Join or create a team of excellent players and try your luck in the 2021 World Cup! Sign ups close at the end of November.

Registration for the virtual World Diplomacy Championship played on Backstabbr can be found here.

Finished: 07 AM Tue 11 Apr 17 UTC
So Long World IX
1 day /phase
Pot: 340 D - Autumn, 2022, Finished
World Diplomacy IX, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Brazil]:I'm with Libya. Once you know your opponent has beaten you it's honourable to resign rather than play on and effectively say 'i'm waiting for you to make a mistake' (then again, unless it's a 1v1 i don't often give up!)
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Russia]:Well it hurts your allies to give up like that.
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Ghana]:I think giving up is weak.

First, once you are hanging on the edge, if you are playing with serious and competitive players, there is a chance that someone will make a bold move that gives you an opening to do something.

Second, if you are in a non-anonymous situation, it allows players to know for the next time(s) that if you face a little adversity, you are going to be an easy target and the SCs will come super easy.

Third, it sucks for your allies... which is the one that seems most obvious to me right now.

Fourth, it throws off the balance of the game. It likely won't matter to me because Africa was probably doomed but it kinda cheats the countries that aren't in a position to gobble up the easy SCs.

Just my thoughts.
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Oz]:I agree with Ghana. I'd be more eager to go after a player that I know is likely to fold. Giving up on your allies makes people less eager to ally with you in the future.
And you never know when you can turn the tide with the right diplomatic moves. Maybe it's by offering yourself as a vassal so long as you can survive.
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Brazil]:I agree giving up on allies is bad idea, in this case i am with Libya: he had shown strong alliance for 18 years. I also totally agree with the potential for diplomatic gains when you are on the edge (Ghana and Oz's point)
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Brazil]:However, i wouldn't count the position Libya was in as 'on the edge', and he had definitely tried for many years (less convincingly in the later years) to push for that diplomatic break.
31 Mar 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Ghana]:I can understand a stab. Just giving up and holding is lame. Seems to me.
01 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Libya]:Ha, after your series of cockups with stupid moves Steve you've got a nerve pointing the finger at me..examples..losing the East Atlantic day in the game by over reaching, using the wrong fleet, from Ghana instead of Guinea to counter attack the East Atlantic, the four wasted moves supposedly trying to swap out an army for a fleet...better idea if you improved your tactical ability rather than whine about my actions.
01 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Libya]:Typos..for day..read early in the game
01 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [South-Africa]:Let's ease off it a little folks. At the end of the day it's just a game. Not worth arguing over when it's nearly over anyway.
01 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2019: [Quebec]:Yes, ease before all this chat sets off Capt Brad. He might bore you with more of his lengthy press.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Ghana]:I come for the diplomacy but stay for the arguing.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Ghana]:Anyone else interested in another? It would probably have to be anonymous because of the tensions... but I imagine seeing who is who afterwards would be hilarious.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Kenya]:i'll play and it doesnt have to be anonymous.....i dont hold grudges
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Quebec]:I would be interested, anonymous or not.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Oz]:I'd be game, and don't mind anon or not. Of course, we're still going here, even if in later stages now.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Kenya]:let me know if you decide to do a game
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Brazil]:I am also interested, would like to see how i do against all of you without the advantage of an early CD.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Kenya]:maybe we should play the modern europe map?
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Ghana]:I'm in favor of that.
01 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Oz]:Some of the early drop-outs weren't much, but the final 8 was a pretty solid group for play (including now defunct Kenya), and no comment on CAPT_Brad who took over for the original Argentina in a nearly hopeless situation.
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [South-Africa]:I'd be up for a Modern Europe game. Personally that's my favorite variant but I rarely get to play it.
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Kenya]:that is my favorite too
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Oz]:Modern Dip is pretty balanced, better than this World map, but has the extra players (beyond Classic) that makes the diplomacy a bit more interesting. Plus build anywhere changes the dynamic. It's a good map - maybe the most interesting one for the variety of results.
