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by chluke
Thu May 19, 2022 10:37 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Dealing with the Metagame
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: Dealing with the Metagame

Thank you for doing the work to integrate instant GR ratings, @Squiggs44. That was a slick addition! My personal view is that GR rating is a solid and effective rating system, except for the game-quitting loophole that needs to be closed when there is a developer available to do it (rather than crea...
by chluke
Tue May 17, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Dealing with the Metagame
Replies: 22
Views: 1301

Re: Dealing with the Metagame

If GR becomes a reliable rating system (and stops allowing the abusive manipulation of the GM ratings by quitting games in losing positions), then the GR rating encourages aggressive play, instead of draws. Once you raise your GR rating to a certain point, you generally LOSE GR rating rank in 4 way ...
by chluke
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gunboat GR List - GR 101 and above
Replies: 107
Views: 6857

Re: Gunboat GR List - GR 101 and above

Thank you for the thought, Doug, but I think players who abuse GR by abandoning losing positions, will continue to do so until the GR calculation itself (and not a separate side rating) is re-prorammed such that the GR points contributed by a player at the start of the game are FORFEITED, rather tha...
by chluke
Fri Mar 11, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Gunboat GR List - GR 101 and above
Replies: 107
Views: 6857

Re: Gunboat GR List - GR 101 and above

Thank you for these GR updates. There is a long standing Ghost Rating glitch that allows players to CD a losing position and not lose GR points, that I would like to bring up again. I'm not going to name names, because you never know if someone had a real life emergency, but I just finished a game w...
by chluke
Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:01 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Feb 2022 Deadline News Out
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: Feb 2022 Deadline News Out

I just watched the Gameday Live: 2022 DBN Invitational Grand Final that streamed live yesterday at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5OVN-ZwXKo Wow, great coverage, production, and game. Big props to Katie G. for making the final board! Congrats to the winner and other finalists as well. Huge thanks ...
by chluke
Tue Feb 08, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?
Replies: 8
Views: 3510

Re: Anyone else think England’s more dangerous to Germany than France?

My view is more along the line of Yonni's (and Nescio's point on press games), and I always choose early alliances based on press and cooperation over map location. What's almost for certain though, is that if Germany is getting attacked from the North Sea AND from Burgundy/Belgium, then Germany is ...
by chluke
Sat Jan 22, 2022 1:24 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: January 2022 Edition of Deadline News on DBN
Replies: 5
Views: 1186

Re: January 2022 Edition of Deadline News on DBN

Self-doxing aside, great job & thank you for your contribution, Katie! :)
by chluke
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 15
Views: 1474

Re: Mod Team Announcement

Thank you for your committment, aurelin.
by chluke
Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 8754

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

1. BesharamSabi
2. pyxxy
3. jmo1121109
4. damo666
5. genghiz
6. mexicamando1
7. ChrisVis
8. Thibauld
9. LeonWalrus
10. ERAUfan97
11. Ursa
12. Prince William
13. sleepy snake
14. FlaviusAetius
15. Mitomon
16. Crazy Anglican
17. RoganJosh
18. lfischl
19. Doom427
20. Wusti
21. Chaqa
22. BenK
23. chluke
by chluke
Mon Aug 02, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 71798

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Congratulations to all the winners and podium finishers!
by chluke
Sat Jul 31, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Results of virtual Summer Classic 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 2514

Re: Results of virtual Summer Classic 2021

Congrats Jasnah, TheFlyingBoat, and Hellenic Riot -- way to represent!!! full clean sweep of the podium by webDiplomacy players, along with five of the best country awards! 1) Seren Kwok (webDip's own seren/jasnah) 2) Karthik Konath (webDip's own TheFlyingBoat) 3) Mikalis Kamaritis (webDip's own Hel...
by chluke
Wed Apr 28, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 5552

Re: Site certification expired

Thank you mods/admin/support team for all you do!
by chluke
Thu Apr 01, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 5117

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

1. dargorygel
2. BobMcBob
3. Yigg
4. Yigg
5. Yigg
6. pyxxy
7. chluke
8. chluke
9. chluke

Following Yigg's chivalry and putting in my WebDip list building charity work for the year. Huge shout out to to all the WebDip mods and admin who do the heavy lifting all year long!
by chluke
Mon Mar 22, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: GR for Live/Hybrid games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: GR for Live/Hybrid games?

Anyone played a Live/Hybrid time game (that changes from minute phases to longer after x hours) and notice if was their Live GR or standard GR that changed after the game? Mods?? Do one of you know the answers, please? Does a Live game (with 5 to 10 minute turns) that converts to a longer game (such...
by chluke
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: GR for Live/Hybrid games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: GR for Live/Hybrid games?

Mods?? Do one of you know the answers, please? Does a Live game (with 5 to 10 minute turns) that converts to a longer game (such as 1 or 2 day phases) after x hours, get Ghost Rated as a "Live" game or a standard game? ....And what is the game phase time limit cut-off to count as a live game, please...
by chluke
Sat Mar 13, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: GR for Live/Hybrid games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: GR for Live/Hybrid games?

Mods, would one of you versed in GR please answer the below questions? (Thank you for your guess, Yonni. As the hybrid live/standard game is relatively new, I'm not certain if the end of game status is the GR trigger for this.) Does a Live game (with 5 to 10 minute turns) that converts to a longer g...
by chluke
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: GR for Live/Hybrid games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

Re: GR for Live/Hybrid games?

chluke wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:24 am
Does a Live game (with 5 to 10 minute turns) that converts to a longer game (such as 1 or 2 day phases) after x hours, get Ghost Rated as a "Live" game or a standard game?
And what is the max phase time, please, for a live game to count under "Live" GR (eg. 5 min, 10 min, 1 hour...??)
by chluke
Fri Mar 12, 2021 2:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: GR for Live/Hybrid games?
Replies: 6
Views: 4034

GR for Live/Hybrid games?

Does a Live game (with 5 to 10 minute turns) that converts to a longer game (such as 1 or 2 day phases) after x hours, get Ghost Rated as a "Live" game or a standard game?
by chluke
Tue Mar 09, 2021 1:34 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge - Public Press Edition
Replies: 61
Views: 7357

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge - Public Press Edition

I would consider playing, but only if it's full anon (not just semi anon)... AND only if Goldie doesn't play, bc no one has a chance against the Public Press Master.

Yep, a few inherent paradoxes there ;p
by chluke
Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Seeing Hidden Orders
Replies: 0
Views: 4831

Seeing Hidden Orders

What percentage of Gunboat players (playing games with no messaging) do all you think still don't click on the Archive: Orders/Map to see what move supports or support holds the other countries just played? I'm guessing 15% don't know how, and another 15% just don't bother. Knowing what orders your ...