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26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: I've heard rumblings of players basing their moves on what has happened in past games. Not only does that negatively impact the integrity of this game, it puts those players at a strategic disadvantage instead of playing the board we're on.

Other than that, good luck to all.
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: ?
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: Does that mean that if I am familiar with the tendencies of an opponent, I can't act based upon that knowledge?

Or does that mean that if my experience in past games taught me which other country (not person), is best suited to ally with, I should disregard that too?

It's difficult to ignore what we've learned, and think maybe I understand what you mean, but perhaps a specific example would help me.

Thanks
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: Or maybe you mean not to share what we've learned in past games about a player with other players. That makes sense I suppose.
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: I think everyone here, or at least those I've played with, are experienced enough to not carry old stabbing around, etc. should be a really good game
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: If someone in this game has stabbed me in the past, I shouldn't base my moves on revenge. Is that the gist of the rule?

Because I was going to say, the site has player stats, reliability rating, etc, per player.

It doesn't have my actual board game stats though, which I love to remind people, are quite impressive. Ooooooh. Aaaaaah.

That's how old I am. I played this with a board and little fleets and armies. So old. Ugh.
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: If someone in this game has stabbed me in the past, I shouldn't base my moves on revenge. Is that the gist of the rule?

Yes
26 Jul 14 UTC Spring, 1901: Pretty much everything else you mentioned is, as you said, not unlearnable.
26 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: No retribution for past games. Got it. Thanks.

What a shame. I've never seen Germany, Austria or Italy do well when any of the 3 fight one another. And I'd love to see what success they could have when all 3 work together. Maybe next time.

Cheers to lots of stalemates while the edge countries grow strong.

I now predict a France - Turkey final two.
26 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: Italy has a mind of its own and his will shall be crushed
26 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: Italy also has a bowl cut
27 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: Italy is also pretty clearly basing his moves after a desire for revenge against Germany for something, perhaps a previous game. Maybe it's an a old girlfriend thing.

I voted Cancel.
27 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: Can't be, Italy doesn't like girls
27 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1901: Or you, apparently. He went after you with reckless abandon. And without regard to the fact that he wasn't going to take any of your SC.

Which makes me wonder what he wants more? To win, or for you to lose?
28 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: Geeze. I guess England and France aren't all that excited about our new jobs.
28 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: France got a new job too!
28 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: Yeah, this is a waste of time. First Italy says to me, "Oh hey, yes, I want an alliance and let's be friends. Sorry if it looked like I was attacking you. That was unintentional. England and France miss 2 turns in a row. Like I said after the first move, Cancel and start over.
28 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: The chips didn't fall Italy's way once France was come. Don t buy into the back pedal!
29 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: First I thought, "maybe this is gamesmanship?" Then I saw the extremely fruitless moves and realized it's not. He might need medical attention.

Thankfully he turned west. It doesn't matter to me.

I'm going down in a few moves anyhow. I was unlucky enough to draw Austria nearby 2 of 3 players who actually cared to play and now as opponents.

This game is a complete joke. Final check in for me. Germany, of you want any of my SC's I will hold them off as long as possible and walk out if you can get there before Turkey and Russia do.

I love the "integrity of the game" lecture followed by 2 straight no-shows. Classic.
29 Jul 14 UTC Autumn, 1902: Oh. Actually he "left the game". He's serious about the integrity of the game thing and not basing moves in revenge.

How do I leave a game? Just not show up for a couple of turns?

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