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Mblock (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
PLAY DIPLO NOW
New game starting in 5 min, at 4pm. Looking for a few to join for a quick fun game.

Name is "PLAY DIPLIO NOW", link here http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200151
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brainbomb (474 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Never give up
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197304
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Volmort (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Queston about movement on coasts
Is movement like this possible:
Gulf of Lyon -> Spain -> portugal
And my seond question if Convoy see unit is attacked, is convoy still successful or convoyed unit just dont move?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 May 17 UTC
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Criticism of Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMdIgGOYKhs

While i'm not entirely sure i'm a marxist, because i'm not entirely sure people should be paid 100% of what they produce (other people offer synergies to increase the value of what you produce) - i am onboard with the criticism that wealthy people have too much power in the system.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
06 Jun 17 UTC
Civil Disobedience
Since I can't comment on the SoW in anyway apparently even expressing disdain for a lack of commentary. I thought, hell the rules don't say I can't make a second thread to talk about times you've been let down or disappointed.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
30 May 17 UTC
Give me your "best" puns
The best ones PUNish the people who read it
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
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Will America ever realize the German Dream?
The average German citizen enjoys good healthcare and a high standard of living. The average American is struggling.
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ishirkmywork (1349 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
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This is not a complaint -- just observing
What are people's thoughts on the effects on player behavior when operating under Sum-of-Squares scoring? I feel like I've noticed an increase in land grabbing and selfish alliance play when using this scoring. It has been more difficult to convince an ally with more centers to spread the wealth for a stronger, mutual alliance. Agree?
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yavuzovic (313 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
webdiplomacy.com?????
We can enter vdiplomacy from vdiplomacy.com or vdiplomacy.net . But if we write webdiplomacy.com , we will see something about domains. Webdiplomacy.com is for sale. This pages URL is we..cy.net. What is these domains and what is we..cy.com?
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Scrub (241 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Fleet Builds Only
So I was chilling in bed the other day when I got this idea. I started a game on the standard map, cause I thought it would be interesting. I know that Austria-Hungary would get screwed but I was just wondering what the strategies would be.
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UmbrellaLover (100 D)
23 May 17 UTC
Guide for 17 player map?
Hello, I'm thinking about joining a 17 person map, but I have no clue if there are any strategies for this sort of thing. Everything that I've found so far, unless super general, relates to the 7 country map. Are there any guides or tips you could give me so that I'm more prepared for this map? Thanks!
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game this afternoon
Hi guys hoping to get a live game going Tuesday afternoon. Here is the game link

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200053
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Randomizer (65 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Not taking the draw
What do players think when everyone wants to draw except the player with the least units?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
01 Jun 17 UTC
Covfefe
Is this a new SNAFU or BOHICA?
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "Diplomacy"
Then keep hitting your phones first suggestion until your message loops. Interesting to see how long/short or varied peoples lists will be.
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Oztra (30 D X)
31 May 17 UTC
What do people do outside of webDip?
Do people actually have lives outside of this game? What do people actually pursue with their existence? Who has the worst job? All of these burning questions, just waiting to be answered.
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brainbomb (474 D)
31 May 17 UTC
Trump pulls out
It appears the days where America cared about polar bears, rising sea levels, emissions, and trying to be a leader in changing our dying planet.... has all come to an end. RIP Earth.
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leon1122 (170 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "President"
Then hit the first suggestion and press submit.
Interesting to who everyone's most talked-about President is.
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captainmeme (846 D Mod)
29 May 17 UTC
WebDiplomacy Survivor - Final Tribal Council
35 days ago, 21 castaways begun their journey in the webDiplomacy version of the famous reality game show. Now, only three - Balki Bartokomous, DemonOverlord, Fluminator - remain, and all have fought tooth and nail to make it this far.

The final victor will be decided by eleven of the players they voted out, and this is their opportunity to sway votes their way. Welcome to Final Tribal.
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Congrats Flum! Well played.

Thanks to captainmeme. Really clever game and well executed.

Thanks to all who played. This was a fun diversion.
ghug (5046 D (B))
03 Jun 17 UTC
Sorry Balki. Still love you.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
03 Jun 17 UTC
Congrats, Flum. Well deserved.
snowy801 (621 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
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Love you too, Balki.
But you're a fucking sociopath, damn.
We see the game result. Can we have an update on Snowy's soul?
Good game to Flum.

And Demon, I'm seriously sorry for everything I said and did. I went way overboard at FTC and should not have at all. Hope we can still be friends after that. After all, you are pretty great and played a lot better than I did.
snowy801 (621 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
My soul is no darker than it was prior to this game. I voted the best player, Balki, and everyone else did too. 10 people didn't decide not to vote you, the obviously best player, because I wanted to metagame.

You had a fundamental misunderstanding of what makes people tick, and it cost you the game. I'm surprised you're still saying this - I thught it was an act put up for your juror appeal.
Durga (1903 D Mod)
03 Jun 17 UTC
I think I lost all respect for you but apology accepted VashtaNeurotic.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
03 Jun 17 UTC
If you had taken me instead you might have had my vote and might have won ^_^
Durga (1903 D Mod)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Maybe. I also think you would have tried to get rid of me tho.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
03 Jun 17 UTC
Nooooooo!!!!!! Demon baby! I love you! How didn't no you win! This is a rigged election. I'm sure the DNC and russian had their hands in this.
Fluminator (496 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
That was super tight. Genuinely surprised Balki got no votes but it helped me out.
This was my third online survivor game but I only made it to the jury on the other two. It gave me first-hand experience on how juries think so it gave me a bit of a leg up I think in the final phase. I knew in my experience that the main thing that irks jury members is arrogance and taking credit for things they weren't perceived as doing.

