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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]


 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]



 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]

If we could get all the people better than me to join and make sure I don’t accidentally end up in the fire division that would be wonderful.

 
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Topic: Kongregate / The Four Kings Tournament [Round 1]

how do i play games

edety: !?!@##?!!!?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

I reconfirm my previous statements.

And yeah, everyone except back900 and bl00dy was a deliberate elimination. Back900 was the only elimination that wasn’t planned for. If you went out at the beginning, it was because somebody wanted you out.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

You know, it’s the first one of these I’m not too sure of who the winner will be.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Well if I win, then yes it was. I mean, all the effort in the world for second place doesn’t really mean anything. If I had ridden your coattails to final two, that would have been a guaranteed loss for me, since you had done more. Getting there with less effort wouldn’t have meant anything.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

I wrote a lot but I’m hyped up on coffee and shit so that’s actually a really small amount of words considering that fact.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

@MNIN
I think I deserve the win because I kept the game under control almost the entire time. I used my contacts so that I had enough information to know how the outcome was going to look in general, and made sure I got the outcomes I needed. My closest thing to a slip up was when I tied with bl00dy, but I felt it was an acceptable risk to make sure best didn’t go out before kadleon which would have left me a dead man. I kept in control and used my assets to keep people from getting me out. The main reason uzzbuzz is still here is because as far as I knew nobody else had his vote, which meant nobody would be using him against me. I had a good view of the situation from the beginning, using my Round 2 alliance with Kadleon to the fullest, and through the alliance I ended up getting when I convinced BestMte to rejoin the game (This was actually a bad decision at the time, although it worked out. I tried to bring him back because I believe quitting is the worst thing to do in these types of games, and I had no idea he would end up allying with me) kept me further on top. Since Best stayed with me until the end, I ended up getting a deal for final two from him and I brought uzzbuzz because as far as I knew he never had any plans against me.

@Bl00dy
Boneless breaded wings, preferably in some type of really spicy dip. I love wings.
Jalepenos on nearly anything else runs a close second.

@kadleon
I think I deserve to win because it was through my effort I got here. Uzz kinda got a free pass since nobody including me really aimed for him. Even when he got immunity it was because me and you decided it was for the best for him to get it, or me and best decided it would help me reach final two. I downplayed my involvement and played up my usefulness at every turn, and even though there were several people who didn’t trust me or didn’t want me in the game, they never launched a full effort into getting me out. I worked against some people and lost some allies, but there could only be so many people in the game at a time. Although you’d probably get most of the credit if you were up here, me and you took out all the team leaders as we thought they needed to be taken out, except for Best, who I wanted in. My efforts outdid the effects of defectors, secret alliances I didn’t know about, and votes I didn’t know, I made sure the people who were in the game were the people I WANTED in the game. People who could hurt me or people who I was worried about went out one by one. I had a grip on this game that may not have been made of iron, but it definitely was strong enough to get me here with the secondary candidate of my choosing.
Favorite animal is the red-tailed hawk
@S98
a)
Info collection. I traded info around with everybody and used what I knew to make sure people didn’t view me as an immediate threat but rather a reliant information source. I knew how games would go down, I told people how they were going, and when I told the right people the results changed. Every time there was a risk I used somebody else as collateral and kept myself out of the picture. The only time I was at risk was because I was being targeted in the first place, and I got out of there completely safe and in a better position. I had a side alliance with most people who I felt were in power at the time, and I got rid of anybody I didn’t know the allegiance of at the end, because if they weren’t on my alliance, they were a danger. I think I ended up being closer to Best than to Kadleon, but I wouldn’t say that there’s no chance the two of them don’t hate me right now.
b) I had some of my close allies done in when I couldn’t control the votes completely. Adv0 was an acceptable risk, because he wasn’t listening to me, but I regret losing BC since I at least knew BC was reasonable when it came to the game. If I hadn’t had lost BC, I probably would have brought him all this way. I don’t know if I would have targeted uzz, but uzz being nonresponsive was a large problem when it came to this game, as he was entirely unreliable, although I convinced most people he was under my grip completely, leaving him fairly stranded.
c) I think uzz might have used me, but I only wanted uzz here because his lone wolf policies were something I thought would make it easier to win. He never betrayed me, so I never had a reason to change my plans of taking him to finals. I’m not sure I could have gotten a real use out of uzz, he had some alliances but not many, and he never seemed to know what was going on. Although we talked maybe once or twice before every round, so idk, it’s not like we were trading information all that much.

