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by boylee
Mon Dec 06, 2021 1:17 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Normalize Killing Turkey Easily in Gunboat
Replies: 13
Views: 2610

Re: Normalize Killing Turkey Easily in Gunboat

I recommend the wonderful Gunboat Database to assess country strength.

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/ ... e/Overview
by boylee
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:27 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia’s ultimate victory
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Russia’s ultimate victory

loooooooool "game drawn"
by boylee
Sun Nov 21, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia’s ultimate victory
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Russia’s ultimate victory

I could be wrong but I thought there were no retreats once someone hits 18. That wouldn’t explain why Venice didn’t retreat in Spring 1941 though. Last year of the game. Huh, I didn't catch that. I think that's just a bot thing: there were retreats phase in the spring but the bot chose to disband. ...
by boylee
Sat Nov 20, 2021 9:43 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia’s ultimate victory
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Russia’s ultimate victory

I could be wrong but I thought there were no retreats once someone hits 18.
by boylee
Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:04 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia’s ultimate victory
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Russia’s ultimate victory

Did you intend to do this at the start or got the idea midway through this game?
by boylee
Sat Nov 20, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia’s ultimate victory
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Russia’s ultimate victory

Well done. The way you deleted the enemy units one by one is just remarkable.
by boylee
Fri Nov 19, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 3103

Re: Betrayal Blues

Morality and games have always been related. We all agree that scoring a goal in football isn't morally wrong -- the point of the game is to win and you win by scoring goals. Yet, many would also agree that there are "immoral" ways of scoring: diving to get penalties, or scoring while the opposition...
by boylee
Wed Nov 17, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 3103

Re: Betrayal Blues

I think this is an interesting issue. I, for one, fully sympathize with people who feel guilty; it's a hard-wired emotional response designed to keep society together by punishing oneself for harming another. One of the many aspects through which Diplomacy challanges us is by forcing us into situati...
by boylee
Mon Nov 15, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Change request: set the default excused missed turns for chaos games to zero.
Replies: 6
Views: 1761

Re: Change request: set the default excused missed turns for chaos games to zero.

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 1:32 pm
I think they're laddered, because chaos is a ladder.
Can we also get a dislike button in the forum just for this one joke?
by boylee
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

Re: DUNE 2021

So who do you want to see playing Feyd? I feel like they shouldn't even have Feyd-Rautha. I think Dave Bautista works well as the main muscle antagonist for Part 2. Conjuring up another character only to dispose of Rabban so unceremoniously as the book did would not be as good as just using the cha...
by boylee
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Zero Center survive
Replies: 6
Views: 2366

Re: Zero Center survive

What's even funnier IMO is that you can, in theory, survive indefinitely with positive number of centers but no units.
by boylee
Wed Nov 10, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 1478
Views: 110717

Re: The Counting Game

1038, the year Stephen I, the first Christian king of Hungary dies.
by boylee
Wed Oct 27, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 3839

Re: DUNE 2021

Agreed with the rest of you here. Looks and feels awesome with decent casting. It doesn't capture the depth of the book, but that's true for any adaptation. I also thought it'd be a good entrance into the world of Dune for someone who hasn't read the books, although they might feel cheated by the (l...
by boylee
Thu Oct 21, 2021 1:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 4537

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

I was thinking of referencing the Game of Thrones clip.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8fem_a ... Axhol3Rose

But yeah, Merriam Webster does the job too.
by boylee
Tue Oct 19, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 4537

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

I did not specify but that was for the Major and his struggles.

I'll unmute you for the game's post mortem. Until then, I'd rather not.
by boylee
Mon Oct 18, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 4537

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

No, old Austria was a noob. The Major is a legend of this site, or at least the forum. His adventures are well documented here and were a great read during the summer lockdown.

Wishing you all the best in your continued struggles.
by boylee
Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 4537

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

A selection of the things you've called people in this forum: "griefer, ass, weak, silly, liar, bully, abusive". And yet you have the nerve to demand respect. You've brought your in-game grievance to the public forum. I don't consider it good manners for an ongoing game, nor does it accomplish anyth...
by boylee
Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: First time playing a griefer in this game.
Replies: 53
Views: 4537

Re: First time playing a griefer in this game.

(New) Russia here. Name calling in press: sure, if you think it's the right "Diplomacy" tactic, go for it. Not what I normally choose, but who knows, it might work on some people. Getting so worked that you create a forum post (ON AN ACTIVE GAME) to continue the name-calling for a broader audience: ...
by boylee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 11136

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Agreed. Felt bad for France though, they put up a great fight.
by boylee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Russia in Gunboat
Replies: 38
Views: 11136

Re: Winning as Russia in Gunboat

Just putting this in here to see what people think.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=319421


I was seriously considering to draw after Turkey threw the game but then I thought.. Well one more win for me and one more win for Russia in GB, so I kept playing.