Balki played a very manipulative game but I was hinging on it being too manipulative and he'd have trouble actually getting recognition for his most impressive moves since they were so subtle. I knew I had my more flashy game moves to compare it to, and I was really hoping the jury would get annoyed at his arrogance (which is very charming usually, but probably annoying in the context of being stabbed by him.)
I definitely don't think he played an easy game to play and props for juggling all his alliances without getting caught until the end.
Losing snowy at 5 was bad for me so I threw as much shade on Balki for that move as possible which at the time (before I knew how angry the jury was at him) I actually thought it was a good move for him. But yeah, making those blood pacts with multiple people were probably his biggest downfall, and he could have had tight alliances without them.
Either way, Balki is a genius in my eyes and I think if he played again (maybe needing to do it in an anonymous game) he'll have no issue fixing his main flaw and easily win.

Demon I knew not to underestimate but she really came alive at the end and it really can't be overstated how close it was. I did throw a lot of shade on her being apathetic (which wasn't entirely true) but it was no accident she did as well as she did. I think ghug gave a good picture of why her game was impressive in the jury thread. I honestly wasn't sure how she'd do in the game and she ended up being my biggest hurdle.

I think uclabb, snowy, and Vash ended up being the main reason I beat her because of their vocal support of me in the jury thread. If they weren't vocal and didn't point out some of the more subtle maneuvering I did I might not have gotten some votes. Reading some of the posts appreciating my game almost made me feel better than when I learned I won. Thanks all 3 of you!
Bozo, I was mildly surprised you voted for me to win after all my lying but I will still say now with no ulterior motive that I hope you join the discord server because you seem cool and I want you to see me when I'm not lying and in a new context!
Moscow and bo, thanks for your vote. You may have only voted me because it was an anti-demon bloc and you merged with the anti-Balki voting bloc. I still genuinely wish you got to play longer Moscow. I enjoyed our short stint together.

I enjoyed the challenge at every moment and there was never really any breaks to the excitement. One final thanks to everyone!
Also, hah! You were wrong ghug!
Durga (1903 D Mod)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Hey so my final tribe messages list was 52 pages. I imagine this was near the lower end for the final four. I think calling me somewhat apathetic is a decent criticism and this really isn't my kind of game.
Balki Bartokomous (3465 D (G))
03 Jun 17 UTC
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Good insight Fluminator, and well played. I had fun talking with a lot of players in this game, but probably with you the most.

I note that Snowy wants to use this moment to rub in my loss further. Fine. You're right. And I'm wrong. Mea culpa.

I think my pre-jury game was decent. But my final tribal counsel was abysmal. I generated this idea in my head during the game that "this is not a truth telling competition" and "this is a diplomacy website; people can appreciate a good stab." While all that is true, when a person gets tackled, they don't want to congratulate the dude who is standing over them, high-stepping and guffawing. I was tone deaf and naive. I started out my opening statement with: "Welp, this statement is long, and arrogant, and probably makes me sound like a douchebag. I guess I’m just going to embrace that." When you have to open that way, it's probably a good time to do some editing.

Lesson learned. Don't be an arrogant, slimy asshole if you'd like people to do nice things for you. And, I should probably add: don't ask them to make blood pacts if you care about your blood. I don't think I'm likely to make a "pact" of any kind any time soon.

Lots of growing to do.

Putting the results aside, I want to say that a great part about this game was getting a chance to talk with and play with so many people in this community. I haven't really played much diplomacy here, but I've played a lot of mafia here, and I like the people. This was my first chance to talk to many of you in a different context. And while there were elements of the game that impacted many of those conversations, there was also a lot of non-game moments where I was just kind of chatting with and getting to know folks. That was cool. I like these folks. Game aside, it was nice to get to know you.


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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Jun 17 UTC
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Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/black-commencement-harvard.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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PhoenixFeathers13 (100 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
2 Players needed
Help! We need two more players for a fun unranked game! http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=199852
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Interest in playing a live game this afternoon
Trying to get a live game going 5 minute turn. Willing to draw or pause whenever.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
02 Jun 17 UTC
And here's the weather
https://weather.com/
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Clownie (295 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Supporting others against your own unit
I'll be circumspect about the description, for obvious reasons (game's ongoing, in case it wasn't sufficiently obvious). See below.
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LeonWalras (376 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Autocomplete public press
Basically the idea is to provide you with a centre so we can work together. The only press is public commitment to attack Italy. Every sentence may be in Gascony and the other games. The rest is autocompleted to find out what kind of player is required.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
01 Jun 17 UTC
Most offensive thread.
See inside.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
01 Jun 17 UTC
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Should this thread be locked?
See inside.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
02 Jun 17 UTC
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June GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
01 Jun 17 UTC
America doesn't care about Earth
Fuck you, Trump. Fuck you, every cunt who voted for him. America is a force for evil. You need to be fucking obliterated.
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Jun 17 UTC
Official Greatest Food Tournament Thread
See inside oven for details...
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