- Feb 5, 2011
Quite the blitzkrieg by Italy. Just wondering how could Castille overextend to a point where he can't defend Iberia.
Land tech and overextension into colonial investment could leave Castille a bit behind in theory.
Additionally, the OP states that Castille is fairly new to MP.
I've still not played much MP myself but I do remember that the first game I played I almost treated it as a cooperative extension of single-player(I was in a more typically neutral country but still).
Maybe Castille could've staggered out a defense better, only given away some land and asked for foreign intervention in time for the next war.
Thing to remember about MP is that human motivations drive the game; maybe Castille decided being booted out of Europe wouldn't hurt his enjoyment of the game.
In contrast to Pewt: I've seen a new player at the helm of France and deciding that he wants to concentrate on colonies.
Not the obvious decision clearly; as he ended up being destroyed from nearly every side.
But it's only the AI that ever really acts obvious in that they always want more if they can get it.
Humans do what they want, I've seen a terribly silly lack of aggression towards a weaker neighbor until they were equals. And a severe under-performance in a war between two out of three major powers, motivated by one's desire to almost give away his influence in order to make the third player's life harder.
The injection of a social element through multiplayer blurs singleplayer's logical(flawed or not) straightforward actions to some degree or another, no matter how little.
I suddenly went on a rant there, my apologies.