Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
Page 410 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
miil233 (0 D X)
26 Feb 18 UTC
(+1)
3000 Series Aluminum Sheet manufacturer
make-up plate, photocopier roller, and marine usage.3000 Series Aluminum Sheet manufacturer
website:http://www.aluminumhl.com/aluminum-sheet/3000-series-aluminum-sheet/
0 replies
Open
miil233 (0 D X)
26 Feb 18 UTC
(+1)
wholesale Hand Dryer
Our factory
Product Applicationwholesale Hand Dryer
website:http://www.aike-handdryer.com/
0 replies
Open
TomAikins (100 D)
27 Jan 18 UTC
Cant't Join A Game
I have finally found a way to sign up for a game but I keep getting an error message when I enter my password to join the game.
2 replies
Open
David E. Cohen (100 D)
24 Jan 18 UTC
New Variant: Dawn of the Enlightenment
It is on a temporary homepage, http://davidecohen.wixsite.com/diplomiscellany, since I am having a bit of trouble editing my main website. Please take a look. I would love to get comments, suggestions and criticism.
2 replies
Open
leon1122 (211 D)
14 Jan 18 UTC
Interesting Subject
This is an interesting subject. Please discuss.
0 replies
Open
joshaj8 (100 D)
10 Jan 18 UTC
Playing with less than 7?
Does anyone know if we are able to play a game with less than 7 people? And if we can, does anyone know how we go about doing that? Our current game will only start if we have 7.

1 reply
Open
MajorMitchell (984 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Ashes Test Cricket
Hoorah !!! England's Cricket Team is in Australia for the Ashes Test Cricket Series
113 replies
Open
Jamiet99uk (100 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
(+10)
MAFIA XXXIII ~ CALL OF THE WEST ~ GAME THREAD
((Please do not post in this thread unless you are a participant in the game))
6360 replies
Open
toms (0 D X)
03 Jan 18 UTC
(+3)
Buy high Quality Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas. online
We are a team of professionals with many years of experience in manufacturing forged passports and other identity documents, the best producers of quality fake documents. With more than 10 million documents circulating in the world.
2 replies
Open
Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
20 Oct 17 UTC
(+3)
Study Group - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 Study Group Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors Tom Bombadil and StackelbergFollower.
gameID=208608
139 replies
Open
Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
18 Oct 17 UTC
(+3)
School of War - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 School of War Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors ckroberts, eturnage, and Djantani.
gameID=208533
434 replies
Open
datapolitical (100 D)
30 Dec 17 UTC
Sunday morning/early afternoon live game
Who's up for a Sunday morning (10AM PST/1PM EST) live game?
2 replies
Open
JamesYanik (548 D)
31 Dec 17 UTC
so does the old forum still work
am I alone here?
2 replies
Open
WyattS14 (40 D)
14 Dec 17 UTC
(+2)
Alright, Brainbomb.
Are you ready for a poem I wrote at 3AM?
67 replies
Open
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
15 Dec 17 UTC
Star Wars episode 8
So, was I right? Is it awful?
296 replies
Open
brainbomb (245 D)
30 Dec 17 UTC
Western Meddling in Iranian Protests
So this is great and all. Encouraging protests and stuff. Um didnt this happen in Iran in Arab Spring too? When people start dying were gonna look pretty bad again. Like we encouraged a coup but didnt actually care about the consequences.
14 replies
Open
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
(+2)
Discord Chat
I've created a Discord Server to make it easier to coordinate future games and chat about ongoing ones (that allow press). I checked with one of the mods first to make sure it was okay to set up. Here's the link: https://discord.gg/5WpVw29
4 replies
Open
ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
12 Dec 17 UTC
(+12)
Thread for Nazis to Spew Racist Bullshit
Make sure not to test if emojis work though. *That's* against the rules.
160 replies
Open
zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
11 Dec 17 UTC
(+68)
Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Joys, fun, and prizes inside, 2017 edition, 3rd annual holiday!
430 replies
Open
damian (675 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
(+10)
Century Leagues
The Full Press Tournament You've All Been Waiting For!

