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by Goodspeed
Yesterday, 13:52
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
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Re: What's aoe2 like?

This stream has been great this week. Guy hosted an apartment cup where he invited like 6 of the top 6 players to come play at his place. Very high level play, entertaining maps, and production value is pretty sick. If you want to learn about AoE2 this is a great opportunity 106 https://www.twitch.t...
by Goodspeed
13 Jul 2018, 12:21
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

There is definitely more of that in AoE2. Figuring out how a unit fits into the counter system can be quite a hassle. Whether that's good or bad for the game is another discussion, but it certainly helps unit diversity.
by Goodspeed
13 Jul 2018, 12:01
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

845 I'm not really interested in going through every single unit in both games and don't think it's necessary because the difference in approach when it comes to unit uniqueness between the 2 games is pretty apparent. But your bias is so obvious it should be pointed out: Longbowman: not very unique...
by Goodspeed
13 Jul 2018, 11:30
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

That you'd seem less biased to people sharing and exceeding your own bias isn't a very Goodspeed thing to say, is it now? Well the point is that I seem more biased here because you're all biased the other way. And you know how I like to use hyperbole to get people's attention ;) disregarding facts ...
by Goodspeed
12 Jul 2018, 12:50
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

Wait but this isn't really true is it? Many aoe2 unique units fits roles that already exist. The unique ones often don't. Not always, but often. That you can think of examples where they do fit existing roles of standard units does not invalidate my point because my point is about the comparison be...
by Goodspeed
12 Jul 2018, 11:09
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

I think many people here overestimate a bit how hard aoe2 is. It is very micro intensive, yes, but in the end it all comes down to muscle memory and i think many of you could easily reach 1800 on voobly with a fair share of practice. Having a flawless execution is impossible in aoe2, even pros make...
by Goodspeed
12 Jul 2018, 11:02
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

This. The thing with aoe2 is that unit diversity is not its strong point, it is rather the counter system, i'd say. Counters in aoe2 are not as hard as in aoe3, many of them are very situational. If you need to counter enemy archers you have a lot of options (skirms, knights, mangonels etc) which m...
by Goodspeed
12 Jul 2018, 08:28
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

That you'd seem less biased to people sharing and exceeding your own bias isn't a very Goodspeed thing to say, is it now? Well the point is that I seem more biased here because you're all biased the other way. And you know how I like to use hyperbole to get people's attention ;) disregarding facts ...
by Goodspeed
10 Jul 2018, 09:55
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Official WoW Classic Thread
Replies: 9
Views: 223
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Re: Official WoW Classic Thread

problem is most people think back on vanilla with a nostalgic lens. While I wouldnt mind going back to experience what is was like I do not really want to go through the grindfest that was leveling in vanilla. Just remember no dungeon finder, lack of quests, no mounts til 40. Yeah one's perspective...
by Goodspeed
08 Jul 2018, 08:24
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Best TV shows
Replies: 470
Views: 16981
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Re: Best TV shows

Thanks I'll give it another shot sometime
by Goodspeed
07 Jul 2018, 22:12
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: Best TV shows
Replies: 470
Views: 16981
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Re: Best TV shows

Added "the Terror and "Big little lies" to the OP. I don't usually like horror but the Terror was great. Character drama first horror second. Big little lies if you're into slice of life drama. Great writing. I remember watching a couple of episodes of Nathan for You. I think it was t...
by Goodspeed
07 Jul 2018, 13:56
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: where are we now, in case of ww3
Replies: 46
Views: 773
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Re: where are we now, in case of ww3

The North Korea summit went surprisingly well. If "well" means it gave Kim everything he wanted then maybe. Kim can now increase his nuclear arsenal unopposed because whenever he does, and the media reports it, Trump will declare it fake news. After all, it is now in his best interest to ...
by Goodspeed
06 Jul 2018, 17:18
Forum: General
Topic: Town Center Design Sucks
Replies: 35
Views: 1526
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Re: Town Center Design Sucks

aoe3 is the only RTS I know where all the civs don't have similar booming options, which is an issue.
Quite true. Basically this is why we can't have nice things.
by Goodspeed
06 Jul 2018, 15:34
Forum: General
Topic: Town Center Design Sucks
Replies: 35
Views: 1526
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Town Center Design Sucks

This is beating a dead horse, but have you considered how these problems with the TC are a symptom of an overly greedy meta? Too easy to defend? Wouldnt be so if there were fewer natural resources! No booming options? If the meta wasnt full greedy there would be meaningful booming decisions! If the...
by Goodspeed
06 Jul 2018, 09:41
Forum: General
Topic: Town Center Design Sucks
Replies: 35
Views: 1526
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Town Center Design Sucks

Town Center Design Sucks..............and is one reason that AoE3 quickly transitions into a very stale metagame even with various changes to units and unit design. Why? Because the lack of being able to rapidly expand your economy leads to less comeback potential and severely limits variations in ...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 19:47
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

I'm not saying AoE3 has no unique units, just that the uniqueness is often pretend and at the very least the argument that AoE2 lacks unit diversity is wrong especially compared to AoE3. I get the bias towards AoE3 here, but I think sometimes it can prevent us from learning from AoE2 which is a sha...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 19:36
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

So in AOE2 you can get the same upgrade as many times as you want, as long as you're willing to pay for it? I saw a game where a guy seemed to keep cliking on the same upgrade for castle range, and he was sniping the kings from halfway across the map https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOZdn-lNFoc Are ...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 13:59
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: where are we now, in case of ww3
Replies: 46
Views: 773
Flag: Netherlands

Re: where are we now, in case of ww3

The North Korea summit went surprisingly well. If "well" means it gave Kim everything he wanted then maybe. Kim can now increase his nuclear arsenal unopposed because whenever he does, and the media reports it, Trump will declare it fake news. After all, it is now in his best interest to ...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 12:52
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

Cannons are a different unit type. I'm saying AoE3's units often lack diversity within their unit type. The uniqueness is often very conservative and doesn't change how the unit is used. Lancers' and cuirs' uniqueness makes them better at the role they were already good at, for example, so these uni...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 12:33
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

What other arguments? You're zooming in on abus too much. My point is that, in AoE3, there are apparently stats "you just don't want to mess with". Why? AoE2 managed just fine.
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 12:22
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

On the uniqueness it is not a matter of bias. It is simply a fact that AOE3 has more.
On the ROF I think it is a stat you really dont want to mess with,
What a great example to illustrate my point
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 12:07
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

I'm not saying AoE3 has no unique units, just that the uniqueness is often pretend and at the very least the argument that AoE2 lacks unit diversity is wrong especially compared to AoE3. I get the bias towards AoE3 here, but I think sometimes it can prevent us from learning from AoE2 which is a sha...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 11:50
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

Which makes them better because HC already rek inf. Also did you take the elite upgrade into account?
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 11:39
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

I saw someone say there is less unit diversity in AoE2. There is actually much more unit diversity. In AoE3 there are a couple of unit types and they counter each other and that's it. Every "unique" unit falls into one of those types, example ruyters who are just goons. AoE2's unique unit...
by Goodspeed
05 Jul 2018, 11:26
Forum: Real-life Discussion
Topic: What's aoe2 like?
Replies: 107
Views: 1732
Flag: Netherlands

Re: What's aoe2 like?

Garja wrote:@Goodspeed
Reduced ROF makes the unit more annoying to micro. That s why Abus change it is criticized.
+2 range is not big deal except that 18 range was abus unique feature (and with balance implications), so in this case your argument goes against you.
Yes, uniqueness is inconvenient..

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