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?
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.