368 replies
Open
datapolitical (100 D)
30 Dec 17 UTC
Fewer live classic games these days?
Looking back through the last couple months' completed games, it feels like there are far fewer Classic live games than there were a few years ago. Do other people have the same feeling?
6 replies
Open
Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
08 Nov 17 UTC
(+3)
Winter 1v1 Champions League
The Champions League returns! See inside for details.
156 replies
Open
datapolitical (100 D)
28 Dec 17 UTC
Best Picture
What movies have you seen this year, and which one do you think should win the best picture Oscar?
31 replies
Open
CptMike (3445 D)
28 Dec 17 UTC
GvI championships
Hi all. We have just finished a GvI championship between:
brkyzgn, CptMike, Denovian, Ezio and michaelf77
Germany won 10 times, Italy 9 times and a game ended with 1 draw.
2 replies
Open
IHaveCoffee (100 D)
24 Dec 17 UTC
Ask random Questions
Is it true that fish can drown?
44 replies
Open
xorxes (18670 D)
30 Dec 17 UTC
Championship Crown Game Series
Like the Championship Belt, but GvI instead of FvA.
1 reply
Open
Smokey Gem (160 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
(+1)
Championship Belt Game Series.
France v Austria .
Winner holds the Championship belt.Game id must be posted.
Only the winner creates next game.
How long can you hold the belt.
62 replies
Open
brainbomb (245 D)
28 Dec 17 UTC
Exreme Winter over North America
Ive never experienced a December this cold in Nebraska. Temperatures were -7 F last night here. I guess in parts of Minnesota and North Dakota its like -26 F
37 replies
Open
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Diplomacy AI
I know there was work done on this in years past; has there been anything recent?
SkiingCougar (925 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
If someone could create a diplomacy AI I would be amazed, and I would use any name change I potentially won to change my name to whatever the forum voted best :) or the person who made the code. not only would you have to have an AI response to any requests you sent, you'd have to simulate the countries truces themselves and it could end up with some very beginner style games, e.g germany could start off going after austria. mind you I could see a vague picture as to what sort of variables you would need, but holy shit it would be a big task (I don't know any code so I'm just guessing here)
Claesar (319 D Mod)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Albert is not predictable, and it responds to requests you send. This exists already.

We'll start that vote soon.
SkiingCougar (925 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
omg shit, I guess that means I might have to let a name change be up to the forum...
SkiingCougar (925 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
but awesome work Claeser :)
Claesar (319 D Mod)
29 Dec 17 UTC
You'll be lucky if all they can come up with is Cougar McSkimask.
SkiingCougar (925 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
true, its not a very creative forum ay? :P
SkiingCougar (925 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Also, why Albert? at least come up with something creative :)
Mercy (1572 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
I would find a Diplomacy AI very interesting, but I see some problems in making one as well.

One of the problems is that there are many different Nash equilibria in strategies in Diplomacy, with which I mean that there is no best strategy; everything is dependent on the psychology of the other players.

For example, if none of the other 6 players on the board put any effort in trying to keep allies or hold their word, then it is best for you to act the same way, and if you do, everyone on the board is then following the best strategy they can against the other players. However, if the other players do try to be somewhat honest, and punish liars, then the best strategy is something different. These are just examples; the bottom line is that the best strategy differs depending on who your opponents are, and that there does not exist any strategy that beats all other strategies.

This means that it is possible to build an AI that is extremely difficult to play against if all the players on the board are AI as well, but is easy to play against if only some of them are, and likewise, it is possible to build an AI that is very strong, yet does not prepare you for how a match with real top player humans would look like.

If we therefore want an AI to reflect (top) human play, we should build an AI that is best against 6 other humans, and NOT against 6 other AI, since the latter could result in strategies that would not work if most opponents are human (but would be very hard to beat by a human if most opponents are other AI).

This means that playtesting is difficult, since you can't just let the AI play thousands of games against itself and let it learn that way. The AI has to learn from playing against humans if you want the end result to actually be a match in a human environment.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
(+2)
That's right Mercy. Which is why we're already training an AI Diplomacy caper software package here at WebDiplomacy under the assumed player name ....
We had a promising new prototype with new "social skills" & political interests designed to engage in Forum threads as a learning tool, but regrettably KansasBoy....(oops, nearly said too much) was recently banned from the site. . The next version will be better
TrPrado (367 D Mod)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Austria-Italy doesn’t take too much training, does it?
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
I mean, that’s what makes it a fascinating problem. If we can build AI that can play video games, chess, and limit hold ‘em, we should be able to do the same for Diplomacy.

It probably will not be able to beat the best players, but in gunboat which does not allow for any communication I would suspect it could do quite well using current tech.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
29 Dec 17 UTC
In gunboat, would it learn how to interpret those subtle failed support moves meant to indicate intention to ally.
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Yes
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
A computer can't interpret language easily, but it can take signals and process them. The beauty of it is that to the computer, it wouldn't "know" that those moves signaled something. it would simply be that "in this situation, this type of move typically leads to success down the road with this other type of move"
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
Depends on if they trust each other for a Key Lepanto.
Mercy (1572 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
@datapolitical
"If we can build AI that can play video games, chess, and limit hold ‘em, we should be able to do the same for Diplomacy."
Like I mentioned in my previous post, there is a huge difference, though. While in games like chess and even in 1v1 Diplomacy there is a best strategy, in Diplomacy there is not a best strategy.
datapolitical (100 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
There isn't a best strategy in a lot of games for which we've built AIs
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
29 Dec 17 UTC
There are many worse strategies for games. In Diplomacy, a huge factor is the existence of stalemate lines. Great powers which sit on the main stalemate line are often at a big disadvantage because everyone else wants a piece of them.


18 replies
datapolitical (100 D)
28 Dec 17 UTC
Discord press game
Discordia http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=213453 is a 48/hr turn game with Discord chat for press. It's invite only, so ask in the thread and I'll send you a link. Discord offers notifications and voice chat, which allows for faster comms.
3 replies
Open
Page 410 of 412
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top