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I've been playing Aoe3 ever since DE came out, and I've been in the esoc discord for a while but am only just now joining the forums!

I main Chinese, Indians [before they were OP I swear!] and Hausa, though I try to expand my arsenal a bit every now and then [particularly trying to learn Germans rn]
I'm not very good, I float between 1000 and 1100 elo but I'm trying to improve. I hope this forum will let me do just that!
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Welcome to the community!
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Well boy have you come to the right place! We got a lot of German pro's here so I'm sure someone who knows a good build can help you out
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You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
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Hi Rabby
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Ey, whatcha doin Rabby
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Hello there and welcome! Interesting to see someone who actually started off with DE here.

Some people have already linked you a few useful threads, but remember: when in doubt, pray to G (I don't think that needs any further explanation).
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Challenger_Marco wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 02:50
You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
Oh Ive been looking at that one a lot it's...hard lol.

Thanks for all the nice welcomes everyone.
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Astro Rabby wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:20
Challenger_Marco wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 02:50
You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
Oh Ive been looking at that one a lot it's...hard lol.

Thanks for all the nice welcomes everyone.
There's absolutely no need for an ~1100 Elo player to read Guig's Guide -- not that it isn't good, and you can, and there’s good stuff for noobs -- but it's geared for optimizations at the higher end once RTS basics are mastered. We want to master those basics first.

At your level, the best thing you can do is:

-1) settings
a. play around with camera acceleration, scroll speed, easy-drag military, whether you want hotkeys/control groups to snap to units.
b. just get something you're comfortable with.
c. make sure show player score, unit training queue, show advanced resource, are enabled
d. get a mouse sensitivity you’re comfortable and accurate with

0) herd? herd

1) Send normal, good cards at the right times (standard openings e.g. 3v (age normal amount of vills at a normal time), vills and/or crates in age 2, units if necessary)
a. don't forget to send cards, unless intentional (e.g. saving for next age)
b. philosophy is: vills -> longer payoff, crates -> medium payoff, units -> immediate payoff
c. so it's good to send vills early (age 1, early age 2, when armies aren't scary), supplement with crates to get some military if wanted or needed, and ship units to do immediate damage or defend
c. just look up some standard decks, build orders in the strategy wall, or your favorite community discord.

2) Make vills all the time
a. do not have idle TC unless you cannot avoid it, e.g. aging
b. But you don’t want to queue up too many vills at one time, that hoards your food bank that could be put to more timely use, like in units

3) Spend your resources
a. unless you are saving to age. if you take fights without spending your resources, you are missing out on that many units
b. part of spending resources well is to not gather too-much of any one resource you need. this takes practice to get right.

4) Do not fight/push while aging
a. common mistake, but youve just invested a lot of res into aging, and are momentarily weak. wait to get unit upgrades and a shipment out to fight if possible

5) Consider using hotkeys, or more hotkeys than you currently use
a. although learning hotkeys can slow down your gameplay in the short-term, medium-long term it makes doing actions simpler and faster. You have MORE time. more time to think, to react, to enact, etc etc. You can start slow, and add in more as you go
b. Definitely use attack move

6) Don't be afraid to routinely glance at minimap (see potential enemy movements you may otherwise miss) & the resource/villager distributions of your resource tallies to get a hang of how the macro is going

7) Best way 2 improve is putting in repetitions with some mild mindset to want to improve, and some mild ability to reflect on how you could further improve
a. watching streamers is a good way to get the image of what form improvement may take, and will subconsciously influence your gameplay and provide an example to emulate
b. hoomans learn by imitating, first, i think

8) the counter system is mostly rock paper scissors. Exceptions take experience to understand. If you want, pause games if you don’t know what type a unit is and look at its tags and multipliers

I think the bold tips are the ones most impactful at your level, especially 3 and 4. You don't need to do anything crazy, just get some basics down.
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Lastly you can post recorded games here and get more specific feedback
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callentournies wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:40
Astro Rabby wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:20
Challenger_Marco wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 02:50
You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
Oh Ive been looking at that one a lot it's...hard lol.

Thanks for all the nice welcomes everyone.
There's absolutely no need for an ~1100 Elo player to read Guig's Guide -- not that it isn't good, and you can, and there’s good stuff for noobs -- but it's geared for optimizations at the higher end once RTS basics are mastered. We want to master those basics first.

