Can we clarify in the rules that Neutrals must also try to win like any other faction? Too many Alchemists think they can sacrifice their own victory at whim to secure the win for someone else. This can and does ruin the game for players who work under the assumption that an Alchemist can be coerced by provable threats of death and defeat.
Then when you complain these Alchs are like “Im neut i cant gamethrow LUL i choose who wins” and a surprisingly large number of players agree with them.
UPDATE: just read updated rules:
No Gamethrowing. Going against your goal in any case will be considered gamethrowing. Neutrals cannot gamethrow.
OP caught this during a change discussion – this wasn’t necessarily the final change.
After discussion, we have decided not to change the rules, as the rules have always reflected our original intention: Alchemists choosing a side is not going against their own objective. If they want to choose and they still aim to win, that’s not going against their objective – just a perk of being neutral.
so apparently i can side BD as NK now … very disappointing but im going to try it out… really takes away a huge part of the competitive element out of the game since now you can have up to 4 trolls every match