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Anon (?? D)
Sun 11 PM UTC
Giving up
Don't do it.
(gameID=41166 ; Unrelated, just hiding my identity)
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Macca573 (1229 D)
Thu 13 Feb UTC
Adjacency Championship
I'm interested in finding what territory has the most adjacencies in all of Vdip. Why? For fun.
If you find a new winner, please type in the Variant's name, the territory name, and it's terr-ID (this makes it easier to find).
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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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slypups (2083 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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People who take the full turn every time in gunboat games
Even for retreats or builds. Just had to vent. That is all. Please, add your ire to the flame.
Sky_Hopper (700 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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It is unlikely that one is able to ever guess another players’ motives behind not readying up. For instance, I might not click “Ready” because I know I’ll be gone from the site for about a day and wouldn’t want to NMR.
Strider (1387 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
Yep I'm with Sky and even then I get caught out.
slypups (2083 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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Oh I understand that sometimes you need the extra time, like for a weekend or week you are too busy. But _every_ time in a game that takes months? It makes no sense. Assuming a 24 hour per turn game, even when you are busy, you should ready up on a retreat and if the turn progresses, you can then enter and save your next moves and have 48 hours until you have to play again. If the turn doesn’t progress and you are busy, then you can set it back to not ready. This is optimal if you are going to be away a bit, but people fail to do it.
BBQSauce123321 (2127 D)
Thu 06 Feb UTC
As someone who very rarely plays Gunboat games, due to force of habit I don't click ready. In normal chat games I don't like readying so that other players can see my messages and have a chance to respond, and so I often simply forget to in gunboat due to force of habit
slypups (2083 D)
Thu 06 Feb UTC
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That's reasonable BBQ. For press games, I understand the value in not readying. In gunboat, it's not like you're getting new information - it's all there. The only reason not to ready every time in gunboat is if you are concerned that you won't be able to enter orders within the next time period once the turn progresses, so you slow down the game a bit to give yourself more time. I fear this is overused though, and a lot of gunboat games are unnecessarily slowed down by one or two players that could be more proactive.
Mittag (1659 D)
Thu 06 Feb UTC
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Nah, there are several reasons to not ready.

There can be a tricky situation where you want to think about your options but don't have time to do it at the moment. Actually, overall I think people would play better if they would spend more time thinking about their orders, than just submitting whatever first come to mind.

Similar, but different: if I want someone to stop attacking me and turn against a solo threat, then I will not ready up. Playing fast, people often keep doing what they are doing. If the play slows down then maybe the guy will think a little more about long term strategy.

That said, I think most of the time people don't ready up is because they are loosing and they want to be annoying. I never do that myself though.
BobbyLotion (1232 D)
Sun 11 AM UTC
I’m one of those people. Didn’t know it was perceived as annoying, and will take that into account.

Playing gunboat I prefer to take my time. Especially in the mid game. I still feel like a noob, and spend some time trying to read the dynamics of the map. I also take notes and make predictions in order to test my understanding of the game. Gunboat is for me a great way of learning the game.

I consider moves/actions as the most important way of communicating. And I usually get stabbed when I focus too much on what people say instead of how they move.

I don’t expect games to move faster than round times unless explicitly expressed in the name. (Ready up or die, or something like that).

Interesting to see that people use the ready up as a way of communicating. Haven’t thought about that. Thanks!

Going forward I will be more considerate when it comes to ready up.
EvW (1324 D)
Sun 12 PM UTC
I think you should accept that people are entitled to take the full time allowed them. If they have a busy life, or have quite a lot of games, they may not want to speed the process up, which would result in them having to play turns even faster.


