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Devonian (870 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
Do unrated 1v1 games affect ELO ratings?
Unrated games return the points, but does it also not affect the ELO?
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Anneal (316 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Does Empire4 (Fall of the American Empire) need to be balanced?
Unless most other Diplomacy maps, Empire4 is not very balanced and a few nations have severe disadvantages that make it very difficult for them to win while others are fairly overpowered. I can explain more if someone wants to ask.
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Ogion (4378 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Hurricane Nate to hit Alabama?
oh, look another hurricane!

This one is tropical depression 16, but may pick up to hurricane strength.
Bo, thoughts?
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Condescension (10 D X)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Rival/hatred game variant
I'd like to play a game mode where each player is secretly given a unique rival (so no two players share a rival), and the only players counted at the end of the draw are those who have both survived and eliminated their rival. A solo doesn't need to eliminate their rival and rivals aren't necessarily symmetrical.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
In the 21st century...
Is the government right to use violence against its own citizens?

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gyroelongated (100 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Unknown Player in Anonymous Private Game
I'm completely new to Diplomacy and this website. I made a private game and explained to my friends how to join my private match. Though only 2 people say they've joined, I have 3 anonymous players other than myself registered. Is it possible one of them joined twice? I know by the time stamps that it was one of the first two players who joined the game, the times are only a minute apart, and I am wondering if the small time frame is just a player joining twice.
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cspieker (18223 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
HTML hack the "move preview"
Is this why I always lose?
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
11 Sep 17 UTC
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Mafia 31: Deja Vu
This thread is for participants of Mafia 31 only.
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Deeply_Dippy (388 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Issue #139 (Fall 2017) of Diplomacy World is now available
Highlights include various tributes to the late Jim-Bob Burgess as well as his last ever article, an interview with Siobhan Nolen.

Get it while it's hot! http://www.diplomacyworld.net/
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HBbuc (113 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
Battle for McDonald's!!
Join the battle for McDonald's across the plains of America, the seas of the Caribbean, and the tundras of Canada!!
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
27 Sep 17 UTC
Australian 1v1 Title match
Are you an aussie living in aussie or overseas ( must be Australian not a tourist). I am looking to establish the best 1v1 player we have.
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Hamilton Brian (717 D (B))
14 Sep 17 UTC
Hamilton Brian Invitational
Dippers! I am looking at setting up semi-anonymous ranked WTA games @20 points each. There will be one each of full press, gunboat, and public press. Ideally the RR% will be at or better than 85%. PM me if you are interested in joining. Once I have the 6 candidates, games will be set up and passwords will be sent.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Vale Hugh Hefner
Hugh Hefner dies at age 91. A controversial character, extremely successful businessman, championed some Liberal causes, gay rights, marriage equality, Native American rights, gave many authors a break, eg Alex Haley, but also it has to be said, contributed to the objectification of women and exploited women for financial gain.
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bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
27 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod Team Announcement
Claesar has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for volunteering to help us keep the site cheater free and wish him well as he sacrifices any semblance of a social life in the name of making webDip great again.
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Condescension (10 D X)
26 Sep 17 UTC
German opening strategy
What are your thoughts on German opening strategy? Apart from the west, how do you try to manipulate the eastern sphere?
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lalalandfg99 (102 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
How to actually put the commands for a support move?
Hey guys its been a while for me and I was wondering if someone could go into depth about support moves and holds?
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
24 Sep 17 UTC
Top FvA Players - What's your nationality?
See inside...
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
14 Sep 17 UTC
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Official Webdipia Game Thread (Sim 3)
This thread is for players of "Alternative History Simulator 3: A New World"
-All standard forum rules apply
-To join PM CommanderByron and he will give instruction.
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Enriador (100 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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[Suggestion] Alternate winning conditions
vDiplomacy has a way to set up "alternate winning conditions", e.g. to customize how many turns are played and/or how many SCs need to be conquered before a winner is declared. For example, we can have a game of Classic running for 14 turns (Fall 1907).
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AnawerCZ (108 D)
30 Sep 17 UTC
links in private massages
Is it legal to post links in messages between countries?
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YanksFan47 (190 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Secret Hitler Take 2 Sign-Up Thread
Game 1 has been scrapped, and thus we are trying once more. See inside for details.
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Condescension (10 D X)
18 Sep 17 UTC
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Secret Hitler Game 1
Please only post in this thread if you are playing. Players, please learn all the rules of the game. Watch let's plays or something as well. Ask me questions in PMs ONLY.
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Qacper (1122 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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Polish speaking players
Hi all,
I am trying to set up a game with Polish as a communication language. Is there anyone interested?
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Amaruq (100 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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FFS WHY?
Why does online Diplomacy give me Germany to start with in every single game I sign up for?
Seriously, does it use region-based IP-checking? Because I'd really like to try out different countries and strategies.
And no, taking over Leavers doesn't count because you always get a losing position way past the point of getting a proper strategy rolled out (that's why the original player threw the game)
yavuzovic (240 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
I was being Turkey always. After a few games I was being France. Sometimes game gives you your succeed countries. This is not proven. It's my idea.
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
It's random. You've had Germany twice and England once, according to your profile. That's not even close to noteworthy.
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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Join some more games, every time you will have a 6/7 chance to not be Germany! :)
Jacob63831 (160 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
I think I there was a bug report 5 months ago that ppl had a high chance of getting the same country. Not sure but I think the sorting method is messed up because ppl who join the game first get chosen first. I only remember this very vaguely so not sure if this is why.
Jacob63831 (160 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Managed to find it
https://github.com/kestasjk/webDiplomacy/issues/235