At your level, the best thing you can do is:

-1) settings
a. play around with camera acceleration, scroll speed, easy-drag military, whether you want hotkeys/control groups to snap to units.
b. just get something you're comfortable with.
c. make sure show player score, unit training queue, show advanced resource, are enabled
d. get a mouse sensitivity you’re comfortable and accurate with

0) herd? herd

1) Send normal, good cards at the right times (standard openings e.g. 3v (age normal amount of vills at a normal time), vills and/or crates in age 2, units if necessary)
a. don't forget to send cards, unless intentional (e.g. saving for next age)
b. philosophy is: vills -> longer payoff, crates -> medium payoff, units -> immediate payoff
c. so it's good to send vills early (age 1, early age 2, when armies aren't scary), supplement with crates to get some military if wanted or needed, and ship units to do immediate damage or defend
c. just look up some standard decks, build orders in the strategy wall, or your favorite community discord.

2) Make vills all the time
a. do not have idle TC unless you cannot avoid it, e.g. aging
b. But you don’t want to queue up too many vills at one time, that hoards your food bank that could be put to more timely use, like in units

3) Spend your resources
a. unless you are saving to age. if you take fights without spending your resources, you are missing out on that many units
b. part of spending resources well is to not gather too-much of any one resource you need. this takes practice to get right.

4) Do not fight/push while aging
a. common mistake, but youve just invested a lot of res into aging, and are momentarily weak. wait to get unit upgrades and a shipment out to fight if possible

5) Consider using hotkeys, or more hotkeys than you currently use
a. although learning hotkeys can slow down your gameplay in the short-term, medium-long term it makes doing actions simpler and faster. You have MORE time. more time to think, to react, to enact, etc etc. You can start slow, and add in more as you go
b. Definitely use attack move

6) Don't be afraid to routinely glance at minimap (see potential enemy movements you may otherwise miss) & the resource/villager distributions of your resource tallies to get a hang of how the macro is going

7) Best way 2 improve is putting in repetitions with some mild mindset to want to improve, and some mild ability to reflect on how you could further improve
a. watching streamers is a good way to get the image of what form improvement may take, and will subconsciously influence your gameplay and provide an example to emulate
b. hoomans learn by imitating, first, i think

8) the counter system is mostly rock paper scissors. Exceptions take experience to understand. If you want, pause games if you don’t know what type a unit is and look at its tags and multipliers

I think the bold tips are the ones most impactful at your level, especially 3 and 4. You don't need to do anything crazy, just get some basics down.
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callentournies wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:40
Astro Rabby wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:20
Challenger_Marco wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 02:50
You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
Oh Ive been looking at that one a lot it's...hard lol.

Thanks for all the nice welcomes everyone.
There's absolutely no need for an ~1100 Elo player to read Guig's Guide -- not that it isn't good, and you can, and there’s good stuff for noobs -- but it's geared for optimizations at the higher end once RTS basics are mastered. We want to master those basics first.

At your level, the best thing you can do is:

-1) settings
a. play around with camera acceleration, scroll speed, easy-drag military, whether you want hotkeys/control groups to snap to units.
b. just get something you're comfortable with.
c. make sure show player score, unit training queue, show advanced resource, are enabled
d. get a mouse sensitivity you’re comfortable and accurate with

0) herd? herd

1) Send normal, good cards at the right times (standard openings e.g. 3v (age normal amount of vills at a normal time), vills and/or crates in age 2, units if necessary)
a. don't forget to send cards, unless intentional (e.g. saving for next age)
b. philosophy is: vills -> longer payoff, crates -> medium payoff, units -> immediate payoff
c. so it's good to send vills early (age 1, early age 2, when armies aren't scary), supplement with crates to get some military if wanted or needed, and ship units to do immediate damage or defend
c. just look up some standard decks, build orders in the strategy wall, or your favorite community discord.

2) Make vills all the time
a. do not have idle TC unless you cannot avoid it, e.g. aging
b. But you don’t want to queue up too many vills at one time, that hoards your food bank that could be put to more timely use, like in units

3) Spend your resources
a. unless you are saving to age. if you take fights without spending your resources, you are missing out on that many units
b. part of spending resources well is to not gather too-much of any one resource you need. this takes practice to get right.

4) Do not fight/push while aging
a. common mistake, but youve just invested a lot of res into aging, and are momentarily weak. wait to get unit upgrades and a shipment out to fight if possible

5) Consider using hotkeys, or more hotkeys than you currently use
a. although learning hotkeys can slow down your gameplay in the short-term, medium-long term it makes doing actions simpler and faster. You have MORE time. more time to think, to react, to enact, etc etc. You can start slow, and add in more as you go
b. Definitely use attack move

6) Don't be afraid to routinely glance at minimap (see potential enemy movements you may otherwise miss) & the resource/villager distributions of your resource tallies to get a hang of how the macro is going

7) Best way 2 improve is putting in repetitions with some mild mindset to want to improve, and some mild ability to reflect on how you could further improve
a. watching streamers is a good way to get the image of what form improvement may take, and will subconsciously influence your gameplay and provide an example to emulate
b. hoomans learn by imitating, first, i think

