DoomYoshi wrote:Hmm... a pretty open map this is.
Starting spots 124, 093 are almost identical.
Starting spots 116 and 110 are also identical. They are both strictly worse than 143 and 133.
Territories 080 and 135 is my personal favourite. Interesting formation down around 049-056.
037 is the worst possible starting location; should probably be beefed up a bit.
037 I feel has the advantage of being close to the 129/140 bonus pair, but still looks a little feeble, I'll grant.
I could remove region 044 if you feel that would make things better, or did you have something else in mind ?
I am only addressing this specific quote, but I am going to take into consideration the suggestions of others from this thread.
A few bombardable territories would work nicely, especially near the mountains. If not bombardments, then maybe 1-way attacks? I know that we don't the map to get too complex again, but it is fairly linear. I think everyone should get 2 starting locations, no matter how many players are in the game. I know there was a big ruckus in Clandemonium, but tbh, I would rather start small and then build rather than start everywhere. If some bombardments from mountains are added, then 037 could have a bombardment territory on the mountain beside it. If it was the only bombardment on the island, it would jump from the weakest starter to the strongest though, so some further thought is necessary.