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by Ogion
Sun May 26, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

human population cannot grow without limit. We can either limit it ourselves in a rational way, or we can have nature do it for us in a fantastically brutal way. Those who oppose the former are advocating for the latter. They pretty much lose all moral authority from that point forward.
by Ogion
Sun May 26, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants
Replies: 34
Views: 225

Re: Botswana repeals ban on killing Elephants

Well, there are clearly too many humans, but there are a lot of ways to address this beyond killing people. Simply reducing the number of births is a good start. Heck, educating girls is a good start. Here, the answer to crop damage is not to go killing things. The ban (and the shoot on sight policy...
by Ogion
Thu May 16, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 47
Views: 1338

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

One thing I noticed in both my games was that even though it’s SoS scoring, the DSS mindset seemed heavily ingrained. It was particularly pronounced on the one that ended 12-11-11, but on both it seemed like players thought eliminating others was meritorious, and that smaller powers largely gave up...
by Ogion
Thu May 16, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 47
Views: 1338

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

I think we all did our fair share of yelling that game Ogion! I blame sum-of-squares for any annoying aspects of my play. Once my lines were secure, I didn't have anything to lose from continuing to irritate you as long as England was on board. (For what it's worth, I don't think I was ever dishone...
by Ogion
Tue May 14, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 47
Views: 1338

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=237253

I’m sure there is a player who wants to yell at me.

Goodness though, this was a rare game where I oretty juch got lied to every damn turn.
by Ogion
Thu May 09, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: User Name Explanation
Replies: 80
Views: 1171

Re: User Name Explanation

Durga is a Hindu goddess of war. Durga (pronunciation: [ˈd̪ʊrɡaː]; Sanskrit: दुर्गा; Bangla: দুর্গা), meaning "the inaccessible" or "the invincible", is the most popular incarnation of Devi and one of the main forms of the Goddess Shakti in the Hindu pantheon. I've been wondering. So kind of an upg...
by Ogion
Tue May 07, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)
Replies: 47
Views: 1338

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Discussion (finished games only)

Yeah, I've seen a lot of less experienced games working to through games in fits of pique. In one game we just barely manage to eliminate one rampager in time, which can be very gratfiying.
by Ogion
Mon May 06, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..
Replies: 36
Views: 1323

Re: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..

Ghost isn't a dog. He's a wolf. One doesn't simply walk up and hug a wolf.

That said, I think Aegon takes the Iron throne with a Drogon on one side and Ghost on the other.
by Ogion
Sun May 05, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 68
Views: 2682

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

Can I just say that these changes and updates are fantastic? Amazing work all around. Much appreciated!
by Ogion
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Backstabbing vs Sportsmanship
Replies: 17
Views: 444

Re: Backstabbing vs Sportsmanship

I will tear strips off people who stab or break alliances, especially when they're helping a solo risk, but that's just buzzsaw to get them to back off. Doesn't usually work.

I did have a solo from 3 units once.

webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=136093
by Ogion
Fri Apr 19, 2019 5:12 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Mediterranean Axis
Replies: 22
Views: 1027

Re: The Mediterranean Axis

I'm with those who don't see it working. Turkey gets to Moscow and has nowhere to go but into Austria. Also, if successful, Italy is the only one with northern fleets and gets basically enough to solo if he isn't stabbed.
by Ogion
Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..
Replies: 36
Views: 1323

Re: Will GOT last season live up to the hype..

So much buildup, I'm concerned they try to resolve it too quickly because Martin is bored. There aren't many series this involved that resolve in an appropriate pace.

Then again, Martin is a master, so what do I know.
by Ogion
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:12 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Mr. Green - 100
diplomat554. - 100
Miguel1612 - 42.9
Pjsticha - 36.5
user1981 - 36.4
Fluffy Fredo - 36.4
Tugster. - 32.7
Ogion - 32.7
Devbali02 - 26.5
Puddle - 24.4
The SHIV - 20.6
jollycream - 8.2
Senlac - 2.7


Everyone else: 0
by Ogion
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Mr. Green - 100
diplomat554. - 100
user1981 - 36.4
Fluffy Fredo - 36.4
Tugster. - 32.7
Ogion - 32.7
Devbali02 - 26.5
Puddle - 24.4
jollycream - 8.2
Senlac - 2.7
by Ogion
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Game 9 is a draw:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=236428

Is there a spiffy leaderboard to go with that fantastic game results page?
by Ogion
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:08 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Yeah, attacking anyone you need to have on board for the draw is always a dangerous move. I'm not surprised at all this blew up in your face VI.
by Ogion
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Is there a leaderboard yet? Should we keep it here informally?

Mr.Green. 100

everyone else. 0
by Ogion
Sat Mar 30, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Solo Win Tip #1: Forget the Numbers Game
Replies: 3
Views: 344

Re: Solo Win Tip #1: Forget the Numbers Game

Nice article. It includes a lot of the lessons I try to pass along in the Schools of War back when I was doing those.
by Ogion
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 198
Views: 11953

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

by Ogion
Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How do can you defeat a Lepanto alliance as a Juggernaut alliance?
Replies: 13
Views: 795

Re: How do can you defeat a Lepanto alliance as a Juggernaut alliance?

I"d also point out that the juggernaut didn't get anywhere. It was the wintergreen that broke the east, but then one member of the alliance got creamed. I find this not an uncommon outcome of a juggernaut. For my money, I almost never will tolerate Russia in the Black Sea for exactly this reason. Yo...