Hello to all,
First time poster here, I joined 3 games pretty much at the same time to learn many things; these being BW, DOM & MA and have only been playing since mid to end of July
BW is interesting as it teaches you many things, and compared to the bigger games is a bit gentler as it were, however the larger games are quite intense, but much more interesting regardless of the outcome. I feel I am reasonably success but still linger in the middle of the stats. But it is here I learn and compare myself to the other big players and try to understand what it is they do to get themselves there
My DoM game was interesting insofar as I found a large airport quite early in the game (Soviet) with no one in it and then promptly squandered my chances, this after previously going bankrupt in the US. On my second attempt in Russia, I am sure that I was targeted by not 1 but 2 much larger players and suffered badly, not because of them but because of the choices I made. Once again bankrupt. Now I could argue that I was targeted outside of the rules, but in reality this is not true, I did not have the experience to cover what was happening to me. Many lessons for me here
My MA game is altogether different, bottom feeding and slowly but surely nibbling away and taking share away from some of the very large players discussed in this topic. This makes it more changeling and every time I suffer, I learn, and I think this is what its all about. Not to take away others success, but to reflect on the mistakes I have made. The only thing it makes me is more determined.
Given this the BW is one where it is for me to learn, personally I do not feel that I do not have a chance due to bigger players "taking the prime spots", but more me for to learn how to eek out an existence, and then to build on it. I do not feel discouraged or limited owing to the fact that bigger players are far outweighing my own performance, more that I need to learn more how to do the same. I am sure that all of this has a "sweet spot" which time and experience will eventually reveal itself, provided I make the correct choices. I just need to learn them
This game is a reflection of life and a simulation of that, and so the human nature will always be more competitive, more ambitious and so it is reflected in these games. That's why I paid my money and joined, to learn and to have fun, which is exactly what I am doing,
Anyway, just my 2 cents worth and thanks for the great entertainment and enjoyment I receive by doing this