How do the logistics work?

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How do the logistics work?

Postby Yabada » 14 May 2008, 15:23

I have played the board game Diplomacy, and I am about to join my first game on this website. Is there somewhere on this website to explain how it works logistically? For example, how do you contact other players to negotiate -- email? How do you give orders? Will this all be self-explanatory once the game begins? Thanks.
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Re: How do the logistics work?

Postby Spitfire » 14 May 2008, 15:41

Once you sign up for a game, and you get seven players, you will be emailed the country you have been assigned and be asked to confirm.

You can do this in the "My pending games" tab in the main games tab. Select them game, and then you'll see an option to comfirm.

Once in the game, you can communicate with players in two ways. With the shoutbox, which is like MSN messanger for all players. Everyone can read the messages you post. And you have an option to be annoynomus or not.

Second option is in the message tab. In here you'll be able to send and recieve messages from individual countries. It should be easy enough to figure it out. To send a message just click compose, and on the screen you;ll have a subject box and a main text box. At the top you'll have check boxes for each country. simply check the boxes for which country or countries you wish to send the mail to.

Keep in mind its cc. If you send a message to Italy and INclude France, both countries will know they both received it.

Is this explanitory enough? Any other questions?
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Re: How do the logistics work?

Postby dakka » 14 May 2008, 17:37

Just to add to Spitfire's comments.

The messaging feature in the game is very intuitive and simple. Same goes for orders. If you are 'windows capable' you will see how easy it is right off.

If you're used to playing FTF there seem to be some differences in the nature of communication. Don't take brief or even one word replies to mean anything more than a lazy player. Internet jargon is rife. People, especially on the boards, are quite helpful so you should never be stranded.

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Re: How do the logistics work?

Postby Spitfire » 14 May 2008, 20:13

Yeah dont hesititate to list an issue on the forum, or if its an in game issue, and you want someone outside the games opinion feel free to pm me.
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Re: How do the logistics work?

Postby Yabada » 16 May 2008, 21:07

Thank you.
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