One followup on the start locations. Do you know if the game has to make sacrifices when playing on 3-player teams in terms of terrain bias? I know what you’re referring to in that Amazons have forest/arcadian etc, but I notice when I play Kir’ko in SP I always have a lot of fertile land. In those 3-player team MP games, I’m often times stuck in the desert or arctic at the start. A typical setup would be:
- 6 players
- 3-player teams
- Medium, Pangea
And speaking of this kind of setup, I love that in Planetfall the game does a good job of clustering allied players. I find it strange how it divvies up the land placement, though. For instance, on a Pangea map it will oftentimes place one cluster of three in the center of the landmass while another team will be on the eastern edge of the continent. Whether a team-based game or a FFA, wouldn’t it make more sense to space them out more evenly on the available land?