Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Ottawa, Ontario (Rogers)
I agree... players like Russell, who take the game seriously, make it fun to watch. Players that sit back, do nothing but hope they will sneak through are just plain boring. That being said, Russell could still use a few hints in the social aspect. There were many times where Russell came on strong for no benefit. Example - when Sandra played the hidden idol, Russell came down hard on her for doing so. What was the point? Who cares? Outcome the same. But by acting like every decision has to go through him and making others feel like his pawns, he simply alienates them towards him.
What I find so amusing,is how indignant the "losers" are towards players like Russell. Each one was very happy to shake his hand and collude with him if it would help them advance (even Rupert was, at one point, very happy to make an alliance with Russell and Colby).