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ARNESEN (215 D)
Wed 09 PM UTC
What does Bhm. Sea stand for in the modern map version?
In the modern map, there's a territory named Bhm. Sea. What does that stand for? I always assumed Bohemian Sea though that doesn't exist (and the sea isn't close to Bohemia). Perhaps it is Bornholm Sea (after the Danish island in the Baltic in that area)?
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MadMarx (31659 D (G))
08 Sep 17 UTC
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MadMarx Casual Anonymous Classic France vs Austria Tournament
Details within
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Winter 1v1 Champions League
The Champions League returns! See inside for details.
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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Greetings! Winter is upon us, and that means the return of the 1v1 Champions League: A tournament which is designed to be run bi-annually for the very best 1v1 players. This tournament format has been taken from the fairly successful UEFA Champions League, adapted for Diplomacy, and features only the 32 best 1v1 players. If you don't qualify this time, there's always time to improve your rating for next time - and these games should hopefully be just as fascinating to follow for everyone else!

This tournament shall be played exclusively on the France vs Austria map, as that is the most balanced 1v1 variant on webDip.

Entry is free, as long as you qualify - which requires you to be either the defending champion (genghiz), or one of the top 32 highest ranked 1v1 players by Elo to enter. The winner of this tournament will receive 1000 webDip points (and should future updates allow, a nice little trophy icon). Everyone else will receive... Nothing. There are no prizes for second best here, it's winner takes all.

A link to the 1v1 Elo can be found here: http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist/ghost-ratings-by-category

More information to follow.
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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The 32 entrants will initially be seeded into four pots - The top 8 in pot one, 9-16 in pot two, 17-24 in pot three, and 25-32 in pot four. A group stage will then be drawn, where each group will contain one player from each pot. The defending champion will always be the top seed. There shall be 8 groups in total (Groups A-H). Within these groups, each player will play the other twice (once as France, and once as Austria). These games will be played simultaneously. A win will be worth 3 points, a draw worth 1 point, and a loss worth nothing. The top two players will then advance to the knockout stage. In the knockout stage, you will once more play two games against your opponent (one as France, one as Austria). The player with the most wins will advance - draws are worth nothing. The losing player will be knocked out. In the Round of 16, the group winners will be seeded, and the runners up unseeded, so all Round of 16 ties will be a winner against a runner up. You will not play anyone from your group in the Round of 16. From the Quarter Finals onward, there will be no seeds.

Group Stage Tiebreakers: Austria was deemed the weaker country when two good players are playing each other for the initial tournament, and this did not cause any problems, so it shall remain that way for this one. Should two (or more) players finish with an equal number of points, Head to Head record shall be the first tiebreaker. Number of Austria wins in the Head to Heads shall be the second tiebreaker. Total Austria wins shall be the third tiebreaker. Should there still be a tie after all of these, then a single play-off game shall be played, with Austria advancing in the case of a draw in that one.

Knockout Stage Tiebreakers: If the two legs do not produce a clear winner (either 1-0 or 2-0), then a first tiebreaker game will be played. If this game is also drawn, then a fourth game will be played - and only then will Austria advance in the case of a tie.

Phase Lengths will be 24 hours. However, readying up is STRONGLY encouraged, and if you repeatedly fail to ready up and your game is lagging behind others at the same stage, then as Tournament Director (TD) I retain the right to chase you up and demand you ready up if there is not a reasonable excuse not to do so. Obviously readying up is not necessary immediately, but games should ideally be progressing at a rate of at least a few phases per day.

Each player will get one week of total pause time, which can be split up throughout the tournament. If a pause is required, please send the TD (myself) as a message and I will pause the game for you, as long as you have pause time remaining. Please do not pause without letting me know.

A CD will result in a loss for that game. NMR's will not be punished, though this being a 1v1 tournament, they will almost certainly lead to a loss anyway. Replacements will be called up for anyone who CD's or drops out during the group stages. If a player drops out or CD's midgame in the knockout stage, they will forfeit that match. If a player drops out prior to a game beginning in the knockout stage, then the player they last knocked out shall instead be recalled to the tournament, as they will be deemed to have lost the game unfairly due to doping, bribery, fielding an ineligible player, or some other terrible sporting blight upon the world.

