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by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 11:15 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Meanwhile in England, I decided to convoy to Norway. Germany bounced France in Belgium, and seems to really want to go after Austria... and only gets one build. Russia covered Warsaw and so will build his two units in StP and Mos. Turkey tried to take Rum but failed, guessing he'll still build F Sny...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Ok... The builds are in. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=429820 Lots of fleet builds. Including Brest, Smyrna, Naples and Sevastopol. My plan is to support myself and Russia in the spring, move to the Aegean and take Rumania in the fall. The advantage of waiting until '02 to take Rumania ...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 10:02 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Here is the correct link to my England game: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=429773 Fall 1901. Germany opened MUN-->TYR and he has a 50/50 guess at TRI/VIE. He is totally non-threatening to France. He can't even contest Belgium. Meantime, France opened to PIC, not BUR, and is totally non-...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Notes from England, Autumn 1901: Well, the German bot played that weird opening that I've seen sometimes where he moves to Tyo, Sil, and Hol. He bounced Italy out of Tyo, which I think is good, but Italy seemed to also split his ambitions and moved to Apu like he wants to convoy into Tunis as oppose...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 2:42 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Thanks for the advice. I figured that Russia was in trouble as he moved his army north. I thought he might also cover Warsaw. Here is the new game: https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=429820 I decided to support the fleet to Rumania. My concern here was that if I got three builds that the oth...
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Trigfea63 wrote:
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:09 am
I just realized, this thread is "Austria vs Bots" ... I'll start a separate thread for my England game.
...no reason they can't all be here?
by DougJoe
Sun Aug 07, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

FYI... This is the plan. This is all based on the idea that Italy either is helping me with a Lepanto or not attacking me. Normal moves... Gal, Ser & Alb Gal, Ser & Gre Build army and fleet Support into Galicia. Block Turkey in Aegean. Expect Italy to win Smyrna. Keep bouncing Italy in Aegean until...
by DougJoe
Sat Aug 06, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Austria vs Bots
Replies: 30
Views: 148

Re: Austria vs Bots

Sure, I'll follow along and do one as England as well:

https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=429768

There are generally two openings I've played as England: Edi-NWG, Lon-NTH, Lvp-Edi or Edi-NTH, Lon-ENG, Lvp-Yor. Last game I did the latter, maybe this time I'll do the former. We'll see.
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 05, 2022 5:28 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: Bot Talk

Joe - my suggestion is to try again. In three of the five games where I was playing Austria Italy was my friend or neutral. In two of the five games I was able to get an easy win. With good play and an Italian friend Austria has a good game. I'm assuming you're responding to me, although, FYI, I te...
by DougJoe
Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: Bot Talk

Hey Everyone I've been using this thread to talk about my games. Mostly to brag about my wins but also to discuss strategy and the bots sometimes odd (or weak maybe) behavior. I have managed to win with all the powers except England. I recently won with Russia. It was a tough game but I was able to...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:16 pm
Forum: Feedback/Bug Reports
Topic: Easier Bots
Replies: 21
Views: 535

Re: Easier Bots

The bots have very little idea what to do in unfamiliar situations (which is why they're so bad at endgame play, I think, cause very few endgames look the same), so in my experience, they get tripped up with stranger openings. You can pretty reliably solo on the bots as Germany, I've found, by doin...
by DougJoe
Tue Aug 02, 2022 8:10 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Bot Talk
Replies: 19
Views: 196

Re: Bot Talk

Here is another game as Austria and another win. https://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=428365 Lest you think that playing with Austria and winning is a piece of cake, that is not true. This game is Austria-183 and the previous game was Austria-179. So games 180, 181 and 182 were draws (that I w...
by DougJoe
Mon Jul 11, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: What is the best country in bot games?
Replies: 41
Views: 19014

Re: What is the best country in bot games?

Don't know if people are still into playing the bots, but here's another update - I'm up to 50 games with each power for a total of 350 games. My results: Power Wins Win % D S E Austria 9 18.00% 5 9 27 England 14 28.00% 8 15 13 France 23 46.00% 8 9 10 Germany 16 32.00% 9 7 18 Italy 28 56.00% 2 12 8 ...
by DougJoe
Sun Jul 10, 2022 7:18 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: Video - Blitz Playthrough w/ Floridaman!
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Re: Video - Blitz Playthrough w/ Floridaman!

These are fun to watch - I enjoy seeing the messages go back and forth "real time".
by DougJoe
Sun Jul 03, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: 20 Questions Game 28
Replies: 33
Views: 423

Re: 20 Questions Game 28

Was she a singer?
by DougJoe
Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:56 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: New Board UI testing
Replies: 53
Views: 1951

Re: New Board UI testing

I miss the "Notes" tab for the power I'm playing in the press section.
by DougJoe
Mon Feb 14, 2022 3:52 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Strategy
Topic: How to break a stalemate line
Replies: 8
Views: 1320

Re: How to break a stalemate line

Looking near the end, in the spring of 1921 there's two things I see that I wonder about: Bur->Mar and Edi->Nor. The bots had clearly shown in the several turns before that they were intent on tapping Spain, so I think you only need Gas S Mar to hold Mar. For that turn, you could use Mar to support ...
by DougJoe
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: My first Italian win, looking for tips on how to improve.
Replies: 5
Views: 1667

Re: My first Italian win, looking for tips on how to improve.

All that follows is specific to bot games... I actually find that, against the bots, Italy isn't that bad. I've played 42 games as each power against the bots (296 total games, working on round 43) and I have 24 wins as Italy (57%) which is second only to my 31/43 with Turkey (72%). When I first sta...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 08, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Oh thanks for messaging, I just figured out last night that there's a problem with the audio (it sounds quiet, and compressed). I checked the raw recording and it was great, so I did something wrong in the editing process. I didn't want to subject anybody to the poor-quality one while I corrected t...
by DougJoe
Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Diplomacy Advice
Topic: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies
Replies: 4
Views: 3012

Re: vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies

Audio content you really don't want to miss. I usually just record and publish the vWDC MasterClass, but this time I was the presenter. If you have any interest in becoming a great Diplomat, this is a skill you want to perfect! vWDC MasterClass: Detecting Lies with BrotherBored Link doesn't seem to...