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by DougJoe
Wed Jun 16, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: unexpected draw
Replies: 7
Views: 529

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 Strategy
Topic: Bot openings
Replies: 6
Views: 198

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 Strategy
Topic: Bot openings
Replies: 6
Views: 198

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: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 1678

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 Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13487

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: 630

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: Development
Topic: webDiplomacy's interpretation of the victory rules
Replies: 15
Views: 870

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 Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13487

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 Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13487

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: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

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: 3142

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

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by DougJoe
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Diplomacy, Esports Edition
Replies: 3
Views: 2163

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: 71
Views: 5720

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: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

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?
by DougJoe
Mon Mar 08, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

Re: Guess the Word

Does it live in the water?
by DougJoe
Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Do I survive with units but no centers?
Replies: 7
Views: 1228

Re: Do I survive with units but no centers?

The rulebook says that anyone with units on the board is a survivor. Adjustments to remove units happen after centres are counted. The latest version of the rulebook online only seems to count "pieces on the board" as a criteria of who gets in a draw, not who "survives" in a solo: "As soon as one G...
by DougJoe
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

Re: Guess the Word

enlightenment? enlightened?
by DougJoe
Wed Jan 20, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: What game are you currently playing right now?
Replies: 29
Views: 6667

Re: What game are you currently playing right now?

Hollow Knight. Was gifted it for the holidays. Really enjoying it.
by DougJoe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

Re: Guess the Word

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:31 pm
Kwyjibo
Season 1, Episode 2, first aired January 14, 1990, 31 years ago...

(Wow, has it really been that long!?!?!)
by DougJoe
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Guess the Word
Replies: 1330
Views: 31122

Re: Guess the Word

e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:58 am
e.m.c^42 wrote:
Mon Jan 18, 2021 3:57 am
I'll think of a word tomorrow.
However, feel free to start guessing now.
Kumquat