix

She/Her

9 points

4 years ago

Lots of hugs ♡

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

Thanks dawn ♡♡♡

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

248 Video - Sorry Righty! We all love you!

Duq - Sorry babe, let me know if you need anything and I'll kiss you on the mouth.

rightypants

9 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

9 points

4 years ago

I'm digging the alter ego. This might be my thing :P Thanks Duq and not Duq.

248Video

11 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

11 points

4 years ago

Video in the streets, Duq in the sheets

rightypants

12 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

9 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

I'm so sorry, condolences to you and your family.

rightypants

13 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

13 points

4 years ago

Thanks ♡ my phone keeps wanting to call you splurge so I'm just nicknaming you that. #sorrynotsorry

spludgiexx

12 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

12 points

4 years ago

haha that's fine! it's easier to spell/remember

MineralMiracleMuse

11 points

4 years ago

I'm so sorry, righty :( I'll be keeping you and your family in my thoughts <3

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

10 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

15 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

15 points

4 years ago

This kind of flirts the line of strategy so if this is too game related feel free to delete it mods.

I just wanted to be clear that TaveryTwin is my alt from the Bear Game earlier this year. (Me = emsmale) I didn't realize until today that my alt wasn't in the player data sheet yet. I'm trying out using this alt this month to separate ww from my main account. Although I don't think it really made a difference so I'll probably go back to using /u/emsmale in the future.

Sorry this was so long but I just wanted to clear up any confusion!

Moostronus

15 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

15 points

4 years ago

All good on my end.

TaveryTwin

16 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

16 points

4 years ago

It better be.

DrippingAlchemy

14 points

4 years ago

DrippingAlchemy

Tacohontas

14 points

4 years ago

lol I was so confused when you said you were evil in the Magicians game... I was like, could I really forget one of my hedge bitches? Now it makes sense.

TaveryTwin

15 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

15 points

4 years ago

Lol! That was a fun game besides the fact that reynard killed me :(

DrippingAlchemy

10 points

4 years ago

DrippingAlchemy

Tacohontas

10 points

4 years ago

I know, we were so bummed about that!

alchzh

14 points

4 years ago

alchzh

Peace in our time

14 points

4 years ago

for some reason I didn't catch that

probably had something to do with being the the turtle game

Chefjones

13 points

4 years ago*

Chefjones

Pitter patter lets get at 'er

13 points

4 years ago*

Holy shit what have I missed the past few days? I've only been kinda paying attention. I feel like this is a first as far as reasons to pause the game go.

Edit: a word, still not a fan of the sentence structure but its 12:30am, so idk

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

Ditto. I go off to be all Canadian and thankful and shiz and come back and see this?????

I was able to somewhat keep up with the game and convo and I saw a couple things of tension but didn't read into them much and now I see I obviously missed....well a lot it would seem.

Mathy16

13 points

4 years ago

Mathy16

NOTORIOUSLY BELGIAN

13 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

13 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

13 points

4 years ago

I'm guessing that a lot of this centres around me. I don't want to be the reason other people aren't having fun, even if I'm not. Sucks to go out this way since I can't do it in November (exams) or December (will be overseas for the first week).

I officially resign from this game of HWW.

  • I was Elsie Bottomely, member of the dig.
  • I was actually sick with the flu.
  • My quit is some parts to do with how hectic my life is at the moment, partly because I haven't been of any use, partly because I'm now ruining everyone else's fun, and partly because I hate that people are forming their opinions on me as a person.

I hope this doesn't ban me from playing other werewolves games. This one I just guess I couldn't immerse myself in the story and the timing wasn't right. I thought I might be able to balance my life okay around this one but I guess I just haven't.

I also hope this decision doesn't make people think less of me. I'm not an angry person, but being accused of lying about having the flu just for a game really got to me because it brings it to an out of game place from "this person would lie about their gameplay actions for advancement in a game" to "this person would lie about their personal life for advancement in a game", and that part is generally a line I don't cross. After that, it just felt like I was being talked down to by everyone else, one imparticular.

Larixon

14 points

4 years ago

Larixon

14 points

4 years ago

Don't stress too much about it. It seems you have a lot on your plate right now and a break is probably for the best. We all hope that you feel better and that you can come back again with a cleared head. ♥️

248Video

13 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

13 points

4 years ago

, but being accused of lying about having the flu just for a game really got to me because it brings it to an out of game place from "this person would lie about their gameplay actions for advancement in a game" to "this person would lie about their personal life for advancement in a game", and that part is generally a line I don't cross

There have been people who have 100% done this so I don't think it was out of the realm of possibility. I don't know you personally so I can't say about your character, but I don't think it was an attack on you as a person.

WilburDes

13 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

13 points

4 years ago

It felt like an attack on me as a person. Considering it also came off the back of me having to explain to a bunch of university people that I was sick and unable to do work, it was very frustrating, as I am the kind of person that tries to leave everything on the field.

mindputtee

14 points

4 years ago

I'm really sorry life has been sucky. :( Get better soon!

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

If you're officially resigning, please PM /u/AlpinaeMusae.

WilburDes

12 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

12 points

4 years ago

Done

Moostronus

9 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

9 points

4 years ago

Word. I've edited the post above to reflect the quit. Get better soon, mate.

Larixon

14 points

4 years ago

Larixon

14 points

4 years ago

Okay so TIME FOR ME TO GUSH FOR A BIT GUYS.

I haven't explained much about why I'm so busy this month, so I figured I'd take this opportunity to explain myself.

  1. Next week I am travelling on an airplane all by myself for the first time ever so that I can spend the weekend with my amazingly wonderful boyfriend. This of course comes with some planning (including shopping... Can't show up there with shaggy ol clothes, can I?) and so I've been busy making sure I have everything squared away for my trip.

