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Newbie waited for years

Postby dwjskol » 08 Dec 2017, 09:45

I bought a beautiful deluxe version 20+ years ago but never got more than a 3 person game. I had also bought a very thick strategy guide and studied it thoroughly, but again never got to play.

Checked the app store and found a site that was super easy to use, but couldn't get 7 people. Games would have 3-4 people never order or quit after 1901.

Googled and found this. Playing my first game as Austria. Its 1905 and one person just surrendered, but its great to have a real game going! Am starting a second game as Germany. The best is finding the dip league!!

I will start in the lowest league because I have no rating, but I'm looking to rule...especially if I get a shot at any packer fans.

Good luck to all!

Skol Vikings!
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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby NJLonghorn » 08 Dec 2017, 13:14

Welcome to PlayDip, and Diplomacy more generally! Once you earn Ambassador status and enter Ambassador-only games, the number of NMRs and surrenders will plummet. The game becomes much more enjoyable then.

Happy Stabbing!

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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby The SHIV » 08 Dec 2017, 14:32

Oh no! Not a vikings fan! Good year for you so far. We're not done yet. Welcome aboard! See you on the field.

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First..........get off my lawn! Second........it's an Admirals Cheesehead! Courtesy of The Craw. Third.....I am SHIV, SHIV of the Stone Tablets! Go Pack!
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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby joe92 » 08 Dec 2017, 15:40

Welcome! See you in a game.

As well as Ambassador status like Jeffrey pointed out you may join the classicist group after 1 completed game and join a game organised by a classicist. Classicists are a group of players dedicated to never surrendering or NMR'ing and as such the games are generally very enjoyable.
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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby NJLonghorn » 08 Dec 2017, 20:29

joe92 wrote:Welcome! See you in a game.

... you may join the classicist group after 1 completed game ...


Not so fast, bucko. After one completed game, you can indicate your aspiration to be a classicist. To actually be a classicist, you have to complete 5 games. :P
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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby Shyvve » 08 Dec 2017, 21:48

Not true, NJLonghorn. You can indeed apply and be accepted as an "Aspiring" Classicist after one completed game. That's what I did (by picking up a surrendered position even).

Welcome to the site, dwjskol. See ya around the board!
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Re: Newbie waited for years

Postby Pootleflump » 09 Dec 2017, 14:27

Hey Shyvve, Joe92....

LOOOOOOOK!!! We unbracketted Joe92's score. Not a bracket in sight. I feel proud to have been a part of that.

dwjskol... WELCOME TO THE SITE. Sign up to the Classicists. We unbracket people's scores and everything. Would love to see you in a game.
But, I nearly forgot, you must close your eyes otherwise you won't see anything

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