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wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
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Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
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Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
Hamilton Brian (696 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
At least they're talking to you. It's something to build on.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Sometimes I will point out an open SC because I want my ally to go there, or will point out something obvious because it ties into a strategy.

In terms of unhelpful allies, I have two in one game who said they would do certain actions, then never submitted orders. They just dropped out of the game. I believe the second one was still ingame, but they sent a confirmation three hours before the end of the turn but still didn't submit orders. like what the hell were you doing?
Nevertheless it resulted in me getting destroyed pretty quickly.
swordsman3003 (14469 D (G))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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When I think of unhelpful allies, I think of players who are so bad at guessing what moves they should make that they're start dying even though I am helping them.
For example, England allies me and I am Germany and somehow France is in English Channel, Belgium, and Irish Sea.

I usually betray this type of ally.
teacon7 (306 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Tbh, I'd much rather have (and do) what you describe than have little to no press.
teacon7 (306 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Sorry if it was me, I guess. O_o
Claesar (4656 D Mod)
25 Jun 17 UTC
It's just a conversation starter. I appreciate thatkind of press.
Hamilton Brian (696 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
You would be surprised at how many higher level games people get into and forget this simple fact. As a neighbour, it really sucks. How can you plan and move ahead when you have a ventriloquist dummy with no ventriloquist sitting next to you.

That's a pretty bad metaphor.
flash2015 (1447 D (G))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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It is part of the deception. They write novels planning out your most obvious moves...to distract you from the things you should be finding out from them.
MajorMitchell (1158 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
No. Unreliable and or disloyal allies annoy me far more.
slypups (1889 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I prefer obvious press to no press or lying press. At least its a starting point.
diplomat61 (228 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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I try to message all players every turn to keep comms open. The content is not Shakespeare.
Mercy (2124 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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The fact that you call them 'allies' proves that their tactic works!
brainbomb (325 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I suppose being straightforward is better than being totally full of shit right?
ishirkmywork (1401 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
I've found that having an idiot as a neighboring ally is a great boost to my own solo chances. I'd rather have an incompetent ad an ally then a crafty bugger. The game is on my terms then.
Note to idiots: I make a great ally, team up with me and we will steamroll them!
eturnage (500 D (B))
26 Jun 17 UTC
Sometimes what seems obvious to a good player, isn't obvious to a new player. Therefore, I usually apologize for writing to an ally about something obvious in the same message. I don't want to offend people like you who become irritated because they assume I think they're not good enough to see the obvious move. Does it help reduce the annoyance when the person apologizes for pointing out something obvious? The reason I do this is because I have discovered that not everyone opens up the orders. The orders sometimes contain a lot of interesting information about moves that you don't necessarily see in the map graphic.
diplomat61 (228 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Good point eturnage. Being nice to a newbie can be rewarding.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
I generally go off the assumption that everyone involved in the game has some capability for strategy. It's a basic instinct we all have, to plan and make decisions, even though they may not always be the best decision. It is also something that has to be built off of experience more then straight teaching, since strategy (while there are several helpful books out there to read) isn't an exact science like chemistry.

I will make suggestions to help out an ally or influence them, but contrary to @ishirkmywork I prefer a competent ally. I have had allies that are either incompetent (not only do they make bad decisions, but they ignore my suggestions and comms) or disrespectful, and I have no time for either.
TheBritishGent (185 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
@MajorMitchell I also feel the same way, especially with unreliables.
Bladerunners (1089 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
no such thing as an 'unhelpful ally' ... ;-)
MajorMitchell (1158 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
This thread attracts players interested in this great game we share, I've started two fun world games, one is anonymous, one is not, both only five points to enter, if you're interested, PM me for the passwords
MajorMitchell (1158 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Oh, games 201160 & 201162


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brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
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AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
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Fluminator (500 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Safe space for right wing Conservatives
This is a thread for conservatives to talk away from the judging eyes of liberal progressives.
Please come in and share your feelings. This thread is going to be our home.
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Spitnaz (350 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Convoy question
If an army is being convoyed into territory A by a fleet in sea B and is supported into A by another unit, what happens if a fleet in Territory A is supported into Sea B?

Do they bounce because of equal force, or does the fleet from A dislodge the fleet in B before the convoy is successful?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Jun 17 UTC
In ‘Megan Leavey,’ a Marine, Her Dog and a Bond Forged in War
i saw it today, great movie. it even gives Sen Schumer some props.
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michael_b (192 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
New Live Game!!
Hoping to create a live game for Modern map for a change. Please join! We need 10 players!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201108
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wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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A new metric
I am (humorously only) proposing a new metric for judging users via their profiles, the "Likeability Metric (LM)"
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swordsman3003 (14469 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
high-level gunboat - any interest?
I'd like to play a game with, say, folks who are in the top 50 gunboat players according to the ghostratings. Would we be able to put a game together?
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game Tonight!
Bumping a live game full press.

Here is the game ID: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201073
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slypups (1889 D)
22 Jun 17 UTC
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New team-play game - PAIRS
I'm looking to set up a new team-play game on the Modern Diplomacy II map for five pairs of players to work as teams.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
24 Jun 17 UTC
Best song
If anyone has an even better one please post it
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captainmeme (1584 D Mod)
21 Jun 17 UTC
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British Safe Space
This is a thread for actual English-speakers to show their true colours, away from those bloody Americans.

If you happen to live on the first floor and need take a lift down to the pavement and fetch some aluminium foil from your car boot, this is the thread for you!
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Valis2501 (2759 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
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Peterwiggin is in my room
what do
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Waustin (0 D X)
19 Jun 17 UTC
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A prealliance WW1 mock?
Does this sound balanced or does it need work? Obviously it doesn't require actual diplomacy but I just wanted to think about the map and how well it correlates to WW1.
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peterwiggin (15279 D Mod (S))
27 Mar 17 UTC
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Spring 2017 School of War thread
This thread is for commentary and discussion on the spring 2017 School of War Game: gameID=194759
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brainbomb (325 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Is the devil real?
Does anyone have evidence of the existence of the devil.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Why does my leg hurt?
Can someone help me?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
hello
hi all,I came from Russian community
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Smokey Gem (154 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Do any females ( real ones) play dip ?
Do any women play diplomacy at F2F events or online ??

I think not..
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
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Why?
Discuss...
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jun 17 UTC
I hate to be that guy

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SerbijaJeBosna (0 D X)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Foreigners
Any other Non Americans here?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
go blitz classic
hello,boys and girls,go play blitz game
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