FabledIntegral wrote:BaldAdonis wrote:1v1: take territories, not bonuses.
8: same as usual.
wtf are you on? Territories is key, but bonuses are nearly just as important. This isn't classic map where attacking neutrals doesn't pay off. You run over a neutral 3 in world 2.1 you usaully get it back the next turn, while the other person that took a territory might change the territory count +/- 1 with him/you.
You don't play a lot of 1v1 games, do you? Using your armies to take a bonus from neutral is not only a waste of armies (which you will probably get back), it's a waste of a turn, which you won't get back. You're letting your opponent attack you with their full strength for two rounds, while you fight back with a reduced force. A territory bonus, with that size map, is worth more than a continent bonus, because it's harder to break, and it negatively impacts your opponent. 5 territories (less than average if you have 11 to deploy) gives an effective bonus of 3, because you gain 1/2 while your opponent loses them.
If you can take territories from your opponent which give you a bonus, then do that, but don't beat up neutral for one.