jleonnn wrote:Unless you make the game rt, try to avoid playing freestyle casual. As already stated by Jippd, you'll have to spend your entire day monitoring the game, as the opponent can suddenly drop in at any time, make his move, devastate you and log out while you were pooping or something. In speed games it's a little better cuz you know he'll come within 1-5 mins (depending on how long the round is).
Basically, for both casual and speed, you need a fast internet connection. You should try to monitor your opponent's actions and act accordingly. Then after you're sure that your opponent won't do anything weird, end asap so you can start first the next round. So for example, if you see him deploying on region X, which is next to a bonus you're holding, you can quickly drop on region Y, which could either be next to X (risky) or 2 territories away from X, so you can counter him. Then once you've eliminated his stack that he dropped and made sure there are no other stacks that pose a threat to you, end. (Hence the need for a fast internet connection). If he manages to end first, spam the 'b' button (assuming you have clickable maps). On casual games some people do it for hours.
My experience so far is once you manage to end your turn first in a casual game, you hold all the marbles. The attacker seems to have a huge advantage and the one too slow to end his turn first is at the mercy of an attack that will take away bonus territories so the only one spending his entire day monitoring the game is the one who must wait for his opponent to start the new round. It is almost a good strategy to instantly deploy without considering a strategy in the first round.