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nopunin10did (1041 D)
14 May 19 UTC
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Changes to make PPSC better
Currently, the PPSC system rewards points in a solo. It has a number of perverse effects on gameplay. In the subsequent post(s), I will outline changes that could reform PPSC and reduce its detrimental impact.
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Devonian (1871 D)
29 Jun 15 UTC
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1v1 Tournament Rules, Rankings, and Challenges
Official Rules for 1v1 Ladder Tournament
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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
02 Sep 16 UTC
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New podcast for online Dip games
Hi everyone

Kaner and I have started a podcast about playing Diplomacy online....
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hq_dominate (1000 D)
Sat 04 AM UTC
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Toes
Toes?
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HQDominator (802 D)
Fri 07 PM UTC
Discord Server
I don't use this website much but I know ya'll do, would you be interested in making a Discord for you to discuss this game on?
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butterhead (975 D)
21 May 12 UTC
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Advertise your NON-live games here!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
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Sky_Hopper (564 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Deleting an account
Hey, if I were to ever want to delete my account, how would I go about doing that?
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ubercacher16 (1598 D)
Thu 11 Jul UTC
Google Translate Game
Hello everyone! I am looking for six other players to join a game of Classic(probably, another variant if more want to play), public press, where every player must send messages after putting them through several other languages and then back into English.

I am open to suggestions on exactly which languages and how many there should be.
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AKeeFaTheHun (939 D)
Thu 08 AM UTC
Preview button not working?
I apologise if this has been covered before, I've been away for a few years. I'm trying to preview my moves and that function does not appear to be working.
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Chenggis Khan (1000 D)
Tue 16 Jul UTC
Fun Times
i got a huge urge to play some games. join up!
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Elipticon (1000 D)
Fri 12 Jul UTC
Error found in Europe 1939
I was browsing the variant list, when I noticed an error. Europe 1939 claims to have 8 players, when it actually has 9.
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gman314 (1016 D)
12 Mar 11 UTC
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Winning
Oli won.
On Imperial Civilization's off-topic thread (link inside), there was a brief stint of Second to Last Person to Post Wins. Now that the thread is closed, Oli won.
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Zybque (1000 D)
Tue 09 Jul UTC
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Update Nexus Cold War tournament
For who wants to know: 47 participants joined and were seeded in both brackets (called east and west) so everybody has two chances to reach the final. (and if the semi's have the same people in it we go straight to the final)
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Dawaldo (1000 D)
26 Jun 19 UTC
"New World" forum game?
There's a text-based turn-based forum game set on a fictional New World continent. Some on here may be interested.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
29 Jun 19 UTC
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Small improvement to the chat interface...
In an attempt to clear the chatinterface a bit I changed the tabs.
It now shows the countries you have sent or received messages by default, and groups all other in a new selector.
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G-Man (2204 D)
01 Jul 19 UTC
Decompressive Backseat Orchidectomy Restart
For those that were in this cancelled game (over the technical gaff beyond our control), I’ve recreated the game as Decompressive Bilateral Backseat Orchidectomy. Message me, G-Man, for the password. This is just a restart for the same group of players that had already been playing this game. So, no newcomers please.
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Players in Yeet-11
Just a little message that I'm agreeing to the draw but there's some error when I hit draw and now I can't access the game again.

Just letting you all know in case you thought I was intentionally delaying the draw.
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Bella (1005 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Phases Played?
Attempting to join game with minimum phases played and says I've played 0.
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ineptmule (1076 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Conceding/Withdrawing from a game
Sorry if this is a well-flogged dead horse, but I've looked in the 'Help' section and can't seem to find an answer to this. Is it possible to concede a game - I don't mean voting for a concede result, but for a player to unilaterally withdraw from the game deliberately?
ineptmule (1076 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Sorry if this is a well-flogged dead horse, but I've looked in the 'Help' section and can't seem to find an answer to this.

Is it possible to concede a game - I don't mean voting for a concede result, but for a player to unilaterally withdraw from the game deliberately, without running down their clock and using up any excused NMRs?

An example might be that you have one SC left and a unit on it, which cannot meaningfully do anything and which may be forced to retreat and several inputs still be required from that player before they are finally eliminated (eg. final SC taken in Spring, unit still exists in Autumn, may need to retreat, needs to be destroyed in Winter) understandably players in my games* have sometimes lost interest when they are obviously defeated yet still needed to enter some inputs for the game to proceed, it leads to the game taking a very long time to get over those hurdles and can result in an overall loss of interest in the game entirely.

(*private games with friends only)
Frozen Dog (1574 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
I do not believe that this is possible.

