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Game Play Tutorial

Phase 1: Diplomacy:

The first phase in your game turn is to set your diplomacy setting. For each nation you may chose between a stance of "At War" with, "Neutral" with, or "Allied" to. You make your selections clicking the appropriate radial dial for your choice, then once you have updated all preferences, hit the "Submit" button. After hitting submit you will be returned to this same page. Don't worry, your chosen diplomactic preferences have been saved.

At War: If you or another nation chose the "At War" status towards one another, then your two nations will be at war. Now, this doesn't mean too much unless you or that nation attempt to send troops into one or the other's territories. However, at sea an at war status is more meaningful. Normally when you are neutral or allied to another nation, your ships may share the same sea zones with that nation. However, if either you or that nation have your diplomacy setting set to at war, then if your fleet end the turn in the same sea zone your ships will fight.

Neutral: If you are neutral with a nation you may share sea zones with their ships, but not land territories. While your diplomacy is set to neutral if your lands troops enter another nation's territory, then you will attack them. Or if they enter your territory, they will attack you. This is considered an undeclared war. So while neutral your troops on land might actually be fighting, but your ships at sea still sharing sea zones.

Allied: If you have set your diplomacy to be "Allied" with another nation AND that same nation has also set their diplomacy to be "Allied" with you, then a state of alliance shall exist. As allies your forces may share the same land territories and you will fight on the same sides. If either of your forces are in a territory belong to the other and that territory is attacked, then both of your forces will jointly defend the territory. Though note, even if you are allied, your ships will not automatically fight alongside each other at sea. In order to both fight the same enemy at sea, both nations must ALSO have already declared war on the enemy or potential enemy naval force.

Yes, this means that if a potential enemy force has their diplomacy set to neutral with you and you are set to neutral with them that the enemy force could bring ships into a sea zone where you have ships and your ships will not fight. Further, they could even have troops on board those ships and beachland on your lands. If you fear potential naval assault by an enemy force, or you are trying to hold a sea zone jointly with an ally, then you must chose to set your diplomacy to an At War status with the nation you are worried about. Even if your two nations have not fought or intend to fight, the mere simple fact of high tensions means you are at a war time stance.

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