I don't include ninja's or apc rushes, they really are kinda poop. Most of the time they are both low risk high reward which is crap. I think there is such a thing as tactics beyond alpha north bravo east. It depends on team composition a bit and how willing people are to listen and when it comes to not shooting something as soon as they see it. It certainly works better on the much open maps like mvalley or duststorm, but there's a few opportunities to give your team an advantage. You are right, it probably isn't perfectly even. It's as close as it's ever gonna get though so it works as an example here when it comes to how "needed" higher chassis tiers are for breaking stalemates.