LaserGuy + flicky
On D1, LG has early town read on flicky. Flicky's only mention of LG is a question aimed at moody before then having LG as scummy (along with PW), and then subsequently votes for LG. LG FOS's flicky for this. They both list each other in 'lynches they wouldn't oppose'. LG votes for flicky. Flicky moves vote to PW, thinks if PW is scum then LG is town. By end of D1, LG wants either flicky lynch or no lynch.
On D2, LG thinks there is 'vanishingly small change' that flicky is scum. Flicky again asserts that PW+LG team 'impossible'. LG has flicky as 'more likely town than not'. Note that there isn't really interaction between them, just mentions of how townie they now seem to each other.
On D3, flicky has LG listed as town. LG calls flicky 'lazy town'. LG has a long post where he again concludes flicky is town. Flicky has LG listed as 2nd most townie. They have a quick interaction about bessie/jimbob being unlikely. Flicky responds to Boom that he doesn't think LG is scum. Towards end of D3, LG votes for flicky, then changes (to Boom) 4 minutes later.
On D4, LG considers 2 scum team combos that include flicky from analysis of PW posts. And promptly votes for flicky. Flicky now has LG listed as most townie. They don't interact this day, but both reiterate their stands: LG thinks flicky is scum while flicky thinks LG is town.
On D5, LG lists his possible scum teams, and the 3 that include flicky are extremely unlikely, unlikely, and possible. Flicky has not yet stated on D5 where he currently stands on LG, but has asked LG a question that LG has not yet responded to.
Conclusion: Plausible scum team. Not too hard to imagine their limited interactions and changing views of each other to be scum distancing from each other. Interesting though that LG flip-flops on flicky about as much as he did on Hari.LaserGuy + bessie
On D1, LG begins with a 'townlean' on bessie. LG asks bessie a question on Sabrar that gets ignored. LG doesn't mention bessie the rest of D1. Bessie lists LG as 4th most scummy.
On D2, LG has bessie of 1 of 4 possible scum. And then lists her as most likely scum. LG then questions bessie on PW, and bessie responds. And they continue to interact a bit. Bessie lists LG as 3rd most scummy again. LG votes bessie. Bessie posts another of her many walls of text and votes LG. She later unvotes LG and moves him back to 3rd most scummy.
On D3, bessie begins with LG as 2nd most scummy. LG has bessie as 3rd most scummy. They interact a bit about scum pairings. LG reiterates position of bessie 3rd most scummy.
On D4, LG votes for bessie. bessie has a lot of posts throughout the day, finally gives a list towards end of day with LG 3rd most scummy.
On D5, LG includes bessie on a couple of his possible scum teams. I can't tell where bessie stands on LG today.
Conclusion: Plausible scum team. Having somewhat scummy while not scummiest reads towards each other is kind of a common scum tactic, right?
Based on how long it took to finally do these 2 looks at possible scum pairings, it is extremely unlikely that I will get to the other 3 pairings before the deadline.
There were a few questions directed at me the last couple pages . . .
Hari Seldon wrote:-MOA, which posts of Bessie's give you strong town feelings? Which of Laser's posts came off as aggressive to you? Why do you think it is important for Cemper's read to influence yours?
I'm way too lazy to go looking for particular posts to answer those first 2 questions. As for cemper's read on flicky, I figure that cemper must have picked up on something to have voted for flicky day after day. It not like I got to have a chat with cemper when I replaced him, but at least I know he was town.
bessie wrote:Pairings aside, do you have any actual scum reads?
Not actually anything strong. I was hoping that looking at pairings would give me a clearer picture. But I only got halfway through that effort, and while I do feel that 2 of the 3 I looked at are plausible, I am not at all convinced of anyone's scumminess.
And not a question, but something I feel I should respond to . . .
Sabrar wrote:. . . my vote will remain on MOA who contributed close to nothing to the game thereby conveniently fulfilling my 'lynch all lurkers' policy as well.
I regret joining this game. At least I now know that nope, playing mafia just isn't enjoyable for me any more. But I do feel that I haven't put in the minimum level of effort necessary and have thus let all of you down. I do think that MYLO is an inappropriate time to implement a 'lynch all lurkers' policy, and it feels really weird that *I'm* the lurker, otherwise I would support the policy. But reading through this thread has felt like an absolute chore and so I have just kept finding other things to do with free time.
Hopefully my lack of activity hasn't ruined the enjoyment for the rest of you.