MS Survivor Rankdown: #93

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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:53 pm

I volunteer as ranker.

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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:01 pm

You brave soul.
"I would prefer not to."

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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:03 pm

Your sig only makes that response better.
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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:57 pm

It's quite true in this case.
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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:31 am

In post 51, Cephrir wrote:You brave soul.

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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:50 am

#98. Harbinger (Jal) - Mass Effect
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Harbinger played a really solid game, let's take nothing away from that. But... Harbinger also was just a winner. Nothing Harbinger did made people talk about the win long after. The other two features here from Mass Effect definitely had more of a lasting impression. A win is a win, but this is the rankdown, dammit. We want memorable characters, and unfortunately, Harbinger doesn't make the cut.
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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 1:54 am

ohman is that controversy I smell
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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:07 am

{Harbinger} drives the rankdown forwards
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MattyP: Ur an enigma tho when it comes to circadian rhythm and the traditions we hold dear when it comes to the sun and the moon
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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:21 am

Yeah, failed to mention that one. It's a cool piece of history but I don't think it saves the character because that was one interesting thing.

But the 24 hour marathon is great.
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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:17 am

fwiw it's probably ok to cut people at this point without feeling obligated to say something negative to justify the cut

we all know these are all great :]
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:09 am

Really sorry to everyone, but I've decided to drop out of this (despite having only just volunteered for it in the first place). I've just started night shifts and am struggling with life/work balance a lot more than I expected I would, and I'm not going to be able to devote the time to this that I was hoping to. Sorry again. :(

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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:37 am

97. Deadshot (TS) - Arkham Asylum

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Without Deadshot, we wouldn't have the wall of prose that is the Poisonshot partner forum on the Arkham Asylum boards. Deadshot had a way with words, but was also really good at rubbing people the wrong way. He had some really good retorts back at the people he pissed off, and went out in the game's only mafia style TC. But all in all Deadshot's story isn't his own, everything he did was to support his handcuff partner Poison Ivy and her success in the game. Without Ivy, Deadshot doesn't make as many waves and goes out much sooner than he did. And for that, his place is here.
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:32 am

In post 50, DeasVail wrote:I volunteer as ranker.

In post 60, DeasVail wrote:Really sorry to everyone, but I've decided to drop out of this (despite having only just volunteered for it in the first place). I've just started night shifts and am struggling with life/work balance a lot more than I expected I would, and I'm not going to be able to devote the time to this that I was hoping to. Sorry again. :(

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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:07 pm

Do you feel like life isn't kicking your ass enough? Commit to being a Survivor Ranker! Shit will go down.
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:31 pm

I'm still available (tm)

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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:13 am

96. Valley Girl (Snakes) - Names Are Hard

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Valley Girl played a massive part of the early game of NAH, solidifying their position as the social butterfly of the game. Snakes' commitment to the Valley Girl persona was definitely commendable, but hurt as a character overall. Once on Brodoku, Val quickly turned the majority against her fellow Brohio members (Brohians? Brohiomans? Brohio is for lovers?). Unfortunately, these votes ended up being mostly uneventful.

The key to Val's story was Val's exit. While I see the blindside of Val as a key moment (if not the greatest moment) in NAH's overall story, her part in it was more of the passenger, and unfortunate victim (sorry again). The high point of Val's character arc can be summed up easily in the last moments of her game. 1) Find idol, 2) Blindsided by close ally, 3) there isn't a 3 but comedy comes in 3s.

Val was a wordy character, and the focal point of one of the biggest blindsides in site history, but didn't elevate to character status.
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:55 am

Brohio is for lovers

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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:49 am

95. Ted Cruz (Jal) - #2016

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A winner was Ted. Ted had the odds stacked against him the whole game, and yet, the people in control kept turning on each other. He was on the outs the entire way through. He posted a thread when he was on the Sunshine tribe, going "Fuck, I'm screwed". Then he got swapped again onto the Republican tribe and said, "Fuck, I am screwed". And then merge hit and he went "Fuck, I am screwed". And yet he kept surviving, surviving, surviving.

