This is probably a dumb question.
Is rank given ONLY to players 1-3? I thought that was how it was based on the help screens, but I’ve seen so many posts talking about players trying to hold on to at least one star with the implication that it’s for ranking purposes.
Also, does your rank when resigning have to do wtih the number of stars at the time you resign, or at the final tally? I ask this because so many players quit rather than play it out when the tables get turned on them and they start shrinking instead of growing.
Personally, I find it satisfying in somegames just to still exist at the end. I play out every game to the death as even when being decimated, there’s plenty to learn from the experience. Even if it’s just working the diplomacy to get other players to go around you once you are no longer a threat, it’s fun.