2017 Player of the Year Awards

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2017 Player of the Year Awards

#1 Post by Hellenic Riot » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:08 pm

Now, that the transition to the new forum is complete, myself & the rest of the mod team have voted on the Player of the Year Awards. Thanks also to ghug & jmo for helping with some of the scripts being run. The Forum Awards were scraped solely from the old forum, as the transition occurred in the final week of 2017 anyway.

Many congratulations to xorxes for being voted our player of the year 2017 ahead of VillageIdiot and genghiz. His dominant performances as the player to beat in all 1v1 tournaments laid a marker for the rest of the site, and his strong gunboat performances also saw him climb into the top 10 for GR. 2017 was very much a year of 1v1's on webDip, and xorxes was the marker for the rest of the site to beat.

Our newcomer of the year award was given to CptMike, ahead of PRINCE WILLIAM and Foxcastle. Along with CptMike's very strong 1v1 performances, he's scored impressive results in live games and gunboats.

A congratulatory shout out to everyone who appears on these lists for their impressive performances (or in the case of the forum awards, having way too much time on their hands :P).

The full list of awards can be found here: http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/pla ... ear-awards

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#2 Post by Durga » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:40 pm

As much as I love xorxes and genghiz who were my desktop background... 1v1 isn't diplomacy. You could have just had a separate category for top 1v1 and given poty to VI. I get that the current mod team doesn't know what diplomacy is as they force draws games that shouldn't be drawn, but really?

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#3 Post by Durga » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:42 pm

But congrats xorxes you 1v1 god

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#4 Post by ghug » Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:46 pm

Durga wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 4:40 pm
I get that the current mod team doesn't know what diplomacy is as they force draws games that shouldn't be drawn, but really?
#rekt

#VIVACASCADIA

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#5 Post by Octavious » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:05 pm

I predict a very close contest for forumer of the year in the new forum era...

Congratulations to VillageIdiot for yet another magnificent 2nd place. May I suggest a silver fox as your avatar? When we eventually get avatars, that is :)

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#6 Post by Durga » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:14 pm

I want to know the methodology for picking poty "well you know this year we're prioritizing 1v1 but let's just randomly stick VI in the top 3 to make it pretend that we still care about diplomacy and this site hasn't been delegated to a low tier 1v1 mess"

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#7 Post by VillageIdiot » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:21 pm

Always a bridesmaid, never the bride.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#8 Post by 2ndWhiteLine » Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:56 pm

This reminds me Thucy needs to post the Pitirre Awards

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#9 Post by peterwiggin » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:09 pm

Forumer of the year! Looks like selling my votes in the movie thread for +1s paid off.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#10 Post by MadMarx » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 pm

Notice the subject is *not* “Diplomacy Player of the Year” it is simply POTY, and since it is posted on this site the implication is that it’s the *webDip* POTY, and like it or not, 1v1 has a significant presence on webDip...

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#11 Post by Durga » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:17 pm

MadMarx wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 pm
Notice the subject is *not* “Diplomacy Player of the Year” it is simply POTY, and since it is posted on this site the implication is that it’s the *webDip* POTY, and like it or not, 1v1 has a significant presence on webDip...
Woops, I thought this was a diplomacy site. My bad.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#12 Post by Jamiet99uk » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:39 pm

Was this a vote or just picked by the Mods?

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#13 Post by VillageIdiot » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:50 pm

MadMarx wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:13 pm
...and like it or not, 1v1 has a significant presence on webDip...
It’s a good point, the World Cup winners didn’t even warrant a banner like the 1v1 did.

Damn politics.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#14 Post by xorxes » Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:53 pm

I am touched. Thank you modteam.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#15 Post by chluke » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 pm

Congratulations Xorxes! Well deserved for a dominant year!

I pass the green jacket on to you.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#16 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:22 pm

I am really honoured to have been chosen on the list of new cοmers of the year. I have no words to thank you enough,

So a very fond thanks to all of you out there from the bottom of my heart,

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#17 Post by chluke » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:11 pm

chluke wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:41 pm
Congratulations Xorxes! Well deserved for a dominant year!

I pass the green jacket on to you.
And congratulations to all the other award winners and new comers as well!

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#18 Post by Jeff Kuta » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:07 am

Congrats xorxes for a banner year.

I understand his alt “sexrox” also earned Player of the Year in another as yet unnamed non-Diplomacy web site.

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#19 Post by President Eden » Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:41 am

2ndWhiteLine wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:56 pm
This reminds me Thucy needs to post the Pitirre Awards
Whose Thucy is he knew

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Re: 2017 Player of the Year Awards

#20 Post by genghiz » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:03 pm

Wow, thank you. I'm not sure I belong in the top 3, or even the top 33, with so many on this site who are great players in all aspects of the game, who put in the time as moderators or tournament directors, and who advocate the game and make this site a tremendous place to play Diplomacy. I truly am honored.

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