i love those games, shame i dont have it, ussed to play my old man all the time, the trick to beating him was to make some little base in the fog of war and just churn out archers, after a big wave screws up my main base i let him have it
I still play it from time to time. I used to make dozens of villagers and send them all around the map, constructing watch towers and walls around all the unclaimed resources so no-one else could get them (including my allies - I'd keep all the gates locked and if they managed to get in, I'd quickly set them to enemy, kill them and then set them back to ally). Then I'd tell the villagers to start mining everything. After about an hour the entire map would be devoid of non-renewable resources and I'd be the only person capable of raising an army. Then I would kill everyone (including my allies). Basically I turn into a sociopath when I play video games.
thas clever, simlar to me but it was just my dad, he never understood why he couldnt completely crush me, it was lots of small cells rather than one big fortress.
I always liked being ott with artillery in that style of game, i like people to wait slowly for ages and then get dramatically obliterated :D artillery is indestructible force in huge numbers
People really still play this game online? I had no idea. Maybe I'll start playing it again.
When I played as Byzantines I'd just make groups of 30 Cataphracts (30 being the maximum selectable number of units IIRC). Nothing could beat them. I didn't even use Monks because they slowed down the killing train.
If you kill explorer.exe before running the game it fixes the graphics. I'm guessing that's all the executable does, but it probably relaunches explorer.exe when the game exits.
I remember on one map (Oasis I think) you could make a huge army of catapults and siege equipment then use the catapults to make a path through the middle area that was all trees and totally wipe out the other players because they wouldn't expect you to attack there.
I rarely used artillery, I just churned out soldiers knowing that the other player can't build anything that requires gold because I had mined all the gold, collected all the relics and blockaded all their docks and markets so they can't trade.
Anyone liked medieval total war? i tried to download it but it was permanently spanish, it was far too much hard work, it was easy to kick ass as the english, you could have a whole army of longbow archers to defend, the enemy would run away half way up a hill, it allways worked
Ah, basically all I do is wall off a huge portion of land, deplete all resources, build up units and resources, raise a HUUUGGGGEEE city inside, And build mini forts across the landscape, with water routes connecting and heavily guarded paths to them. If you don't take me out in the beginning, you cant take me out later in the game. I always have a wood wall around the city, along with 3 stone wall thick protection. If my main base is under siege, I can easily sent reinforcements to my main base from the forts I have scattered around.
Oh, and my docks are heavily guarded, that's the number 1 way I get precious cargo(Soliders) from one place to another, (Besides marching them from land.)
I just realized I gave away my strategy...
You can make markets and sell goods though... Unless you depleted forest or destroyed farms, they can sell their goods for gold at the market.
Yeah but putting more money into circulation like that results in hyperinflation like in the Weimar Republic in Germany... Okay, I'm taking this too seriously now. Eh, I guess I'd have to just blow up all their markets.
You can't get to my market or docks. My defenses would take out your archers and artillery. The only way to beat me is to rush me in the beginning. If you do however, you eat up all your resources, leaving you vunerable(<- Misspelled) to attack. ;)
2nd Best chance is trebuchets or try to attack my forts (<- You can't do this unless you have a 30 man army, in this format (MAYBE)
But I'd never know, I bought the game from Wal-Mart like 2-3 months ago. I'm a newbie.