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by Thrar
08 Oct 2019, 02:20
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: [EP] Change the Dutch flag
Replies: 35
Views: 831
Flag: Singapore

Re: [EP] Change the Dutch flag

Not all of the game's civilizations are actual empires, some of them are more like cultural groups with loose political bonds, if any. Germany in that time period is one of those, it just stands out because all the other European civs are political entities.
In that sense, I see Germany as similar to .....

by Thrar
04 Oct 2019, 03:21
Forum: General
Topic: Coaching
Replies: 115
Views: 3870
Flag: Singapore

Re: Coaching

I'm PR 23 and mostly play French and a bit of China. If that interests you, I could make it between 13-16 GMT on most weekdays.
by Thrar
20 Sep 2019, 12:34
Forum: General
Topic: Should it be time to use real-life pictures instead of avatars
Replies: 13
Views: 461
Flag: Singapore

Re: Should it be time to use real-life pictures instead of avatars

I responded with Bad, although I think it might work in the late stages of the tournament, maybe starting from semifinals.
Earlier than that and I think the problem of turning away some players impacts the community more than the benefit of recognizable player faces.

There are all sorts of reasons why .....

by Thrar
20 Sep 2019, 00:51
Forum: General
Topic: The Best AoE2 player plays AoE3
Replies: 59
Views: 2707
Flag: Singapore

Re: The Best AoE2 player plays AoE3

That was funny. I was surprised that apparently he was so overloaded with all the things going on that he forgot to make vils frequently.

The video has a good number of views, comparable to his normal AoE2 videos. Would be nice to see him play more frequently, maybe with some coaching or after prepar .....

by Thrar
09 Sep 2019, 03:37
Forum: General
Topic: How To Say
Replies: 76
Views: 2351
Flag: Singapore

Re: How To Say

The Chinese pikes are pronounced as "Chiang". That's a soft CH sound, not a K and not a QU.
The Fuchuan likewise is pronounced with a soft CH, not a K.
by Thrar
03 Sep 2019, 14:59
Forum: Information and Discussion
Topic: EPL Betting Sign Ups, Info and Rules
Replies: 49
Views: 1239
Flag: Singapore

Re: EPL Betting Sign Ups, Info and Rules

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by Thrar
31 Aug 2019, 00:41
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: ESOC Patch suggestions, comments and discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 22278
Flag: Singapore

Re: ESOC Patch suggestions, comments and discussion

I don't see how that would lead to awesome series.

You'd get players forced into civs they're unfamiliar with, executing subpar builds, in matchups and maps where one civ might be strongly favored over another. Seeing one player luck into a civ they're strong with and smash their opponent who ended u .....

by Thrar
25 Aug 2019, 02:21
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: EP 7.0.x Beta [2019-08-26]
Replies: 308
Views: 7414
Flag: Singapore

Re: EP 7.0.x Beta [2019-08-15]

EAGLEMUT wrote:
Riotcoke wrote:There's no way it passed QA testing, it's such a simple thing to see, by the same degree if you think it's a bug to see the 2x it's a bug to see the enemy's deck as a whole. It's simply Just a balance to japan's double shipments.

Gurkhas are labeled as Urumi Swordsmen on .....
by Thrar
21 Aug 2019, 10:52
Forum: General
Topic: AoE3 DE Developers & Age of Empires Studio News
Replies: 12
Views: 598
Flag: Singapore

Re: AoE3 DE Developers & Age of Empires Studio News

Seems unfortunate that there are now 3 different companies working on the franchise, with Forgotten Empires, Relic, and Tantalus. For a coherent vision it would have been nice to have one company work on the entire series.

My guess is that FE wasn't big enough to do it, and not experienced enough to .....

by Thrar
18 Jun 2019, 08:12
Forum: News
Topic: The ESOC Two Towns Tournament!
Replies: 37
Views: 1576
Flag: Singapore

Re: The ESOC Two Towns Tournament!

Ottoman fast revolt? It'll be faster than usual since you have more gatherers, and if the opponent is making vils from the second TC they will be slower in the early game.

Just the threat of the FR might be enough to prevent the opponent from booming too hard, and it would be easy to instead do an FI .....

by Thrar
11 Jun 2019, 04:26
Forum: General
Topic: Underused Cup Conclusion & Reflection
Replies: 30
Views: 989
Flag: Singapore

Re: Underused Cup Conclusion & Reflection

Starting earlier would be nice for those in Asia like myself, but perhaps not so nice for the Americas.

I don't think limiting civ picks to once per tournament works out well in practice. They did this in one of the major AoE2 tournaments a few months back, unfortunately I don't recall which one.
The .....

by Thrar
27 May 2019, 04:56
Forum: General
Topic: Development of a spawn hack detector tool for ESO?
Replies: 50
Views: 1061
Flag: Singapore

Re: Development of a spawn hack detector tool for ESO?

If you'd like to go ahead and build it, I'm sure we can discuss ways of integrating it e.g. with ESOC ladder or the recorded game upload.

If on the other hand you're basically saying "here's a thought, someone go and spend time building it" then it might not be too likely to happen. This is .....

by Thrar
24 May 2019, 07:36
Forum: General
Topic: Fans Favourite of the top 8 Players
Replies: 48
Views: 1412
Flag: Singapore

Re: Fans Favourite of the top 8 Players

Imperial Noob wrote:Kaiserklein grew so much over the years as a player, caster and I think also a person. He used to be immature, impulsive, overly complaining and have a heavy accent (xD) among other things, and now he is a bit like a father figure of ESOC through his knowledge, experience and wil .....
by Thrar
21 May 2019, 01:49
Forum: General
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 224
Views: 6940
Flag: Singapore

Re: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion

Goodspeed wrote:Fun fact: Had Tit really won 4-3, Thrar would have won over 40000 points and would now be sitting at ~80000. That would have broken the all time records for most points ever, as well as the all-time record for most points won in a single match. It wasn't meant to be, though.

:shock: I want .....
by Thrar
18 May 2019, 14:43
Forum: General
Topic: Microsoft is putting an Age of Empires survey, make your voice heard!
Replies: 105
Views: 2701
Flag: Singapore

Re: Microsoft is putting an Age of Empires survey, make your voice heard!

Interjection wrote:I would encourage everyone to share their thoughts on why AoE3 is a good game :).

From what I recall, I mentioned 3 things in the survey:
  • Pacing: AoE3 pacing is just right to me. Most games are 10-15 minutes and don't drag on with long periods where not much happens (like AoE2 dark .....
by Thrar
14 May 2019, 07:50
Forum: General
Topic: How do I complain?
Replies: 17
Views: 662
Flag: Singapore

Re: How do I complain?

If you know your opponent well and frequently play with them I think you can bring up your tech frustrations, but otherwise I don't think it will lead anywhere.
What can they say anyway - at best they'll sympathize, at worst they feel like you're trying to play down their victory. If you are having a .....

by Thrar
12 May 2019, 02:07
Forum: General
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 224
Views: 6940
Flag: Singapore

Re: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion

Goodspeed wrote:Hazza was expected to win against Soldier, but the sweep was unexpected.

Sacre bleu! :shock:
by Thrar
11 May 2019, 13:03
Forum: General
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 224
Views: 6940
Flag: Singapore

Re: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion

Cometk wrote:i meant to point this out earlier but 6 out of 7 top betters speak french. @Thrar parles-tu un peu ?


Je suis desolé, mon français c'est trés mal. Un petit peu seulement. .....
by Thrar
26 Apr 2019, 03:48
Forum: ESOC Patch Discussion
Topic: Triggering & resolving the "disappearing sound" bug
Replies: 31
Views: 772
Flag: Singapore

Re: Triggering & resolving the "disappearing sound" bug

Since vsync caps the frame rate, it seems plausible that it'll reduce GPU load - the GPU now needs to render only 60 frames instead of running at full power churning out as many fps as possible.

@chadltodd can you and your friend try enabling vsync? When you do that, does it have any side effects for .....

by Thrar
22 Apr 2019, 07:51
Forum: General
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 224
Views: 6940
Flag: Singapore

Re: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion

In the ECL betting using the same sheet scripts this also happened. There, for such games betting would be cancelled, i.e. no points spent or awarded.

I don't think you can run a betting competition like this purely on the honor system, simply telling people they shouldn't adjust their results after .....

by Thrar
22 Apr 2019, 03:05
Forum: General
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 224
Views: 6940
Flag: Singapore

Re: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion

Did the betting get canceled for yesterday? Seems the sheet is still open and editable even though the results are already in.
by Thrar
18 Apr 2019, 01:17
Forum: News
Topic: NWC Ro32 Recap/Ro16 Preview
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Flag: Singapore

Re: NWC Ro32 Recap/Ro16 Preview

Does anyone have links for the games mentioned, on Twitch or Youtube?

As far as I know only two of them are up on Escape's channel: Hazza vs Jerimuno and Mitoe vs theonlybaus. .....

by Thrar
16 Apr 2019, 13:29
Forum: Strategy
Topic: French rusing Otto :)
Replies: 10
Views: 531
Flag: Singapore

Re: French rusing Otto :)

Interesting.

I do wonder though how this will do against an opponent who actually scouts you and doesn't just proceed to gather/build outside of their TC range when they see you age up very fast.
His explorer should have been in your base at the latest around the time your two rax were completed. Know .....

by Thrar
15 Apr 2019, 06:55
Forum: General
Topic: Control groups
Replies: 38
Views: 1207
Flag: Singapore

Re: Control groups

Looks like my main ones are very similar to those mentioned:

  1. Anti-cav (pikes or goons)
  2. Ranged infantry (bows, skirms, muskets)
  3. Melee cavalry
  4. Artillery, or flexible (e.g. raiding group or leftover pikes) if I don't have artillery
  5. Primary military buildings (usually barracks)
  6. Secondary military building typ .....
by Thrar
14 Apr 2019, 02:40
Forum: Strategy
Topic: India Deccan 1st Shipment
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Flag: Singapore

Re: India Deccan 1st Shipment

How much is a TP pass on Deccan?

Let's say you miss a pass by building the TP slightly later, but get two yaks in exchange. The Yaks generate 0.2 XP per second combined, so if e.g. you're missing 60 XP from the first TP pass that would break even after 300 seconds or 5 minutes. Not sure if that's wor .....


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