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Finished: 06 AM Wed 11 Feb 09 UTC
MMIX
1 days, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 551 D - Spring, 1909, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn

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24 Jan 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Hello, everybody. I haven't played Diplomacy in years and never played it much, but hopefully that will change.
24 Jan 09 UTC Spring, 1901: Welcome, Toby
25 Jan 09 UTC Spring, 1901: To all: I'm going to bed soon. It would be inconvenient to me if moves took place while I'm asleep and gave others a jump on the next round of negotiations. So, I won't Finalize my moves yet, even though I have decided what they will be. Feel free to leave me messages in the meantime, and I'll talk to you when I awake!
25 Jan 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: Looks like I needn't have worried.
27 Jan 09 UTC Autumn, 1901: GameMaster: DasterdlyDollie has taken over France.
02 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: test
02 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: Sorry, was trying to use the memo feature to myself. Got it now.
02 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: feature? i'm pretty sure that's jus ta bug
02 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1902: It's a feature for me.
05 Feb 09 UTC Spring, 1903: GameMaster: tab has taken over Russia.
06 Feb 09 UTC Spring, 1903: I can see why people get upset at others for dropping out.
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Why is Russia in civil disorder already? They gave an order to move, just not to retreat.
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Just someone logged in to screw with me I bet.
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: yeah... i don't know when it puts you in CD
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: The forum told me (when I asked after France dropped out the first time) after two separate phases of missing orders. So France (this time) gave no orders for Spring movement and also none for Spring retreat, but since they didn't ~have~ any retreat moves to make, that doesn't count, and they'll go into CD after they make no Autumn move orders.

But Russia made Spring move orders and only missed the retreat orders. So they're going into CD early.

The only thing I can think of is that the Forum told me that one phase is enough if you're down to only 1 SC. Perhaps they got it wrong and the real rule is if you're down to only 2. Then Russia would qualify.
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: But then so would France, so that doesn't work!
08 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: maybe 1 unit?
09 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Hmm, so after they failed to send in retreat orders, they were down to 1 unit, which immediately set the timeout to 1 phase, which timeout therefore immediately kicked in.

Arguably a bug to do it that way, which is kind of retroactive, but possibly quite natural to program and explains the facts. I like it!
09 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: The danger with Western Mediterranean is if Mid-Altantic Ocean and Spain move together (one supporting the other) into it. If Lyon supports into Marseilles, which seems necessary, then I cannot keep the Mediterranean safe without holding there.

Not that your idea is no good; I'm already considering it. But that's the danger.
09 Feb 09 UTC Autumn, 1903: Um … everybody ignore that! (That's what I get for using multiple tabs and Javascript.)

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