Should Wonders count as a landmark?
I had mistakenly thought that wonders count as a landmark playing a game yesterday. They don’t.
In a 2v2 game, playing as Abbasid (always at risk of being landmark sniped), and thought we would try a wonder victory. We were ‘winning’ by score by a good margin. However, in the final moments (~2-minutes left on the countdown clock), the opponent brought mass trebs and took down the Abassid’s only two landmarks, and I was eliminated. No biggie. The Wonder was fully intact and safely tucked away behind my teammate’s base, and he had a substantial army remaining. However, what I found was that if I am eliminated, the Wonder clock stops for my ally as well.
I recognize the loss was on me, but I wonder if this was intentional or whether this should be tweaked. What do you think?
- Should Wonders be counted as a landmark?
- In a team game, should the Wonder clock stop if the player that builds it is eliminated?
- Conversely, in a team game, if one player is eliminated and the remaining teammate wins, does the eliminated player also win?
I’m ambivalent either way. If wonders count as a landmark, that may make Wonders too easy of a win. Flip side, Wonder victory has an unintentional weakness because you don’t just have to defend the Wonder, you have to defend the Wonder + that wonder-building player’s landmark.