Obviously there are marginal cases like the one you described where it would be useful (i.e. where there is literally nothing left to do but formalize a defeat) but I think a broader concern is that it would encourage quitting instead of playing out difficult or losing positions, which harms the quality of games.
Frozen Dog (1574 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
Additionally... never say never! In the situation you described it's still possible survive by convincing someone to vacate your last sc (even if it is often tremendously unlikely).
G-Man (2204 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
I’ve survived as a one-center power before. It can happen. The key is to either wedge yourself into a border position between other powers so that taking you out would give one power an advantage, or to make yourself indispensable, or at least extremely helpful, to any draw. Sometimes goodwill will prevail over draw whittling. While you can’t always do this, and some losses aren’t going to be anything more than you described, you learn a lot in defeat, and it’s helpful to the integrity of the game, so these positions are worth playing out. This is worth passing on to other players who want to abandon these positions.
ineptmule (1076 D)
25 Jun 19 UTC
These are fair points, and I certainly share your position at least to a degree. I’ve always tried to remain engaged with games that I’ve lost until I am finally wiped out.

That said, seeing as the game does allow for a civil disorder result after X number of missed deadlines, it seems a bit odd to enforce the reaching of those deadlines onto the rest of the players. Certainly I’ve noticed the main outcome be an overall death of interest in the game, which is a shame. My friends are playing a classic game where Russia, Austria, Germany and France (me) are all defeated or very close to, but because Russia and Austria started being slow to respond to prompts to get their orders in, the game has dragged and now all the remaining players are kind of done with it despite the game looking to me (as a defeated player no less!) to be at a very interesting juncture indeed.
Chumbles (1001 D)
26 Jun 19 UTC
If you're being mullered in a game, just do what you can to survive - in all events keep fighting for the sake of the other players. Sometimes games do run slow because, gosh, people have RL, which includes all the normal and sometimes abnormal bumps in the road that happen.

When you sign up for a game of football, because your side is getting thrashed and it feels pointless you don't walk off because you know damn well there will be consequences. And their damned well should be, the clue is in 'unilaterally'... my feeling on this is that if you want the option of resigning from a game, play something like Chess, where your refusal to participate affects only you - don't join a 7 player game where your action will degrade the game for everyone else.

There must be no such option.
Goblin_Priest (996 D)
27 Jun 19 UTC
That's what RR is for. You weed out the quitters, among others. Set games with high RR requirements, and then people who bail when they lose quickly won't be eligible to join.


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Titus (1312 D)
21 Jun 19 UTC
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How to Create Group Chat Feature for the Site
Does anyone know how a group chat feature could be implemented to allow players to initiate a chat with a selected sub-group of the players in a game. Below is the idea i thought of how to implement. Maybe someone has some more specific useful ideas and any idea how easy and the cost to implement. My idea to implement is in following response

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kaner406 (1352 D Mod (B) (B))
08 Sep 18 UTC
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Variant Development Thread
This thread is made for the express purpose of cutting down of multiple threads that deal with new variants, ideas, concepts etc...
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Elipticon (1000 D)
21 Jun 19 UTC
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Why can't you view anything besides the public chat in archives?
Look I understand why you can't watch it during the game, since you could Pm players the details, but after a game has ended, I want to be able to view alliances, deals, and other things that you just couldn't see in the normal chat.
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Strider (1421 D)
30 May 19 UTC
Reliability rating
I'm having trouble understanding the new system.
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Oli (977 D Mod (P))
10 Jun 19 UTC
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Tournaments.
With the update to the new webdip-code we got all the new tournament-tools too. You can read about this here: https://webdiplomacy.net/contrib/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1637

Feel free to contact us on the modforum, if you want us to create a tournament for you.
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jbeutel (1101 D)
09 Jun 19 UTC
Manifest Destiny map issue
There seems to be a mistake in the Manifest Destiny map (fleets can move between one particular sea region and an inland region, which isn’t documented as being intentional and seems to just be a problem). Is the forum the right place to report these sorts of issues?
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AJManso4 (1083 D)
28 May 19 UTC
Question about replacing civil disorders
Why would people replace someone when they’re about to be eliminated, with games with a bet of 15 or such? Wouldn’t they just be losing their 15 points?
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Dingus Supremus (960 D)
29 May 19 UTC
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Bruh
Bruh
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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 May 19 UTC
Why we got this?
Is this a mistake? Or what?
I did update to the RU-server and find out that stats are not working in a correct way. I check VDip site - the same.

https://a.radikal.ru/a09/1905/b7/09a12f2de706.png
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Sawyermongrel (1247 D)
26 May 19 UTC
1v1 help
Trying to make a 1v1 but getting an error message that reads: <variable "delayDeadlineMaxTurn" is needed to create a game, but was not entered>but cant find a place to enter that?
any thoughts?
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mysteryman3177 (951 D)
25 May 19 UTC
Diplomacy fandom
The Diplomacy Fandom on fandom.com needs active editors can anyone here check it out.
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