Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Ended in 3-way draw)

If you are new to the site, and especially if you are new to the game, this might be a good way to start some games. Mentors will help with the mechanics of the game.

Moderator: WHSeward

Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Ended in 3-way draw)

Postby thewysecat » 26 Mar 2015, 03:06

Hello

I am thewysecat. You can call me Wyse. I am your mentor for this game

What is a mentor game?
Mentor games are for beginners to play together and learn the basics of Diplomacy and how the website interface works with an experienced player available to answer questions. Any player that thinks they might benefit from a teaching game is welcome:

Looking to play your first game?
Have played before, but it was some time ago and feel rusty?
New to PlayDip and want to get used to the interface?
Been on site for awhile and would like some pointers?

All are welcome.

The sign up information for our current mentor game is below:

Game No.: 99856
Game Name: Mentor Game 30-Mar-2015
Deadlines: 2 days for orders, 1 day for retreats, 1 day for builds
DIAS, Secret Ballot
NMR protection for Spring 01
Retro Units (for the old man mentoring you)
Mentor: thewysecat

Participants

Budin
prospero1012
PizzaLord420
El Dano Grande
JudgeHo1den
Glamfirth88
cyrilled

Your name could be here...

Priority New Players:
toughknuckles (inherited from DrNo) - no response to PM
IvanW (inherited from DrNo) - no response to PM
Humza16 (inherited from DrNo) - no response to PM
Budin (inherited from DrNo) - added 26 March - confirmed
^ I will PM these guys the password first and give them 48 hours to join the game...I will do that now (25 March 2015 22:00 Atlantic)

First Come, First Serve Players (Priority for next game, even above the priority players listed above):

prospero1012 (added 26 March) - confirmed
PizzaLord420 (recruited via PM to new members - added 27 March) - confirmed
El Dano Grande (added 28 March) - confirmed
Glamfirth88 (recruited via PM to new members - added 28 March) - confirmed
cyrilled (recruited via PM to new members - added 28 March) - confirmed
JudgeHo1den (recruited via PM to new members - added 28 March) - confirmed

Next cabs off the rank..(started 28 March) - these folks will have priority for JonS's game starting 6 April

Humza16 (added 28 March)
JMN1982 (added 29 March)
nordaker (added 29 March) - recruited via PM
elephant52 (added 29 March)
Moldweorp (added 30 March)
Your name could be here...




Veteran Players (standby list): Inherited from Dr No by Wyse on 25 March 2015
kwc
mambam14
obgynkenobi
cleacy
Numberwang1
jakofipa
nanooktheeskimo
Kra
revkev12
xavier77
Antigonos
dwiltseredu
jonisilk
ferdy0
NelsonJ514
Alcester
Pb10gon
Gavrilo Princip
rd45
Ceasars Geezers
BigSpoon19
smstelzel
fidelis
I Love Italy
nomiskp

Veteran players fill open spots from surrenders in our games. If you are a vet and interested in helping the teaching effort, please let us know and we will add you to the veteran standby list.
Last edited by thewysecat on 19 May 2015, 14:47, edited 20 times in total.
"Of all the things I have known myself to be, I never recognized the fool."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atuNdPgM8eY
User avatar
thewysecat
 
Posts: 3807
Joined: 04 Oct 2008, 04:04
Class: Star Ambassador
Standard rating: (1518)
All-game rating: (1526)
Timezone: GMT-4

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (0/7)

Postby thewysecat » 26 Mar 2015, 03:07

If you want to know what kind of mentor Dr Wyse will be...here is some sh*t I posted a long time ago. Not particularly suited to beginners but then again...maybe enjoy an AAR (After Action Report) or two...

If nothing else go watch the link in my signature and read up on Kerr Avon...

