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Roadhog (347 D (G))
18 Apr 17 UTC
We're almost there! Just two more...
Come and play a Modern Diplo game:

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196222
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Apr 17 UTC
What makes someone terrible at playing diplomacy
I was wondering if personality traits can make it harder for someone to ever get good at this game. I consider myself pretty average if not mediocre at diplomacy for a number of reasons.
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husse (100 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
quick game
yooo who is down for a quick live game
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
17 Apr 17 UTC
Freaky Friday
If you could trade lives with someone on this site for a day, who would it be and why? (Jeez, I hope no one has asked this before!)
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bdublicious (82 D)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Single route convoy chain order choices -- resolution & disruption
Hi All: questions about the order resolution & disruption in convoy chains:
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Durga (1898 D Mod)
18 Apr 17 UTC
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Safe space thread
This thread is for JamesYanik, Capt Brad, and TrPrado to say whatever they want about whoever they want and let out all their angsty feelings so they stop spamming the rest of the forum.
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Smokey Gem (194 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
When do Ethics Breakdown
Are individuals more etically aware of their actions than a village, or a city or a state or a country at what point does the ethics break down..
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TheRealMaestro (190 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Christ is risen!
I wish a happy Easter to the entire webDiplomacy community.
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: German Openings
What are some common German openings in Diplomacy? And which opening do you recommend for Germany?
16 replies
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Indulgences
What would happen if science could prove even theoretically that an afterlife exists that is based on morality? Also if this happens would it be considered spam to offer indulgences on webdip.
12 replies
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
Diplomacy: Is Germany Too Weak?
I noticed that Germany is considerably weaker in Diplomacy than it's historical counterpart. In game, Germany can very easily be knocked out by England and France. However, historically Germany was able to fight competently on three separate fronts. Does anybody feel that Germany is a little misrepresented in game?
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
17 Apr 17 UTC
Discord Help?
According to discord I am spicy? Because of my hotness I have been told that I need to "Chill". This is unfair to attractive people. I am being discriminated based off of my sexiness which should not be allowed. How do I try to get out of this "Chill Zone" without giving up my beauty? Please send help.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Apr 17 UTC
Coup in North Korea
I was trying to think why Trump would engage in such brinksmanship with North Korea. Sure, it could be just more inexperience, etc, but then I was thinking that maybe the goal is to scare the generals there so much that someone bumps off the Great Leader. Then I started thinking, that's probably why he rubbed out his half-brother recently.
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
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How can I become a better person?
I have recently been told that I am misogynistic, homophobic, an idiot, an asshole, and a retarded autistic twat. Do you fellows at WebDiplomacy observe these traits about me? How can I become the best me possible? What tips and advice can you offer? How can I become a better human? This is a serious thread and I want to become a better person.
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TheBritishGent (185 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Tips for Washington D.C.
Next week I am flying to Washington D.C. but I don't have much experience with the city. If any of you have been there and know some tips or odd quirks about the city, please post em' here.
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Nikola Maric Eto (23569 D)
16 Apr 17 UTC
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Alien attack in Missouri!!!
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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stranger (603 D)
15 Apr 17 UTC
"rolling dices"?
I just won a 1v1 against CptMike, however he was getting really angry at me, saying he does not want me to join any more games that he has created, accusing me of "rolling dices". What happened according to me is that I lured him into trying for Munich in Autumn 01, then bouncing him out of there and basically leaving him with only one build.
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Benjamin Franklin (717 D (G))
15 Apr 17 UTC
Can chicago fleet build go south down the Mississippi?
I cant seem to get clarity on this from the variant descriptions. Info appreciated.
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jorgev2m (0 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Sinai to Petra Ancient Mediterranean
Hi guys, if u moved a fleet from Jerusalem to Sinai, can u move in the next turn from Sinai to Petra? Or u have to go from Sinai to Thebes, Thebes to the Red Sea and then Thebes Petra?
Thanks for ur help!
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Clownie (295 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Forging Alliances
I've noticed some of my behavioural patterns change as I've become more experienced with Diplomacy. More below.
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Lion of Naples (100 D X)
15 Apr 17 UTC
Cheating in live games
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196087

