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by Peregrine Falcon
Tue Aug 25, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?
Replies: 139
Views: 18591

Re: How Do We Feel About Not Even Trying to Win?

The thing about diplomacy is that it's a game about humans, and humans are not purely rational beings. There are goals that are rewarded by the rules and scoring systems, absolutely. But there are also the goals that people make for themselves. Although you might find those goals annoying, they are ...
by Peregrine Falcon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Emojis in game chat
Replies: 12
Views: 9905

Re: Emojis in game chat

Oh lol I just hadn't looked closely enough at the db connection before and missed where it specified the encoding. The table encoding just needs to be converted to utf8mb4 in mySQL, then database.php has to change set names from utf8 to utf8mb4 on line 118. That made the full unicode display properl...
by Peregrine Falcon
Sun Aug 23, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Emojis in game chat
Replies: 12
Views: 9905

Re: Emojis in game chat

It's actually worse than just not having emojis display properly. They actually completely break off the message being posted—only the text before the emoji makes it into the db. Most webDip tables, particularly the wd_gamemessages table, are set to utf8. They should really be converted to the stand...
by Peregrine Falcon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:15 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8353

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

Yeah, backstabbr's definitely more aesthetic. Especially now that I've learned you can also make it colour provinces, I like it much more than I had in the past. There's a couple thing I prefer about webDip when compared to backstabbr, though. (Partly because I've played almost exclusively here for ...
by Peregrine Falcon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8353

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

Where've you been playing that makes you unused to the webDip map? And for curiosity's sake, what do you think should be improved?
by Peregrine Falcon
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as England----without building fleets!
Replies: 7
Views: 5659

Re: Winning as England----without building fleets!

What do you call that thing in Edi in 03? :razz:
by Peregrine Falcon
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:16 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8353

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

By Jove, aren't you in the 7 gunboats flight as well?? I have no idea how one can handle so many games... I can barely handle one!
by Peregrine Falcon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Top 100 GR Gunboat Games
Replies: 101
Views: 12351

Re: Top 100 GR Gunboat Games

Should I send another email to find someone to shuffle the countries? If you also prep everything for the mods in advance, they may be more willing to prioritise it for you. The country reallocation tool is pretty annoying to use—doing the legwork for them might speed up processing. (Assuming you h...
by Peregrine Falcon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8353

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

Are we doing anything special to facilitate learning? (ie. EoGs, etc?)
by Peregrine Falcon
Sat Aug 15, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Help me get better at gunboat
Replies: 71
Views: 8353

Re: Help me get better at gunboat

Ooh, I think I played in your first such series. Would love to play again if you'll have me!

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by Peregrine Falcon
Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Lying to turn players against another
Replies: 7
Views: 4757

Re: Lying to turn players against another

The important one to note is: Lying is fine in Diplomacy except when it gives mods/admins unnecessary work to do! Falsely accusing someone of being a multi-accounter/meta-gaming to rally others against them in a game, or claiming that your orders didn't come out the way you entered them to cover up ...
by Peregrine Falcon
Tue Aug 11, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Ancient Med Support Unit Rule Question
Replies: 2
Views: 3611

Re: Ancient Med Support Unit Rule Question

Indeed they can! The rule is that if you can move somewhere, you can provide support there. Due to the Nile, Thebes is considered coastal to Bayuda, Memphis, Alexandria, and Sinai, and can also move to the Gulf of Pelusium or Red Sea, much in the same way as Denmark on the classic map. vDip has a ma...
by Peregrine Falcon
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: 8 Diplomacy Archetypes. Which type are you?
Replies: 13
Views: 4765

Re: 8 Diplomacy Archetypes. Which type are you?

Yeah, it's pretty common in people's first games of diplomacy to see people doing things any vet would consider suspect. But a new Austria just doesn't realise attacking Germany or Italy right off the bat isn't the best idea, or which spaces are actually important to maintain control over. For insta...
by Peregrine Falcon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:07 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

From what I'm hearing, maybe: DSS, 48h phases, open draw votes, 1 excused NMR, 30 :points: buy-in, (semi-)anon. If there's no objections, I'll make the game and send out passwords tonight. Any good ideas on the name? :-) Also, Kench, I very much would expect this game to drag on into term. An averag...
by Peregrine Falcon
Wed Aug 05, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Missed turn during winter.
Replies: 2
Views: 3707

Re: Missed turn during winter.

To be a tad more specific, the exact order is: 1. Farthest unit by number of spaces away. (Sea spaces are counted for armies, ie. an army in Belgium is 2 spaces away from an English home SC.) 2. Fleets before armies. (ie. F Bel before A Hol for England.) 3. Disband units by alphabetical territory na...
by Peregrine Falcon
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

Happy to have you, JRoz! Looks like that gives us our seven! 1. Peregrine Falcon 2. Tobieee911 3. TheFlyingBoat 4. Kench 5. ziran 6. run400IH 7. JRoz Anyone have preferences over game settings? I mentioned I would like DSS and 48h or 50h phases, but don't really care beyond that. Do y'all have opini...
by Peregrine Falcon
Tue Aug 04, 2020 1:48 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

Welcome to webDip, run400IH, we'd be happy to have you!

sheylmann, a 55% RR is very not great. Do you actually think you can commit to active, reliable play in this game?
by Peregrine Falcon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

If you believe you can make the commitment, works for me!

Still need two more.

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by Peregrine Falcon
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Re: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

Tobieee, I am a bit worried about your RR. School will also be starting back up shortly. What's to say you won't end up in the same position as before?
by Peregrine Falcon
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?
Replies: 27
Views: 3032

Anyone down for a 2-day full-press game?

I played the Liberty cup online yesterday, which has made me think I should play more diplomacy for some reason. I'm looking for 6 other players for a 2-day (I'm thinking either 48 or 50h phases) full-press game. New players, old players, good players, learning players, all are welcome. That said, I...