Finished: 19 Apr 11 UTC
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3 days /phase (very slow)
Pot: 140 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Anonymous players, Survivors-Win Scoring
Game won by Boyshaw (198 D)
01 Apr 11 UTC Spring, 1906: Can't quite say I like this situation.
12 Apr 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: :/
14 Apr 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Russia, it is a real jerk move to delay the game two years when you had the perfect situation to win the game, no matter your relationship with Austria. That is just game etiquette.
14 Apr 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: France, at this stage of the game I feel it is safe to respond. 1.) I do not like being told what to do. I find it insulting. 2.) I do not aprpreciate that you tried to play Austria and I against eachother. If you're going to try to offer us each the same deals, at least make sure we're not on talking terms with eachother. If you had not done either of these things I likely would have allied with you for the win, or even a draw. But, because you did do these things, you will not be allowed to survive.
15 Apr 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: 1) At no point did I tell you what to do. Did I make suggestions and offers, trying to show you that siding with me was a good option and hoping that you would accept? Yes, I did do that. It would be ridiculous to fault me just for my hope that I could convince you to not kill me.

2) I did not offer you and Austria the same deal. Not even close. When it became apparent that you two were working together I probed to each of you to see if either of you were willing to work with me against the other. At this point I was just covering my bases to first see if either you would be willing to work with me before offering a deal. Austria refused to even discuss it with me despite my pleas and warnings, so I decided to side with you Russia because you seemed much more reasonable. Why would I ally with Austria who directly said he didn't want to be my ally? Neither could I accept giving up trying to ally with someone and just choose to roll over and die without first trying my very best to avoid that fate. Not only did I not make a deal with Austria, I didn't even have the option of doing so. My choice was obvious, I sided with you Russia, giving you the chance to win the game while hoping that you would side with me in return and not kill me. In no way a good strategy, but the best of my available options. In no way did I offer you two the same deal.

Lastly, you say you do not appreciate that I tried to play Austria and you against each other. I'm sorry, but to be honest I find this statement utterly ridiculous even without the fact that I did not offer you two the same deal. Just as you two are defending yourselves against each other in case one of you goes for a stab, so do I try to make sure I can have a plan B or plan C ready so I am not completely screwed should my main plan fail. In this case, my plan B was already proved impossible because Austria had no desire to work with me and my plan C completely unacceptable because I am not one to give up without a fight.

Maybe my truthful explanation of my position will convince you to let me live. I can only hope. Maybe you will continue to be set in your position and will still insist on killing me for your perceived insults to your ego or something. I hope your ego is not that incredibly fragile. In the end, the most important thing is that I tried my best to survive, but I'd still like to actually survive. That would be pretty cool.
15 Apr 11 UTC Autumn, 1910: Hahahahah you have to be kidding me right? I mean, when you continually message me and Russia saying, you should move all your troops north to take him out, I would call that both making our moves for us and pitting us against each other. On another note, you being pissed for me not responding to your continually pleads for a miraculous change of heart and then calling me single-minded...ya..that really makes me want to help you now... I mean, insulting your enemies really brings them closer...and i still dont see the strategy in me pretending to want to work with you...Morale of the story is...dont treat your opponents like their ten
15 Apr 11 UTC Spring, 1911: I did in no instance try to insult either of you, I simply tried to convince both of you to at least to consider working with me and try to make an agreement where doing so would be acceptable for you. Making suggestions and offers are completely different from some kind of condescending demand for you to do something that you seem to be implying, which I did not do in the least bit.

So when I realized you two were working together against me, what do you think I should have done? You keep talking as if trying to convince someone to attack their ally is some horrible unforgivable thing that I should have never done, which begs the question what were my other options? Give up? Sorry, but I had and still do not have an intention of doing that.

At this point, there is basically no chance you two will change your opinion of me or allow me to survive, so I hope you enjoy the small amount of the game that is left. I hold no grudges, even if you think my attempts to convince either of you were me being pissed or insulting you. They weren't. If anything, I was frustrated at myself for not being able to change either of your opinions.
17 Apr 11 UTC I knew that was going to happen.

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Austria
Boyshaw (198 D)
Won. Bet: 20 D, won: 75 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Russia
Survived. Bet: 20 D, won: 66 D
16 supply-centers, 16 units
England
O'Lione (0 D X)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
France
RampantLion (920 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Italy
Dingoslayer (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Germany
jopapale (331 D)
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
Turkey
Defeated. Bet: 20 D
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