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Finished: 01 PM Sun 22 Oct 17 UTC
Europe II-2
1 days /phase
Pot: 50 D - Autumn, 2003, Finished
Modern Diplomacy II, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game won by benlai (155 D)
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13 Oct 17 UTC Autumn, 2001: Did Italy have a stroke?
13 Oct 17 UTC Autumn, 2001: I'm feeling much better now.
19 Oct 17 UTC Spring, 2003: nobody has put moves until now?
22 Oct 17 UTC Congratulations, Benlai. I guess.
22 Oct 17 UTC Interesting game. I learnt many from this game. Thanks all of you.
22 Oct 17 UTC Congrats Turkey with win. Extremely awkward match. I guess your solo was inevitable for a few years already
22 Oct 17 UTC turns out Italy was an expert player and I agree that but what I cant understand is why he led the game into this mess? what was his mistake??
22 Oct 17 UTC Very interested to hear that from him as well,what his strategy actually aimed at. I'd say his diplomacy was very good but his strategic analysis lacked. In normal diplomacy Austria/Germany never really attack each other because both would become a central power all other powers need to have SC's from to win. Italy here pushed himself in a similar position by moving so far north. At a certain point I guess Italy just couldn't turn on Turkey anymore because it would practically be a 1v1. That's what I think happened.

Notwithstanding the peculiar moves I cannot explain at all.
22 Oct 17 UTC I'm hardly an expert, but Germany was right to be upset. I really did mean to say something before I just ignored his request for assistance. He stayed upset, and obviously so, the whole game. Then Poland basically disappeared which really accelerated Turkey's growth. England got upset when I didn't want to turn on Turkey as quickly as they would have liked. Turkey was loyal to me the whole game and while I wouldn't have let him solo, I was happy to be in the draw with him. England kept up communication but lost his mind when he didn't get what he wanted.

I think if France hadn't attacked me, it would have been a three way draw with France included. Turkey would probably have a better perspective on that. Really I spent the whole game desperately looking for a partner in the draw with Turkey. Germany didn't respond, which was a mistake because they could have gotten better revenge by forgiving... for a while. To Germany's credit, they seemed aware of the situation at the end. I don't know if they attempted any diplomacy with England, but ultimately, England didn't care if Turkey soloed and I figured at least the guy that accused me of cheating didn't win.

I fully support reporting cheaters and suspected cheaters and have done it myself. It's just too bad that Poland quit and the game wound up in controversy.

It was an interesting game, nonetheless, and (of course) just a game.

Thanks everyone for playing.
22 Oct 17 UTC The moment we decided to attack you, a draw was already extremely unlikely. Even when Poland was almost entirely consumed we still hoped for you to join us against Turkey. Basing your strategy on a draw with Turkey was only happening if Turkey would have wanted to sit back and do nothing for years despite being the largest by far. Utopia I'd say.

Italy reached out to us for forgive and forget when turkey only needed ~4 SC's more. Had he done that at a more realistic moment I guess we would have welcomed him with open arms.

Thanks all for the very interesting game. Hopefully we meet again in another capacity
22 Oct 17 UTC I guess I disagree with England. At the point that he got upset, in my view, a draw would have easily been obtainable, if everyone was on board, that is. Regardless, it is water under the bridge and the world is quite lucky that we aren't real world leaders.

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Turkey
benlai (155 D)
Won. Bet: 5 D, won: 50 D
34 supply-centers, 29 units
Britain
Kapppa (0 D X)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Germany
Yellow Dragon (110 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
France
chipo (565 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
Italy
SuperSteve (894 D)
Survived. Bet: 5 D
3 supply-centers, 6 units
Egypt
Ember (115 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Poland
LordRomulus (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Russia
emcpeak (294 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Spain
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Ukraine
bben101 (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Civil Disorders
KaspertjeEd (0 D X)Spain (Autumn, 2001) with 0 centres.
brown_potatoes (100 D)Spain (Autumn, 1998) with 5 centres.
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