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by DougJoe
Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Ezio (as Austria) vs Bots - New Video Playthrough
Replies: 1
Views: 240

Re: Ezio (as Austria) vs Bots - New Video Playthrough

Haven't finished watching the video yet, but enjoying it so far. When playing the bots, I like to leave the preview up as it will show the results of the moves shortly after clicking Ready without having to reload the page - you know, just so I can see how it's all gone Horribly Wrong a little quick...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: 49 games against bots results

I've been keeping a spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gfIraEmmONofeeI0scnzycsxokDLlrEK-rat572-S-I/edit?usp=sharing) and I update it as I go. One of the things that I started doing (but haven't backfilled all of them yet) is making a link to each game so I can find them faster if ...
by DougJoe
Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:31 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!
Replies: 274
Views: 44367

Re: Introducing the first ever webDiplomacy Terminator Tournament!

Has there been any thought or talk of doing a second one of these?
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Activity of Eliminated Players
Replies: 3
Views: 488

Activity of Eliminated Players

I am currently spectating a game where one of the players who was previously reduced to controlling zero supply centers was making comments in the global chat with the seeming intent of influencing the remaining players. It got me wondering, is this something that would be accepted or frowned upon? ...
by DougJoe
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 2456

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

Was reading this again the other day and you are quite correct, sir... although, I feel it worth nothing that, in the book, the Konovalov is not destroyed by her own torpedos. Quite right! I believe the Konovalov is rammed to death by the Red October. Gonna pour one out for my dearly departed Capta...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Absurd AI guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Absurd AI guessing

I'm playing another game as Turkey, this time trying the Juggernaut. For eight straight turns, Russia didn't support me to Trieste and did nothing instead. Then, finally I did an adjustment of my units and Russia decides to support me that turn. Interesting. I'm assuming you are speaking of Classic...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 2456

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Yigg wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Captain Tupelov
Tupolev!
Was reading this again the other day and you are quite correct, sir... although, I feel it worth nothing that, in the book, the Konovalov is not destroyed by her own torpedos.
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Absurd AI guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 1025

Re: Absurd AI guessing

I think it's pretty interesting that Germany actually supported your move from Naf to MAO in S1912. It's rare but I've seen the bots do some interesting things with orders (support holding units that move, providing move supports for units that hold, etc.) Having a bot flip its orders ever other tur...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?

Well, maybe if I hadn't played literally five times as many games as you i'd feel like wasting my time watching bots run the board after a stupid bot has decided to suicide into me. (seriously, why does the bot love to do this?) It's a waste of my time and puts me in a bad mood to have to creativel...
by DougJoe
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 3581

Re: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?

Not that I'm against a concede button, but fight to the bitter end! Personally, I think that I've learned something from trying to survive dire situations against the bots - even as frustrating as it can be at times. If the situation is that bad, it usually doesn't take more than a minute to order a...
by DougJoe
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Ironically, I just discovered the bots and working my way through the powers to win with each. I just started with Austria, but this last game, I was attacked by Italy, Russia, Turkey AND GERMANY! in Spring 1901. In fact, the thing that saved my bacon was that Germany and Italy were fighting each o...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Some hard data, if anyone is interested: I manually went through my 48 bot games where I wasn't Italy and tried to compile some stats about Bot Austria's behavior: 26 times (54%) Austria was the first country Italy attacked (with no move on Italy by Austria, generally an aggressive move in S/F of 1...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Some hard data, if anyone is interested: I manually went through my 48 bot games where I wasn't Italy and tried to compile some stats about Bot Austria's behavior: 26 times (54%) Austria was the first country Italy attacked (with no move on Italy by Austria, generally an aggressive move in S/F of 19...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 26
Views: 2209

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Bark wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:14 am
Italy never Lepantos when you play as Austria.
Most of the time, no, but never say never...
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?g ... #gamePanel
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: 49 games against bots results

What's the secret to Italy? They are one of the countries I still struggle with. I don't know if it's a secret , but each of the eight times I've played as Italy I've gone after Turkey. I have yet to start an Italy game by either going after France or Austria right out of the gate. (Had a game rece...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: 49 games against bots results

This search should give you what you need. Thanks that worked and in my case returned over 200 results but not in a very useful format. So for example if I want to know how many times I played turkey and how many of those I won I would have to go through all the results manually. I hope this does n...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

Re: 49 games against bots results

I just finished game number 56 against the bots last night (8 as each power): The short version: Austria: 2 W (25%), 3 D (37.5%), 1 S (12.5 %), 2 E (25%) England: 2 W (25%), 3 D (37.5%), 2 S (25 %), 1 E (12.5%) France: 3 W (37.5%), 4 D (50%), 1 S (12.5%), 0 E (0%) Germany: 4 W (50%), 2 D (25%), 0 S ...
by DougJoe
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: End Of Game Report:War and Peace-5
Replies: 1
Views: 1212

End Of Game Report:War and Peace-5

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=257705 So this was a private game I was invited to play in. My younger brother (FrontDeskMatt) was in an American Empire game that I had spectated and a few players of that game wanted to play a regular game and invited me to play in this one. I drew Ital...
by DougJoe
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 20
Views: 7845

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

The bots don't know how to play as Austria, but if a player draws it, it's a winnable game if things break right. But you're also at solid odds to get hostile R/I/T opens and just die quickly, and there's little you can do about it. Yeah, I've never really found a trick to it either. I always wind ...
by DougJoe
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 2456

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

... I would imagine that there's someone out there who would respond well to the First Officer onboard the V.K. Konovalov telling Captain Tupelov, "You arrogant ass, you've killed us! Though to be fair, the Konovalov DID blow up. That's brilliant! I, for one, would *totally* respond to a message li...