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Topic Subject:Starting multiplayer games
Artemis1000
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 03:16 AM EDT (US)         
Hello forumers,
I've been playing AOM for about a month or two now, and am considering starting playing online against other humans. It's a bit daunting - I obviously don't want to be made look like a complete fool. And I'm wondering - how exactly does it work, and how can I make sure I don't play with people who are a million times better than me? Any tips for starting off? (apart from what is in the strategy guides)

Thanks, and sorry if this seems very newbie-like. I have only been playing for a while.

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Kang_the_Mad
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 04:03 AM EDT (US)     1 / 10       
Get on the internet, then get on age of mythology, hit multiplayer, then online. Yay, your online! Just pick a god and mess around with advanced setup games. QUick setup games are the rated ones that get your score higher or lower so if you play them right away, chances are youre going to lose
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 04:38 AM EDT (US)     2 / 10       
To the contrary, I suggest starting out with Quick Setup games. In advanced you are joining games that others created, and the danger of making a fool out of yourself (and be shouted at by frustrated allies) is much higher. You also learn far less in Advanced Setup.

Quick setup games are rated, and the server will always match you up against someone of a similar rating as yours, taking away your fear that you are up against an elite player. Of course your rating is not accurate in the beginning, but during your first 10 games you are allowed to "self-rate" yourself to "Beginner", and the server will treat you accordingly and match you up against weak players. Over time, you will learn and improve, and so will your rating - and with it the opponents that you are assigned.

1v1 quick setup games are also the best opportunity to learn this game. You can try out strategies and learn what works and what does not, against an opponent who is doing his best. In advanced many opps just fool around because nothing is at stake.

Quoted from Kang_the_Mad:

hit multiplayer, then online. Yay, your online!


Or not, because ES is currently moving to new servers. But normally, it is really that easy, only that you will have to create a (free) account.

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Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
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Artemis1000
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 05:14 AM EDT (US)     3 / 10       
Thanks!
One more question - are there any maps that are better than others, what would be a good one to start on? And I haven't chosen a god to specialise in yet, so any tips on choosing? (Ok, it was two questions. Luckily most people here are nice.)
DeathAndPain
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 05:22 AM EDT (US)     4 / 10       

Quoted from Artemis1000:

One more question - are there any maps that are better than others, what would be a good one to start on?


100% a matter of taste, but Quick Setup matches are always played on the map "Random", which chooses one of a defined selection of maps. In the long run, you should and will know all the maps in this selection.

If you decide play advanced games, I still recommend using the "Random" map, because that is where the competitive games take place on, and you want to know these maps.

Quoted from Artemis1000:

And I haven't chosen a god to specialise in yet, so any tips on choosing?


Again a matter of taste. There is a sticky thread in this forum with lots of guides, including guides to the various gods. I recommend looking at a few to see which god is appealing to you.

If you want to play one of the best gods strength-wise, then choose Isis or Oranos, but note that the strongest gods are not necessarily the most fun to play. Also note that on a beginner level, it really makes no difference, and you can safely say that on such a skill level, all gods are similarly good.


Darkness is a state of mind
Valor is the contempt of Death and Pain. (Tacitus)
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back. (Piet Hein)
Skythe
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 06:59 AM EDT (US)     5 / 10       
Also i seriously recommend getting some recorded games under your belt. Probably best way to get better. There are some threads in this forum on them i assume, might want to do a forum search.

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Grim_Reaper72
Mortal
posted 26 July 2006 02:50 PM EDT (US)     6 / 10       
Zeus-If you like alot if myth units and hoplite rush or FM

Hades-Good for defense and booming off to herioc

Poseidon-If you have trouble getting the water or raiding

Ra-If you like FH use him also hes the weakest of the eggy

Isis-The best god in the game IMO FH A/E is the most common and a powerful strat at that shes uber OP

Set-I do a FH best with him for some reason because 1.his chariots are faster training and migdols are 100 gold cheaper that adds up after 5 migdols= 500 gold for ellies

Thor-Hard to use!lots of strats very versitle

Odin-Norse thats good at FH with jarls and huskrals up HP
regenarating HP is good to

Loki-Pretty mch only good at rushing IMO

Kronos-Owner of the most powerful rush and a couple other strats like FH

Oranos-Proboly the 2nd best god IMO pretty good for murmillo/turma spam i got my rate up 50 points thats the only reason i like oranos FTW

Gaia-Check out my Gaia better then we think Topic about strats for Gaia


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IAmRazyCay
Mortal
posted 27 July 2006 01:10 AM EDT (US)     7 / 10       
Usually in advanced games (un rated) you will be paired with an ally, and this ally will yell at you and become frustrated. But some of the time they can give some good advice and it may be good to listen to them or even ask for help. If you lose, no big deal at all, just try it again.
Artemis1000
Mortal
posted 03 August 2006 03:24 AM EDT (US)     8 / 10       
How do you rate yourself at 1400? (beginner) I read somewhere that you can, but it didn't say how.
Thanks!
VB_WhiplashJC
Mortal
posted 03 August 2006 04:16 AM EDT (US)     9 / 10       
assuming you've got tt, when you play rated (quick setup), there will be an option in the middle of the page, choose 'beginner'. this is only for the 1st 10 games.

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Artemis1000
Mortal
posted 04 August 2006 02:48 AM EDT (US)     10 / 10       
Ohh. I haven't got the Titans. Oh well. I'll just have to get killed and embarrassed a couple of million time.
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