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zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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Anyone has a beta key or account for Diablo 3 that they are willing to share?
Anyone?
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
All 0's and a 1 at the end.
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
Oh, sorry. That's a Starcraft key.
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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Thanks for the thought, abge.
krellin (46 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Yes yes yes yes! I want! I want! I'm jonesing for a good game. Starcraft was much of a letdown....just a rehash of an old game with updated graphics. <sigh...> But never played diablo much, so even if it's a rehash, it will be new....AND I can get my wife to play, too - which I didn't have when I last played. So...bring on the Diablo!!!
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
@krellin

Why aren't you playing LoL while you wait?
spyman (424 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
I haven't tried Starcraft. Not as great as they say hey?
I used to love RTS games. Age of Empires 2 and Rise of Nations are probably my favorite games of all time. I haven't played much RTS for ages and I am looking for a new game. I have Company of Heroes - its good game. What's Age of Empires 3 like? I heard mixed reports. That it is flashy and complicated but lacks the strategic and tactical depth of with AOE2 or Rise of Nations. What do you guys think? What's a great RTS (multiplayer online or LAN is what I like to play).
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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Can we not derail this thread? :)
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
Now that's not nice, zultar. We're keeping it at the top for you : )

In terms of RTS, I'd recommend Supreme Commander, Sins of a Solar Empire, or Homeworld.
spyman (424 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
Sorry. Would somebody please give Zultar a key already? :P
(2113 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Wait. Really? SCII was a letdown?

SCII is everything a RTS should be. Balanced. Fast. Fun.
spyman (424 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
What other RTS games have you played smiley?
(we are keeping this thread on top Zultar).
krellin (46 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
SCII was a letdown because I played the original back in 1998 and the game is essentially UNCHANGED....so yeah....big letdown.

It's a big letdown because Starcraft (the ORIGINAL) was such a *fantastic* game. It set the mark for what an RTS should be and was the game that everyone wanted to emulate, as WoW did for MORPG. The problem is, SCII is simply little more than a visual update with good cutscenes. HUGE letdown. Oh....wait....they added the talent tree (from WoW).
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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LOL, I might not be playing diplomacy much anymore (my baby girl is turning 1 year old in a week) , but I am still going to stick around this site. I greatly enjoy our various discussions, philosophical, scientific, political, etc, AND our ability to get off track.
krellin (46 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Essentially, the problem is that blizzard has conquered gaming. I've played many different MMORPG's, from WoW, to City of Heroes, Rift, and others...and I can't find anything that beats WoW (as most things are trying to emulate WoW)...but I'm bored to death with WoW.

In the RTS world, it is difficult to imagine what else can be done with the genre. Starcraft set a high bar, and was emulated over and over and over again. What can you do to make it better? Talent tree was interesting, buying tech to personalize your army....but the game play is the same.

Maybe I'm just an old fart who is no longer impressed with updated graphics layed over a decade-old concept...
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
@krellin

Have you tried those other RTS I recommend to spy? (SupCom, Homeworld, Sins)?

Those are all very different from SC and I like them a lot.
spyman (424 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
abe, how do you personally tend to play those games? Single player or multiplayer?
LAN or online. (I tried AOE and RoN online against strangers and man the competition was tough. Playing against friends was my level, and incredibly fun).
abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
I have very little patience for single-player games.

I mostly play games (RTS, FPS, RPG, MMORPG) against/with friends (irl or online).
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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I play RPG and Turn-Based Strategy games for the single-player experience. I have little patience to get with other people. Will play D3 with wife though (trying to get her to agree to play wizard while I roll Barbarian or Monk). On that note...
Anyone let me beta a barbarian? PM me. :)
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 11 UTC
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Up.
Key anyone?
Or an account.
I promise to give it back.
I just want to try it.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
01 Nov 11 UTC
I started to hate RTS very young... recommend grand strategy like most of Paradox Interactive's games. Requires actual though instead of just "How do I do everything fast."
largeham (149 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
PI games are good. Also, the Total War series is also good, though I hate how they've made it harder to mod the last few games and the shitty DLC (I don't mind DLC, but I would prefer it to be something of worth, not just reskinned models which can be done by almost anyone).

Sins is good, but you need to get the patches, otherwise the AI has a few problems and it is quite easy to win just spamming fighters/bombers.
fortknox (2059 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Christ... Homeworld? I haven't played that game in ages... but the music and everything... what a great game.

I can also approve of the Total War series, but I never surpassed Medieval Total War (1).
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
03 Nov 11 UTC
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Uppity.
Last uppity on my part.
If I get nothing now, I will stop bumping this up.
(2113 D)
03 Nov 11 UTC
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NO! We'll get you your key zultar. KEEP BUMPING!
zultar (3790 D Mod (P))
03 Nov 11 UTC
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I can't tell if you are being sarcastic or not...
My mind tells me that you are, yet my heart speaks otherwise.


