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by Claesar
Thu Mar 16, 2023 10:45 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: classic game with 6 players
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: classic game with 6 players

If it's a Gunboat (no communication) game, you can choose "fill empty spots with bots".

Alternatively, you can advertise on the forum for a 7th player. Be sure to mention it's a game amongst friends.

Lastly, sister site vDiplomacy allows variants with 6 players on the Classic map.
by Claesar
Mon Mar 06, 2023 7:43 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Why Gunboat?
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: Why Gunboat?

There's another important aspect: There's a lot of hidden communication in Gunboat, with supports sent to other players as a suggestion of moves or alliances. Bots don't pick up on this communication as well as humans do.
by Claesar
Wed Nov 30, 2022 8:47 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bots, lives games and new units placements
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Bots, lives games and new units placements

AH ! I've experienced the slow bots since I joined 10 days ago or so... and it's always either Germany or France which are slow... Anyways, thanks for the reply ! As for building new units, what if the regions changed hands so much I don't own any of the centers I've started with ? I think I've exp...
by Claesar
Mon Nov 28, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Bots, lives games and new units placements
Replies: 5
Views: 815

Re: Bots, lives games and new units placements

Hi Spriithy, 1) The bots should not be that slow. Did you press the Ready button? If so, it should be a temporary server issue. 2) It's hard to get the right amount of people together at the same time for a game that will last 3-5 hours. I recommend joining the Blitz Press community https://webdiplo...
by Claesar
Fri Nov 25, 2022 10:58 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDip makes international news: Science!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 14001

Re: webDip makes international news: Science!!!

I had no idea I was playing a bot in the 6 games I played against it! Very impressive communication.

Yes, it always replied with good grammar and interpunction. I typically do as well, and several others players do too. It didn't strike me as a tell.
by Claesar
Mon Aug 22, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 61
Views: 5161

Re: New Board UI testing

Good feedback all. Move colors are a must I think, an option to display a faded view of the orders from the past turn, and a way to enable classic colors / icons. The Beta is just great. It works so much better for live games. It would be nice to have a better reminder that you have orders due. We'...
by Claesar
Sun Aug 21, 2022 4:33 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 61
Views: 5161

Re: New Board UI testing

The Beta is just great. It works so much better for live games.

It would be nice to have a better reminder that you have orders due. We're all frequently not noticing we have builds/retreats and how many, causing missed turns.
by Claesar
Sat Aug 20, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 61
Views: 5161

Re: New Board UI testing

On my PC, when Playing Beta and waiting for a live game to start, there is no information regarding the game. It would be nice to see a timer and the number of participants.
by Claesar
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:50 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: play.webdiplomacy.net
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: play.webdiplomacy.net

Claesar wrote:
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:09 pm
I'm trying to find a thread where I can provide feedback on the new Play Beta, but can only find this. Could someone direct me?
Found it, thanks.
by Claesar
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 61
Views: 5161

Re: New Board UI testing

Today I played a 5min/turn RulebookPress game on mobile* with the new UI. It worked quite well! I don't think I could've done it on the old interface. One thing: I couldn't see the timer while I was chatting. That was very stressful. I can imagine the UI isn't supposed to support this lunacy. I was ...
by Claesar
Sat Aug 20, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: play.webdiplomacy.net
Replies: 6
Views: 1697

Re: play.webdiplomacy.net

I'm trying to find a thread where I can provide feedback on the new Play Beta, but can only find this. Could someone direct me?
by Claesar
Wed Jun 22, 2022 6:18 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: And We Get an Invite Code How?
Replies: 3
Views: 463

Re: And We Get an Invite Code How?

Invite codes are for private games, often between friends. You don't get one unless you're invited personally.
by Claesar
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:51 am
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 43
Views: 3729

Re: User relationship management

So, if you play against someone in non-anonimous and then a new game starts, and you know they are trustworthy, and work with them the second time? That is bad? Maybe all games should be anonimous then. No, the rules are clear on this: You can't enter a games with a pre-determined intent to ally or...
by Claesar
Sat Jun 11, 2022 8:46 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Suggestion for a possible site improvement
Replies: 9
Views: 972

Re: Suggestion for a possible site improvement

For anonymous games - it's anonymous. If you can't tell who's talking (the situation in all but the most extreme cases), then do you need to avoid playing with them? Because they're even more unpleasant to talk to in anonymous games. I think it's a fine idea. At first I was worried about abuse, but...
by Claesar
Mon May 30, 2022 11:32 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Unable to Join Games
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: Unable to Join Games

That is very unfortunate, and not intended.

I recommend completing a game against bots. Should only take 5 minutes to get eliminated, and your RR will be set.
by Claesar
Tue May 17, 2022 10:00 am
Forum: Development
Topic: User relationship management
Replies: 43
Views: 3729

Re: User relationship management

I successfully added two relations, I think. Though my profile seems to suggest I'm in a relationship with myself (until you click on it). Is that the desired representation?
by Claesar
Fri Apr 29, 2022 6:51 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Scheduled Time/All Players have Joined
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Scheduled Time/All Players have Joined

Gracchus is correct. Your saved orders will be carried out. Always save a preliminary set of orders to prevent missing a turn!
by Claesar
Tue Apr 26, 2022 9:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: Hello

It's not a job for life ;-)
by Claesar
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:28 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hello
Replies: 10
Views: 2004

Re: Hello

It's alive!
by Claesar
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Web and V Diplomacy
Replies: 3
Views: 1519

Re: Web and V Diplomacy

It's our sister site, aimed at variants. Many things are shared, including the design and interface.