8) the counter system is mostly rock paper scissors. Exceptions take experience to understand. If you want, pause games if you don’t know what type a unit is and look at its tags and multipliers

I think the bold tips are the ones most impactful at your level, especially 3 and 4. You don't need to do anything crazy, just get some basics down.
Oh ive been playing since DE came out so i know the very basics, thank you though.
I think its mostly my micro holding me back. And forgetting how to do exploration age after i didn't play for a bit lol.
And of course i forget to queue villagers in the heat of battle sometimes.
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oh ok nvm then
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callentournies wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:40
Astro Rabby wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:20
Challenger_Marco wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 02:50
You have come to the right place !!! Check this out : viewtopic.php?t=24958
Oh Ive been looking at that one a lot it's...hard lol.

Thanks for all the nice welcomes everyone.
There's absolutely no need for an ~1100 Elo player to read Guig's Guide -- not that it isn't good, and you can, and there’s good stuff for noobs -- but it's geared for optimizations at the higher end once RTS basics are mastered. We want to master those basics first.

At your level, the best thing you can do is:

-1) settings
a. play around with camera acceleration, scroll speed, easy-drag military, whether you want hotkeys/control groups to snap to units.
b. just get something you're comfortable with.
c. make sure show player score, unit training queue, show advanced resource, are enabled
d. get a mouse sensitivity you’re comfortable and accurate with

0) herd? herd

1) Send normal, good cards at the right times (standard openings e.g. 3v (age normal amount of vills at a normal time), vills and/or crates in age 2, units if necessary)
a. don't forget to send cards, unless intentional (e.g. saving for next age)
b. philosophy is: vills -> longer payoff, crates -> medium payoff, units -> immediate payoff
c. so it's good to send vills early (age 1, early age 2, when armies aren't scary), supplement with crates to get some military if wanted or needed, and ship units to do immediate damage or defend
c. just look up some standard decks, build orders in the strategy wall, or your favorite community discord.

2) Make vills all the time
a. do not have idle TC unless you cannot avoid it, e.g. aging
b. But you don’t want to queue up too many vills at one time, that hoards your food bank that could be put to more timely use, like in units

3) Spend your resources
a. unless you are saving to age. if you take fights without spending your resources, you are missing out on that many units
b. part of spending resources well is to not gather too-much of any one resource you need. this takes practice to get right.

4) Do not fight/push while aging
a. common mistake, but youve just invested a lot of res into aging, and are momentarily weak. wait to get unit upgrades and a shipment out to fight if possible

5) Consider using hotkeys, or more hotkeys than you currently use
a. although learning hotkeys can slow down your gameplay in the short-term, medium-long term it makes doing actions simpler and faster. You have MORE time. more time to think, to react, to enact, etc etc. You can start slow, and add in more as you go
b. Definitely use attack move

6) Don't be afraid to routinely glance at minimap (see potential enemy movements you may otherwise miss) & the resource/villager distributions of your resource tallies to get a hang of how the macro is going

7) Best way 2 improve is putting in repetitions with some mild mindset to want to improve, and some mild ability to reflect on how you could further improve
a. watching streamers is a good way to get the image of what form improvement may take, and will subconsciously influence your gameplay and provide an example to emulate
b. hoomans learn by imitating, first, i think

8) the counter system is mostly rock paper scissors. Exceptions take experience to understand. If you want, pause games if you don’t know what type a unit is and look at its tags and multipliers

I think the bold tips are the ones most impactful at your level, especially 3 and 4. You don't need to do anything crazy, just get some basics down.
just this, yeah great work callen!
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Callens post could go on the strategy wall. Seriously
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I just hope DE is not going to implement all of the EP changes. Right now it is a big clusterfuck.
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aligator92 wrote:
04 Jun 2023, 20:01
Callens post could go on the strategy wall. Seriously
I second it, we need more resources for total noobs
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callentournies wrote:
03 Jun 2023, 20:40
4) Do not fight/push while aging
a. common mistake, but youve just invested a lot of res into aging, and are momentarily weak. wait to get unit upgrades and a shipment out to fight if possible
This is something even top players mess up btw. An extremely simple concept but if you get it down you will be ahead of a lot of the competitive aoe3 community in this regard.
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03 Jun 2023, 20:40
8) the counter system is mostly rock paper scissors. Exceptions take experience to understand. If you want, pause games if you don’t know what type a unit is and look at its tags and multipliers
Personally I would refrain from doing this too often but yea, don't feel guilty about pausing. When Aoe2 DE came out they had a big LAN tournament, and Hera (one of the best aoe2 players) was pausing to check the tech tree in the middle of some of his tournament matches.
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