And also, do you like plants?
I mean, they’re pretty plantiful, and plantifully pretty. I dislike those with thorns or other things that hurt me.

All in all, I think even though I was a bit higher profile than I would have liked, I got here due to my efforts, and until the end, my efforts alone. I’m worried that I’ll lose because I pissed people off, but I feel like I had one of the largest impacts on how this game went, under Kadleon and above Best in terms of how large. If you vote against me due to a grudge(this may or may not be directed at Kadleon), I’d like to tell you that the point of this game is to make it to the end. I played in the way that would get me personally here. I put effort into making sure I stand at final two. Please choose what gameplay you think deserves the win, although I hope you choose mine. Uzz was certainly the more honest candidate, although not completely trustworthy. But I feel like I did more to get this win than he did. I kept my alliances for the most part until the end, and I only gave them up out of necessity. With the exception of S98, all of the final 6 were my allies, and the only allies I lost beforehand were adv0 and BC.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

First question is from me to the jury

You got any plans atm for spitfly?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Eliminate Best,
Take uzzbuzz to the final
(I guess I should PM this but it’s not like everyone wouldn’t know my vote)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

row

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Row immunity

 
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Topic: Forum Games / Spitfly - Game over, who won?

Immunity absolutely HAS to be given to a row or column?

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

It’s not like we could do much with how the tribes got swapped. We lost one pre-merge game, and that was on purpose.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

Please send in your votes for SilentSand! (other votes need not be sent)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Wii

No, I don’t. Nobody just got the bad luck of the draw (except a little AN). The closest would be Kad, but he screwed himself over in the beginning. Wii, you took a gamble and lost on it. Race couldn’t put in enough time. I feel like the people who got here were the people who deserved to win this time around.

Yeah, I learned that sometimes games go on a long time and you win them by sticking around. Not a real offense though, but the game this time ended up so tame I feel like my opponents gave up when they couldn’t get a win in. Some of them, anyways

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

Honestly, I’d love to form an alliance with Wii and Race, because I feel like we could outwit the rest of the players and keep others from even realizing we were on the same team. On the other side of that, though, I don’t that alliance could ever last, since we’d inevitably try to betray each other to make sure we were on top.

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Best

It’s not that I didn’t believe it could work, it’s just that I didn’t fully trust the players involved. You admittedly did nothing to gain my distrust, but very few people who plan to backstab do. When swap was going on, a conversation I had with dark basically went like this.

“Yes, he’s saying he’ll sacrifice himself, but that could just be a way to make sure we carry him, a complete lie. I don’t think he’s really that honest.”

And while you were, I certainly didn’t have any reason to believe it when I was talking with race, and I knew from experience a back up plan is good to have. I followed along with your plan for the most part, but since my dealing with race stemmed from the fact I was worried you would plot behind me, I thought it best that you didn’t know, since that would only cause you to plot better.

Backstabbing an honest person? Maybe, maybe not. It all depends on what would be the right decision. Not backstabbing somebody when faced with certain loss would be a ludicrous way to play, regardless of how you chose to do things. I didn’t have any intention of backstabbing you if you were telling the truth, I just wanted to make sure I didn’t get screwed over in case you weren’t. If I had wanted to backstab genuinely, right after merge would have been perfect. But I didn’t. I stayed with you till the end. I genuinely do not believe that honesty is the best policy, but I did believe that the honest alliance could win this one. I followed your playstyle to a point. We got to merge like that because we both had some things going on, and I did my best so that I didn’t have to leave anybody behind. If I was using you as a shield, I certainly wouldn’t have tried as hard. I mean, there’s a reason I didn’t want you to go to RI, and that’s because I didn’t want to leave my group behind. I even did my best to win past merge. If I thought you were a shield, why would I have done that?

