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by Enriador
Mon Sep 16, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Waterloo Opening
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: The Waterloo Opening

in this opening, France has a choice between getting a guaranteed build from London or giving England the build from Belgium - a much more lopsided choice . Indeed. France has to pitch a strong case to England from the start; before even considering the choice of convoy vs stab, England has to allo...
by Enriador
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Waterloo Opening
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: The Waterloo Opening

I think that the incentives for France to stab are too high for England to agree to this if proposed by France. Only way this could work is if England is the one who proposes it and France is genuinely intrigued by the idea of playing a different strategy (meaning a France player that is more curio...
by Enriador
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Waterloo Opening
Replies: 8
Views: 460

Re: The Waterloo Opening

Only way I see this working is if France is both an amazing negotiator and extremely committed to make this plan happen. It does require strong negotiation skills - this is not a beginner's opening like the Southern Hedgehog. Commitment relies on the extent France wishes to beat down Germany early ...
by Enriador
Sun Sep 08, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Waterloo Opening
Replies: 8
Views: 460

The Waterloo Opening

One of the most famous battles in History, the Battle of Waterloo in 1815 heralded the end of an era and the start of another, marked by further revolution, industrialization and massive changes in all aspects of society. As the decisive stage of Napoleon's "Hundred Days", the quiet Belgian town won...
by Enriador
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 2502

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

Germany: Centrifuge Opening. F KIE-BAL, A BER-PRU, A MUN-KIE. You get Holland and convoy the other army to Denmark, giving a solid position on Sweden. My only critique is that Russia is guaranteed Sweden in 01, and will probably build F StP sc. Italy: Illyrian Opening. Start as a Lepanto, but move ...
by Enriador
Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Suggest an Awesome Opening!
Replies: 31
Views: 2502

Re: Suggest an Awesome Opening!

Austria: Russian Floric Opening. F TRI goes for Albania, A BUD tries Rumania and A VIE gets Galicia. England: Atlantic Opening. Convoy army to Norway, while F LON goes ENG and then MID for a massive increase in tempo. France: Vineyard Opening. A MAR-BUR guards from Germany and gets Spain, A PAR-GAS ...
by Enriador
Mon May 20, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Mediterranean Axis
Replies: 22
Views: 1604

Re: The Mediterranean Axis

I can see a F/I/T Mediterranean Axis along these lines: France: A Par-Bur A Mar S A Par-Bur F Bre-Mid Italy: A Ven-Tyr A Rom-Apu F Nap-Ion Turkey: A Con-Bul F Ank-Bla A Smy-Arm So you got France betting heavily on a Maginot Opening, with Italy pulling a Tyrolean Lepanto and Turkey using the Crimean ...
by Enriador
Tue Apr 16, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Feedback
Replies: 98
Views: 8302

Re: Development Feedback

An interactive map like on vDip would be awesome. Oh, and statistics for each variant as on vDip.
by Enriador
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring
Replies: 63
Views: 5427

Re: Why Players Prefer Draw-Size Scoring

This may sound overly simplistic but I have given it some thought. How would people feel about a hybrid scoring system where half the pot was distributed with DSS and the other half is distributed with SoS? I feel as though this would strike a nice balance of rewarding close solo attempts and elimi...
by Enriador
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Discord Tournament - Season II
Replies: 0
Views: 1423

Discord Tournament - Season II

Hello webDippers! A second season of the Discord Diplomacy Tournament is upon us. Season I had 92 players who played 44 games, ending with a victory to @iosers's Germany. Here's what you need to know: Official Tournament Game Specs: • Classic Europe • Game playable until 1910 • 24hr move, 24hr build...
by Enriador
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!
Replies: 14
Views: 1645

Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!

New issue of the Pouch is up at last. Includes, among other things: * An interview with Andrew Goff, the WDC2018 winner * A treatise on the convoy paradox - and its solutions * A reason for Russia to move to Livonia in 1901 * Some poetry! Link : http://uk.diplom.org/pouch//Zine/F2018M/ Other edition...
by Enriador
Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bringing new variants to WebDiplomacy?
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Bringing new variants to WebDiplomacy?

We want Colonial! Bugs and all! The vDiplomacy install of Colonial has most if not all known bugs fixed, should be simple to add it here too. But I would prefer the One True version of Colonial: Avalon Hill's. Playing Japan and landing an unit in Sakhalin for all eternity is a joy I remember fondly...
by Enriador
Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 3350

Re: How would you improve the website?

Regarding developing the website into an app, I do wonder if it would provide for additional options such as sending notifications when messages come in and when turns end (regarding the latter, in live games I find myself constantly refreshing to ensure that the turn hasn't ended early because eve...
by Enriador
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bringing new variants to WebDiplomacy?
Replies: 11
Views: 1404

Re: Bringing new variants to WebDiplomacy?

Another variant worth adding is Canton - especially for those who miss the feel of Colonial Diplomacy, but don't miss its paradoxes, bugs and weird unbalance. https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=108 Balance of the board is quite good - the variant is out on vDiplomacy and Conspiracy, both ...
by Enriador
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Gulf of Lyon(s)
Replies: 20
Views: 1762

Re: Gulf of Lyon(s)

by Enriador
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Italy and Greece
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Italy and Greece

As Italy, even though I recognize the relevance of A GRE in anti-Austrian intentions, I cannot possibly discard the option of F GRE for two reasons: 1) Greece is one of the most important areas of the map and a fleet there fully unleashes its capabilities, deciding Austrian/Russian/Turkish naval amb...
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:03 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

Claesar wrote:
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:59 pm
Full Press, I presume?
Yup, Full Press.

Link to the tournament Discord: https://discord.gg/4MZeuCm
(these goddamn Discord links expire too quickly. The one above is eternal).
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

(Apologies, I posted some outdated information - a few rules changed overnight :nmr: ). The tournament is now accepting sign-ups again! It switched to a more dynamic system where players can hook up at any time, but the more games you play the better the chance to get a better score and win up. SETT...
by Enriador
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr
Replies: 5
Views: 658

Re: [Offsite] Diplomacy Tournament on Conspiracy/Backstabbr

So it started already and I can't join anymore? You can't :cry: - fortunately the tournament filled up pretty quickly. The first "season" happened in June/July. The second season will take place in September/October. Sign-ups for the third season should start around October/November. As soon as the...