Forum
A place to discuss topics/games with other webDiplomacy players.
Page 395 of 396
FirstPreviousNextLast
TheFlyingJarate (39 D)
Sat 07 AM UTC
A question on WebDip map variants
Hi. A while back, I happened to spectate a game with a map variant I hadn't seen before. It was, if I recall correctly, a map of the world in 1066... or 841. One or the other. So, my question is, how can I start a game with one of these variants, as the one I saw wasn't on the list of different playable maps.
5 replies
Open
HBbuc (88 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
Austrian Openings
Whenever I get Austria, I always seem to get destroyed right away, do you guys have any advice on how to play better as Austria?
56 replies
Open
Stressedlines (1470 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Anyone here make their own beer/wine?
I have been doing this for many years, and was curious if anyone else did such. It is easily my only hobby I have that I care about..lol
25 replies
Open
brainbomb (99 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
(+3)
Why are bleeding heart liberals struggling at diplomacy?
My ghost rating is around 800. I am going to mass apply anecdotally that all liberals are therefore as abysmal as me at this game.
21 replies
Open
Smokey Gem (150 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
The number and word four
Are therre many words that have the same number of letters as the meaning of the word IE Four.
7 replies
Open
NManock18 (185 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Game
Hey, perople should join this hella lit game I'm setting up. It is public: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208204
0 replies
Open
DemonOverlord (559 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Need replacement
Hey everyone, we need a replacement Germany for this game (4 day phases):
gameID=206645

Please PM me if you're interested in taking over
0 replies
Open
Lazy Bones (75 D)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
Rules query from a new player.
Is Out of Game communication okay in normal diplomacy? If not, what if all members agree that Out of Game communication is okay because the whole group knows each other in real life?
4 replies
Open
Verming (266 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
(+1)
What other online turn based games might I enjoy...
....based on my liking for Diplomacy. Iam looking to expand my range. Nothing massively complex, "live" or requiring Gauntlets of Dexterity, just interesting, challenging turn based games which may run over an extended period. Any suggestions? Cheers all Verming
16 replies
Open
leon1122 (154 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
California makes murder a misdemeanor.
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2017/10/10/report-knowingly-exposing-others-to-hiv-will-no-longer-be-felony-in-california.html
27 replies
Open
Yoyoyozo (619 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
(+3)
BOSOX PIZZA TOURNAMENT
Hello I am starting a another 1v1 tournament. It will be FvA. Each person plays until they lose. Winner gets to keep continuing. Loser buys bo a pizza. If you win 10 times in a row, bo will send you a slice of pizza
17 replies
Open
captainmeme (295 D Mod)
Fri 13 Oct UTC
(+2)
A beautiful sight
https://i.imgur.com/Pr1QI4K.png
8 replies
Open
leon1122 (154 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
Swedish dentist loses job, sued by government...
for reporting migrant age fraud to Swedish Migration Board

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/report-adult-migrants-posing-as-kids-lose-your-job/
I apologize in advance for the source, but it's the only English-language website reporting on it. MSM obviously won't pick this story up.
2 replies
Open
JamesYanik (208 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
(+1)
One impeachment please
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918267396493922304

https://puu.sh/xVUOc/1ff0fa91d4.png
in case he deletes it
55 replies
Open
Valis2501 (3551 D (G))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
(+1)
I forgot that you should never play live gunboats on the site
my bad. They're still riddled with NMRs and CDs and no players or defaults that set an RR. My time away caused me to forget and for that I apologize.
7 replies
Open
Condescension (343 D)
Thu 12 Oct UTC
(+1)
Why are conservatives so bad at Diplomacy?
Is it the lack of intelligence? Ego over practicality? Naive self-interest? Inability to understand other perspectives? Poor social skills? Or some other factors?
13 replies
Open
Yoyoyozo (619 D)
Fri 06 Oct UTC
Yoyoyozo's Open Gunboat Series
Hey I want to play some games but don't have the time for press. Therefore, I'm starting a gunboat series.
Sign up below:
36 replies
Open
CommanderByron (699 D (S))
Tue 03 Oct UTC
(+1)
On-going Tournament Series
I am interested in GMing an ongoing (for fun) tournament series based on the class system of fighting sports. Is anyone interested?
107 replies
Open
Valis2501 (3551 D (G))
Thu 12 Oct UTC
(+1)
Advertise Live Games Here
Please use this thread, and this thread only to advertise for upcoming live games. That way, it's easier to find people for new live games, without flooding the forum with threads.
3 replies
Open
JamesYanik (208 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
STAR WARS TRAILER THREADDDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY
YES SOMETHING BESIDES POLITICS
9 replies
Open
orathaic (1009 D (B))
Mon 09 Oct UTC
How to protest the right way?
Can someone please enlighten me?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-nfl-walkout-publicity-stunt-denies-vice-president-us-kneeling-protests-a7990436.html

