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fiedler (1293 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
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MAGA - what a great speech! Future looks bright.
Must be exciting to be an american today. Prosperity and optimism and winning are so much more fun than divisive bullying and globalist theft and war with russia. Plus Barron is hilarious. Glorious stuff! Good on you democracy.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Chat on mobile bug?
When I open the in-game messaging window on mobile (Chrome, iOS) my country messages have been "resetting" to a past (earlier) message spontaneously, forcing me to scroll down in the tiny chat window to read the latest message. Anyone else seeing this?
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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Jan 17 UTC
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9 days sober
I feel different. Alot different. My anxiety is not as bad. I dont feel super angry
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leon1122 (175 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump effort to defund sanctuary cities is a success!
Miami mayor has revoked the city's sanctuary status!

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article128984759.html
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yavuzovic (235 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
There is not choice. Could online players look at the game creator?
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Frothly (159 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
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US judge temporarily halts deportations due to Trump's executive order
The ruling prevented the removal from the US of people with approved refugee applications, valid visas, and "other individuals... legally authorized to enter the United States".
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brainbomb (474 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Site feature request
I was wondering if one of the programmery type mods could go into the source code for my account, and create an auto mute for me for any thread that contains a letter string of "Tr".
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Condescension (10 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Hey, conservatives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Literally everything you need to know about why your economic theory is bunk.
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ghug (5046 D (B))
03 Feb 15 UTC
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ADVERTISE YOUR LIVE GAMES HERE
Advertise your live games here and only here.
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captainmeme (846 D Mod)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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1v1 Showdown Stats
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DhYZtnNINPxREZGAVYY2vnFZtPPNmto180cUMNCJXfc/edit?usp=sharing

It's still very early on, but these will be updated as the 1v1 Showdown progresses.
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
26 Jan 17 UTC
Bear in mind that it is a fairly small sample size - by the end of the tournament, there should be somewhere between 440 and 660 games in here; still not massive, but it should give a rough idea of how well each opening did overall. Also, the names given are not official, just the ones I use to refer to the openings. There are a number of unnamed openings too, so any name suggestions for those are welcome.
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
26 Jan 17 UTC
France/Austria stats are on separate sheets - you can switch between them using the France/Austria buttons at the bottom.
ThorondorNL (204 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
Nice stats already!
Nikov (410 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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I'm curious - Where do the opening names come from?
Also, we need to start a movement in support of Please Kill Me Faster. It is clearly the best opening, and captainmeme is posting alternate statistics to discredit this most powerful of strategies.
meme and I came up with the names
yaks (151 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
very cool
xorxes (29727 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
I looked at the sets that were decided by a tie-breaker, 11 so far if I didn't miss any.

The tie-breaker game was won 9 times by France, one time by Austria and one draw awarded to France by tournament rules. I hope I get France if I ever have to tie-break.
xorxes (29727 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
The tied games were 6 F F and five A A, so I don't get how overall Austria is winning more games. There must be an excess of Austria wins in the sets not yet completed.
Interesting that moves to Bohemia seem to be successful
Nikov (410 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
Moving to Bohemia is arguably better than moving to Tyrolia, as it allows you to move north towards Kiel and Berlin faster. Of course, this assume that France doesn't move to Piedmont. If he does, you have a problem.
There's also the issue of the Bohemia starts having much smaller sample sizes than the Tyrolia starts.
I question the value of a move to tyrolia, yes it can be devastating if it works out, but with the early builds you are forgoing it could be equally devastating if it doesn't.
*move to tyrolia from France in the first two years
I will move to Tyrolia as France 100% of the time
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
27 Jan 17 UTC
@Xorx - All 4 sets with an ongoing tiebreaker match were AA, and of the sets that only have 1 game completed, 4 more were won by Austria than by France. I'm not sure if that makes up for the discrepancy... I may have entered something incorrectly. I'll check when I have the time.
goldfinger0303 (3050 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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It locks up so many Austrian units. He has to prevent retreats to Bohemia, Vienna, Trieste, Venice, and Munich
captainmeme (846 D Mod)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Also, as Goldfinger said, we came up with the names when I was making a 1v1 Opening Strategy guide video with him. The audio didn't come out massively well which is why it's not up yet, but hopefully it'll be out sometime soon.

