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Topic Subject:Why do Gaia and Odin get so much hate?
Draco_Wolfgand
Mortal
posted 25 September 2019 10:57 AM EDT (US)         
I dont get it. A lot of people claim these two are the weakest major gods in the game. Yet: Odin, on the Heroic Age, can have potentially some of the most powerfull cavalry on the game( Heavily boosted Jarls, that can walk over even several infantry and myth units ), and Gaia... Well, admittedly, her bonuses arent as versatile or interesting as the ones of the other two Atlantean major gods, but still, she allows for a very fast boom( What the Atlantean are good at anyway. ). Why do people often claim these two are the worse?
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XLightningStormL
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(id: TheBronyKing11)
posted 26 September 2019 02:00 AM EDT (US)     1 / 8       
Because the Age of Mythology multiplayer veterans emphasize rushing strategies, and heavy myth unit use, not booming, and human soldier dominance.

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Draco_Wolfgand
Mortal
posted 26 September 2019 11:47 AM EDT (US)     2 / 8       
Eh, I guess I can see why. Myth units are cost-effective and population-effective enough that it is usually wise to make as many of then as your Favor production allows. Though, Ra, for a example always seemed ( To me ) very human-centric and boom-centric, and I never heard anyone complaining about him, for a example.( Note: Not saiyng that he is necesserially bad, just triyng to understand what makes him better then these two
Legendary Raider
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(id: avaget)
posted 26 September 2019 04:56 PM EDT (US)     3 / 8       
I never and will never put Odin in the same "league" as gaia - no matter the patch/version simply because of frost and rag which imo means that Gaia has her own "worst" league if you will

Why Gaia is the worst: advantage - boom
..but boom to what? atlantean bad lategame? and even among other atlanteans gaia doesn't get helios so lategame possibilities are even more limited
Draco_Wolfgand
Mortal
posted 26 September 2019 07:07 PM EDT (US)     4 / 8       
Fanatics, mostly Fanatics.

I dont think the Atlantean lategame is -THAT-Bad, though I will agree that the Atlanteans( And Gaia is even worse on this regard due to the lack of Helios ) lack any unit with quite as much "oomph" as, say... Colossus, or Giants or the likes. Fanatics are probably the most powerfull infantry units on the game, though. But they DO occupy three population slots, in a civilization that already struggles to manage its population...
scragins
Heretic of December
posted 27 September 2019 05:23 AM EDT (US)     5 / 8       
Personally I use Gaia quite a lot but Iím not very good at supremacy.

Some other problems people have with Gaia are no Prometheus so no free heroís. Not important for supremacy but some scenarios get broken by Gaia lush.
Legendary Raider
Mortal
(id: avaget)
posted 27 September 2019 08:55 AM EDT (US)     6 / 8       
my problem with fanatics is not their pop slots but their awful, terrible train time - 12 seconds for a unit that comes only from a palace is way too much, you need 4-6 palaces to wield them in any meaningful capacity

compare that to "good" fort units: jarls 9 seconds from a cheaper fort, chariot archers 6 seconds
WinterGod
Mortal
posted 28 September 2019 04:43 PM EDT (US)     7 / 8       
I use Odin a lot, and I am mostly happy with my choice. His early food bonuses really help. I don't fully understand why Thor is usually picked over Odin. [I understand the Gold and dwarf updates, but do they really help with Myth units?]
Legendary Raider
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(id: avaget)
posted 29 September 2019 11:59 AM EDT (US)     8 / 8       
Well I picked thor to play over odin (and other norse) because of water maps, you just get more fishing ships with thor
but do they really help with Myth units?
forseti really helps vs myths, especially if you're playing vs the same guy or you know he'll go heavy myths so you have the classical choice against that
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