Does anyone else think it's strange that Germany and Russia perfectly coordinated moves in a live game that was anonymous without any chat whatsoever? Also, I find it strange how Russia makes no moves in the end and allows Germany to completely take him over. I think we have a multi scandal on our hands people!
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chacho (100 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
Legitimacy of the website
Hey all,

Was just wondering how legitimate this website is? I played Diplomacy back in the day, but never online. Wanted to know how rampant cheating or botting is. Seems like a lot of players play in multiple games together. Is it just a small community or are this an uncommon thing? Anyways, having fun so far! Reminds me of the good-ol-days. Thanks for the dialogue.
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ferfloreslopez (0 D X)
14 Apr 17 UTC
TELTS/TOEFL etc ..
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Benjamin Franklin (717 D (G))
14 Apr 17 UTC
Need 4 more for a family game - please join!
me and my 2 sons want to play each other - need 4 more for a classic game.
Please join - Password= 123
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196080
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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I'm back.
Great shall be the rejoicing amongst my friends and followers, and even greater shall be the wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst my foes and detractors.
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mitomon (185 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
Double Game Interest Gauging Post
See Below.
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Thaneofwhiterun (1521 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Game Reboot?
I'm taking part in a WW1 reenactment game (gameID=195453) and we'd like to restart it. Is there any way for us to restart the current game? Otherwise would it be possible to have a new game with us all in the same country as the first game? The new game is here (gameID=196051)
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
13 Apr 17 UTC
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I am still here
I didn't get in a fight with anyone. No hard feelings. Please don't shoo me away.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Late Night Classic
One hour before it starts. I hope we can get a nice quick boat game going tonight! (7 minute phases)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196026
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JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
Trump Likes Bombs. A lot.
We just dropped a MOAB in Afghanistan... The largest non nuclear ordinance we have. This is in response to a green beret dying from small arms fire.

Trump likes his toys
Jamiet99uk (141 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
I feel the same way about Donald Trump as I feel about granola.
The CNN article I read didn't mention Trump. CENTCOM was asked permission, that's it.
JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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@gold

Maybe Trump wasn't involved, but there seems to be a lot more freedom to flex its muscles in the military under him. As long as he doesn't kill civilians, I kinda like it
Randomizer (65 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
If it had been Trump he would have used a nuke saying why did we buy them if we never use them.
KingCyrus (512 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
The Mother Of All Bombs...
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
13 Apr 17 UTC
I mean, if we're in these wars, we might as well win them, right? I get that, but still, it's pretty fucked up to drop such a massive weapon, even if it's only a fraction of what we dropped to end World War II.
JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
@bo

for me it's on whether or not he killed any civilians, or destroyed private property of civilians. that's the deciding factor for me
Octavious (1722 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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Military planning is all about selecting the right tool for the job. From what I've heard this bomb was a good option for this situation. I don't know what the fuss is about.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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In other news, Trump has small fingers.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
13 Apr 17 UTC
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With all of these military displays I've almost forgotten about the Russian investigation!
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
Unlike the Syria strike, this was one action I am perfectly fine with.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
13 Apr 17 UTC
@James ... it is the same for me as well. I don't understand how they acquired the intelligence to determine that there would be no civilian casualties in an area as wide as a mile wide blast radius in ISIS territory. As such, I doubt they particularly cared, and that is what bothers me.

Of course, if they had that intelligence and could 100% say there were no civilians and only genuine ISIS fighters (as opposed to the definition of "civilian" when we talk of drone strikes, where people walking near a suspected ISIS fighters are, of course, automatically ISIS fighters), then that's great. Drop the biggest non-nuclear bombs you have all day long.
Randomizer (65 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
They went with the guilt by nearness definition since only ISIS members would be near and ISIS site and not local civilians that couldn't afford to flee.
JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
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@randomizer

seeing as literally none of us have the intelligence reports that they saw, i don't think you're exactly qualified to assert that as fact.
Randomizer (65 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Well none of them wear uniforms and almost everyone there carries weapons so you can't use that as a distinguishing feature from aerial surveillance. That leaves ground surveillance and even then it's hard to tell since with a large area attack our forces pulled back long before the drop.

