Tracker (Town Investigative)

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What should this be named as?

Stalker
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Observer
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Watcher
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Tracker
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Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:09 am

All credit for this role goes to MafiaScum


Role Name: Tracker

Role Alignment: Town Investigative

Summary: You are a man skilled in tracking others.

Attributes: You will know if your target was roleblocked

Abilities: Follow someone each night to learn who they visited

Goal: Lynch every criminal and evildoer

Wins with: Town, Survivor
If their goal is suceeded:
Spoiler: Executioner and Jester

Special Attributes: None

Investigative Results: Investigator: Your target works with secret information, he must be a Spy, Blackmailer, or Tracker
Sheriff: Your target is not suspicious.
Consigliere: Your target follows people at night, he must be a Tracker!

Messages:
Spoiler: If your target visited someone: "[PlayerName] visited [PlayerName] last night."
If your target visited no one: "[PlayerName] stayed at home last night."
If your target was roleblocked: "[PlayerName] was roleblocked last night."


Additional Information (comments): I decided to change the other role, (Follower [Mafia Support]) to this one!
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Re: Follower (Mafia Support)

Postby RetralMega » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:10 am

Seems pretty pointless for Mafia.
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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:46 am

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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby RetralMega » Sun Mar 20, 2016 12:52 am

Alright, now I like it. Mafia didn't make sense for it and seemed far too underpowered. This seems good.
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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby brettw92 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:06 am

I like it. It's pretty well an inverse Lookout, so the idea would obviously work. My only suggestion would be that a 'Stalker' doesn't sound very friendly, haha. Have you thought of maybe making it something more socially acceptable by the nice town folk, like 'Watcher' or 'Observer'. I think the local Serial Killer would be looking behind him if there was a Stalker in town :D
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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby dota2reporter » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:32 am

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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:13 pm

dota2reporter wrote:T r A c K e R


Do you mean this should be named Tracker?
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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby Kirize12 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:15 pm

He means that this has been suggested multiple times before. The most common name is Tracker, and that's the name I want it to be.
Factional balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because they cause Town to win a disproportionate amount

Strategical balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because there's no reason to use any other strategy

Structural balance - understanding that disabling the Mayor's whispers, despite it fixing whisper games, means that a player can't use a core mechanic of the game and is still bad

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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:33 pm

Can anyone post a good background for the Tracker? I'm having trouble coming up with one
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Re: Stalker (Town Investigative)

Postby lucas8411 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:51 am

Mace8937 wrote:Can anyone post a good background for the Tracker? I'm having trouble coming up with one

I don't know exacly the moment, when the Tracker became populair but I think it begins here.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Harkonnen97 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:43 pm

Well this is exactly the same as Detective from Starcraft 2 Mafia, and I read somewhere that they didn't want to add Detective in ToS because it would be too unbalanced. Personally I would like this to be in ToS.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:44 pm

I bumped it :D
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby RetralMega » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:32 pm

Honestly, this is a great role. I could see this being used in-game perfectly with the other roles.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Ashjayeen13 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:13 pm

Maybe they should be called Stalkers.
Mayor should not be a Unique role.
I /support the new Jailer (Neutral Killing) role.

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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Kirize12 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:16 pm

Ashjayeen13 wrote:Maybe they should be called Stalkers.

Maybe they should be called Trackers.
Factional balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because they cause Town to win a disproportionate amount

Strategical balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because there's no reason to use any other strategy

Structural balance - understanding that disabling the Mayor's whispers, despite it fixing whisper games, means that a player can't use a core mechanic of the game and is still bad

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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:18 pm

;-; I really don't want name debating clogging up this Topic, please refer to the poll I set up if you feel the need for it to be named Stalker
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby anperm » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:28 pm

Too op.

I mean, if someone claims Sherif.. then u can just track him and see if he's will is correct.. then you become a confirmed townie within a nigth or two.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Kirize12 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:30 pm

anperm wrote:Too op.

I mean, if someone claims Sherif.. then u can just track him and see if he's will is correct.. then you become a confirmed townie within a nigth or two.

Lookout may do the same thing.
Factional balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because they cause Town to win a disproportionate amount

Strategical balance - understanding that whisper games are bad because there's no reason to use any other strategy

Structural balance - understanding that disabling the Mayor's whispers, despite it fixing whisper games, means that a player can't use a core mechanic of the game and is still bad

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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Ashjayeen13 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:03 am

Yeah. Tracker is a good name, and the idea is very good. The name 'stalker' would fit more if this was a mafia role.
Mayor should not be a Unique role.
I /support the new Jailer (Neutral Killing) role.

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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:14 am

Ashjayeen13 wrote:Yeah. Tracker is a good name, and the idea is very good. The name 'stalker' would fit more if this was a mafia role.


True, but why would Mafia need this role in the first place? :idea:
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Technetium » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:15 am

Very simple role, I like it.

And Mafia could use it for the same reason as Town. To find out who is important.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby Mace8937 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:17 am

Technetium wrote:Very simple role, I like it.

And Mafia could use it for the same reason as Town. To find out who is important.


It would be like a Consigliere, because if they followed someone, and they killed the person they visited, they would know they're the one responsible.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby simabean » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:52 pm

Backwards lookout. Just have to get the right person. In my opinion, I don't think this is needed.
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby dota2reporter » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:56 pm

simabean wrote:Backwards lookout. Just have to get the right person. In my opinion, I don't think this is needed.

you arent needed
cause this is in all mafia games
even starcraft2 mafia
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Re: Tracker (Town Investigative)

Postby simabean » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:01 pm

Lookout serves same purpose. Just need to look at the target. If anything this is more powerful, since you can track the suspects.
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