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rlumley (0 D X)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Suggestion for Update
Why don't you allow the original make phase to be different from the length of the phases in the game? This would essentially allow a longer time for people joining shorter games.

Seems simple enough to code, and it would certainly come in useful for the "less desirable" mods, or high point games.
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DingleberryJones (4469 D (B))
10 Jun 09 UTC
What do you think of this post in global?
(names intentionally left out)

"The only way I draw in this game is if the other game draws first. If you want to call that metagaming, fine. I call it fair play."
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Rait (10840 D (S))
10 Jun 09 UTC
Possible bug in the game
Please mod-s look at the game http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11143

In this game fleet in Gascnony supported hold for fleet in Spanish SC - is this possible by the rules?
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rlumley (0 D X)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Quite hypocritically, I'm going to ask a question about rules
This is hypocritical because I normally suggest to people to download jDip to adjudicate moves, but it won't let me enter this as a valid order, because it isn't. That being said, this site will allow you to finalize like this, I've tested it.

What happens if you order two builds in the same spot? What if its two armies? An army and a fleet?
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
02 Jun 09 UTC
School of War II - Take Two
Well, it appears we lost the original School of War 2 thread. This is a pity, but we have to do what we can with what we have. Kestas, is it feasable to increase the number of active threads (ie: change the cutoff from 50 to 75)?
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TheGhostmaker (565 D)
12 May 09 UTC
School of War 1 Commentary
Game: http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=10755
Blog for posterity: http://ghost-diplomacy.blogspot.com/
I reckon we would do best to just use this thread as a general discussion about the game, and particular comments of the commentators, and direct responses go on the blog. When the game ends we can post this on the blog too.
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bishopofRome (100 D X)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Metagaming or Multi?
Idk but Austria and Turkey are really, really, allied i mean Turkey had two chances to take him but didnt. This is either one of those or my name isnt BishopofRome.

http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=10824
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Chrispminis (916 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
School of War IV Commentary Thread
This is the thread for commentary on the fourth School of War. Anyone is welcome to contribute to commentary or follow along with the game.

http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11284
http://www.phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11284
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Babak (26982 D (B))
27 May 09 UTC
"School of War": Game 3 commentary
This thread will be used to follow along with game 3 of the "School of War" Series.

game link:http://www.phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11113
SoW link: http://www.phpdiplomacy.net/index.php?viewthread=421804#421804
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jwalters93 (304 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Austria
I am always having problems when i play as Austria. I end up being eleminated very quickly. Any suggestions on what to do?
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milestailsprower (490 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
join teh game...
italian stallion, 45 pts, 60 hr turns, all the good stuff...
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texasdeluxe (516 D (B))
08 Jun 09 UTC
SoW general discussion
Since the admissions building fell off, and we aren't creating any more games right now...
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Ivo_ivanov (7545 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Guys, join my games, don't be shy
I'm in atrocious form lately, so now is the time :)
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fortknox (2059 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
2 on 1, when all 3 are you?
I'm pretty sure it's a bounce, but I want to doublecheck...
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laughomatic (100 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Help me understand something
How do you know which country you are. is it random or do you choose
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gwil_marx (126 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
15 point / 24hr phase game
Me and a friend are making a new diplomacy, low bet. Join in if you fancy a run in the European countryside.
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elcapitan (100 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Rules
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Drug Use
In honor of a fun topic I'll start the thread not with a specific topic but an open subject that allows for the infinite tangents. Oh, and please it is titled drug use not abuse ^_^ abuse is never fun.
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Jon Tinsley (0 D X)
10 Jun 09 UTC
THERE WILL BE PONIES!!!
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11502

24 Hour, 30 point game.
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lazysummer8484 (336 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Can a mod please pause this game...?
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11439

It's one our league games -- but we're missing one player...
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monkeyangst (189 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
New Game: The Bum's Rush
New game! http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11489
This is a 12-hour game with a 10-point buy-in. It's for people who are actually going to play, tired of players going into CD...
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Puddle (372 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Quick Question
I havent been on the site to play in months, some of you may remember, most wont, I wasnt very prominant. I take it there is a troll problem. Is kestas still with us? And if anyone would care to, could someone please list for me and explain the variants for game play, such as Press, Touch, and UN/Treaty? Thanks all, much obliged to those that give serious answers.
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Panthers (490 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
This will be the best game ever! Trust me
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11489
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Friendly Sword (329 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
Rule Query- supporting a rival position against oneself.
Say that you have armies in Galicia, Silesia and Tyrolia. Your opponent has an army in Bohemia.

If you move Tyrolia to Bohemia supported by Galicia, but use Silesia to support hold your rival, what happens
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Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
I'm retiring from phpDip.
As soon as all three of my games complete, I'm retiring. The forum sucks with all these trolls, and the way NMRs/CDs work can leave you screwed because a turn will run without real orders from a player.

