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by A_Tin_Can
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Normalize Killing Turkey Easily in Gunboat
Replies: 13
Views: 1031

Re: Normalize Killing Turkey Easily in Gunboat

With words. I'm usually very clear about my moves with people. Maybe Austria doesn't like it, but ...so? They can't meaningfully attack you until 1903 anyway. And they'll see that you were on their side when the moves are revealed. Also, if Austria refuses to allow Italy to move to Tyrolia, I don't ...
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 5:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Criticism of the Lepanto
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Criticism of the Lepanto

I feel like if you're Germany, then you probably don't have a weak Germany, but what do I know.
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Criticism of the Lepanto
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Criticism of the Lepanto

Wise words from President Eden. You can't do this every game, but my favourite anti-france italian opening is: Ven->Tyl->Mun (Build two fleets) A Mun->Bur (ideally with support from someone) F Tun->Wes F Nap->TyS F Rom->Tus (then try not to giggle uncontrollably - this is important, because allies d...
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 1:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Criticism of the Lepanto
Replies: 14
Views: 791

Re: Criticism of the Lepanto

Deeply_Dippy wrote:
Thu Nov 25, 2021 8:21 pm
France is effectively a no-go as it is impossibe to independently sustain the attack.
I agree with Carol. If your definition of "go" for the early game is that you must be able to independently sustain the attack, then I don't think you can attack anyone (as any power).
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 11:04 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots don't know they've been stabbed
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Bots don't know they've been stabbed

Yes, that's right: https://github.com/diplomacy/research/blob/master/neurips_paper_v1.pdf As a reward function, we use the average of (1) a local reward function (+1/-1) when a supply center is gained or lost (updated every phase and not just in Winter)), and (2) a terminal reward function (for a so...
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots don't know they've been stabbed
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Bots don't know they've been stabbed

Those particular bots do suffer from a lack of understanding of stalemate lines - so I don't think it was really coming from a place of realising that you were going to win and couldn't be stopped, though. Similarly, I don't think they reason that you were going to win and *should* be stopped. I thi...
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Jan 02, 2022 10:34 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots don't know they've been stabbed
Replies: 5
Views: 217

Re: Bots don't know they've been stabbed

I don't know that your solo was really stoppable at that point - a human might not fight back then either.
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Dec 19, 2021 11:52 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Diplomacy Adjudicator Test Cases
Replies: 3
Views: 85

Re: Diplomacy Adjudicator Test Cases

I don't think I understand what you're asking here?
by A_Tin_Can
Mon Dec 13, 2021 2:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 5082

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by A_Tin_Can
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:57 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All your Karma are belong to JamieT
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: All your Karma are belong to JamieT

Thanks for keeping the titanic afloat, Major.
by A_Tin_Can
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:56 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Change request: set the default excused missed turns for chaos games to zero.
Replies: 6
Views: 684

Re: Change request: set the default excused missed turns for chaos games to zero.

Please do not comment on ongoing games in the forum.

(but yeah, this is a good point)
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Nov 21, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: All your Karma are belong to JamieT
Replies: 11
Views: 624

Re: All your Karma are belong to JamieT

Well SOMEONE set us up the bomb.
by A_Tin_Can
Fri Oct 29, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DUNE 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 2528

Re: DUNE 2021

It's a good story, but if you want the full context you really need to have seen the prequel, Spice World.
by A_Tin_Can
Fri Oct 22, 2021 3:07 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?

My guess is that it's an automated phpBB exploit for something that we (probably) weren't vulnerable to.
by A_Tin_Can
Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Has this bot been lobotomized?
Replies: 3
Views: 877

Re: Has this bot been lobotomized?

I don't know if this has changed, but the bots used to draw if you draw, I think.
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?

I think if you ignore PPSC games, the solo rate went down a bit but not a lot. Although, it sounds lower than I remember it, so the current scoring methods possibly have fewer solo victories.
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?
Replies: 9
Views: 1220

Re: Is the Diplomacy Map Unbalanced?

Yes, around 60% of online games end in a solo (this was the same when I did a similar analysis in 2015)

However, most games are not between experienced (or even dedicated) players.
by A_Tin_Can
Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:18 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?
Replies: 8
Views: 1950

Re: Why does my iPhone say no internet connection when I have WiFi?

It's part of webdip's protection against multi-accounting. Sometimes it goes a bit overboard.
by A_Tin_Can
Sat Sep 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: What REALLY is ghug?
Replies: 39
Views: 4907

Re: What REALLY is ghug?

I ghug, therefore I think.