Finished: 04 PM Mon 21 Mar 11 UTC
SERIOUSLY LET'S PLAY A GAME
10 minutes /phase
Pot: 210 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by hpgross (126 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Erm, yes - at each other's throats except for Italy. The thought behing metagaming is that if you are not actually 5 discrete players, you don't mind 'which' of you wins. OK, enough. Sorry!
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: erm engaged in a struggle with the Ger-ENG alliance here not much I could do vs ITA
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1906: Let's see... France was focused on a joint German-English attack on his homelands, and I was focused on taking French and Russian centers, benefitting from an alliance with Italy.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1907: yup, so either you were all:

a) independent players who were very, very blind to Italy's rise, or
b) ....
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1907: We weren't blind to it, we just had other considerations.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: No probs, gents - the mods can decide.
And Turkey - great of you to join just so you could go for your 'jog'. Good play :/
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: Dude, come on, don't be a baby.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: ?? that is indeed a bit ironic :)
That's what mods are for, gents - I'll happily apologise publicly if they don't share my point of view.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: because conspiracy is obviously a better explanation than stupidity
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1907: You're getting all weepy over your points on here? Really? They're just e-peen, dude.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: Look, Italy lucked out because Austria NMRed and then Turkey had to go. That's all. The rest of us were too consumed with our feud to stop Italy.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: :)
there's no reason why my disastrous moves cannot co-reside with metagaming in one game, as I assume your comment is levelled at my gameplay - I won't disagree with you there :)
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: OK gents. Whatever. Enjoy the game. If I was as upset as you think I am, I would have left almost as fast as Turkey...
oh, wait, no - Turkey didn't really leave...
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: Yes, he did.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: Also, really, if we were metagaming, don't you think we could do it better?
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: mhm. And came back a while later.
So, either metagaming or very, very poor gameplay and f*** all respect for other players' time. One is as bad as the other.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: :) yes, probably.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: We have plenty of respect for peoples' time.

And dude, how old are you? You can say fuck.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1908: I can? Dude, gee whiz jeepers creepers, that's way cool. Like.

:) great, at least the chat is 'fun'...
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: Lemme guess, you think 9/11 is an inside job, too?
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: and JFK was assassinated by the Milk Marketing Board
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: And the Navy shot down TWA 800.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: heh, NOW you're talking! :D
even if you're not trying to wind me up, it's great just to take the bait and imagine (as it is very, very easy to do), that not only am I playing the real-life cast of a poorly directed 1980s movie about US college kids, but they're also proud ROTC as well.
You crack me up, gents. Really.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: and you elected a moron as president.
Oh no, hold on - you did! Sorry, fact and fiction is getting blurred... ;)
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: come on chaps, there's 'five' of you here, you must be able to do better than that in a chat, surely ;)
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1908: Last time I checked the UK did not have a president unless there has been a coup in the last 3 hours I missed.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1909: Reserve Office Training Corps? Really? I'm not even American!
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1909: I think if you check the voting record you'll find that when the moron in question was US President, the moron in 10 Downing Street was actually sitting in the aforementioned moron's lap and doing as he was told, so - by extension - I think my comment still applies.
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1909: who says the cast had to be all American?
but yes, I have to retract the ROTC comment and replace it with something more apposite....
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1909: ah gents, come on. At least some banter?
I admit most relatively sane people would have left you alone (OK, not 'alone', just the 'five' of you) ages ago, so you could make the effort...
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: We don't feel like indulging your little butthurt fantasies about how we're conspiring against you.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: but I am impressed at the way you've all suddenly woken up to the threat of Italy - not when I mentioned the threat, just when I mentioned metagaming. Love it.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: Ah, now you definitely are ROTC... erm.... 'buckwheat' ;)
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: Felt like proving you wrong, pretty much.
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: ...
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: of course I would be more of a threat to italy if ENG did not keep stabbing me
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: btw, conspiracy against me is fine.
You're missing the point, but I guess there's not much point explaining it, mm?
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: of course, you would.

I can only agree guys. It all looks great, from about.. oh... 1907ish onwards. Well done :)
20 Mar 11 UTC Autumn, 1909: come on gents, at least play out your roles! Why would Italy draw when I am screwed?
How do you say it: 'puh-leeeze' ...
;)
20 Mar 11 UTC Spring, 1910: can we at least get Turkey back on the chat - he's got lots of time on his hands? :)
he was fun: 'die, Russia' as a parting shot was classy :)
20 Mar 11 UTC ah, no takers?
Disappointing... ;)
20 Mar 11 UTC Your persistence in speaking belies your attempt to appear unbothered.
20 Mar 11 UTC would you like some cheese with that Whine?
20 Mar 11 UTC 'bored' is a good subset of 'unbothered' :)
thanks for the offer, but the wine is going down just fine as it is. Hospitality appreciated.
20 Mar 11 UTC and with 10 minute turns (handy when one person has to handle all those orders!) let's face it - I've got quite a bit of time on my hands...
20 Mar 11 UTC is this the point where we say 'well played'?
well played, gents.
20 Mar 11 UTC Well whined.
20 Mar 11 UTC :) appreciated.
Like I say, happy to apologise if the mods back your version of events.
20 Mar 11 UTC Well played.
20 Mar 11 UTC your versions of events :)

OK, OK, enough.

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Italy
hpgross (126 D)
Won. Bet: 30 D, won: 115 D
19 supply-centers, 16 units
Germany
BklynBruzer (701 D)
Survived. Bet: 30 D, won: 39 D
6 supply-centers, 5 units
England
BellmakerSA (200 D)
Survived. Bet: 30 D, won: 32 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Russia
McChazza (134 D)
Survived. Bet: 30 D, won: 13 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
France
Ferrosol (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 30 D, won: 13 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
Austria
idontcare (307 D)
Defeated. Bet: 30 D
Turkey
notalbanian (110 D)
Defeated. Bet: 30 D
Civil Disorders
notalbanian (110 D)Turkey (Autumn, 1903) with 5 centres.
idontcare (307 D)Austria (Autumn, 1901) with 3 centres.
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