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Bearded_Tim
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posted 09-08-99 10:49 PM ET (US)         
Tired of all these tourney and real strat threads? Me too. So I decided to start a new "The Bearded Tim Show" about something we've always thought about in the back of our heads, but never cared enough to ask: which color is best in AOE/ROR?

Now lets see, there's blue, red, yellow, brown, green, orange, teal (or is that cyan), and grey. Now there doesn't seem to be much difference on the main map since all the buildings/units are visible against the background or resources, but in the mini-map things could be a little different (assuming the enemy isn't looking at the main map very closely). Blue could be hidden in the water, yellow looks like gold, and grey looks like stone. These colors could either be missed when passed by in the mini-map as just another resource, or could have the opposite effect where your enemy always checks gold/stone piles to see if it just a pile, or really you. These seem like the colors of choice for stealth.

Or would you rather have a color that stands out no matter what the background, so that you can always spot your units. Red, green, and orange seem to display the best on the mini-map with no confusion at to whether that's your unit or just a pile.

Teal happens to have an annoyance factor, since it is mistaken for blue sometimes if not looking closely. Someone could let a teal peon walk by thinking it to be an ally explorer (luckily an ally can't attack another ally if he thought it was the enemy color). And that leaves brown, which really doesn't have any redeeming qualities as far as I can see.

So which is it? I know that many people seem to care, since they will switch from the standard assigned colors in the selection screen. Do you go for the stealthy color, the definitive color, try some confusion, or just leave whatever the hell color the game picks for you?

- Bearded_Tim

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TheDarkLord
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posted 09-11-99 10:58 PM ET (US)     26 / 31       
Myriddn, why didn't you do the old box&drag routine? You could've just dragged a box over that cloud of swinging bones and boom! Then click on an enemy villie or hotkey'em! I always select my units by boxing them, I rarely ever singly click them!!!
Bearded_Tim
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posted 09-12-99 01:09 AM ET (US)     27 / 31       
Well, just as I figured, most people could care less about their color. Some want the stand out colors (I could see how that might be important on a laptop), while others just like their favorite color. I don't know that I'd believe Mark that anyone picking a stealth color tries to hide their peons at the end of the game (even if they did, who cares unless its rated).

Now that the mystery of the colors has been solved, I have to think of the next topic, the infamous TvB vs. OvE perhaps?

P.S. Sorry Mark for that coop, but the early rax and lack of peons is my normal start. Also to you Chubby, but I gave you Greek to even the odds.

P.P.S. We'll have that Bearded Clan all filled out by the time AOK comes around.

- Bearded_Tim

The Dark Lord
Clubman
posted 09-12-99 11:21 AM ET (US)     28 / 31       
Untitled Normal Page

Blue

Red

Yellow

Brown

Orange

Green

Gray

Teal

Mark_Aurel
Clubman
posted 09-12-99 03:27 PM ET (US)     29 / 31       
Oh no .... the HTML demon is back.
Oh well. (Someone teach me HTML, please!)

So that was you smurfing me, Tim? Before I even knew you... I should have known you were that tricky. By the way, I have now copyrighted The Bearded Tim Show (I coined the term, after all) --- so you owe me some royalties, man!

Bearded_Tim
Inactive
posted 09-12-99 06:08 PM ET (US)     30 / 31       
Yeah right Mark, when I start making some money on this damn thing, you'll be receiving your 0.5% checks in the mail. Why don't you just post your address so I can write up the envelopes now in preparation.

- Bearded_Tim

Cruentus
Inactive
posted 09-13-99 01:23 PM ET (US)     31 / 31       
To me, gray is the hardest to see on either map. And since only one player can have it, it is a cowardly move to select it. If the Random God is pleased with you and blesses you with gray- so be it.
Just be sure to sacrifice a gazelle to him right after you click the bronze button.

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