Finished: Thu 12 Jul UTC
Private 2018 World Cup Group A FP2
1 days, 12 hours /phase (slow)
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1915, Finished
Anonymous players, Unranked, Wait for orders
Game drawn
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: Yeah, I seem to have a knack for that. In one of my past games I came back from a rather small Turkey to a solo.
27 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: I think I really should have made some bolder moves earlier, and not doing so really led to my stagnating.

Austria, I might have been able to side with you if you had been more honest in the past. I think that honesty is pretty underrated in diplomacy (at least on this site).
28 Jun 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: @France: The plan was that Austria would take part of Italy, too, so I am not sure if that would have worked.
@Italy: Yes, I figured you valued honesty. I believe you have never lied in this game yet? That is impressive. There are some nations I haven't lied to, too, but this can't be said for all. :p
Thu 05 Jul UTC Spring, 1914: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): Paused for 24 hours
Fri 06 Jul UTC Spring, 1914: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): Unpaused
Sat 07 Jul UTC Autumn, 1914: This is getting pretty pointless Turkey. The wildcard spot is probably still yours for the taking as a 3wd would get Netherlands up to a very health 378, but clearly its not plausible for it to be either myself or England in the time remaining nor is it even worthwhile to do given i'm already a lock and England may as well be.

You can keep banging your head against my Berlin wall if you really wish, but five years isn't a lot of time and this seems like its slipping through your fingertips. The chances of you successfully taking Berlin, Tunis, and all of Italy for the much desired solo doesn't seem that good of odds at this point short of England making a poor thought out stab to open the door.
Sun 08 Jul UTC Spring, 1915: And england doesn't want to make one of those poor thought out stabs
Mon 09 Jul UTC Spring, 1915: England’s so dreamy!
Mon 09 Jul UTC Spring, 1915: Pretty stalematey guys (for the second time). If you two are planning to remain friendly we can likely just call it and free up the time to enjoy our summers more. We’re only a few short weeks away from shorts and t-shirts weather here in the Pacific NW!
Wed 11 Jul UTC Good game everybody. The few things that could still happen in this game should have had no influence on the final rankings, so I took the draw.

I am wearing shorts and a t-shirt while I am writing this by the way.
Wed 11 Jul UTC Good game all!

Good luck making it to the finals Mercy! Was a hell of a last minute sprint for Team Netherlands.
Wed 11 Jul UTC GG all. This was quite the game, especially with the incessant bickering with VI about DMZs.
Wed 11 Jul UTC I KNEW you could talk!! ;)
Wed 11 Jul UTC Yep, good game. I think I'm the only one here that won't qualify, though. I certainly learned a bit about playing Italy, though.
Wed 11 Jul UTC Given the knife at your throat all game, you did absolutely amazing Italy! Very well done.
Thu 12 Jul UTC Btw, I’m dying to hear the full story behind Austria and Turkeys massive early con. Was that always the play or was it a pivot?
Fri 13 Jul UTC Should I share that, now that we can theoretically still get in the finals? :p
Fri 13 Jul UTC Why, were you planning to recycle it?
Fri 13 Jul UTC Besides, I think Group B just knocked you out.
Sat 14 Jul UTC The story behind the con of Austria and me is quite funny.

Our alliance was based on it being obvious that we were committed to each other, so that we could maximally trust each other. That was the reason why Austria and I immediately attacked Russia, why Austria opened to Venice, and why I only built fleets in the early game. But after 1902, I started to get worried about Austria. He told me that he had told Italy that he would want to work together with him against me. I told Austria that I could not know for sure anymore that he was committed to our alliance, for I knew for a fact that he was lying to either Italy or me.

So I suggested that I would build pure fleets again to show my commitment, but that I would support Russia into Moscow and would bounce him in Rumania. That way, Austria had to use Warsaw to support hold Moscow, so he couldn't send it to Ukraine, and advances in the Balkan would be more difficult with me attacking Rumania also. Luckily, Austria took it lightly. The attack at Rumania didn't even need to be a bounce according to him.

At that time, I was acting a bit naive in my chat with France and basically agreed to everything he said. He suggested that I should stab Austria soon and that I should work together with Russia by doing so. After seeing my moves, he incorrectly assumed that I had followed his suggestion to stab Austria, and Austria and I just rolled with it.

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France
VillageIdiot (4974 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
Mercy (1572 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
England
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
Aereaux (400 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Germany
Aussieronaldo (502 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
Leif_Syverson (271 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
yavuzovic (259 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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