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by DougJoe
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Oh thanks for messaging, I just figured out last night that there's a problem with the audio (it sounds quiet, and compressed). I checked the raw recording and it was great, so I did something wrong in the editing process. I didn't want to subject anybody to the poor-quality one while I corrected t...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Audio content you really don't want to miss. I usually just record and publish the vWDC MasterClass, but this time I was the presenter. If you have any interest in becoming a great Diplomat, this is a skill you want to perfect! vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies with BrotherBored Link doesn't seem to...
by DougJoe
Tue Jul 13, 2021 8:58 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 15207

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

I hesitate to report this as I wonder why no one else has reported it? Whenever I ready my orders in a bot game I have to refresh the page multiple times before reaching the next phase. Sometimes many, many times which is a bit tedious. I never get to see the button I used to see for moving to next...
by DougJoe
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:34 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 15207

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Also, out of curiosity, I started another bot game (https://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=366352) and gave it a couple of minutes... it says 7 players have joined and the game will start on the next processing cycle.
by DougJoe
Tue Jul 06, 2021 2:28 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 15207

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

Hmm.. not expected but that could well be due to changes made to reduce simultaneous game processing. How many minutes was it delayed for? It looks like it has moved on now, so did it eventually move on because of the votes or did it move on due to timing out? The current processor is running on a ...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 05, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy.net new server
Replies: 106
Views: 15207

Re: webDiplomacy.net new server

I don't know if it's expected or not, but I have a bot game going (https://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=366255) that doesn't seem to want to process even after several minutes of waiting after readying my moves.
by DougJoe
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: unexpected draw
Replies: 9
Views: 1532

Re: unexpected draw

I had the same issue happen a couple of times in the past couple of days (it hadn't happened for a long time) and submitted a report to the webdipmod gmail address as well.
by DougJoe
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bot openings
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: Bot openings

This is part of what I remember reading about the bot personalities:

https://www.webdiplomacy.net/contrib/ph ... 75#p156075
by DougJoe
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bot openings
Replies: 13
Views: 1465

Re: Bot openings

I don't know if you really need to split out each individual bot... from what I remember reading somewhere on the forum way back, there are only two possible "personalities" that can be assigned to each of the bots at the beginning each game. Zultar Bot gets assigned one of those two personalities, ...
by DougJoe
Wed Apr 28, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 2754

Re: Site certification expired

I'm seeing the same issue with bot games now. It seemed ok earlier this afternoon, I got one turn in before it stopped working.
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:01 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 15108

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

It's nice you keep track of your games. However, I'm not really that interested in which countries survived or how many centres they had. When I started playing against the bots I was curious as to the question of "am I a better player than the AI" which led to the various stat tracking (plus I'm j...
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Question about a possible variant
Replies: 1
Views: 1325

Question about a possible variant

Curious (since variantbank.org seems to not be 100% working, lots of errors browsing pages) if anyone knows of a variant of the classic game where the only changes to the map are adjusting things so that the three "dual coast" provinces were actually spilt into two provinces? (It looks like the Mode...
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 19, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDiplomacy's interpretation of the victory rules
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Re: webDiplomacy's interpretation of the victory rules

Here's an example of a game that was drawn, despite one player having 18 centres (yes, seriously): http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=349971 That shouldn't have happened. Hey, that's one of mine, didn't expect to see that! At the time, I didn't even realize that it was reported as a draw inst...
by DougJoe
Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 15108

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

Thanks for sharing your results! Here's how often I've won so far when playing against bots: England : 1 / 11 = 0.09 France : 1 / 5 = 0.2 Italy : 2 / 6 = 0.33 Germany : 3 / 5 = 0.6 Austria : 5 / 17 = 0.29 Turkey : 4 / 4 = 1 Russia : 0 / 5 = 0 all : 16 / 53 = 0.3 I realize my sample is rather small ...
by DougJoe
Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:36 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 15108

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

Another update, because I'm in the mood again - I've completed 30 games as every power for a total of 210 games. Turkey: 21 W (70%), 2 D, 5 S, 2 E Italy: 17 W (56.67%), 1 D, 6 S, 6 E France: 14 W (46.67%), 7 D, 5 S, 4 E Russia: 12 W (40%), 4 D, 6 S, 8 E Germany: 10 W (33.33%), 6 D, 4 S, 10 E England...
by DougJoe
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 37196

Re: Guess the Word

Concentration?
Intelligence?
Wisdom?
Sanity?
by DougJoe
Fri Apr 02, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 3566

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

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by DougJoe
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Diplomacy, Esports Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 2994

Re: Diplomacy, Esports Edition

Brilliant! :lol: :lol: Especially enjoyed the "instant replay"!
by DougJoe
Fri Mar 12, 2021 8:34 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How Old are Diplomacy Players
Replies: 70
Views: 7199

Re: How Old are Diplomacy Players

45 (I like to think of myself as the "Oregon Trail Generation" as I don't really identify completely with really either Gen X or Gen Y as I've heard them described) although I started playing Diplomacy somewhere around age 34 (I can't remember now if it was 2009, 2010, or 2011).
by DougJoe
Tue Mar 09, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 37196

Re: Guess the Word

Hm, something that lives in the water but is not amphibious, a mammal, or a fish. Something more general than an individual species, jellyfish is close.

Coral?
Plankton?
Anemone?
Cephalopod?