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Subject: Why only level 2 ships in 2 player games? rss

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Jonas Åkerblom
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What is the point of only using the level 2 ships in 2 player games? I am guessing there is a reason but I dont see the point why you shouldn be able to use the bigger ships when playing with 2.
 
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Bob D
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I've played 2-player Waterframe all of once so this is conjecture but I'm guessing it is for balance between shipping and the local markets. I jumped on shipping early and managed to snap up all 30 shares whilst still being able to upgrade my factories in a timely fashion. But to do so required plenty of planning (and, ideally, an opponent who starts shipping a lot later). I still only won by one share's value.

Perhaps the larger ships are simply too powerful in a 2-player game.
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Jonathan Maisonneuve
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Anyway, the biggest contract is 4, so level 2 ship is just fine.
 
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Stefan Risthaus
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bobbyrayiam wrote:
I've played 2-player Waterframe all of once so this is conjecture but I'm guessing it is for balance between shipping and the local markets. I jumped on shipping early and managed to snap up all 30 shares whilst still being able to upgrade my factories in a timely fashion. But to do so required plenty of planning (and, ideally, an opponent who starts shipping a lot later). I still only won by one share's value.

Perhaps the larger ships are simply too powerful in a 2-player game.


perfectly correct.
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