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by Carl Tuckerson
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:07 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?

I mean, for a simple theory, what did you disband when Germany took Belgium? My forwardmost fleet, which had a shot on Liverpool, so England would turn around and play defense. Guess that wasn't enough of a goodwill gesture to convince England to fight the country that was actually trying to kill him
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Re: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?

That makes sense to me. Shame that it didn't distinguish the cases a bit more carefully, but it is what it is. Aside, are there any plans to allow concessions in 3+ player AI-only games, like we have in 1v1s? I faintly recall (perhaps wrongly) that concessions were initially not enabled in those gam...
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 1019

Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?

First, sorry if this is the wrong forum for this. I don't know if this rises to the level of feedback and I wouldn't seriously consider this a bug report, but this seems like the best place for it. Second, sorry if this proves to be an ignorant or unintelligent question. I just finished this game: h...
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

Now, this is a very limited sample size, but potentially relevant: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MElmHp7c-b3kjaXxNzgjVpDB1NsmnEdIsqP3ZLej0AY/edit?usp=sharing Both series contained players of a *higher* GR than you would usually expect in a random game. I believe Series II had two players ...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

Italy is best off not committing himself in 1901 or Spring 1902 and letting the board play out. Just asking for clarification here. Personally, I think "Italy not committing themselves" means to open lepanto in 01. Is that what you mean? That is, as far as I am concerned, that A/I narrative in gunb...
by Carl Tuckerson
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

I think Lepanto is overrated. :) For whom, A or I? If what people are saying is true (that the A/I alliance is bad for Italy, and he'd be better off attacking Austria)... well, that is *really* bad for Austria who is already in a rough place and cannot survive being attacked by Italy. But perhaps t...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

While ultimately true, geography is important, and Restitution raises a good point. From a geographical standpoint, Turkey needs Russian, Austrian, and Italian centers to have a solo opportunity. They are all reasonable choices as far as an alliance goes, in gunboat or press. All have their benefit...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

How do you convince I or A to work with you, when it is clearly not in their interest to do so? Geography doesn't dictate alliances. Diplomacy does! While ultimately true, geography is important, and Restitution raises a good point. In press you've simply got to find a way to start a row between A/...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Turkey is Overrated
Replies: 38
Views: 6320

Re: Turkey is Overrated

I think it's properly rated as the second best country behind France, but it iscloser to the rest of the field than it is to France. Your perception implies to me that Turkey is the victim of its own success, much in the same way France has been. They look weaker than they are because the metagame i...
by Carl Tuckerson
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 147
Views: 43503

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Is there any functionality yet for games with some bots and some humans? I have not figured out how to set this up if it exists :lol:
by Carl Tuckerson
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 2970

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

I strongly disfavor the Hedgehog because I think it hedges in a spot where hedging doesn't actually help you. Austria's problem is not that it is temporarily tactically impaired and just needs to buy time to get set up against Italy. If that were the case, then the Hedgehog would be a much better op...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Top 100* GR Round Robin Series Roundup
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Re: Top 100* GR Round Robin Series Roundup

with a lot of help from (and much thanks to) Claesar and Magnetic24. Which mod spent almost two hours on flight II making sure that 7 players had each country once in 7 games? That happened to have been one of the first things they did as a mod? Asking for a friend :) Feel free to use those mod pow...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Top 100* GR Round Robin Series Roundup
Replies: 4
Views: 1320

Top 100* GR Round Robin Series Roundup

Friends, Back in June, I organized two round robin gunboat sets with experienced players well-regarded in the Ghost Ratings, with a lot of help from (and much thanks to) Claesar and Magnetic24. As announced in this thread , the series recently finished. Claesar was kind enough to compile results in ...
by Carl Tuckerson
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series
Replies: 91
Views: 7971

Re: Top 100 Round Robin Gunboat Series

Bumping for interest, I'll start a roundup thread in Strategy this weekend to discuss the results.
by Carl Tuckerson
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:27 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 1: Politics
Replies: 23
Views: 3504

Re: Diplomacy Games are Like Onions, Layer 2: Tactics

You can now read "Layer 2: Tactics" I guess this thread is now a little bit misnamed, but since I didn't get very many replies here, it seems silly to start another thread just for the second part. In the second part of this series, I offer my opinion that the Tactical Layer is deeper than Politics...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Down Time
Replies: 16
Views: 4027

Re: Site Down Time

Which one of you horndogs harassed the bots so much that the site crashed? Fess up
by Carl Tuckerson
Tue Sep 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The Federal Reserve Karma Bank of webDiplomacy
Replies: 30
Views: 2235

Re: The Federal Reserve Karma Bank of webDiplomacy

As grateful as I am for e.m.c^42's magnanimous charity I must object to the recent policy decoupling the value of the +1 to the price of gold. I fear that this will lead to a debilitating depreciation in the value of the +1 and in the assets of people dependent upon +1s for their earnings. #AuditThe...
by Carl Tuckerson
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24508

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Here is some statistics, so far. 108 games have been completed. That's about a third of all the games in the first round. Solo rate so far is 33%. It seems very likely that the cutoff for the second round will be 400 pts. With maybe 15-20 people tied... Which country is the easiest to play? Well, t...
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24508

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Realistically they're not going to put the bot update on hold for one trial tournament, and forcibly restarting would suck. Seems like the best compromise to a latecoming outsider with no dog in the fight yet :^)
by Carl Tuckerson
Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 272
Views: 24508

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

If it's not too late, put me in the game coach. ***Will submit formal application once I figure out the right countries to pick***