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Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
World Map Gunboat is challenging...
So, I'm in this game see...
Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
Not discussing game specifics. You can't even figure out which game it is as it is anonymous so it won't show under my profile. And I'm not asking for help or advice, just discussing the overall merits and challenges of the world map as a gunboat.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
I gotta say, I love it so far. But it is so much more challenging when you reach the point that there are a hdanful of strong players but no one player has pulled so far away to be a major threat of a win yet. The weak are slowly getting eliminated and the strong are getting stronger while bumping into each other and trading tit-for-tat.

So anyone who wants to join in, lets talk about the merits of this game and the challenges involved in having so many more options when there are half a dozen or more players with 8-10 SCs or more.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
I would guess the large number of navies make it easier to send false convoy moves and making intentions clear?
flashman (2274 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
I got effing South Africa in a gunboat and had to just watch as I was taken out. Absolutely crap version if you get SA.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
Yeah, that does suck if your neighbors go after you. But you can still communicate intent and possibly allow a neighbor to work around you and together grow. I can't discuss the nationality I'm in at the moment, but I have a lot of neighbors and I've managed to help a neighbor of a neighbor grow at the expense of the guy who was attacking me by issuing supports wen I read the N of N's intent. That has refocues my enemy elsewhere and allowed me to regroup.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
*refocused
flashman (2274 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
No you cannot. I signaled my intentions by supporting neighbours from the very first move, but the divided nation of SA cannot support itself - you simply cannot get enough reinforcements down to protect either the South African part or the Antarctic part. Worse still, you are sitting next to Kenya which has arguably the best starting position of all - a complex mix, but with SA being so piss poor weak and Kenya being able to both feed again and again on the African continent and also keep launching fleets so easily and into such rich waters - it is a stand out to progress.

What this means is that even though I support FA to move quickly to take extra territories down south and show friendship, he still wipes me out and there is nothing I can do - I cannot have more than two units there in time and I block the SC with any defence; and even though I signal to Kenya by supporting him as well - he just doesn't stop and rolls straight over me. Again, I cannot get the builds. Worse still, with only two home SCs in Africa anyway, you end up having to block at least one of them in order to mount even a half-hearted defence.

If you get one build (if!), do you plonk that on the ice of Antarctica to try the futile exercise of holding your single SC there? If you place that unit (if you can) on the mainland of Africa instead, the Antarctic is the proverbial dead duck in less than it takes to shoot a penguin.

SA is a total joke in gunboat. Simple.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
25 Jun 10 UTC
Yeah, I wasn't thinking about the split nationality. I think that needs a rework on the map.
figlesquidge (2131 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
I would suggest the map is also so large that people won't play SA enough for weakness to be come 'common enough' knowledge that it gets favourable treatment to help keep Kenya down
flashman (2274 D (G))
26 Jun 10 UTC
Yes, a real problem indeed.


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ava2790 (270 D (S))
21 Jun 10 UTC
Gunboat - Please Keep It Classy
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=31953
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
25 Jun 10 UTC
Resigning
How does one resign oneself to the fact that some players in gunboats are short sighted morons who can't see the freight train coming from afar and are more interested in trying to snag one more center than in stopping someone else from soloing?

