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by ben9990
Wed Dec 23, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

FtF games are time-limited. Totally different objective, totally different game, so makes sense for them to be scored differently. Online, here, solos should be rewarded far in excess of center count. You have to take risks and clear milestones to solo (like sending that fleet across the stalemate l...
by ben9990
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Flyingboat- The only part I disagree with is "exceedingly." Its not necessarily the case (like everyone says) that a player grossly erred if someone else wins the game. It may just be the case that a player rationally took some risks that did not pan out. Faced with the scenario, "oh gawd, player X ...
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 11:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Unclear what part you think is 'not true'. Treating a draw like a cancel is the same as treating any draw as a 7WD, and it means that a draw is still better than a loss. Sure, but barely. Difference in degree. The current system provides incentives for behavior at set levels. Those levels could be ...
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Thats not true, Rogan. Not sure what you are trying to say. Treating draws like a cancel is zero sum.
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Lotta words for something that supposedly does not matter! Dejan already made (succinctly) the bad argument you are making. Either A: it does matter, scoring influences behavior. People respond to incentives, especially aggregates of people [not individuals], making decisions at margins. This would ...
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

If you want to play solo only games why don't you just play them? It is not like I haven't. They are hard to find. Webdip has better players. So I play on Webdip a plurality of the time. Webdip doesn't run "no draws" outside of the occasional "lusthog" forum game. But that is beside the point. The ...
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I didn't say it was "a product."

I did say I do not want to debate you here, Yonni. Would prefer that you not insist.
by ben9990
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:35 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I disagree with what you wrote, Yonni & Dejan. I do find it funny that you both showed up with apologetics. I did not write what I said hoping that you two would read it (the opposite). Debating you over a dead game is not a good look for me, and you are not persuadable anyway. Happy to disengage or...
by ben9990
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

Allowing an enemy solo means you did nothing right and deserve zero points. ^ this is a broadly-accepted, also incorrect thought. Its fine to risk someone else's solo if you own odds improve as a result. If your odds of winning a match improve even 1%, its fine, more than fine even - optimal, the c...
by ben9990
Thu Dec 17, 2020 6:00 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12183

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I am ready for the scoring system that does not differentiate between drawing and losing. Just treat any match without a victor as a cancel. I'm pretty depressed over the GR1 game; I feel like the substantial majority of players did not at any point attempt to win the game. The players in the draw c...
by ben9990
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Sorry. Its extremely busy time irl but i didnt want to pause the game for my one-center ass.
by ben9990
Tue Nov 03, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: The Next webDip Tournament?
Replies: 7
Views: 3869

Re: The Next webDip Tournament?

Some of us arent getting any other love letters, you know
by ben9990
Fri Oct 30, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

A_Tin_Can wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 3:51 pm
Also my game has made me want to start several forum threads.
Dump your thoughts in global; get it all off your chest

In seriousness I would be interested in a post game write up from everyone
by ben9990
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I'll cast a ballot in favor of the peanut gallery
by ben9990
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Thanks, everyone for your patience, sorry for the game recreate, and thank you Yonni for putting this together (I'm sure its taxing to herd all the cats :razz: )
by ben9990
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I traveled unexpectedly (funeral) in August and missed turns in a game I was playing; unfortunately this puts me at 75%. I don't expect that I would miss any turns if I am allowed to play (game 1). If I've lost that privilege, then I understand. Its possible I'm stretching everyone's patience here, ...
by ben9990
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Or, in non-anon, if I draw Germany and Swordsman draws England, suddenly I feel obliged to read everything he has written about England (the whole ODC journal lol)
by ben9990
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

The issue with non-anon is the incentive to look through an opponents' prior games as X country to get clues as to how they might play again. That creates additional workload and introduces a metagaming element.

I dont want to impose my preference, but did want to voice it
by ben9990
Wed Sep 02, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

I saw non-anon in the initial post - is that preference flexible? Non-anon feels like a different game.
by ben9990
Tue Sep 01, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 25340

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Ill play (rank 10? But probably going to tank after a recent loss)

That said, would need someone to DM me on discord when the game starts because I am not in any games currently and may not check webdip daily. Same username (in the wedip discord server) as here.