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by Yonni
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:31 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Excused missed turns for replacement players
Replies: 14
Views: 4924

Re: Excused missed turns for replacement players

I think there should be a ranking in the hall of fame that counts the number of games taken over by people. These saints need the recognition.
by Yonni
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Excused missed turns for replacement players
Replies: 14
Views: 4924

Re: Excused missed turns for replacement players

Not only is taking over not unranked but abandoning a game and getting it taken over comes at no cost to GR - at least the way it was calculated before integration with the site.
by Yonni
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Ankara Crescent
Replies: 38
Views: 6187

Re: Ankara Crescent

I thought the mods agreed to hide offensive forum games like this.
by Yonni
Tue Jan 05, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Soloing as Italy
Replies: 41
Views: 7083

Re: Soloing as Italy

You hipsters are all wrong. Italy is weak just as everyone has always thought.
by Yonni
Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9721

Re: How often do games draw?

Thanks for sharing that quote - it's quite a good description from the man himself. I disagree somewhat with your characterization of draw whittling. I generally wouldn't bother doing it but there's always a game within the game. If someone has been a dick or your adversary all game, I think it woul...
by Yonni
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Gunboat Stats
Replies: 21
Views: 4089

Re: Gunboat Stats

Very cool job!

For comparison, here's analysis that Tru Ninja did a while ago for full press games. I was going to say a few years ago but, holy hell, it's almost a decade old now.

https://onedrive.live.com/view.aspx?cid ... 5D9F%21176
by Yonni
Wed Dec 30, 2020 8:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9721

Re: How often do games draw?

A common thread that I've seen in both this post and the previous one discussing draws and scoring systems is that ideally we want more solos to happen to Diplomacy and that the scoring system should encourage that. An issue with that is that for every bit that you make achieving a solo better you m...
by Yonni
Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9721

Re: How often do games draw?

I’d love it if someone was able to get a better “webdip meta” picture, though!
I've got too much time on my hands these day. If you could get me access to a data dump, I'd love to try make something out of it.
by Yonni
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9721

Re: How often do games draw?

That is most interesting! I thought my draw rate was too low, but it appears my solo win rate is actually further off the mark. A 76% draw rate is too low?! That's about as high as I've seen. I've always thought I was too much of a carebear with a 67% draw rate but you're as kind as they come. The ...
by Yonni
Mon Dec 28, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How often do games draw?
Replies: 76
Views: 9721

Re: How often do games draw?

Looking at the top 10 player by ghost rating, their average draw rate is 47.5%. That means the draw rate in their games is at least that (but not much higher because they don't have a ton of games that they get eliminated from that end in draws). Their average win rate is also a fairly remarkable 28%.
by Yonni
Sun Dec 27, 2020 1:32 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles
Replies: 82
Views: 16107

Re: Development Update - Ghost Ratings and Profiles

Is there a place that the entire GR database is posted like before? And, if not, is there a plan to do it?
by Yonni
Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:03 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12802

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

It is not a coincidence that the most vociferous defenders of the current system generally don't play many if any public full press games. I'm trying to change that about myself but it is sort of self-fulfilling. If I only play one or two FP games at a time and they take months and a lot of commitm...
by Yonni
Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12802

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

It's weird to bring up that game in particular as a product of the scoring system when it finished with people leaving easy ghost rating points on the table. A 3WD would have been fairly easy but neither kgray nor I were eliminated because people didn't give a damn about the scoring system.
by Yonni
Fri Dec 18, 2020 1:16 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks
Replies: 81
Views: 12802

Re: All Diplomacy Scoring Stinks

I truly and honestly don't believe the scoring system has that strong of an impact on how experienced people play the game. Each person tends to have their own sort of objective and risk tolerance and those also change during the game in response to other peoples' press. If we're using that GR1 game...
by Yonni
Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 26440

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Just one left. So far 3 four-way draws and a five-way draw. GR1 (https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=322126) 4WD with EIAG. GR2 (https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=321963) Finished. 4-way draw among Germany, France, Austria, Italy. GR3 (https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=321964) ...
by Yonni
Wed Dec 16, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Tim Hortons can Suck Hard
Replies: 8
Views: 3943

Re: Tim Hortons can Suck Hard

Yeah, their treatment of the workers throughout the start of COVID was enough of an impetus to get me to finally give them up. I'll admit that I do really like some of their doughnuts and their everything bagels are perfectly cromulent when toasted. But I'm on board not giving them any business anym...
by Yonni
Thu Dec 10, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 26440

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

Thanks but we can let Ben take the loss here.
by Yonni
Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:43 pm
Forum: New Games
Topic: Ghost Rating Challenge
Replies: 238
Views: 26440

Re: Ghost Rating Challenge

ATC said he's on his way. He'll get there but who knows what day or time it is where he's from.

Thanks EMC but I'm sure we can just ready up or wait the 24hrs. It's been a few months already. We can wait a day.
by Yonni
Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!
Replies: 372
Views: 60495

Re: Announcing the 2021 WebDip World Cup!

First team with a CD gets replaced by North Sea?
by Yonni
Wed Nov 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Taking over a disorder
Replies: 15
Views: 8227

Re: Taking over a disorder

People who abandon a game score a loss for GR. Replacement players are also counted for their GR. All that you want is already active :-D Are you sure that CDs work against someone's GR? And, if so, how are the winners' ghost ratings calculated - are they based off on the originally player or the r...