AKE Group servers: game recordings now available

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AKE Group servers: game recordings now available

Postby keger » Sun May 20, 2012 12:21 pm

Hey guys,

I had some free time on my hands this weekend so I finally put together a webpage for people to access the recordings from the AKE Group servers. Here it is: http://www.akegroup.org/defcon
Due to the HUGE number of log files that were left untouched these past few months it would've taken too long to go through all of them so there are no recordings available for the games played before today, but all future games should appear on the website within the hour after they end.

Also, I know some of you thought server #5 was making the other servers slower so you'll be pleased to hear I shut it down (it wasn't being used anyway).

Have fun,

/keger
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Postby jon » Sun May 20, 2012 12:45 pm

Thank you, Sir
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Postby Eral » Sun May 20, 2012 3:41 pm

God Bless You Keger ^^
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Postby keger » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:23 am

Hey there,

I fixed a few bugs and added some stats: http://www.akegroup.org/defcon/stats

More than 80% of the games played on our servers are Diplomacy Premium, that's quite incredible.

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Postby kudayta » Sun Jun 24, 2012 1:59 am

keger wrote:Hey there,

I fixed a few bugs and added some stats: http://www.akegroup.org/defcon/stats

More than 80% of the games played on our servers are Diplomacy Premium, that's quite incredible.

/keger


Set up a 1v1 and/or 2v2 server and watch that percentage drop like a homophobic politician in a men's bathroom.
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Postby TGR » Sun Jun 24, 2012 3:33 am

kudayta wrote:
keger wrote:Hey there,

I fixed a few bugs and added some stats: http://www.akegroup.org/defcon/stats

More than 80% of the games played on our servers are Diplomacy Premium, that's quite incredible.

/keger


Set up a 1v1 and/or 2v2 server and watch that percentage drop like a homophobic politician in a men's bathroom.


Doubtful, AKE Diplo servers are packed all the time.
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Postby keger » Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:35 pm

kudayta wrote:Set up a 1v1 and/or 2v2 server and watch that percentage drop like a homophobic politician in a men's bathroom.

I don't really see what's attractive in 1v1, but if you can explain it to me I would absolutely set one up.

A 6-player game is much more elaborate since you have many more people to worry about. Playing diplomacy you have that cold war feeling as you have to keep an eye on your enemies but more importantly on your allies.
In 1v1 there's no geopolitics: you know at the very beginning who you will be attacking and who will be attacking you, no matter what -- you can't talk your way out of it.

I'm not saying 1v1 games are dumb, I'm sure there is a fair share of strategy involved, but I see them as being a lot more simple than 6-player games.
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Postby Laika » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:53 pm

1v1 games involve more skill-playing. In diplomacy, victory depends on luck mostly.

many more people to worry about


One opponent is enough for me. (That's also why I don't like 2v2.)

In 1v1 there's no geopolitics: you know at the very beginning who you will be attacking and who will be attacking you, no matter what -- you can't talk your way out of it.


Fine for me. Geopolitics change in diplo in unpredictable ways because this is not a real cold war - almost in every single diplomacy game there is a total noob, or dropper, or troll etc.

a lot more simple than 6-player games.


Very often 6 player diplomacy games depend on non in-game things - I wrote about it above. I don't want to consider those as ones making the game more complicated, thus better.


I want to play the game and master my skills at it. 1v1 games provide the most adequate comparison. Not merry diplomacy.
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Postby keger » Mon Jun 25, 2012 2:47 am

Fair enough.

I've lowered the minimum number of players needed to start the game on server #1 from 6 to 2, so you can now play 1v1 default games on it.

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