I'm not leaving any of my games in progress, I might note. That's just lame.
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Tetra0 (1133 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
High Pot Anon Classic Game
ONE SLOT LEFT! Join up!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32126
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RStar43 (517 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
Anyone up for a Quickie?
5 minute rounds starts in 20 minutes 20 point buy in lets go
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32259
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RStar43 (517 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
No in game messaging games
Please look at the moves when deciding what to do you may find someone trying to help you !!!
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maddigascar (0 D X)
24 Jun 10 UTC
Need a sitter...
see inside
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killer135 (122 D)
24 Jun 10 UTC
When is the right time to stab?
I have seen many chances for stabs that I have not taken simply because I wouldnt be able to hold territory. So, what situation brings along a great, working stab?
38 replies
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Amon Savag (929 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
Question about Ghost Ratings...
If I have a GR of 50 and I enter a game that takes days to complete... but meanwhile I am playing live games and my GR fluctuates... Would my likelihood of success be calculated when I entered the game at 50 GR, or would the rating be calculated at the end of the game, when my rating is at, say, 60?
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spyman (424 D (G))
23 Jun 10 UTC
Rich countries are rich because they exploit poor countries
Take consumer electronics for example. I can afford to buy a cheap television because some poor person in China works for 12 hours a day on very low wages. Those of us living in first world countries need poor countries to remain poor so we can maintain our lavish lifestyle.
My housemate tells me this all the time. What do people here think?
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bob_rymple (108 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
Resigning
How does one resign from a game?
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RJJohnson (100 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
A new game... Join and post a good joke!
To humorous people - let's hear!
1 reply
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trip (100 D (B))
24 Jun 10 UTC
Tokaji
50 pt, 3 day phase, ppsc game needs 3. game starts in 32 hours
3 replies
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diplomacy
so. I have an idea for "three kingdoms" diplomacy, i'm just not a programmer or anything therefore i wouldn't know how to make it. anyone like the idea?
8 replies
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The Czech (26050 D (S))
24 Jun 10 UTC
What's the Web address for Ghost Rankings?
see above
6 replies
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LJ TYLER DURDEN (244 D)
24 Jun 10 UTC
San Diego Diplomats
uclabb & I are getting tired of playing with high schoolers who we easily destroy but want a real-life game. Anyone from San Diego county interested. Either respond inside or PM me.
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uclabb (100 D)
25 Jun 10 UTC
High point game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32126
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podium (802 D)
21 Jun 10 UTC
100th Game Celebration
I have 2 games on the go.So it really will be 101.But it will be password protected.Will start it up once some of the usual suspects commit.And maybe some new blood.State your intrest and phase lenght and bet that works for you.Was thinking of making non/anon full chat.
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
23 Jun 10 UTC
Economics
Does anyone else look at our current deficit and just cringe? Are you in favor of taking on the pain of cuts now, or do you want to procrastinate?

And....
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obiwanobiwan (246 D)
23 Jun 10 UTC
USA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOOOOOAAAAALLLL!!!!!!!!!!
DONVAN LATE!
GOAL LATE!
USA! USA! USA USA! USA! USA!
34 replies
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Tom Bombadil (1305 D (B))
23 Jun 10 UTC
Any tennis fans out there?
You guys watching this match. Its nuts! Currently tied 37-37 in the fifth set
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Conservative Man (100 D)
22 Jun 10 UTC
Read This
http://www.progress.org/banneker/lfp116.html
I found this online
What do you guys think of it? (And read the whole thing before you post)
137 replies
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Friendly Sword (329 D)
22 Jun 10 UTC
Bush on steroids…
Have any Americans here noted what has happened to your nations' civil liberties and tendency to kill brown people under that fine ol’ chap Obama? (warning, this is a long post)
145 replies
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LJ TYLER DURDEN (244 D)
23 Jun 10 UTC
Question on pause etiquette.
Bit of a long question, look inside.
10 replies
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centurion1 (1478 D)
19 Jun 10 UTC
how does ranking work?
All of a sudden with my three recent wins (note: first three) and a slew of draws my ranking magically existed. How does it work? Is it point based or stat based?
6 replies
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terry32smith (73 D)
24 Jun 10 UTC
Live Classic game - 5 min = starting @ 8:05pm PST! Come get some!!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32140
2 replies
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aslan (125 D)
24 Jun 10 UTC
Where do I put cheating accusations?
I don't want to publicly accuse someone of being a multi because I could be wrong, but how can I get a mod to check into it?
8 replies
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baumhaeuer (245 D)
20 Jun 10 UTC
Linguistics question:
How many people are tri-lingual in English, German, and Japanese? I would imagine a rather small amount.
43 replies
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ChickenSalad (100 D)
23 Jun 10 UTC
Bug? Non-dislodged convoy fail
1 fleet convoy vs. 1 fleet move = concoy fails
10 replies
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dep5greg (644 D)
23 Jun 10 UTC
LIVE GAME On Oli
could we get 10 people for a live game on oli for modern dip?
2 replies
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