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Topic Subject:If you could only play one civ...
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 01-06-01 03:30 PM ET (US)         
In AoE/RoR if you could only play one civ ALL the time, which would it be and why?

I think I would pick the Egyptians because of the priests' longer vision and the Chariots, and also because they get all of the ships.

(My next pick might be the Carthaginians just because I have played them so many times trying to win the First Punic War Campaigns that I feel like they are cousins or something.)

Sara

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Queen hatsepsut
Clubman
posted 01-06-01 03:32 PM ET (US)     1 / 17       
Me, I would either chose Carthaginian, or at least Palmy. I am guessing many people will disagree with me choice
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 01-06-01 03:55 PM ET (US)     2 / 17       
I began with Assyria because of their fast villagers and I always had wonderful successes with them - and some terrible failures too. Palmy is lovely too and Phoenie of course. The rest was harder to play.
wedsaz
Clubman
posted 01-06-01 04:24 PM ET (US)     3 / 17       
I once would have said "minoan" without a shadow of a doubt, because of their cheap boats and their compies.
 
Now I think I would go with persian. They can be fast (with some practice), have the units I like (compies, camels, EAs), and a strong iron tech tree, so they're useful in both RM and DM. Their speed in tool and bronze and their powerful trireme bonus in iron make them a naval power as well.
 
Pretty much any civ can work, if you develop strategies that use their advantages. I haven't seen greek reach that level in RM though.
Caesar Constintine
Clubman
posted 01-06-01 05:34 PM ET (US)     4 / 17       
Carthage, I've siad it a million times- but I still like them; am like them allot. Their navy is great, they have average armies, and okay seige= a Horse Archer/H.Cav army can go far, and if you play defense- their towers are great. So they don't have an economic bonus; they do get all market techs- and once you deside what stratigy you wish to use you can upgrade that market tech first (example: you want to be a naval power, simply upgrade wood techs first in every age.)

My second though I have many, would be Yamato; they have very good armies, a great navy (though a Carthage fire galley can easily sink a Yamie tri-reme) a fast economy; their defence is poor (sentry towers only) but place their towers on cliffs and hills and you'll do okay. Their seige is very poor but it could be worse; I mean they do have seigecraft. My others would be: Minoa, Pheonicia, Greece...

CenturionZ_1
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 05:45 AM ET (US)     5 / 17       
Was Hittite due to their catapults. Then I realised there was more to the game than catapults. The Phoenicia. Ahhhhhh, the civ with the most technologies. But due to the fact they have the best centurions in the game, Macedonian!

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CenturionStrategy
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 06:22 AM ET (US)     6 / 17       
Do any of you play RM on the internet.

It goes a bit like this if you're playing random race:

1. Mino, Hittite, Roman, Shang, Assyrian = Top races

2. Mace = v.good (xpert race),Yamato, Phoenician, Sumer, Egypt, Persian

3. Greek, Choson, Babylonian.

4. Carth, PALMYRAN = cry


I always play random race in ROR on the internet, though I'd say Roman if I had to play one race in particular.

Queen hatsepsut
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 12:11 PM ET (US)     7 / 17       
I always love to do random civ on the internet, but it is only fun if everyone does it. It gets on my nerves if people are so dead set for one civ that they play all the time. They lack versatility.
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 12:33 PM ET (US)     8 / 17       
That would be a good way to get exposed to all possible civs.

I am amazed, though, at how few civs I actually choose to play.

This thread is giving me some ideas about trying out some new civs. For example, I have never played Palmyran and I see that two or three of you have mentioned liking it.

Sara

peter
HG Alumnus
posted 01-07-01 01:55 PM ET (US)     9 / 17       
What I like is that apparently a lot of civs are still being played - not just Hitto and Shang.
BlitzkreigComin
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 05:41 PM ET (US)     10 / 17       
I think CenturionStrategy is right about Carth --- they blow on the Zone. I hate being them, Greek, and Choson. Babs aren't that bad. Palmy isn't on the bottom. I win with Palmy a lot on Conti maps in random civs.

I would say:

Top Races in RM:
Shang, Hittite, Minoan (On water maps)

Good Races in RM:
Yams, Assy, Mace, Roman, Egypt, Babs, Sumer, Phoen, and Palmy.

Poor Races in RM:
Carth, Greek, Choson, and Persia.

The poor races all have something in common.... they are gold civs with bonuses that can't be utilized because they are long dead before their strengths can be used.

If I had to pick one civ to be all the time I would probably pick Shang. I could compete on any map, with any amount of players, and it would be versatile enough to keep game exciting. I could boom bigger or rush better than any other civ with all military options open in Tool and Bronze.

wedsaz
Clubman
posted 01-07-01 06:57 PM ET (US)     11 / 17       
I don't like random civs, it seems I always get the same civs for some reason. Add the fact that I can't plan in advance if I don't know what I'll have, and I don't find it very varied. I just go through a cycle of trying any civ I haven't tried yet instead, but several times in a row and making plans to actually try and *win* with them.
 
Assuming a player skilled with the given civ, in RM medit:
level 1: shang, minoan, hittite, roman
level 2: yammy, assy, persian, palmy, phoenie
level 3: mace, egypt, sumie, babs
level 4: cho, carth
level 5: greek (one of a kind )

 
Note that some civs improve dramatically in a team, enough to challenge level 1 civs.
3v3:
level 1: hittite, minoan, roman, palmy
level 2: persian, mace, egypt, babs, sumie
level 3: shang, yammy, assy, phoenie
level 4: cho, carth
level 5: greek (still one of a kind )


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peter
HG Alumnus
posted 01-08-01 05:58 AM ET (US)     12 / 17       
wedsaz:
Your attitude is wrong. Greek vs Greek isn't boring ro what - they were always fighting among themselves. Think of it, nice high-speed infantry clashes - what more can you want if you're temporarily sick of archers?
wedsaz
Clubman
posted 01-08-01 02:28 PM ET (US)     13 / 17       
peter:
I didn't say there was anything wrong with them being by far the weakest RM civ, I just stated the fact. That doesn't mean I didn't see greek (w/palmy feeder) beat hittite and persian in expert-level RM, it's just rare that's all.
peter
HG Alumnus
posted 01-08-01 07:03 PM ET (US)     14 / 17       
My point is that you don't _have_ to play different civs.
SaSa408
Clubman
posted 01-08-01 07:16 PM ET (US)     15 / 17       
Well, what I want to do is to choose about 3 civs and stick with them. And really learn them and work with them

This thread is helping - but alas, how does one decide?????

Sara

Phill Phree
Clubman
posted 01-08-01 07:42 PM ET (US)     16 / 17       
Well, I spoke to Manowar the other night and he mostly sees people playing Shang, Minoan and Yamato. Three civs to learn to work with is a good start, I think, then experiment occasionally with others and see where you get with them.

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The Phoenix
Clubman
posted 04-02-01 08:44 PM ET (US)     17 / 17       
Methinks Minoan, due to their boats.
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