Games will be cost 5 points to join, as that is the minimum bet. Being an unranked game, these points will still be returned to you at the end of the game. Games will be FP and Non-Anon, for the benefit of spectators and to allow maximum Global arguing for the rest of us to enjoy.

The TD retains the right to force draw games that are stalemated after one year of stalemate, should the players involved not draw it themselves.

Signups will be open until 11pm BST (UTC+1) on Wednesday 17th May. Groups will be seeded immediately after signups close, and games will begin as soon as possible after this.

PM's are going to be sent to the top 32 players to encourage as many of them to sign up as possible. Lower ranked players are free to state their interest in playing in this thread, in the case of any of the top 32 rejecting the opportunity to play.

Hellenic Riot (1v1 Champions League Tournament Director)
swordsman3003 (9797 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I'm interest, but to make sure I understand, you're trying to get signups over the next 6 months roughly?
genghiz (5823 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Sounds like fun, count me in!
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Signups will close in one week's time (11:59PM GMT on Tuesday 14th November). This tournament takes place every six months, swordsman.


@genghiz
Good to have you back!
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I think he means January? If the games began in May, it wouldn't be a winter tournament
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
oh there you go
Wusti (499 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
A little bit pissed at the continuing exclusivity to be frank. I played in one tournament and seemed to be forever banned from playing again, despite winning my first round.

it seems all you mods care about who organise these is playing each other and your mates by ruling by GR - an arcane process which I don't believe is a truly representative measure.

Before you say it I have tried to organise games for > 100 GR players but they never seem to happen. Why don;t you open them up by RR rather than GR?
bo_sox48 (4301 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
The Champions League wouldn't exist if it weren't based on ELO. The point of this tournament is to pit the proven best of the best against each other. It would just be the second take of our recent 1v1 tournament if ELO weren't a factor, which anyone and everyone could have entered. There will be more of those tournaments before too long.
Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
There are tons of other 1v1 tournaments that have happened that were open. Meme 1v1 tournament was open and was by far the best. I think the reason why it's for the top 32 is because while meme's was the best tournament, it had like 130 people in it and was a pain to coordinate, and it took over 7 months to complete.

32 is about the average size of a tournament and because its so popular, it has to be limited to the best. "First come, first served" doesn't make for a very good tournament.
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
@Wusti

This is, as far as I'm aware, the only tournament that is specifically limited in numbers by GR like this. Most tournaments are open access to all and simply use GR for seeding. As the entire point of the 1v1 Champions League is to replicate the UEFA Champions League, and that is limited to the 32 best teams in football, so this is limited to the 32 best players here. Elo is the only measure of 1v1 skill, so it's quite logical why Elo is used.
CptMike (2359 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I am in.
goldfinger0303 (1119 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I keep trying to get out, and he keeps pulling me back in
michaelf77 (557 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I'd like to get in
MadMarx (31659 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I’m ready to throw down, let’s do this!
Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
PM's have been sent out to the top 32, but as it's extremely unlikely all of them will sign up, anyone who applies here will be added until (if) they are bumped out before signups close.
Ezio (1432 D Mod)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
interested
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
No cahnce of puting in 4 slots for wild cards ?? top 28 + 4 wild cards ??

if not this time maybe something to consider.
peterwiggin (14708 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
How would you choose the wild cards?
Djantani (290 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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To be honest I get wustis point. And actually UEFA CL have rounds of qualifications that start 3 months before the 'visible' CL starts.
So instead of arbitrary wild cards why not open say 4 slots to hide who qualify out of a pre tournament open to all? You could make it a quick 12 h phase and run it over 1 week
captainmeme (484 D Mod)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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@Wusti - There will be two open-to-all 1v1 tournaments starting in January, one for FvA and one for GvI. Signups will be going up in December.
captainmeme (484 D Mod)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
And I'm in for this one, Riot :)
captainmeme (484 D Mod)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
The main reason why the Champion's League has happened twice this year and the Showdown only once is the sheer amount of time an open-to-all tournament takes.
xorxes (13472 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I'm in.
SplitDiplomat (93768 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Me too.
rdrivera2005 (2065 D (G))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
I will probably not qualify this time, playing only top players is hurting my GR. Anyway, if 50 players better ranked then me don't want to play, sign me in.
CCR (273 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
...in!
goldfinger0303 (1119 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Let What's play!

