natty dread wrote:Victor Sullivan wrote:moving Mana5 to Ta06 would give Tamar a well enough bump
All the mana founts are at distance 3 from their tower... well except for Aris which is 4. Anyway I'm not convinced that moving the mana fount closer would give a sufficient "bump", it just means 2 less neutrals to go through to get the same bonus...
True, but getting a slight head start would help. And I think the relative sparsity of his 'dominion', if you will, could leave him under-the-radar enough to secure it. Moving the Mana Fount closer (even to Ta02) could help him get a head start on this... It's something to think about at least.
Alternatively, perhaps adding a shrine to S01 would do well? It seems to me that would put Tamar at a relatively even standing with Heim.
natty dread wrote:There is an alternate route for Aris, the ferry at N05. And Merin has a mana fount in an easily defensible place, along with a shrine nearby... to me it seems Merin's got nothing to worry about.
I disagree. N05 really isn't that valid of an alternate route, as the Aris player would go toward Amun and the gold at Me08, it seems to me. What if you moved the ferry from N05 to N03?