by Skittles Bro
so i was thinking of joining ffa next set with a solo tag and wanted to land trade...
Lets say i have 4 countries. Countries 2--4 all explored for 120 turns then country 1 hit country 2 and 3 then finished with country 4 with 5 PS's is that the correct way of landtrading or have i thought about it wrong all this time? Help?
Instead of this, I'll second what Dragon said, but elaborate a bit.
The problem with your version is that you're just basically farming your own countries. Land-trading isn't about transferring land, it's about generating ghost acres.
When Country A and Country B hit each other, they basically both break even (in theory at leasT) between the actually main acres they lose. Where land-trading is profitable is through the ghost acres that are generated on each hit. So Country A hits B and gains 1,500 acres and 500 buildings, but B only LOST the 1,500 acres. So those other 500 built acres are created out of thin air.
You'll also benefit from having as many countries as possible (you'll probably want to make all 16 available) because there are country-to-country diminishing returns, so that you can't go back and forth between A and B all set. You'll do that one say, then you'll do A and C, then A and D, then A and E (hey! I love their TV shows!), and so on, doing 4-5 hits between each time as Dragon suggested.