GaryThompson is a GT'ing alt144

Thirty1mon 24d
+5

Final Update 1/29/20: GaryThompson, the gamethrower, has been site banned!

https://epicmafia.com/report/281948

The following people need to be called out for stupidly thinking Gary wasn't GT'ing (I am missing many names):

  • Charley - admin
  • Michael - moderator
  • Songin - moderator
  • Eli - moderator
  • Meg - moderator
  • Jess - moderator
  • sinB - moderator
  • Ally - moderator
  • Domitian
  • Takotsubo
  • Yachi
  • Evo
  • Torreador
  • CisHetMale
  • Xhanthe
  • Ivana
  • MonteCarrlo
  • Dasein
  • Quelli

The History of GaryThompson

https://epicmafia.com/user/788593/

"my initials spelling gt is just a massive coincidence that is my actual name" - GaryThompson, https://epicmafia.com/report/280380

Hypothesis

GaryThompson is a gamethrowing troll that purposefully antagonizes people and is looking to make his alignment lose. He very intelligently toes the line between appearing bad at the game and intentionally throwing games so as to not be vio'd.

Background

He is confirmed to be the alternate account of a previously banned user.

"Tis lad is banned so adios till 3 months." - Spadez, https://epicmafia.com/report/272446

The Birth of GaryThompson

Our story starts nine months ago with the birth of a new account, GaryThompson. He intentionally shoots a townsperson into autoloss for his alignment. The moderator sees Gary's lack of games and assumes he is a noob, not looking into his alternate accounts. NO VIO. https://epicmafia.com/report/266816

The story continues very similarly for the next three months. He is no vio'd for reasons like "suboptimal," "no intention to lose," "leaving information out accidentally isn't a sin," and "being wrong isn't a sin."

https://epicmafia.com/report/267816 https://epicmafia.com/report/267817 https://epicmafia.com/report/267900 https://epicmafia.com/report/267942 https://epicmafia.com/report/271810 https://epicmafia.com/report/271997 https://epicmafia.com/report/272028 https://epicmafia.com/report/272060 https://epicmafia.com/report/272186 https://epicmafia.com/report/272189 https://epicmafia.com/report/272190 https://epicmafia.com/report/272445 https://epicmafia.com/report/272446

The First Ban

After due diligence by a now deleted user after some investigative work, it is proposed for the first time Gary is a gt account. A smart moderator by the name of Spadez investigates the account and realizes it is an alt for a banned user. GaryThompson is banned for three months.

The Return After Ban #1

Gary returns about one month ago to EpicMafia and goes back to his gamethrowing ways. He toes the line between intentional and unintentional, knowing how the moderators handle reports on EM to evade any violations. The end goal is always to make his alignment lose. Users of all races and backgrounds catch on and continue to file reports against Gary.

Moderators continue to come to his rescue.

> "They explained their strategy below. No intent to lose the game either." - Neptune, https://epicmafia.com/report/278315

Another user catches on to his ways, this time in a comped game. The moderators once again give Gary the benefit of the doubt.

"I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt GaryThompson, you have an obligation when playing a comp setup to know how the roles work, and how they interact with eachother. You can't split votes with paralyzer." - VanityPrime, https://epicmafia.com/report/278482

These reports continue to be filed game after game, and moderators continue to say "bad gameplay is not gt."

https://epicmafia.com/report/278488 https://epicmafia.com/report/278524 https://epicmafia.com/report/278755 https://epicmafia.com/report/278955 https://epicmafia.com/report/279270 https://epicmafia.com/report/279643 https://epicmafia.com/report/279930 https://epicmafia.com/report/279931 https://epicmafia.com/report/280099 https://epicmafia.com/report/280103 https://epicmafia.com/report/280238 https://epicmafia.com/report/280334 https://epicmafia.com/report/280337 https://epicmafia.com/report/280380 https://epicmafia.com/report/280427 https://epicmafia.com/report/280455

SinB, an intelligent moderator after receiving yet another report about GaryThompson gamethrowing, goes into more depth a month ago about what he sees.

