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by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 2319

Re: Bot games don't draw

... just because devs can't figure out the implementation. ... Your assumption is wrong. This was implemented on purpose. That is even worse. Anyone who knows anything about testing knows you shouldn't use data that don't simulate the right conditions (ie, against players trying to win). If you are...
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 5:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 2319

Re: Bot games don't draw

Which is, as I said, fucking moronic. What, the bots are trying to claim points? No. The point is for the human, the ONLY player that counts not to waste a shit ton of time just because devs can't figure out the implementation. As I said fucking moronic.
by Ogion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Bot games don't draw
Replies: 16
Views: 2319

Bot games don't draw

When the player puts up cancel or draw, bot games don't draw. That's fucking moronic.
by Ogion
Wed Apr 14, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60436

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

That could end in another tie, no? Theoretically. For the vote idea, if one team abstains, a 2-2 draw is possible. It's pretty hard to have an exactly equal result if you have tie breaks: Solo obviously wins. If both are part of a draw, most center wins If one makes draw, that one wins. If both are...
by Ogion
Wed Apr 14, 2021 4:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60436

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Like a penalty shootout in football, a tiebreak should distill the game down to its essence. How about if there's a tie, all the other teams vote for the winner? Well, the penalty shootout is about as far from the essence as you can get, but that's another story. How about an anonymous tie break FP...
by Ogion
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:06 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15044

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

If someone can step in thy would be great otherwise we should cancel.
by Ogion
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:49 am
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60436

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I think the two teams should be called “Boring Puddle A” and “Boring Puddle B”. Or maybe just Thing 1 and Thing 2
by Ogion
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:40 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15044

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

Sigh. Maybe we should play with zero excuses so people learn that the first law of gunboat is "get your damn moves in on time."
by Ogion
Sat Apr 10, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15044

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

Awesome. I am in. I might also put in a nudge for folks to ready up when they have their moves. As the saying goes, "it's not like we're waiting on press."
by Ogion
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:57 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve
Replies: 132
Views: 15044

Re: seeking players for gunboat with EOG discussion so we can improve

If you need one more, I'd be happy to join in.
by Ogion
Tue Apr 06, 2021 11:24 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60436

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

Am I correct in my understanding that games end with the Fall 1918 turn?
by Ogion
Mon Nov 09, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60436

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

I could be coaxed back into a Team California if anyone is organizing one.
by Ogion
Sat Oct 17, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78250

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

Shouldn't we try to start the 2020 version sometime during 2020? Or is that going and I missed it?
by Ogion
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: ODC 2019 Tournament Start
Replies: 399
Views: 78250

Re: ODC 2019 Tournament Start

My AAR is "Jumped into game halfway through when Germany and France had already decided to slice me up, desperately tried to break up the alliance, suffered same fate as Poland in WWII, and heckled from the afterlife."

Also, I ALWAYS play for WebDip, not those filthy PlayDip scum.
by Ogion
Tue Aug 18, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: brainbomb got married
Replies: 19
Views: 4285

Re: brainbomb got married

Congrats! hard to believe, but wishing you both all the best! ;)
by Ogion
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Surrendering
Replies: 2
Views: 3748

Re: Surrendering

Which is a recipe for making bad bots, because what people do is throw the game. All you'll get from that is bad data.
by Ogion
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 8879

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

I went back through my bot games and I've won twice as Austria. Both times coming on the back of an Italian Lepanto.

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=311896
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=312530
by Ogion
Thu Jul 23, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 8019

Re: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?

Well, maybe if I hadn't played literally five times as many games as you i'd feel like wasting my time watching bots run the board after a stupid bot has decided to suicide into me. (seriously, why does the bot love to do this?) It's a waste of my time and puts me in a bad mood to have to creatively...
by Ogion
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 8019

Re: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?

This. Suuuuuper annoying

And yes, training bots afainst people intentionally losing centers is a bad plan

However, kudos for generally excellent bots. Ive played against bots in many games, and they are generally terrible (looking at you, Civ), but these are really good
by Ogion
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 8879

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Ironically, I just discovered the bots and working my way through the powers to win with each. I just started with Austria, but this last game, I was attacked by Italy, Russia, Turkey AND GERMANY! in Spring 1901. In fact, the thing that saved my bacon was that Germany and Italy were fighting each ot...