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glo2018 (1302 D)
03 Jul 16 UTC
Qustion about scoring system
in this game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=92049#gamePanel) i saw a scoring system called Survivors-Win Scoring, but when i tried to create a game with this type of point scoring system i couldn't find it in the advanced settings. so, my question is, how do i create a game with this type of scoring system?
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Mario Machine Learning on Twitch
https://www.twitch.tv/mikseri123321

If anyone is interested; we're doing some basic optimizations to get a computer to play Mario
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 16 UTC
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Turning Over a New Leaf
I just want to take a moment to say that I've been so proud of this forum in the last few days. The entire world has been buzzing with insanely controversial, easily polarizing political events in the past few days and we haven't had a vitriolic, stupidly biased thread so far. Kudos to everyone.
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Ogion (4375 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Weekend sitter needed for two early gunboat games
Hey folks,
I'm heading out for a weekend, and I have two 24 hour phase games that will need some builds and the like entered. Should be pretty easy.
Any takers?
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ssorenn (3227 D (G))
29 Jun 16 UTC
I'm in London for two days.
Where should I eat ??
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glo2018 (1302 D)
06 Jul 16 UTC
one more person
i have a live game starting in 2 hours called Amazing game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=180862) i just need one more player, please join.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 16 UTC
How much would building an island for a million people in international waters cost?
I'm talking excluding living supplies etc. Just building the island. Alternatively, an island chain will do too.

Just some big numbers-math for fun. Anyone wants to do an estimate?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
04 Jul 16 UTC
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The Boston Massacre / webDip F2F tournament
As above, within this intertubelink:
https://sites.google.com/site/bostonmassacrediplomacy/tournament-info

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Halls of Mandos (644 D)
05 Jul 16 UTC
World Game
It's that time again!
I was thinking of starting a world game some time early August when I get home. Post below if interested:
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TrPrado (441 D Mod)
17 May 16 UTC
NBA Finals
We're now at the Conference finals for both West and East, and the first game was last night. What do you guys think? Could this be the Thunder's year to win it all?
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Hamilton Brian (732 D (B))
01 Jul 16 UTC
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Happy Canada Day
Someone had to start this thread. Happy 149th Birthday!
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KingCyrus (512 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Special Replacement Needed
Good evening webDip. I am in need of a replacement for a special rule UN game.
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paulyork64 (351 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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Brexit swiftly followed by Engxit
Congratulations iceland. You were great. We were garbage. I will support your campaign to be a supply centre on the diplomacy map.
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taos (281 D)
01 Jul 16 UTC
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taos is back!
Hi !
I am back to the game after more than a year.
If you know me so please join my game and if you don't know me join too.
Many changes since i was inactive?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
23 Jun 16 UTC
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WDC 2016 #weaselmoot Live Thread
The 2016 World Diplomacy Championships are happening!

http://www.windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
https://twitter.com/WindyCityWeasel
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
22 Jun 16 UTC
Any exercise in hypotheticals
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160621-i-have-never-felt-sexual-desire

What do these people want? And are their demands reasonable?
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jengamaster (2119 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
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Why do you simply save and not ready?
Unless you always save, or you always ready, which conditions lead to you choosing to do one or the other?
jengamaster (2119 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC

Follow up question: if you are the last person to ready moves for a phase, for example you are the only person who had a retreat, why do you not upon hitting ready simply enter your movements for the next phase?

These questions are for gunboat games only. Anyone who participates in gunboat games is encouraged to participate in this discussion.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
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Saving, and not readying, ensures that you will have *some" orders in effect if the turn processes. You might want more thinking time, but you want to avoid an NMR if you get distracted or miss the deadline.
Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
23 Jun 16 UTC
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If you want to make people mad and hate you, save instead of ready.
Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
23 Jun 16 UTC
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Too true, it's rather frustrating
thorfi (1023 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
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I always save a set of orders first, then check the move preview, which takes about 2 minutes. If I'm *certain* that's the best option and there aren't any complicating factors that require deeper analysis, I'll hit ready and forget about it.

But, if there are complicating factors on the board (and this is Dip, how often is there clearly one set of "best orders"? Not that often) I may not have time to be sure I have the best set of moves right then - and that might easily be half a day or more away, work and/or sleep and/or a crazy busy weekend or such intervening. Once I get a chance to check properly, then I'll ready.

Same basic situation applies to Ready/Process/Save. It's circumstantial - if I think I need to do more analysis, then I may not even Save.

The general situation is that I suspect a lot of gunboat players are people who are quite busy and don't have the time to devote to full press games. That means they're probably mostly a lot like that - it's easy to grab a few minutes here and there out of a busy life, but not necessarily the full 15-20 minutes to really check out the whole board and do a deep analysis taking into account the whole game history, etc, which is sometimes very necessary, if you're playing to win.

And it's not trivial to work out even "simple" moves sometimes - even apparently simple "only one province" retreats may not be so simple because of the option to disband instead of retreat. (The only exception really is forced-disbands, for which the true solution is to fix the adjudicator to automatically apply them, which is in the feature queue but not likely to happen soon because it's a high risk fix and developer time is very limited.)

Ultimately, the phase length is there for a reason - that's the (maximum, but still reasonable) expectation for how long anyone can take to give orders for any reason.

