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by teccles
Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Being annoying gets you stabbed
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: Being annoying gets you stabbed

A good read! I'm sure I'm not alone in wondering what mistake your brutal stab against me will be used to exemplify...
by teccles
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!

Oh, you're quite right. Silly me.
by teccles
Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!
Replies: 28
Views: 1122

Re: Petition: Save the eternal stalemate!

You could do it if build phases were slightly less common: Spring: A takes B’s last two SCs Autumn: B dislodges one of A’s units, which disbands. Autumn 2: B dislodges the other of A’s units, which disbands. Winter: B has no SCs, so disbands their two units. A has no home SCs, and no units. But I ca...
by teccles
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics
Replies: 23
Views: 4212

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

Thanks, excellent as always! As a newish player, strategy is certainly the element of the game I've found hardest to develop, because so much is experience. To your advice of "Gain Personal Experience" and "Gain Vicarious Experience", I'd add "Gain Gunboat Experience". Some of the strategic parts of...
by teccles
Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Bots and people game
Replies: 0
Views: 825

Bots and people game

I'd like to play a game with a mixture of bots and people. That game is https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=249480. I'm looking for two human players - we'll then leave it to start in 1 day's time with 4 bots. PM me for the password, first come first served. 1 day phases, HDV, unranked, anon (...
by teccles
Thu Sep 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Theory Games
Replies: 76
Views: 9507

Re: Game Theory Games

Thanks Squigs for running these!

I had initially been planning to go maximally conservative, with one big bet; but both Ankara and Ukraine seemed to have plenty of momentum. I'm a little bit surprised at how well most these riots were coordinated.
by teccles
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 147
Views: 48789

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Perhaps there could be a concede option in 1-human games?
by teccles
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 27499

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Having played a few games with bots today, I'm regretting my country selection. Is it possible to update it?
by teccles
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Theory Games
Replies: 76
Views: 9507

Re: Game Theory Games

The suspense is killing me...
by teccles
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ashes Test Cricket
Replies: 68
Views: 5135

Re: Ashes Test Cricket

The logic is that a batsman is more likely to get out in the first part of their innings than later, because they get used to the bowling/conditions/something. I'm pretty sure that's true from patterns of scoring. So if you send Root in, he has to get used to the conditions twice - once at night and...
by teccles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Theory Games
Replies: 76
Views: 9507

Re: Game Theory Games

Er... I may have meant to send that as a PM. But hey, it's true, and I don't mind who knows it.
by teccles
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Theory Games
Replies: 76
Views: 9507

Re: Game Theory Games

gimix wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:58 am
I'm in too, and ready to discuss strategies publicly or in PM
Hello! What are you thinking on Ukraine and Ankara? Those are the riots mentioned in the thread, and I've been hearing positive noises about each of them. Any other exciting destinations you're looking at right now?
by teccles
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Game Theory Games
Replies: 76
Views: 9507

Re: Game Theory Games

In, and accepting PMs. Particularly on the subject of Ankara, which is ripe for revolution.
by teccles
Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ashes Test Cricket
Replies: 68
Views: 5135

Re: Ashes Test Cricket

What an extraordinary finish. An amazing innings from Ben Stokes, playing carefully when the situation called for it before accelerating magnificently to hit 76 runs off 45 balls while Jack Leach played defensively from the other end.
by teccles
Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 31356

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

A reminder for those yet to join: the TD said she'd replace you without warning, some time around tomorrow.
by teccles
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introducing Dark Mode
Replies: 46
Views: 9914

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Possibly useful information: Following the link from http://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=1853 in the top post triggered the bug for me yesterday (Windows laptop, chrome), and again today (iPad, Safari), the first time I followed it on each device. Subsequent clicks on the link...
by teccles
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Introducing Dark Mode
Replies: 46
Views: 9914

Re: Introducing Dark Mode

Thanks for dark mode, it's great! Occasionally, I get a page rendered in light mode instead (which goes dark when I refresh it). For example, it just happened when I followed a link from the forum to a game. There's no obvious pattern to it, so it could be a nightmare to debug, but I thought I'd men...
by teccles
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?
Replies: 54
Views: 6032

Re: Excused Missed Turns is inefficient ?

I mean I'm not quite sure why everyone ignored my post stating we're working on a change to make the max delay possible for a missed turn 24 hours, and a longer term change that will remove delays entirely without allowing NMR's as a game creation option. If it's just fun complaining and ignoring t...
by teccles
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Championship Crown Game Series
Replies: 129
Views: 14121

Re: Championship Crown Game Series

114. Who's next? 113. Won by teccles (I) vs DesmosMathCalculator (G) 112. Won by teccles (I) vs samadamsbostonlager (G) 111. Won by samadamsbostonlager (G) vs Foxcastle (I) 110. Won by Foxcastle (G) vs Tony_The_Ace (I) 109. Won by Foxcastle (I) vs Dragoncool9 (G) 108. Won by Foxcastle (G) vs Alpha W...
by teccles
Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 298
Views: 31356

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

No, there’s just one game going on much longer than all the others