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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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umbletheheep (1000 D)
18 Oct 19 UTC
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New Weekly Diplomacy Newsletter
Hey guys. I've started a weekly diplomacy email. The goal is to keep everyone updated on the current events going on across the community both online and the local scene. I'll also be including weekly strategy articles. You can see the past issues and subscribe here https://bit.ly/2mvDOTX

I hope you'll sign up, but I also wanted to hear what are some things you'd like to see. Be sure to keep me updated also with new variants so I can announce them. Thanks!
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Macca573 (1229 D)
Tue 04 Feb UTC
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"V" Diplomacy?
It just occurred to me why it's called V diplomacy.
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alifeee (1071 D)
Thu 13 Feb UTC
Who wins if two players get the same winning SCs?
See: this game
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=41100

Both Colombia and Argentina got to 18SCs (the winning number on this map) on the same turn. Colombia was marked as winning. How is this determined?
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kaner406 (1341 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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Macca573 (1229 D)
Tue 11 Feb UTC
No Variants page?
I can't get on to the variants page.
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Battalion (1868 D)
Sun 09 Feb UTC
Becoming a new developer on vDip
I'm interested in trying my hand at developing a variant and have some questions...
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Piplup (920 D)
Mon 10 Feb UTC
Divided States Win might occur!
https://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=34103#gamePanel
In Ununited States of America New York might, and would be foolish not to try for a win
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HelloMyNameIsBob (844 D)
Sat 08 Feb UTC
Anarchy in the UK
How come the neutrals in Anarchy in the UK are green?
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HelloMyNameIsBob (844 D)
Fri 07 Feb UTC
Variants page
Whenever I want to look at the variants, it takes a long time to load the variants page. Does anybody else have this problem?
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Flame (1052 D (B))
Thu 06 Feb UTC
ChessPolitik Variant
How do you like it? I found a variant which is very interesting...
https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=413&t=59113
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Swede03 (948 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
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Webdip is down
Is this happening to you guys too? Also, I would like to know how to get back in or else get some sort of emergency pause. I've been trying periodically all morning and its not working
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Sky_Hopper (700 D)
Wed 05 Feb UTC
Accidentally muted a thread
I accidentally muted a thread. Does anyone know how to unmute a thread?
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Elipticon (910 D)
29 Jan 20 UTC
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Congratulations to Agnaar
Agnaar recently won the game Kill Lithuania and also Scotland (gameID=39135) and this nearly doubled their score, and also putting Agnaar in first place.

Congrats!
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Frozen Dog (1753 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Grief for a sad loss
So annoyed at myself for missing a third turn, but man, this new NMR system is tough.

Lost a 73 supply faction today. :'(
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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 (1619 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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Sky_Hopper (700 D)
24 Jan 20 UTC
Petition to change a power's name
I propose changing the name of the power named Alborian in Mars to "Alboria" - it just seems more consistent with the others.
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Macca573 (1229 D)
23 Jan 20 UTC
Game Limits?
I'm trying to join this game, and it's telling me I can't join because of "game limits".
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Macca573 (1229 D)
25 Nov 19 UTC
Balance in Economy
There is a variant called Classic - Economic
https://vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=53
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Flame (1052 D (B))
10 Oct 19 UTC
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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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Flame (1052 D (B))
24 Apr 19 UTC
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Lepanto6X
This variant was installed several years ago. But I didn't remember who developed it. variant got several bugs. Who will fix it and give us a final release of a map? ;-)
http://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/variants.php?variantID=97
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tobi1 (1956 D Mod (S) (B))
05 Jan 20 UTC
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Changes to the Reliability System
The Reliability System has been updated now to address the issues introduced with the missed turn schema some months ago.
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Flame (1052 D (B))
20 Jan 20 UTC
Lepanto 6X variant
Hi! We are about to continue variant development after 3-years delay!
https://lab.webdiplomacy.ru/board.php?gameID=3

Who wants to join?
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Seinwave (993 D)
17 Jan 20 UTC
Territory is a supply center on the smallmap, isn't on the big map.
Am I going crazy? I'm looking at the Africa variant at https://vdiplomacy.com/variants.php?variantID=83. As far as I can tell, on the smallmap, the Uganda territory is marked as a supply center, while it isn't on the bigmap.
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