Apparently being peaceful isn't ok. But exiting a stadium early as a sign of your rejection of the protest is an acceptable protest.
45 replies
Open
RagingIke297 (147 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Headed to downtown Chicago for a bar game
This will be my first face to face game since I moved from Ohio to Illinois in May, game starts in about 2 hours!
5 replies
Open
leon1122 (154 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Feature Request
In FTF Diplomacy, players can see who other players are talking to. I would like a feature that shows who each country has spoken to during a given phase to reflect this. This feature could be turned on or off.
I think the general response to frivolous feature requests is one of the following:
1) Send a bottle of some sort of alcohol to ATC and he'll see.
2) Learn how to code and make it yourself.
:P
DemonOverlord (559 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
People will just talk to everyone and say that they talk to everyone????
??
????
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
I've thought about this. An option that posts in global saying "X sent a message to Y" would be very easy to add (especially if someone is sending me scotch).

However, I think that it would incentivise longer messages. And, with webdips rules allowing off-site press, I'm not sure it's a good feature to have.
DemonOverlord (559 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Yeah like 80 percent of my press is done off the site at this point
ghug (5 D (B))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
That would get incredibly spammy anyway.
ghug (5 D (B))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
(+2)
When I played FTF I would take about a minute every phase to have a conversation with HR where we both knew I was lying and he did what I asked him to anyway. Having talked to someone means very little.
leon1122 (154 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
I've never met anyone who uses offsite press for this game, and it would be impossible with anonymous games. The feature doesn't have to be a message in global. In the list of countries at the bottom, you could list the countries that each player has messaged right below their name.

I understand that it's not a perfect reflection of diplomatic relations, but it's still a useful tool for gauging communication at least. And if you start messaging every country with filler, they're gonna be mighty suspicious of you.
CommanderByron (699 D (S))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
What if the feature just displayed a number beside each country when you were talking to a specific country. Say for example you are England you and you click on Germany. Then beside each other country’s tab you would see a small annotation that reflects the number of messages sent from Germany to the corresponding country. So I’d i am England talking to Germany and the tab for France has 12 in small annotation I would know that this phase Germany has sent 12 messages to France. This could reflect the FTF notion of seeing who is talking to who in a discrete way that you can only take advantage of if you are paying attention.

For example (using same countries as before) if I see Germany had only 3 messages to France while France had 10 to Germany I could assume (not nessecarily accurately) that France was trying to turn Germany against me unsuccessfully. If I then see the following phase Germany send more than 3 messages he may be actually turning on me.
CommanderByron (699 D (S))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Of course I think this is of the least importance and if anything should be discussed on vDip as most of them seem to have some coding experience and are more likely to take this feature on.
leon1122 (154 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Yes, that seems like a great way to implement this this feature.
CommanderByron (699 D (S))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
(+1)
Not saying I don’t like the idea btw. I’d love to play this feature if it became a thing. I played FTF before I discovered webDip (almost 4 years ago now, I’m getting old) and one thing I enjoyed greatly was the ability to see who rushed to who after a phase. Gave insight into their plans. Also was fun to misdirect using this same theory. If I had a a strong alliance with a country I would never start a phase by talking to them. Made everyone think I’d turn at anytime. Of course I’d let my ally know why I was doing what i was doing and they usually like the thoughts behind it.
Deeply_Dippy (406 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Knowing how often one country communicates with another would provide possible insight into probable alliances. However, it would be far from perfect and, as has already been pointed out, open to abuse.

