Educated people handle ideas more complex than this all the time. We have a more complicated understanding of football than we do genetics and evolution. Nobody thinks just the quarterback wins the game.
Iliad wrote:The upside of calling everyone scum and making 1000 predictions is that statistically you should get a few right.
BGtheBrain wrote:I think the problem is the # of games.
I think there should be a list of players who are "certified" as mafia players.
Anyone who wants to play, needs to complete a noob training game. Upon that, they are "certified" and can then join other games.
When I first started, I had no clue what I was doing and joined a few games. Spread myself thin and got so confused.
However, I did do a noob game, just not until after my first 2 or 3 games.
Right now, I feel the forum has more games than users, but more importantly tons of new people who have less of a clue than I do.
Thoughts on a certified list and a "recurring" noob game?
pmchugh wrote:This is a pretty viable way forward for mafia. Mafiascum (did anyone see it disappeared?) has a structure like that where newbie's play C9 games (with 2 vets) before being allowed elsewhere.
nagerous wrote:The old guard died over 2 years ago and when I say the old guard I mean those like me who used to play mafia in the OT forum
AndyDufresne wrote:pmchugh wrote:This is a pretty viable way forward for mafia. Mafiascum (did anyone see it disappeared?) has a structure like that where newbie's play C9 games (with 2 vets) before being allowed elsewhere.
Back when I use to Mod Mafia games, I had a list of 'Veteran players' who had proven themselves either in my game or in one of the other two games usually offered, and these folks would get dibs on sign-ups. Then I would try to incorporate 2-4 'newer' players as test players, hoping they would turn out alright. I also didn't necessarily have 'open sign-ups'---basically players signed up to be a part of the pool from which I would choose from, no guaranteed spot.
AndyDufresne wrote:If one of the non-veteran people proved to be a bust, they tended to get weeded out pretty fast from the game, so the veterans could play amongst the selves---survival of the fittest style I think. ha. But for the most part, I think a 70-30 mix of Veterans to Newbies worked pretty well for games, giving people a chance to A. Experience new players, and B. Give new players experience in games with more veteran folks.
If I run a mafia game again, I'll probably do a 'sign-up pool' again, since it is what I am use to.
Saf wrote:I mean, I remember when tails was as green as some of our new players now, but he's turned into a very solid player. Celebrate player progress instead of trying to compare "eras" that had different conditions.
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