This game confirmed my suspicions about this map having poor balance. I mean, I knew it was unbalanced already. But just about all maps are, and the sensitive TA Whiners CLub really cry unbalance as often they can. It takes a slow, well matched game to really show if a map has a serious balancer issue.
And well, there seems to be an issue here. Not because one guy won the game with ease. Wasn't unfair, no one got robbed. But.
They expand the same way from north and south. About equal in how fast the bases grow and how much territory they control. And the guy on the more metal rich side simply outproduce the other every step of the way. Constantly +10 or so, more metal.