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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.
Hello everyone! I'm new to this site so I'd like to get to know you guys. You guys can call me Mitomon, mitomon, Mito or mito. I like chocolate ice cream and taking over the world. What about you guys?
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 email@example.com if you're interested in being added to the pool. Thanks!
In an effort to compromise the pro-ads versus anti-ads for games: Post here for your non-live games to cut down on the number of ads but still advertise games. Post game link, WTA or PPSC, and the bet. Note: this doesn't count for special rules games.
Hi all, when Amby and I were recording our recent podcast (diplomacygames.com) the topic of Bourse came up, and I got really excited and thought that I would try to get another game of this variant running...
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 :)