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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

I guess I keep replacing twisted with funiax.

Well, keeping together and winning the challenges was something we were able to do. Would you have still said no winner had best been up here, or is that because you don’t believe in any of us? I got here by some luckiness at swap and hard work through challenges, making sure there wasn’t a moment where I was at a disadvantage. Is that not enough? I didn’t need to make big plays because I kept control of the game. It’s like expecting large shifts in power at the end of the last season. It was already under control.

@wii
If you had beaten woon, it would have been a roulette. Maybe you could have put the idol on who we voted for. Maybe the vote powers would have made all the difference. Honestly, I might have propped up race as a leader, and used him to get rid of best and you. Then I might have brought in a team consisting of Race/Me/Dark and maybe ham or sarothat. Since you were still a threat, this would have been really easy. And since you likely convinced race that best was the leader and me and race were on good terms, he would probably have agreed to vote out best and then you. Then Me and dark and maybe one other would undermine him and push him out at final five. Then it probably have ended in free for all at final four. That’s I see it maybe have going.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

Since when are we allowed to talk with others during challenges for help

We aren’t. We didn’t. He’s proud of winning against us in spite of that.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

Anyways, my question for now is can you explain your alliance and how it went about its business throughout the game? I know Silent said something about Best not running everything, but that’s how I saw it. I thought it was me vs him in this game, and everyone else was just following and listening to him. I want to know who made the decisions for the alliance. Also, how did Best get voted out? He knew it was coming, but why?

Alright. For one thing, hamuka acknowledges best as the leader because I never talked with ham directly, since I assumed everything I said with best would go to him anyways and vice versa. This is why hamuka acknowledges best as lord and savior.

So, best never approached me. I approached him, and most of the other members of our tribe. I agreed to be part of best’s alliance because he brought in an almost completely loyal asset (hamuka) and was talking about an “honest game”, which made for a much easier time in the beginning. I also was the one to decide to take out funiax. Best was getting annoyed that funiax wasn’t responding because he believed good teams needed communication, and I told best that funiax was a traitor and said we needed to cut him out, while I offered to replace him with darkboy or racefan. For voting purposes, pretty much everything was going to be obvious. Me and best decided ahead of time to get rid of funiax. Our next time for voting was for after wii had gone out (I assumed your tribe put you out because I thought you hadn’t sent in anything and gave up. I guess I was remembering things wrong.)

I guess best/dark decided on votes after, but that’s because we had free range on who we wanted out, and it no longer really mattered. After I convinced race not to vote for best at the first merge elimination, we had already basically won.

Our main alliance plays were deciding who to contact during the free for all, and making strategies for ICs. I actually basically contacted everyone. Adeeb was the one who responded the most and the one best contacted himself, so he was our primary ally we wanted, although that went to waste.

For challenges, I ran everything at first. After the swap where we were all together, nearly everything was a collaboration between me dark and best. I can’t say who did the most to win any individual challenge, though I did at the least my share in every single one.

A basic rundown
Funiax and hamuka were people best brought in. I got funiax replaced with somebody I knew I could talk to about distrusting best, in case he was really lying.
Most of the members of my original tribe were among my “alliance”. I led race on with my distrust of best, I told wiggles and woon that they were part of a bigger thing. I ended up with best because we got put on the same tribe.
I made a chatzy for our original alliance. Best made another when funiax was outed.
Votes were decided by who was the best target. I didn’t vote for race due to our agreement, but after that there didn’t really need to be discussion, so the person most active in the chatzy (often dark or best) said a name and we all agreed.
I let Wii think that best was the leader during the swap because I knew that if I ended up being on a team with members of his camp, that it would be easier for me that way. No use in correcting.

To be honest, not a lot went down during this game of survivor, but that’s because we had the luxury of winning most of the challenges and never had to think about redoing our strategies. I had some back up plans, but I never had to rely on them because I was never in a bad situation.

I’d say the decisions made by our camp were equal parts mine and best although at the start it was mainly mine. Ham always acted as best told, and I convinced dark to follow along.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

To be honest, I wish I could have spent more time on this, but that really hasn’t been an option. Another day would be nice, but this game has gone on a long time.

Anywho, the game this time has been pretty straightforward. By winning the games repeatedly and never being on the losing side of votes, a simple alliance of 4 formed near the start managed to get through. Some wins were cheap, some were lucky, but we made sure to get them all somehow, except the one that we needed to get rid of funiax.

For gameplay, I’m gonna run down the game as it happened. I talked with all the members of my first team, and wasn’t sure who to vote out until I realized that with funiax, having dropped communication after being able to talk with the opposing team, was almost definitely a traitor. I suppose my first real move other than buddying up with a lot of people was to kick him out of the main alliance, and get darkboy instead. This served me well enough I suppose. The most complicated part of the game was when we were deciding on new teams. But really, nearly any arrangement probably would have ended up near the same. Wii would have gotten backstabbed, and some of the original team would have made it through. Information leaks were gained through Adeeb, but these didn’t end up being too helpful, due to the stubborness which best opposed a Puzzle/Wii team. Pretty much everything that followed went exactly as I expected, granted our win. Even Wii being voted out wasn’t unlikely, what with race being pushed out last game. Even the opposing teams not banding up together so that they could convince woon to make us a minority wasn’t unlikely, especially given that I had kept contact with racefan and did my best to get him on my side. (I suppose my promises to racefan were about the same as best made to woon, I promised to do my best to keep him in, but that didn’t happen). After that, merely winning the challenges was enough to secure the lead. Honestly, this game did not go back and forth very much, due to an impeccable winning streak.

