On Self-Appraisal (How To Become Great)

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Post Post #75  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 pm

Then I propose you and I do that. I'd like to see what you think of my recent play. :) Teamwork makes the dream work.

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Post Post #76  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 pm

I can't say I'm in a place to give tons of accuracy advice while I'm still working on various tenets of my own reads, but there are lots more aspects to townplay than reading ability, as beeboy pointed out :P

hmu on Discord sometime

Edit: probably not in the super near future because i'm trying to get games off the ground on modside but definitely in a bit

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Post Post #77  (ISO)  » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:59 pm

For sure will do, in the not so near future.

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Post Post #78  (ISO)  » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:20 pm

FWIW I have always been fine sticking my confidence level at 50%. At that point I want you dead.

My harder lesson was learning when to pivot off something. There's a certain nose you have to have for when something is wrong versus something is right. The knowledge that a "good read" is 50% likely to be wrong and yet is still a good read is important there. You have to realize most of your reads are coin flips, and be happy to pivot them when you need to.

Sure, there's some "to the bank with this" reads that you never change, but most of your reads, take the time to clear your thoughts, reread with alignment information known as it arises, and pivot as needed. Tunnels are not useful, especially if they're not death tunnels.
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Post Post #79  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:44 pm

Got charisma but bad reads? Convince the rest of the playerlist to play to THEIR strengths. Sort people by using everyone else.

Can someone find a plan for the reverse (good reads but no charisma)?
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Post Post #80  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:53 am

Talk to people and sell your reads in a language they can understand

That takes an accurate personality read to be able to pull off (and is something I have huge issues with a good chunk of the time), but is by far the easiest way to rally people to your side when you can pull it off.
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Post Post #81  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:51 am

In post 79, Gamma Emerald wrote:(good reads but no charisma)

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Post Post #82  (ISO)  » Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:24 pm

In post 79, Gamma Emerald wrote:Got charisma but bad reads? Convince the rest of the playerlist to play to THEIR strengths. Sort people by using everyone else.

Can you elaborate on this? I really love this idea, but I don't quite understand how I would do this. I can generally get people to vote whoever with enough effort, but my reads as town are hardly ever very accurate, especially early on where it matters.

Can someone find a plan for the reverse (good reads but no charisma)?

Treat everyone (even your scumreads) as people in the conversation. Go against the grain sometimes, just to shake it up, and create a character for yourself (but make sure there's a reason behind it eventually). Also, once you're perceived to be attacking someone or to be in a 1v1, you've lost a lot of credibility, so get the hell outta there.
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