@SilverKeith's on the clock by the way.
I don't need votes. My team has by far the most power. The other teams are just jealous of my innovation.
Last edited by SmartBomb; February 13th, 2019 at 08:11 AM. Reason: changed undrafted spoiler
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[2:58 AM] SmartBomb, GEATHJERK OVERLORD: @Arapocalypse why do you always have a quote of me in your sig. ara pls
rip me cause I still have some writeups to do
For their final pick, the Bread Buyers are going with...
But please don't change the channel cause there's a spicy surprise coming up next!
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[2:58 AM] SmartBomb, GEATHJERK OVERLORD: @Arapocalypse why do you always have a quote of me in your sig. ara pls
Keith and I have made a trade
Boquise for RadiantCowbells
My pick will go up at eventually o'clock
Final pick of the draft
My original round 9 steal (Yoloswag) was taken so I had to go for somebody else
And I thought of this person
And how they have a brilliant mind and are honestly a really good player, but have virtually no recognition here
Let me go into detail
I was first introduced to this player when I first started playing on ToS. You could tell that they knew what they were doing, and I almost instantly saw them as somebody I wanted to be like. Their aggro style combined with their mind tricks put wolves into a pressure position that was very difficult for them to escape. Their wolf play also inspired me and likely lead to my wolf game being as good as it is today. I mean, who the hell claims retributionist as a wolf and then gets away with it? Yeah I doubt you can find anybody else that can do that.
About a year, plenty of wolf offs, and a good ampunt of time in communication, I'm still equally as impressed with them. Now I know how their mind works. They lay traps when they play mafia to try and bait people into falling into false game state assumptions and makes reads that way. They lie as town, but it works. They have full control of their play and handle situations in a proactive way as opposed to a reactive way. It's extremely clever and nobody else I know plays this way.
You can say that their play is on a whole other level
They are one of the most formidable mafia players I've met yet their talent is way unappreciated
For round 9The young boulsAre glad to stealElijahAKA Killthestory
THE FINAL PICK OF THE DRAFT WILL BE POSTED AT :00.
My final pick is someone that anyone versed in MU history is familiar with. If you're a newer member to the site and don't recognize the name, that's ok, they haven't been around much in 2018 - at least, on the surface. Regardless, even if you are familiar with this person, you are almost certainly unaware of this person's TRUE story, the story which I will now reveal to the world. It has taken all of my powers as a student of history as well as deep connections I have forged around the world via my trips to Europe and various interactions over the internet since 2006 to bring you the full story of this person's exploits. I have spent some of my own money. I have called in many favors. I've even performed favors of my own, some of which required a long shower immediately afterwards. But it has all been worth it to expose this person for who they really are.
So, you ask, who is it? Well, it's someone who has been on the site since the very beginning, or near enough. Joining July 2015, they are the 136th person to register an account on MU, not counting alts or the default Administrator account automatically generated whenever a new forum is set up on vbulletin. Who could it be, though? A good question. After all, most people from that era of MU are either long off the board (Lissa, Panther, etc), ineligible for inactivity reasons (Stork, Askthepizzaguy), revealed to be an early-stage program created by Roy (Revival), or permanently banned (Yates, ShipItUp). And yet, this person remains, eligible yet untaken. Why?
Well, I'll tell you why. It's because, traditionally, this person's skill at mafia has been something of, shall we say, a topic of discussion.
Yes, Alette. The longtime MU regular, promoted to Community Contributor in 2017, the ultimate avatar of chaos and she with the horrible taste in characters from a certain murder mystery visual novel series. At one time, she topped the MU database for lynch and mislynch percentage. Her inner Aletteness transcended space and time and even onto her alts, where she regularly got lynched and ITA'd as recently as late 2017 regardless of whatever account she was playing under (Nauls, in The Thing; Gundham Tanaka in the Danganronpa Mash). She was The Free Dead Villager you hoped to have as a wolf and time more often than not, she delivered on the eternal promise.
Even in September 2018, long after she mostly disappeared from the site, her legend was still being referred to and used as a comparison point for awkward posting on a stage no less grand than the Mafia Championship Finale:
As for Alette's 2018 itself? Well, there's not really much to say. In terms of long games, she played exactly one: Badfellas, the MU staff game, back in January of that year. Now, as you may recall, that game recently won the award for best team town performance in a small game, and Alette did in fact rand town in that game. However, she, uh, was the only town-controlled death in the entire game who wasn't a wolf (she was the N2 vig shot).
