How do you play the early game?

For large social games such as Survivor where the primary mechanic is social interaction.
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Post Post #25  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:55 pm

Off topic but STD, if you want to revisit Zubat's music videos (and even some live gameplay): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... dp82FEtzoa )

Though arguably these were part of my social game (at least the music videos were). But I had WAY more spare time back then.
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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:03 pm

Some people are just that iconic, and you definitely were <3
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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:29 pm

From Eon all of my fond memories were you, Spheal, and Oshawott. But mainly you, you were my true ride or die until I panicked and gunned for you <3 but even then you were still my most trusted.

Though to bring things back to "new players wanting to survive the early game", everything I did was based entirely on the fact that I was a new player. And I think coming back from an absence I could probably get away with it again, though I'm not sure it would go as well.

The only warning I had going into Large Social Games was "social game is more important than you think". Like that was it. I got that from one game I had half-spectated about two-three years before? The game in question, funnily enough, was one where Xof was playing and I spent the most time in her confessional. I remembered a comment along the lines of "You can't just ask someone about the game if you don't know them," when somebody was laughing about a player asking to work with them. I might have been a different player who said that, but that was really what stuck with me.

At the time of Colosseum I really didn't know anyone on site, and by Eon I only really stayed in any form of contact with was DeasVail and Snakes. So going into it I really was in the mindset of "Nobody knows me even outside of the game, so I can do whatever I want to make friends. Because I literally am making friends. I'm meeting these 23 people for the first time outside of the fact it's anonymous." Sharing life situations wasn't revealing my identity because who even knew who AcRv was? To make it better a lot of my posts had been lost in the rollback so there was so little evidence of my presence/playstyle in games anywhere. Being an unguessable participant gave me a lot of confidence.

I still tried to keep it to my fictional character but I felt I could be a bit more careless in opening up. Since it's been five years since then my life is looking very different so I probably could get away with it more but I feel like it'd be harder to do it if I knew that everyone I was playing with were people who could figure out who I was from it.
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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 06, 2020 3:52 am

pika-pi!! :D

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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:19 am

ayyyy there's my pikachu
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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:35 pm

i now regret posting words instead of a picture, though my tablet is long dead
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:16 pm

Just survive
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:04 pm

Colosseum memories :cry:
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:44 pm

1. Talk to everyone socially about non-game related things for a few pm chains to establish yourself as a non-gamebot.

2. After that ask them "what are your thoughts on everyone else so far". Keep things entirely positive towards other players at this stage since things will leak. Not mentioning another player is code for "I'm fine voting them out"

3. Look at your conglomerate of "thoughts on other players" and find the person who wasn't mentioned by anyone else.

4. Agree with your other players to vote out that person and make an official alliance sometime in this stage.

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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:01 pm

New players should also look at idol locations in previous games to get an idea of what to look for. They affect the game enough you should be aware.

Also expect lots of swaps. This means to never give up if you're in a bad spot, and try to maintain as many positive connections as possible for future situations so you can adapt with who you're with.
But never expect tribal lines to be a thing after a swap, and the eventual majority alliance at merge will likely not be based on tribe lines.

Always assume what you're saying will leak.

Everyone always downplays how close they are to other players. It's really important to read between the lines to get a grasp on how they really view the game.

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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:31 am

Start making f2-3 deals. Never stop making f2-3 deals. Never. Ever. Stop. Making. Deals.

Scratch your head and wonder why the jury is so bitter.
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 pm

just vibe and panic until you get to merge
join your union

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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:51 pm

works for me
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