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Draugnar (25 D X)
01 Nov 11 UTC
ACORN's at it again...
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/10/26/exclusive-acorn-playing-behind-scenes-role-in-occupy-movement/?intcmp=obinsite

Doesn't surprise me one bit...
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AverageWhiteBoy (199 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Seven best fictional characters to play Diplomacy together
Who knows, maybe this'll become a tournament or something.
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President Eden (2540 D Mod)
05 Nov 11 UTC
Hey guys, let's be nicer to newer gunboaters.
I've been going through and updating my stats on my profile page so I can show my record in full, partial and no press (and update messages/game), and so I got to see how well I played in gunboat to start. Guess what I found?
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Nov 11 UTC
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The Failure of European Socialism
We are living in historic times. Right before our eyes the failed model of European socialism is collapsing. The only question is what will exist in its ruins? The senseless youth violence in England, and the self-pitying protests of you Frenchmen do not bode well for the continents decaying culture.
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dubjamaica (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
free booze
gameID=71510 join if you want free booze
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
04 Nov 11 UTC
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Google Easter Egg- Do a barrel roll
What fun. I love easter eggs. Type in do a barrel roll n google and it will. Also Z or R twice works as a tribute to starfox.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
11 Oct 11 UTC
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The Importance of Enrtrepreneurship
This is something that socialists, marxists, and statists do not comprehend, the importance of entrepreneurship to economic growth.
In fact entrepreneurship is the only advantage the United States has on the rest of the world.
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GinoKay (158 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
11-SC Argentina replacement needed
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martinck1 (4464 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
The 47% Game
See below
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yujufrazer (100 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Help
http://webdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=71205&turn=5&mapType=large

K here is our map. my question is, if i move my boat from the english channel to the northsea with support from norwegian sea. but he moves his boat from north sea to BEL, with support from Hol, would my move stop his move or at least cut support?
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Herman Cain & Bill Clinton
How can a decade old accusation of sexual harassment against Herman Cain even be an issue in American politics after all the liberals dismissed Bill Clinton's adultery with a member of the staff in the White House as being completely irrelevant to his job as president.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
10 Oct 11 UTC
How the World Really Works II
Since so many don't understand how the world around them works this thread is crucial.
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Oct 11 UTC
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Lower Taxes=More Revenue
The 28% tax on long-term capital gains brought in only $36.9 billion a year from 1987 to 1997, according to the Treasury Department, while the 15% tax brought in $96.8 billion a year from 2004 to 2007.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904194604576583151431651920.html
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DonXavier (1366 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
1 more for 200 point buy in
Ancient Med
1 more player
200 point buy in
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=71261
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Tru Ninja (649 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
Let's Assume
You're France in S01 and Italy moves to Piedmont while Marseilles moved to Spain and Paris to Picardy along with Brest-MAO. Barring any real diplomacy that has gone on, are you more likely to return to Marseilles in the fall assuming Italy will attack it, or list a hold order assuming a bluff?
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
04 Nov 11 UTC
One More Needed 800 D
One More Needed: gameID=71225
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indianajones (1482 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
Diplomacy points
Can you run out of Diplomacy points? If so, then can you create an other account?
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Lando Calrissian (6 D (S))
03 Nov 11 UTC
Gunboat means....
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Ges (272 D)
03 Nov 11 UTC
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Anonymous WTA Gunboat, WorldDip, 24hr, 10 Dip buy-in
gameID=71217
7 players needed, 3 days left
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Jacob (2598 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
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How to Get People to do What YOU Want
Diplomats fall into different categories or archetypes. Some are bossy and curmudgeonly. Some are vague and try to stay neutral toward everybody. Some are pushovers (the best allies of course!). And some are true diplomats. There is a lot to say on this topic and I hope to get a lot of participation in this thread, but I'd like to start with a couple pointers that have served me well:
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Veteren World Diplomacy
They say it can't be done, I beg to differ
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tomob1 (208 D)
04 Nov 11 UTC
New Gunboat
Hi, I'm feeling bored and up for a quick game of diplomacy. 5 min phase. Here's the link if anyone wants to join: gameID=71448. (sorry if I shouldn't be posting this as a thread).
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Diplomat33 (232 D (B))
02 Nov 11 UTC
Luck in diplomacy.
I found a case of luck. In gunboat, you have 2 SCs open, and can move to one, the opponent can as well. You will either get in one or bounce. 50-50 chance of each. Luck is involved.
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Yonni (83 D)
01 Nov 11 UTC
Homeopathy
So, yesterday's xkcd (http://xkcd.com/971/) prompted me to post this
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
03 Nov 11 UTC
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American Delusion
Discussing the hstoric propensity of Americans to wrongly assume others want to be like us.
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bc2000 (1752 D)
03 Nov 11 UTC
NEW GAME: Classic Map - 202 bet - 4 days turn.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=71417
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Jacob (2598 D)
02 Nov 11 UTC
Out-Guessing Your Opponent
Oftentimes you are presented with difficult tactical decisions. Consider a move where you could take a SC two different ways. Your opponent can defend against either move successfully, but not both. Which move do you choose?
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
30 Oct 11 UTC
I miss King Atom
Now that he's gone, I kind of miss him. Though his comments were often inane and nonsensical, there was a sort of clarity of thought to them that, in retrospect... I really respect. You might even call it a kind of genius? Come back to us, KA!
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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 (666 D (G))
01 Nov 11 UTC
All 0's and a 1 at the end.
abgemacht (666 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 (71 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 (666 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 (666 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 (71 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 (71 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 (666 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 (666 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 (223 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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