“Drop your buffs” is the theme of the week, since we all know it’s coming tonight. Those 3 words can either be the best or worst things a player wants to hear, depending on their standing in the game. If you’re in a strong alliance in good standing (Jeremy, Jon, Wes, Alec, Josh) it’s the worst; but if you’re on your last leg (Dale, Julie, Jaclyn, Keith, Natalie) it’s exactly what you want to hear to provide a new footing in the game.
I don’t want to compare the tribe swap to other reality show twists, because I don’t like to compare Survivor to anything, but my feeling on the tribe swap is it’s the most unfair thing that Survivor does. You take players who are cruising along, having built up solid alliances in the first 10 days of the game, and you throw them this curve ball that only John Rocker could appreciate (see what I did, there?).
I can only wonder how many players’ games were totally ruined by it. My memory … Continue reading