That said, I need to clear a few things up about that game. First off, her reads were just as good as anyone else's in that game. She just wasn't listened to, and it wasn't her fault. This leads into my second point: 90% of why she died in that game was because she got meme'd on pregame by people saying they were gonna D1 lynch her no matter what. The result was that she ate something like 5-6 joke votes right out of the gate and that warped people's perceptions of her right from the start. It's hard to dominate when you're constantly on the back foot, and Alette, to her credit, never stopped fighting.
After that death, she was a good sport and hung around in DVC (a very, very underrated trait of Alette's is that, despite all the $#@! that gets thrown her way, she never ceases to be a good sport and is without fail a pleasant player who I'd always rather have in the game than people who are perceived "better players" but don't have the best personality). And then, once it was over, she disappeared. Oh, she laid her tracks well, doing it gradually, claiming pressures of real life and being a college student taking priority, never bowing out all at once, but there's a reason that newer people might not know her. She's definitely not as much of a presence as she used to be.
At least, that's what she wants you to believe.
What actually happened is a far more sinister tale, and one that I have spent the bulk of my time in recent days trying to uncover.
You see, after Badfellas, something snapped in Alette. Everyone has a breaking point, and Alette had hit hers, being constantly disrespected and having her reads ignored in a game that supposedly consisted of the most empathetic and respectful people on MU. Enough was enough. If these were the people who ran the site, and this was how they treated her, then something was rotten to the core on Mafia Universe. Something had to be done. She would show them. She would show them all.
So, starting in February, Alette dropped everything. Contrary to her public story, this included real life obligations as well, dropping out of college and any real life jobs she had lined up. Instead, she trained. She underwent a rigorous regimen on how to wolf, fully immersing herself in her mission. She consulted past masters such as Sunbae. She studied old games, from legendary team performances like the original Super Smash Bros. mash to herculean individual efforts like Thingy's 1 vs. 16 comeback. She spectated in-progress games and joined up DVCs on undetectable alts.
Her training was physical too, not just mental. Knowing that, much like in chess, the top modern wolves need to be in peak physical condition, Alette designed a fitness routine similar to that of Rocky Balboa whenever he needed to get in shape for a big title bout. And I'm not talking about the junior league routine from Rocky 1 where he merely ate raw eggs, punched some meat, and ran around the city. I'm talking about the Rocky IV routine where he chopped wood in the middle of Siberia in winter, slept in a cabin that provided zero human comfort, and ran up a $#@!ing mountain three days a week. This was Alette's commitment to wolfing.
Below are some top-secret photos of Alette's training regimen, provided to me by an unnamed member of the highest echelon of Russia's government
via a connection provided by Roger Stone. Please do not share them beyond the boundaries of this site, for my own personal safety.
After several months of this, by May or June, Alette declared herself ready. She was thus set to put her long-planned revenge against MU and its staff in action.
The first step was figuring out where to strike using her newly-developed mafia skills. If she wanted the site truly at her mercy, one of the three admins seemed to be the ideal starting point. She immediately ruled Makaze out, under the principle that Makaze considers himself beyond such human concerns as temptation in his pursuit for the singularity. The next admin at the time was Askthepizzaguy, and while she considered him, Pizza hadn't been around MU much and she deemed him harder to get to, Pizza being a married man and the oldest of the three administrators. That left Thingyman. The founder of the site, and the one who had to personally approve any staff hires. Any inherent flaw in the system had to come from him. Plus, he was easier to get to. Younger than Pizza. More human than Mak. Still single. The symbolism was too good to pass up.
Alette had her man.
She also had her "in". Thingy had been speaking recently on the MU Discord server about this Danish reality show called Married At First Sight and how he was going to try out for it. The general premise of the show, Alette learned, was that couples got matched for compatibility by professional psychologists beforehand. Each couple's first meeting would be their wedding, and they would be obligated to stay together for six weeks before deciding if they wanted to stay married. Thingy, a hopeless romantic, would obviously do everything in his power to make sure that he found the perfect woman and hold on for dear life. All Alette needed to do was tip the scales in her favor a bit.
Her first stop was to Cuba, by way of Mexico City, Medellin, Colombia, and Caracas, Venezuela, the latter of which she briefly commandeered a massive nationwide protest against the Maduro government before abandoning them to their own devices for her own amusement. Once she landed on the Communist-controlled island, Alette took advantage of Cuba's world-famous healthcare system and booked a treatment at the same facility where the bad guys in Die Another Day altered their appearances to avoid detection.
If they could do this in 2002, imagine how they could alter Alette's appearance in 2018!
The reason why this step was necessary in the first place? Some people on MU knew what she looked like through various ways. It would do no good for her plan if people were able to recognize her and warn Thingy about what was happening before her masterstroke was finished. Of particular concern was a moderator named Walrein, who had met her in real life and might have been able to detect her mannerisms under her new identity. She would have to be dealt with at some point.
