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  • andytheadequate 6 May 2013 20:50:36 8,315 posts
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    DM has joined so we can all confirm again...
  • andytheadequate 8 May 2013 15:23:28 8,315 posts
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    Taking an awful long time this turn, and I haven't received a message yet!
  • Alastair 8 May 2013 15:50:22 16,241 posts
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    They are all plotting your downfall.
  • fillip 8 May 2013 15:53:06 897 posts
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    We spoke at the first start didn't we? I haven't really messaged anyone that much since the restart as I thought everything had been discussed.

    I have a bad feeling about this game not starting again.
  • andytheadequate 8 May 2013 16:02:40 8,315 posts
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    Yep, I was messaged before the restart so have assumed all discussions still stand, but not heard anything new, nor anything from DM yet.

    Maybe it's a cursed game?
  • Salaman 12 May 2013 23:28:21 19,444 posts
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    Is dm even playing? Not seen any messages myself and the last orders (for the fall '02 phase, so sort of important) was 4 holds which I assume means nothing was submitted?
  • spamdangled 12 May 2013 23:29:11 27,421 posts
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    Oh, I'm playing, believe me. I'm just being selective about my communications.

    I learned some harsh lessons in the last game (DAMN YOU ANDY!)

    The fucking website isn't doing me many favours though. It frequently fails to recognise I've even clicked on a unit to give it an order (it's doing that right now, as it happens), it says I've finalised then says I haven't, etc etc.

    Edited by darkmorgado at 23:35:20 12-05-2013

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  • Salaman 13 May 2013 09:42:54 19,444 posts
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    Yeah the website does act up from time to time.
    Couldn't get on a few minutes ago.

    Whoever needs to retreat (France & Russia?) hurry up already!
    :-)
  • fillip 13 May 2013 09:54:54 897 posts
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    I've been done since 5:45 this morning.
  • Salaman 13 May 2013 09:56:04 19,444 posts
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    Now that's dedication to the game then!
    Retreat DM! Retreat!
  • andytheadequate 13 May 2013 10:24:18 8,315 posts
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    @darkmorgado - I tend to ally myself with the person who talks to me the most. If you never message a player, not only are you losing potential support, but you also gain an enemy as they assume the silence is deliberate. Even if you wanted to attack me, you should be talking just to put me into a false sense of security.

    And just because we were enemies last game doesn't mean we are this one. Me and Fillip had an incredibly strong alliance last one, but we've stayed neutral this game
  • fillip 13 May 2013 10:40:29 897 posts
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    Every round seems to go the full 24 hours. I don't expect to get two or three goes in a day but it would seem that somebody doesn't know about finalising orders. It has been dragging a bit.

    That said, the end is nigh for me. A brutal stab that turn.

    The dedication comes from early nights (before the turn end deadline) and early starts with work. I've developed a new routine following breakfast of 'a shit and a war report'
  • spamdangled 13 May 2013 10:52:20 27,421 posts
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    @andytheadequate

    I have alliances, and I am talking to people :)

    I'm not really prioritising communication with people on the other side of the map at the moment, but I'm communicating frequently with turkey, germany, italy etc etc. England is pretty much not part of my gameplan right now.

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  • andytheadequate 13 May 2013 11:26:01 8,315 posts
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    I'd still recommend you talk to me and England, even if you don't plan on being friendly, it's worth doing to put doubt in their mind
  • Salaman 13 May 2013 12:03:32 19,444 posts
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    darkmorgado wrote:
    @andytheadequate

    I have alliances, and I am talking to people :)

    I'm not really prioritising communication with people on the other side of the map at the moment, but I'm communicating frequently with turkey, germany, italy etc etc. England is pretty much not part of my gameplan right now.
    You must be in a different game. I'm Italy and have 0 messages from you.
    Although I think I probably haven't been in touch with you either.

    Can you go do your retreat and finalize the order, if the site will let you? It's another 11 hour wait otherwise.

