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Finished: 10 PM Tue 07 Feb 17 UTC
The bitter end.
1 day /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1909, Finished
Classic, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by damo666 (100 D)
22 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: So Russia is supporting hold of England, that is supporting hold of Germany, that is stealing Warsaw from Russia? Interesting times..
22 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: Even nations at war should be civil to each other.
22 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: A league of nations should be created to prevent a world war.
22 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1902: do not worry, I only supported a hold in Norway because why hold a unit when you can make others confused. Norway was not threatened by anybody so it really did not have any affect.
23 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1903: Russia seems to be unwilling to acknowledge me as the leader of the Gingers and our ancestral homeland. I denounce Russia. ;)
23 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1903: May we find peace in times of war.
24 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: England betrayed me. Anyone wanting to work against them please message me to work out a plan of action.
25 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1903: It seems that I sent my fleets to police Ireland last spring with good cause.
27 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1905: out of curiosity if England has muted me can he read my messages in global chat?
28 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1905: No, he can't.
30 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1906: To our defeated friends, the Czar and Italian King, I wish you the best in your other pursuits.
30 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1906: So Turkey has a reliability rating of 23 percent...
30 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Hello, new Turkey here!
30 Jan 17 UTC Spring, 1906: Greetings, good Caliph!
30 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Welcome Turkey, you shall be a vast improvement over the previously unreliable turkey
31 Jan 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hello Turkey!
01 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: Arrivederci, re buono italiano!
01 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1906: x_x
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: england and france. Y'all are very disappointing. you are handing this game to austria on a silver platter. He's got 14 centers now. Just 4 away. Munich is vulnerable and so is Berlin. Please explain in open forum how you plan to stop him.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: I'm sorry Turkey, but I fancy the underdog Austria. He has my support.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: France, you do realize that contradicts what the game is all about, right? I vote cancel.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: I wonder why you ever drawn a game, if you consider that contradicts what the game is about.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: you draw because (ideally) 3 players get into a 1984 situation wherein when one player threatens to get to a majority, the 2 remaining players join up and cut him back down. There is an equilibrium among skilled players that stops solos. So you see, there's a difference between a draw and throwing the game to 1 player. It's not too late to reconsider. Please do.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: just in case you forgot, in 1984 by George Orwell, the world was in perpetual state of war between 3 powers: Eurasia, Oceania, and East Asia. This enabled the "state" to exert control over the people.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: Eastasia
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: The Archduke has not said a single ill word to me in this entire century. I endorse France's support of him.
04 Feb 17 UTC Autumn, 1908: hmmm, I didn't know I joined a circle jerk.
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: You haven't done anything except support holding last Russian fleet.
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: If you are going to join games with countries after civil disorder, it is expected that you try harder than just holding to a draw to grab free diplomacy coins.
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: If I move we lose Bulgaria.
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: It will fall this round.
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: I guess you can blame austria's solo on me then. You did a heck of a job, Brownie!
05 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: I blame only myself for my loss, when I created 3 armies instead of fleets in that first year, and I'm willing to pay for it. It's a mistake that not that few players commit in their first game, and I was one of them.
06 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: I realise some of the mistakes in my play that doomed my chances of any long-term expansion. I thought to try some new strategies, though they were not as effective as I hoped. Such is how I learn, then.
06 Feb 17 UTC Spring, 1909: May we rise again, and be victorious another day.
06 Feb 17 UTC England, you can also learn when someone gives you good advice.
France, you will most definitely NOT be victorious on another day as you are perhaps the least talented player I ever had the misfortune of encountering.
06 Feb 17 UTC Wow. The salt floweth. Funny you say that about France, he's ranked #503 in Ghost Ratings, while TheRealMaestro is ranked #1730, though he is ranked #428 of 436 in 1v1...
06 Feb 17 UTC I have never enjoyed the opportunity to play a game of Diplomacy in person; my only experience with the game is here. Nobody learns to succeed except with practise, and this encompasses many failures.
06 Feb 17 UTC England, try your new strategies in unranked games. Otherwise, properly consider advice from your condescending point-elders, especially down the home stretch (if your experimenting hasn't been fatal yet).
07 Feb 17 UTC Thank you Austria. I don't know what's the problem with Turkey.
Yeh, he's high ranked and sure is a great player, but oh boy, humility is missing there. This was indeed, the first Diplomacy game that I started, and I haven't played more than 5 in total. I think I'm allowed some slack.
07 Feb 17 UTC And why only try new strategies in unranked games? It's not like the only think important here is the rank (at least not for every player).
07 Feb 17 UTC Hey, ain't this game called the BITTER end? Can't I be bitter? Actually, I'm the nicest guy in the world and I write provocative messages for my own entertainment (mostly). Rock on, losers!
07 Feb 17 UTC I earnestly do not care about rankings or points; they are ultimately numbers on a screen. By merely being here, I rank in a sense above over 7.000.000.000+ people who have never heard of this game, let alone know how to play it with an iota of competence. I have enough points to play the amount of games that I desire to. This is a GAME, and games exist to have FUN. If I try a new strategy that leads to my demise, I had fun and have learnt something not to try in the same manner in future. I already realise some of my mistakes and have ideas of how to avoid them in later competitions.

Remember, good Sultan, you are also a fellow loser.
07 Feb 17 UTC Good game to all!
07 Feb 17 UTC heh heh, you do recall that I joined after you already had me hemmed in like 2 years ago right?
07 Feb 17 UTC Objectively, the British Empire has expanded to include Sweden, Little Britain and North Africa, as well as any colonies I chose to take when nobody was looking.

(You let me keep men in Egypt since 1882; what else had you expected?)
07 Feb 17 UTC congrats to Austria. He played well enough and endured y'all's comedic/"strategic" stylings.
07 Feb 17 UTC I survived the great Austria!
07 Feb 17 UTC Well done, Czar of Bulgaria! You could even keep your title, if not its location.
07 Feb 17 UTC Thank you one and all.

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Austria
damo666 (100 D)
Won. Bet: 10 D, won: 70 D
19 supply-centers, 16 units
France
djnogueira (240 D)
Survived. Bet: 10 D
7 supply-centers, 9 units
England
Survived. Bet: 10 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Turkey
Hauta (1618 D (S))
Survived. Bet: 0 D
2 supply-centers, 3 units
Russia
Survived. Bet: 0 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Italy
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Germany
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
Grand Admiral (100 D)Turkey (Spring, 1906) with 3 centres.
EthanA (100 D)Russia (Spring, 1902) with 4 centres.
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