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Topic Subject:100+ pop strategy help
cyberbeard
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posted 02-01-99 04:41 AM ET (US)         
I am to slow in games with 100+ pop limits. Please could you give me help to increase my speed.

Thanks

Cyberbeard

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Phil_The_Great
Clubman
posted 02-01-99 12:45 PM ET (US)     1 / 5       
Slow? You mean "slow to reach the pop limit"? Learn the hotkeys and use them. You can start building something like 20 units in -15 seconds with the hotkeys.



O_Captian
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posted 02-01-99 01:31 PM ET (US)     2 / 5       
In addition, queing helps amass forces without managing them. Just que up 6 of each and then focus on fighting and ecomony.

My one cent.


cyberbeard
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posted 02-02-99 03:55 AM ET (US)     3 / 5       
Sorry I was a little brief with my question. I need a guide to how many peons to have to go Tool - Bronze - Iron. How many on food/Wood etc.

Thanks for any help.


Sin ahhe eriba
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posted 02-02-99 12:47 PM ET (US)     4 / 5       
Iam not going to get into specifics of villager assignments going to tool/bronze. There are a number of excellent guides (Crappy bronzing) that give 20 pages of detail. I usually arrive in tool at around 11:00 with 21-22 villagers and 5 fishing boats if available. With roughly 12-14 villies on food and the rest on wood, you will only be in tool a short time, basically long enough to build a stable (put 4-6 woodies on it) and one more building (I usually do a range and build the market during the bronze upgrade)

You should hit the bronze upgrade button at around 12:00-12:30 (note this is realistic, not optimum..many players arrive in bronze with Shang at the 12:30 mark)

Now comes the heart of your question...what to do in 100+ pop games. Build lots of villagers/boats. I played a game the other day with a 100 pop limit and i arrived in iron at 22:00 with 51 villagers. With four ranges built, i descended on my less experienced foes with a hoard of fully upgraded HA at the 25:00 mark. Now all the experts will say so what, but at least it is an idea of what you can shoot for with a villager boom.

I was in a 3 vs 3 150 pop game the other day. It was a mediterraean map and I was one of the front line players. I tool rushed the guy next to me, drove him away, went bronze and then tried to go after the enemy in the middle...but got bogged down in a real struggle because he had bronzed with a stonger economy...meanwhile my ally on the other front line dropped...and i was sure we were in trouble when my remaining ally hit with an unbelievable force of Hittie cats, backed by HA....he ran the board. Checking the victory points, I saw he had 700+, I had 300...checking achievements, I saw he had a villager high of 101!....talk about booming. Get to bronze, get government center, build TC's all over, and boom villagers...you will get an unbelievable economy. This is particularly useful if you are the middle, sheltered player in a big med game...or even on other maps if you play fixed positions.

I wish i had remembered to check times.

Anyway...high pop games allow real massive economies.


GOTB_Radagastt
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posted 02-02-99 01:30 PM ET (US)     5 / 5       
The most important thing in high pop games is your econemy (at least in those games that last an hour or two) I always build 80 villagers in long games (I ussually play a defensive game in Iron, Iron at 25 min, but with my 70+ villies alrady out) If u have a good enough econemy, you will be able to sweep your opponents away w/out diffiulty. I played a 3vs3 once where I had a decent choson partner, and a phoenician partner who was amazed when I hit the bronze button at 13 minutes. The other team was hittite, choson, and and another Iron age civ, and I was...sumerian. (In AOE choson legions and Hittite cats make mincemeat of sume Hcat) My oppoenets each had 40+ villie pops, my decent allie had 30, and the newbie...well, lets not go there (his 35 min bronze didnt help much) Since I had 102 villies, and tributed 25k resoures to the choson allie, we managed to sweep them away. If u have a good enough economy, you will win. Sin is right, a massive economy is the key to High pop games.

GOTB_Radagastt


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