i was playing norse wich as far as i know the fastes at gathering recourses but weaker at military.
against ra who seems to have advanced and built at twice the speed.
did they cheat or is it because they have a faster internet connection?
hmm I watched your opponent.. he's not even playing fast! wastes time with idle villagers. He's going heroic after 11 mins, which can be done before the 8th minute. He also didn't balance his resource gathering optimally. So you could've easily beaten him if you wanted to! Read some guides on the internet about how to set up a nice economy as fast as possible, or watch recorded games of top players to learn how to do it.
Posted on 01/20/03 @ 01:13 AM
The question should not be, why they are so fast, but why I am so slow.
Ok first you have to make 5 villagers, put them all on food and then your towncenter has to be busy all the time, let it make villagers / dwarves all the time, put enough on food, so you have income, even while pumping out them. With about 20-25 you should have 400 food to advance to next age. Build only so much houses you need, because you should save the wood to make at least 2-3 longhouses after advancing. Then constantly produce army and villagers until your pop-limit.
[Edited on 01/20/03 @ 01:14 AM]
Posted on 01/23/03 @ 11:49 PM
The Ra didn't cheat. In fact, he was a newbie at the game. He had a 8:00 classical, a 11:30 heroic, 16:00 before his midol was built, 18:00 first defensive fight, 23:00 first offensive fight. To put it bluntly, those times sucks.
A good Ra FH will hit classical by 5:45, heroic by 7:45, have a midol up by 8:15, raid your villagers by 9:30, and siege your base by 12:00.
Snake777, you did a lot of things wrong, so many in fact, that I think you should get a build order or two for Odin and try to follow them. A good Odin player will advance to classical faster (5:15 vs your 6:00) with more gatherers (18 vs your 7) and have nearly all of the map scouted out.
I would also recommend that you play 1v1 against the hard computer AI. A good portion of the people in the forums can kill a hard computer AI 99% of the time.