Now, in terms of why you should vote me? I kept this alliance alive. I convinced darkboy I was trustworthy and made sure he stayed in by convincing him that I would turn on best with him if he ever betrayed us. I made sure that the enemy didn’t get much information on us by getting rid of moles and making sure I knew who talked to who. I talked race out of going after best more than once (his own lack of activity admittedly helped). I don’t know when wii got the notion that best was the best player ever, but I definitely did not consider him our commander. He certainly contributed a lot to our wins, but I believe me and him contributed equally with challenges, while I certainly talked more and kept communications up as best as I knew how.

I don’t believe ham or darkboy did as much as I did to keep the alliance alive. Ham definitely hurt us, but I kept him in since he was trustworthy. Darkboy was sometimes suspicious, but he told us nearly everything at some point. If best were still in, I might have wavered in my belief that I deserved the voted the most. But if best were still in, the rest of us would have had to be fooled no?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

Precarious I can barely remember what went on in the first few weeks, and my only contact with prec happened during the temp swap, I believe. I almost feel that’s what got him out. He probably would have preferred going out like RoS, with few players left.

LethalMutiny LM losing gave us some hints of how the other tribe was working, especially considering his contact with Best. He didn’t get nearly as many games as the papa’s series.

TwistedCakez An obvious betrayal, and an annoying one, I realized twisted wasn’t helping us anymore and got the rest of the group to agree to boot him out. I suppose losing one challenge was worth getting rid of him. If only his betrayal had been more imaginative, like the majesty of colors.

AdeebNafees Oh, how I was hoping he would help us work against Wii. But you can’t do that away from your computer. There’s no redemption if you aren’t here, Jones.

Kadleon I almost expected kad to make it all the way through RI. But on a gaming challenge with woon, there wasn’t much hope. He might have won all the puzzles, but not that. It’s a shame he went out D1 again, dropped like a beat, but as far as I know that was his own fault. Music catch only lasts so long, all songs have their end.

CalmWaters Oh wiggles, how unfortunate you are. I don’t know what happened on your side, but I’m entirely sure you got manipulated given how strange the votes were. You never really worked with us, you didn’t work with woon, you lost the truel. It seems long gaps aren’t your forte, mardek.

sarothat410 No real contact with this guy either, he just never responded. An odd little bean, not talking certainly didn’t help him.

WiiPlayer113 Well, after Wii went out, the final set was assured. Wasn’t much of a competition after that. He kept on trying to work with best, so I guess that’s who he respected? Sorry mate, you can’t win them all, you can’t be in them all.

racefan12 Well, his lack of time was really what killed him. He could have scrounged up enough votes to at least challenge our alliance, but he just didn’t put in the time. His elimination was a career ending injury, which is a sad moment, but one we saw coming.

uzz and puzz They worked together till the end, they went out together at the end. Neither really made any large differences, which is part of why they lasted so long. But not making a difference means you don’t have much to work with, and they couldn’t convince anybody to join them. A shame, really. Uzz finally got a zilch, and puzzledan’s time just ended.

Woon1957 The last person not from the original alliance. You definitely did your best through the dogged days. You survived RI and made it here, only to have nobody to support you. That’s what happens when you lose the rest of your party.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

I’d like to, once again, declare SilentSand the winner!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Four [Rogue Soul 2, Obey the Game, Elephant Rave HD]

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Four [Rogue Soul 2, Obey the Game, Elephant Rave HD]

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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Four [Rogue Soul 2, Obey the Game, Elephant Rave HD]




 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

Congratulations to SilentSand for winning Survivor!

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Curve Fever 2, Knock-Out Stage

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Three

IS IT OVER.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Three

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Three

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round Two

 
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Topic: AdVenture Capitalist / iOS vs. Android: Which do you use?

Android

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Round One

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

RIP survivor

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Pre-Round

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Extension! Get those questions in here, jury!

When are these due?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Qualifier

Why am I not on the sheet?

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The TriKongregator Tournament - Qualifier

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Team Fortress 2 Themed Mafia ~ Day 4 [Deadline: September 23, 8 PM GMT]

I forgot about this game to some extent, unlike SamsterSamster.

I’d think that the mafia isn’t being inactive and their one NKer sent in something and hit somebody who wouldn’t die. It’s also possible that the NKer forgot, but in the end the lack of a death doesn’t actually say anything.

For the questions:
1. Heavy/Medic protection is the simplest of combos. The pyro should probably hold off on killing anybody because there’s a good chance they’ll hit a bomb or a townie, since there isn’t anybody ruled out yet..
2. Newampkit/Pulsaris jump on lynch seems suspicious, but it’s also common fare for that to happen when the game goes like this, so just because they posted within 30 minutes of each other to say “vote people who aren’t us out” doesn’t mean too much.
3. Yes, now that I remembered the game
4. Irrelevant question. D2 will probably end with a random lynch, since we have next to nothing to go on
5. Vote, Conversation, NA, although at the end of the game I feel like NA becomes the more important one when mixed with past Conversation

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

If Prec won this draft was rigged.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / Rage & Grace, 42nd Kongregate Tournament. Tourney is Over, Special Thanks to Ben_B

This game is nearly unplayable for me for some reason. It pauses every 4 seconds or so, and i have no clue why. Fuck this game.