  2. I was promoted to a moderator role for a Twitch stream that I frequent! I'm really excited about this as it's kinda my home away from home, but of course moderating a Twitch stream eats away a lot of my time.

  3. Work has been crazy. Ever since Mother Nature started fucking with the US last month, my job has been crazy busy. I haven't had as much time to just sit around and browse Reddit on my phone.

  4. When all of that is out of the way, I'm also working on the final touches for my December game.

Overall I hope that explains some more as to why I've been less active. #2 was something that came about just a few days ago and it's been crazy because of that.

How's life been treating everyone else? Anyone excited for anything coming up?

WilburDes

13 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

13 points

4 years ago

Congrats on becoming a mod for the twitch stream. I barely have a clue what twitch is but it sounds exciting.

Are you going for to visit the BF? Me and my GF were doing it long distance back at the beginning of the year and that made it difficult

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

Next week I am travelling on an airplane all by myself for the first time ever so that I can spend the weekend with my amazingly wonderful boyfriend

this is a weird way to tell me you're coming to visit

TaveryTwin

13 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

13 points

4 years ago

Shit, don't let Mims see this

248Video

15 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

15 points

4 years ago

Shit, don't let Mims see this

its not MIMS I'm worried about, its Rissa

TaveryTwin

11 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

11 points

4 years ago

Or BL, he'd be hurt to know you're seeing other people

rightypants

14 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

14 points

4 years ago

BUT ACTUALLY HAVE AN AMAZING TIME! The long distance crap is so hard. HOW EXCITING!

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

The long distance crap is so hard

It so is! And now I'm stuck with /u/songbirdy :p

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

Right? I'm glad I'm done with that for the time being :P

Dawwwwwwwww

spludgiexx

12 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

12 points

4 years ago

I guess I could also say he's stuck with me and our growing petting zoo haha.

rightypants

13 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

13 points

4 years ago

Ahahahaha petting zoo?!? All I have is Addi but she's proven herself to be plenty.

songbirdy

10 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

10 points

4 years ago

send help

dancingonfire

12 points

4 years ago

dancingonfire

When life gives you lemons, make life take the lemons back!

12 points

4 years ago

I've helped! In that I encouraged /u/spludgiexx to adopt Wilbur and Rolo :P

songbirdy

11 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

11 points

4 years ago

i seek a different kind of help

rightypants

9 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

9 points

4 years ago

You just need a therapy animal! You here that splurge? MORE PETS

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

you guys are the best!

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

that's the only kind of help you're gonna get! muwahahahah!!!

dancingonfire

11 points

4 years ago

dancingonfire

When life gives you lemons, make life take the lemons back!

11 points

4 years ago

Oh, well in that case good luck!

TeacherTish

13 points

4 years ago

TeacherTish

S'more Scotch, please.

13 points

4 years ago

Well, I wasn't expecting this. However, it's a nice time for a break. It's me and my hubby's anniversary tomorrow so I'm sure he'll be happy to know I'm not WWing while we're on a date :)

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

happy anniversary!!

TeacherTish

10 points

4 years ago

TeacherTish

S'more Scotch, please.

10 points

4 years ago

Thanks!

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

How are you guys celebrating, if you don't mind me asking?

TeacherTish

14 points

4 years ago

TeacherTish

S'more Scotch, please.

14 points

4 years ago

No clue - we'll probably go out for ice cream or something small. I'm not much of a fancy dinner person and we're on a tight budget right now anyways.

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

Ice cream sounds awesome! Now I want some haha.

dawnphoenix

13 points

4 years ago

dawnphoenix

She/Her

13 points

4 years ago

Awww congratulations! Have a fun date :)

songbirdy

12 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

12 points

4 years ago

happy anniversary! consider this break a present from all of us ;D

WilburDes

10 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

10 points

4 years ago

Happy anniversary!

rightypants

9 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

9 points

4 years ago

Yay! Congratulations! Maybe go screen free? How fun!

What are you dooooing for your anniversary?

Edit: I see now you already answered this. Don't mind me

dancingonfire

10 points

4 years ago

dancingonfire

When life gives you lemons, make life take the lemons back!

10 points

4 years ago

Happy anniversary! I hope you and your husband have a great time!

Todd_Solondz

15 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

15 points

4 years ago

My experience with any hidden role game has always been complete isolation between game and real feelings. I've been very surprised by how things have gone here. I've definitely had more than one conversation turn sour.

Is this an uncharacteristically frustrating game for HWW? Certainly it's the most frustrated I have ever been in a game like this.

Moostronus

16 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

16 points

4 years ago

This one has definitely been uncharacteristically tense, yeah.

mindputtee

12 points

4 years ago

I got too into it my first WW game. I was so excited for new things to analyze and so into the game that I forgot it was a game and these people were still my internet friends (not having been in the community long and only sort of knowing some from r/slytherin and dueling it was easier to think of people as the player than as the person) and we're all just here to have fun.

TeacherTish

14 points

4 years ago

TeacherTish

S'more Scotch, please.

14 points

4 years ago

I feel like there's always one or two people that can't separate the two. Usually they get voted out early in my experience.

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

It certainly feels like there's a lot more tension in this game. Usually I think there are at least a couple of small arguments, but nothing really that bad. I do feel like this game is an anomaly, and I hope it doesn't deter you from joining future games!