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [South-Africa]:The build anywhere is what I find ideal about it as it truly does change the dynamic like you said. The other variants are quite fun but sometimes they can feel like more of the same just with a different face.
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Quebec]:I have been asked by Oz, why the cease of hostilities between myself and Russia? Russia has fought long and hard against me. I believe Russia is worthy of being in the draw. The best compliment that I can pay to Russia is to keep the great Mapu in the draw. Outstanding tactics and diplomacy.
02 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2020: [Russia]:Thank you. Much appreciated. Amd vice versa. You had me on the ropes the entire game.
03 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2020: [Libya]:That's generous of you Mapu has played well.
06 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2021: [Oz]:Just to show my non-solo intentions and openness to drawing any time others feel like it, my vote in that direction is in
06 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2021: [Ghana]:As is mine. That's the kind of great guy that I am. It is all about togetherness with me. Yes, indeed.
07 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2021: [Russia]:My vote gpes up when Quebec's does as I'm nothing but a humble and loyal servant within his empire.
07 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2021: [Ghana]:I wonder if everyone will notice how quickly I enter my retreat orders. I wonder if everyone will reward my non-childish behaviour in a SoS game by letting me be part of the draw with one sad SC.
07 Apr 17 UTC Autumn, 2021: [Oz]:I appreciate it, but not my call. It's up to Brazil and Quebec at this point.
07 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2022: [Oz]:My moves are looking very green, other than W. Aust. Must be earth day.
08 Apr 17 UTC Spring, 2022: [Brazil]:One more move!
09 Apr 17 UTC [Oz]:Woo-hoo. 21 units, 21 support holds.
09 Apr 17 UTC [Oz]:Ooops 20 support holds, one hold. Len has nothing to support hold.
09 Apr 17 UTC [South-Africa]:The homeland is restored! It only took 20 years but we did it.
09 Apr 17 UTC [Quebec]:My draw vote is up.
09 Apr 17 UTC [Brazil]:My draw vote is up.
09 Apr 17 UTC [Brazil]:I have enjoyed this game. I appreciate Quebec, SA and Oz working with me from their first turns. Russia, we worked together until France!
09 Apr 17 UTC [Russia]:If we draw now, Ghana is part of it. Does that matter?
09 Apr 17 UTC [Oz]:It only matters for Ghana - he would get a survive instead of a defeat. Points would be the same, though.
09 Apr 17 UTC [South-Africa]:I harbor no ill will towards Ghana so I will go ahead and cast my draw vote.
09 Apr 17 UTC [South-Africa]:Well played everyone. I dare say this has been my favorite world game to date. Cheers.
10 Apr 17 UTC [Quebec]:I enjoyed this game as well. I look forward to seeing you guys again in another game soon.
10 Apr 17 UTC [Ghana]:Thanks for the game, everyone.
10 Apr 17 UTC [Oz]:Great game all. Really fun working with Brazil and SA for most of the game. Fun being part of a huge comeback with you SA - hard to imagine you were down to just 2 units five years into the game - amazing comeback for you.
10 Apr 17 UTC [South-Africa]:I owe you and Brazil big for that. Much obliged. I look forward to seeing you all around in future games.
10 Apr 17 UTC [Ghana]:South Africa really played a heck of a game. They were the odd country out on their continent. Speaks well for them and for the benefits of never giving up.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Quebec
Sgt242 (1143 D)
Drawn. Bet: 0 D, won: 122 D
25 supply-centers, 24 units
Brazil
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 95 D
22 supply-centers, 20 units
Oz
slypups (1889 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 86 D
21 supply-centers, 21 units
South-Africa
kramerkov18 (1570 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 33 D
13 supply-centers, 11 units
Russia
Mapu (362 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 5 D
5 supply-centers, 6 units
Ghana
SuperSteve (894 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: D
0 supply-centers, 2 units
Western-Canada
JMB22 (2063 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Kenya
gordonpup (1388 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Libya
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
China
Tyran (938 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Pacific-Russia
Egathetos (337 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Near-East
HafthorS (337 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Europe
Sorcerine (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
USA
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
India
Eeehlrw (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Frozen-Antarctica
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Argentina
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Civil Disorders
Eeehlrw (100 D)India (Autumn, 2011) with 0 centres.
Ciyan3 (100 D)Argentina (Autumn, 2000) with 3 centres.
yomammaxxl (271 D)Quebec (Autumn, 2002) with 6 centres.
KennyS (108 D)Pacific-Russia (Autumn, 2007) with 4 centres.
King Of Avalon (10 D X)Quebec (Autumn, 2002) with 6 centres.
Archive: Orders - Maps - Messages