Hi I've started playing AOM and really start finding it intersting. I was a intrested in ancient greek culture, so ---- ZEUS an obvious choice. But I am pretty crappy while playing. Reasons are:
1.) i can not decide when to take economic/military updates.
2.) i can't decide or find a single strategy
I Can face the AI till "Hard", beyond that (Titan) "hands up"
Though in this game when things started to get tensed i adapted a startegy of disallowing any gold (courtsey : MOKON, UKAK_sando's, Zhaz, ex_Hope. All these players have written some strategies for playing with greeks. Zhaz has written how to defeat Greeks with Norse)
ok lots of mistakes and little problems ill tell you about.
your economy villerger numbers where good maybe 2 more on each reasource but good. sadly you have about 5 idle villergers most of the time after heroic that is bad :( i'd advise you get economic upgrades as soon as its phesable.
you play zeus, play of your bonuses. first mistake was picking hermes who only has a use if your online vs some high expert and your trying to surprise them. you also picked Hepystus who i wont doubt is a good god but personally at the time you aged up a lightning storm would have been a faster finisher. if then enemys on the fall a defensive armour god is not the best choice.
good mother of god this was horrible. you are probally the only zeus player who throughout a game has not built ONE millitry acdamy. do you not know of zeus infentry bonuses! good god man! if you like using cavelry and archers pick posiden or hades but not zeus! next units where almost random, and you pulled back never. 2 half dead man saved is a free man in the enxt assault. Also you never used god powers and you oftern used archers vs slingers :(. my final problem was your almost constant attacking. raidding good, but you didnt pull back you would fight the enemy armys and buildings.
erk. well you have to lern civ basics and map basics. joutenhiem is the vally of the walls. if you can wall first and tower up most civs cant touch you till mythic. heroic if greek. next was the idea vs egypt as greek.
ok greek plan : very strong troups.
eggy plan: very week troups but lots.
so you attacked with next to nothing vs a hord. as greek you want to pwerhouse, building a large army and stomping on them with your boots of industrial steel.
hope that helps :D
FlyingRoc File Author
Posted on 09/20/05 @ 12:15 PM
thanks for ur comment
All right I got what u r trying to say. well i am not too familiar with RTS games. so i need to stregthen my knowledge for various maps. also i have to be wise in choosing appropriate minor god.
also plz can u tell me any tool for monitoring the gathering rate of the villagers and damage done my military.
i laughed at wot i have done! i didn't spawned a military academy. really it was foolish of me or wise?
Posted on 09/22/05 @ 03:29 PM
very very foolish. greeks are very one type of militry oriented, zeus is infentry hades is archers and posiden cavelry.
Zeus without infentry like training a man to shoot someone with a rifle from 50km then giving them a knife to win a war.
anyhow villie thing serch download utilitys for a ville manager. i'm pritty sure there is NO militry one though.
as zeus your army should be in classical
60% hoplites 40% toxetes.
once you reach heroic 30% hoplites 30% over infentry (sorry forgot name) and 40% pelters.
finally in mythic
20% hoplites 50% myradons 30% pelters.
depending then on the enemys units change concentrations to beat for example a heavy archer force, while still being safe from cavelry etc.