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Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 13:42:58

♈§IRIÜS♈
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Is there any way to solve this problem? We can't vote obviously because of the tournament.......... and both of us just deploy the army and do nothing. How are we gonna end it? http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=4959967
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 14:05:16

Causation
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Well, if you're both noble enough, agree to terms on a replacement game. Loser of that game surrenders this game.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 14:09:38

Pink
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that is a map in which one of you may be able to brake the other, it isnt like fi it was a duel map
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 14:32:22

[REGL] Pooh
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I like Causation's solution.

There's no breaking the stalemate... we're each with 2 picks in one bonus, 1 pick in the other, and we're balanced out at ~25 armies in each stack now...
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 14:53:37

Pink
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causation's solution isnt all that good because it isnt the saem to win a tournament game and winnign any other game
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 15:02:58

Causation
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Pink, they could just use the same template again. The likelihood of running into another stalemate is pretty low I would guess. I've had it in the past where we agreed to just tweak a setting or two (2 starting territories instead of 1, etc.) to make sure a stalemate couldn't happen again.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 15:09:53

♈§IRIÜS♈
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Great idea Causation :)

We made a game for game breaker. Whoever wins the remake game gets to win the tour. For the remake game, we will vote in the end to make sure that the player who loses doesn't lose twice. :)

This is link to the remake game: http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=4965172
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 15:11:21

♈§IRIÜS♈
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Causation, we have to pick three territories :D

Edited 10/8/2013 15:13:57
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/8/2013 15:17:56

Causation
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Yeah, I was just using an example from past games.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 03:24:49

Kenny • apex
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I don't see how that was a stalemate. Defensively you have an advantage so you just have to decide when to push 1 front. I was expecting something cooler than this :(
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 07:38:44

♈§IRIÜS♈
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@Lolowut, in the end, he spread his army our to let me win... but before that we were basically deploying....
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 12:48:12

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I suggest playing in games with army cap in the future.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 13:57:36

☾☀★Vielle★☀☽
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I'm sorry I don't see how this is a stalemate? Why can't green just attack pink no problem and very easily?
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 14:25:18

♈§IRIÜS♈
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@Vielle, if i attack Pooh, i will lose....
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 14:56:22

Kenny • apex
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There's a threshold of how much you can deploy to defend without losing more than your opponent, calculate that and decide which front is more valuable for you to push and begin pushing it to try to force your opponent to deploy differently and lose more on defense than he can gain on his other front. Or simply give 1 front up for the other, whichever you deem to be more economical in the long run.

Thus, it's not a stalemate.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 16:03:42

[REGL] Pooh
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Lolowut, you're wrong.

It was +5 base income and we could see everything.

Whomever attacked first lost.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 16:39:21

Daisuke Jigen
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I would have just goaded him into attacking. Whittled down his emotional defenses, then set to work on the physical. ;)
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 17:49:40

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The manipulative part of WarLight. :-)
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/9/2013 18:19:42

hedja
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Pooh it isn't stalemate, you could have feigned that you were trying to take Rockies to get him to move his southern stack further north so you can take South or South East.
Also you could move into Nevada with your stack, and then either try and take West or backtrack and delay and then take Northwest.
Or you could move into Frozen North which looks pretty nice and safe, would take him a while to realise what you were trying and by then you would have the bonus.

Only on Pirate Ninja or in games with 1 borders and equal income can you call it a stalemate, there are still many possible moves which could win you the game.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/10/2013 02:05:19

Causation
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Pooh, what Lolowut is trying to say is this:

Early in the game, there is no advantage to attacking the opponent because the kill rates are not equal. Attacking neutrals both kills your armies and reduces the number of armies defending, which allows the other player to overcome the kill rate differential if they attack.

As turns progress, however, the number of armies you have increases, while the number of neutral armies does not. You reach a point where moving a small number of armies from your stack (to kill neutrals) does NOT allow the other player to overcome the kill rate differential, meaning they are still at a disadvantage if they try to attack.

In theory, it's not a stalemate. However, if neither player has the patience, inclination, or foresight to work it out, then it's just easier to play a replacement game.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/10/2013 04:42:53

[REGL] Pooh
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So, what I propose, is that I can make a custom scenario game, right where we left off, or i can advance it how ever many turns you want me to with equal deployments, and we'll get 2 players to play it out.

My theory: Whomever attacks anything first loses.

Otherwise, we're looking at 50+ turns in a multi-day game before you reach your theoretical point.

My math to back it up?

The frozen north bonus contains 4 territories, and would require about 10 armies to conquer. So, you'd need to hold onto it for 4 turns to make a difference.

Meanwhile, you've given up your ability to prevent him from getting NorthWest for 3.
Stalemate Problem in a tournament game........: 10/10/2013 05:54:10

♈§IRIÜS♈
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@Hedja, even if he did the moves you suggested, i believe that i would be able to prevent that from happening ;)

Edited 10/10/2013 05:54:42
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