natty dread wrote:Ok, I've been thinking about this for a while...
While it's true that the bonus areas have a differing amount of borders, this isn't really such a big issue due to the bonus structure. That said, I think connecting North Sea to Uxmal instead of Dziblahblah would be ok.
I think more pressing issue is Tikal and Palenque being in such a central position. Tikal however has most of a trade route in it's area which grows it's bonus by 3. That only leaves Palenque, and I'm not sure what to do about it, if anything - all I can think of is, I could remove the bridge between Bonampak & Yaxchixclax to make it a bit less exposed.
I was thinking make Palenque and Tikal have a bigger bonus area to make up for being in between all the other capitals. Plus tikal is connected to 3 other colored areas while every other is only connected to 2. Tikal, while having the most trading routes, is still the most vulnerable making the routes not a very good option.