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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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diplopoet (1000 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
Anonymous games
I've noticed that most of the new games on this website are set to "anonymous". Why is that? Why do the people setting up new games like "anonymous" so much?
Because then people can't go looking through their profile to see how good they are.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
Personally I hate them. The worst part about playing online diplomacy is players who constantly NMR or refuse to use the "ready" button. By setting a game to anonymous you cannot identify which players are responsible. These players can then feel free to engage in this kind of selfish and unsporting behavior with impunity.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
OK thanks for your reply. I didn't realise people do that. I guess when I play a game I don't go that deep into it and check out people's backgrounds but it makes sense that other people may do that.
EvW (1176 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
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Readying is not selfish or unsporting. Everyone has the right to use all the time they're allowed. If you sign up for a 2day/phase game, don't expect them to go faster than that.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
I'm playing some larger games that are delayed every phase and cannot tell which countries are causing the delays.
EvW (1176 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
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And there's no reason you should. They're well within their rights. Stop whining about them.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
You're probably right. If I join a long phase game then that is probably part of the deal. I may be in the minority opinion here.
Devonian (1871 D)
Thu 01 PM UTC
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Duplo, i often enter preliminary moves and don’t ready. Then I engage in diplomacy. This way I never nmr if I don’t hear back from someone I’m negotiating with. Or if I get too busy to get back to it. I only ready when all my diplomacy is done.
drano019 (2364 D)
Thu 01 PM UTC
While I personally prefer non-anon games as I like to get to know people on the site, anon definitely has it's purpose. Alex pointed out a good one. Head hunting the good players (or ganging up on the poor players) can be a real thing. Anon mostly keeps that away unless you manage to figure out who someone is from how they write. And even then, you're not supposed to disseminate that information during anon games.

Beyond that, define "delay". If you're talking about taking the entire phase length, by not "readying" orders, that's perfectly acceptable, and is what you signed up for by playing that phase length game. If you're talking about NMRing and not entering orders....that's a different story. I too would like to know who the people are who are NMRing in games, but it's always something you can check after the game if you just make a note of what powers are NMRing and check the player name afterwards.

Of course, that doesn't help if you play future anon games with them and don't know an unreliable player is in the game. But that's the trade off I guess.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Fri 08 AM UTC
I'm pretty sure that in an Anon game that you cannot identify who NMRs and that information remains hidden forever. When it happens you just get a message from the moderators saying "this current phase has been delayed and extended due to one or more players not entering moves" and you never get to find out who they are.
diplopoet (1000 D)
Fri 08 AM UTC
You guys have mostly convinced me anyway. I agree that when you sign up for a game you cannot complain about the phase length. I still think it is bad form to use deliberate stalling tactics in any sport or game if that is what someone is doing. I acknowledge that somebody is well within their rights to take 48 hours to decide that they really do want to retreat that one unit of theirs from Galicia to Warsaw but in real life practical terms I cannot think of any reasons why anyone would do that. I understand sometimes people have real life issues like medical emergencies, power outage etc. but surely that is not happening to them every single phase.
tobi1 (1895 D Mod (S) (B))
Sat 11 AM UTC
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In busy weeks I (and others) might even just save obvious retreats not because I need time to think about that specific move or to tire opponents, but to avoid having to handle too many of the more time consuming diplomacy phases. It might also be, that I need that slow down a lot at certain times, so I have to use up the phase timer's possibilities as often as possible. If you do not want to wait that long, please, just join games with shorter phases.

KingOfSwords (1098 D)
12:04 PM UTC
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I think it would be a big improvement for vDip to allow for different deadlines for major phases (Spring Diplomacy and Autumn Diplomacy) and for minor phases (Spring Retreats, Autumn Retreats, and Autumn Builds). For instance, a game might be set up with 48 hour deadlines for major phases and 24 hour deadlines for minor phases. Many of the sites I've played on in the past had this feature, and it worked well.

As for the personal preferences of individual players, they should set up and/or join games with the deadline structure they prefer, just like all other rules.
CCR (1670 D)
12:38 PM UTC
Sure KoS! I also asked about it when i joined vdip and it just ignored. I came from the pbem community where, in the judges, the default was 72-24-72-24-24, for press games.
@CCR - Yes, that's the same community I came from, too.


