Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

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Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby BrotherBored » 13 Mar 2021, 00:21

This is a revision of a forum post VillageIdiot wrote a while back on webDip. It's been published in the Briefing as well (see the article for a link). However, I think this is just an amazing piece and wanted to enshrine it in a way it would be easy to find for beginners. VI obliged me, so, here we are!

Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby BigBert » 13 Mar 2021, 11:11

Thanks for another great read!
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby Jack007 » 13 Mar 2021, 11:29

Yes great stuff :D
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby MisterPlant » 13 Mar 2021, 12:30

I’m always a bit under impressed by over analysis of what makes a good player/strategy etc etc,but this piece is spot on and gives away too much information,lol.
I Marginally regret I’m far too nice to make more than a “strong” player but as the piece says-truth is a useful tool..you can get a long way without getting the knives out.
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby Jack007 » 13 Mar 2021, 15:31

Well yes I know that I suck in Diplomacy. At least I can show you how not to play the game, if you'd not want to suck the same.
So.. :?
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby MisterPlant » 14 Mar 2021, 00:25

Are you offering to mentor me jack?
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby Pete the Great » 14 Mar 2021, 01:22

Great post, I think I read this piece a while back. Thanks for bringing it back to the surface.
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Re: Anatomy of a Top Ranked Player

Postby gsmx » 31 Mar 2021, 23:31

Thanks all!
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