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 #200  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:51 pm

Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.
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Post Post #201  (ISO)  » Mon Jan 30, 2017 8:15 pm

In post 196, xofelf wrote:
In post 195, racefan12 wrote:Having said that, I think part of the responsibility should fall on the spectators themselves to ask players questions in the confessional and encourage them to communicate before criticizing them for being boring or inactive.

At some points we do, it's just a matter of what you can actually ask.

The bulk questionaires seem to have mostly died out because there's so many regular players than just answer them before they're asked. (but please don't stop doing that)
Or at least that's my opinion.
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Post Post #202  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:34 am

In post 200, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.

Countertip: You can be all these things as long as you're funny.
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Post Post #203  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:44 am

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Post Post #204  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:21 pm

Did we ever find out who won Dampe Survivor?
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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 #205  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:24 pm

In post 202, Papa Zito wrote:
In post 200, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.

Countertip: You can be all these things as long as you're funny.

can confirm
"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 #206  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 12:40 pm

In post 200, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.

you are asking too much of me ceecee

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Post Post #207  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:32 pm

In post 204, xofelf wrote:Did we ever find out who won Dampe Survivor?

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Post Post #208  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 1:37 pm

The real winner of everything.
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
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
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
Discord is faster than PMs or sitechat: xofelf#1697

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Post Post #209  (ISO)  » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:42 pm

Tip: bury memes into the ground
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Post Post #210  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 01, 2017 3:01 pm

No

We need more memeing

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Post Post #211  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:40 pm

In post 210, BROseidon wrote:No

We need more memeing

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Post Post #212  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 01, 2017 5:49 pm

In post 210, BROseidon wrote:No

We need more memeing

Yeah that's what my tip says
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Post Post #213  (ISO)  » Wed Feb 01, 2017 9:27 pm

Chevre's spur-of-the-moment shinning star confessional guide

1. ORGANIZATION! I always am more open to reading a confessional if it's clearly organized. In the past I've tried to delineate by making a thread for each round of play; in Nexus I stepped this up by putting what tribe I was on and how many were left in the subtitle. It just makes it a lot easier, especially if you want to see a certain player's thoughts in one part of the game. Breaking it up by tribal phases is OK, and I guess if you keep it in one thread it's at least chronological, but scattered thoughts throughout a forum can really put up a barrier to reading.

2. BE RAW AND INTERNAL. I mean, to me it's just kind of like "spout whatever's on your brain!" but it's all about knowing yourself and keeping it responsibly linked to the game. I mean, just think of it as though you're really playing and you're telling yourself what you need to do to advance, what you think of people, why you are or aren't trusting them. The spectators are enjoying the game but they also want to understand the game, and it's hard for them to do that if you aren't divulging a ton to them. I try to start every thread with a tentative plan of attack for the round, and then update after every major event. Doesn't have to be anything extravagant, could just be "Think I'm gonna go after Valla." or "after this swap I'd really like to align with Wasabi and Roisin."

3. VARIETY. I think ideally confessionals should have a mixture of short and long posts. It's good to sort of regroup and post thoughts on everyone and everything and form a big wall every once in a while, but do it every round when not too much has changed and it'll be boring. Short posts really work well for in-the-moment updates, such as during the beginning of a shipwreck, or an idol hunt, or a down-to-the-wire TC. Plus you can always be a little ~quirky~ and random!!!!1!!!11, just don't overdo it!

4. OTHER THOUGHTS:
- It's up to you whether or not to reveal yourself to spectators. I've revealed in my recent games, but it seems like they cotton on pretty soon anyway. I think revealing can give the spectators a bit of perspective on you, as to what the expect and how you're diverging from your status quo.
- I think you can whine a little bit about your situation, but push it too far and you become . . . well whiny, and just, it's hard to care for. I know I pushed this limit hard in Nexus, and it's not something I endeavor to do again. It may be something to divulge to a mod or something. IDK.
- I had more points but like I said I did this all very spontaneously so I've obviously forgot them all. But maybe I will update later

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Post Post #214  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:34 am

should this thread move forums?

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Post Post #215  (ISO)  » Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:41 am

Probably! But it is more likely it will be rewritten.
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
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
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
Discord is faster than PMs or sitechat: xofelf#1697

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Post Post #216  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:23 am

In post 214, Vijarada wrote:should this thread move forums?

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Post Post #217  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 09, 2017 11:09 am

Oh yes, thanks mallow/Vijarada!
Xalxe: this is xofelf sometimes we call each other names and other times we share emotions
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
Xof has a new place for you to ask her questions. Do it upppp
Discord is faster than PMs or sitechat: xofelf#1697

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Post Post #218  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:10 pm

In post 202, Papa Zito wrote:
In post 200, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.

Countertip: You can be all these things as long as you're funny.

Counter-countertip: If you do these things because you think you're funny, you're not actually funny. So you shouldn't be doing them.
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Post Post #219  (ISO)  » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 pm

In post 200, CuddlyCaucasian wrote:Tip: Don't be a weirdo, don't be annoying, don't be inconsiderate, you'll do okay.

ya ok season 34 winner hali ford
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Post Post #220  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:53 pm

Yo so

when's the next survivor signups happening? far as i can tell MLS is ongoing; assume next one starts when it's over? big sorry if this is wrong place for this

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Post Post #221  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:55 pm

Nobody knows.

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Post Post #222  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:56 pm

Generally it would start right now but we have issues and also the most prolific mod isn't modding, causing a shortage

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Post Post #223  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:57 pm

That's a shockingly accurate answer.

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Post Post #224  (ISO)  » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:58 pm

unlucky really

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