Stupid Dicewars game! (in Off-topic)

NSFY August 8 2006 11:48 AM EDT

The green is turtling and the yellow is doing a TANK RUSH! Stupid n00bs will not talk to me either.

AdminJonathan August 8 2006 12:26 PM EDT

Tell them you are TEH CB OMBUDSMAN!


QBsutekh137 August 8 2006 12:37 PM EDT

I love that game!!!! I turtle all the time, especially when the computer fights amongst itself... By the way, NSFY, what number of players you usually do? I suck so bad at that game...though am getting better at choosing battles that will go my way...

And no, they never speak to me either.

Mem August 8 2006 2:37 PM EDT

That game is the devil. I spent seven hours of my day off yesterday playing it. I hate it.

I'm gonna go play it now...

(By the way, you've got to play it on 8 players always! It's so tough when you have to go last of 8!)

NSFY August 8 2006 4:14 PM EDT

Jonathan, 12:26 PM EDT
Tell them you are TEH CB OMBUDSMAN!

WOOHOO! Tacit recognition of the legitimacy of my CB ombudsmanship! My flashing rainbow font tag cannot be far behind!

/does cabbage patch to Hatari theme song (Baby Elephant Walk - duh!)

Sute - I played against the default the first time - I think it was 7 or 8 - lost to the turtle >_<. Second time I played against 4 and won. My record is 1-1.

QBsutekh137 August 8 2006 5:53 PM EDT

My record is like... 10-20, though getting better now that I am very choosey on the games I choose. I play four player, as it offsets the "going last" scenario somewhat...

SNK3R August 8 2006 9:15 PM EDT

I would have paid $50 USD just to hear Jon's comment of, "Tell them you are TEH CB OMBUDSMAN! n00bs." Nice one.

Miandrital August 8 2006 9:19 PM EDT

Heh, I would chip in $10 just to hear it now

QBsutekh137 August 9 2006 12:19 AM EDT

Mian, just scroll up and save your cash. *smile*

QBRanger August 9 2006 12:23 AM EDT

Where the hell are the rules to this game?

QBsutekh137 August 9 2006 1:02 AM EDT

After two or three games you will catch on. The only "random" thing (as far as I can tell), is the distribution of dice at the end of your turn. You get the number by your color, but where they go is anyone's guess. It sucks if you need them on the front lines but they get dumped on an isolated or far-back territory.

Oh wait, the game order is also random (you will always be the bluish-purple color). That is why I play with only 4 teams, and I am VERY choosy about games I say "yes" to. Even then, I still lose a great, great deal. *smile*

Look for large stacks, especially in concentration or in corners. At least that is what I do. Wait, I just said I lose a lot. Why are you reading this?

QBBarzooMonkey August 9 2006 7:37 AM EDT

Stupid Dicewars game is almost as addicting as CB... I like to play with 8 players, but I think that cyan color cheats a lot... :P

QBJohnnywas August 9 2006 8:09 AM EDT

I've been playing this for while - I think it was on Milk And Cookies site. But I've only just managed to win a game for the first time just now....

It definitely cheats!

QBsutekh137 August 9 2006 9:54 AM EDT

Its "cheat" is the teams that "turtle" and the teams that "tank" at the most inopportune times...if you are on the wrong side of that behavior, you are doomed. Choose your games carefully. I can win around 75% of my games if I am very choosy before going in, almost 100% if I then end up going first (4-player games).

Also, never fight a two-front war. *smile*

QBBarzooMonkey August 9 2006 10:28 AM EDT

I find that if I'm not first, but I turtle until I'm down to only 1 territory with lots of dice, I can start an offensive and carefully slug it out to win 9 out of 10 times.

Except when the cyan is cheating :P

AdminQBVerifex [Serenity In Chaos] August 9 2006 3:57 PM EDT

You can win this game, but it is hard, here are some tips:

Josh [Cult of the Valaraukar] August 14 2006 12:19 AM EDT

I've played once and won once. I will now retire undefeated.

The Death Company [...] August 14 2006 7:06 PM EDT

hate the game ... i ve won about 3 games out of 20 XD ... must not play it any more (after a couple more goes of course)

QBBarzooMonkey August 30 2006 1:13 PM EDT

Beware the dark green menace! It spreads like a plague across all lands until all is engulfed in it's cheating rancor!


Vector August 30 2006 1:22 PM EDT

I'm rather curious if anyone else can claim to match my record of having lost in a 7-player game before you ever even had a turn. That was amusing, and at the same time incredibly depressing.
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