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by gimix
Mon Aug 23, 2021 1:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land
Replies: 46
Views: 1875

Re: Mini~Xu, Scooter and Dusty Balzac, Scallywags Playing Golf in No Man's Land

MajorMitchell wrote:
Mon Aug 23, 2021 12:03 pm
So I have started a new World game called Ausglassen Urkomisch with a 50 point buy in so a potential 850 point pot
Do you plan to win the game and use those :points: as an advance payment to your lawyer? ;)
by gimix
Wed Aug 11, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Freedom!
Replies: 47
Views: 999

Re: Freedom!

I'm afraid many of us suffered the same as you, Jamie. It is awful.
And, Octavious, I would like to share your optimistic view, but it is in retreat, not defated still: let's keep our guard up
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game
Replies: 26
Views: 4533

Re: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game

Ooops, I had a look at the code, and a lot of localization tools are already there! If I understand correctly, though, all is built on the assumption of one language for each server, so that would be the big issue to deal with for a multi-locale install
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game
Replies: 26
Views: 4533

Re: Worldwide decline in Diplomacy game

1) In the mobile game Conspiracy every game has a special mark Flag of the Language which is used in this game by the players. Also this flag-option is present in new game search filter. It's very easy to implement. I'm not a webDip contributor but I have quite some experience in i18n / l10n projec...
by gimix
Tue Aug 10, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Takeover Position Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 91

Re: Takeover Position Needed

I see a lot of games in the open position list have a "BotGame" flag. What does that mean please? It means one human player is playing against AI bots - 6 of them in a Classic game, or 1 of them (of a different kind) in a 1vs1 game. You can create a bot game of your own if you want to see how it wo...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 371
Views: 54486

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

And my MVP ranking for 1v1 games: sort by net balance (wins minus losses) then by performance (wins plus half draws divided by games played). The cutoff is a positive balance. rank player team played won lost drawn perf balance 1 teccles yorkshire puddings 6 6 0 0 100,00% 6,00 2 captainmeme yorkshir...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 371
Views: 54486

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I like to fiddle around a bit with the game stats. So this is my MVP ranking for 7-players games, just sorting by total points scored, and then by points in the finals. I, rather arbitrarily, set a cutoff at 170 pts total, i.e. around 30% more of the average result (454 / 7 * 2). rank player team qu...
by gimix
Fri Aug 06, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 371
Views: 54486

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

So I've been away for a few days, but I wanted to join in congratulating gold medalists Yorkshire Puddings, silver medalists Eastern Canada, and - why not - also my teammates, bronze medalists Prosecco. But actually, congrats to everybody who played, all games have been quite high level and fun. And...
by gimix
Fri Jul 23, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Cookies; accept or deny
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Cookies; accept or deny

Many sites are now offering an "adjust cookies" option where you basically can refuse all cookies (and probably leave the site) accept only "essential" cookies: temporary Session ID's, the "cookie preference" cookie, ... also accept "operational" cookies: "stay connected" or "remember me" cookies, i...
by gimix
Sat Jul 17, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Screwed up orders
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Screwed up orders

Sometimes people in face to face read other players order pads before they're submitted. But webdiplomacy doesn't support this either. That would be a super interesting development, especially so if it was limited to a few selected players... the perfect cheat... just don't let jmo, bo, pw and all ...
by gimix
Mon Jul 12, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Screwed up orders
Replies: 20
Views: 905

Re: Screwed up orders

If I remember correctly the only well known platform which allows for impossible orders is BackStabbr, and no one but the devs knows if it was an intentional choice or a bug that they chose not to fix. That said a few people thinks impossible orders can be useful in gunboat as a way to signal intent...
by gimix
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: unexpected draw
Replies: 9
Views: 1249

Re: unexpected draw

Bots don't know who the Human player is. Only the game management system knows it, but it doesn't affect the way bots play
by gimix
Sun May 30, 2021 10:23 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: why only two 1:1 bot options?
Replies: 4
Views: 827

Re: why only two 1:1 bot options?

WebDip doesn't offer other 1v1 options, or Classic games with less than 7 players. So those aren't available for bots, just like they aren't for humans. Apart from that, bots are neural networks which have been trained each on a specific variant, and they wouldn't be able to play variants they've no...
by gimix
Sat May 29, 2021 8:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

Ok, someone said I was overwhelmed, and I denied. Well, now I am. Sorry for not being more active today, it is partly due to the fact I've been busy, and partly to this complicated situation My feelings now would suggest to vote Celaph, but I don't want to cause a tie, so I will close my eyes and ##...
by gimix
Fri May 28, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

It's just that I got an impression of sincerity in Macca's posts, more than in the others'.
And perhaps it also is that I always assumed Macca to be town, and I'm a bit slow in changing my mind :eyeroll:
by gimix
Fri May 28, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

"You're alive" is rather a funny argument - "You too". If I was scum, I believe I would use one of two tactics: talk too much, and try to pull the wool on everybody's eyes; or talk too little and immaterially, and let things go by themselves. So I understand why I raised some suspicions - my posts h...
by gimix
Thu May 27, 2021 9:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

I think HB, and perhaps someone else, is misreading what I'm saying. Or, I wasn't clear enough. I'm not boasting about being a newbie, it's a fact and I'm just admitting it. And I don't think I'm particularly ingenue or naive. I'm a Dip player after all, so I had no intentions of suggesting I cannot...
by gimix
Wed May 26, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

I don't know, I'm the newbie here. But I'm not sure that just talking more than others, but ending up saying that you more or less read everybody as town, as HB has, is a clear proof of being town. Not that i can do any better, I still feel Macca is town, I really do not know what to think of anybod...
by gimix
Wed May 26, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

It seems we're not making great progress, and I'm afraid we won't until something new happens. So it is probably ok to
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right now
by gimix
Tue May 25, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]
Replies: 2306
Views: 29409

Re: MAFIA 67 OFFICIAL GAME THREAD —//—//— CURSE OF THE AZURE BONDS [hidden]

Read-through of gimix again; I can't help get the distinct sense that they are simple overwhelmed town. Now, they do mention thinking damo and ghug are scum (near end of D2) and their vote on ghug was placed with 32 hours remaining. Bussing but by the time they get back in to post, Damo is at 5 vot...