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by Bladerunners
Sun Jul 14, 2024 8:24 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Openings against Bots
Replies: 5
Views: 6132

Re: Openings against Bots

Creators of the Bots didn't really know the game - just learned some basic tactics but zero strategy and didn't teach the bots to know win conditions ... so it's fun but not like any real life gun boat game
by Bladerunners
Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Russia in Bot Games
Replies: 8
Views: 3814

Re: Russia in Bot Games

The designers created very unlikely scenarios which is unfortunate -- they did a great job designing the game but didn't understand win conditions :-)
by Bladerunners
Fri Jul 12, 2024 5:44 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria Bot Game Review
Replies: 6
Views: 5170

Re: Austria Bot Game Review

Playing Austria tricky as the bots developers did fantastic job of creating the programming but weren't actually that knowledgeable about Diplomacy itself - or understanding of real life in person or online press or gunboat games. .... as they programmed Italy to strangely attack austria in 80-90% o...
by Bladerunners
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: Any other platforms have ai/bot games?
Replies: 2
Views: 3866

Re: Any other platforms have ai/bot games?

i hope not... bot designers didn't understand game or dynamics or winning rules etc.. but they did nice job of creating bots
by Bladerunners
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:12 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to Quit Game Before it Starts
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: How to Quit Game Before it Starts

Always quit when italy attacks austria at start of bot games ... game designers did nice job of creating games but had no idea of strategy or game dynamics...
by Bladerunners
Sat Jul 06, 2024 5:39 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How do you create an alliance with a bot?
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: How do you create an alliance with a bot?

It's tricky when the guys who invented the bots didn't know how to count to 18 ;-)
by Bladerunners
Wed Jun 26, 2024 4:42 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How do you create an alliance with a bot?
Replies: 12
Views: 824

Re: How do you create an alliance with a bot?

Bots are very random - sometimes respond to you helping and work with you . other times doesn't matter. Unfortunately the creators - while doing a grat tecnhical job- didnt understand the actual game and winning conditions so the bots have no clue they need to stop a country from getting to 18.
by Bladerunners
Sat May 04, 2024 8:55 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 56
Views: 46485

Re: Bot Talk

Shouldn’t they fix the current issues first before even trying variants? Interesting idea though
by Bladerunners
Fri Apr 26, 2024 3:20 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 56
Views: 46485

Re: Bot Talk

Problem with Austria is the bot developers strangely designed the Italian Bot to attack Austria in 80% of openings which is unlike anything that happens in human gunboat diplomacy...(or any version of diplomacy) ... but anyway, still fun.
by Bladerunners
Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:31 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Possible bug in sandbox.
Replies: 3
Views: 1059

Re: Possible bug in sandbox.

bugs and freezes seem to occur more often since Zultar left the site .... seems to be going downhill
by Bladerunners
Mon Mar 04, 2024 2:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How to Quit Game Before it Starts
Replies: 7
Views: 1371

Re: How to Quit Game Before it Starts

Always - always - alway quit game immediately as Austria in Bot games if italy attacks Austria to start the game. Just in case Bots are learning per what some moderators say (which I don't believe one bit)... nowhere in the history of diplomacy - in person, online, gunboat of any form - is it a good...
by Bladerunners
Sat Feb 10, 2024 5:14 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 56
Views: 46485

Re: Bot Talk

I think creators messing around with anyone they say the bots don't know who the human player is haha... they only play certain openings and certain moves vs the human player but not other bots...
by Bladerunners
Mon Feb 05, 2024 7:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 56
Views: 46485

Re: Bot Talk

The creators of the bots did a neat job but the creators probably needed to learn the game itself more re. the concepts of winning (i.e 18 centers) and also in real games (gunboat or not) players would never do what the bots often do as Italy....
by Bladerunners
Sun Nov 12, 2023 11:25 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 56
Views: 46485

Re: Bot Talk

Continuing to love playing Bot games but wish the developers 1) had some deep diplomacy history and 2) knew that 18 centers wins a game ;-) My #1 adv9ce for playing bots is to always immediately cancel your game if italy attacks Austria outright as this rarely happens in real games - live or online ...
by Bladerunners
Sat May 27, 2023 1:00 am
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Twenty Questions Round 117
Replies: 74
Views: 7941

Re: Twenty Questions Round 117

Sports figure or actor/actress?
by Bladerunners
Sat May 27, 2023 12:31 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Bots are not submitting orders
Replies: 16
Views: 2112

Re: Bots are not submitting orders

I know Brainbomb likes to stir things up but to break the bots - sacrilege
by Bladerunners
Tue May 16, 2023 7:48 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Turkey too powerful?
Replies: 27
Views: 14556

Re: Is Turkey too powerful?

It seems to me that Italy automatically in bad position by doing so as Turkey and/or Russia profit much faster than Italy can
by Bladerunners
Wed May 10, 2023 6:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Is Turkey too powerful?
Replies: 27
Views: 14556

Re: Is Turkey too powerful?

The developers made turkey extra powerful as they for some unfathomable reason have Italy attack Austria in the vast majority of games (over 80%) which is unrealistic to how diplomacy normally played both in regular and gunboat
by Bladerunners
Tue May 09, 2023 1:11 am
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: AI discussion forum
Replies: 5
Views: 1623

Re: AI discussion forum

It appears there are some different threads on AI/bot diplomacy - do you mean an entire new forum title? I love playing the bot games but biggest weakness is developers programmed strategy of Italy attacking Austria in 80% of openings which is not normal activity in live or gunboat games.
by Bladerunners
Fri Apr 28, 2023 2:32 am
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: How can I cancel a Bot game?
Replies: 7
Views: 9333

Re: How can I cancel a Bot game?

Just in case of the rare possibility that bots are learning (I disagree they are but in case) ... always good to cancel game immediately when Italy attacks Austria ,,... this happens in 80% of games which is very much against how the game normally goes (developers did nice job with the game but perh...