Play
Multi-Player
Coins
Community
Settings
Help
Community   Maps   Forum   Mail   Ladders   Clans   Recent Games
Sign In | Sign Up
<< Back to General Forum   

Posts 1 - 15 of 15   
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:21:40

konstantinua00
Level 55
Report
If you don't know, there is a part of the games called "diplo", where you don't just play deathgames, but have to declare war, think about alliances and coalitions, dealing up with UN and other "civil" things.
By other words - you play today's politics (but without internal problems).

I've been through a lot of such games and seen a bunch of different sets of rules. Starting with "declare war before the attack" to monstrosity of rules, subrules and exceptions.

So, the question is: what are the rules, that are optimal to you?

And, secondly, let's make forum's laws of diplo - something we all agree is good and works the best?
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:26:22


Zephyrum 
Level 60
Report
Many people tried making a standard but it never succeeded. Autonomy to just let the host decide is vital.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:29:36

konstantinua00
Level 55
Report
Dear Zephyrum, i don't want to make it standart. I want to know what is optimal for most of the people, so that at liest I get better at it.
And why not to talk?
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:31:41


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
Report
Well, things like
Declare one turn before, break the alliance one turn before, or breaking rules make you PE, are rules that are already automatically assumed in all diplo games I have played so for. Even if the host didnt write them down.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:38:14

konstantinua00
Level 55
Report
Dear Cata Cauda, yes, that is the basics, but if you have experience in diplo, you will see major flows.
Such as 2 superpower alliance, coalitions apropriate forming, becoming PE or not by attacking without taking the territory and so much more.

That's why I ask about examples of optimal rules for you, rules that you enjoy the most or feel the most comfortable.

Edited 1/26/2016 23:38:31
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:43:39


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
Report
Well, generally speaking the less rules, the better. Simplicity prevents people from bypassing rules and makes it easier for newbies to understand them.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:45:52


Orange
Level 58
Report
Best diplo rules i have seen:
Optimal diplo rules: 1/26/2016 23:46:13


Cata Cauda 
Level 57
Report
Here an example of rules in a diplo-game I am currently in:



I enjoy the simpe rules, and after 200 turns with <20 players there was not a single PE.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 01:33:15


Pooncrew 
Level 59
Report
Rule 1 of standard diplo games is there are no rules
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 08:56:02

konstantinua00
Level 55
Report
Dear Orange and dear Cata Cauda, thank you for your contribution!

One of the problems I can see in the examples is superpowers alliance, as it is mostly thought to be unfair for everyone else, but is hard to control by rules.

Another problem is the need for active host, that is sometimes impossible for him.

I see my optimal rules as something that can be used in any circumstances and somewhat regulating (and giving information about) most of possible trics.

In most of my games it is me who creates "coalition" - an alliance against one enemy. Noone else seems to bother to convince others secretly...
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 10:27:09


Fleecemaster 
Level 59
Report
I'm with poon on this one, more and more I'm prefering no rules in my Diplo games, I think they make for more insteresting games, and PEs often ruin things, so I just take them out of the game entirely.

I have spent a lot of time perfecting scenarios that allow for a Diplomatic atmosphere naturally. The main technique involves having starting armies much higher than available bonuses, almost making war "not profitable" and making it hard to eliminate a player from the start without help.

That and a few other things make sure great games usually :)
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 11:24:47


Lolicon love 
Level 56
Report
The best way to play diplomacy games is free.
The rules just hold back most of the fun.
Backstabbing people and quickly making/breaking alliances to put yourself in the best position to take land.
That's how it should be played but some rules just ruin that fun.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 12:28:55


Tristan
Level 57
Report
@Orange: Those rules look great. Kudos to the guy who made them.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 15:42:45


Zephyrum 
Level 60
Report
It actually depends on what the core group of players + the scenario ask for. In a scenario with little roleplay basis it is indeed a FFA with truces and alliances, so rules go around limiting alliances, giving superpowers penalties and all systems to weaken whoever is the strongest player. In a scenario deeply based on roleplaying you'll be looking for the least possible amount of wars and people eliminated, so rules will be forcing players not to eliminate others.

The glorified FFAs with special rules (like the pretty damn fun ones fleece does) and pretty much every real-time open game falls into the first category. Your main goal is to win and the fun in the proccess is a collateral effect.

Those clan/interclan games people host and any other invite-only diplomacy with a set scenario or storyline fall into the second. Your main goal is to have fun during the game and winning is a collateral effect.

Both of them have very different rulesets, and games inside these also have their own variations and unique rules. Fleece likes to make it a FFA with alliances. Open games like making games that gravitates over keeping the balance of power. I myself enjoy protective rules that force people to keep someone alive. And so on. It's the host's decision and that's the fun of it.
Optimal diplo rules: 1/27/2016 16:07:58


Fleecemaster 
Level 59
Report
Thanks for the shout out there Zeph! <3

And I defo agree, it's up the the host, and the rules of each specific scenario should be clearly laid out, and also read by all those joining! :)

I also enjoy a lot of the historical Diplomacies other players make, that recreate famous battles of WW2 and such, and a lot of rules can often be in place to make sure that important political factors are taken into account, not just war, and those can be a lot of fun too.
Posts 1 - 15 of 15   

Contact | About WarLight | Play Risk Online | Multiplayer Strategy Game | Challenge Friends, Win Money | Skill Game | Terms of Service