| Wednesday, March 02, 2005 - 06:03 pm |
JG: "Why do that when we can just take your scores by attacking you? For an 'economist' you seem to lack a certain pragmatic vision."
Except, as we've seen, you CAN'T "just take our scores" after all. You had to ruin the country to acquire it. The infrastructure is nice, but it's a small part of what made the score high. Again, you're basically left with a country that is good for little aside from its population to be sent elsewhere, and you could have gotten that much more easily from a host of other inactive or computer-controlled countries. As any economist would tell you, it's all about the cost/benefit ratio. You could have gotten the same amount of population for a lot less trouble elsewhere, and had a more salvageable country to boot. Instead, God forbid that some players decide not to play the warmonger strategy! Tsk-tsk.