But for now, Alette was ready for the next stage of her plan. Sporting her new appearance, she faked an ID and booked a flight... this one to Denmark. Her new passport photo, obtained at great effort on my end, is displayed below.
Her appearance altered to fit in as a Dane, and armed with a crash Duolingo course in Danish, Alette arrived in Copenhagen and promptly made her way to the DR3 offices and applied to be on Married At First Sight. Utterly taken in by Alette (now calling herself Kathrine) and her newly-honed wolfing skills, the show's producers agreed to have her as a contestant on the spot.
The next step was the quiz. Alette had to be very careful to make sure that her answers matched her with only Thingy, but luckily this proved easier than expected as a disproportionate amount of questions asked about your love of KPop, American reality TV, and amateur comedy. Confident that she would be matched with Thingy, Alette had to take care of loose ends.
By this time, back in the US, Walrein was unemployed after having graduated college and desperate for a job. Hacking into the DR3 offices, Alette posed as an English-language recruiter and offered her a full-time job as a TV editor or gofer or something along those lines, idk exactly what behind the scenes TV jobs consist of. Anyway, as expected, Walrein happily accepted and flew out the very next day.
This turned out to be a greater boon than expected for Alette, as the Danish producers were so impressed with Walrein's skills that they for-real hired her on the spot. She ended up being so busy that she had no time for her MU duties anymore. Not one to let an opportunity like this to pass by without taking advantage of it, Alette quickly created a new account posing as Walrein to maintain continuity: Ampharos.
As luck would have it, "Ampharos" quickly climbed the MU staff ladder, rising first to a Head Moderator and then eventually an Administrator itself. Alette now had control over one account that had admin access to MU, but she was in too deep to stop now. Her revenge would not be complete until the entire site was under her total power. And before this would happen, there had to be a wedding.
The wedding was the culmination of six months of incredibly hard work by Alette. All of her skills were tested to the very limit, from her knowledge of the Danish language, to her immersing herself in the personality of "Kathrine", to her wolfing skills (in the form of laughing at Thingy's jokes and appearing interested when he talked about his performance in The Genius - a harder task than it appears). But Alette passed with flying colors. By the end of the night, everyone at the reception could tell that Thingy was smitten with his new bride.
If only he knew.
From there, the couple's whirlwind romance was detailed on Married At First Sight as well as, afterwards, Thingy's personal blog. They "honeymooned" in Edinburgh, eventually Thingy moved into "Kathrine's" apartment in Silkeborg (handily provided by the real Walrein, by now so immersed in a budding Danish smut empire that she had plenty of resources at her disposal to help Alette out), and, after the six weeks passed, stayed married after Thingy re-proposed on national television.
For Thingyman, his life since the summer has been wedded bliss, and as a result he has much less time for MU, the site he founded and helped build from nothing. But for Alette, AKA Kathrine, it's all part of her master plan. Mafia Universe has three administrators: One of them is being kept perpetually distracted, and another is a sock puppet directly controlled by her. Only Makaze stands between her and complete control and the utter destruction that is sure to follow. He stands alone and strong... but will it be enough?
I, for one, say no. While I am no longer a staffer on Mafia Universe, I have invested too much time and effort here over the years to see it so comprehensively taken over without doing something about it. I don't know if Makaze, now alerted to the situation, can stop her with the click of a button, or whether it will take a concerted and sustained effort by the entire userbase to bring her down, but now that you are aware of the deception at least we all have hope to save the site.
Now that I've unveiled Alette's master plan, I will be relocating to parts unknown to escape her inevitable wrath, and thus may be unavailable for a while. I will try to check back in while I can, but in the meantime, I figured that I may as well close out the draft with the single greatest sustained, long-term wolfing performance in history. Anyone can wolf for a couple of days or weeks on the internet. Only the greatest and most truly committed, though, can completely immerse themselves in wolfing IRL for months, going on years, at a time. From altering their identity, to learning a different language, to pretending that Thingyman is truly an attractive and charming individual day in and day out (the hardest task of all imo), Alette's 2018 was an absolutely terrifying work of genius that deserves to be recognized. May God have mercy on our souls.
