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Platinum Classicist Application

Postby marotta » 30 May 2019, 05:46

Here is my Platinum Classicist Application stats:

223 finished games
78 solo wins (34.98% solo rate)
21 draws (9.42% draw rate)
Longest streak of wins/draws (premium only) = 9
0 surrenders (rank games) (0.00% surrender rate)
0 surrenders (norank games) (0.00% surrender rate)
13967/13968 turns taken (99.99% consistency rate)

I feel really bad about the one missed moves. I picked up a abandoned position with 2 day deadlines, but apparently nearly all of that time had already been used and the deadline passed as I was just starting to send messages to other players. I thought it was a site bug. I did not know that picking up a position did not restart the clock. If you have minutes to make your moves on an abandoned position you really just have to move blind without any correspondence.

Sometimes you are really enjoying a game and sometimes you are making the best moves possible so that the person who is heading for a solo has the satisfaction of winning the game and not just having all the other players quit. Sometimes you are finishing the game for the other players enjoyment. And if you are an average player you will be soloing just one out of seven games.

My favorite games to pick up on ratings shields are when there is a chance of rallying the board and stopping a solo. I get zero points, but great satisfaction. For example in game [156676. Classic 12h/turn] I joined as England and forced a 3-way draw. I received 63% of -9 for draw with FRANCE and TURKEY (The site thinks I am better than a 3-way draw) and so I received zero point since I was on a ratings shield. Or game [155058. El Standardo] where I received 75% of 0 for draw with ITALY and GERMANY. Or game [149019. Happy Happy Joy joy] where I received 7% of 17 for draw with FRANCE and TURKEY and therefore gained a single point.
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David John Marotta
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Re: Platinum Classicist Application

Postby Don Juan of Austria » 30 May 2019, 06:05

Thats a lot of games and a lot of solos for just over a year of play on this site. Congrats.
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Re: Platinum Classicist Application

Postby sinnybee » 30 May 2019, 18:08

marotta wrote:0 surrenders (rank games) (0.00% surrender rate)
0 surrenders (norank games) (0.00% surrender rate)
13967/13968 turns taken (99.99% consistency rate)

Excellent!

marotta wrote:And if you are an average player you will be soloing just one out of seven games.

The rate is much lower than that--many games end in a draw.
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Re: Platinum Classicist Application

Postby Shyvve » 30 May 2019, 23:40

marotta,

What an awesome application!

Here are the requirements for Platinum:
99% consistency
Complete 50 games
No unjustified surrenders in past 20 games.
No sanction from the site admin for site rule violation within the last 12 months.

Your stats:
99.99% Consistency
Completed 50 games
Zero surrenders
No sanctions

It's a real pleasure to approve your Platinum status. The number of concurrent games you have is also rather astounding :D Congrats!
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Re: Platinum Classicist Application

Postby marotta » 02 Jun 2019, 06:27

Thank you.

The secrete to soloing is to play gunboat, fog of war, and some version of build anywhere (like Age of Empires). Those games almost never end in a draw.

Second choice is gunboat games which rarely end in a draw (but they do).

The worst for soloing is to play in normal press games.

I am excellent at strategy. I am good at press but hate the lying required to play successfully in most press games. :roll:
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