Qantaga wrote:At the risk of "cozying up" to Unagi again, he is spot on here. A name and their alignment was the data we needed from your (spoofed or real) scan today.
With respect, that's one of the least sensible things you've ever said in these games. Not because it's wrong; because whether it's right or wrong depends on the specifics, and you're usually inclined to pay attention to the specifics, and you're riding roughshod over them now.
Saying "Bubba is a Rebel" is (for those inclined to trust my claim) tantamount to saying "Bubba is trusted". And saying that
is putting Bubba in the crosshairs.
All else equal, Evil wants to reduce the number of trusteds. So flagging someone as trustworthy puts that person on a shortlist. One might
want to do that; on the other hand, one might not.
You'll see my point, I hope, when I phrase the issue as a question: "Given that Bubba is X, do I want to make a move that will, in all likelihood, shorten rather than conserve or extend Bubba's life?"
You may join Unagi in armchair speculation, Qantaga, but I actually have to face that decision. And on balance, I'm inclined to think that divulging the role is more prudent than putting its bearer on (or confirming its bearer's presence on) a shortlist of candidates for death.