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by mhsmith0
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2501

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

I would say that there are probably other sites out there who will be more accepting of players who do not wish to regularly enter orders on time and wish to play with others who share similar preferences. Does not sound like webdip is a good fit for you, though.
by mhsmith0
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2501

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

If there’s a specific type of game that’s not filling for you, try advertising it in the new game forum. I think some people use that more than the auto search stuff to find games anyway.
by mhsmith0
Mon Jun 29, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A rant about Reliability Rating
Replies: 45
Views: 2501

Re: A rant about Reliability Rating

It’s also normal to have games with something like one excused missed turn (it’ll then extend deadline for some period, such as 24 hours). In the recent 21 game gunboat series, I took advantage of that in a game or two and I don’t think there were any issues. Perhaps looking for games with at least ...
by mhsmith0
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

This past one was 10 points per game I’d expect same in set #2
by mhsmith0
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:11 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

I’ll update stats when I have some time. This past week has been busy IRL and I sort of want to take a couple days off of thinking critically about this series... :razz:
by mhsmith0
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Can I start a game with less players?
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Can I start a game with less players?

You might be able to swing something with bots? Might need to be gunboat or the like though, nit sure...
by mhsmith0
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Btw, if you want, I’d be pretty open to arranging stuff if there’s a group of people who want to play relatively more of fewer games, I.e. some people want like 7, or 14, or “idk anything up to 100 or so is good” (presumably valis :P )
by mhsmith0
Fri Jun 12, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

If you guys want to run next series as some kind of mini tourney I wouldn’t mind helping to run it. Ive learned my lesson about PLAYING 21+ simultaneously though :razz:
by mhsmith0
Sat Jun 06, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Luck of the Draw?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: Luck of the Draw?

I’m going to hold off on getting TOO far into the weeds, especially given four games are remaining, but I’m somewhat inclined to dispute the assertion that what we’re seeing is problematic. First of all, I’d like to redefine the problem a little bit. RJ discusses in terms of transpositions, but I th...
by mhsmith0
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Luck of the Draw?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: Luck of the Draw?

This is true, but only to a certain degree. Getting all 7 countries in 7 games is still unlikely. Remind me to revisit this once all of the 21 Valis gunboat games are over. I can say with no spoiling that with 17 games done, the power assignments revealed so far are EXTREMELEY consistent with a mat...
by mhsmith0
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 France vs Austria Strategy
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: 1v1 France vs Austria Strategy

A big thing in this format is understanding when you’re behind and need to take risks, and when you’re ahead and anticipating the kind of risks an opponent might take. But the big thing w southern fleets is, its useful to get into ION and pressure extra centers, but a competent Austria can defend Gr...
by mhsmith0
Fri Jun 05, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Correct, 04/05/18/19 all remaining Updated unofficial running points total (vs original 210 investment) Valis 282.3 Smith 247.3 Chaqa 243.8 Rogan 144.7 Meme 133.0 Wusti 98.0 Bomb 40.8 Power points: Germany 317.3 Austria 253.2 Italy 168.0 England 144.7 France 124.8 Turkey 95.7 Russia 86.3 More stuff ...
by mhsmith0
Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Luck of the Draw?
Replies: 14
Views: 816

Re: Luck of the Draw?

My understanding is that the ppl in charge of site adjusted the assignment process so it over weights powers you haven’t been lately and underweights those you have been more of.
by mhsmith0
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 1v1 France vs Austria Strategy
Replies: 13
Views: 840

Re: 1v1 France vs Austria Strategy

Few things off the cuff 1. Winter 1901, build A mar nit F mar. You’re behind, you MUST push units forward not backward 2. 1903. Denmark goes to Baltic and can potentially force Berlin. You MIST recover there as fast as possible 3. You just generally overbuilt fleets. Fleets aren’t super valuable in ...
by mhsmith0
Wed May 27, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Yeah
But when I first saw it I was like “dammit chaqa is smack talking about his own solo” (before I looked at the actual number you cited)
I’m not still a bit bitter about that one or anything :P
by mhsmith0
Wed May 27, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Chaqa wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 8:13 pm
Best Austria?

I don't know man, game 3 was a complete FUBAR for me, apparently. I turned a solid draw into a solo :/
:cry:
Wait, no, that was game 15 :razz:

Some you win, some you lose...
by mhsmith0
Wed May 27, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Results through 14 games (excluding 4, 5, 11, 12, 14, 18, 19) Player points smith 229.8 (WHOOO FIRST PLACE! 😄 just don't ask me whether or not that will last 😛 ) Valis2501 227.5 Chaqa 206.5 RoganJosh 113.2 captainmeme 95.7 Wusti 66.5 brainbomb 40.8 Power points Germany 262.5 Austria 212.3 France 124...
by mhsmith0
Tue May 26, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?
Replies: 14
Views: 966

Re: The Juggernaut Bogeyman?

If left alone (by most/all of IA and EG), the Juggernaut can be very strong If left alone (by most/all of RIG) an EF can be very strong (but cannot easily 2wd) If left alone (by AT + probably F), an IR alliance can be very strong Etc I don’t think RT is necessarily super strong on a given board; a w...
by mhsmith0
Thu May 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

RoganJosh wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 8:15 pm
It'll be fun to see Turkey and France at the bottom of the pack.
Yeah about that... :razz:
by mhsmith0
Thu May 21, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis
Replies: 65
Views: 2986

Re: Gunboat Bonanza with Valis

Competed games 1,2,6,7,8,9,10,15,16,17,20,21 So far, the most common result has been... a 3 way draw, with such result being six of the 12 completed games. Also: 3/12 games were 4wd, two solos, and one 5wd Points by power (these are skewed to some degree by the two solos by AG) Germany 245 Austria 2...