gm_al wrote:Little extra [food]? How do you know ? You might be in for some surprises. And that little extra might come in handy in case all plants have been eaten up, no ?
I know how much extra food I will get if I do that. I was trying not to give the secrets away. I thought you would appreciate that.
And all plants being eaten?? I see over 150,000 on the map now!! 50% growth already??
gm_al wrote:They dont necessarily need to [go out attacking], in fact a herbivore COULD also win the game - whats wrong with that ?
Nothing at all, in principle. But if the best strategy is to sit in 1-2 squares and eat plants for the entire game, it will become a very boring game.
gm_al wrote:But maybe, just maybe, the small ones will gang up on the hiscore leader, dont you think ?
You think herbivores will pay to become omnivores just to stop *one* person from being the score leader? What about the other 10 people that may also be higher? Going omnivore will not allow you to hunt down and kill all of them!
The only reason for being omnivore is that if you are NOT one, then omnivores can kill you all too easily. It is BAD PLAY for them to do so (because they could make much more profit by eating plants), but that wont make you feel any better when all your specimens are dead.
gm_al wrote:Bad mood today, TK ?? I know at least TWO strategies to avoid my ennemies early on. One has already been stated by GH, check the threads. Bank 14 Turns and you will be safe for few hours extra.... (and I wont mention the other strategy)
Sorry, but that "strategy" is no good. Why? Because the omnivore can also have turns banked!! If you use banked turns to flee or change colour, they can do exactly the same!! Perhaps if the flee action was cheaper than normal movement...?
I am willing to bet (VPs? ) that your other idea for safety can be overcome too.
gm_al wrote:How about... constructive criticism ? new strategies to share ?
I am trying to identify current problems. I will not offer solutions until you agree that they are problems (if I do, I am wasting my time!). For example, if you agree that the omnivore ability is far too powerful early on, then I will try to think of ways to change that. I will not spend time thinking of solutions when you deny that there is a problem!