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    Anonymous Games

    I noticed how on many mafia sites people HATE anonymous games because they can't meta the other people.

    This site lacks fully Anonymous games where no one knows each other.

    I personally think Anonymous games are way better than normal becuse people can't cheat or meta each other.

    Also it will stop certain people to grudge certain other people.

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    We've played a lot of anonymous games on MU. Unfortunately, people don't really like playing them so a lot of the time they don't fill. Zack just hosted an anonymous XCOM 21er.

    There are usually a few of those games a year. The issue we have is interest on the MU playerbase, not so much the unavailability.

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    Yeah, Manasi's surprisingly high-quality response pretty much covers it. UD tried to host a large anon game that would have started tomorrow and it didn't fill, and Warren's recent small anon game didn't fill either. Mine barely filled.

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    To be fair, warren was running the same setup and phase lengths as another game with the same start date and he didn't post his signup thread until the other game had filled twice over.

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    anonymous games are fun i agree

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    you know what would be fun?

    a game of all masons, where you are masons with yourself

    you have a main account and an anonymous alt account

    mafia gets rewarded for matching people up

    something along those lines

    plus you could run a 25er with only 16 people (6 wolves, 1 cop, and 9 people masoning with themselves) so it would be easier to fill

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    I think my issue with anonymous games is I hate signing into the other account and signing back into mine when I’m multitabling

    If there was like a switch accounts functionalitt, I’d love anon games

    But like

    That’s too much work to ask for for something that i don’t think many will get use out of
    Quote Originally Posted by Ampharos (#233)
    So here's the deal, Champ.

    1. Phighter's fucking with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phighter (#7)
    I think my issue with anonymous games is I hate signing into the other account and signing back into mine when I’m multitabling

    If there was like a switch accounts functionalitt, I’d love anon games

    But like

    That’s too much work to ask for for something that i don’t think many will get use out of
    i made a userscript for that a while a go i can give you the link when i get back to my computer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phighter (#7)
    I think my issue with anonymous games is I hate signing into the other account and signing back into mine when I’m multitabling

    If there was like a switch accounts functionalitt, I’d love anon games

    But like

    That’s too much work to ask for for something that i don’t think many will get use out of
    Just use your regular account regularly and use your other account in an incognito browser tab. Or just a different browser.

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    Ppl like anon games

    But they need more recruiting effort from the host since players cant hype up the game or tell their friends to play


    Like, i left a single message in discord dvc and filled a 13er

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    switching accounts is a hassle

    and I might have accidentally posted out of thread with my alt twice
    I like mashes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#10)
    Ppl like anon games

    But they need more recruiting effort from the host since players cant hype up the game or tell their friends to play


    Like, i left a single message in discord dvc and filled a 13er
    At least half of that was the "Apoc Factor" though.

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    I've liked them before. That said when there's some people I'd rather avoid it can be a bit ehhh looking at a game and wondering if it's worth the gamble
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    I'm not accusing you of meta

    I'm accusing you of a wolfiest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zork (#12)
    Quote Originally Posted by Apoc (#10)
    Ppl like anon games

    But they need more recruiting effort from the host since players cant hype up the game or tell their friends to play


    Like, i left a single message in discord dvc and filled a 13er
    At least half of that was the "Apoc Factor" though.
    Nah

    Hassling your friends to play is a huge part of mashes. Doesnt matter who you are

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    I would love to play anon games. I was unfortunately banned during Zacks. It's just that UD's game looked a bit too complicated and I didn't feel in the mood for a cop 13er anon.

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    I think if you could ask before rand too,

    “Hey, is X and Y llaying? If so count me out”, that might increase anon game participation?
    Quote Originally Posted by Ampharos (#233)
    So here's the deal, Champ.

    1. Phighter's fucking with you.

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    anonymous games? throw them in the trash

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phighter (#16)
    I think if you could ask before rand too,

    “Hey, is X and Y llaying? If so count me out”, that might increase anon game participation?
    That gives you info on the other players that others may not know, namely who is not in

    Not that I'm not sympathetic to the notion, it's one reason I hesitate but it implicitly gives out info unevenly
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    I'm not accusing you of meta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phighter (#16)
    I think if you could ask before rand too,

    “Hey, is X and Y llaying? If so count me out”, that might increase anon game participation?
    Lol nah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manasi (#2)
    We've played a lot of anonymous games on MU. Unfortunately, people don't really like playing them so a lot of the time they don't fill. Zack just hosted an anonymous XCOM 21er.

    There are usually a few of those games a year. The issue we have is interest on the MU playerbase, not so much the unavailability.

    Exactly. people do not want to join because they can't meta each other or cheat or other stupid reasons. It is annoying. They want to know who they are dealing so they can have more easyer game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phighter (#16)
    I think if you could ask before rand too,

    “Hey, is X and Y llaying? If so count me out”, that might increase anon game participation?
    I don't think this should ever be a part of the sign-up process on MU.

    If someone doesn't play well with others, that will come out soon enough and should be moderated. You have to trust that people who are not banned from playing are OK to play with otherwise anonymous games simply aren't for you.

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