I actually agree with both of you to some extent. But I believe your points are more valid. However, I’m serious that Kyle will still walk away thinking he won this thread, calling it a you issue after he’s repeatedly blown up with regards to your gameplay and post counts.
To further clarify - I say I believe your points are more valid because I think a minimum is unrealistic and somewhat unnecessary. That being said I do think you need to commit more to games in general. I recognize that you have been committing more, recently (I’m not saying games with you have been unplayable in the last couple of months)
I think having a minimum post count is necessary, but it should be low - like 10 posts. I would hope that anyone signing a game wouldn't even need that reminder, but that has broken many times in the past.
Still, afking is far less of a problem than game ruining, and if that's solved at this time, allowing a variety of playstyles seems to be the best option to keep the player population up.
With that said, this is probably the only post that needed to be made.
Self-voting is a niche weird strat that can pay off if you act really convincing and then turn the wagon. But that's super uncommon. Every time I see it, self-vote is just self-implosion and completely anti-win con (like when you do it). I know communities where it's not even allowed.
Not posting, on the other hand, is sick. It's great as maf when there's other lowposters to blend into. It's great as town PR. It's great when you've been towntelling too hard and you don't want to get NKed. It's almost always a good idea for at least one person every game.
Your job as town to BE there and town tell while you are being lynched or town tell and NOT be in the lynch pool to give yourself a wiggle room to be less active player.
Instead you come in and bullshit filler and scumtell day 1 then afk when you are in the pool of people to be lynched.
Yeah gamut we are the bad guys here.
I honestly rather not sign up and play with people who have this attitude because I do prioritize this game over other activities I can be doing and then when I try hard and lynch a low activity town after trying to find mafia for two days I feel like I'm wasting my time.
i dont think its a problem, i think people have different expectations. and the host should lay them out on game signup. If you create a 30 post minimum like the anonymafia game, it should be understood that you must post that many times or zeus etc. i didnt sign that game cause im not always a 30 poster a day.