im not sure if this is true or not, but in my experience with the new ladder settings, it seems
i have a better chance of coming back from an income disadvantage, since it costs less troops to complete a bonus and you no longer have to gamble with a 3v2. and in my rating range on the ladder (1500-1600) people are still prone to lots of mistakes (myself included :P), and some may not understand the positional potential. sometimes that takes doing the math and understanding where a person's picks are at, and i can't be the only one who is sometimes too lazy to do the required analysis. i'm usually gonna keep going for a couple of turns if i still have areas to expand, even if i am down by quite a bit. and if i feel like at the end of the game i should have surrendered a few turns previous, i will explain that i was hoping for a breakthrough, or i didn't know how hopeless my situation was.
i can understand letting someone know that they obviously lost, but you are not going to do yourself any good by being rude about it (or rather being perceived to be rude). i've played plenty of games with people that have 5 income and im just chasing them around the board. it sucks, but i know there's a decent chance of them getting butthurt and taking 2 days 23 hrs to make moves if i say anything to them. once a game gets to that point (if it's multiday) it really isn't that annoying to just take your turns with minimal thought until the other player totally runs out of running area or you catch them by getting first order.
I think no matter what you do, if you are polite and humble you'll be forgiven for just about anything. :)
i think this is just good all around life advice.
Edited 11/19/2015 19:38:36