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by Claesar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Does this English opening have a name?
Replies: 15
Views: 672

Re: Does this English opening have a name?

A Nexus tournament game recently started with War-Sil and Vie-Boh to gain the desired opening position for this thread:
https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/ ... image0.png

An English convoy to Denmark is indeed a valid strategy here.
by Claesar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Italian Pie
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Italian Pie

France should usually be wary to accept a bounce in Pie. The alternative is sometimes better. If Italy fails to comply and let's you into Pie, you can't use that unit in a useful way and are down a centre.
by Claesar
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat w/ me
Replies: 10
Views: 70

Re: Gunboat w/ me

1. Durga
2. thamrick
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by Claesar
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Question about support
Replies: 8
Views: 503

Re: Question about support

Another interwsting dynamic that always gets me to stop and think is the following: Austria has armies in Vienna and Trieste. Turkey in Budapest and Serbia. Vienna moves to Budapest with Trieste support Budapest moves to Trieste with Serbia support What happens? Turkey takes Trieste and dislodges t...
by Claesar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ultra Unsportsmanlike Behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 587

Re: Ultra Unsportsmanlike Behavior

Preemptive strike!
by Claesar
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Drawing is the new winning?
Replies: 36
Views: 1326

Re: Drawing is the new winning?

All Game stats:
Won: 31 ( 14% )
Lost but Drawn: 86 ( 38% )
Defeated but Survived: 51 ( 22% )
Eliminated: 61 ( 27% )
Playing: 5
Civil disorder: 3
Civil disorders taken over: 2
Total (finished): 229
by Claesar
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Artificial intelligence in 1v1 diplomacy
Replies: 48
Views: 2458

Re: Artificial intelligence in 1v1 diplomacy

It would be interesting to see what AlphaZero could do with an imperfect information game like 1v1 Diplomacy. However, the estimate for the AlphaGo Zero hardware is $25 million, and AlphaZero likely costs more, so someone has to talk DeepMind into trying Diplomacy. the CEO of DeepMind actually atte...
by Claesar
Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: not allowing me to submit orders
Replies: 19
Views: 806

Re: not allowing me to submit orders

purevital wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:23 am
Ah nevermind.

I manually deleted webdiplomacy history and it didnt work, so just deleted all my web history and it fixed it.
That's odd; neither should work. Clearing your webDip cache(d files and images) is what you're aiming for. Perhaps deleting all history included that.
by Claesar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:34 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Oreo-2
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Oreo-2

jmo1121109 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:24 pm
The days of needing to link for a game name are over :!:
I'd argue it's still easier ;-)
by Claesar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: January Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 27
Views: 1806

Re: January Ghost Ratings Published

shield wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:10 am
chluke wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:52 pm
That new Tournament and GR site would sure be purdy with February Ghost Ratings uploaded :razz:
Can anyone do this?
Now that Ghug stepped down from the mod team, we're looking into alternatives. Please bear with us while we sort this out.
by Claesar
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Make me an admin
Replies: 92
Views: 5046

Re: Make me an admin

If Durga becomes an admin I expect to be fired on the spot..
by Claesar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Oreo-2
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Oreo-2

by Claesar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Make me an admin
Replies: 92
Views: 5046

Re: Make me an admin

I had a coworker get banned three days into his first game for “repeat multi” and we were not really sure what triggered that. He is talking to mods via email about it, but what triggers that ban? We don't go into detail about our methods as that would help cheaters who try to beat the system. With...
by Claesar
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Make me an admin
Replies: 92
Views: 5046

Re: Make me an admin

SirThursday wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:23 pm
... or someone else tried to use the same email for their account and the system was a few days late in catching it. Bugs do happen occasionally
No, that doesn't happen. The system will not accept the same email twice.
by Claesar
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: When to play a non-standard alliance in the east?
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: When to play a non-standard alliance in the east?

I just 'witnessed' this monstrosity:

https://www.backstabbr.com/game/NT8/5750948647927808

The game is over (tournament game that runs until 1910).
by Claesar
Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Something Wrong With +1s?
Replies: 22
Views: 420

Re: Something Wrong With +1s?

Could you point to one?
by Claesar
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Very unsportsmanlike conduct
Replies: 18
Views: 832

Re: Very unsportsmanlike conduct

swordsman3003 wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 4:51 am
I personally use extreme levels of rudeness when I think it will get the results that I want. Examples of times when this is tactically useful:
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I need to work on this. Nobody ever believes I'll throw, so I end up doing it (which is obviously not the desired outcome).
by Claesar
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players
Replies: 25
Views: 1036

Re: Favourite Statistic about yourself &/or other players

How terrible I am at live games. :eyeroll: Obviously I'm not good under time pressure, and to make matters worse, 5-minute live games only ever allow me about 3 1/2 minutes -- I assume because of my time clock lag? (Any way to fix that time lag?) Could you explain the problem in more detail? Prefer...
by Claesar
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Game of Thrones Season 8

brainbomb wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:22 am
Euron wins.
there I said it.
Nice dark horse
by Claesar
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Game of Thrones Season 8
Replies: 7
Views: 166

Re: Game of Thrones Season 8

Ezio wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:18 am
I mean, it also had Jon looking suspiciously like he was getting on a dragon.
We all expect that to happen as it's obvious, but the trailer only had him walking towards a dragon. It really doesn't say anything unless you want it to.