I didn’t necessarily mean at the start. Just in general a lower KD means that players would rather pick players with higher ones over you when adding people. You have to compensate a bit by having a stronger country than moth others.At the start, ‘good’ coalitions arent good, they just have active players in them (who may become inactive or lose land in future). It’s far better imo not to commit early.
plus, if you’re overlooked as ‘weak’, or better yet attacked by a medium strength/skill player, you can beat them easily if it looks like you’re weak. Then once you beat them you can pretend you’re stronger than you are, intimidating opponents.
It could also be that you are attacked by multiple players or weakened in the war with a single player. It’s much better to start wars than to be attacked, as you’re more likely to be prepared for one. There are definitely situations where lower KD ratios are a disadvantage, and they most likely usually are.
I agree tho I love high kd
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