Debit taught me the value of paying attention to what your opponent wants to do on their first move. For the longest time my first move was to capture the double planet on greens side, just next to the white hole. Then I actually noticed that green didn’t want that planet, it wanted the double planet right next to its initial planet.
This observation led me to take that one with my first move and my times improved dramatically. Before this I had never finished in less than 2 minutes, now I regularly do.
- From 0:00 to 0:36, this is the initial capture of the double planet next to green, then capturing the singleton next to it. The objective here is to get these captured and build up some units for when green doubles their planets. The green planet you want to destroy first is its initial planet.
- From 0:37 to 0:45, destroy and capture the green double planet. You don’t want to promote either of these to double planets. If you do promote them they are a more attractive target for green later on.
- From 0:46 to 1:03, trigger the white hole and use these units to capture the two planets that the top orange double planet is most likely to capture.
- From 1:04 to 1:14, peel of some units to use for triggering the remaining white hole. You need to position the units so you can attack a point beyond the white hole, then when the units are right over the white hole, you attack and trigger it. If you attack the white hole from a distance, orange is likely to attack it as well.
From here on out, you just need to destroy the remaining planets as best as possible.
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