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by orathaic
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Government Shutdown
Replies: 110
Views: 11098

Re: Government Shutdown

I like that TSA workers aren't being paid, so everyone who flies should be happy at having a less invasive journey, meanwhile less security on the airports seems counter intuitive to what Trump claims he wants.
by orathaic
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomacy Etiquette – the Stab!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1809

Re: Diplomacy Etiquette – the Stab!!!

Not anything goes. Also, you agree by entering a game to play and be played. I have no difficulty looking myself in the mirror, play the best I can. Now if that means chainsaw diplomacy, or playing someone's ego, so be it. More fool them, if that means the see a stab for the perfect timing it was ai...
by orathaic
Sat Jan 05, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!
Replies: 14
Views: 2945

Re: Diplomatic Pouch Zine - New Issue!

Someone's needs to realise that blogging is the new Zine... Or am I wrong?
by orathaic
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 6789

Re: How would you improve the website?

Hmm, I wonder could you fudge the analysis by treating all hold as an nmr, and losing some possibly good data but getting a clean set (if it is still large enough). Or possibly only apply to countries which enter more than 3 holds. (so assume that if a user is down to 2 or 1 unit, them entering all ...
by orathaic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: How would you improve the website?
Replies: 46
Views: 6789

Re: How would you improve the website?

@ATC did you try removing games with NMRs from the analysis?
by orathaic
Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Map-making.
Replies: 5
Views: 3393

Re: Map-making.

I've made a few variants (using the standard map...) a lot of the work is image editing a picture to look good, and then editing the position of units in a text file. Not too hard (though I've got an unfinished map somewhere which needs lots of work...) much easier than C++, unless you're trying to ...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 13803

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Cool ATC, it has been a while.

Fog of war and touch would be great additions, IMHO.
by orathaic
Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 13803

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Just because I was reminded elsewhere. Is it possible to alter the variant system so every map variant has some press options. So ancient med with full press/public press/gunboat would be one variant, but with three options. With a future possibility of adding new press options (like grey and black ...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?
Replies: 48
Views: 9508

Re: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?

Playing with strict limits like 1908, a popular variant in various tournaments. I like timers aswell, but with new players they usually deserve a chance to talk things through... (though added time pressure of face-to-face with strict time limits - including if you haven't written your orders down y...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?
Replies: 48
Views: 9508

Re: Is it still Diplomacy if there is no press?

1 Vs 1s are very clearly not diplomacy. Gunboat is a variant of diplomacy, as are map variants, touch (where you can only communicate with players you have units touching) and fog of war (where the map only shows you the area around you units and SC). Gunboat is popular, and some community members v...
by orathaic
Sat Dec 22, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 13803

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

Flash, maybe that was the case before the latest version of js... At least I think it has gotten better, with actual classes, and I portable modules.
by orathaic
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Diplomacy 2.0
Replies: 51
Views: 13803

Re: Diplomacy 2.0

This sounds awesome, can I ask about live game support, so like sockets/push notifications, maybe even client to client communication (which I assume the technology for has come a long way... As has support for sockets).

Cause road map and features weren't listed...
by orathaic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New Rule Regarding Game Press
Replies: 72
Views: 17369

Re: New Rule Regarding Game Press

still have no idea what doxxing is, but im going to do it to GHUG for sure Doxxing comes from various horrible parts of the Internet (let's say place like 4chan), where they start out with a campaign against a particular actor, because the blame said individual for ruining their favourite film fran...
by orathaic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Armistice
Replies: 10
Views: 2486

Re: Armistice

@Octavious, I took a cycle for peace to the grave of the first British casualty of the war (John Parr, Private, 4th Battalion, (Duke of Cambridge's) Middlesex Regiment) back in 2014. We arrived at his grave 100 years to the day after his death, if records are accurate. And I have to say, a lot of ot...
by orathaic
Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The mass exodus
Replies: 183
Views: 24829

Re: The mass exodus

I'm not here any more. I mostly want a forum interface where I don't have to browse several sub forums in order to find an interesting thread...

How is the new forum working out?
by orathaic
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: New Topic: Incels
Replies: 40
Views: 4643

New Topic: Incels

What even?
by orathaic
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fighting winter depression
Replies: 25
Views: 1846

Re: Fighting winter depression

Also, what smokey gem said.
by orathaic
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fighting winter depression
Replies: 25
Views: 1846

Re: Fighting winter depression

1. take some vitamin D3, can't hurt at least. Some studies indicate it helps with depression, but the evidence is weak; still winter's lack of sunlight can lead to vitamin D deficiency, and supplementing has done me wonders for several years now. 2. Get a sun lamp, again, lack of sun in the winter s...
by orathaic
Sat Jan 06, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Iran Protests
Replies: 52
Views: 3223

Re: Iran Protests

@Jeff, why should the US provide material support? Iran is in the position it is today because of the last Iranian revolution - which was entirely opposed to the US material support the Shah was receiving. The US has since 1979 painted Iran as some kind of boogie man because their new regime refused...