Just got done reading the final recap from the reunion show. I am also looking forward to the next survivor. It was a little disappointing for me this time, having the onus of putting myself out of the game simply by the circumstances of the time. I had just returned from vacation, getting home after 1am. Being up for work early I only read the first half of the instructions and made my vote, but didn't make my fire. Almost made it back from redemption.
Early in the game, I had made contact with psap, mb, shlog, to being in an alliance, but I was playing out as an independent. I made this known to ahrens who also seemed early to be more independent before the first merge and helped me understand the other offers. Ahrens and I, as two independents stuck with the psap, mb, shlog alliance as it helped all of our causes with good numbers.
After the merge, pola came aboard and early on it was definitely a psap/mb/shlog vs pola/tsut/sjurat group + me + ahrens. We lost the challange and went to the first vote. Ahrens and pola let it be known that they were together and I would be the swing. Here is the sticky part. psap and mb had been honest and true thoughout the game, but psap was very vocal on the forum. This sort of gave me misgivings about how far I should follow him in an alliance. mb was always a straightshooter. I just couldn't vote mb out - but honestly - for my sake in the game - I probably would have voted with pola/ahrens/tsut/sjurat for psap at that vote. (sorry psap - you seemed to be getting too many enemies). So I voted for sjurat and went to the revote, again not voting for mb.
Once mb was safe and the fire challenge was to occur, I was ready to align with pola/ahrens/tsut for the challange. I misread the instructions and thought the fire challenge would be separate. I was going to contact pola when I had an opportunity to get to the internet, but when I did I noticed the challenge was over and I was off to redemption with my Doritos.
I wonder now how me reading better and completeing the challenge with p/a/t/s would have affected the game . . .