"So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

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Condescension
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"So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#1 Post by Condescension » Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:54 am

Why do so many people lead with this meme? It's almost always a sign to me that the person I'm talking to doesn't want a useful conversation and is just trying to start nonsense conversation so they're not the odd man out.

Has a useful discussion about 'how we split the balkans' ever occurred in the history of Diplomacy?

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#2 Post by dancing queen » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:02 am

Sure. From context I guess you're suggesting a three-way conversation between A/I/T? Or I/R/T?

That's happens and _can_ be a useful - if only as insight into what the other people are expecting to happen next.

The most useful times it comes up are when someone is pitching an A/T alliance - the way you split the Balkans there is very important, if you can get through that division you have a lot of good potential.
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#3 Post by CroakandDagger » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:28 am

So, how would you like to split the Balkans?

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#4 Post by Jamiet99uk » Fri Mar 16, 2018 11:42 am

As England I always start the conversation by asking France how we're going to split the Balkans.
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#5 Post by President Eden » Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:53 pm

Condescension wrote:
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:54 am
Why do so many people lead with this meme? It's almost always a sign to me that the person I'm talking to doesn't want a useful conversation and is just trying to start nonsense conversation so they're not the odd man out.

Has a useful discussion about 'how we split the balkans' ever occurred in the history of Diplomacy?
It really is the Forbes personal development article of Diplomacy questions

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#6 Post by Claesar » Fri Mar 16, 2018 5:11 pm

I don't see the problem. It's a nice conversation starter.

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#7 Post by Hamilton Brian » Fri Mar 16, 2018 6:07 pm

It's better than not talking at all.

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#8 Post by CroakandDagger » Fri Mar 16, 2018 7:44 pm

"I want Bulgaria and Serbia and am prepared to offer you Rumania and Greece."
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#9 Post by ghug » Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:01 pm

I'd go as far as to say it needs to be discussed. As a question on its own, it's a shitty way to start communication, but so is anything that simple.
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#10 Post by ghug » Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:37 pm

Nobody's obvtowning and that's really annoying to me.
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#11 Post by President Eden » Sat Mar 17, 2018 6:00 pm

ghug wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Nobody's obvtowning and that's really annoying to me.
I'm town

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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#12 Post by mhsmith0 » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:01 pm

ghug wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Nobody's obvtowning and that's really annoying to me.
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Re: "So, how would you like to split the Balkans?"

#13 Post by President Eden » Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:54 pm

mhsmith0 wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 7:01 pm
ghug wrote:
Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:37 pm
Nobody's obvtowning and that's really annoying to me.
hard claim jester
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