Detecting Betrayal!

A very interesting look inside the mind of the traitor/betrayer!

Gets me in the mood to play some Diplomacy online!

From the article:

Some years ago, a reporter who shall remain nameless cheated in the game Diplomacy. It was the only time he ever played, and his crime—well, he was a spy. Once revealed, his treason spawned feelings of betrayal among his peers, but whatever. To this day he feels no guilt.

And besides, those jokers should have seen it coming, according to a new study to be presented later this month at the 2015 meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics in Beijing. That’s because in between espionage missions, he was being awfully nice to the other players—a sign, the authors of the new study conclude, that he was about to stab them in the back.

Read the full article here


Now you read the whole thing..

You know you want to play!

“Luck plays no part in Diplomacy. Cunning and cleverness, honesty and perfectly-timed betrayal are the tools needed to outwit your fellow players. The most skillful negotiator will climb to victory over the backs of both enemies and friends.

Who do you trust?”

I’ll be online waiting for you.


4 thoughts on “Detecting Betrayal!

  1. I’m not sure what they mean by ‘cheated’ at Diplomacy. That would suggest he moved pieces around on the map when nobody was looking. Betrayal is certainly not cheating.

Hey!! At least say something! ;)