HighlanderAttack wrote:mc05025 wrote:Hive it is. If you are good at it you can have the rank of General by playing casual sequential games with random people. I do not know any other map you can do something like this. Try it with no spoil and chained reinforcement
It is because no one has the mental energy to play that god forsaken map
hands down the worst map ever created. and i'm not talking just about the piss-poor graphics but also about the completely idiotic gameplay that fails at even the most basic needs for proper game mechanics.
one would expect such a huge map to be a good balanced one where dice don;t matter that much because of its sheer size.
in reality in 1v1 games it only takes a couple of turns with good dice and the game is yours. sure it will be 20 more turns before the game is actually over but those 2 turns of good dice are enough to take a bonus and establish a lead.
on a map that has the lowest bonus to terit ratio, being the first to getting and keeping a bonus is crucial and basically decides the game.
the only difference between getting and holding a bonus on doodle and on hive is that on doodle the game is over within 2 turns while on hive it takes a long gruesomely slow grind where each turn you take 5-6 terits from the opponent, then he snatches back 3-4, and so on.