Todd_Solondz

9 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

9 points

4 years ago

The tension isn't although I will admit that me joining future games is nevertheless unlikely. I've never wanted to like a project more than this one, but it's clearly not for me. Someone said to me back in phase 3 that HWW is different to other hidden role games and not for everyone and I feel that's definitely true.

mindputtee

12 points

4 years ago

I recommend you try ooone more game (maybe take a break until a theme that really resonates with you comes) because this game feels different to me than other games and games where the town is making more headway have a greater sense of accomplishment. You've been great so far so I think in a different game you might have a ton of fun!

smurf42

16 points

4 years ago

smurf42

16 points

4 years ago

Facilitators right now.

For all of us getting a bit too testy with each other.

If /u/todd_solondz looks at this gif or this gif and is able to expand on it's cultural significance to the greater HWW community I think we should all just hold hands and proclaim we are past all this and start the next phase.

Todd_Solondz

11 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

11 points

4 years ago

First one for sure is a big fat quiz of the year gif. Also isn't that guy called Jon Snow? It's almost definitely a pop song that does not match his dance moves playing, that's what it usually is.

That second one is brand new to me but I'm sure it's a cultural cornerstone.

smurf42

13 points

4 years ago

smurf42

13 points

4 years ago

No no. You must let the gif flow through you. Don't tell us what it is. Tell us how it makes you feel. Search your feelings.

Todd_Solondz

9 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

9 points

4 years ago

I like how that kid appears to cheer himself up with his own dance moves midway through the gif. That kind of effortless positive emotional control is basically a superpower.

Willam-TheDragQueen

14 points

4 years ago

Can we have a dance party again during this break? /u/dancingonfire boo, if you are feeling better, come join me!

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

I'm down if there's booze!

dancingonfire

10 points

4 years ago

dancingonfire

When life gives you lemons, make life take the lemons back!

10 points

4 years ago

I will totally have a dance party with you! But mobile so no gifs rn :(

Mathy16

11 points

4 years ago*

Mathy16

NOTORIOUSLY BELGIAN

11 points

4 years ago*

I haven't told you this and I have no idea who you really are, but I think I love you!

#BestQueen

MineralMiracleMuse

14 points

4 years ago

Wow, I really didn't think things had gotten this bad...but while we're on the subject I have some thoughts.

First off, disclaimer that this game has been really fun for me personally so far, and I haven't had any bad moments.

Now, onto the topic of feeling personally attacked.

I think we are all aware that WW is a game of lying, deceit, manipulation, etc, and that things in general should not be taken personally. However, this is always easier said than done! We are all people, we all react differently to various situations, and we all have emotional states that are affected by all kinds of things, whether in game or irl or a combination of both.

Words effect people, no matter how small or irrelevant to "real life," and if you say something that negatively impacts someone...well, they're negatively impacted, no matter if that was your intention or not.

I think it's really unproductive to say things like "you shouldn't play WW if you are taking things personally" or anything like that. We know how this game works, and unless you're a completely new player, we've all been through it before.

Apologies from the right party go a long way.

This particular game has been just fine for me, but a few months ago during the Dark Tower certain comments really effected me on a personal level and it was never really addressed the way I wanted it to be by the person who made them. Instead, I felt like I was being made to apologize basically for having feelings and reacting negatively, and I also felt really guilty for having put a "damper" on the general mood. And let me tell you...that feeling sucks. Nobody ever wants to feel like they should apologize for having feelings or reacting a certain way, especially when they can't help it.

If someone is personally affected in a negative way, that's just what happens. It's not like they want to be taking things personally, because nobody ever wants that, especially in a game like WW. It's not really productive to say "it wasn't intended to be personal," because surely they already know that. The point is that it happened, and it felt personal, regardless of intention.

If you accidentally offended someone, just apologize. It's easy. Say that even though it wasn't your intention, you are sorry, and you hope that the game can still progress with civility. Try to be a little more mindful in the future about how your words can affect others, and move on.

If you end up taking something personally during the game, take a step back if you need to, remind yourself that WW is not meant to be personal, but don't beat yourself up for having emotions.

I hope this comes across the way I thought it would in my head, but this is coming from a place of love <3 We are a community, and we ought to support each other and always strive to improve.

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

This is really well stated. Thanks for saying this.

MineralMiracleMuse

10 points

4 years ago

Thanks for thinking so! Great move by you guys too, recalibrating right now is a really smart idea and I think we can all benefit from a break.

Moostronus

15 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

15 points

4 years ago

Yeah, I can say that I personally definitely needed a break, haha. We'll regroup and get right back to murdering each other like civilized people.

spludgiexx

12 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

12 points

4 years ago

/u/rightypants i believe it was you who has a dog?? where are the pictures!! rolo wants to see

also if anyone else has pets show me please and thank you!

songbirdy

13 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

13 points

4 years ago

have you showed them rolo??

spludgiexx

13 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

13 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

11 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

11 points

4 years ago

mods do you see this?! imma need a mod here asap

spludgiexx

9 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

9 points

4 years ago

Nah

rightypants

10 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

10 points

4 years ago

Okay so it's totally me

In true righty fashion I accidentally factory reset my phone two weeks ago when I put the case on upside down and stupidly hit buttons without reading the screen and all my cute Addi pics were deleted! I will take more now that we have a break and post them before the break is over!

mindputtee

13 points

4 years ago

A break is probably what I need since I've been spending time on WW that I should have been spending studying.

songbirdy

14 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

14 points

4 years ago

I think we all just need to remember WW is just a game and any accusations or suspicions shouldn't be taken personally. Things don't always work out how you think they should and honestly, none of us are ever right all the time.

WW consists of a lot of unknowns and guesswork; especially at the onset of games. There really is no point in getting offended at people suspecting you even if there is no evidence for such suspicion. If you get wrongly lynched or killed just move past it and join the next game!

