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by Astaroth
Yesterday, 20:22
Forum: Results
Topic: Kynesie vs Lecastete_
Replies: 5
Views: 297
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Re: Kynesie vs Lecastete_

Kynesie OP.

GGs wp
by Astaroth
24 Feb 2021, 19:02
Forum: General
Topic: The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 2283
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Re: The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010

Squamiger wrote:One thing I remember seeing from back in the day was a video of Parfait explaining a game where he is playing as Germans and hes microing xbows in his opponents base and generally winning, and then you glance at his base and see that he's got all his vills on berries. I wish I could .....
by Astaroth
24 Feb 2021, 14:07
Forum: General
Topic: The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010
Replies: 83
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Re: The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010

aaryngend wrote:That's because player base got smaller and it's mostly the fanatics who stay.

Yeah, that's pretty much how I feel (not meant in an insulting way). I actually read an interesting article on this a while back (cant find it atm) which essentially stated that over time, online games resu .....
by Astaroth
24 Feb 2021, 13:06
Forum: General
Topic: The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010
Replies: 83
Views: 2283
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The level of play is much higher now than in 2005-2010

An old and controversial topic. And ofc this is just my opinion. It is however based on playing the game at a decent level back in the day, the views of other people who used to play back then (as far as I can see), watching tons of streams in the past 3 or so years and also comparing them to old re .....

by Astaroth
21 Feb 2021, 21:18
Forum: Results
Topic: Mitoe vs Samwise12
Replies: 39
Views: 1522
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Re: Mitoe vs Samwise12

Mitoe big toe. GGs wp
by Astaroth
17 Feb 2021, 22:06
Forum: General
Topic: Brit vs Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 850
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Re: Brit vs Japan

Le Hussard sur le toit wrote:
Astaroth wrote:Probably something like this:

Ship 3v-700w-600w- then depending on the game 5v/musk ups/700c/unit shipments.

Age with tower, put forward, make rax next to it, start training muskets. Push his base and pressure him, don't let him mass units, force him to wall .....
by Astaroth
17 Feb 2021, 17:26
Forum: General
Topic: Brit vs Japan
Replies: 25
Views: 850
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Re: Brit vs Japan

Probably something like this:

Ship 3v-700w-600w- then depending on the game 5v/musk ups/700c/unit shipments.

Age with tower, put forward, make rax next to it, start training muskets. Push his base and pressure him, don't let him mass units, force him to wall up or send military shipments. Don't overco .....

by Astaroth
17 Feb 2021, 13:09
Forum: General
Topic: Pikes too weak for their cost?
Replies: 29
Views: 984
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Re: Pikes too weak for their cost?

Pikes are a bit weak compared to other units, but it fits their role in the game overall.

In terms of the overall game design, "archaic" units like xbows and pikes are mostly supposed to be phased out after age2 (with a few exceptions ofc). This also makes sense historically (I know the gam .....

by Astaroth
16 Feb 2021, 10:23
Forum: Results
Topic: Samwise12 vs Kaiserklein
Replies: 17
Views: 1411
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Re: Samwise12 vs Kaiserklein

@Kaiserklein thanks for the explanation. It was still wp I think.

IMO you shouldn't beat yourself up about it, when the skill level is overall so high, then one single bad situation (like losing the vills in the Dutch game) can decide the game (ofc you know that, but I'm just emphasising that the gam .....

by Astaroth
15 Feb 2021, 11:20
Forum: Results
Topic: Samwise12 vs Kaiserklein
Replies: 17
Views: 1411
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Re: Samwise12 vs Kaiserklein

GGs wp.

I am a bit curious what the game plan was for Kaiser in the last game, Fre vs Brits. We've seen a lot of musk age2 into FI from Fre vs Brits recently, but here Kaiser went straight FF without musks into 2 TC? Were the 2 TCs planned or was it an adaptation from the originally planned FI? And w .....

by Astaroth
14 Feb 2021, 18:47
Forum: News
Topic: ESOC Challenge Cup - Week 1 Recap
Replies: 11
Views: 825
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Re: ESOC Challenge Cup - Week 1 Recap

I guess I meant the thursday one and I think the very first set with Mitoe was also not announced. Again, I mean no offense at all and ofc it's better to have casts when someone has time than no casts. I just found that a bit sad. Then again, it is also only the group stage so I guess not as importa .....

by Astaroth
14 Feb 2021, 17:36
Forum: News
Topic: ESOC Challenge Cup - Week 1 Recap
Replies: 11
Views: 825
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Re: ESOC Challenge Cup - Week 1 Recap

Le Hussard sur le toit wrote:When will the next games be casted ?