With the final pick in the draft, The Fightin' Hankerchiefs select:
Alette, AKA BattleKath
Team slotting, the Fightin' Hankerchiefs:
Superflex: PR Specialist/Ascended Legendary Figure: Spartan057
Superflex: Long Con IRL Wolf: Alette
If Alette has so much power then why can she not win an EDH game
Overall: Five-Star Men
Villagers: Ladd, TehBankertin
Wolves: Scare, Moth
Flex, Ultimate Werewolf Legend: Rich Parente
Flex, Best Overall Hedgehog: Bopolis
The Young Bouls in their respective positions:
Flex 1: Upcoming Legend: DoubtingThomas
Flex 2: Most Underrated Player: Elijah
I will be finishing my writeups over the next few days. For now, my lineup:
Villagers: dLGN, Thingyman
Wolves: Secondhand Revenant, Nego
Flex, Best Lissa: Cuthalion
Flex, Supreme Overlord of Mafia Universe: Ampharos
Overall: PLZLEAVEDUCK (Kratos)
Villagers: Montecore (Stone Cold) and theknightsofneeee (LBJ)
Wolves: t om and Shad (JGL and DiCaprio from Inception)
Enjoyable: Colin (Philip DeFranco)
Mechanical: Amrock (Herminome Granger)
Flex, Most Likely to Be a Hall of Famer: Monstrman (Batman)
Flex, Person to Watch: The Lukundo (The Rookie from The Rookie)
League of Extraordinary Tunnelsnakes
Dave’s Dobs Opening Day Lineup
Overall: Apoc (duh)
Towns: Dyachei and Paratroopa
Wolves: EvanManManMan and Fable
Superflex 1 (Grizzled Vet): Effen
Superflex 2 (Bright Future): Cemeteries
“DaveDob is the best player in the zoom” -Manti 2018
Coach Frog Here
I'm Drafting Team 11 NOW
Too many very veRY VERY good players went undrafted
I am making Team 11 that will literally eclipse every other team
feel free to not include my team in your vote, but ill have my team ready in the next few days with write ups
Oh is it my turn now?
I passed on the first 9 rounds to keep it competitive.
The winner's trophy.
But Frog can have Team 12
Originally Posted by Panther
The Bread Buyers Final Lineup
Superflex (Highest WIM Player): M Plus 7
Superflex (Most Enthusiastic Player): Hey_Monkey
Last edited by SilverKeith; February 10th, 2019 at 05:19 AM.
As some1 who has prolly played 100 games overall on this site not being picked is pretty brutal.
Atleast you can say you're underrated.
Make Mafia Universe great again
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I want to make a comment regarding the draft and our teams. And the comment is that they are, well, our teams. What I mean here is that I don't think we drafted competitively to win this. Most of the time the process was "I like this player for X reason > I want this player on my team" somewhat ignoring stuff such as "Would spectators recognize this player well enough? Will they recognize their strength?".
In turn the teams we have drafted are kinda personal and based around our own experiences. Half of my team comes from S3G7, my first game in the site which means a lot to me. Other half are players who I've met in champs. I'm fully aware there are people who just don't follow champs who might not value some of my picks as high as I do, and that's completely fine. This is the team I drafted, I'm happy with it, and I had fun while doing so.
And I think the same goes for other drafters too. GH team is players from the org plus half of Lissa's Funhouse. Amy team is basically Amy + friends (including Amy, even). Evan has players like Wolfy, Viggo, KTS and DT, who are really in line with what an "Evan team" would look like. Same thing goes for Manti, I'm not that familiar with Ladd but just by reading his write up I can tell exactly why he's in Manti's team. And the same goes for other drafters and their picks too.
This was more in line with highlighting people, their play, and what makes it a valuable playing worth having, more than getting the absolutely best team possible a person can have. If a write up makes you say "I want to play with this player" then everything is worth the time we spent making those. This is kinda why discussion over picks wasn't even a thing in draft chat, especially when it came to things like "your pick is overrated/a reach/not good". If you made a good pick you'd hear a couple of "$#@! I wanted that player". If you made a questionable pick, others still respected it because you had a reason for making that pick.
It's not even that I'm against $#@!posting and $#@!talking picks. It can be extremely fun but there are ways and ways of doing it and, by what I saw from railchat, MU clearly can't handle that without it becoming an extremely unwelcoming environment. People telling each other to $#@! off, to go $#@! themselves, to get the $#@! over themselves, calling em "elitist piece of $#@!", a lot of passive-aggressiveness, baiting, and that's not even mentioning Champ, or the stuff with Lan's spreadsheet.
So yeah, you might have been expecting something else from this and that is completely understandable. We saw this in a different light than some of you, which you might not have enjoyed that much. But I had a fun time just talking in drafter chat, getting to know ppl I had barely talked with before, and building my team alongside other people building their teams. And I think that it was more enjoyable that just purely competitive drafting.
Are we allowed to check drafter chat now?
Make Mafia Universe great again
How will the voting work/when does it open?