So the first coalition game has been officially abandoned and there were indeed lots of problems with it, but me and some others still seem to think the concept was good may want to try it anew sometime in the future. If that happens, and we manage to work out some of the practical issues with attendance and such, I have some suggestions for making the game more interesting. I felt in the original game that there was sometimes too little incentive for some coalitions to go against each other, for instance with NOFAG (of course I may have some personal bias here being part of UAR and all, but hear me out
). Since most of their coalition was located in the Americas and since aside from UAR no one else was, there was indeed little reason for a coalition such as The Entente to fight them, except for that one war in Asia. And that makes perfect sense really, since NOFAG and The Entente had almost completely different spheres of interest they had every reason to stay out of each others way and just accumulate score in their separate theaters. I'm not sure what would've happened if the game had gone on longer, but I can't see much reason this pattern would necessarily have to break. So I have two suggestions on how to improve this aspect:
1) Every coalition needs to have interests in each theater, by having at least one member in Europe, the Americas and Asia respectively (maybe it could be divided up further with for instance east and west Asia or something). That would ensure that every coalition would be wary of the activity in every part of the world. A downside to this is of course that the coalitions would perhaps become too spread out and have difficulties working together.
2) In addition to the regular scoring system, add extra points to the coalitions in order of success at the end. Like the coalition with the highest score would get an amount of bonus points for being in 1st place, those in 2nd place would get a lesser bonus, those in 3rd place an even lesser bonus and so on. This way every coalition would have in their interest to not only expand their own power but also keep the power of other coalitions down, even if they have completely different spheres of interests in the world.
Those are two suggestions I could think of right now. Maybe there are other ways to achieve what I'm talking about? What do you people think?