About that, nightchat only makes sense in the physical game where as someone said, yes you don't even get the opportunity to talk, just to point at the victim. But also the table game has a load more mechanics at play involving physical persons like reading face expressions and such. So far my experiences with people from two different communities now (Koba, someone from Bay20) is that the Scumchat is not a Nightchat and they were surprised.
Just because day chat is feasible on a forum, it doesn't mean I have to like it. There are lots of things that are feasible "because computer" but it doesn't mean they're automatically a good idea. I accept that day chat may be the norm elsewhere (I too have experienced people other than DK being surprised), although we have other people here presenting evidence to the contrary.
Heck, I read some guide on maybe mafiascum and it suggested that the mafiosos make their own Discord server to get them to know each other. It's why I had that thing happen in Lift's The Shining game with me and GR, and that's something else that makes daychat attractive for me. We get to know each other, talk about random things, and the game itself.
That was more of a GR problem than a night chat problem. :P
I have been on a mafia team with GR before, it wasn't good.
Another thing I mentioned was that the nightchat is something that only starts working proper on N1. I could've directed Frostburn from the mason thread if it worked in the day. If I had lost him on D1 in the previous game, was I any different from a vanilla Town? All I get to say is "I'm the other Mason" without actually using masonchat. At best I would be half a mason.
Uhhh, actually if Frost had died you would have been confirmed. More of an innocent child than a vanilla town. I was actually considering shooting Frost at one point, figuring either they really were as scummy as they seemed to be and yay town, or if not then you would be fully confirmed.
Also, it's 48 hours or so to use the nightchat compared to the 168 hours to use the thread. If one mafioso has to tend to real life, boom, there goes the nightchat. With a daychat I can post there whenever and not a very small window of time.
I've always found 48 hours to be fine, but I guess you could always ask the mod for an extension if RL is in the way.
These are my reasons for not missing the nightchat if it gets phased out. It is after all a limitation from the original game. Meanwhile in the forum game, we have pretty wild roles acting day and night, manipulating the vote counts, applying passive limitations on some team, literal innocent children, etc. The team being able to talk during the day doesn't sound outlandish anymore.
It's not outlandish, but I don't think it should be the norm. Crazy roles aren't the norm, they're surprises when they turn up and I feel the same way about day chat.
And to think I came here to invite you all into reading the story I've been working on. Y'know, the thing that's delaying my game. :P
Well where is the story? I think we've said all that can be said on the subject of day vs night chat. I'm just happy as long as we have a mixture.