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by DougJoe
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

Was reading this again the other day and you are quite correct, sir... although, I feel it worth nothing that, in the book, the Konovalov is not destroyed by her own torpedos. Quite right! I believe the Konovalov is rammed to death by the Red October. Gonna pour one out for my dearly departed Capta...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Absurd AI guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: Absurd AI guessing

I'm playing another game as Turkey, this time trying the Juggernaut. For eight straight turns, Russia didn't support me to Trieste and did nothing instead. Then, finally I did an adjustment of my units and Russia decides to support me that turn. Interesting. I'm assuming you are speaking of Classic...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:04 pm
Yigg wrote:
Fri Feb 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Captain Tupelov
Tupolev!
Was reading this again the other day and you are quite correct, sir... although, I feel it worth nothing that, in the book, the Konovalov is not destroyed by her own torpedos.
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Absurd AI guessing
Replies: 8
Views: 3651

Re: Absurd AI guessing

I think it's pretty interesting that Germany actually supported your move from Naf to MAO in S1912. It's rare but I've seen the bots do some interesting things with orders (support holding units that move, providing move supports for units that hold, etc.) Having a bot flip its orders ever other tur...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 7112

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 creativel...
by DougJoe
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Can we get a Concede button for bot-only games?
Replies: 16
Views: 7112

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

Not that I'm against a concede button, but fight to the bitter end! Personally, I think that I've learned something from trying to survive dire situations against the bots - even as frustrating as it can be at times. If the situation is that bad, it usually doesn't take more than a minute to order a...
by DougJoe
Wed Jul 22, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 7658

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 o...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 20, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 7658

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Some hard data, if anyone is interested: I manually went through my 48 bot games where I wasn't Italy and tried to compile some stats about Bot Austria's behavior: 26 times (54%) Austria was the first country Italy attacked (with no move on Italy by Austria, generally an aggressive move in S/F of 1...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 7658

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Some hard data, if anyone is interested: I manually went through my 48 bot games where I wasn't Italy and tried to compile some stats about Bot Austria's behavior: 26 times (54%) Austria was the first country Italy attacked (with no move on Italy by Austria, generally an aggressive move in S/F of 19...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:24 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Winning as Austria against bots?
Replies: 32
Views: 7658

Re: Winning as Austria against bots?

Bark wrote:
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:14 am
Italy never Lepantos when you play as Austria.
Most of the time, no, but never say never...
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?g ... #gamePanel
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 15
Views: 5047

Re: 49 games against bots results

What's the secret to Italy? They are one of the countries I still struggle with. I don't know if it's a secret , but each of the eight times I've played as Italy I've gone after Turkey. I have yet to start an Italy game by either going after France or Austria right out of the gate. (Had a game rece...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 15
Views: 5047

Re: 49 games against bots results

This search should give you what you need. Thanks that worked and in my case returned over 200 results but not in a very useful format. So for example if I want to know how many times I played turkey and how many of those I won I would have to go through all the results manually. I hope this does n...
by DougJoe
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: 49 games against bots results
Replies: 15
Views: 5047

Re: 49 games against bots results

I just finished game number 56 against the bots last night (8 as each power): The short version: Austria: 2 W (25%), 3 D (37.5%), 1 S (12.5 %), 2 E (25%) England: 2 W (25%), 3 D (37.5%), 2 S (25 %), 1 E (12.5%) France: 3 W (37.5%), 4 D (50%), 1 S (12.5%), 0 E (0%) Germany: 4 W (50%), 2 D (25%), 0 S ...
by DougJoe
Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: End Of Game Report:War and Peace-5
Replies: 1
Views: 3257

End Of Game Report:War and Peace-5

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=257705 So this was a private game I was invited to play in. My younger brother (FrontDeskMatt) was in an American Empire game that I had spectated and a few players of that game wanted to play a regular game and invited me to play in this one. I drew Ital...
by DougJoe
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:01 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13928

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

The bots don't know how to play as Austria, but if a player draws it, it's a winnable game if things break right. But you're also at solid odds to get hostile R/I/T opens and just die quickly, and there's little you can do about it. Yeah, I've never really found a trick to it either. I always wind ...
by DougJoe
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:17 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy
Replies: 14
Views: 5876

Re: Managing an Ally's Bad Diplomacy

... I would imagine that there's someone out there who would respond well to the First Officer onboard the V.K. Konovalov telling Captain Tupelov, "You arrogant ass, you've killed us! Though to be fair, the Konovalov DID blow up. That's brilliant! I, for one, would *totally* respond to a message li...
by DougJoe
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 33
Views: 13928

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

I've been keeping a spreadsheet of my games against the bots. I'm currently on my 3rd play through as each power. I would consider myself an average gunboat player and in a couple of these (the French non-solo and the 1 center Russian draw) I made move entry mistakes that probably cost me significan...
by DougJoe
Fri Nov 15, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: webDip Player Map
Replies: 147
Views: 35568

Re: webDip Player Map

Can someone move me from Huntley IL to Freedom Township OH? Aren't Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio basically the same? Growing up in a Michigan suburb of Toledo, OH (a mile from the border) and having traveled the midwest quite a bit, other than the accent changing a little as you go south, I can say t...
by DougJoe
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?
Replies: 26
Views: 7727

Re: Should you ever *not* take Galicia in 1901S?

I've not bounced Gal a few times playing as Russia if I have good relationships with both Italy and Turkey. By agreeing to a Gal bounce you can be relatively confident in Austria's moves being to Gal, Serbia, and Albania which when tipped off to Italy allows him to walk right into Trieste with Rome...
by DougJoe
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Rage Against The Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: Rage Against The Machine

4 games against the bots: 1st: Russia, 1 Center (Rome) 3-way draw R/G/T. Messed up orders in a stab on T in both S and A of 1908. Might have made a difference, maybe not. 2nd: Germany, Solo - Felt difficult. 3rd: France, Solo - Felt easy. 4th: Italy, Solo - Felt somewhere between G/F games. Currentl...