    I don't mind the actual game-play rounds taking a day but retreat and build going down to the end of the 24 hour clock is dragging things out a lot.
  • andytheadequate 13 May 2013 12:18:23 8,315 posts
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    Indeed, the game turns taking a while is fine, people go on at different times so we have to wait for replies before setting orders. But taking a long time to build or retreat is a tad annoying
  • spamdangled 13 May 2013 12:29:41 27,421 posts
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    @Salaman

    It won't let me. I have finalized though, so not sure what the hold-up is.

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  • Salaman 13 May 2013 12:42:43 19,444 posts
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    No hold up! It's gone to build phase now.
  • andytheadequate 13 May 2013 13:18:23 8,315 posts
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    Hurrah! It's been a very interesting game so far. Could go a lot of different ways...
  • Salaman 15 May 2013 07:30:23 19,444 posts
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    So just in case
    once you have given your orders, click "orders" from the top menu. It will give you a nice summary of the orders you gave. Very useful for checking all is as it should be. You can cancel orders and re-submit and you can FINALIZE ORDERS.

    If you don't, the game clock has to run down to zero before next phase kicks in, as it's doing now on every turn. Someone is either waiting 24 hours before submitting or forgetting to finalise. It's killing the game pace.

    Edited by Salaman at 07:31:14 15-05-2013
  • andytheadequate 15 May 2013 10:26:01 8,315 posts
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    I think some players can't get online that often so have to do their discussions at set times. I don't mind the long game turns, but the long builds and retreats are a drag...
  • Salaman 15 May 2013 10:38:18 19,444 posts
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    Oh I fully understand you sometimes need to wait to finalise orders until you've had a chance to complete your discussions/messages/plotting/collusions/etc

    I just get the impression the timer goes to 0 each time and then the next phase starts. That means not everyone finalised.
    It's more annoying for retreat/build phases than for the spring/fall orders as you say. I just thought I'd throw it out there in the hopes that someone had overseen the "orders" menu option in some way.

    3h14m and counting :-)
  • Salaman 15 May 2013 12:05:12 19,444 posts
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    I hadn't refreshed my screen there.

    31 minutes

    /excited
  • andytheadequate 15 May 2013 12:30:34 8,315 posts
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    I feel that this year will be a big one. Russia and France are looking vulnerable, will Britain pick a side, will me and turkey stay peaceful?
  • andytheadequate 16 May 2013 10:21:59 8,315 posts
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    @darkmorgado - can you finalise your retreats? You only really have 1 place to go with both of them...
  • fillip 16 May 2013 12:41:30 897 posts
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    Both Russian units destroyed.

    LAND GRAB ON!!!!
  • fillip 16 May 2013 13:12:55 897 posts
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    My orders are in. See you guys in exactly 24 hours time ;)
  • andytheadequate 16 May 2013 13:17:36 8,315 posts
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    Russia didn't even both finalise his retreat orders, so whilst ever he's in the game I imagine we have the 24 hours wait. To be honest, I think he's taking the piss a bit. Has anyone had any real communications with DM? I've had 2 brief messages and I'm on of his neighbours, I know Germany and England have had little contact, not sure about Turkey though. And I think Salaman said he barely had a message too. It really upsets the balance of power if one country capitulates without a fight. A similar thing happened in our last game when the guy who took over Austria half way through decided not to bother making any moves.

    What I don't understand is why. In the last game DM played alright, a few mistakes but then everyone does in their first game.

    Edited by andytheadequate at 13:18:54 16-05-2013
  • fillip 16 May 2013 13:31:39 897 posts
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    Well, there are 2 SCs available for 4 countries - all adjacent.

    It's only really Italy and France who miss out. I would argue that lack of thought out or coordinated moves has benefited Germany, and to a lesser extent England and Turkey.

    Italy - Any chance you could stop putting orders in?
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