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by A_Tin_Can
Mon May 02, 2022 2:52 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DiplomacyWinks
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: DiplomacyWinks

To be fair, Silesia is rightful Austrian clay.
How well does this go over in press games? :)
by A_Tin_Can
Fri Apr 29, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: DiplomacyWinks
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: DiplomacyWinks

You can also read the rules here, kinda: http://petermc.net/diplomacy/articles/d ... winks.html
by A_Tin_Can
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: No mod response
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: No mod response

^ Give that person a comedy cube.
by A_Tin_Can
Thu Mar 24, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: No mod response
Replies: 17
Views: 975

Re: No mod response

I haven't been a mod for many years, but they *are* all volunteers, modding in their free time. A week or two seems reasonable to me (although I understand it's frustrating)
by A_Tin_Can
Wed Mar 23, 2022 6:07 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Profile page
Replies: 8
Views: 1763

Re: Profile page

I reckon a PR is the best way to do this (although I am no longer involved, I'd be happy to review).
by A_Tin_Can
Thu Mar 17, 2022 12:11 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: Rulebook Press

the rules actually do explicitly forbid discussion during the order writing phase too.
Well, you learn something every day. Today, for me, it's this.
by A_Tin_Can
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:13 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots co-operating in gunboat
Replies: 4
Views: 504

Re: Bots co-operating in gunboat

The bots are not very aware of how to stop a solo. I don't think they are cooperating beyond seeing the moves on the board. I also don't think they're aware of who the human player is.
by A_Tin_Can
Tue Mar 15, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: Rulebook Press

If you're pointing to the rulebook as a source of truth, it's worth noting that discussion is not explicitly forbidden in the order writing phase, only in retreats and adjustments.
by A_Tin_Can
Sun Mar 13, 2022 3:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: My computer freezes when playing 'One Night Ultimate Werewolf'
Replies: 4
Views: 468

Re: My computer freezes when playing 'One Night Ultimate Werewolf'

Try updating your bios on the motherboard
by A_Tin_Can
Thu Mar 03, 2022 8:04 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we fix the phase countdown timer?
Replies: 4
Views: 556

Re: Can we fix the phase countdown timer?

> Some years ago the phase timer was off by several minutes (and not because of users' own computers)

This could happen if the server's time was out of sync too, but that hasn't been possible for a long time.

In 2022, just set your computer to use network time, and then forget about this forever
by A_Tin_Can
Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rulebook Press
Replies: 24
Views: 1373

Re: Rulebook Press

Oh! I know this one! When I implemented rulebook press, I didn't make it the default because at the time changes to the default game settings were extremely contentious, and I didn't feel like having a fight in the forum. I know the PPSC advocates will disagree here, but I tried really hard to only ...
by A_Tin_Can
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: E-mail notifications?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: E-mail notifications?

I don't know anything about programming maybe someone here does
by A_Tin_Can
Fri Feb 11, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: E-mail notifications?
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: E-mail notifications?

Yes this sounds very easy I can't believe no one has done it before
by A_Tin_Can
Mon Jan 31, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Longest-Dormant Player in Site History
Replies: 7
Views: 987

Re: Longest-Dormant Player in Site History

The question I want answered is when is abgemacht next going to make a video with a knife and a map?
by A_Tin_Can
Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:02 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Normalize Killing Turkey Easily in Gunboat
Replies: 13
Views: 2220

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: 1834

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: 1834

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: 1834

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: 929

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: 929

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...