People used to manually provide a voice, before we had @voice
to *in a mixer accented male voice* Sup?
We added @voice to bolster RP, but over time it's become an integral part of the game.
However, there is no rule saying that you have to set one but anyone who is clearing their @voice so as to not be identified should consider what their actual goal is. I can't think of a situation where someone who normally uses @voice, should think it is anything but meta to clear their @voice to avoid being identified.
I don't have any disguise skill in real life but with 15 minutes of youtube videos I can do a shitty impression of an irish accent in an octave that isn't my norm. Someone who knew me fairly well might not be able to tell it's me, but they would know the following:
1. I am manufacturing an accent
2. A rise in testosterone levels when I hit puberty lengthened and thickened my vocal cords, resulting in a deeper voice.
This might sound something like this:
*an masculine voice speaking with an inauthentic irish accent*
Now, let's be clear here. If my normal voice is:
*a hispanic tinged mixer accent*
You don't know it's me. But you have something to go off of. You have something to track down. You have something to reference other than... nothing.
We are all playing a game, and yeah, it's PvP, but if you're taking short cuts, you should ask yourself two questions:
1. Do I want all my plotting and planning and lying and climbing to the top of the heap to work because I was more cunning than everyone else, or do I want it to work because I relied on OOC advantages gained by skirting rules around being meta?
2. Would I want someone to do this to me?
Hold yourself to a high standard and those around you will hold themselves to a high standard, and then we're all playing a game with peak role play potential.
You can't win at Sindome, you can't only continue to survive.