Yeah, I realize this is all a volunteer effort and I'd never blame anyone for his work here, but I do find it a bit sad that some games are just casted without any advance announcement or forum post or anything on the fly. .....
by Astaroth
12 Feb 2021, 11:40
Forum: Results
Topic: Kynesie vs LukasL
Replies: 6
Views: 624
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Re: Kynesie vs LukasL

GGs WP.
by Astaroth
11 Feb 2021, 21:01
Forum: General
Topic: Walls should have Kill XP
Replies: 8
Views: 449
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Re: Walls should have Kill XP

Walls are fine. Stop using 1-2 high profile games as evidence for needed balance changes.
by Astaroth
09 Feb 2021, 22:10
Forum: General
Topic: Aztec new versatile mechanic
Replies: 12
Views: 441
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Re: Aztec new versatile mechanic

This is the game in which plantations were renamed estates and the colonial into the commerce age. Human sacrifice? Yeah, not gonna happen.
by Astaroth
09 Feb 2021, 19:45
Forum: General
Topic: Last China portrait picture
Replies: 17
Views: 639
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Re: Last China portrait picture

My childhood hero is a cheat :(
by Astaroth
09 Feb 2021, 12:51
Forum: Recorded games
Topic: Germany vs Inca
Replies: 20
Views: 726
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Re: Germany vs Inca

I have no idea, but could perhaps even falc+dopp+skirm work? Especially if he stays age2. Or do falcs die too quickly?
by Astaroth
08 Feb 2021, 12:24
Forum: General
Topic: Tried DE again, and got another refund..
Replies: 48
Views: 2155
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Re: Tried DE again, and got another refund..

Riotcoke wrote:Just because you can't spawn the tommyinator on de doesn't mean it's a bad game

/thread
by Astaroth
07 Feb 2021, 19:57
Forum: General
Topic: we really need a working spectator mode for live casting games. go upvote this on the official forums if you agree
Replies: 92
Views: 1602
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Re: we really need a working spectator mode for live casting games. go upvote this on the official forums if you agree

gibson wrote:
miggo1999_ wrote:well you have obviously made up your mind, so it's pointless arguing here
If someone presented evidence that there was in fact a difference between a live game and a recorded game outside of what people "feel", I'd be interested in hearing it and of course will .....
by Astaroth
05 Feb 2021, 10:20
Forum: News
Topic: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Roundup
Replies: 24
Views: 2623
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Re: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Roundup

Cheers!
by Astaroth
05 Feb 2021, 09:19
Forum: News
Topic: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Roundup
Replies: 24
Views: 2623
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Re: $1000 ESOC Challenge Cup - Group Stage Roundup

Nice write-up. Could we have the exact dates/times on the ESOC calender (if it works?) or at least somewhere here? I know it says "Weekend/Sat/Sun", but that isn't that precise and makes it hard to know when it will be on.

Sorry if I just missed it somewhere. I also realize having strict ti .....

by Astaroth
04 Feb 2021, 13:58
Forum: General
Topic: Kevin is a good player?
Replies: 57
Views: 2320
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Re: Kevin is a good player?

Kevin is actually really good lol.

He bashed H2O a crazy amount of times in his (H2O's) recent streams. Ofc H2O is rusty as heck and doesn't have much practice, but such a dominating performance is still a really good show by Kevin. And H2O has beaten other top players in QS since then.
by Astaroth
04 Feb 2021, 10:46
Forum: General
Topic: Update 14825
Replies: 217
Views: 8436
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Re: Update 14825

@Kaiserklein good points.

I'm far from giving you advice, but just theorizing and judging from the games I've seen, I do agree that either a tower rush or a fast aggro FF would probably work best vs. this age2 mass Sweden build. He doesn't have a lot of stuff early age2 and 2 leathers die fast if he .....

by Astaroth
04 Feb 2021, 09:04
Forum: General
Topic: Update 14825
Replies: 217
Views: 8436
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Re: Update 14825

JKProwler wrote:
I_HaRRiiSoN_I wrote:Was a well played game, the sheer amount of resource income and resource discrepancies where map control was not needed is concerning for the future gameplay though


I feel the same way when I lose to Japan, Inca and dutch

Civs just work differently from each other. .....
by Astaroth
03 Feb 2021, 19:02
Forum: General
Topic: Update 14825
Replies: 217
Views: 8436
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Re: Update 14825

Donye wrote:Welp. As per Aussie's stream I think we can surmise Sweden are broken. Beating Kaiser with 12vills...


It's a funny meme, but the game is a bad example. It was also already over by the time the vills were lost. If one player loses his whole army and the other has his army mostly left, it d .....

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