Newbie Guide to Survivor! (Questions + Tips Encouraged)

For large social games such as Survivor where the primary mechanic is social interaction.
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Post Post #50  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:35 pm

I genuinely go into it blind, and let them sway me.

In #2016 I actually had a vote for ted cruz in, but switched to rand afterwards
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Post Post #51  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 09, 2016 3:39 pm

In 2016 I went in supporting Rand based on the information I had. The FTC questioning and speeches didn't make me favor one finalist over the other but they did provide additional game information that caused me to change my decision.
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Post Post #52  (ISO)  » Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:14 pm

In post 50, hiplop wrote:I genuinely go into it blind, and let them sway me.

In #2016 I actually had a vote for ted cruz in, but switched to rand afterwards


And you had the best voting confessional!

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Post Post #53  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:38 pm

Spoiler: CC's guide to being a finalist
Now that you've made it to the end of your first game, it's time for the jury to decide who wins. So how are you gonna make sure you're the one they vote for? Let's find out!

  • Make sure your opening speech is 3,000 words or longer. You want to go through every single event in the game explaining your thought process. Go day by day giving an in-depth view of even the most trivial decisions you made. This way, few people will read your entire speech and they will merely assume you put a lot of thought into the game and that you deserve it because you tried super hard.
  • When writing your speech or answering questions, you want to admit none of your flaws, because you didn't have any.
  • Assume everyone on the jury is jealous of you and resents you, but that you don't deserve it because they're only mad you got to the end instead of them. If anyone says anything you interpret as critical or negative, shrug it off and ignore those haters.
  • Questions where people ask you to give a gif describing each member of the jury are the most important questions. These gifs will be graded on a scale from whiff to gifilf, so focus on that over anything game-related.
  • Everyone on the jury feels like they are equally robbed and deserved to win, which they do. Surrender your spot in the finals to every jury member, because they also tried super hard and deserve to win.
  • If you ignore a juror's question, they'll probably come to their senses and realize it was a dumb question, and they won't hold you accountable for it.
  • For your closing speech, you're going to want to find the best way to paraphrase your opening speech, and you need to completely redesign your platform if people didn't like your opening speech. If you're getting the feeling that the jury got a bad impression from your performance at Final Tribal Council so far, the best thing for you to do is cave on all of your bold claims from earlier on, because the jury will respect your newfound self-awareness.
  • I hope all these tips will help guide you to become the next Sole Survivor! As a one-time finalist, I feel as if I am probably the expert on this matter, so don't listen to anything anyone else tells you. There is only one correct way to win the game.
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #54  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:44 pm

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Post Post #55  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:47 pm

In post 54, BROseidon wrote:iconic

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Post Post #56  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:57 pm

no u

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Post Post #57  (ISO)  » Sun Jul 24, 2016 7:59 pm

dieconic
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #58  (ISO)  » Mon Jul 25, 2016 2:50 am

In post 53, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:
Spoiler: CC's guide to being a finalist
  • Make sure your opening speech is 3,000 words or longer. You want to go through every single event in the game explaining your thought process. Go day by day giving an in-depth view of even the most trivial decisions you made. This way, few people will read your entire speech
  • Assume everyone on the jury is jealous of you and resents you
  • Questions where people ask you to give a gif describing each member of the jury are the most important questions. These gifs will be graded on a scale from whiff to gifilf, so focus on that over anything game-related.
  • Everyone on the jury feels like they are equally robbed and deserved to win, which they do. Surrender your spot in the finals to every jury member, because they also tried super hard and deserve to win.

I know you meant some of these are jokes, but to be fair...
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Post Post #59  (ISO)  » Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:07 pm

You mean they weren't all meant as jokes?
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Post Post #60  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:39 pm

I had a thought: we should create wiki entries for the common challenge types that are seen so new mods have a jumping off point.
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Post Post #61  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:48 pm

I'd like that!
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Post Post #62  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 04, 2016 5:15 pm

Agreed!

Majority Rules and Fallen Comrades definitely should have their own pages.

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Post Post #63  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:14 pm

Also ones to avoid
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Post Post #64  (ISO)  » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:23 pm

Challenges to avoid:

Challenges that turn into "who has the most free time."*

*This is a thing some people disagree with but I feel very strongly about.

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Post Post #65  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:31 pm

Yeah I'm with Bro.
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Post Post #66  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:10 pm

agreed on hating long form endurance challenges
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Post Post #67  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:00 pm

How to win f2f - get mad lucky, play clutch idols, don't lose challenges, bring the booze

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Post Post #68  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:03 pm

Some of that other advice is good too but I'm the expert obvs

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Post Post #69  (ISO)  » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:43 pm

Tbh "just be Mike" isn't completely terrible advice to someone with the skillset to... be Mike.

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Post Post #70  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 06, 2016 12:53 am

In post 66, xRECKONERx wrote:agreed on hating long form endurance challenges
"CC is very [whatever the equivalent of photogenic as it applies to videos]" - racefan12
"CC is an objectively attractive person." - Crazy
"You look like a happy version of Trent Reznor." - LicketyQuickety
"Do you practice sounding like you're high all the time?" - xofelf

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Post Post #71  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:43 am

i see the Weak people have arrived
join your union

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Post Post #72  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 06, 2016 10:52 am

i see the no lifer has arrived
get to know a reckoner

it's time for the CHIVE to ARRIVE

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Post Post #73  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:20 am

how do you get from day to day being so sad
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Post Post #74  (ISO)  » Sat Aug 06, 2016 11:42 am

In post 71, Drench wrote:i see the Weak people have arrived
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