Be angry at me if you feel like it’s right, but I did not betray you, nor attempt to sabotage the alliance like twisted did. What I did was take precautions in case you were a liar, or if I ended up in a bad spot, especially at swap. Yes, you weren’t a liar. No, that doesn’t mean that I could be sure of that from the start. I mean, shit, I completely trusted Wii, and look where that lead me last season. Your playstyle solved a lot of problems, sure, but that doesn’t mean there weren’t any. And one is that if one member betrays the rest, the whole group is screwed. I made sure that wouldn’t be true.

I’m just saying that I know full well that honesty could have gotten us royally screwed, like if we hadn’t booted twisted, or if we ended up on different groups at swap. I didn’t betray you not because we were the majority, because that could have changed really easily, even at the end. I didn’t betray you because you ended up being honest. And I thought “As long as he’s honest, I’ll stay with him”. No, I didn’t think of you as a shield.

Any more questions? I understand that you’re mad and I understand why. No, you don’t need to pick better teammates, the ones you picked turned out just fine (except twisted). You just can’t expect us all to be hamuka and follow you blindly into the abyss. I’ll answer anything you ask truthfully (as long has it actually has to do with survivor, don’t ask what I ate for my last meal)

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

@Wii
I’m not sure if close is the right word, but I definitely trusted him more than the rest of the players, including best, so there’s that. Not sure how it is the other way. Most of my trust with Dark came from our mutual distrust of Best and the fact neither of us really felt that his honesty policies would get us far(I think both of us knew that the entire thing was on shaky ground, and I’m well aware we got out in the end due to the way challenges went), though i guess we both stuck with it. As for why I should win over dark, I feel like I did a lot more, though that’s not saying much since I’m not sure if he did anything (not to be insulting, but the most I’m aware of dark doing things is uzz reaching out to him at the end, and some contact with AN). I organized things with most of our original tribe, I kept lines of communication with other players as best as I could and overall I feel like if things had gone differently at swap I would have stayed on top, due to me keeping up with the other members. I’m not sure what all dark did, especially when he hasn’t submitted a confession, but I know I did my best so that no matter how things went down, I had a chance, even if I got paired up against you and puzzle. I can’t say Dark didn’t do these things, but I know I did.

@race
First, I still dislike being called Best’s minion. I did not follow him blindly, I stuck with him because it worked the best for me. He wanted to keep up an appearance of an honest player, true or not, was good at challenges in the team stage, had an ally latched on more firmly than puzzle was to Wii, and I knew that he would be the first voted out if worst came to worst, since not being voted out might have even cause hamuka to turn. Secondly, not to be rude, but I feel just saying “let’s vote out race” at any stage would have led to you being voted out. You were in that bad of a position, and I definitely had that much control. You survived because I wanted you as an ally, and funiax was a snitch.

With that in mind, yeah, I was serious. I harbored severe doubt towards the way Best wanted things all the way till merge, and I wanted to make sure I had a backup plan and some power to fall back onto in case Best gave me a reason to distrust him completely. If things had ended differently at swap, I would definitely have tried to team with you in order to get some power. I know full well how complete trust can get somebody betrayed, although that might have been part of the reason I did my best to make sure I didn’t have to be in that position, so anybody who lectures about following best’s “honesty and loyalty policy” being a bad idea on paper should understand that I know full well how survivor works, and I’ve gone through the routine before. I mean, nobody teamed up against our original 4 of 8 in the original tribe for a reason, right? 4 against 4 could have changed a lot, especially with an idol

 
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Topic: Forum Games / SURVIVOR: Redemption Island - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

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 - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

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 - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

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 - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

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?