Search found 252 matches

by Mercy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

I think the following is a more elegant way of writing down 'my' scoring system and how it treats all the special cases. If a player wins the game, that player is awarded the full pot. If the game ends in a draw, and no player has at least 14 supply center, the pot is split evenly between the surviv...
by Mercy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Just for clarity, I no longer fully stand behind the following, because of the reasons that Restitution pointed out. Interestingly, if my above formulation is being used, it is only a little extra tweak to formulate Two-Tier Scoring as follows: A solo is worth the full pot. In case of a draw, any pl...
by Mercy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Yes, as I said in my first post here, your scoring system is quite similar to the scoring system I proposed years ago on the old forum. It is considerably simpler, though; however I admit that the way I wrote about it in the part of my post you quote is too difficult to understand; it should be poss...
by Mercy
Tue Dec 31, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

I really like your changes! [...] Thanks! I don't have time to reply to everything here (I will eventually), but I'm honestly confused why people think my system is complicated to compute. Maybe it is just my mathematician brain? [...] Mercy's formula and mine are pretty much the same level of comp...
by Mercy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

A small sized nation that secures a draw has achieved its end game aims and deserves some recognition. You believe that a large nation that spends the end game failing to solo deserves more? A draw is a draw and should be rewarded as such. The bonus a larger nation receives is the opportunity to tr...
by Mercy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Octavious wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:33 pm
No, I would not. Diplomacy is not a game that should give you a pat on the head and a well done sticker for trying hard.
Yet that is what we do regardless by awarding players points if they get in a draw. The question is how we should distribute the points.
by Mercy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

I'd say the intent is to not disincentivice players to try to solo. If you try to get a solo, but ultimately fail, wouldn't you say that you don't deserve a lower score than if you hadn't tried anything, but just whittled down the draw?
by Mercy
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Two Tier Scoring
Replies: 62
Views: 13777

Re: Two Tier Scoring

Wow. That blog post is something I could have written myself, if it were not for the fact that I usually don't spend time writing long and elaborate posts like that. In fact, long ago (shortly after the introduction of SoS) I have written a shorter version of something like this myself on the old fo...
by Mercy
Fri Dec 20, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Official webDip Holiday: On the first day of Xmas, my zultar gave to me
Replies: 157
Views: 24637

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

1. Chaqa 2. Tobieee911 3. Roadhog 4. qrzy 5. chluke 6. hhgttg42 7. Teacon7 8. KalelChase 9. Doug7878 10. Nikola Maric Eto 11. teccles 12. Ssorenn 13. Dargorygel 14. Prince William 15. yavuzovic 16. Peregrine Falcon 17. Yigg 18. TrPrado 19. Temasek22 20. damo666 21. e.m.c^42 22. ND 23. CommanderByron...
by Mercy
Thu Dec 19, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Mercy in a Draw-Size Scoring game
Replies: 5
Views: 3764

Re: Mercy in a Draw-Size Scoring game

Yes, I do play Draw-Size Scoring games.
by Mercy
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?
Replies: 6
Views: 6810

Re: Any theory as to why the AI behaved this way in this game?

Maybe because the AI learnt from NMRing humans too?
by Mercy
Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Other bot uses
Replies: 10
Views: 4602

Re: Other bot uses

What about Forumbots ? Bots that could be utilised by thread creators so their threads got at least 4 posts from 4 different Forumbots every 24 hrs
by Mercy
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Rage Against The Machine
Replies: 9
Views: 4501

Re: Rage Against The Machine

BunnyGo wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:28 am
I clearly don't get the bots. I keep getting hemmed in by my 2-3 neighbors while a bot on the other side of the board ends up threatening a solo. Has happened literally every game.
That always happens to me when I play gunboat versus real people.
by Mercy
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: New Games
Topic: Live gunboat tonight 11:15
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Live gunboat tonight 11:15

pro tip: there's more than 1 country :P
by Mercy
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Question about support
Replies: 11
Views: 2997

Re: Question about support

Lord of Broken Plains wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:08 am
Is it valid to order, for example:

A Spa S A Mar
A Mar S A Spa
Yes.
Lord of Broken Plains wrote:
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:08 am
If so, does each effectively support the other in a hold action?
Yes.
by Mercy
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 107425

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

I think that move is defensible, too. Would any move have been strictly better than Spa - MAO?
by Mercy
Sat Sep 14, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!
Replies: 214
Views: 107425

Re: AI bots on webDiplomacy: Skynet edition!

Awesome work!! I found out that the AI just stalemates itself eternally... My game was Let's go bots!-2 Ah, you mean https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=246292? That looks super funny. :P The drawback of this training method is that it requires lots of human examples. We can also train the mod...
by Mercy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Can you support another player into your own territory?
Replies: 10
Views: 4615

Re: Can you support another player into your own territory?

Yes, you can, but you cannot help to dislodge your own units. For example, suppose you have a fleet in the North Sea and you support a fleet to North Sea from Edinburgh with a fleet in London. If your fleet in the North Sea fails to move out of it, it will not be dislodged and the attack from Edinbu...
by Mercy
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Game for a newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 4263

Re: Game for a newbie

I recommend joining any game with some form of press. If you have read and understand the rules regarding game mechanics, there is no reason to start with a 1v1 game.