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by mhsmith0
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bot Games, am I really this bad?
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Re: Bot Games, am I really this bad?

I think Russia in particular is fairly difficult against bots. Some of the logic may have been that England was busy fighting France (which Germany was also fighting) and some of it may have been some kind of weird assessment off of your spring 1901 moves (fleet Rum is a strange move imo; you likely...
by mhsmith0
Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6467

Re: Turkey is Overrated

I admit to being mildly surprised that, at the least, you've never eaten a France solo in a league gunboat game where you randed Turkey. Feels like even a very good Turkey player will suffer that outcome from time to time...
by mhsmith0
Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: First Time Player confused about how orders work
Replies: 8
Views: 669

Re: First Time Player confused about how orders work

Game doesn't really tell you as you go, it's assumed that you know. But basically at the bottom of the game page you have options for what to do with your units in a given turn (move, hold, support, retreat, disband, [or in the build phase only] build in an open home supply center). You enter your o...
by mhsmith0
Sun Oct 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

It's also really nice to see the bots do this when you rand Turkey (and sometimes Russia) so it's not ALL loss...
by mhsmith0
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

Southern Hedgehog can sort of work as Austria if you're in alliance with Turkey, but it's still somewhat difficult to effectively work it through and Turkey will typically have the upper hand in the alliance for quite a while. Otherwise, yeah, better to have an alliance w/ Italy and/or Russia and mo...
by mhsmith0
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:42 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

oh good, a loss, an loltier 7wd and an loltier 6wd. MUCH more respectable, definitely not trying to salvage the tiniest little bit of ego there on my end :P
by mhsmith0
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

looking like i'll be 2 losses and a loltier 7wd
I actually HAVE solo'd as Austria and England against the bots, but twas not meant to be THIS time :P
by mhsmith0
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 3074

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

A/R can be an extremely effective alliance for both Austria and Russia. Why would you *always* want to throw that away? Under what conditions would I in 1901S, value an alliance with Austria over one with Turkey? As Russia? Probably a few things could be relevant off the cuff... 1) You pick up that...
by mhsmith0
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:22 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: School of War Summer 2019
Replies: 141
Views: 18794

Re: School of War Summer 2019

I'm assuming that it's ok for non profs to post more stuff now that it's post game so... I kind of want to talk more about that Turkish stab of Russia and why I didn't think it was an effective stab despite gaining a decent # of dots... As of fall 1904, the board state was fairly unorganized in a lo...
by mhsmith0
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

That's sort of my guess too? Maybe the expectation was that a huge swath of people would tie at 400, and then yeah having something extra to slice it out is probably ok. Instead the top 20 included one person at 360 (xorxes i presume) and then they added hte other two people at that score, possibly ...
by mhsmith0
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Sounds good :)
(then again now I'm nervous since I think I finished 23rd via tiebreaks :P )
by mhsmith0
Tue Oct 01, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Oh crap, the GR counts. Yeah I'm done :(
Oh well (was kinda hoping that I'd just sneak in on a multi-tie scenario but guess I should actually read the rules instead of assuming stuff :P )

(then again, TECHNICALLY it didn't say whether the tiebreaker benefited the HIGH or the LOW gr... :P )
by mhsmith0
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

RoganJosh wrote:
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:35 pm
mr. smith, tbh, I think you are out of luck.
yeah i think i can write this one off lol
BEST case i'm in a 3 way tie for the last spot with xorxes / TGM i think... :(
by mhsmith0
Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Yeah I’m expecting to be bubbled but there’s always hope...
by mhsmith0
Tue Oct 01, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24909

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

I think a decent # will end up forgetting or not bothering or w/e

As someone sitting SQUARE on the likely bubble that’s for the best :P
by mhsmith0
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics
Replies: 23
Views: 3599

Re: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics

In a Gunboat game, how do you use your skill to avoid being attacked by Italy as Austria in 1901 Spring, or avoid being 2v1'd as a Western power? There's really nothing you can do as Austria to avoid the 1901 spring cluster (I personally feel like "waht do the other 6 people do in spring 1901" is p...