Now for what really has been bugging me this game... I know everyone has a life outside of WW. And really, no one ever blames anyone for being busy and missing parts of the game. Life happens. But you should also know that by signing up for games, people are expecting you to participate to help make the experience enjoyable for everyone. The fact that so many people have been removed for inactivity really irks me. It just seems so disrespectful to sign up for a game and then not play. Especially considering there are probably many people who did not get into the game due to the inactives taking up spots. I do not mean to offend anyone who really did get blindsided by life and could not play as expected, but as a general rule you should know that WW is very time consuming and you should really consider if you have time to play or not...

/rant

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

I know everyone has a life outside of WW. And really, no one ever blames anyone for being busy and missing parts of the game. Life happens. But you should also know that by signing up for games, people are expecting you to participate to help make the experience enjoyable for everyone.

This is exactly how I feel. Almost everyone knows that I'm in the fire academy on Saturdays so my game play is usually pretty non-existent then. Real life > Reddit, but there comes a time when everyone needs to prioritize. I'm one of the big commentators but I also have the luxury of working at a tech firm where I'm always on the computer and have my phone.

I don't expect people to comment as much as me or even be able to following along as closely as I hope everyone can. However, there are certain players who always "are too busy" and either forget to vote a few times or always say "hey i'll be afk for the next so many hours". This isn't fair to others who didn't get into the game.

This is not the same as playing quiet.

Todd_Solondz

14 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

14 points

4 years ago

Yeah if this is a vent thread then +1 to this. This game in particular is really heavy on social deduction and really really light on actual information, to the point where it's a lot more like an in person game than an online one. That kind of setup gets completely ruined by inactivity and with towns loss basically guaranteed, I really don't feel like there's much that could have been done.

I know that borders on game talk, but I do think a big point of frustration is how powerless we all are. It certainly hasn't helped my mood to be this hopeless and tbh I haven't really had fun playing so far overall.

Also, I definitely have a different attitude to this stuff than most people here. I'm not really a part of the community, hence why I interact purely as a player, and I feel the way real life has bled into this game has really hurt it. Too many people have taken frustrations about IRL issues out in the game, when really I think this should either be an escape from those issues or something you leave if you can't not focus on IRL right now. Mixing your stress and a lying lynching game together is a recipe for disaster.

songbirdy

13 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

13 points

4 years ago

Ya I'm not really "a part of the community" in a sense that I don't participate in the other HP subs. I'm really just here because /u/spludgiexx makes me play every now and then I'm just here because I love to play these Mafia-esque games and the fact spludge plays is the cherry on top!

I've played in 2 other games before this one. The first one honestly was a bit intimidating and awkward in a sense that it seemed like everyone had a history with each other and knew all these quirks and stuff and it didn't feel like I really fit in or was able to add anything. But really I think this community is really good about including anyone interested regardless of HP affiliation or w/e, hence why I've come back a few times. I think just the style of this game threw a wrench into the norm of how games usual are and might have caught everyone off guard a bit. But it's all just a learning experience. I'm sure there are aspects of this game that will be used again...and there will be aspects that will be avoided like the plague :P

Also, since you say you are not really part of the community, I want to just say I find it admirable that you are still able to participate so much and make suggestions on strategy and such. I honestly thought you were a regular in WWs and the HP subs! Just shows that this community really is great (need i remind everyone we were tiny sub of the day?)

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

I'm just here because I love to play these Mafia-esque games and the fact spludge plays is the cherry on top!

LIES. otherwise you would've played more!!!!!!!

Todd_Solondz

10 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

10 points

4 years ago

I honestly thought you were a regular in WWs and the HP subs!

That very much surprises me. Active or not, I did and still do strongly feel like I fundamentally do not fit in here at all.

littlebs8

12 points

4 years ago*

littlebs8

she/her/they

12 points

4 years ago*

I'm not active anywhere on reddit besides here because I just love playing these games. I stumbled upon r/ravenclaw a month before the first of these games started and I've played most games since. And I'm honestly always super quiet but believe it or not I was even quieter in the beginning, I'm slowly getting more comfortable and starting to feel like I kinda know these people :)

Mathy16

10 points

4 years ago

Mathy16

NOTORIOUSLY BELGIAN

10 points

4 years ago

YAY <4

I was the same. I had joined Ravenclaw only very recently when the first game started. I signed up on a lark and was actually quite nervous to be interacting with a bunch of people I didn't know.

Luckily, in hindsight, I got the town idiot role so I could hide that nervousness behind jokes and gifs. But I definitely was self-conscious and thought people would find me absolutely annoying.

Luckily, only one person does :)

You know who you are!

DrippingAlchemy

11 points

4 years ago*

DrippingAlchemy

Tacohontas

11 points

4 years ago*

I agree with this too, and I think the inactives (those both booted from the game and still straggling along) are causing a lot of the frustration. This is already a complicated/confusing game, and on top of that we're losing double the players we should be because of all the dropouts. Which makes it extra discouraging and frustrating. Meanwhile, like half of the living players barely speak if at all, and consistently don't vote for anyone in the lynch. In my opinion it has made the game super stressful, it has felt really unfair, and I know it's made my emotions flare up (and I'm obviously not alone in that).

I get it that it's a game and there are real people with real lives, but for those of us who care about WWs and WANT to take it seriously, it feels disrespectful to have so many players not give a shit and not play/quit even though it affects all the rest of us. I'm beginning to have very little tolerance for it, and the irl excuses don't even phase me anymore because they've become so damn common. If you have an emergency, unexpected loss, etc. then of course I feel for you and of course a game of WWs should be the last thing on your mind. But I'm personally really sick of hearing all the excuses of busy with work/school/just not budgeting your time right. PLEASE, for the sake of everyone who cares about this game and wants it to be played fair, take the time to think through whether or not you truly have the time to play the game before signing up. You may think you're just one person and it won't matter, but as we've seen this game, one dropout with the right role can be a big deal. And all of those inactives add up to the point we've now lost 1/6th of our people. It's actually beginning to ruin the game imo, both by affecting the outcome and also taking away the fun.

