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The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 10:32:57

Fizzer 
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Hey everyone!

This thread marks the beginning of a new special WarLight event called The Impaller versus The World. This is a public 1v1 WarLight game that anyone can participate in, as the entire game will be detailed here on the forum turn-by-turn over the next few weeks.

This game is a Strategic 1 v 1 game where one side of the game will be played by The Impaller, who’s one of WarLight’s best players, and the other side is played by you! Everyone in the WarLight community can vote on what move to make in the game, and the highest voted option will be carried out in the game.

For full details, check out this blog post.

Troll will be moderating the game and will create future forum posts like this one every Tuesday and Friday, which is when the game advances to the next turn. Be sure to have your territory selection votes in before the end of the day on Thursday! Look for a new thread on Friday showing what territories we got, and to vote on the next move.

In this thread, please feel free to discuss strategy. Once you're ready, you can vote using the link below.

Here is a link to the game if you'd like to view it fullscreen, but the image above should suffice. Note that we obviously can't list every single selection possibility, so Troll has narrowed it down to the top 8. If you feel strongly about an option that's not listed, you can request in this thread for it to be added. I realize we will lose some effectiveness by not being able to list every possible combo, but we'll have to try and make up for it with our collective thinking ability!

The only requirement for voting is that you must be signed into a WarLight account. You can change your votes at any time, but make sure they're finalized before Friday!

Click here to vote

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 16:03:54


Ruthless 
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This is awesome!

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 16:30:59

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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So Impaller won't be reading this thread, right? We can discuss strategy in here?

Cool idea.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 16:33:13


Matma Rex 
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Couldn't we just vote on territories, not on sets? Because pretty much all threes here have counterpicks where you don't even have to move to block your enemy, and you could easily get some safe fours.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 16:52:35


Troll 
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fatguy: You are correct; Impaller will not be reading this thread, so it is safe to discuss strategy etc.

Matma: There is obviously a near endless amount of possibilities for territory selection. The order of the territories is just as important, if not MORE important than the actual territories themselves, which is why it was structured as it is. The goal of this exercise is not to give every single possibility for every turn, since that is near impossible, but to give several possibilities for an overall strategy that the voters can weigh in on via their votes.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:08:53


Duke 
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I voted for the least popular option -- I liked the last choice. It has the same 1st 3 picks as the most popular choice (#1), but addresses the disaster of Imp countering with South America and surprising us. It's also likely Imp will end up with 1 of our 1st two choices (meaning we'll get #4 and be in a position to counter him).
Any thoughts?

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:11:26

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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Anyone else have a problem voting? The stars don't show up when I click on them.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:14:25

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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I'm also confused by Duke's post about which choice he likes and which he doesn't like.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:26:38


Ruthless 
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I actually voted 5 stars on the last one as well Duke

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:27:06


Ruthless 
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I think you should reference the picks with a number so that we can reference which one we're talking about

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:28:48


Troll 
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I actually just contacted the vote site admin about this very thing, Ruthless. I am going to see if I can edit the options to display a #1, #2 etc for easy reference.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:40:42

5L|\/0I20\/ 
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Awesome idea!

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:48:56


Troll 
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Please, remember that you can vote on ALL the options! You're merely scoring each one of them individually, and the option with the highest score will be used as orders for the turn.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:49:42


Duke 
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As per R's post -- I voted five stars on the last choice. Which has been the least popular thus far (although I feel better about it knowing that R picked it too).

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:55:11


Troll 
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As a side note, all options have been randomized in an attempt to remove ordering bias.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:59:30


Duke 
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I actually screwed up my voting. I just redid the whole thing. I didn't realzie we vote on every option and only picked one.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 17:59:31

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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Oh. So saying you gave five stars to "the last one" is meaningless?

I gave 5 stars to the one with India as choice #1.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:01:12

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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Scratch that -- looking at it some more I don't really like that one. Changing votes.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:04:25


Duke 
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I think I like the current concensus first choice best:

Central America
Antarctica
West Russia
South America
West Africa
India

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:05:19

Fizzer 
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You don't need to vote on every option. Each option defaults to 0 stars, which is lower than 1 star. Voting 0 stars is appropriate for options you really don't like.

Also, you can revert back to 0 stars by clicking the same star again (it will clear it.)

