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^ #1 2016-09-02 06:27:30

B1rd
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Registered: 2015-10-19
Posts: 1,109

Age of Empires 2

I've been playing Age of Empires 2 a bit and I thought I might make a log of the matches I've played, both for the fun of writing and for the analytical benefit to see how I can improve on my game. AOE2 is probably one of the best strategy games ever, I'm still pretty nooby but hopefully I'll get better.
I've been playing mostly on HD, I'd rather play on Voobly because the playerbase is more skilled and challenging, but all the hotkeys are different and it gives me a headache. Currently my ELO in HD is 1676.

If anyone else wants to write about their matches or play against me that'd be cool, too.

Why did I think I'd do this, I need to lay off the caffeine.

Last edited by B1rd (2016-09-10 19:13:40)

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^ #2 2016-09-02 09:54:22

B1rd
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Registered: 2015-10-19
Posts: 1,109

Re: Age of Empires 2

Game #1

This match was vs xlaylay (1666). It was random civ arabia and I lucked out by getting Mongols vs Italians. Not only that, I managed to find 8 sheep straight away, which I promptly used to get some good scouting info, both my boars were close to my TC and 5 deer were right near my TC. Since the Mongol get a 50% faster hunting bonus that it a massive advantage. Predictably I decided to go for a 22 pop scout rush, which I managed to pull of quite nicely, and I started pumping scouts from 2 stables and got some good harass on his eco. Though my micro is pretty shitty and I lost more scouts that I should from his spear and TC fire. Since he was on the backfoot, I didn't upgrade my scouts and I sent 3 forward vills to build 3 ranges and transition into archers. Once I got some archers out it wasn't long before he gg'd.
So, the result was probably more luck than skill and not particularly challenging. Still, I don't think I made any big mistakes, besides perhaps having too many vills on wood in Feudal age.

Result: Win 1676 -> 1692 (+16)

Extra pic; why Britons are my favourite civ, Elite Longbows pwn.

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