. Each player has access to a bridge or a platform without the 4 who land in the corners, they can just sit back if they got others who build defence lines while they build armies then turtle. The 2 islands are good if no one knows about your presence there. If you use your escape pod it would be a perfect new base location so long no one knows of it. The 2 islands are also excellent points to setup a forward artillery base since they will be within range of 3 of your 4 opponents.