I start the game and see that the map is tundra..good. But then the opponent is Oranos, so I can only expect one thing: Rush. Of course, he rushes, and I plan accordingly. I tree up my towers and tower wh0re to an extent. I start to get the upper hand and secure a second gold mine. I take the advantage and start battling forward. Then the Oranos tower wh0res back, and I'm beaten back. I start to age up to mythic for titan. At this point it is 2v4 tc due to semi-map screw. My tartarian gate buys plenty of time for me to get a third mine and trade going while building the gate. At the end, there is a grand finish with me try to build the gate before I lose to many villagers to make up for the damage. In the end, I triumph and get my titan out, and the game ends.
The guy is 1674 and I'm stuck on 1647. Not the best person to show my strats with Gaia against, but better than none.