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by Ogion
Thu May 27, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!
Replies: 27
Views: 5667

Re: Welcome to Feedback and Bug Reports!

If I may do a little penance, first, allow me to invite you NOT to cancel those games, because the bot is learning from those games, and it may be that the bot hasn't learned not to attack Italy straight off because everyone is canceling those. Do your part and give the bot some data! Second, if the...
by Ogion
Sat May 22, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: ¡Aúpa Atleti!
Replies: 6
Views: 968

Re: ¡Aúpa Atleti!

absolutely!
by Ogion
Fri May 14, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I wanna get Gerrymandered
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: I wanna get Gerrymandered

There is currently no amendments which add verbiage indicating that voting rights are based on having a valid ID. feel free to quote where in the constitution specifically stating such has been added either by amendment or by original Article I, Section 4 gives states and Congress authority to regu...
by Ogion
Thu May 13, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I wanna get Gerrymandered
Replies: 15
Views: 1104

Re: I wanna get Gerrymandered

Of course, European nations actually issue IDs and don't use it as a way to block people from voting so there's that. I suspect no one would care about voter ID if local officials didn't then use those as a cheap way to suppress the vote. Large parts of the U.S. have an ugly, ugly history that leave...
by Ogion
Wed May 12, 2021 3:50 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 106015

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

The bots are just developing more rapidly than we had anticipated.. Now they’re getting bored with games they’re losing and going into CD, next they’ll start meta-gaming with each other, then multi-accounting. :S Edit: but the issue should now be resolved. In other words, they're on the cusp of pas...
by Ogion
Sat May 08, 2021 6:25 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 12597

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

True, but you’d think that someone who’s gone out of their way to join a game with an EOG expectation would stick around. You had to go out of your way to find the game via the forum and get the password. People make me sad :( yeah, me too. I'm in two of these, and both have had CDs and one of them...
by Ogion
Fri May 07, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Name a town in Rhode Island that is not a suburb of Providence
Replies: 9
Views: 770

Re: Name a town in Rhode Island that is not a suburb of Providence

Newport. Beautiful town. I got to sail in there during a trip bringing a boat down to NY from Maine. Fond memories of sitting on the lawn of the New York Yacht Club (apparently some rich guy donated his house to the club) drinking dark and stormies...
by Ogion
Thu May 06, 2021 4:21 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 12597

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

Let me offer one piece of general gunboat advice: if you sign up for a gunboat game, dont CD or just wander off after ordering all holds. No one is going to learn a damn thing from that.

These games are pointless.
by Ogion
Tue May 04, 2021 5:10 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 12597

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

I'd be happy to join another one, provided we increase the RR a *lot*. Both of the ones I've joined have had CDs, which essentially ruins the purpose.
by Ogion
Sat May 01, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 12597

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

So is EO7. No one is going to improve when people just leave.
by Ogion
Wed Apr 28, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 1925

Re: Site certification expired

This is probably me, but my iPhone still registers the site as having an expired certification. Also, the bot games don't seem to advance for me. I'll poke around and see if I've got some strange error on my end.
by Ogion
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:44 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 12597

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

Can I say that if you join these games and then walk off, you should be barred for a while from joining anything. It suck when your EOG is "well, player X was a pouty wanker who left the game, so his centers went immediately to another power so I lost." No one learns a damn thing from that.
by Ogion
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 1925

Re: Site certification expired

For what it's worth, I'm grateful that folks are working to get the site back up, whenever that happens.
by Ogion
Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Bot games don't draw

You are certainly right the bots don't know how to make a draw stand up. Here's hoping I can give them some more data on that.
by Ogion
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 344
Views: 51809

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Yeah, imo the best tie-breaking list would look something like... 1) # of solos 2) Points from draws not including SC bonus 3) Total SCs 4) # of 1v1s won 5) Sudden death 1v1 challenge For 1), if one team solos and the other does not, the team that solos deserves to go on. Yes, this means solos are ...
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13953

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

Question: do you all play all the way through, even if you're clearly done for? I understand this is good practice to do that.
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 6:22 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Bot games don't draw

Perhaps the offense, as has often been the case if I my memory of our conversations of the past serves me correctly, is drawn not from what you say but how you say it. You'd think someone who parades around wearing their expensive and hard-earned credentials on their sleeve would understand that wh...
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Bot games don't draw

Look, i am sorry for being cranky as hell. Now that I understand what you are up to, I would love to help think through how to avoid reaction Having done human subjects experimental design, I mght suggest a couple of ideas: 1) a notice on launch that these games are still being used for AI developme...
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Bot games don't draw

If the aim is to collect data from the end game, then recruit people to do it. Because right now, you're collecting *bad* data from the end game. Yes, I appreciate the field of AI because I used to be a modeler and designer myself, which is why I know this is not very helpful practice and needs sign...
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:37 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 1273

Re: Bot games don't draw

Don’t get me wrong: overall the bots are absolutely fantastic and a massive achievement. I have a sense of what has gone into them and I am very impressed with how well they perform. I know of some best selling games whose AI performa far worse (*cough* CIV *cough). A simple game, but really well done