The names were initially the following, I shortened them for the spreadsheet:

Belgian Waffle (Going all out for Belgium)
Spanish Alpine (Going for Spain and over the alps)
Swiss Split (Splitting your units up in a perfect North/South line, with Switzerland being one of the provinces separating them)
Maginot Opening (Same as the Maginot Opening in Classic Diplomacy)

Italian Gambit (Sending all armies towards Italy)
Greek Hedgehog (Due to every unit going in a different direction - however, since it's fairly different from the Classic Hedgehog, I renamed it Porcupine)
Anti-Alpine (Supposedly the counter to Alpine and Swiss openings, although stats are not showing that right now)

The 'Please Kill Me' opening names came from a discussion with a bunch of Mafia players about Spanish openings :)
chluke (8515 D (G))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Very cool, meme and gold. Love the stats and names!
ckroberts (3548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
Excellent work folks
flash2015 (1447 D (G))
27 Jan 17 UTC
The French stats are interesting. I initially thought the goal for France would be to get fleets into the Med as soon as possible...but given that BRE-ENG is better it looks like the real first fleet goal is to keep the Austrian out of Scandinavia.
Claesar (3160 D Mod)
27 Jan 17 UTC
Or to use that fleet to secure Germany from Baltic.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
27 Jan 17 UTC
You only need like 2 or 3 fleets up north though, since Austria can't compete for those seas.
2 at most, one more to seize English scs at the end maybe
peterwiggin (15247 D Mod (S))
28 Jan 17 UTC
It'd be interesting to see how the openings compare to each other. So a table with French openings in the rows and Austrian openings in the columns.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jan 17 UTC
What about second move of the game? France sneaking into Tyrolia is a classic with a 50% win rate for me.
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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There's a fancy little opening well known as "the NMR" among WebDip veterans. Surprised its not listed as surely some players in the tournament have tried it, to varying degrees of complete failure.
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
And to echo Orson Scott Card's hegemon, I'm very curious to see the stats on different openings versus each other. I'm still trying to figure out what would be the best counter-openings.
ghug (5046 D (B))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Everyone should wait to discuss strategy until after I've won the tournament. Thanks.
CptMike (4309 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
:D


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Chumbles (959 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Feeling Crumpled and Trumpled?
Then send out your gunboats abd rule the world: No in-game messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189779
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Chaqa (2672 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump using police to steal candy from babies
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! We can't let this stand.

#NoCandyForBabyTrump
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dannystores (0 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 128GB Unlocked == $520
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 16GB Unlocked == $470
Contact: jjconrow1(@)gmail.com
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Is Trump manipulating foreign currency markets?
Trump makes announcements that affect the Mexican Peso (usually negatively) and yet his financials are a mystery. Is it possible that he is personally trading on the markets that he can influence so much or am I being paranoid?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
DOOMSDAY IS HERE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/science/doomsday-clock-countdown-2017.html?_r=0
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goldfinger0303 (3050 D)
26 Sep 16 UTC
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Announcing the 2016 WebDiplomacy World Cup!
Come one, come all! This storied tournament is a clash of nations, so gather your pride and some comrades in arms to show this site why YOUR Country/Region is better than the rest!
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WyattS14 (0 D (B))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Gun boat classic game 16 hour phases
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=190232
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brainbomb (474 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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THa Govarnment is full of Jipsees, Tramps and Theieves
Prasident Tramp plans to is ban abba, jipsees and all origami from entering America. #Freedom yo
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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CIA and ongoing covil disturbance in the US...
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/seymour-hersh-blasts-media-for-uncritically-promoting-russian-hacking-story/

Tl;dr the CIA posted an opinion piece, the media incritically reported it as true.
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
Yoyo live gunboat series.
Gunboat. 5min/phase. Every Sunday at 4pm CST. I'll post in this thread when a new game goes up, with in dept End of Game Analysis at the end, for open discussion. Post here or PM me to express interest.
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djnogueira (220 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Last turn of a certain dead player can capture province?
Consider Autumn turn. A player has a single original supply center. His last unit is somewhere else.
His last supply center is captured. He will be dead when Fall begins. However, he is in a position where he can capture one of my many supply centers. Will I lose that supply center in the Fall if he moves to that providence?
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principians (881 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
why is switzerland so rich?
First video in english of this channel, you might find it interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLs5G4SPP4
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80
She was fun, enlightening and interesting to watch
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Chaqa (2672 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
Lusthog time
It's lusthog time. 2 games this go, same as usual:
- Gunboat
- No draws until stalemate
- No NMR
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The Ambassador (149 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Dip Directions?
In episode 11 of the Diplomacy Games podcast Kaner and I discussed longevity aspects and risk management of sites like webDip and vDip to ensure they grow and reduce the chances of going down (either technically speaking or perceptions of IP infringement). We said we'd create a thread for this for others to contribute. What do you reckon?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Jan 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXVI - GAME THREAD
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Flame (100 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
For Russian-speaking players
I still want to remind that russian-speaking players are also welcomed to Diplomail.Ru webdiplomacy server.
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WyattS14 (0 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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So apparently you can't join more than 10 games...
WebDip thinks I have a life. Funny
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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My gunboats are over, time for some new ones
36h,dss, 25pt, gunboats
3 games--please join if you can play all three
Please ready if you can-----
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fourofswords (526 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Can we get 901 back?
Is it possible to get known world 901 variant back? with or without fixing bugs? It seems enough people like it.
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