Originally Posted by Fat Walrein
As a player I actually find it quite enjoyable to converse about my plans with non-players, and half the time certain non-players are given access to the host spreadsheet anyways. It wouldn't be that huge of a jump to be perfectly honest.
Those players aren't the ones this thing is going to target. The regulars usually have an 'in' on all the teams and if they want, they can always find out what's going on.
This is something that actually has the potential to draw more people to Circ I guess, because I'm sure there are people who are put off by the initial investment involved in understanding a game, and getting to know the basic moves etc. that go on in a game. Those people could get a feel for the game by watching I guess? Also the newer mafia players who are less likely to have contacts could get to see what goes on, and would be more likely to stick around I suppose. You get to open up a new channel to mafia content , which means more exposure, and we need all the exposure we can get to stay afloat at the moment lol. Smogon Mafia pretty much has one foot in the grave right now.
The problem is that you could also draw the kind of jackasses who used to abuse glitches on Shoddy to get high on the ladder, who played against their own alts to get rating etc. Hosts and players put a LOT of effort into these games. I hate the idea that all of that effort could be wasted because of something like this. Alkines is absolutely right, player experience should always be prioritised over spectator experience. But we need to HAVE players in the first place to have a player experience... If you guys think this would help grow the community, go ahead, give it a shot IMO.
Another cool thing about this would be giving newer folks a much better look at big games. The lack of big games is honestly one of the biggest problems that we're facing right now. I'm sure that a standard 2v1 could be played out somewhat decently with the players that are currently active. Honestly, half the trouble is that most players don't get to see big games in action, and don't really focus on them at all. Small games are given way too much importance in comparison lol... Seriously, host and play big games, it's a good time, it used to be that most of the player slots for big games were already booked by the usual suspects. It's not that way anymore, someone give it a shot!
@Layell: Check out the posts in the Fire Emblem 2 postgame
. Do you mean something like that? People should be encouraged to make posts in their postgames. No need to make gigantic ones like mine or anything, but yeah, people should be encouraged to post about the stuff that went down.