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by Octavious
Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 Player of the Year Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 4425

Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

It's a ratio. If you didn't have a minimum then the top three would likely be dominated by people whose only post was to say "Hi, great site" and have someone plus 1 it.

Besides, it doesn't really mean anything at the end of the day.
by Octavious
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: School of War - Fall 2017
Replies: 36
Views: 3937

Re: School of War - Fall 2017

A big thank you to all the EOGs that have come in so far. Even the ones from people who can't spell Edinburgh :p. One thing I am picking up on is that there seems to be something of an epidemic of niceness amongst newer players. Draws, cooperation, politeness etc all have their place, but don't be a...
by Octavious
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 Player of the Year Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 4425

Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

I predict a very close contest for forumer of the year in the new forum era...

Congratulations to VillageIdiot for yet another magnificent 2nd place. May I suggest a silver fox as your avatar? When we eventually get avatars, that is :)
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I have health insurance now!
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: I have health insurance now!

Jeff Kuta wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:21 pm
Grits > spotted dick
You are often wrong, Jeff, but you've never been this wrong before. Not even when you spell Geoff wrong are you this wrong.
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I have health insurance now!
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: I have health insurance now!

Americans are eating washing machine capsules? I suppose if your national cuisine includes delights like grits it's not too much of a surprise.
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 116
Views: 8495

Re: Travel Destinations

Hellenic Riot wrote:
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:55 pm
Egypt was amazing. The whole Luxor - Aswan region is fantastic. But, given the current circumstances there, I'm not convinced I'd go again just now.
It'd be quiet, though :)
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 116
Views: 8495

Re: Travel Destinations

Best place in the world for the sheer awe factor has to be Egypt, specifically the temples in the Luxor region. The pyramids are soso, and the tombs are a bit shit (a hole in the ground is a hole in the ground), but the temples are stunning. On a scale of 1 to 10, with Stonehenge at a 3, Knossos at ...
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: I have health insurance now!
Replies: 22
Views: 1808

Re: I have health insurance now!

What's a tide pod?
by Octavious
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Travel Destinations
Replies: 116
Views: 8495

Re: Travel Destinations

Morocco is ok. I wouldn't rate it as bucket list material though. And I'm extremely curious about what was great about Casablanca :P. The Atlas mountains are pretty great, as it's nice to go somewhere green and wet with a bit of snow after being in Marrakech for a few days. Marrakech itself is an ex...
by Octavious
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: A brief overview of viable openings in GvI
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: A brief overview of viable openings in GvI

I have and I did. The thing is the enjoyable bit is working out how everything works and what to do. Having a big list of other people's ideas is like baking with a shop bought premade mixture, or making a curry by pouring a jar of sauce over some meat. Where's the fun in that?
by Octavious
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: A brief overview of viable openings in GvI
Replies: 8
Views: 1153

Re: A brief overview of viable openings in GvI

You're confusing God with the Devil again, Eden.
by Octavious
Wed Jan 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format

There are far too many unranked games these days. We're getting to the stage where ranking will grind to a halt if we're not careful! I think we run the risk of over exaggerating the dangers. It's a game iin the spotlight, and it would be between 7 well thought of players. It's about as low risk ad ...
by Octavious
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Replace me in a game
Replies: 1
Views: 565

Re: Replace me in a game

Yeah, no one in their right mind would touch this with a ten foot barge pole. As much as you should never ever enter civil disorder if you can help it, if I were you I'd enter civil disorder.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Government Shutdown
Replies: 118
Views: 7469

Re: US Government Shutdown

This is obviously some strange usage of the word "works" that I wasn't previously aware of.
by Octavious
Mon Jan 22, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 3832

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

Oh, it's a flood defence thing? Bloody hell, you Yanks do love your 20th century solutions, don't you? Your coasts really are in trouble if that's the way your instincts point :P
by Octavious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format

Well, I couldn't take part in a gunboat game unless you'd want the followers treated to persistent mild cursing and exclamations of confusion. I could potentially sign up to a full press game, but I'm very much against any public commentary. Perhaps it's worth putting the comments to the followers i...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 9
Views: 1845

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Maniac wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:38 pm
Thanks for doing a thankless task Ezio and realising that the mod team need new blood. (cough)
That's a nasty sounding cough you have there, Maniac. I've heard that the mod team were considering recruiting you, but probably best to put it on hold for now because of health considerations.
by Octavious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 3832

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

Jeff Kuta wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:38 pm
We need to start building walls along our borders.

SEA WALLS.
?

Every time I dip into this thread I end up confused :p
by Octavious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.
Replies: 67
Views: 3832

Re: Trump calls for "pathway to citizenship" in exchange for a wall.

As much as I accept the hypocrisy comment, as anti Trump arguments go it seems pretty weak. Sometimes I think it must be a variation of the dead cat strategy. There are so many avenues to attack Trump that he deliberately invents additional targets that are far less damaging yet his enemies find irr...
by Octavious
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format
Replies: 13
Views: 1295

Re: Thinking about a casual, instructional game format

That's dangerous. My diplomacy reputation (as much as I have one) has been manufactured almost entirely by pretending that what actually happened was what I intended all along. Telling an attentive audience what's actually going through my mind in real time will put the kibosh on that good and prope...