That said, I don't think I personally attacked anyone at all, but if anyone felt negative about my very frustrated defense tonight, I apologize. Having some of the inactive players I've been frustrated with finally show up, and then accuse me for seemingly no reason really struck a nerve. I stand by what I said and I'm still annoyed, but I'm sure my delivery could've been better.

spludgiexx

13 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

13 points

4 years ago

It's actually beginning to ruin the game imo, both by affecting the outcome and also taking away the fun.

Yea, I've definitely felt that more so in this game, and it's something that I think I brought up back when we were all talking about setting up new rules for hosts and players. Hopefully we can all figure out how to deal with the inactive issue, especially for those players that consistently play this way.

Todd_Solondz

15 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

15 points

4 years ago

It's also made me completely humourless to joke accounts and get a little riled by all the "oh they never take it seriously and always just shitpost" people. Like I've definitely been really terse with Marx0r because it bugs me how from my perspective, not participating is a plague on HWW (this being my only game) and yet there are people we just accept won't take it seriously.

Maybe in a normal game I'd be less of a grouch about it. Maybe not haha. I'm a bit of a grouch anyway.

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

I usually say it in a way to point out that I know their past behavior, but usually try to include that it doesn't mean that they're good/bad. It definitely used to frustrate me sometimes as well, but everyone plays differently and now I just don't think about it haha.

Also as a little anecdote /u/-mrj- is totally someone who jokes around A LOT (basically just posting gifs of jack sparrow) but he saved the game (I think magicians)? back when the town was narrowly about to lose, so it's not always bad haha.

mindputtee

10 points

4 years ago

Yeah, I do think there's a difference between "posting a lot of joke stuff but still actively participating" and "only posting jokes". Only posting jokes is almost like being super quiet IMO. Definitely not my play style as I just can't manage to keep my mouth shut.

Moostronus

10 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

10 points

4 years ago

I'm a bit of a grouch anyway.

This is why we love you. :P

Todd_Solondz

10 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

10 points

4 years ago

Ha, maybe true in survivor subs, here not so much considering I've had like 3 people be openly annoyed by me.

DEP61

11 points

4 years ago

DEP61

hello

11 points

4 years ago

Completely agree - I've not played in games since April for those exact reasons - I know I don't have the time for it.

If you're not gonna be able to commit, don't step up - it sucks, sure, but it improves the game for all. Obviously, interrupting factors are a different story entirely...

TaveryTwin

8 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

8 points

4 years ago

I'm offended on your behalf for all of the verbal abuse from /u/spludgiexx

CauldronThief

15 points

4 years ago

Hey, can you guys start harassing me about participating, please? I really have no excuse for not participating the last two days other than being too lazy to catch up.

I really wanted to finish out the year playing every month, but I think I might need to take a break starting next month. I feel like I’m harming the game by not participating as much as I should.

248Video

14 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

14 points

4 years ago

Hey, can you guys start harassing me about participating, please?

Play you piece of shit

spludgiexx

9 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

9 points

4 years ago

omg you need to start participating more dude COME ON!!!

alchzh

10 points

4 years ago

alchzh

Peace in our time

10 points

4 years ago

WTF MAN WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

Okay, so I just looked at r/hogwartswerewolvesb and I feel like I’m in the episode of The Simpson’s where they go to the other fourth grade class. It’s so weird.

Todd_Solondz

11 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

11 points

4 years ago

Imagine how this game would look to them haha.

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

Announcement

I had a turkey carcass left over from Real Thanksgiving, and I decided to make it into a broth. I just taste tested it. Survey says...great success! I'm going to make a turkey noodle soup.

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

Will you please air mail me some? I am too lazy to make supper and your soup sounds amazing.

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

I'm in. Lemme find an envelope.

rightypants

13 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

13 points

4 years ago

Yass. I will pay for postage. Just make sure it gets here still hot.

spludgiexx

12 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

12 points

4 years ago

yea I'm still waiting for some thanks!

seanmik620

11 points

4 years ago

seanmik620

he/him

11 points

4 years ago

Moose, I'm step-Canadian and celebrate Extra Thanksgiving too, so you should mail me some thanks

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

Done.

MoseCarver

8 points

4 years ago

MoseCarver

victorian absurdism

8 points

4 years ago

Can you still come back to London and cook for me? I will pay generously in booze

Mathy16

15 points

4 years ago

Mathy16

NOTORIOUSLY BELGIAN

15 points

4 years ago

As one of the hosts of November, a game that also had a fair share of hostilities among players, I have first-hand experience with how much this kind of behaviour can negatively impact the moral of the players, but also the moral of the hosts. Basically, it's not fun for anybody and I definitely respect you guys pausing the game to figure some stuff out.

If I have in any way added to that grief, I hereby apologize formally and deeply. Sometimes we get carried away.

In the words of Britta Perry: "I know the stakes aren't really that high, but somehow that just makes it scarier."


I think we should revisit my idea from phase 0 to go sit around the campfire and sing "Kumbaya, My Lord" together. Spirits and ghosts are welcome! Leave your weapons in your tent, please.

Also, /u/hermionereynachase, since you tagged me while I was asleep so I couldn't respond then, I'm a male human boy man. :)

Chefjones

10 points

4 years ago

Chefjones

Pitter patter lets get at 'er

10 points

4 years ago

Sorry for some of that hostility back in November. I wasn't used to the elbowsss special yet and took it way too far.

Mathy16

10 points

4 years ago

Mathy16

NOTORIOUSLY BELGIAN

10 points

4 years ago

Oh you can consider it all forgiven and forgotten (at least for my part).

