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by VillageIdiot
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: Liberty Cup
Replies: 4
Views: 91

Re: Liberty Cup

Well that’s just confusing, I’d assumed DeltaAjaxNiner stood for Dan.
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2200

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

Hi all. While I generally agree that OP shouldn't join games he can't keep up with, I would like to point out the effect just one or two missed turns can have. According to my profile, I have missed one turn out of 1909, but my RR is 95%. And that's for a YEAR PER GAME? Luckily I didn't sleep in wh...
by VillageIdiot
Thu Jul 02, 2020 12:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2200

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

I would have swore players weren’t able to rejoin games they were removed from. Is that not the case?
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2200

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

I can't say i understand RR either, most reliable players don't even think about it, but in the mere moments of reading this persons attitude towards the site I can reasonably assess he doesn't have the right consideration to make me feel sympathetic to his plight. There may not be a steady stream o...
by VillageIdiot
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Advanced Maneuvers

Good article, as usual, and nice seeing guest posts. If anybody has any additional fringe maneuvers to add that i've overlooked, i'd absolutely love to hear about them. Would make my day to hear about a new tactic! I think the 'defend by moving' tactic could have been added to part 2, about complex...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jun 21, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Advanced Maneuvers

Thanks JMO, appreciate the endorsement and comments. Thanks also for Swordsman/Brother Bored for allowing me to guest on his site. https://brotherbored.com is the best blog going for Diplomacy advice and was an honour to be asked to be a part of it. If you haven't subscribed to his site by now you d...
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Advanced Maneuvers
Replies: 10
Views: 1801

Re: Advanced Maneuvers

I dunno if i'd really want to take advice from an idiot. That's just crazy.

Shit, now i need a whole new bag of tricks.
by VillageIdiot
Mon May 11, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 5 Influential Diplomacy Tips
Replies: 1
Views: 626

Re: 5 Influential Diplomacy Tips

Full agreement across the board. “ Work Hard on Your Messages” This one sounds all too familiar. I’ll do all kinds of social banter that doesn’t require as much thought but the important ones I make count. What’s especially interesting his the platform goes a long way in influencing the framework. H...
by VillageIdiot
Mon May 11, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: 2019's best FTF players play on webDip!
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: 2019's best FTF players play on webDip!

VillageIdiot wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 3:48 am
Who were the other nations?
Never mind, just saw it previously posted.
by VillageIdiot
Mon May 11, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: 2019's best FTF players play on webDip!
Replies: 14
Views: 866

Re: 2019's best FTF players play on webDip!

Who were the other nations?
by VillageIdiot
Wed May 06, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Diplomacy Fatigue

Very good question.
by VillageIdiot
Wed May 06, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Academy 10: Improve Negotiations
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Diplomacy Academy 10: Improve Negotiations

For you, of course!
by VillageIdiot
Tue May 05, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Academy 10: Improve Negotiations
Replies: 5
Views: 699

Re: Diplomacy Academy 10: Improve Negotiations

This was great, a lot of awesome points and examples here. I really like your suggestion of using your opening messages to send a clear message of who you are. There's an old sales adage that says " sell yourself, not your product " which rings just as true in Diplomacy. Pitching good plans are grea...
by VillageIdiot
Mon May 04, 2020 6:59 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Fatigue
Replies: 9
Views: 843

Re: Diplomacy Fatigue

A topic i'm all too familiar with. Those who know me well have probably had to listen to me at least once talk about burn out and need for a break, only to get lulled back in by the next shiny new contest. "God I am SO drained of this game! What's that you say, a new tournament where to win you have...
by VillageIdiot
Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The truth about the new forum
Replies: 115
Views: 5627

Re: The truth about the new forum

Activity does not automatically equate to quality. I did indeed enjoy the free flow of how the forum was before and i did like how it spotlight some of the characters of the site, but the majority of the content was just dumb. Almost none of it had anything to do with Diplomacy, it was just a haven ...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:50 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

Skidmarks solod in his other R1 game as Turkey, and ended 5th after R1. In R2, it appears he accidentally drew one game, and still ended 10th. I think they are still of the strongest opponents I have played against. My fav Skidmarks game was Cloaks and Daggers 2 . Very high profile match with very ...
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)
Replies: 15
Views: 2309

Re: 2019 ODC Finals (retrospective)

“One of the tournament rules is that no player may be assigned the same country more than once for the duration of the tournament”

I think you may be mixing this up with the Masters. For this one you’re only assured not to get assigned the same country in a given round.
by VillageIdiot
Mon Jan 20, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 45000

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

The game doesn't go that long if someone solos. Don't scoff--I've witnessed this happening on top boards before. They actually happen very very often on these toro boards, especially in these winner takes all situations. Emotions (and egos) can run high, top players are extremely capable kingmakers...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 45000

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Im in agreement with my colleagues on the full disclosure idea for similar reasons, but I’ll quite happily participate in a detailed AAR or any articles being put together. I’m nowhere near disciplined enough to keep notes going as I go but I can clumsily piece together my recollection after the con...
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 351
Views: 45000

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

“ VI knew they needed only a small score in G8, and presumably this affected their decisions.” Minimally. I knew what I needed but wasn’t in the drivers seat in the slightest so all I could do was tap dance on the street corners and hope it garnered enough entertainment/pity for passers by to occasi...