Re: First Impressions... (UPDATED)
Played for the 2nd time last night. A 4 player game. First impressions still stand - however I got really hosed last night due to the fact that I did not realize that one of the most important aspects of the game is convincing your opponents that the best course of action is to not attack you or divert their attention to a different portion of board (where you aren't located).
I still think that taking out the 'weakest' player is probably one of the lowest moves you can make (especially when you know that player is not going to win). Really sours the taste of a game, but I brought it upon myself really. I will bounce back, but I will be weary the next time around. I won't listen to other players "advice" and go with my own instincts.