How to do the social

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Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:31 pm

  • good question
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    silverberg
     
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 2:34 pm

  • I personally like to introduce myself with a
    silverberg wrote:Hi, I'm Silverberg and I'd like to know if you're interested in the revolutionary diplomatic option known as the Non-Aggression Pact, or N.A.P.

    which is generally fairly well received. However, negotiations themselves peter out a tad quick, leaving me wary of the inevitable gang-fight that proceeds.

    Also, this neutral, polite introduction does little to sooth foulmouthed individuals and other uncooperatively-minded folk. How would one bring them around to one's way of thinking? How does one select who one wishes to talk to?
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Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:50 pm

  • Well, I love to start with a "hi, how are you doing"
    Polite, inquisitive, and direct, it instigates response but also signifies general friendliness.
    I personally never start asking for a NAP because I often receive too many requests for NAPS, then I have no one to attack on a whim.
    I make conversation about their Subterfuge history, their home country, first language, favourite specialist, sex jokes... Ultimately you tailor it to your audience.
    If you connect, you make an alignment. If you at least are friendly, a NAP. If you find him/her annoying, rude, condescending, uncooperative, plain ol' stupid, or they ignore you, then you've found a target.
    That's my opening-day strategy for figuring out who to do what with where.
    Just be personable (just like real life), make jokes, and be nice. The way they respond dictates how horribly you massacre their kingdom later.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:17 am

  • I copy paste the following message:
    "-Hello Captain! Would you like to team up with me?
    - Sure / Yes / With pleasure
    -Great! All hail our alliance!"
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 am

  • Usually I start the game and think I should make alliances but nah too lazy. Then Nojo or Max contacts me and they ask hey would you like to work together and I say sure or I sit there and randomly attack someone because factories..they have them and I don't and I have the advantage so factories for me. Then someone else ask for a nap and later they ask for drillers and I go um sure. He's all my drillers and some funding.... Then Silver gets mad at me and I find myself suddenly being attacked by 3 sides for just being friendly and creating a monster. Then I revisit my strategy of man its so much easier actually socializing and making alliances. My only comfort is Silver is having a harder time than me.
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Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:37 pm

  • rlin81 wrote:Silver gets mad at me = attacked on 3 sides

    Am I really that influential? How flattering.
    rlin81 wrote:Silver has a harder time so he must be losing sleep and stuff ha what a fag

    Handling twice my economy's worth of drillers is my forté. In any case, every base I lose is a base my allies retake on my behalf but won't actually let me have back.

    Good talk is good thing.
    Good strat also good thing.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:30 am

  • Yeah. That is rough when your ally uses you as a escape goat but doesn't offer anything beyond funding. I was wondering why Atulkki waited so long to attack me thinking he and Max was your ally unless they just wanted to kill me because I was funding Bhuka or they just wanted to attack me since I was preoccupied.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:26 pm

  • Hey I tried to assist! You had no opportunity to take it back, rlin made sure of that lol.
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Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:33 pm

  • I just start with a 'Hiya!' in chat or something, and then NAPs with those who seem friendly.
    Baa.
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Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:55 pm

  • Hey, peace?

    Yo! Alliance?

    Wassup, wanna die?
    Piss off from the outpost, it's closer to me.

    Hey, wanna kill this guy together?
    Panda is simple. He sees bubbles, he pops them. He doesn't see bubbles he takes naps.
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