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by cdngooner
Sat Sep 05, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fantasy Premier League
Replies: 32
Views: 2194

Re: Fantasy Premier League

I will just pick all Arsenal players (obv) and win the whole thing.
by cdngooner
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 235
Views: 16686

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I'll give this a try. I'm a newer player, but I guess I've got a reasonable GR. I'm 138th place in the August Classic rankings. So I guess that makes it so far: G1 1. MadMarx - 4.5 (GR = 350.189) 2. Yonni - 5 3. ben9990 - 10 (message on Discord to start) 4. ATC - 13.5 (GR = 255.26) 5. swordsman3003 ...
by cdngooner
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: how tf am i suppose to join games?
Replies: 23
Views: 3181

Re: how tf am i suppose to join games?

I joined in March and I have to agree that the reliability rules were a bit opaque to me (and I'm a lawyer used to reading rules, and I did read the rules on this site). I agree with Octavious that there should be a message to new users welcoming them to the site and introducing them to some basic c...
by cdngooner
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

To return this chess analogy to the original post, the question is not whether a draw is a satisfying result for a novice player. It may well be. But that is Draw as a result. The behaviour this thread is about is Draw as "goal". To use your chess analogy, if the novice player can put the better pla...
by cdngooner
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Ιf a player is not a strong one he cannot aspire to a solo he has to go with a draw.
If you don't aspire to a solo, you're in the wrong game.
by cdngooner
Sun Aug 30, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

You won't believe how many times I've won baseball games by my self-imposed win condition of swinging and missing 3 balls as often as possible.
by cdngooner
Sat Aug 29, 2020 11:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Because one is draw as necessary tactic. The other is draw as goal. The goal should never be to do less than win.
by cdngooner
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

That is different, Sploak. I have also agreed to a draw when I had 16 or even 17 centres, when there was a risk that I would be attacked by the other two and lose centres. This is particularly true in SoS scoring. Agreeing to a draw when its the only option or where you face losing if you do not dra...
by cdngooner
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Leaving Diplomacy aside to just talk about poker, at my casino softplaying is illegal. If you check the nuts in position on the river, you will be penalized. Happened at the WSOP too (https://www.cardschat.com/f13/soft-play-penalized-at-wsop-164248/). Analogy: if you have 17 centres and can take the...
by cdngooner
Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

This game has now (finally) come to its miserable conclusion. 17-17 (quelle surprise). http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=309034
by cdngooner
Thu Aug 27, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Great move Sploack! That is the problem with a 2-way draw. They are inherently artificial as it is practically impossible to engineer an exact 17-17 split without either party having a chance to stab for the solo.
by cdngooner
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Jay: my poker analogy isn't about bad players. I agree, you can't complain about bad play, you just have to beat it. My poker analogy was about soft-playing or chip-dumping -- an agreement for one player to take it easy on another, or to lose on purpose to another -- both of which are illegal in pok...
by cdngooner
Tue Aug 25, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Wow, that sounds cool, Chaqa, particularly if there were a press version. I'll look into it. Thank you.
by cdngooner
Tue Aug 25, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

No, that's against the site rules. Claesar, can you point me where in the rules this is forbidden. I'm aware of the rule against making such an agreement before the game and outside the game, with someone you know, but where in the rules is it forbidden to make such a deal inside the game in Spring...
by cdngooner
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Peregrine: I'm afraid I can't understand that logic. By that logic, it would be acceptable for two players to make an agreement going into a game that one will throw all of his centres to the other in the first few turns, thereby giving the other a huge advantage against those not involved in the de...
by cdngooner
Tue Aug 25, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

Absolutely there is nothing wrong with using a 2-way Draw deal as a TACTIC, to help you in your actual goal of reaching a solo. But for a 2-way Draw to be your actual GOAL. That is what I object to. I can't imagine starting a game hoping that with a little luck I may just get a tie.
by cdngooner
Mon Aug 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 9682

How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

A game is just ending that was very frustrating. I took over a CD with 4 units and was quickly eliminated. No problem with that - that was expected. The problem I had was it was immediately clear that the two board toppers had a deal for a 2-way draw. Also no problem with that, as long as the 2-way ...
by cdngooner
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: August Ghost Ratings Published
Replies: 4
Views: 3037

Re: August Ghost Ratings Published

Onward and upward!
by cdngooner
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Sandbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Sandbox?

I hoped to link you to the clear board page, but evidently not. Just click "Clear Board" under the map.
by cdngooner
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Sandbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 1515

Re: Sandbox?