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CptMike (1232 D)
20 Aug 19 UTC
FvA championship
Hello,

I propose to launch a FvA championship with 5 players.
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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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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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Flame (1052 D (B))
Thu 08 AM UTC
14th Century Mongolian Empire NEW TEST
Some bugs are already fixed but we need more testitng. Please join just to move units and discuss the errors.

http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=118
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Frozen Dog (1708 D)
Tue 08 Oct UTC
What happens if you lose all of your units but still control a non-home supply centre?
I don't mean according to the Calhamer ruleset, but on this site; would you be defeated or live on as a zombie completely at the mercy of others?
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tobi1 (1895 D Mod (S) (B))
Thu 03 Oct UTC
Looking for new moderators
We are looking for new members of the moderator team:
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tobi1 (1895 D Mod (S) (B))
19 May 19 UTC
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Game processing paused
We are currently having some problems after another WebDip code merge with some deep changes to the codebase. Game processing has been paused until this is resolved.

Sorry for the inconvenience.
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ingebot (1796 D)
17 Sep 19 UTC
Suggestions for Europa Renovatio to be improved
Firstly, I'd like to congrat and thank Technostar on making an amazing variant. I've just got a few suggestions for improvement:
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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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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
Sat 28 Sep UTC
Very superstitious
I've got myself into doing a certain thing in my games here and recently changed what I did, for it to go very wrong...
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Cromig (1473 D)
Sat 28 Sep UTC
4 Spots Left on great South America map!
Come join the South America game! https://www.vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=39913
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MagicalSand (1000 D)
Wed 25 Sep UTC
V Dip Discord?
This is simply a question im curious with. Would it be a good idea if V Dip had a discord server? just curious what people would think about that.
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Diplomacy Poll
Hello all, I’m trying to make a poll on what people consider to be their favorite parts of diplomacy. I’ll be reading every response and making a chart of what people enjoy the most here, so please help me out and give me some words.
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Anon (?? D)
24 Sep 19 UTC
Anyone want to take this world game?
I'm playing in World Peace Simulator-2, gameID=39267 , but I'm about to go away and am unsure if I'll be able to input my moves. If you are interested, PM me and I'll tell you what country I'm playing. I don't want to just say it here as the game is anonymous. Then I can use the country switch tool to give it away. Please take a look if you are interested.
Thanks!
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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
23 Sep 19 UTC
London vDip players?
Calling London Diplomacy fans... we need your help! Trying to track down from the British Library some 1970's articles in the old school mag Games & Puzzles about our great game. Any locals who can help with a little research in the Reading Room? Thanks :-)
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BBQSauce123321 (2324 D)
22 Sep 19 UTC
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For those curious...
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=39855
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The Ambassador (1652 D (B) (B))
13 Sep 19 UTC
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Rise of the Bots at webDip
While I dearly love vDip, I am blown away by this development at webDip.
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KingOfSwords (1098 D)
04 Sep 19 UTC
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Crashed Europa Renovatio Games
At least two games of the new Europa Renovatio variant have had problems and crashed, although so far most of these crashes have been resolved. This is the first time I've encountered this issue here at vDip. How concerned should we players be about this?
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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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AJManso4 (1116 D)
05 Sep 19 UTC
Sealanes Europa Renovatio

Basically england skipped a unit to convoy to my mainland

More info: as reply
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Sky_Hopper (532 D)
30 Aug 19 UTC
Issue that prevented me entering moves
See below.
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Anon (?? D)
28 Aug 19 UTC
gameID=39145
This is really a message for mods. .. but I am not getting any response in the ModForum. I have been unable to load orders in the above game for a number of days now .. and am receiving increasingly threatening messages about missing turns and a possible ban. I can't communicate with any of the other players in the game. Does anyone know what is going on?
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BobMcBob (1062 D)
26 Aug 19 UTC
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Did GvR just get removed?
And why was it a variant in the first place?
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jmo1121109 (1200 D Mod)
25 Aug 19 UTC
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Nexus Tournament Open for Registration
You can now register for the Nexus Tournament. See inside for more.
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BBQSauce123321 (2324 D)
07 Aug 19 UTC
"Theoretical" Game
So there's a map called Fubar (https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=39). Let's say I created a game called "HA! Pranked!" where it was choose your own country (So I choose the big one), and then I make the SC count to win 8 (greater than any other country has, except the big one which starts with 10). 5 other people are foolish enough to join the game. Would I just win automatically then?
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AJManso4 (1116 D)
07 Aug 19 UTC
Sealanes Question
Say I am in the Sealane territory of X SW, and I’m attacking an adjacent Y sea territory, but the Y itself not Y SW/N etc. And I support myself in, can the Y territory retreat into my exposed X sea territory, despite me attacking from X SW?
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kevdog8 (1704 D)
29 Jul 19 UTC
Move Didn't Go Through
I was looking for clarification from the Mod team as to why a certain unit was not dislodged in a gunboat game with 1.5 day phases, so I sent a message in the Mod forum yesterday morning. I haven't received a response and the next phase of the game is about to go through. What is the proper action in this situation? Should I vote extend and hope for a last-minute extend? Thanks for advice.
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HQDominator (757 D)
19 Jul 19 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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