There used to a small group of top players who played 3v3 europe (example game: http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=2888004
). They were quite hostile to people who didnt know the ins and outs of the template so when a few moved on to other things the group died out. After strategic 1v1 its got the most competitive user base and it sucks less than the other team templates so Im trying to bring it back. Sze wrote a guide for it but im going to try and write a shorter more friendly one. Ideally you would send the link for this post to a good players on your team when they make it obvious that they dont really know what theyre doing in this particular template. Ive drafted a few ideas:
pick 20 territories. Each person gets 4 picks and there are 6 players so 24 bonuses are going to get picked. If your first 10 picks are the right ones then everyone else will be picking them too.
Spread your picks out. There are 3 main areas: islands [pic] russia [pic] centre [pic] Later in the game you will want everyone in your team to have a pick in 2 or 3 of those 3 areas.
dont worry about getting a safe bonus. First time players tend do go for portugal and turkey because theyre far away from other picks but in this template safety for everyone on your team is created when you have picks close together [pic].
Pick small bonuses. Ideally ones you can complete on the first turn [pic], or failing that the second turn.
Divide up the best picks. Talk to your teammates and work out the best 6ish picks. Each person picks a different 2 of the 6 first, so each person can make the rest of their 14 picks knowning what they will start off with.
You win and lose as a team.
Letting yourself lose a lot of armies and territories to keep 2 enemies busy while your ally takes bonuses is good. Protect your allies bonuses like you would your own.
Pass unused troops to your ally across a border or use them to help an ally take a bonus [pic]
Clear one area. I mentioned earlier the 3 areas; islands, russia, centre. If you can eliminate all of your enemies from one of these areas and take the bonuses without resistance you will very likely win. Likewise, do not let your team be completely eliminated from one of these areas of youll likely lose.
you can play on 5 income all game. Dont think that getting a bonus is the top priority in every situation. Its fine to play on 5 income long term.
[pic] means i will insert an illustrative picture. Id like lots of feedback.