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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?

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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?

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

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 - Game over; who became Sole Survivor?

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

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

Congratulations to SilentSand for winning Survivor!

 
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IS IT OVER.

 
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Android

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

RIP survivor

 
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