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by Tugster
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?
Replies: 45
Views: 2948

Re: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?

David, my real name is Doug Burgoyne.
by Tugster
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?
Replies: 45
Views: 2948

Re: Has Diplomacy Regressed to Just Lying?

David Cohen, how are you? I have played since 1979, we lied our asses off...
by Tugster
Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Is a unit able to fight after its retreat
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Re: Is a unit able to fight after its retreat

you should not be using the word "retreat" in your question. Serbia tried to move to Greece, and it failed to move to Greece, so it is still in Serbia, but this is not a "retreat" at all, it's a failure to move, so it is still in Serbia, defending itself at strength 1. It would have be be attacked b...
by Tugster
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 146
Views: 17444

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

I have played three times, once as England, France and Germany, solo every time. Bots show zero long term awareness of impending solos, continuing to attack their nearest neighbor even while I am passing through 14 or 15 SC on the way to solo. I am a very experienced gunboat player and the bots are ...
by Tugster
Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 14664

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Do the bots KNOW which player is the human, or do they assume that all players are bot or human, without knowing?
by Tugster
Thu May 23, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gmail is disturbing
Replies: 22
Views: 1298

Re: Gmail is disturbing

various "people/agencies" can hack into anything, if they really want to badly enough, and it costs time, effort and money to do so, just depends how badly someone wants to know what you are doing and how important you are, or aren't.
by Tugster
Sun May 05, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 8940

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

that's certainly the answer, create Chaos games and World games with ZERO excused missed turns, which means, the second someone NMRs, they get booted instantly, that's the answer. We cannot change the ones already in place, but that will certainly get rid of the riff raff very quickly.
by Tugster
Sun May 05, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 8940

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

I do not entirely agree with the idea that these rules should not apply to Chaos games. On the one hand, it is going to make starting a Chaos game kind of slow and painful, pause, boot, replace, rinse repeat, etc. until 34 people are there that actually intend to play. Short term pain, long term gai...
by Tugster
Sun May 05, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 8940

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

but if I post my crashed game, it's anonymous, and I reveal to everyone that I am in it.
by Tugster
Sun May 05, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create
Replies: 107
Views: 8940

Re: Changed RR, Missed Turns, and Game Create

it's going to seriously boot unreliable people out of games in a hurry, essentially, second NMR in a game are you are instantly gone, even if they are not consecutive. Line up the firing squad for no load NMRers. Good riddance. It's a bonanza for those that like to look around for replacement zero b...
by Tugster
Tue Apr 09, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: SoS suggestion (question): Scoring under your bet counting as a survival
Replies: 6
Views: 452

Re: SoS suggestion (question): Scoring under your bet counting as a survival

I never play SoS scoring, it sucks, see many other threads on this. To win, is to solo. in DSS, If you draw, with less total people that started the game, you gain points, the smaller number of people left, the more points you gain, so it's sort of a mini win, in terms of points bet and points lost,...
by Tugster
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very unsportsmanlike conduct
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Very unsportsmanlike conduct

All good posts. It's an absolute fact that taunting and rudeness is one of many press tactics that can be effectively employed (or can backfire). There are many press tactics that can work, if employed effectively. Cooperation, politeness, suggested actions, convincing, logical reasoning, silence, i...
by Tugster
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very unsportsmanlike conduct
Replies: 18
Views: 1919

Re: Very unsportsmanlike conduct

sometimes, rudeness itself is used as tactic, to provoke certain moves and reactions, taunting a player, etc, all fair. Unless rudeness falls into racism, sexual comments, or directed at you in real life, etc, then it's all part of the game.
by Tugster
Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:46 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat mentor
Replies: 10
Views: 1134

Re: Gunboat mentor

I'm totally fluent in Spanish, a mentor, and a gunboat expert...
by Tugster
Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 63
Views: 5633

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

totally agree, I played a few SoS scoring when I first showed up, hate it, I only play Draw scoring, never ever SoS.
by Tugster
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Webdiplomacy Sci-Fi Simulator IV Signup thread
Replies: 94
Views: 7748

Re: Webdiplomacy Sci-Fi Simulator IV Signup thread

Sign me up!

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by Tugster
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Webdiplomacy Sci-Fi Simulator IV Signup thread
Replies: 94
Views: 7748

Re: Webdiplomacy Sci-Fi Simulator IV Signup thread

I would like to play!

My choices of characters are:

Nydar, as I am a pilot in real life! :)
Darren
Breath
Gulam
Will
by Tugster
Fri Jan 04, 2019 10:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Online Diplomacy Championships 2019
Replies: 272
Views: 24379

Re: Online Diplomacy Championships 2019

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by Tugster
Sat Dec 15, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 224
Views: 11738

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

I strongly object to this. All this means is that some noobs, who have no idea how to play, will suddenly get a few hundred points that they cannot earn on their own, then they will join one of my high stakes game, where they do not deserve to be, and then screw it up.