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Hello from Australia

Postby Squidly66 » 20 Nov 2017, 12:32

Hi everyone,

Just into the first mentor game and hoping it all turns out to be as much fun playing these over-the-net games as the board game was in High School ( all those years ago ).

I was too nice a guy then, let's see if I've changed
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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Jack007 » 20 Nov 2017, 18:03

Welcome Down Under, to the place where you find and lose many friends. See you at the battlefield.
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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Uffington Horse » 20 Nov 2017, 22:51

Welcome

Always good to have another Aussie on the site
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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby Squidly66 » 24 Nov 2017, 06:39

Is it pretty common in the starting phase of trying to get a game started, where people join and then repeatedly miss the deadline to confirm?

Trying to join 2 games at present ( I am on holidays and stuck at home) and both have repeatedly failed to start as 1 player has not confirmed.
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Re: Hello from Australia

Postby NJLonghorn » 28 Nov 2017, 01:00

Squidly66 wrote:Is it pretty common in the starting phase of trying to get a game started, where people join and then repeatedly miss the deadline to confirm?

Trying to join 2 games at present ( I am on holidays and stuck at home) and both have repeatedly failed to start as 1 player has not confirmed.


Unfortunately, it is very common. There are several things you can do to lower the odds:

(1) Play ranked games.

(2) Earn Ambassador status by completing 3 games and being sufficiently reliable, then play in Ambassador-only games.
http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=657&t=43283

(3) Join the Classicists group and play games that are posted there. http://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=118&sid=c2111fe638b6704102b91a5d49ed0618

Note that doing these things will also reduce the odds that players miss deadlines and/or surrender, which can be very frustrating.
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