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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby dib » 01 Feb 2019, 13:33

In what ways is it inferior?

I would be interested to know

I heard on web dip there is no group messaging which kind of negates stop the leader scenarios.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby Jack007 » 01 Feb 2019, 13:34

zybque wrote:... C-diplo is very different ...


What is C-diplo then?
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby Strategus » 01 Feb 2019, 16:10

Jack007 wrote:Yes sure.. there are many ways to play Diplomacy.

The problem may be the rough quantity of games. 6 games at the Online Dip Chamionship, 3-6 games at the Nexus, maybe a little Gunboat tournament, etc. who can afford that all. If I remember well I played maybe 4 games or so in the whole last year.

Apart of that is the Nexus a C-Diplomacy tournament, just to be clear. I'm not so much a friend of C-Diplomacy (center count dip). But it might be a good exercise for those planning to go WDC or other FTF conventions.

I have seven on the go right now.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby gsmx » 01 Feb 2019, 17:41

Jack007 wrote:YThe problem may be the rough quantity of games. 6 games at the Online Dip Chamionship, 3-6 games at the Nexus, maybe a little Gunboat tournament, etc. who can afford that all. If I remember well I played maybe 4 games or so in the whole last year.

ODC isn’t going to be a 6 game commitment for the majority of players, only those who make it to the final board. For most people it’s only going to be a 2-4 game commitment.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby Strategus » 02 Feb 2019, 10:21

FyreNinja wrote:
Strategus wrote:Me too, but I need some coaching on discord...


Click the link and we'll get you settled! Discord is essentially a chat platform that a number of Diplomacy communities have consolidated around. Hope to see you there!

So I created an account. Seem to be able to gave a conversation with myself. Just like a lot of the games I play on this site. I regard myself as quite IT literate, but Discord seems a little non-intuitive.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby zybque » 02 Feb 2019, 14:38

dib wrote:In what ways is it inferior?

I would be interested to know

I heard on web dip there is no group messaging which kind of negates stop the leader scenarios.


Some like to play mobile for instance. There is better ways do play mobile than playdiplomacy.
(I know nothing of webdip. I suspect it is fake news. But maybe not.)

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zybque wrote:... C-diplo is very different ...


What is C-diplo then?


C-diplo is a draw-based system. Sum of Squares counts centers. Here is a nice resource on this subject: http://www.diplomaticcorps.org/Scoring/scoring.html - you can find the same information clicking around on this forum actually...
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby zybque » 02 Feb 2019, 14:46

Strategus wrote:So I created an account. Seem to be able to gave a conversation with myself. Just like a lot of the games I play on this site. I regard myself as quite IT literate, but Discord seems a little non-intuitive.


I went through that phase half a year ago. Its not what you expect of it. Both a leap forwards and backwards. Channels like IRC or ICQ but quite a few nifty possibilities. I am discovering new things every day.

Anyway, if you are in the server (https://discord.gg/p5gAaQw) pm me (@zybque) for guidance. If you are not one to give up on it.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby Strategus » 02 Feb 2019, 15:37

zybque wrote:
dib wrote:In what ways is it inferior?

I would be interested to know

I heard on web dip there is no group messaging which kind of negates stop the leader scenarios.


Some like to play mobile for instance. There is better ways do play mobile than playdiplomacy.
(I know nothing of webdip. I suspect it is fake news. But maybe not.)

Jack007 wrote:
zybque wrote:... C-diplo is very different ...


What is C-diplo then?


C-diplo is a draw-based system. Sum of Squares counts centers. Here is a nice resource on this subject: http://www.diplomaticcorps.org/Scoring/scoring.html - you can find the same information clicking around on this forum actually...

I am playing both Webdip and Playdiplomacy on my mobile, Ipad and PC. All are fine and easy to manage.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby Strategus » 02 Feb 2019, 15:37

zybque wrote:
Strategus wrote:So I created an account. Seem to be able to gave a conversation with myself. Just like a lot of the games I play on this site. I regard myself as quite IT literate, but Discord seems a little non-intuitive.


I went through that phase half a year ago. Its not what you expect of it. Both a leap forwards and backwards. Channels like IRC or ICQ but quite a few nifty possibilities. I am discovering new things every day.

Anyway, if you are in the server (https://discord.gg/p5gAaQw) pm me (@zybque) for guidance. If you are not one to give up on it.

I will try to work out how to do that.
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Re: Official start of the Nexus Diplomacy Tournament

Postby zybque » 02 Feb 2019, 22:23

Strategus wrote:I am playing both Webdip and Playdiplomacy on my mobile, Ipad and PC. All are fine and easy to manage.


No doubt. Backstabbr has a fine mobile interface too. But it's not superior to conspiracy in terms of user interface. It's a pretty neat app.
I'm not telling you you should play there though. There is reasons not to. Playing per IM makes it a very different game. And the playerbase has no clue of the history of the game.
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