Agreed, thankfully we have action packed Ara to save the day. I'm still surprised there are people repeating this argument when Arabia meta (especially with picked civs) is literally china/maya - full wall by min 8, develop farm eco before commiting into 2nd range and not make fletching before up to castle (which is around min 20 btw). With Islands that argument works even less as the meta is mostly both players going into heavy military production starting early feudal. I understand people might not like water, but you can't say Islands is not an action packed map for 20 mins when there's a good potential the game will be over at 20 mins.I enjoyed that tournament because of the very high level of gameplay and the great casting but, as a viewer, I cannot stand 20min before the game truly start (Arena/Hideout/RF/Island suck so much). Especially after RBW where the pace is incredible, going back to such slow pace maps is not watchable.