sigge - 2011-10-16

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My suggestion
I suggest that joining abandoned positions should be encouraged by never letting the joining player lose points. E.g. any of these solutions could be implemented:

1) No cost to join (zero points). The "joinee" "Takes over" the "abandonee's" remaining points.

2) A cost to join, but it will only be detracted if you win more than it cost to join. E.g. cost to join 5 points. Player manages to survive and share 6 points in the win, but he will only be awarded 6-5=1 points as the deferred cost-to-join was 5.

Personally I would prefer a solution as outlined in 2) as being more fair.