15thMay 26, 2017
- It is RIDICULOUSLY easy to play Stars when you're hated/unknown. Like in Stars 164 (holy fuck I've been here forever) back when people didn't know me I made it to final 4 unnominated bc I just always happened to end up on the right side of the numbers. Then in 241 again it was SO easy to get people to do what I said bc they could beat me in a poll (and they did when I got 3rd). But when you're labeled a popularity threat, NO ONE in the game like 100% wants to take you to finals. And you have no one in the game you can trust 100% (maybe like one or two tops, but they'll probably be targeted for working with you).
Just saying that before you make judgments about a player's gameplay, keep in mind how different of a game it is for someone who isn't popular. I've been on both sides (still haven't won tho so not sure how I'm supposed to be so ~popular~!!!) and it used to be so easy to pull off big moves when people were actually willing to work with people like me. Not trying to discredit people who aren't popular and still play amazing games, but before you see someone like saraj10 and say "how can she be playing a good game if she keeps going up!!", consider how much easier it is for other players to get by because everyone thinks they can't beat her.
I recognize that for unpopular players, they can't afford to go up and thus the game can be harder in that regard. But it is also incredibly easy to lay low if you're unpopular and not have to play very hard, because you don't have nearly as big of a target on your back and people are actually willing to work with you.
TL;DR: If two players, one popular and one hated wanted to work with me (assuming they're both just as trustworthy/both can benefit me), I will always want to work with someone I can beat in a poll. This leaves that pop player with no one who is 100% ready to work with them because everyone's ultimate goal is to take them out. For that lesser-known person, people will always want to keep them around for some reason. So keep that in mind before making assumptions on gameplay!!
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