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by Wusti
Tue Dec 01, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What game are you currently playing right now?
Replies: 26
Views: 1787

Re: What game are you currently playing right now?

LoL
TFT

with a little sprinkling of WoT every now and then if I only have 5 minutes to spare
by Wusti
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 149
Views: 4893

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

If anyone needs a filler I'm up for sub or Gunboat only.

Born in UK (Portsmouth), lives in Australia, work for a German company, lived and worked in Canada (Alberta) and US (Cal) - pick your affiliation!
by Wusti
Fri Nov 20, 2020 2:32 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: New world game looking for participants!
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: New world game looking for participants!

I joined then quit sorry mate - won't commit to a Full Press game of 17. Everyone hates me enough by the end of a classic with press :) Good luck filling it - you're nearly there!
by Wusti
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: brainbomb breaks his foot
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: brainbomb breaks his foot

You're not from Melbourne then MM?
by Wusti
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 42
Views: 2464

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

FleetYeet wrote:
Tue Oct 27, 2020 3:12 pm
Diplomacy often puts you into situations where surviving into the draw with just a few centers is the best you can hope for, often through basically no fault of the player.
That statement right there is the source of your problem - and its Bullshit.

My 2c worth.
by Wusti
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 42
Views: 2464

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Timezone is a definite factor against players outside the majority US/EU zones. When most people are active in a game, there is a bias toward swift responses to facilitate more "conversational" engagement which is simply impossible if you are asleep when most of the action happens.
by Wusti
Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Wusti, the reason you have a low rating has nothing to do with the fact that you haven't "gamed" the system. It has to do with the fact that you've lost the majority of the games. I just played a game with you in the Masters and I can confirm thah your tone here is 100% reflective of how your in ga...
by Wusti
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Yonni - ELO rankings would be far more meaningful in Diplomacy and the guts of my complaint. ... Converting to ELO would be a step in the right direction to fixing it. As I tried to explain a bit better in my earlier post (I won't repeat it here since it appears above but am happy to engage in a di...
by Wusti
Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Doesn't matter blah blah, nothing would change blah blah, whatever dude - but if you're going to make a comeback at least put some effort into it. All your responses boil down to "our systems is best cause we say it is and you're just sore causes your rating is bad". You can shove that where the sun...
by Wusti
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Yonni - ELO rankings would be far more meaningful in Diplomacy and the guts of my complaint. It is not wanting a free ride, not complaining for complaining's sake, but because GR is a horribly flawed system, and to continue to use it as the sole basis for so many tournaments on this site is cancerou...
by Wusti
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I still don't understand how no matter what I do, my rank keeps tanking. Now at 7000+ and counting. So fuck tournaments like this. Couldn’t agree more. If you aren’t excited to play in a tournament and able to have fun doing it, that’s not the tournament for you. What an awesomely valuable contribu...
by Wusti
Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:25 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Wusti, If I understand the effect of Ghost Ratings correctly, playing in random public games, your expected outcome according to the Ghost Rating might be better than a 4-way draw, but your actual expected outcome based on skill & stochastic variation might be a 4 way draw or worse. So unless you s...
by Wusti
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 226
Views: 10324

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I still don't understand how no matter what I do, my rank keeps tanking. Now at 7000+ and counting. So fuck tournaments like this.
by Wusti
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:41 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 5141

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

1. JRoz
2. anlari
3. gimix
4. Claesar
5. Wusti
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by Wusti
Tue Aug 25, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 7334

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

People play for different reasons. Don't be throwing stones kids.
by Wusti
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:23 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 55351

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

Yonni wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 5:09 pm
Wusti, considering your record at press games, I think it might make sense to take a look at your messages' tone and content and consider how they might contribute to your poor results.
Haha no doubt, no doubt.
by Wusti
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 55351

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

Octavious wrote:
Mon Aug 17, 2020 7:17 pm
It is a game that inspires mixed emotions. On the one hand, it was one of those painful mistakes that sticks in the mind for some time. On the other, you did get to slam Wusti's nuts in a draw...

...on balance, it may well have been worth it ;)
An astute analysis - savour that +1 Octavious ;)
by Wusti
Mon Aug 17, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament
Replies: 245
Views: 55351

Re: Announcing the 2020 Masters Tournament

Are you giving out awards for dumbest end to a game? I'm gutted by how dumb I am. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=284658 Especially because I was so ready to write out a scathing rebuke of Russia's play. I don't think I can show my face on this site for a while after this one. My god. Wor...
by Wusti
Mon Aug 17, 2020 4:03 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: To expensive to fail.
Replies: 4
Views: 1149

Re: To expensive to fail.

I'll play with you but no more than 2 day phases - pref 1 - 1.5 cheers
by Wusti
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: We hear more and more frequently of "the Australian"

Having been a 10 pound pom, migrating in the late 60s on the good ship Fairstar, whilst being less than knee high to a grasshopper, there can be no denying that there is a significant difference in both temperament and outlook between your average Australian and your average Brit, and in honesty the...