Would a Mafia player really make a move like this at this point in the game, with things as they are, with the game having no interaction or posts, and knowing all they had to d was sit there and the game is theirs??
No no and no.
I'm loving how you couch your phrases in such a way as to appear reasonable, while pushing hard to make me guilty.
'This type of action might make sense, in my mind, if you are Mafia....'
You are trying SO hard to take advantage without appearing too eager. I actually thought it would take longer and be harder to draw you out. Your whole post is putting across all the reasons i must be scum, without any thought to really why I've done what i've done. The one sentence you concede I just might
be trying to get the game moving, you still qualify by stating how anti-town it is. Which I had already conceded in my original post.
So, I call you out on your anti-town play, and you get mad at me for it? You even admit you are being anti-town! Acknowledging your anti-town play in advance (on concurrently, as the case may be) doesn't absolve you from it, it actually makes that premeditated anti-town play even worse. Don't you get that?
I will try to spell out my logic. Feel free to let me know where I am wrong in my reasoning, since you seem to think I am trying to "couch [my] phrases in such a way as to appear reasonable".
You say you have just up and decided that the game is moving too slow and 'dying', even though only one player is MIA (stoicsentry). Two other players have been on trips and such (NFY and Red_Baron) and so they haven't posted as much as usual. The other four of us (you, me, TwilightBard, and SirPrimalform) have all been posting rather frequently, relative to prior days.
So, I have to wonder why you would do such a thing. There are two options from my point of view:
1) You really are just town that is impatient and bored with pace of the game. I can actually relate to that to some extent. So you decided to role-claim, simply to get conversation going; you weren't under pressure, you didn't have any key information to impart. This not only put you at more risk, but puts the town at even more risk of losing the game. All for little to no reason (I would actually argue it is a net loss for town).
2) You are scum who is impatient and bored with the pace of the game. You were neither under pressure nor really suspected by anyone other than me (please, correct me if I am wrong here). So, you decided to fake role-claim. Again, there doesn't seem to be much necessity behind the action.
So, I am left to wonder which one it is. I have to figure out which one is more likely, given the circumstances and the timing involved. For me it makes zero
sense for a town to just role-claim out of the blue like that if they still actually want to win the game. For scum, however, it might actually make some small amount of sense. Since fake role-claiming is such a WIFOMpropositioneither way, it might be better
to fake role-claim without any heat on you.
To me, it just makes more sense that you are scum trying to hedge your bets. Maybe I am wrong. Maybe you are just willing to put town at more risk to make the game speed up. I am actually giving you the benefit of the doubt by assuming you are scum with a, perhaps ill-thought, strategy rather than an unrepentant anti-town Town player.
Please tell me where my logic is flawed. I will admit that I am biased on my arguments. I can't help it. If you are actually town and doing this, I will be annoyed with you. If you are scum then you need a lynch. On any other Day, I would just policy vote you for anti-town play and be done with it. However, Today we need every town-affiliated player we can get to stay competitive with scum, so I am trying to be open minded about this ... and failing.