Try talking to people in unrelated circles, or even IRL. IRL people seem the most amenable cuz when you're talking to someone IRL you can convey how much it means to you with facial expressions and stuff. Don't even tell them to play. Just share some anecdote about some antic that happened recently on the site.
When I tell people about this place, a lot of them seem interested. The main thing that puts people off is they open the site up and their first impression is: "this site looks like it's from 2004 and might give a virus" XD. The next issue is that a game requires a lot of time throughout the day to play best and a lot of people just don't have that.
There's also this weird confusing thing where you have to pm a mod for permission to post after signing up or something? idk it's weird and seems pointless.
if there is a thing i know is that playing a game of patience with me is a lost case scenario i will win in the future anyway
Gyrlander should just apologize and admit he was being salty because the way he talked to me encouraged me more to be active and entertaining for you guys
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Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?
So you don't ever have to PM a mod? Why did we have to do that then? XD It was probably a technical issue idk.
Thankyou for helping clear this up either way
This thread feels like déjà-vu
Here are a few things you can do:
1- Vote History; the easier way of seeing vote movement, on which post each vote occurred, and a link to those specific vote posts
2- ISO button; the easier way of seeing all posts made by a specific user in a game thread
3- Cross-site relations; try hosting a a cross-community game, but make sure you have someone to invite
This is more of a personal taste:
1- Just stop hosting multi-ball games; they're too swingy. When you can lynch correctly everyday and still lose, something is wrong with the setup.
2- Keep it Simple S. I feel like most setups here start getting out of hand for the sake of creativity and chaos, but that's probably more fun for the host than it is for the players in the game.
3- Just let Helz call the shots
But you are right: we need to play more standard setups. I know a lot of similar threads were made in the past, but we are in a situation without any precedent on the site (as far as my knowledge goes).
Thanks for input
@ people who like to make setups: If you got ideas on balanced and simple setups, please sumbit them. I'm going to make a few myself when I have time to. This way, we can play more classic setups without it becoming boring and repetitive.
MU is another solid option cough cough
I think we can improve sc 2 mafia by posting more religious posts about God. lets all start religious topics to draw people closer to God!!! ^_^
I think our site-meta's main issue is that we focus too much on WIFOM, and that we take the mod as an example of what forum mafia play is about.
WIFOM is. such a big thing on the site that literally every action is considered so NAI that we. get to the point where the only. things we read are either retarded slips (which by the way almost never happen) or really shallow reads like "this guy is attacking me" when there's more to player perspectives than "negative"/"positive" opinions. No two posts/positions are the same.
Standard setups don't necessarily have to mean 'boring'.
Just keep it standard:
(Mafia * 3) + 1 = Town
(Town - 1) / 3 = Mafia
If you want to add power roles, take a look at Matrix 12 setups for inspiration on how to balance them
So for example, you could potentially have 4 mafia vs 13 town in a 17er setup
You could potentially double stack mafia roles to make every role a power role, or nerf certain town roles to fill it all out
This works particularly well in CLOSED setups
If you're looking for open setups -> Matrix 12 17ers are always solid
Alternatively this setup is pretty badass for a semi-open: https://www.mafiauniverse.com/forums/threads/19343
I read someone say here in the thread something along the lines of too much posting is a bad thing: nah
An active posting community is an active community
Just keep the toxicity in check like; recognize everyone is putting in time and effort and it's a game, keep it in perspective and have respect for fellow players
I mean, SC2Mafia is a pretty solid fun casual community, especially on the mod in the actual SC2
I am hosting a game and you're welcome to sign for it:
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Mash 49+ game
We're at 45 with 4 subs so get on it if you're interested
Starts November 12, rand starts November 9
By the way, it was a pleasure playing you blinks. I really didn't want to see you leave that last game so early.
The SC2 community is by and large from the SC2 mod, a video game on the internet, revolving around a game about lying. I don't think posting about God fits this demographic or the purpose of the site, but I mean, as long as it's not hurting anyone go for it
Play games without neutrals, a straight up Town vs Mafia
Level 1 play goes a long way to eliminate that needless style
If you want to challenge yourself, have Light games with longer phases and capped lower post counts (50 posts per day, last hour the restriction is lifted)
I'm pretty busy until December but I'm happy to join an FM here sometime in the winter
I'll invite some dudes but ye - definitely figure out what is possible with upgrading the site tools for mafia specific purposes
/if you're interested in community outreach, there's a massive set of ***** games going on over at MU that should be a series of 10+ games, but get on it ASAP if you're down for it
Make friends, invite them here etc.
*edit* I forgot H Y D R A was banned as a joke years back lol
Thanks for all of this Frog! I didn't know it was possible to update the site to get the very useful features... It would be nice lol.
also dont u DARE speaking the damned word
Have you ever heard the tragedy of Darth Jar Jar the wise?
The time has come to necro! I've been looking through FM discussion threads pertaining to the site's evolution and the plans to make it better. If you have ideas, this is the place to share them!
Also, thanks to @Frog for his contributions, and to all others! Know that your thoughts are not forgotten
Given that the player base has substantially increased in recent weeks, I’ve started toying with the idea of actually running the FM (New York) we were gonna run.
Setup-makers... wink wink
The bigger thing in general is retention, and I feel that a lot of the old concerns expressed in this thread still hold true. It's not so easy for me to express everything formally in a single post but I would be fine doing a Discord group discussion or something.
Death, yet the Town.
~The Town Code
Alexa, shuffle "classical for sleep"
Originally Posted by BananaCucho
If you held a gun to my head and forced me to give some kind of commentary, I might raise an issue with the colour palette on the front page. Though I understand the obvious thematic incentive to go for a black and red colour scheme on the front page, I'm not sure the way it's done... harmonizes... Again I'm not a site designer and I might be picking at something that doesn't exist.
Also, the original post I made seemed to imply I might have asked 20 people how they felt about the site, but that was actually just the reaction of 3 separate people. I'm not sure if the 3 people who said that generalize to a wider population. Maybe we should ask some newbies who may still remember their first reaction instead. That said, all the active members including the newbies have a massive sample bias as people who evidently liked or were apathetic to the aesthetic, or at least understood the intention coming from sc2mafia.
Like, I look at general discussion, and now I stop and really stare at it, I realize there's 7 different things that I can click on (8 including the cap but the cap is a dud). One button is a subscribe button that allows me to get email updates about new posts in general discussion. One button gives me the "RSS feed" of general discussion, one allows me to see the account of the last person who posted in general discussion (lol) and the last 4 take me to various parts of general discussion.
This is a wet dream for people who have been on this site for years, but I think someone visiting the site for the first time might just want a single, fat button that takes them to general discussion, and an option tucked away somewhere to give themselves more buttons to click on when they get familiar with their first few buttons lol.
I personally believe adding that the way to sign to a FM is writing /sign in the Sign Ups would be a great idea.
This might sound stupid, but I remember years ago when I wanted to take part in FM and I wasn't sure what was going on at all. I didn't even know if there was something else behind writing /sign or something, how would I get my role, if I only needed to write -vote X to vote someone... Writing all these little details in a clear way so anyone can find it would be a good idea.
Thank you Anonymous Donor