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What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 04:46:33

Mewr
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I haven't searched the forums very carefully, but I have overviewed and done a google search on what this means. I've seen it used often as some sort of strategy(?) but I don't know what it means. Could someone tell me what it stands for or what it means?

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What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 04:46:59


Nex
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first-turn bonus
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 04:56:50


knyte 
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Fown To Buck
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 05:28:59

Mewr
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Oh,okay. So, an example of this strategy is to start in Norway (assuming 0% luck) and take scandinavia turn 1? Also, does this strategy mean delaying expansion for turn 1 bonus, or does that usually never happen? Thanks in advance.

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What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 06:05:56


knyte 
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As far as the strategy goes, check M'Hunters clan page. They have a guide linked there and the Picks sections covers First Turn Bonuses. You should be able to find good examples there.

So, an example of this strategy is to start in Norway (assuming 0% luck) and take scandinavia turn 1?


Yes, that's an example. Although you'd also, say, start in Moscow or Danmark Havn alongside Norway to pull it off in most cases in the Strategic 1v1 template. Most FTBs on that template are +3 income/turn; a few are +4 but they're trickier/riskier to get in luck games as FTBs.

Also, does this strategy mean delaying expansion for turn 1 bonus, or does that usually never happen?


What do you mean by delaying expansion? I don't get what would be there to delay on Turn 1.
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 06:22:37

Mewr
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Sometimes, picking all the territories to secure a first turn bonus only ends up delaying your expansion because you have no where to go. Is this a rare occurrence, that an FTB would hurt you in the long run, or is it simply so risky to pick territories that you need all 3 to succeed with your strategy that it never happens?

Hope you understood that, and thanks for all your help. I will definitely check their clan page.

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What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 08:35:34


Dublin Warrior 
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I thought it meant first-turn battle...
but yes, that would be unlikely,
especially in the topic referring to it most recently in the forums. :)
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 08:48:10

DanWL 
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I've added this onto the WarLight dictionary: https://www.warlight.net/wiki/WarLight_dictionary.
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 09:17:52


Mudderducker 
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It's a picking strategy used to refer to picking territories, which will allow you to take a bonus within the first turn.
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 13:17:27


Ineffable 
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Nice dictionary
some other to add
MD - multi day
RT - real time
MA - multi attack
WR - weighted random
SR - straight round
ME - medium earth
no luck - 0% luck straight round
RP - role play
Lotto - a game that require no skill where the winner is decided randomly
Wait for auto - wait for auto boot
Europe noob - a person that picks Portugal+Spain as 1 and 2 in a 3v3 game
Triple Pick - picking 3 territories to take 1 bonus or 3 bonuses in the same area
Mirroring - picking the same picks as your teammate
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 13:26:16


ps 
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would be nice to turn that list of warlight acronyms into a warlight wiki page (if one does not exist yet)
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 13:38:49


Sephiroth 
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Europe noob - a person that picks Portugal+Spain as 1 and 2 in a 3v3 game

lol

here are a few other acronyms

NC - no cards
OP - order priority card
OD - order delay card
ref - reinforcement card
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 18:56:59


ChrisCMU 
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MME - Modified medium earth

There are also ones for the very common starting spots on ME (1v1 ladder map):
SA - South America
CA - Central America
WA - West Africa
WR - West Russia
EA - East Africa
CR - Central Russia
Scan - Scandanavia
Indo - Indonesia
SEA - Southeast Asia
AA - Antartica
Aus - Australia
GL - Greenland
EC - East China
...but those are not used outside that map really

Edited 6/3/2015 18:57:47
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 21:29:37


Genghis 
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There is a Wikipedia article on warlight.

Edited 6/3/2015 21:30:02
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 21:43:39


knyte 
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As far as delaying expansion for a FTB, generally that's a bad idea (I'm assuming you're talking about starting in a FTB surrounded by wastelands with no room for future expansion), especially if you clusterpick in that region. You want to always be able to expand.
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 22:08:01


Mudderducker 
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Edited 6/3/2015 22:12:11
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 22:30:19


Master Ryiro 
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Europe noob - a person that picks Portugal+Spain as 1 and 2 in a 3v3 game

lol

here are some from me:-

RoR-Rise of Rome Map/Template
EU3v3- European Union 3 vs 3 game
AxB-here A represents the number of picks that players will start with and B represents the initial armies per territory for eg.5x7 means you start with 5 territories and each territory has 7 armies
RR-round robin
tap-attacking a territory with a small number of armies(usually 1) to get work done
eg:-when teammate asks to tap a 2 neutral so it becomes 1 neutral(in 0 luck SR) so they can take it with 2 armies
BL-blacklist(ed)
PE-public enemy

Edited 6/3/2015 22:31:02
What does FTB mean?: 6/3/2015 23:23:55


ChrisCMU 
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As far as delaying expansion for a FTB, generally that's a bad idea (I'm assuming you're talking about starting in a FTB surrounded by wastelands with no room for future expansion), especially if you clusterpick in that region. You want to always be able to expand.


Depends on where the FTB is. If the FTB is SEA/Middle east, often the expansion is slower. But if it is Scan/West Russia, then the leftovers can be used immediately on West Russia.
What does FTB mean?: 6/4/2015 01:35:24


Benjamin628 
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As far as the strategy goes, check M'Hunters clan page. They have a guide linked there and the Picks sections covers First Turn Bonuses. You should be able to find good examples there.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B024HXqzvoGCejhhajNFa1ZOVlE/edit?pli=1

This one is really good for 1v1 and has a lot of examples.
What does FTB mean?: 6/5/2015 18:23:07


Sephiroth 
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SEA+Middle East, scan+europe, ant+South Africa and CA+West US aren't usually worth taking, unless there's nothing better to pick or you're sure you're going to border your enemy within 2 turns

Edited 6/5/2015 18:25:12
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