First I want to explain a strategy called turtling. Turtling uses no teamwork at all. Turtling can still be an effective strategy until mid game. I have seen a player do nothing but turtling until around mid game when he sent all his ships to attack me. While the rest of the players were fighting, he was working on his industry and economy and planning for an attack. I have been fighting him off for about 2 weeks now, he had a ton of ships. He ended up getting 22/21/2 on a star while my highest industry on a star is still only 8. I would prefer to have everything spread out evenly instead of all on 1 star. The main reason for this is because you will save a lot more money in the long run. Gathering ships is much more effective for me. This player also did not cooperate with any other player the whole game. His main objective was WAR with me.
Anyways he was very effective with his strategy for a while until I tried to overtake him. I will take his big star out by this time tomorrow. If he worked with other players he would’ve been much more successful. The WAR has been very heated between both of us and he officially hates me now. I tried to solve things diplomatically but he wouldn’t have any part in teamwork or playing the game with other players. He was only interested in solo play. I got a little frustrated with this guy because of his style of playing too. If winning wasn’t a priority during that game things would be much different.
Team play is very important in winning the game. The game can be played solo if it is done right too. The chances of winning are much lower than playing as a team with someone. I don’t see the fun in playing through the game solo. I would rather play with other players. It is hard to win either way but you have a better chance of winning if you cooperate with others and help them out. A solo player I would not give renown to because that is not what this game is designed for. I give renown after seeing how well they play the game and use teamwork. I think I will try to be more of a team player from now on instead of trying to win. Winning isn’t everything but having fun and working with others even if it means you will not be in first is a much better strategy.
The battle with this player has helped me learn a lot about a different type of strategy that is very effective for survival but it will not earn you first place without teamwork. It is more important to me to have fun instead of getting frustrated trying to win against someone. Next game I will do things completely different by using more teamwork instead of making winning a priority. I think everyone should use teamwork with others in the game even if it means sacrificing 1st place to win the game. Trying to win also gives you a big headache when things don’t go your way and a player decides to take you out.