Semi-Secret Alts

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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:54 pm

Something I see a lot lately:

Player1 (on a main): I scum read SecretAlt

SecretAlt: You should be able to figure out who I am and know that I'm not scum! [Optional: hint as to main that only Player1 would get.]

IMO this is bullshit. If you're playing on a secret alt...keep it secret. Personally I think hints to a single player shouldn't be allowed. Out yourself to the whole thread, or play strictly as the secret alt.

Less serious IMO, but also annoying, is people trying to guess the main of a secret alt. Sure, try to figure it out privately if you think you'll get a benefit of meta. But if someone's playing a secret alt and sticking to it, respect that.

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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:39 pm

just so EVRYBIDY knows,, PARSLEYVILLE is a DR WORM SECRET ALT!!

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:11 pm

In post 1, Dr Worm wrote:just so EVRYBIDY knows,, PARSLEYVILLE is a DR WORM SECRET ALT!!


Everyone already knew this.

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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:13 pm

Yeah, that’s kind of annoying if people only let a specific person in.

I have alts that are/were secret, but once it’s out, it’s out.

If you’re scum, I think it’s okay to tell your scummates, but that’s like the only exception I can see with that.

If someone figures it out, but you aren’t trying to put yet, just sent it. HitAlt <Unabombah> denied being Una and that was probably for the best.

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:17 am

Not directly related to the OP, but:

While I don't mind alts, I do think that secret alts are obligated to remain secret, and I think that intentionally outing an alt for gaining an in-game advantage is a form of alt abuse.
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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:12 am

In post 4, BulletNLynchproof wrote:Not directly related to the OP, but:

While I don't mind alts, I do think that secret alts are obligated to remain secret, and I think that intentionally outing an alt for gaining an in-game advantage is a form of alt abuse.


It's a first time I see that using someone's meta is a form of abuse. If people want to keep their alts secret so bad, they shouldn't join games with people that knows them well or do better job in playing different than their usual playstyle

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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:54 am

Yeah, alts need to do a much better job of hiding their mains.
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:57 am

This topic is a waste of time.

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Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

(I'm slightly scared of Nancy)~ the worst

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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:58 am

Nobody asked you, Fire.

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Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:02 am

I want a hydra divorce. :(








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Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 am

wow mjl is rude
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 am

secret alts are toxic
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:40 am

How dare you call us “toxic”? :cry:
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:43 am

In post 10, Firebringer wrote:wow mjl is rude


Spoiler:
lmfao

Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:05 am

In post 12, ND39 Stealth Hydra wrote:How dare you call us “toxic”? :cry:
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:13 am

In post 14, Alisae wrote:
In post 12, ND39 Stealth Hydra wrote:How dare you call us “toxic”? :cry:
Blame Yume


Why?

Thing with Nancy is we just need to tread carefully because if you slip up around her as scum she notices and will tear your spine out and slap you to death with it.

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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:14 pm

Would this be a really good algorithm for winning mafia games?

/in to a game as altface1023
Play as a secret alt and try not to get lynched.
End up on L-1 based on your play with no meta context.
Fake an altslip, posting with your main account in the thread.
Maybe people don't think you deserve L-0 given the same play with that meta background. Even if they don't you haven't lost anything.
Higher winrate as both town and scum
/in to a game as altface 1024
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
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"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:14 pm

In post 16, popsofctown wrote:Would this be a really good algorithm for winning mafia games?

/in to a game as altface1023
Play as a secret alt and try not to get lynched.
End up on L-1 based on your play with no meta context.
Fake an altslip, posting with your main account in the thread.
Maybe people don't think you deserve L-0 given the same play with that meta background. Even if they don't you haven't lost anything.
Higher winrate as both town and scum
/in to a game as altface 1024


If you can make your town meta plays at L-1, why the hell you need secret alt?

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:17 pm

You might never get run up to L-1 for doing stuff that you in particular do when you roll scum that you are blatantly doing on your secret alt. In those cases the self-meta is not beneficial.
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"

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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm

In post 18, popsofctown wrote:You might never get run up to L-1 for doing stuff that you in particular do when you roll scum that you are blatantly doing on your secret alt. In those cases the self-meta is not beneficial.


Is your goal to get to L-1 on alt?

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:36 pm

No, some games you are never put at L-1 and you win a large percentage of those games as both alignments.
It was hard to fully illustrate the flowchart.
"Let us say that you are right and there are two worlds. How much, then, is this 'other world' worth to you? What do you have there that you do not have here? Money? Power? Something worth causing the prince so much pain for?'"
"Well, I..."
"What? Nothing? You would make the prince suffer over... nothing?"


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