Rosemont Mafia - DAY 3 Jan 9, 2018 21:38:05 GMT -5
Post by Libra on Jan 9, 2018 21:38:05 GMT -5
Correct. However, the Tracker isn't a Town Cop who can definitively separate people into Innocent/Guilty regardless of who they track.
Let's say that B is the Town Tracker, who targets Z and sees that Z targeted someone during the night. Z, in turn, targeted Q during the night. If Q dies, then the likelihood of Z being the Watcher-Immune Mafia Goon goes up dramatically.
HOWEVER: It is not impossible that in fact Z is the Town Watcher, and someone else (who we'll call X) also targeted Q and killed Q. This is inherently problematic, because if Z gets lynched and then flips Town Watcher, then 1) Town has just lost their Watcher, 2) This lynch doesn't immediately identify who killed Q. (Town's immediate priority should then be to look at Z's lynch wagon, however - how did each remaining player respond to Z's lynch wagon? Were they a part of it? Against it? How forceful was their stance(s)? How passive?)
Unless someone is confirmed scum - example: Town Tracker tracks the WIMG who kills someone during the night - we really have no basis for the Watcher's watching information (I.E. who the Watcher watched during the night) being beneficial to Town or not beneficial to Town, I would think. I don't see how saying that a Watcher watching a scum player would not be beneficial to Town is at all useful, because how in the heck is the Watcher supposed to know that they are in fact watching a scum player?
LOL, what does this even mean? Type 2 error versus type 1 error.
But yes, a Town Tracker who tracks the Town Watcher - assuming the Watcher does something in the night - will get information that the Watcher did something. They won't be told specifically that it was the Town Watcher, but:
Let's say B Tracks Z, who is watching Q. B will see that Z targeted Q. If Q doesn't die, then B will be able to deduce that Z is the Town Watcher - the Tracker should realize that the Watcher is the only other player who can target someone at night and not kill their target.
And vice-versa, actually: If B watches Z, who is tracked by Q. If Z doesn't die, then B will be able to deduce that Q is the Town Tracker.