November 19, 2020
Occasionally, a fellow player and I arrive at a point in the game at the same time and have fended off assailants together, but the strategy is short-lived and driven entirely by self-interest. The end game can play out that when the opposition is defeated, then we turn on each other to determine the ultimate winner. Sometimes when we part without the final battle, what looks like compassion is just an unwillingness to pay the price to end the fight. Time is a resource that needs to be conserved. Winning eventually comes down to resources and how you allocate them.