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Finished: 03 PM Wed 14 Mar 12 UTC
Private The Masters 2011 R7G3
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Autumn, 1917, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by TheWizard (5364 D (S))
26 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1914: and france, you really should have seen the stab coming. there is no excuse for this. even if you don't know the rules of the tournament, it's a wta, playing it like that, you really should have covered your butt
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Aside from country selection (which is not completely random), there is no "chance" involved in Diplomacy. If you're playing an easily-provoked angry child France, you learn to manipulate it. "Outsmarting" an opponent here on or on the board is never luck.

Russia never tricked me into going to war against Germany. I just assumed we would find peace together given the threat but we never did. At one point I got a "never send press to me ever again" from Russia (this is the Masters eh?) but in the end to stop the solo I had no choice but to trust Russia. His lust for revenge eventually led to my removal, but at a cost no tournament player could ever justify.

Turkey, you never really recovered press-wise after the stab. For a long time I considered working with you, but you made unrealistic demands in retribution for taking BUL and France was already upon Italy. Though, you not understanding that we could still stalemate Germany was the ultimate last straw. Even Turkey can be blamed for this solo! Which is the best thing about Diplomacy... everyone's actions affect the outcome.

Italy was one of the best alliances I've had the pleasure of sharing in a long time. Great communication, equal intellect, and overall just a common sense for humour and seriousness at the same time. I eventually lost heart when Russia failed to see the solo and stabbed me, and then became ill, but I'm glad Italy will see a survive here. It is well deserved.
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Screw survival, we're still trying for a draw here!
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Germany! What are you doing?! Gave up London. =(
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: There absolutely is chance involved in Diplomacy. This can be a forum topic for you to research. Diplomacy mimics social dynamics which are, to a degree, SO INHERENTLY RANDOM in nature, that they are impossible to predict completely. What you imply is that human behavior can be predicted rationally and the results can be computed logically, with complete accuracy. If you have lived life with your eyes open and not in some cave of a room, you would certainly know this to be untrue.

Russia tricked you into entering silesia in spring of 1903, and stabbed you as well. You then came running to me with an offer to work together.
Truth is Russia and I have been equal to the I/A alliance almost every step of the way. No, Don't believe me? You are dead, and we are still hanging around.

As for my play, I made a 'fatal' mistake in making an army instead of a fleet for my first build, in an attempt to win over Italy (rather than you) and it failed. Because of France's choice of attack on two fronts (england + italy), i could not gain any momentum in this game. Really, I think that is true for all 4 of us - which is why G and F were able to capitalize on it. Any demands I made to you, were empty, as were Russia's. we both knew that you had to be gone in order for us to make it out alive. Blaming me for the solo is as empty as blaming England for the solo, even after he is dead.
Being practical, anyone can see the real opportunity to reach the solo comes from F's end.

And I too will commend Italy for being a formidable player in this game. He has made the best moves and, as compared to germany, the hardest ones. His press, plans and personality have all been very open throughout the game.
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: 1) I wish people would stop talking about this game in the past tense. It's going to go on for a while.
2) Geez, the egos here.
3) I'd be happy to truthfully explain my diplomatic strategies with anyone ....after this game is over.
4) With all this chatter in public press, perhaps we could enter in moves as well. There's at least several years left in this game.
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: wow Austria you are quite a troll! I'm not going to respond to you anymore. Boriiing! :P
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Germany what's wrong pal? Having trouble getting that 18th sc?? :P
26 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: don't think so, but we'll see. Lon is not that important.
Agree with Turkey, there is some play left here.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: The move to Silesia in S03 was a plan I brought to Russia. There was no trick. If anything, it was a stab towards Germany (I was meant to support him to SIL), which I continued to play out despite having to deal with a Russia who *had* to be in Gal and a Turkey that didn't care if Austria was in Bulgaria but refused to have Italy there.

