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Kartheiser (138 D)
30 Mar 11 UTC
What other online games do you play?
Not console-based games, but other online games similar to Diplomacy in that they are 'worth playing'..
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
30 Mar 11 UTC
This Time On Philosophy Weekly: Schrodinger's Cats and Consistency...
Aimed at those of you who, frankly, make me incredulous as to just how many highly intelligent physics thinkers are on the site...so, Schrodinger's Cat--I understand that there's a cat, radioactive particles, a 50/50% chance the cat is dead or alive...or both...what are your thoughts? (And if that cat DOES blur the lines between the differentiation of states...well, YOU change every moment via experience...is there anything constant about us, or you as "you," for that matter?
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Maniac (580 D (B))
30 Mar 11 UTC
Win, lose, draw stats?
Mafaldxxx has lost 109% of his games and survived 27% of his games, what's going on?
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Tru Ninja (584 D (S))
30 Mar 11 UTC
Join Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=54799

10 point buy-in, great for new players or those looking to get back into playing the game. we need 3 more players to join!
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Puddle (409 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
Amateur Gun-boat game
Any interest in one? If so I'll set one up, I'd like to play one, but I dont want to end up in one with some Gun Boat veterans and get my ass handed to me.
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Lando Calrissian (252 D (S))
29 Mar 11 UTC
Austria Gunboat Tactics
As I'm sure we can agree an AH/R alliance can be as powerful as any, but how in a gunboat game can Austria safely go about communicating this? Discuss.
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Draugnar (25 D X)
30 Mar 11 UTC
Just a quick reminder...
Not posting cheating accusations is a rule. A mod pointed this out to me.
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Crazyter (1335 D (G))
22 Feb 11 UTC
FTF Boston Jun 11-12 at Boston University
The venue is booked and it is wonderful!
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figlesquidge (2131 D)
30 Mar 11 UTC
HTML5: Are we nearly there yet?
I notice the BBC are now using in-page SVG content.
We've seen youtube/google et.al. pushing the standard over the last few years, but this is the first time I've seen a non-web company supporting the formats. Have we turned the corner?
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The_Master_Warrior (10 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
Advice, please?
Right now I'm pretty desperate. I'm Turkey, and I've got Italy, Germany, and what's left of Russia creeping towards me. Starting this turn Italy will start picking off my SCs, one by one. Can anyone help me out?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=53685&msgCountryID=0&rand=74811#chatboxanchor
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Biohazard94 (100 D)
30 Mar 11 UTC
Support Move & Support Hold
If this is against the rules, then pardon me; I looked through the FAQ and didn't seem to find an answer to it (that I understood)

I played through the game with some friends, but for the life of me couldn't seem to figure out support hold/support move. Can anyone tell me in clearer terms the difference between the two, and how to use them?
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woofers (100 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
Could NMRing Be A Good Strategy?
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woofers (100 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
could there ever be a good time where you would NMR on purpose for a turn only so people would move away from you or leave their border open to you... maybe if they were fighting a two front war they would move their troops away from you only to see that you invade their open border immediately the next turn

and if you ever did this would it be considered a legitimate strategy or an underhanded cheating sort of move?

discuss.
(2113 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
Where?
(2113 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
DAMNIT.
mongoose998 (304 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
the only way i could ever see that is as a last resort. and the opponent would probaly take advantage of it and take your nearest SC.
SacredDigits (120 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
I'd consider it a strategy (and not cheating), but I think it would be unhelpful. I try to log in close to the deadline for most of my games to see if anyone looks like they will NMR, and I take as much advantage of it as I can. This can backfire, as I sometimes use a different tactic of looking like an NMR until about 1 minute before go time (and I imagine others might too). I don't know many people who just step off of NMR's unless other things are going on, so I see it as having more of a possible disadvantage than advantage.
orathaic (1004 D (B))
27 Mar 11 UTC
yes

usually in a stale mate position where you can't solo, but other can stab each other if they think you've left the game...
Triumvir (1126 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
First, I'd call it a strategy. It's certainly not cheating. If you intend to submit all holds, then NMR'ing accomplishes just that, but with a slightly different psychological effect.

Take for example this game. gameID=42902

I played as Germany and was involved in a Western Triple. France told me of his intention to stab England in Fall 1906. I had made plenty of progress in the Spring (and was in no danger to lose territory if I did not submit moves). However, I did not want to move against France in aid of England - neither did I want to seem complacent in France's stab against England. So, I purposefully NMR'ed. When I "came back" I apologized to England for not acting to help him, and build fleets at the end of that year to "help him against France."

You can see the end of the game if you want to know how it turned out. Suffice it to say, a purposeful NMR played a big role diplomatically for me.
I'm in a World game now where I saw an alliance was going down in flames (and I would be with it) and decided to turn in all-holds for a couple game years. Needless to say, no one expected the Ghanaian fleet to magically take flight (sail, whatever) into Great Britain and Germany. I'm now alive a few game years longer than if I'd fought it out and lost.