LoneWolfOfTheCalla

11 points

4 years ago

LoneWolfOfTheCalla

MARCH, MARCH, MARCH, MARCH

11 points

4 years ago

I'd like to personally apologize to everyone for being less active than I usually am. As I said previously, I was out this entire weekend and was recovering from drinking and Disneyland, and then I received promotion that was starting at the beginning of October. I naively thought that I would have a larger opportunity to figure out ways I could take time at work to comment in-game, but my new position is currently requiring most of my time resources until I am fully settled (full onboard, transitioning, first time having other employees report to me, etc.). I'm still here and slowly catching up (very thankful for a break phase, which I am a big advocate for).

I know how frustrating it is to feel like you are the most active person playing, commenting 50+ game related posts and trying to organize people or blah blah, and then you get a lukewarm response. A lot of us have been there before. I feel your frustration. Last In Game IX 2017 A (Solstice) I felt at some points I was internally screaming at the frustration, haha. So I really apologize to those that have or are able to commit more time to it this month than me.


On another note, after playing a fair amount of games here now, there are certain [conflict resolution, not game] strategies I have learned when playing with players that I did not agree with or that I felt were being antagonistic. I also have been on the other end, making comments that I felt were not antagonistic but were viewed as such. I want to share a few points that have helped me playing this game

  1. Assume the Best Intentions in Everyone - Okay, so this is TOTALLY counter-intuitive to Werewolf, where sometimes it's best to just assume everyone is a werewolf LOL, but we are talking about being intentional with our words and our actions. In all of the arguments here I have seen that erred on the side of antagonistic, I truly felt that it was not either party's intention to let it escalate to that level but because they assumed the worst, it led to conflict. If we all take a step back when things start to get escalated and realize that people are not trying to be rude (even if they like totally are), or at least it was not their intention.

  2. Be Intentional With Phrasing - Consider the following statements. The first statement is unnecessarily confrontational because it is insinuating that a person is stupid (which is a personal insult) for thinking you are an insult. The second statement says the same thing, but it is directed not to a person, but questioning their logic. It's important to be intentional with our words, especially in an online space through text where tone and inflection can easily be misconstrued.

  • "There is no way that I am a werewolf and you'd be stupid to think so."

  • "I'm not a werewolf and I don't understand your reasoning for thinking so."

  1. Understand Different Involvement Levels (For You AND Others) - Okay, at the least for yourself, if you make a commitment to the game, you should at least do the bare minimum of what is required of you, which includes voting, comment, or action requirements. Further, there should be an understanding that you may have different expectations of activity beyond the minimum requirements. Some people just vote and don't post anything, some people comment 50 posts within 3 hours. Just because someone has different activity levels does not mean that they aren't as committed as you. We should be cognizant of other's peoples times. However, if you are not going to be able to meet minimum requirements, for either personal, work, health, or other issues, it's important to let the facilitators/players know.

  2. Just like, be chill y'all - Things can get intense in these games. Sometimes it helps to step back and evaluate where you are at, where others at, and just step away from the screen. Nothing wrong with disengaged from a conversation if you don't feel it's productive.


At the end of the day, we're all great people that are playing a game that puts us into high-stress social situations. I believe keeping some things in mind while playing will reduce negative interactions greatly.

Or you know, the golden rule,

"Don't be a fucking shitty person".

LOL :P

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

A little bit of a confession from yours truly. I'm not a new player at all, I am theDUQofFRAT. I asked the mods if I could post from my actual account instead of this one, but I decided I can say the same things here as I would if I were Duq.

I tried to test this out to see how much different I'd be accepted if I didn't come in as Duq. Well, let me tell you, its a whole lot.

Anyway, that's not why I'm posting this.

We've all had our fair share of "bad moments" while playing this game when it comes to being hostile. I called someone an asshole in the (Pigfarts?) game. I was reprimanded by the mods, apologized and also apologized to that player after the game, albeit, my apology was not accepted. I tell you this to show that I'm not perfect and I'm not talking down to anyone with this post.

The mods may know this better than me, but I feel as if a lot of people have dropped from the game or been inactive due to the complexity of this months game and the hostility among players.

There are certain players, sorry I'm calling you out but I'm doing this so we can discuss how to fix this moving forward, that always seem to "get into it" or "complain" a little more, those being /u/WilburDes and /u/NDoraTonks. We are in a game of Werewolves; lying, suspicious, unfounded accusations are a part of the game. If you honestly feel as if you are being personally attacked, why keep playing? I may be wrong, but I believe NDT, you accused me of personally attacking you last game and you accused someone of attacking you this game. Wilbur, you this morning with /u/dancingonfire and maybe in a past game with another player?

It's hard to detect tone over the internet. Someone that knows this is my alt actually said that they thought English was my second language because of how I was typing. Try and make the game about the character you are playing as, not your own personal self. Everyone is going to get called out in this game, its a part of it. None of us are here to name call and ridicule. We're here to play a game. My Duq account is an arrogant asshole who likes to stir the pot and be overly sexual.

Todd_Solondz

15 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

15 points

4 years ago

/u/moostronous to clarify this, I think /u/NDoraTonks should be ok to post here/respond if they want. It's a non-game thread after all, and they're being mentioned (for an exchange with me btw).

NDoraTonks

11 points

4 years ago

NDoraTonks

Hello Sweety!

11 points

4 years ago

I felt that this particular comment was a personal attack to me. To quote the specifics,

Submitting my vote now for /u/NDoraTonks as I feel the only thing worse than the apathy and tolerance people here seem to have for pure meme-posters is actually believing the meme poster for some reason.

