I honestly don't trust that spectators wouldn't spill the beans to friends who are playing the game. This is quite obviously not true of everyone in Circ, not true of most of the Circ crowd in fact, but basically if even one person in a 25 man game receives such illegitimate info, the game is screwed up. I'm not saying it'll happen every game, but really, why create a situation where people are tempted to cheat any more than they already are? I love the idea of making Mafia more of a spectator's game, but it's just not designed that way...
I realise that it's "just a game" and all, and stuff like deadtalking isn't a problem for us mostly, but not everyone gets it. People cheat because they think it means something even if they win in such a manner, lol. Again, not everyone thinks that way, but I'm sure there are enough dumbasses who would form pairs of player/spectator to game the system.
I guess it couldn't hurt to give it a trial run though, lol! It might be nice as a something that's done once in a while for highly anticipated games or something, who knows.. My misgivings aside, it sounds like a fun idea. Right now, the only people who get a spectator experience of any sort are people who are already part of the mafia crowd, and get to hang out in team channels etc. This would give newer folks a chance to see things go down as well! Then again, the people who are part of the mafia crowd have played enough games to respect the rules and the spirit of the game. That's why they're trusted with things access to team information etc. Teams can control which external people have information about them, which would no longer happen with such a system in place. I'm sure a lot of players would be concerned about such stuff leaking out and all.
Anyway, I'll stop rambling, that's all I have to say on this topic!
[23:11:41] <@LightWolf> Oda rested on the seventh chapther, and saw it was good