Topic: Regional Town of Salem Games?  (Read 910 times)

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July 14, 2017, 07:29:46 PM

Do we want to have organized games where we set a date and time that we're going to play, or do we want to all friend each other and just play whenever we want to? Or a mix of both?

I like the mix idea because I don't think an organized game where everyone's schedule gives them time to participate will happen very often.
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    July 14, 2017, 08:57:26 PM

    A mix of both would be good. Like saying, "Hey, pop online around this time (each XYZ?) and we'll see if we have enough players."
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    I actually created an account, connected it to my Steam, and 'received my Steam rewards'.

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    July 17, 2017, 11:48:19 PM

    Anyone who wants to participate but hasn't given your username yet, please do that now.
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    July 18, 2017, 01:09:14 AM

    My username is just xXTheHydraXx :)
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    July 20, 2017, 10:26:00 PM

    Yeah, Steam version just makes it so you can download the game. You still have to log in to your Blank Media account
    Speaking of which, count me in. TriforceP
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    July 24, 2017, 02:49:58 AM

    @North you expressed interest in this. Do you want to share your username here?
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    July 24, 2017, 05:09:18 AM

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    July 25, 2017, 05:18:08 PM

    Or heck, just add me on steam.
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    Post #102694
    August 11, 2017, 02:11:23 PM

    I've been hesitant since I saw this. This type of game is always interesting. Unfortunately, the type of community that plays this game often ends up being toxic. I still remember this one website for Mafia games where it's like "You didn't do exactly what the long detailed offsite guide/script says? Reported for game throwing, 3 day ban. Permanent ban if you don't do exactly what we expect again." Really ruins the fun when you end up with people like that, who end up with more authority just by being there the longest, probably due to chasing away anyone who would play the game for fun (what a strange concept).
    Is the Town of Salem community better? Or alternately, are you all able to do this without having strangers join in who will insist that we play the game their way? I'd just like to be able to join a real game, not listen to greifers who will attempt to report you and get you banned for not being a robot, I've been through that and it wasn't really any fun. I definitely don't want to spend money on the Steam version if there's a chance that other players will report the new player just as a scapegoat for them losing.
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    August 11, 2017, 11:48:26 PM

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    You don't need to buy the game, the website lets you play for free and there's no difference between the two (except getting more coins to spend on cosmetics). Plus the "hyper robot players" are shuttled off into their own area called "Ranked" games. Plus there are sufficient players that you really can't have authority via age. Furthermore if we get at least 7 players, we would be able to play without strangers.

    That said, there is a lot of trends and conventions that Town of Salem follows. The wiki goes into more details, but there are things like using acronyms for different roles ("surv" for Survivor, "invest" for Investigator, "vh" for Vampire Hunter...) and things like "spam click votes to denote you have been blackmailed" and "Copy-paste your will to prove yourself as your role" and (at least before it was updated) "if you are the Disguiser don't touch anything because this role is made of failure."

    Finally, the community itself... personally, I find most are a little too "lol random" in humour and a little too "text speak" in dictation. It's been a long time since I played, so I don't know if it is better or worse, plus I seem to be faster at typing than other players so I may be (read: am definitely) holding them to higher standards. But I don't think anyone will report new players for losing and not knowing how-to, especially since when there are reports the transcript of the game is looked at to determine if the reporting was justified.

    Personally, I'd advise watching some YouTube videos and see if you would want to play before investing anything into it. (I recommend Minx or the Derp Crew, since a lot of YouTubers don't play the game properly and instead spend time mucking around).
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    Post #103194
    August 16, 2017, 07:04:48 PM

    I'm not sure how I want to go about deciding on a time for this. I don't want to set a time too far in the future, but I also don't want to set a time to close to now.

    Anyways, I don't really have any good times to play in the near future, but if anyone else wants to set a time, just mention everyone who has expressed interest.
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    August 16, 2017, 07:24:07 PM

    Right. Ok.

    Seven hours from now when I get home again, I'll open up ToS on my browser, and check up every five or so minutes. I'll mention everyone when I'm actually home (assuming the bus doesn't crash or (more likely) it gets caught in traffic). I may play a few games to try adapt to all the everything too.
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    Post #103282
    August 17, 2017, 01:53:49 AM

    We'll most likely be having a ToS game night during the Summersend Festival, too. If anyone hasn't played it before, though, it's really fast-paced, so it might be a good idea to get some practice beforehand.
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    August 17, 2017, 02:04:46 AM

    And be sure to have the wiki open while practicing.

    Speaking of, I'm sitting with the browser open starting... now, if anyone wants to practice.

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