Finished: 07 PM Wed 03 Apr 19 UTC
Private ODC 2019 - R1 G12
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1907, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes, Wait for orders
1 excused missed turn
Game won by diplomat554 (1359 D)
18 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck everyone!
18 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Italy? Seriously :(
Anyway - good luck everyone!
18 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Personally I love Italy, you get to control the tempo of the game so nicely.

Good luck to everyone!
18 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Note that I'm at work and don't yet have internet at home so press may be a little sporadic for the first turn. I will do my best to work this out and there is a chance I will have everything sorted for tonight.
19 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi there! Good luck
19 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Greetings! I am lucky to see that i am not Italy ;)

But i also do not really like playing England, so we will see how it all works out.

Good luck everyone, i'm looking forward to a great game!
19 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi, all! Sorry for the lack of press, I was unexpectedly busy when the game started. And I do like playing Italy, way more than I like playing Germany. At least this sort of dissatisfaction seems to affect all equally, which is very fair.

Good look to all!
13 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Ready France?
13 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Austria will win this game, likely. They are playing really well.
14 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Thanks for the support, France -- flattered to be considered such a threat at all of eight dots!
15 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: 8 centers is only on the chart. Position is what I am going off of
17 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (Durga): I have contacted the player and can only hope that st patricks day has gotten the better of them. Thank you for your patience.
21 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: I dare everyone to tell me this game is not Austria’s! LOL
21 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Let Germany fight over one little dot from england and vice versa, while Austria expands expontentially!
21 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1905: Bold move there, lets see if it pays off
26 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: Me having been right or wrong about Austria does NOT matter, it's not about me.
What matters is you guys were being wrong about it and ignored the most serious threat and not allying together against them. Lesson to learn. I should have also tried harder to convince you but had limited time.
26 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: I wonder how I could ever have thought about fighting Austria while England kept harassing me.
26 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1906: I turned around the previous move to defend. Only Austria spoke to me after and did a great job convincing me. Fair play to him. A great ally just up until the stab, isn’t that always the story! Of course I would’ve liked if someone else had worked with me to analyze the situation and try to stop it, but no-one did really...
30 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1907: I think Austria might as well just take it haha.
02 Apr 19 UTC Sorry for letting you wait people!
02 Apr 19 UTC Thanks for the game everyone! Good luck in your other game and hope to see some of you in the next round.
02 Apr 19 UTC Good game Austria!
02 Apr 19 UTC Thank you al for the game
02 Apr 19 UTC Wel played Austria!!!
02 Apr 19 UTC Why does it say that there are no points awarded????
A few of us had assumed this would be ‘sum of all squares’???
02 Apr 19 UTC I got a message that says ‘because it is a winner take all game you get no points’ but the game was clearly registered as sum of all squares! This impacted the diplomacy of the game and absolutely affected the result!!!
02 Apr 19 UTC The winner always get al the point
02 Apr 19 UTC At every scoring system
02 Apr 19 UTC Moderator: (Durga): Sum of squares is a winner takes all scoring system.
02 Apr 19 UTC Well the game just got thrown on a misunderstanding of the scoring. And three players misunderstood it. That hurts :(
02 Apr 19 UTC If someone solos, ie wins, they take all the points. That’s why I was baffled by Italy and Germany’s actions
03 Apr 19 UTC We’re not used to this site and the box at the top was implying points distribution depending on number of SCs at the end. As is common with tournament scoring...
03 Apr 19 UTC I'm sorry but I have no sympathy for you. It clearly states in the tournament rules that in the case of a solo, all points shall be given the victor. I do realize that they are different to webdip points but as you are unfamiliar to this site I don't see that you primary concern.

It is clearly stated in the settings what each scoring means and so it is your fault that this occurred.

That being said, why would you ever throw a game if a draw is available? That is some level of pettiness.
03 Apr 19 UTC My actions were taken with full awareness of the scoring system. It just so happens that I profit more from having Austria ahead of me by a large margin, while the remaining players are equal on this game, having won 0 points, than from having all players, especially England, whose behaviour annoyed me considerably, gain more points than I would as well. Austria would be beyond reach anyway, but keeping the competition levelled helped me more than allowing them to score, say, in the case of England,as it would stand should this SC count be the final draw SC count, 9 points while I score 2.

Even without considering how English behaviour bothered me, the end result benefits me anyway. If this SC count belonged to a draw, Austria would score 81 points. Still way beyond reach. It makes no difference whatsoever if Austria is unreacheable with 81 or 43214 points, it counts as one player ahead of me in this qualifying round. Earning a negligible amount of points while placing three other players ahead of me does not benefit me at all.
03 Apr 19 UTC Moderator: (Durga): SoS is used outside of webdip as well. It's quite popular. In fact, probably the most popular scoring system there is. It was used at the last World Diplomacy Championships

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Austria
diplomat554 (1359 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 35 D
18 supply-centers, 14 units
England
tobieee911 (82 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Italy
WarM (452 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
France
ali2542 (786 D (B))
Survived. Bet: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Germany
Survived. Bet: 5 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
Turkey
Nephthys (2611 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
thdfrance (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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