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David Ridley
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Which country?

#1 Post by David Ridley » Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:42 am

Does anybody know how webDiplomacy decides which country you are in a game?

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Re: Which country?

#2 Post by Claesar » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:16 am

David Ridley wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 4:42 am
Does anybody know how webDiplomacy decides which country you are in a game?
I'm not a developer, so take this with a grain of salt.

It used to be random, but a few years ago we've added a 'Hungarian algorithm'. What this does is check all of your previous games to determine whether you've received one country (or several) more than others. The further you are away from the mean, the more likely you'll be the first selected for receiving a country you haven't played as much.

I had a cursory look at your profile, but couldn't see a reason for this question to pop up. Usually people ask this when they've played the same country three times in a row ;)

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Re: Which country?

#3 Post by David Ridley » Tue Jul 28, 2020 5:28 am

Thanks, how does the "Hungarian algorithm" work and how did it get its name? My hobby is mathematics and I speak Hungarian. A double reason for interest.

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Re: Which country?

#4 Post by RoganJosh » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:52 am

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Re: Which country?

#5 Post by David Ridley » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:56 am

Thanks, that is a new one on me.

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Re: Which country?

#6 Post by Hithlum » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:14 pm

Are games against bots taken into account?

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Re: Which country?

#7 Post by Squigs44 » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:38 pm

No. You cannot use the bot game country selection to game the system if that is what you are getting at.

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Re: Which country?

#8 Post by Hithlum » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:55 pm

Thanks, that is what I wanted to know.

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