|How does one get into diplo games: 10/28/2015 23:28:05
Just like the title sayes without joining a clan how does one start to get an enjoyment from diplomacy games...
I've only ever played one and it was Ok but do you have any RP tips. A good diplomacy game is all about how good you role play Right? (or am missing something)
Also I hear variety is good for instance one game your'll act like a powercrazy loon and the next yourll act like a peacemaker of follow a certain ideology.
Basically other than stuff I've listed what else makes a good diplo? (or is what I listed all rubbish)
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/28/2015 23:32:22
That depends on how you enjoy it. Diplomacies are more personal. If you enjoy being a warmonger and a general asshole, do so, but others might not like it. If you enjoy being neutral, try doing so. Etc..
Generally, a good diplomacy would be with a minimal amount of boots/surrenders and NO RULE BREAKERS (seriously, I'm tired of them ^^). RP is optional, but it makes games more fun. Or, if you play an ultra-RP diplomacy, it can be centered around RP.
Edited 10/28/2015 23:33:00
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/28/2015 23:43:59
Don't break rules, and have fun, that's the whole point of a Diplo. I would say play it how you like (staying in the rules) but so long as you play honestly then I feel personally like it's ok. For example, if you want to warmonger, right from the start talk about being a powerful force that will take over the world and you will fight with anyone anytime, etc, etc. Then I don't see a problem with it :)
Whether a Diplo is good or not depends entirely on who you're playing with, I suggest joining diplos that go up, talking to people helps a lot, blacklist players you don't like as you go, get to make friends who play Diplos you enjoy, and go from there, that's how I do it, and I'm not even in a clan :)
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/28/2015 23:49:49
Sounds great I really will have to start playing them more.
One more question I guess multiday diplos are better or is it just a matter of personal preference.
Edited 10/28/2015 23:50:07
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/28/2015 23:59:28
Lord of Turnips
People will get booted a lot more in real time diplo's as they take a while to fill up so most people go away and aren't there when they start.
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/29/2015 00:42:41
Being a warmonger is always one of the worst things to do since players will willingly destroy you.
Not true at all. For some reason too many people support warmongers at all costs.. even when they have no chance to win.
I dont fucking know why but everyone loves warmongers .-.
I have played many diplos and the warmongers always win becuase of popularity...
Edited 10/29/2015 00:43:37
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/29/2015 00:44:22
Thanks alot for the offer but seeing as I've only played 1-2 diplos yet I think it would be wasted on me.
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/29/2015 02:09:29
Generally warmongers are good enough at getting allies before starting fights, so everyone is scared of what looks like a huge alliance that's willing to fight.
Edited 11/1/2015 21:35:03
|How does one get into diplo games: 10/30/2015 04:00:31
[WL] Colonel Harthacanute
The trick is to make strong allies early on, and then to justify your wars so that people agree with you.
In my experience diplos should end by the highest level'd remaining allies surrendering to the lowest level'd.
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/1/2015 03:42:28
Hai Guise Wahts Uhp?
id like to play in some diplos if anyone want to invite me
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/1/2015 04:08:47
(I still maintain that the biggest issue with "diplomacy" games is that no one wants to explain exactly how the games are run. In every game I've played, there have been players who assume it's a competitive game and others who do not, players who think the roleplay is important, and players who have no interest in the roleplay at all, and so forth.)
(If you are hosting a "diplo" game, do everyone a favour and spell it out. Everyone *assumes* that everyone else knows what a "diplo" is, but, in reality, everyone has a different idea. There is no "standard" diplomacy game; only a dozen or so different understandings of "how it should be played", and no communication between the groups.)
If you're playing in one, don't be shy: ask. Particularly the creator should be unafraid to explain what kind of game you're getting into, and how it should be played "optimally".
As for the "aggressive" players doing really well, one thing I've noticed is that a lot of Diplomacy games spend a lot of time being - frankly - incredibly boring. Dozens of turns with nothing happening for the majority of players, stuff like that. So players who are aggressive and actually make things happen are valued for making the game *fun*.
Given the choice between sitting there and doing nothing, or engaging in some kind of exciting war... many players take the safe choice and keep the peace. But many others crack sooner or later out of boredom and join in, even if it's not to their advantage strategically.
Edited 11/1/2015 04:11:33
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/1/2015 05:33:03
Empire of Kilos
Diplomacy games are pretty much all I play, I always try to role play my best, however most diplomacy's end up with a chat like this.
Empire of Kilos is angry at Liberals and PC, Ello
That one guy who allies every body,
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Central African Republic
Congo, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, Republic of the
Papua New Guinea
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Trinidad and Tobago
United Arab Emirates
The 50 people who get booted first turn, ...
That one PE, World is mine!
The one who declares war first, War to Empire of Kilos is angry at Liberals and PC.
The oversensitive guy, WAR TO THE WARMONGERING The one who declares war first!
Mr I didn't get a good spot so lets VTE, VTE guy's this game is dead,
The one guy who doesn't VTE forcing the game to go on 20 turns longer than it should, Noooo surrender to me!!!
Empire of Kilos is angry at Liberals and PC, This diplo suckks...
GrammarNazi, *Sucks* you stupid child.
MLGDANKBLUNT360420SWAG_YOLO!!!, I am the Empire of Doge!!!
The guy who finds MLGDANKBLUNT360420SWAG_YOLO!! funny, COOL! LET'S ALLY LORD DOGE!!!
That guy who makes references to old games, Remember Lunism?
Guy who surrenders after losing a single territory, I surrender!!
End of game... +Zero Points -2 hours of your life
Edited 11/1/2015 05:34:23
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/1/2015 21:34:46
I think what makes diplos so boring a lot of the time is when people are auto-assigned every territory, or claims must be respected. Then there is no conflict between players except if one is a PE, so these games need PEs to make them interesting. When claims don't have to be respected, and there are territories to take, two people start a war by claiming the same territory. Then, the game is more interesting, and no one gets blacklisted.
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/1/2015 22:26:36
i think nobody ever got an enjoyment from diplomacy games
That's certainly wrong. I mean, why would people still join them? I understand a big group of players doesn't find it enjoyable, but saying "nobody" is a big overstatement.
You just have to play with the right people... because there are some guys like in Kilos' post - simply being jerks ^^
|How does one get into diplo games: 11/2/2015 11:18:49
Diplomacy games are fun, all my games (98%) are actually a diplomacy one. Diplomacy is better with rp. Let say we have a PE, I'll treat him as ISIS. Make as many as conflicts, even the tiniest so it would be fun to play. In many games, a conflict would be a World War, but only end there. It should be a cycle instead of a one conflict, so it would be endless or end in 40-50 turns. I see boot as a main problem as once missing 10 players, the game would be dead and peoples start saying about unfair and things like landgrabbing. So diplo is fun if all players are actually participating on it.