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Re: Naming the Alliances

PostPosted: 27 Jun 2019, 09:26
by Fatmo
I've done a few Guillotines. Like that alliance.

I also played one of my best games as Germany where up through the end of the midgame we called the CCA. Stood for Central Commonwealth Alliance. It's a Central Alliance plus England. Turning that into a solo as Germany was challenging and interesting.

Re: Naming the Alliances

PostPosted: 27 Jun 2019, 21:38
by nanooktheeskimo
F/G/R is pretty commonly referred to as a Sealion. F/R/T is often called a franconaut.

In general I think alliance names are kind of silly, but you might as well use (or at least acknowledge) the ones established if you’re going to use them.

Re: Naming the Alliances

PostPosted: 27 Jun 2019, 22:58
by NoPunIn10Did
I do find that face-to-face players commonly use Sealion, Western Triple, Juggernaut, and Lepanto as shorthand for common early-game alliances (along with self-evident abbreviations like EF). You don't have to use such terms yourself, but you can be occasionally treated as a vulnerable / new player if you don't know what they mean.

Re: Naming the Alliances

PostPosted: 27 Jun 2019, 23:05
by nanooktheeskimo
NoPunIn10Did wrote:I do find that face-to-face players commonly use Sealion, Western Triple, Juggernaut, and Lepanto as shorthand for common early-game alliances (along with self-evident abbreviations like EF). You don't have to use such terms yourself, but you can be occasionally treated as a vulnerable / new player if you don't know what they mean.

Hence the “in general” ;)

I could’ve been clearer though. Using some, like juggernaut, Lepanto, western triple, sealion, can be a useful shorthand, especially so nice to hear alliances typically have a standard or relatively standard set of moves attached to them. Getting into, like, naming an E/F/R/T that’s gonna last a turn or two seems silly to Ken. And strict adherence seems fairly silly to me too, but maybe I’m just a curmudgeon. I value clarity over “look at this cool name I came up with that nobody else knows.” Insert shrug.

Re: Naming the Alliances

PostPosted: 30 Jun 2019, 22:09
by bratsffl
nanooktheeskimo wrote:F/G/R is pretty commonly referred to as a Sealion. F/R/T is often called a franconaut.

In general I think alliance names are kind of silly, but you might as well use (or at least acknowledge) the ones established if you’re going to use them.



I like to call it the Froggernaut!