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klokskap (100 D)
29 Apr 10 UTC
Live Med at 8:25pm EST
gameID=27827, 5 minutes per phase
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terry32smith (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live game - 5 min - Europe- join now!!!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27824
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Deltoria (227 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27823

9 mins to join, hurry!
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TAWZ (0 D X)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Anybody up for a Game??
I would like to play.
Anybody????
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TAWZ (0 D X)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live NOW
5 Player MED
gunboat
no talking
gameID=27819
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justinnhoo (1905 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
gameID=27812
please join =]
i need 6 more people
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Triskelli (121 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
The continuing search for expert critique!!
gameID=24189
This was the last major game I finished, and it was a doozy for some time. I played Italy, and I only got three builds over 7 years, and I only obtained Tunis on the final turn! Are there any diplomatic or tatical possibilities I overlooked over the course of the game?
Triskelli (121 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Just as a note, my opening to Piedmont was part of my extravagant plan to eliminate France as quickly as physically possible, with the intention of me picking up the Iberian. Unfortunately, my "associates" Germany and England failed to comprehend the beauty of my plan, and were reduced to petty squabbling.
TheHand (540 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
I think you should have kept a stronger partnership with Austria. When you stabbed them in Spring 03, you severely weakened a buffer between you and Russia and you and Germany. You ended up losing a center in the deal, and you had to redeploy a fleet back into the Adriatic to get back Venice, weakening your attack on Turkey.
Tru Ninja (696 D (S))
28 Apr 10 UTC
you can learn a lot from studying the first few years of any game you play. ill give you some positives and some negatives of your play

positives: love the move to piedmonte to scare france into thinking youre taking marseilles and curbing his opening growth.

love the move to greece. if you can ally with austria and guarantee yourself greece in A01 then you can ensure future growth as italy. alllying with austria and not getting greece means that you will not be very successful in a campaign against the east.

you did well in dismantling turkey and continuing growth

negatives: poor defense. italy doesnt take much to defend the boot but you have to leave an army nearby to keep out unwanted visitors. if all your units are way out east then youre begging to get stabbed and brutally so, usually by austria but sometimes by france. its suprising to see germany take the first of your centers.

you turned on austria way too early. if russia is growing quickly then you really need to continue communicating with the rest of the board. russia has the fastest path to victory out of any of the 7 countries and if R gets out of control, the worst thing you can do is ally with him, especially when you have half or less than half the centers he does. you can simply expect him to steamroll you as well. only after russia was under control should you have turned on austria and only if you dont have an enemy in france yet.

if you would have continued talking with germany then you would have had austria and germany focused on russia keeping him at bay and germany would have stayed out of your lands and giving you the ability to remove turkey and gain one last build. if you would have continued working with austria.

the best thing you can do for yourself is to come up with a plan and stick to it. keep an ally as long as you can until you have the upper hand and no enemies that need attention.
Triskelli (121 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
As a response, I had planned to ally with Russia at the get-go at the expense of Austria. However, he was new, so he took what was supposed to be a subtle hint and took it as an outright order. Seeing Austria near destruction encouraged me to hedge my bets and take what I could. As you can see, there was clearly a lack of coordination or cooperation on the western side, and I was too focused on pulling off my precious lepanto to properly defend myself
fortknox (2059 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
I always prefer to have a 'buffer' between me and a powerhouse. You should have kept austria alive from russia's advances so you'd have time to grow. If russia was a true ally, he would let you get to his size before you meet so there wouldn't be tension. You were tiny when he broke through so it shouldn't be a surprise he ended up stabbing you out of turkey and that left you with nothing...

The fact that you had turns without growth and tunis was sitting for the taking made for a tough predicament for you. I'm not a big fan of the lepanto because italy gets stretched too thin. You'll notice that it was very difficult to defend yourself when russia started knocking on turkey's door when you had a foothold. If you have turkey, you better have a chunk of austria to have a united front to be able to defense... otherwise you end up pushed back with only what you had when you started....

One last thing that is more of an overall thought: you wanted to crush france, you had the opportunity, because A/T/R was a cluster and they'd have battled it out until england or germany interceded (or two of them joined against the other). This would have given you access to france without having to worry too much about your back end.
Tru Ninja (696 D (S))
28 Apr 10 UTC
knowing when to work with someone, when to turn on someone and when to try reworking things with an enemy is a trained skill and has quite a learning curve to it. a good rule of thumb is to try to have people focused on the largest man on the map (even if youre allied with him/her) until you're that larger man.

foster relationships. be vague in communication where you can, give detail when you have to and keep more promises than you break.
Tru Ninja (696 D (S))
28 Apr 10 UTC
knowing when to work with someone, when to turn on someone and when to try reworking things with an enemy is a trained skill and has quite a learning curve to it. a good rule of thumb is to try to have people focused on the largest man on the map (even if youre allied with him/her) until you're that larger man.

foster relationships. be vague in communication where you can, give detail when you have to and keep more promises than you break.
faceeater (190 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Hey Triskelli. I have some imput into this game that I'd like to share with you, but I'd like to wrap up our current game first. It's funny because I just chanced by this thread and realized a couple of posts in that it was you who'd started it.
faceeater (190 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Pardon my typing... this phone.


