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FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 19:18:26

Level 5
I wish more people would turn off private messaging in the free for all games they create. Do you disagree or just not think about it?
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 19:21:37

Level 45
I personally love PM either in FFA oer team games. Truces and back-stabbing are the best part of war!
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 20:03:41

Level 44
some people like ffa *gunboat* some people like the diplomacy aspect.
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 20:06:45

Level 3
i like both. with chat on its dramatic entertaining and with it off it makes your chances of survival higher.
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 20:54:14

The Duke of Ben 
Level 55
I like being able to talk to neighbors for two major reasons:

1) Removing the luck factor of the guy who nobody attacked, or being the guy that all neighbors attacked.

2) Being able to coordinate against powerful neighbors before it's too late and they simply steamroll.

I guess if you never talk to people either way, then banning other people from doing it makes sense. In a small enough game, it may not be bad to ban messaging. In a large game, though, you will always have somebody that gets ignored based on chance, and somebody that gets attacked by more than one neighbor, again by chance.
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 21:41:36

Level 10
This reminds me - I just played a 3 player FFA, or, well, I'm about to be eliminated anyways :)

I had some really crappy starts - every one of the sets I picked was pinned in between 2 opponent picks. Still, it's 3 player FFA so people know how risky it is to be uber aggressive towards one player at the start of that, right? Apparently not. This one guy attacked the hell out of me without a word or attempt at diplomacy, and though he won his fight with me (in part because I didn't actually attack him at first because I knew that would be handing the game to the third player) now he's almost sure to lose to the other guy that just peacefully expanded with no opposition. People, don't do this! It mostly ruins the game - every now and then it might work out in your favor to be so fighty right off the bat but generally I believe that is not the case, it's better to take your sets, defend your borders, look for expansion opportunities, and help your weaker opponent out against your stronger one.
FFA private messaging - turn it off: 11/10/2011 22:37:37

Level 3
Like lemon meringue and apple pie, both settings provide a different flavor. Both I also find delicious.
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