Returneing to The Game

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Returneing to The Game

#1 Post by Thucydides » Wed Jul 15, 2020 2:26 pm

For those who remember me, you will note I have not played a game in about 5 years. Well, I am quarantined, and have nothing better to do than consort once again with your debased kind, the players of diplo, so I am back.

It looks like the rules have changed dramatically, is there anywhere I can see a rundown of the stuff that has been changed and updated? Looks like there's several new game modes, modes of scoring, and other features.

Also, hope all the old guard who are still here are doing fine. I'm sure playing this game for the last 5 years has melted your brain, but all the same glad you've survived.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#2 Post by Tom Bombadil » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:05 pm

Welcome back!

Most of the scoring and options have pop ups when you create a game - so I would just go to that page and look through to see what has been updated.

The biggest changes are probably rulebook press (no press in retreats and builds). Reliability rating tracking how reliable players are and then giving that as an option to limit entry into games. Excuses turn options allow a certain number of excuses turns where the phase will be automatically extended rather than a typical NMR.

Also there are bots now you can play against.

And probably a bunch more as I don’t really have a good handle on how long ago certain things were introduced.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#3 Post by Thucydides » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 pm

Whoa - no press during retreat and builds!! that is crazy to me, did I read you right? Is it just enforced silence then?
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#4 Post by pyxxy » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:34 pm

Thucydides wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Whoa - no press during retreat and builds!! that is crazy to me, did I read you right? Is it just enforced silence then?
Yep! From the FAQ:
Next, you'll choose the type of game messaging you want to play. By default, your game will be set to 'all,' or full press messaging, which means everyone can speak with everyone else at all times. If you choose 'global only,' or public press, you can only send messages globally where everyone can see them. If you choose 'no messaging,' or gunboat, you cannot send any messages at all. You can also play 'per rulebook,' which is full press during moves phases and no press at all during retreat and build phases. Face-to-face Diplomacy is generally played this way.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#5 Post by Tom Bombadil » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:46 pm

Thucydides wrote:
Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:21 pm
Whoa - no press during retreat and builds!! that is crazy to me, did I read you right? Is it just enforced silence then?
Yes. Technically that is the official way to play per the rulebook - hence “rulebook press”
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#6 Post by Chaqa » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:54 pm

Thucy, you should play mafia again. :D
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#7 Post by Thucydides » Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:09 pm

Lmao yall still do mafia huh? Amazing. Anyway, looks good about the rules, glad to see the place still exists and has activity!
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Re: Returning to The Game

#8 Post by Octavious » Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:32 pm

Who's Thucy? Is he knew?

How goes the orange picking, old chap? Glad to see you back :-)
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#9 Post by Thucydides » Wed Jul 15, 2020 11:54 pm

Which one of you MFs told me I was "eating my seed corn" when I went to New Orleans lol. I want to just update y'all that I'm a whole-ass scientist now so suck on that lmao. I'm back, for better or worse, between writing manuscripts anyway.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#10 Post by Durga » Thu Jul 16, 2020 1:47 am

I’ve heard a lot about you :) are you setting up a game?
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#11 Post by Thucydides » Thu Jul 16, 2020 3:53 am

I may indeed! Still refreshing myself how to play but soon. I will post about it.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#12 Post by jmo1121109 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:14 am

Welcome back, been a while.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1354
^list of a lot of the dev changes if you're interested.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#13 Post by bo_sox48 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:35 am

Holy shit
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#14 Post by zultar » Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:09 pm

Welcome back, Thucy. I'm zultar. You may not remember me, but I'm suck a dick and I'm not new.

I miss having the time to write up those ridiculous threads to get +1s. Nowadays, I have to make announcements of new developments and such to get any love.

Poor me. :(
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#15 Post by Crazy Anglican » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:35 pm

Hey Thucy! Good to see you back!
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#16 Post by Thucydides » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:43 pm

How are all yall still on here? Been playing this entire time? Good lord. I'm probably going to suck compared to yall now
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#17 Post by zultar » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:23 pm

Oh, I don't play any real games, just a few games against the bots, particularly when we first set them up. I haven't played in 3-4 years, just hanging around. :)
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#18 Post by Crazy Anglican » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:47 pm

Nope, just a game or two over the summer. Things are too busy duringthe school year.
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#19 Post by goldfinger0303 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 1:57 am

Hey welcome back Thucy
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Re: Returneing to The Game

#20 Post by MajorMitchell » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:50 am

Welcome back Thucy. Congratulations on becoming a Whole Ass Scientist, the world needs more Ass Scientists. You didn't decide to specialise? Concentrate on Piles or Flatulence? As an Amateur Gynecologist & Bum Whisperer I commend you on having​ gained formal qualifications.
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