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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby super_dipsy » 22 Feb 2017, 07:45

Just for completeness, I would direct everyone reading this thread to the Player Class rules which are here http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=657&t=43283.

Specifically, so there is no confusion:
The details
The first point to make is that Friends and Schools game classes are completely outside of the scope of the system. These have no effect on Diplomat or Ambassador classes, and the same is true of shorthanded games. In all the ensuing discussions, ‘games’ should be taken to mean Rank and Norank games with a full complement of players.

Also
Becoming an Ambassador
In order to determine if a Diplomat should become an Ambassador, at the end of each game player records are checked to see if any Diplomats have attained Ambassador status.
Your last three finished games you played from the start are examined, together with any other intervening activity such as other active games or surrendered pickups
• If you had NO SURRENDERS and no more than 3% NMR rate (excluding Builds), you become an Ambassador


But the GOOD NEWS is that one more started and completed game and you are there!
But the good news for the OP is getting one more game started and completed will get you there! :D
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby Carebear » 22 Feb 2017, 13:32

WHSeward wrote:
Carebear wrote:I looked at the history. It would appear that the Player Class logic also ignores norank games too.

No it does not. Rank and Norank games both are included in the Class calculations.

You are, of course, right. I just looked at the games and even tried to look for the OP Admin joins in the Shoutbox and didn't see any for several games. But, either missed or didn't go down far enough.
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby Cheat » 22 Feb 2017, 19:40

No surrenders only includes voluntary surrenders when you leave the game midway or also auto_surrenders when you lose all centers?
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby JonS » 22 Feb 2017, 19:46

Cheat wrote:No surrenders only includes voluntary surrenders when you leave the game midway or also auto_surrenders when you lose all centers?

It includes both. As both are generally viewed as having a detrimental affect on the game for the remaining participants. If you must leave a game while still possessing centers, it is recommended that you find a substitute.
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby Carebear » 22 Feb 2017, 20:10

JonS wrote:
Cheat wrote:No surrenders only includes voluntary surrenders when you leave the game midway or also auto_surrenders when you lose all centers?

It includes both. As both are generally viewed as having a detrimental affect on the game for the remaining participants. If you must leave a game while still possessing centers, it is recommended that you find a substitute.

CORRECTION. When you lose all centers, that is not called a surrender, just a loss. Do not surrender out of a game where you lost all centers. Just click the ignore button.

An auto_surrender occurs when the system kicks the player out for NMRs.
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby gareth66 » 22 Feb 2017, 20:34

Indeed, auto-surrenders are considered even more damaging to games than just surrendering. They mean you have been away from the game and not entered orders for two phases in succession. No reason whatsoever for excluding auto-surrenders from the criteria and every reason to include them.
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby Cheat » 23 Feb 2017, 08:21

Thank you for the info.
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby skyblueshu » 01 Dec 2017, 23:17

Why is it that you need to complete three games? I joined this site to try new things, so I am only taking on abandoned roles. Does that mean I can never become an ambassador?
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby asudevil » 01 Dec 2017, 23:58

skyblueshu wrote:Why is it that you need to complete three games? I joined this site to try new things, so I am only taking on abandoned roles. Does that mean I can never become an ambassador?


You have to do 3 from the beginning so that you can't just pick up 1 SC places...that are basically eliminated...and have that count as your 3
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Re: Ambassador Status?

Postby super_dipsy » 02 Dec 2017, 07:33

Having said that, there is a Suggestion we are considering that changes the criteria to just starting and finishing one game rather than three....
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