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Featured Classic - Slow Game/High Bet
3 days /phase (very slow)
Pot: 1750 D - Spring, 1909, Diplomacy
Draw-Size Scoring
Thu 05 Jan UTC Autumn, 1907: Aaaaand that's the way the cookie crumbles.

Sorry for the sudden betrayal Germany. I discovered that we had the opportunity to end the game this turn and Austria and Russia agreed to take it. We agreed to close out at a 3-way draw.
Thu 05 Jan UTC Autumn, 1907: Good game fellows. I think I saw a pretty high level of play this game, which is what I was hoping for when I joined. Thanks all. Good sportsmanship and all that all around.
Thu 05 Jan UTC Autumn, 1907: Good finish!
Thu 05 Jan UTC Autumn, 1907: Good game, was fun!
Fri 06 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: I got my vote in folks. Good game.

I think I regret these long phases and in the future will limit myself to no more than 48 hours per phase.
Sat 07 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: With you on that. 1 day leads to missed communication or turns, but three days really takes the dynamics out of the game.
Sun 08 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: Hey folks...I can't draw the game all by myself!
Sun 08 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: Got a feeling that Russia is gonna have something to say about a Draw
Sun 08 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: I figured that if Russia had intended to solo, he would have stabbed Austria last turn and attempted to get 4 builds.
Mon 09 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: Austria and me are still figuring some stuff out. Will get back soon.
Mon 09 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: Alright, I am putting in my orders to throw the game. If you're able to cooperate enough to play to a 2-way draw then my orders won't matter anyways.
Mon 09 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: My kind of player, lol!
Mon 09 Jan UTC Spring, 1908: Who are you throwing it to and why? haha..
Mon 09 Jan UTC Autumn, 1908: Austria, because I think he has the best ability to solo at this point.
Mon 09 Jan UTC Autumn, 1908: If you trust him not to solo, then either he'll include you in a 2-way draw as he promised, or he'll get the solo and I'll get a survive.
Mon 09 Jan UTC Autumn, 1908: I would just like to take this time to say that I would have voted draw, France.
Thu 12 Jan UTC Autumn, 1908: Thanks for the input England...

No idea what Russia is doing, hopefully he will come back. This may end up being a 3 way draw anyway!
05:38 PM UTC I am here.. This could very well end in a three way, as two-ways are extremely hard if you're not E/T. For now however, Austria and I are exploring how much we trust each other. We've had a great alliance so far, would be a crown on our alliance if we can trust each other enough to two way and we've been discussing it all game.

Unfortunately I don't have a similar alliance with France, if I had, I would argue for a three way. France twice attacked me sneakily and unprovoked in 1903, costing me all of Scandinavia. The moves itself were great, no doubt, the necessity of them arguable (that's my personal opinion), as there were other options to solve the issue. Such moves cost diplomatic rapport.

I'm guessing France chose to throw to Austria as I'm the 'more points player'. This is why I usually do anon. Austria and I had/have equal solo potential, that makes it possible and interesting to actually play for a two way. I don't get the 'Austria has best ability to solo'.. I think arguably at the start of 1908 I had a better position, but who's keeping score? A/R for the win!
06:23 PM UTC If you trust each other enough for the two-way draw, then it doesn't matter what I do. Either one of you will solo or I will be cut out of the draw. I have to pick someone to try to throw the game to. If Austria doesn't accept, then that's that. But maybe he will. You will only have so many turns before I no longer can change my mind about throwing the game as he could become unstoppable.

I think Austria had he better position and I like him more, and I think he is more likely to accept me throwing the game to him than you would have been, for exactly the reasons you have specified. I took a risk in eliminating Germany and Italy to end the game with a favorable draw, and apparently that was a big mistake because you are so bitter that I set you back in Scandinavia early in the game that you will risk your own defeat in order to eliminate me, so I think I picked wisely.

That's the risk you run by cutting someone out of a 3-way draw.
09:29 AM UTC Ah, you like him better, now that is a better reason already.

Anyway, France, I feel you're implying I'm the one responsible for your cut out of the draw. However, it's Austria and me doing it together. I don't see Austria's draw vote up? In fact, I hope Austria doesn't mind I share this, we have the following agreement:
If either one of us starts to feel uncomfortable with how the two-way proceeds we will ask for an immediate three-way draw. So the moment Austria asks me to draw and puts his vote up, I will put the draw vote up and he will do the same vice versa (I hope ;) ).

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Not received Russia
MrcsAurelius (2311 D (B))
Last seen: 1 hours, 38 minutes (10:34 AM UTC)
Bet: 250 D, worth: 583 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Completed Austria
twiddlestix (261 D)
Last seen: 2 hours, 22 minutes (09:49 AM UTC)
Bet: 250 D, worth: 583 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Ready France
swordsman3003 (2736 D (G))
Last seen: 17 hours, 49 minutes (06:23 PM UTC)
Votes: Draw
Bet: 250 D, worth: 583 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
Turkey
sweetwatersam (7474 D)
Defeated. Bet: 250 D
Italy
jpuhrer (374 D)
Defeated. Bet: 250 D
England
Defeated. Bet: 250 D
Germany
Defeated. Bet: 250 D
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