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Finished: 14 Feb 12 UTC
12 hours /phase (fast)
Pot: 44 D - Autumn, 1911, Finished
Survivors-Win Scoring
Game won by SLK (512 D)
07 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1906: I am fairly dead I think!!
07 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1907: Look who is back from the dead. Hey France, how about you hit ready instead of save?
08 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: I just love being in a game where nobody responds.

Diplomacy is a game of Diplomacy.

But I guess some people disregard the obvious.
08 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1907: I'd say why you've lost but since you haven't yet I'll wait to crack open the bubbly.
09 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1908: There's no "reason I've lost" I knew the two of you were working together from the outset lol
09 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1908: That's so painfully obvious. Problem is, you two will be stuck taking a draw instead of winning, unless one of you is okay with losing, which I surely hope isn't the case.
10 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: But you can't expect idiots to understand that the purpose of a game is to WIN.

I think Germany has picked up on that, but nobody else here has.

Kudos to you Germany, and good luck with the WIN, I hope everyone else is okay with it! :D

Too many people on the online version of this game are just "Okay" with taking a draw. Every time I play this in real life, there's a mutual understanding that it is a GAME and, as a result, you play to WIN, not to TIE with other people and shake hands and smile and pat each other on the back and kiss and make nice and all that.

Maybe afterwards, you shake and say good game, but otherwise, you play a game to win it. If you guys feel sorry for Austria or something, you're just a bunch of pansies. I have a lot of respect for Germany, because only someone as charismatic as that could fool everyone else into thinking a draw is what he wants.

But, I digress, albeit necessarily. Thanks for a good game, Germany. I hope everyone ELSE has learned something from this game.
10 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: Lonely, desperate, suicidal call the Samaritans on 0800 128 4375
11 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: lol. No desparation, I'm only pointing out what ought to be obvious. Again
11 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1909: Joking aside I understand the points you make
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: I got a little respect for you, too Italy, you managed to find someone willing to let you live.

I guess I've just never played a game where the people who played it were just okay with, er, LOSING. You seem to be okay with SURVIVING, because that was the only option you had.

No harm in that ;D good job, mate.
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Seriously, no sarcasm applies to what I just said, either.
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Well success comes in all shapes and sizes.
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Turkey I tookover Italy when someone dropped out so to a certain extent my fate was already sealed so I'm grateful to be involved in the later stages but I'm sure to be crushed when I've served my purpose; it's still quite good fun attacking you while it lasts :-)
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Oh aye its been grand.
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: Success even comes to those who try so hard to lose in that they gain success in losing, if that's how you're looking at it, England.

But what a pitiful existence that is ;p
12 Feb 12 UTC Spring, 1910: I'll admit you seem so good at losing that I wouldn't hesitate to say that that shape and size of success fits you perfectly, just my honest opinion :)
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: Somebody is gagging for a slap ;-)
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: lol just saying it how it is. Not talking to you, either.
12 Feb 12 UTC Autumn, 1910: You didn't have much choice in the matter, again I've no problem at all with an honest attempt at survival.

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SLK (512 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 24 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Smash INC (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D, won: 12 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
Survived. Bet: 2 D, won: 6 D
4 supply-centers, 3 units
Flameofarnor (306 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D, won: 4 D
3 supply-centers, 5 units
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Sneak (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Defeated. Bet: 7 D
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