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by Gabe The Fancy
Mon Mar 21, 2022 7:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Playing for a Draw
Replies: 3
Views: 1083

Re: Playing for a Draw

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3840

That's a thread that you may want to read to offer some insight into that "style" of gameplay.
by Gabe The Fancy
Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Apologies for the previous post being full of errors. I'm on my phone - not the PC
by Gabe The Fancy
Mon Feb 21, 2022 11:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

All of you that oppose carebearing (!) answer me this question: Why it is bad for the game to reward and ally who shared all the game and fought side by side, but it is okay and acceptable to throw the game to a player so to punish the one that stabbed you and made you lose? Either is both to be fr...
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Feb 16, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

It is like you anti-carebear guys want to drive us out of the game. You are just another branch of cancel culture. If you disagree with us, you must disappear. Grow up. yOu ArE jUsT aNoThEr BrAnCh Of CaNcEl CuLtUrE...Come on man. Get real. I sincerely believe if you enter a game of vanilla Diplomac...
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Feb 09, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

I think you guys complaining about the existence of carebears is the equivalent of old school NBA players complaining about the new way basketball is played with all the 3 point shooting. It is just whining. Find us and kill us. That is all you have to do. I don't know what that first part means. S...
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Feb 09, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Wed Feb 09, 2022 10:05 am
Do you realise that if you have it your way, it will diminish the number of game players?
What does that have to do with the price of tea in China?
by Gabe The Fancy
Tue Feb 08, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

It seems like the best strategy for dealing with carebears is to: 1. Identify them 2. Pretend to be one and form a "carebear alliance" 3. Stab them at the end for the win. Why can't that work? Easier said than done. Often times you're a few years in to a game before their obvious underhanded play i...
by Gabe The Fancy
Mon Feb 07, 2022 1:39 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Perhaps think of it like this then; An alliance forms by people for any given reason, once it forms they go through thick and thin together to try to survive and after all that time sometimes they end up in a success. They defeated their opponents and conquered the world side by side through all th...
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Johnny Big Horse wrote:
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:49 pm
I like to win with someone.
That sentence does not compute. You can not win a game of diplomacy with someone. There can only be one winner in this game. What you like to do is draw which is sort of a second best option.
by Gabe The Fancy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Here is a previous thread on the topic of why some people (including me) dislike this kind of play: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=2924. To answer the OP, there's not much you can do; trying to unbalance the alliance is the right way to go, but in at least the second ga...
by Gabe The Fancy
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Why are you so much against the draw alliance? We are not all of us top players, we have to settle for less and knowing your limitations is the beginning of wisdom. As I mentioned in my OP. The point of the game is to try to win - anything other than that is against the spirit of the game. A draw i...
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

kgray wrote:
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:39 pm
Don't play DSS
I agree 100%. SoS is the way to go - as well as playing anonymous. I'm looking more for tactical or diplomatic in game solutions.
by Gabe The Fancy
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6159

The Carebear Conundrum

Hello everyone, I've had a recent run of experiences with some Carebears in a couple of games. It can be incredibly frustrating to be in an opponent in a game where an alliance who has already decided that they will be partners in a draw as early as 1901. While I understand that it is not against th...