I can't see that It would be worth the effort.
VillageIdiot (4321 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
WebDip allows for offsite press?! I never knew that.

I've never really played an FTF game so i don't get a sense for what i'm missing with this element, but my initial impression is that in this environment I think it may give away too much. I'm already turned off by the paranoia that little "online" indicator causes whenever somebody pops on or finalize indicator that's checked despite not responding to my outstanding message to them, so to add to that seeing 20 messages to other people i would see them send to somebody else i'd be tearing my hair out. Not to mention you would lose some of those online nuances that make this version fun like ... oh, is Jonny going to NMR here .. oh wait, he's chatting it up. Or having to decipher if France is intentionally ignoring my request to DMZ or if he's just having a busy day at work. These things don't really happen in FTF games but have become baked into the online dip world.
Condescension (343 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
This option would add tons of extra effort in order to play without really paying off much.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
VI, you're totally a vDip player.

FTF is a *much* richer environment - including the ability to read orders over other people's shoulders. Not that I would ever do or condone that behaviour, of course.
dargorygel (345 D Mod (G))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
When we play FtF, we have gradually established a set of house rules... which while not in the official rulebook, we have found to make the game run smoothly. Rules like, "no writing false orders for other nations." Or "no stealing orders out of the orders bowl."

I like the idea of leon's feature... but in the end, with good players, I am not sure how much of a benefit it would be. Be fun to try it, though.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
The order box has been sacred everywhere I've ever played FTF.

I've wondered about reverse crowdfunding for webdip feature development. Like, say if I go "I'd implement this feature for $500" then people can pledge towards the features they'd like. And when features get enough pledges to be funded, they'd get developed.
VillageIdiot (4321 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Or everybody interested put one shot of alchohol into a mailable container, when it equals a bottles worth..
dargorygel (345 D Mod (G))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
@ATC... what is this 'order box' you speak of?? Everywhere I have played FtF we have used a bowl... or large hat. When we first began playing, we hadn't outlawed it. We were a dozen teens who had never played the game. We found that a non-sacred orderbowl led to chaos and violence. So after a few games we made it no-man's-land.
A_Tin_Can (1958 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Usually we use the lid that the game came in.


20 replies
CAPT Brad (1847 D (B))
Wed 11 Oct UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
18 replies
Open
Smokey Gem (150 D)
Tue 10 Oct UTC
(+1)
Mental Health week.
Hi all it is World Mnetal Health week.
Take some time out to work on your Mnetal health or check in on someone who you might think is not travelling so well.

Im going for a Nature Bath..( Hipster for Bush Walk ) costs $250 in SW West Aus or free if you live in the countyr like me..
10 replies
Open
JamesYanik (208 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Damnit Sweden
https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hundratals-svenskar-akte-till-kriget-for-att-slass-for-is--sa-lever-atervandarn/

use google chrome to translate... there are some American websites picking up on this too. Sweden giving protection for ISIS fighters as a gist.
15 replies
Open
HBbuc (88 D)
Wed 11 Oct UTC
World Diplomacy Game
Join this World Diplomacy Game! Unrated so there is nothing to lose(or gain)! Just join to have fun!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208056
0 replies
Open
dargorygel (345 D Mod (G))
Mon 09 Oct UTC
(+1)
Eleven Letter Word Game
You know the drill... you can only change one letter to make a new word.
30 replies
Open
Tom Bombadil (1363 D (G))
Mon 02 Oct UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
13 replies
Open
MajorMitchell (1046 D)
Sun 08 Oct UTC
Two great car races in Australia
Today the "Touring cars" have the Bathurst 1000 km race, and the 3000km Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide starts. Good luck to the University of Michigan team & all teams.
8 replies
Open
Page 395 of 396
FirstPreviousNextLast
Back to top