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I just thought,wouldnt the papers,please variant be a nice addition to vdip?The map should be something like this- http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=190964694&insideModal=1 Every country borders at least two others,but there are no neutrals.The SC names are already in(tho nirsk should just be a province).I have no idea how to program or balance stuff,so,can this even be done without copyright problems?And can this be an actual variant someday?
In a semi recent podcast episode Kaner and I floated the idea of a Diplomacy Dilemmas segment where players either post via a forum thread or PM us a tricky problem/issue they're having in a game for our "sage" guidance. We'll be recording next week, so send your dilemmas through!
From: http://webdiplomacy.net/gamecreate.php "Per rulebook" means no discussion during builds and retreats as per the original Diplomacy rulebook. In this mode, saved retreats and builds are automatically readied for the next turn.
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=29678#gamePanel I'll be without internet connection from February 22nd to 27th due to a job journey abroad, please can you pause this game otherwise i'll be in civil disorder, thanks.
NWO game in progress is seeking a pool of interested replacement players for potential nation takeover in the event of CD. Currently, one nation is needing to be replaced. The game is about 70% complete. We would need some players who love the game of Diplomacy to fill in for a few weeks.Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in being added to the pool. Thanks!
Some of you may have participated in ODC 2015, the tournament run on webDiplomacy in which players from all sites competed for the title of Online Diplomacy Champion. It was won by webDiplomacy player Octavious.
In episode 11 of the Diplomacy Games podcast Kaner and I discussed longevity aspects and risk management of sites like vDip and webDip to ensure they grow and reduce the chances of going down (either technically speaking or perceptions of IP infringement). We said we'd create a thread for this for others to contribute. What do you reckon?
Icy, don't forget to check out the podcast. We haven't covered off Atlantic Colonies (although I'd love to do this one as its such a great map) or Migraine: diplomacygames.com, or check iTunes or Stitcher.
And which environment would you porpose we make the app for? iOS? Android? Windows Phone? And who will do the development? We need to look at things we can *all* work on to get the site improved. Developers don't all work for free (I know I don't) unless the cause is near and dear to them. Kestas has/had a calling to create a great free diplomacy site and knocked it out of the ball park! Oli had (past tense as he is really no longer working on it) a calling and did a great job of setting up a variants site. Others have callings to develop different variants. Someone would need to feel the calling to develop the iOS, Android, and preferably Windows App. I could do two of the three (Windows and Android) but don't have the calling to do it. Perhaps someone else does.
So, I reckon there's quite a bit of money to be made here. It's a very interesting game, and the "tick based" game should appeal to a lot of busy people who like to play games, but can't find the time to sit down and play for hours on end. One would have to see it as an investment. As for which environment? I'd go for iOS and Android. It shouldn't be too hard if you let the server/site handle the code, and just have the app as a front for the server. You're asking how we can improve the site; I think the site is fine, but we need a broader audience.
There is no money to be made. The game is a board game. The sites are tolerated by the IP holders. But if we tried making money, the corporate lawyers would come knocking with cease and desist orders and injunctions and lawsuits.
I believe Hasbro is the current holder of the IP. Making a copy would require significant changes to the mechanics of the game to not be in violation.
But if one of the other developers on here decided they felt the urge, they could do it for free. The real challenge then is adding a full set of webservices to the site that Oli and Kestas approve of so there is something for the apps to communicate with.
Some of you may or may not be aware of a recent fundraising driving we're having on webDip to restart development there (information can be found by following the links in the webDip banner). Given vDip is based on the webDip code, and we have no intention of changing that, these improvements should benefit both our sites. I've been keeping an eye on this thread, and any ideas people have for both sites are welcome to be posted on webDip in our thread there. Growing both webDip and vDip and ensuring the success of both is a key part of our plans :)
www.PlayDiplomacy.com is hosting a cross-site Diplomacy tournament. We have *eliminated* the paid premium membership requirement to allow us to invite members from other sites. vDiplopmacy players with strong reliability ratings and ratings in the top 10%+/- on this site are invited to participate in this event .
After a nearly 2.5 year hiatus from playing here, I thought it might be a good time to stop back over and take a peek at what's going on. I've missed some of the variants here, and am hoping to be able to gather up a solid group of players to play a few games (not all at once necessarily) and give me that variant "fix" I've been missing. Anyone interested in some top notch play?
Hello everyone! Are you in a high school or college Diplomacy Club? I'm trying to compile a list of schools that currently have Diplomacy Clubs, so it would be great if you could post here if you know of any or are part of one! School name, location, and a contact email would be great. Thanks!
Cannot join new game because "having trouble keeping up with the ones I'm in"
oops... just posted this in a current thread, sorry - lol - Does anyone kindly have a view. I'm in four games, with a couple about to close and I decided to join a new one... only to be told that I can't. I have a reliability rating of over 99%. What other factor may be affecting this please?