Important Principles to Communicate in Team GamesBy Viceroy63
Communication! It is the very mechanism that shapes our destinies and builds our future. It is the thing that provides hope even when in the pit of despair. Turning losers into winners and even heals when there is but hurt. No Politician would be in office without proper communication and any marriage would simply end in divorce without it. Communication makes strong family ties and true friends even out of enemies.
It makes a super computer out of several computers and in fact is responsible for many of the functions and operations which we see all around us on a daily basis. No business or industry can survive and prosper without it and in Conquer Club it is the most important thing to a successful, winning team game.
This article is about COMMUNICATION! Right, Proper and Correct, COMMUNICATION.
Communication is simply the transference of vitally important and pertinent information in a timely fashion, which is needed in order to perform the function or achieve an intended goal. All education and all of life is dependent on Communication for the simple goal among many, of improvement and growth.
But there is also a wrong, improper and incorrect form of Communication which tends to miss the intended mark or goal much more often then people realize. This form of Communication tends to tear down rather than build up. And sometimes we are not even aware that we are even doing it. And sometimes, No communication at all could be even worse than wrong communication.
In Conquer Club team games, it is this thing called, "Communication," which for the most part determines who wins and who loses competitive games. Of course other aspects of Communication is rightly understanding, discerning and applying the information in the communication but if the communication is correct to begin with then the rest fairs out better on it's own.
Communications is not just a tool for learning but for insuring that all of the team members are on the same page when it comes to team goals and objectives. In team games we are all students and we are all teachers if we want to win and are communicating from an established base of strategic guidelines and Principles.
What makes for Proper, Right and Correct Communication between team members? The Goal and objectives. Obviously I am not talking here about just winning the game but how best that this goal is accomplished. If there is a set of strategic guides of importance, then this is what the communications should be all about.
As it happens there is such an established and proven set of strategic guide lines and principles to seriously consider when forming any plan or strategy in team games. They are...Established and Proven Strategical Guidelines.
The 1st four are Bruceswar's priorities in order:
1- break bonuses
2- break populations to below 12 to break population bonuses
3- take your own bonuses
4- eliminate a player
These 4 subject to the facts-on-the -ground when the beginning game-drop is first seen.
5- fort to the person who follows you if possible
6- separate the enemy players
7-try to always attack since [if] it is a one doubles team v one doubles team game in essence (except in 3 and 4 team games)
8- attack with 4's or better (unless 3v1 sometimes to break a bonus), leave no attackable singles, snatch up unprotected singles
9 A concept to consider is that you should preferentially attack the player who comes immediately after you. (Try to maintain contact with that player's countries/regions, try to avoid contact with the countries of the player before you, and keep away from your team mates the countries that come immediately before them.)
The game is about the team. At any time any or all of my pieces or bonuses may be sacrificed to gain a significant advantage such as enabling the killing 2 of the enemy players or gaining a dominant position (We've seen partners who didn't understand that concept.)
I could go into exacting details of every single one of these nine points but I wont. The only point that I want to make is not what strategy should be used to win the game, but how best to accomplish that goal by complying with these nine strategical guidelines. Any other form of communication that deviates from these guidelines in an attempt to win the game, is simply a waste of words.
Remember that strategy is part creativity, but just as you would need the brush to paint great works of creative art, you also need the communication of guiding principles in order to be successful in your creation of a winning strategy.