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Star Ambassador only games?

Postby MasterGR » 28 Nov 2019, 06:09

Reading the original post with the roles designations, it was mentioned that Star Ambassador was an honorary only title. It was also mentioned that there is no option to create games exclusively for Star Ambassadors, because it is a small pool of people.

Since it's been longer than 5 years since these roles were introduced, I was wondering if it is possible to revisit this (and my apologies if this has come up recently). Perhaps the Star Ambassador pool is much bigger now? I'd love to have the option to play with other very communicative players, as the game quality is much higher when more communicative players are playing. And I find that unfortunately many of the regular Ambassadors rarely communicate.
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby V » 28 Nov 2019, 14:19

I came close to setting up one of these as a Classicist game (with password) but we didn’t quite find 7 Stars (I think it was 5 out of the final 7 players).

However, may I immediately advertise PDL 2020? (see Woolgie’s excellent introductory post)
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Groo » 28 Nov 2019, 18:20

Indeed, looking at the threat now, a lot of us ARE Star Ambassadors :o
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Mrgud » 28 Nov 2019, 20:37

Hello. My name is mrgud and I am alco...star ambassador :)
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby ColonelApricot » 28 Nov 2019, 20:43

Hello. My name is Colonel Mustard and I'm a one star Colonel.

CUSTER where are you this is on your level mate! :P

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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Tortellacci » 28 Nov 2019, 23:14

Would be nice. I think there's a big difference between guaranteed consistent play and guaranteed consistent AND talkative play. The latter tends to make for much higher quality games, as you'd expect.
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Groo » 29 Nov 2019, 01:06

V wrote:However, may I immediately advertise PDL 2020? (see Woolgie’s excellent introductory post)
viewtopic.php?f=819&t=60302
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby MasterGR » 29 Nov 2019, 22:03

Well, it sure looks like Star Ambassadors are interested in this idea!

V wrote:I came close to setting up one of these as a Classicist game (with password) but we didn’t quite find 7 Stars (I think it was 5 out of the final 7 players).

However, may I immediately advertise PDL 2020? (see Woolgie’s excellent introductory post)
https://www.playdiplomacy.com/forum/vie ... 19&t=60302
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Getting classicists games setup has been pretty challenging lately, and generally any game that requires a password takes longer to fill. Joining a game is easier for users if they don't have to look at the forum for a password!

Regarding PDL 2020, I was debating but you convinced me V! I expect to have a busy Spring, but I let that be known in my application for the league, hopefully they'll be able to accommodate it. And I still remember with nostalgia the game you and I recently played together, not because I soloed, but because I really enjoyed the communication with you!
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Latanst1 » 30 Nov 2019, 07:37

Definitely interested in seeing these start. I love chatty games!

MasterGR wrote:Reading the original post with the roles designations, it was mentioned that Star Ambassador was an honorary only title. It was also mentioned that there is no option to create games exclusively for Star Ambassadors, because it is a small pool of people.

Since it's been longer than 5 years since these roles were introduced, I was wondering if it is possible to revisit this (and my apologies if this has come up recently). Perhaps the Star Ambassador pool is much bigger now? I'd love to have the option to play with other very communicative players, as the game quality is much higher when more communicative players are playing. And I find that unfortunately many of the regular Ambassadors rarely communicate.
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Re: Star Ambassador only games?

Postby Nanook » 30 Nov 2019, 10:20

You're more than welcome to organize a password protected Star Ambassadors only game via the forum.
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