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by MadMarx
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I really like the criteria above, especially the last, if still tied then the lesser ranked player has performed better than expected relative to the higher ranked player and thus earns the right to advance because of a more impressive performance relative to ranking/skill. As far as the length of t...
by MadMarx
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I don't think it is easily feasible I was exaggerating regarding eliminating Italy (even if I didn’t realize the extent at the time!), your points are valid, but the new idea still changes the basic nature of the game... I think that’s fine for GvI since that variant is more unbalanced, but again I...
by MadMarx
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I had a similar thought, after losing that GvI coin toss to xorxes in the GvI Finals tie-breaker, but it has some pitfalls for sure... Would we see a German play to 1920 in an attempt to literally eliminate Italy, to insure the German’s performance as Italy would be better? How much would play be st...
by MadMarx
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

I don’t care one way or the other, largely because I’ve learned that the webDip team will do what they will do (to put it politely), but to suggest the FvA tournament and the GvI tournament are somehow only a single tournament seems absurd, they are two separate tournaments with separate signups/par...
by MadMarx
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

My fate was pretty much sealed the moment xorxes drew Germany in the tie-breaker, which I have come to learn is the nature of the GvI beast... I gave what I could and did much better than I expected having never played the GvI variant when this tournament was announced. I’m proud to have won 60% of ...
by MadMarx
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 54
Views: 1674

Re: Travel Destinations

I have a special place in my heart for Madrid and Malaga- Spain in general tbh What was so special about Malaga? I have a brother (wife and three boys) in Cartagena Spain (Mediterranean view from their terrace) that I’ve visited a few times, we made it to Granada, but Malaga wouldn’t be much farthe...
by MadMarx
Sun May 12, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns
Replies: 343
Views: 34529

Re: Announcing the 2018 GvI and FvA Showdowns

Winning 80% of the games in the final GvI pairing is a bit much to ask, especially when the opponent wins 80% of his games, but anything is possible, however improbable:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=241236
by MadMarx
Sat May 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 35
Views: 1066

Re: May Ghost Ratings Published

I played 5 GvI games last month, and no FvA games. Won all of them, but not against good opponents. This increased my GvI rating, and it increased the GvI part of my overall rating. So, in the end, my overall rating decreased by 7 pts.. While the overall combined rating is interesting, this is clea...
by MadMarx
Tue May 07, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: May Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 35
Views: 1066

Re: May Ghost Ratings Published

Interesting that my two GvI games with xorxes last month resulted in an overall rating gain of 9 for me while he lost 16 rating points... Can anyone briefly explain how the 1v1 Elo rating differs from GR?
by MadMarx
Tue Apr 23, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: April Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: April Ghost Ratings Published

Squigs44 wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:47 am
Yes it is possible to change the code to tally it by variant, but no it's probably not going to get done anytime soon.
Where’s ghug when you’re looking to cash in a favor...
by MadMarx
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: April Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: April Ghost Ratings Published

Can games played also be separated out for each variant (relatively easily)? For example, I can look back at my own history and see that my April GvI rating was based on a total of 24 games played, but I’m not even going to try to do that for anyone else, especially those that have played hundreds o...
by MadMarx
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: April Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: April Ghost Ratings Published

Anyway continue on your 1v1 whatever, I'm just gonna be bitter towards anyone who dropped out for non legitimate reasons I expect that real life will prevent me from joining a press game for the duration of 2019 and then some, if that is a non-legitimate reason then we have different definitions, a...
by MadMarx
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: April Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: April Ghost Ratings Published

Webdiplomacy is nymph site, it charms people so they can't go. If they can quit halfway through a tournament because they're "busy" then they can go Well aren’t you sweet for noticing! It’s not like I “pulled a Durga” and quit in the third round of a tournament because multiple opponents were attac...
by MadMarx
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: April Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 26
Views: 2043

Re: April Ghost Ratings Published

What happened to the FvA and GvI sub-ratings? Did ghug do a shitty job setting those up so it was easiest to simply cut bait?
by MadMarx
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players
Replies: 25
Views: 2250

Re: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players

Well done Magnetic24, and thanks for the tip of the cap! To be fair, I broke 10,000 points my first year on the site, and broke 20,000 by the time my second year was complete, the law of diminishing returns eventually took its toll... As far as a quirky stat, jmo told me I’m the first and only perso...
by MadMarx
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 29
Views: 2237

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Hey pw, if you’d like me to get you caught up on some of the stuff that went down while you were away, just hit me up.
by MadMarx
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 219
Views: 14002

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

The second game for each round will start around two weeks after the first game starts so players aren't starting two games at once.
by MadMarx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 122
Views: 14892

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

126. Who is next? 125. won by MadMarx (F) vs wimmy (A) 124. won by MadMarx (F) vs Bob Al Hubob (A) 123. won by MadMarx (A) vs Yoyoyozo (F) 122. won by MadMarx (A) vs CptMike (F) 121. won by CptMike (F) vs wokulski1 (A) 120. won by CptMike (A) vs mhsmith0 (F) 119. won by CptMike (A) vs rocketboy (F) ...
by MadMarx
Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:55 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Belt Game Series
Replies: 122
Views: 14892

Re: Championship Belt Game Series

126. Who is next? 125. won by MadMarx (F) vs wimmy (A) 124. won by MadMarx (F) vs Bob Al Hubob (A) 123. won by MadMarx (A) vs Yoyoyozo (F) 122. won by MadMarx (A) vs CptMike (F) 121. won by CptMike (F) vs wokulski1 (A) 120. won by CptMike (A) vs mhsmith0 (F) 119. won by CptMike (A) vs rocketboy (F) ...