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by Tugster
Mon Oct 17, 2022 9:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making

Who controls the real AI Dip players? Diplodocus and the others that can actually play? Why don't you ask them to participate? I mean, not to throw shade on anyone, but the regular normal bots here are so very, very awful... They poach SC when I am trying to stop a solo, they are so very, very easy ...
by Tugster
Mon Oct 17, 2022 6:24 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making
Replies: 13
Views: 273

Re: Study on artificial intelligence and decision making

I would love to do this, but against real AIs, that actually know how to play please, like recognize and stop solos, see stalemate lines, etc. The Regular bots on this sight are awful, I would like to play against diplodocus type bots, strong Ais, that are actually good players.
by Tugster
Mon Sep 19, 2022 2:22 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What makes your life worth living?
Replies: 178
Views: 2259

Re: What makes your life worth living?

Actually there is scientific research on this exact topic. University studies on happiness, there is even a happiness institute in Denmark that studies it. Studies have attempted to correlate happiness with various things such as Fame, Career, Money, Success, etc. etc. None of these things correlate...
by Tugster
Tue Sep 06, 2022 7:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War of the Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 562

Re: War of the Ring

I'm full everyone, but I could always use a few backups/replacements. My apologies for accidentally spamming anyone! Thanks for the support!
by Tugster
Sat Sep 03, 2022 12:37 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Lord of the Rings

So, I had player drop out, the game was full, but now I need a replacement, we have not yet started, so it's a perfect time to replace, a brand new full strength nation, the faction that I need a replacement for is one of the very best in the game, military oriented. planned start date is 10 Septemb...
by Tugster
Sun Aug 28, 2022 10:50 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: Lord of the Rings

I need 6 more people to start, still some good characters and factions available... Send me a private message for more info.
by Tugster
Sat Aug 27, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Lord of the Rings
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Lord of the Rings

I run a war game in Middle Earth, Lord of the Rings. It has room for more than 25 players, it's not a diplomacy game, but it does use simultaneously and hidden movement, like Diplomacy. I need 6 more people to start. Private message me and I can send you maps and rules to look over, if you think you...
by Tugster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Bot Talk

Those France vs Austria style games are not the real game obviously. Bots should do well there, it's like a different version of checkers or chess. Where bots need vast improvement is at analyzing the long term effects of their actions. If as Italy, I weaken Austria or draw his ire towards me, do I ...
by Tugster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 7:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Bot Talk

I have seen hundreds of idiotic bot moves. Like the Austrian player, opening fleet to Trieste... an experienced human player would never ever open gunboat like that. I've also seen, on a spring move, the German take Warsaw, and then on the fall turn, a Russian army in Wales, sitting next to German o...
by Tugster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 4:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Bot Talk

Our bots do not even understand the objectives of the game, they are that bad. The objective is a) to solo, b) if unable to solo, then to share in the final draw, which means an AI player has to recognize the long term threat of another player solo, and set up stalemate lines to stop it. Our bots ar...
by Tugster
Tue Aug 09, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 31
Views: 1036

Re: Bot Talk

Where can we play against true AI Bots? I have read that DeepMind and DipNet have advanced AI diplomacy skills, and can win more than 90% of the time against master level Gunboat players. The bots here are truly awful, they are worse than basic rank beginning humans. I see the most atrocious moves i...
by Tugster
Thu Aug 04, 2022 12:59 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!

against humans as well, nice!
by Tugster
Thu Aug 04, 2022 3:51 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Easier Bots
Replies: 22
Views: 1418

Re: Easier Bots

yes, the bots are actually really, really bad. They have no big picture view of the map, none. They have zero awareness on how to stop a solo. They do not have any idea what a stalemate line is. They never stop fighting an old enemy to switch to stop someone running away with the game. They poach SC...
by Tugster
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:19 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!

And frequently, I intentionally laid siege to Germany's home SC, so that in order to defend them, he had to have them covered, so Germany was playing short often, because I pressured (but did not take) his home SC enough to prevent from clearing them to build..
by Tugster
Wed Aug 03, 2022 10:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!
Replies: 10
Views: 728

Re: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!

because I take their home SC, and give them non home SC.. Like I gave Russia all of Turkey's home SC, so he has four SC, but no open home place to build. France and Germany owned England's home SC, but they cannot build there.
by Tugster
Wed Aug 03, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 34 SC, the ultimate solo!
Replies: 10
Views: 728

34 SC, the ultimate solo!

Against bots, the 34 SC solo! 1943, I took every SC on the map...

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=428712
by Tugster
Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: War of the Ring
Replies: 3
Views: 562

War of the Ring

Hi everyone, I've developed a new game, it's an online War of the Ring campaign game, played at both the army and character level, it's not a diplomacy game. It uses restricted communications rules, in that players are only allowed to communicate with others they are in contact with inside the game ...
by Tugster
Sun May 10, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Rules Clarification
Replies: 11
Views: 5998

Re: Rules Clarification

there is a way that two armies can actually change places If one is convoyed and the other marches directly on land. Italy: Venice - Trieste ( via convoy) Fleet Adriatic convoys Venice to Trieste Austria: Trieste - Venice (via land) Trieste and Venice then swap positions, in this case, assuming no o...
by Tugster
Sun May 10, 2020 5:30 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat with press
Replies: 3
Views: 4640

Re: Gunboat with press

it's called open public press. It's another way to play. all messages and public. World with 17 players is the best map to play public press on, quite comical.
by Tugster
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Positive aspects of the pandemic
Replies: 10
Views: 3852

Re: Positive aspects of the pandemic

here's a lesson that most will never learn, but should: The economic value of actually useful things = real value. EG: Food, water, shelter, guns, ammo, tools. The economic values of non essential things = shit. EG: travel, restaurants, luxury, services, etc. Toilet Paper had virtually no value, NEW...