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Putin33 (240 D)
27 Oct 11 UTC
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Police crack skull of Iraq war veteran
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/police-action-in-oakland-atlanta-camps-removal-unnerves-some-anti-wall-street-protesters/2011/10/27/gIQA5BpNLM_story.html
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Putin33 (240 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Cain is done
http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/state-firms-cash-to-herman-cain-may-breach-federal-campaign-tax-laws-132898423.html
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ILN (167 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
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Ingenious bottle light
Ingenious 3rd world solution for a 3rd world problem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBWi3NtND68
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ILN (167 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
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Moscow-armenia
can a ship build in moscow go to armenia?
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N.N. (131 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Join the Game, They Said
gameID=71352 - everyone determined to submit orders in time and not to leave in the first turn just 'cause Austria sucks - is welcome to join the game. However, volunteers from the late "Why so Anonymous?" game are most likely to be given priority (pacta sunt servanda). But I think we will have some free seats.
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orathaic (1004 D (B))
01 Nov 11 UTC
anyone going to carnage?
The 2011 DipCon will be hosted by the Carnage game convention at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont.
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Chester (0 D X)
22 Oct 11 UTC
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Mais um jogo em Português
Depois de o primeiro jogo ter corrido muito bem quem está comigo para jogarmos mais um jogo em português?
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Sicarius (738 D)
31 Oct 11 UTC
Political Views Are Reflected in Brain Structure
via science daily.

thoughts?
34 replies
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
02 Nov 11 UTC
My 700th post.
Well, I've ben here less than 2 months and am already in the 700 club! Wow!
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Victorious (466 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
unsportive behaviour
@ Splitdiplomat userID=36887 to withdraw your draw vote seconds before a CD while the rest also votes draw, only because you came out of the turn well is very unsportive behaviour (at least in my eyes).
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
02 Nov 11 UTC
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help
I filtered my frequency too sharply, and now my gibbs is ringing. Please advise.
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jman (199 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Points per SC
hey do you get more points if you end with more than 18 SCs?
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fabiobaq (458 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Should I be suspicious? Multi theoretical question
When a player enter orders not to move during two turns, and then CD, just in time for another player to encircle him and grasp all of his centers, should I be suspicious of multi or that's the kind of thing that happens all the time?

Of course I won't point to any specific game, as I wouldn't want to make cheating accusations in the forum. All I want is your oppinion as wether I should bother the mods should that occurr or it's a common situation.
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
30 Oct 11 UTC
Anyone here a star trek fan and would like to play a game entirely in klingon?
We could play in klingon if anyone finds a good online translator. What fun it would be!
43 replies
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principians (576 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
what do you think...
about this http://www.fpif.org/articles/why_the_us_supports_israel?
2 replies
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Geofram (245 D (B))
01 Nov 11 UTC
Battlefield 3 PC
Anyone grab it? By far my favourite shooter since COD4. We should make a WebDip squad. My handle: NR_Geofram
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ulytau (541 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Was John Pemberton a seer?
Really, could you possibly imagine a better name for a drink than Coca-Cola in regard to marketing potential of China? They say Jules Verne nailed all those means of transport we use today several decades in advance but Pemberton is the real deal here. Coca-Cola. Brilliant.
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
31 Oct 11 UTC
Id like to question the random country chooser on the site.
I have got austria and italy more than average recently. Makes me wonder if the mods are rigging it so id leave... :P But really, for those of you familiar with the phenomenon, is the generator truly random like sites like random.org or is it pseudorandom? Does anyone know?
45 replies
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Fasces349 (0 D X)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Vote away your debt
Should the EU vote no for the bail out package in the referendunm?
21 replies
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goldfinger0303 (657 D)
29 Oct 11 UTC
NFL Pick 'Em: Week 8
Inside the updated totals after Week 7 will be posted...as soon as I add them (or someone who already has it added up wants to post if, if they're faster.)

As we're at the half-way point of the season, lots of teams on bye and another week for blow-outs it seems. With the Packers on bye, who will dominate the weak...so--who'll win? PICK 'EM!
30 replies
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abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
The Verge
If anyone is looking for a good Tech site, this is it.

Also, they have the best podcast on the internet.
18 replies
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Check_mate (84 D)
31 Oct 11 UTC
Etiquette / Introducing a friend / playing in the same game
How do you handle the minefield of introducing your mates to the world of Diplomacy whilst staying within the rules? Are there any guidelines that mods / experienced players can offer on this?
13 replies
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Agent K (0 D X)
30 Oct 11 UTC
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The Stratagos Game
here it is gameID=69335.
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guak (6401 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Moderator please unpause
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=69545&msgCountryID=5&rand=19268#chatboxanchor

Italy refuses to unpause this game.
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abgemacht (700 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
Snow Storm
How did people fair in the snow storm? We lost power for about 24 hours. Roads are still pretty cluttered with trees and most of the surrounding towns (that don't get power from the University) are still out of power.
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guy~~ (3779 D (B))
31 Oct 11 UTC
New high(er) stakes game?
Hey all, started up a new game and looking for others who may want to join. It's just your normal, typical game but entry is at 150(D). Please, please don't NMR! gameID=71192

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King Atom (100 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
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A Final GoToRdbOLyeL!
And I will not be back anytime soon.
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Putin33 (240 D)
29 Oct 11 UTC
Cardinals WS Champs
Great Series. Glad the NL won the last real WS.
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obiwanobiwan (250 D)
30 Oct 11 UTC
To Boldly Go Where No Game Has Gone Before...STAR TREK DIPLOMACY!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=71175
The powers are listed below...45 point buy-in (as Trek's existed for 45 years, 1966-2011) and you play as the race you have (Human, Vulcan, Romulan, Cardassian, Borg, Bajoran, and, oc course, Klingon.)

Revenge is a dish best served cold...and it is VERY cold in space...! ;)
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