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by VillageIdiot
Tue Nov 23, 2021 7:12 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Ghost Ratings by Category
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Ghost Ratings by Category

Wusti wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 1:43 am
Is it needed? Isn't it the same data that is displayed on your user profile?
It's not as fun if you can't see the full standings.
by VillageIdiot
Tue Oct 26, 2021 1:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 7th Nexus Full Press Tournament
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Announcing the 7th Nexus Full Press Tournament

Highly endorse this tournament. I've participated in three of the seasons, it attracts a lot of good talent from all the different online platforms as well as a lot of great players from the FTF and vFTF world which is really interesting for anybody looking to play in high profile games with new fac...
by VillageIdiot
Fri Sep 03, 2021 11:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Make Friends, then Choose Enemies

I can relate to all of this. Another great article!
by VillageIdiot
Wed Aug 11, 2021 9:56 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

A team of all-stars I would have eagerly placed a wager on at the start. Well done to Yorkshire Pudding and all involved!
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jun 29, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: M1012 Redux
Replies: 731
Views: 20356

Re: M1012 Redux

Wait. You thought it was off-limits for you to post at night? What are you talking about Exactly this. I just saw jamie making some posts but no one else was, so I thought, "I probably shouldn't." I was in the middle of life so I didn't take the time to read back over the rules to clarify. I'm next...
by VillageIdiot
Sun May 02, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy Puzzle - The Nexus Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 1631

Re: Diplomacy Puzzle - The Nexus Problem

I remember this one well, was an awesome move! Pretty sure this was posertoms brain child if I recall correctly.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Scratch both teams and give the previous winners a bye to the finals? Just spit-balling here.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Which game is still going?
by VillageIdiot
Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player
Replies: 5
Views: 2537

Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Great post, as usual. I would be curious to know how would VI describe his own unique top player trait Great question. I'm especially good at a "play-the-player" approach. I get to know the players within the game on a geniune personal level, which helps me understand personalities and motivators w...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:44 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78217

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

I was just a mess. took way too big a gamble on russia out of paranoia of Italy and paid the price dearly.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Mar 05, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Pardon me, you're stepping on my cape.
by VillageIdiot
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:25 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Cascadia World Cup Round 1 2018 - 470.28 Cascadia World Cup Round 1 2016 - 632.5 Get your tickets to the gun show here ... ~Flex~ Cascadia 2020... :razz: Seemed only fair to give somebody else an opportunity, but our shadow appears to be faring pretty well in this. I kid of course. Looking forward ...
by VillageIdiot
Fri Mar 05, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60319

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Cascadia World Cup Round 1 2018 - 470.28
Cascadia World Cup Round 1 2016 - 632.5

Get your tickets to the gun show here ...

~Flex~
by VillageIdiot
Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?
Replies: 56
Views: 6428

Re: What Do Dip Players Do in Real Life?

Pimp.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9701

Re: How often do games draw?

jasnah wrote:
Wed Jan 06, 2021 7:47 am
I'm just a naive pacifist who believes too much in an ethical Diplomacy. :-)
So much to unpack here.
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 5:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9701

Re: How often do games draw?

@jasnah My comments are more aimed at press games, but yes even then i would concede there are exceptions to situations where a higher participant draw may very well come from a rewarding game. I'm generalizing for the sake of the baseline debate. But there is a skill needed to making yourself invul...
by VillageIdiot
Wed Jan 06, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9701

Re: How often do games draw?

There's a pretty universal attitude that Diplomacy games 'ought' be played for the goal of seeking out a solo. Under the assumption of "a draw is a draw is a draw" with no differentiation between a 2wd and a 7wd or even the mentality of anything that's not a solo is a loss, then you end up killing t...
by VillageIdiot
Tue Jan 05, 2021 8:47 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Soloing as Italy
Replies: 41
Views: 7046

Re: Soloing as Italy

Italy needs the right person in the drivers seat to do well, but if you've got the personality to make a lot of relationships and have the skill to work a lot of strings you can do quite well with it. The benefit of Italy is it's a lynchpin for a lot of countries early success and generally doesn't ...
by VillageIdiot
Sun Jan 03, 2021 5:31 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bots not entering orders
Replies: 27
Views: 6154

Re: Bots not entering orders

Damn, should have looked at this before starting a game.
by VillageIdiot
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:31 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game
Replies: 26
Views: 5323

Re: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game

C'mon this post is click-bait, right? Yeah the reality is quite the opposite of the opening premise, this past year and a half has been an absolute renaissance of the Diplomacy hobby as a whole. Online play has substantially increased due to the pandemic, cross pollination across online diplomacy co...