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Finished: 07 PM Fri 17 Jul 20 UTC
Wasting Away Again in Coronaville
1 day /phase
Pot: 175 D - Autumn, 1909, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by ben9990 (1345 D)

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15 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Vive la France! Bonjour a tous
15 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck all!
15 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Whoaaa this game started and I'm slammed with work. But will respond to your press as soon as I can. Good luck all!
15 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 1901: Yo yo yo, here we go. My ships have their sails up and ready to cruise the open ocean.
Capt Crash
17 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: And thus unto the world was born a Juggernaut, who would in time come to conquer all, for the good men of the earth were too concerned with their own gains.
17 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 1901: A judgement is upon us! Quail, mortals, repent your sins!
07 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: voted unpause
07 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: I did as well
07 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: As have I
08 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1906: Moderator: (goldfinger0303): Unpaused. Apologies for the delay. If you are facing any issues please contact us at webdipmod@gmail.com
10 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1907: Im camping with no signal till tomorrow, apologies for lack of press.
14 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: So long cruel world!
14 Jul 20 UTC Autumn, 1908: Fairwell Austria! To heaven with thee!

I hit ready.
16 Jul 20 UTC Congrats Turkey, that was quick!
16 Jul 20 UTC Thanks for the game all!
16 Jul 20 UTC Well done, Turkey
16 Jul 20 UTC Helps to have Italy throw the game to you.
16 Jul 20 UTC Turkey and I began working together toward a Turkish solo back in Spring of 1905 when Austria took Trieste and France and I were deadlocked in the Mediterranean.

I realized at that point there wasn't much chance of me pulling something out of the game, I was mad at France, and I had found that Turkey played a smart tactical game and was fun to chat with. So I decided to try to help him solo.

At the time, all seven players were still on the board and a solo was far from a sure thing even with the two of us working together. I think we did a good job of disguising our cooperation, and crucially, we were able to convince England to stab France in Autumn 1907. If France and England had continued working together, I think they could have stopped us.

I had a few opportunities to try to turn against Turkey and force a draw, but I was having fun strategizing with him and didn't want to break my promise to help him.
16 Jul 20 UTC We-ellll....

I'm torn between genuine admiration that your joint strategising was so long-term, so well-organised, and so effective...

... and slight annoyance at your open admission that you decided to just randomly help someone solo. That ain't no way to play the game, surely? You should always try to work in the best interests of your country, or what's the point?

Congratulations on a good game well fought nonetheless...
16 Jul 20 UTC *shrugs*. I don't think my decision was "random" as I explained my reasons for it above.

As for the sportsmanship issue, I play this game to have a good time. I think my record demonstrates that I generally achieve good outcomes for myself. But this game presented a fairly unique situation in which the best way for me to stay engaged in it and have a good time was to work for someone else's interest because working for my own narrow interest would have led to a pretty swift defeat. It was only after my initial plans went completely sideways that I shifted strategies, after all.

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