Of course now I'm on the brink of elimination, but it sure was fun!
Baskineli (117 D (B))
27 Mar 11 UTC
Reminds me of the trick Bean did in Ender's Game...
TBroadley (100 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
Holy fuck, Pres. Die already.
NEIN
fortknox (2059 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
I'll reemphasize SacredDigits thoughts. Purposely not entering a move until there is a minute or two left is a good way to 'simulate' an NMR, but put in orders thinking that your opponents will see your NMR. This only works in anon, as non-anon shows when you are logged in (and when you logged in last), but I accidentally did this a while ago and find that it worked perfect in that situation... but I haven't really used it much, since.
snappy173 (533 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
"Needless to say, no one expected the Ghanaian fleet to magically take flight (sail, whatever) into Great Britain and Germany. I'm now alive a few game years longer than if I'd fought it out and lost."

ha! i did that once. as ghana, i sat in great britain for a couple years hoping the game situation might change. it didn't, and i eventually died.
Alderian (2423 D (S))
28 Mar 11 UTC
fortknox, you can do that in non-anon as well, just have to be logged out while watching the game page.
Ivo_ivanov (7545 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
I do this from time to time. First noted Marek doing it quite regularly ~ a year ago.
Darwyn (1594 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
I can't say I've intentionally done it...but there have been times that I have and it has helped me.
Maniac (580 D (B))
28 Mar 11 UTC
I have been on the other end of this tactic recently - turkey had actually left the game but with units in con, arm and smy. I was in sev and controlled balkans but didn't have an active fleet so no esay pickings in turkey. I moved forces northwards and Turkey raises from the dead. However, he announced his resurrection and i covered the moves. I filed this under 'playing possum strategies' to be deployed when the need arrises.
ava2790 (270 D (S))
28 Mar 11 UTC
In a league game last year (gameID=34964) I was Turkey. In the face of a Western triple I submitted all holds for several turns (6 times in all) and was included in the final draw after some half hearted, but opportunistic stabs.
urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
30 Mar 11 UTC
I tried it here gameID=28251 as a last ditch effort against E/G alliance. I believe it increased tensions a bit, but instead of betraying each other they exchanged SCs.
Yobgal (515 D)
30 Mar 11 UTC
I've had a couple of situations where going NMR for a year could have been beneficial for me, but I've always refused. This is a quote from the rules, "Don't abuse the software to gain an edge in online games that isn't possible in a real-life." If I were playing Diplomacy at a table, face to face, it would be nearly impossible to go NMR. It's only the fact that you're playing an online version of the game that allows it to happen. Unfortunately, it would be rather difficult to prove intention to cheat when that's being reported.
karthikking (0 D X)
30 Mar 11 UTC
You can NMR in postal


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Frank (114 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
weirdest live game ever: 150 Weekly Live Game - 2
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=54663
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
20 Mar 11 UTC
America and England Aid The Libyan Revolution
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_us_libya

Interesting...I was wondering if it'd come to intervention--but to be honest, I'm GLAD the US and did so in this way--no troops, no occupation force, just batter them off the coast with one--and with friend England, two--of the best navies in the world--GREAT CALL by Obama in my opinion! Thoughts?
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akaenon (192 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
Live game world diplomacy
I'm sure this has been attempted probably several times, but has anyone successfully done the World variation for a 5-10 minute game?
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TribalDominator (100 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
5 point world game
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SantaClausowitz (348 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
Somebody explain France why he was wrong here
http://webdiplomacy.net/profile.php?userID=33600#message

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neverhurtstohelp (365 D)
27 Mar 11 UTC
Etiquette on draw or cancel ?
gameID=49006. playing Turkey and a strange stalemate has set up. How long is too long to wait for England to eliminate France & Austria before offering to draw the game. No in game messaging disallows any communication. I would rather cancel than draw with 6 players still in.
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guak (7780 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
Players of World Diplomacy 5 - Please read.
I'm going away on vacation for two to three weeks and could really use a pause. Thanks in advance.
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hthefourth (297 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
Hardest countries in world diplomacy
I've played a couple of world dip games and I've noticed that some countries are a lot harder to play than others: US for starters. Anybody have any thoughts? Are there any sort of win probability stats for countries in world dip?
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Cokerpilot (318 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
Is multi in the same game cheating?
is it?
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Jean d'Arc (236 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
Resigning
How do I quit out of a game that I already started?
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sckum555 (108 D)
29 Mar 11 UTC
quick game
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mariscal (0 D X)
28 Mar 11 UTC
game
enjoy to live game, go go go. now
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Thucydides (1012 D (B))
27 Mar 11 UTC
Putin: your comment?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Tq4VE8eHQ&feature=player_embedded#at=104
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mariscal (0 D X)
28 Mar 11 UTC
778877
live game?? now enjoy
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
24 Mar 11 UTC
WDU: WebDiplomacy University! (Your Real-Life Major/Degrees, Experiences, Etc.)
Since we have such a diversly-talented group, and a lot of us are around or past our college years, I thought it might be interesting to see who's who on the site...and to ask some inter-collegiate-major questions (such as, again, I MUST ask...WHAT is the actual, practical purpose of factoring and the quadratic equation--I asked MATH majors and THEY ahd no clue!) ;) So, step right up and enroll--name, rank, serial number--erm, Major--and one interesting experience!
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Rancher (2248 D (S))
28 Mar 11 UTC
Hello, some new ones here
I'm back from vacation ... haven't been playing for a couple of weeks now so I thought I'd set up some basic low pot new games to get back in the swing of it, one classic and one ancient ... links will be below
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gjdip (650 D)
28 Mar 11 UTC
I'm back
I know that some of you have been trying to reach me regarding the Leagues without getting a response. For those who want it I can make up some excuses but the real reason is that I have been deliberately ignoring you due to other commitments.
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Wolf89 (215 D)
23 Mar 11 UTC
Game only for talkative players
the title is self-explainatory, but read inside for details
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