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  1. ISO #51

    Re: Role Compendium & Suggestion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by oliverz144 View Post
    traffic analyst has a night action checking if a slot had a private chat that night.
    in "normal" set-ups thats basically an alignment cop, as that makes only the scumchat trigger a positive result. however, a jailor with a victim-chat could possibly create "false positives", and lead to a town power role outing, or even getting lynched.
    Ah. That would just be a setup based on nightchats and on claims, though. It's far from nonsensical. In fact, traffic analyst only makes sense if there are townies who can have private chats. Else, you can just call them alignment cops...
    Quote Originally Posted by The Lawyer View Post
    Besides your lamp and your refridgerators, do you find anyone else suspicious?
    Quote Originally Posted by oliverz144 View Post
    it looks like many, e.g. MM and lag, suffered under the influence of paopan. However there is a victim: frinckles. He left the path of rationality and fully dived into the parallel reality of baby shark, king shark, and soviet union pizzas.

  2. ISO #52

    Re: Role Compendium & Suggestion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by oliverz144 View Post
    traffic analyst has a night action checking if a slot had a private chat that night.
    in "normal" set-ups thats basically an alignment cop, as that makes only the scumchat trigger a positive result. however, a jailor with a victim-chat could possibly create "false positives", and lead to a town power role outing, or even getting lynched.

    Quote Originally Posted by Marshmallow Marshall View Post
    Ah. That would just be a setup based on nightchats and on claims, though. It's far from nonsensical. In fact, traffic analyst only makes sense if there are townies who can have private chats. Else, you can just call them alignment cops...

    An important thing to add about traffic analyst is that it's an "anti-swing" alignment cop since it checks if someone has another player they are able to legally talk to at night, so once mafia is down to only one member left it stops returning positive results on the mafia because they have no one to talk to at night.

    Generally makes balancing setups easier because unlike more swingy roles (e.g Tracker who gets stronger as more mafia die) which can lead to snowballing, it gets weaker as town is doing better (well, specifically once mafia is down to only one player, but it still falls under the anti-swing category)
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    Last edited by Lag; April 12th, 2022 at 06:13 PM.

  3. ISO #53

    Re: Role Compendium & Suggestion Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Lag View Post
    An important thing to add about traffic analyst is that it's an "anti-swing" alignment cop since it checks if someone has another player they are able to legally talk to at night, so once mafia is down to only one member left it stops returning positive results on the mafia because they have no one to talk to at night.

    Generally makes balancing setups easier because unlike more swingy roles (e.g Tracker who gets stronger as more mafia die) which can lead to snowballing, it gets weaker as town is doing better (well, specifically once mafia is down to only one player, but it still falls under the anti-swing category)
    @Marshmallow Marshall
    That is a great point. I don't think I've ever seen the role be used on this site, but it really should be used more! The main problem with alignment cops is that they can singlehandedly solve games without the right countermeasures around, so the Traffic Analyst is a great role to replace it with, since it has an integrated countermeasure.
    Quote Originally Posted by The Lawyer View Post
    Besides your lamp and your refridgerators, do you find anyone else suspicious?
    Quote Originally Posted by oliverz144 View Post
    it looks like many, e.g. MM and lag, suffered under the influence of paopan. However there is a victim: frinckles. He left the path of rationality and fully dived into the parallel reality of baby shark, king shark, and soviet union pizzas.

 

 

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