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Finished: 10 PM Mon 03 Feb 14 UTC
Private To learn the game
2 days /phase
Pot: 159 D - Spring, 1910, Finished
Classic, Survivors-Win Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Don't really care at this point.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: A whole bunch of you have issues. The guy just wants a pause, why do you need to be asses?
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I*gave* him a pause. Then he decided to insult me and act like a little bitch.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Just responding to Bo's assholery with more assholery.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I didn't see Bo being an ass. You guys were suggesting he didn't actually need a pause, and were doing 20 questions.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: All of this could be resolved with a simple and sincere apology from little brat boy, but he won't do it. Apologize to me for calling me an asshat when I asked an honest question so I could time my pause and apologize to Krellin for being am asshole to him. I guarantee krell and I would both pause after the turn runs.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I don't know, Draug...don't want to be accused to colluding with you in a bromance....I might have to do the opposite of you no matter what to avoid the thinly-veiled accusation that has been made.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Bullshit. I asked when he was leaving to see if we had time to get another turn in. The petulant brat called me a name. So fuck him. And don't you dare forcibly pause those game.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: It's not an accusation, krellin. It's a joke. You two are all over each other. I've never seen you disagree in the slightest. The fact that you're offended by it almost proves it true; you're simply feeding off of Draug.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: We are all over each other? God you are a moron. Listen, little fucktard...go actually READ the posts in this -- I said you and he were *equally* wrong, douchebag.

And then you started to act like a little bitch...and I'd probably have taken sides with Putin himself against you once you put on your privileged bitchy boy attitude.

Bottom line - you want a pause in a game, treat your fellow players kindly. If they have a question about why/when you need a pause, do the courtesy of answering them without attitude. Nobody fucking owes you a pause.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: A lot of hostility here. It's just a game.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Oh - the game will be unaffected. I just don't appreciate being disrespected by the boy.
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Thank you, krellin. That has been my whole point all along. When I need my pause, I will do the same couple days in advance, but if someone asks me when it actually starts, I will answer without attitude because I appreciate everyone being willing to pause for a few days.

By the way, if I get up there and cell reception is fine, we'll be able to undo the pause and resume playing. I'll just be a little less active in the communication cause it is our 25th anniversary and, well, I'm gonna be a bit busy. ;-)
20 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Please don't NMR on us, Austria.
21 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I thought bo_sux was climbing a mountain... He was here just 53 minutes ago and put in his retreat order. Too bad he didn't finalize or it may have moved on ahead.
25 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I asked my sitter to cover here. I haven't been on personally since I left. Thanks for being sensible and pausing. I am not quite back but I will be tomorrow.
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: No prob Bo - hope you enjoyed the climb (And see...dicks though we may appear, we do take our games seriously...hence you got your pause.)
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: And as is usually the case, the fucktard getting his ass kicked decides to mysteriously disappear.
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: And to make matters worse, he was on the site less than 30 minutes ago.
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: My applause to Vriska for respecting the game, even though he is down to 1 SC,
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: All hail Vriska. Death to Chaqa!
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Huzzah! Huzzah! Huzzah!
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Draug, I have no issues with leaving a pause up for you at this point.
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Well....I think Draug *first* needs to provide us with a *proper* explanation for his intended leave....heh heh...
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: I don't know that I need one. Go ahead and unpause. I just won't finalize during those 5 days (1/30-2/3).
26 Jan 14 UTC Spring, 1909: Jeez Draug no reason to be an ass. I didn't have internet access (storm knocked it out) and I've been playing off my phone. I left it paused until it was fixed.
26 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Actually, Draug already provided his explanation a long time ago - I was just giving him shit.
29 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Come on Russia, please finalize.
29 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: Take your time, semck...

By the way, just a head up, I will be taking full phases from now through Monday because of being out of town (it's our 25th wedding anniversary). I don't need a pause, but I'm not going to be finalizing or spending all day on the site as of tomorrow.
29 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: That's fine. I don't mine people taking their time during diplomacy phases, but what is Russia deciding? Is he going to keep sil?
29 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: He hasn't looked at the game since the turn ran.
29 Jan 14 UTC Autumn, 1909: He's been pouting for about a month now...ever since he lost the stabbing war in the southeast...heh heh..
30 Jan 14 UTC I've been convinced by the board that I will not be soloing this game. I'm impressed that all 7 countries have lasted to 1910 and I think it would be needlessly cruel to spend the next few years eliminating them to attain the draw we all know is coming. So, for this turn, my draw vote will be up. If Turkey agrees (the only person who has any business objecting) then we can end this game now and congratulate England on his first completed game of Diplomacy.
31 Jan 14 UTC Considering my internet connectivity, drawing would be great.
31 Jan 14 UTC Krellin and semck to go.
31 Jan 14 UTC Would a draw affect GR at all? People keep telling me I should worry about that.
31 Jan 14 UTC A 7way draw is better for your GR than a defeat, which are your only two options at this point : )
31 Jan 14 UTC Fair enough. I bet krellin will insist on killing me though.
31 Jan 14 UTC If Turkey doesn't agree to the draw, it's because he thinks he can solo.
31 Jan 14 UTC Well, realistically, facing experience players in you and bo_sox, he won't solo. Draug may fall, and semkc, and me, and Vriska, but you two will hold him.
31 Jan 14 UTC Which he can't. 17 is the absolute max.
31 Jan 14 UTC No, It might be because I don't believe in drawing when it is not necessary. I play to win, and a few others here do as well.

But if I'm going to draw, I sure a heck am not going to draw now with so much chaos on the board.
31 Jan 14 UTC But it comes back to - this was a teaching game for England, who is now mostly dead. And with all the CD, takeovers, and pauses, isn't a draw for the best?
31 Jan 14 UTC /\ Desperation...
31 Jan 14 UTC Take your inevitable loss like a man, Austria..
31 Jan 14 UTC Just remember, friends. I was willing to include everyone in the draw. Big Bad Turkey is the one who got greedy.
31 Jan 14 UTC Really? You're gonna play it that way?
01 Feb 14 UTC And the bright light in the east goes out.
01 Feb 14 UTC Well, that was some idiocy on my part...got tied up after work and didn't put my orders in....I know, I should have had pre-orders entered earlier...

My draw is now in...
01 Feb 14 UTC In other news, I have 1337 points.

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Germany
abgemacht (1076 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
12 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
krellin (80 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
10 supply-centers, 10 units
France
bo_sox48 (4899 D Mod (G))
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Italy
Draugnar (0 D X)
Drawn. Bet: 19 D, won: 23 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
Austria
Chaqa (4027 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Russia
semck83 (229 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
England
Vriska (109 D)
Drawn. Bet: 20 D, won: 23 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Civil Disorders
Tyran (938 D)Italy (Autumn, 1904) with 4 centres.
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