Gucio, I appreciate you trying to answer these questions but I'm still left with a lot of questions.
Are you saying that countries choose which resources they want to assign to each of their regions - up to the maximum equal to the number of original regions they have - before they get tokens?
What is the list of regions? Is it individual to each country or is the list a combination of all regions that have been preliminarily assigned resources by each country's president/dictator?
What do you mean about left to right for wanted resources? The instructions actually say right to left. Does that mean that the rarest resources are going to be assigned first?
What then takes priority? If the region at the top of list is preliminarily assigned a resource that's further left than one available (or further right if what you wrote above was correct) will it not be assigned the resource selected? Is the token lost?
What if a country chooses more than one resource type for a region? Which ones takes priority? Or will only one resource type be available during each 12 hour period? Or is it entirely random?
So here's an example. We've got a small country with only four original regions. It doesn't want to be constantly invaded so it doesn't go for the very rare resources and in fact doesn't want to end up with that strong a region at all. It's just aiming for a middle of the road mix of food and weapons resources for its citizens and so chooses saltpeter (rare), oil (uncommon), grain (rare) and cattle (uncommon) in that order for just one of its regions.
Through sheer luck, it gets the first token. So then, does it get any resource assigned to it or not? Does the fact that rubber and deer - the very rare resources - (or perhaps iron and fish - the very common resources) haven't been assigned mean that the token is lost? Or might it not matter altogether (and the token is still lost) because either only house resources came up that round or a random mix which didn't include saltpeter, oil, grain, and cattle came up that round?
Those are just a few questions I have. I could easily go on. Can a country decide to skip a round and accumulate tokens to use in the next round or do tokens expire every round of 12 hours? As asked above, does the amount of domination points reset every round of 12 hours as well or could a country gain the last few points right at the beginning of a 12 hour period?
Those are just some of the questions I have about the allocation of resources. I've got plenty more about the economics of the changes. So if you don't mind, if you only answer one question, answer this: will you be answering any more of our questions or have we all just been wasting our time?