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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Diplomacy World Cup CAL Team: Status Check
Guys, I want to know who's in, who's not in, and what's going on with these games, I'm not in one currently, how is everyone else doing, and I believe we need a new gunboat player, if any Californian is interested... mdrltc is the person to talk to in my abscence (which is geneerally during the day, college, so night's beest if you want to talk to me directly.) Let's get organized, and try to right our ship here...
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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
27 Apr 10 UTC
What A Piece Of Work Is Man- Life, Death, Humanity, Idenity, and Abortion
The Ethics class I am taking has come to this subject. However, before taking on the issue, I feel something must be set aside and something that is far too often overlooked must be examined. we should, I believe, put aside religious views, at least to start, and we absolutely MUST define WHAT IS A HUMAN LIFE AND IDENTIFIED ENTITY? Far too often the subject is discussed with the subject being referred to as "the unborn child," already ascribing it human status. Is it?
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Joppis (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
We need players for our Live game!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27802
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Live Game
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27797
15mins - 3 slots free ;)
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V+ (3732 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live anon gunboat
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27794

9 mins, 3 spots
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Panthers (490 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live Gunboat needs two more!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27793
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Bugger (3439 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
To the electrically-minded people on the site; I need help with a wiring problem
Any and all help is greatly appreciated.
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5nk (3592 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Baby needs urgent help
So in Kid Cudi's song "Soundtrack to my life", there's a short guitar/piano riff which I'm pretty sure is originally from another song. Here's a link to Kid Cudi's song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-XW-fCoGE8

At 52 seconds, the riff starts (it's the high pitch riff). I can't remember which song that riff is originally in and it's killing me to the point that it's adversely affecting my work and my performance in live wta gunboats.
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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Wasr Is Not A Game (But When It Was... How Did You Like Playing It?)
Let's be honest: nearly all boys love to play war at some time in their life. REAL war is no game, but... again, to be honest, playground wars ARE one fun game! ;) So... what'd you guys play? "Cowboys and Indians?" "American Revolution?" "World Wars?" With what? How? War might bee hell, I'm sure it is... but when you're ten years old and with buddies on the playground, it can be an awesome afternoon (with exercise... and no blood, gore, and video game gut!) ;)
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Eybein (0 D X)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Support
in anchient meditterainian map, (i kno, fail spelling)
but can a fleet, in memphis, support hold a unit in Cyrene?
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Barn3tt (37141 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
wta live gunboat
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27781
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wamalik23 (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Live game in 10. Ancient
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27776
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terry32smith (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
European War - Diplomacy - Live - 5 min turns @ 7:45pm!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27775
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RStar43 (517 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Gunboat live
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27770
5 min 30 D
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RStar43 (517 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Silent Assassians
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27768
5 min rounds 30 D starts in 10 min
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S.E. Peterson (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
WTA Live Gunboat in 20 min (30 pt bet)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27765
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The_Master_Warrior (10 D)
26 Apr 10 UTC
The Forum has been getting dull lately....
....so let's have a thread dedicated to ranting! Let's start with communism vs. democracy/capitalism/imperialism/<random label>. We'll just let it go after that. No discussions barred. Gentlemen, start your ranting!
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S.E. Peterson (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
WTA Live Gunboat in 1 hour (40 pt bet)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27762
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warboner (100 D)
27 Apr 10 UTC
Messaging multiple players at once?
Forgive me if this is easily located somewhere, but I cannot find it - how do I message more than one player at once?

Thanks,
-wb
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terry32smith (100 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
Euro War - 5 min live - All messaging cool, isn't that the fun of it all?.
come join a Euro War - 5 min live - All messaging cool, isn't that the fun of it all?.

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27764
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DingleberryJones (4469 D (B))
27 Apr 10 UTC
This is NOT about abortion
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/28/us/28abortion.html?src=me
I'm hoping it doesn't turn into that. But what do you think, a doctor is now allowed to legally withhold information from you to influence your decision?
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podium (784 D)
27 Apr 10 UTC
Require a sitter for my account
I will be away next thursday may 6th till monday may 10th attending my sisters wedding .Need someone to watch over my account.Don't know if it is possible since one is World cup game and players from other group countries would be excluded.
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Shino (133 D)
28 Apr 10 UTC
something u dont see alot of, so ill be the first lol
how about a quick world game, in 2 hrs? i personally havnt seen one of these before that has actually started, but that doesnt mean it doesnt exists lol anywho heres the link http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=27758
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