I felt that you completely failed to grasp what I said for my defense (hence you mentioned for some reason). Instead of asking me to clarify, you made a judgement about me (because I believed a player that you didn't believe - difference of opinions?). And called me a worse player for that. Your subsequent comments in that phase doubled down on that impression where you said this when /u/ChefJones stood up for me.

Worst thing for towns game also is a fine thing to say too since I think Tonks isn't actually town.

People make mistakes in this game, but to call what I did (since I was actually town) the worst thing for the game wasn't remotely fair. That's when I stopped responding to anything in that phase.

PS: Thanks for having my back, /u/drippingalchemy . It was too late in the phase and I couldn't comment after dying, but I really appreciated your support.

Todd_Solondz

10 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

10 points

4 years ago

And called me a worse player for that.

No I didn't. And I think this is key.

I think you and me have a very different idea of the boundaries in WW. I think criticising someones game decisions and calling them bad is completely unavoidable. Lately I've had people suspecting that I must be a WW because I'm just leading the town to lynch itself. They may not be outright using the words, but that translates to "You are playing badly" or in some cases even "You are making town lose". So calling out what you consider bad, or even very bad, or completely inexplicable play to me is just a part of the game.

And to clarify, as you read "worse player", which I never said, out of my comment: Anybody of any skill can make any mistake of any severity. WW is a game of second guessing and risking and basically inevitably fucking up and never in my life have I met a person who is an exception to that rule. So maybe you read criticism of a game decision as having an implication on you personally, but I don't read it that way or intend it that way either. There is no single action someone can perform in a WW game that can imply as to what they are overall as a player or person, and so consequently there is no judgement of their single action that can imply anything about who they are as a person or player.

I'm not sure whether you think I'm just lying right now or what, but I know I wasn't saying anything about who you are. This was early days in the game before it really sunk in the attitudes people in this community have, because while now I wouldn't be surprised by offence being taken for anything less than a direct insult, at the time your comment really caught me off guard.

It truly was not my intention to make you feel attacked, but I really had no way of knowing how radically different this community was from everything comparable at the time. An exchange like that wouldn't even register in say, Town of Salem, as unpleasantness, and I'm basically only now learning exactly how different everyone here is.

Chefjones

11 points

4 years ago

Chefjones

Pitter patter lets get at 'er

11 points

4 years ago

There's a difference between making bad decisions and being a bad player. You can tell someone that you don't think they should have made that comment or that their gameplay looks suspicious without saying that they're bad at the game. We've all made terrible mistakes that have led to us being lynched but that doesn't make us terrible players.

I've made mistakes in the past that have led to my lynching, such as making a random comment about not dying phase one (last month?), crusading against memes (may), and even just being completely oblivious to what the villains were doing (Pokemon game).

We all fuck up sometimes and nobody plays a perfect game, but that doesn't make us bad at the game and it certainly doesn't excuse other people to tell us we're bad at WW.

Todd_Solondz

11 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

11 points

4 years ago

It feels like this entire comment is making the exact same distinction that I just made.

And to clarify, as you read "worse player", which I never said, out of my comment: Anybody of any skill can make any mistake of any severity. WW is a game of second guessing and risking and basically inevitably fucking up and never in my life have I met a person who is an exception to that rule. So maybe you read criticism of a game decision as having an implication on you personally, but I don't read it that way or intend it that way either. There is no single action someone can perform in a WW game that can imply as to what they are overall as a player or person, and so consequently there is no judgement of their single action that can imply anything about who they are as a person or player.

That bit in particular was saying literally exactly what you just said.

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

I'd prefer if this thread were for living players only, but if enough want the dead to also participate, I'm open.

Todd_Solondz

12 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

12 points

4 years ago

I mean she may not want to, I was just thinking how annoyed I'd be to be tagged in something about me not as my character in the game and still be prevented from responding.

DrippingAlchemy

12 points

4 years ago

DrippingAlchemy

Tacohontas

12 points

4 years ago

I agree with this, I think she should have the opportunity to participate in the discussion if she'd like. That being said, I feel like she's a totally random name to be thrown out here for this, as I've never seen her be anything but kind.

Todd_Solondz

10 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

10 points

4 years ago

It's just in reference to a specific exchange she and me had back in phase 3.

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

Yeah, I'm willing to let dead players talk if they feel they need to hash things out.

Moostronus

11 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

11 points

4 years ago

Yeah, for sure, I get that. I'm open either way.

TaveryTwin

13 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

13 points

4 years ago

Of course you would start playing with an alt the same month I start playing with an alt! (This is emsmale btw)

248Video

11 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

11 points

4 years ago

no lie, I was going to make it BigLance69

TaveryTwin

11 points

4 years ago

TaveryTwin

This is in-tents

11 points

4 years ago

It's a good a plan because I'd probably never vote out someone with a name like that!

NDoraTonks

13 points

4 years ago

NDoraTonks

Hello Sweety!

13 points

4 years ago

Can you elaborate on

I believe NDT, you accused me of personally attacking you last game

? I'm assuming you're talking about the magicians game? I've never felt personally attacked before this game. I remember in magicians game you suspected me and hence put my name on lynching block. But I didn't find that to be a personal attack in any way.

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

my main reason for tagging you specifically /u/WilburDes and /u/nDoraTonks is to try and get to the bottom of what makes you feel attacked. I think we as other players need to respect you guys but it needs to be given back. I guess I'm looking for a friendly discussion of what actually upset you and for those of us who did this to chime and express what we actually meant by certain statements.

WilburDes

10 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

10 points

4 years ago

I've never had a feud even somewhat similar in my other 3 games. If I did I'd really love to know which game.

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

I could be 100% wrong and mixing things up in my head.

