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Finished: 10 AM Fri 05 Apr 19 UTC
Private ODC 2019 - R1 G18
1 day, 12 hours /phase
Pot: 35 D - Spring, 1908, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes, Wait for orders
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
21 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1901: London calling to the faraway towns
Now war is declared and battle come down

Greetings & Welcome to ODC 2019. Very much looking forward to hearing from everyone, Best Regards London
26 Feb 19 UTC Spring, 1902: My sincerest apologies to my fellow Powers. I have been playing a LOT of gunboat lately, signed up for this tournament some time ago and assumed that I was still playing Gunboat.

So, yeah, German is kind of a dummkoph. I will be in touch with everyone individually as soon as I can.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I hate to be that guy, but seriously? The phases are 36 hours long, are we really unable to enter orders in that amount of time? I've exchanged messages with all of you during this last phase, so its not like anyone hasn't been able to get to the site during this phase, and this isn't the first time this has happened.

If you're using the 'Wait for Orders' mechanic to get extra time for diplomacy that hardly seems sporting.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Agreed, and furthermore this is a championship game, not just any other game of Diplomacy - we all have both the Diplomacy skill and mental ability to be able to work effectively within the allotted time, so we should do so.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I made a lifetime’s habit out of being “that” guy, even for an extended period in PC California. Never did any harm, I think...:-)
However concerning the game, it is a drag to experience regular “wait for orders” phases. Get a grip lads (& lassies?)
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: ha i guess the one who didn't write a string or two to global chat before the turn is over is considered a drag )
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: In my experience Russia, most Diplomacy players are considered a drag by the unwashed masses, lol
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Haha nice one Turkey - the unwashed masses just haven't understood the glory of Diplomacy yet, though it's not a game of instant gratification so perhaps they never will!
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I recently picked up an unopened copy of the 1999 Hasbro release with the metal pieces. No idea when I'll get a chance to play a game on it, but I am very excited about the possibility!

My girlfriend and I have been building a board/card game collection and having regular game nights, and I've been proselytizing to every participant about the virtues of the Cult of Diplomacy. Got a few good prospects but no one has been willing to drink the kool-aid just yet
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Lol:-) I received a Diplomacy set for Christmas as a 12 year old. My older sister accused me of terrorising my school friends into playing “that horrible game”.
Must admit right through University few of my fellow students played more than once.
I guess the kook-aid is an acquired taste.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: From my experience due to work/family people can only spare an hour or two on board game and in case of diplomacy most guests/participants have to leave after just a few years/turns
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I now prefer online play after many many years F2F (before computers/internet were invented). Same for Bridge. No more endless traveling to attend tournaments. The internet is accused of causing many ills since social media became popular, but for games such as this it’s real good.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Moderator: (Durga): So sorry guys, looking into it
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: It may have been me that was the hang up this time - inadvertently. I've not played in this interface before and its counterintutitive. I think I had the button set to "ready" which means its actually not ready.

I'll get this learning curve done yet
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: :-) Completely understood. It was an interesting experience ahead of ODC. I found the interface rather nice, once the learning curve was surmounted. Good luck.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I got my start in PBM, so I'm constantly behind the 8-ball with new interfaces. lol
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: OK - let me ask. I have sumbitted by adjustment and saved it. The drop down box is unavailable. But the button to the right of the Save button says "Not ready"

Yet I think I'm submitted and indicated we can proceed.

Is this correct?
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Yes. The button says 'Not Ready' to indicate that clicking it will change your status from 'Ready' to 'Not Ready.'
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Next to your country tag at the top (which should be a brown 'Germany' you should see a little checkmark. If the checkmark is gray then your orders have been saved, but you are not in 'Ready' status. If the checkmark is green then your orders are saved and you are in 'Ready' status.

If all players with orders to enter are in 'Ready' status the the phase will end and orders will be adjudicated even if there is time left in the phase.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: If there is just a '- -' showing then you have no orders to enter this phase, and it is a pair of red exclamation marks then you have orders to enter for the phase and have neither saved nor 'Readied' your orders.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Yes. You have submitted & ready to proceed.
Once the orders are correctly saved they will get grey check marks next to them.
That means when the deadline arrives those orders will process.
If ready is then pressed the check marks become green & you are good to go as soon as everyone else says ready as well.
The “Not ready” button allows you to change your mind meanwhile & until everyone else says “ready” you can become “not ready” again & then go in to change orders.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Multiple explanations & I vote for the Turkish one:-) I was never a good instructor...
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Haha, don't sweat it England! I have to write a fair amount of documentation for my work, I've had the benefit of some practice.
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: Oh you take me back! Last time I had to do that was 1993. The company I worked for had just transitioned from DOS based to Windows based software & suddenly producing accompanying documentation for our control systems wasn’t such an evil task!
Now all you whipper snappers now how aged is the King of England! I still remember many of those ghastly DOS prompt instructions!
28 Feb 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: I work for a state (U.S.) government and to interface with our financial processing mainframes we have to emulate old Telnet terminals. Black screen, green text. I like it better than literally every other system we use, ESPECIALLY the modern web-based applets.
01 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1902: LOL. Wow, all of us are old.

Thank you for the explanations.
09 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1904: Boring...We’ve been here before. I’ll message a mod for ODC.
12 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Are people able to ready up?
12 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Done ages ago.
13 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: Are we paused or something? It says I have no orders to submit...
13 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: It’s the build phase. Been a while since you participated:-)
13 Mar 19 UTC Autumn, 1904: LOL That would explain it
15 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (Durga): Sorry about this. I have removed the Austria and have found a substitute. Hopefully that will be the last time wait-for-orders will be triggered.
15 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Moderator: (Durga): I have reset the phase to give the new Austria time to catch up.
15 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Welcome New ArchDuke. It’s a very interesting contest you have joined & His Majesty hopes you enjoy the diplomacy & the battle, Best Regards London
15 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Hi everyone. I just got the message about being subbed in. I'm a bit tied up now, but I'll catch up on press and send some thoughts to yall shortly.
16 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: Hello ArchDuke. I'd just like to say that the old Austria and I were BFF, hope we can continue that relationship. Pay no abstention to my incursion into Trieste the first year, just a simple misunderstanding................
16 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: It looks like from the press (and current situation), the previous Austria was BFF with about nobody haha
16 Mar 19 UTC Spring, 1905: It looks like from the press (and current situation), the previous Austria was BFF with about nobody haha
02 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1907: So, with the 4 corners surviving, it’s been so long since I’ve been in one of these, I’ve forgotten what to do:-) Good Luck to All.
02 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1907: Dont forget about the Shah of Persia, US and Japan, they all can enter the game at any time now to tip the balane )
02 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1907: So, there is a world beyond the four corners of Diplomacy!
02 Apr 19 UTC Autumn, 1907: That would be so cool
03 Apr 19 UTC You draw or not?
03 Apr 19 UTC Yep
03 Apr 19 UTC Good game all!
03 Apr 19 UTC GG!
03 Apr 19 UTC Good game everyone! I wish I could've reached parity with France and Russia, but I think I was much more likely to get crushed between the two.

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

France
Fluffy Freddo (295 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 13 D
11 supply-centers, 10 units
Russia
user1981 (584 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 13 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Turkey
Puddle (573 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 9 D
9 supply-centers, 9 units
England
Senlac (138 D)
Drawn. Bet: 5 D, won: 1 D
3 supply-centers, 3 units
Italy
mdrltc (1818 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Germany
truePoD (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
Austria
Tom Bombadil (4028 D (G))
Defeated. Bet: 5 D
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