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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
26 Sep 14 UTC
well...sh*t
I have no free time anymore! God the act and sat are a b*tch to pass. T_T I'm retaking it Saturday...yay. I want to play diplomacy and hangout with my friends so we can post more videos but I can't.
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~ Diplomat ~ (1036 D X)
29 Sep 14 UTC
Apologies Note
I am sorry fellow players. I had two accounts on vDiplomacy. First one being "~:Prestige:~" and another one this.
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KICEMEN17 (1075 D)
22 Sep 14 UTC
Interactive Map Orders- Sealanes
Hey I've been in some WWIV games and I LOVE the interactive map orders. It makes entering a phone 1000 times easier. I notice this option is not available for the Sealanes WWIV map- any chance it will be in the future?
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Jamie_T (895 D)
21 Sep 14 UTC
Greetings
Many of you who also play at Webdiplomacy know me there as "jamiet99uk". I've decided to come and play here as well. Hello!

(Weirdly, some other freak has already registered "jamiet99uk" here, so I can't use that username. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery though, I suppose)
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Aranith (1355 D)
23 Sep 14 UTC
Sitter needed
Hey there,I urgently need a sitter for my place in the anonymous game " lol this is random". I moved this week and wont have Internet for 2 weeks but my tiny iPhone display.
I hope you are able to help me. Just message me!
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zurn (1178 D)
29 Aug 14 UTC
Necromancer: a Lord of the Rings variant
This is a pretty interesting variant, where many of the factions have special powers. Anybody interested in playing? We have two players and a GM, need 6 more.

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/irene.rich/Gary/Diplomacy/Necromancer/
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Captainmeme (1400 D Mod (B))
20 Sep 14 UTC
Stepping down as a Moderator
Hi all,
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goldfinger0303 (1617 D)
16 Sep 14 UTC
I want to play a game
There are lots here whom I've enjoyed playing with (and hopefully vice versa). Anyone - old or new - up for a game? I don't have any preferences except WTA and 36 hr phases.
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kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
18 Sep 14 UTC
Scottish Independence - An historic act of bravery or madness?
So this time tomorrow we may have a new (old) country on that funny little island that sits of the coast of Europe. I'm interested to hear from people about what they think about this, and as it is yet to happen, what way you think they might vote...
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on +1 and vDip.
The thread and post promotion state seems heavily under utilized here. Do you not agree?
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zurn (1178 D)
13 Sep 14 UTC
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The Lost Art of Reading Orders (feature request)
Because you need to click on a link to see the orders, I feel like players on this and other sites are not paying as close attention to the orders being issued. I know they're being shown graphically, but that can be ambiguous or hard to notice; reading the orders makes you notice things you might not have, like why something is failing or what another country is trying to do, or tell you (for gunboat games).

I'd suggest placing the latest set of orders just below the map.
Windir (1570 D)
13 Sep 14 UTC
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That's what Play Diplomacy does. I think it's a pretty good idea.
Too much info on the page would make it difficult for mobile devices. Plus, the large map shows better why orders failed if you learn to read it. I have seen numerous instances where someone insisted they supported a move from one place to another even copying and pasting the results only to be shown they had the from and two backwards.
From and to. Stupid grammar correcting phone.
Oli (977 D Mod (P))
14 Sep 14 UTC
Can I get a screenshot, so I can see how other sites solve this?
zurn (1178 D)
14 Sep 14 UTC
Here's one from PlayDiplomacy: http://i.imgur.com/TTcU5Ft.jpg

Although even there, you have to click on a link to the full set of orders to get that. Ideally it should be on the default screen. Maybe under an "expand" button if it's too many lines (like, say for the World variants).
taylor4 (941 D)
14 Sep 14 UTC
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Oli, if they cannot take a moment to do the Orders check, then they should try the slots at the casinos and leave us do our own thing.
Windir (1570 D)
14 Sep 14 UTC
Ah, Zurn is right; you do have to click a link. Still. it's useful to be able to both read the orders and visually see them on your screen simultaneously.
zurn (1178 D)
16 Sep 14 UTC
Yes it is.

One important order that doesn't get displayed on the map is a cut support. That would be another feature request, to show supports that have been cut (including an indication that they have been cut, of course). I think that would be very handy.
zurn (1178 D)
16 Sep 14 UTC
I would also support at least just reducing the numbering of action I have to take to get to the orders. Right now it's: 1) scroll down to the orders link, 2) click the link, 3) click a second link to jump to the actual orders.
kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
16 Sep 14 UTC
Hi Zurn,

Open the large map displays all of this information. That's the double box symbol just under the map. In addition you can also open the orders that have been made during previous turns by clicking on the order's link underneath the player list.
zurn (1178 D)
17 Sep 14 UTC
Yes, of course I know of the link, I'm complaining about how inconvenient it is. :) However I didn't know there was a difference in what was shown between the small and big maps.

