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What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 14:20:37


Buns157 
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Been a while since a thread like this, so here is a kinda cool board.



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Strat ME with randomized bonuses, so take into account its weighted random for picks.
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 14:25:18


master of desaster 
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I think i'd try antarctica, SA, Greenland, canada, western africa, scandinavia.

SA looks very good cause it counters most good bonuses. If i get SA and antarctica, antarctica will be safe.
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 15:22:23


ps 
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boston triple
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 15:54:59


Marigold Sunshine 
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I would pick Scandinavia, Mexico, and Russia as main 3. Mostly for the starter bonuses. But idk what i would do after i get those bonuses. I would prolly get rekt
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 16:30:39


TheRiverStyxie 
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Russia? :S
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 17:01:42


Min34 
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1st ANT: Very strong bonus like this
2nd: SA: Secures ANT and has a very strong position. Important to have a counter to Africa.
3rd: Scandi: Quick bonus that gives access to Greenland. Could also be used to counter Greenland.
4th: Greenland: If I miss scandi I still want to be in the area. Plus it is imo pretty likely I'll miss either my first or second pick, so this makes sure I either get both Scandi and Greenland or I have info on one of the two boni
5th: East Africa
6th: West Africa.


I'm not entirely happy with these picks, but I haven't found a nice set yet. :/
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 18:04:32

AI 
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I agree with Min34
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 21:32:20

player12345
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1,2 SA,ANT is good, but can it beat 1,2 West china, Russia? The latter has a decent chance of +7 (West China) after turn 2. If that lands then there's a chance of +6 (Russia) after turn 4. That's 18 to deploy on turn 5, and a chance nobody is near the income. Nasty.

B, what would you pick?
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 21:43:25


tekzen
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That "decent chance" is 41%. Not enough at least for me.

My opinion:
1.SA
2.WA
3.Ant
4.Gre
5.Can
6.Scn
What would you pick?: 3/20/2017 22:14:26

Yulian Provoke
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1. Antarctica
2. Greenland
3. Canada
4. West Africa
5. East Africa
6. South America

Would've picked like this if It was one of my games, dunno if I had changed it after reading the thread though ^^
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 05:27:26


Goombella {TJC}
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Greenland seems likely to be countered, and I third Min34's picks.
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 05:56:08

player12345
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The odds calculation of taking West China as a double pick in two turns is a bit complex. Maybe 41% is about right.

In the full calculation we must consider each case for the number of armies lost in the 3 attacks during turn 1 (3 lost:21.6%, 4 lost:43.2%, 5 lost:28.8%, 6 lost:6.4%).

Does anybody have a tool for this type of calculation?
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 06:09:31


master of desaster 
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With my calculation i got to ~15% chance.

Turn 1 you need 2 times to lose only 1 army on the attack (60% chance to lose only 1. If you take the 3rd chance in account that percentage is slightly higher) gives 36% for that already. Also, you need a 3vs2 to work first turn (80% chance). Turn 2 you need another 3 attacks of 3vs2 to work (80% each). That all vombined gives 14.7%, which would be slightly lower than the true value since i just calculated the first turn with 2 attacks who have both to lose only 1 army instead of 3 attacks of whose only 2 lose min armies.

Edit: it's not 75% wr or something, just 0%wr i think, so the suggested percentages for 4, 5 etc armies are wrong

Edited 3/21/2017 06:11:24
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 07:24:07

player12345
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Yes, I think the true odds are much closer to 15% than 41%. So the West China combo is probably no good.

I like the way you described your calculation: it's practical. However, for the sake of math (not practicality), I think the figures I gave are correct? They assume 0% WR and three attacks of at least 3 on turn 1. In each attack, the 2 neutrals kill an expected 2*.7(defensive kill rate) = 1.4 armies. The WR setting resolves this to 1 whole army 60% of the time and 2 whole armies 40% of the time. So in each attack either 1 or 2 player armies are lost.

So in 3 attacks the possible outcomes are 3,4,5,6 armies lost, right?

Edited 3/21/2017 07:25:47
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 08:05:11


master of desaster 
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Yes but if you lose 5 or 6 armies, you need a 2vs2 to work on turn 2 which reduces the odds drastically, cause a 2vs2 (or even 2 of them) has only a chance of about 10% to work
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 12:53:07


PanagiotisTheGreekFreak
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1. Antarctica
2. Greenland
3. Canada
4. West Africa
5. East Africa
6. South America

Would've picked like this if It was one of my games, dunno if I had changed it after reading the thread though ^^


Same picks with Yulian
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 16:34:53


Buns157 
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Here is the actual game, played rt between me and styx.

https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=13141254

1) SA
2) Greenland
3) Can
4) Ant
5) WA
6) NA
What would you pick?: 3/21/2017 21:34:50


tekzen
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I would get complete intel on both of you :)

Edited 3/21/2017 21:35:04
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