I realize this is an unusual situation, but hear me out:
I’m playing for the first time in a symmetrical map with friends (8 players). I got tag-teamed by two neighbors and made an agreement with one of my neighbor’s neighbors to receive “asylum” and make my way towards another ally to set up a “city-state.”
There are two reasons why, knowing I can’t win or place, I wanted to do this:
- Spite. Both of my friends who attacked me wanted to see me eliminated, but instead one of them has been and another is about to be.
- To use my banking and any experimentation to help my allies until the game ends.
Keeping my end of the arrangement, I’ve been abandoning stars as I safely leave them, paying with banking along the way for the inconvenience.
Now, however, I find myself at the beginning of a new day having received no banking or experimentation. Presumably this is because I don’t currently own a star.
This seems like an awful shame, as I am very much still alive.