Found a screenshot of a backstabbr.com game, shows how they do it: http://i.imgur.com/7LOAt43.png
GOD (1555 D Mod (B))
18 Sep 14 UTC
Lol that England fail in the screenshot :DDDD

I would too like to have the cut supports visible in the smallmap (maybe as a feature you can switch off and on in your settings?), but I do not like the written list of orders.
zurn (1178 D)
18 Sep 14 UTC
Perhaps it would feel less cluttered on the small map if failed orders were shown in dashed lines, instead of using a big X. A few programs do this.

Although really, there will always be a little confusion, because the orders are shown on the same map as the final positions. The clearest way would be to introduce a "before" map, showing the orders before moving the units (again, something Diplomacy programs like Realpolitik do). But having an extra "in between" map is admittedly more awkward.
RUFFHAUS 8 (2454 D)
18 Sep 14 UTC
I have to agree with Zur on this. While the information may be available the ability to read orders while analyzing the map is an extremely usefool tool in mastering he game. Comments to the extent of this being difficult to utilize on a mobile phone are beyond annoying. I get it, playing Dip on you mobile phone is a pain. So use them sparingly. Why should the available product suffer because we need it all to fit on a phone?

It is handy that the orders are available, even if the syntax is confusing and displayed in a less than ideal format. The bottom line is that the overall quality of play in the VDip comminuty would improve if players could view orders and map in the same place without having to toggle windows or remember to make multiple clicks to do so.

Maybe that's all too much to as for, and an extensive programming solution, and I understand that too. But as requests for features go this certainly trumps most of those coming in, and more than a few of those that exist.


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Synapse (814 D (B))
16 Sep 14 UTC
(+2)
Congrats Putin33
For being the latest to be banned from webdip for annoying the mods :)
Care to join a classic game with a 70 pot?
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mfarb (1338 D)
12 Sep 14 UTC
(+3)
got defeated, have to look at games until it's over
Has anyone ever requested the option to hide these?
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Anon (?? D)
14 Sep 14 UTC
Replacement
http://vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=20523
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A discussion of the merits and balance of the various two player scenarios...
Also, an offer to try any of them so long as they are unrated. I don't mind a loss and consider it a challenge to hang in as long as possible in the somewhat unbalanced. Although never again will I play Russia v Germany.
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mapleleaf (1155 D X)
15 Sep 14 UTC
(+3)
Well, I am done with WebDip.
The moderators are childish attention-whores who swarm that Forum EN MASSE with snarky comments and threats.
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Decima Legio (1987 D)
12 Sep 14 UTC
1st Spring duration
30 minutes are given to the 1st spring negotiations while 15 are given to the following turns.
This happens under the standard board game rules.
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Synapse (814 D (B))
15 Sep 14 UTC
Variant testing (Middle East)
Hey can I get 6 players together for a test game of Middeast?
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mfarb (1338 D)
11 Sep 14 UTC
TEAM GAME 4 PLAYERS (2V2)
I have a friend who has just started playing dip and would like to play a game against real competitors.

I would like to play the 4 player SA variant. country assignment would be discussed later
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
14 Sep 14 UTC
diplomacy civil war
Top 5 webdip players vs top 5 vdip players
map: modern diplomacy 2
what do you think guys?
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
14 Sep 14 UTC
And now for a classic thread.
Last person to comment wins! XP
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ggy (909 D)
12 Sep 14 UTC
Gunboat, Anon Game
Do you think that a high level of co-operation [support orders for hold/attack] between 2 players is just coincidence or is there some means of collusion?
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LLGeorge (1430 D)
12 Sep 14 UTC
join game^
i would join the anonymous game
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=20081#gamePanel
if someone could send me the password, i am in
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I see mapleleaf is no better here than on WebDip...
This from the end of a game that he won as France.

"06:49 PM France: Thanks boys. This was kind of effortless. You SUCK, Fagnaur. "
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Anon (?? D)
09 Sep 14 UTC
New game - hosted by mapleleaf
gameID=20601 Smooth Operator. Classic. Full Press. 36 hour phases. 300 point buy-in. WTA.

No Riff Raff.
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Synapse (814 D (B))
28 Jul 14 UTC
A diplomacy Forum
I came up with this idea to help Oli with the webdip exodus as well as just in general. How would you all feel about a independant forum (like a proboards style) for online diplomacy players?
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kaner406 (1259 D Mod (B) (B))
15 Aug 14 UTC
WWIV - Sealanes signup thread
Gentlemen & Ladies,
I would like to create a WWIV Sealanes game, and it seems to me that many folks are having trouble due to other players blocking them from joining same games. <more info to follow>
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EFTBSTHGK1337 (943 D X)
06 Sep 14 UTC
what's your favorite koolaid flavor
I like grape.
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Synapse (814 D (B))
05 Sep 14 UTC
Middle East variant testing
Hey, I need 5 players to help me test Middeast, any takers?
http://lab.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=219
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mfarb (1338 D)
30 Aug 14 UTC
biggest comeback?
Anyone have a link of their biggest or someones biggest comeback that they have witnessed? im sure many of them were caused by NMRs, just specify
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