And put him in my bracket!!
goldfinger0303 (1119 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
*Wusti
yavuzovic (150 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Don't match me with strong players! Because I'm in.

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ubercacher16 (238 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Self Interest
Beyond a shadow of a doubt every human being is driven only and fully by their own self interest.
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flash2015 (416 D (G))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
When Is The New Forum Going Live?
I had a quick look at the forum a while ago. It looked good to me. Any idea when it may go live? On a completely unrelated note - any chance we may turn SSL on for the site?
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Identification Methods
For a story I'm writing, I need an adult who has lost his memory to not be easily identifiable. How do I make this feasible?
For instance, I expect the Dutch government to have the fingerprints of Dutch citizens. Do legal immigrants or people with a refugee status have their fingerprints taken as well? Would illegal immigrants or tourists from countries that don't take fingerprints make for a solid storyline? Are there other options?
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damian (351 D)
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Daily Qur'an Thread
In which we discuss passages from the Qur'an each day.
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mmcconkie (60 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Known World 901 - Playable?
Sorry if this is a dumb question, but I'm fairly new around here. I'm looking through the variant maps, and I see one that looks like a lot of fun, the Known World 901 map. On the Variants page, it lists it as active, but when I go to create a new game I don't see it as an option to select.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Sun 12 Nov UTC
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An open discussion about elaborate ways to restore reliability rating
I was thinking how there are members on this site who ruined their Reliability early and can never restore it to the 90th %tile. What if we did a series of experiments on these people. Hook them up to machines. Or perhaps put them in a room full of rats and see if they survive. The goal being we develop a way that someone could go from a 13% RR to a mighty 78%
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Thu 02 Nov UTC
3 more unranked gunboat games
Help me get better at gunboat again
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Fluminator (496 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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America appreciation thread.
I love the United States. I wish I lived there. Let's talk about how nice of a place it is.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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I achieved a thing
I got my final results for my Master's degree that I've been doing part-time for the past two years* today.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Democrats are in deep trouble!
LOL! They keep talking about Russia and indictments and the latest wave of wins in virginia. But what about the civil war? What about Jimmy Carter?
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
SJ Whipping F2F Diplomacy 2018!
It's finally here everyone, the day you've been waiting for! SJ Whipping 2018 is back for another year!
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
Thu 09 Nov UTC
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Cascadia Open F2F Diplomacy 2018!
Vancouver baby!
https://www.meetup.com/Pacific-Northwest-Diplomacy/events/242801707/
https://www.facebook.com/events/887382088062452/
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Matalienados (55 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
Español
Hola amigos, podemos formar un grupo con nuestra lengua materna, para competir
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yavuzovic (150 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Why did I cut chatting
I was writing post to Daily Qur'an Thread...
Did you remember my thread about mice in the dormitory?
A mouse run to another bed from under my bed.
Shit, I can't sleep more!
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Ezio (1432 D Mod)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
spring 1901
Which single move do you think has the most drastic impact on the game in 1901?
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dargorygel (355 D Mod (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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Big News (for me) on a slow Forum Friday Morning
Friday mornings seem an inactive time on webDiplomacy. So I can announce that my daughter is in labor. Hooray! (which also means I am officially old. Boo!!)
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Crazy Anglican (261 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Happy Armistice Day
Happy Veterans Day in the USA!

99 years ago today this horrific war we like to recreate in bloodless speech ended :-)
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
#MeToo
There’s enough vile people on here I think this conversation would be fun to watch.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
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We need extensive background checks
before people are allowed to shitpost on the forum.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
Fri 10 Nov UTC
Alabama GOP
Please go away.

-Sincerely, Everyone
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
Thu 09 Nov UTC
Is it possible that human kind will ever live in peace. ?
We all want it that incredible vast majority. o why do we do what we do . How can we be so benovolent and violent at thesame time?
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Curiosity: Coloreds
Why are the countries colored differently than the original board? anyone with insight, not complaining just curious.
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swordsman3003 (9797 D (G))
Fri 10 Nov UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (351 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (151 D)
Tue 07 Nov UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
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LeonWalras (665 D)
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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