If you want a quicker game, join one with shorter phase lengths, basically.
Gobbledydook (1389 D (B))
24 Jun 16 UTC
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I do pretty much what thorfi does. Sometimes I don't ready when I still need more time to think, or I want to digest my feelings when things aren't going the way I had expected.
thorfi (1023 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
Mm, +1 to that latter item - I know I definitely take longer to make orders when I've just "lost" a season, and anecdata suggests that other players do the same (i.e., I typically more frequently see someone without saved orders, or saved but not readied, when they've just lost a season too).
Thorfi basically summed up why most people (including me) don't always ready. It can be annoying, but don't let it bother you. These things happen.
fourofswords (517 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
thorfi, what the heck is the "move preview"? I may be missing out on something!
fourofswords (517 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
btw, i always use ready and never save. that's kind of wise, isn't it?
Peregrine Falcon (2201 D (B))
24 Jun 16 UTC
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You must be joking about not knowing about the move preview, fourofswords. If you're not, you can preview your moves by clicking the far right button on the navigation bar under the main map in a game.
fourofswords (517 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
Didn't know. Thanks. But I know what my moves are. I don't yet see the advantage of it.
I find it's a useful way to visualize your moves. I've become accustomed to the visual aspect of online play. With only reading over my moves I find I can miss errors. I find it's also a good way of examining all your moves together in one glance, rather than imagining how the moves will play out.
thorfi (1023 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
It's a lot easier to verify your orders are definitely correct by looking at the move preview. :-)

But, uh, by all means please just hit ready and never check your orders! Everyone should do that! Except me, ahem. No reason. Go on! Just click Ready! ;-)
fourofswords (517 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
Surrre, no problemmm. But I can see it would be useful when you have a lot of units, which I rarely have, lol.
fourofswords (517 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
and again with the simple questions, is there anything wrong with hitting ready then later hitting unready and changing them and hitting ready again before the deadline?
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
24 Jun 16 UTC
Nothing "wrong" but you take the risk that everyone will ready before you come back and make a change.
thorfi (1023 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
Ultimately it really is "am I happy with this set of orders?" If so, click Ready. And by all means if you change your mind later, click to unready and change your orders (as Jamie says, assuming it's not too late). :-)
Ogion (4375 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
Wow, really? I didn't know about the preview. How many blown orders could that have saved? Thanks

And yeah, I like to sleep on my orders so I'll save orders immediately to avoid the NMR and then think offline and ready once I'm done thinking
Onegarbageman (701 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
I've played games with folks who have MNRed, which is reason enough to save but not ready.
I typically hit "Save" when I've entered basic moves that require no thought and then continue saving as I enter more thought-needing moves up until I'm done, then I hit "Ready." Sometimes I'm not quite sure, and I'll leave it as "Save" until I've had more chance to mull it over.

But there are times when I hit "Save" rather than "Ready" for reasons that are entirely unrelated to strategy. I like to have the phases change over at a consistent, predictable time (especially when the phases are 24 hours; then the changeover time is literally the exact same over several phases). As a result, even if I'm 100% confident that my orders are what I want, I sometimes avoid choosing "Ready" at all.
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
30 Jun 16 UTC
For me, "ready" means "there is no press that can change my moves.". For this reason, I usually only ever save, unless it's gunboat.


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brainbomb (474 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
Game of thrones - S6 - reactions
Discuss.
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Crazy Anglican (250 D)
20 May 16 UTC
Vegetarians, Vegans, et al.
I am just getting started with this lifestyle change. I am leaning towards a whole foods plant based diet as in Plant Pure Nation. Any suggestions of things to try? Recipes? etc.
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????? (128 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Question: Can you message during builds?
I am new to the website. I don't seem to be able to message during the build phase?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Mafia XXI Sign-Up Thread
This thread is for signing up to play PROHIBITION WARS, which is the 21st game of Forum Mafia. There are up to 22 slots available however the game can be played with less than this. I would ideally like 20 participants at least.
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WDC 2016 (0 D X)
25 Jun 16 UTC
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WDC 2016 Live coverage Sunday
Live coverage of World Diplomacy Championship Final Table.
9:00Am Sunday (East coast USA time)
Twitch.tv/diplomacycast
@DiplomacyCast for more info
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y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
24 Jun 16 UTC
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Higher stakes gunboat games
Stop on in for higher stakes gunboat games.
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kasimax (243 D)
14 Apr 16 UTC
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public commentary gunboat - peanut gallery
gameID=177609

read the rules inside before you post!
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
15 Jun 16 UTC
Copa America?
Anyone watching? GO ECUADOR!
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
22 Jun 16 UTC
TALH/Not dying/getting assaulted by who know what in college
Help me WebDip! I got a really bad feeling about this...
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brainbomb (474 D)
04 Jun 16 UTC
Zaldron Attack Cruiser spotted off the Starboard bow
RED ALERT!
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Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
26 Jun 16 UTC
Live game
Med quickie in 1 hr 30 (ish) need 3 more people. Anyone interested?
Also is anyone up for playing a live game this time is 2 days? Classic or med map I don't mind
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marze1992 (383 D)
25 Jun 16 UTC
new live game
i create a new live game it will start in 2 hours (23.15). the name is liveforlive, join it if u you want! i try to play live three times and for three times reached only six players.
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Ikaneko (113 D)
25 Jun 16 UTC
Any takers for Fall of the American Empire IV (ID:#180484)
Please come and join to make a game out of it!

Bet is 10 w/draw sized scoring.
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