> I somewhat debated with myself for awhile now about this report and what is the best verdict given to GaryThompson. fuel I know you were upset with how GaryThompson was playing, but I ultimately decided to no vio this report for the following reasons. Nothing indicated that this user was trolling or game throwing by any means. Sure, they could have participated more on the second day, but overall, I didn't see where GaryThompson gt'd or trolled. I didn't see any instances where GaryThompson had to be reminded what his role or other roles do in this game. None of his lines indicated that. Him tabbing out and wasn't present to paralyze on pr wasn't intentionally gamethrowing, but I do agree that he should have put more focus during the games.And as much I don't really believe with what he said during night 4, I'm choosing to give him the benefit of the doubt here. And even then, it still isn't intentionally throwing in that game. I would discuss the other game reports, but I feel like the other moderators' explanations were sufficient enough. If you have more evidence of more games where GaryThompson gt'd or trolled in, please refile with game links. If this happens again in the future, please feel free to report it. While I did no vio this report, I'll be keeping an eye out for GaryThompson, in case something similar happens in the future, but for now, this report is being no vio'd. - SinB, https://epicmafia.com/report/278485

So, let me ask the community - what do you think?

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iSthiSreaL1mon 21d
stop pretending that every GT alt is someone you hate. not everyone is eris, abc, pranay, petri, or that one skank that lives in a trailer park
https://epicmafia.com/game/7232516

Imagine choosing to do that when if I was mafia, I'd just kill your for free n1, dumbass.
cooperation1mon 19d
UniversalStudios
https://epicmafia.com/game/7232516

Imagine choosing to do that when if I was mafia, I'd just kill your for free n1, dumbass.
honestly this game was the last straw, I don't know how long this will keep going
GaryThompson1mon 19d
UniversalStudios
https://epicmafia.com/game/7232516

Imagine choosing to do that when if I was mafia, I'd just kill your for free n1, dumbass.
You didnt towntell you just sat there and asked to be shot

How the fk am I supposed to tr that????
UniversalStudios
if I was mafia, I'd just kill your for free n1, dumbass.
GaryThompson1mon 19d
Killing ne n1 is GT
You know how you know Gary is a thrower?

He's actually justifying shooting someone that couldn't be scum from his point of view.


You've been warned.
Thirty1mon 17d
https://epicmafia.com/report/280755
https://epicmafia.com/report/280738
https://epicmafia.com/report/280730
https://epicmafia.com/report/280728
https://epicmafia.com/report/280727
https://epicmafia.com/report/280518

Six new reports in the last week and all no vio'd. Moderators clearly don't collaborate to see patterns against users that are consistent gt'ers.
They know, they just aren't going to do anything about it because they want gameplay to be a cesspool so it's easier to throw games and get trophies for each other.
Thirty1mon 17d
HuR dur ThIrTy Is AnNoYiNg By BrInGiNg ThIs Up WhIlE wE cOnTiNuE tO iGnOrE tHe PrObLeM
Zovea1mon 16d
https://epicmafia.com/report/280811

If you're going to throw, the least you can do is vote confirmed mafia first since you're guaranteed to believe to throw D2.
SteelixMega1mon 16d
crazy thing, i am known for being a gt/toss/troll account, yet Gary has already been reported 13 more times than i have.

i need to step up my game
You're going to commit to losing every game?
Thirty1mon 12d
Not-so-friendly reminder!
Mike1mon 8d
+2
https://epicmafia.com/report/281218 I like how the navigated his way out of this.
caroline1mon 8d
Gary is abc has no one figured it out lol he’s definitely not American
At exactly 1000 games, I have retired from Epicmafia for now.
JM1231mon 8d
+1
1000 games
winrate of 33,8%

your name will not be forgiven. legend.
Torreador1mon 8d
+2
this is seriously pretty damn impressive
Is Gary a purposeful GT'ing troll?