Finished: 01 PM Sat 03 Jun 17 UTC
Private G-Candles, Mountain Rhymer
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 70 D - Autumn, 1912, Finished
Classic, No messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
01 Jun 17 UTC Omg everyone, this was the best game I've seen to date

Incredible alliance play, well done betrayals, everyone refusing to die

This is what a high level game usually looks like

Now, there is still a lot for everyone to learn, there are tactical mistakes here and there, I would like to talk this game over with everyone I think you can learn a lot
01 Jun 17 UTC DJ you tried so hard, but you were just like one unit away from being able to break out and threaten to solo. Because Italy and Turkey left me in peace, I was free to hold you back. Although they could have done better specific moves, their strategic decision to let me hold you down was impressive to me. They understood how to read the board.

Madison did a good job hanging on for dear life. I wish Italy and England had made better tactical decisions that would have eliminated France.

In a high level game France and turkey could have been eliminated before drawing probably.
02 Jun 17 UTC That was exactly what I was waiting on for France and Turkey to die out but once France got LVP it would take until the turn of the millennia to kill France off.
02 Jun 17 UTC Madison made a good play to sneak into the draw with just 2 units
I thought that might be what you were waiting for. I think Italy could ha e destroyed turkey.
03 Jun 17 UTC In my defense, I am on vacation guys
03 Jun 17 UTC Also taking g turkey felt like it would spread my troops too thin
03 Jun 17 UTC If you had committed to attacking turkey, I would have supported your moves. You had no way of knowing that, I'm just telling you for future games.
I couldn't attack turkey by myself, I needed her to not poke Bulgaria for like 4 years straight
03 Jun 17 UTC Also taking g turkey felt like it would spread my troops too thin
03 Jun 17 UTC Sorry for resubmitting
03 Jun 17 UTC Also I guessed you were Austria and i felt attacking turkey would spread my troops too thin because you have a habit of betraying people and I do not have the skills to defend against that, like sorry for taking a millennia but like guys of course I would, like don't be so accusatory about the state of this game, like
03 Jun 17 UTC Gosh I said this was the best game to date. did not want you to feel accused. All players share equally in the draw, so your actions as as valid as anybody's. Your decision not to attack me was I think necessary to prevent DJ from breaing through to threaten a solo win.

If you don't want to hear the other players opinions about the match, we will discuss it privately. But I think you will hold yourself back, and I recommend against doing so.
04 Jun 17 UTC I don't understand what do you mean? Also I am not the best communicator and I only get internet at like midnight or 8 so sorry if I sound cranky and tired cause I am that....
04 Jun 17 UTC Thats okay, and understandable. I hope you are having a fun vacation over there in Ireland.

To explain: You told me not to be accusatory towards you about the state of the game. I take that to mean that I have upset you with my critique of your play. I don't want to upset you, because I want you to enjoy the games you play with me, and I want you to play more games with me indefinitely.

I consider myself a respectful person, and I will respect your wishes and not speak harshly to you about your play if that is what you desire. I understand that you may want something different from the game than I do, or that you might learn with a different style than what I can offer. There's nothing wrong with that.

However, if you are trying to improve, I advise you to learn from the critique I can offer. Very few people are both skilled in this game and willing to take time to pass it on to others.

I stand by what I said earlier about how you could have played this game differently, and I don't consider my statements to be accusatory or otherwise untrue/unfair/harsh. Indeed I have much more to say, and I could analyze each player's game at length - to you, or to that player. I would do so because I hope to play again with these players and face tougher opponents.

I think that the discussions I have had about previous games with the players here gave rise to the thrilling play and surprising 6-way draw we saw here. I think the games will continue to rise in quality, and I intend to ensure this by coaching the players, if they choose.
06 Jun 17 UTC No Blake your were fine, I was just explaining to you why I was not gonna attack turkey, but mostly it was late and I was a little miffed at dj complaining about my slowness to expand on france when I felt I was moving at a perfectly safe pace
06 Jun 17 UTC Okay. In that case, you misread DJ's comment. He said that it was going to take a millennium to kill France because France snuck a fleet into LVP, so he gave up and voted draw. That's France outplaying England - not you - and a comment about the future state of the game, not about plays taking long up to that point. DJ knows France is tough to kill.

You are right not to advance north past the 3 centers in the west you took. That is a huge risk and I myself almost never do so as Italy, even when playing for a solo win.

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Russia
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
Austria
swordsman3003 (13081 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
teeccino (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
England
kbchitown (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
Turkey
tennis (114 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
France
jump_soap (138 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 12 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Germany
gonjo (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
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