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Topic Subject:I'm falling and I can't get up!!!!!!!
posted 05-07-99 05:03 PM ET (US)         
Trying to win against three civs on "Random","Hill Country" on "hard. When they come, they come fast and hard and I can't get enough resources to finish my defenses and/or go up to the next "age" to make my towers stronger. I'm Persian. Also, just for fun I tried to fight against two civs on "hardest" and was wipe off the map before I could even warmed up the seat I was sitting on. Can anyone win on this level?
posted 05-07-99 05:09 PM ET (US)     1 / 4       
Has anyone won on hardest? I doubt it. I sort of did once, as after about 20 minutes my town was in ruins so i typed in "reveal map" etc to see his town. A thought came into my head whereby i built 101 compies and marched right into his backyard. Splat etc... But that's cheating so it doesn't count.


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posted 05-07-99 05:15 PM ET (US)     2 / 4       
Winning against multiple computer opponents with the difficulty set on 'hardest' is tricky, but not impossible. Here are a few hits....

Spread out quickly. Get multiple wood pits/gold pits early. Protect them with towers and troops (scouts & bowman). Wall of shallows and choke points (after a while try beating the comp on hardest without's more fun!).

Watch the timeline to determine who is going to attack you first.

Scout like a madman. Once you make it to bronze, get a govt center up quickly so that you can start placing TC's all over the map.

good luck!

(I can beat 7 comp opponents on hard and 4 on hardest)((at least i used to be able to))

[This message has been edited by Scarab (edited 05-07-99).]

posted 05-07-99 05:17 PM ET (US)     3 / 4       
You are apparently in Tool when they hit, based on the fact you mention that you need to go up an age to "upgrade" your towers. I really don't remember what/when they hit in "hard", but yes, there are many who can defeat 7 hard, and some who can beat 7 hardest, without even using walls.

Most everything is more tailored for player vs. player, but here's a link to strategies and starts that are quite informative. Practice them and you should find the computer fairly easy to beat.

Alternatively, go on-line and play there. You will learn fewer bad habits, and there are a bunch of people who are more than willing to show you the ropes. Check out Scarab's APC thread for a list of just some of the guys in white hats.

Keep your stick on the ice.

Cherub Sting
posted 05-07-99 05:20 PM ET (US)     4 / 4       
I can take out 4 computer opponants on hardest, probably more, but I havent even tried in such a long time. Last time I tried was about 8 months ago.
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