I will always cherish these messages from Russia:
"You are certainly making your diplomatic rounds. The most frustrating part is that everyone else can't seem to keep their story or logic straight. I dont know what to fear more, your skill or the fact that theyre imbeciles."
"Consider our diplomatic relations indefinitely severed."
"..."
"..."

I really just wish we'd have found some peace in Gal. It kept us from evolving.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: oh crap... did I just guess wrong everywhere?
:)
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: No, you guessed right but fortunately for world peace and harmony, sympathizers in Vienna leaked your nefarious plans at the crucial last second and disaster was averted.
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Must have been the same ones that made me change my rumanian orders at the last minute... :(
27 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: I think the game is over now...
29 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: *yawn*
29 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: Why can't you just let Germany explore the chance of a solo?
29 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1914: *yawn*
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: really Germany this game got too boring.
I'm getting ready to fall asleep over my keyboard.
Just admit you are a shitty player and press draw button already.
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Oh France! You're such a charmer. How could Germany not be persuaded?
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: is germany going to miss a turn here?
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: seems he could not stand my dominant public press diplomacy :P
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: French taunts are working? This is getting to be more and more like a Monty python sketch.
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: sorry all. I had a really crazy day yesterday without a minute to check in here.
I will reply to all your messages later today when I will find more time.
01 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: game over dude.
02 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Hellalt's such a dick.
02 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: Stay classy people.
02 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: *yawn*
03 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1915: ...full phase retreats... this game is going to go on forever.
03 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: *yawn*
03 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: say that again...
03 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: that again
03 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: Germany why dont you just press draw? what's the point? You need 2 scs besides lon.
east is stalemated. Do you realy think you can get bre and par?
04 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: He can play as long as he wants. The tournament isn't ending on this game...
04 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: we don't need your comments dead German whore.
04 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: He can surely play as long as he wants.
He can also play his DICK as long as he wants.
At this point playing this game or his dick is probably the same.
That is the biggest solo attempt failure I have seen in 160 games.
05 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: Looking good Germany!
05 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: more like looking shit.
05 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: Why must you always be so disrespectful?
05 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: I'm a troll dude.
If you stop being impressed by my behavior then my behavior stops as well :P
06 Mar 12 UTC Autumn, 1915: You're not a troll.
You're a toe banged on the stairs that leads to a shattered breakfast tray meant for a bedridden wife.
You're the sliver of Christmas Eve candy stuck against a child's tooth giving them nightmares of the dentist chair.
You're the skunked beer the grocer knowingly sold to a man who's only trying to apologise to his flatmate over a cold one.
You're the entry into a database that requires two lines and makes everything look like shit because his mail order bride demanded Chittenden hypen Andriamampianina.
No sir. You're not a troll.
You're an abortion that never happened.
06 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: AHHAHAHAHAHAHA
oh yes that's what I am
I am here to remind you that you are nothing special.
You are all the singing and dancing crap of the world.
06 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: Germany your diplomacy skills are unacceptable but I thought that at least you had the ability of speech. Maybe you are a special needs person after all in which case I'm sorry for my racist attack on you.
07 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: Well this has quickly become the most tedious and unfun game I've played here. Any chance we can regroup and return to sportmanship and civility?
07 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: yeah as soon as G presses draw
07 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: Germany has the win. Just finalise to get it over with.
07 Mar 12 UTC Spring, 1916: what a fuckhead you are Austria. Go play risk or something. Germany has the win... Biggest fucking joke of the century. The best after some random prick came to the world pretending he was the son of god...
13 Mar 12 UTC Congratulations, TheWizard. Good game all.
14 Mar 12 UTC thanks.
Interesting game.
14 Mar 12 UTC Congrats, TheWizard.
14 Mar 12 UTC =) Great game everyone.

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Germany
TheWizard (5364 D (S))
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 35 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
France
hellalt (113 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 8 units
Turkey
Survived. Bet: 5 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
The Hanged Man (4160 D (G))
Survived. Bet: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Russia
jcbryan97 (134 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
England
Gobba (2209 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
Geofram (245 D (B))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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