That leaves the traditional they must all be enemies until the body remains are ID.
ishirkmywork (1349 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
We are all gonna die. Hopefully the planet will recover a few centuries after we are gone and life will continue.
mitomon (185 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Doubt it @ishirkmywork. Humanity can and will endure and adapt to anything.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
I have no idea why scientists think that Humans won't work on an S curve. ALL populations are on S curves! it's just we're going to be more sad when the oscillation on the Maximum bound kills millions... so we desperately search for more and better resources.

and all the time have more babies (although the US is at a decelerating positive velocity, which is a good direction right now)
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
The truth is, Africa and Asia are going to hit the maximum S curve bound geographically first. Their population rates are the crazy ones when compared to total aggregate resources. places like Europe and the US are going to hit a HUGE demand burst, which will be great for us, but destroy resource reserves.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
@Randomizer

so you have the population and geographical specs of the exact stronghold attacked?

because some camps really DO only have militant forces. the cell structure of many terrorist organizations DEMAND that non-essential personnel are entirely isolated: it helps for operational security so you can't be compromised (or compromise) other cells, but it also guarantees that if identified you can be easily eliminated without fear of civilian loss
Randomizer (65 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
From what has been reported on other ISIS camps in other countries:
Civilians used as workers/slaves/forced wives
Civilians used as human shields

So low likelihood of purely military base with no civilians.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/politics/afghanistan-isis-moab-bomb/

"Officials said the target was an ISIS cave and tunnel complex and personnel in the Achin district of the Nangarhar province, a remote area in the country's east which borders Pakistan."

remote, militant areas, specifically on a cave complex? DOUBTFUL civilians are there, and also, we don't know what extra intelligence was provided.
Hauta (1618 D (S))
14 Apr 17 UTC
@yan, s-curve makes sense only in closed system. China can import from abroad if they outstrip their resources.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
@Hauta

i addressed that, look at my next post
Hauta (1618 D (S))
14 Apr 17 UTC
How do I know what you are going to write in your next post?
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
haha i meant my post that followed that one.

"The truth is, Africa and Asia are going to hit the maximum S curve bound geographically first. Their population rates are the crazy ones when compared to total aggregate resources. places like Europe and the US are going to hit a HUGE demand burst, which will be great for us, but destroy resource reserves."

the places with lower population growth rates are going to absorb demand from countries with higher population growth.

our problem is that as resources decline and we (have) become less labor intensive, we won't be ABLE to absorb that much.
TrPrado (456 D Mod)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Excuse me, it's not the largest non-nuclear bomb the US has. Just the most powerful.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
Tristen... just, ugh

https://d1sui4xqepm0ps.cloudfront.net/is-this-meme-racist-full.jpg?image=cdn
TheBritishGent (185 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
We might going to hit a resource ceiling soon, but it is still doubtful. Technically the developed world should've already hit max capacity but because of innovations like the haber process which gives us tons of fertilizer, we can sustain more.

The issue isn't when resources decline @JamesYanik, it's when our technology can't stay ahead.
LeonWalras (376 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
"I feel the same way about Donald Trump as I feel about granola."

I too feel that Trump is just sugar puffs masquerading as a healthy breakfast food.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
@TheBritishGent

one could argue that technological innovation counts as a resource, but that's fair
TheBritishGent (185 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
@JamesYanik

Yeah I guess so, original ideas in general can be considered to be running out. Just look at Hollywood.
JamesYanik (548 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
hahahaha soon actors will have to start eating one another for sustenance
TheBritishGent (185 D)
14 Apr 17 UTC
haha geez


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