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Finished: 09 PM Sat 27 Jun 20 UTC
I Wanna Be the Very Best
1 day, 1 hours /phase
Pot: 50 D - Autumn, 8, Finished
The Ancient Mediterranean, Public messaging only, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring, Hidden draw votes
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: @ Rome. Fine. Let’s get Greece. Then block Carthage. But make sure you don’t lose too many centers in Italy.
@ Carthage no hard feelings. But can’t let you walk to a solo without trying to stop you. ;-)
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: Of course. Looking forward to our encounter :)
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: It wasn’t a declaration of war. I want to support Rome so you don’t win a solo.
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: Yeah I know. Still, I’ll be butting heads with you in Egypt.
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: Hahaha.
Rome is so stupid.
He continues to be tempted by others and is on the road to ruin.
Okay, destroy me.
Let's lose together.
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: @ Greece
Carthage seems to have the best position at the moment. So yes we are losing, but at least we are losing together.
22 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 5: Yes.
You and Rome need to attack Carthage now.
But if you don't do that, we lose together.
22 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: If you look at the map. You see I did that. Didn’t work... but I’m trying ;-)
22 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: Keep trying! :)
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: @ Persia Cher ist supporting cap to sinope
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: Funny that Greece would want to sacrifice Sparta....
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: Thanks Rome for the support.
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: @Greece, you should move to Chernoseus.
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: @Greece calling me stupid but sacrificing Sparta?
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: @Rome
Sparta was guaranteed to be screwed over. Persia could easily come to your help to take Sparta. So, I think Greece decided to keep their two units up north. Also, Greece, you should go for Byzantinum now, I suppose.
23 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 6: @Persia
Tricky, tricky. We will see who outwits the other!
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: The game at its best. :-D
I’m enjoying myself.
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Carthage just says go to Byzantium so the fleet in Aeg is tied up in defense. Don’t worry. It will al be okay
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Rome can you support Byz? I’ll leave Sparta to you. But want to use Aeg against Carthage.
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: @ Persia support in hold byz is done
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Thanks Partner. Take Sparta and we can put our 19 centers to good use.
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Greece, you should know what to do.
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: @ Persia how are you going to protect miletus?
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Don’t worry it will be okay
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Good Luck ALL!
23 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 6: Thank you Greece.
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: Thanks and until we meet again
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: @rome. Keep Cher and move your army agains Carthage. No need to quarrel amongst allies. My armies will also move away.
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: Ok thank you
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: Ionian Sea shall be mine >:D
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: Nice how you use the Global messages to try and influence people.
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: I mean, what is the chatbox for anyways?
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: I was merely expressing admiration
24 Jun 20 UTC Spring, 7: I see...thanks then haha
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: Am I alone or would the two of you also be satisfied with a draw?
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: Since it’s sum of squares the dominant position of Carthage is expressed in the scoring.
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: If everything stales, then I will draw. If you manage to take one of my Egyptian centers, I will also draw. I will not fight further if it becomes futile.
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: Ahh I now have an extra incentive not to defend but to attack! ;-)
But seriously:
It’s a nice victory for you either way. Congrats! Well played. Let’s see how it ends.
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: @ Rome if you want support just let me know. Even if it's just to mislead Carthage.
I won't be cross if you don't use it.
25 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: @Rome

Could you let me have Sparta pretty please?

I swear I will treat you with a lot of kindness and I will even cook meals for all of your troops. What do you say?
26 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: Just...one...more...center...!
26 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: @ Carthage you are kidding? Fight for Sparta. I am not going to just give it to you
26 Jun 20 UTC Autumn, 7: @Rome,

Of course that was a joke :)

I just wanted to banter, that’s all.
26 Jun 20 UTC My draw vote is in. I honestly do not think I can reasonably push further, and playing further would just drag on the game unnecessarily. I'm sure both of you would be happier with some points than none. Even if I were to make it for another few rounds, it would only become increasingly harder to breakthrough. It would take about another, ~4 turns before I could fully get a go at a Roman Supply Center, and many things could go wrong before that. I regret not continuing my advance on Rome with "I only wanted Massila", but too late for that now. It sucks to draw at 17, but I suppose I will be content that I achieved a near victory (sucks to have missed out on 17 points and bragging rights :c). Good game to you two. Persia really saved your butt there, Rome, haha.
26 Jun 20 UTC I would suspect the person to not have placed a draw vote be Rome.
26 Jun 20 UTC Once again, good game you all.
26 Jun 20 UTC No that was me...
I was confident in defending my position, hoping you might slip up in the first few turns. No such luck ;-)

We could probe for a few more. But am happy to draw at this point. Like Insaid before. Well played Carthage. We were just in Time Rome. Thanks for the game all.
27 Jun 20 UTC Oh cool a draw. I honestly did not think that would happen. Persia you really did save me. Thank you for that. Carthage I would say that is Karma xD
But I am sorry you did not get the 18. Drawing at 17 really sucks. I really enjoyed this game with you guys.
27 Jun 20 UTC I agree, very fun game.
Thanks and hope to encounter you all again in future games.
27 Jun 20 UTC Same to you both :)

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Carthage
OnlyShots (284 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 33 D
17 supply-centers, 17 units
Persia
Arreston (115 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 14 D
11 supply-centers, 11 units
Rome
Spongypie44 (100 D)
Drawn. Bet: 10 D, won: 5 D
6 supply-centers, 6 units
Egypt
Azkaroth (100 D)
Defeated. Bet: 0 D
Greece
destiner (102 D)
Defeated. Bet: 10 D
Civil Disorders
Checkmate - Qxf7 (100 D)Egypt (Spring, 4) with 3 centres.
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