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:17:24


Perrin3088 
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is it a bad sign, I wouldn't do any of them?

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:38:13


Gaia 
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What a fun idea! Kudos to whoever thought of it. (btw I love SnappyVote - political elections would be better off with this type of voting system :)

Sweet P - no, it's not bad. Just let us know what you would choose and why you feel it's better. I'm sure if the selection is compelling enough is could be added.

What time do we have to get our votes in by?

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:40:34


Troll 
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Gaia: End of the day on Thursday would be best!

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 18:45:26


Gaia 
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Also, it would be great to have the map image side by side with the selections. Like if there was a way to load an image on the SnappyVote site or something that would be cool, or alternately the selection options posted here.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 19:17:24

bostonfred 
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My first choice of those options is in last place. India Central America Antarctica Indonesia West Russia West Africa.

There's no way you're getting India, Central America and Antarctica. Picking India first, you get it unless he also has it as his first, in which case you get Central and Antarctica, which is a fine booby prize, especially if you also get fourth choice Indonesia, where you will likely have a turn one bonus to use to spoil India on him. And if he gets India and Indonesia, then you know two of his starting spots, which is good because he knows two of yours. I'm fine with not getting both Central and Antarctica, because you can't take both of them turn one, and one counterpick in South America can really ruin your day. You'll probably still get one of them, which is a good foothold against him having the other.

Assuming you get something like your first, second, and fourth selections, you'll have a quick bonus, be able to fight off the South America counterpick with a 7-8 armies while you use your leftovers to take India turn two, and have 11 income to use regardless of how things work out. And if you get Antarctica instead of Central, you don't have to put all your eggs in the "i hope he doesn't come south from South America to break up my bonus" basket turn one, because you can take India instead.

If you get India but don't get Indonesia, you know he's counterpicked, which is very useful information because he's going to waste a starting spot and waste armies turn one. In that case, West Russia or West Africa should be open for business without any neighbors, because he's not likely to be in any of the nearby areas except maybe scandinavia.

I like it because you will almost certainly have a presence in both of the major arenas (Asia and the Southwest corner) on this map, you should be able to get a turn one bonus and probably get a turn two bonus easily, and you should be able to defend whichever bonus you get and/or bring the fight to him. The only way you get locked out of being able to go on the offensive is if he gets both central and ant, but in that scenario you have india, indo, west russia, scand, and caucusus to expand into and you're well suited to get most of them by turn five or so when you finally meet.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 19:30:45

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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fred, I initially had the same reaction and picked that one as my favorite, but then I got a bit skittish about the possibility that we would get our top 3 picks. You say there's no way it could happen but I'm not so sure. He could very plausibly have some combination of Scandanavia/West Russia/Indonesia/South America as some of his top picks. He wouldn't have to have completely different picks either. For example, if he gets first pick and he's got South America as his top choice, and he has Antarctica as #6 or not listed, then we get our top 3 choices. And that would be a huge problem for us because we'd have no idea where his counterpicks might be.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 19:50:12


Duke 
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I'm just not a big fan of India, is the only reason i didn't pick that one. I find it's way to easy to bust between indo, EC, Causacus and WC. Once I mvoed India out of my top 3 or 4 the choices got easier.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 19:51:45


Duke 
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I think a lot of these would be good. this is very wide open board with all 3 3 pt bonuses open and WR, WA and SA to choose from, none of the choices are really bad ones. Imp will definitely go for spread out picks, beyond that I doubt it matters much.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 19:56:15

bostonfred 
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If you get all three of your top picks, you take central america turn one, and move from antarctica towards south america to find out if he's there. Turn two you'll probably have a bonus, and he can't have a bonus and be in south america, because you have all of the turn one bonuses (since you know he has south america). So it's not really a disaster no matter what he does turn one.

The Impaller versus The World: Territory Selection: 4/5/2011 20:25:27

fatguyinalittlecoat 
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Well, you can try to take Central America turn 1. You've got a 53% chance of success. And if he's in South America he can show up on your doorstep with a bunch of armies ready to bust into Panama. I don't know, I guess every combo has problems with counterpicks. But I think my favorite is:

Antarctica
South America
India
West Russia
Scandanavia
Central America

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