The biggest theme of this FTC was "proactive versus reactive play". Ted, due to being on the outs the whole game, had to constantly play passively and just react to things happening around him. The FTC wound up being very close! And Ted played a fantastic game given the situation he was put in. But...it didn't make for a particularly thrilling game. Was it due to the theme that most of the cast blended into the furniture? Who knows. What I do know is that it's hard to point to even one or two specific moments or things that defined Ted as a character.

Great winner, but we're not here to rank winners. We're here to rank characters, and Ted was slightly lacking in that department.
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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:09 am

94. Robyn (kloud1516) - Battle of the Bands

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Sometimes you go out of games due to your own mistakes, and sometimes you get swapscrewed or itemscrewed. This was very much the case for Robyn, but she got screwed by both. Robyn was easily one of the most social and loved characters in the early game of BotB. But this hurt her in the new tribe she ended up in at the swap. So much so that someone used an Eviction Idol to swap her into a tribe where she was very likely to be voted out. And that was exactly what happened. She even had an idol and could have saved herself, but she didn't use it. Her blindside was really interesting, and there were a lot of people who felt bad about it for a long while, but as a character she wasn't really much at all. She was a nice social threat, and then she was voted out 7th.
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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:28 am

In post 65, Flameaxe wrote:
96. Valley Girl (Snakes) - Names Are Hard

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"Nobody is, like PMing me..."


Valley Girl played a massive part of the early game of NAH, solidifying their position as the social butterfly of the game. Snakes' commitment to the Valley Girl persona was definitely commendable, but hurt as a character overall. Once on Brodoku, Val quickly turned the majority against her fellow Brohio members (Brohians? Brohiomans? Brohio is for lovers?). Unfortunately, these votes ended up being mostly uneventful.

The key to Val's story was Val's exit. While I see the blindside of Val as a key moment (if not the greatest moment) in NAH's overall story, her part in it was more of the passenger, and unfortunate victim (sorry again). The high point of Val's character arc can be summed up easily in the last moments of her game. 1) Find idol, 2) Blindsided by close ally, 3) there isn't a 3 but comedy comes in 3s.

Val was a wordy character, and the focal point of one of the biggest blindsides in site history, but didn't elevate to character status.

Snacks :(

Clearly the thing that started screwing with him was when I started allying with him in games. NAH and LoL were prime examples.
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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:31 am

In post 67, xRECKONERx wrote:
95. Ted Cruz (Jal) - #2016

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A winner was Ted. Ted had the odds stacked against him the whole game, and yet, the people in control kept turning on each other. He was on the outs the entire way through. He posted a thread when he was on the Sunshine tribe, going "Fuck, I'm screwed". Then he got swapped again onto the Republican tribe and said, "Fuck, I am screwed". And then merge hit and he went "Fuck, I am screwed". And yet he kept surviving, surviving, surviving.

The biggest theme of this FTC was "proactive versus reactive play". Ted, due to being on the outs the whole game, had to constantly play passively and just react to things happening around him. The FTC wound up being very close! And Ted played a fantastic game given the situation he was put in. But...it didn't make for a particularly thrilling game. Was it due to the theme that most of the cast blended into the furniture? Who knows. What I do know is that it's hard to point to even one or two specific moments or things that defined Ted as a character.

Great winner, but we're not here to rank winners. We're here to rank characters, and Ted was slightly lacking in that department.

Uh...Ted was the one that played the proactive game by making the blindsides before we could blindside him (me, Matty), and getting strong alliances going (Rand) that got him to the end. He coasted through postmerge despite the pre-merge hiccups.
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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:29 pm

Im pretty sure ted was an underdog
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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:05 pm

Yeah, I shouldn't have said proactive/reactive. Ted was on the defensive half the game and having to scrap his way out from underneath the pile.
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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:02 pm

The reason given for why ted was voted as winner for at least me was bc he was proactive and rand was reactive
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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:02 pm

Plus rand not taking clinton to f2
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