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Personally, I want to keep them non-anon and small enough so that I do play the same players multiple times. The proposal to wrap Premier and A into Premier and both Bs into A with the rest being C has some merit.
Who is going to be the TD this season? If no one wants the job, I'll volunteer if abgemacht will promise to be the tourney mod for this season, having a backup of course should one of his games need the mod intervention...
Hmmm... Then I back out. I finally made A/Premiere and don't want to give that up. But I believe we have had playerds also be TDs in the past. they just let their backups make decisions in games which they could be viewed as having a vested interest. Perhaps co-TDs would work.
^Haha that's funny D33. But seriously, this ain't no Teen Tournament or whatever. This is the like one of the big tournaments, so ideally we need someone who has already played in the Leagues and/or already been a TD. Alderian+Draug should be co-TD's.
Though I haven't been in any tournaments recently I'd be willing to help someone who knows the tournament layout do some of the planning, bracketing... I did play in the 2009-10 TMG Masters so some tourney experience. So basically I'd be willing to either co-TD with someone or I can just watch someone TD so I can TD in the future if the need arises since I don't plan on joining the league at any point. Oh, and you just got muted Diplomat.
Well since I recall the last thread turning into a bitching match you might want to consider having everyone in the league email a suggestion to one person who then puts an idea together and then has the members vote on it.
So here is my deal. I love helping out, but my work has just been overwhelming of late. What I can easily do is the sending of game start emails, updating the tournament webpage periodically, and such. The grunt admin no decision stuff. What I don't really have time for is the decision making side of things. Getting the sign ups organized, dealing with dropouts, and complaints and such. If Draugnar wants to do that part while I do the other part, or he does both, that's fine with me. I currently have access to the tournament webpage and league spreadsheet but not the league email. We can create a new league gmail email easy enough though.
As for TD playing in a league, you can make that work out by having a vice-TD for dealing with issues related to any game the primary TD is in.
As for format, I would prefer the 14 person pool format myself. And still prefer non-anon for league games. I planned on sending a mass email out to the emails I have on the spreadsheet, but as I said, work has been taking up all my time of late.
OK, so we seem to be on non-anon and 14 per league.
Is everyone good with merging: Premiere and A into the Premier league Both Bs into the A League The three Cs plus the top seven who didn't get prompted in D to 2 B Leagues Everyone else into the "Open League" in groups of 14
Promotions to these new leagues should be base don last seasons results and new players brought into the open league.
Next up, the new promotion schedule...
@Alderian - I'll handle the in-game issues and help with the setup if you'll co-TD with me and handle the issues just in my games.
Oh, and I leave it to the community to give a thumbs up or down to me co-TDing with Alderian. If enough people don't trust me to run an honest tourney, I'll step aside.
It's time for the younger players on diplomacy to have their own tournament! Great place to play with Diplomacy players your own age. No offense to the older members of course! If enough people post with intrest I'll set up a tournament.
Error triggered: Division by zero. This was probably caused by a software bug. The details of this error have been successfully logged and will be attended to by a developer. Got this when I tried to go from page 6 to page 7 of the open games.
I'm sending this from a school computer in the lab. Just wanted to apologize to everyone for the crapload of games I CDed out of. I'm not going to be able to pick those up for some time because my laptop is f-f-f-f-fucked and I can't get down here consistently enough to play a good game.
So, there has recently been some confusion/criticism about how mods handle cases. Without talking about any specific cases, I'd like to review how we handle different cases and the reasons for it. Hopefully, this can turn into a productive discussion, since this site is community-driven.
Why the hell can't people press the ready button in gunboat games?????
its not like they are waiting for an answer to a message or anything its ridiculous. If they want to wait because they cant play in the next phase or something, then they shouldn't have agreed to play in the game in the first place with that phase length
I guess I successfully predicted the future in the October ghost ratings topic
As of Friday, I was in four games. In the last 24 hours (well, 30 technically, but it's close) I received the following message three times: "You were defeated, and lost your bet; better luck next time!" Bye bye, highest GR spot for me to date. I've never been so soundly defeated so often in so short a time.
The United States intervention in World War Two cost 418,000 American lives. And, really, what did the United States gain from it? Hitler was gone and Nazi Germany was destroyed, but much of Eastern Europe running from East Germany to Russia was under the (de jure or de facto) rule of Stalin and the Soviet Union. U.S. intervention fostered the spread of communism by destroying its primary opponent, fascism, thus setting up the Cold War for the next fifty years.
I have always been intrigued by this opening (sev-->black sea, warsaw-->galicia, moscow-->st pete's, st pete's-->gulf of bothnia) but have never really had the balls to try it out. Does anyone prefer this opening/has anyone won by this opening? Any general thoughts on its merits/detriments are welcomed.
Hi I used to use the email dip judges, and am rather new to the Webdip site. I really like the setup, but I'm not a huge fan of how the maps are drawn. is it possible to generate a "results" map without the arrows for a more uncluttered look?