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WM Fri, 02 January 2009 10:59 Go to next message
slimdrag00n is currently offline slimdrag00n

 
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I read some of the posts for the other races and by the time i got to WM i knew i would see some great things.....
But im seeing nothing but trash talk against them!!! I must say i never used WM against anyone online but against the computer I never lost. sure i started off slowly but always ate them for break feast and turned them into dingleberries. But i read around about chaffing .... and i guess multiple ships would take out 1 of WM strongest ships or whatever was explained... i guess online is a totally different game because you can cheat the game some.( that whole dodging attacks by spreading fleets is a cheap coward tactic)
anyone with experience playing these days with WM know of the next best race with similar game play as the WM?? or is WM really good and these people in these old posts not know what they talking about?



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Re: WM Fri, 02 January 2009 19:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Coyote is currently offline Coyote

 
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There aren't any good or bad PRTs per se, just some that fit certain playstyles better. The WM can do quite well when played properly. It can also be beaten quite well by another PRT played to its own strengths. The distinction is between players that use their races' strengths effectively and understand the game mechanics, and those who don't.

Forget what you've learned against the computer, it plays nothing like a real human opponent.

Personally, I like the WM a lot - especially when I can play with a solid ally to provide minefields and trade tech with.


[Updated on: Fri, 02 January 2009 19:10]

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Re: WM Fri, 02 January 2009 19:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Marduk is currently offline Marduk

 
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I think it is more that WM is more limited in viable designs and playstyles than most other races and their racial advantages are not as significant as those of the 'winner' PRTs. Generally WM is played for fun rather than to win. If you are going to try to win with a WM you have to be very good with both economic development (to keep in shouting distance of the econ PRTs) and your warfighting talents (because you are going to have be able to win battles and wars in which you may start at somewhat of a disadvantage). Most people have one or the other going for them but not both.

Their only viable defenses are constant attack and diplomacy - and diplomacy is not something you can count on. They need to be able to quickly take advantage of newly acquired territory (so that they don't have to stand on the defensive while building up new worlds). Everybody else has mines, at least, and most of them will have other defensive advantages... or will simply have more of everything than you do.

It takes a special kind of charming and talented psychopath to play WM well and sadly they are a rare breed.



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Re: WM Sat, 03 January 2009 13:34 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Very true my friends. Iv been playing all day against two comps. Iv been using Inner Strength.I think i like them more now. I play them on Standard. They are Pretty easy. The only thing that pisses me off is that one comp will have like two planets and the other will get like 30 and ill have to go around and bomb like crazy. What should i do to practice with comp to get ready for online play??? Should i play it on harder levels... how many comps... big maps?? i play small or tiny cause i dont like having to manage like 20 planets but i will if thats what you guys do? maybe someone will do a noob game me with me one day.


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Re: WM Sun, 04 January 2009 00:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
magic9mushroom is currently offline magic9mushroom

 
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Comps =/= real people, no matter what. How to get ready for online play: Read strategy articles and play against other beginners - like me.

EDIT: In a few days I could give you a duel if you want, I've only played other people twice before, and both had everyone else drop by 2460.


[Updated on: Sun, 04 January 2009 00:55]

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Re: WM Mon, 05 January 2009 07:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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ok lets do it. I havnt downloaded patch or anything... i lost where the link was... maybe you can give me a hand and we can do a practice today if i get it working...


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Re: WM Mon, 05 January 2009 09:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I only have 2.70i myself...

The problem is that I don't have Stars! on this computer and don't particularly want to be swapping files with a CD, assuming I can find one, twice per day.

My email's magic9mushroom@gmail.com if you want to discuss further.


[Updated on: Mon, 05 January 2009 09:22]

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Re: WM Mon, 05 January 2009 19:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
slimdrag00n is currently offline slimdrag00n

 
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lol someone mentioned downloading something and i thought they ment patch. i have full version already.. so im good to go. just need to test my key online so im ready when you are when you can use your comp with stars??


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Re: WM Tue, 06 January 2009 00:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I'm not sure. I'll tell you when I can. I'm as eager as you are.

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Re: WM Tue, 06 January 2009 04:35 Go to previous message
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ok so i found out my key works just as long as two people in the same game dont have the same key... i doubt the guy put his key on the internet and is still paying these days so im good to go.


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