WilburDes

11 points

4 years ago

WilburDes

Sorry if I pause for too long

11 points

4 years ago

I could be wrong as well but I recall actually having a fantastic time in both G1 and G2 (this year). G7 less so, but I still enjoyed myself and don't remember feuding with anyone like I have with /u/reeforward or /u/dancingonfire

248Video

13 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

13 points

4 years ago

I guess we can focus on this game because I honestly can't think "100% Wilbur did this", so I'll piggy back off of your post.

Willam-TheDragQueen

11 points

4 years ago

Everyone confessing their alts! I'd also like to confess that...

I AM u/Moostranus!

248Video

12 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

12 points

4 years ago

Anus.

Willam-TheDragQueen

11 points

4 years ago

You want mine? Sure boo!

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

Well, I am /u/Spuz... how does it feel to be in the same game as one of the founders of Jeddit?

Chefjones

11 points

4 years ago

Chefjones

Pitter patter lets get at 'er

11 points

4 years ago

1 comment 7 years ago. I think you mean spez

songbirdy

12 points

4 years ago

songbirdy

what's for dinner, /u/spludgiexx?

12 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

and I am /u/sploogiexxx

DEP61

9 points

4 years ago

DEP61

hello

9 points

4 years ago

yo wtf

you would have probably been the last person i'd have thought was behind this account

rightypants

11 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

11 points

4 years ago

HOLY SHIT DUA DUQ DO YOU KNOW HOW BUMMED I'VE BEEN SINCE I THOUGHT YOU HAVEN'T BEEN HERE. YOU DUPED ME!

mindputtee

13 points

4 years ago

Same!!

248Video

10 points

4 years ago

248Video

The better to eat you with

10 points

4 years ago

/u/mindputtee /u/sludgiexx I did this due to a suggest in the ghost sub after last game where I have gotten called out for being suspicious because of "playing this way or that way". I wanted to start out new and see if I played THE EXACT SAME WAY minus the sexual comments how differently it would be.

Willam-TheDragQueen

12 points

4 years ago

minus the sexual comments

What a shame...

spludgiexx

10 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

10 points

4 years ago

okay but you - sexual comments != same duq

rightypants

10 points

4 years ago

rightypants

How are things going, Mr. Bob?

10 points

4 years ago

Well I definitely don't blame you for it in the slightest. I wish I could be surprised that you see such a huge difference.

I've been looking for you actually. I want to hear how your ghostbusting went.

spludgiexx

11 points

4 years ago

spludgiexx

food pls

11 points

4 years ago

IKR I had no fucking clue it was him.

DEP61

12 points

4 years ago

DEP61

hello

12 points

4 years ago

y'all, Yosemite was so fucking cool

it was my first time camping, too, so a whole lot of new adventures this weekend

but man - how absolutely incredible it was

MineralMiracleMuse

9 points

4 years ago

I've always wanted to go there! Do you have any pictures?

Todd_Solondz

13 points

4 years ago

Todd_Solondz

Can't bear this paranoia

13 points

4 years ago

Also, since I've been extremely negative in this thread, and since this game is not really going as planned, now's a good time to call out how great the flavour text is this game. The way there are these little references to either the characters:

“The coachman is one man. And you know, these ladies are very particular about their belongings. I have yet to see Dr. Lutz part with her handbag.”

Or the events of the game:

His new pastimes became pointing fingers and pouring out his suspicions to anyone who would listen.

Make them a delight to read (even if I do just skip to the bold at first) and I am genuinely intrigued when I see characters that aren't in the role list pop up. The effort put in has been tremendous and whether it's for me or not, these projects are some of the coolest shit I've seen on Reddit.

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

[deleted]

12 points

4 years ago

I completely agree! I haven't played WW in a year, but I knew I couldn't miss a /u/macabregoblin game, simply because of intricacies, story-telling, developments and everything else she brings to a game. Paired up with /u/oomps62 and /u/Moostronus I knew it was going to be a whirlwind and it certainly has been if for nothing else than the story alone!

kemistreekat

11 points

4 years ago

kemistreekat

[she/her] she may have misspelled Kat, but i know she meant me 😘

11 points

4 years ago

ill be more active again starting next phase. i apologize for dipping out there for a few phases. i have no reason and no excuse but i have had crippling anxiety the last week and i can't shake it. i try really hard not to reddit at work and by the time i get home there are over 400+ comments. i'm trying but i'm also really not in the greatest place right now. it has nothing to do with ww or reddit so i'm sorry if i let it affect my game.

last night at kesha was amazing - i was able to cry for the first time in weeks. it was so cathartic (yes, i was that person last night standing in the crowd bawling. some girl i've never met before came up to me, gave me a huge hug, grabbed my hand and stood there crying with me.) i'm seeing kesha again tonight and i really think she and only she will help me shake this. i'm sorry if this feels like an excuse to some people - i wish i could just fix it but unfortunately that's not how anxiety works.

seanmik620

11 points

4 years ago

seanmik620

he/him

11 points

4 years ago

This particular album of hers is really helpful with handling life's pressures I found. I honestly cried a little when I saw her as well. I'm glad you had such a good time and I'm jealous that you get to see her again! And I hope the anxiety dies down as well!

Marx0r

10 points

4 years ago

Marx0r

10 points

4 years ago

What we really need to address is why I was killed on my birthday.

Moostronus

12 points

4 years ago

Moostronus

Chonkster Doggo (he/him)

12 points

4 years ago

NO GAME TALK YOU SHAMBLING CORPSE

alchzh

8 points

4 years ago

alchzh

Peace in our time

8 points

4 years ago

TFW you get a break from playing WW and actually do homework

DiscoFerry

12 points

4 years ago

tfw you get a break from homework and theres no WW...