Servility Gets You Stabbed

New players can go here for helpful advice and to sign up for our mentor program, or if you're a veteran help answer questions.
Forum rules
This is an area for new members or members looking for help with the site or Diplomacy. Off topic threads and replies will be moved to the appropriate category.
Post Reply
Message
Author
swordsman3003
Gold Donator
Gold Donator
Posts: 248
Joined: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:51 pm
Location: Georgia, USA
Karma: 572
Contact:

Servility Gets You Stabbed

#1 Post by swordsman3003 » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:14 am

Hello friends. It's been a while since I've posted something. I've been quite busy with my personal life. But that's under control now, and so, here is another article for your reading delight:

The Top 5 Reasons You Get Backstabbed, #3: Servility
To play as a "servile ally" is to overlook the threat that your successful alliance poses to you. What does it means to play like this? How can you avoid it?
6

umbletheheep
Posts: 66
Joined: Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:13 am
Location: detroit, mi
Karma: 128
Contact:

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#2 Post by umbletheheep » Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:17 pm

Boo! I was expecting current examples from the finals :-D
1

PRINCE WILLIAM
Posts: 627
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:17 am
Karma: 772

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#3 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:14 pm

A very thoughtful analysis. I enjoyed it.
By the way, I am a Care Bear (which is fitting me now I am thinking about it as because of my size I am sometimes nicknamed Bear)
1

90kicvesb
Posts: 38
Joined: Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:55 am
Karma: 60

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#4 Post by 90kicvesb » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:46 am

That's exactly what a Scare Bear would say, William.
4

PRINCE WILLIAM
Posts: 627
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:17 am
Karma: 772

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#5 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:50 am

Ask my allies!
1

Mercy
Posts: 253
Joined: Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Karma: 217

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#6 Post by Mercy » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:13 am

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:50 am
Ask my allies!
You mean your cooperative rivals?
3

PRINCE WILLIAM
Posts: 627
Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:17 am
Karma: 772

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#7 Post by PRINCE WILLIAM » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:34 am

Νο, my allies! If I get to an alliance I will honour it until the end, I am not feeling right to betray someone who trusted me. Be warned though, if you stab me, better do it well because if I survive I'll do my best to get to you.
2

yavuzovic
Posts: 2877
Joined: Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:42 pm
Location: Sakarya/Turkey
Karma: 563
Contact:

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#8 Post by yavuzovic » Wed Feb 19, 2020 2:41 pm

PRINCE WILLIAM wrote:
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:34 am
Νο, my allies! If I get to an alliance I will honour it until the end, I am not feeling right to betray someone who trusted me. Be warned though, if you stab me, better do it well because if I survive I'll do my best to get to you.
There is another player just like you, when I encounter him I always try to make an alliance with him and not break it as long as possible. This can be a good strategy if you can find a match but most players (including me) tend to stab when they see someone in weakness. Still, I respect this kind of players more than our kind, need to see more of you.
3

David E. Cohen
Posts: 170
Joined: Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:27 am
Location: Treading the Path to Diplo-Shambhala
Karma: 136
Contact:

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#9 Post by David E. Cohen » Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:48 pm

Arrogance gets you stabbed, too. Everything in moderation, in Dip as in life, is often though not always for the best.

mhsmith0
Posts: 318
Joined: Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:35 am
Karma: 182

Re: Servility Gets You Stabbed

#10 Post by mhsmith0 » Wed Feb 19, 2020 11:18 pm

So I sort of expect #s 4 and 5 to be some combination of

- your ALLY is doing too well, and even if you're not explicitly dropping your guard to him, even a relatively minor stab can put him in strong position for a solo
- your alliance stopped gaining progress / stalled out / is about to stall out, and your heretofore ally is gonna pull the ripcord while there's still time to change the board in his favor

but I guess we'll see!
1

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests