Hera October 30, 2015 Share October 30, 2015 It always amazes me when a survivor self-identifies as a great strategist as they are usually the least flexible in adapting their strategy to the game they are actually playing. Many times these 'strategists' feel superior and look down on the others. I think that most winners have adjusted their strategy as the game progressed. Last season Max, Shirin, and Dan all had pre-game strategies in place and couldn't really adjust. This season it seems like Shirin, again, Monica, and Stephen seem to be trapped in their pre-game mindsets. I don't think Stephen is going to be able to make strategic adjustments based on the shifts in the game and therefore I don't think he's the strategist that he thinks he is. This is a good point. I wrote a long post about where I think Stephen's insecurity comes from in his thread. The tl;dr version is that I think he hasn't been in a position to get much information about who's allied with whom because he's only been to one tribal council so far. For Stephen and the kind of game Stephen plays/wants to play, this puts him in a terrible spot. He is not a "go with the flow" kind of player; he needs to think through every possible contingency of every vote, and he can't do that this season because he has very little to go on about anything. He has some evidence he can trust Jeremy and Kimmi, but that's not enough to give him a route to the win. If he isn't in the majority for the first vote after the merge, then I think the game is pretty much over for him and I think he knows that. 1 Link to comment
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