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Looking at results of finished games I see a fair number of those, and I don't get it. Why not just keep playing? Or if someone CDed, why not cancel instead? With that many players, I just can't imagine a situation where no one has the chance to expand further.
Ask "yes or no" questions until the identity is guessed, and then the person who guesses correctly takles on an identity and the guessing game begins again (if you're still unclear, look to the title for guidance on how to play this.)
Now, are you ready? (If I said "You Bet Your Life I am!" that'd be too easy to start, huh? OK, I'm thinking of a person...OK, I'm from a play...) ;)
If you have an hour or so, take it an play this game. It is a marvel of storytelling and conception, and quite thought provoking, the beginning is quite frustrating, but check the walk through to help you, the story is worth the time and effort, I promise.
I am putting together a video project, but am having a hard time finding source material. I am looking for revolutionary speeches of the 1960's and 1970's. If anyone can help me out with this I would be grateful.
Lately, I have come across several Western Triple games. In many of these, Turkey is aiding the R/I/T Counter-alliance that try to oppose the Western Triple. I always thought that Turkey should take advantage on a Triple, and gobble his eastern neighbours for all he is worth.... What do you think?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=53825 I messaged basically all of the participants trying to diplomat, but only FearTheROOS answered, and he asked me to draw, but he didn't explain why. All of the accounts except me, FearTheROOS and Jason123yy were created on the same date; 15th Mars 2011, last tuesday. All the players readied up, but only the countries bordering me are doing anything, and they're all moving against me.
Looking at the only other game FearTheROOS was in, all of these newly created accounts were all in that game as well, and naturally FearTheROOS won easily. From all of this I hope you can draw your own conclusions...
I read the FAQ trying to look for a place where I could report but I didn't find anything, so I'm posting here instead. All I'm hoping for is that this cheater gets banned and that I get back my diplomacy credit, because there's no way I'm winning this game. I thought meta-gaming was against the rules. If I'm missing something, I'm terribly sorry.
Noobs posting on blatant cheating get told the email address and asked to please not do it again. Noobs posting cause they don't understand how cooperating in a gunboat can happen don't get it quite as polite. And experienced webdippers get cursed out for being tools at all times.
@the community: While I'm not a veteran, I've been here 9 months. I tried myself to find something posted in the FAQ or rules about how to report alleged cheating...and couldn't find it. Or the email address of the mods - couldn't find it. I'm sure it's obvious and I'm just missing it - but there certainly are a LOT of people who want to report alleged cheating the right way...and can't find the info.
The definition of insanity is to do the same thing many times and expect a different result. We keep expecting people to "find" the link...and time after time, they don't find it. Make it easier...and we'll have fewer nubes to yell at.
Personally, I think the thing this forum lacks is a banned sticky topic at the top of the forums page. I don't know if that would be hard to code, but a simple READ THIS BEFORE POSTING written by one of the mods with the forum rules and then locked, which remains at the top of the list at all times, would (hopefully) eliminate the problem. People just don't know things like 'don't post cheating accusations on the forums' and 'put gunboat games in the gunboat thread' is it's their first time here. And nobody bothers to go to the rules page first. Really.
You may be right, but I'd hope most people read the list of points before they first started a thread? To remind those who haven't looked recently, these currently state: -------------------------------------------- If your post relates to a particular game please include the URL or ID# of the game. If you are posting a feature request please check that it isn't mentioned in the todo list. If you are posting a question please check the FAQ before posting. If your message is long you may need to write a summary message, and add the full message as a reply. --------------------------------- (where a few of the relevant points are links). I think we should move all of these into a new section in the rules, put a link to them in its place, and add these extra points.
@figles - are you able to detect what is about to be posted and delay the posting until it is moderated? if so how about detecting 'cheat'; 'cheater'; cheating' etc and build in a delay which informs the posted why it has been delayed?