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by MerryBBuck
Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Wed Oct 13, 2021 6:21 pm

How does it "rely" on it?
I just meant that the bot is coded/trained that that order results in the army moving. If the bot played on a different website, it might lose games that it would win here.
by MerryBBuck
Thu Oct 07, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

by MerryBBuck
Sat Sep 04, 2021 2:23 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

I figured out enough about Python and Keras to scrape game data and create models to predict moves. I trained one set of models to predict Fairbot's moves as France. I played a game where my "bot" was France, versus the real Fairbot as Austria: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=373463 I know...
by MerryBBuck
Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:25 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Duplicate entries in Order History for games Drawn or Conceded in Spring
Replies: 1
Views: 741

Duplicate entries in Order History for games Drawn or Conceded in Spring

In some games that are drawn or conceded in Spring, the final Order History will list Spring moves for that year (including unit placement) that are a duplicate of the prior Autumn moves. Examples: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=369141&viewArchive=Orders https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php...
by MerryBBuck
Fri Jul 02, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 25426

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

we're pretty confident this is due to locking issues
No, I think it is Fairbot becoming sentient. Be careful next week, @kestasjk.
by MerryBBuck
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Today I learned a DATC rule interpretation on which Fairbot occasionally relies. Example: Autumn 1901, Fairbot as France https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=349632 The army at Picardy move to Belgium via convoy. There's no fleet for this convoy. But per DATC 6.G.8, "Explicit Convoy that Isn't ...
by MerryBBuck
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

MerryBBuck wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:13 pm
I wonder if anyone who has the "webdiplomacy dataset" has shared the historical FvA win/lose/draw split.
Answering my own question for posterity. In ~19400 FvA games, Austria won 53.7% of the time, France won 39.7% of the time, and 6.7% were draws.
by MerryBBuck
Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Communicating with draw & cancel button in gunboat
Replies: 28
Views: 4186

Re: Communicating with draw & cancel button in gunboat

I agree that the draw vote is often used as a signal. OP and @teccles interpretations match mine, so there is consensus on how to interpret that signal in certain situations. Plus, new players searching the Forum for "what does a draw vote mean in gunboat" will find this thread, making those interpr...
by MerryBBuck
Sun Mar 28, 2021 4:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Congrats to Myth1202 for the victory as France against Fairbot: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameI ... #gamePanel
by MerryBBuck
Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

I defer to RJ. I lack the perspective to give a useful answer. Apart from 3 aborted attempts, I've never played FvA against a human. I fear that my "expertise" is not actually in FvA. Instead, I think fairbot itself has simply trained me in ways to exploit fairbot. At the moment, I find it lots easi...
by MerryBBuck
Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:27 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

I have noticed ~ 4 points in time when fairbot's mix of opening moves changed. E.G. as Austria, fairbot used to love opening to RUM, but lately only opens to GAL. But maybe fairbot's opening turn(s) are just based on a tree of the "best" moves, with a human occasionally tweaking the odds of taking e...
by MerryBBuck
Sun Feb 28, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

RoganJosh wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 7:45 pm
Is it announced when the bot is updated?
I have never seen an announcement. (Since we're the "rats" learning this maze, maybe we're not supposed to know.)

Speaking of rats, what happened to the 1901 builds in this game?
https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?game ... #gamePanel
by MerryBBuck
Fri Feb 26, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 70
Views: 8029

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

I belong to the "Internet Generation." People in my age group use online sites extensively, with registered accounts across hundreds or thousands of forums. We were all born on January 1, 1901.
by MerryBBuck
Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Hello, I just atarted a FvsA against a bot. But the game doesnt proceed to the next round after pressing "ready". Every so often, it gets stuck. It can be a few hours; maybe someone has to restart a process. Sorry! I think that's part of the trade-off of having a cool "research" bot. I blame DNS. I...
by MerryBBuck
Mon Feb 01, 2021 4:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Doug7878 wrote:
Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:20 am
Playing as Austria, Fairbot has won his last 34 games.
Two wins to end that streak:
https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=343777
and a win from 90kicvesb: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=343796
by MerryBBuck
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:54 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

The bot got smoked today. Did something happen, or are we getting better? Randaz20: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=342505 Mr. Midshipman Aird: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=342484 Bostrup: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=342432 wokulski1: https://webdiplomacy.net/boa...
by MerryBBuck
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Doug7878 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:48 pm
Congrats on another win, Merry.
Thank you. Belated congrats on your victory, too.
Doug7878 wrote:
Tue Jan 19, 2021 2:48 pm
They are not coming easy these days.
It feels that way to me too. Thank you to the researchers for their ongoing work.
by MerryBBuck
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: France vs Austria Bot Challenge
Replies: 214
Views: 80087

Re: France vs Austria Bot Challenge

Drat. Fairbot unstuck in that game. Drawn.