I am happy to answer any Qs you have on any aspect of play whilst the game is in progress

First rule of Diplomacy = work hard

Wyse

________________

Talking about the concept of keeping complexity high = best chance to solo:
viewtopic.php?f=16&t=24613

Related, talking about draw whittling v soloing
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14735&start=40

THE great Drawmonger v soloist debate (hold on to your hat):
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11743

On why trying to solo is ethical (with some commentary on what that needs)
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=26390&start=10

‘Professor’ Wysecat – AAR for Italian solo
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=23671

Face-Off Challenge Final - AARs
viewtopic.php?f=329&t=29164
viewtopic.php?f=329&t=29165
viewtopic.php?f=329&t=29166

Peanut (i.e. not me) perfectly expresses why soloists are the best allies:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=16049

Why DIAS = best:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=15097&start=30 (sheet 4 for my post)
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=14695

3-way draw as Russia AAR:
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=14414

Why accept/decline of draws should be secret:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=14108&start=40

Austrian solo AAR:
viewtopic.php?f=52&t=13878

Why ruthless = friendlier
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=11734

The great DIAS debate:
viewtopic.php?f=6&t=11863

Alliances:
viewtopic.php?f=31&t=12012&start=10
"Of all the things I have known myself to be, I never recognized the fool."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atuNdPgM8eY
User avatar
thewysecat
 
Posts: 3807
Joined: 04 Oct 2008, 04:04
Class: Star Ambassador
Standard rating: (1518)
All-game rating: (1526)
Timezone: GMT-4

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (0/7)

Postby prospero1012 » 26 Mar 2015, 14:45

Hi

I'm interested in joining a new mentor game. Have played Diplomacy before, a long time ago though.

regards Jeremy
prospero1012
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 26 Mar 2015, 14:39
Class: Diplomat
All-game rating: (1000)
Timezone: GMT

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (3/7)

Postby ruffdove » 28 Mar 2015, 06:29

I would like to play in this mentor game if there's room. I have never played Diplomacy before. I watched a computer version against six AI players played on Youtube. Very unclear about the interface but hoping to learn.
User avatar
ruffdove
 
Posts: 416
Joined: 28 Mar 2015, 04:32
Location: Mid-Atlantic, USA
Class: Star Ambassador
Standard rating: (1515)
All-game rating: (1579)
Timezone: GMT-5

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (6/7)

Postby Humza16 » 28 Mar 2015, 16:15

i will play for sure
Humza16
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 24 Mar 2015, 01:08
Class: Diplomat
All-game rating: (1000)
Timezone: GMT

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Spring 01)

Postby JMN1982 » 29 Mar 2015, 21:01

I'd like to join a Mentor Game. I'm currently in my second game of Diplomacy.
JMN1982
 
Posts: 1
Joined: 08 Jan 2015, 05:25
Class: Diplomat
All-game rating: (1000)
Timezone: GMT

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Spring 01)

Postby elephant52 » 30 Mar 2015, 03:08

I'd like to get on the list for the next available mentor game -- I've played a few games in real life, but never online / at playdiplomacy.
elephant52
 
Posts: 2
Joined: 30 Mar 2015, 02:42
Class: Diplomat
All-game rating: (1000)
Timezone: GMT

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Spring 01)

Postby Moldweorp » 30 Mar 2015, 14:46

I'd like to join a Mentor Game. I played 30+ years ago with little blocks of wood; I'd like to see what online play is like. Thank you!
User avatar
Moldweorp
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 30 Mar 2015, 14:39
Location: northern Michigan
Class: Diplomat
Standard rating: (994)
All-game rating: (994)
Timezone: GMT-5

Re: Mentor Game 30 March 2015 (Spring 01)

Postby thewysecat » 19 May 2015, 14:47

99856. Mentor Game 30-Mar-2015

This game just ended in a 3-way draw for France, Germany and Turkey at the end of Spring 1910

Well done to everyone who participated

AAR has been started here viewtopic.php?f=51&t=49383

Wyse
"Of all the things I have known myself to be, I never recognized the fool."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atuNdPgM8eY
User avatar
thewysecat
 
Posts: 3807
Joined: 04 Oct 2008, 04:04
Class: Star Ambassador
Standard rating: (1518)
All-game rating: (1526)
Timezone: GMT-4


Return to Mentoring

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest