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by Thrar
21 May 2019, 01:49
Forum: Tournament Information and Discussion
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 172
Views: 4982
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: 2583
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: 628
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: Tournament Information and Discussion
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 172
Views: 4982
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: Tournament Information and Discussion
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 172
Views: 4982
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: 30
Views: 629
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: Tournament Information and Discussion
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 172
Views: 4982
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: Tournament Information and Discussion
Topic: New World Championship 2019 betting discussion
Replies: 172
Views: 4982
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: 817
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: 489
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: 1159
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: 371
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 .....

by Thrar
14 Apr 2019, 02:29
Forum: General
Topic: Is ZeroEmpires a top player in AOE2?
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Flag: Singapore

Re: Is ZeroEmpires a top player in AOE2?

I don't think he's a top player, but he's one of the most experienced casters and tournament organizers in AoE2. I think a lot of his game knowledge comes from that, not from first-hand playing experience at a high level.
by Thrar
13 Apr 2019, 08:05
Forum: ESOC Patch Technical Support
Topic: Wrong graphics processor
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Flag: Singapore

Re: Wrong graphics processor

What operating system are you on? In Windows 10 there's a "Graphics Settings" screen where you can force GPU use for specific applications. Can you try:

  1. Type "graphics settings" in the start menu and go to that screen
  2. Click Browse, select the EP exe (that's age3f.exe from your game .....
by Thrar
12 Apr 2019, 08:56
Forum: Strategy
Topic: China age 2 consulate semi-ff
Replies: 23
Views: 543
Flag: Singapore

Re: China age 2 consulate semi-ff

Wouldn't 6 redcoats plus the two sets of minutemen along with TC fire not at least be enough to delay a rush until hitting Fortress? You can age up with Confucian Academy for the arquebus in that case, followed by the first unit shipment 40 seconds later.
by Thrar
05 Apr 2019, 07:12
Forum: Strategy
Topic: The Time When Banks Pay Off
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Flag: Singapore

Re: The Time When Banks Pay Off

Kaiserklein wrote:Stagecoach technically doesn't grant you xp upon research. It's actually the xp travois instantly finishing the tp line, and granting an xp pass to all the tps built on that line, including the opponent's. So if you time stagecoach well, you basically get extra xp for free. If stag .....
by Thrar
05 Apr 2019, 04:36
Forum: Strategy
Topic: The Time When Banks Pay Off
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Flag: Singapore

Re: The Time When Banks Pay Off

It depends on what you spend the resources on: Economic buildings give you 20% back in XP, other buildings and units only 10%. Technology investments (other than stagecoach) like aging or market upgrades give no XP at all.

Based on this ancient post listing shipment XP, the 4 banks combined will gran .....

by Thrar
05 Apr 2019, 04:29
Forum: Strategy
Topic: The Time When Banks Pay Off
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Flag: Singapore

Re: The Time When Banks Pay Off

I agree that wood from age up isn't easy to spend early in all builds (naked FF in particular), so converting it to VS doesn't paint the whole picture. It would also be spent very early in the build, making this bank pay off the soonest.
Does Dutch ever go for a stable + 2 houses semi like e.g. Franc .....

by Thrar
05 Apr 2019, 03:16
Forum: Strategy
Topic: The Time When Banks Pay Off
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Flag: Singapore

Re: The Time When Banks Pay Off

If I understand this right, I think he kind of assumed that the bank wagon is free since its cost is not considered in the VS example - he's simply adding up the VS cost of the 3 remaining banks. How much XP does it take for the 3rd and 4th shipment, respectively?
As a more methodical approach, I wou .....

by Thrar
05 Apr 2019, 02:50
Forum: Strategy
Topic: Best Villager Count To Spend On Building Bank
Replies: 12
Views: 395
Flag: Singapore

Re: Best Villager Count To Spend On Building Bank

Since the walking time is a variable, I think we can interpret as "time taken by the villager while neither gathering nor building", i.e. walking to the build site, arranging themselves around the foundation, and walking back to gather.
In practice, as Garja suggested walking time should it .....

by Thrar
03 Apr 2019, 08:12
Forum: News
Topic: NWC Qualification Event Begins
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Flag: Singapore

Re: NWC Qualification Event Begins

Can we link the brackets in the news post as well? A casual visitor might not be familiar with where to find them.
by Thrar
02 Apr 2019, 04:13
Forum: General
Topic: China Starting Crates Bug
Replies: 31
Views: 568
Flag: Singapore

Re: China Starting Crates Bug

JiaHoJian wrote:5 kinds of random crates:
(1) 100 food
(2) 100 wood
(3) 100 gold
(4) 100 food 100 wood
(5) 100 food 100 gold

I don't think the last two are accurate. Do you have a source for that?

As far as I know there is always exactly one mirrored random crate, which can be food, wood, or gold. For any .....
by Thrar
02 Apr 2019, 02:38
Forum: Strategy
Topic: A New Way To Build Banks
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Flag: Singapore

Re: A New Way To Build Banks

  1. Sounds fine.
  2. I don't think you can "catch up" on military with one building that's supposed to be always producing. You'll always be 2 batches behind in a colonial build, or 1 minute later on your semi. If the opponent outnumbers you by 10 units, you can easily lose more than ~100 resources .....
by Thrar
01 Apr 2019, 07:32
Forum: Strategy
Topic: A New Way To Build Banks
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Flag: Singapore

Re: A New Way To Build Banks

Your description makes sense. I don't know Dutch builds well enough to say anything about the specific numbers.

The tradeoff seems to be that the benchmark build you're comparing to receives 700w at 4:45 plus gather time. Your proposed build gets that wood about 1 minute later. Since you're spending .....


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