The webdip bug report site
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
That does not sounds familiar, but I'll see if I can check the archives.
Jacob63831 (160 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Hopefully that helps
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Interesting, that weighting should only be active for members who joined before 2014 though.
teacon7 (306 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
So... I seem to draw Italy a disproportionate amount of the time. I used to hate it, now I've played as Italy so much that I'm used to it. I have no idea how to tell if this is simply my perception or if it's backed by data, but that's been my impression.

Why is this? Is it because I'm playing with newbies so the game gives them Russia and France to try to fix game balance?

I'm not mad, but it is kinda funny.
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
So even with the bug taken into account, the overall impact is still almost completely random. If there is 1 player who has been here since before 2013 playing with 6 new people then they'll get weighting towards what they have played least, but the other 6 will be random between the remaining. For all intents and purposes it's still random.
jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
28 Sep 17 UTC
@teacon7, just poor luck. The site doesn't give newbies any preference at all. Only people who joined somewhere around 2013.
Amaruq (100 D)
29 Sep 17 UTC
@Cleasar
a) I took over the England one from a quitter
b) the 2 Germany-games are just form this site, I joined another one slightly earlier since googling the game brought me to another site which is almost completely populated by german-speaking players.
(after a short time I realized that this there were so little foreign players on the site it was no longer explainable by differen popularity of the game by country *and* coinincidence combined and looked deeper for another, more populated one)

After hitting 3/3 games I was getting suspicious since the chance is only 1/343
(or, to put it in a pre-internet meme: "Once is bad luck, twice is coincidence, thrice is sabotage." ^^)

But yeah, as it looks from this threat, the RNG-algorithm in this implementation appears to fall a little flat on the variance & unpredictability areas when distributing factions^^
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
29 Sep 17 UTC
No, it does not. Jmo knows a lot about the algorithm and what he says is true (as I indicated). The bug Jacob describes is only for people who registered before 2013.
Claesar (4142 D Mod)
29 Sep 17 UTC
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Therefore, your distribution is completely random. Your reasoning is also slightly flawed, if I may say so.
For one, your chance of receiving Austria into Italy into Turkey is also 1/343

Secondly, 1/343 is a very high chance. I estimate we have about 50,000 members who played at least three games (I could be off quite a few though). That means we expect to have around 145 members who received Germany in their first three games. You are one of many!
And this excludes people who received Germany 3x in a row (but not at the start). It even excludes people who received a different country 3x!

About three months ago someone complained they received the same country 5x in a row. They were also statistically not unique.
Let me know if you receive Germany 6x in a row though! That is outside of the expected statistical window.


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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
08 Aug 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - An Update
110 players entered. After 8 months, 11 are still fighting for the title, and of those 11, just 2 remain undefeated.

That number is about to become 1.
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yavuzovic (240 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Spambot. What does it mean?
I saw two players banned for Spambot. What does Spambot mean? I can't remember this from Rules.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Question for the mods (and ex-mods)
What's the strangest / worst excuse you've received in response to a cheating, metagaming, etc. email?
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
Force draw.
How would I go about asking the mods to force draw a game which has gone on to long?
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Royalty (0 D X)
28 Sep 17 UTC
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HBbuc (113 D)
28 Sep 17 UTC
New GUI
I don't know much about updating graphics for websites, how much work do you think it would be to update the GUI of this website. And if it is easy, should they or do people prefer the current graphics?
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