Well, I've been working on this build recently, since Expanded Edition has released, and I gotta say, I'm very disappointed at how unpopular EE is, especially since I bought the game, AND won a game code as a prize. That's another story though. I made this record in good old Titans, not EE.
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I submit to you an idea few Ra players dare conceive: An aggressive early rush. I'm not talking about villiger rush either, though, that is part of the plan, and as you can see in the video, I do rush some of my villagers in, but the main idea is to have a classic army as solid and fast as any Thor, Loki, or Oranos army, from not just any Egyption, but Ra, the god known notoriously as the worst classic age combatant, at least, aggressively.
Well, I have a lot to learn. I am competing against the Titan AI, and Zeus Titan AI at that, which is about as tough as Titan AI's get, having use of lightning bolt, and being a very fast and solid combatant throughout.
Here is my build:
Right click hunt
scout with priest
pharaoh stays, being the handsome cheerleader he is
Here's where things get tricky. Houses. I am still experimenting which strategy works best for this, but it seems building houses with hunters and pharaoh, while the most difficult, is also the fastest, and most efficient, despite interrupting early food gathering. If you want to play it safe, do the usual and send one villy to build houses. Be sure to shift click him to gather afterwards though. Don't want him slacking off, that's our job :>
After as many as 11 villagers are hunting, take 3 hunters and send them to build mining camp, preferably after priest has made his scouting run
Thus far, take your hunters and pharaoh to a fresh hunting spot, especially near your opponent's base.
As soon as you get 100 gold, build a temple. Should be as many as 6 or 7 gold miners by now, that's what I get in this record.
400 food, advance to classic immediately, preferably with Bast if you're fighting the likes of Titan Zeus and want an aggressive, uninterrupted sphinx rush.
Upon classic, build as many barracks as you can, at least 2. Send any offensive forces to harrass your enemy. Make them wish they expected the spanish inquisition! REALLY ATTACK THEIR ASSES, or if you're me, run away like a coward, because Jesus Christ, he has 2 minotaurs.
That is the build that I have made thus far. With this build, you should be able to continue gathering so long as you don't get counter rushed, though, this build was intended to be a counter rush build from the get go. You should only use this on maps with ample hunt. If you want to go fast heroic instead, this build can help with that, though, it may not be the best for it. The idea is to prevent any reason to need to advance to heroic quickly.
My goal is to ultimately defeat Titan AI with this build. Impossible? Perhaps. I get mentally exhausted quick, but I never give up. I just forget it for awhile and return with crazier ideas.
Any tips would be appreciated. I'm no pro, my highest rating has been 1650 for petes sake, but I wish to raise the bar on Ra's strategies. Just, watch the record, tell me what you think.
"Look at that goofy egyptian building towers. He thinks he's norse, how cute."
Something like that.
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