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by Wusti
Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Share your talents! (We all deserve a little bit of publicity)
Replies: 39
Views: 823

Re: Share your talents! (We all deserve a little bit of publicity)

What is this "talent" of which you speak?
by Wusti
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Skill plays no part in Diplomacy because free will is an illusion. All your victories and defeats are predetermined. Fate is inexorable. Alfred the Great would disagree, Uhtred. But if true, then it proves the case that there is neither luck nor chance in Diplomacy as well. EVERYONE IS CORRECT!
by Wusti
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Your Humble Narrator wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:21 am
Luck plays no part in being the last one to post.
I concur
by Wusti
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ashes Test Cricket
Replies: 29
Views: 378

Re: Ashes Test Cricket

Poor old poms...
by Wusti
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Your Humble Narrator wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:37 pm
Good, it’s settled then. I win.
That's lucky!
by Wusti
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Any game that involves tactical situations in which a player may break a stalemate line and win the game if they correctly choose one of three seemingly equally-meritorious moves involves luck. Diplomacy can involve these situations and accordingly is a game with luck. This is especially true since...
by Wusti
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

@wusti Several of the top ranked 1v1 player on this site regularly uses random number generators. These are the players with the strongest tactical skills, and they most definitely spend more time on their calculations than the avarage player. Still, sometimes they end upp randomizing. Only in 1v1 ...
by Wusti
Sat Jul 27, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

@ Rogan Josh - I have no shame for reading the entire thread and disagreeing with you. Further, the application of game theory mathematics to the vast bulk of diplomacy games is laughable. Theoretical arguments in this regard ignore the actual practices of the players of games (I agree that the Iain...
by Wusti
Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

I understand what you are saying but I don't agree with your premise. I actually think Diplomacy situations are much more similar to generic interpersonal relations. What I mean by that is when we meet people in social or work situations, a very low percentage of communication and signalling is over...
by Wusti
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Literally nothing in your post was correct from a game analysis standpoint. I'll have to over the weekend to explain why. I'm expecting fireworks. And I'll be quite disappointed if I only get a list of anecdotes intended to prove that one (or more) of the players was prone to tactical mistakes. Al ...
by Wusti
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy
Replies: 249
Views: 5112

Re: Luck Plays No Part in Diplomacy

Always a fun topic. Of course luck plays a role, and a rather large one. The most finely crafted piece of persuasive argument is utterly useless if the chap you send it to has just had a major argument with his significant other and has better things to do than read it. The first messages we send l...
by Wusti
Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Simple Templating
Replies: 7
Views: 488

Re: Simple Templating

Pro-tip - make your own and copy/paste them - why would you even think that A) You should push this to developers and B) be a good idea?
by Wusti
Sat Jun 15, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Useless facts
Replies: 44
Views: 1726

Re: Useless facts

Echindnas and Playtpuses are the only egg laying Mammals.
by Wusti
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 129
Views: 4124

Re: circumcision

Women have more body issues than men - so no I don't think men will ever catch up to Women in that regard MM.
by Wusti
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 129
Views: 4124

Re: circumcision

Stop worrying about MM's dick.
by Wusti
Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 6738

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

The RR should be across all games still not an arbitrary reset date. My point is more that I've at this point missed 4 turns out of about 700 now and its 55. It was consistently above 90 until the change. I get that I've fucked up, but man does it suck. I know - I was 95% forever now I'm 70. That's...
by Wusti
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:54 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 129
Views: 4124

Re: circumcision

MM missed my point, thinks I'm still a bad man for calling someone an Onanist, the proceeded to turn Christianity on its head and insult Germans - all in a single post. Nice work buddy.
by Wusti
Sat Jun 08, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 6738

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

The RR should be across all games still not an arbitrary reset date.
by Wusti
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat for GR 200-somethings RR98%+
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: Gunboat for GR 200-somethings RR98%+

I don't know how I was Top 10 finisher in recent GB tournament, but my GR went backwards and my GR is out the wazoo - but I'll join if you want me.
by Wusti
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:43 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: circumcision
Replies: 129
Views: 4124

Re: circumcision

The parallel is that Folau was terminated for direction of proselytisation, just as my objection was the way in which the results of circumcision were described - wholly lacking in empathy and sensitivity. MM, Obstinate is my middle name! Now go back to regaling us with tales unlikely and improbable...