Thomas Marshfield (White Giant)
| Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 12:40 am |
The economic side of the game not about the mere accumulation of cash. This obviously must be the case, or else those with the top Asset Ranks would always have high scores. They don't. Ever wonder why? Indeed, ever wonder how a country like mine could take a $3T hit from winning the 2nd place cash prize and not drop in the rankings? One month after the "penalty" and I'm still 4th, nearly in the cash again, and I never dropped further than 8th.
This is what made me laugh about the comment that "experienced players tend to avoid points like the plague." Prize penalties are no big deal to those playing a balanced economic game because it's not about how much money you bring in or how much you have in your treasury. I guess the "experienced players" haven't quite figured that out, focusing as they do on forcing the war aspect of the game.