GeeksAreMyPeeps wrote:dolomite13 wrote:So the new territory "Final Lap" has been on the map for a while now and I was hoping we could get some feedback.
* Have you used it?
* Has an opponent used it against you?
* Did it help break a stalemate?
* If you have not used it... why?
* Do you feel the number is too big?
Any feedback about it is appreciated.
p.s. I have not used it nor have I been in a game where it was used.
Not sure that I consider this a problem, but I did discover one permutation of game settings that makes for a potentially unbalanced advantage; I recently finished a Nuclear Assassin game, and the Final Lap location was opened up not by an attack, but by a nuke, which of course allowed the person holding that spoil to time using it for a significant advantage. The same held true later in the game for both Pit Row and Winner's Circle, but the player who nuked the Winner's Circle couldn't finish the job, giving me a slightly easier victory. (Although it was a Fog game, it looked to me like I was going to win anyway.)
I wonder if a series of 2 steps for each of these locations, with half the number of troops (so the nuker still has to conquer half the troops) might be a possibility to explore. I'm fine with it as is, but thought I'd point this out in case others are of the opinion that it adversely affects game play.
The two territ solution is an interesting way of keeping nukes from doing what you described, but I always thought that that was part of the game with nukes and several maps that are like this. You're really playing to try to get that right nuke card. Similar things happened recently to a teammate of mine in a Baseball game. He was playing one strategy, and his opponent was playing for the cards. Opponent got a couple of lucky nukes and won the game. Without the nukes, the game would've gone to my buddy.
This isn't necessarily "imbalanced." It's just playing the settings to your advantage and getting lucky. But, again, the two-stage "solution" is an interesting idea that could be incorporated if the mapmaker likes.