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by Johnny Big Horse
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Response to Octavious.... Here is some of what he said... "What I am trying to achieve here, and hope that for some readers I have, is to correct the belief that potential carebears have that such actions are decent and honourable and worthy of the respect of their peers. " Response: I don't need an...
by Johnny Big Horse
Wed Feb 16, 2022 4:48 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

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.
by Johnny Big Horse
Tue Feb 15, 2022 12:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Honestly, I think this is getting silly now. Octavious has a point, and I generally agree with him that if you are not playing to win, why are you even playing this game? Having said that, I also agree that the only way to really solve the problem is to "train" it out of them, because raging and wh...
by Johnny Big Horse
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

You think we can all agree on that? Have you not read any of the previous posts in this thread? Players willfully ignoring the object of the game is at the heart of the disagreement. Not everyone plays basketball to win. Some play to sharpen their skills, or to impress other people. Should they not...
by Johnny Big Horse
Mon Feb 14, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

According to your worldview, the Americans should have turned on the French, then the British, after Germany and Japan were vanquished in WWII. In real life, warfare isn't the only way of attacking someone. America helped and encouraged the downfall of the French and British empires, together with ...
by Johnny Big Horse
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

One last point... The world is as it is. We can yell and scream about the cold, rain and mud, focusing on how bad things are, or we can accept that this is indeed how it is, and wear the right clothes and stay dry and do what we want to do. People who whine about the conditions in world never get an...
by Johnny Big Horse
Fri Feb 11, 2022 1:11 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

You think we can all agree on that? Have you not read any of the previous posts in this thread? Players willfully ignoring the object of the game is at the heart of the disagreement. Not everyone plays basketball to win. Some play to sharpen their skills, or to impress other people. Should they not...
by Johnny Big Horse
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

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.
by Johnny Big Horse
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

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? Frankly, I think it is the only viable solution. True carebears will always leave themselves open to a sta...
by Johnny Big Horse
Fri Jan 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

Prince William, I think anyone can solo if the right situation presents itself. Even you. Your task is to put the right situation in place. I know, I am supposed to be a carebear, I am, almost always. But the way to win it seems is to form a strong alliance and then spill the blood of your trusty al...
by Johnny Big Horse
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

The reason for the intolerance (or at least, not wanting to play in games with carebears) is that your way of playing the game makes our way of playing substantially less fun. Perhaps that is because it is harder for you win with carebears on the map. I know you are a kick ass player, Teccles, one ...
by Johnny Big Horse
Thu Jan 27, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

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. No, Gabe. According to the way you think, yes, my sentences do not compute. Yes...
by Johnny Big Horse
Wed Jan 26, 2022 3:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: The Carebear Conundrum
Replies: 104
Views: 6157

Re: The Carebear Conundrum

I think throwing the game for any reason poisens the game. It is poor sportsmanship. Let's get back to your characterization of carebears. I want to use an analogy. Let's talk about life. Some of us live to amass wealth. They think holding a lot of wealth will bring them happiness. Some think surrou...
by Johnny Big Horse
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?
Replies: 22
Views: 2459

Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

This is almost like Mafia games. Everything gets twisted by an unknown group of troublemakers.
by Johnny Big Horse
Tue Dec 21, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?
Replies: 22
Views: 2459

Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:42 am
Johnny Big Horse wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm
To vote you have to have died in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.
Sensible.
I didn't say that.
by Johnny Big Horse
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?
Replies: 22
Views: 2459

Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

Read Starship Troopers by Heinlein. You all probably did already.

To vote you have to have fought in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.
by Johnny Big Horse
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 118
Views: 9193

Re: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me

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by Johnny Big Horse
Fri Nov 19, 2021 11:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 3680

Re: Betrayal Blues

This is the best forum topic I have read ever. Great posts by most of you. In real life, I have always tended to trust others, but I learned from Webdip that people all have their own ends in mind, and they ally with you, if you can further them. I think that is real. Even if it comes to a loved one...
by Johnny Big Horse
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 3680

Re: Betrayal Blues

Diplomacy seems to be the opposite of the Christian ethic of loving your neighbor, and our inherent ethic of civilization, that of working together for the common good. It is a strange game. I also wonder, if it does psychic damage to us. What would a Buddhist say? What would Christ say? I wonder.
by Johnny Big Horse
Thu Nov 18, 2021 1:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Betrayal Blues
Replies: 34
Views: 3680

Re: Betrayal Blues

I have also been one of those guys who was hesitant to stab a partner. I actually did really well in ODC a couple of years ago just teaming with others. I made it to the semi-finals. I played as a team member. I felt that it was no fun to solo, because you do it alone. I like to win as a group. Then...