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Finished: 12 PM Sun 13 May 18 UTC
Absolute Classic-2
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 350 D - Autumn, 1913, Finished
Classic, Rulebook press, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game won by Maximus c23 (1151 D)
23 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck to all!
23 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck!
23 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck from Italy. We are officially open for negotiations.
24 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Hi everyone, have a great game!
24 Mar 18 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck everyone! Enjoy your game!
26 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Sorry if I'm a bit slow replying to anyone - I've got a fever of 101+ farenheit at the moment.
26 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Sorry to hear that.
Get well soon.
26 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Thanks bud.
26 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Yes, get well soon England!
26 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1901: Thanks guys. Feeling a bit better now after sleeping all day.
29 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1902: Lol at Russia muting me. How old ate you?
29 Mar 18 UTC Autumn, 1902: All, im headed to the wilderness for a couple days. I do not expect to NMR. But, may be less responsive for a bit. Going to vote pause as a precaution but not asking you to unless the clock gets short.
01 Apr 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: Haha Russia muted me too, hahahahaha
01 Apr 18 UTC Autumn, 1903: hahahahaha
03 Apr 18 UTC Spring, 1904: Lol Russia mutes me and then mails me a load of bullshit. Grow up.
17 Apr 18 UTC Spring, 1908: Bye bye. Austria was the worst this game, so sad we didn’t work out
17 Apr 18 UTC Spring, 1908: Thanks man :D
03 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1911: It would be nice if r/i/a would sort out differences
03 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1911: So pointless fighting when it just allows Germany to solo but it's too late now.
03 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1911: Never heard of anyone getting muted before. And now I get to join the club thanks to Austria. I might stick to gunboats from now on.
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: Don't count on it. Italy has informed us that they would rather see us lose than get a draw. Too late now anyway.
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: With these tactics, of not attacking Germany when his on the breach of a solo, you would have lost in a gunboat as well...
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: *he's
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: Both of you had your chances to cooperate and neither of you would. I’m fine with this result.
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: Russia was completely uncooperative with me at the start and just muted me early on so I'm not surprised, Italy.

The only people doing anything against Germany was France and me but France thought he could beat me and then Germany as well but it was too late by then to stop Germany's solo without a ton of cooperation from everyone.
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: said the country that supported Germany to Sweden.
05 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: After you demanded I not convoy my army over and then muted me... lol
06 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: After you said you will support Germany to Sweden.

We can do this all day, but the fact remains that while both Me and Austria did nothing but try to stop Germany, you gave him the support that made him this big, and Italy did not make one move to help stop him.
06 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: Hahaha, dude, you're delusional. How could I support Germany into Sweden *before* you demanding I not convoy an army into Norway when I needed to be in Norway before I could support anyone into Sweden. Time is linear, you know.

Then on top of demanding I not convoy an army over, you wanted to swap Norway and Sweden so you had Norway and I had Sweden. Anyone who isn't an idiot knows that's an insane move for England. As I told you at the time:

"All you've done is forced my hand as to who I support into Sweden. I could easily support you in now rather than Germany but you decided bickering over Norway to be more important."

When I supported Germany into Sweden in 1902, he ended the turn with 7 SCs. Hardly too big to be stopped.

Then let's see what Austria and you did:
Austria supported Germany in 1902 as well and then did nothing until 1905.
Russia supported Germany into Norway (lol, hypocrite much?) in 1903 and then Germany took StP and War easily.

So how'd you like them facts? Or is 200 words too much for you to read like it was when you then muted me?
06 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: I am starting to remember why I muted you.
lol.
06 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: *I muted you* after you said you will support Germany to Sweden.
The support to Nor made no difference. It was clear Germany could take Nor anyway, and you probably didn't expect StP to support your hold after a clear anti-russian opening and an attempted move from Nor to StP.
Your support of Germany to Swe, is what enabled him to take Nor, not my StP support.
As for Austria, he would have helped against Germany much sooner if not for Italy forcing him to defend his back.
06 May 18 UTC Spring, 1912: An army in Norway doesn't have to be antI Russian you delusional moron. You wanted to trade Sweden for Norway and flipped out when I didn't agree, which no sane England would.

Who cares *when* you muted me? Nobody was talking about that.

Germany would have taken Sweden that year anyway unless I supported you in and like hell I was going to do that.
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: Germany has played very well to his credit.

Sorry England, I should have sided with you over him in 1901. I had no way of knowing how things would go.

Still, I stabbed Germany when it was obvious to me that he was going to win if I didn't. That was 1904. Eight years of East-bloc bickering later, here we are...
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: England, do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: I love how you have no rational response to anything, Russia.
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: Russia’s “rational response” to my assistance in bringing him back from the brink was to stab and insist that I go along with his taking what I had fought hard to win. At least there’s consistency in action.
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: so much whining...
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: You made choices, and you lost.
Next time, try to make better choices.
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: Pretty sure you're going to finish the game with the same result as me lol.

Next time, try not to be so stubborn.
07 May 18 UTC Autumn, 1912: Pretty sure I’ve enjoyed the result I’m currently pursuing and knowing you can’t do anything to stop that.
11 May 18 UTC Gas and Mar both to Spain? o.0
11 May 18 UTC And Edi, Lon, Wal all to Yor!
11 May 18 UTC Yeah, but why not take it?
12 May 18 UTC (unmuted just now)

so you "punish" me by losing?
lol.
Oh no! please don't do it! I can't bare the sight of you losing! it's just too sad!
#not

Reminds me of a 3 year old that loses and then says "I actually wanted to lose".

Yeah, I lost too. I just don't act like it's some sort of an achievement.
You can reflect upon your mistakes, and become better players, or not, and lose the next game as well.
There are cases when even tge best players lose. Not everything is in your hands. But in this specific game it is very easy to see that your loss is of your own making.

Russia out.

(back to mute)
12 May 18 UTC I promise we won’t miss you, russia.
12 May 18 UTC Good game all! Now I expect you all to get along under your new overlord :)
13 May 18 UTC Good game. I’ll hold off on my critiques of russia and austria on the expectation that we’re muted anyway.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
Maximus c23 (1151 D)
Won. Bet: 50 D, won: 350 D
18 supply-centers, 16 units
Italy
TheDrownedGod (303 D)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
5 supply-centers, 4 units
Russia
wise_man (100 D)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
4 supply-centers, 4 units
France
ben9990 (1338 D)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
3 supply-centers, 2 units
Austria
flokde (116 D)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
3 supply-centers, 5 units
England
nmpolo (2086 D)
Survived. Bet: 50 D
1 supply-centers, 1 units
Turkey
fgrip (121 D)
Defeated. Bet: 50 D
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