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by Mercy
Mon May 28, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Key Lepanto variant
Replies: 17
Views: 34012

Re: Key Lepanto variant

Sorry, I thought you were saying that he would move Smy-Ank in the autumn.

Moving Smy-Ank in the spring is indeed a real possibility. I would think that most players wouldn't think the spring move of Smyrna matters that much, but as we have seen here, it does.
by Mercy
Mon May 28, 2018 7:47 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Key Lepanto variant
Replies: 17
Views: 34012

Re: Key Lepanto variant

@mercy: turkey could move smy-ank in the spring instead of holding, guaranteeing smy is open for a build. That would indeed be the best response if he knew that Italy would move to the Aegean Sea. If Turkey thought that Italy was doing a normal Lepanto, moving Smy-Ank would be bad, though, because ...
by Mercy
Mon May 28, 2018 4:06 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Key Lepanto variant
Replies: 17
Views: 34012

Re: Key Lepanto variant

Let me add that this variant of the Lepanto yields another advantage: It counters Turkeys best counter to the traditional Lepanto. Let me elaborate. Suppose you are Turkey and after having sent and received press in the spring of 1901, you think that you can trust Russia, but you fear that Italy and...
by Mercy
Sun May 27, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: World Cup 2018 Signups!
Replies: 603
Views: 68585

Re: World Cup 2018 Signups!

Durga wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Is there a reason for being so rude?
A little teasing doesn't hurt, does it?
by Mercy
Wed May 23, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Rome in 1v1 wars
Replies: 9
Views: 1064

Re: Rome in 1v1 wars

That's curious. In fact, all variants on vDiplomacy that use the Classic map (including Classic itself) have that red mark under the supply center dot in Rome. The 1v1 variants got ported from vDiplomacy, so that is probably why. That doesn't explain why the red mark exists on vDiplomacy though.
by Mercy
Tue May 22, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Gunboat anyone
Replies: 14
Views: 1565

Re: Gunboat anyone

Why would you advertise a game on the forum if you don't want players to be able to find that game? What function does this thread have then?
by Mercy
Mon May 21, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 63
Views: 7824

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I'm leaning towards this solution of a better combined ranking with the per-variant rankings listed in the spreadsheet, but more input is very welcome. Since more input is welcome, let me give you my two cents. :) I see two problems with combining FvA and GvI in one scoring system. 1) Your skill in...
by Mercy
Sat May 19, 2018 2:38 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: map suggestion
Replies: 3
Views: 1025

Re: map suggestion

by Mercy
Thu May 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The save and ready buttons
Replies: 21
Views: 2134

Re: The save and ready buttons

Yes.
by Mercy
Thu May 17, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 63
Views: 7824

Re: May GhostRatings Published

The main reason for my suspicions is that I appear in the July '17 list of "DSS/SoS, Classic Map, Full Press, Non-Live" (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vRafkix7oPNREkywjqK_Xq80LxhK1CtYesY25lg2yd-sf1gm57dvPjPHJbvWkR82LA961xzwsb2xooy/pubhtml) with 3 games played. I have never played a...
by Mercy
Thu May 17, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: [Poll] Greece after a Southern Hedgehog opening
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: [Poll] Greece after a Southern Hedgehog opening

Thank you, I realised that.

My answer would be to try for Greece myself.
by Mercy
Thu May 17, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: May GhostRatings Published
Replies: 63
Views: 7824

Re: May GhostRatings Published

I have the impression that under the category "DSS/SoS, Classic Map, Full Press, Non-Live" World games are counted too. (Or for that matter, games from all variants.)
by Mercy
Thu May 17, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: [Poll] Greece after a Southern Hedgehog opening
Replies: 5
Views: 1162

Re: [Poll] Greece after a Southern Hedgehog opening

Is this gunboat? What is Russia doing? Why the hell does Italy not have Tunis? What did Turkey previously do with Con? What did Italy do with Ven?
by Mercy
Tue May 15, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators
Replies: 138
Views: 33323

Re: Anonymous Changes and Online Indicators

Awesome improvements!
by Mercy
Mon May 14, 2018 2:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Inconsistencies with coastal orders
Replies: 40
Views: 5842

Re: Inconsistencies with coastal orders

That won't be necessary, as the orders received by the server are available to everyone.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameI ... s#index122

You indeed didn't specify that you wanted to move your army via convoy. That is why the moves failed.
by Mercy
Thu May 03, 2018 3:46 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: newibe question
Replies: 4
Views: 1209

Re: newibe question

The comments on the Notices tab are only seen by you.
Gunboat is how we usually name games with no in-game messaging.
by Mercy
Tue May 01, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: [vDiplomacy] New Variant - 'Manifest Destiny'
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Re: [vDiplomacy] New Variant - 'Manifest Destiny'

'That time of the year' is more like 'that time of the month' since you are active in bringing new variants over. :)
by Mercy
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:08 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: World Diplomacy Variant Survey
Replies: 2
Views: 1110

Re: World Diplomacy Variant Survey

You seem to contradict yourself on the nature of the question. Here, you say that the survey is about what countries people think are the best, but the survey asks for what countries you most like to play. These are not necessarily the same. What is the question? Anyway, I did some statistical analy...
by Mercy
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: It's Okay To Be White
Replies: 242
Views: 16112

Re: It's Okay To Be White

Can I ask some questions? We know that top athletes are most often black, right? Suppose that I were to claim that this is not due to discrimination, but simply due to black people being able to run faster than white people on average, though there are of course plenty of white individuals that can ...
by Mercy
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Feedback Requested: The Masters
Replies: 33
Views: 7067

Re: Feedback Requested: The Masters

I agree that it would be better if the games were anonymous. While anonymity will eventually be broken, I see no need to make it worse by having no anonymity at all. Also, I think the games should be unranked, unless we use a scoring system that is exactly equal to one already existing. Otherwise, p...