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by Octavious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: webDip Valentine
Replies: 59
Views: 3362

Re: webDip Valentine

Sorry, Ike. The engagement's off
by Octavious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 60
Views: 14678

Re: 2018 World Cup

What I know for certain is that a good chunk of my rating came from various Masters tournaments and events like the ODC and 2014 tournaments. If we are taking the view that tournaments should not be ranked then my current ranking is a complete farce and GR will become even more a meaningless long se...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 60
Views: 14678

Re: 2018 World Cup

It's an interesting point. You could argue that if the purpose of the tournament is to provide entertaining competition for site members then adding an element that discourages game throwing is a positive addition. Regardless, I am very much of the opinion that tournaments being unranked skews GR fa...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 60
Views: 14678

Re: 2018 World Cup

I'd love to hear a convincing argument for them to not be ranked, as in all honesty I can't think of one. These tournaments are a great opportunity for the up and coming players to test themselves against the established old farts of the site, and it's a damned shame if we're going to deny them the ...
by Octavious
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: 2018 World Cup
Replies: 60
Views: 14678

Re: 2018 World Cup

Do we know what form the games will take this year? None of that sum of squares nonsense, and I trust we're going to drop the irritating new fashion of making tournament games unranked?
by Octavious
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Do you change your style according to the country you roll?
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Do you change your style according to the country you roll?

As for the topic of the thread, my position is pretty similar to VI's. I go into each game with the same set of principles regardless of the nation I'm playing. Speak to everyone, and base my alliances on the people rather than the geography. In the sense that each nation has its own set of possibil...
by Octavious
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: webDip Valentine
Replies: 59
Views: 3362

Re: webDip Valentine

Durga wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:57 am
Kek it's really just a fun compatibility test
We have members who are compatible?!?
by Octavious
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Do you change your style according to the country you roll?
Replies: 16
Views: 3296

Re: Do you change your style according to the country you roll?

All you have to do is look menacing whilst not coming across as a threat. To do that grow quickly without taking too many centres, be generous to your allies without giving them too much, and be open and honest without revealing your intentions. Simples.
by Octavious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Ghost Rating V2
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

Re: Ghost Rating V2

Filtering out these quasi-retired players makes a lot of sense. I've no idea who most of these inactive players are. Granted, back in the day VillageIdiot was not without some talent, but who on earth is this zultar character?
by Octavious
Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Ghost Rating V2
Replies: 28
Views: 4330

Re: Ghost Rating V2

On balance I think I approve of these changes...
by Octavious
Sun Feb 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [ANSWERED] Threads with password protection
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Threads with password protection

Ah. I didn't realise that people posting in game threads was a problem.
by Octavious
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [ANSWERED] Threads with password protection
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Threads with password protection

Like a PM with several people copied in, you mean?
by Octavious
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: [ANSWERED] Threads with password protection
Replies: 13
Views: 1810

Re: Threads with password protection

For what purpose?
by Octavious
Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Face to Face Diplomacy
Topic: 2018 World Diplomacy Championships - Washington DC
Replies: 121
Views: 20099

Re: 2018 World Diplomacy Championships - Washington DC

I vaguely recall a player with a name like DesmondOverawed did pretty well. I don't remember any mention of a Durga though, sorry. Were you there too?

Still, not everyone can be as good as Des. What a guy :)
by Octavious
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: February GhostRatings Published
Replies: 18
Views: 2142

Re: February GhostRatings Published

How's Yonni's alternative ratings system doing?
by Octavious
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Repercussions for quitting
Replies: 21
Views: 3152

Re: Repercussions for quitting

What I want to know is what lame arse poodle happily takes the GR hit on behalf of the kind of chinless wonder who'd use subbing to cheat their way up a ratings ladder?
by Octavious
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Repercussions for quitting
Replies: 21
Views: 3152

Re: Repercussions for quitting

Hang on... If you get subbed you don't lose any GR? How does that work? I always assumed if you were replaced it counted as a loss.
by Octavious
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Forum Adjustments
Replies: 13
Views: 2632

Re: Forum Adjustments

CAPT Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:17 am
We are lost when ^ this king of question is asked by that > ^ person.
Don't be silly, Brad. ATC is clearly telling a joke.

I don't know. What is the difference between this section and viewforum.php?f=17&sid=b8852a89c95d15697abb1aa075573c32?
by Octavious
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: 2017 Player of the Year Awards
Replies: 33
Views: 5480

Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

CAPT Brad wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:58 am
I made the list of posts coming in third despite enduring three silences
Which is nothing compared to what the rest of us endured in the non-silences ;)
by Octavious
Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Mod Team Announcement
Replies: 26
Views: 5134

Re: Mod Team Announcement

You're going about it the wrong way, Maniac. The trick achieving modhood is not to make a fuss about it every other fortnight, but instead to make regular forum and game contributions over a period of years, take part in the occasional tournament and help out in a school of war or two, and wait for ...