I'm through and sticking with the slower but more respectable Judges.
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gjdip (650 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
I don't think it would be too hard (say I because it's been many years since I wrote meaningful code) to automatically pause a game when a player goes CD instead of processing the orders. That would be the best thing since the best thing since sliced bread.
thewonderllama (100 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
That all being said: Draugnar, I hope you reconsider your plan to leave the site. The community benefits from experienced players of all different playing styles and you've certainly added your unique voice to the forums.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
But the damage may already be done by the time they go CD. Some means of offeringthe position up for rpelacement would be better, so no NMRs would be recorded.
On the subject of Moderators, does anybody else think it would be totally awesome to watch a game played between all the admins on this site? the mods, kestas, ghostie, and I guess some lucky random player would get to play. Not SOW style, I personally don't like that, but does anybody else think it would be cool for the admins to all play each other?
gjdip (650 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
@Draugnar: what would be the damage if the moves are not processed and the new player gets something like 24 hours to get into the game?
thewonderllama (100 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
Last league season, Chrispminis, dangermouse, and I were all in a league together...at least half way there.
thewonderllama (100 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
The mechanics of this are best discussed on the developer forum (http://forum.phpdiplomacy.net). If I remember correctly there's already been a bit of discussion on how to handle such situations.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
I think allowing the new player a 'phase' to get in would be appropriate. 6 hour game, give them 6 hours. 25 hour, give em 25. You get the idea. It's better than the damage done to the game by having a drop essentially elimnate the dropped player's allies.
gjdip (650 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
We seem to agree. Happiness all around.
fortknox (2059 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
it still requires more than 1 move to go CD, so you already have 2 phases without orders
Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
Right, which is why we need a transfer capability to transfer an active account to a replacement player.
Poseidon (121 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
I agree with vamosrammstein.... I think a game with all the mods in it would be great.
Zezima (100 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
I'd plead for you to stay but I think you should do whatever you think is best. Although we never get our game started up ;)
Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
I'm still here. I'm too much a diehard Dip addict not to be.
Jon Tinsley (0 D X)
09 Jun 09 UTC
Draugnar, if you do leave. You will be missed
Alderian (1094 D (S))
09 Jun 09 UTC
I wish the point system was different. For example, you get a point for playing a game from start to finish. CDing loses you a point or maybe two or maybe five. Picking up a CD doesn't get you anything, at least with respect to these points.

Then make different categories. Anyone could play a rookie game. You have to have 10 or more points to play in an intermediate game. Then add maybe one or two other levels, you don't want too many.

And a limit on how many games you can play at a time based on how many games you have finished. If a long time player wants to play in 20 games at once, why not. But rookies should be limited to 4 games or so.

Seems like that would cut out a lot of multi-accounting as well as punish rookies that just stop playing a game that doesn't go well. Teaches them to finish if they want to move up the ladder.
aoe3rules (949 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
Akroma's right. This message having been publicly posted is just making the trolls think they've won.

Jon's right also: you will be missed.

Alderian, that's a pretty good idea. What do you think the effect would be if we changed it from that to, "Picking up a CD doesn't get you anything... but if you pick up a CD and then drop out, you don't lose any" (you know, because it would have been CD anyway).
pootercannon (326 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
"And a limit on how many games you can play at a time based on how many games you have finished. If a long time player wants to play in 20 games at once, why not. But rookies should be limited to 4 games or so."

I like this rule a lot.

I don't like the idea of "if you pick up a CD and then drop out, you don't lose any," because of what happens when idiots constantly pick up and then drop out.

I don't have a really good solution, but I wish there were stricter rules against people who go CD - or at least escalating punishments for each successive CD.
Draugnar would miss me too much if he left.
Alderian (1094 D (S))
09 Jun 09 UTC
@aoe3rules, continuing what pootercannon said, it may actually be worse if you pick up a CD and drop then drop it.

There was that post recently where a game had 5 different people "play" France. The original person and then four others who picked it up and then went CD driving the other players nuts having to wait and wait and wait for the NMR.
ag7433 (1782 D)
10 Jun 09 UTC
bump

(/evil grin @ Draugnar)
Draugnar (49 D (G))
10 Jun 09 UTC
Yes, DJ,I would. Believe it or not, despite our occassional (OK, regular) bad mouthing of each other, I do consider you and many, nay most, of the regulars here, a friend.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
10 Jun 09 UTC
LOL, ag...
Draugnar (49 D (G))
10 Jun 09 UTC
Oh, and my blood sugar is back under control (sort of) so that should help with my personality. I know I've been a whackjob with the posting about the neighbor girls (although they are freaking HOT) and their mom, so if I offended (and I'm sure I did), I apologize.
You also got most of us insanely jealous:p


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kaner406 (351 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
re: this game?
I've just taken over a CD, but the game won't let me disband Apulia?
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DingleberryJones (4469 D (B))
08 Jun 09 UTC
What would happen if North Korea went nuclear?
Based on a book I am currently reading, what would happen to the world economy/political scene if North Korea successfully launched nukes at Beijing, Seoul, Toyko and Taipei? Aside from the immediate aftermath of Pyongyang getting nuked that is....
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Draugnar (49 D (G))
09 Jun 09 UTC
League D1- So now what do we do?
OK, so the games are paused. But no one is in CD, we are just missing a player, whch means no one can take over...
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Mr.Culhane (0 D X)
09 Jun 09 UTC
Am I Awesome
yes i am
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airborne (150 D)
09 Jun 09 UTC
Public Press Game
25 hour phase, 6 point buy-in
No talking allowed in country tabs
password: national
forum chat or global chat?
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