Quote Originally Posted by Pharo Halset View Post
I say leave the late join option in. Part of a strategy game is... strategy. If a players leaves themselves open to a sneak attack due to their own failure to prepare for it, and their lust to hyper expand elsewhere, then I have no sympathy for such reckless players. S1914 should not reinforce reckless play styles by making it safer to ignore idle AI nations.
While what you say is true, it also is wrong because it does not reflect reality. How often you see people genuinely joining after Day 10. That happens almost never. And even rarer if the game is further. No matter the map size, the settings or on which server.
The real problem are the multis/wolfpackers. If on Day 25 suddenly 6 nations pop up on all your flanks, you have unnessary trouble at your hands at least or lose the game at worst.